Tuesday, August 22, 2006

PutraJaya Wetland

A tree full of flowers
Flowers again
Center of the plam tree

Distance view of Putraja Masjid, notice the air quality

The above photos make Wetland looks nice and cool. But in actual i will say it was an eye sore. The flora and fauna was "not existent". It did not give a feeling of a park or it does not at all reflect the name given WETLAND at least for me. I was there sunday evening and only saw a handful of people, a very empty car park. A road that I had to make a big round around the Putrajaya to go to wetland. The best part is that, the park closes at 6.30pm!

More photos to come.....

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Saturday, August 12, 2006

More About Maha Avatar Babaji

"His appearance is that of a young man, fair, medium height and a strong
slim body. His hair is long, lustrous and copper colored. A radiance
emanates from him which is intense. The love that flows from him
is physically felt. When you have attained the Divine it is truly
beyond human comprehension."

Badrinath has been sanctified for thousands of years, by the hermitages of saints, yogis, rishis and siddhas, as well as by the presence of a great temple dedicated to Sri Badrinarayan (Lord Vishnu).
References to the Sri Badrinarayan temple are made in the Vedas, indicating that, prior to Babaji's arrival there, it was a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years.

Badrinath is situated in the Himalayan mountains at an altitude of 10,243 feet. Kedarnath is even higher.Badrinath is at the confluence of the Rishi Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. In the distance is Neelakanth Peak, towering above to an altitude of nearly twenty two thousand feet. Four monasteries (maths) established by Adi Shankaracharya lie in a town ship of Joshimath twenty four kilometers south of Badrinath.

Badrinarayan in the temple of Badrinath with a striking resemblance to Babaji.

It was installed there by Adi Shankaracharya, who had a vision, that in the aqua blue waters
of the Alaknanda river nearby, he would find a stutue of Lord Vishnu. According to the
Skanda Purana, when the Adi Shankaracharya was climbing towards "Ashta Khand",
a place for meditation, an voice spoke to him: "Oh Shankar, the thing you wanted
to attain through meditation, can be attained by you, by enshrining the idol of
Lord Vishnu, which lies in the Narad Kund. Avail yourself of this
opportunity and be blessed for having done so".

Pilgrims pay their homage year after year to the Lord Badrinarayan.

It is Badrinaryan temple their evil karmas and tendencies are washed away. This particular prayer Brahma-Kapalli if undertaken at Badrinath, they attain Moksha, liberation, from the Wheel of birth and death. After the pilgrimage, the pilgrim is filled with spiritual vibrations and can live a pure life of righteousness, devotion, truth, love and purity.

Babaji made the long pilgrimage to Badrinath and then spent eighteen "long months" practicing intensively all the yogic Kriyas taught to him by his gurus Agastyar and Boganathar. After eighteen months of arduous yogic discipline, Nagaraj entered a state of soruba samadhi wherein the Divinity descended, merged with and transformed the spiritual, intellectual, mental, vital and physical bodies. The physical body ceased to age and sparkled with a golden lustre of divine incorruptibility.

To those He Appeared to.....

The wonderful presence of Mahavatar Babaji
continues to bless the northern hills of the
near Badarinarayan also known as Badarinath.

To this day His Ashram continues at Badrinath. When one is spiritually refined, when you
have set aside the ego, free of vasanas (desires) you may be allowed to visit it. Babaji, permission is needed to enter. A mysterious force keeps o
ne away from the Ashram.

Babaji, has retained his physical form for centuries.

As quoted by Swami Yukteshwarji, who had the opportunity of personally meeting the great master three times in the flesh and blood and one of it was during a Kumbh Mela “ His spiritual state is beyond human comprehension”...it is inconceivable to picture the attainment of the Avatar.

Mahavatar Babaji has appeared to a few people. He appeared to Lahiri Mahasaya, who became his disciple in the 19th century and became responsible for reviving the lsot Kriya art. It was in the year of 1861, when Lahiri Mahasaya was working as an accountant in Durgapur. On being transfered to Ranikhet in Himalayas he joined the office there. With a deep desire to meet great saints who roamed the Himalayan hills he would often wander. To his astonishment he heard his name being called and continued towards the voice on Drongiri Mountain. As he reached a clearing dotted with caves he met a young man with copper colored hair who was none other than Mahavatar Babaji. To those who have been fortunate enough to meet him they have described him.

He has appeared to many others who have met him and spoken to him at varying times. The timeless Babaji has taught Shankara who was initiated into Yoga by Babaji. In fact it has been specified that Adi Shankaracharya was taught Kriya Yoga and Babaji was his spiritual yogic guru. Kabir ( 1407-1518 A.D) the great saint and poet who brought harmony between factional Hindus and Moslems was initiated by Babaji.

The yogic practice of his disciples puts emphasis upon the meditation on the Nada or the divine sound. In his book “The Autobiography of a Yogi” which has inspired millions, Paramhansa Yogananda describes his meeting with the Mahavatar who inspired Yoganandji to travel to America to bring his teachings to the west.

