1- 15 May 2016 Issue

RADIANT THOUGHTS OF H.H. DR. ATHAVALE

                              Experts in various fields and Saints !
H.H. Dr. Athavale
      Experts in various fields - doctors, lawyers etc. cannot provide quick answers to queries in their fields. They say they will reply only after a study. But, Saints can immediately tell the subtle cause-effect relationship and remedies, which modern experts can never do !

Demolished mosque in Raichur reveals ancient Hindu temple relics

         Raichur (Karnataka) - In an early morning action, several structures, including a temple and two mosques, on either side of the road between Zakir Hussain Circle and Super-market Circle in Raichur, were partially demolished for widening the road on 10th April.

Kerala Temple Fire : Death toll at 112

                                   PM visits spot, help from Navy and Air Force
       Kollam (Kerala) - In the worst-ever pyrotechnics tragedy to strike Kerala, 112 people lost their lives and over 400 were injured, many of them grievously on 10th  April. 
       Disaster struck the crowded precincts of the Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravyur, south of Kollam, around 3.30 a.m. when an entire dump of firecrackers meant to be lit to mark the conclusion of the Meena-Bharani festival exploded, killing over 40 people instantly, maiming many more and causing extensive dam-age to nearby buildings.

Sanatan gets its 60thSaint

       Ramnathi (Ponda, Goa) - On the auspicious occasion of Shriramnavami, H.H. (Ms.) Rekha Kankonkar (Age 38 years) attained Sainthood, when Sanatan’s Saint H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil announced so. H.H. (Ms.) Rekha Kankonkar has been shouldering the responsibility of the kitchen section in Ramnathi Ashram while remaining in constant communion with God and assisting seekers in their endeavour to progress spiritually. She became the 60th  Saint of Sanatan Sanstha.

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TREASURE OF THOUGHTS ON THE NATION & DHARMA

      In the 3 Marathi Editions of the ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’ published from Goa and Maharashtra, we print a treasure of thoughts from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale that give us an insight into the pathetic state of our Nation and Dharma, and the only solutions to problems we face today. We reproduce here some for the readers to get the right perspectives.

KASHMIR BURNS YET AGAIN

                                                  Fanatics attack
                          Kashmir Police and snatch bodies of terrorists !
       Srinagar (J&K) - Two ‘Wanted’ Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a former Policeman, were killed on 7th April in a gun battle with security forces in Shopian District of South Kashmir. Later, a mob of religious fanatics attacked the Police and ran away carrying the bodies of slain terrorists after setting the Police vehicle ablaze.

MUST WATCH VIDEO

        AN IIT Professor reminds Hindus that they have Kshatriya blood in them.
     She speaks about the slow but constant occupation of public spaces by ideologies opposed to Hinduism and how in a country which is Hindu majority, such public occupation is a sign that Hindus have become too tolerant. She asks why Hindus are happily being subjugated. Watch at :


Children and Teenagers Smoking

1. Introduction
       Childhood and the teenage years are formative years during which the foundation for the overall growth and development of an individual is built. Since this phase is marked with exuberance and high energy levels where a child learns and emulates others by observing, experimenting and exploring, it puts tremendous responsibility on parents and society at large to foster an environment which paves the way for their holistic growth.

Children's Corner

INSPIRING STORIES OF OUR NATIONAL SAINT
                                   Akkalkot Swami Samarth (Punyatithi : 5th May)
      Swami Samarth was a great Saint, who was given the Name ‘Akkalkot’ after the small town He lived in. He was always there for seekers who came to Him with faith.
      In a nearby town of Junnar lived a lady called Sakhu. Her landlord had cunningly taken away the only land she owned. Thus, with no other way to earn a living, she had to resort to begging on the streets. Soon, Sakhu fell ill with a skin disease. The little money she had with her was used for the treatment, but no cure was in sight.

AKSHAYYA TRUTIYA

1. Tithi
      Vaishakha Shukla Trutiya (Third day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Vaishakha) is known as Akshayya Trutiya, the day when Satyayug ended and Tretayug began.
      Today, a vrat (Vowed religious observance) is often kept, which has several important aspects. Let us learn about the method of celebration, the significance of Til-tarpana and Udak-kumbha on this auspicious day.

Purpose of offering Udak-kumbha to Brahmans

      Udak-kumbha is a nirgun (Non-materialised) pot that is at the all-encompassing level. When udak-kumbha is offered in the name of ancestors, they eliminate our subtle desires. We also get God’s blessings through the act to help eliminate demerits generated through our karmas. 

Anupam Kher stopped from visiting NIT

      Srinagar (J&K) - Actor Anupam Kher was stopped at the Srinagar airport by officials preventing him from visiting the NIT Srinagar campus on 10th April, which had been tense since clashes broke out between students and Police.
The 61-year-old actor who voiced concerns on 12th April about the Police action on patriotic students at NIT wanted to visit the campus.

