While you may not have much of a choice in the office environment you work in, there are some small adjustments you can make to improve the vibes around you.

Even though enployees are not at liberty to have seats to their own choice, they can at least try to implement some conditions while they are at work.

By following these principles one can find stability and success at the work place.

Always try to sit in the southwest corner of the cabin facing north or east.

Never keep the southwest corner of the room cabin empty or vacant.

Never sit under a beam.

Never sit with your back to the door.

Sit facing east or north while working on the computer.

Place the computer, typewriter etc., towards southeast or northwest.

Place some rising portraits like mountains or flying cranes behind the seat for stability.

A wall behind the seat gives you the feeling of security.

Sitting with your back to a door or window leads to misunderstanding and quarrels with superiors, staff and colleagues etc.,

This obstacle can be avoided by keeping the window or the door closed.


Gardens are assets to any home, but ensure you make the most of them.

Gardens add beauty to any house or commercial space.

But they should also be maintained with some basic Vaastu principles to get the postiive vibrations and good results from them.

The garden should be thick in the south west side of the building.

A pond in the northeast of the garden is considered very fruitful.

Be sure the slope is towards the northeast even in the garden.

The walls on the southeast should be higher than the rest of the walls. A storeroom in the garden should be on the southeast corner.

Electrical bulbs should be in the southeast corner.

An underground tank or pond should always be in the north, east or northeast corner.

Plants, herbs, aromatic bushes should always be planted in the west side.

The southeast should always have tall tress.

Decorative plants can be grown in the north, east, northeast or northwest of the garden.

East and Northeast is considered best to have the Tulsi (Basil) plant.


Small things can make a big difference, so here is what you should look for in the construction of the flat in which you plan to live.

Here are some important points to remember while constructing a flat, because these things are considered very minor but have a very huge effect on Vaastu principles and also natural phenomena.

The maximum area in the Northeast should be kept vacant since it is the direction of prosperity and also should receive plenty of sunshine.

The building is always preferred square or rectangle in shape.

Since steel and RCC reinforcement provided in the slab affect the electromagnetic environment in the premises, it is better to have a high roof.

A beam should be avoided across (middle of the room). Use wood and other non-magnetic metals like brass or aluminium.

Never build a column in the centre of the room.

Balconies in east and north are the best.

Steps to enter the main door of the house are considered to be beneficial to the person living there.

The entrance and exit doors directly opposite is considered to be non-beneficial since what comes in goes out.

The rooms in the north side should be short by 1 to 3 inches compared to those in the south, but at least 6 to 9 inches bigger.


Most people consider Vaastu insignificantly for home offices, but it is certainly not something to be ignored.

A small office at home is a special room where one can find the meaning and the importance of what one does, the work, the decisions, and so on.

These are similar to what is done in regular offices.

It should be self-made and designed according to one's need.

The person in charge should sit facing the North or East for any reference study since those directions are considered to be directions of knowledge.

Make sure you never face the wall as it curbs creativity.

The space in front of the table or desk develops creativity and strengthens efficiency.

Place the desk or table where one gets the best view and light but not against the wall.

Provide the room with good photographs, pleasant colours and the working table with a table lamp, which enhance the capacity and interest of the person to work.

The office entrance should be from the East or North.

A green light along with all this will enhance intelligence.

Make sure there is no tree, pillar, rock or any other thing which disturbs the entrance.


Pooja rooms, toilets and staircases each have their correct place.

The staircase to the first and second floors is best in the southwest corner with steps rising in the east-west direction.

Never build the pooja room, kitchen and toilet next to each other.

Never construct the pooja room in front of the main door.

The safe should always face the north or east direction.

Try best not to build the toilet or the room under the staircase.

The north-east walls are best for wash basins, taps and mirrors.

Place the refrigerator in the north-west corner of the room.

See that the main gate will open inwards.

A tree, temple, open drain, court, jail, electrical pole are some of the things which should be avoided in front of the main entrance.

Open railings and grills are best for balconies.


Those special rooms in your home should face the right way to ensure peace and prosperity within.

The windows should be at least 3.5 feet high from the floor level.

Windows opening towards the north or east are the best.

For houses patterned with sloping roots, be sure the slope of the root is towardsthe north or northeast or the east only.

An extra room or storey constructed on the south or west side of the building is good.

Try to build the children's room in the northwest or southeast part of the house.

The Pooja room is best in the northeast corner, or in the east and north side.

A Pooja room, which is square in shape and has the roof sloping from the centre on all other sides, is considered best for mental relaxation and meditation.

Pooja rooms should never have partitions made of wood or curtains.

The furniture in the drawing and dining rooms should akways be square or rectangular in shape. The store room is always best in the South side.


Furniture, photographs and other decorative items in your home can make all the difference to good Vaastu.

Generally we consider the selection of the site, plans, positions of main doors should be as per Vaastu for a peaceful prosperous life.

However, even decorative elements in a home, such as photographs, can play a major role in making a house Vaastu-friendly.

Place Photos of dieties like Gods, Goddesses, Saints, Sagas, on the eastern and northern walls.

Photos of the departed, near and dear ones should be on southern walls.