More Bukit Jalil

Mother and daughter

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kriya Babaji Nagaraj - Do You Know Details about HIM?

As I mentioned earlier to publish sone details about sittars

A Brief Introduction Into Kriya Babaji's Life Story
Kriya Babaji is the great Himalayan master of masters who has lived throughout the centuries, having been born more than 1,700 years ago. Babaji is an Avatar of lord Muruga and the source and fountainhead of all forms of Kriya Yoga.

In the year 203 AD Kriya Babaji Nagaraj was born on the night before the new moon during the Tamil month Kartikai (November 30). He was born in Tamil Nadu, in the seaport village of Parangipetti. The seaport town of Porto Novo lies there now. His parents gave him the name "Nagaraj", or "King of serpents" to honor the great primordial life force. After being kidnapped at the age of five by a Pathan and taken north to Dacca, he was later released. He wandered with religious mendicants till the age of eleven and then migrated to Benares where he rose to be a Sanskrit scholar.
Discontent with his early scholarly success, he sailed by boat to the shrine of Katirgama on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. For eighteen months he plunged into such contemplation (meditation) where he could analyze different philosophical systems with the bright mind of a twelve years old youth.

At Katirgama he received inspirational guidance from the great Siddha Boganathar and was able to appreciate and understand what Siddhantha Yoga and Soruba Samadhi (the descent of the divinity into the physical plane) stood for, after 18 months of intensive Dhyana Yoga meditation. Following the advise of his teacher Boganathar, he wandered throughout South India and pinned for initiation into the mysteries of Kundalini Yoga from the great Agastyar Siddha. Agastyar was the guru of Boganathar. After winning the grace of Agastyar Siddha, Babaji Nagaraj was finally initiated into Kundalini Pranayama at falls of Kutralam.

Following the orders of his teacher Agastyar Siddha, Babaji traveled to northern India and retired into a cave and remained absorbed in intensive yogic Sadhana. He finally emerged after achieving the golden deathless state of Soruba Samadhi and has remained a youthful sixteen ever since by completely surrendering to the divine and winning the grace of Lord Muruga.

In 1952, Kriya Babaji gave a description of who he really was and his state, which was recorded by V.T. Neelakantan. Babaji revealed: "I am existence-knowledge-bliss absolute. I am that by very nature. I cannot be anything else but that as I am that alone without a beginning and an end. It is my real innate nature. I am the absolute and supreme Self, both within and without the finitude. I am truth, eternal and everlasting. I am the only one, all in myself: None exist save I, in and through all that exists. I am ever all‑existence itself. I am the changeless one in the midst of all changes. I am the formless in all forms...I am the living ocean of ecstasy that rages wild and surges and storms and levels down the earth and heavens. I send such continuous wave after wave of inarticulate ecstasy into the world drowning deep and scattering all its thoughts and cares. I beat in every breast, see in every eye, throb in every pulse, smile in every flower, shine in the lightning and roar in the thunder. I flutter in the leaves, I hiss in the winds, and I roll in the surging seas. I am the wisdom of the wise, the strength of the strong, the heroism of the heroic. I am the very life of infinity, both within and without. I am the one in all and the all in one. I am the impersonal personality of the whole universe. What can make me afraid? I care not for natures laws. DEATH IS A JOKE TO ME AND I AM THE DEATH OF DEATH. I am the infinite, the eternal, and the immortal Self. Me no fire can burn, no water dissolve, no air dry, and no sword pierce. I am that supreme self before whose magnitude the suns and moons and all their systems appear as insignificant specks in the ocean and before whose glory space melts away into nothingness, time vanishes into non‑existence, and causation dwindles into emptiness. Ranging beyond names and forms, passing free into woods and forests, mountains and rivers, into day and night, clouds and stars, passing free into men and women, animals and angels, as the Self of each and all am I. Truth flows from me just as light radiates from the sun and fragrance emanates from a flower...I am the transcendental bliss, the absolute intelligence, the supreme synthesis of consciousness that shines in the shrine of every heart. I am the immutable and indescribable Atman, the dynamic principle of existence and the infinite ocean of everlasting glee."
Karai Siddhar draws a distinction between a Siddha and a non-Siddha by saying that a Siddha points to the path of the experience whereas a non-Siddha points to the path of scriptures.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Missing Child in The Drain

It was about 7.30pm on 2nd Aug 2006 I was passing by on a road at the back of Pantai Hospital at Pandan Indah. Along the drain. When I saw Civil Defence (RESCUE 911) was busy around there. Asked around, I was told a kid fell into the monsoon drain at about 4pm. And missing.

Later about 1 hour later as I was coming back, there were more rescue unit, divers. I was told the boy is still missing. The next rubbish block is at Bangsar, I was told when I asked about it. But, they think it would not have reached there. The search continues.

It was a sad thing to see and how the parents would have felt and cried. Give then a strong will to face this and may GOD bless the soul.