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It is a symbol of creation and rebirth.
Lotus is different from other flowers and unique in many ways
An aquatic plant which emerges as divine from the depths of muddy marsh and grow above the water. It opens during the day, blossoms and during night it closes and go back below the water. It is the only plant to bear flower and fruit at the same time.
In various cultures lotus has emerged as creation of marvel.
Back date in Egyptian culture it is believed that during creation of life out of a pond emerged a lotus and rose a sun from there. It is a symbol of creation and rebirth. In ancient China it was used in maths where one lotus would mean 1000, two lotus 2000 and so on. Lotus plays central role in Indian religions of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. In Hinduism it is believed lotus emerged from navel of Lord Vishnu and then uncovering the Lord Brahma-lord of creator. It is dear to goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Lord Kuber as well. It represents one of the Ashtamangala of Buddhism represents awakening to spiritual consciousness as purity of body, speech and mind while rooted in mud. Also, when Buddha was born he walked seven steps in ten directions and with each step a lotus appeared. In Christianity, it is the representation of piousness and fertility. Islam too has references for Lotus flower. They do prohibits cutting down lotus trees and is believed that one who cut down lotus tree shall be thrown headfirst into hellfire.
Some spiritual aspects related with Lots flower:
As the lotus blooms with rising sun and closes at night- so is our mind which opens up and expands with the light of knowledge.
Lotus grows even in slushy areas; remaining untainted despite the surroundings. We too can and should strive to remain pure and beautiful inside under all circumstances.
Lotus never gets wet even though always under water. Man should strive to remain joyous in all circumstances unaffected by change and sorrow.
The seven chakras (energy centres) in our body is associated with a lotus with defined number of petals.
Even the auspicious signs of swastika is said to have been emerged from Lotus.
Lotus is like just one symbol that that signify many life lessons.
Conch symbol tells us worth of sound in our life.
Conch sound has healing effect
Conch sound waves repel harmful bacteria in the air. By blowing conch, thyroids can be cured. Respiratory and lungs problem too get cured on blowing it. Neck muscles stretch and with complete blood circulation, the brain gets nourished. The water filled in conch contains sulphur and calcium in high amount and helps in detoxifying both body and soul when we drink this water, it cleanses intestines and relives stomach pain, skin diseases etc. Stutters (disorder in speech) does gets cured on drinking this water. Ash of the conch is used in various ayurvedic medicines. Listening or rather feeling conch sound vibrations have resulted in reducing deaf and dumb problem in human race. Even dark tanned cow's milk when kept in conch and used in home purification rituals shall eliminate all the vastu doshas.
Just holding the Shankha near your ear and one could hear the humming sound of ocean in it.
Conch and Science
Conch creates a scalar wave which passes through our body. So the sound of the conch cannot only be heard by the human ear but also human heart and providing a soothing effect on whole being.
Conch and Culture
Associated with Lord Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi, the right handed conch is said to bring in wealth and prosperity when kept a home and worshipped. In Buddhism it is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Ashtamangala, and represents the sound of Lord Buddha. It is used by Buddhist as repositories for holy water and instrument in the performance of religious music. In china, it is considered as a sign of good luck and positive experience in the life. In Islam conch shell represents listening to divine word while in ancient Greek and Romans, used to symbolise their respective sea deities.
Ancient Mayans believed this spiral shape to represent infinity. Shankha represents a number too- one zillion (1 and 17 zeros)
Conch symbol teaches you to take care of sounds around you and avoid bad sound for good health.
Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where you started again.
Dharamchakra is a symbolic wheel with 8 spokes inherent in it. A dharma wheel has three basic parts; the hub, the rim, and the spokes. Over the centuries, various teachers and traditions have proposed diverse meanings for these parts. Here are some common understandings of the wheel-s symbolism:
The circle, the round shape of the wheel, represents the perfection of the dharma, the Buddha-s teaching. The rim of the wheel represents meditative concentration and mindfulness, which hold practice together. The hub represents moral discipline. The three swirls often seen on the hub are sometimes said to represent the Three Treasures or Three Jewels, Buddha, dharma, sangha. They may also represent joy.
The number of spokes signifies different teaching.
When a wheel has four spokes, which is rare, the spokes represent either the Four Noble Truths or the four dhyanas.
When a wheel has eight spokes, the spokes represent following Eight fold Path.
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An eight-spoke wheel is most common form of the wheel in Buddhism.
When a wheel has ten spokes, the spokes represent the ten directions; in effect, everywhere.
When a wheel has twelve spokes, they represent the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination.
When a wheel has twenty four spokes; the first 12 spokes represent 12 stages of suffering. Next 12 spokes (reverse spoke) represent no cause no effect. This means, formation of mental conditioning stops due to awareness of mind. These 12 and reverse 12 (a total 24) spokes represents the dharma. The twelve stages are as under:
Conditioning of mind unknowingly (Sanskara)
Name and form i.e constituent elements of mental and physical existence(Namarupa)
Six senses i.e. eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind (Salayatana)
Coming to be (Bhava)
Being born (Jati)
Old age and death (Jaramarana)
24 spoke dharma wheels called "Ashoka chakra" are found on the pillars erected by Ashoka the Great (304-232 BCE), an emperor who ruled much of what is now India and beyond. Ashoka was a great patron of Buddhism and encouraged its spread. In 1947, the government of India adopted a new national flag, in the centre of which is a navy blue Ashoka Chakra on a white background.Thirty one spokes depicting 31 kingdoms of existence from ancient Buddhist transcripts.
