11th September:A Remarkable Day

11th September is a remarkable day in the history of India. This is the red-letter day in human civilisation. This is the day when Swami Vivekananda introduced India to the world.

11th September is a remarkable day because Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions(1893). On 11th September, 1893 Swami Vivekananda became acquainted with the World as an Indian Hindu monk and delivered his eloquent speech before the Western audience.

Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Religion Conference in Chicago is remembered by one and all. It is on September 11, 1893 when Swami Vivekanand gave the speech full of wisdom. For those unversed, it is in this iconic Chicago Speech that Vivekananda addressed the audience as ‘Brothers and Sisters of America’. In the speech that blew everyone’s mind, Swami Vivekananda had mentioned the basic yet most important things that one should follow in life.

These things included being patriotic, loving all religions, analysing religion, being acquainted with science, knowing importance and necessity of rituals, being aware of roots of Hinduism, being aware of the goal of science, being aware of the cause of downfall of India, and being against religious conversations.

Sisters and Brothers of America,

It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions; and I thank you in the name of the millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honour of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance.

We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth.

I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny.

I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings:

‘As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.’

The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world, of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita:

‘Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to Me.’

Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent whole nations to despair.

Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.”

Yoga Can Cure Your Depressed Mind

Yoga Mundra: The Ancient Healing process

Durgapur , West Bengal


I’m Dr. Sushil Rudra , a newly senior citizen of India serving different Higher Educational Institution in India ( mainly in W. Bengal & Rajasthan, Kota ) now getting busy in blogging and other social works. But still I don’t give up my teaching and doing my job as a guest professor in a local government college in Durgapur city. What I want to express here in this blog is my energy which I have acquired from yoga practice.


In modern times every human being is too much busy in household chores and in professional activities. Most often we become tired and worried . Our housewives to office workers, from students to school bus driver to daily passengers to home sarvent , everyone is in mental stress. No one can avoid it in this busy world . I think that our ancestors were not so busy like us . They had no busy schedule to attend in time. I am saying it because most of them were business man or cultivators or the owners of the lands . During draught or floods they had to face a lot of problems, otherwise they were happier than us . They enjoyed their lives in full swing. Moreover there was joint family and not like us in micro family system. So they had the umbrellas on their heads.


But we’re 3 to 4 in total. Husband and wife are engaged mostly in their profession and the children or childrens are either in school or spending their times in isolation. Maybe there governance to look after them. From their childhood they have been facing a lot of stresses . Generally today’s parents admitted their children to English medium schools . And we know it that the syllabus is overburdened . From morning 7. 30 to 2.00 pm they’re engaged there. In cities or towns there are jam at returning time. Therefore It takes much time to return home. After refreshments and lunch they are not given any time to rest for a while. It starts tuition from one teacher to another for weekly test and monthly test . We never face such kind of pressure in our learning. The cause is we have to wait for 6 months for half yearly examination and another 5 and half months for final. We have enjoyed much space and librarty during our school or higher education. But nowadays the scenario is different. Facing regular basis test boys and girls are confined to their learning and have no time to get free and they don’t get any opportunity being engaged in any other hobbies . Hobbies can make stressless anyone within a short period. Just like regular Yoga practice can add extra energy and enthusiasm to their daily activities. Specially it makes calm and tranquil to your mental state.


Housewares or Working mothers are also facing mental health troubles due to their busy schedules. So how do you overcome this herculean tasks and at the same time stresses . First of all you should be punctual and try to finish your work in time. Do a routine of daily works and follow up it in scheduled time. But in all times it not happens . We can’t complete it as per rutine. And become stressed. In every family housewives and mostly working woman having faced long time stress turns into a mental hardles and ailment. Some are being diagnosed with the Doctor take medication, and most of them are not diagnosed and face depression . But only medication can’t relieve you from stress and anxiety. It’s Yoga practice that not only can keep you aloof from anxiety and stress , but also make your mental health to be sound and strengthful enough to face any kind of abnormal pressures.


And lastly the seniors like me who have no other sources of income from any work. We try to be get engagement anywhere to spend time . Just as I am engaged in teaching in a college near to my home as a guest professor, but majority of seniors are not given such kind of engagement. So spend their times in isolation . Either in home before the Television or in nearest teastall along with the friends. But due to Corona pandemic lock down it has been stopped. So what I do for myself is to practice some free hand exercises and also some yogas and breathing exercises or Pranayama.

