Swagata Sings to Eternity

December 29th, 2013 by Jashodhara Purkayastha



Swagata enticed us into Bliss with two songs at the Engagement of Bonny & Diya on 24 Feb 2012 …. But the cruel embrace of cancer separated us from Her and she breathed the last moment on 28-12-2013 @ 11.50 am, leaving us with a Memorable occasion on Song … “Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfo …” and ” Lag Jaa Gale Ke Phir Yeh Hasin ..” This is a small Tribute to her …

He the cruel cancer … !
” .. the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, ”
…. Wilfred Owen

Swagata no more in this world with us … but her songs will be forever telling us her story


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November 10th, 2013 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Actually, no Varna system existed in the past. However, selfish people made it according to their comfort. Intellectual people in the past had different opinion about our body. Our body is divided into four Varnas. The supreme part Head is named as the Brahmin that can observe or study thoughtfully and contemplate different problems. The head can determine the process well and solve the problem. Our shoulder and hands are the Kshtriyas as these parts bear the weight of the roof and do the activities signaled by the head. Our stomach is the Vaishya who can stock the wealth keeping us healthy. The lower limbs are very important, without which people cannot move from one place to another, is named as the Sudras. We can find here that each part of the body rely one another for support. Each Varna helps one another.

There is a reason why this question came to my mind. One sage asked me, if head is Brahmin, then why are we touching Sudra, the feet and bow down? My answer was – our ego comes from our head or brain. Touching feet, means bowing down our entire feeling consciously .Self importance or Self-esteem makes us unhappy. That means when a person understands the importance of Sudras ( Lower parts), the ‘I’ ness will disappear.

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Where Love Begins: Vibhavari [Paperback]

July 7th, 2013 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

  • Spiritual meaning of love is well depicted through the lead character of the book.

    Spiritual meaning of love is well depicted through the lead character of the book.




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My book—Where Love Begins Vibhavari

June 3rd, 2013 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Where Love Begins passes through the life of the heroine. The plot
is planned with deep emotions of love and her realization of such
emotion. The author has made good effort in describing love and its
role to guide one’s life. The actress in the book is revealed to many
stages of her life, where she meets her partner but does not realize
love at the onset. The book decides her faith and does justice in her
realization of love. Spiritual meaning of love is well depicted through
the lead character of the book.




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Consciousness ‘Cause & Effect’ !

March 14th, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

When I started reading the book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay, a question raised in my mind, can we really heal our life? I started experimenting myself. After five chapter, I got  mouth ulcer near my lips and it was really painful. I thought if I follow the new pattern that she has mentioned in her book, it may subside and go away. I started saying this in my mind for several times for atleast two to three days. My condition worsened more. I felt feverish. Ulcer widened, I was really unwell.

I searched internet for Home remedy, started following one or two, but in vain. I joined  yoga class for regular practice but ulcer is in the same condition. Then I realised that I have to find out my own cause of suffering. As I myself delved in spirituality from young age and followed the goodness of onself and others, I began to analyse myself. In every step of my life, I analysed and did the things and always went ahead. I always listened to my own conscious and did the work. As we live in the society, we have to sometime listen to  other people also. But I have noticed one thing that whenever I listened to others and not followed my own conscious, I did a mistake and suffered.

 So while writing the previous topic on my site — For the students — I saw the quotes of  Swami Vivekananda and started working on consciousness more. Then I realised, I may have scolded or got angry with someone, when my house was full of guests few days back. The ulcer, though its there yet, is diminishing very slowly.

 I realised,  due to our own action we suffer in life. Due to our own action, we enjoy our life physically and mentally. We all are different entity in this world. We all are born with certain natural phenomenon, certain Sanskar. Accordingly, we behave and act.

Reading books, gives us some information but our life is different, our experiences are different, our living style is different, our way of thinking differ, so is our Action-Reaction.