Avoid these photos in prayer rooms. Avoid cactus and other thorney plants, especially in the northern and eastern regions.

Appliances like electrical and electronic items should be pushed to the southeast corner of a room.

Arrange heavy furniture on the southern and western side.

Light furniture should be arranged in the North and East areas.

Plant light indoor plants on the North, East and Northeast portions.

The South and West corner can have heavy indoor plants.

Avoid continuous blaring music in your home.

Always control the volume.

Allow the center of each room to be free from heaviness.

Exhaust fans should be always in the Northwest corner & room.

It is better to always use thick and heavy curtains for the South and Western windows and lighter curtains for the North and Eastern windows.


Under Vaastu, colours have been prescribed for every direction in the house.

Painting in the house is considered to be one of the prominent factors in Vaastu.

So interior colour schemes should not be very bright and stimulating.

They should be subtle and pleasing. Human beings are creatures of energy and respond to energy of teh colours around.

As per Vaastu, colours have been prescribed for each direction of the house.

If a different colour is used in that direction the results will be troublesome because the Lord of that direction and the colour may not be of friendly relations.

East being the direction of the Sun, the clour preferred is dark brown, which gives you purity and satvik results.

Venus being the lord of Southeast, the colour suited is white, which gives beauty, charm and luck. South is ruled by Mars.

The colour preferred is red, which is symbol of aggressiveness and fiery.

It can be used only in risk bearing buildings in that particular direction.

South-west is ruled by Rahu and the colour preferred is blue, which represents courage.

This is used in particular types of buildings in that particular direction.

The ruler of west is Saturn and it represents maturity and satisfaction.

The colour represented here is blue and it can be used in the dining room, bedroom and conference rooms.

North is represented by Mercury and the colour suited is green, which signifies intelligence and wealth and it can be used anywhere.

Nort-west is governed by the Moon and the colour preferred here is white, which denotes purity and wealth.

It is suited for all types of rooms and places.

Jupiter represents the Northeast sector and recommends yellow, which stands for piousness and purity.

It can be used in the Pooja room.

Generally white, yellow and green colours are preferred for business and sometimes red and blue may be used for special types of business establishment.

It is advised that good colour combinations be provided in differents to ensure good luck, health and wealth.


Vaastu being an ancient architectural science, it not only deals with residential buildings, factories and industries but also has prominence along with flowers and plants in and around the buildings.

Plants in and around the building play a significant role in activating positive vibrations i.e. Positive Vaastu energy to our daily life.

Tulsi (Basin) is of great importance in houses.

It should be planted in the East or Northwest direction only, since it is considered a deity.

Jasmine (Chameli) is associated with spirituality and considered to be the best for worshipping purposes.

Marigold, being a yellow flower, is good around the house and it gives the most positive Vaastu energy.

Champaka, Mogra and Parijat should be planted only in the North, Northeast, South and Southeast directions of the home.

Flower pots should never be kept on the building wall in the North, East or Northeast direction, which creates a sort of blockage in that direction.

If possible, it is auspicious to have a pond with lotus flowers in the Northeast side of the house.

Fruit-bearing trees should be planted only in the East direction of the garden.

Growing tall trees in the Southwest side of the house will bring stability and progress in the house.

Tall and heavy trees on the Southwest side protect the house from bad vibrations coming from the Southwest.

It is better to have a money plant inside the house since it brings good luck to the house.


