From the Temple of ‘Prima Matra’ in Jairambati and Kamarpukur: Essential Practice based on the Fundamentals of Love and Simplicity

Holy Mother Sarada Maa

Holy Mother, Sarada Maa

An Ecstatic Sri Ramakrishna.jpg

Bhakti te Shakti   Shakti te Bhakti

Old Hut at Jairambati

Old Hut at Jairambati

Pran dhara chute chale mati ke sparsha kore

Ei ashirbaad-e chetonar vigraha

Ja sukhya deher aadorsho ke shutholo dehe jagatik karme parinata kare

Aadi ananter ei lilar utshyo

Maa sabda te ke kendro kare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother is the supreme space-vessel that allocates the time destiny of material manifestation

She is Mater /Matter Tattva of the great Cosmic Illusion

Chandi Temple at Jairambati

Maa Chandi, Maa Simha Bahini, Maa Mahamaya, Maa Manasa Temple at Jairambati run by close associate of Sarada Maa Family headed by Sri Shantinath Mukherjee

She is the knower and the known willfully discriminating both for the attainment of Moksha

In all her innumerable manifestations, she is the nurturer of all souls in the cycle of evolution

A giver of wisdom, she trades our bondage for ever greater freedom

She accumulates her love for all sentient beings

Pond at Kamarpukur

The Holy Pond in Kamarpukur, Birthplace of Sri Ramakrishna

And liberating them from darkness to light

White Jasmine in Bloom

White Jasmine in Bloom

Her smile shining like the stars above

And her laughter roaring like the thunder

Sometimes pushes us to the edge so we can learn not to fail but fly

Floating in deep space on her lap

We are back to the Godhead of Life Divine

In her own illimitable style (2x)

OM MAA (3x)

-J

PRESS RELEASE:

Ashland Inc.

Ashland India provides science education to disadvantaged children

Partners with Agastya International Foundation for mobile science labs

Mumbai, August 1, 2016 – Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, today launched two Mobile Science Labs (MSL) in collaboration with Agastya International Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with financially disadvantaged children through innovative, hands-on science education. The kickoff event held at The Leela Hotel in Mumbai was attended by Ashland leaders and employees, and Agastya representatives who demonstrated their pedagogy through live models. The vans will be operational in and around Ashland India offices in Mumbai and Hyderabad beginning August 5.

MSL is a very powerful and innovative instrument to revolutionize rural education and make education increasingly accessible. It is a catalytic channel that is fun, engaging and interactive, aimed to raise awareness among disadvantaged government school children of the value of learning science. The MSLs travel to remote schools with 100+ hands-on science models covering a wide range of topics in physics, chemistry and biology for Classes 5 through 10. The teaching approach is consistent with India’s National Curriculum Framework and the topics overlap the syllabus of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

There are also experiments not directly correlated to the state syllabus that are intended to spark curiosity and encourage interaction and questions among the children. Children are better able to relate to concepts explained through interactive demonstrations rather than through rote learning. MSLs have been found to be highly effective in delivering large science fairs, and reaching community members through night visits too. Night community visits allow the students’ parents, family and community members to participate in learning sessions about various beneficial topics.

“At Ashland we believe good chemistry is not only about innovative, differentiated science, but also about the way people come together to make a difference,” said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Ashland senior vice president and president of the Chemicals Group. “With a primary focus on education, the environment and health and human services initiatives, we provide support both financially and through hands-on involvement. We are glad to partner with Agastya for this important community initiative.”

“All companies today want to hire the best talent. Hence, it is also our responsibility to invest in expanding this pool for a sustained future. This partnership with Agastya to bring science in an innovative way to young children is a small step in that direction from Ashland,” said Nelson Corda, general manager, Consumer Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Rest of Asia.

Added Sai Chandrasekhar, chief of operations, Agastya International Foundation: “Through the mobile science labs donated by Ashland, we plan to reach out to more than 16,000 students and their teachers. Teachers will be trained with an aim to disseminate knowledge and propagate creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.”

The community involvement plan for Ashland is a blended mix of both financial and engagement support. Employees would be participating in various programs that would require them to use their technical and professionals skills in the arena of social responsibility.

About Ashland
Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. Through our three business units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline – we use good chemistry to make great things happen for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more.

