Oorja… This name kept resonating in my ears, when I thought of giving myself a screen name years ago. Just into college a girl of 17 with a lot many ideas. I used to write since then and had seen many a great writers using pseudonyms, so I too wanted to have one.
I always had a fascination for this name and felt like this is most suitable for me and I would have named myself this if I had a choice. So when the idea came to me to have a pseudonym this was my first choice. And when I started this blog I chose that as the blog’s name too. And hence the tag line ‘Exploring the Endless Energy’.
For years I have thought of it as Energy- in every way; which it is, but recently when I was asked by a reader what it meant, and I decided to ponder into it.
“Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy. Energy is Eternal Delight.” William Blake’s the Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793)
Oorja means ENERGY in Hindi language.
The word “Oorja” has two meanings.
URJA means energy
In physics, energy (from the Greek ἐνέργεια – energeia, “activity, operation”, from ἐνεργός – energos, “active, working”) is a scalar physical quantity that describes the amount of work that can be performed by a force. Energy is an attribute of objects and systems that is subject to a conservation law. Several different forms of energy exist to explain all known natural phenomena. These forms include (but are not limited to) kinetic, potential, thermal, gravitational, sound, light, elastic, and electromagnetic energy. The forms of energy are often named after a related force.
Maybe this is also the reason i feel that we must conserve energy. and my credo in life is to “Use only as much as you need”
OORJA means Spiritual energy…
The term energy has been widely adopted by writers and practitioners of various forms of spirituality and alternative medicine to refer to a variety of ideas, often (though not always) conceived as “fields” surrounding the earth or any living thing, supposed to be directly perceptible and accessible to the human mind as “auras”, “rays”, “fields” or “vibrations
I came across a great article which I enjoyed reading very much; it describes the spiritual energy in many ways.There is a lot I learned from it. Though don’t try to read it all in one go, take time and do it slowly in more than 2-3 sittings and you’ll understand more. It is a mixture of many ideas, each very interesting.
Here are a few lines from it…
All living organisms rely on an external sources of energy–radiation from the sun in the case of green plants; chemical energy in some form in the case of animals–to be able to grow and reproduce. The energy we transmit of the Higher Force calls its complement into our being. Emanations of Higher Energy become available to transform our lives, recharging and repairing our own systems. Energy upheavals shift us out of destructive habits, encouraging us to relearn integrative ways of being.
The original undifferentiated energy from creation is often called Akasha in Indian philosophy and modern occult circles. In alchemy and other embodiments of the Perennial Tradition it is termed the Secret Fire. This elemental psychic energy is completely instinctual and unconscious and is heavily influenced by spiritual, psychic, and psychological phenomena. One of the major functions of the Secret fire is to increase human self-awareness. At the lowest level, this is the ego, at its highest, it is the Higher Self.
Another interesting simple concept about this great energy here.
I am really glad I chose this name for myself. When I used this pseudonym for myself I didn’t know it particularly meant spiritual energy. Hope I justify it…
What great minds think of Energy –
Sarah Bernhardt (1844 – 1923)
Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, July 2003
William Blake (1757 – 1827)
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, September 2002
A self that is only differentiated – not integrated – may attain great individual accomplishments, but risks being mired in self-centered egotism. By the same token, a person who self is based exclusively on integration will be well connected and secure, but lack autonomous individuality. Only when a person invests equal amounts of psychic energy in these two processes and avoids both selfishness and conformity is the self likely to relect complexity.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
The child’s true constructive energy, a dynamic power, has remained unnoticed for thousands of years. Just as men have trodden the earth, and later tilled its surface, without thought for the immense wealth hidden in its depths, so the men of our day make progress after progress in civilized life, without noticing the treasures that lie hidden in the psychic world of infancy.
Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952)