Vaastu Shastra is 5000 years old but since the middle 1990s, there has been a sudden interest in the subject of the Vaastu Shastras.
People seem to have rediscovered a long lost panacea for their ills.
All they need to do is to make a few changes to their home or office layout and overnight, they have the health, wealth and happiness which they lacked for so long!
Try buying a home in any city in India without the builder spouting virtues of “Vaastu Shastra” and how his project and flats fulfill Vaastu conditions.
It is impossible.
Over the last decade, Vaastu has gained enormes popularity.
Vaastu has found takers even among the high and mighty of the land.
Corporate chieftains and politicians in power are constantly relocating and redesigning their offices according to Vaastu Shastra to see if it will improve their financial and political scorecards.
What is this Vaastu Shastra all about?Believers in Vaastu have a modern name for it –
‘Ancient Wisdom of Architectonics’.
There are three levels in which Vaastu is applied.
First, in a basic sense, it means designing architecture of residential, commercial and government buildings and components of a building like rooms, gates, etc on the basis of architectural wisdom contained in ancient Indian lore.
The idea is to add to the well being of the occupants.Secondly, at a slightly higher level, Vaastu covers a lot of architecture related areas in public sphere-town planning, laying out gardens, market places, ports, roads, bridges, gateways, wells, drains, enclosure walls, embankments, just about everything that is built by man.
Thirdly, at the micro-level of an individual citizen’s daily life, it deals with furniture, tables, beds, wardrobes, mats, lamps, footwear and the like.
This list is expanding by the day.
For example, Vaastu experts now tell you about the right design of the computer table and the ideal location of PC in your home office.Architects who think Vaastu has no scientific basis-their number is dwindling by the day – have two complaints against the Shastra and its modern interpretations.
First, they think that by claiming solutions in architecture and interior design for every evil that befalls a human being, Vaastu has made architects responsible for things, which lie beyond their control.
A brilliant architect of a corporate headquarters may be blamed for the financial misfortune of the company, for which reasons may lie elsewhere.
Secondly, the non-believers argue that Vaastu leads to creating structures that are out of sync with environment.
You should have a perspective on Vaastu before you decide whether to believe in it or not.
For that, you need to know a bit about how architectural ideas have evolved in India.
Be patient and control your yawns.Indian history has three distinct architectural epochs in succession the Vedic (or the Hindu) period, the Islamic period and the colonial period.
These three epochs are characterized by their respective myths and cultures.
In each epoch, structures were constructed that reflected the society at the time.For instance, the Vedic times were typically characterized by the world of the non-manifest: buildings were generated from magic diagrams called the ‘Vaastu-Purusha-Maddalas’, the root of Vaastu Shastra.
The advent of Islam about a thousand years ago caused a fundamental shift-from the meta-physical to the sensual and hedonistic-characterized, for example, by the garden as an earthly image of paradise.
The arrival and consolidation of power of Europeans in India and the construction of buildings and public spaces on European style coincided with the Age of scientific progress and rationality.
This influenced a radical change in paradigms.Consider this.
Intricately designed and complex temple structures, concerned with the mysterious and the metaphysical, are typical creations of the Hindu mind of the ancient times.
In contrast, simple rhythms and expansive blank walls and the dominance of white color were attributes of Islamic culture and buildings.
The grandeur of power was reflected in the European architecture.
Modern architecture in India has imbibed qualities of all these three epochs.
All right.
So where do we place Vaastu in this?
The first, the ancient Indian category, of course.
Vaastu is based on the effect of the non-manifest on the architecture and your well-being. In ancient India, a lot of people thought that the manifest world was only a part of their existence; there was also the world of the non-manifest that influenced their lives.
If you think that views holds good even now, then Vaastu is for you.
The science of Vaastu Shastra is indeed one of the oldest and most powerful of our cultural inheritances.
All our great rulers for the prosperity and perpetuity of their kingdoms abundantly used Vaastu in the earlier periods.
It was also used in town planning and the construction of temples.
Simply stated, Vaastu helps us to align the energies of our house with that of the environment.
It helps us to live in consonance with nature.
Most people consult Vaastu only when they are in trouble or things are not going right.
This attitude is incorrect as Vaastu affects the health, wealth and prosperity of the house and it’s inhabitants.

Vaastu in your Kitchen:

The kitchen is an extremely important part of your house and must be given due care and respect.

Most of us treat the kitchen only as a place where food is cooked and food stocks are stored.

However the ancient percepts of Vaastu accord very high significance to the kitchen and it’s placement.

It is considered a sacred place.

Vaastu percepts relating to the Kitchen are as follows:

1) The best location for the Kitchen is the Southeast.

2) Kitchen located in the North or the East does tend to cause financial troubles.

3) The women folk should be facing the East while doing their cooking. This is good for health.

4) There should be abundant use of green in the kitchen. For example green granite for flooring or green pictures. This helps improve the appetite of the family members and also promotes peace and harmony in the house.

5) If possible, the cooking gas and the washing sink should not be kept very close to each other. The logic being fire and water are not comfortable close to each other.

6) The cooking stove should not be visible to the naked eyes from the outside. Hence always shield the kitchen from the outsiders.

7) There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen. This affects the money flow.

8) Wall Clocks should not be placed on the South and Southwest walls.

9) Kitchen is the best place to have your daily meals; but never face South while having your meals it creates stomach disorders, indigestion and other related problems.

Vaastu in your Bedroom:

After a whole busy day you expect a complete rest for your body & mind.
And bedroom is the place where you get the relief from your stress, workout and other tension.
So it becomes very necessary to take utmost care while placing the interiors for your bedroom according to the Vaastu percepts.
Some general Vaastu principles relating to the Bedroom are as follows:

1) The master bedroom is the place where the head of the family gets peace and privacy. Thus it is preferred in the Southwest or South since it is considered to be cool place.

2) Avoid constructing the master bedroom in the Northeast direction. Southeast is also not recommended for this room.

3) While placing mirror in your bedroom see to it that no part of your body is directly visible in the mirror while sleeping. Because that part of your body might face health problems e.g. if your head is visible in the mirror while sleeping it may cause migraine or if your legs are visible then you may face problem such as joints pain, etc.

4) Always keep your feet away from the main door, while sleeping it should not face the main door.

5) Place the bed in the Southwest of the room but it should not obstruct the door of the room.

6) Do not sleep keeping your head towards the north.

7) Avoid having bedroom near the drawing room.

8) Always keep room well-maintained, along with some scenery. Keep it well-lit and pleasant looking.

9) Always sleep with your head towards south.

10) See that the bed never touches the wall.


