Spiritual study and meditation stabilise our minds and help us move through times of confusion. We all know the feeling when we come to a fork in the road and suddenly face a choice. At a moment like this it is not practical, and can even be dangerous, to stop and figure it out, because there may be cars behind us. A sensible person will pull the car to the side of the road, put the car in neutral and give himself time to decide which is the right way to go.
The same happens in other parts of our lives. Some people get confused very quickly. Spiritually, when there is confusion, the best thing to do is to pull back from the situation, sit quietly and take the mind into even one moment of peace and silence. Just this one moment can bring great clarity.
Confusion is a subtle form of fear that brings anxiety. Perhaps something on the news disturbs us and we start imagining that the same thing could happen to us. It has never happened, and it is most unlikely that it will ever happen, but it creates anxiety, nevertheless. We begin to assume that it may happen and imagine how it would feel. When we invoke spiritual methods of regular and frequent moments of meditation, stillness, silence and peace, the mind comes to understand that everything will be alright, and even if such a thing did happen, we would know how to handle it at that time. The mind becomes calm and we stop worrying.
Spiritual study and meditation are invaluable practices to stabilise the mind and strengthen the awareness that we are able to deal with anything life may present to us.
Meditation links us with God and we then develop a state of peace so deep that we become unshakeable in the face of anything. We need this quality of mind because uncertain and unpredictable situations can happen at any time. Scenes are continuously changing. Even as they change, we have to remain stable and cultivate the ability to adapt, change, grow and thrive.
We can start with just a moment and then move to many moments of silence and peace throughout the day. This practice of meditation, coupled with deep spiritual understanding of how and why the world is changing the way it is, allows us to sustain an inner state of stability, tolerance and deep peace regardless of what is happening around us.
B.K. Mohini is the Additional Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris.
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NO CUSTODIAL CRIME TO HAPPEN IN TAMIL NADU ANYMORE, SAYS STALIN
In the wake of the custodial death of Vignesh, who mysteriously died on April 19, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said, “accused in police custody should not be tortured physically or mentally”.
He assured that there will be no lock up crimes in Tamil Nadu any more. Stalin further said that the government had not hid anything. “We have given required instructions to prevent custodial deaths in future”, the CM said.
Stalin added that those who were arrested should be presented in front of the magistrate following due procedures.
The death of Vignesh who used to offer horse rides as livelihood in Marina beach in Chennai, became a subject of political slugfest between the ruling party and opposition in Tamil Nadu. The 25-year-old suffered multiple injuries and fractures on his body, indicating custodial death due to torture.
The post-mortem report too indicated a foul play. However, the state police claimed that the death was natural.
Milan awaits its visitors after the pandemic
Milan is an important centre whose main activities are industry, trade and finance. It covers a total area of 182 square kilometers and has an establish- ished population of over one million nine hundred thousand. The earliest history of Milan dates back to 400 B.C. with the settling of Gallic tribes in the heart of the Po Valley. These tribes mixed with the already existing Insubres, and the Etruscans, whose splendid historical era was about to close. Both the age of foundation and the origin of its name are derived from tradition. Historians base their theories on archeological findings which have been dug up from Milan’s sub-soil.
The ancient name ” Mediolanium ” might have its origin in the settling of Belloveso and his tribes in the centre of the Plain of Lombardy, that is in the centre of the triangle between the rivers Po, Ticino and Adda. Legend has it that the name is derived from the “ scrofa semi lanuta “, that is half-woollen sow, (from the Latin: medio = semi and lanum=wool), but this seems improbable although the sow may have been used in the coat of-arms. In 222 B.C. the Romans invaded Milan and development has been going on ever since. The once small village grew larger and greater, and out of the original few acres of the early ” Castrum ” it reached the peak of its splendor in the third and fourth centuries.
The poet Ausonio called it “Roma secunda ” (the second Rome). Massimiano, who shared the empire with Diocleziano, established his residence here, and undertook to embellish it with great new buildings and wider walls. In 313 Constantine proclaimed his famous edict of free worship, here in Milan. In this period the paleochristian basilicas were built. In 374 St. Ambrose was appointed bishop of the diocese, and on his death, in 397, the Milanese Church took up the Ambrosian Rite which is still used today.
The most admired and remarkable remains of the Roman ” Mediolanum ” are the sixteen columns of St. Lorenzo in Corso Ticinese, while the Massimiano walls are partly incorporated could be begun. The castle was victim of more great damage during the bombing of 1943, but alter the war more reconstruction work was clone cn the buildings, the Ancient Arts Museum and the halls of the forts. The front of the castle with its round towers on each side, laces the city, in the centre of the front we can see the Tower of Filarete, rebuilt in 1900 with Beltrami’s refacing. The interior is divided into the great courtyard or military square, and, looking towards the park, the fort on the left, and the ducal courtyard on the right. Between these two, rises the tower added by Bona of Savoy in 1477. The two massive towers on the park-side corners give it the appearance of a fortress. The north tower houses the Hall of Assi (boards), while the other, called the Castellano Tower or Treasure Hall, contains the remains of Bramante’s fresco painting of Argus.
