Sunday, August 25, 2019

REVIEWS.. WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?



A Saint was going with His disciples in the forest area explaining the basic aspects spiritual life. Towards noon, they came across a good tribal chief who invited them to his Hamlet and offered mouth watering food and wine..

The Master saying,

"Anando Brahma.. Thanks for the Amrit served!"

Took the food and wine with the disciples too doing that to their full satisfaction and ease, blessed the chief and continued His journey..

Towards evening by bad luck, they were corned by a cruel tribal chief who took them to a remote area, beat them black and blue and offered a single bitter drink as the night food..

The Master again saying,

"Anando Brahma.. Thanks for the Amrit served!"

Took the bitter drink and blessed the chief but the disciples reeling in great pain could not take a sip of bitter drink offered! 


That's

The Highest Review

The Great Man had given at 

His Level of almost 'NIL' selfishness 

To the 2 Offerings made with 'Zero' distinction..

Being an ordinary mortal of my own limitations with the associated self interest, my reviews everywhere

Sure will be based on my own reactions to the particular materialistic thing offered to/experienced by me, nothing less of it at any time..

No doubt, that reviewing sure helps many of my own level people around me to evaluate a particular materialistic thing in front and go for it or not depending on their own self experiences and respective needs..

Seen thus, as a genuine personality of controlled self interest with a code of ethics with me, I would fairly be giving a right review of any product/materialistic item offered to me..

When the self interest in me scales up with offerings made to me in the form of certain cash and kind but still as a law bound citizen, I would be giving out fair reviews of all such products/items to a limited extend of course sure tainted with the required advertising needs of them indirectly embedded in..

When that self interest goes beyond a limit with lots of money flowing in and power equally ruling behind and many bought out followers voicing my own say,

No need to say that, that doing will have a great impact on the consumer/user's mind thrusting the utilization of the product/item beyond the necessary and pushing the same into greater circulation and larger market..

Any review of a product/materialistic gain in any field can never escape the impact of such happening and accordingly only the life around moves on as Sri Adi Shankara says in His Bhajagovindam (Sloka 14) in respect of

Spiritual existence in the world

'jatilo mundii lujnchhitakeshah
kaashhaambarabahukritaveshhah
pashyannapi cana pashyati muudhah
udaranimittam bahukritaveshhah'


Many move with matted locks,
Many move with clean shaven heads,
Many have hairs plucked out,
Some clothed in saffron,
Others various colors,
All for a livelihood..
None sees the truth so evident in front of them!


With rest of the happenings around on similar lines!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt How reliable are reviews? You may consider films, books, gadgets, lifestyle, fashion or any other genre... #reviews

Keyword: REVIEWS

Monday, August 19, 2019

BEREFT OF LOVE AND SACRIFICE.. WHAT'S THE LIFE LEFT OUT?



No doubt
  • I'm a nationalist,
  • I'm a patriot and
  • I'm a lover of my freedom but
That never deters me from Being Human..

No doubt,

  • The economic forces around me dictate endlessly,
  • The anti-national forces around me ever prevail to meet their own selfish ends and
  • The chauvinistic forces around me never vanish countering all that but
That never deters me from Being Human..

No doubt,

  • The bad around me is a fact,
  • I need to be extra careful because of that and
  • Believing beyond may land me into serious troubles but
That never deters me from Being Human..

No doubt,

  • A revenge attitude surfaces in me whenever certain harm is done to me by my opponent,
  • Myself unable to challenge the opponent would keep silence but can't forget that and
  • I'm not a saint but the ordinary mortal and giving back stays with me but
That never deters me from Being Human..

No doubt,
  • Many moral stories of mine repeatedly support fighting as the way,
  • The sacred Epic stories of my own uphold fighting as a heroic and duty bound activity and
  • All religions next to me honor the righteous fighting and nothing less but
They never deterred me from Being Human..

As the Great Seers of the world who penned down those very Scriptures and Sacred Books ever advocated in the end saying..
  • "You too occupy and live on the same base as the other man and you too can commit similar mistakes,
  • Every one should be given a fair chance of correcting one self thru' the lawful actions in force and thus move on and
  • The true purpose of one's life is forever to see as much possible the Oneness alone in Humanity and remain at Peace thru'
Love, Sacrifice, Forgiving and Forgetting

The level to which this Oneness feeling can go is seen when..
  • The Saint beaten by a rowdy element on road to unconsciousness and subsequently served by a disciple and brought back to consciousness, when asked whether He could recognize the man serving Him, smiles and says,
"The hand that hit me is serving me!'"

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Time to revisit nationalism, patriotism, chauvinism, and anti-nationalism in the garb of freedom of speech.#nationalism

Keyword: Human

Thursday, August 15, 2019

NO DOUBT THE PROGRAMS AND TIMINGS WERE TRIMMED OUT A LOT BUT NOT A BIT.. THE LOVE BEHIND!



