INFORMATION ABOUT MY RECENT BLOGGING

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Welcome to my blog. My dear friends, After a small interval , I am in my blog again to inform you about my silence during two or three weeks in this new year. I was very busy in my professional life as well as in my personal life. Now I am free to some extent. I would have been continuing my favourite habit ” blogging” with utmost care and importance.

But not here in this kalpataru.home.blog . From today you please come and check my WordPress. org blogsite “http://www. kalpatarurudra.org

It’s my pleasure if you support me and read my blog as before. My humble Namasker, Love and respect to all my friends.

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LET THE WORLD GROWS EVERYDAY

Dr. Sushil Rudra

I’m not a Poet or author , but like to write in my leisure time. Perhaps I write for my personal interest as I have been doing a job where regular activities are to discuss literature and linguistic with the students as well as teaching professionals. I authored 12 books mainly pertaining to research work about literature. Now I am trying to write for the betterment of the trouble affected people . Please read and comment if it’s helpful to you. – S. Rudra

UNIVERSE

I desire to live in this world, it’s my sweet home. Never I want this world to be a very small like seed or a fruit Amloki . I want a world which would spread Certainly I would get found my world. Oh my world, please extent yourself, expand unto Brahmah and the whole Universe , spread up to endless sky or the entire spaces, near and far . Let My world be eternal, endless and beyond geographical , World ! Oh my dear World, don’t be contracted, nor narrow hearted , and me, rather being small and more smaller would wrap you and hug you with utmost care.

Journey Never stop

You become big and I stay small like your obedient child , only for looking into your magistry I would be very soft like a bunch of silk very soft and formless , if I get a little alert , being rolled up like a Murshidabad silk ,try to enter into the circle of the ring with a gentle coursey .

The World Is Very Big , It Can Not Be Small like Pond . It’s so old that never been lost.

KALPATARU SRI RAMKRISHNA

Cassipur Uddan Bari . This the place where Sri Ramakrishna became Kalpataru.
Cassipur Bati
Side view of Cassipur Uddan Bati

Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna :1st January, 2021

From midnight 12 am , New Year 2021 starts its journey for the next 365 days until it reaches another New Year of 2022. At present all most all the official works and activities are maintained according to English Calendar. But there is another event we also regard it with great respect, that’s Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna Diwas .

WHY ENGLISH CALENDAR !

From monthly salary to grocery store the accounts and transactions are made following to English Calendar. So we enjoy the new year day as a holiday. British Government ruled out our country more than 2 hundred years.

We used to follow up with their culture and tradition since then . If we try our best to remove all these practices from our lives , it will not be proper as per our own Indian tradition.

Because , we have been made accommodation in our ways to living with all the diversities which we had to face in course of our journey generation after generation.

FOREIGN INVADE : KALPATARU SRI RAMAKRISHNA AND TAGORE

Foreign rulers invaded our country and established here and gradually they’re becoming our own neighborhood. We have been accustomed to their culture and practices.

Aryan came here first , then Shak , Hun ,Pathan, Mughol and lastly English ruled out country. We became united. There’s no other way than mingling with them. Humanist Poet, Rabindranath Tagore wrote in a poem ” Bharattirtha” :

Eso he Arya , eso anarya , eso he Dravid Chin / Shak Hun Dall Pathan Mughol Aek Dehe Holo Leen.” ( Come Aryan, come non – Aryan , come Dravid Chin , Shak Hun Dall Pathan Mughol United in a one body. )

NEW YEAR FESTIVAL : KALPATARU SRI RAMAKRISHNA

One poet remarks: ” East and West shall never meet.” But in this case, I mean, about New Years Festival , we are not conservative at all. We are celebrating this fest with full of joy and merriment. But it’s not our matter of discourse . Today is a memorable day in the history of Sri Ramakrishna spiritual movement and Ramkrishna Mission .

KALPATARU DIWAS : SRI RAMAKRISHNA

1 st January is regarded as Kalpataru Day by the devotees and followers of Ramkrishna Mission and Math . It’s celebrated in all centers of Math and Mission in India and in the Vedanta centers of out side of India.

What is the significance of Kalpataru Utsav or festival ? Why it’s sacred day?

KALPATARU DIWAS : SRI RAMKRISHNA

1st January, is regarded by millions of his household devotees as Kalpataru Day because it was on this day in 1886 that Sri Ramakrishna showered on a select few who had gathered in the Cassipore Garden House, his wish fulfilling blessings.

From that momentous day onwards the day has come to be observed in Kalpataru Day, the day when the great Guru reappears, as it were, to bliss his disciples year after year.

