Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vipassana : Indian Meditation Technique

विपस्सना (पाली) or विपस्याना means approaching into the impermanent nature, or अनिच्का, of mind and body विपस्सना is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation, skilled to गौतम बुद्ध It is a way of self-transformation through self-observation and introspection In English, विपस्सना meditation is referred to simply as "insight consideration"

In a broader sense, विपस्सना has been used as one of two poles for the categorization of types of Buddhist meditation, the other being समथा(पाली) is a focusing, pacifying and calming meditation, common to many traditions in the world, especially योगा. It is used as training for विपस्सना, pacifying the mind and intensification the concentration in order to allow the work of insight. This is also sometimes discussed as "stopping and seeing." While समथा can peaceful the mind, only insight can reveal how the mind was uneasy to start with, which leads to प्रग्न्या (wisdom) and ग्याना (knowledge) and thus accepting, preventing it from being uneasy again।

The term is also used to refer to the Buddhist विपस्सना movement (modeled after थेरावदा Buddhism meditation practices), which employs विपस्सना meditation as its primary techniques and places emphasis on the teachings of the सतिपठाना सुत्ता। The primary initial subject of investigation in that style of meditation is sensation and feeling (वेदना)

विपस्सना is a पाली word from the संस्कृत prefix "vi-" and verbal root √paś. It is regularly translated as "insight" or "clear-seeing," though, the "in-" prefix may be misleading; "vi" in Indo-Aryan languages is corresponding to the Latin "dis." The "vi" in विपस्सना may then mean to see apart, or discern. Instead, the "vi" can function as an intensive, and thus विपस्सना may mean "seeing deeply". In any case, this is used metaphorically for a particularly powerful mental self-perception.

A synonym for "विपस्सना" is पच्काक्खा, "before the eyes," which refers to direct experiential observation. Thus, the type of seeing denoted by "विपस्सना" is that of direct observation, as opposed to facts derived from analysis or argument.

विपस्सना [in Tibetian language lhagthong] means in English as "superior seeing", "great vision" or "supreme wisdom." This may be interpreted as a "superior manner of seeing, and also as "seeing that which the essential nature is". Its nature is lucidity, clarity of mind.

Four Foundations of Mindfulness highlighted in the सतिपत्थाना सुत्ता; namely: काया (body or breath), वेदना (emotion or sensation), सित्ता (psyche), and धम्मा(mind objects). These phenomena differ from the खान्द्हस (aggregates) because the सित्ता factor is not connected to any aggregate, as it is the basic mood of the mind-body aggregate, while the धम्मा encompasses all mind objects that are fruits of कम्मा (i.e., the विन्नाना, सन्ना and संखारा aggregates), and also all mind objects that are not a fruit of कम्मा, such as the Four Noble Truths.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Large Hadron Collider

Physicists start experiment to recreate Cosmic phenomenon in hope of finding How Universe began...

After 14 years and $8 billion, scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research [CERN], outside Genava, succeeded in turning on the most powerful microscope ever built for investigating the elemental particles and forces of nature. Early on Wednesday (09102008) morning, the protons made their first circuit around a 17 mile long long racetrack known as the Large Hadron Collider, 300 feet underneath the Swiss French border, and then made a return journey.

Lyn Evans is the Project Director, an ocean and half a continent away from Geneva, several dozen physicists, journalists, students and just plain citizens gathered here at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory outside Chicago, to watch the dawn of a new generation in high energy physics, applauding each milestone of the night as the scientists at CERN slowly wrestled the beam into shape.

The collider is designed to accelerate protons to energies of 7 trillion electron volts and then smash them together, recreating conditions in the primordial fireball only a trillionth of a second after the big bang. The only thing physicists agree on is that they don't know what will happen - what laws prevail - under those conditions.

Many physicists hope to materialize a hypothetical particle called the Higgs boson, which according to theory endows other particles with mass, or identify the nature of the mysterious invisible dark matter that makes up 25 percent of the universe and provides the scaffolding for galaxies. Some dream of revealing new dimensions of space-time.

But those discoveries are in the future. If the new collider is a car, then what physicists did on Wednesday was turn on engine, that will now sit and warm up for a couple of months before anybody drives it anywhere. The first meaningful collisions, at an energy of 5 trillion electron volts, will not happen until late fall.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My TVS Apache RTR 160CC

Happy than never before....

Got my brand new TVS Apache RTR 160CC... These are brief overview.... which impressed me..



Apache 160 RTR



Top Speed:


Fuel Consumption:


Fuel Consumption:






4 stroke, Single

Maximum Power:


Maximum Torque:



5 Speed


Multi plate Wet





Cylinder Configuration:


Engine Block Material:


Chassis Type:

Double Cradle

Cooling Type:

Air Cooling



0 to 60:

5.56 sec.



2020.00 mm


730.00 mm


1050.00 mm



136.00 kg

Ground Clearance:

180.00 mm

Fuel Tank:

16.00 liters


1300.00 mm

Electrical System:









Yellow, Red, Black



Telescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke


Mono tube Inverted Gas Filled Shox


Air Cooling


130 mm Drum

Stand Alarm:



Fuel Guage:


Self Start:


Tacho Meter:


Trip Meter:





2 Year



Passenger Footrest:


Passenger Backrest:

Step-up Seat:



My perception for Apache with other bikes in its segment...