Missile Man of India

The “Missile Man of India”
The brain behind the Indian missile arsenal of Prithvi, Agni, etc.
A brilliant technologist
Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of India..
loved by kids, students, youth, elders all over the country..
loved by all defense personnel..
Went on to become the ‘People’s President’
First Indian President to fly in the fighter air crafts, to board the submarines, to visit the Siachin..
More than anything else a wonderful human being..
Today is the last day of A P J Abdul Kalam in the office as The President of India…
A man who upholded the dignity of the Presidential post of India..
An apolitical figure..
When Abdul Kalam gets down from the post of the president of India, it is the post of the president that is losing its charm and glory, not Abdul Kalam..
Kalam still continues to rule the hearts of 6 billion people as ‘The People’s President’
Salam Kalam

Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is leaving behind a great legacy of true Indian, who is committed for the cause of his nation in every work he performs. I am not the only person who is praising Dr Kalam for his extraordinary conduct as missile man and Indian President; there are billions of people in India across all the sections who want to embrace his philosophy of Indianism.

This simply looking and a shy man has clearly changed our thinking about nation and role of president. He is a real hero not the filmy one but a real time hero who has proven to us that patriotism is still alive in India. This is his extraordinary trust on Indian people which make him shine above our rusting political leaders. He is a true leader, who not only demonstrates leadership but also help others in becoming leaders.

According to him, Indian need good leaders very badly who can take this nation to new heights and he is totally right because if one APJ Abdul Kalam can make so much difference than what will happen if we have ten, twenty or hundred people like him. He is a true leader because he believes in the legacy of making news leaders who can carry forward his dream ahead.

Today most of Indian political class is only a story of one man glory where these supreme leaders are not ready to allow any new leaders to come forward and take the nation to new heights. These leaders are only busy in promoting their families and faithfuls. In this kind of time getting a true leader like Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is moment of real pride for all of us. In every way, Dr Kalam deserves a second term as Indian president but Indian political class was fearful of his increasing stature and his support among common people.

Dr Kalam has given us a chance to reclaim our nation from the hands of corrupt government servants, religious radicalism and political dominance. Dr Kalam is a true igniter of minds and he has already done that by seeding love for Indian in hearts of many Indians. It may not possible for many of Indians to achieve heights in life like him however by following his message of love; we all can transform this nation into a heaven on earth.


Jain Tattvas and Philosophy of Karma

The Jain tattvas, or principles, are the single most important subject of Jain philosophy. It deals with the theory of karma, which provides the basis for the path of liberation. Jain literature explains nine fundamental tattvas. Without the proper knowledge of these tattvas, a person can not progress spiritually.
The proper understanding of this subject brings about right knowledge (samyak jnana), right faith (samyak darshana), and right conduct (samyak-charitra) to an individual.
Nine Tattvas (Principles)
1. Jiva Soul or living being (Consciousness)
2. Ajiva Non living substances
3. Punya* Virtue
4. Papa* Sin
5. Asrava Cause of the influx of karma
6. Samvara Stoppage or arrest of the influx of karma
7. Nirjara Exhaustion of the accumulated karma
8. Bandha Bondage of karma
9. Moksha Total liberation from karma

• Punya and Papa are the diverse results of Asrava and Bandh. Some exponents of Jains do not treat them as separate tattvas. According to them, there are only seven principles instead of nine.

1. Soul (Jiva) or Living being Substance
Jiva or Soul is the only substance, which in pure state possesses infinite knowledge, vision, power, and bliss. The pure soul is a liberated soul. The worldly soul is covered by karma particles. The karma subdues the natural qualities of the soul. The qualities of the impure soul are as follows: • Limited Knowledge, Vision, Power, and Bliss• Possesses a body (plants, hellish, animal, human, or angel) • Wanders into the cycle of life and death• Suffers from birth, death, pain, and pleasureThe ultimate goal of human life is to remove all karma particles, which are attached to the soul. Then the soul will become pure and liberated.

2. Ajiva (Non living) Substances
Except soul, everything else in the entire universe is non-living substance. The non-living substances are classified into five categories. Matter - PudgalSpace - AakasMedium of motion - DharmastikayMedium of rest - AdharmastikayTime - Kaal or Samay
Out of five categories, only matter substance possesses body, color, and senses. Karma is one of the categories of matter. It is known as karmic matter (karma pudgala). Karma particles are Chatur-sparshi Pupgalas (of very fine matter not perceptible to the senses). The entire universe is filled with such karmic matter.
Every living being is covered by karmic matter from the beginning of time or from their eternal existence. It is the karmic matter that keeps the soul away from realization of its true nature. It is due to karma one feels pleasure and pain, reincarnates in the different form of life, acquires certain types of physical body, and the duration of life.

3. Punya (Virtue)
The fruit of influx of karmic matter due to good activities of the mind, body, and speech with the potential of producing pleasant sensations is called punya or virtue. By Subha Yoga (religious) activities the soul becomes purified, simultaneously karmic matter (shubha karma pudgala) are attached to the soul. The bondage of shubh karmas is called dravya Punya and when they give result, it is called punya.

