Sunday, April 24, 2016

WHY DO I BLOG?

  • When Sri Adi Sankara was going thru' streets of Kasi with his Disciples, He found a Vedic Pundit teaching grammar rules of Sanskrit to his students. Having seen one of his students say a word wrongly, the Pundit was repeatedly insisting upon the student to pronounce the same correctly. Sri Sankara stopped, smiled at the Vedic Pundit and said 'Better Worship Govinda as when the leaving time nears, grammar rules will not save you' (The first Sloka of Sri Bhaja Govindam).. 
  • His Disciples followed the Master and each in turn said one Sloka revealing the importance of sticking to the Ultimate Knowledge in our life leaving the Mundane aspects of living as much possible.. 
  • Another Great Saint when prevented from speaking out Truth by the vested interests around him, got off from them, climbed the top of the nearest Worshipping Place and spoke aloud from there what He felt like saying out to the world..
Seen thus, the Great Men of the Earth have forever done a Yeoman Service to the world in their life thru' telling to the world in whatever way possible what they could perceive as Truth but never, never left out that saying, modified or timed it even a bit!

Bloggers around us too come into limelight here alone when they see a great thrust in them which they feel should be brought out the earliest thru' the channels of communication available around them.

My blogging too had exactly started on these lines, of course very much at my limited level alone at the back of a certain thrust in me to speak out aloud that known to me, listen back from my Readers and thus be satisfied of having done something useful in my life!

The 2 core disciplines I needed to follow here as I started my blogging are,

  • I should keep all my ears open to what my co-bloggers in the field are eagerly saying each in his/her own way, take that 'as is' all along carrying equal importance to that
And
  • I should allow any person in the field to freely challenge me on what I say/have said and be eager to know what they are interested to tell me in that direction!
Thus I'm continuing my blogging to this day with these 2 disciplines they ever working as the left and right wings to my writing.
  • It is said in our Philosophy of Life that man's ignorance sure goes in steps in time with right effort in that direction even though the dawn of Truth forever is instantaneous and effortless.
Thus seen, taking out my ignorance is a time bound effort with me thru' the sincere activities I do in this world and one such activity is discussing the Reality in the world with my people around me, of course strictly following the rules of the game in the process and ever remembering the fact that thru' this process I'm only keeping my house utmost neat and clean..

My blogging activity thus goes on this day on life aspects, my Blog being named as 'Reflecting on Life!' And here, the monetary gains no doubt became secondary to me as I, being the Senior Citizen retired from my active job of Aircraft Design and reasonably settled in my life.

Looking back, I might have started this activity around 2005 when electronic media started picking up which till then was limited to writing down in books my the then prevailing thoughts and reached today the stage of active Blogging with my Blogger Friends Circle increasing day by day thru' their unfailing support.

(This Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt #IAmABlogger)

17 comments:

  1. Wow so that is how you see your blogging efforts. And how was aircraft designing? Tell us about that too?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mridula for the appreciation.. I agree about the Aircraft Design.. I may not be able to write freely on the subject due to certain limitations!

      Delete
  2. This is amazing.. I liked your spirit and the way you are still active. Really hats off to you. Inspiring story.. looking forward to hear more stories from you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much Monish.. By God's Grace, I'm able to do this active work as on this day.. Try my best for my Readers!

      Delete
  3. So much spiritual philosophy from an aircraft designer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rightly said Tomichan as Philosophy is ultimately doing the best in our own field and that Subject is ever part and parcel of all of our Works.. Thanks for the good Comment!

      Delete
  4. We are truly inspired by stalwarts like yourself sir in this blogging journey!
    Your reflections on life are gems that have lot of value in these modern days!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's so great of you Sunita Sriram to say so.. Thanks for such a nice appreciative Comment on the Post and I try my best to bring out useful Topics on these Pages for my Readers!

      Delete
  5. This is so inspiring sir. Great discipline and for so many years, it's amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rightly said, Archana.. Thanks for the comment.. A nice one!

      Delete
  6. This is so motivating Sir. Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kritika for such a nice comment from you.. Happy over the same!

      Delete
  7. This is a wonderful read. Especially how you relate every activity spiritually, is awe-inspiring. Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts with us, Sreedharji!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh! That's truly a valuable comment here, Priyanka.. Happy that i'm able to say something useful to my Blogger friends.. Thanks for the Point mentioned!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Thanks Soumya for the appreciative Comment!

      Delete