Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A PRAYER WHICH STOOD US IN GOOD STEAD -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


Three months ago, we had our old students meet at our school.

You can read my write up about it by punching into Google OLD ALUMNI MEET- VADAKAYIL

We stood in the morning assembly like small kids , like how we did four decades ago.

The morning prayer of  our childhood school days , spewed out flawless from our sub-conscious , like the perennial river--

-- amazing!

ASA TOH MAA SAD GAMA YAH



This chant is 7000 years old-- written in Sanskrit.

When the rest of the world ate raw meat , lived in dark caves , wore animal skins , did grunt grunt for language , and could not think beyond eating, going for a crap and sleeping-- Indians were talking about consciousness and quantum physics..


असतो मा सद्गमय
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय
शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः


Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Lead us from Unreal to the Real,
2: Lead us from the Darkness to the Light,
3: Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality.
4: OM- Peace, Peace, Peace.
DAYA KAR DAAN VIDYA KA



Daya kar daan vidya ( bhakti for scouts ) ka hame parmatma dena
Daya kar maa hamari atma mein shuddhata dena
Hamare dhyaan mein aao, Prabhu! aakhon mein bas jaao


Andhere dil mein aa karke, param jyoti jaga dena
Baha do prem ki ganga, dilon mein prem ka sagar
Hame aapas mein mil-jul kar, prabhu rehna sikha dena
Hamara dharm ho seva, hamara karm ho seva
Sada eeman ho seva, va sevak jan bana dena
Vatan ke vaaste jeena, vatan ke vaaste marna
Vatan par jaan phida karna, prabhu humko sikha dena

Om SahanaBavatu
Sahnau-r-bhunaktu
Sahviryam karavavaheh
Tejasvina-m-vadhitamastu
Maa vidvishavahe
Om shantih!!! shantih!!! shantih!!


Oh God, give us knowledge
Grant us abundant spirit
Give us purity of soul
Enter  our consciousness
Dwell in our vision
Deliver our hearts  from darkness to light
Make knowledge flow towards us like the Ganges
Make love flow out from our hearts like a river
Show us how to live in harmony
Teach us the joy of noble deeds
Show us how to be honest
Give us the strength to be hardworking
Show us how to love our country and die for her
Show  us how to sacrifice
Lead us to knowledge
Show us the way to purify of our souls



Today when I look back -- I will say this --

What a lofty school prayer --- the essence of India, indeed !!




 CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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18 comments:

  1. Really sir...
    In our school we are having the same prayer. Now I am a university student and today suddenly i got remember the prayer ' dya kar daan vidya ka'... I really love this prayer. In school time i always used to sing this prayer with full emotions and today while searching for downloading this prayer i read your blog. Indeed school time are always memorable.... Thanks for your post.

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  2. hi captain

    well this the prayer of almost all CBSE schools and kv's , btw capt. in which kv did you study?

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    1. hi sp,

      punch into google search-
      OLD ALUMNI MEET VADAKAYIL .

      capt ajit vadakayil
      ..

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  3. And what I chanted for 13 years of my life (lower nursery to 10th std) at a Christian Missionary school was ..
    "Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name.. "

    WHAT A WASTE of innocent, untainted devotion.

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  4. hi hd,

    when swami vivekananda himslef has NOT understood what is ADVAITA VEDANTA ( of adi shankaracharya ), DVAITA VEDANTA or SAMKHYA VEDANTA why do you expect other to know.

    SINCE ADI SHANKARACHARYA OF 2000 BC -- NOT A SINGLE INDIAN HAS UNDERSTOOD HINDUISM.

    why do you think-- i have retired from a HUGE paying job at sea-- to write millions of words on the internet ?

    to shine personally?

    to mint money ?

    IF EVERY HINDU CAN UNDERSTAND THE ESSENCE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE POSTS-- HE WILL GET A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX--

    IT IS HIGH TIME INDIANS STOPPED BEING SELF LOATHING -- UNDERSTAND THAT THE REST ARE ALL DIRT UNDER THEIR FINGER NAILS .

    AFTER 800 YEARS OF SLAVERY WE HAVE LOST OUR IDENTITY-- I DO HOPE NARENDRA MODI DOES NOT LEAD INDIA TO SLAVERY AGAIN .

