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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.

Any form of energy can be transformed into another form, but the total energy always remains the same.

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 –

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.

Captain J. A. Hadfield

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Sarah Bernhardt (1844 – 1923)

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, July 2003

Energy is eternal delight.

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.

James Carroll

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)

To bring one’s self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.

Thomas A. Buckner

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2009 2:19 pm

    WoW!!!!I will be back to read this Oorja ..but just looking at all the quotes at a glance made me go wow!!
    awesome name to have I have to say! 🙂

    Take your own time… 🙂

    I like your name a lot too..

  2. May 26, 2009 11:06 am

    Somehow we feel the need to have spiritual energy to complete ourselves as humans. It is interesting to note that even the most wealthiest person or the poor person both have a quest for being a spiritually complete being. Hopefully, we would also attain that balance in life later on…

    Destination Infinity

    We are all the same afterall.. atleast that is how it should be..

  3. July 28, 2009 12:15 pm

    🙂 you made me wish i had an explanation like this for my pseudonym as u even I have always wanted a pseudonym like the great writers and finally got the chance just now!

    Welcome here.. 🙂

    it feels great naa to have a pseudonym.. 🙂 it is like a different identity altogether.. like adifferent person..

  4. Varghese permalink
    November 11, 2009 7:26 am

    hi, just visited ur blog..good blog.. and the energy quotes are really good.. keep going..njoy.


    Welcome here.. 🙂

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