The Ancient Arts Museum contains varied artistic material, and is interesting to visitors also for its Renaissance period halls. It is world famous for its works by Leonardo and Michelangelo, the greatest artists Italy ever produced. The museum winds through the halls on the ground and first floors of the ducal courtyard, from the Chancellery Hall one can walk along the battlements, through the tower of Bona of Savoy to the fortress hall which houses a collection of ceramics and musical instruments. In the hall once called the Scarlioni Hall because of its decorations, we find the ” Pieta Rondanini ”, Michelangelo’s last — unfinished — work. Among the other sculptures can be seen the lving statue of Gastone of Foix bv Bambaia. In the Hall of Assi, so called because of the panelling which covers the walls, Leonardo created the most prodigious decorations which transform the vault of the ceiling into a dome of extraordinarily beautiful green leaves. One of the halls is dedicated to ancient armourv and houses armoury, halberds, shields, spears, spiked clubs and helmets, most of which were produced bv Milanese armourers. Other rooms are the homes of antique furniture, and the picture gallery is rich in the works of Lombardic painters. The fourteenth century frescoes in the room which is a reconstruction of a room once lound in the Roccabianca Castle near Parma, are also interesting as they represent the ” Story of Gualtieri and Griselda ”.
Finally, a must-see in Milan is the church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, where Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper of Jesus is located. You can see this work in the refectory section of the church with a guide by booking a last supper tour.
MAKING OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE GOOD
The present becomes the past after some time, and the future is just a little while away; once we reach there, it will be the present, before it too becomes the past. This play of the past, present and future goes on all the time.
How do we make sure that our past, present and future, all are good? The key is attention to what we are thinking and doing. The past is being created in the present; once the time has passed, we cannot do anything about it. But when we utilise the present prudently, being the best we can be, there is great satisfaction when we look back on it later, knowing that we used our time and other resources well. Do we live in the present in such a way that once it has become the past it is a source of inspiration for others?
Coming to the present, we can make it such that it really is a present—a gift—for everyone who meets us. A gift makes everyone happy—no matter how agitated, sad, or upset someone is, when they receive a present given with genuine love, they experience a wave of happiness. The value of a gift is determined not by the thing that is given but by the love that accompanies it. That is what gives joy to others and brings the giver their blessings and good wishes. The easy method to spread joy and live a life full of blessings is to freely give others presents such as love, cooperation, encouraging words, and good wishes. These are the presents needed the most today by almost everyone, and when we bestow these in the present, our past becomes such that it inspires regard and gratitude in the hearts of others.
What about the future? Our features can give others a glimpse of the future. How? When our eyes, smile, behaviour, and relationships are imbued with peace, love, compassion, and dignity, it shows others that it is possible to live an elevated life in today’s world; it creates a benchmark for them to follow. This is how each one of us can contribute to creating a better future for the human family.
B.K. Atam Prakash is a Rajyoga teacher at the Brahma Kumaris headquarters in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
HEALTHY LIVING, THE HERBAL WAY
When we talk about Ayurveda, we often take it as a form of medicinal treatment rather than taking it as a lifestyle. Yes, Ayurveda has been a way of lifestyle for centuries and has helped mankind thrive with its effective and timely remedies. It has not only helped us in times of immense disorderly distress but also kept us on the path of a long life that can be happily lived. Ayurveda strongly believes that good health starts with the proper metabolism of food and healthy digestion. It is based on the idea that food, when consumed according to our individual needs, acts as a medicine that balances our bodies and promotes good health. Ayurveda, our ancient medical system, is a life science that comes up with the life tools to stay healthy, energetic, and realise our full human potential. The good habits that add health to your years according to Ayurveda include eating three balanced meals at the same time daily.
There are so many herbal ingredients that have various health benefits. Herbs and spices fight inflammation and reduce damage to our body’s cells as each one is rich in phytochemicals, which are healthful plant chemicals. Herbs like amla, ashwagandha, turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds, black pepper, and so on are not only healthy but also add flavours to our diet. There are other herbal ingredients like Neem which helps fight acne by inhibiting bacterial growth, Tulsi which has beneficial results for respiratory wellness, Guduchi that supports the immune system, Brahmi that improves cognitive performance and a memory enhancer, Coriander that helps with weight loss, and Ashwagandha which ultimately helps cope with mental and physical stress.
Our body is always in an endless battle with bad bacteria, viruses, excess levels of some vitamins, pesticides. Throughout human history, we have been aware of substances that can harm or even kill us; for example, toxins created by burning sugars, fats, protein, or from external sources like medications, drugs, hormone enhancers, food additives, preservatives, food colourings, sweeteners, flavours enhancers, alcohols, volatile organic compounds, fumes, air pollution and so on. All these together adversely impact our health which can reduce the life expectancy rate at a fast pace.
From ancient times, people have relied on nature and natural resources for food and medicine. Herbs are like other plants that we rely on for food. Interestingly, many so-called modern ‘medicines’ are classified as herbs. Generally, herbal medicines are simply medicines that happen to be natural and gentle, when used with knowledge of how they work. Let’s make a conscious choice to live a life full and happiness and good health. Let’s get back to a healthy lifestyle with Ayurveda by embracing a simple lifestyle that includes healthy eating, exercise, and healthy habits.
The writer is Business Unit Head –Sava Herbals & Sava Vet.
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