Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Mysore, Dec. 18 (KCU)- The educated people by involving themselves in naxal activities have literally driven the society towards destruction, bemoaned Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji.

Speaking at the function to mark the inauguration of Mata Jayalakshmi Meditation Hall and M. Govinda Rao Memorial Auditorium at GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women on KRS Road here yesterday, the Swamiji regretted that the naxal activities hitherto confined to neighbouring States has now spread to Karnataka also. Meditation helps to focus the mind and thus aids concentration. All should shun hatredness and try to promote togetherness, he advised.

Women by educating themselves can change the trend of the society. A mother is unique in many features and symbolises the confluence of several qualities. None can fill up that position. B.S. Pandit deserves appreciation for establishing an institution for women's education, lauded the Swamiji.

Avadhoota Datta Peetha Seer Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji advised that every house should have a puja room and a library.

Like kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, the puja room should form an integral part of any house. The house-owners take utmost care to build everything as per Vastu but do not construct an exclusive puja room but replace it by a small enclosure in the kitchen itself. he said.

The ambience of the house gets spoilt on the pretext of Vastu. Unable to change the family, people change the houses, quipped the Swamiji.

The state of mind of few people is such that they would be thinking of the slippers they had left behind in front of the temple, while praying before God, regretted the Swamiji.

No genderbias exists for gaining knowledge. Equal opportunity existed for both men and women in the field of education right from the mythological days. Having pursued education only in the field of literature, art and related subjects women have now forayed into medicine and engineering. It is a commendable achievement and proves that knowledge is nobody's cup of tea and is accessible to all, opined the Swamiji.

GSSS Institutions' President Jaganath Shenoy, Hon. Secretary Prof. B.S. Pandit, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living Foundation and Bhanumati Narasimha were present.

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