Ashland in India
In the past few years, Ashland India has rapidly grown to become a business of sizeable value and a growth cornerstone for the company, delivering comprehensive and innovative solutions to fulfill customer needs. Ashland’s India network includes a business center, technical centers, sales offices and distributors in markets such as personal care, pharmaceuticals, building and construction, chemical processing, energy, etc. See ashland.com for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Media Relations

Akanksha Bhargava

+91 9963017937

abhargava@ashland.com

 

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PRACTICING ‘MINDFULNESS’ in HEALTHCARE SERVICES: ‘Empty Cognizance’ in Non-Dual Space springs forth Compassion/Karuna for All Sentient Beings

Tashiding Monastery Sikkim

Tashiding Monastery, The Most Sacred Monastery in Sikkim

‘Tashiding Monastery’ or “The Devoted Central Glory” in Sikkim is considered as the most sacred and holiest monastery in Sikkim; belonging to the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, it was built in the year 1717 by revered lama Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing. He was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first king of Sikkim at Yuksom. Guru Padmasambhava selected the place as he did sadhana in Tashiding in the 8th century and there are many caves which have the energy vibration of his practice in and around Tashiding, located above a hilltop at the site of the confluence of two rivers, Ranjit and Rathang Chu.

The secret golden vase

An image of Padmasambhava on an initiation card, Tibet, 19th Century. Padmasambhava is regarded as the founder of the Nyingma tradition.

An image of Padmasambhava on an initiation card, Tibet, 19th Century. Padmasambhava is regarded as the founder of the Nyingma tradition.

Adorns the waters of all heavens

Blessing earth and its people

To be healthy and wise

to generate all actions from the mindful heart

Beholding karuna for all sentient beings

In the sunlit space of Rigpa

There where clouds dissipate

Leaving no trace of thoughts and illness

Opening inside where stillness pervades

A quiet undertaking of the practice

Summons all the attendant deities and the rainbow lords

To experience the enlightenment ecstasy

of ‘Empty Congizance”

In the ‘Book of Chao’, Seng-Chao discussed that ‘Prajna’ is a kind of ignorance as well because the Ultimate Reality has no qualities and is not a thing, it cannot become an object of knowledge. But, here, we have to understand that the word ignorance refers not to mundane stupidity or callousness but to a higher truth that is encapsulated in primordial purity of our mind. Therefore, it becomes obvious that this is Mindfulness as it is the ‘Direct Insight’ that knows the truth by not knowing. This is also the historical link between TAOISM and the ZEN. In this way we can better appreciate the Spontaneous Perfection of Rigpa in Dzochen Teachings. Truly to know is not to know, that the awakened mind responds immediately, without calculation, and that there is no incompatibility between Buddhahood and the everyday life of the world.

Compassion or ‘loving kindness’ when associated with ‘prajna’ or wisdom which is our essential nature is the key realization experience that gives stability to our being (existence). This when reaches a completion stage by practice of daily ‘mindfulness’ is a valuable asset that can help us improve our HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE 21st CENTURY. It’s not only modern technology and facilities, but also, skillful ways of practising compassion for the health and well-being of all individuals.

-J

PRESS RELEASE

John Hopkins Medicine

25th July 2016, Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Debuts in Pune for Clinical Research and Community-Based Care
–Project provides a model for innovative health research, care and wellness

John Hopkins

JHU-BJGMC Clinical Research Partnership during a home visit in Pune/Credit: Courtesy of John Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education

The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and dispatch a custom-designed mobile health care services van in the state of Maharashtra in India.

The mobile clinic, the parties say, is designed to address the fact that India assumes a large burden of chronic and infectious diseases, leading the world in deaths related to tuberculosis, cervical cancer and diabetes, and ranking third in the number of people with HIV. While there has been progress in improving India’s clinical infrastructure in the last few decades, they say, the severity of disease and the sheer numbers of patients affected present challenges to addressing health care needs in underserved communities, underscoring the need for innovative approaches, such as mobile clinical care, that augment traditional service delivery models.

Equipped with a $100,000 donation from CTIS and the Shahs, the mobile clinic features advanced laboratory equipment for disease diagnoses, including a GeneXpert rapid TB diagnostic system. The van includes other modern care and treatment capabilities, including mobile radiology equipment.

