Tuesday, 10 January 2017

How to make pillows according to your preferences and comfort

Ok somebody on Quora asked me how to make your own pillows: So I though I might get some mileage out of it ;)
  • Take a sturdy cloth (cotton or tericot) of around 1–1.5 m length and 0.5–0.7 m width (can be other way around or choose your size), usually white color is chosen by companies, I just use whatever is handy. 
  • Sew (by hand or machine) in three sides (double line), thread color of your choice as nobody is seeing this part of your pillow unless you do not use pillow covers :D
  • Put in material of your choice (I like sponge cut in cubes for extra fluff, My mother likes more sturdy cotton layers or cloth layer for firmness) till your preferred height and fill is achieved (leave 1 inch space at the open end). For trials, use a few safety pins to temporarily close the fourth side and check (try laying down on it etc.).
  • When filling is satisfactory, close the forth side with double lines of sewing as above.
  • put on your choice of pillow covers, and you are set for that comfortable sleep or cuddle.  

Monday, 4 February 2013

भाषा का संयम

सभी राष्ट्रवादी व हिंदुत्ववादी पृष्ठो के मित्रों से अनुरोध है कृपया पढ़ें एवं अगर सही लगें तो अधिकाधिक शेयर करें:

हमने देखा है के कई मित्र पोस्ट व कमेंट में भाषा का संयम खो जाते हैं। उन्हें ये कुछ बातें याद रखनी चाहिए:

1. आपकी भाषा आपके पुरखों की तथा हिन्दू राष्ट्र की सूचक है। अगर
आप बुरी भाषा का प्रयोग करते हैं तो आप जिसके लिए बोल रहे हैं उसके
कुछ भी नहीं बीगरता लेकिन आप अपनी संस्कृति तथा अपने परिवार
की शिक्षा का अपमान करते हैं।

2. कई लोग आपकी भाषा से व्यथित होकर हिन्दू राष्ट्रवादिता से भी व्यथित हो सकते हैं। जो की बिलकुल गलत होगा क्योंकि सच्चे राष्ट्रवादी पेजों में (जैसे की राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ) कभी आपको गलत भाषा का प्रयोग नहीं मिलेगा 

3. ये पोस्ट पढ़ने वाले आपके अपने परिवार के सदस्य भी हो सकते हैं। क्या आप उन्हें दिखाना चाहते हैं के आपने उनकी शिक्षा का यही उपयोग किया है?

Sunday, 19 August 2012

I feel The fact is why holocaust is given so much importance is because it happened in Europe and to generally white (and rich) people.... otherwise why arent the Japanese atrocities in China and Indo-China are given similar importance???  there the number (China ~ 20 million) is definitely much higher than the Jews.... Even India having no part in this war lost around 2 million civilians ....

Source: wikipedia. 

Estimates for the total casualties of the war vary, because many deaths went unrecorded. Most suggest that some 60 million people died in the war, including about 20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians.[286][287][288]Many civilians died because of disease,starvation, massacres,bombing and deliberategenocide. The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war,[289] including 8.7 million military and 19 million civilian deaths. The largest portion of military dead were ethnic Russians (5,756,000), followed by ethnic Ukrainians (1,377,400).[290] One of every four Soviet citizens was killed or wounded in that war.[291] Germany sustained 5.3 million military losses, mostly on the Eastern Front and during the final battles in Germany.[292]

Of the total deaths in World War II approximately 85 percent—mostly Soviet and Chinese—were on the Allied side and 15 percent on the Axis side. Many of these deaths were caused by war crimes committed by German and Japanese forces in occupied territories. An estimated 11[293] to 17[294] million civilians died as a direct or indirect result of Nazi ideological policies, including the systematic genocide of around six million Jews during The Holocaust along with a further five million Roma, homosexuals as well as Slavs and other ethnic and minority groups.[295] Roughly 7.5 million civilians died in China under Japanese occupation,[296] and hundreds of thousands (varying estimates) of ethnic Serbs, along with gypsies and Jews, were murdered by the Axis-aligned Croatian Ustaše in Yugoslavia,[297] with retribution-related killings of Croatian civilians just after the war ended.

The question for me is why are we so focused on the Holocaust as being the fact that only Jews died in it??? If you go to East Europe you will find that nearly all of tribals (Romas etc.), people from Asian/African decent also died. Japanese were not even that discriminating as they killed nearly all nonJapanese people.

Also, because the Allied forces won the war their own Genocides were also neglected:
> 10s of millions of native deaths in India, North America etc by the British: or didnt you realise that Native americans were once a Majority? or why Indian population couldnt increase before Independence?
> Dutch massacars in Africa and India etc etc...

