SANATHANA DHARMA The Philosophy & The Way of Life of the People of India starting from  the Indus Valley Civilization  abo...
INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION <ul><li>One of the oldest civilizations of the world with more than four to five thousand years ...
SEMITIC INVASION AND THE SPREAD OF SANATHANA DHARMA <ul><li>A sect of the Semitic Tribe, a dissident group among the follo...
THE GOD OF WAR &  THE IDEOLOGY OF TERROR <ul><li>The Semitic tribes originated from Abraham, especially from the time of M...
LAWS & COMMANDMENTS  OF THE ANGRY GOD <ul><li>The elite or the leaders of the Semitic Tribes with oratory or literary skil...
SANSKRIT LANGUAGE--  THE VEDAS & UPANISHADS <ul><li>The Semitic invaders of the Indus Valley collected, modified and broug...
HINDUS AND BRAHMINS <ul><li>The invaders wrongly pronounced the name of the River ‘Sindu’ as Hindu and the people who sett...
THE VEDIC GODS <ul><li>The invaders realized that the greatest hurdles to  have an absolute control over the masses were t...
MYTHOLOGY <ul><li>After realizing that the Vedas and the Vedic Gods were not popular among the masses, the Brahmins introd...
THE OUTCASTE & THE UNTOUCHABLES <ul><li>In order to ensure an absolute control over the entire society, the invaders had i...
REVOLT AGAINST BRAHMINISM <ul><li>The Brahmins spread the beliefs that they were the only chosen people of the Trinity God...
SANATHANA DHARMA ETERNAL <ul><li>In spite of the Semitic invasion of India and their efforts to popularize the Vedic Gods ...
THE GREAT INDIAN MYSTERY <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a dogma or religion. It could not be limited within boundaries of...
A WAY OF LIFE AND  A PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama is a way of life with a set of eternal  values  helping us reali...
THE OMINIPRESENT GOD & THE SUREME POWER <ul><li>Brahman is the only omnipotent and omnipresent God who created every thing...
NO MEADTOR  <ul><li>Each and every one is expected to realize the Brahman by oneself. Brahman does not have any angles or ...
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATIONS <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is a way of life integrating every thing with each other;  the int...
HOLISTIC <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama is basically holistic and is more than a religion . It integrates spirituality with mat...
THE NOBLEST DEED <ul><li>According to the Sanathana Dharama the noblest deed is to live, work and die for the well-being o...
NO FEAR; BUT LOVE <ul><li>Religions are founded on fear – the fear of God, the fear of life and passions, the fear of  dea...
UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD <ul><li>Sanathana  Dharma  advocates universal brotherhood, treating every body as a member of the o...
DEEDS AND WISDOM <ul><li>The awareness and realization of the Nature accompanied by a set of deeds for fulfilling  the mat...
THE FOUR DIMENSIONS  OF LIFE <ul><li>1. Dharma – a set of eternal values and principles on the basis of which the universe...
DHARMA <ul><li>Man is born to live and also enjoy the material world and the sensual and aesthetic pleasures by keeping on...
THE BHAGAVATH GEETHA <ul><li>Though the Bhagavath Geetha forms part of the epic Mahabharata, it is a basic manual for fulf...
MAHABHARATHA –  THE GREAT INDIAN EPIC <ul><li>Mahabharata is an highly complex and multi-dimensional representations of wa...
RAMAYANA – THE OTHER GREAT INDIAN EPIC <ul><li>Ramayana is a an elaborate narration of a series of wars between the fair s...
ARTHA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a denial of or escapism from the material world and the material pleasures. In order...
KAMA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a denial of or escapism from the  sensual and aesthetic pleasures of life or Kama. In...
KAMASUTRA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama admits that the relationship between man and woman, for attaining greater physical, me...
AYURVEDA <ul><li>Ayurveda is one of the oldest scientific and holistic systems of medicine with more than 3000 years of tr...
THE FIVE ELEMENTS  OF THE BODY <ul><li>One is in perfectly healthy when all the five elements or  pancha  booths  of the b...
FIVE SENSES <ul><li>Pancha-inthriyam or the five sense organs help the mind to grow. But only with the five senses, one co...
MOKSHA <ul><li>The ultimate goal of man is to realize the Brahman and attain unity with Him – the Mokasha. Such realizatio...