Action shifts to NIT Srinagar after JNU campus row

       Srinagar (J&K) - What started as a campus brawl over a cricket match in Srinagar’s National Institute of Technology (NIT) may become a headache for the newly sworn-in PDP-BJP State Government after outstation students were lathi-charged by the State Police on 4th  April night. Following the lathi-charge, the Central Reserve Police Force was deployed in the campus and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Here’s what has happened in NIT campus so far.

Why ISIS targeted Brussels ?

                                     ISIS statements about the 
                       attacks identify the victims as ‘crusaders’ !
       Militants of the Islamic State, the self-styled caliphate, are acutely aware of Islamic history, and that contains one reason, dim to us but very vivid to them. ISIS statements about the attacks identify the victims as ‘crusaders’, and Belgium is indeed strongly identified with the crusades. 

High Court judges get just 5-6 minutes to decide cases

      New Delhi - Mounting cases and a shortage of judges are well-documented challenges facing our judiciary. Now, for the first time, a study has quantitatively analysed the work pressure on judges, and the results are shocking.

INDIAN NEWS BRIEFS

                   68 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
                          HAS GIVEN US THIS !
     Dowry deaths : One woman dies every hour
         New Delhi - One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,455 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various States. The statistics work out to one death per hour.

Over 8000 Hindus attend Hindu Dharma- jagruti Sabha at Dapoli on 10th April

                    Establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’ is the only
               solution on all problems ! - Mr. Manoj Khadye (of HJS)
“As a result of false equality of religions promoted by secularists of this country, serious problems such as terrorism, conversions, ‘Love Jihad’, ‘Land Jihad’, cow-slaughter, corruption, anarchy, inflation etc. prevail. The only solution on all these problems is to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’.”

ISSUES RAISED BY NATIONAL HINDU MOVEMENT

  Ensure strict implementation of ‘Cow Protection Act’
The Maharashtra Government legislated ‘Cow Protection Act’ promptly after coming to power in the State. It was expected that cow-slaughter and smuggling of cows will be deterred by the Act. However, nothing of this sort has happened. Smuggling of beef is going on in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Dhule, Miraj etc. Since there is no provision for strict punishment in the prevalent Act, most of the accused get released on bail in a day.

5TH ‘ALL INDIA HINDU CONVENTION’

     Ponda (Goa) - The Fifth ‘All India Hindu Convention’ is being organised by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti from 19th to 25th  June 2016. Devout Hindus, office bearers of Hindu organisations, lawyers, editors and writers active in countering the assaults on Hindu Dharma and society and establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ will be participating in this Convention. Establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’ is the main objective of the Convention.

Hundreds of devout Hindu women come together------

      Mumbai - “Bombay High Court recently passed a verdict on women’s entry in temples, but not on their entry in the sanctum sanctorums. However, after Shani Shingnapur, women are planning to enter the sanctum sanctorum of even Shri Mahalakshmi and Trimbakeshwar Temples. We will stop such anti-Dharma women and protect our ancient religious traditions”, warned ‘Ranaragini’, a branch of HJS, women in Shani Shingnapur and other devout Hindu women.

Practical Tips to Improve Spiritual Vibrations----

1.  Introduction
      In an earlier article on premises, we learnt how vibrations are created in an empty premises and how physical properties as well as residents of the premises determine the type of vibrations we experience there.
       In this article we will study the remedies that can be applied to reduce distressing vibrations in a premises and increase pleasant ones. Many of us find that we work better in a clean environment than in a dirty one. This is a direct consequence of spiritual vibrations of a clean environment being more positive than those of a dirty one.

Dalit Christians in India file complaint with UN against the Vatican

      Christian Dalits in India filed a complaint with the United Nations accusing the Holy See of not doing enough to curb discrimination faced by ‘untouchables’ within the Catholic Church.
     A delegation of 22 people from the Dalit Christian Liberation Movement (DCLM) and Viduthalai Tamil Puligal Katchi (a collective of human rights activists) submitted the complaint at the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan in New Delhi.

Madras High Court frowns on loudspeakers at religious places

     Chennai - Castigating the practice of using horn-type (funnel-type) loud speakers at religious places of various religions causing noise pollution, the Madras High Court observed, “It appears that these institutions (places of worship of different faiths) perceive that the blessing of God cannot be obtained unless there is loud noise. Prayers for all religions have been going on from ancient time even when electricity did not exist”.