While mobile clinics sponsored by corporate hospitals and charity organizations have been deployed in Maharashtra primarily to provide health care in rural areas, the group behind this effort say it is novel, in that it will strategically enhance community outreach for tuberculosis screening, research and care, and provide wellness services. Maharashtra is among India’s top regions for cases of drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the service area for the clinic comprises a population of 7 million people, including the city of Pune and surrounding villages.

“A mobile clinic provides a private and confidential environment for community-based health care and research,” says Ajay Chandanwale, dean of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Raj and Bharti Shah, and appreciate the generous donation of the mobile clinic.”

Children, adolescents and adults, including pregnant and post-partum women, will be served. The mobile clinic’s capabilities will augment ongoing tuberculosis research, including monitoring households with people who have patients with TB and multidrug-resistant TB. While such research is critical for informing tuberculosis control strategies and science at the national level, the mobile clinic will also be used for targeted, community-based health and wellness programs that promote healthful living, Chandanwale says.

“We are highly committed to affecting broad changes in India’s ability to address serious health issues while simultaneously providing wellness programs that serve communities,” says CTIS CEO Raj Shah. “CTIS is pleased to provide a tool that can be used to deliver preventive services, health screening and care where they are needed.”

Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education Director Robert Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H., says the support from the Shahs will lead to improvements in health and wellness in Maharashtra, as well as provide a model for innovative health research, care and wellness for the rest of India. “The Shah mobile clinic really extends the reach of health services for communities and patients with limited resources, and it will be a tremendous asset to the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College-Johns Hopkins University research partnership.”

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About CTIS

CTIS, based in Rockville, Maryland, provides informatics solutions for clinical trials and research, and empowers patients and providers with technology-based health care solutions. Through the use of IT, it helps organizations produce efficient and effective outcomes. Its business is the capture, storage and use of information in health and biomedical science. It offers a patient-driven approach to informatics — improving privacy, security and safety. www.ctisinc.com
About the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education

The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education is dedicated to improving health outcomes in resource-limited communities through clinical research and training, and by empowering health care providers and health researchers to develop and lead advancements in clinical research, practice and policy. www.ccghe.net
About Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College

Located in Pune, India, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College is among the top 10 medical schools in India. It is affiliated with a state-funded, 1,500-bed tertiary care public hospital, Sassoon General Hospital, which has a large outpatient program composed of 21 clinics and links to multiple NGOs in the community. The partnership between the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College was initially established in 1999 for HIV studies and now investigates other infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases and comorbidities. www.bjmcpune.org

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Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM’s vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. JHM extends health care into the community and globally through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 22 years of the survey’s 26-year history. For more information about Johns Hopkins Medicine, its research, education and clinical programs, and for the latest health, science and research news, visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Searching for the ‘Guru’ and ‘Finding Him’ in the Naked Awareness of Rigpa: Blessings from the Dzogchen Teachings/Guru-Purnima 2016

Guru Rinpoche

Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche in Dancing Posture

“BRAHMAN IS IN THE SPACE WITHIN THE HEART” (NIHITAM GUHAYAM)

When Nirvana is made an object of desire, it becomes Samsara.

Real Nirvana cannot be desired because it is inconceivable.

“In him shadows his form the Golden Child

Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry circa 1917

Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, 1917

Who in the Sun-capped Vast cradles his birth:

Hiranyagarbha, author of thoughts and dreams,

Who sees the invisible and hears the sounds

That never visited a mortal ear,

Discoverer of unthought realities

Truth to truth than all we have ever known,

He is the leader on the inner roads:

A seer, he has entered the forbidden realms;

Armed with the golden speech, the diamond eye,

His is the vision and the prophecy:

Kalida Meditating

Kalida Meditating

……..

He is the carrier of the hidden fire,                     Bhagavan Dattatreya

 

……….

The conqueror of the kingdoms of the soul…”

-Savitri Book XI: The Book of the Everlasting Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme

Consummation -Sri Aurobindo

True Dhyana is to realize that one’s own nature is like space, and

the thoughts and sensations come and go in this ‘original mind’

like birds through the sky, leaving no trace.

Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Manjushree The Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Jay Guru

netaji with parents

Netaji with Parents

Sri Guru

Guru Jay (3x)

The ever unfinished work of art

Issued from the primordial mind essence

Empty in the beginning and the end

Forever striving for a perfected form

Is pure in the naked space of awareness (rigpa)

Toying with the timeless dimensions of a mise-en-scène

Sculpting out of the fabric of a stone that cannot breathe

Evanescent thoughts vaporized like ether     Shri Shiva in Om offset lithograph, c. 1930

Into the palette of the wonderful void

Colours resonating with melody of sound

Never arising, dwelling or ceasing

But creating textures that the eye can only dream

Between sleep and waking

Flowering thousand petal lotus

Where a child is born

And begins to see

When the world comes to a naught

A moment seized in the clear light

To Immortalize the dancing rapture of the Master King… Jim Morrison 1

“Having abandoned attachment to the fruit of works, ever content,

Without any kind of dependence he does nothing though he is

Ever engaged in work”.  (Sri Krishna in Bhagavadgita)

 

-J

 

 

The Buddha-Body of Indestructible Reality, the ‘Vajrakaya’ is the Original Expanse of Reality beyond S-N Junction: Direct Experience beyond Conceptualization

‘EXISTENCE AND EMPTINESS ARE IDENTICAL’

‘My brain is only a receiver. In the universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, nut I know that it exists.’ – Nikola Tesla

Nila Saraswati or Blue Tara

Nila Saraswati or Blue Tara

Jim Morrison 4

Jim Morrison 

Jay Guru Sri Guru

“On the surface of a single atom

There are many buddhas

As there are atoms.”

Light pours lights

Murmuring like the wind

Across the forests and hills

 

Some are awake

Others don’t see

Running around

roerich at naggar india

Nicholas Roerich in Naggar, India

 

In the vortex of fire

Maha-avatarBabaji Maharaj

Sri Maha=Avatar Babaji Maharaj

Beings emanate

Praying for immortality

They are waiting to cross the cycles of existence

By burning their desires

And offering their thoughts

To the supra-causal diamond self of the primal void

Om Vajra Kalikaye Namah (3x)

Finally, the buddha-body of indestructible reality (vajrakaya) is reached

which derives from the indivisible essence of the 1st three bodies, is the

original unchanging essence of reality in which all paths are concluded

and all conceptual elaboration transcended. It is the taintless buddha nature pure

from the beginning.

 

-J

Jagannatha Ratha Yatra 2016: From the Supra-Causal 3-in-1 ‘Vajrakaya’ Diamond Body (Love-Light and Light…)

 

Ratha Yatra Poster San Francisco 1969

Jay Jagannatha (3x)                                              The Trinity of Balarama, Subhadra and Krishna at the Temple of Jagannatha

Prajnane Pratishthitam Prajnanetrolokah

Prajna Pratistha Prajnana Brahma (Aitareya Upanishad)    Ratha Yatra Poster Mexico 2013.jpg

It is an inner journey of the soul’s everlasting consciousness

Reaching the shore of the infinite one

Through broken passageways and doorways that glimmer with hope

Enchanting every footstep with melodious sound

Of unbroken harmony that adores the vastness of space

Entwined with the moment’s timeless flowering

Sri CaitanyaMaha Prabhu

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

A light that danced across all mirrors

Then holding still the chariot’s vibratory rhythm,

It embraced the surging seas mountains and skies

And cried out to the birds and trees and rock and fire

Luminous self-revelatory experience of the Lord

In the coming time follow the signs

That will lead to the destiny of the world.

 

 

 

 

SAMADHI IS THE STATE WHERE ALL INTENTIONS AND EFFORTS CEASE TO WORK

Kalida Sitting Pensively in the Garden

Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy 

Inside the Room of Sitaramdas Omkarnath Thakur

Inside the Room of Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath Thakur, Varanasi

Tibetan Thangka

Buddha, Tibetan Thangka

Happy Ratha Yatra coincides with the Birthday of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Peace on Earth!

 

From the ‘Milk of Human Kindness’springs forth the Non-Dual Action: From the ‘Super-Void’ of Prajna

bhagavan ramana maharshi with cow lakshmi

Sri Ramana Maharshi with the Lakshmi, the cow 

Tintin in Tibet

Tintin in Tibet by Belgian Cartoonist Herge  

 

‘Shantih Shantih Shantih’

Therefore, Sariputra, owing to the absence of Volition and imbued with prajnaparamita (Subjective Inseeing), bodhisattvas no longer are bound by interpretive thought-processes, and so have no fear, are freed from delusion, and have found nirvana.

