Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019.. A TRUE MEANING TO THE ONLINE WRITINGS OF OURS!


When the youth of today are asked like stop for a minute whenever someone sneezes before actively moving on, they no more believe there, often question like..

  • Why should I stop my works?
  • Where's it written that I should do this?
  • Who originally started this?
  • Which one had gone wrong, when not followed thus?
  • When did you see the wrong actually happening?
  • What's the origin of all this talk?
  • How can you simply say all this without any solid proof? 
Etc..etc..

And never settle with such impositions unless they are reasonably convinced..

No doubt, such a Great Enquiry Spirit with modern youth should never rest unless the same is reasonably answered and justified but few times, we equally hear around us talks like..

'I can't rest now.. My hectic running round with my works surely brings in the results and accordingly alone I plan and expand in my life!'

And

'This is my life.. I work, earn, spend, save and live all by myself as per the principles of economics. What's wrong in this approach?'

Here alone if we just ponder over the life in front at the back of the constant endless movements of ours within as well as outside of us, it'll in no time be evident that

Those movements are nothing but series of approximations and adjustments and never the straight line paths of mathematics. That being the case, it's sure wisdom to pause, see partly the reality and then alone move on steadily rather than believe blindly in our own thinking..

It means otherwise..

Not to run with that mad thrust other than the normal required / approved / expected from me on an average and thus continue doing my duties

And

Whenever forgotten and subsequently remembered, again try optimizing the speed based on priorities in front rather than my likes and dislikes..

As I live thru' my life thus, actions like sneezing etc as well as hurrying up beyond from my end would become less important to me at the back of

The discharge of duties with me alone gaining prominence with

The other man ever surfacing in the scenario as the one who is seen truly eligible to receive part of my attention well within my limits and capacities, all along

I for max time, remaining as witness for all those happenings with a new assertion within Viz.,

'No doubt, it's my life alone.. Here sure, I work, earn, spend and save but give too to remain as truly human all by myself. This alone is the right approach in my life!'

Seen in such a context, the online writing from my end as a

Reviewer, Influencer or Blogger in whatever field

Sure should continue at the back of that understanding and then alone I would be doing justice to my writing at my level as traces of my those writings/sayings forever go in the

  • Interest of that man on this earth who is no way related or known to me staying far away in the remotest corner of the earth but 
Truly eligible to receive benefit of my action!

A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2019 TO ALL MY BLOGGER FRIENDS AND FB FRIENDS!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSire Prompt Most book, tech, lifestyle, food, and fashion reviewers and influencers, reviewers, and bloggers are idiots who hardly understand what they are doing. Do you agree?#OnlineWriting

Keywords: ONLINE WRITINGS

 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

BEING GOOD.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?

“He was truly a man of prosperity. What a wealth he made in his life time! Worked smart, made use of every opportunity, took bold decisions and made fortunes. Hats off to his capabilities..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of that Best Entrepreneur of the Century!”

I said at the back of a great admiration towards the said departed personality..

My listeners remained silent!

“Oh, truly a man of bravery at the back of an exemplary courage and mental strength. In his active days of life as I remember, how much he stood up bravely and faced the challenges of life. Hats off to his courage..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of that Iron Man of our times!”

I said at the back of a overwhelming appreciation towards the said departed gentleman..

My listeners nodded their heads in affirmation!

“What a learned and knowledgeable man was he! Ask him anything, it was on his finger tips the next moment. I was once at one of his conferences, when some one asked him. and in minutes, the right answer was in front of every one. I don't know, how he could grasp so much..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of that Storehouse of Knowledge!”

I said at back of a noticeable applause for the spoken departed personality..

My listeners applauded along with me!

“He was truly the wise and the man of reference for any advice of his times. So clear on what he used to say.. Many in their bad times were able to steer their lives in the right direction through his valuable advice and I'm one of them..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of the Great Advisor of our times!”

I said with an all time awe clearly seen on my face towards the said departed wise man..

My listeners too expressed similar feeling!

“He was such a principled man on whom any one could bank upon without a bit of hesitation. With hard work and principled living alone, he stood as a true example of simplicity..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of that single Principled Man of Generations around us!”

I said with a feeling of high gratitude in my mind for the departed personality..

My listeners remained thankful to the best personality of the times!

“Really, a man of philanthropy! He, without a single hesitation used to help out the maximum number of people around through liberal donations. Rarely, we find such a man around us. Myself too got some benefit from him, of course indirectly..

How I wish I followed him and ever remained 


As the shadow of that man of True Generosity!”

I said with a great respect feeling well noticed on my face for the departed man who gave away generously..

My listeners bowed down to him!

“He might not be that much famous in anything special but was truly a good man of our times. Through out his life he had done nothing but good and only good and was helpful to every one. Whenever I had a problem, I was sure of a solution and some relief in his presence..

