Tuesday, 26 June 2012


The entire concept of Indian Music is called NADA YOGA, which acts upon the human organism and awakens and develops their proper functions to extent of self-realization. The Indian Musical sounds combined with the instruments have a natural harmony between them. When combined in a specific manner, they have a dynamic and powerful effect in balancing the energies of the body. Therefore, the arrangement of tones for different times of day, night and seasons, and how they relate with the changing states of body chemistry, were at the very center of study for ancient Indian masters of ‘sound’ and ‘music’.

The Indian Music is a scientific method of effective cures of disease through the power of music. It restores, maintains and improves emotional, physiological and psychological well being. The articulation, pitch, tone and specific arrangement of swaras (notes) in a particular raga stimulates, alleviates and cures various ailments inducing electro magnetic change in the body. The human body is like a musical instrument, expressing numerous frequencies and rhythms in a constantly changing spectrum of life. It responds and resonates in consonance with music, sounds, speech and thought from the environment, and undergoes changes of heart beat, breathing, blood chemistry and circulation of energy in various organs of the body.

What is a Raga?

Raga, we all know is the sequence of selected notes (swaras) that lend appropriate ‘mood’ or emotion in a selective combination. Depending on their nature, a raga could induce or intensify joy or sorrow, violence or peace and it is this quality which forms the basis for musical application. Thus, a whole range of emotions and their nuances could be captured and communicated within certain rhythms and melodies. Playing, performing and even listening to appropriate ragas can work as a medicine.


Th modern music have negative and destructive effects over the body. When such sounds are received and registered by the Chakras (The Energy Centers) and cells, the balance or equilibrium of the energies is disturbed. This abnormality produces a pressure over various organs, systems and cells and ultimately over the entire body.
The Classical music sounds are used that deal directly with the root causes of imbalance by:

1. Purifying and re-organizing the energy patterns that surround the individual in the form of an ever-expanding and contracting magnetic field (AURA).
2. .Penetrating the human body through the skin, the chief sensory organ, and balancing the frequencies of Chakras and cells, thereby regulating the flow of energy throughout the entire body.
3. This music deals with problems related to the mind and its complexes; to emotional imbalances; and finally to physical problems.

Listening to Sapta Swara is associated with Chakra Meditation.

Mooladhara Chakra symbolizes …. Sa, Swadishtana thru ….. Ri
Manipura thru …… Ga. Anahata thru …….. Ma
Vishudhi thru …… Pa. Ajan thru ……. Dha
Sahasradhara …… Ni

Effect on Chakras :

The seven basic swaras (musical notes) of the musical octave have a one-to-one correspondence with these chakras (nuclei of subtle energy). The lower most (in the kava equina region along the erect endocrine column), viz., the Muladhara Chakra is associated with the swara "sa"; that means, the practice of chanting this particular musical note will have impact on awakening or activation of this particular chakra. Similarly, the chakras successively upwards in this direction namely, the Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Agya and the top-most Sahastrara Chakra… have correspondence respectively with the swaras "re", "ga" "ma", "pa", "dha" and "ni". Significantly, the order of the compositions of these swaras in the "aroha" (ascending) and "avaroha" (descending) patterns of the Shastric musical tunes also match with the top-down (from Sahastrara to Muladhara) and bottom-up (from Muladhara to Sahastrara) directions of the flow of energy.

Healing Indian classical music (Shastric Music) :

The original ragas of the Indian classical music (Shastric Music) are created according to the deep knowledge of harmonious consonance between the seven swaras and chakras. This is why shastric musical compositions are found to have significant positive effect on the mind-body system and also have the potential to awaken the otherwise dormant faculties.
The immediate benefits these ragas offer is mental peace by alleviating tensions and providing an enchanting and creative diversion to the mind. Interpretation of the Vedic scriptures on Nada Vidya implies that Shastric Music helps synergetic augmentation of the panch pranas (the five major streams of vital energy in a human being). In concordance, research in energy medicine (pranic healing) and classical music shows that specific shastric ragas enhance the level of vital energy. It is the deficiencies and disorders in the vital energy distribution in the mind body system, which is the root cause of its ailing state. The smooth and increased flow of vital energy rejuvenates the mind and empowers the immune system as well as the auto-regulatory healing mechanism of the body. This is how classical music generates new hope, joy and enthusiasm in the otherwise dull or depressed mind and removes the disorders and relieves one of the untoward pressures and excitements of inferiority, despair, fear, anger, etc. Because of its fast remedial effects, which lead to eventual cure of the psychosomatic disorders, music therapy based on classical ragas is being used or advised these days for the treatment of insomnia, migraine, hypertension, chronic headache, anxiety, etc. and empowers the immune system as well as the auto-regulatory healing mechanism of the body. This is how classical music generates new hope, joy and enthusiasm in the otherwise dull or depressed mind and removes the disorders and relieves one of the untoward pressures and excitements of inferiority, despair, fear, anger, etc. Because of its fast remedial effects, which lead to eventual cure of the psychosomatic disorders, music therapy based on classical ragas is being used or advised these days for the treatment of insomnia, migraine, hypertension, chronic headache, anxiety, etc.

