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From: sampige srinivasa (sampiges_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 18:28:22 PST

Hi Dinesh,
Thanks for your opinion.

Dear Sri Bhagavatha Bandus, Can someone known please, answer to my friend's 
questions in the below mail?


Om Namo Narayana
Srinivasa Iyengar
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Johri, Dinesh
>Sent: 26 February 2002 16:40
>To: Sampige, Srinivasa; Rao, Niranjan; Sridhar, MV; Jambha, Madhusudhan;
>Murthy, Peri; 'Nag_Bhushan (E-mail)'; ''Nishanth Rao' (E-mail)';
>'Prabhakara Srikantaiah Konagolli (E-mail)'; 'Raghu Prasad
>(RBIN/DBA-IBT) (E-mail)'; 'Satishms (E-mail)'; 'Suhasa Venkateshamurthy
>(E-mail)'; 'Suresh (E-mail)'; Pradeep. Rao Pathmudi (E-mail)
>Subject: RE: A Scientific View:Comments
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>This all is fine but,
>
>1. What do you get by japing Om??????
>2. What is the level that this naam 'OM' Can take you?
>3. Jappa of 'OM' is also called as knowledge of Naama. Every naam has
>its destination where it can take the soul with it. Do anyone know what
>is the reach of 'OM'.
>4. Vishwamitra invented 'OM' True. But he was still nothing in front of
>vasishtha and vasisitha was nothing in front of Janaka.
>5. The celestial world described is good and mind blowing but there is
>an energy which binds this all, which controls this all(we call it
>Parabraham). And nobody like binding. Have anyone tried to go past this
>binding.???? Does anyone knows who to go past this binding. Once in
>crores of years everything in this cosmic world is destroyed and new
>cosmos is created.(this we called mahapralaya)
>6. Scientifically Your soul is a part of this cosmic world. Hence even
>if you reach a level in this cosmic world during the total destruction
>you will also be aligned back from square one this happens as energy can
>neither be created nor destroyed and your soul is a energy in this
>cosmic world.
>7. At first point it is very difficult for normal human to realize the
>feeling of this cosmic world. There are various levels in this cosmic
>world. Vishwamitra was able to feel some of the levels of this cosmic
>world by japping OM. Vasistha was able to feel more and janaka was able
>to cross the boundaries. But has anyone ever thought how a soul could
>achieve these stages.
>
>Every one prays for materialistic pleasures (money,sex etc)  which we
>call Maya a force created to disrupt the soul.
>Everyone prays to gain power which we call shakti which was created to
>disrupt the soul.
>Every one wants to do good deeds which we call karmas which is a never
>ending bank balance, this was created to keep the soul in the cycle of
>life of death.
>
>Have anyone ever tried to go past these, thinking about your soul ? Very
>rare... as in today's world no one even understands that there is a
>soul. The date-time in which are in is so powerful that the very
>identity of Soul is loosing its significance.
>
>I know many of you would probably think why should I listen to someone
>who doesn't even believe in GOD.
>Why should I bother to take his views.
>Many of you might just do a shift Delete.
>
>Fine do not take any views but do definitely give it a thought. May be
>someday this thought might trigger some Light in you.
>
>Regards,
>Dinesh....
>
>Best Regards
>Dinesh Johri
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sampige, Srinivasa
>Sent: 26 February 2002 14:49
>To: Rao, Niranjan; Sridhar, MV; Jambha, Madhusudhan; Murthy, Peri;
>Johri, Dinesh; Nag_Bhushan (E-mail); 'Nishanth Rao' (E-mail); Prabhakara
>Srikantaiah Konagolli (E-mail); Raghu Prasad (RBIN/DBA-IBT) (E-mail);
>Satishms (E-mail); Suhasa Venkateshamurthy (E-mail); Suresh (E-mail)
>Subject: A Scientific View
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>From: Shreedhar  Torgal <torgals2@anz.com>
>To: "Madan Gopal S." <gopals3@anz.com>, Girish N <girishn@anz.com>,
>"Girish
>Hegde (E-mail)" <girish@cdacb.ernet.in>, "Eshwer chandra jog K. M
>(E-mail)"
><ecjogkm@inspiretech.com>, "GSridhar@Gafri. com (E-mail)"
><GSridhar@Gafri.com>, "Sampige Srinivasa K. P (E-mail)"
><sampiges@hotmail.com>, "Shivanad K R (E-mail)"
><shivanadkr@rediffmail.com>
>Subject: FW: gayathri
>Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:31:33 +1100
>
>A Scientific View of the Gayatri Manthra by Dr.Tanmaya
>
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>
> >Gayatri mantra has been bestowed the greatest importance in Vedic
>dharma.
> >This mantra has also been termed as Savitri and Ved-Mata, the mother of
>the
> >Vedas. The literal meaning of the mantra is:
> >
> >O God! You are Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Almighty. You are all Light.
>You
> >are all Knowledge and Bliss. You are Destroyer of fear, You are Creator
>of
> >this Universe, You are the Greatest of all. We bow and meditate upon
>Your
> >light. You guide our intellect in the right direction.
> >
> >
> >The mantra, however, has a great scientific importance too, which
>somehow
> >got lost in the literary tradition. The modern astrophysics and
>astronomy
> >tell us that our Galaxy called Milky Way or Akash-Ganga contains
> >approximately 100,000 million of stars. Each star is like our sun