YOGAS AND TANTRICKS <ul><li>To realize the Nature and the Brahman, one has to reach higher levels of self realization. Yog...
THE POWER OF THE SELF <ul><li>Yoga and meditation help the practitioners realize the unimaginable power of the Self by the...
YOGIC POWERS <ul><li>Every human being is packed with so many powers and faculties that could be canalized by the concentr...
INTELLECTUAL POWERS <ul><li>With the constant practicing of  yoga and meditation, one could attain tremendous intellectual...
EDUCATION <ul><li>For attaining greater integration between the body, mind and soul and also between man and woman and ens...
ARTISTIC AND LITERARY POWERS <ul><li>Art and literature are concerned with expression of  beauty or aesthetic aspects of l...
NATIYA SASTRA <ul><li>Systematic expressions of the basic nine human emotions or rasas, ensuring beauty or aesthetic eleme...
MYSTIC POWERS <ul><li>Most of the great yogis have acquired tremendous mystic powers, including going  to the past or the ...
NOT FOR SELFISH INTEREST  <ul><li>Making use of the yogic powers for the selfish ends, either for one’s own fame, power an...
AHAM BRAHMASMI <ul><li>At the higher levels of realization, the Self has become  the manifestation of the Brahman and the ...
THE WHOLE PACKAGE <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is a whole and complete package for a happy and blissful life integrating the m...
DR. RAJU M. MATHEW <ul><li>Dr. Raju formulated two basic theories of Knowledge / Informatics and got published from the US...
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Sanadhana Dharma- the Eternal Indian Wisdom, originated about 4000 years ago is a way of life to lead Full and Happy Life, enjoying the Pleasures of Life without the Fear of Hell or Heaven or Paradise. It is meant for all ages and all peoples. It is universal. Its underlying philosophy is :' Let All Creatures on the Entire World Be Happy so that I too can bee Happy'. Here is the basic difference between the Indian Wisdom Eternal and that of 'Islam' and 'Christianity' in which happiness is only for the members who follow the religion. Sanadhana Dharma does not subscribe to any 'God-man' or 'God-woman' like Amrthanamayi or any other the so called 'Divine men or women who could not take anybody to God.
Without understanding Sanathana Dharma, nobody can understand India and the Indian Mind. It cannot be fitted within the narrow frame work of a Religion or Faith. It inspired Jesus Christ as was in the case of The Buddha. The Heavenly Father of Jesus is same as the Brahman. When Jesus tells :" I and the Heavenly Father are the One and the Same",he is telling nothing but -'Aham Brahmasmi' - almost all Christians fail to realize!
SANATHANA DHARMA is far ahead of all religions, including Islam, Christianity and even Hinduism.
This is about the Ancient Indian Wisdom before the Origin of Sanskrit or Hinduism or Caste System or the Dominance of Brahmins. Sanathana Dharma is highly logical or scientific even in 21st Century. What Jesus Christ had taught about 2000 years ago is nothing but Sanadhana Dharma, though Hindus, Muslims and Christians may find it difficult to understand.The Indian Mind and Spirituality is firmly built upon a set of Eternal Values or Sanathana Dharma. No Indian is free from its spell what ever his believes or practices or religions. It is the integral part of the Social Consciousness and the Indian gene.

The Soul and the Spiritual or Intellectual Traditions of India are embodied in ‘Sanadhana Dharma’ which cannot be confined within the boundaries of Hinduism, as we understood it now. Sanadhana Dharma’ was there even before the birth of Sanskrit, the Vedas and the Upanishads and the Epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The Spiritual and Intellectual framework of Sanadhana Dharma is several times deeper and complex than the simple Faiths like Islam, Judaism and Christianity which are based on ‘mass drill, practice and military like obedience’ without any questioning.

Sanadhana Dharma is founded on Questioning and Realization of the Self and the Brahman or the Supreme God who is not like ‘Jehovah ‘of the Jews or ‘Allah’ of Muslims, but very much similar to ‘The Heavenly Father’ of Jesus Christ who had realized ‘Aham Brahmasi’ and Thwathamasi’.

