April 2019

Lack of proper organising and leadership are the reasons for farmers problems today – Sri Amshi Prasannakumar

Mysuru, April 30, 2019: “Absence of farmer movements is the reason for the farmers’ problems. The need for proper organising of farmers and good leadership has become very essential today than ever before,” opined Sri Amshi Prasannakumar, Assistant Editor, Kannadaprabha Newspaper.

He participated as the Chief guest of the programme titled ‘Annadaatara Atmakathe’, a student-focused seminar, held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, B.N. Road, Mysuru, organized by the Kannada PG Department of the College. In his address, he said “Farmers have to work hard, the lives of farmers will not flourish from the colourful city life. Farmers should utilize government schemes and programmes properly and undertake farming activities. They should adopt the scientific, organic and natural farming methods along with indigenous methods. Today incidents of farmers suicides have increased than ever before. Hence, efforts should be made to encourage and motivate them and make their lives better. The role of media is important in this regard. As a journalist, I have a concern for farmers and I have written this book titled ‘Annadaatara Atmakathe’. Farmers should win, they should live. Soldiers and farmers are the strength of our country. They should not suffer, which is the essence of my book,” he explained.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah inaugurated the programme and presided. In his address, he said, “All of us are witnessing several farmers issues through the media daily, and news of farmers suicides have become common. While the farmers are facing the problem of huge debts on the one side, the shortage of rainfall has made their lives dismal, and that is the reality. Despite all this, we have failed in finding a permanent solution to their problems. Hence everyone, including the government, NGOs, intellectuals, etc., has to think about it. There might be thousands of reasons for farmers suicides. But they are the one’s who give us food, they shouldn’t commit suicide. Efforts should be made to promote and motivate them. The book penned by Sri Amshi Prasannakumar ‘Annadaatara Atmakathe’ speaks about this. In this book the farmer wins, it has a concern towards the farmers. Hence, efforts should be made to reach the message to the farmers. Educated and literature lovers should read this book and discuss,” he advised.

Students Kum. R.S. Ranjita and Sri V. Kiran presented essays about the book. Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, was present on the dais. Dr. B.S. Sudeep, HoD of Kannada PG Department made the introductory speech and welcomed all. Kum. Jyothi N. Bhat gave an invocation and Sri Madegowda gave a vote of thanks. Kum. Nandini compered.

Lecturers and students participated in the interaction.

2019-05-04T06:11:19+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Awareness about our democratic system should be given to our students – H. Vishwanath

Suttur, April 30, 2019: Former Minister and MLA Sri Adaguru H. Vishwanath inaugurated the Alumni and Parents Meet, held at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, BN Road, Mysuru, on April 28, 2019.

Recalling his student days at the college he said, “There were only 100 students when I was studying here. But today more than 3100 students are pursuing their Degrees and PG studies in this college. I feel so proud to say that our College has achieved ‘Autonomous’ status and ‘A’ grade from NAAC, along with several other recognitions. Right from the beginning in this college prominence is given for culture, literature, arts, sports, and other extra-curricular activities apart from regular classes, that builds good leadership qualities among the students. I am an example for this. I pursued my B.Sc. Degree here and I was always active in cultural and literary activities. Our College used to win almost all the prizes in all the competitions. The student association elections taught me about our democratic system and administration. I could develop leadership qualities since my student days itself, which helped me to achieve success in the political sector and serve for the cause of the society. It helped me to become a Minister. But today many students don’t even know under what system we are living in our country. Hence, there is a need to create awareness among the students about our democratic set-up.

In his introductory speech, Prof. B.V. Sambashiavaiah, Chief Executive of the College explained the progress of the college. The alumni and parents shared their experiences and opinions on this occasion.

Earlier Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal welcomed the participants. Dr. N. Rajendra Prasad, Assistant Professor gave  avote of thanks. Kum. Vidyashri gave an invocation. Prof. D.S. Sadashivamurthy compared. Lecturers, students, and parents were present.