He was the one who himself never distinguished between

Big and Small,
Strong and Weak or
Rich and Poor..


All were equal to him and he often advised

The Better Ones to care of the Lesser Ones

And

The Lesser Ones to be more disciplined all along..

I forever could feel a Great Strength in his presence..

How I wish I followed him all along and ever remained 


In the shadow of that humble personality.. I lost 

My Best Friend!” 

I said as tears rolled down my cheeks uncontrollably, my listeners too instantly saying with an emotional outburst,

"Our Best Friend too!"

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,




an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’


Keyword: GOOD

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A MEANING TO..
THE 'UNSHAKEN FAITH' OF 'UNKNOWN TIMES!'



An Emperor proclaimed,

'I m a non believer of God!'

The wise Minister said,

'Pardon me, Your Majesty.. I can 't move away from my belief in God!'

"Believing in God is a weakness. Instead, be doing good and thus live your life!"

"Other way seen, it's a strength to me. Let me do good and beyond believe in the Almighty!"

"Talking is easy.. Can you prove at least, something in this line?"

The Minister kept silence but the next day said to the Emperor,

"Your Majesty! Last night, God appeared in my dream and said,

'Your Emperor would be facing a misfortune on the coming Wednesday!'”

The Emperor laughed and said,

"Dear! If I am moving actively outside on this day and by chance have a small catch or sprain, people of your thinking will surely attribute that to your God dream which I feel had just happened. Let us both stay inside the palace on this day from 6 to 6. I'll prove that nothing would go wrong to me!"

Accordingly, the Emperor remained indoors that Wednesday with his Minister nothing going wrong all the day.. In the end, the Emperor asserted,

“No one can do anything to an individual who all along carries high self confidence and totally believes in self!”

The Minister said,

“Your Majesty! You are a Monarch and supposed to be ruling all of us. Your Highness,

For the first time to my knowledge, left all the important official works and stayed back in the palace for the whole active part of the day..

What other misfortune should descend on an Emperor of your caliber, Sir?”

"Then you also had this misfortune!"

"I'm a small man before the Emperor and my works are not that important. Instead, unexpectedly I stayed the whole day in the palace along with Your Highness and thus was blessed!"

"Ha! Ha! It's just an interpretation. Actually nothing less happened to me and nothing great came up to you.. We both are the same at the end of the day!"

"That's exactly I too want to say, Sir.. We both are the same. Then why can't we both remain the same when defeated or honored in our life?"

The Emperor became thoughtful.. The Minister continued..

"Sir! If as a mortal I can do that, I really don't need the concept of God. Since I am helplessly carried away between my pain and pleasure endlessly with the happenings propelled by the uncertainty around, I sure need a support to

Stand to the adversities and recover quickly

As well as

Remain humble with my gains by the side

And thus continue my journey of life with certain stability as the end is not known to me at this moment and

That's possible only if I carry a belief at this moment in the 


Super Power as the Ultimate 

And thus move on of course, doing my duties to the core..

In time, that doing duties to the core sublimates the self enabling man rise in life and as that rise picks up, the definition of God too with the person sublimates ultimately rising to point of

Universal Oneness

Where the

Phenomenon merges with the Noumenon

And

Peace alone stays!

What's wrong in having this Faith with me all along that is useful to me in times of ups and downs of my life?"

The Emperor was speechless with the explanation given by His wise Minister..

"You opened my eyes.. From today, for me God truly exists as

Nothing can come unless something is there!"

"But Sir..

As something can come up out of nothing too

It's better, we believe in God in the Right direction alone forever saying 'No' to the extras created around the Sacred Belief by few vested interests to make fortunes and thrive in luxuries!"

Clarified the Minister at the back of a smile as he revealed his plan behind his God dream..

Just confirming on those wordings, a Vedic Teacher outside the palace was heard reciting aloud followed by his Scholars repeating in chorus the 8th Verse, Chapter X of Srimad Bhagavad Gita where in Lord Krishna declares to Prince Arjuna....

'Aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate;
Iti matwaa bhajante maam
buddhaa bhaavasamanvitaah.'


'I am the source of all (in the Universe); from Me (alone) everything evolves; understanding thus the wise (forever), through meditation, worship me (alone).'

Keyword: FAITH

Monday, December 24, 2018

THE SUBJECTIVE MEANINGFUL TRAVEL..
AWAY FROM MOUNTAINS, SEAS AND JUNGLES!


"Let's go this Sunday, to this

CALM SLEEPING TOWN

2 hrs drive from our place and spend our holiday off from the routine. It's long time we visited this town. It has its own beauty and uniqueness and I'm sure you'll love this trip. Okay?"

I said thus and readied my family for the visit..

We started the early morning at 6 and moved in the direction of the

BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF OUR HEARTS..