Space-time are extensions inevitable for manifestations of an objective world

Dualistic they are in accommodating contraries which the brain perceives

This is our biological neural perception linguistically expressed through a system of signs

The Non-verbal Silent Identification with Pure Noumenon which is neither Being Nor Non-Being is also possible and inevitable

This is the existential moment -‘uji’ cut off from spatio-temporal linearity

It is boundless and free yet discrete and non-conceptual

Experiencing that is highest yogic state -Nirvikalpa Samadhi

“All Forms Everywhere Are Unreal And False” {Diamond Sutra}

“She in her formless form

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Reading Tintin in Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama reading ‘Tintin in Tibet’ 

Abides by the law of supra-cosmic will

He, unto whom, the knowledge of a silent arc

Replenishes the dimensionless perfection of moments

Springs forth forever and ever

From the heart of kindness

The formation of the milky way *’akash ganga’ and the wish-fulfilling cow ‘kamdhenu’

-J

 

 

 

 

Press Information: Ostend International Airport in Belgium to host Premiere Event in travel business involving Belgian company Zora Bots. 

Ostend international airport in Belgium will be the stage of a Premiere Event in the traveling business involving Belgian company Zora Bots on 1st July 2016.

Zora Bots’ mission is to make social robots accessible to everyone. With this goal in mind, the company developed the first fully functional and user-friendly software able to give life to Nao humanoid robots. It has been successfully implemented in healthcare since 2013 and over 300 Zora-equipped robots have now been adopted and are in use at various care facilities worldwide. A couple of weeks ago, Zora Bots was also the first to implement next-generation Pepper robots to greet and assist visitors and patients at two Belgium hospitals. And now, it is time for a new first… this Friday at Ostend international airport.

Understanding Dogen’s ‘Existential-Moment’ ‘UJI’-Living ‘Here and Now’

Hoogly Latitude Sundial

Old Sundial in the Hoogly Imambara

“Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun…- Time, The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

The duality with regard to Time arises when we perceive it as ‘Durational’ associated with numerical expression of a ‘before’ and ‘after’ which is measurable. This is old Aristotelian concept of time measured linearly.

The final realization of ‘Time’ takes place when we understand Dogen’s ‘UJI’ or ‘Being-Time’ as a fleeting ‘Moment’ of existence. That is Samadhi experience of the timeless leaking through the quantized time of existential moments. Then TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE AND NOT FLYING AWAY…THIS IS THE TRUE MEANING OF THIS SONG. ‘Here and Now’ the past and future are gathered and not separate – this is APPERCEIVING -SEEING BEYOND THE SUBJECT-OBJECT SPLIT.

Rural Bengal

Village Pond During Monsoon, Bengal 

*”Through the mind alone (purified by knowledge) is IT to be realized. There is no differentiation whatsoever in the Brahman. He goes from death to death who sees in IT, as it were, differentiation”. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

To see beyond differences is to be realised in the Noumenal

The ‘Duality’ is the manifested phenomenal aspect of our extension in 3Dspace-time

Not a single particle exists separately

It is actually a temporary localised pulse emerging from a larger field

The phrase ‘as it were’ (iva) is the crux of the Upanishadic instruction regarding the universe and our daily life in it. Whenever the Upanishads seem to concede the reality of the world, even in the slightest degree, the phrase ‘as it were’ is to be added; for anything ‘other’ than Brahman is an appearance.

ORDINARY MIND is the TAO when it is free from INTENTIONAL ACTION – MINDFULNESS OF BODY

UJI- is the ALL INCLUSIVE DIMENSION

-J

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PRESS RELEASE:

00.01 BST (London time) on TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016 / 04.30 IST (Indian Standard Time) on TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

£8 million monsoon project launches in India

A project involving scientists from the UK and India to predict monsoon rainfall by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal launches today.

Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will release underwater robots to monitor how ocean conditions influence monsoon rainfall.  Meanwhile collaborators from a partner project led by the University of Reading with collaborators across the UK and India will use a state-of-the-art aircraft to take atmospheric measurements at the same time.

It is hoped that the combined results of this large-scale scientific campaign will help forecast the arrival of the Indian monsoon more accurately than ever before.

As well as improving rainfall prediction, the research could revolutionise subsistence farming, improve the livelihoods of millions of people, and help mitigate the damage caused by monsoons when they hit land.

Summer monsoons provide 80 per cent of annual rainfall to around a billion people in India.

