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  1. We look at idols as various forms of that one 'GOD'. And each form has a story to speak of God's greatness. Also there is a form available which a devotee is comfortable with. So there are many channels available for people to reach 'GOD'. Also there is more democracy. People can choose the form they like to reach 'GOD'. Some are Ganesh bhaktas,some worship Shiva, Some Krishna etc. to reach the ultimate 'GOD'.


    That all human truth is relative. And it is an Indian fable. It was not originally written by an Englishmen. I think it was either a Jain story, a Hindu story, a Buddhist story or a Sufi story. It's origins is unknown.


    No, He is trying to mean this...


    Though each was partly in the right

    And all were in the wrong

    Why I asked is why did he use six men of Indostan? He could have simply said six blind men.

    Was he saying we are blind, thinking that we are right but are wrong?

  3. A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were all given a

    red rubber ball and told to find the volume.


    The mathematician carefully measured the diameter and evaluated

    a triple integral.


    The physicist filled a beaker with water, put the ball in the

    water and measured the total displacement.


    The engineer looked up the model and serial numbers in his

    red-rubber-ball table.

  4. Almanac or Panchang is a listing of five separate time elements: Day, Star, Thithi,

    Yoga and Karana. All of these are active simultaneously.








    From the moment of New Moon, the Sun and the Moon begin to move away

    from each other, 12 degrees per day. This is known as Tithi. Tithis are

    the lunar movement both toward and away from the Sun. As lunar time is

    different from a solar day, some calendar days may appear to have more

    than one tithi. This lunar cycle contains a mix of the daily interaction

    of the material plane life along with the eternal. The energy is most

    materially abundant at Full Moon and most spiritually profound at New

    Moon. The lunar month is divided into two fortnights known as Pakshas

    (Moon Phases). These phases are also called Waxing and Waning


    1. Waxing Phase (Shukla Paksha) - the bright (Shukla) half of the

    Moon, from the New Moon to the full Moon. 15 tithis belong to the waxing

    cycle of the moon. 2. Waning Phase (Krishna Paksha) - the dark

    (Krishna) half of the Moon, from the Full Moon to the New Moon. 15

    tithis belong to the waning cycle of the Moon.


    The tithis are represented by numbers from 1st Phase to 15th Phase (the

    full moon). After the 15th day of the Lunar cycle, the next tithi is

    known as the number 1 again, then 2, 3, 4 and onwards to 14. The 30th

    day- the darkest night of the lunar month is known as New Moon and

    number 30 represent this. Amavasya is when the Sun and Moon's longitude

    is the same.




    The Karana is half a tithi. Karna means to do (action). Karana are

    underlying energies which are subordinate to the tithis. Karana are six

    degrees of difference between the Sun and the Moon. There are 11 types

    of Karanas. four are fixed, and seven are movable. The fixed Karanas are

    Shakuni, Chatuspada, Naga and Kintughna and are sometimes considered

    less favorable for purposes of timing an event. The seven movable

    Karanas are Bava, Balava, Kaulava, Taitila, Gara, Vanija and Vishti.

    These are considered more favorable for purposes of timing an event.




    Note: The astrological almanac yoga is different from the yogas formed

    by the planets. The Panchang yoga is formed by a daily connection

    between the Sun and the Moon. A yoga is a subtle blending of solar and

    lunar energies that give special indications every day. . Some are

    considered more challenging in nature, and others are considered more

    beneficial for purposes of timing events. The beneficial yogas are

    Priti, Ayushman, Sowbhagya, Shobana, Sukarma, Vridhi, Harshana, Vajra,

    Sidha, Variyan, Sivam, Sadhyam, Sathiyam, Subam, Subram, Brahamam,

    Indra. The challenging yogas are Vishkamba, Athikhanda, driti,

    Shula, Khandam, vyakatham, dhuruva, Parigham and Vaithirudhi.

  5. Narayan means Nar+Aayan.


    Nar means human and Aayan means home. Narayan means who live in every human. Narayan is First person in nature. Nature is God of all God.