On the way invariably a few stops were made with each stop carrying it's own freshness and importance, got refreshed and with those renewed energies continued our journey further..

"A close friend of mine stays in this town. He is from this place and totally lived in this environment almost for his lifetime. We'll surprise him by making a visit to his place just to say 'Hai!' It sure looks more funny and I'm sure he'll be very happy to receive us thus. Okay?"

I briefed my family..




Soon we were into the premises of our 

DREAM TOWN,
  • Visited the important sightseeing places, 
  • Stopped at our favorite restaurant for lunch, 
  • Had the ever loved tea on the road side restaurant 
  • Covered a lot of coolness and serenity 
And that way the day was truly felt great in the end by me and the family..

At 5 pm, I called on my friend at his residence but to our surprise the house was found locked. We were clueless on that for a while but soon firmed up that they might have gone out on some work..

The time was 6 PM..

"It's time to return. By the time we reach home with a stop over at our favorite coffee shop on the way, it'll be almost 9 pm!"

I said and the family agreed..

The return journey started thus and continued and in one hr's time we were at our favorite coffee shop..

As we entered the cafe and were about to seat ourselves comfortably in corner, a familiar voice was heard from the other corner..

'Yes.. It's my friend's voice.. What a surprise.. He is here with his family. I couldn't surprise him at his place but it's great I'm meeting him here!'

With great excitement, I moved on to the place saying aloud,

"Hello.. Dear! How are you? Surprise to see you here?"

The friend too instantly taken over by surprise, greeted me aloud with a firm hand shake saying,

"Hello, dear! What a surprise? How come you are here?"

Soon the families greeted each other and I said,

"Dear! We had a holiday trip to your town. Let me tell you.. It's a great visit for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip..

Sorry, Yaar! I wanted to surprise you by knocking on your door. I made a visit, but could see only your locked doors. Where have you gone? How come you are here now?"

"Yaar! It's long time we have visited your city. My family was very much after that I said,

'Let's go this Sunday, to this

BUSY CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS

2 hrs drive from our place and spend our holiday off from the routine. It's long back we visited this city. It has its own beauty and uniqueness and I'm sure you'll love this trip. Okay?'

I said thus and readied my family for the visit..

We started the early morning at 6 and moved in the direction of the

BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF OUR HEARTS..

On the way invariably a few stops were made with each stop carrying it's own freshness and importance, got refreshed and with those renewed energies continued our journey further..

'A close friend of mine stays in this town. He may not be from this place but totally lived in this environment almost for his lifetime. We'll surprise him by making a visit to his place just to say 'Hai!' It sure looks more funny and I'm sure he'll be very happy to receive us thus. Okay?"

I briefed my family..

Accordingly, I made a visit, but could see only your locked doors. So you were at my place!"

"That's nice of you.. By the way, how was your day?"




"Yaar! We were into the premises of our 

DREAM CITY,
  • Visited the important sightseeing places, 
  • Stopped at our favorite restaurant for lunch, 
  • Had the ever loved tea on the road side restaurant 
  • Covered a lot of hustle and bustle
And that way the day was truly felt great in the end by me and the family..

It was time to return, on the way we wanted to drop in at our favorite coffee shop and relax and it's great we met you people here!"

The Post is written for this week's IndiSpire Prompt Write about an interesting travel experience to a place that is neither near the sea nor is a hill station. #Travel

Keyword: TRAVEL

Friday, December 21, 2018

WHAT.. WHY.. WHERE.. WHEN.. WHICH.. WHO.. HOW?


I started putting those questions in the areas of my 
Health and Safety.. 
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

I started putting those questions in the areas of my 
Work and Employment..
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

I started putting those questions in the areas of my
Earnings and Savings..
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

I started putting those questions in the areas of my
Family and Welfare..
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

I started putting those questions in the areas of my
Interest and Expression..
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

I started putting those questions in the areas of my
Religion and God..
No doubt, soon felt better with a cheerful 
Smile and Happy 
Feeling but deep within felt certain 
Vacuum and Unrest 
That never seemed to go!

That evening as usual I visited my temple and sat in prayer to the Deity with the pestering
 Vacuum and Unrest 
In me continuing, the Almighty was seen smiling at me saying..

'No doubt you have done the best in your life thru' the 7 questions in the fields of all your
Self Supporting Activities,
Why are you not equally directing those 7 in extending certain 
Help and Support 
To the man in need next to you, the only 
Self Sublimating Activity 
I gave you for ending the pestering 
Vacuum and Unrest 
In you restoring 
Instant Peace 
With you?

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend


an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Keywords: 
Vacuum, unrest, Peace

Thursday, December 20, 2018

SURE, THE TASTE OF PUDDING IS IN EATING!

The little boy 7+ staying abroad was of too questioning type and demanding.. That summer, he was  at his grandparents home in his school vacation along with his mom..

