"High Spirits Of The Tall Tree"

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Plan for your end too!!

Plan for your end too!!

 When it is going to happen is being uncertain, and how to plan?

But the Death is inevitable for every being, is it not true?

If this is true, then why should we not plan for the same too?

Getting educated well, find a better paid job, saving for the future-we anticipate or made to anticipate, plan and execute but about the END?

I am doing an analysis about those who are dying.  Since associated with Yoga forum, I have a descent measure of public relations.  There, in the normal chat, people use to share about their family, grief and happiness….

One lady’s Mother-in-Law, who was ailing, asked her family members, Son, Daughter-in-Law, Grand -Children and gave her heart-felt blessings to each and every one of them.  She also added that her end will come in not more than half an hour and her words came true.

In some cases, aged people die in their sleep.  In some other case, the person had her bath in the morning, had her coffee and flew away sitting on a chair.  One of my father’s friend had his dinner, came out and sat in the veranda of his house and in no moment expired!

In the above mentioned cases, the death was very calm and serene (?)

It looks as if these people are lucky (!) 

There are many cases where there is nobody to take care of the ailing, they are unable to share their feelings, nobody to help them, they are rather deserted. 

The sufferings of certain people are very very pathetic indeed. 

Here, in this blog, I have not referred to those who die in accidents and various chronic diseases.  I have taken the case of only “Natural Death due to aging”.

Hence, the death too should be quite natural, peaceful….

Is there any preparatory measure possible?

Yes, to some extent Yes.

One should lead a disciplined life.  Moderation in every “act”. Mind should be as clear as the “clear sky”.   Anxiety, Stress, expectations, betrayals should not be allowed inside.  For example, if you watch the web of a spider, you can understand that how neatly, how organised is its construction!  You will become astonished to see the partitions, the measurements, the angles…  Our thought-web should also be in the same manner. 

Then only it will be possible for a PEACEFUL DEATH.  Through Meditation it is possible.

Please do share your views regarding ‘Death’. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ten Steps to a Total Health

1)  First and foremost thing in our life is food.  We cannot dump our stomach with what ever we want to eat and what ever is available to eat.  Two things we should have in mind are i] whether we are really hungry to eat and ii] what should we eat and how much?
This again is up to the individual to decide.  Though the quality food is the birth right of all of us, the quantity differs from each and every person. The fast workers eat more, the slow workers eat less even-though they work for longer hours. The burning capacity differs.  How much active a person is counts.  So decide your diet...
2)  Sleep-this also plays a vital role.  No sleep is equally dangerous similar to that of extended hours of sleep.  Sleeping during the day time for hours together should be avoided[a nap for half-an-hour is OK].  
Those who work Night shifts are really sorry.  If you go against the Nature, you will necessarily have to face the consequences.  A sound sleep for seven hours gives us enormous energy with which we can achieve very great things in life.

3)   Pollution-free atmosphere--Air pollution, Noise pollution, thought pollution, etc. are equally poisonous.  Air pollution damages our respiratory organs, Noise pollution damages our Cardiac arteries in the longer run, though pollution damages the entire society!!

4)  Character- this is a matter of very great concern.  This again has its own definition according to each and every individual/race.  In general, a good mannered/character-ed person is respected by all and  they live a healthy life too.

5)  Exercise- A moderate exercise - Table helps us to keep a good body physic.  This again has to be decided by the individual as to how much and limited to an hour a day.  Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama  techniques helps..

6)    Relaxation- this is also important for us.  Both mental as well as physical relaxation helps us to refresh.  Our work efficiency increases.  Productive hours increases..

7)  Socializing- this is an important factor.  We are one among the society, we live along, we share our happiness, sorrow, our victory, our failure everything with our close relations/friends which acts as a ventilation...

8)Sense of sharing-here I mean to say, what ever we have, we should share with our family, those who are poorer than us, for sharing gives happiness too.  If you give alms to the person who is really in need of , the happiness on the poor man's face gives us the contentment which words cannot describe.Greediness, jealousy should be absolutely destroyed for they are the root cause of very many diseases.

9)  Admiring the Nature-this quality adds to our Health.  Nature is "SANCTITY ABSOLUTE" .  How much one lives close to the Nature, that much extended is his life span.  This is an abundant source of Mental happiness.

10)Sense of Humor-this is the last but not the least thing. One should not take everything very seriously in life.  Converting a serious atmosphere into a humorous one is a very great talent.This is what the Life is.  Humor is considered very important for a healthy and happy living for a life span of 100 years.  It makes us happy and the people around us admires our company...  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Varicose veins and sitting legs dropping down

Varicose veins and sitting legs dropping down

I see around me a lot of people who stand or sit, legs dropping down for hours together out of compulsion or otherwise.  Traditionally, Indians use to sit on the floor with folded legs in “suhasan” while eating, be it breakfast or lunch or Dinner for that matter.  Even while drinking water they use to sit at least on a chair for various reasons.

Because of the influence of the westernised culture and fast moving World, people do not have time to sit down and take their food or FASHION makes them behave so.  They simply stand having a plate filled with their favourable food and eat out. 