Now Kalpataru Day has become as sacred as his birthday when devotees throng the Ramkrishna Maths the world over to pay their obeisance and seek his blessings, again and again.

It’s true that His followers believe that Sri Ramakrishna revealed himself to be an Avatar or God Incarnate on earth. It’s classified as one of the “Lords special festivals by the followers of Sri Ramakrishna.

The first January, 1886 Kalpataru Day, was an event of unusual consequence and meaning in the life of Ramkrishna and His followers.

HISTORY BEHIND KALPATARU

Ramkrishna was suffering from throat cancer at that time, and his health was declining. He and His closest followers had moved to garden house in the northern Kolkata neighborhood of Cassipore.

1 st January was relatively good day for Him. He took a walk in the garden. There He asked one of His followers, Girish ( a great drama writer and poet of Bengali literature) , a question He had often asked before, ” Who do you say that I am? “.

Girish replied that he believed that Ramkrishna was ‘God Incarnate’ , come to earth out of mercy for mankind.’

Ramkrishna then replied, ” What more shall I say ? May you be awakened. Ramkrishna then entered an ” ecstatic state ” and began touching all of His followers present there.

THE COSMIC FEELING

Those He touched reported experiencing a variety of new states of consciousness , including vivid visions. For one Vaikuntha, the visions persisted and interfered with daily life, so that he feared that he might be going insane.

Another disciple, Sri Ramchandra Dutta, explained that Ramkrishna had in effect become Kalpataru, the wish fulfilling tree of Sanskrit literature and Hindu mythology. Datta named the commomoration of this mystical event ” Kalpataru Day” as a result.

The event carried meanings and memories of cosmic import for the disciples and also prepared them for Ramkrishna’s death , which occurred only a few months later, on 16 August, 1886 .

So , Our new years celebration is something different from others. We regard this first day of every new year worshipping Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna.

We pray to Him . This year we, along with the members of Vivekananda Vani Prochar Somity went to visit two interior village of Tribals to distribute blanket and lunches to the poor tribal folks. In Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna Diwas it is our duty to serve the poor as Shiva. So we did . They’re very poor . We spent some time with them. And after getting Prosad ( lunch), we returned home.

This was a very interesting events which we enjoyed today.

Hope my readers have to spend a pleasant day. Happy new year to you all. Stay healthy and be peaceful. Kalpataru Sri Ramkrishna will bless us with a delightful life.

JAI KALPATARU SRI RAMKRISHNA !!!

Repentance in Life: Repentance in life is the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs . It is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better. In Judaism and Christianity it is often defined as an action, turning away from self-serving activities and turning to God, to walk in his ways. MODERN TIMES & REPENTANCE : In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, it’s a feeling s of repentance for one’s misdeeds. It can also involve sorrow over a specific sin or series of sins that an individual feels guilt over, or conviction that he or she has committed. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Analogous practices have been found in other world religions as well. In religious contexts, it often involves an act of confession to God or to a spiritual elder (such as a monk or priest). This confession might include an admission of guilt, a promise or intent not to repeat the offense, an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible.

Crucified Jesus is the mark of suffering which we have to face in this materialistic world. Bhagavan Sri Krishna died on account of curse , Sri Chaitanya was tortured by the pandas ( the Brahmins of Puri Mandir) , Sri Ramachandra was exiled by Dasaratha  for 14 years as His father was being promised by His step mother. Lord Buddha left His Kingship and its comforts and took renunciation having learnt that this worldly life of pleasures are of temporal. All the incarnations of God had to face so many hurdles and sufferings in order to be shown the battle in life . To overcome this battle, you have to shelter in the  God and walk forward according to the direction and the way they told.

Repentance is a mental state of a man who did wrong or spent his or her days in worldly possessions, affairs, being forgot the supreme being. Vidyapati , a Vaisnav Poet and Saint wrote in a poem : ” Aadhah Janamo ham nide gangaulu / jara sishu katodin gela / Nidhubone ramoni rasorange matalu / tohe bhajobo kon Bela.” And lastly he said: “Bhanoe Vidyapati, Shes shamono bhoi / Tua bina goti nahi aara.”

We see here the repentance of a Vaisnav Poet.

