Monday, March 24, 2014

On Belief

From मनुस्मृति

देवे तीर्थे द्विजे वैद्ये बुद्धिर्भवति यादृशी |
यादृशी भावना तत्र सिद्धिर्भवति तादृशी ||
This श्लोक: is an interesting take on belief.  It articulates that results obtained from God, Pilgrimage, Brahmin, Doctor are directly proportional to the belief in them !!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Only Spirit(भाव:) Matters

मूर्खो वदति विष्णाय धीरो वदति विष्णवे |
उभयस्य फ़लम् तुल्यं भवग्राही जनार्दन:||

The above श्लोक: in simple terms says that God only looks at intention, not grammar.  Gist is as follows.

Foolish people say विष्णाय which grammatically incorrect.रामाय is correct but for विष्णु it must be विष्णवे; which is the word used by विद्वान while praying. However, the result of the prayer is same; since its based on the भाव: not the grammar.