What according to you is Freedom.

June 23rd, 2015 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

We went to Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA on 20th June 2015. At the entrance we found an interesting question for visitors—–What according to you is Freedom. Answer can be displayed on a big sheet of paper under the question.

My answer was:

  1. Freedom is Love and Happiness
  2. Freedom is free from anger and anxiety
  3. Freedom is free from fear and flattery
  4. Freedom is free from greed and gluttony
  5. Freedom is free from Lust and Lure
  6. Freedom is free from jealousy and evil eye
  7. Freedom is accomplishment
  8. Freedom is Moksha–(No birth & death, No Good or bad, No desire)
 

 

Posted in Spiritual, Tips | 2 Comments »

How to solve Median

February 27th, 2013 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Median

Posted in Tips | No Comments »

Can Life be improved?

August 8th, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Life has been given to us by God. Human being takes birth in this world with God’s permission, and willingness of oneself. Life is the combination of heredity, environment and God’s will. Many people believe that life is a combination of our Karma .i.e. cause –effect relationship. Life is also depended on our personality.

Personality is the total inborn quality, impulses, tendencies instinct and the tendencies acquired from the environment.

Watson, the father of behaviorism concluded:–“Personality is the sum total of activities that can be discovered by actual observations over a long period of time to give reliable information.”

While describing whether Life can be improved or not, the following points can be analyzed——

1. Personality is the product of Heredity and Environment.

2. It can be developed with the continuous interaction with the environment.

3. Social and cultural factors influence personality to a great extent.

4. Education and learning contribute toward development of personality.

5. According to Freud, Individual who has strong Ego are said to have a balanced personality as ego is capable of maintaining a balance between the superego and Id.

6. Adler on the other hand did not accept Freudian concept of sex urges but had given importance to self assertion. He gave more importance on Education and upbringing.

7. Karma is the integral part of Hindu Philosophy. Every action has its reaction. Every action whether physical or mental, creates a cause and subsequently bears a reaction or effect.

8. If intention is good and not harming anyone, it’s a good Karma, although it’s harsh.

9.   Take GOD‘s permission to do anything and everything that you think, and do so.

10.   Do the right thing according to the situation and without hurting anyone.

11. Do not blame the situation, it will change.

12. Pray and Thank God before eating.

!3. Whatever work one is doing should be put as God’s will, so that nothing is done wrong.

Life can be improved by the grace of God and doing every Karma consciously. If every action whether physical or mental is done with alert mind and asking permission of the Supreme, definitely one can improve the life.

Posted in Psychology, Spiritual, Tips | 5 Comments »

Laws of Life

August 3rd, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Swami Vivekananda is one of the favourite spiritual leaders of   my life. One day when I was teaching Swami Vivekananda in my class , it came to my mind to discuss the laws of life. Fifteen laws were given by Swami. Some of them I would like to discuss on my own way.

1. Love is the law of life: Love is very broad word.To understand Love ,it needs a very broad mind. Love should not be considered as an article. It is not a concrete thing,it is an abstract which can not be measured . There are three definition of love.The first one can be compared with the centre of the circle which is only for lust that is bodily pleasure.Second love is related to marriage,many radius in it much purer than the first one.The third love is intellectual love which touches full circumference of the circle   in which,there is no selfishness. Many people don’t understand the Love of Radha & Krishna. It comes under third category,which is very divine.

2.Attitude: Today I was reading an article on attitude.Everything we see in this world can be taken in a positive outlook.Whatever comes in our way can be taken with right spirit .”The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll via Paul Biondich

3. Life is beautiful:It is said that after many birth we get human life. We should utilize it in a meaningful way. We should create some productive work to make the life beautiful.Whatever way we see the world,we experience those things in our life.There are good,  beautiful and bad things available in this world ,and we can choose the most beautiful items from that abundance. Beauty is hidden in the mind, We have to search those precious beauty.

4. Feeling within: Our mind is a big unit.What we feel in the mind comes true. When the child is small,we tell them if you eat food properly you will become strong and then he eats without putting us in any trouble.Immediately he shows us his muscles. This shows that he feels that he became stronger.

