Friday, October 3, 2014

Is Cunhas verdict to Jaya legally wrong?

In any case a judge hast to see two things before awarding punishment.

One is aggravating circumstances/factors and another one is mitigating circumstances or factors.Aggravating circumstances/factors gives reason for severe punishment. Mitigating circumstances or factors gives reason for leniency or why punishment to be reduced.

The judgment by Cunha clearly shows he has given more importance to aggravating factors and null importance to mitigating circumstances/factors.

According to Cunha the following are Aggravating factors:
1*  Corruption is a serious crime
2*     The manner in which assets accumulated ( According to sinha “these firms were constituted only to siphon off the unlawful resources accumulated by A-1” (A-1:Jayalalitha)
3*     A-1 is occupying a high position in the Government of State of Tamil Nadu.
By considering Serving CM is an aggravating factor Judge Cunha gives us reason to think that “Nobody is equal in front of Law” and not “All are equal before the eyes of law”.

Why no mitigating factors considered?

Good Conduct:
In this Judgement Cunha rejected an important mitigating factor. He says “The good conduct of the accused also may not be a circumstance mitigating the gravity of the offence".  All over the world good conduct of accused is considered as a mitigating factor in all the cases. Even in this case her good conduct should have been considered by Cunha as a mitigating factor. The very purpose of punishment is to reform the accused. In this case Jayalalitha has already reformed herself.  She did not do anything bad after 1996 and her conduct is good. She was also administrating well and brought several schemes for the well being of the poor.

When occupying high position in government can be considered as an aggravating factor, why good conduct while occupying high position in government cannot be considered as a mitigating factor?

Age is another mitigating factor considered before awarding sentence. In this case Cunha failed to consider Jayalalitha’s age which is 66 now.

One of the reason why Cunha did not consider mitigating factors is he and current judges thinks corruption is a serious crime. Corruption is a serious crime no doubt about that. But this should not be a sole reason to avoid mitigating factors in providing verdict.

Keeping in mind Jayalalitha’s good conduct, age, welfare schemes she brought to the well being of the poor Judges should show leniency towards her.

I would like to reiterate again that the purpose of sentence/punishment is to reform the person. In this case Jayalalitha has already reformed herself and shows good conduct for the past 18 years. Given all these factors in mind Judges should reduce her punishment in a way which will not affect her political career and people of the state,who democratically elected her as CM. .

Thursday, March 6, 2014

In reality,What is Gayatri Mantra? Do we need to chant it?

I have heard people saying gayatri mantra is powerful mantra if you do it you will get this or that.
But when I analysed the meaning of that i am surprised...i doubt whether the importance should given to  mantra. The importance should be given to the meditation and not  just the mantra.
But Most of the people are  focusing on just mantra and not on meditation
Let us see the meaning of Gayatri Mantra:
(Om )Bhur Buvah suvaha
 the physical,subtle and casual

Tat Savithur Varenyam
That revered ray of light

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Let us meditate upon that divine effulgence

Dhiyo Yonah Prachodyat
May that light direct our intellect
The verses clearly says that we need to meditate upon "light".
The next question arise where is that light?how to meditate on light?
Is that light lamp?
Is that light  sun?
Is that light God?
 May be :)

So where is that light?
That light is within you  (and it is everywhere let us not talk about that now.
Yes..that light is within everyone of us...
we need to see that light and we need to meditate upon it..

How to see the light that is within us?
When your third eye opens you can see that light..

How to open my third eye?
Get the help of some "real" yogi

So the verse is to remind  us that we need to meditate upon that "light".
That light will give the knowledge of everything.
And this  be may called an Enlightenment.
There is nothing wrong in saying Gayatri Mantra but what is most important is meditating upon  light.

(This is my understanding..use your intelligence to identify the truth)