Bhavana Jagat is trying to explore ideas and thoughts that are relevant to the problems of human condition and human existence. The purpose of Bhavana Jagat is not to describe my physical identity in this material world. It is not intended to share my biometric information. I may share stories from my experience or that of others. I look at my own ideas and thoughts and relate them to the ideas and thoughts that are expressed by others. It also interests me to look at an idea in relation to the place where the idea is expressed. Ideas are very often connected to the environment in which the author of the idea exists.Ideas leave imprints of the place from where they have originated.To illustrate this point, let me cite this prayer to worship a poet popularly known as “VALMIKI”.There are no historical records about this person.As per the legend, he belonged to the Kirata Bhil community and was known as Ratnakar.He was illiterate and made his living as a bandit. By simply repeating the Two-Letter Mantra known as ‘Ra Ma’, he got transformed into a most creative poet of entire humanity. The bird Kokila is recognized by its melodious song. Valmiki lives in the hearts of millions of Indians for his melodious rendition of Rama’s story popularly known as Ramayana. The reality of Kokila connects me to the Ultimate Reality of RAMA, and the connection is VALMIKI, and the path is that of singing the sweet sounds, and repeating the sweet words of RA, MA.
Kujantam Rama Rameti, Madhuram Madhuraksharam,
Aaruhya kavitaa shaakhaam, Vande Vaalmeeki Kokilam.
This hymn compares the person known as Valmiki to a song bird popularly known as KOEL the Cuckoo which belongs to the family Cuculidae, Order Cuculiformes.There are about 127 different species in this family of birds.The Cuckoo birds that are found in Europe,America, and India belong to different species. Only the species that is found in India is known and described by its Sanskrit name of ‘KOKILA’.This song bird(KOKILA) has climbed (Aaruhya) into the branches of a tree known as ‘Kavitaa’ that is Poetry and is found singing(KUJANTAM) in its melodious voice, the sweet sounds and the sweet words(Madhuram, Madhuraksharam) of Rama and Rama. This hymn helps me to understand that the Cuckoo bird known as Kokila, the poet Valmiki, and the person described as Rama belong to the Land of India. Our exposure to ideas and thoughts depends upon the place that we happen to live. I have explored ideas that define Indian Identity and those ideas are very unique to a geographical entity known as BHARAT or INDIA. My ideas also describe the places where I had lived and these connections between idea, person, and place are of interest to me.This interest in essence expresses my Indian Identity. We seek the Creator and worship Him in the objects of His creation. Our ideas are intimately associated with the objects found in our natural environment, the stones, the land, the plants, the trees, the flowers, the leaves, the fruits, the animals, the birds, the snakes, the fish, the turtles, the hills, the mountains, the rivers, the sea, the sun, the moon, and the stars are physically connected to us, shape our living experience, and generate the thoughts that are the products of our physical existence.
I welcome readers to share their living experience and their thoughts that are products of their physical existence.
THE LAND OF INDIA AND THE PROBLEMS OF TIBET :
The geological past of the land mass known as India, the origin of Himalaya Mountains, and the elevation of Tibetan Plateau are all linked together in defining the Tibetan Identity. The ideas of Gautama Buddha, and thinkers like Acharya Nagarjuna that had originated in India have spread to the Land of Tibet and shaped their Culture. The illegal, brutal military occupation of Tibet is a matter of grave concern. I oppose the oppression, and suppression of the Tibetan People and would like to restore their dignity and freedom. Tibet has a right to exist, keep its historical Identity and defend its unique Culture.
THE LIVING TIBETAN SPIRITS :
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.,
M.B.B.S., Class of April, 1970.
1. Place of Birth : MYLAPORE, Chenna Patnam, Chennai, Madras City, Madras State, Tamil Nadu, India. Born Hindu( Brahmin, Niyogi, Smartha), Telugu-Speaking.
2. Date and Place of Marriage : January 29, 1973. Congregational Town Church, Cuddapah, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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