Thursday, September 17, 2020

NO DOUBT.. AS YOU 'SOW,' SO YOU 'REAP!'



The high profile man of the town was on a visit to the place on his official program.

It was 10 AM and the program started.. It was great fun to see down onto the busy road from the place on 12th floor through the tinted glasses under the cool of the air conditioners functioning at their max. The summer heat was no less outside..

The program continued with many talking..

The time was 1 PM.. There was an announcement..

“It's a special lunch for the guests.. The buffet lunch with many varieties!”

“What’s there for evening?”

“We arranged an Event at 6 PM for all the invitees in memory of….. followed by heavy tea on the pool side. To night, a special dinner is arranged on the Roof Top Garden!”

The man returned to his place at 12 midnight and after few phone calls to home and of course, as there was no great work the next day,

Sleep quite late tossing on bed for long with certain worries continuing in his mind..

Thus the day ended for the high profile man with many conveniences and comforts supporting him!

The young man working by the side of the place in his small establishment started his day work with small breakfast and after a while had some tea..

It was lunch time, the young man quickly finished his frugal lunch and again was on his work. All along, the job was mostly physical..

It was tiring and at 4 PM he got again a cup of tea. The employer gave him off at 6 PM with bus fare to go home..

The young man thought of saving it as he could easily walk home away just 2 km. He reached home at 7 PM, had a small get together with the family and after simple dinner by 8 PM went to bed at 9 PM else missing the morning bus to work was sure!

Soon, he was blissfully asleep with no a single worry in his mind..

Thus the day ended for the young man with minimum conveniences and nil comforts supporting him!

There were Blessings from Heaven on all equally with a
Message..

"I provided Nature Raw around you as is.. Here
  • Exposing to heat, cold and rain,
  • Struggling and exerting through sweat,
  • Consuming the simple followed by
  • Reasonable rest and sleep with
  • No tensions of tomorrow in mind
Are part of the daily routine for all and that life alone is ideal and Natural. In that context,
  • You have to get yourself what you want max,
  • That job forever stays with you,
  • There alone lies your health and
  • By that way alone you will be fit in life..
But it’s purely your choice….

If some one does these works for you, you can relax and go after limitless consumptions and late night relaxations but the fitness too will be accordingly only!”

The Post is written for this week's IndiSpire PromptSome people are busy living while others are busy dying. What would you like to tell either or both of these categories? #LiveFully

The Post is written for BlogChatter BlogRolls too..

Keywords: #LiveFully

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

THUS GOES.. THE ENDLESS EXPERIMENTATION IN MY LIFE!


  • During a session of teaching archery, as Master Dronoacharya asked the Pandava prince Arjuna what he was seeing in front, Arjuna said,
"I am seeing nothing but the eye of the target!" 
  • When the famous Sculptor involved in his work was asked what he was doing, he burst out saying,
"Don't you see an angel imprisoned in this stone? I'm freeing her!"
  • A visitor who entered an Art Gallery and saw the painting of the famous Artist depicting a lady facing the early morning sun with her hand above her forehead to avoid the glare of the sun
Instantly placed his hand above his forehead!
  • As the wife of the famous Scientist advised him to stop the monotonous job of going to his lab for a day and do what he liked, he promised to do so and the next day in the early morning hrs
Straight went to his lab!
  • The famous Devotee cum Poet when asked by the King to write praising poetry on him describing him as the highest for money, proclaimed,
"I see the Almighty truly the Highest!"
  • When the Great Saint was warned by the authorities on Scriptures from speaking out openly on what was known to Him,
He came out and declared to the world that known to Him!
  • When the disciple asked the Master whether He had seen God, the Master to boost his confidence said with all firmness,
"I have seen! If you want, I can show to you too!"