Asavari builds confidence to be heard in the Morning
Bageshri cures insomnia to be heard in the Night
Basant Bahar cures Gall Stones to be heard in the Morning
Bhim palas cures Anxiety, Hypertension to be heard in the Afternoon
Darbari is a Sedative to be heard in the Night
Gurjari Todi cures Cough to be heard in the Morning
Kedar cures Headache ,Common Cold, Cough, Asthma to be heard in the Night
Puriya cures Colitis, Anaemia, Hypertension to be heard in the Evening
Yaman cures Rheumatic Arthritis to be heard in the Evening
Malkauns(Hindolam)-for Low Blood Pressure
Bilahari-for Depression
Durbari-Anti-stress Raga
Shiva Ranjani---for intellectual excellence

Darbari-Kanhara, Khamaj and Pooriya Ragas for defusing tension ofthe mind and hysteria
Ahirbhairav, Todi ragas for high blood pressure.
Punnagavarali  and Sahana ragas for Control over anger and inner violence

Raga Deepak for acidity.
Gunakali and Jaunpuri ragas for constipation
Mian ki Malhar and Darbari Kanada ragas for Chronic asthma,
Bhairavi for Sinusitis,
Todi and Poorvi for Headache and anxiety,
Kafi and Khamaj ragas for Sleep disorders.
Hindol and Marva ragas for High fevers like Malaria.
Darbari- Kanhara, Jayjaywanti or Sohan for Headaches
Bageshri and Darbari ragas for Insomnia.

Because of its impact on the chakras (and hence on the pranas), shastric music not only vibrates and soothes the mental strings, but also energises and balances the organs of the body.
Singing or engrossed listening of Raga Bhairavi has been found to uproot the diseases of kapha dosha e.g. asthma, chronic cold, cough, tuberculosis, some of the sinus and chest related problems etc. Raga Asavari is effective in eliminating the impurities of blood and related diseases.
Raga Malhar pacifies anger, excessive mental excitements and mental instability.
Raga Saurat and raga Jaijaivanti have also been found effective in curing mental disorders and calming the mind.
Raga Hindola helps sharpening the memory and focusing mental concentration. It has been proved effective in curing liver ailments.
Some ragas like Darbari Kanhada, Kamaj and Pooriya are found to help in defusing mental tension, particularly in the case of hysterics. For those who suffer from hypertension, ragas such as Ahirbhairav, Pooriya and Todi are prescribed. To control anger and bring down the violence within, Carnatic ragas like Punnagavarali, Sahana etc. do come handy.

Enjoy the Beautiful raagas and be blissful.. So hum....

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

DSN Punch lines - From Ashtavakra Gita

DSN Punch lines:
  • *     Knowledge and Application - Apply don’t supply.
  • *     Whatever you do, do it with EAF – Enthusiasm, Action and Feelings.
  • *     Take every unfavorable circumstance as prasadam.
  • *     Yes inside Yes outside.
  • *     Sadhna makes you sadhu.
  • *     Let go of EGO
  • *     Short term pain, long term gain.
  • *     I am hollow and empty. Whatever positive I will take inside.
  • *     Pointing Finger -3 times, what you say you are 3 times more then what you say outside.
  • *     If you focus on what about me what about me – it brings depression.
  • *     When you remove label you become able.
  • *     Ohooooooo People can be like this.
  • *     Sabse bada rog kya kahenge log.
  • *     Be Rock solid
  • *     Question to exclamatory?- ! Why to OHHO
  • *     Acceptance  = Peace of mind
  • *     Non Acceptance = Pieces of mind
  • *     Past is tear, future is fear, Present is dear.
  • *     Mind says Yes –Relief Mind says NO –Conflict
  • *     Success is smile per hour
  • *     Kuch hat ker karo to log hata hata ker dekhenge .
  • *     Till the time you become Ash ‘Do ash in life.’
  • *     Be a CID ( Consider It Done )
  • *     More responsibility more freedom
  • *     Sadhna is dating with yourself.
  • *     Be like a Mango tree and accept Criticism as it when comes.
  • *     SSDS – Sadhna Seva Devotion Surrender
  • *     RAM – Radiance in me
  • *     BMW – Better Mind Work

Friday, 2 March 2012


· To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind;

· To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet;

· To make all your friends feel that there is something in them;

· To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true;

· To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best;

· To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own;

· To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future;

· To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile;

· To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others;

· To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble;

· To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds;

· To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Meditation Lullaby

 Lets Sing Meditation as a Beautiful Song in our lives.