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SANADHANA DHARMA --THE INDIAN WISDOM FOR ALL AGES & PEOPLES FOR HAPPINESS AND ENJOYMENT OF LIFE

  1. 1. SANATHANA DHARMA The Philosophy & The Way of Life of the People of India starting from the Indus Valley Civilization about five thousand years ago. By DR. RAJU M. MATHEW*
  2. 2. INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION <ul><li>One of the oldest civilizations of the world with more than four to five thousand years tradition, existed on the banks of the River Indus on the northern part of India, before the arrival of Aryans and the birth of Sanskrit language. Sanathana Dharma emanated from the way of life of the people of the Indus Valley Civilization. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SEMITIC INVASION AND THE SPREAD OF SANATHANA DHARMA <ul><li>A sect of the Semitic Tribe, a dissident group among the followers of Moses, invaded the Indus Valley with horses, bows and arrows, besides plough, about three to four thousand years ago from Central Asia. As a result, the great Indus Valley civilization had met with a fall and decline. Some of the original settlers along with their teachers had moved into the other parts of India . That had lead the Sanathana Dharama to spread through out India, even to the distant southern part that acted as a unifying force. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE GOD OF WAR & THE IDEOLOGY OF TERROR <ul><li>The Semitic tribes originated from Abraham, especially from the time of Moses, believed that they were the only chosen people of their God who wanted them to fight and wage war for Him and eliminate the others who were not His chosen ones as had written in their Laws, a treatise on war and crime. Their God was the Supreme Commander who would even fight for them. Strategies of war, terror and dominance had been cleverly incorporated in their holy scriptures for regular readings to groom the young for war or crime. They worshiped the God of War who never tolerated other gods or faiths. They followed the ideology of Terror for their angry, jealous and blood thirsty God. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LAWS & COMMANDMENTS OF THE ANGRY GOD <ul><li>The elite or the leaders of the Semitic Tribes with oratory or literary skills assumed the role of the messengers or spokesmen of their Angry War God. The words or the writing of those people became the laws and commandments of their God so as to make the people obey the leaders and also execute the ideology of war, terror, crime and brutality on other people with sufficient justifications. The Semitic Tribes believed that they had the right to loot, rape and eliminate the other races or tribes from the earth by which they were obeying the laws and commandments of their God, as had described in their scriptures or religious texts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SANSKRIT LANGUAGE-- THE VEDAS & UPANISHADS <ul><li>The Semitic invaders of the Indus Valley collected, modified and brought together the ideas, thoughts and teachings of the great sages and teachers of the original settlers of the Indus Valley into a secret code or complex literary language, namely Sanskrit, suiting their interest. Gradually those works had been evolved into Four Vedas -- Rig-Veda, Sam-Veda, Yajur -Veda and Atharava -Veda and over a hundred Upanishads out of which nine are considered as the Principle Upanishads. Upanishads were written in the form discussions between a teacher and his students. </li></ul>
  7. 7. HINDUS AND BRAHMINS <ul><li>The invaders wrongly pronounced the name of the River ‘Sindu’ as Hindu and the people who settled on the banks of the River Sindu were called as Hindoos or Hindus. Gradually, the Four Vedas became the basic text of Hinduism. Those who attained a mastery in Sanskrit Language and the Vedic practices were known as Brahmins who got the exclusive right to perform religious sacraments and practices besides teaching and advising the rulers. They believed that they were the chosen people of their God, as had been believed by the Semitic Tribes. They followed the Semitic ideology of war and terror in a different way. </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE VEDIC GODS <ul><li>The invaders realized that the greatest hurdles to have an absolute control over the masses were the Sanathana Dharma and faith in the Brahman. As a counter strategy, they popularized the Vedic Gods and the Vedic beliefs among the people with the sole privilege of the Brahmins to perform the Vedic practices and to teach the rulers. Major Vedic Gods were Varuna (water), Suryia (Sun), Agni (Fire) and Vayu (Air) with Indra as the supreme among them. Those gods were the representation of the various powers of the Nature. However, the people followed the Sanathana Dharama and believed in the Brahman. </li></ul>