These are few examples of assertions and actions of the Greatest Personalities of the world but in our life in other areas too we constantly see around many men and women incessantly working in their own areas like,
  • A mother charged with an abundance of love towards her child constantly protecting, safe guarding, bringing up the personality in the right direction
Giving a true meaning to the artistic expression of hers with the Sacred Task in front!
  • A Patriot charged with the overflowing emotion to the motherland trying to
Trying to free Her from the chains of barbarism and establish the original freedom expression around!
  • A Statesman sacrificing many of own works day and night, educating the country men on their rights thus
Bringing a revolution in the world with permanent change taking place!

Here, the person is part of Nature or so to say the Nature and the individual are originally One. The Nature gets Its Sacred Works done through those expressions/doings around which actions maintain the eternal balance of vigor and vibrancy required in life in general..

That way seen Blogging/Writing too is nothing but that Original Expression in Nature, It sure has it's own purpose in our lives, that Spirit of Expression never takes a step back when threatened or lured but pours out the heart as is and

Every Blogger is a part of this Sacred Task!

With a firm belief in the above, as I looked at myself, I too found an unknown urge in me to talk on the realities of life as much which often my ignorance covers up projecting either

NON SUSTAINABLE OPTIMISM BEYOND

Or

NEVER REQUIRED PESSIMISM

Diverting my attention from the

REALISTIC LIVING REQUIRED ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS IN FRONT..

That's the point where, in the year 2011, my Blog 'Reflecting on Life' took it's birth and there

I don't know God send IndiBlogger came to my assistance thru' one of my son's friends who just hinted me to become a member of that social net work..

Soon that happened and I became comfortable in posting my posts on indivine/indispire taking few times online personal assistance from IndiTeam and the rest is history as on date..

My stories, descriptions, quotes, humorous instances etc in the Blog bring out the fallacies of life I many time value Vs being wise in life which our elders often advocated..

All postings published are my own experiences and perceptions of life put in different styles to make it acceptable for my Readers in their own way..

I am sure by reading my Postings none of my Readers ever feel less as the writings touch the certain Truths of Life; instead they would feel lighter and inspired and

That much is guaranteed!

The Post is written for this week's IndiSpire PromptWhen did you first realize that you can or must write? What was the subject of your first creative written work? #NewWriter

Keyword:#NEWWRITER

Thursday, September 10, 2020

THE EVER ADVOCATED RIGHT LIVING AMIDST CHAOS!



There was certain problem, a bit serious in nature and there was a specific discipline advised to be followed for good of the individual..

2 men started following those set of actions involved meticulously..

In time,

One man deviated from those actions on a day and because of that there was a certain set back in him..

He was
  • Instantly a lost person,
  • Slowly recovered and
  • Limped back to normalcy but
Constantly cursed himself for the deviation he made all the time feeling low..

After a while, the 2nd man too deviated from the discipline and because of that, he too had a certain set back in him..

He was
  • Not a lost person,
  • Slowly recovered and
  • Soon came back to normalcy but
Never cursed himself for the deviation he made all the time remaining cheerful!"

The Master told the story and asked His disciples why such different behaviors were seen with the 2 men. None could answer on that. The Master said,

"It's simple..

The 1st man broke the strict discipline imposed because he got
  • Bored with that,
  • Expanded breaking the chains of that discipline for no genuine reason,
  • Continued believing that nothing goes wrong and thus
  • Remained in a loose way..
The 2nd man too did break the discipline because
  • There was a certain specific problem with him including part boredom too which necessarily needed to be addressed at that moment but there, he
  • Deviated from that discipline the min required,
  • Addressed the problem in front to the point and
  • Quickly was back to his discipline..
No doubt, he too suffered in the process and but no regrets, that state was gracefully accepted by him and he lived thru' the situation!"

The Master concluded,

"Sure, self-love is highly interesting and the ordinary human being feels lost when that self-love is forcibly curtailed but
  • Life gives problems,
  • At times the tough ones too and
  • Expect the human beings to live thru' and rise..
Here,

One who sticks to Truth as much will live thru' that life gracefully facings ups and downs with equanimity

But

That one who hovers over untruth may rejoice temporarily when luck favors but sure will be totally down when odds strike!"

