Prayers-Roots of liberation

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. .  Buddha-Symbol of liberation (image courtesy Joy Gupta Clay Artist) 

Prayers are universal, the forms and the way of performing may be different.But the result is the same. It makes us strong and centered. Prayers are the roots on which the tree of spirituality stands strong, and it’s power is felt at the time of adversities or difficult situations. It is my personal experience that which ever road we take, all leads to one direction – THE LIBERATION.

This is a beautiful poem by Nithya Shanti which explains it all .  (To know more about the Author  check Facebook page Nithya Shanti)

There are talking prayers

There are listening prayers

There are prayers that petition 

For certain outcomes

There are prayers that release

Attachment to all outcomes 

One is a sincere call 

The other is a joyful freefall 

           Whatever brought us here 

          Will also guide us home 

           In time we realize how

           Wisdom strengthens faith

           Faith strengthens wisdom

Pray any way you like

Or don’t, if it doesn’t feel right

Do whatever feels light 

And liberates your worries 

Like a snipped string kite

Daily prompt :  Roots

EARTH DAY-Wakeup Call

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                                                                   Green Earth for everybeings  survival 

       

Hope sooner than later  we  wake up , 

Shake up ourself to face the reality,

Why are we are destroying the Mother Earth first,

Then bringing the Earth Day to save it afterwards,

The duality of our personalities are seen so clear,

On one hand we are destroying the nature in our greed 

Then try to justify our mindless  actions in the name of development


This is only a transit, not permanent home for anyone,

We are here only  till our breath and our heart beat,

Why are we destroying the elements we are made up of, 

TODAY…. 

Why can ‘nt we breathe  without thought of toxins in the air? 

Why can’ nt we drink the natural water without fear? 

Why can’t we freely enjoy the fruits direct from the trees? 

There are so many WHYS and not one good  reason to satisfy. 

Progress and development may be the need of the day,

But for this is’ nt pollution a big price to pay,

There are more suffering than happiness today,

And more binding than liberation ,

Only way is act with Awareness in whatever we do, 

It may make this world better place to stay.

                             Rivers our life lines


Is’nt it  a blessing that Sun and Moon are out of our reach,

For us to pollute in the name of progress and modernization,

Otherwise Sun Day and Moon Day would’nt  have been far away,

If we may stop  this quest to create a better world for future,

 Perhaps Mother Earth will see our future generations

Living not in fear but  in harmony with the nature,

Without  days to remind  what Earth,Water,Air means for existance. 

Daily
prompt  :     Harmony

Contrasting Views

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The palm leaves-filters to the scorching Sun. 

Today I was sitting on  the corniche near my home and randomly clicked this picture. 

 Shimmering waves at night

This I clicked while on walk at the same spot during late evening. 
The contrasting situation of the same spot got me thinking of our life.  An individual is the same, it is only the situations which are changing.  

“Food for thought – handle situations while remaining rooted in yourself   ”

Your views are welcomed 

Thoughts your choice – “Peace or Unrest”

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What I found in the glory of that Sun rise today

Gave me a treasure house of wisdom,

The rising Sun is a signal for activities,

A frantic process of million of thoughts,

Some of them are like new born, soft and tender,

Some are repeated too long to be relevant,

Some give as headaches , others heartaches

Some make us happy , others just sad,

Some are cherished as moments of love,

There are as many reactions as there are thoughts,

It may be alright normally to be thoughtful,

But sometimes a thought or two get struck in our mind,

We deep-fry them constantly on the fire of our anger,

Those are most dangerous ones  

As they not only destroy us but also people around us,,

Today we are seeing these fried thoughts everywhere,

Burning and destroying the kindness and compassion,

Bringing in suffering and pain to mankind,

Lets all collectively pray in our own ways,

And spread the thought of PEACE and LOVE in this air.

Daily prompt :   Fry

In Search of The Precious – 2

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In Search of Life…

Man’s Eternal Betrayals

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Centuries ago, Peter was having his supper with Jesus. Peter told Jesus, “Jesus, I love you more than words can say. I Love You and without you, I cannot exist. I cannot even imagine a life away from you. I will give anything for this proximity. Nothing else matters to me, except your companionship.” Jesus looked into Peter’s eyes, smiled and said: ” Not so fast, Peter. Before the cock crows tomorrow morning, you would have disowned me thrice (Three Times).” Peter went into contemplation mode at these words of Jesus and, even though he lost his appetite, they continued their supper. Shortly afterwards, Jesus was arrested and, caring for their own dear lives, His disciples disappeared and dissolved into the crowd of sundry faces, beyond recognition. All were confused. What next? Will we be caught too? Will we be persecuted?…

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NATURE – Without Clock

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The nature needs no reminders, it works timely

The Sun , the moon, the stars, the rain, 

The snow, the air are duty bond by their free-will

All work wonders to keep us alive,

There is a harmony and mutual understanding among them,

Sun let the clouds cover it, so that it rains,

The mountains catch the snowy flakes to melt slowly,

Slowly create the streams, falls ,rivers and the seas,

The soil nurtures the seed for it to grow timely

Grow into trees, vegetables, fruit and flowers.