2019-04-30T05:41:09+00:00April 30th, 2019|

ನಾವು ಮಾಲೀಕರಲ್ಲ, ಅನುಭವಿಸುವವರು

ಪ್ರಪಂಚದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ನಾವು ಅನುಭವಿಸಬಹುದೇ ಹೊರತು ಮಾಲೀಕರಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಸುತ್ತೂರು ಶ್ರೀಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದ ವಿಶೇಷ ಆಂಗ್ಲಭಾಷಾ ಪ್ರವಚನದಲ್ಲಿ ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಸಿದ್ದೇಶ್ವರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ವಸ್ತುಗಳು ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವುಗಳ ಚಲನೆ ದೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿವೆ. ಒಂದು ಕ್ಷಣವೂ ನಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಲಿವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಲಿವೆ. ಇವು ಪ್ರಕೃದಿದತ್ತವಾದುದರಿಂದ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಹಾಗೇ ಮನುಷ್ಯನ ದೇಹ ಮತ್ತು ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳು ಕೂಡ ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಾ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆ, ಅಂತಿಮವಾಗಿ ನಶಿಸಿ ಹೋಗುತ್ತವೆ. ಇದೇ ಜಗದ ನಿಯಮ. ತಮ್ಮ ಹೃದಯ ಶ್ವಾಸಕೋಶÀ ನಿಲ್ಲಲು ಯಾರೂ ಬಯಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ, ಅದರಂತೆ ಆಲೋಚನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಜ್ಞಾಪಕಶಕ್ತಿ ಕೂಡ. ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ನಿಂತಲ್ಲಿ ಜಗತ್ತು ಶೂನ್ಯವಾಗುವುದು, ಮಾನವನ ಬದುಕು ಬರಡಾಗುವುದು. ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಚಲನಶೀಲವಾದುದರಿಂದ ಜಗತ್ತು ಸುಂದರವಿದೆ. ಬದುಕು ಸಂತೋಷದಾಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ. ಮಾನವ ಕೇವಲ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಶ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ಜಗತ್ತನ್ನು ಬದಲು ಮಾಡಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ; ರಾತ್ರಿಯೂ ಸುಂದರವಾಗಿದೆ, ಹಗಲೂ ಸಹ ಬಲು ಸುಂದರವೆ ಎಂದು ನಾವೇ ಬದಲಾದವೆಂದರೆ ಸಂತೋಷ. ಸ್ವರ್ಗ ನರಕಗಳನ್ನು ನಾವು ಸೃಷ್ಠಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಕಾಳಿದಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಕವಿ ವಡ್ರ್ಸ್‍ವರ್ಥ್‍ರವರು ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ರಮಣೀಯವಾಗಿ ಕಂಡು ವರ್ಣಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದು ಅಂದು ಕಂಡ ಸುಂದರ ಜಗತ್ತು. ಹೀಗೆ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಾ ಸಾಗಿದರೆ ದೇವರನ್ನು ಕಾಣಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿದೆ. ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞನಿಗೆ ಮನೆಯಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬಟ್ಟೆ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಹಣವಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಆದರೂ ಆನಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಪಾರವೇ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವಂತೆ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂತೋಷವಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಮಾನವ ತನ್ನ ಇಚ್ಛೆಯಂತೆ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಬಯಸುವಾಗ ಅದು ಆಗದಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ಶಪಿಸುವನು. ದೇವರನ್ನೂ ದೂರುವನು. ತಾನೇತಾನಾಗಿ ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮರ ಗಿಡ, ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಗೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡು ಸಂತೋಷವಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳು ಹಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಜೀವನ ಸಾಗಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಮರ-ಗಿಡ, ಹೂ-ಬಳ್ಳಿಗಳೂ ಅರಳುತ್ತವೆ, ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಂಡು ಹೋದರೆ ಮಾನವನ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಅರಳಿ ಸ್ವರ್ಗವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಈಶೋಪನಿಷತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ 100 ವರ್ಷ ಬದುಕಲು ಹೇಳುತ್ತದೆ. ಜಗತ್ತನ್ನು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿ ಬದುಕಬೇಕು. ದ್ವೇಷ ಬೇಡ ಎಂಬುದಾಗಿ ಹೇಳುತ್ತದೆ. ಶ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿಫಲದ ಚಿಂತೆ ಬೇಡ. ಆಸೆಯಿಂದ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸುವುದು ಬೇಡ. ಸಂತೋಷದ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಲು ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸಿ ಸಂತೋಷಪಡಬೇಕು ವಿನಃ ಮಾಲೀಕನಾಗಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಬಾರದು ಎಂದು ನುಡಿದರು.