>having
> >its own planet system.
> >
> >
> >
> >We know that the moon moves round the earth and the earth moves round
>the
> >sun along with the moon. All planets round the sun. Each of the above
> >bodies revolves round at its own axis as well. Our sun along with its
> >family takes one round of the galactic centre in 22.5 crore years. All
> >galaxies including ours are moving away at a terrific velocity of
>20,000
> >miles per second.
> >
> >And now the alternative scientific meaning of the mantra step by step:
> >
> >(A) Om bhur bhuvah swah: Bhur the earth, bhuvah the planets (solar
>family),
> >swah the Galaxy.
> >
> >We observe that when an ordinary fan with a speed of 900 RPM (rotations
>per
> >minute) moves, it makes noise. Then, one can imagine, what great noise
> >would be created when the galaxies move with a speed of 20,000 miles
>per
> >second. This is what this portion of the mantra explains that the sound
> >produced due to the fast-moving earth, planets and galaxies is Om. The
> >sound was heard during meditation by Rishi Vishvamitra, who mentioned
>it to
> >other colleagues. All of them, then unanimously decided to call this
>sound
> >Om the name of God,because this sound is available in all the three
>periods
> >of time, hence it is sat (permanent).
> >
> >Therefore, it was the first ever revolutionary idea to identify
>formless
> >God with a specific title (form) called upadhi. Until that time,
>everybody
> >recognized God as formless and nobody was prepared to accept this new
>idea.
> >In the Gita also, it is said, "Omiti ekaksharam brahma", meaning that
>the
> >name of the Supreme is Om, which contains only one syllable (8/12).
>This
> >sound Om heard during samadhi was called by all the seers nada-brahma
>(a
> >very great noise), but not a noise that is normally beyond a specific
> >amplitude and limits of decibels suited to human hearing. Hence the
>rishis
> >called this sound Udgith musical sound of the above, i.e., heaven. They
> >also noticed that the infinite mass of galaxies moving with a velocity
>of
> >20,000 miles/second was generating a kinetic energy = 1/2 MV2 and this
>was
> >balancing the total energy consumption of the cosmos. Hence they named
>it
> >Pranavah, which means the body (vapu) or store house of energy (prana).
> >
> >(B) Tat savitur varenyam: Tat that (God), savitur the sun (star),
>varenyam
> >worthy of bowing or respect.
> >
> >Once the form of a person along with the name is known to us, we may
>locate
> >the specific person. Hence the two titles (upadhi) provide the solid
>ground
> >to identify the formless God, Vishvamitra suggested. He told us that we
> >could know (realize) the unknowable formless God through the known
>factors,
> >viz., sound Om and light of suns (stars). A mathematician can solve an
> >equation x2+y2=4; if x=2; then y can be known and so on. An engineer
>can
> >measure the width of a river even by standing at the river bank just by
> >drawing a triangle. So was the scientific method suggested by
>Vishvamitra
> >in the mantra in the next portion as under:-
> >
> >(C) Bhargo devasya dheemahi: Bhargo the light, devasya of the deity,
> >dheemahi we should meditate.
> >
> >The rishi instructs us to meditate upon the available form (light of
>suns)
> >to discover the formless Creator (God). Also he wants us to do japa of
>the
> >word Om (this is understood in the Mantra). This is how the sage wants
>us
> >to proceed, but there is a great problem to realise it, as the human
>mind
> >is so shaky and restless that without the grace of the Supreme (Brahma)
>it
> >cannot be controlled. Hence Vishvamitra suggests the way to pray Him as
> >under:
> >
> >(D) Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat:
> >Dhiyo intellect, yo who, nah we all, prachodayat guide to right
> >direction. O God! Deploy our intellect on the right path.
> >
> >Full scientific interpretation of the Mantra
> >
> >
> >The earth (bhur), the planets (bhuvah), and the galaxies (swah) are
>moving
> >at a very great velocity, the sound produced is Om, (the name of
>formless
> >God.) That God (tat), who manifests Himself in the form of light of
>suns
> >(savitur) is worthy of bowing/respect (varenyam). We all, therefore,
>should
> >meditate (dheemahi) upon the light (bhargo) of that deity (devasya) and
> >also do chanting of Om. May He (yo) guide in right direction
>(prachodayat)
> >our (nah) intellect (dhiyo).
> >
> >So we notice that the important points hinted in the mantra are:-
> >
> >(1) The total kinetic energy generated by the movement of galaxies acts
>as
> >umbrella and balances the total energy consumption of the cosmos. Hence
>it
> >was named as the Pranavah (body of energy). This is equal to 1/2 mv2
>(Mass
> >of galaxies x velocity2).
> >
> >(2) Realizing the great importance of the syllable Om, the other later
>date
> >religions adopted this word with a slight change in accent, viz., amen
>and
> >ameen.
> >
> >(3) The God could be realized through the saguna (gross) upasana
>(method),
> >i.e.,
> >(a) by chanting the name of the supreme as Om and
> >(b) by meditating upon the light emitted by stars (suns).
> >
> >
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