Dining Table culture is one another form and this is largely utilised in almost all the houses/hotels. 
Chair and Sofa culture too adds to this style of sitting, legs dropping down.  

Those who are in teaching profession stand the entire day.  Computer/IT professionals stick to chair for even more than 12 hours a day.  Drivers are sitting legs dropping down for hours together and drive, the car drivers, truck drivers, even Pilots included

Have we ever thought of loading the legs with our entire body weight and disregard the pain at initial stages?

Whether we are slim or stout matters least in this case.   If you over strain yourself by sitting for longer hours, blood circulation in the leg region gets disturbed.  Ignoring this problem in the initial stages makes the problem complicated and recovery becomes a lengthy one.

In allopathic treatment, they operate the veins to get the pain reduced but the vagaries of varicose veins keeps increasing.  In Ayurveda, they give medicines; apply oil which gives relief to certain extent.

There are various other types of treatment too like Naturopathy, Unany, Homeopathy etc.
Simple home remedy is also there.  Apply some oil like coconut, gingili oil, or any ayurvedic thailam like panda thailam, karpoora thailam and give a smooth massage from bottom to top, ly down on the floor, keeping your legs in a raised position with the support of the wall/chair.    

Have frequently once in four hours this kind of relaxation keeping your legs in a raised position at least for ten to fifteen minutes.  You can have ASHWINI MUDHRA then(while relaxing). 
Keep always an eye in your body weight that too due to aging. 

Fiber rich food helps.  Grapes with seeds, the Red Banana variety,   Apple cider vinegar, lends a helping hand.
In Yoga, Sarvangasana is a very best Asana in curing varicose veins. 

Nadhi Sudhi, as the name indicates, helps to prevent such problems. 

Prevention is much better than curative measures which are very costly, complicated and side effects crop up but the pettiest thing in this World is unless and otherwise we suffer we are not ready to accept the facts and care for ourselves!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I was thinking of the words which are most frequently used by most of the people around the world.  The first phrase came to me is 'GOD BLESS'.

How wonderful is this?  
Positive thinkers used to say that If we repeatedly chant a word which sounds positive, spreads a positive vibration around that area.  
This is the reason why a group of people unites together and chant verses from the Vedas, Slokas, sings Bhajans ...

Whatever the religion you belong to, whatever language you talk, different caste, different creed, different race or be a different Nationality  it does not matter at all...

Everyone has their own God? Even you need not worry about whether the God is a male or female. 

Most frequently the elders use this phrase upon the younger ones but it does not mean that the younger ones should not use at all. So, age-no-bar!

Also, it is being used at the times of sorrow, at the times of Happiness, at the times of Prayer, at the times of failure, at the times of Victory, at the time of 'thanksgiving', during 'send off', ...

There is no tense form denoted in this phrase.  Past or present or future God always blesses.  If you tell your friend "God Bless", he or she may belong to some other religion/race, they assume their own God and feels happy.  Automatically both the faces become smiling. 

At Home, we use a different style of blessing but as soon as you come out of your house you are compelled to talk the language which is universally accepted and used. And that common language being English,  "God Bless" is considered the most popular word.

I do not talk about those non-believers of God/atheists.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Gone are those days, when there were very few writers and poets and they were given importance and receptivity. 

In India, there were many writers who were very poor and they rather ignored their poverty and wrote with vigor.  The FREEDOM FIGHTER CUM WRITERS SUFFERED THE MOST.   Exceptions are very few that includes RABINDRANATH TAGORE of Bengal, Raja SWATHI THIRUNAL OF Travancore and the like. 
Hindi writers like Munshi Premchand too were poor.  In south India Maha kavi Bharathi was a very great poet but was not able to earn for his livelihood. 

Later, writers sent their poems and prose/stories to various publishers and eagerly waiting for their approval.  Even today it remains the same. 

In today’s scenario, hats off to Internet and various online forums wherein we are able to write blogs for free [bloggers, WordPress…].  One can choose their own language too [thanks to Quillpad Developers who helps with very very useful tools for writing in various Languages of India. 

If you are writing in English language, ‘GRAMMARLY’ helps our grammar corrections [Our teachers should not have beaten for our poor grammar, OH GOD! How many impositions and punishments] Also, if you type in MS Word it corrects your spellings and grammar and without beating us it indicates our mistakes and we can get it corrected.    

We have 100% liberty to write about whatever topic/niche we want.  There is no hard and fast rule as to the pattern.  It can be in the form of poem, prose, story, cookery, technology, Industrial, Beauty, Fashion, Product appraisal, critic, spiritual, religious, travel….

People write about how to earn through blogs, SEO tips, various niches which attracts the most, their excellent earnings through Blogs, their recommendations in Affiliate marketing , how to develop a website, how to write blogs, how to place advertisements on their sites, the affiliate marketing companies which gives comparatively higher commission and so on. 
With a small percentage of effort, and with even a primary school education one can very easily operate the computers, browse the internet and do wonders. 

So, Dear Computer-illiterates, keep aside your ego, learn from the younger ones and do share your thoughts and views and keep your knowledge wide open for the generations of tomorrow-is this too not a service to the society?