Today is FIRST APRIL-otherwise jocularly called APRIL FOOLS DAY!I have received several special messages but this one is VERY MEANINGFUL:
May I request all the respected group members that instead of making “April Fool” on 1st April, plant at least one tree and make “April Cool”! This small campaign of your’s may help making this earth “Cool”.
True I also make this appeal to my esteemed viewers.
Some of the earlier ENVIUS THOUGHTS were on the significance of numerals such as 3, 6,9 0. This Sunday story deals with the significance of EIGHT! EIGHT in Sanskrit is ‘ASHTA’.
The meaning of the number 8 is harmony, peace, and balance. It is a symbol that helps us make decisions that are beneficial to us in our life.
Number 8 resonates with the influences and vibrations of authority and personal power, self-confidence, executive ability, confidence, inner-strength, professionalism and the professional, management, material freedom, success, good judgment, money, finances, riches, manifesting wealth, abundance and prosperity, provision, investments, discrimination and discernment, giving and receiving, thoroughness, dependability, self-reliance, repose, practicality, consideration, inner-wisdom, self-sufficiency, social status, pragmatism, the ego, aggregation, compassion, dictatorship, executive, delegation, reality, truth and integrity, compassion, dictatorship, multiples, employment, stability, appearance, customs, skills and talents, exchanges, truth, good judgment and problem-solving, organization and organizing, achieving and achievements, decisiveness, control, constant, ambition, the authoritarian, challenge, efficiency, trustworthiness, insight, planning and the planner, sociability, works independently, learning through experience, true justice, retreat, patience, caution, self-discipline, free-will, insight, spiritual consciousness, expansion, dissolution, dimension of the timeless, good and bad, right and wrong, day and night, ability to see and relate to eternal dimensions, balance between forces, connects spirit and matter, developing confidence to follow a vision, breaks down barriers to transformation, reality, courage, a desire for peace and a love of humanity and world transformation.
Number 8 also relates to the concept of karma – the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect.(Courtesy-Google Guru)
In Hinduism, we have earlier seen the Goddesses in its pantheon.There are EIGHT Lakshmis-called ASHTA LAKSHMI-
The eight forms of Ashta-Lakshmi, through their individual nature, are believed to fulfill these human necessities and desires.
The eight divine forms of Goddess Lakshmi or Ashta-Lakshmi include:
1.Aadi-Lakshmi (The Primeval Goddess) or Maha Lakshmi (The Great Goddess)
- Dhana-Lakshmi or Aishwarya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Prosperity and Wealth)
- Dhaanya-Lakshmi (Goddess of Food Grains)
- Gaja-Lakshmi (The Elephant Goddess)
- Santhana-Lakshmi (The Goddess of Progeny)
- Veera-Lakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Valor and Courage)
- Vidhya-Lakshmi (The Goddess of Knowledge)
- Vijaya-Lakshmi or Jaya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Victory)
There are eight directions-viz EAST-SOUTH EAST, NORTH EAST; WEST- SOUTH WEST, NORTH WEST, SOUTH and NORH!
Aṣhṭa-Dikpāla(“Guardians of Eight Directions”)
Some years ago astrologers predicted an alarming effect about “Ashtagraha”. Eight planets, it was said, had lined up together. All imaginable disasters, including the end of the world, were predicted. Tons of butter, grain, incense and other valuable articles were offered rightly to ward off the malefic effect of the coming together of eight planets and the fire offerings freed the society.
This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga is great for building core strength and toning the body. Body is prepared to sweat as we briskly move through a set sequence.
Ashtavakra is a revered Vedic sage in Hinduism. His name literally means “eight bends”, reflecting the eight physical handicaps he was born with. His maternal grandfather was the Vedic sage Aruni, his parents were both Vedic students at Aruni’s school. Ashtavakra studied, became a sage and a celebrated character in the mythologies of the Hindu Epics and Puranas.
Avadhānaṃ is a literary performance popular from the very ancient days in India. Avadhānaṃ originated as a Sanskrit literary process and is revived by Telugu poets in modern times. It involves the partial improvisation of poems using specific themes, meters, forms, or words. The true purpose of an Avadhanam event is the showcasing, through entertainment, of superior mastery of cognitive capabilities – of observation, memory, multitasking, task switching, retrieval, reasoning and creativity in multiple modes of intelligence – literature, poetry, music, mathematical calculations, puzzle solving etc.
It requires immense memory power and tests a person’s capability of performing multiple tasks simultaneously. All the tasks are memory intensive and demand an in-depth knowledge of literature, and prosody. The tasks vary from making up a poem spontaneously to keeping a count of a bell ringing at random. No external memory aids are allowed while performing these tasks except the person’s mind.