4. Papa (Sin)
The result of influx of karmic matter due to evil activities of the mind, body, and speech with the potential of producing unpleasant sensations is called papa or sin. Ashubha Yoga Activities such as violence, untruth, theft, unchastity, attachment to objects, anger, conceit, deceit, lust result in producing ashubha karma pudgalas is called papa when it give result.Asrava (Cause of the influx of karma)Asrava is the cause, which leads to the influx of good and evil karma which lead to the bondage of the soul.

5. Asrava Ashrava
may be described as attraction in the soul toward sense objects. The following are causes of Asrava or influx of good and evil karma:Mithyatva IgnoranceAvirati Lack of self restraintPramada* Unawareness or unmindfulnessKasaya Passions like anger, conceit, deceit, and lustYoga Activities of mind, speech, and body

6. Samvara (Stoppage of Karma)
The method that stops fresh karma from attaching into the soul is called samvara. This process is a reverse process of asrava. It can be accomplished by constant practice of:
Samyaktva Right belief virati Observance of vows Apramada Awareness Akasaya Passionlessness Ayoga Peacefulness of vibratory activities

7. Nirjara (Exhaustion of the attached karma)
The attached karma exhaust themselves by producing their results when it is time for them to do so. At that time new karma attach to the soul.
Unless the attached karma are exhausted before they start producing the results, it becomes difficult for the soul to be free.
Therefore, it is necessary to exhaust all karmas before their maturity. This is done by rigorous austerities and penance. This process is called nirjara.
There are twelve types of nirjara defined in the Jain scriptures. They are divided into two groups; external nirjara which disciplines the human body against passions and desires and internal nirjara which purifies the soul. The internal nirjara is the true austerities because it exhausts the attached karma before their maturity from the soul.
External Nirjara:
Anasan Complete abstinence of eating any food and drinking liquid for certain timeUnodary or Alpahara Reduction in the quantity of food one normally eats
Bhikshachari Limiting the number of food items to eat and material things for useRasa Parityaga Complete abstinence of eating or drinking juicy and tasty foods such as honey, alcohol, butter, milk, tea, sweets, etc. (no attachments to the taste of the foods)Kayaklesha Live and travel on a bare foot in a severe heat and cold whether condition. Remove hair with the hand. Prati-Samlinata Sitting in a lonely place in due postures with senses and mind withdrawn inwardly.
Internal Nirjara:
Prayaschita Repentance for the breach of vows for spiritual purificationVinaya Politeness (appropriate behavior) towards teachers and eldersVaiyavrata Rendering selfless service to the suffering and deservingSvadhyaya Studying and listening of religious scripturesDhyana Religious meditationVyutsarga The ultimate internal austerity, where the activities of body, speech and mind are withdrawn. The body is fixed without movement, the speech is fixed by means of silence, and the mind is fixed by means of sublime meditation. This nirjara destroys all karmas.

8. Bandha (Bondage of karma)
Bandha is the attachment of karmic matter (karma pudgala) to the soul. The soul has had this karmic matter bondage from eternity because of its own ignorance. This karmic body is known as the karmana body or causal body or karma.
Karmic matter is a particular type of matter which is attracted to the soul because of soul's ignorance, lack of self restraint, passions, unmindfulness, and activities of body, mind, and speech.
The soul, which is covered by karmic matter, continues acquiring new karma from the universe and exhausting old karma into the universe through the above mentioned actions at every moment.
Because of this continual process of acquiring and exhausting karma particles, the soul has to pass through the cycles of births and deaths, and experiencing pleasure and pain. So under normal circumstances the soul can not attain freedom from karma, and hence liberation.
When karma attaches to the soul, its bondage to the soul is explained in the following four forms:Prakriti bandh Type of karmaSthiti bandha Duration of attachment of karmaAnubhaga bandha Intensity of attachment of karmaPradesha bandha Quantity of karma
Prakriti Bandha (Type of karma):When karmic matter attaches to the soul, it will obscure soul's essential nature of; perfect knowledge, perfect vision, bliss, perfect power, eternal existence, non corporeal, and equanimity. The different types of karma obscure different quality or attributes of soul. This is known as Prakriti bandha.
Prakriti bandha is classified into eight categories, according to the particular attribute of the soul that it obscures.
Jnana varaniya karma -It covers the soul's power of perfect knowledge.Darasna varaniya karma -It covers the soul's power of perfect visions.Mohniya karma -It generates delusion in the soul in regard to its own true nature. The soul identifies itself with other external substances and relationships. Antaraya karma -It obstructs the natural quality or energy of the soul such as charity and will power. This prevents the soul from attaining liberation. It also prevents a living being from doing something good and enjoyable.Vedniya karma -It obscures the blissful nature of the soul, and thereby produces pleasure and pain.Nama karma -It obscures the non corporeal existence of the soul, and produces the body with its limitations, qualities, faculties, etc.Gotra karma -It obscures the soul's characteristics of equanimity, and determines the caste, family, social standing, and personality.Ayushya karma -It determines the span of life in one birth, thus obscuring soul's nature of eternal existence.
Ghati karma and Aghati karma:The above eight karmas are also categorized into two groups, known as ghati karma which subdues the qualities of the soul, and aghati karma which relates to physical body of the living beings.
Ghati Karma (Dangerous karma)Jnana varaniya, Darasna varaniya, Mohaniya, and Antaraya karmas are called ghati karmas (dangerous karmas) because they obscure the true nature of the soul, which is, perfect knowledge, power, vision and bliss.
Aghati Karma (Nondangerous karma)Ayushya, Nama, Gotra, and Vedniya karmas are called aghati karmas. They do not obscure the original nature of the soul. However, they associate with the physical body of the soul.
When a person destroys all of his ghati karmas, he attains keval jnana (absolute knowledge). At that time he is known as Arihant. However, he continues to live his human life until all his aghati karmas are destroyed. He attains liberation only after his death.
Some Arihants establishes the religious order of Monks, Nuns, Sravaka, (male layperson), and Sravika (female layperson). These Arihants are called Tirthankaras and the religious order is known as four fold Jain order. Other Arihantas who do not establish religious order but remain as a part of the existing order are known as simple Kevali. After nirvana (death) both Tirthankaras and simple Kevali (all Arihantas) become Siddhas.
All Siddhas are unique individuals, they all possess perfect knowledge, vision, power, and bliss, and no physical body. Hence from the qualities and attributes point of view all Siddhas are same.
Sthiti Bandha (Duration of attachment):When karmic matter attaches to the soul it remains attached for certain duration before it produces the result. The duration of the attachment is determined according to the intensity or dullness of the soul's passions or actions when the karma is being attached to the soul. After producing the result, karma will separate from the soul.
Anubhaga Bandha or Rasa Bandha (Intensity of attachment):What fruits the karmic matter will produce are determined at the time of attachment by varying degrees of soul's passions.
Pradesha Bandha (Quantity of karma)The intensity or dullness of the soul's action determines the quantum of karmic matter that is drawn towards the soul for attachment.

