Saturday, July 4, 2015

540 Role models cannot really guide us to our self-actualisation or self-realisation. क्या स्व-यथार्धीकरण या स्व-यथार्ध-अनुभव के लिये हमारे को आदर्श मानव के आवश्यकता है ? స్వశక్త్యాచరణకు గానీ, స్వశక్తి జ్ఞానానికి గానీ, స్వశక్తి గరిష్ఠ సాధనకు గానీ ఆదర్శ ప్రేరణా వ్యక్తి అవసరమా ?


One of my readers pointed out: "Why can't Swamijis have fun?"
Ans: Fun is for ordinary householders and individuals like you and me. Fun is not for Swamijis, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Bharat Ratnas, who are expected to show way to a Nation of 1.20 billion Indians, and weight-lifters of whole Nations!


Today's is Swami Vivekananda's Death Anniversary. He passed away on 4th July 1902. July 4 is also the American Independence Day. आज स्वामी विवेकानंदा के वर्धंति दिन। उनहोंने ४ जुलै १९०२ दिनांक दिवंगत हुए थे। जुलै ४, अमॆरिका के स्वातंत्र्य दिन भी है। ఈరోజు స్వామీ వివేకానంద వర్ధంతి. ఈ సందర్భంగా భారత ప్రధాన మంత్రి గారు ఇలా ప్రకటించారుట.

Click to go to Business Standard.com which contains the Govt. Press Release about PM's Tribute to Swami Vivekananda. . This link also contained additional four messages by PM.
* PM pays tributes to Swami Vivekananda, on his birth anniversary
* PM bows to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary
* PM greets the people of Bihar, on Bihar Diwas
* PM releases commemorative coin on Swami Chinmayananda
* My govt will ensure complete freedom of faith, PM says.


It can be observed from the garland of Press Releases that PM's message for Swami Vivekananda's Death Anniversary is also tagged with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary, Bihar Day, Swami Chinmayananda, and PM's assurance that his Govt. will ensure complete freedom of faith.

In India, politicians do not forget caste, religion, and region, on any given day. Even if people want to forget, it is not allowed. Bihar Elections are nearby. Ramadan holy month is going on. Hence, there is a need to cover every Section of the Society.

Gist of PM's message on Swami Vivekananda's Death Anniversary:
"स्वामी विवेकानंद को उनकी जयंती पर शत् शत् नमन

On his birth anniversary, I bow to Swami Vivekananda. He is a personal inspiration, whose thoughts and ideals have influenced me deeply.

Swami Vivekananda is revered as one of the most prolific thinkers and a guiding light who took India's message to the entire world.
Let us pledge to leave no stone unturned to integrate our youth in India's progress and ensure youth-led development across the Nation.

Share quotes of Swami Vivekananda and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda that influenced you. I will RT some of them this evening", the Prime Minister said.


ybrao-a-donkey's humble views वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వ్యక్తిగత అభిప్రాయాలు


I believe that Respected Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has not studied the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, particularly his epistles, in depth. May be because of his hectic political activity throughout his life.

If our Respected Prime Minister read about Swami Vivekananda's support of beef eating, penchant for liquors and non-veg. food, teaching Yoga to drunken American Women, his fetish for the yankee land, his calling India a jelly fish and a rotten corpse, our PM and, ---our PM's Parent Organisation RSS and VHP top functionaries, studied the deviating ways of Swami Vivekananda, ---- they might not have have chosen to place Swamiji on a very high pedestal and built a memorial for him at Kanyakumari spending millions. Actually, Hinduism does not need any role models or propagandaists. Hinduism is not a religion for spreading. It is a pluralist and well-diffused lifestyle, broader and more accommodative than the narrow religions of the West Asia, Istambul and Rome.

For those who are interested to see a different perspective on Swami Vivekananda, can have a look at the blog: Click to go to yb's blog on Swami Vivekananda.

What had happened in U.S.A. and Europe, during the two visits of Swami Vivekananda? While Veerchand Gandhi representing Jains at the World Congress of Religions, Chicago, mobilised two ship loads of wheat and sent to famine-stricken India, Vivekananda tried to make some dollars by entering into a contract with an American Company, got cheated by them, and then he tried to make dollars independently, by teaching yoga to drunken aristocratic women. He was insisting on staying in big hotels. Beef was not a taboo for him. He was asking Alasinga to send money. Rev. Barrows (2nd in Command of the World Parliament on Religions) built hopes on Vivekananda and Majundar to propagate Christianity in India, Vivekananda tried to make dollars in USA, by attracting rich disciples. Establishing a temple for Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, serving the poor in India, they were all facades. Even a small thing like abstaining from smoking (a true Hindu Sanyasi is considered as Indriya-jit or jitEndra), he could not accomplish. His co-author and publisher of Raja Yoga , E.T. Sturdy a great Sanskrit scholar of LOndon, had developed doubts about Swamiji. Ms. Henrietta Muller, an equally great intellectual like Vivekananda, who donated large amount for purchase of Belur Math land, called everything a fraud and shifted to Theosophy of Annie Besant.

Vivekananda always wanted to stay in Cool Centres like Ooty, Almora. For that reason only, Switzerland, France, America suited. him. He loved the yankee land so much so, that he called India a jelly fish and a rotten corpse.

Proof for everything pointed above can be obtained from his Complete Works published by his own institutions. Some of the quotes, are worth retweeting. But nobody retweets them.