The rich man's son boarded the domestic flight and occupied his seat. Next to him was another young man of his age returning from his office outstation work. They were chatting all along the 2 hrs of flight journey. Both of them got off at the destination and the rich man's son moved towards the international airport. He was soon on phone speaking to his sister settled in abroad..

  • "Sis! On the eve of the Great Festival, I would be at your door step by tomorrow morning sharp at 7 am ready to get the Rakhi tied by you. I have a very great interesting program for you and your family for the next one week. I need to return after that because of my tight business schedules. Wishes to you all!"
The young man who sat next to him walked out of airport and in half hr time reached his booked hotel. He was soon on phone speaking to his sister living in the hub of the city..
  • "Sis! I would be at your door step by tomorrow morning sharp at 7 am ready to get the Rakhi tied by you. I have a great interesting program for you and your family for the next 3 days. I need to return after that because of my tight program schedules. Wishes to you all!"
The young hotel manager finished his job of attending to the young man and was in taxi going home in one corner of the city. He was soon on phone speaking to his sister in the other corner of the city..
  • "Sis! I would be at your door step by tomorrow morning sharp at 7 am ready to get the Rakhi tied by you. I have an interesting program for you and your family for the day. I need to return after that because of my tight work schedules. Wishes to you all!"
The young taxi driver having completed the trip, closed for the day and was returning home in the outskirts of the city. He was soon on phone speaking to his sister somewhere in the remote corner of the city..
  • "Sis! I would be at your door step by tomorrow morning sharp at 7 am ready to get the Rakhi tied by you. I have a program for you and your family for 2 hours. I need to return after that because of my tight work. Wishes to you all!"

HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN!

Keyword: sister

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

THE BEGINNING OF TRUE FREEDOM!




In the beginning, the better placed man by birth decided to live sharing shelter with the less better placed man by birth next to him by making use of the available facilities around equally..
  • “I'm an expert here and I will be doing main jobs to keep the whole area in trim condition for both of us. You relax and just help me where required. Anyway, I would be asking you that help only once in a way!"
Said the better one with a broad smile..

“In such a situation over a period of time, I’ll just become nothing and will be a lost person for life time..


I don't want to do that when we have no such prior obligation and remain equal!”

Said the less better one firmly..

  • “Okay.. since I'm an expert, let me maintain the whole area in trim condition for both of us and you help me all along picking up your own experience in the area!"
Suggested the better one in a softer tone..

“In such a situation over a period of time, I’ll just remain a working person for you taking orders from you.. 

I don't want to do that when we have no such prior obligation and remain equal!”

Asserted the less better one equally..

  • “OK, since I've the expertise, I’ll help out in all the works that need my expertise and you can take up the remaining works. In that way we'll almost make our struggle equal and my expertise too will be well utilized. What do you say?”
Asked the better one sheepishly..

“In such a situation over a period of time, what all you worked through will come out the best and mine will not. In the end, it appears that you struggled a lot and I did much less.. 

I don't want to do that when we have no such prior obligation and remain equal!”

Replied the less better one with no mood to accept..

  • "Right.. Since it is a fact that we have different expertises and you only say that mine is better than yours, I'll compensate you suitably and there you too will gain not less. Hope this arrangement has no problem!"
Said the better one in a bit authoritative tone..

"Still, it makes a big difference between us over long period of time and that way I can never become equal to you.. 

I don't want to do that when we have no such prior obligation and remain equal!”

Said the less better one again firmly..

  • "Ok.. The final offer.. We'll demarcate our portions and each one of us work in our own areas keeping them in trim condition. Common problems, we'll address on sharing basis on alternate days. Am sure, you agree here!"
Said the better one in a little bit angry tone..

"I sure accept the suggestion provided we erect a temporary demarcating wall to a level where in we'll have a certain privacy in our own areas where each one of us does in our own way out of our freedom and thus lives thru' with full dignity. Beyond this min segregation.. 

In rest of the issues we are one and thus truly live like good friends forever caring for each other!”

Clarified the less better one with a broad smile..

Right at that moment, the concept of 

True Economic Living 

Took it's birth to do it's own wonders to the world at large and today we have 

Countries, States, Local Bodies, Organizational Groups and Families 

Upholding the concept at their own Levels celebrating their own that 

INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH JOY AND VOGOR!

Keyword: INDEPENDENCE

Friday, August 9, 2019

CERTAIN RAW NATURAL EXPRESSIONS AROUND HAVE THEIR OWN BEAUTY!


A king decided to keep his Province in order so that every citizen enjoys certain minimum peace and freedom.. For that to happen, he announced..
  • “Every citizen should have a code of social behavior beyond which it is unlawful to interact or intervene with others..
  • All pets should have a discipline and should never be allowed to cause nuisance to any one around..


  • All greenery in the city should be maintained in a trimmed condition to the required sizes and shapes to beautify the surroundings..

  • Rest of the life in the city should exactly live and be and move in the allotted places and be groomed in an orderly way!”
The orders came into effect immediately and within no time the whole province turned really orderly. The king was extremely happy..