9. Moksha (Liberation)
Moksha is the liberation of the soul after complete exhaustion or elimination of all karmas.
A liberated soul regains totally its original attributes of perfect knowledge, vision, power, and bliss. It climbs to the top of Lokakas and remains their forever in its blissful and unconditional existence.
It never returns again into the cycles of birth, life, and death.
This state of the soul is the liberated or perfect state, and this is called "Nirvana."

Lord Mahavira – Life and Teachings

Lord Mahavira was the twenty fourth and last Tirthankara of the Jain religion of this era. According to Jain philosophy, all Tirthankaras were human beings but they have attained a state of perfection or enlightenment through meditation and self-realization. They are the Gods of Jains. The concept of God as a creator, protector, and destroyer of the universe does not exist in Jainism. Also the idea of God's reincarnation as a human being to destroy the demons is not accepted in Jainism.

Lord Mahavira was born on the thirteenth day of rising moon of Chaitra month, 599 B.C. in the state of Bihar, India. This day falls in the month of April as per English calendar. His birthday is celebrated as Mahavira Jayanti day.

Mahavira was a prince and was given the name Vardhaman by his parents. Being son of a king, he had many worldly pleasures, comforts, and services at his command. But at the age of thirty, he left his family and royal household, gave up his worldly possessions, and become a monk in search of a solution to eliminate pain, sorrow, and sufferings.

Mahavira spent the next twelve and half years in deep silence and meditation to conquer his desires, feelings, and attachments. He carefully avoided harming or annoying other living beings including animals, birds, and plants. He also went without food for long periods. He was calm and peaceful against all unbearable hardships that he was given the name Mahavira, meaning very brave and courageous. During this period, his spiritual powers fully developed and at the end he realized perfect perception, knowledge, power, and bliss. This realization is known as keval jnana or the perfect enlightenment.

Mahavira spent the next thirty years traveling on bare foot around India preaching to the people the eternal truth he realized. The ultimate objective of his teaching is how one can attain total freedom from the cycle of birth, life, pain, misery, and death, and achieve the permanent blissful state of one's self. This is also known as liberation, nirvana, absolute freedom, or Moksha.

Mahavira explained that from eternity, every living being (soul) due to its ignorance is in bondage of karmic atoms. Then these karmic atoms are continuously accumulated by our good or bad deeds. Under the influence of karma, the soul is habituated to seek pleasures in materialistic belongings and possessions. This is the deep-rooted cause of self-centered violent thoughts, deeds, anger, hatred, greed, and such other vices. These result in further accumulation of karmas.

Mahavira preached that right faith (samyak darshana), right knowledge (samyak jnana), and right conduct (samyak charitra) together is the real path to attain the liberation from karmic matter of one's self.

At the heart of right conduct for Jains lie the five great vows:

Nonviolence (Ahimsa) - not to cause harm to any living beings

Truthfulness (Satya) - to speak the harmless truth only

Non stealing (Asteya) - not to take anything not properly given

Chastity (Brahmacharya)- not to indulge in sensual pleasure

Non possession/ - complete detachment from people, places, and Non attachment (Aparigraha) material things

Jains hold these vows at the center of their lives. These vows can not be fully implemented without the acceptance of a philosophy of non absolutism (Anekantvad) and the theory of relativity (Syadvad). Monks and nuns follow these vows strictly and totally, while the common people follow the vows as far as their life styles will permit.