  9. 9. MYTHOLOGY <ul><li>After realizing that the Vedas and the Vedic Gods were not popular among the masses, the Brahmins introduced the Trinity God of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva and a set of beliefs. They had cleverly interpolated popular heroes and heroines and their wives and children or even friends as the incarnations of the Trinity God through several colorful epics and mythologies. The most popular among them are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE OUTCASTE & THE UNTOUCHABLES <ul><li>In order to ensure an absolute control over the entire society, the invaders had introduced the caste system, a four fold division of the water tight compartment of the society on the basis of birth within the frame work of Hinduism. Brahmins had been put at the top of the social strata, besides the rulers, and the rest of the society had been reduced into mere serfs to serve the Brahmins. Over ninety per cent of the people were made untouchables without any right to education or social mobility or ownership. </li></ul>
  11. 11. REVOLT AGAINST BRAHMINISM <ul><li>The Brahmins spread the beliefs that they were the only chosen people of the Trinity God and the others were just to serve or protect the Brahmins, as had been done by the Semitic Tribes after conquering the other people.. The Brahmins interpreted Hinduism for sustaining their dominance over the rest of the society. The natives had made several revolts against the supremacy of the Brahmins, including creating several new Upanishads. Buddhism and Jainism were the two popular movements against the all pervading Brahmanism, by empowering the common people, originated during sixth century B.C. </li></ul>
  12. 12. SANATHANA DHARMA ETERNAL <ul><li>In spite of the Semitic invasion of India and their efforts to popularize the Vedic Gods and later the Epic and Mythological Gods, as a strategy for their dominance, through centuries, the common masses have been following a way of life in accordance with the Sanathana Dharma. It becomes the underlying culture of the common people of India that unite the entire people, irrespective of their diverse local cultures, languages and customs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE GREAT INDIAN MYSTERY <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a dogma or religion. It could not be limited within boundaries of the Hindu symbols, manthras and the incarnations of the Trinity God especially of Vishnu or Siva. But Sanathana Dharma was there in the life of the people of Indus Valley even before the birth of the Sanskrit language. It is still alive in the way of life of the people of India, what ever may be their language or cultural differences. This is the great Indian mystery. </li></ul>
  14. 14. A WAY OF LIFE AND A PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama is a way of life with a set of eternal values helping us realize the God or the Brahman, the Nature and the Self. It is a guideline for a happy and peaceful life, a life without fear, tension, worries and stress by the realization of the Supreme Self. It is a philosophy of integration at different levels and dimensions so as to become the whole or the one with the Brahman. Its logical and intellectual bases are unique and marvelous . </li></ul>
  15. 15. THE OMINIPRESENT GOD & THE SUREME POWER <ul><li>Brahman is the only omnipotent and omnipresent God who created every thing in order and assigned them specific roles and duties. Brahman is free from physical form and negative human emotions, like hate, anger, revenge or violence. He created not one but fourteen universes in the shapes of big eggs – anda-kadahams. By yoga and meditation a sage-like man could realize or experience the Brahman and know every thing by revelations. </li></ul>
  16. 16. NO MEADTOR <ul><li>Each and every one is expected to realize the Brahman by oneself. Brahman does not have any angles or devils ; mediators or prophets. They are meant for a power crazy king or emperor- like God who wants to dictate the people. However, the great sages or gurus could help people find out the ways of realizing Him. Except the eternal principles of life or Dharma, nothing is permanent. The universe, originated from a micro organism (paramanu), is in flux. Every thing in the universe, including human beings and the revelations or teachings of the gurus, is subjected to constant changes. Any thing, that is not eternal and absolute, is maya or illusion. </li></ul>
  17. 17. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATIONS <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is a way of life integrating every thing with each other; the integration of one’s own Body, Mind and Soul is the basis of a happy and healthy life. Integrations must also be there between Man and the Woman; the Man and the Nature; the Man and the Society and the Man and the Cosmic to lead a full and meaningful life. Different dimensions of life, such as Artha, Kama and Moksha have been integrated with Dharma for joy or bliss. </li></ul>
  18. 18. HOLISTIC <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama is basically holistic and is more than a religion . It integrates spirituality with materialism and all the pleasures of life. It also integrates life on earth with life after death as a logical continuity of karma or one’s own deeds. Every body has to perform a set of duties or karmas so as to attain higher levels of integrations and realizations and to grow from a narrow self to the universal self. </li></ul>