Avadhānaṃ can be considered as the Divided attention (clinical model of attention) as it is the highest level of attention and it refers to the ability to respond simultaneously to multiple tasks or multiple task demands.
Avadhāni is the individual who performs the Avadhānaṃ; Avadhāni should answer the questions posed by the audience in the form of a poem. The questions generally consist of a description given in prose and the avadhāni has to express it as a poem.
Of late as a form of physical exercise EIGHT WALK -8 walk- has become very popular.
My father passed away at his age 87 in the year 1987 on March 6th morning at 5.00 hrs. On 5th evening he had his regular walking for an hour! He used to do Yogasanas –including SHIRSAASANA even on 5th. For his own reasons, my father, who was my YOGA master- who taught us yogasanas to be effectively practiced right from age 10, advised to stop aasanaas at age 65 but continue walking till the life! Fortunately till this day I am having my morning walk for an hour between 3 and 4.
Walking is one of the best exercises and helps maintain good health. We should walk with free mind without any distraction. If it is done properly excellent health canl be maintained. In this modern world Morning walk is becoming fashion and many of the people walk chatting with friends in person or thro’ mobile . Walking with talking!
One of my quotable quotes is “WHILE WALKING AS AN EXERCISE, WALK FAST AND IN SILENCE”..
Among the walking exercise, best walking exercise is said to be“8 shape walk method”. It is claimed to be supreme of all. This is one of the best methods which give miraculous benefits as suggested by the Yogis and Siddhars. It should be practiced daily for 15-30 minutes.
Only at the time of driving license we think about 8 and drive the vehicle in the 8 shape circle and get license. Driving in the 8 shape line by vehicle we get license!!!!!! Colonial practice still in use in the RTO’s offices!
But if we walk in the 8 shape line we will maintain good health. We will see the method of 8 walk, how it should be done properly, and what all the benefits are.
Procedure to do “8” shaped walking exercise:
We can practice this in the morning, evening or in empty stomach, in the open or in a room in the north-south direction. Draw a parallel line from east to west or west to east in the north side and leave ten feet gap and draw 8 shape line; now practice “8” shaped walking. Normally in public places like parks, this path is filled with pebbles to have the effect of acupuncture walk.
Walk North to south and South to North clockwise and anticlockwise fifteen minutes each.
We may practice “8” shaped walking first and then you may do some simple yogic exercise and breathing exercise.
During this walk we will necessarily concentrate in walking in the 8 shaped line. Possibility of chatting with friends in person or in mobile like in normal walking is enabled to avoid. Proper and normal breathing is possible.
In our hand palm and leg palm all reflex points of our entire internal organs are located.(See the leg palm picture) Due to the pressure in palm, at the time of walking ( we should walk in bare foot without shoes/chapel ) all our internal organs are activated and we get relief from concerned diseases.
Benefits of doing “8” shaped walking exercise:
During walk in the 8 shape our entire body (hip, abdomen etc.) is twisted and all our organs are activated.
At the end of thirty minutes of 8 walking stuffy nose is cleared and feel free breathing from both the nostrils.
In the mean time we can feel the cough in the lungs and sinus cavity get dissolved. The phlegm is eliminated either by spitting out or getting assimilated into the body and asthma is reversed.
As five kilogram of oxygen is inhaled due to complete respiration, phlegm in the lungs is released. Intake of five kilograms of oxygen energizes the body.
Headache, Digestive Problems, Thyroid, Obesity, and Knee pains, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and constipation is reversed.
It reduces the sugar level in the blood and reverses our diabetes and its complication within a year of regular 8 walking twice daily for half an hour.
Improves eye sight. Due to concentration in the 8 shaped line, short sightedness and other eye related problems are improved /curtailed.
Hearing power is improved. Gentle walking reduces the blood pressure.
Practicing this for half an hour twice a day cures foot cracks, all types’ pain and knee pain.
Aged persons and those who are unable to do this by themselves can do it with the help of others and get benefited even paralysis.
Shoulder, neck, back, lumbar, knee, heels, cervical and lumbar, spondilitis, sciatica, disc prolapsed, paralysis, depression, epilepsy, migraine, diabetics B.P, thyroid, kidney and gall bladder stones, asthma, sinusitis, piles, colitis, nervous debility , sleeplessness, Heart diseases, kidney problems are benefited through this “8” walking.
Practicing this exercise regularly, brings back youth to us, reverses all our diseases And a person of seventy years old may feel that he is young like his grand children.
Let us happily practice “8” shape walk” and enjoy good health without any disease.
Is it too much to digest and assimilate! After all this is only a SUNDAY story and you can afford to spend some time on a useful story! Thanks. Till we meet tomorrow GOOD BYE!
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