Crucified Jesus is the mark of suffering which we have to face in this materialistic world. Bhagavan Sri Krishna died on account of curse , Sri Chaitanya was tortured by the pandas ( the Brahmins of Puri Mandir) , Sri Ramachandra was exiled by Dasaratha for 14 years as His father was being promised by His step mother. Lord Buddha left His Kingship and its comforts and took renunciation having l🤩

Jesus Christ

Repentance is a mental state of a man who did wrong or spent his or her days in worldly possessions, affairs, being forgot the supreme being. Vidyapati , a Vaisnav Poet and Saint wrote in a poem : ” Aadhah Janamo ham nide gangaulu / jara sishu katodin gela / Nidhubone ramoni rasorange matalu / tohe bhajobo kon Bela.” And lastly he said: “Bhanoe Vidyapati, Shes shamono bhoi / Tua bina goti nahi aara.”

We see here the repentance of a Vaisnav Poet.

THE RULES TO WALK IN LIFE – PART- 3

DIVINE LIGHT

THE RULES TO WALK IN LIFE

It’s saying in Bible :” From earth you came , to the earth you will return.” In fact, we are the sons of the soil. We are borne from the earth , and finally returned to earth.

SOUL IS ETERNAL :

But the soul is eternal , ageless and deathless. Come and go , birth and death is the compulsive to human being and other animals. Where there’s a birth , there is also a death. But the soul is immoral.

PURANA : SELF – KNOWLEDGE:

Beginning and ending is not a feature of soul. It’s neither birth, nor death. Soul is eternal, perennial. It’s told Purana . It’s self – knowledge or metaphysical knowledge. It’s true nature or essence of the soul.

Na Hanyate hanyamane sarire :

This theory of knowledge is the gift of Hindu religion. We believe it with heart and soul – “na hanyate hanyamane sarire”. You can kill me , but I will not die . You can hurt me, wound me physically, but I must not die.

AN ANECDOTE :

There’s an anecdote . Alexander, the great, once told an Indian yogi to be accompanied with him and trying to influence by offering some valuable gifts . The yogi told him, “Sir, I have no need of money and wealth.” He did not agree to go with him. Lastly, Alexander tried to threatening him to death. Yogi , having listened it , laughed loudly. Replied that you are making an untruthful words. It’s absolutely ireasonable . You could never kill me. Perhaps you talked so many false words in your life, but this is such an absurd and untrue speech which you never pronounced. You couldn’t kill me, never. You have no power to kill me.

NOINANG CHIDDANTI SASTRNI :

He said to him, ” we believe in soul. What is soul? “Noinang chiddanti sastrni”. You can’t cut it out of swords, not kill it, “noinang dahoti pavakah”. You can’t burnt it. na choinang kledoanti aapo can’t wet it with water ” na sosoti maruth ” – wind can’t dry it . Acheddya ayam – you won’t cut it . “Adajha ayam”not to burn it . ” Akledyah”, “asossyah” – this is eternal soul. ” Nittyah sarbogatah” – it’s universal, it’s everywhere. It’s within you, and within me .

SOUL : BEYOND MIND :

He is everywhere, in great, in small. He is unmoveble – “sthanu”. Sthanu achalo Sanatana. This is our soul. ” Aboktyah” it can’t be described in language. ” Achintah” – it’s beyond speech and mind. Nor can we thought it or imagine . “Avikaryah – not it changes. ” Tasmadevang bidittyah – this is the soul . If you realise it, then ” nanusochitum ahorsi” – you must not think of grief and sorrow for your work . In this way , Lord Krishna tring to console dejected Arjuna.

RULES TO WALK IN LIFE : Sushil Rudra

OM NAMAH SHIBAI

Path to Moksha ( Salvation)

Both the Photos are of Devi Durga. First photo of Durga is with a raped lady indicates that how they’re tortured by our demonic people. It’s drawn by my daughter, Sumedha

Mukang Karoti Vachalam Pongung langhaote Girim Tat KripaTamohanVande ParomanandaMadhavam – Gita

” Day after day, O lord of my life, shall I stand before thee face to face. With folded hands , O lord of all worlds, shall I stand before thee face to face.

Under thy great sky in solitude and silence , with humble heart shall I stand before thee face to face.

In this laborious world of the tumultuous with toil and with struggle, among hurrying crowds shall I stand before thee face to face.

And when my work shall be done in this world , O King of kings , alone and speechless shall I stand before thee face to face. ” –

Rabindranath Tagore

We are going to discuss about some rules which are to be strictly followed by the people who are interested in searching for light and to divinity already within us . If we think seriously about our spiritual life keeping aloof worldly activities , we couldn’t able to continue to practice or performing puja to God as we are not a monk .

FOR WORLD AND BEYOND :

Being a common man we can’t spend all the time in practicing the worship of God . It’s our utmost tendency to make ends meet for our family . We generally think that it’s not possible for a man to practice worship during our earthly activities .