  19. 19. THE NOBLEST DEED <ul><li>According to the Sanathana Dharama the noblest deed is to live, work and die for the well-being of others. It prescribes a life without fear and selfishness. Giving, and not taking, is the highest deed of life. It advocates love, peace, mercy and non-violence . It adheres to a life without hate, revenge and violence that are nothing but mere the manifestations of fear, whereas love, peace and non-violence emanates from the inner strength. </li></ul>
  20. 20. NO FEAR; BUT LOVE <ul><li>Religions are founded on fear – the fear of God, the fear of life and passions, the fear of death, the fear of sin and the fear of hell or punishment. Each religion advocates that only its own followers are the chosen people and the others are their enemies or the enemies of their God. But Sanathana Dharma is founded not on fear but on conquering fear with universal love and brotherhood and greater awareness and higher levels of integrations. </li></ul>
  21. 21. UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma advocates universal brotherhood, treating every body as a member of the one and the same family – vasudeva kudubam and universal happiness not only for one’s own sect or all the human beings and all other creatures of this earth but also that of all the fourteen universes –loko samsatha sughino bhavanthu and the ultimate realization of self as the embodiment of God – aham brahmasmi and realization of God -- thathawamasi. </li></ul>
  22. 22. DEEDS AND WISDOM <ul><li>The awareness and realization of the Nature accompanied by a set of deeds for fulfilling the material and sensual pleasures result in the growth of science and technology. But they are neither holistic nor eternal. The realization of the Self and ultimately of Brahman leads to the conquering of ignorance and attaining of the holistic and eternal higher knowledge and wisdom. Hence, one who realizes the Brahman knows every thing and the whole. </li></ul>
  23. 23. THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF LIFE <ul><li>1. Dharma – a set of eternal values and principles on the basis of which the universe is designed and set to work; we have to observe them in every deed. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Artha – all forms of physical and material wealth which are essential for survival and fulfilling material, sensual and aesthetic pleasures of life; </li></ul><ul><li>3. Kama –Material, Sensual and Aesthetic desires or passions and pleasures or enjoyment; </li></ul><ul><li>4. Moksha – Heaven or Absolute liberation from worldly desires and bondages or a state of absolute joy and bliss in realizing the Brahman and in one with Him. </li></ul>
  24. 24. DHARMA <ul><li>Man is born to live and also enjoy the material world and the sensual and aesthetic pleasures by keeping oneself in bliss and happiness and ultimately realizing the Brahman and attaining Moksha. For achieving these goals and objectives and also to live a life without tension and worries, one should observe a set of values and principles or Dharma. Nobody is free from the results of one’s deed or Karma . Dharma makes every deed noble and eternal. </li></ul>
  25. 25. THE BHAGAVATH GEETHA <ul><li>Though the Bhagavath Geetha forms part of the epic Mahabharata, it is a basic manual for fulfilling one’s own duties or karma selflessly, observing dharma and attaining higher levels of knowledge by realizing the Brahman or the Supreme Self. It is bold enough to state that those who seek only the Trinity God or any one of the Trinity Gods shall not realize the Brahman and attain the Moksha, though they may gain some worldly or material rewards and pleasures. Even the incarnations of the Trinity God like Ram or Krishna are not free from the bondage of karma and they have to repay for their evil deeds or the violation of the Dharma. </li></ul>
  26. 26. MAHABHARATHA – THE GREAT INDIAN EPIC <ul><li>Mahabharata is an highly complex and multi-dimensional representations of war and clash between the two opposing forces consisting of hundreds of unique individuals or personalities .At one dimension, it is a clash between the members of the one and the same family that ultimately results in the total destruction without any winners. And at another, it is a clash or war that takes place within the mind of one and the same person who is an embodiment of thousands of personality traits or characteristics, represented by each and every characters of Mahabharata which incorporates hundreds of stories and beautiful narrations. </li></ul>
  27. 27. RAMAYANA – THE OTHER GREAT INDIAN EPIC <ul><li>Ramayana is a an elaborate narration of a series of wars between the fair skinned Semitic invaders and the black skinned Dravidian settlers of the Indus Valley. The black skinned men were forced to move to the southern part of India. The invaders with their superior military strategy and sophisticated technology, including horses, chariots and bows and arrows made a victory over the local people. And finally the hero of the victors committed suicide for the crimes that he had done to the peace loving and highly civilized local people. </li></ul>
  28. 28. ARTHA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a denial of or escapism from the material world and the material pleasures. In order to enjoy them one should earn or make and manage wealth or Artha in accordance with the principles of Dharma. Making and managing the material wealth for our well-being result in the emergence and development of all types of scientific knowledge and technology. </li></ul>