       Man is perhaps the only one who keep reminders,

      The time watch, the alarms and so many other ways

     Just to be on-time and keep up schedules.,

     Only if we could turn to our inner clock not outside

Then perhaps we would be like the  nature timely.

Daily prompt :  Timely

HEAL The  THOUGHTS

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When I Walk with self companion, 

With only setting Sun in the view, 

Soft sand under my feet, 

Listening to music of the waves, 

With the silence so profound, 

Is the time I look at my thoughts

They have accumulated during the day. 

.  Some. I discard being irrelevant, 

.  Some are amusing and enjoyable, 

. Some are sad, some are angry, 

. Some are lovable, some are amazing, 

 Some are so very precious, 

 That they need special care

. I heal them softly with all my love

. By the end of my walk I feel light, 

 As  I have sieved through the chaos of the day, 

 And cleared the space for the next day. 

If the next day comes I am ready 

Else there is no baggage to carry with me. 

Daily Prompt.
Heal

HAPPINESS-“IS’NT IT A MYTH?”

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    Photo courtesy – Sanjay Dutta (Manali)

What is this happiness which has made the world mad?

Everyone is running a marathon to experience it,

By whatever means and modes avaliable,

Someone looks for it in success, 

Someone looks for it in possessions,

Someone looks for it in accumulated wealth,

Someone looks for it in good health,

Someone looks for it in good grades,

The list goes on and on and on.

         Are you happy is the question?

        Be happy ,stay happy are the advices,

        It is always conditional and dependent,

        Can not be on it’s own,

       To be happy is the ultimate aim of all,

       All positives are attributed to this one word,

       Not being in this state makes one despair,

      Irony is to achieve it one gets exhausted and tired.

Take a breather and just calm downand think,

Is’nt it responsible for most of our problems?

 Is’nt It like a mirage in the dessert?

Neither real nor constant in it’s nature,

If it was not so then once attained it would not go away,

And not make us think means and ways to bring it back,

     All the pain,suffering and struggles would minimize,

    Only if we could give up on the myth of True happiness,

   Just accept it’s momentary nature like all other feelings,

   Inner PEACE and SILENCE may be the answer to all the chaos,

   As it depends on nothing so no outside effort is needed,

   Just to be our true ourselves and drop all pretensions,

   Once attained it will not leave us till our last breath,

  Never know even happiness may become our constant companion.

              

The barren Tree -‘ Why of Existance’

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                                             Image courtesy -Arun Prabhakar

The silence of the tree standing alone,

No leaves or fruits or any color,

No companion nor any friend,

Nothing to cheer it up,

But there was a strange peace surrounding it,

       Silently staring as if asking how it survives?

       It’s lonely existence without much desires,

      To my surprise it give the answer I was sorting,

       It said the strength lies in it’s roots deeply grounded,

      That is why it withstood so many storms,

      Knowing the Moon will rise to give it the silvery balm,

      It bears piercing heat of the dessert Sun without complain .

Then I wonder what is it’s existence for?

Why is it going through so much pain,

What is it’s use in this deserted land,

As if it read my thoughts ,

A little birdy alighted on one of it’s branch,

Then came an other and than one more,

Happily resting for sometime before flying again,

       I looked at the sky and thanked HIM,

       For I learned a lesson that day,

       We may feel lonely or not worthy sometimes,

      Or are disillusioned by our very being,

      But if we believe that we are here for a reason,

      It does not matter if it is big or small,

     Then like the barren tree of the desert,

     We would never question our existence,
#existance #barren #tree #dessert

FEAR -Can anyone justify PART-II

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FEAR – Part II
‘School is a temple of knowledge’ I read it somewhere in my growing-up years. I wonder how true is this in today’s context. I am not generalizing but where are those temples? The children go to school for learning, by learning it means not just the bookish knowledge but the social values, the skills and harnessing their talents and developing their personalities. 

As in my earlier post Fear part -I, here also I would like to say that Fear is limiting the children’s limitless abilities. The pressure to take good marks and perform well in all activities instil fear of non/under- performance in the children. How is it humanly possible for every child to take above 90% marks? Every one is unique and talented in their own right. Instead of finding out their interests and helping them to enhance them, the school i.e teachers try to discipline and curtail them. As they go to higher classes the fear of failure grows more, and by the time child reaches 12th standard, he is a bundle of confusion lost in the sea of expectations of parents, teachers, school, society ,list goes on and on.

Fear is the worst enemy at any stage of life, but more so in the formative years. Instead of being result-oriented if the institutions become skill-oriented, they might get surprised by the final results. The conditional approach is more of a deterrent then fruitful, the moment sentence starts with ‘do…….else ‘, the child gets defensive. Then inspite of his best efforts and hard work the outcome may not be good. Let children work according to their own capacity. After leaving the institutions the students remember and thank the teachers who supported them regardless of their % or marks scored. 

These days the debate is getting stronger and stronger on the relevance of sending children to the schools. It is not un-common to hear the word depression and other stress-related problems being associated with the adolescence and young children at career development stages. Unfortunately, the word suicide is being heard frequently. Why? Just because of not scoring good marks.

Our duty as a parent or as a teacher is to give child right environment to perform and not become judge and jury for his actions or inactions.
                    “A seed grows up to be a fruit-laiden tree

                      Only when it has the perfect environment”

#children#fear#perfect #education