During that time, the neighborhood king visited him on a day, felt a bit strange expressions around and asked the reason for such behaviors in the city. The king explained with a pride the background of his order..

The neighborhood king laughed and said,

“My dear! In the process of implementing the order to secure peace and freedom for your people, you have basically forgotten


The 'Spirit of Expression' behind every 'Living Being'.. 

No doubt, presently I'm seeing, 

Peace and Order

Outward everywhere in your kingdom but what exactly in the minds of people and other life around is nothing but 

Unrest and Confusion!”

To a query by the king, the neighbor said, 

“Dear! Nature is originally 

Wild and Disorderly.. 

But, in that wilderness and disorder alone there is a built-in 

Order and Peace 

For every living being.. 

Here, you should freely allow those 

Behaviors and Expressions 

With all around 'AS IS' limiting them only at the 

Real interfering and threatening levels with respect to others

Instead of curbing them beyond thru' man made impositions and rule thus!”

Keywords: Behaviors, Expressions

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

BEING TRUTHFUL TO SELF.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


AS THE GREAT PILGRIMAGE GOES ON..

"We are going on the Great Pilgrimage to the Main Sacred Shrine to offer our Prayers!"

"I kept all that required ready.. No issues!"

"These are the the related Shrines en route depicting prominence of the place!"

"Great! My Prayer to Lord at all these prominent Shrines.. 'Lord! Take care of us all along!'"

"We have reached and we are going to the Sacred Main Shrine now.. It takes few hrs to finish the visit and return!"

"You all can go.. I stay back as I can't take that much strain!"

"Sir! You travelled all the way so much distance.. You offered Prayers en-route wherever you came across the related Shrines. Having come to the Main Shrine, why are you not paying your Reverence to the Lord by physically going to the point of Worship?"

"Dear! I should complete the job to the extent I am required to help out with my abilities. No doubt, the facilities are there to buy approved physical help but there is no need for me to do that as the Almighty had said..

  • 'Do your portion of duty to the extent physically possible out of your own capabilities, beyond refrain from involving and be at peace!'
So, let me just rest presently and relax!"

AS THE GREAT ENJOYMENT PARTY GOES ON..

"We are going ahead with the Great Enjoyment Party of our life!"

"I kept all that required ready.. No issues!"

"These are the items of prominence required for our party!"

"Great! I'll help in taking care of all that!"

"It's time and we are going to the Great Party now.. It takes few hrs to finish the party and return!"

"You all can go.. I stay back as I did all that is required!"

"Sir! You did so much for this party.. You struggled everywhere and wherever you were asked to do something. Having done so much, why are you not joining the party?"

"Dear! I should complete the job to the extent I am required to help out with my abilities. No doubt, I have every right to join the party but there is no need for me to do that as the Almighty had said..

  • 'Do your portion of duty to the extent physically possible out of your own capabilities, beyond refrain from involving and be at peace!'
So, let me just Pray presently and remain humble!"

Keyword: TRUTHFUL

Friday, August 2, 2019

SOMETIMES LIFE IS..


He was the boy who had just entered the twin digit age.. 

  • Too straightforward,
  • inquisitive,
  • experimental in nature and
  • ever ready to learn the 'Right' alone..
His Mom said,

“Go to the Temple, Pray to God and come back. The Almighty sure takes care of you!”

The boy was too enthusiastic and he believed his mom a total 100% there. Accordingly, he went to the Temple and exactly did what his mom told but for ringing the bell, as he jumped the 3rd time, he was harshly told by the Authorities not to cause nuisance in the premises..

Leaving the young mind totally confused and tensed up for a while where he believed beyond!

He got a lower Grade in one of the subjects of his half yearly exams which earlier he claimed at home having answered the best..

The mom sent his elder brother to the Institute to enquire about the low marks. There, the elder brother quickly found that the scoring appeared right only when the same explained to him by the Authorities with a vengeance and hurt feeling in their minds for pointing out unnecessarily..

The hurt continued, the anger was no less and when the boy not knowing all that was actively playing inside in the compound area, the washed waters of lunch box were thrown on him as if the boy was unnoticed..

Leaving the young mind totally confused and tensed up for a while where he believed beyond!

He was interacting with a man who made friendship with his father expecting a favor from the dad. When the dad did not yield there and followed the right.. 


The man who appeared as dear friend till then turned hostile, showed his wrath and pent up emotions in front of the boy scolding him and his dad beyond..

Leaving the young mind totally confused and tensed up for a while where he believed beyond!

The boy was traveling with parents and on the way they had to wait for the next transport at a central area around 8 PM. Meanwhile the boy had to attend to the nature’s call. He told his mom and walked a little away towards the bushes on the side.. 

When he reached there, a tall hefty man guarding the area held the boy, made him walk some distance away from the place to a corner when the boy's heart beat had gone beyond with tears rolling down,.....

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The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Can you keep the reader guessing? Share a short story with a surprise ending. #StorySurprise

Keyword: LIFE