The Post is written for this week's IndiSpire Prompt Do you feel one must first have a relationship with self before focusing on others? How important is “self-love”? Do you have “me-time”? #SelfLove..

The Post is for BlogChatter too to #CauseAChatter..

Keywords: RIGHT, LIVING, #RIGHTLIVING

Sunday, September 6, 2020

SELF-LOVE AND BEYOND..


Prince Siddhartha during His Penance when experienced weakness thru' starvation stopped His Meditation for a while, accepted milk/food to restore His energies instantly and beyond only continued His meditation..

Seen in that context,

Self-love is sure the No 1 duty of mine and that self-love broadly covers 10 actions from me in the order comprising of..
  • I have a body and mind and maintaining that body and mind in a healthy state is the primary responsibility of mine..
  • I have a psychology and keeping that psychology healthy and strong is the other primary responsibility of mine..
  • I have a job and working sincerely protecting that job all the time is the duty attached to me in my life..
  • I have a family and taking care of the members of the family for their betterment is the ultimate way to happiness in my life..
  • I have my wealth and protecting and growing that wealth in the best possible way is my betterment in this life..
  • I have a clan and feeling proud of my clan and doing things accordingly is the right way of my life..
  • I have many customs and rituals and following all those with due respect to my ancient culture is the best way of leading my life..
  • I have a social network and respecting and following the norms of my society is the way to ultimate safety in my life..
  • I have my State/Country and ever sticking to the law of the land and meticulously following the rules of the State is my continuous duty..
  • I have a Religion and God and respecting that Order and Praying to my God is the way of accruing good and peace to me in my life..
Later that Prince turned Saint as Lord Buddha when stood in front of His once upon a time palace seeking Biksha, the king seeing his son thus, came down and said to him,
  • "As a son you gave the greatest pain to a father!"
To that, the Lord replied,
  • "I am not the cause of your pain. You thought that being a king and father are the highest in life. Much higher is the ascetic life thru' renunciation of those very titles!"
No doubt at this point of time, I am infinitesimally far away from that Ultimate Truth but as a human I am expected to do those 10 actions of mine in a much better way where in

Along with me my next man too is benefited thru' a small percentage however limited it be like..
  • I have a body and mind and for no reason I should maintain that body and mind healthy beyond I should remain off from that thinking too!
  • I have a psychology and keeping that psychology healthy and strong is the other primary responsibility of mine but the matter should end there and my attention should go on other issues of life too!
  • I have a job and working sincerely protecting that job all the time is the duty attached to me in this life but my that doing should help out a man in distress too!
  • I have a family and taking care of the members of the family for their betterment is the ultimate way to happiness in my life but that is the ultimate way of fighting my attachment too to family!
  • I have my wealth and no doubt, protecting and growing that wealth in best possible way is my betterment in this life but I should live there as a trustee of that wealth too!
  • I have a clan and feeling proud of my clan and doing things accordingly is way of my life but I should uphold the name of my clan too!
  • I have many customs and rituals and following all with due respect to my ancient culture is the best way of leading my life but I should practice total non-injury everywhere too!
  • I have a social network today and respecting and following the norms of my society is the way to ultimate safety in my life but I should care for my next man too in the process!
  • I have my State/Country and sticking to the law of the land and meticulously following the rules of the State is my continuous duty but I should do my bit of sacrifice too for my State/Country..
  • I have a Religion and God and respecting that Order and Praying to my God is the way of accruing good and peace to me in my life but I should carry due regard too for other Religions and believe that all 'Gods are One!' 
The Post is written for this week's IndiSpire Prompt Do you feel one must first have a relationship with self before focusing on others? How important is “self-love”? Do you have “me-time”? #SelfLove

The Post is written for BlogChatter too#CauseAChatter..

Keyword: SELF-LOVE

Friday, September 4, 2020

MAN FUMES.. NATURE COOLS!


The time was 11.30 pm..

The children in the first floor of the apartment were playing noisily running here and there..

