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Karma: How It Affects Future

Karma means actions or work. The present enjoyments or sufferings are the results of our past doings. The future is in our hands. Time never stops. We are allotted our current day, and each and every moment of today should be well spent so that we enjoy better results in the forthcoming days.  Sometimes we feel failed. Certainly, there would be one or more reasons for the failure. Experience is the best teacher, and talent must be developed on solitude. Character enhances the popularity in the company of like-minded people.  Swami Vivekananda declares, nothing is impossible in this world, hence one could succeed in his endeavor if tried again and again, following the path of Dharma.

Elephant offering lotus to Lord Vishnu
God Vishnu rescuing the elephant on receiving the lotus
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Bharat: The Original Name Of India

Our country, Republic of India, was known as Bharata Khanda during the periods prior to the rulings of Mughal kings. After British rule, the name of the country has become India. In the epic Ramayana, the oldest Vanara is called as Jambava, or Jambavanta. He was one of the oldest in the Indian sub-continent, in the peninsular island area. Due to the familiarity, Rishis called it as Jambu Dweepa, an island portion on earth where Jambava, the oldest monkey used to move freely.

Bharata of Ramayana Era

Shri Rama with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana went to the forest and his youngest brother Shatrughna became the acting king of the land for the purpose of administration only, under the instructions of Vasista Rishi. The other brother, King Bharatha had brought the pair of foot wear of Shri Rama, being failed in persuading him for returning back. King Bharatha placed those pair of foot wears in front of the empty throne, vacated by the late king Dasharatha, saying he is not interested to become the ruler. He went away to Nandi village for doing penance, stating he will return to the palace only after coming back of Sri Rama.

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Acharya Parampara – Shree Adi Shankaracharya

श्रुति स्मृति पुराणानाम् आलयम् करुणालयम् ।

नमामि भगवत्पादम् शंकरम् लोक शंकरम् ॥

The common Indian word for cultural activities as a whole is termed as Achara. Acharya means a person who adds, deletes or modifies suitable items to the cultural activity system and performs the achara or persuades his followers for the benefit of the society. Here in this article, one of the prominent persons is Shree Adi Shankaracharya, for our benefits. He is not the initial one in his line, but we treat him as prominent in his lineage. He propagated the forgotten Advaitha Philosophy of India. His Guru or teacher was Shree Govinda Bhagavad Pada Acharya. The previous known Guru or teacher of Shree Govinda Bhagavad Pada Acharya is Shree Gauda Padacharya.  Shree Adi Shankaracharya is a great social reformer, writer in Sanskrit, founder of the great Advaitha peetha Mathas at four places of India, i.e., at Puri of Odisha, Sringeri of Karnataka, Dwaraka of Gujarat and Badarika of Uttaranchal, which are still functioning.

Shree Adi Shankaracharya
Shree Shankaracharya with his four disciples
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