We have to work for our livelihood . But at the same time we have to continue our spiritual growth through our regular works . According to practical Vedanta , each and every work is the Puja of God . If we seriously perform it , then we are worshiping the God , all works are to be meant for the service of God .

LET’S LISTEN AN ANECDOTE :

Here I shall tell an anecdote which I have experienced in my student life. I was then the student of the University of Calcutta , pursuing Post graduation. Generally Saturday and Sunday were our holidays. Occasionally I used to visit Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission at Narendrapur near Kolkata ( then Calcutta) . There stayed my Emiritus Professor in Karmi Bhawan. Swami Lokesharananda was then the Secretary of the mission .

WORK IS WORSHIP :

One Sunday, at 8.30 am in the morning I reached there . While I was taking my tiffin in dining room , a senior man was also there . I came to know that his son recently has joined as a Bramhachari in Ramkrishna order. Coming here he noticed that his son is busy to cutting a big pumpkin in the kitchen. After a while , he went to Secretary Maharaj and said ,

Swamiji, why my son is cutting vegetables here ? If he wishes to do it , can do it in his home . Why it’s needed to becoming a monk ? ” Swami Lokeshwaranandaji smilingly replied :

Yes , he could . But here all the Monks & Brahmhcharis are working in the name of God. Some are teaching in schools and colleges , some are providing medicine to the poor people, some are busy with the farming and they’re doing all these activities with meticulously as a service to God . They left their home for renunciation.

” Atmano mokhsartam Jagat Dhitai cha “. So their ultimate goal is to serve the larger humanity . Life is nothing but a platform for struggle . We have to fight here , but we forget this being wrapped in with the glistening to the worldly pleasures.

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT STRUGGLE:

According to Swami Vivekananda , life is all about struggle. From beginning to end – it’s an endless and continuous struggle of a being against circumstances tending to press it down ‘. This unending struggle, this incessant battle is what Swami Vivekananda characterizes as the ” divine worship”. In his poem ” And Let Shyama Dance There ” he wrote about this struggle :

WORSHIP OF DIVINE MOTHER:

Unceasing battle is indeed the worship of the Divine (Mother Kali) . / Let not continuous defeat in this battle unnerve thee all./ Pulverised, pounded be all selfcenterness ,/ base cravings and vain self – esteem. / The heart be thus made the cremation ground; / And let Shyama Dance There.

* Read my another post on the ” And Let Shyama Dance There” poem where I have elaborately expressed this .

Tagore’s song of ‘Geetanjali‘ I quoted at the beginning is significantly speaks similar to Swamiji’s conception about life .

So how can we overcome all these hurdles?

We should think that the battle of Kurukhetra is obviously a historical incident which was held in the field of Kurukhetra in between Pandabas And Kauraba . Its have a historical values , but at the same time, it has a deep significant in our lives- journey.

BATTLE OF OUR LIFE :

In course of our life journey we have been always battling against the evils , selfcenterness, negativity , greediness, and hundreds of like this. It’s a tough battle . This battle has been consistently and continuously going on within our conscience between good and evil.

So, how could we fight against this ? What should be our strategy ?

Sree Krishna preached in Gita when Arjun denied to fight against his relatives

Oshsrupurnakulekhanam’ – Arjun in deep grief and melancholy – Bishwidantam ‘. Sribhagobanubacho:

Kutasthwa Kashmalmidang Biswame Somupasthitam” –

kashmal means sin , cowardness , weakness . Our religion never shelter weakness. Never indulge cowardness . Sri krishna asks to Arjun , why are you repenting ? – ‘Bisame Somupasthitam‘ . Just it’s ( battle) beginning and in the eve of it , you are repenting ! Anauryajusthamsargam “. – it’s not appropriate to a warrior . Anarya means ignorance . Arya means civilized , sobar , benign , wise and intelligent .

Hi Arjun! You are not unwise , not stupid . He who unwise and stupid, he can refuse to battle . Next inspiring to Arjun, Bhagawan told – ‘Akirtikaram’.

You have a great name as an warrior . If you don’t proceed to fight , your honour, familiarity as a hero would have been wiped out . Why are you annoying to fight ?

” Kloibyang Masyasma Gamah Partha “. – Partha !

Please listen to me, Kloibyang – you don’t indulge weakness, unmanliness, timidity. It’s not proper descision. Noitat To-i Upopoddyote . It’s improper to you. You are a Hero .

Khudrang Hridayadyourbollang Tyaktwya ” –

remove your fear . Kick out all these weakness . You defeated so many great warriors in the battlefield.