The mom totally planned for her boy's activities during the stay of one month at her native place and accordingly she got him joined to certain special activity of learning for one month which on an average used to take about 2 hrs per day during weekdays at the nearby Center for Kids..

Whatever the mom decides, it's ever good for the child, so to say that alone is good for the little one. So the grandpa straight away started implementing that program a 100% but in a softer way as 

The little boy was much against going for extra learning saying that it was his holiday time and they were teaching more than that taught in his school!

Everyday, the grandpa used to give his grandson a special incentive if he attended the extra learning class and learned the required..

  • "Today, I'll take you after your class to the exhibition at......."
  • "You go to your class now and after the class, I'll buy for you...."
  • "As soon as your class get's over, we are going out to the new place........"
  • "Today evening, I'll take you to the park at......."
  • "There's a big Toy Shop in our area. There you get your favorite games and ......."
That way pulling on, one month appeared to be too long and beyond, it was a problem for the grandpa to see that the child was motivated daily on weekdays as many options soon ran out except left to repeating the earlier ones..

That day morning as usual the grandpa was thinking how to motivate the child, a call came from the Learning Centre that the day's class was cancelled because of a never thought specific holiday..

He was about to announce that to the child but decided to amuse the little one a little more. The family was informed of the same but they were told not to talk on that to the boy immediately..

Later, it was a surprise for the boy that his mom never talked of going to his class for the day and further not asked him get ready in that context.  When the boy came to play with his grandpa, the gentleman told his boy whispering to him close,

"Dear!  Your mom seem to have forgotten about your class. We'll just keep quiet for the present and you will do your painting in that time with your paints and writing materials I purchased for you.. Okay?"

The boy instantly got excited beyond and whispered back in his grandpa's ears with a mischievous smile..

"Yes, grandpa.. Don't tell mommy at any time. She forgot asking me do my homework and become ready. We'll keep quiet. She is not asking for it. I'll paint now with my water colors and sketch pens!"

Soon the boy totally got into a joyful mood, brought all his writing and coloring materials, painting books etc., spread on the floor from one end to the other end of the room and started painting with a great zeal and fully involved feeling..

The grandpa smiled within, decided not to spoil the mood of the child by telling the

Not Required Truth of the Moment 

And thus equally actively joined the boy in his activities..

Thus moved on their time in front with every half hr the little one with his cute smile whispering to his grandpa how his mom and grandma forgot asking him go to his class and the 

The Great Painting Session 

Going on endlessly for 2 hrs..

As the child's best was involved in the activity, the result no doubt was 

A MASTERPIECE 

Of the boy's level and there, the

Keen Interest, 
Dedication,
Effort, 
Enthusiasm and 
Love for the Art 

In front at that moment brought the best out of the boy proving forever that..

The taste of pudding is sure in eating alone

As one sees the painting of the boy!



Keyword: MASTERPIECE

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

STORY WRITING.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


The Great Philosopher cum Saint wished to tell about His Perceptions of Life to few people around 'As Is'..

He approached the knowledgeable, the ruler, the man in business and the workman in that context..

The knowledgeable said, "I'm the storehouse of knowledge.. 


Why not you listen to what I say?"

The ruler said, "I hold power in all matters.. 

Why not you praise me as great?"

The man in business said, "I do the best business in my field..

Why not you tell me something that makes my business still better?"

The workman said, "I'm tired beyond with my work and there's no energy to listen to anything.. 

Why not you leave me for a while?"

The Great Saint said to Himself, "None wants this knowledge.. 

Let my Perceptions get digested within me alone!"

Seen thus, telling or writing something which is acceptable to many becomes more fiction with traces of reality in between because truth 'As Is' is never palatable for an ordinary mortal a 100%..

Taking this factor into account, a writer should write to the requirement of the world making his/her writing highly interesting ultimately streamlining the thoughts of his/her readers towards glimpses of truth that do good the world..

Considering such a requirement of world alone, the Great Saint Veda Vyasa wrote the Great Epic Story of Mahabharata depicting therein at every stage.. 

A particular goodness that can accrue to world by following certain discipline in life simultaneously bringing out the damage that can come by breaking such rules and embracing a callous attitude!

That Sacred Book of ours sure becomes one of the Original Story Writing Materials along by the side other similar Great Books written by Great Authors of contemporary times..

Thus seen, story writing is an art with me and that art is ever specific to me based on mainly 3 parameters..

My own level of perception of Truth,

My past experiences of life 


And

My ambition or thrust in me to express myself at the moment!

The Absolute Truth is unknown to me at this point of time and what is known to me at the moment is a Spec of that Original Reality alone..