How To Start Your Day

First of all, you remember your parents and give salute to them . You can also salute any great men like Swami Vivekananda or any God you believe. Don’t think any negative thoughts after raising from sleep. Try to see your surroundings beautiful. Then washing and brushing your teeths and face take a glass of worm water and start some free hand exercises and then ” Suryanamaskar” . It’s a collection of 6/7 yogas must perform everyday for your overall health of body and mind . I will show you today in this blog. Before starting it , you have to put on fresh and soft dresses, not any tight germents.

Surya Namaskar Asana :

Get Ready : Stand up keeping the legs apart at about two feet distance. Let the hands hang loosely at your sides. Keep the head straight. And look directly in front and breathe normally.

STEPS: * Inhale slowly and raise both hands towards sky, in sidewise circular movement. Time it in such a way that by the time your hands come up, you also complete inhaling. When the hands are up , the palms should be turned forward and the arms should be in a parallel position.

* Now hold the breath and stay in that position for about six to eight seconds. While holding your breath, it’s important that you keep the upper part of the body quite loose , and the lower part rigid and hard . Bend your head down towards the ground . Your head should be between the two arms. Hands should be loosely hanging as far down as they can easily go . If you can bend easily, put the palms on the floor or just touch the floor. It’s important that you are not straining yourself or forcing your body excessively for making the bend . Please do only as much as you can do very comfortably and with ease.

* Bring both hands on the legs and inhale and come up in the standing position. While coming up let the palms pass over and touch the legs upward. Inhale slowly in such a way that by the time you have returned to the standing position and finished inhaling. Now you have completed one round of Suryanamaskar Asana.

Practice this Asana daily four times. Not more than that.


What are the benefits ?

A) Performing this Asana has several benefits. It activates all the glands of the endocrinal system in a mild way . Because of this internal activation, the Pancreas, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary and some other glands begin to secrete their respective hormones in a normal way . Since the main trouble with persons of diabetic disorder results from the malfunctioning of the pancreas, this Asana corrects its defects by activating it.

B ) This Asana has also good effect on the stomach, spine , lungs and chest. Various types of disorders can be cured by practicing this Asana. As there is reverse circulation of blood during this Asana , it invigorates the facial tissues, the central nervous system and all the organs of the upper part of the body. So try to practice it regularly. Within 7 days you’ll feel the result of it. To be continued...

Writer Dr. Sushil Rudra , is a veteran yoga therapist and practicing yoga and meditation for four decades.

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The Dark More Than Night- Dr. S Rudra

Durgapur, W. Bengal . 25.07.20

We, the modern human beings are now passing through an unexpected and unnatural situations which has been experiencing most of the inhabitants of the World. Hope my readers might be same in opinion with me . Obviously it’s Covid19 that spreading in every corner of the continents and sub continents. We are fighting against it individually, socially, and above all scientifically. Government has taken so many measures from the inception of break out this fatal Virus. We have lost so many people in India and also aboard. Many people died in this virus . And many more are in dying condition. They’re not getting works , some has lost their services, some are being given half remuneration for the full month. Schools, Colleges, Universities are closed for uncertain periods. Students, teachers, non – teaching staff are almost in home . Only medical staff , specially the Doctors, Nurses, Para – Medics are engaged in this pandemic. They’re battling day and night to cure the covid patients. A few of them had died being attacked in this contagious viruses leaving their offspring, spouse and family. Now these people are facing the dark moments. Even they didn’t get opportunity to look last time to their beloved one during funeral.

Scientists are trying to make vaccine to get rid of this pandemic. Now we’re maintaining social distancing and always trying to be hygienic . Boys and girls are confined in home. Seniors are also same condition. They couldn’t go outside to get some energies. The relationships between the people has been disrupted. Children has lost their smiles. Scarcely you have to see the people laughing. In fact, we are in dark deep sea where there is no shores to reach and spend a peaceful day.

Perhaps One day vaccine will be discovered , not from a single scientist of a country, but from so many scientists of different countries. That day the world might calm and peaceful , but we don’t get return to the warriors who faught against it . We can’t remove their family’s pain and suffering. The newly married couples lost their husbands or wives. This happened in Bengal some days ago.