  29. 29. KAMA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is not a denial of or escapism from the sensual and aesthetic pleasures of life or Kama. In order to enjoy them without any tension and worries, Dharma shall be the guiding principle. The sensual pleasures could be enjoyed by attaining mastery in man and woman relationships for which a manual was made, known as Kamasutra. Life becomes beautiful by enjoying things of beauty and the expressions of aesthetic values .They are symbolized in nine rasas or behaviors of man and sixteen arts.Natiya Sastra was the first manual for them. </li></ul>
  30. 30. KAMASUTRA <ul><li>Sanathana Dharama admits that the relationship between man and woman, for attaining greater physical, mental and spiritual joy and pleasures, is very complex. It requires specialized skill and expertise that could be achieved by physical, mental and spiritual training and exercises to be done under a teacher or guru. Kamasutra and also the basic texts in Tantrick sex are manuals on the complex man-woman relationship for enjoying the sensual pleasures to the fullest extent. Kamasutra was complied by Valsyana, a sage and an ascetic, for the well being of the family people. For the tantricks, man-woman relationship is a means to realize the Brahman and also the Nature, </li></ul>
  31. 31. AYURVEDA <ul><li>Ayurveda is one of the oldest scientific and holistic systems of medicine with more than 3000 years of tradition, developed in India. It is still very popular in India, especially Kerala, It is founded on the principle that man is an integration of his body, mind and soul and his life is determined by the Nature; the body is constituted by the five elements and the mind is shaped by the five senses. Ayurveda is a means to ensure the well being by a combined applications of a package of diagnosing, treatment and administration of medicine mainly based on herbals and minerals and well identified life style, including food habits and exercises and a set of beliefs and practices. </li></ul>
  32. 32. THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF THE BODY <ul><li>One is in perfectly healthy when all the five elements or pancha booths of the body are in perfect integration as are of the perfect integration of the body, the mind and the soul. The five elements are: the earth, the sky, the air, the water and the fire. Any disintegration at lower stage makes one weak and sick and the higher stage results in death. Ayurveda, an holistic system of medicine had been emerged for the well-being of the body, mind and soul. </li></ul>
  33. 33. FIVE SENSES <ul><li>Pancha-inthriyam or the five sense organs help the mind to grow. But only with the five senses, one could not realize the Brahman who has no end or beginning nor any physical qualities that could be felt by the five senses. After creating the Universe with certain order, He does not disturb the set order or the balance of the universe or its working, especially the kala chakra or the wheel of time. </li></ul>
  34. 34. MOKSHA <ul><li>The ultimate goal of man is to realize the Brahman and attain unity with Him – the Mokasha. Such realizations result in the creation of higher knowledge either in the form of intuition or revelation. Without observing the Dharma nobody could attain Moksha. However, each man is free to choose his own path of Moksha. The Brahman is the One and the Sole and Absolute. But each human being realizes and attains Him in his own unique way which varies from person to person. The Vedas and the Upanishads and the Puranas and the Ithihasas, though originated later, prescribe or explain the different means for attaining these goals and objectives. </li></ul>
  35. 35. YOGAS AND TANTRICKS <ul><li>To realize the Nature and the Brahman, one has to reach higher levels of self realization. Yogas and Tantricks have emerged as a means for the higher levels of self realization by attaining greater and greater integration of one’s own body, mind and soul and and ultimately with the Nature and the Brahman. There are diverse means for attaining them. </li></ul>
  36. 36. THE POWER OF THE SELF <ul><li>Yoga and meditation help the practitioners realize the unimaginable power of the Self by the integration of the body, mind and soul with the Cosmic power. As a result, an illiterate person could become a man of wisdom by revelation; one could know the past, the present and the future; one could present simultaneously in different places ; one could be young for several years etc. Most of the great sages in India had acquired these powers. </li></ul>
  37. 37. YOGIC POWERS <ul><li>Every human being is packed with so many powers and faculties that could be canalized by the concentration of the powers of the body, mind and soul and integrating them. Yoga and meditation are the means by which one could realize and activate various faculties (Samadhi and Sidhi). Out of hundreds of faculties, Yoga identified at least three centers of faculties or chakras concerning intellectual, aesthetic or artistic and mystical powers. </li></ul>