    Nature gave birth to Narayan, who then made Brahama, Vishnu and Mahesha.

    Vishnu & Narayanh looks are same, so many think Narayan & Vishnu same. Narayan live in every item of this universe and all universe is part of him.


    You should watch & listen this great chant.



    This Mool Mantra is first chant of Shree Hari Narayan and this sanskrit chant has power to energize air, keeping bad evils and black powers away.

    You may watch all my selected clips & chants at :


  6. This link of a video which was shot by a pawn broker on his mobile phone during girivalam (walking around the mountain) in Thiruvannamalai .This was even broad casted in Jaya TV. In this video a sadhu is seen walking on his toe finger and suddenly he pointed his finger towards the sky and disappeared as a rocket . Apart from the authenticity of the video , it is been believed that many yogis and sidhdhars (siddhi purush ) visit Thiruvannamalai on any special occasions say full moon day .

    See This...

  7. Bush Budget Would Bring Record Deficits

    Monday February 4, 10:05 pm ET

    By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press Writer

    Bush's Record $3.1 Trillion Budget Would Bring Big Increase for Military -- and Federal Deficit


    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The record $3.1 trillion budget proposed by President Bush on Monday would produce eyepopping federal deficits, despite his attempts to impose politically wrenching curbs on Medicare and eliminate scores of popular domestic programs.


    The Pentagon would receive a $36 billion, 8 percent boost for the 2009 budget year beginning Oct. 1, even as programs aimed at the poor would be cut back or eliminated. Half of domestic Cabinet departments would see their budgets cut outright.


    Bush's overall request for defense spending in 2009 is $588.3 billion, compared with $670 billion this year. But it includes only $70 billion for initial war costs in Iraq and Afghanistan, $119 billion less than has been projected for this year. That $70 billion is almost certain to increase.


    Slumping revenues and the cost of an economic rescue package will combine to produce a huge jump in the deficit to $410 billion this year and $407 billion in 2009, the White House says, just shy of the record $413 billion set four years ago.


    But even those figures are optimistic since they depend on rosy economic forecasts and leave out the full costs of the war in Iraq. The White House predicts the economy will grow at a 2.7 percent clip this year, far higher than congressional and private economists expect, and the administration's $70 billion figure for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is simply a placeholder until the next president takes office.


    Bush's lame-duck budget plan is likely to be ignored by Congress, which is controlled by Democrats and already looking ahead to November elections. His long-term projections are mostly academic since he's leaving office next January.


    The president forecasts a $48 billion surplus by 2012, keeping a promise he made two years ago when strong revenue predictions made it look far easier. Now, he's relying on spending cuts -- for everything from transportation to Medicare and Medicaid to nonprofit groups that help the poor -- to do the job in order to keep his signature 2001 and 2003 tax cuts intact instead of expiring at the end of 2010.


    "Our formula for achieving a balanced budget is simple: create the conditions for economic growth, keep taxes low and spend taxpayer dollars wisely or not at all," Bush said in his budget message.


    Democrats said the forecast of a budget surplus in 2012 was based on flawed math that included only $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 and no money after that. The budget plan also fails to include any provisions after this year for keeping the alternative minimum tax, originally aimed at the wealthy, from ensnaring millions of middle-class taxpayers. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that fixing the AMT in 2012 would cost $118 billion, more than double the surplus Bush is projecting for that year.


    Jim Nussle, the White House budget director, said the softening economy, continuing war costs and the deficit-financed economic stimulus measure soon to clear Congress were responsible for the worsening deficit picture. And he said that the deficits experienced during the Reagan years and Bush's father's administration were far worse when compared to the size of the economy.


    "It's a manageable deficit -- it isn't the largest in history by any stretch of the imagination -- and it's one that can be managed if we get economic growth back on track," Nussle said.


    Bush is leaving his successor an enormous fiscal dilemma. The deficit numbers will mean pressure to allow some tax cuts to expire, especially the 35 percent bracket for wealthy taxpayers, which will revert to 39.6 percent at the end of 2010 unless renewed. Pressure from Wall Street to trim the deficit may cause even Democrats to go after the spiraling growth of Medicare and the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled.