Thru' that understanding alone, I'd like to speak out but the experiences of my life in the past will influence me therein

The pleasant ones most of the times making me project life in future as optimistic and a few times saying sarcastically

And

The unpleasant ones most of the times making me project life with caution and a few times saying with an imagination

Whatever, my story writing for ever is a combination of these 3 aspects of my life and it's ever a sacred duty with me to live my life at that level only

Forever limiting my story writing within the limits as per the law of the land!

The Great Saint too, when wished to embrace spirituality was advised by His Master to live mundane life to full and then alone embrace the Sainthood..

He accordingly took birth in royal family, lived a full life of king discharging all the related duties and then alone became the Saint!


Seen in that context, 

The life in front of me is sacred in it's way, 
The duties assigned to me as human being on the earth sure have to be discharged by me to the core,
I should learn a lot in the process about the good and bad of life 

And finally if done thus,

Those experiences of my living together with certain fiction added therein to keep up a grip in my story writing alone would bring out good stories from my end

If I am a true story writer!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Must story writers pick up incidents from their own life or create everything in their imagination? Where do good stories really begin? #StoryWriting

Keywords: story, writing

Sunday, December 16, 2018

AT WORK.. WHAT, WHERE, HOW AND WHO AM I?

The remuneration of today,
Sure 8 hrs of work of mine brings in
But not of everyday unless
I Ready myself to put in
More hrs and become smart
Keeping up quality/schedules with
Certain customer satisfaction..


Can't continue thus for long,
Need to start performing better and better
Retaining rapport with my customer along
Bringing profits to my Company..

Growing thus in profession,
Reaching Senior levels ,
Bringing in more and more customers/orders and
The associated growth to the Company
Making me thus known in my company

WHAT I AM!

That sequential performance alone
Brings in certain value to me in my field,
Supports a Resume that starts speaking itself and
Creates a chain of Employers far and Wide

Making me thus known to my future Bosses

WHERE I AM!

Such a Performance
Starts with certain God given gifts to me,
Picks up through further qualifications and training,
Stabilizes through hard work and an attitude free of Fear,
Qualifies through devotion and honesty at work and
Sustains thru' a Will to do work
Making me thus known around

HOW I AM!

That continues again with the God given gifts
A good physical and mental health,
A stable customer demand in the market and
A chance for my Employer to takeover nearby areas..

What's feasible I should do the best;
The rest, I should Tie up with
The status-quo situation and steadily move on
Praying to God to continue give the 3 precious gifts
Having a Positive Outlook
Making me ultimately known to myself

WHO I AM!

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,



an initiative forIndian Bloggersby BlogAdda.’

Keywords: Fear, Ready, Wide, Tie, Will

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING.. I'M A BLOGGER TOO!


During a session of teaching archery, as Master Dronoacharya asked the Pandava prince Arjuna who subsequently became the famous archer of the times what he was seeing in front, Arjuna said that 
  • He was seeing the eye of the target alone! 
When the famous Sculptor was asked on how he felt about his work, he burst out with an awe seen on his face saying that
  • He was freeing the angel imprisoned in the stone! 
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 on a day to stop the monotonous job of going to his lab for a day but 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 alone truly the Highest!" 
When the Great Saint was warned by the authorities on Scriptures from speaking out openly on what was taught 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 a 100% said with all firmness,
  • "I have! 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 and finally making a fully grown up individual to perfection thereby

  • Giving a true meaning to the artistic expression of hers that makes one perfect with the Sacred Task in front!
A Patriot charged with the overflowing emotion to the motherland trying to
  • Free Her from the chains of barbarism and establish the original freedom expression around ever ready to take all the punishment meted out in the process with a smile!

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!
Thus seen, it's a fact in our life that each person comes into this world with an aim of doing something original to him/her in Nature and that alone remains his/her aim for a lifetime..

As the individual grows up, this original trait basically guides him/her most of the times and tries to make the person the best in that field..

No doubt, many hurdles and obstacles will be coming up in the process but having dreamt of his/her goal at heart strongly, such an individual gets an unknown energy within to overcome all those and expresses the way he/she wishes but never leaves the attempt..

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 around which actions maintain the eternal balance of vigor and vibrancy required in life in general..

That way seen Serious Blogging 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!
The gradations are a fact here and accordingly alone as a Blogger, I would be negotiating with my worldly offers/gains and would be settling at my own level of give and take policy as
  • My bondage to the mundane life is a fact today!
Thus goes the unending blogging around us whether it is written for a Contest Post or for an IndiSpire Prompt may be the numbers vary and the contents get edited to suit but
  • That's the only life known to me at this moment and I should sure do justice to it 100% till more clarity comes thru' the Grace of God!
Thru' Verse 35, Chapter III of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita too Lord Krishna iterates that message saying..

'Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'


Meaning..

'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged. Better is even death in one’s own duty than the duty of another full of fear!'