Physiological benefits:
1. It lowers oxygen consumption.
2. It decreases respiratory rate.
3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4. Increases exercise tolerance.
5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6. Good for people with high blood pressure.
7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
8. Decreases muscle tension
9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
11. Helps in post-operative healing.
12. Enhances the immune system.
13. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14. Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
15. Helps with weight loss
16. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17. Higher skin resistance
18. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
20. Decreases the aging process.
21. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
22. Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
23. Makes you sweat less
24. Cure headaches & migraines
25. Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
26. Reduced Need for Medical Care
27. Less energy wasted
28. More inclined to sports, activities
29. Significant relief from asthma
30. Improved performance in athletic events
31. Normalizes to your ideal weight
32. Harmonizes our endocrine system
33. Relaxes our nervous system
34. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35. Helps cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:

36. Builds self-confidence.
37. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
38. Resolve phobias & fears
39. Helps control own thoughts
40. Helps with focus & concentration
41. Increase creativity
42. Increased brain wave coherence.
43. Improved learning ability and memory.
44. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45. Increased emotional stability.
46. improved relationships
47. Mind ages at slower rate
48. Easier to remove bad habits
49. Develops intuition
50. Increased Productivity
51. Improved relations at home & at work
52. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
53. Helps ignore petty issues
54. Increased ability to solve complex problems
55. Purifies your character
56. Develop will power
57. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58. Respond more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
59. increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
60. Higher intelligence growth rate
61. Increased job satisfaction
62. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63. Decrease in potential mental illness
64. Better, more sociable behavior
65. Less aggressiveness
66. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
67. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
69. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
70. Increases sense of responsibility
71. Reduces road rage
72. Decrease in restless thinking
73. Decreased tendency to worry
74. Increases listening skills and empathy
75. Helps make more accurate judgments
76. Greater tolerance
77. Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
78. Grows a stable, more balanced personality
79. Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:

80. Helps keep things in perspective
81. Provides peace of mind, happiness
82. Helps you discover your purpose in life
83. Increased self-actualization.
84. Increased compassion
85. Growing wisdom
86. Deeper understanding of yourself and others
87. Brings body, mind, and spirit in harmony
88. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
89. Increased acceptance of one self
90. Helps learn forgiveness
91. Changes attitude toward life
92. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93. Increases the synchronicity in your life
94. Greater inner-direction
95. Helps living in the present moment
96. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98. Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Awareness”
99. Experience a sense of “Oneness”
100. Leads to enlightenment

Meditation has NO negative side effects


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Right combo or a Buddha

What makes you a Buddha?

Buddha is not a man living outside of the world, disconnected from the world, on the contrary Buddha is in the world and yet not of the world. A Buddha is not a person but a state -- the ultimate state, the ultimate flowering.

Life is a moment to celebrate, to enjoy. Make it fun, a celebration, and then you will enter the temple. The temple is not for the long-faced, it has never been for them. Look at life--do you see sadness anywhere? Have you ever seen a tree depressed? Have you seen a bird anxiety-ridden? Have you seen an animal neurotic? No, life is not like that, not at all. 

One may think that the Buddha was a human. But the Buddha denied this too. Once a Brahmin named Dona, approached the Buddha and questioned him.

"Your Reverence will be a deity ?"
"No, indeed, brahmin, a deity am I not," replied the Buddha.
"Then Your Reverence will be a god?"
"No indeed, brahmin, a god am I not."
"Then Your Reverence will be a human being?"
"No indeed, brahmin, a human being am I not."
"Who, then will Your Reverence be?"

The Buddha replied that He had destroyed Defilements which conditions rebirth as a god or a human being and added:
"As a lotus, fair and lovely, By the water is not soiled, By the world am I not soiled; Therefore, brahmin, am I Buddha!"

Only man has gone wrong somewhere, and he has gone wrong somewhere because he thinks himself to be very wise, very clever. Your cleverness is your disease. Don't be too wise. Always remember to stop; don't go to the extreme. 

A little foolishness and a little wisdom is good, and the right combination makes you a Buddha.

You Never Know

You Never Know How and When The Existence will Start Using You for its Purpose.

You Never Know How and When You will be filled with Abundance..

And You will start Raining, Quenching the thirst of Many.. 

You Never Know How and When You will be Full of Fruits and Shade.. 

And Travellers will take Shelter and Food from You.. 

You Never Know How and When You will be Full with Love and Light.. 

And You will Start Spreading The Fragrance of Beauty to Everyone..

You Never Know How and When The Death will come And Make You Deathless..
And Life will start flowing out of You.. 

You Never Know, How & When…
A Poem by Sri Sri Ravishanker Ji