Birth-Day

On November 22, 2022: I am turning twenty-eight. My birthday has no importance without quoting a Sanskrit Shloka,

सर्वतीर्थमयी माता सर्वदेवमयः पिता |

मातरं पितरं तस्मात् सर्वयत्नेन पूजयेत् ||

The gist of the Shloka is: 

To a person, his mother is an object of veneration, and his father is like all the Gods combined. Therefore, his sacred duty is to revere and serve both of them with utmost care and attention.

I have had a sinusoidal year so far, with many ups and downs. This is a rarefied world. Like the outside world, personal identity is far away. I was crestfallen, and I was losing my identity. But my friends helped me sail my drowning lifeboat to reach its shore, and I will always be in their debt for the rest of my life. 

Life is unsettling enough, but it is only the beginning. "Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think“.

I was born a tabula rasa, but my life experiences have helped me become the person I am today.

The life-changing quote in my life this year was by the great Chinese philosopher: Lao Tzu. The quote is:

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. 

If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

Indeed, today I am at peace. I am only reminiscing the evanescence of life. I have petered out my pompousness. With my exquisite tenderness of mental awareness, I vow to open a door of ecstasy to everyone. I bow down in reverence to everyone and wish them the best year ahead. Thank you all for being part of my life.

faq’s of 2021

Below are some frequently asked questions(by friends, colleagues, etc.) asked to me in the year 2021.

Q1: What is your favorite color?

Black

Q2: Do you believe in God?

No

Q3: What is that one thing you cannot live without?

Music

Q4: What is your relationship status?

Single, but in love.

Q5: What is the definition of love?

Love is a feeling, an emotion that can only be felt and can’t be expressed in words.

Q6: Do you think people change themselves for their own sake?

I don’t think people change at all. It’s only our way of looking at them that changes.

Q6: What is the goal of your life?

The goal of my life is figure out my life’s existence.

Q7: Where is your favorite place to travel?

I don’t have any favorite place. I think any place that is unexplored and is not famous will be my favorite place.

Q8: Have you ever been in love?

What do you mean by “ever been in love”? I am in love.

Q9: What kind of conversations make you uncomfortable?

The kind of conversations in which someone tries to impose their theories on me.

Q10: How to win your heart?

There is no way to win my heart. I am already taken.

Q11: Can you forgive people who did wrong to you?

Of course, I can forgive but can’t forget.

Q12: What is that one thing that affects you the most?

Being in love, but not being loved back.

Q13: Are you afraid of death?

No, not at all.

Q14: Are you a non-vegetarian?

No, I am vegetarian.

Q15: Do you cry? If yes, when was the last time you cried?

Yes, l do cry. Dec 31, 2021.

Q16: When is your birthday?

It’s November 22nd.

Q17: What scares you the most?

My fickle minded nature.

Q18: What was the best and worst phase of your life?

LOVE. The best phase of my life was falling in love, and not getting out of it is the worst part.

Q19. What is your favorite song?

Fix You by COLDPLAY.

Q20: What do you like: TEA OR COFFEE?

TEA

KARMA

Karma Yoga, the path of selfless actions.

Let me start this journey by sharing my personal experience. The journey from zero to zenith. A few months ago, I was in despair. I felt that I had no reason to live. This was not a COVID pandemic, it was a life experience of what we call tough times. A time that wreaks havoc. The moment when everything seems to fall apart in front of your eyes. The moment when we realize that our turf is being demolished. The moment we say, oh my god, why are you doing this to me?– The problem restricts to I, me and mine.
Like a normal person, I also wanted an immediate solution to all my problems. It’s like I’ll take medicine when I’m sick, but I won’t give up on my bad habits. I will go to the doctor and order him/her to fix me. After every failed attempt to achieve a stable mind, I decided to evade all my problems. At that time, I wanted one and only one solution to get rid of all my problems– Ekam Vada. In Sanskrit, Ekam means only one, vada means please tell.
After wandering around for a few weeks, I accidentally started reading Bhagavad Gita. It utterly changed the way I think, talk and live. How? –Let’s see.

Kurukshetra War in Mahabharata

Arjuna asks Shree Krishna to drive his chariot between the two armies as he wanted to see those who desire to fight with him. With whom will this battle be fought?
As he stood between the two armies, saw fathers and grandfathers, teachers, uncles, and brothers, sons and grandsons, in-laws and friends. He was standing against his relatives, Arjuna fell into a state of confusion, and he told Krishna that my body is trembling in fear and I do not wish to fight this war.This is a great sin! We are prepared to kill our own relations out of greed for the pleasures of a kingdom. It will be better for me if they kill me unarmed and unresisting.
Here, Arjuna wants to run away from all his problems instead of facing them. Don’t we all feel the same in crisis?- Like I wanted to run away.

Mighty Lord Krishna Speaks

You should never engage in action for the sake of rewards, nor should you long for inaction. They are forever free who break away from the ego-cage of ‘I,’ ‘me,’ and ‘mine’ to be united with the Lord of Love.
Krishna asks Arjuna to work without self-attachments, and stay alike in success and failures. The wise, who have unified their consciousness and abandoned the attachment to the fruits of action which binds a man to continual rebirth, attain a state beyond all evil. “smritibhramshad buddhinasho buddhinashat pranashyati: When a human being has lost all capacity to learn from the past, lost all judgment, that person’s life might as well be written off as a complete waste. Such a person, “whatever else he may do in life, will be bringing misery upon himself as well as on those connected with him. He will leave this life having proved to be a burden, instead of being a contributor to the welfare of others. Here, Krishna wants us to give up the doer, not the karma. Krishna asks Arjuna to fulfill all your duties; action is better than inaction. He wants him to act selflessly. He adds, devotion to selfless work is the devotion to God.
“The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant. Do not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in your path.” It is our selfish desires and anger that keep us away from the eternal bliss.

