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Atman dwells in the heart of every living being, yet It is not perceived by ordinary mortals because of Its subtlety.

 It cannot be perceived by the senses, a finer
spiritual sight is required. 

The heart must be pure and freed from every unworthy selfish desire, the thought must be in-drawn from all external objects. Mind and body must be under control. 

When the whole being thus becomes calm and serene, then it is possible to perceive that effulgent Atman.

 It is subtler than the subtle, because It is the invisible essence of every thing and It is greater than the great because It is the boundless, sustaining power of the whole universe, that upon which all existence rests.

-Katha Upanishad

Lieutenant Manish Singh

Lieutenant Manish Singh 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces), Shaurya Chakra
Lieutenant Manish Singh is troop commander with 9th Battalion the Parachute Regiment since 01 Apr 2011.

As part of search and destroy operation of 30 RR at general area of Kupwara District in Jammu and Kashmir on 25 September 2012, his squad was tasked to track escaping terrorists through terraced maize fields. During the search, a terrorist suddenly opened indiscriminate fire injuring Lieutenant Manish Singh and pinning down his squad. 

In a display of extreme courage and utter disregard for his own safety, despite his injuries, Lt Manish crawled forward and kept the terrorist pinned down. During the encounter, the officer displayed leadership of the highest order in refusing to be evacuated and notwithstanding his grievous injuries and blood loss, held on to his position. 

Finally as the terrorist charged upon him, he shot him dead at near point blank range. His courageous action ensured the s…

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Learn to give. There is immense joy in giving. Very few can understand this. Learn to resign to the will of God. There is indescribable peace in self-surrender. Very few can realize this. Learn to discriminate. There is ineffable bliss in discriminating between the real and the unreal. Very few can recognize this. Learn to be dispassionate. There is eternal satisfaction in cultivating Vairagya. Very few can know this. -Swami Sivananda.