” Uttisthato Jaggrato Prappyo Baran Nibedhato “.

Awoke and arise. Let go to fight . “Parantapo” – who got victory against enemies. You have fighted against so many enemies and won the battle. Now why you’re unsteady to face battlefield. This weakness is not praisable. It’s a shame ! It doesn’t fit to you.

Arjun then told : “Rudhio Prodigdhan ” – that means : I don’t want to sit on the King’s throne by dint of bloods .

It’s to be continued

MIND AND NATURE

Nature

We are the servent of Our Mind .

Where the mind’s free, the body’s delicate”. – William Shakespeare

“The mind is it’s own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell , a hell of Heaven.” – John Milton

” Mental slavery is mental death , and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul.” – R G Ingersoll

The afternoon of my city is very calm and quiet. Most of the city dwellers used to take rest sometimes after a heavy lunch. I have been observing it for dicades. A pin drop silence prevails everywhere like midnight. Specially, in winter season , people are captivated in the house under the quilt . And the pandemic situation makes it massively isolated by which we are not happy at all . I don’t like to sleep after lunch. Sitting in a arm – chair in the Varanda , I am looking to and fro and thinking about the Nature. Some tall tree of shal – segun and other trees are standing up keeping their head to the sky . Their leaves are being moved by the touch of the wind . Even shivering with the cold blow . How much joyously they are living in this cold season. In the meantime, I am to find out a tall man who is our home servent. He has been working in our house for a long time since my birth. Rup Singh is his name. Unmarried Rup Singh is an illeterate person having no burden of family on his shoulder. He is returning to our house from the market purchasing some betel leaves and its spices. He used to have it . This is only his fad to masticating spicy betel leaves. Rup Singh is indefferent in any circumstances. I never saw him to be getting restlessness. He is just like a tall tree never bend his head in worldly affairs and passions.

Can trees think ?

Can tree thinks like us ? Is there any sorrow and agony to their lives? I feel they’re very spontaneous in its entire life. When it grows up and gradually reach in full youth , it looks heavenly beautiful. In spring they are dressed in green leaves and moon -like flowers. It seems they are enjoying their lives with joy . They look like a Queen. Are they talking about one’s love to another ? Don’t know whether they have any feelings of sorrow or joy ! Sometime I think , like Rup Singh our sorrounding Nature , all these tall trees are indifferent in joy and sorrow . If they could have a mind like us , then they can feel their good and bad . The Nature has been massively exploited and tortured owing to our civilization. This indifferent Nature never protest against this treachery. But gradually they are becoming conscious and trying to defense when they’re kept at bay .

Human being can think :

But we are human beings having a wisdom within us. If I don’t have any domestic duty , and not going to purchase raw vegetables or medicine in the market , I couldn’t stay in silence a moment . Because we have a mind who is all in all in my life. Our mind never stop to thinking until we get sleep . What we could , the steady and firm tall tree couldn’t . They couldn’t imagine what we could . They give us shelter in the hotty summer. Weary Passer-by can take rest for a while under it shed . If they’re not, we can’t survive without oxizen which they produce. With their gentle summer breeze we are getting the touch of Mother. They’re with us from the very beginning of the civilization. You can say that they’re our beloved companions after snow – era or Himyuga . But being a man we have denied their friendship and killed them to enjoy our comfort. They didn’t betray us , but we did . Hence, let rule the demonic mind , and bring up the godly mind which is urgent need of the time.

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LET DIVE INTO THEE

Life Is Like The Waves Of Ocean

Oh , My mind , Let plunging into the deep Ocean by the name of Kali, who is the Mistress of this eternal Universe and also our beloved guide , helping us in all our activities , in our dream , in our pain and suffering , in our all duties and responsibilities like watchtower always directing us to reach safely towards purification and illuminating world .

Mother ! I have been killing my golden time of life playing with Dolls, and having absented from not doing your work , how could I reach to you ? Tell me , Mother . I’m am being sunk into my own digging waterbody by mistaking . And have spent my times and energies to enjoy instant access of pleasure . Mistakenly I have been chased after impured and untrue means . Let you come to me to rescue from this muddy waters of falsehood by which I have been mesmerized . My toe to head are wrapped up in muds , I am like a drawning boat in the middle of tormented and dreadful waves , having no helmsman to
guide me , I am drifting helplessly like a straw . As I have been tremendously wounded and my soul shivering for uncertainty , No one will come to save me but you, Oh my Mother! Please stretch your hands to save a sinking man who is waiting for you .