ಪ್ರವಚನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು, ಸುತ್ತೂರು ಹಾಗೂ ಸುತ್ತಮುತ್ತಲಿನ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳ ಜಿಜ್ಞಾಸುಗಳು ಆಗಮಿಸಿ ಇದರ ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ ಪಡೆದರು. ಮುಂದಿನ ವಿಶೇಷ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸವು ಮೇ 05 2019 ರಂದು ಜರುಗಲಿದೆ. ಆಸಕ್ತರು ಇದರ ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ ಪಡೆಯಬಹುದು.

ಸುತ್ತೂರು ಶ್ರೀಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೇ 28 ರಂದು ಪ್ರವಚನ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪೂಜ್ಯಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ಸಿದ್ದೇಶ್ವರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು. ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಭಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಆಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಭಕ್ತಾಧಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು.

2019-04-30T05:07:36+00:00April 30th, 2019|

Money can’t buy health – Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji

Suttur, April 29, 2019: “Money can’t buy health or youth. But, we can remain healthy even after growing old by healthy thoughts and adopting a disciplined life,” opined Pujya Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji.

A programme was held at the JSS Hiriyara Mane (JSS Elder’s Home), in Suttur to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the inmates called Sri K.M. Tammaiah. In his talk, he said, “A man loses both health and age due to his greed. Birds and animals are leading a happy and peaceful life by living amidst nature. But, it is very unfortunate that man is getting deprived of the present day happiness by thinking about the past and the future. Paramapujya Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji has provided all the facilities required for senior citizens at the JSS Hiriyara Mane in Suttur, where the inmates can live happily for the rest of their lives.”

In his blessings, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji said, “usually people neglect their parents during their younger days. However, they want their children to look after them in their older days. But, in turn, when they grow old their children also neglect them. Parents happiness might increase if they control their desires. Thus, it would be clever if you find happiness wherever you are.”

Centenarian Sri K.M. Tammaiah who received the blessings from Pujya Gurus’ recalled his younger days as a politician and shared his experience where he served for the society without expecting anything in return. “I could serve for the cause of the society as I had a bonding with veteran politicians like Sri Nijalingappa, Sri Veerendra Patil and Sri Ramakrishna Hegde,” he said.

Other inmates of JSS Hiriyara Mane Sri Madegowda, Sri Krishnamurthy and Sri K. Venkateshwara shared their opinions about the centenarian. K.M. Tammaiah’s family friend, former Syndicate Member Dr. K. Mahadev also explained about the Centenarian’s selfless service.

Apart from the inmates of the JSS Hiriyara Mane, the inmates of the JSS Oldage Home of Aravindanagar, Mysuru, also were present. Sri Dayanand Patil, S/o Sri K.M. Tammaiah and a few relatives were also present.

Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by the children from Meghalaya State, who are studying at the JSS Free Residential School, Suttur. Smt. C.P. Nirmala Welcomed, Sri Yogesh gave a vote of thanks and Sri G.L. Tripuranta compered.

Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and Pujya Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji felicitating Sri K.M. Tammaiah, an inmate of the JSS Hiriyara Mane, Suttur, on the occasion of the latter’s 100th birthday. Dr. K. Mahadev, Sri Dayanand Patil and Sri Gundappagowda are seen in the picture.

2019-04-29T05:31:06+00:00April 29th, 2019|

Death is for body, not for soul – Dr. Thimmappa Hegde

Suttur, April 28, 2019: “Death is only for the body, not for souls,” opined Dr. Thimmappa Hegde, Department of Neurology, Narayana Hrudayalaya.

