Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A wonderful Day !!

What a wonderful day!!
Few days come with the conviction …
loved all the 24 hours…
The silent smile, with no obvious reason…

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“There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.”

Friday, April 17, 2009

The God.

After spending the decades in moderated Brahmin family, It's a time to resign my thoughts to the awkwardness of God’s existence…who/What the heck is It/ She/ He?

We all want to know, we are (humans) blessed (cursed?) with never-ending curiosity ….or may be we are afraid of the UNKNOWNS. We want to reveal the entire cosmos … to be sure, whether to monish or not.

What are we doing here? Why are we here? It’s only deeds or the destiny? Where do the prayers & blessings go? Another world is not only possible, when I am on my way… Whatever, we are repeatedly instructed to have faith. I have to negotiate my terms with the world on my own and THE GOD remains till faith. My teaching says human life has four objectives –Salvation- is one among that…but if I was rich, governing king of the entire earth and was loved by many beautiful queens; who wants the crap salvation? :-)

‘Indu shakha nyaya’ - Do not look at the branches, I am showing you the moon.

We are here on our own…like writings on the sand few years of consciousness, we try to encrypt and decrypt, and the wave called death comes and wipe us off. The god is as if writings on the water….we just don’t know, the ever evolving entity, impossible to retain, Keeps on happening to us after the interval of every life. Misunderstanding is very likely. Who knows? if we have misinterpreted life as death and death as life. It is somewhat scary to know that we are on our own. Once you come here, some how you through it…little prayers, little hope, little fear, little deeds and the destiny. We clandestinely tug our encrypted utile in the conscious to be used after the mighty wave rub us off…to ward off the UNKNOWNS.

As the Love is a biggest illusion, God is the heftiest gimmick we deal with. As my father says, he is a god because you believe. Just your bowing down is capable of turning a stone into deity. As Karl Marx said, ‘Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. It is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions, Man created the God and not the God created the Man”.

Literal meaning of the word ‘Bhagwan’ is "possessing fortune, blessed, prosperous" (from the noun ‘bhaga’ meaning "fortune, wealth", and hence "illustrious, divine, venerable, holy", etc.)
What wealths?
There are six types of wealths, viz.shama, dama, uparati, titiksha, shraddha and samadhana.
1) shama - tranquility of the mind. "When the mind wants to do too many things, it gets completely scattered." With shama, you can focus your mind and be more alert.
2) Dama - having a say over your senses; essential, because many times you don't want to do something, yet you do! With dama, your senses don't drag you; instead, "you will say `yes' or `no' to the senses."
3) Titiksha - `endurance or forbearance.' When difficult things come, forbearance allows you to go on without getting completely shaken and shattered. Opposites such as health-sickness, losses-gains... come and go; armed with titiksha, however, you aren't deterred by whatever happens. "Often, whatever is unpleasant can become pleasant later on. These changes go on in life... The ability to not get carried away by the events, the judgments, is titiksha."
4) uparati- rejoicing in your own nature. How? By not doing things because someone else says or does something, by not laboring hard to win approval, or keeping up with the Joneses. "Being in the present moment, being in the joy that you are, the ability to rejoice in anything that you do, that is uparati."
5) shraddha - "Faith is needed when you have found the limit of your knowing... Your willingness to know the unknown is shraddha." It would be fanaticism to think there is nothing beyond. Absence of faith is doubt — in yourself, others, or the whole. "Ninety nine per cent of people doubt the whole, because they do not believe that there is a whole that is functioning."
6) samadhana - being at ease, being content. "Being at ease with everything, the whole existence... a great wealth by itself."

we are actually worshiping the fictitious self. Same as Love. You, me any layman on the earth obtains the above given can become God, like Mahavir Swamy or the Gautam Buddha…Anyways the Water has the power to cliff the rock; May be sand will dissolve in the water someday …
(Citations from wikipedia and a gifted book ‘Wisdom of the millennium’)

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‘A heart is not a plaything, A heart is not a toy
But if you want it broken, Just give it to a boy’
~An old SMS from a fresh heart broken friend :-)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Single and Smiling.

One who is not married is called single. What bigger benefit one could ask for than to have this ultimate freedom in our lives? :-)

The single can still enjoy the lifestyle of a married person without certain commitments. The single person has the freedom to make all his/her decisions without discussion, emailing, texting, or waiting for someone else's approval. I can be true to myself. I can remain independent and in control of my career, finances, and living arrangements, there are no manuals for behavior and bondings. I don’t have to answer to unless I want to. You can do anything when the mood hits plus the family and friends are always an option if at all change is desired. Staying single is financially wise too. No worries of work on weekends rather I cherish the thought of two whole days to myself. Singles know better, how to have good time with their own selves. Whether it's taking off for a walk in the park on afternoon, or reading the books in bed, with the second repast, on Sunday, single folk know how to enjoy every minute.

Another advantage is you become responsible, whether it's being responsible for getting the car serviced, manage the travels, the insurance policy with the bank or dealing with a angry auto driver, I am the one who has to do it. Singles reduce the domestic ill-treatment cases, child abuse cases and suicides by having some of society live the single life. Being single should be as acceptable as being married, split up or widowed.

Society does not always recognize that some people have good causes to stay single. However, some people still acknowledge, its all right, few people who choose to stay single and sane. Therefore, Instead of being miserably married stay single - stand proud and confident.

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‘Who wants to be a cynic who knows the price of everything and value of nothing?’
~ Oscar Wilde