5.Free of attachment:We all believe that God resides within us. The moment we believe that God is sitting in this temple (body),we will be free of attachment.

6. You are the maker of ownself: We all believe the cause and effect theory.  Whatever action we do, there will be some effect of that action.  So never condemn anyone.

7. Helping: It is one of the values of life. If we help someone by giving money and he goes and drinks alcohol or smokes,that becomes a indirect bane for the person . So help the person in a genuine way.

8.Uphold your ideals: Our duty is to encourage every one to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

9.Listening to your own soul:Vivekananda said “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. “None can teach anyone as knowledge is hidden within himself.

10.True to yourself: The biggest sin is to cheat oneself. Have faith in own self.

11. Nothing is impossible: There is a saying—” Paribo na ekothati bolio na aar, ek bar na parile dekho shotobaar” means Don’t say I can’t, If you can not do in one time try for hundred times— Nothing is impossible if taken the task in right spirit.

12.Power within yourself: Human mind is store power room with abundance. Open your eyes and focus yourself in one point of light.

13.Always be a learner: Every step of our life is the learning experience.We learn from our children,our students,our neighbour, our maid and even from a strangers if we are learner.Our goal is knowledge. The source of knowledge are plenty. How can we gather these knowledge depend on our learning.

14.Be truthful: Truth differ from fact to fact. But some of the fact is universal truth.We should not fall into trap by avoiding truth.

15.Think differently: Great man and successful man think differently.

Posted in Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual, Tips | 3 Comments »

Characteristics of Education

April 5th, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

a)   Education is a life-long process.—Education never stops till ones grave. Everyday, from everyone, we are learning. Shri. Ramakrishna Paramhansa used to say, “As long as I live, so long do I learn.”

b)   Education brings about integrated development.—- Education is not only going to school and classroom but also the act of combining character building and living with all sect of people.

c)    Education is a tri-polar process.—– These three things are dependent on each other to complete a cycle of Education.

Tri-polar

d)   Education is the need of today.—-Without education, nobody improves ones thought. Education teaches us to be flexible, open-minded and above all rational.

e)   Education preserves the culture & transmits from one generation to another.—-Learning from our grandparents, Learning from books, Learning from folk-lore, Learning from festivals & celebration make the culture alive and communicate from generation to generation.

f)  Education brings changes in the behaviour.—-  Going to schools, colleges and living with teachers bring the change in oneself.

g) Education is the development of mental faculties.—–Education is concentration, expansion of one’s intellect and strengthening the power of mind.

h)   Education brings out the latent talent within individual.—–Every individual has its talent inside. To bring out the originality of a person is education.

i)   Education has a specific goal of improving one’s capabilities, capacities and performances.——Goal of Education is to bring out the inner talent and capacities of a person.

j)  Education is a continuous reconstruction process.—Education is the alteration or remaking of ones own short comings.

k)   Education teaches the art of reasoning and analyzing.—-Students ,nowadays want ready made notes,power point presentation etc which give them easy information to acquire a degree. They fail to reason out of their own short comings. They have forgotten critical thinking. True education is—when one can give reasoning to any learning or thought and analyze properly.

l) Education is the nurturing process of personality.—–Personality comes from within. Though physical traits are important,yet behaviour patterns, cognition and emotion are having a great significance in ones life.Education nurtures the inner process.

m)  Education should be related to life, not bookish or irrelevant.—Educational degree is important in life but it is irrelevant if not used in appropriate time and place.

n)  Education should be job-oriented & skilled based.—-There are drop-outs from school due to a loaded curriculum. Some students have intelligence for a particular skill but it is not given importance by the school authority due to the system of education. True education —which can make the person stand on its own feet with the training of his inner skill.

 

Posted in Philosophy, Tips | 13 Comments »

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.

Posted in Psychology, Social Issues, Spiritual, Tips | 11 Comments »

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.