The dharma wheel, or dharmachakra in Sanskrit, is one of the oldest symbols of Buddhism. Around the globe, it is used to represent Buddhism in the same way that a cross represents Christianity or a Star of David represents Judaism. It is also one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. Similar symbols are found in Jainism and Hinduism, and it is likely the dharmachakra symbol in Buddhism evolved out of Hinduism.
Yin-Yang represents the concept of opposites existing together in harmony. According to Chinese philosophy, Yin Yang depicts how opposite forces are mutually dependants and interconnected in the nature and actual harmony exists only when these opposite forces are combined and in sync. One element shall always be yin or yang in comparison with the other and one cannot exist without another. i.e shadow can't exist without light, night is replaced with day etc.
Yin-Yang are continuously changing and merging into each other in a kaleidoscope-like movement. The symbol thus denotes the cyclical changes and the dots within each other indicate that within each is hidden the seed of the other.
Yin is characterised by feminine aspects whereas yang by masculine. Light colours are yin, dark colours are yang. The five basic of the earth can be related with Yin-Yang,
Basic-Elements : Wood - Fire - Earth - Metal - Water
Yin-Yang : Yang - Yang - Yin - Yin to Yang - Yin
Direction : East - South - Centre - West - North
Tastes : Sour - Bitter - Sweet - Acid - Salty
Emotion : Anger - Joy - Pensive - Grief - Fear
Seasons : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter
Only when there is equilibrium between the two sides of Yin-Yang, there shall be peace and prosperity.
Yin-Yang within Human body
Our internal organs are divided into yin yang. The yin organs include kidney, liver, heart, spleen and lungs which are cooling whereas other organs are energising. Excess of yin results in accumulation of fluids in the body and excess of yang results in fever.
This reminds us that the life is a balancing act and most fulfilling when we learn to embrace its dualities and the only thing which is constant is in fact Change!
People sacrifice their health in order to make money. Then they sacrifices money to recuperate their health. And then they are so worried about past mistakes and future plans, that he does not enjoy present. The result being that is; they live as if they will never die, and then dies having never really lived.
Mindfulness is paying attention on the purpose in the present moment non-judgementally, connecting with the life of present. Past and future does not exist. Past exist in memory and future exists in imagination. Past has gone. Future is yet to come. We can't do anything with past and future because it is not there. We can do only in this moment, because only this moment is real. Living this moment at its best is the only way to correct past mistakes and create better future. That's what mindfulness teaches us!
The symbol of mindfulness depicts three stages of water drop; one is falling to touch the ocean (the future); another merged into ocean and became ocean (the past). In the mid, there is a moment when it touches the ocean (the present moment). The waves arise at this point of time. The real event happens at this point of time. This is present moment. Witness it! Live this!
Most of the time we suffer more because, we are stuck in the event of the past or in something which has not happened yet. This clogs our energy in useless sockets over which we actually have no control. Instead this latent energy should be focused on present; to create something which can determine the future.
Our education system has by far taught us to think... sometimes overthink and seldom has taught us to be aware of our actions. Ever wondered that many of us do ample of things daily mechanically; without actually be aware of it? Just try once to do every small thing u do in your life consciously and fell the difference. You will surely feel the difference in quality. This shall add more of grace and beauty to your results. Being aware of whatever you are doing is the mindfulness.
When we embrace the present, the stress of our past as well as future fiddles away and we are left only with the present to concentrate on. This definitely increases the boundaries of our creativity today. As an individual we fear uncertainty which in turn restricts creativity. Mindfulness encourages us to be more contented with the unknown, opens our mind to be more aware and to observe more keenly own thoughts and the world around; thus opening avenues for creative thinking.
Be it yoga or meditation or tai chi or qi gong all these are techniques to practice mindfulness.
Past is no more! It is history.
Future is not yet! It is mystery.
Challenges are now! Opportunities are now!
Live this moment! Live Mindfully!
Life is a dance! Mindfulness is witnessing that dance!
The Kaithi script has been used predominantly in North Indian states and Nepal since the 16th century until the early 1900s. Its use was generally discouraged under British rule in India. Documents in Kaithi are still traceable as it was used in government offices of Bihar till in early 1900s. This is a lost script now and it is very difficult to find out people who know Kaithi.
Kaithi writing resembles with Devnagari. Many letters closely resemble devnagari in shape but its cursive style is distinctive. Kaithi is also called cursive form of Devnagari because of its cursive feature. Another major difference is that, it is generally written without headstroke but with serifs. Both Kaithi and Devnagari are the Gupta branch of Brahmi script.
Another theory says that, Kaithi script derives its name from the word Kayastha. The Kayastha community was closely associated with princely courts and colonial governments of North India. They were traditionally administrators and accountants and employed to write and maintain records of legal documents and revenue transactions.
There are thirty-five consonant letters and either eight or ten vowel letters in Kaithi. The collation orders of letters are based on articulatory phonetics like Devanagari script. The punctuation marks danda and double danda are used for marking pauses in the text, and are sometimes written with serifs. The symbols anusvara and visarga are used as in other Indic scripts. Candrabindu is used more rarely. It employs a set of digits from 0-9, many of which closely resemble their Devanagari equivalents.