This situation prevails not only Bengal or India , it’s happening throughout the World. I am not above it . As a senior citizen I am to spend my maximum times in home. I have a little job in a college as a guest professor with very low remuneration. But it’s now stopped to go there. Online class and online test ( internal) completed. So no worries for work. But have worried for money. As ill luck would have it , the W. Bengal Government did not give any pension. Even nor did I get any facilities from my education department as then CPM government and their representative was against me. Because they thought that my family is not supporters of the Party.

Next Government comes , the new minister being motivated gave the permission, but the DPI and others were the supporters of the previous government ,so they opposed. I have only way that’s judicial help. I have battled for 25 years and won . But still I didn’t get my arears. So it’s not only my pain , my family too. I am now helpless, sinking in deep dark wave of the sea . No one come forward to save this sinking man .

I will open up my pains with you all my beloved readers. Recently , during this lock down situation my pain and suffering heightened in peak . I used to spend my life which I have possessed. But it’s my evil luck when I had to face some cheaters . This incident is lika a drama . I will discuss it before you . There are two causes behind it.

I spend my time in online Facebook, Twitter, linkedin, WhatsApp messenger etc . One one such friend proposed me to start a business. What this business is? She told that their company is in need of herbal oil for pharmaceutical purpose. She gave me two addresses of the supplier, one is Sunita Sharma and another is Aarya Choudhary. She sent me the mobile nos and email. I contracted them. They sent me Quotation. Next that introducer told me that company wants to test the oil. We will purchase 10 litters of oil – half half . She told me one day that she had sent money for 5 litres, you send for 5. Practically I have no such amount of money. I took loans from bank by giving my wife’s ornament. I have sent it. After some days the oils by currier reached to me. I don’t know what types of oil it’s. At last they sent a mail from their company ( –false) that we have deposited money USD 550000 , in PNC Bank. Sent me a username, user ID , Account. You will get money when you pay bank 5 lakhs.

That time my daughter discovered that it’s a false website. I have lost several lakhs rupees. I have no money in bank . Even I am to deposit money for loans of 2.5 lakhs.

So I am totally bankrupt. My wife, daughter is in great shock. I have no word to give them peace.

I wrote previously that I am describing this situation for two causes. One , being an educated person I am trapped in cheating by some people recently, they’re mostly from Delhi and Mumbai. So please don’t trust online relationship. Secondly, I write for my readers . They did not get any blog posts from me during this 3/4 months. If any well wisher help me in regarding this matter I can provide them all particulars of the cheaters.

Thank you . I hope my readers will understand me.

Dr. Sushil Rudra, mob: 7548049679 , email: sushilrudra040@gmail.com/sushilrudra@rediffmail.com


Swami Vivekananda in Meditation

Swami Vivekananda discussed about Narada Sutra in America in 1895. The main discussion was about the essence of Narada Bhakti.


The Sutras are :

1. Bhakti is intense love for God.

2. It is the nectar of love,

3. Getting which man becomes perfect, immortal, and satisfied for ever,


Swami Vivekananda’s love , Bhuddha’s love , Sree Ramkrishna’s love – all have no personal desire . Their selfless love is eternal.

Pure love makes a man perfect.

Radha & Krishna’s love is immortal.

Selfless love is immortal what we find in Krishna and Radha.

4. Getting which man desires no more, does not become jealous of anything, does not take pleasure in vanities,

5. Knowing which man becomes filled with spirituality, becomes calm , and finds pleasure only in God .

6. It can not be used to fill any desire , itself being the check to all desired.

7. Sannyasa is giving up both the popular and the spiritual forms of worship.

But it’s not for all. Sannyasa is the best means to achieve perfection , but it’s not for the common people. Remuneration is not possible for a man who has deep attractions in the worldly pleasure.

8. The Bhakti-Sannyasin is the one whose whole soul goes unto God , and whatever militates against love to God , he rejects.

9. Giving up all other refuge, he takes refuge in God.

10. Scriptures are to be followed as long as one’s life has not become firm.

11. Or else there is danger of doing evil in the name of liberty.

12.When love becomes established, even social forms are given up , except those which are necessary for the preservation of life.

13. There have been many definitions of love, but Narada gives these as the signs of love; When all thoughts, all words, and all deeds are given up unto the Lord, and the least forgetfulness of God makes one intensely miserable, then love has begun.

14. As the Gopis had it-

15. Because, although worshipping God as their lover , they never forgot his God- nature ;

16. Otherwise they would have committed the sin of unchastity.

17. This is the highest form of love, because there is no desire of reciprocity, which desire is in all human love.