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Ten or less entries for Indispire topics BUT hundreds for a contest... what does this reflect about the state of blogging in India? #BloggingTruth

Keywords: SERIOUS, BLOGGING



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NO DOUBT THE JOURNEY IS LONG TO REACH THE POINT OF SERENITY, BUT NEVER IMPOSSIBLE!


That evening as I was on my stroll in my park, strangely my pride going leaps and bounds started patting me at my back due to the 'N' no of achievements I could make in my life.. In the process,

As I thought that I was the No 1 Leading man of my times because of my capabilities,

My consciousness looked at me saying,

  • "That's because, many around you volunteered following you without a protest otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the Strongest man of my times because of my clan,

My consciousness interrupted me saying,

  • "That's because, many around you were indirectly made weak otherwise never!"
As I thought I was one of the Brave men of my times because of my confidence,

My consciousness cut me short saying,
  • "That's because many around you had their own legitimate fears otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the most intelligent man my times because of my dedication,

My consciousness again looked at me saying,
  • "That's because many around you were not blessed to be so otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the No 1 Learned man my times because of my abilities,

My consciousness intervened saying,
  • "That's because many around you had no such great chances otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the No 1 Best man everywhere because of my discipline,

My consciousness again cut me short saying,
  • "That's because many around you were simply not allowed to express so otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the Wisest man my times because of my birth,

My consciousness again intervened saying,
  • "That's because many around you were of more adjusting type otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the No 1 Useful man my times because of my meticulous planning,

My consciousness interrupted me saying,
  • "That's because many around you were just unable to utilize their skills otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the very Smart man my times because of my alertness,

My consciousness laughed at me saying,
  • "That's because many around you are simply straightforward otherwise never!"
As I thought I was the most Successful man my times because of my capabilities,

My consciousness burst into a loud laughter saying,
  • "That's because many around you were deprived of those very opportunities otherwise never!"
As I was thus lost myself for a while not knowing what am I all by myself with my pride almost fallen flat, right at that point of time, a man overtook me totally seen cheerful and happy all by himself.. 

My consciousness smiled at me and said, 

"Do you know? 

He is the Humblest man of the earth

All by himself because all the time, he sincerely feels in his heart

  • For the ‘less’ of the other man and starts working in that direction from the next moment!

For you, no doubt the journey is long to reach this point of action but never impossible!"

Keywords: Humblest, man

Sunday, December 9, 2018

'NAMASKAR', 'BAHUT ACHHA', 'DHYANYAVAD', 'SHUKRIYA', 'ALVIDA'..
THE HIGHLY WELCOME NOTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC!

That Sunday afternoon as usual my practice, I rested for a small nap at my home in abroad as I was tired beyond at the back of certain preparations to travel to my native place after many years of my settlement. Soon the well accustomed..
  • Sounds of water splashing, whipping etc of the washing machine..
  • Sound of the rotation of the dryer in parallel..
  • Continuous water sprinkling sounds followed by jets of water hitting the vessels of dish washer..
  • Continuous air blow sound of AC plant..
  • Continuous humming sound of the air humidifier..
  • Some western music played on TV.. 
And few conversations continuously heard outside thru' the window like..
  • “Hi! How are you?” 
  • “Yep! Doing good!" 
  • “Excuse me.. Thank you very much!” 
  • “You are welcome!” 
  • “It's OK.. Bye!”
Etc.. Etc.. as a routine, kept me fall asleep slowly!

Next day, I boarded my flight leaving the family behind and after a travel of 22 hrs and further 5 hr travel by car, reached my native place and soon was at one of my relatives' home for my temporary stay of 3 days..

The day being Sunday after breakfast and few enquiries, my relative showed me my room asking me to rest for a while as I was tired beyond. Before leaving me in the room to myself, he said,

"Dear! We'll be out for sometime and after our return we can have a leisure lunch. The windows are kept closed and the AC is on. Don't keep the windows open as the high pitched market sounds next to us take away your 
peace in no time. 

These sounds and noises are a big problem in this house especially in this room. We don't know what to do other than keeping the windows of the room permanently shut!”

I returned to bed soon after the family left and decided to sleep off for a while. But the silence in the house never allowed me to do that and kept me awake as I was accustomed to hear my usual sounds of gadgets and conversations in/outside our house all those years..

Soon, I could no more lay down on the bed, got up, switched off AC and opened the windows facing the market area. A certain cool breeze started blowing in from the window making me feel refreshed simultaneously pouring into my ears the continuous outside conversations..

