Prayer Resolution Auto Suggestion Sankalpa Suktam


One of the rare and little known Suktas of The Vedas , is the Sankalpa Suktam.

Sankalpa means, Right Determination.

The power of determination and auto suggestion play a vital part in ensuring the success of any endeavour.

Though there are various factors determining the results of any action, the individual plays a vital part.

The effort of the individual is not to be assailed by self-doubt or negative thoughts on the performance or the result that may accrue.

The Dhruda or strong determination is required.

If the Determination is Right favourable results will ensue.

The Vedas have a Sukta devoted to this aspect, called Sankalpa Sutkam.

It is traditionally recited before the beginning of any new endeavor, enterprise,Going to work and it is also recited on waking up and before going to bed.

Since When Were Brahmins Barred From Drinking


Contrary to popular conception Brahmins did not Drink, it is a fact that Brahmins , Sages, Rishis and Munis drank liquor.

Soma plant.
Indian troops deployed in the drastic terrains of the cold desert in Leh may look forward to get a new item in their menu, as the defense researchers find that Soma (Rumex patientia), a common plant found in high altitudes, can be used as a vegetable. According to researchers at the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), a division of the Defence Research and Development Organisation ( DRDO), Soma is fit to be used as a vegetable in cold desert areas where cultivation of common vegetables are not supported.
Even Lord Ram and Krishna drank

I have posted articles on this with references.

The Definition Of Brahmin,Duties.


This is in continuation of my earlier posts on Caste.

I had explained how the word caste is not of Indian origin and the fact that these concepts are not be found anywhere in the Religious or philosophical texts of the Indians.

Also how Gandhi muddled the waters by inventing a new term Harijans to segregate them by another name.

Ambedkar tried in vain to prove that Untouchability began with the yard stick of Cow eating and meat-eating.

As indicated earlier, the Society was organised on the basis of dispositions and tendencies, both genetic and shaped by the environment.

Basically , on the basis of the three Gunas and their interplay,Sathva, Raja and Tamas, three tendencies and dispositions were noted.

The calm, knowledgeable and ascetic and selfless-Sathva

Active’ Go-getters, protectors, emotional and Compassionate at the same time-Rajas.

Dull, Mentally not sharp,lacking in initiative, can do a job assigned,Indifferent, bordering on Amoral,Tamas.

All the three qualities are present in every man and these keep on changing in the individual every minute and one has to strive to keep the right balance.

Based on the predominant disposition observed for a reasonable period of Time the Society was grouped as under.

The Brahmanas.

The real word denotes’ one who has realized Brahman, The Reality”

Later this was used to denote a group that practiced Compassion, selfless service and was knowledgeable.

They were entrusted with the responsibility of teaching the Community of Value systems and pray for All.

They were not paid.

The Society took care of them in kind, grains. cloth,shelter, land by the Kings.

Those who have these characteristics are Brahmanas , not every one who calls him self a Brahmana..

Brahmins were not expected to save, nor hod properties of their own,.

This sloka tells us who a Brahmin is.

“Adhyaapanam Adhyayanam

Yajanam Yaajanam Tathaa

Daanam Pratigraham Chaiva

Brahmanaanaamakalpayaat”

Adyayanam-Pracctice of reciting the Vedas, with meaning.