    "There was an assumption that in the short term that the budget would start to correct and that we could balance in the short term," said Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, top Republican on the Budget Committee. "But with the stimulus package and with the continuing war costs, that's not going to happen. In fact it's going to get very serious when you're hitting $400 billion deficits."


    "We've been able to close the deficit gap with good economic growth, therefore good revenue growth. Those days are coming to an end, and we're going to have to do it the old fashioned way, through real spending discipline," said top House Budget Committee Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.


    Bush proposes killing or cutting back sharply 151 programs to save $18 billion next year. Many of those cuts have been proposed and rejected by Congress before, such as moves to eliminate community services grants to nonprofit groups that help the poor, a food program aimed at low-income seniors and grants to help states keep illegal immigrants convicted of felonies in jail. Lawmakers will surely restore proposed cuts to clean water grants, funding for local law enforcement and homeland security grants to states and local governments.


    "Today's budget bears all the hallmarks of the Bush legacy -- it leads to more deficits, more debt, more tax cuts, more cutbacks in critical services," said House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt, D-S.C.


    Overall, Bush proposes a five-year freeze on domestic programs funded by Congress each year. For 2009, that means just a 1 percent boost in a universally supported food program for poor pregnant women and their children, despite rapidly rising food costs. Health research funded by the National Institutes of Health would be frozen, which is likely to mean fewer research grants.


    Some of Bush's proposals are hopelessly unrealistic, such as cutting veterans' medical programs for four years in a row after awarding them a small increase next year. Their costs have nearly doubled during Bush's tenure.


    Bush's budget does contain some increases, for abstinence education, Pell Grants for college students from low-income families and grants to school districts. The Food and Drug Administration would get a larger-than-average budget increase to send staff overseas to inspect food and drugs imported into the United States.


    Foreign aid would grow by 10.3 percent, to $22.7 billion, with big increases for HIV/AIDS programs, anti-drug and -crime programs in Mexico and Latin America, development aid, and security packages mainly for Israel, Egypt, Colombia and Lebanon.


    Funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the subject of an intense battle with Democrats last year, would increase by almost $20 billion over the next five years. That still falls short of a bipartisan plan passed twice by Congress.


    The budget proposes eliminating the $283 million federal program to help people make their homes more energy efficient and would cut energy aid to poor households by $500 million, a 22 percent drop over this year's spending. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., called scrapping the home weatherization program "completely wrong headed" at a time of high heating costs.


    Seven years ago, Bush took over a government predicted to generate $5.6 trillion in surpluses over 10 years. Those estimates were flawed, but there's no question he's leaving his successor a budget in far weaker fiscal shape than he inherited.


    For instance, when he took office the total federal debt held by the public was $3.3 trillion, and some policymakers actually worried that investors might not be able to get their hands on enough federal bonds unless taxes were cut. Now, debt held by the public -- including foreign governments -- is expected to reach $5.4 trillion this year and $5.9 trillion in 2009, according to Bush's budget submission. Some $2.3 trillion is foreign held.

  8. Vishnu is known as father of world who is responsible to run this universe.

    This Chant is taken from Padma Puran. This Chant is one of most powerful sound that generate energy in air.


    You may download this chant at following location.

    http://www.flixya. com/video/ 761071/Vishnu_ Sahasranama_ Mantra_(From_ Padma_Puran)

    http://www.flixya. com/video/ 761071

    In this chant we pray Lord Vishnu and ask him to keep his good eyes on us and save us from all evils.



    In today's fast running life, we can spend few minutes in our work or home listing this holy chants, that clean up and energize air near us.

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  9. So Natural Selection is proving to be detremental too...


    Read this.....


    Does Natural Selection Drive The Evolution Of Cancer?


    ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2006) — The dynamics of evolution are fully in play within the environment of a tumor, just as they are in forests and meadows, oceans and streams. This is the view of researchers in an emerging cross-disciplinary field that brings the thinking of ecologists and evolutionary biologists to bear on cancer biology.