My TVS Apache:
TOP SPEED :- Near About 122-125 KMPH
15.2 BHP Power, 160cc RTR Tech. Engine, Superb Look, Great Mileage 45-50kmpl at the speed of 70-80, Excellent to Ride, IMPORTED DISK BRAKE, 0-100 Kmph within 7 Seconds, Sharpest Headlight, Self start with KICK, Smooth Gear system, NO VIBRATION AT ALL

Top Speed: 115-118 kmph
16.5 BHP Power, 180cc DTSi, Nice look, Poor Mileage 35-40 kmpl running it on roads over 70-80, Handle is too tight, Simple Disk Brakes, 0-100 Kmph within 9 secs, Simple Headlight, Self start without Kick.

Top Speed: 120-123 Kmph
18 BHP Power, 200cc DTSi, Nice look, Poor Mileage 32-35 kmpl running it on roads over 70-80, Poor to Ride, Simple Disk Brakes, 0-100 Kmph within 8 secs (Still Less Than RTR), Simple Headlight, Self start without Kick

Now, Apache have some limitations, first Its not with Tubeless tire, but who needs, this is India..
& its Height…… major racing bikes do have height near about this one, so that you can control it easily :)

Let me know do you agree or not!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

If I depart this life today?

I always get ready to live but never living.
At the last breathe of life, I may face the final curtain, My Friends I'd say, lived a life that's full, traveled each and every highway and more, much more than this, did it my way.

If I had my life to survive over, I'd provoke to make more mistakes next time. I'd rest; I'd limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this voyage. I would take fewer things sincerely. I would take more probability. I would scale more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, b
ut I'd have fewer fantasy ones.

Hey, I'm one of those people who lived wisely and normally hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Like one after the other, instead of alive so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anyplace without a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a mobile.

If I had it to do over again, I would voyage lighter than I have.
If I had my life to breathe over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more drawing paintings; I would ride more bikes. I would pick more chances in life.

I may depart this life with my music still in me. Why is this so?
I’d get ready to breathe, before that, time may run out.

Lastly I will say, Life would be much easier if I had the source code.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What is a DNS ZONE file

DNS zone file of the website which plays important role for its functionality. For example,
$ORIGIN -------; authorize the start of this zone file in the name space
$TTL 1h-------------------------; the default expiration time of a resource record without its own TTL value IN SOA
2008090610-------------------- ; serial number of this zone file [Generally this number represents the day when its created]
86400--------------------------- ; slave refresh (1 day)
86400 ---------------------------; slave retry time in case of a problem (1 day)
172800 -------------------------- ; slave expiration time (4 weeks)
3600 -----------------------------; minimum caching time in case of failed look ups (1 hour)
) NS -----------------; nameserver for NS -----------------; backup nameserver for MX 10 ----------; mailserver for A ---------------------------- ; IP address pointing to Server
www CNAME ----------------------------------------; "" is an alias for ""

Along with above records we need PTR & SPF records as well which resolves IP addresses into host names.

One common misconception about PTR records is that they are for domain names. The domain has to have one IP to make sure your emails are not rejected by other mail servers. The fact is that PTR records are for IP addresses and not for domain names. This means that if you are using one server to send emails you don’t have to worry about your PTR record if the server is already set with IP addresses. If your mail server already has a PTR record created then your mail would rarely be blocked.

Due to the reason of a significant majority of Spam comes from forged addresses, a new Sender Policy Framework (SPF) standard is being implemented by a number of ISPs and mail hosts including Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. Those providers have begun to require SPF to allow mail through their networks. So Mail servers will require SPF records for their domains if they want their mail to be accepted by those providers.

No action is required on user part as long as the Server where site is hosted has DNS with PTR and SPF records created.

Monday, September 1, 2008

God is in you, realize him.

I believe that doing affirmative things and seeing good qualities in others is what makes one experience God on earth. The person concerned can be dressed in a costly designer collection and will not offer a helping hand. Spirituality is not about finding God; it’s more about releasing the innate God in you through your actions and day-to-day events.

I don't think inner depth or religion has anything to do with an individual's personal style preferences. Possessing costly things does not make one less spiritual, nor do we need to sacrifice something in order to attain something else. It's our own self inflicted initiations that re-inform the faulty faith that we can't have it all. In reality, there's no reason why we can't strike a well stability between material things and spiritual enlightenment. Spirituality signifies achieving personal quality in every area of one's life; from family life to career as well as inner growth.

I also feel wearing signs of God is not as important as felling the belief and applying those values on a daily basis in one's life. But, if wearing these signs reminds one to carry out spiritual teachings, then it doesn't matter where the person wears them as long as they are sincerely applied.

I think there is a lesson in every incident one faces in life and it's important to learn from these numerous experiences. Whether it means becoming emotionally stronger when a family member is unwell or something as simple as learning patience from a child - there is much to learn from everyday life's daily lessons.

My idea of pleasure is that it emanates from inner peace - when that happens, it means that one has achieved harmony of life.

(The Sunday Times of India 08312008)