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Tension free Life

March 3rd, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

To the students—–

  1. Time is very precious. Time will not come back. You have to wait for the right time and opportunity.
  2. Haste is waste. Don’t hurry in life. Wait for the right opportunity.
  3. Everyone born in this world has some purpose, search and analyzes that purpose.
  4. Don’t forget your own capacity.
  5. Don’t compare yourself with other, you are an individual. Don’t kill your individuality.
  6. You are the best in your own way. You are the best, doesn’t mean that others are worst.
  7. Envy kills oneself.  Try to do the work on  your own way.
  8. Don’t try to follow anyone; you are the best in your own talent. Find out the way.
  9. Negative thought never grows, it pulls you down, and  the thought which grows upward is positive thought.Reap the  positive thought.
  10. Limit your work load.
  11.  If you are not sleeping for 7 hours, you are playing with fire, even if you have low stress.
  12. “Those who brood on the past and never live here and now, this is the cause of their suffering.” So live in the present.
  13.  If you feel that, you are a child and you are learning in every moment, from everyone, you are learning forever.
  14. Discuss each and every moment with your family and dear ones.
  15.  Smiling and Laughing is the best medicine forever.

 At the end I end it with swami Vivekanand’s words—

 Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.

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Me, The Mother

February 3rd, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

As a mother, I gave birth & showed you the light of the Earth,

You crawled, you stood, you ran and climbed the train’s Berth.

I spent many sleepless night when you had high fever,

Next day took leave from work,neglect you never.

I sat with you to teach the lesson but can’t help you to learn,

Everywhere I was there with you to help and not to get any burn.

In each and every path of life, I gave you the direction,

I gave you freedom in every step to take a proper decision.

I taught you the right and wrong, what I knew was the right,

You had sometimes chosen the wrong path and I had scolded a lot.

I gave you so many toys, when you make my expectation clear,

You might not have liked those toys, but accepted them with honour.

I taught you to share with all and never to become selfish,

You followed it often, continued it & never a chance to miss.

Though I taught you to respect elders, yet can’t force you to follow

I tried to give you the value of life, but may not teach you to follow.

I told you many moral stories and discuss about God,

Godliness is difficult to follow as it is like a iron rod.

Though I had carried you in my womb and taken care till now,

Yet you have to learn to surrender the EGO and exact system to bow.

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October 30th, 2011 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

There is a saying ‘Failure is the pillar of success ’. Young people do not believe in this saying. They become disappointed if success does not come easily.

Failure is the challenge to success, which we have seen in many instances. The student, who always stands first in the class and first in everything, cannot tolerate the failure. Failure teaches us more things what success cannot. For example, this year, I have seen in the newspaper that one boy appeared twelve times in SSC exam and passed. He was also working somewhere. As soon as he passed, he immediately got a promotion and his mother was very happy. After being demotivated for twelve long years, he now decided to continue his studies. Now if he was disappointed by his failure, he would not have got his promotion and remain in the same place. So success is the progressive realisation of worthy dreams, goal and objectives. If anybody sees the summit of success in the beginning and does not work for it, his dreams will be day-dreaming and he will never be successful in life.

I call success as the eye ball of fish where Arjun concentrated seeing the reflection of a fish in water and pierced the fish with his arrow. For success, one needs to concentrate on the goal and aim for it.

People become sad when they are unsuccessful drowned in planning. The realisation of one’s drawback is the pillar of success. Once a person realises his mistake and rectifies it, his path of success is ready for exploration. Negative thought brings negative vibration in the body. So success or failure depends upon the vibration of one’s thoughts.

But the main enemies of success are over enthusiasm, carelessness and sleeping nature (lazy).

If the goal is not correct according to ones nature and is over enthusiastic by working harder and harder, the goal cannot be achieved.

If the goal is aimed at destination and does not carefully guide the aim, it is difficult to arrive at the point of goal, destination and objectives and success will run away from the point of goal.