He inaugurated the Retreat camp organized for doctors, held at Suttur Srikshetra, on April 27, 2019. “Values of life are hidden behind everything that we follow. Life itself is a celebration, it has a mind of worshipping everything that supports our lives. Soul is not perishable. We stay alive even after our death, by understanding the truth. Death is a rare opportunity gifted to us. Comforts and difficulties come and go, but nothing is permanent. We should accept and face death happily. Whether it is happiness or sadness we should receive everything with a smile every day and keep on going. A real life is that when we continue to carry out our responsibilities and keep walking towards reaching our goals. Hence, let us all try to live happily,” he said.

“Nirabhari Charamurthy Pujya Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji of Jnana Yogashrama, Vijayapura, is an intellectual who has understood the world. He is an experienced person and a scientist. We cannot evaluate him. The peace within us itself is Shiva, Shiva means peace, formless, world is Vishnu, expanse is brahma, these are the characteristics of truth, it is a characteristic feature of the soul, it is knowledge, it is achievement. We should try to achieve something in this beautiful world which god has created for us. We should love the world. Air, light and water are the precious gifts of nature to us. Nobody on this earth can live without any one of these. We should be thankful for being born as human beings on this wonderful earth,” he added.

Dr. V.B. Arathi, of the Vibha Academy, Bengaluru, in her talk explained, “India is a live culture. As soon as the name India is mentioned, the first thing that appears in the mind of all of us is the culture, traditions, colourful festivals, processions, etc., that we are following even today. Everybody gets surprised to see the diversity in our country like the language and culture which changes almost every kilometer of distance. We are co-existing  in this country where there are thousands of cultures, languages, castes and religions. Though there is diversity and differences, our country has remained on top of the world in several sectors.”

The camp commenced with a prayer in the early morning, followed by yoga and pranayama sessions. Desi games are held in the evening.

2019-04-29T07:38:22+00:00April 28th, 2019|

‘Role of yoga very important in personality development’ – G.L. Tripurantaka

Suttur, April, 28, 2019: “Yoga plays a very important role in the personality development of children,” opined Sri G.L. Tripurantaka, Coordinating Officer, JSS Institutions.

He addressed the participants after inaugurating the four-day children personality development camp, organized by the Sri Patanjali Yoga Shikshana Samiti, Mysuru, in association with the Suttur Srimath, at Suttur Srikshetra.

“Today’s children are living in a competitive world, and are going away from natural life. You can lead a healthy life by adopting yoga, , and meditation in your daily lives,” he said.

In his introductory speech Sri Raghavendra, Convener of the Yoga Samiti explained how the Patanjali Yoga Samiti has been organizing special camps during summer holidays from the last 14 years, in different districts. He explained thousands of children have participated in the camps till now.

Chief Guest Sri Veerabhadraiah, Assistant Coordinating Officer, in his address explained about the various camps that are being held every year in Suttur for elders, apart from children.

Sri Satyanarayana, Treasurer of Patanjali Yoga Samiti presided over the programme. He opined that it is the responsibility of every one of us to pass on the Indian culture and traditions to the future generations and said such camps are relevant in this regard.The programme commenced with an invocation by Smt. Jyothi. Smt. Pushpa welcomed. The camp is being held in the leadership of Sri Vikas, Sri Bharath Ravi and Sri Preetam. A total number of 150 participants including 40 students from Meghalaya State are taking part in the camp.

Caption:  Sri G.L. Tripurantaka inaugurated the ‘Children Personality Development camp’, held at the Suttur Srikshetra, jointly organized by the Sri Pathanjali Yoga Shikshana Samiti, Mysuru, and Suttur Srimath. Sri Raghavendra, Sri Veerabhadraiah and Sri Satyanarayana are seen in the picture.

2019-04-29T05:52:00+00:00April 28th, 2019|

A stress-free life leads to happiness – Dr. B. R. Pai

Ooty, April 22, 2019: “There will be no stress if there is enthusiasm in our lives, our lives will be full of happiness,” opined Dr. B. R. Pai.

He inaugurated the second-day programme of the retreat camp organized by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, in association with the Sri Suttur Math and Sri Shivarathreeshwara Dharmika Datti, held at the JSS International School, in Teetakal, Ooty, on April 20, 2019.