Posted in Psychology, Social Issues, Tips | 16 Comments »

IDEAL Teachers Training Programme

February 6th, 2012 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

IDEAL Teacher Training Programme

In the month of October, ITTP was born in IDEAL. Every one had welcomed this new member in the family.

IDEAL is expanding its branches all over Mumbai & Thane. Keeping this thing in mind IDEAL started this programme. It is a job guaranteed programme.

Objectives of ITTP :—-

  • The main objective of this course is to transform a student & teacher into and Innovative Learning teacher.
  • To develop personal, professional, social skills and competence required by a teacher.
  • To inculcate the attribute and values to teachers.
  • To develop a sense of commitment towards the class, organization and profession.
  • To enable the students to foster creative thinking among pupils for reconstruction of knowledge.
  • To develop integrity and transparency.
  • To foster corruption free environment for self, students and organization for Nation’s interest.
  • Continuous development of Teachers.

IDEAL prepares teacher for Secondary, Higher secondary and other streams for the different branches of the institution. Those who are really passionate in teaching and scored 55% marks in graduation or post graduation are eligible for the course.

Every month, Ideal starts a new batch for the training. Ideal needs more than hundred teachers in the institution as they are expanding their arms everywhere.

Correct methodologies, Skill of teaching and different types of presentation are taught in this course. Special classroom teaching is the specialty of this course.

After the completion of the course, students will be given the certificate and mark sheet which will be valid in IDEAL and other coaching classes.

The main motto of this course is to train the teachers according to the need of the era as Education and the classroom teachings are changing every now and then.

I, as a teaching fraternity, wish the best for this course.

Posted in Tips | 13 Comments »

Importance of Hands

November 14th, 2011 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Everyday a man comes to senior citizen’s park and sits for a while on the bench. Then he goes for jogging around the park. Everyday I notice one thing that he is so engrossed with his hands. One day when I sat beside him, he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if he was alright.
Finally,though not wanting to disturb him but check on him at the same time,I asked him whether he is in good health.He raised his head and looked at me and smiled.
“Yes , I’m fine ,thank you for your concern”, he said in a clear voice.
Actually,” I did n’t want to disturb you sir,but everyday I notice you and see that you were just staring at your hands and wanted to make sure that you are in good health or not.”
Have you looked at your hands anytime I mean your palm, he asked. I mean really looked at your hands?”
I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them up and join them together.But could not find the answer.
Then he smiled and said—

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मिः करमध्ये सरस्वति ।
करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम् ॥
Karaagre Vasate Lakssmih Karamadhye Sarasvati |
Karamuule Tu Govindah Prabhaate Karadarshanam ||

Meaning:
At the Top of the Hand (i.e. Palm) Dwells Devi Lakshmi
 and at the Middle of the Hand Dwells Devi Saraswati,
At the Base of the Hand Dwells Sri Govinda;
Therefore one should Look at one’s Hands in the Early Morning and contemplate on Them.
“Before I do anything in the morning, I pray to God.  THAT (God) should give us Wealth(Laxmi), Intelligence(Govinda) and Knowledge(Saraswati) And Salvation to live happily.”
God loves these hands.With these pure hands God will lift me in THAT’S side and take me  there in the Heaven.  I will try  to touch God’s face and feet with these hands. God even will touch and give lots of blessings with these hands”.
I really touched by those words and thanked this old man for giving me a right and good spiritual lesson.

 

Posted in Spiritual, Tips | 20 Comments »

Beauty Tips

August 1st, 2011 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

How your skin glow.Things Required:2 table spoon Flour (Maida)

4 table spoon Milk with soft cream ( Malai)

2 drops of Honey

                            clip_image001
How to use:

Take Flour in a bowl. Add milk (With thin cream on the top of the milk). Then add 2 drops of honey on it.

Mix properly and make a soft paste.

Apply the paste on face, arms and neck . Keep it for 5 to 6 minutes. Message with wet hands in a circular manner and wash the face with little warm water.

Skin will glow and all the pores will open.

( If skin is oily, no need of putting honey in the paste )

(It works like face wash ,so can be used regularly ).

Posted in Tips | 12 Comments »