Gratitude – ‘Precious Moments’ 

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Precious moments in my treasure box, 

They are my inspiration and memories too, 

They are the reason for my gratitude, 

When my son held  me in his arms, 

Silent embrace worth thousand words,

Priceless moment for my treasure box. 


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Fear – Can anyone Justify Part-III

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Fear -PART III



                      ‘We are not afraid of the darkness but the fear of not able to see anything
We talk about gender equality. Have we ever thought from where this inequality comes from.? When a child is born, does he/she starts behaving according to the gender. When hungery does a boy cry differently then a girl, or smile or laugh differently. No, it does’nt. It is the parents or other people who make differentiation. Blue for the boy and pink for the girl. If a baby boy is dressed in pink, do you think he will protest or vise-a-versa. The grown ups give dolls to the girls and cars to the boys. Slowly the distinction start getting more and more marked

Right from the early years the boys are made aware that they are strong. Don’t weep when you fall down and get hurt, because you are a strong boy. And poor child in the fears of appearing weak, puts on a brave front.. When he comes crying because some other child beat him or he lost while playing, what is parents response? Oh, you are a boy, be strong and next time fight back and give him nicely.

So by the time child is ready to start schooling, he is well aware of his superiority and expectations attached to it and he is constantly under pressure to behave accordingly. Through out the school years he is pushed to go for sports and other things which will make him strong and masculine. Poor child just because of fear he may do things which he may not enjoy or like. But who has the time to ask him what he would like to do, be it parents, teachers or others around him. Even if they know, it may not be a good idea in their opinion.

By the time he reaches age 20, it is cemented in him that he has to earn a living and take the responsibilities of family being male member. And he is constantly under the pressure to perform well. For the fear of upsetting his parents, he would choose the career according to their expectations. After all as a son he is duty-bound. Do we realise the plight of a young man, who has fear of not being successful. He may have different aspirations and expectation from life but most of the time he would not dare to venture. What if it does not work out? He may become a subject of radicule among the society. As he goes further the fears keep increasing, to perform better. After marriage to be an ideal husband and a father. Poor thing , he dare not think about himself as an individual. Is’nt ‘rooted in fear’ says it all. 

Fear has a crippling effect on not just body but mind also. We associate fear with only external factors but it is more to do with our own self. The question is how to remove it? First of all, we need to acknowledge it and then try to get over it little by little. If it is too late for present generation, we can make a conscious effort to set our children free from the burden of expectations. This may pave the path towards living without fear of failure.

This is in continuation on of fear series PART – I & II

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MASSI – My Mother

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Every day we thank our mothers in so many ways but today it being “Mother’s day” is a reminder for us to say it in a special way. For us (Me, my brother Sanjay, and sister (Joy) our Massi is our mother our world. Massi (mother’s sister) means like mother, but she has treated us like her own children and stood by us in each and every moment of our joys and sorrows. In today’s world it is rear to find love so selfless and so profound. No words of gratitude could express what you mean to us.

Her embracing arms are our shelter,

Her soft hands have the healing magic,

Her wisdom a guiding light in our path,

Where would we find love so pure?

It is only in her beautiful eyes.

             She said you are never alone,

            She said you are part of my world,

            She said I am the rock you can lean on,

            She said all your sorrows are mine,

           She cries when we are in pain,

           She Laughs when we are happy,

            She said my home is yours,

   Where would we find someone like her,   

    We thank her everyday in thousand ways,

     Her being in our life is blessing of GOD,

     MAA(mother) represents HIM on this earth,

     But in our life HE had send two representatives,

        One was our mother and other is our MASSI,

         Today is a day to salute her and say Thank you,

         For showering us with her unconditional love.


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‘Only Temporary is permanent ‘

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  life comes full circle

‘Temporary in my view is  the most relevant word which defines our existence on earth’

Blessed with the natural wisdom, 

The birds make a nest, 

Not for themselves to live in, 

But just to bring up their offsprings, 

The caves existing naturally, 

The wild beings only take shelter there, 

Apart from man no living being has a home, 

As if  they are aware of their temporary existence. 

. . We in our arrogance just simply forget, 

.  Few years or few decades still it is limited, 

 . We own nothing neither the land nor the resources, 

. The mad rush for possessions is worthless, 

. The hate, the cheating or killings is useless, 

. The king  or the pauper everyone is mortal. 

Daily propmt : Temporary

Apprentice of Life

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The life has a way to keep growing,

Day by day silently and continuously,

It teaches us without an syllabus,

We are neither promoted or demoted,

Nor we are time-bound in learning,

Then why once out of formal education,

We keep re-cycling what we learned,

          I am an apprentice of nature till the end,

           I learn to be open like the sky,

          Sun teaches me warmth and light,

         The streams, the rivers and the ocean,

          They tell me to flow constantly ,

          Each and every element is a symbolic tutor,

         And the best part of this apprenticeship is,

         It is limitless boundless and free for all
Daily prompt : Apprentice

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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