If the goal is not by action but only by day-dreaming, it will be only a dream not the real picture.

Wildly running after the goal is akin to seeing a mirage in the desert. It will be like searching for precious diamond in a heap of sand.


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Anna Mahaan

August 27th, 2011 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

दो सौ साल तो हम
पराधीन थे, अब कँहा स्वाधीन !
केवल अंग्रेज नहीं है
देश पर अभी, हम है अभी भ्रष्टाचार के अधीन |

सौ साल पहले तेत्रिस करोर्ड
आबादी थी यहाँ, आज तो है अलग
गांधीजी का अनशन तभी, गोरेकी कानो में गूंजता

साठ सालो मे, साठ करोर्ड
आबादी बन गया, और भ्रष्टाचार छा गया
अब आ गए अन्ना महान, धन्य हो गया हिन्दुस्थान
चौहत्तर साल के बूढ़े -स्वदेशी, ले लिए है प्रण
भ्रष्टाचार को ख़तम करना, इसका नहीं है भ्रम

छब्बीस साल के उम्र से, स्वामी विवेकानंद के पथ
अनुशरण करके, चला रहे है रथ
सेवा का धर्म ही सबसे ऊँचा, ईश्वर का बसेरा है यँहा |

यही मान कर अनशन करना, आसान नहीं है काम
फिर भी यह चुना आपने, आयेगा नया दिन का शाम |

My small contribution to respected Annaji

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Importance of Bel (Wood Apple)

July 18th, 2011 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Two decades ago my mother-in law planted a Bel tree near our flat. It grew into a big tree full of Bilva patra(Bel leaves) and bears fruits throughout the year. The bel fruitstake almost a year to ripen. It is smooth and light green in colour when tender and turns yellow when ripe. It has a speciality of its own; it drops down automatically when ripe. The fruit is yellow in colour with lots of seed and it is a fibrous fruit. After breaking the outer part of the fruit, pulp can be extracted. Though it is a labourious task to separate seeds from the fruit, yet it is refreshing and used as medicinal drink.The tree is thorny and evergreen. The leaves are trifoliate and very smooth.It is said that Bilvapatra is used for diabetic patients. The juice of the leaves is good for ulcers and intestinal aliments and very soothing for the eyes. The fresh leaves act as a mild laxative in fever. The root is used to cure heart palpitation. The bark of the tree is also used for intestinal aliments. It is said that the bel fruit juice is used in curing diarrhea, dysentery and used as a laxative. The large flowershave sweet fragrance and are greenish in colour.The religious value of bilvapatra is that without these leaves worship of Lord Shiva is incomplete. One offers bel leaf (with three leaves) to Shiva. It should be kept on the Shiva linga with its back facing upwards and stalk pointing towards the worshipper. The intention is to draw the combined energy from these three leaves towards oneself.

There are some mythological stories about Bel tree. Once I asked my mother about the bel tree. I notice one thing that, under the Bel tree there is no leaves left and its surrounding is always clean. My mother replied, that Nandi (The Bull) and Bhiringi(Bhrigu) clean up the place in the morning. The story goes like this way, one day a hunter who was very tired after searching his livelihood and rested below a tree. It became night and he could not proceed towards his house. He climbed on to the tree which was thorny. As he shifted here and there in the branches, the leaves started to fall. There was a Shiva Linga under the tree. The leaves fell one by one on the linga. Without the knowlege of the hunter, it seems he worshipped Lord Shiva with Bel leaves. We all know that Shiva is very kind hearted. He is always satisfied with little thing offered with devotion. Thus the hunter was redeemed by Lord Shiva. Vishnu Puja also cannot be completed without Bilva leaves. There is an auspicious occasion where Shiva (abhishek) puja is completed after offering hundred and eight bilva leaves during Shravan.

We all know that coconut tree is called Kalpavriksha, but in true medicinal sense and spiritual sense it should be the Aegle marmelos (Botanical name) or Bel tree.


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