2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

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Poet Neeraj

Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj’ (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj) is among the best-known poets and authors in Hindi literature. He is also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He was born in the small village Ekdil of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 January 1924. He wrote under the pen name “Neeraj”. His style is considered easy to understand, but has also been compared with high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007.[citation needed] Recently he recited some of his works at North India’s premier annual cultural festival, Spoculit 2012.

Neeraj’s poems which appeared in Hindi Movies as songs only added to their popularity. all these songs are in mixed but chaste UrduHindi languages.

Song Movie Singer
Likhe jo khat tujhe Kanyadaan Mohammed Rafi
E bhai jara dekh ke chalo Mera Naam Joker Manna Day
Dhiire se jaanaa khaTiyan me.n o khaTamal Chhupa Rustom Kishore Kumar
Dil aaj shaayar hai Gambler Kishore Kumar
Jiivan kii bagiyaa mahakegii Tere Mere Sapne Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Maine kasam lii Tere Mere Sapne Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Meghaa chhaae aadhii raat, bairan ban gai ni.ndiyaa Sharmili Lata Mangeshkar
Mera man tera pyaasa….. Gambler Mohammed Rafi
O merii o merii o meri sharmiilii aao naa tarasao naa… Sharmili Kishore Kumar
Phoolon ke rang se, dil kee kalam se… Prem Pujari Kishore Kumar
Rangeela re, Rangeela re, mere man me yoon ranga hai tera mann… Prem Pujari Lata Mangeshkar
Sho(w)khiyon mein ghola jaye phoolon ka shabaab,Usme phir milayee jaaye, thodee see sharaab, Hoga yoon nashaa joh taiyyar, woh pyaar hai… Prem Pujari Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Raadhaa ne maalaa japi shyaam kii Tere Mere Sapne Lata Mangeshkar
Karawan Guzar gaya, ghubar daykhtay rahay Nai Umr Ki Nai Fasal Mohammed Rafi
Subaha na aayee, shaam na aayee… Cha Cha Cha Mohammed Rafi
Woh hum na the, woh tum na the… Cha Cha Cha Mohammed Rafi
Aaj madhosh hua jae remera man, mera man, mera man sharaarat karne ko lalchaye re mera man, mera man, mera man……. Sharmili Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Khilte hain gul yahaan, khile ke bikharne komilte hain dil yahaan, milke bichharhne ko….. Sharmili Kishore Kumar
Ek Musafir Hoon Main, Ek Musafir Hai Tu….. Gunaah (1993) Manhar Udhas, Sadhna Sargam

Quote by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam


“You’re the only publisher I know who smiles, that’s why your books smile…!”
~ Hon. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

The photo was taken at the Book Launch for Beneres Illustrated by James Prinse with James Prinsep and Benares by OP Kejariwal at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, in September 8, 2009.

Babaji Bob Kindler: Satsang and Teachings with Bhajan

Sacred Books by Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Reclaiming Kundalini Yoga
2 A Quintessential Yoga Vasishtha: Wisdom Stories of the Rishis Retold edited and elucidated by Babaji Bob Kindler
3 Swami Vivekananda Vijnanagita: The Wisdom Song of Vivekananda
4 An Extensive Anthology of Sri Ramakrishna’s Stories
5 Sri Sarada Vijnanagita: Her Teachings Arranged in Verse Form
6 Twenty-Four Aspects of Mother Kali
7 The Ten Divine Articles of Sri Durga: Insights and Meditations
8 The Avadhut and His Twenty-Four Teachers in Nature
9 Strike Off Thy Fetters! Commentary on “The Song of the Sannyasin,” Swami Vivekananda’s classic poem of Truth, Unity, and Freedom
10 We Are Atman All-Abiding: 108 Verses on the Atman, the eternal Essence of Consciousness pervading everything.
11 Hasta-Amalaka Stotram: A Hymn of Eternal Enlightenment

Jai Ma Music: The Music of Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Siva! Siva!
2 Bhajans of Love and Wisdom
3 Guru Bhajans
4 Bhajananda
5 Universal Aspects of Sanatana Dharma
6 Hari Om Ramanam
7 Gita Govinda Mala
8 Shakti Bhajans
9 Kali Bol
10 Hymns to the Goddess
11 Deva Devi Svarupaya
12 Hymns to the Master and the Mother
13 Sarada Ramakrishna
14 Avatar Bhajans
15 108 Names of Sri Sarada and Sri Ramakrishna Suprabhatam
16 Puja & Arati Hymns
17 Jai Ma Music Songbook
18 Worlds Unseen
19 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. I
20 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. II
21 Music from the Matrix I — Infinite Space
22 Music from the Matrix II — Sacred Earth
23 Music from the Matrix III — Waters of Life
24 Wingspan
25 Tiger’s Paw
26 Ever Free Never Bound
27 Sound Castles

Buddha Jayanti

Today is 2554th Buddha Jayanti, anniversary of the three major events – Birthday, Enlightenment and Nirvana in the life of Gautama Buddha, the apostle of peace and the founder of Buddhism. This is also called Buddha Purnima.

This is the most important events for the Buddhist. Followers and monks visit Buddhist monasteries and Stupas – specially Swayambhu, Maha Boudha in Kathmandu – all around the world resound with sermons, prayers and recitals of Buddhist scriptures throughout the day. They offer candles, incense, flowers and a variety of fruit to the statue of Lord Buddha.

Stupas and monasteries are decorated with the Prayer flags which is hanged for luck and happiness.

This post is specially dedicated to Buddha and Buddhahood. On this very auspicious day, we would like to write some of his quotes:

* Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

* The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

* All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

* Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Buddham Sharanam Gachchami
Dhammam Sharanam Gachchami
Sangham Sharanam Gachchami

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May Peace and Love Prevail in the World