Sunday, December 8"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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Inner Engineering Of Indian Gurus And How It Is Different From Western Approach | Subjective Neuroscience

Inner Engineering Of Indian Gurus And How It Is Different From Western Approach | Subjective Neuroscience

Mind Science, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjqBAqFpswE So, now the problem when you are doing like such sort of analysis of the cognitive system is that, there's just so much stuff going on like their sounds, light, like there's so many people moving around you. It's very difficult for you to really get a grasp of how to handle a complex system like this, because it's always changing and there are just so many variables. So the question is like everybody, I assume every human being with an interest in this stuff, has to deal with how do you study and control system with so many variables. So western answer was always to look harder at what was out there. So they saw like these planets out there and comets out there and they were like, let's study it in more and more detail and try to blo...
Are Mind And Body Completely Different As Suggested By Descartes ? | Subjective Neuroscience

Are Mind And Body Completely Different As Suggested By Descartes ? | Subjective Neuroscience

Mind Science, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TnyJO3CbzI&t=28s So, the standard approach and western thought always say that the mind is independent of the body. This is Rene Descartes. So he came up with this ‘cogito ergo sum’. So “I think therefore I” and so there dualism was always - anything mental is one, and anything physical is the other, the body is different. So they had this very clear-cut line separating these two spheres. But over the last 40-50 years, there has been this new approach coming up in the West in neuroscience literature of Embodied Cognition. So where they start to wonder, if the body is not really that separate from your mental processes is. So they start wondering if there's components of the body that contribute to mental processing and one very famous one was this
Are Portmanteaus Always Meaningful ? | Sanskrit Hindu Names

Are Portmanteaus Always Meaningful ? | Sanskrit Hindu Names

Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7asIO-NPCVk Second, don’t try portmanteaus, please don’t, often parents try a portmanteaus, of the name of the father in the mother, and sometimes they get meaningless result, sometimes they get horrible results. For examples and I am not taking these all, there is a name called Krishiv, somebody came with the combination of Krishna and Shiva and made it Krishiv with different spellings and named sites clime it feels Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva companied. It is a meaningless name, there is no such word in Sanskrit. Still probably, ok.  The next example is when, I don’t know what to say, this is shared by Prof. K S Kannan on the BharatiyaVidhya Parishad naming list a few months ago from his real life, and come across the person named Vandhy
How Not To Go Wrong In Selecting Your Child’s Name |Sanskrit Names For Children

How Not To Go Wrong In Selecting Your Child’s Name |Sanskrit Names For Children

Srijan Snippets, Videos
So how do we name children? My best suggestion, my first recommendation is consult a shrotriya guru, shrotriya guru or a pandit of Sanskrit in that order of preference. Shrotriya guru would what is the right word, what the word is suitable as a name, what would not suitable as name as rasi name, nakshatra name or non-nakshatra name. We have had both in our culture, and how to find a Guru, which is very difficult to find or a Sanskrit pandit. Sanskrit pandit is not as difficult, ask around, there is publication called inventory of Sanskrit scholar. If you Google with just four words, you will get a pdf on the web site of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, if I not mistaken and that pdf has at least thousands, I think four or five thousand names with contact details, with address and many persons...
Errors In Spelling Pronunciation Of Sanskrit Names | Nityananda Misra | Sanskrit Hindu Child Names

Errors In Spelling Pronunciation Of Sanskrit Names | Nityananda Misra | Sanskrit Hindu Child Names

Srijan Snippets, Videos
The phenomenon I see is a lot of people had Sanskrit names, which have the ‘ph’ sound and they are spelt and pronounce as ‘f’ somehow, it make the small , it makes them feel most civilized, if we have the  f pronunciation, not blaming anybody, but which is, see some of the popular names so Shephali is the Sanskrit word, it’s a popular name, if you search on LinkedIn, you will see  8500 results with the f spelling and only 400 with the ph spelling, which is correct, because its Shephali that’s the name. Similarly praphulla. the Hindi word phul comes from phull. so somebody says fulo ka tharah sabka kehana he, fulom ka nahi hai, if you say fulom ka kehana he, its likes fools you know. so phulom ka kehana he, so the name is praphulla. but nobody says its ph spelling is all f and similarl
Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
So, try the basic well, try checking a dictionary or go to a scholar who would know Sanskrit. Don’t blindly believe Google. So, this is actual screenshot from 16th of June for the name Ishanvi. Google Ishanvi for Sanskrit name meaning and you see the feature snippet which the Google shows which has the wrong meaning, and also the first result the second and third results, a lot of people do this, they just search the meaning of name on Google and Google sorts its information from web sites which are popular. Web sites which are popular are usually the name websites which have a lot of usage-oriented content, which is more of them are not correct, and Google shows up incorrect results, which are not to be trusted. Next Wikipedia, so the Wikipedia kids are smarter than Google kids, becau
The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
Sayanacarya, the great scholar who commented on all the four Vedic samhitas, he explains that, the first name is the ”Naksatra nama, Nakshatra nama, Guhya nama, Prakasa nama, ithi treeni namani”. The first name of the child was the Naksatra nama - it was based on the naksatra and even today you will have that tradition of giving names as per the Janma Naksatra. The second name was Guhya nama or a secret name; this was known only to the parents. So this was like the personal name, called inside home, the name only use by the parents and the close family. The third name was the Prakasa nama. Prakasa means manifest or which is visible. So this was the name which was known to everybody. They had two names, one was the Nakshatra name, one was the public name or the Prakasa name and the fourth
The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVyUEMN6uY&t=12s Important things about Sabarimala, not a regular temple. So they don't do daily puja at here, the temple is open only on very specific days or periods. There is a Mandala puja which is November, December, it sort of goes into January, it goes into the Makara Vilakku, or the Makara Sankranti as we call it. They also open it on the Vishu festival which is mid-April and then there is a tradition of opening it in the first five days of each Malayalam calendar year. Now the interesting point is that the Devaswom board, when it made its argument in the Supreme Court and it's recorded there, that the restriction on women of menstrual age is only for the pilgrimage period, it is for one, two and three, there is no clear restriction in tra...
Sabarimala: Secularism Or Monotheism? | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala: Secularism Or Monotheism? | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vwoMAqqwaM Now secularism really can mean that, I will not discriminate between religions and there are two ways, are not discriminating -- one becoming godless as somebody who is sort of administrator, judge you. The other is I will be like maybe in the US, I could be Christian state, but I will actually not make the distinction no particular religion will get any favors. But in India we sort of have gone down the path of the British version of secularism, which is basically a godless state, that is how we, our whole state has been constructed on the basis of a British constitutional principle and that's what you follow. So it doesn't matter if a judge is religious, it doesn't matter if a judge is a priest, because this particular constitution be...
Sabarimala: Understanding Hinduism

Sabarimala: Understanding Hinduism

Hinduism, Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0nB9SODuWs Since ancient times it is actually a geographical description of the land, that this is Hindu land, the people who reside over here are Hindus and that essentially was I mean, I would say that just like you look at people who reside in China's Chinese, people who live in Iran as Iranians, who live in Greece as Greeks, those who lived in India, India is an English term, but were called Hindus, even today some of the languages in the Middle East and in China tend to use the term Hindu, for anybody that comes out of India regardless of their religion. So, the term is religious and agnostic, it is geographical in description. Now what the Europeans did, is that they continued to use the nomenclature Hindu, except they gave it a religious co...