    <hr> Insights from their work may have profound implications for understanding why current cancer therapies often fail and how radically new therapies might be devised.

    A review by researchers at The Wistar Institute of current research in this new field, published online November 16, will appear in the December issue of the journal Nature Reviews Cancer.

    "A tumor cell population is constantly evolving through natural selection," says Carlo C. Maley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program at Wistar whose own research focuses on this area. He is senior author on the new review. "The mutations that benefit the survival and reproduction of cells in a tumor are the things that drive it towards malignancy.

    "Evolution is also driving therapeutic resistance," Maley adds. "When you apply chemotherapy to a population of tumor cells, you're quite likely to have a resistant mutant somewhere in that population of billions or even trillions of cells. This is the central problem in oncology. The reason we haven't been able to cure cancer is that we're selecting for resistant tumor cells. When we spray a field with pesticide, we select for resistant pests. It's the same idea."

    Maley notes that there are three necessary and sufficient conditions for natural selection to occur and that all are met in a population of tumor cells. The first requirement is that there be variation in the population. This variation is evident in tumors, which are a mosaic of many different genetic mutants.

    The second condition is that the variation must be heritable. This, too, can be seen within a tumor-cell population. When mutant tumor cells divide to replicate, the daughter cells share the same mutations.

    The final condition is that the variation has to affect fitness, the survival and reproduction of the cells. All of the characteristics that are considered hallmarks of cancer affect fitness, according to Maley. Among these are that cancer cells no longer heed normal growth inhibition signals in their environment, they no longer require an external signal to divide as healthy cells do, and they are able to suppress a vital set of internal instructions that require cells to self-destruct when their genes are mutated beyond repair. This protective cell-suicide program carried by normal cells is known as apoptosis.

    Seeing a tumor in this light opens a window on new therapeutic strategies.

    "It's not just a metaphor to say tumor cell populations are evolving," Maley says. "Evolution is going on in the tumor. So let's think about how we might want to influence that evolution. Can we push it down paths that might be more beneficial to us?"

    One idea might be to develop new drugs that would act as benign cell boosters. Such drugs would specifically target the more benign cells in a tumor to increase their relative fitness over their malignant neighbors. This would allow the benign cells to outcompete the malignant cells, leading to a less aggressive, less dangerous tumor.

    "Another idea we're pursuing is what we call the sucker's gambit," Maley says. "In this case, you try to increase the fitness of chemosensitive cells so that they outcompete any resistant cells that are in the tumor. And then you apply your chemotherapy. So you sucker the tumor into a vulnerable state and then you hit it with your therapy."

    In their review, Maley and his coauthors also explored how the ecological ideas of competition, predation, parasitism, and mutualism unfold in tumors. Here again, they found that the concepts from another field helped to illuminate cancer biology.

    Mutant cells compete with each other for needed resources. The immune system often kills tumor cells like a predator hunting prey, and the tumor cells that develop defenses against the predation are the ones that survive and reproduce.

    An example of parasitism in the tumor environment can be seen in angiogenesis, in which a subset of tumor cells send chemical signals to stimulate the host to generate new blood vessels to supply the tumor with nutrients. The neighboring cells that aren't investing resources in producing the signals take advantage of the nutrients nonetheless.

    Mutualism describes a situation in which two organisms interact in a mutually beneficial way. Tumor cells send signals to stimulate the growth of the cells that form the scaffold in which the tumor cells grow, known as fibroblasts. The fibroblasts, in turn, send signals to the tumor cells to stimulate their growth. Recent studies suggest, too, that the fibroblasts in a tumor microenvironment begin to acquire mutations of their own.

    "They're co-evolving, and it becomes a dynamic, runaway process," Maley says.

    The lead author on the Nature Reviews Cancer article is Lauren M.F. Merlo, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Maley lab. The co-authors are John W. Pepper, Ph.D., at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and Brian J. Reid, M.D., Ph.D., at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The work was initiated by the Santa Fe Institute and supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

    Adapted from materials provided by The Wistar Institute.


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