“India has become the capital of diabetes. Cases of cancer and heart-related diseases are increasing. While Bengaluru is considered as the information technology hub, it has also become the hub of suicides. Stress means the difference between expectations and naturalness. When our expectations start to increase stress also increases. We will face positive and negative kinds of stress. While pain, anger, anxiety, outrage, sorrow, and jealousy can be called as negative types of stress, merry, laughter, soft words, happiness, experiencing the fragrance of flowers are positive types of stress. Thousands of people died due to the explosion of an atomic bomb at Nagasaki in Hiroshima, Japan. But lakhs of people on this earth are dying every day due to an even more dangerous bomb called mental stress. We can overcome it by adopting yoga, pranayama, knowledge and facing life every day with a smile,” he said

Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji of Jnanayogashrama, Vijayapura, commenced his discourse with a quote by Vokkalu Muddaiah. “Vokkalu Maddaiah was an agriculturist. He was a person who owned just two cows, a little land, he was leading a happy life with his wife and children in his hut amidst nature. He always used to involve in his work. He was not literate and did not possess any degree from any university. But he knew how to lead his life. When we find people who are richer than us and more learned people, our feelings will change. But when it comes to nature it’s not like that. We find solace amidst nature. People who find solace amidst nature are called as sharanas, monks, brilliants, experienced, etc. The feeling of ‘we’, and ‘ours’ are not permanent. Our lives become more meaningful when we find peace. Whatever we are doing is for peace. By undertaking inner and outer cultivation we should all give preference for internal cultivation,” he opined.

In his talk, Dr. M. R. Seetharam said, “our surroundings are called environment in common language. There is an innate relationship between the environment and human life. A pollution free air and water is essential for human life. In ancient days the infant mortality rate was very less. There are several reasons for its increase. Studies prove that now people are dying because of various diseases like heart attack, cancer, diabetes, etc. Bad habits are the main culprits. We can reduce the mortality rate by keeping our environment clean according to WHO studies. Vehicular pollution, increase in the number of houses, industries, population, deforestation, etc., are the major reasons for environment pollution. Creating awareness among the people regarding the importance of maintaining a balanced environment through population control, afforestation, pollution control is the need of the hour.

The retreat program begins with a prayer, yoga, and pranayama daily, followed by desi games in the evening. All the participants are taking part enthusiastically. There are more than 125 participants in the camp from various districts like Mysuru, Bengaluru, Tumakuru, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hubballi, Chamaranagara, and Ramanagar.

Dr. B.R. Pai lighting the lamp to inaugurate the second day of the retreat camp held for public at the JSS International School in Teetakal, Ooty, organized by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha in association with the Sri Suttur Math and Sri Shivarathreeshwara Dharmika Datti. Convener of the camp and participants are seen in the picture.

2019-04-23T12:33:00+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

An ignorant life will not help you in any way – Dr. Shivraj V. Patil.

Suttur, April 11, 2019: “An ignorant life will not help you in any way,” opined Dr. Shivraj V. Patil.

He was delivering a lecture at the Retreat Programme being held at Suttur for students of the JSS Engineering, Dental, Ayurveda and Pharmacy Colleges. “We can get rid of diseases through psychophysical food habits. A human being should consume food like medicine, he should not consume medicine like food. Diseases can be cured only with the blessings of mother nature. Hence, we should always keep our body, heart, and souls clean,” he said.

He advised that everyone should follow a simple, clean, thoughtful life and consume food that is low in cost and rich in nutrition.

Sri K.B. Subhash, in his talk, opined that conceptual knowledge is more important for a person than memorized knowledge. In a team when a person involves himself completely and works hard with others the team will win.

He explained to the students about the essential qualities, characteristics required for a person to become a team member. “The reason behind the integrity of a diversified country like Indi is working together. A team is different from a group because a team will have an aim,” he added.

The camp commenced with prayers in the morning, followed by yoga and pranayama sessions. The participants shared their opinions at the end of the session.

2019-04-26T06:29:29+00:00April 11th, 2019|