Because of maayaa..........
Amateurs built the ark which
Professionals built the Titanic which sank
Never be afraid to try something new
Think before judging someone.
This week at PVAF we have starting
getting familiar with maayaa shkti in
the practical sense...we have learned a lot about
maayaa in the veD
postings on this web site in TODAY'S PRAYER, TODAY veD
LESSONS, veD PAGE, AASHRAM NEWS....
Here is a very amusing but assuring anecdotes from real life which should
make one eager to learn how one can escape from the deluding powers of
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis,
would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Read the next question before looking at the answer for this one by clicking
at the bottom of this posting.....
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here
are the facts about the three leading candidates.
- associates with crooked politicians,
- consults with astrologists,
- had two Mistresses,
- chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
- was kicked out of office twice,
- sleeps until noon,
- used opium in college,
- drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
- a decorated war hero,
- is a vegetarian,
- doesn't smoke,
- drinks an occasional beer,
- never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be your choice?
Decide first, and then click on the next line for answers to surprise
yourself with the power of maayaa shkti which deludes you so you cannot see the
ANSWER TO QUESTION NO. 2:
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
ANSWER TO QUESTION NO. 1:
If you said yes and abortion was performed then you just killed
Beethoven the musical composer who
is still considers to be the top genius after 230 years.. You can read his
short autobiography from
INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY attached at the
end of this posting....
Ludwig van Beethoven
Born: Bonn, (baptized December 17),
Died: Vienna, March 26, 1827
Born to a drunkard father and an unhappy mother, the young Beethoven was
subjected to a brutal training in music at the hands of his father, who hoped
that the boy would prove to be another prodigy like
Mozart. Failing in
this, the young Beethoven nevertheless embraced music and studied for a short
time in 1792 with
Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna. Hailed as a genius and a master of
improvisation at the piano, Beethoven soon made a name for himself, and by 1794
was known throughout Europe. He faithfully learned the Classical Viennese styles
and traditions in music, and then proceeded throughout his career to completely
revolutionize them. His earliest compositions reflect the classical restraint of
Haydn and Mozart, yet there were always flashes of what was to come. The emotion
he displayed while playing his own music was unheard of in his day, and the
fiery intensity of his early
Piano Sonata in C minor,
known as the "Pathetique" is one of the first works in which
Beethoven gives vent to his own dramatic musical voice.
By 1800, Beethoven had become aware of his advancing deafness -- surely a
most horrible fate for a musician and unendurable to a composer. Agonizing over
his fate, Beethoven contemplated suicide, but in the end embraced life,
determined to go on composing, if no longer performing. Unhappy with his
compositions up to that time and stating that he would now be "making a fresh
start," Beethoven began composing music such as had never before been heard. His
Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, subtitle the "Eroica",
was completed in 1804, and was almost twice as long as any symphony written up
to that time. Taking the classical
as a starting point, it introduces more themes, more contrasts, more
instruments, more weight and more drama than previously heard in the symphonic
form. His sixteen string quartets span his creative life and developed
from the classical restraint of the six "Early" quartets to the sublime late
quartets which contain music of such personal pain and suffering, that one
wonders if an audience was intended to hear them at all. The power of
Beethoven's voice can be heard in the
String Quartet no. 11
in F minor. Beethoven's musical ideas, the "themes" he used and from which
he painstakingly constructed his works, were revolutionary for his day. The
well-known opening motto theme of the famous
Symphony no. 5 in C
minor was considered by many to be evidence of madness on Beethoven's part.
At the same time, his love of nature and frequent walks in the countryside led
to his composing one of the earliest of program symphonies, the
Symphony no. 6 in F
major, complete with musical images of flowing brooks, thunderstorms, and
bird calls. This work would later come to influence the symphonic works of later
Hector Berlioz and
With the heaven-storming opening of the
Piano Concerto no. 5
in E-flat, Beethoven boldly broke with the tradition of the orchestral
presentation of the theme before the entrance of the piano, and introduced the
notion of the nineteenth century virtuoso concert-pianist.
The idea of universal freedom, equality, and the brotherhood of man was one
the composer cherished. Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, is on
this very subject, and the theme is nowhere expressed more powerfully or
beautifully than in the final movement of the monumental
Symphony no. 9 in D
minor, composed in 1824 when Beethoven was completely deaf. With the
introduction of four vocalists and mixed chorus, Beethoven sets the words of
Ferdinand Schiller's Ode "To Joy" in the last movement of the
symphony. To a tune so simple that half the world knows it and sings it, the
genius of Beethoven seeks to embrace all humanity with his vision of equality,
democracy, and love.
With plans for the future and sketches of a tenth symphony begun, Beethoven
contracted a chill which led to a long illness. In and out of consciousness for
weeks, Beethoven succombed on March 26, 1827. Some 10,000 people lined the
streets of Vienna at his funeral to pay homage to the composer who had forever
changed the musical climate of Western Europe. With Beethoven's passing, the
stage was set for the onslaught of