It was the posh locality bound by it's own rules and regulations..
The Apartment complex was a quiet zone between 10 pm and 6 pm..

The man in the ground floor got disturbed beyond..
  • 'What's the use of passing all those so called strict regulations?
  • What silent zone is this?
  • Can't rest peacefully..
  • Tomorrow is the crucial day in Office..
  • Many bigwigs are meeting..
  • Need to prepare a lot..
  • it's a full day's work and need to sleep well too..
  • How to do all that in this noisy environment?
  • No more keeping quiet..
  • Let me speak my mind..
  • It doesn't matter what the neighbor thinks..
  • Anyhow, they seem have no manners..
  • It's just common sense..
  • Why should others bear the nuisance of some odd personality?'
Soon certain quick action followed..

And the next half hr, it looked like a sermon on disciplining..
The helpless parents should advice the little ones..
And that happened too..
  • 'Sorry, Little Ones.. You have no go..
  • Stop your play go to sleep..
  • You can't disturb others!'
May be, none was witness to that conflict that moment..
As sweet words meticulously flowed around but with stone heart ruling indirectly..

Yes.. Agreed rules are there.. 

But when and where to question on their strict implementation is sure a sensitive issue..

And when the sensitivity is lost?
Certain action, sure follows..

Mother Nature, the silent witness to all that, never liked it..
  • 'God could not be present everywhere and so He created children..
  • How can the innocent ones be forced into the so called man made rigid discipline?'
The man rested delightfully having snubbed the tender and innocent ones..

The Greater Mother signaled and that message spread instantly..

That's it..

In next one hr, it was Nature's flashing lights and roaring thunders followed by heavy down pour..
In no time, the back yard was full of waters..

That never stopped there..

Water levels are equal everywhere..
The ground floor apartment can't make separate rule there..

In the next few hrs, all things in the area were doubly wet..

The man's sleep vanished in no time followed by his peace..

It was almost a war environment..

Collecting water, patiently pouring into drain, wiping the area and praying to the Rain God to stop troubling..

It was 3 hrs beyond mid night..

No doubt, the Rain God had to rest.. He signaled the Assistants go soft further..

Finally, no need to say..

Fully exhausted, the man quickly got into bed to catch few hrs of precious sleep leaving the rest to the winds for a while! 

The Post is written for BlogChatter to CauseAChatter..

Keywords: NATURE, MAN

Monday, August 31, 2020

'THE SACRED BELIEF' THAT NEVER LETS ONE DOWN!!



"Sir, Can you explain the difference in the oft heard sayings..

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD..

And

I DO BELIEVE IN GOD?"

"Dear! The 2 statements just remain materialistic statements only generated purely in my mind out of my experiences of life till date as the words therein belong to a language invented by man to convey one's thoughts to the outside world..
  • One, out of my belief in my own tradition and in what I heard/read
And
  • The other, out of my 'NO' such belief..
Here, one's dedicated investigation and scientific temper alone beyond these sayings strength the sayings that enquiry continuing without a break for the ultimate good of oneself in particular and that of the people in general..
  • The disciple having noticed his Master moving suspiciously towards bushes but soon found him answering the Nature's Call, could no more keep quite and asked his Master to punish him for doubting him.. The Master smiled and said,
"Never leave that doubt in you and do not spare even me in that. Then alone you will truly progress in the Path of Spirituality!"

As a child, when Sri Adi Sankara was wandering on the banks of Narmada, He came across the Seer Govinda Bhagavadpada who asked Him,

"Who are You?"

Sri Shankara instantly answered him thru' nine Slokas subsequently called Nirvana Shatakam (Atma Shatakam) and the first Sloka of that Shatakam goes thus..

'Mano Budhyahankaara Chitani Naaham,
Na Cha Shrotrajihve Na Cha Ghraananetre
Na Cha Vyoma Bhumir Na Tejo Na Vayuh,
Chidaanandarupah Shivoham Shivoham.'