In the matters of spiritual advancement, as envisioned by Mahavira, both men and women are on an equal footing. The lure of renunciation and liberation attracted women as well. Many women followed Mahavira's path and renounced the world in search of ultimate truth and happiness.

Thus, the principles of Jainism, if properly understood in their right perspective and faithfully adhered to, will bring contentment and inner happiness and joy in the present life. This will elevate the soul in future reincarnations to a higher spiritual level, ultimately achieving Perfect Enlightenment, reaching its final destination of Eternal Bliss, ending all cycles of birth & death.
Mahavira attracted people from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and commoners, men and women, princes and priests, touchable and untouchable. He organized his followers, into a four fold order, namely monk (Sadhu), nun (Sadhvi), layman (Shravak), and laywoman (Shravika). This order is known as Tirtha or Jain Sangh.

Lord Mahavira's sermons were orally compiled in Agam Sutras by his immediate disciples. These Agam Sutras were orally passed on to the future generations. In course of time many of the Agam Sutras have been lost, destroyed, and some are modified. About one thousand years later the Agam Sutras were recorded on Tadpatris (leafy paper that was used in those days to preserve records for future references). Swetambar Jains have accepted these Sutras as authentic versions of His teachings while Digambar Jains did not accepted as authentic.
At the age of 72 (527 B.C.), Lord Mahavira attained nirvan and his purified soul left his body and achieved complete liberation. He became a Siddha, a pure consciousness, a liberated soul, living forever in a state of complete bliss. On the night of his nirvan, people celebrated the Festival of Lights (Dipavali) in his honor. This is the last day of Hindu and Jain calendar year known as Dipavali Day.

Jainism existed before Mahavira, and his teachings were based on those of his predecessors. Thus, unlike Buddha, Mahavira was more of a reformer and propagator of an existing religious order than the founder of a new faith. He followed the well-established creed of his predecessor Tirthankar Parshvanath. However, Mahavira did reorganize the philosophical tenets of Jainism to correspond to his times.

A few centuries after Mahavira's nirvana, the Jain religious order (Sangha) grew more and more complex. There were schisms on some minor points, although they did not affect the original doctrines as preached by Mahavira. Later generations saw the introduction of ritualistic complexities, which almost placed Mahavira and other Tirthankars on the throne of Hindu deities.

Significant points of Teachings of Lord Mahavira:

Mahavira made religion simple and natural, free from elaborate ritual complexities. His teachings reflected the internal beauty and harmony of the soul.

Mahavira taught the idea of supremacy of human life and stressed the importance of the positive attitude of life.

Mahavira's message of nonviolence (Ahimsa), truth (Satya), non stealing (Achaurya), celibacy (Brahma charya), and non possession (Aparigraha) is full of universal compassion.

Mahavira said that, "A living body is not merely an integration of limbs and flesh but it is the abode of the soul which potentially has perfect perception (Anant darshana), perfect knowledge (Anant jnana), perfect power (Anant virya), and perfect bliss (Anant sukha). Mahavira's message reflects freedom and spiritual joy of the living being.

Mahavira emphasized that all living beings, irrespective of their size, shape, and form how spiritually developed or undeveloped, are equal and we should love and respect them. This way he preached the gospel of universal love.

Mahavira rejected the concept of God as a creator, a protector, and a destroyer of the universe. He also denounced the worshiping of gods and goddesses as a means of material gains and personal benefits.

Though of the Day

"One should ask God

only for His blessings not for a family, not for wealth, not for 'intelligence', not for this and that, but for Goodness of Heart, purity of heart.

That is the greatest gift, the greatest wealth which one could imagine.

The heart of a person who truly loves God is a wonderful altar for the Divine.

Such a heart is always full of devotion, purity, wisdom, beauty and light; andtherein is the living Presence of the Divine."

Cute Friendship Quotes :

o Love starts with who is falling in love with your smile.

o What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?


o Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

o Most people walk in and out of you life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.Send this on to everyone special in your life, even the people who really make you mad sometimes. Whether we realize it or not, everyone we know is very special to us. When we look back on our younger years, we will remember the people who went to school with us, the people who made us laugh, the people who hung out with us when nobody else would, and the people who made our lives much better simply by being a part of it.There may be somebody who is thinking about you RIGHT NOW and wishing that you were around. That's the wonderful thing about friendship-you always feel loved and cared about.The most important thing to remember is... Always appreciate the friends that you have. A fight mute of happiness is wasted. So send this to your friends and let them know that you careay come and go very easily, but a friendship could last forever. For every second spent in anger, a min.a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.

o Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you.

o Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

o You can only go as far as you push.

o Actions speak louder than words.

o The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.

o Don't let the past hold you back; you're missing the good stuff.

o Life's short. If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.

o A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

o If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else.

o When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.

o True friendship never ends.

o Friends are forever.

o Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

o Don't frown. You never know

Quotes on Friendship, Friendship Day

Friendship Quotes :

0 A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

0 A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

0 Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.

0 Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.

0 Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

0 What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

0 Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.Just walk beside me and be my friend.

0 The only way to have a friend is to be one.

0 The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

0 Hold a true friend with both your hands.

0 A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

0 Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

0 Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.