Forecasting the precise timing and location of the rains is vital to the region’s economy, which is dominated by farming, and for managing its increasingly pressured water resources.

Accurate predictions of intense downpours and breaks in the monsoon are essential to help farmers plan their crop planting and communities prepare for floods and droughts.

Last year, the monsoon spread rapidly over northern India, causing devastating damage, whereas prolonged breaks in 2009 led to a severe shortage of rainfall and poor harvests.

Lead researcher Prof Adrian Matthews, from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences, said: “The Indian monsoon is notoriously hard to predict. It is a very complicated weather system and the processes are not understood or recorded in science.

“We will be combining oceanic and atmospheric measurements to monitor weather systems as they are generated. Nobody has ever made observations on this scale during the monsoon season itself so this is a truly ground-breaking project.

“We are aiming for a better understanding of the actual physical processes. What we have now are imperfect models for predicting monsoon rainfall when it hits land, so this will create better forecasts.

“Ultimately, the goal is to improve the prediction of monsoon rainfall over India. This will be enormously beneficial for India’s subsistence farmers, who need to know when and how much rain will fall. This would then enable them to change the timing of how they plant their crops.

“We hope that it will also help to mitigate international disasters caused by extreme rainfall and flooding.

“We also hope to better understand how the southern Asian monsoon affects the whole world’s climate,” he added.

The Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment (BoBBLE) is led by UEA scientists in collaboration with the University of Reading and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.

Collaborators in India include the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), the Indian National Centre for Climate Information Services (INCOIS), the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) and the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).

The UEA team will arrive in India today and are due to set sail on June 24 from Chennai into the Bay of Bengal on the Indian research ship the Sindhu Sadhana.

Dr M Rajeevan, secretary for the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences, will visit the ship and meet the research team on the afternoon of its departure.

Once out in the ocean, they will then release seven underwater gliders to measure ocean properties such as temperature, salinity and current.

The team will spend a month at sea – with data from the 250-mile stretch of international water beamed back to the UK using mobile phone signals daily.

Back in the UK, researchers at UEA, the University of Reading and NOC, will use this data to create computer models of the ocean to determine how it affects weather systems and rainfall over India.

“Our collaborators will be flying out from Bangalore to make simultaneous observations in the atmosphere above us. It will be really rather spectacular,” added Prof Matthews.

Previous missions undertaken by UEA’s fleet of gliders have helped researchers make a variety of discoveries including why the Antarctic ice caps are melting.

The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Newton Fund, the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the UK’s Met Office.

ENDS

1/ For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa Horton in the UEA press office on 01603 592764 or email l.horton@uea.ac.uk.

2/ The University of East Anglia (UEA) is among the top 1% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2014-15) and placed 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Also known for its outstanding student experience, it has achieved a Top 10 rating in the National Student Survey every year since the survey began. UEA is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park – one of Europe’s largest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. www.uea.ac.uk.

3/ The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. It coordinates some of the world’s most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more. NERC receives around £320 million a year from the government’s science budget, which it uses to fund independent research and training in universities and its own research centres. www.nerc.ac.uk

 

 

At the 3rd Stage of Real-I-sation Object and Subject are seen not as Separate: ‘I-ternity’ of the Non-dual state of Consciousness

 

Baba Loknath 1730-1890 – ‘The Original Practice is the Only Realisation”

                                                         Baba Loknath 1730-1890 – ‘The Original Practice is the Only Realisation”

 

“A light not born of sun, moon or fire,

Krishna Vishvarupa, India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur ca. 1740 - Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Krishna Vishvarupa, India, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur ca. 1740 – Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

a light that dwelt within and saw within

shedding an intimate visibility

made secrecy more revealing than the word”.

(From Book VII: The Book of Yoga, Canto V: The Finding of the Soul, Savitri -Sri Aurobindo)

We are connected to the Unified Field and when we are aware of this connection, or, conscious of it, the ‘still point’ of the mandala can give us access to infinite energy potential of the source field. It also grants us the ability or capacity to engage with that energy creatively and powerfully.