  • “Sir! I can’t sell this for the price you asked for. If I start doing that, what money can I take home and feed my family?” 
  • “Madam, these are the fresh items arrived just now. You are almost the first buyer here!” 
  • “Give me 'do chai' today. My friend is here. He has come after a long time!” 
  • “Let’s have a break. Are you not hungry a little? Let’s have our favorite chat at..” 
  • “It’s continuous holidays for schools for 3 days. My daughter wanted to see the market and buy something for herself..” 
  • “Ok, dear! I'm going now. Please, come home tomorrow. I‘ll show you some of the……”
Along with frequent words of greetings and send offs like..
  • "Namaskar!" 
  • "Bahut Achha!" 
  • "Dhanyavad!" 
  • "Shukriya!" 
  • "Alvida!"
Etc.. Etc.. which instantly touched deep in my heart as the welcome, sweet, pleasant and cool never forgotten memories played as certain classical music on an old gramophone record player of decades!

Myself highly relaxed, I was back to my bed and in no time went into deep sleep forgetting all the strain of my travel till I was woken up abruptly by the sharp tone of my relative who was heard saying..

“Oh! you opened and forgot to close the windows? I wonder, how you could sleep with those continuous conversational noises, screaming and shouting around you.. 

These sounds and noises are a big problem in this house especially in this room. We don't know what to do other than keeping the windows of the room permanently shut!”

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,



an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords: CLASSICAL, MUSIC

Friday, December 7, 2018

I MAY BE A GREAT BLOGGER OF MY OWN WORLD BUT I'M HUNGRY TOO!



Verse 13 of Bhartruhari Neetisathakam says,


'harthuryaathi na gocharam kimapi sham pushnaathi yathsarvadhaa
pyarthibhyah prathipaadhyamaanamanisham praapnothi vrudhdhim paraam
kalpaantheshvapi na prayaathi nidhanaam vidhyaakhyamanthardhanam
yeshaam thaasprathi maanamujgha tha nrupaah kasthaissaha spardhathe!'


Meaning..

'Giving knowledge to others is the greatest service (on the earth). It cannot be stolen by thieves. It gives utmost happiness and makes one only resourceful. Such service does not diminish thru' time; instead it grows and can never be destroyed. The donations of a wealthy king may diminish and be destroyed at anytime but the knowledge spread by a wise man stays forever!'

Here alone the saying,

"The pen is mightier than the sword!"

Becomes predominant and definitely it's true too as setting right issues thru' the use of sword meaning muscle power, however easy may look is always temporary compared to the real transformation that good blogging brings about!

Coming back to the concept of work in our day to day life, the Great Saint alone could say,

“I need not do any work. I need not learn anything!"

When asked how He could live without working, the Great Philosopher replied,

“I do not have any desires to satisfy!"

When pointed out how He could get his basic necessities like food in life to sustain, the Master said,

“Some of you may feed me. If not, I'll go hungry and in that process if the body perishes, let it go!”

As I'm far away from that Great Strength, working is the 'safest way' for me in my life!

Thru' Sloka 10, Chapter III of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna asserts the same as the primary duty with every individual as one lives thru' his/her life thus..

'saha yagnah prajah srstva purovaca prajapatihanena prasvisyadhvam esa vo stv ista kama dhuk'

'In the beginning of creation, Lord Brahma after generating all beings as a result of performance of sacrifice unto the Supreme Lord proclaimed: by performance of work (rising to the level of ultimate sacrifice i.e., self denial) may you evolve and prosper; let work (progressively rising towards sacrifice) bestow all that desirable for you!'

This is once again confirmed by the Great Man of the Ashram when a man asked for some food as he was hungry. The Great Personality said,

"Do this equivalent work, I'll give you food!"

When the man retorted saying that how a man collapsing with hunger could do any work, the Great Personality said,

"In that case, I'll give you food. Eat, relax for a while but finish my work and go!"

When the man refused to do that accusing the Noble Personality as cruel, the Great Man said,

"I don't mind. You can go now. You will not get food here!"

Thus seen, working and taking care of the self at the optimum or decent level becomes the parallel duty of every blogger charged with the keen interest of pouring out volumes of truth known at his/her level and he/she should necessarily divert part of those sayings to earn money and make a decent living..

In that context alone sets in the business interest associated with blogging and as every effort has a price in the market, depending upon the worldly use of that effort put in, certain returns do come in the process to the individual without an exception..

As appearances are equally important, a better way of presenting this expression may have its own value here and at this point of time, I as a Blogger being the limited personality with my own inherent desires should never say no that flow all along checking myself in keeping up the tempo of my talk/writing with which originally I started my blogging and should continue thus..

The Great Man once said,

"If all Living Beings of the Universe stand in queue as per their strengths, I wish to stand behind the last tiniest One in the queue!"

Thereby making it very clear in respect of certain definite sacrifices required from each individual while addressing a problem in the world en-mass!

And here alone ever lies the responsibility of a Blogger too being part of the greater change continuously taking place around all along retaining one's own freedom of expression to the max in a given situation!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Ten or less entries for Indispire topics BUT hundreds for a contest... what does this reflect about the state of blogging in India? #BloggingTruth

Keyword: Blogging

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


THE FUNDAMENTAL DISCIPLINE IN LIFE.. 
WHAT IT'S LIKE?