I can go on and on but all I want to say is Jew part of the Holocaust may have been bigger than even what is claimed by Israel herself but there have been bigger losses by many countries in that war alone.... let alone in other wars..... wars alone are the culprits and nothings else.... 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

What you say about -
Baba Log (So called Godmen) come on TV daily and tell do this, do that.
Many have built Huge Ashrams, Some found exploiting women, children, Some travel in Business Class, Stay in 5 Star Hotels and ask others to live simple.
These (except respectable persons like Morari Bapu etc. ) Baba's no where fit in criteria of Saint given in Hindusm.
So, what you think, they are doing something good for religion or harmful for religion?
This factor depends on the type of baba....... for example, I applaud the Sri Sri, Ramakrishna Math, Bharat sevashram Sangha, Patanjali etc. which work for betterment of people by opening schools, collages, hospitals and provide rescue from natural calamities......etc....
but when giving to these God men we should check very thoroughly about to whom we are giving???? if these you have seen these people to have luxury then these are NOT saadhus.... as that is the primary requirement to become one ..... leave out luxuries...... and how are the funds going to be handled........ all well known religious institutions who take money for chairty have taxation and auditing systems.... so the in exchange for the money you are giving you can track their expenditures if you want....... Ramakrishna Math even publishes it financial info every year in their magazines.....

so if these are not Saadhus and you usually find these out easily enough then why pay them anything???? but I feel people pay because they have tendency to pay to God as to buy forgiveness for their sins..... so they are not giving to charity but selling paaps..... in this case most good saadhus will not take your daan....... only the bad ones will..... cause its only money for them...... but I dont know why they dont realise this money is going to waste.... Paap punya cant be sold or bought....... if you have done paap do some charity involving yourself..... may not require any money at all......

Coming to TV etc. in itself is not bad..... that is just spreading of knowledge...... that should not be related to what they have done in their ashrams....... as in any group of entertainers/reporters some will always do bad (e.g. Barkha Datt etc.) ...... does not mean their job is not important......

well u see..i am a sikh...i dont much about hindu mythology...i am just trying reason wid u on human nature as u have put up this question..i have watched ramayan and mahabharat as a child...i used to like watching it..this was my opinion on that episode..!!

now about this question..my thinking is if i m correct..in those days i think girls didnt had much say in concieving or not...u see those were the periodic times and as all of us know ladies(even if shes a princess) didnt used to get that much respect as they would have deserved in those times...now u have to admit male egos were bigger than anything (in those days) and ego of a king was much much bigger, bigger than the whole state..!!

if kans can put his own biological father in dungeon just for the throne n power..well i think killing his nephews to save his own life wouldnt have been a much of a problem for him..and secondly he wanted her sister to give birth to the child so that he can kill him..his male ego was at stake that a kid will kill amighty king...it was more about satisfying his ego then conquering death..!!
Actually if you read the books the Ramayan and Mahabharat, they feel like a description of the current times......for example: some women are powerful...... others are not........ as in this case, you see that Yashoda is very powerful..... even without having many children etc.... but Devaki is weak and helpless.......... may be due to having a bully as brother...... also her husband is a good for nothing (in my view).......... I bet there are these characters in our societies now.... in your surroundings you can easily find these characters right now!!!
I have no idea about other religions.... in the Brahm Supergroup of religions, meditation is one of the primary aspects of our religions... when you are taught meditation your taught of focus on an object.... the rock in front of which we are praying is just such an focus.... and if a focus has been used by a lot of people .... it can give you more focus than you yourself have...... so with prayers we are increasing focusing power of the object we are focusing on...... I will tell you something you might not like..... many saadhus teach to consider Muslims as Air worshipers..... and Chiristians as Cross worshipers.... as they feel that is their focus of praying......

similar is true for samadhis and dargahs..... a sage's tomb contains the focusing power that he/she earned during long prayers..... and this power enhances your own meditation when prayed there..... and of course popular saints have a lots of payers focused on their tombs...... growing powers with each prayer........ and this is the reason famous sages in Hindu/Boudh traditions are also entombed not burned.....

we are not confining the prayer to anything!!! Dunno how else to explain to you..... as the power of meditation is something I cant explain.....
I  am not talking about "My Feelings" ..
I am talking about what my Religion asks me to do.
It is in our Religion to offer Prayers when someone dies for "Aatma Shaanti" .. Not just once, A Lot of them.. Since we are Brahmins, there are many more Rituals.
your religion does not ask you to pay a pandit..... it asks you to do certain rituals which can be done by you.... if you want to be very correct a book describing the rituals can be used..... a pandit is only a knowledgeable guide, and he should only assist, his dakshina only is a payment for that..... God will never ask payment from you..... why would god need money??? so when next time a pandit asks to put some money somewhere during a pooja tell him that I will pay you for the whole thing and your time but I will not do God the insult of offering money......

Are you not aware of the concept of giving Food and Dakshina to Pandit on Shraad..?
Are you suggesting that a common man can understand each and very Ritual that needs to be followed..? With his busy Schedule..?
I know and that is what I said.... think about it.... Food and Dakshina is given as daan in behalf of the departed..... I am not saying that is wrong.... but I am saying not to offer money in all the swahas and stuff like you were describing the Pandit in Haridwar made you to do.....

And none of the people are talking about sharddh here but even for that..... if the exact book is available and it is.... it mostly a matter of reading a 20 page book twice.... one to find which stuff are required and gathering them..... and second while the ceremony for the mantras.... some of the parts can not be done if you are not a brahmin and dont have yagyopawit but other than that and the daan brahmins are not required...... and believe me..... mantras spoken by a relative with love in heart are much better than a impartial paid pandit.....

My fathers friend and collegue acted as the Pandit for us During my fathers vatasarik, as he is a brahmin and he did NOT make all those put one rupees here and two rupee there gestures... and he explained that professional pandits act like that to make more money and that has nothing to do with the ritual.....