    UNDERSTAND THE 3 POSTS BELOW--

    punch into google search-
    PROUD TO BE HINDU PROUD TO BE INDIAN VADAKAYIL

    and

    SOUNDARYA LAHARI BY ADI SHANKARACHARYA 2000 BC VADAKAYIL

    and

    NASADIYA SUKTA , RIG VEDA 5000 BC , CREATION OF THE COSMOS VADAKAYIL

    till 5000 BC , vedas were on ORAL ROUTE since thousands of years --

    the maharishis knew that their human DNA is getting degraded and the pineal gland was getting atrophied .

    it would be NO longer possible to hold such voluminous content in memory-- and pass on as a relay baton anymore.

    they penned the verses down 7000 years ago --yet introduced a twist -- so that foreign IDIOTS ( known as INDOPHILES today ) cannot steal .

    if you read the quatrains of nostradamus -- he has introduced a twist-- for he was afraid of being sentences to death for writing all this.

    BR Ambedkar wrote RIDDLES IN HINDUISM denigrating ancient India -- his own motherland . He did NOT know head or tail of Sanskrit.

    He was told exactly where all poison was injected by the white invader -- or he will take 10 lifetimes to glean the voluminous vedas and upanishads and write all that crap .

    BR Ambedkar told dozens of times in recorded speeches and wrote in his books that he preferred british rule to self rule.

    WE HAVE GIVEN THIS MAN BHARATRATNA .

    today TAMIL PRIDE and SIDDHA PRIDE and AGAMA PRIDE want to give EVR Periyar BHARAT RATNA . EVR Periyar actually mourned 15th aug 1947 .

    Punch into Google search-

    HINDUISM IN BALI, TURN OF TIDE AND HINDU RESURGENCE VADAKAYIL

    and

    CNN-IBN POLL, THE GREATEST INDIAN SINCE GANDHI , SHAM AWARD VADAKAYIL

    what is bharatratna worth-- after a AILAAAAA cricketeer got it ? the waitress though that by inducting this SQUEAK into rajya sabha-- she will get all seats of 2014 lok sabha !

    capt ajit vadakayil
    ..

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  5. guruji, wanted to share a very happy event in our lives, my wife tested positive for pregnancy today. so far so good. we are undergoing a scan next week just as a normal checkup and the doctor has asked her to continue FOLVITE MB (folic acid supp).

    her haemoglobin was always low (around 8 ish) but her thyroid is 2.5 something. so I think we are ok here.

    apart from your post on garbha sanskara, are there any keen pointers we need to bear in mind or monitor?

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    1. hi t,

      keep her happy till she delivers .

      all will be fine.

      congratulations!

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  6. Dear captain

    Studying in a christian school we had the most boring preyersa of all times which were like sleeping pills.

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  7. Dear Capt. Ajith, I am M.V.Narayanan, ex-Radio Officer from Univan. Remember we sailed together in Als Express ?? How are you sir? I feel so happy to see your blogspot..

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  8. Dear Captain Ajit:

    Hello Sir, I am Narayanan here, ex-Radio Officer from Univan. We sailed together in Als Express, remember ?? Feel so happy to see your blogsite. Would be so nice to get in touch with you. Do write to me.

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    1. hi narayanan ,

      let me jog my memory-

      were you after carvalho/ gracias ?

      were you there when my wife and elder son was on board -we signed off at singapore ? capt menon relieved me . i took over from capt reddy.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  9. Yes Captain Ajith, and you are absolutely right. Your wife was on board and she played table tennis. Captain Menon took over from you and chief engineer was Padmanabhan. We were together just for a month..

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  10. Sir, do you have Captain Menon's contact number by any chance?? I am trying to get in touch with old acquaintances and thought if you would be able to to help. Thanks.

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    1. hi narayanan,

      i have lost touch with him

      ajit
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  11. Okay sir, no issues. Btw, are you still sailing? As for me, after 1999,I did not find any jobs in the shipping industry as they had done away with Radio Officers :(. But God opened another door for me in the form of medical Transcription and I have been thriving in this industry for the last 16 years. I have two sons. My elder one Sai Ranjeet is studying BE Hons Mechanical engineering in BITS Pilani Hyderabad, having completed two years and moving into third year from August. Second son Sai Sanjay is in Class IX in Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar. How is your family doing..?

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    1. hi narayanan,

      i retired 4 years ago-- so that i can concentrate on blogging

      my elder son did his ME in computer science at cornell usa-- he is now working there

      my younger son is doing his post graduation( animation/ visual effects ) after doing his graduation at manipal ( communications )

      ajit..

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