****Definition of Non-Objective Relation: There is neither Objective Self nor Objective Other, but only this mutual absence, which is what Noumenally we are…

I am the iternity the non-localised eternity

Quantum Tunneling using Electron

Quantum Tunneling Using an Electron pic courtesy theunapologists.wordpress.com (A Beginners Guide to Quantum Mechanics)

I am that I am

Beyond the logic of the membrane

That separates us all

Differences are apparent time dilation in relativity to perceive various objects spatio-temporally extended

Differences are re-post-cognitive impressions in the duality of the mind

In the summation of all states I am everywhere and nowhere

The conditioned aspect of objective experience is an illusion

Brahman is Knowledge and Bliss as explained in the Brihadarankya Upanishad

In the Great Wilderness (the Tapovan) the primordial state of consciousness

Manifested as the Yogic White Light prepares the yajna spanning all eons (kalpas)

To worship the Brahman as Prajna (consciousness), as Satyam (Truth Absolute) and

As Anandam (Bliss)

The Asker is the Answer

The ultimate something which is no thing is what the universe is

And all that we are…

Hari Om Tat Sat

 

-J

 

 

‘The Heart Sutra’ of Avalokiteshwara: Neither Seer Nor Seen, But Just a Seeing of No-Seeing

Buddha Statue, North Wall Mogao Cave 259, Northern Wei Copyright Dunghuang Academy

Buddha Statue, Mogao Cave 259, North Wall, Northern Wei Copyright Dunghuang Academy 

What the universe is I am, and What I am the universe is. And there is no other at all, nor any one whatsoever. Gate, Gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi! Swaha!

In the quarks and leptons there is a silent prayer

That prostrates before the inexplicable Void

As the bud awaits the light to become the flower that adores the garden

All manifestations come from the Supreme Heart

Evolving in time

Healing Buddha

Buddha Bhaisajyaguru, The Healing Buddha, Tibet 14th Century, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC

To become the timeless

A ceaseless transformation

That is only understood

Or, experienced

When you are the Awakened One,

The Buddha…

At the turn of wheel

The moon is bright

And full

Waning and waxing

To become the still point

In the mind

Where it will dissolve and disappear

At that extreme moment

There is neither, Dharma, or, Buddha

No Cause and Effect

No Nirvana, or, Samsara

“Except for the point, the still point,

There would be no dance,

And there is only the dance.”

-J

*’Except for the point….the dance’ (from Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot)

Yogishwar’s Language-Orientation-Vowel-Effect:Living from the ‘Noumenal Center’

Kali Da

Sri Sri Kali Da: The Divine Embodiment of the Trikal-Trinity

 

L-O-V-E            

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Bosu-Villa, Gidni, Where Yogishwar Kalida Stayed For Some Time

Language Orientation Vowel Effect

a/e/i/o/u are connecting with the b/c/d/f/g/h…z through the hyphen (-)

that’s how language operates in the phenomenal world connecting local mind

(I-Concept/Ego) with the non-Local Mind (*Noumenal Center)

The I-Concept has no nature of its own, no-thing

But it seems that it is the real self, the doer as it identifies with other objects

as their subject – once this illusion evaporates through ‘Prajnaic Functioning’

then it is called Awakening or Enlightenment

Lord Krishna showing the Universal Form

Lord Krishna Showing Universal Form (Vishwarup Darshan) to Sri Arjuna

A beautiful horizontal plane

Kanak Durga pic

Kanak Durga Temple, Gidni (Devi Durga Riding the Horse – Advent of Kalki Avatar

then a vertical torso virtually spinning

creating dynamic stillness in n-dimensional planes

each projection manifests the unmanifest

and a reverse prajnaic functioning transfers action-potential into its Source

“Seeing Phenomena as Noumenon is True Seeing”

That is seeing noumenally or having non-0bjective relation with ‘things’

instead of seeing phenomenally -which is in objective relation with things

“I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
Every mistake, we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps” /George Harrison, The Beatles, 1968

The guarded truth is the unguarded passion for the inward vision

Strangely there are no disguises

Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Divine Mother and Sri Aurobindo

It is direct truth apprehension – APPERCEIVING

Why can’t you see or realize?

Because you don’t understand the threefold service to the Lord

Work (*highest work)-Devotion-Knowledge (or Understanding)

Are these working in you from the noumenal center?

No- they don’t (The World Presently Mirrors Nether Worlds!)

But still it will be done….

TRUE KNOWLEDGE OR REALIZATION OF BRAHMAN IS NOT

AN INTELLECTUAL AFFAIR BUT A STATE OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS

(Katha Upanishad)

-J