'I am not mind, nor intellect, nor ego, nor the five senses, nor the reflections of inner self
I am beyond all that. Again
I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind as
I am indeed that Eternal Knowing and Bliss, the Auspicious (Shivam), Love and Pure Consciousness!'

That sure remains my Prayer of the Day to the Almighty for my uplift as I being the man of ignorance infinitely far away from Truth, constantly identify myself with my body and my mind that can be subjected to
  • Pain whatever protection I may build around me, which soon escalates into certain
  • Fear that magnifies itself manyfold and creates an unknown
  • Panic in me in no time.. 
Seen thus, it's ever my duty that I take care of this materialistic body and mind from end to end without an exception..
  • The Great Man too when confronted with rowdy elements, hid himself in the Police Control Room and subsequently on the advice of the Chief of there escaped in disguise in front of the protesters..
Of course, the matter truly does not end there for me and at times such panic situation creates an unknown

LOST FEELING

In me catapulting to me a state of an almost

ZERO PERSONALITY..

Here alone, ever remembering the Great Saint's assertion Viz.,

"You move one step towards God (At the back of such clarity), God moves ten steps towards you!"

I should truly offer a

PRAYER TO LORD SHIVA

By chanting

MAHA MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA..

'Om Trayambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanath
Mrytor Mukshiya Mamrutat.'


'We worship the three eyed one lord shiva who is of spiritual essence and nourishes all beings. May he severe our bondage of samsara and thus liberate us!'

Which instantly translates the difficulty into a bearable situation of

NO LOST HOPE

With certain instant

PEACE AND HARMONY

Restored! 

The Post is written for BlogChatter to #CauseAChatter..

Keywords: SACRED, BELIEF

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

AN OFT SEEN REALITY.. THE NEVER KNOWN REASON! #CAUSEACHATTER


The rich man of the town was at the 

Famous Shop..

The smart looking young man of the Shop
  • Showed him the newly arrived products,
  • Stressed on their invaluable benefits,
  • Spoke on the amount of research done and
  • Beyond the usual!
The gentleman purchased his regular stock for the month along with few new items and soon moved to the

Famous Eatery

A few shops away..

Another smart looking young man of the shop
  • Explained him the core ingredients of each item,
  • Collected all of those he picked as the best,
  • Packed them neatly in covers with distinctly marked shop emblem and
  • Beyond handed over all that!
The gentleman paid the hefty bill and moved to the

Nature at it's Best

Area next to it..

A 3rd smart looking young man of the shop
  • Spoke on the good disciplines they suggest,
  • Made the gentleman feel their machines,
  • Took firm booking order and
  • Beyond bid bye! 
Subsequently, the gentleman moved on and stopped at a Joint to have his favorite drink. Unexpectedly a friend joined him there and they both spent an hr in the shop talking the usual. It was nearing noon, the gentle man said bye to his friend and moved towards his car parked in the parking lot..

He sat in the car and as he was about to start the engine, he routinely looked into the rear view mirror, instantly saw the 3 young men who helped him at the shop, all sitting a bit away behind his car eating their lunches and talking softly among themselves. Unintentionally, for a minute the gentleman lent his ears to the conversation..
  • "Forget about affordability of the products sold in our shop, there's no energy to think of even those products as the work itself is eating away all that but strangely,
Without all those too we are OK!"
  • "Forget about consuming all the items sold in our eatery, there's no money to buy even a single item as the basic needs themselves are taking away all that but strangely,,
Without all those too we are OK!"
  • "Forget about all those disciplines I'm talking of in my shop, there's no time to practice even a one of them as the work itself is taking away all that but strangely,
Without all those too we are OK!"

Suddenly his phone rang up. As he picked up the call, the disturbed voice at the other end was saying..
  • "Come back quickly.. There's a problem and something needs to be done. We are meticulously following all that said as good on earth but strangely,
With all those too we are not OK!"

The Post is written for BlogChatter to #CauseAChatter

Keywords:
REALITY, REASON