  38. 38. INTELLECTUAL POWERS <ul><li>With the constant practicing of yoga and meditation, one could attain tremendous intellectual and intuitive powers. Knowledge and wisdom could be acquired either by revelation or by intellectual powers, including the ability to observe and to make critical analysis. Self realization and the realization of the Brahman are the means of acquiring wisdom and knowledge by revelations. Revelations are not the words of the Brahman who does not talk to any man in a particular language. The Brahman does not need any mediator or prophet to communicate with other human beings. Every body is free to realize the Brahman by oneself and not through any other person or mediator. </li></ul>
  39. 39. EDUCATION <ul><li>For attaining greater integration between the body, mind and soul and also between man and woman and ensuring proper interaction of man with the Nature, the Brahman and the Society, one has to undergo education under a great guru or teacher. Constant contact with a great mind and discussions with him help the student attain knowledge and wisdom. Education is the best means for enlightening and realization that results in acquiring knowledge and wisdom either by observation and analysis or by intuition and revelations. </li></ul>
  40. 40. ARTISTIC AND LITERARY POWERS <ul><li>Art and literature are concerned with expression of beauty or aesthetic aspects of life and the Nature by the manipulation of imagination. One who practices the Yoga and meditation could attain tremendous aesthetic powers so as to become a great creator or performer of arts and literary works. </li></ul>
  41. 41. NATIYA SASTRA <ul><li>Systematic expressions of the basic nine human emotions or rasas, ensuring beauty or aesthetic elements of life, result in all forms of performing arts like acting, singing and dancing and also various forms of literary works. Natiyasastra, compiled by Sage Bharata is considered as the first scientific manual on performing arts. All forms of classical performing arts in India are designed in accordance with its basic principles. </li></ul>
  42. 42. MYSTIC POWERS <ul><li>Most of the great yogis have acquired tremendous mystic powers, including going to the past or the future; simultaneously appearing in distant places or disappearing from different places and crossing the barriers of time and space. They could remain safe for several days without breath either under the soil or water. </li></ul>
  43. 43. NOT FOR SELFISH INTEREST <ul><li>Making use of the yogic powers for the selfish ends, either for one’s own fame, power and wealth or for doing harm to the others, including exploiting and misguiding the others are the greatest misdeeds and the violation of the Dharma. Yogic powers are meant for the well-being of all others people and creatures – “loko samastha sughino bhavathu”. Nobody should claim that he represents the Brahman or reproducing the words of the Brahman or the mouth piece of the Brahman as the Brahman is the creator of each and every human beings who could not claim any infinity or perfection or absoluteness. </li></ul>
  44. 44. AHAM BRAHMASMI <ul><li>At the higher levels of realization, the Self has become the manifestation of the Brahman and the Self is in union with the Brahman. At this stage of realization, the Self proclaims : aham brahmasmi or the Brahman is within me and I am within the Brahman. I am not separated from Himself and the Universe; I am in Bliss; I find Him everywhere , here and there-- thathwamasi . </li></ul>
  45. 45. THE WHOLE PACKAGE <ul><li>Sanathana Dharma is a whole and complete package for a happy and blissful life integrating the material, psychic and spiritual attainment of life based on the eternal values and principles. Realization of the Self and the Brahman, the Absolute and Omnipresent God are the highest objectives of life for which one must attain knowledge and wisdom, keeping body and mind sound and healthy. It is highly logical and scientific far ahead of all religions and ideologies based on universal love and brotherhood. It makes one free from fear, terror and worries. On the solid foundations of Dharma and Karma, every thing is set. </li></ul>
  46. 46. DR. RAJU M. MATHEW <ul><li>Dr. Raju formulated two basic theories of Knowledge / Informatics and got published from the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1985. They are known as Mathew’s Theories and become an area for doctoral research works. </li></ul><ul><li>He gave birth to two Post-Information Technology disciplines : Knowmatics and Knowledge Technology, the science and technology of the modern knowledge industries in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>He supervised so far 10 doctoral theses, on the Vedas and Upanishads, the Bible and Koran, the Buddhism, Scientific Productivity, IT Applications in Higher Education, Distant Education besides Ayurveda and Tribal Medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>He writes English poems and brings out an English music album, ‘Celebrations of Love’ with own lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1965 Dr. Raju has been practicing Rajayoga that keeps him fit and helps him to continue literary, intellectual and mystical pursuits. </li></ul>

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