One sample quote, we shall have! Swami Vivekananda wrote to Mr. E.T. Sturdy from Ridgely Manor, on Sept. 14, 1899:
"...In India the moment I landed they made me shave my head and wear "Kaupin" (loin cloth), with the result that I got diabetes etc. Saradananda never gave up his underwear — this saved his life, with just a touch of rheumatism and much comment from our people. Of course, it is my Karma, and I am glad that it is so. ..."


Same quote, approximately in Telugu language my mother tongue:
"...నేను భారత్ లో కాలు పెట్టిన మరు క్షణమే వాళ్ళు నన్ను గుండు చేయించుకునేలా చేశారు. కౌపీనం ధరించేలాగా చేశారు. ఫలితంగా నాకు మధుమేహం మొ|| వచ్చాయి. శారదానంద తన అండర్ వేర్ ను ఎప్పుడూ వదిలేయ లేదు. అది అతడి జీవితాన్ని రక్షించింది. కేవలం కీళ్ళనొప్పులతో మరియు మా జనం నుండి చాలా వ్యాఖ్యలతో వదిలేసింది. అయితే నేం, అది నాకర్మ, మరియు అది అలా ఉన్నందుకు నాకు ఆనందమే ... . ..."


Does anybody get diabetes by shaving head and wearing kaupin? Nearly 750 million Indians wear kaupins every day. Should we say that they will get diabetes only because they shave their heads or wear kaupins (loin cloth)? Absurd! What a prolific thinker, Swami Vivekananda was! Does a prolific thinker blame his karma for his diabetes?

కేవలం గుండు చేయించుకుని తుండుగుడ్డో లుంగీయో కట్టుకుంటే ఎవరికైనా మధుమేహం వస్తుందా. భారత్ లో ౭౫౦ మిలియన్ల మంది రోజూ అడ్డపంచలు, టవళ్ళతో రోజులు లాగిస్తున్నారు. అసాధ్యం. స్వామి వివేకానందగారు ఎంత గొప్ప ఆలోచనా శీలియో కదా ఎక్కడైనా ఆలోచనా శీలియైన వాడు తన చక్కెర జబ్బుకు కర్మను నిందిస్తాడా ?

One of my readers pointed out: "Why can't Swamijis have fun?" Ans: Fun is for ordinary individuals like you and me. Fun is not for Swamijis, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Bharat Ratnas, who are expected to show way to a Nation of 1.20 billion Indians, and weight-lifters of whole Nations!

Question, प्रश्न, ప్రశ్న

Now, one more pertinent question which arises to my mind: Does any human (Indian or a Non-Indian, whoever he is) require a role-model, to emulate and modulate one's own behaviors?

Ans: Probably not. We can even say 'Definitely not'. Reasons: Every individual lives his-her life in a unique set of environment. Goals of individuals differ. Resources available to the individuals differ. Constraints which limit individual behaviors differ. Then, there is a conflict of broad objectives vs. sub-objectives. There may be conflicts between immediate objectives and long term objectives.

To give an example, here is a link about Ajit Wadekar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Sachin Tendulkar. Click to go to Indiatimes.com/when-sachin-tendulkar...

Context: Date: PTI 25.4.2015. Mr. Ajit Wadekar, a septugenarian Cricketer, Former Captain, Former Manager of India. His keynote address at the Legends' Summit on the occasion of Tendulkar's 42nd birthday. We shall see a part of what Mr. Wadekar was reported to have said:

"...There was this incident in New Zealand. It was on my birthday which is April 1. We had a lovely net session day before and I retired to bed early as I used to fool others on All Fools' Day. I was half asleep when at stroke of midnight, Sachin was at my room door with a serious look on his face. ..."

"...I asked Sachin as to why he was knocking at my door at such an odd hour and he said that something was wrong with Kapil Dev. I wore my pyjamas and went to Kapil's room two floors away. When we entered the room, I saw the entire team with a cake and champagne bottled. I was shocked and surprised..."

"...Suddenly, from the connecting room, belly dancers, six of them, walked in and started dancing. I wondered this must have been Sachin's idea as Sunny (Sunil Gavaskar), though a commentator on that tour, was not to be seen. Sunny is famous for his pranks but this must have been Sachin's idea..."

"...I really enjoyed belly dancing and had two glasses of champagne, before I realized that everyone had started leaving. I was suddenly left with one belly dancer. Being the manager of the team, I had to observe the code of conduct and retire to my room ... "



ybrao-a-donkey's humble views वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వ్యక్తిగత అభిప్రాయాలు


Firstly, we should greatly, greatly appreciate Mr. Wadekar's openness and transparency.

Indian cricketers are very good in playing pranks. Here, Wadekar's observation is very clear about Mr. Sachin Tendulkar bringing belly-dancers to please Team Manager. Leaving him with one belly dancer after everybody left, what message does it convey? It is good that Mr. Wadekar didn't forget about code of conduct. Did other cricketers forget about code of conduct? That he might not have known.

Mr. Vinod Cambli was a cricketing-twin of Sachin Tendulkar from Mumbai City, both being disciples of the same mentor. It is believed that Cambli lost his place in Indian team owing to inconsistent performances and off-field conduct. For that matter even Mr. Sachin Tendulkar was also inconsistent in several series. But he rarely lost his place. In spite of several mediocre performances, selectors and the Board gave him numerous chances, prolonged his career, and enabled him to build records. So, did our Bharat Ratna's pranks helped him to get a prolonged career?

Mr. Vinod Cambli should have learnt some techniques from his childhood friend and team mate Mr. Sachin Tendulkar.

Mr. Wadekar's observation about Sunil Gavaskar's fame for pranks can also be noted.

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