Hindu religious symbols on shoes in Pakistan

       New Delhi - Whether a matter of religion or belief of dignity and honour, Pakistan never misses a chance to insult Hindus. In Karachi, shoes with ‘Om’ symbol are selling in Park Tower Shopping Mall ‘First step shoe store’. All Pakistan Hindu Panchayat (APHP) members urged the showroom owner to stop the sale, but he threatened them out of the showroom.

SPOTLIGHT On Politics Naxals Marxists

 Muslim lawyer objects to ‘Patanjali’ advertisement talking of ‘Patriotism’
       Bareilly (UP) - An appeal was made in the advertisement of ‘Dant Kanti’ toothpaste manufactured by Patanjali of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in the name of ‘Patriotism’, which led to the creation of a dispute. The advertisement says, ‘Give priority to products of Patanjali like crores of patriotic Bharatiyas.

Religious procession on Shriramnavami : A unique display of Hindu unity

         Hyderabad (Telangana) - Hindus took out a religious procession on Shriramnavami in the old area of Hyderabad city as per the annual practice. The procession was accompanied by a band of dhol-tashas and displayed a unique show of Hindu unity in which over 1 lakh Hindus participated. Under the able leadership of staunch Hindu leader and BJP MLA of Telangana Mr. T Raja Singh, Shriram Yuva Sena organised the procession.

Religious fanatics incite violence in Shriramnavami processions

      Ranchi (Jharkhand) - At least 3 houses and some vehicles were set on fire and 12 people were injured as religious fanatics pelted stones on the procession to mark Shriramnavami in Pandu village of Hazaribagh District around 6.30 pm on 8th April. Police forces rushed to the village to bring the situation under control.

Ms. Rekha Kankonkar, who takes care of the kitchen, has given the maximum output and attained Sainthood !

  Ms. Rekha Kankonkar completed Her B.Com. and began full-time sadhana at the age of 23. Despite a natural aptitude for vyashti sadhana (Individual spiritual practice), She could ably shoulder the full responsibility of the kitchen section in Ramnathi Ashram due to Her persistent learning attitude, intense yearning for seva and minimum of ego.

Are cricket matches more important than people ? : Bombay HC

        The Maharashtra Government has declared a ‘drought-like condition’ in 14,708 of the State’s 43,000 villages. This means the drought covers 34% of the State. This is the second successive year of drought in Maharashtra. In fact, the State has experienced 3 such calamities in the last 4 years. The region of Marathwada is the worst-hit, with a drought-like condition declared in every single village.

POTA Court sentences 3 of 10 convicts to life for Mumbai blasts

        Mumbai - On 6th April, Special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) Judge PR Deshmukh spared Muzammil Ansari the death sentence and sentenced him to life for conspiracy and planting bombs that caused 3 blasts between December 2002 and March 2003 at Mumbai Central Railway Station, Vile Parle and Mulund. The blasts killed 12 and injured over 130 other innocent people, leaving many with permanent hearing impairment.

Professor shames a student for wearing shorts

Bengaluru (Karnataka) - Prof. V Nagaraj in National Law School of India University allegedly shamed a student on 4thApril for wearing shorts to his lecture, and allegedly cast aspersions on the student’s character when she objected to his statements. In protest, the entire third-year LLB class attended Prof. Nagaraj’s lecture wearing shorts; the class stood up in protest, demanding an apology from Prof. Nagaraj; the professor refused to apologise, and the lecture did not take place.

‘Panama Papers’ expose names of tax-evading billionaires

     Panama - Over 11 million documents from the secret files of Mossack Fonseca, a law firm headquartered in tax haven Panama, known for its factory-like production of offshore companies for its world-wide clientele of the well-heeled. These records reveal a list of individuals who have paid the firm and bought the benefits of the secretive, lax regulatory system in which it operates to set up offshore entities in tax havens around the world and Fonseca’s eagerness to meet their demands, each for a fee, that helps mask real ownership but still show compliance.

Gurukrupayoga The surest way to progress spiritually

Do not give much thought to your bank balance but have more faith in God !
      A seeker from Serbia came to Bharat to attend a summer work-shop despite an insufficient bank balance. After some months, she was diagnosed as having cancer in an advanced stage and she died after a few months.

Earnest appeal to Readers, Well-wishers and Devout Hindus ! (Requirements)

       Requirement of equipment in various Ashrams of Sanatan Sanstha : Presently, hundreds of seekers are performing full-time spiritual practice in various Ashrams of Sanatan Sanstha. The number of seekers, patriots and devout Hindus who are starting full-time spiritual practice so that maximum time can be devoted for the mission, is increasing day-by-day.

Earnest appeal to Readers, Well-wishers and devout Hindus ! (Donating Food)

       Keeping in mind the extraordinary importance of donating food as mentioned in Hindu Dharmashastras, assist monetarily to provide food to Sanatan Ashrams, which are serving the Nation and Dharma with dedication & without expectation !