Connections and Conclusions

Arjuna and we are in the same position. In the miseries, the first thing we give up is actions. This is because we see it as a problem of I, me, and mine. If we see it as the problem of the whole being, won’t our problem look like a tiny part of it?– This is where Krishna wants us to give the doer, not the karma. If you act as the doer, the ego thing I have done will arise. The question is whether it was right/wrong, righteous/unrighteous. Blame comes in the form of an I, and you will never be free from it. Acting as an I gives rise to expectations. Don’t we all expect from our loved ones because ”we” did something for them?– Expectation lives in the future, and the future is unseen. Life is a rhythm, a variable, that changes every second. If we claim to have a life, how can we be constant throughout?– Something that is constant is a corpse. Miseries bring changes with them, and we are afraid of changes because we want things to happen according to our comfort. And this the moment when we want to run away from actions in search of comfort. Can you achieve it?–No! Why? Because we are still attached to an I.
What is the key to this problem? How to hold your nerves? – Acting selflessly is the only key to this problem. When you renounce the doer, failures and success are alike. Good and bad are alike. Beauty and ugly are alike. Sorrow and happiness are alike. Acting selfishly creates a divide between a doer and their karma. The doer is mortal, but not karma. That is the reason why Krishna says do karma and abandoned the attachment to the fruits of action. Act in a way that benefits society but not just you.

****A few Excerpts are taken from the book ”The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living” by Eknath Easwaran****

Resurrection Of Love

When you realize that letting go is better than holding, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that presence is not important to be part of something, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that you are being unconditionally attached, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that you have no longings for yourself, Love Resurrects.

When you realize learning from life is fathomless, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that you are commemorating your enemy's success, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that you have started accepting rather than expecting, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that you are mortal and today is the only day to live, Love Resurrects.

When you realize that nothing remains constant in life, Love Resurrects.

IMAGINATION BEYOND LIMITS

  • Shut down all the possible ways by which people can communicate with you.
    Your true supporters and lovers will definitely come, to find you out, and rest will leave it to fortune.
    This will help you to scrutinize your own people.

 

  • A person who leads from the front is not a true leader.
    A genuine leader is someone who always stands behind the ideas of his followers, without promoting his own ideas.

 

  • A person who thinks, as if he is the only one who owes this world, just multiply his attitude with a zero of reality.
    Resultant will be a big zero.
    It should be done at right time.

 

  • It all begins with you, and it all ends with you too.
    You are the only one responsible for all your happenings. So, stop blaming others, and start analyzing yourself.

 

  • Never open up your success until it reaches to its destination.

 

  • Always compare yourself on the basis of your present day situation not on the basis of present date, as date on the calendar is same for all but the standings of life are always different.

 

  • If you are communicating wrongly with your subconscious mind, then it is very important to correct them on time else it will automatically start happening.

     

 

 

 

 

Are you alone ?

When we think we are alone ?
° When our best friend will stop talking to us!
° When someone will betray us!
° When you will fail to conquer, and criticism will sourround you with no one in your favour!
° When someone close to you will die!
° When someone will tease you in the memories that can never be relived !
° When you leave the place where you have been for a long time !

There can be many more things which may be common or different from the above mentioned.

But, in my case , it’s something else that will make me feel alone one day.

° When people with no hands will stop accepting help from my hands, I’ll really feel alone.
° When people will blind disability will refuse my offer that I can be their light, I’ll really feel alone.
° When my mind will stop presenting intellectual ideas, I’ll really feel alone.
° When I’ll stop being a walk for crippled people, I’ll really feel alone.
° When my breath will start working for my own survival rather than for others, I’ll really feel alone.

I’ll find myself alone on that day when I (the person with no disability) can’t work for the genuine people.

ZINDAGI

Takdeer ke baare me souchte souchte jindigi nikal jaati hai ,
Himat or yakeen ho tohh mehnat bhi rang laati hai .
Jeevan ke utar chadav me kabhi haar naa Maan na e mitr,
Parisharam ke aage tohh Bhagwan ki koot niti bhi sar jhukaati hai .
Aapas ke bair kabhi khulke saamne na le aana ,
Ek hi jindigi hai bus pyaar krte hue chale Jaana .

DONT FADE AWAY!

Failures may fade but success don't ,
Lucks may fade but efforts don't ,
Anger may fade but love don't ,
Devotee may fade but God don't ,
Breakups may fade but relations don't ,
An individual may fade but memories don't ,
Desires may fade but attractions don't ,
Attachment may fade but emotions don't ,
Ink may fade but words don't ,
I may fade but your trace in me won't!

 

QUOTES

* Dreams never fall from sky,only meteor’s do.

* Life is full of tastes when a person comes up with god’s grace, at the same time life is full of waste when the person comes up with devil’s trace.

* Light from the sun turns every corner of darkness into brightness. In the same way happiness should be spreaded to such an extent that every corner of sorrow turns joyful. If you are spreading love,spread love to such an extent that people fall for you.

* Raise yourself high up to such an extent that you look like a point of light  that emits positive rays to the surrounding you are living in.

* Love is not in the air,it’s in the heart .The heart that beats with a  common key of love.

* Life is all about complications ,but I have a tool called “satisfaction”.

* Every thought has affect on every cell of the body. Developing positive things rejuvenate  each and every cell.

* Decide ,commit and responsibility follow the order ,then only miracles will happen..  Decide what you aim for,commit it everyday and at last take the responsibility for the  upcoming results.

* Your efforts must not remain in the air like a balloon ,they must land with something productive.