A gentleman was traveling by train..


An old man sitting next to him had some conversation with him for a while and then requested him to lend him some money. He promised to return the same by MO back when he would go home..

The gentleman instantly gave him that money with a smile. The old man took the money along with his address and contact No and thanked him. Soon his destination arrived, he got off and walked out..

A co-passenger who was observing all that asked the gentleman,

“Sir! The old man might have tricked you. Where's the guarantee that he would send you back your money? You never asked his phone No nor address to follow up!”

The gentleman smiled and said,

Dear! I have a 10 point discipline in my heart which I'm sure I can follow 100% if I am truly attentive in my life and that is..

  • When I am ready to do my basic body maintenance works as much as possible myself never expecting the person next to me to help in that, 
  • When I simply do my duty assigned to me in total in respect of the other man in my life even if he/she feels not necessary to do so, 
  • When I start seeing distinctly the difference between the 'Responsibilities' and the 'Likes' of mine as I deal with the individual next to me, 
  • When my life can always go happily with something 'less' than my actual eligibility in respect of the items consumed by me, 
  • When I am reasonably later in consumption and earlier in offering when in group of people, 
  • When I do not think of keeping too much for times I may never be existing, interacting or consuming.. 
  • When I talk as less as possible of what I had done in the past or what I am doing today in respect of a service to the other man, 
  • When I can talk more and more openly in front of the other man what I talked of that person behind and 
  • When I help my next person in his/her problem making sure that it doesn't create nuisance around and 
  • When I help my next person in his/her problem making sure that it's well within my means!'
I believe.. The Almighty ever tests an individual and evaluates how he/she rises to an occasion which indirectly makes him/her face the tougher part of life with more ease.. Here, I just checked my diary of discipline and accordingly only acted..


The old man seemed to be in reasonable need and not a man who is there to trick and take away monies from me. And what I gave too is well within my limits of giving!"

While getting off at his stop, the gentleman quipped,

"Dear! All my addresses and phone numbers are with the Almighty and leaving Him I can't move an inch anywhere at anytime..

When it's time for me to wind up from this world, all my accounts have to be settled with the Lord Who forever sees the

‘FAIRNESS OF ACTION!’

At every stage and I can never escape that Ultimate Assessment.. 

Here, I’ve just taken care of that too in the best way possible!”

Keywords: ACTION, FAIRNESS

Sunday, December 2, 2018

FAITH.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?

That day winter morning hrs, the elderly gentleman was on his usual round of walk to the nearby market area to buy a few groceries and return..

As he finished his work and was returning home, a woman of late 30s sitting by the side of the road asked him something in her mother tongue showing a distant cloth poster tied to two poles advertising for admissions to a new kindergarten school being opened in the neighborhood. For a while, the elderly man couldn't understand what the lady was asking and was dumbstruck..

The woman repeatedly asked her question showing at the advertisement and finally, he just answered her speaking the content of advertisement with a mixture of English and one or two words of her own language known to him. When he used those words, the woman nodded her head, appeared thanking him in her own language with a smile and bid him a ‘Bye’..

As the man started walking further, the thoughts continued in him on the woman’s interest connected to the poster as the school was never for the children of people like her or like him and thus could never conclude on her requirement in connection with that..

Just then, a bus fully colored yellow overtook him with the people in the bus all dressed up in yellow singing in chorus a devotional song. It was pleasant to listen to their song and when he took a small look that side, it suddenly struck him..

Yes! The bus was painted yellow, the people in the bus dressed up in yellow drapes and the lady waiting for the bus and who enquired about the poster too was in her yellow costume. That means, she was one of the Devotees of the Devotional Group. But what was her interest in the poster?

Another flash came up in no time and that really clarified his doubt..

The cloth of the poster too was yellow in color!

Means, she wanted to know whether the same colored poster by chance was carrying any of her own group's related activities and if that was the case, she was worried whether she was missing participating in any one of them. And squarely there was a language barrier for her as she could not make out anything written there in English..

But being educated too, the color insensitivity had taken over the gentleman at that point of time for a while!

He felt instantly so good to know that the Lady Devotee who was next to him sometime back which of course was

‘The Last Time He Saw Her.‘

In his life,

  • Firmly carrying her belief in God to the root, 
  • Accepted the related practices in full all along
  • Illuminating her premises with her never fading beautiful smile,
  • Totally never wanted to do anything less there and thus
  • Honestly was filling up all gaps in the Devotional Program in front truly bringing
AN ULTIMATE MEANING TO THE WORD CALLED 'FAITH' WHICH IS..


ALMOST TAUGHT EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD FROM CHILDHOOD!

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keyword: FAITH