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Help Dhanya

Dear friends,

Please note the below appeal from the President of Ammucare India:

“Little Dhanya, two and half years old twin daughter of Ms. Maheswari and Mr. Shanmugha Kumar, needs your help. She was born deaf and thus never learned to speak. Her twin brother Dhanush, was able to hear when he was born, but had to undergo surgery to correct his defective speech. He did so a few months back at Medical College Hospital, Alapuzha, and has to attend speech and is fast progressing as the training continues.

However, about his twin sister Dhanya , Dr. Muhammed Noushad, Senior Consultant and Cochlear Implant Surgeon of Dr. Noushad’s E.N.T. Hospital and Research Centre, Cochin, certified on August 04, 2010:

“… Dhanya is diagnosed as having bilateral profound SN Loss. She has to undergo Cochlear Implant Surgery for restoration of hearing and speech. The total cost of surgery and implant will come around Rs. 650,000 IRS.”

This is the cheapest possible option for little Dhanya’s surgery – Mr. Shanmugha Kumar (her father) says that the cost of surgery at the Government Medical College Hospital in Calicut , will be around Rs. 750,000 INR, and is even higher in some other institutions which have facility to do this surgery.

The delay in surgery will, surely, tell upon the results achieved. The Kumar family is economically weak and cannot afford to meet the huge expenses in connection with the treatment advised, from the meager income earned. He appeals to all the kind-hearted to help his poor child to come to the world of normal children.

Address:

MAHESWARI. N.

& SHANMUGHA KUMAR. A

‘KALPANA’, MUTTOM.P.O. – PIN 690511

HARIPAD, ALAPPUZHA DISTRICT

KERALA STATE , INDIA

Mobile: (+91) 09400140438, 09947558044.

 Your contributions may be sent to:

Ammucare Charitable Trust – Bank account:

State Bank of India ,

Palakkad – 0893,

English Church Road , Palakkad – 678001. Kerala.

SB Acount No. 10620047858. (IFS Code: SBIN0000893)

Please intimate Ammucare HO (ammucare@gmail.com) your full address, the account number and address of the bank through which the donation is made, and the purpose for which it is meant whenever you make any contribution to ACT.

Indian nationals working abroad may send their contributions from their NRE accounts in India under intimation to us as given above. We are not permitted by the Government to receive foreign funds.

For the instructions on how to send the funds from abroad, please contact me on ammucare@gmail.com or via telephone.

With regards,

P.K.Namboodiri,  

President,

Ammucare Charitable Trust.

Cell phone: +91 9400545949, Land phone: +91 491 2545949”

 

Reference: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ammucare/174603109234252

http://ammucare.org/

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Who is a Rishi?


From Vedic-Wisdom Yahoo group, Written by PVR Narasimha Rao

Being a rishi is different from getting moksha. Let me elaborate using the same metaphor of acting in a drama.

A lot of actors (people) in a drama (samsara, i.e. world) take the drama too seriously, do not like what happens in the scene they act and try to change the script to enhance their role or make it look better. They do not realize that the director (supreme power running the universe) picked characters and scenes based on how one acted before (previous lives) and what suits one. They complain endlessly, not realizing the futility.

When people’s scenes end, they are sent out of the drama room (death). Being used to the drama so much, they want to come back and the director finds another role for them (rebirth).

When their scenes end, some people realize that it is just a drama and not real. They leave without any regret or a desire to come back. They do not act again (no rebirth) and they are free from the drama (moksha).

Some people realize while acting in their scene (when still alive) that it is just a drama and not real (jeevanmukti, liberation while alive). They go through the motions, finish their scene and leave the drama (leave body). They do not act after that (no rebirth) and they are free from the drama.

Now, there are some special people (rishis) who realize that the drama is not real and stop taking it seriously and yet are at the disposal of director *forever*. They never leave the drama and do whatever director wants them to do, without complaining and without any attitude. It is also because they understand the director fully and are in sync with the director.

They are free in the sense that they are not taking the drama seriously like other actors (unliberated people) and yet they have not left the drama (like liberated people)!

For them, there is no difference between Shiva (or Purusha) and Shakti (or Prakriti), i.e. non-dual Self and the field of duality are one and the same for them. They can act in the field of duality using an individualized consciousness and yet not trapped because they are in oneness with the non-dual Self at the same time. Rishis have perfect control over the field of duality, but the word “control” is not in an egoistic sense here. They have no ego. In terms of the metaphor, they are the trusted assistants of the director who are in perfect sync with the director and are fully empowered to do anything they want to do with the drama.

Thus, being a rishi is different from moksha.

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