0 Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

0 Friendship needs no words...

0 Friends are the sunshine of life.

0 The best mirror is an old friend.

0 One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.

0 A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

0 Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow.

0 Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

0 Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

0 A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

0 Count your age with friends but not with years.

0 Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.

0 I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

0 There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

0 The rain may be falling hard outside,But your smile makes it all alright.I'm so glad that you're my friend.I know our friendship will never end.

0 Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

0 Friendship is essentially a partnership.

0 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

0 A friend loves at all times.

0 A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself.

0 Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.

0 Friendship is Love without his wings!

0 Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

0 True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

0 Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.

0 A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

0 A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.

0 We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.

0 Friends show their love in times of trouble...

0 One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

0 A good friend is my nearest relation.

0 My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.

0 Your friend is your needs answered.

0 Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

0 Let your best be for your friend...

0 In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

0 A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.

0 We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

0 However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

0 A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.

0 I shot an arrow into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where; For so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where;For, who has sight so keen and strong That it can follow the flight of song? Long, long afterward, in an oakI found the arrow, still unbroke; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.

0 You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you

.0 Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.

0 There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom.

0 No man is useless while he has a friend.

0 A friend is a present you give yourself.

0 Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose.

0 Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

0 An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.

0 A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

0 You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.

0 It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship.

0 A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

0 Advice from your friends in like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad.

0 It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.

0 Books like friends, should be few and well chosen.

0 Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.

0 Good friends are good for your health.

0 The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

0 True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

0 I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.

0 Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

0 In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

0 It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

0 One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

0 A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!

0 A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

0 Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

0 Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.

The Gift of Life

On the very first day, God created the cow.

He said to the cow, "Today I have created you! As a cow, you must go to the field with the farmer all day long. You will work all day under the sun! I will give you a life span of 50 years."

The cow objected, "What? This kind of a tough life you want me to live for 50 years? Let me have 20 years, and the 30 years I'll give back to you."

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the dog.

God said to the dog, "You are supposed to do is to sit all day by the door of your house. Any people that come in, you will have to bark at them! I'll give a life span of 20 years."

The dog objected, "What? All day long to sit by the door? No way! I give you back my other 10 years of life!"

So God agreed.

On the third day, God created the monkey.

He said to the monkey, "Monkeys have to entertain people. You've got to make them laugh and do monkey tricks. I'll give you 20 years life span."

The monkey objected. "What? Make them laugh? Do monkey faces and tricks? Ten years will do, and the other 10 years I'll give you back."

So God agreed.

On the fourth day, God created man and said to him, "Your job is to sleep, eat, and play. You will enjoy very much in your life. All you need to do is to enjoy and do nothing. This kind of life, I'll give you a 20 year life span."

The man objected. "What? Such a good life! Eat, play, sleep, do nothing? Enjoy the best and you expect me to live only for 20 years? No way, man!....Why don't we make a deal? Since the cow gave you back 30 years, and the dog gave you back 10 years and the monkey gave you back 10 years, I will take them from you! That makes my life span 70 years, right?"

So God agreed.

In our first 20 years, we eat, sleep, play, enjoy the best and do nothing much.
For the next 30 years, we work all day long, suffer and get to support the family.
For the next 10 years, we entertain our grandchildren by making monkey faces and monkey tricks.
And for the last 10 years, we stay at home, sit by the front door and bark at people!


Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives.

There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a DISTANCE.

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least minimize your time with, draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships.

Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention.

Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?

Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?

When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?

Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of Your Life.

"If you cannot change the people around you, CHANGE the people you are around".

Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income.

And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds.

We should not share our dreams with negative people, Nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts.

It's your choice and your life.....

It's up to you who and what you let in it.............

Somethings not to do

Don't attempt to run from the past, it is always behind you.

Don't be afraid of opposition; Remember a kite rises against, not with the wind.

Don't be afraid of tomorrow, for God has already been there.

Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don't be angry at a friend who told your secret, for neither could you keep it to yourself

Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others (Confucius).

Don't be irreplaceable -- if you can't be replaced, you won't be promoted.

Don't be so Heavenly minded that you do no earthly good.

Don't control, be in control.

Don't count the days, make the days count. (Mohammed Ali)

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Don't ever slam a door- you may want to go back.

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have,might have, and should have. (Louis E. Boone)

Don't get good at doing something if you don't like doing it.

Don't get married only because of the money. You can borrow it cheaper.

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Don't just get something out of church, put something into it.

Don't kill the dream - execute it! Don't learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.

Don't let anybody walk through your mind with dirty feet. (Gandhi) Don't let people drive you crazy when it is within walking distance.

Don't let time take control of your destiny.Let your destiny take control of your time. (Ulrick Ricardo Milord)

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden)

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.

Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits.

Don't listen to what I say; listen to what I mean.

Don't love the things! you own, lest they own you.

Don't measure your life by how many breaths you take, measure it by how many times you get your breath taken away.

Don't pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people.


I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly caresand brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own! ,but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

May God Bless You,
"To the world you might be one person, but to oneperson you just might be the world"
"Even the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' says 'I M POSSIBLE' "