Sunday, August 2, 2009
Ki samandar maen ravani nahi hae,
Jaab bi uthenge tuffan ban kar uthenge,
Abhi uthne ki thani nahi Hae!!!!"
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
If i reached for your hand , will u hold it?
If i hold out my arms, will u hug me?
If i go for your lips, will u kiss me?
If i go for your lips, will u kiss me?
these awesome pictures were taken in Kausani.Kausani is 120 k.m. far from nainital and it takes almost 8 hours to reach there by bus from nainital.It was not easy to capture all these beautiful scenic pictures, for this we woke up at 5 a.m. sharp because only at sun rise time you can have these type of pictures.after some time the dense fog starts covering the peaks and make the visibility zero.
This too will pass
Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them, " Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me is there any mantra?"
All wise men got puzzled by King's question. One answer for all question? Something that works everywhere, in every situation? In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appeal to all of them. They went to king and gave him something written on paper. But the condition was that king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he'll have to see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.
After a few days, the neighbors attack the Kingdom. It was a collective surprise attack of King's enemies. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. King had to fled on his horse. The enemies were following him. His horse took him far away in Jungle. He could hear many troops of horses were following him and the noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing in the end of the road - that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was a small road…From back the sound of enemy's horses was approaching fast. King became restless. There seemed to be no way.
n Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was very small but very great.
The message was - " This too will pass."
The King read it . Again read it. Suddenly something strike in his mind- Yes ! it too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all his pleasure have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. However when those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. A calm come on his face. He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom. The revelation of message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forget about those following him. After a few minute he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were not on that path.
The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regain his lost empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fan fare at the door. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in a festive mood. Flowers were being thrown on King from every house, from every corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to himself," I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not easy to defeat me.: With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.
Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He open it and read it again: "This too will pass"
He became silent. His face went through a total change -from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness.
If this too is going to pass, it is not yours.
The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours.
You are just a watcher. Everything passes by
We are witness of all this. We are the perceiver. Life come and go. Happiness come and go. Sorrow come and go.
Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life. This too will pass. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent ? They all come and pass away. Life just passes away.
There were friends in past. They all have gone.
There are friends today. They too will go.
There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go.
There were enemies in past. They have gone.
There may be enemy in present. They too will go.
There will be new enemies tomorrow and......they too will go.
There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks , all defeats and all sorrows. All have passed away. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away. Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your true face. It will change with the time. However, there is something in you, which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that unchangeable ? It is nothing but your true self.
You are just a witness of change. Experience it, understand it.
Everyday for 10-15 minutes sit in silence. Just think over the sentence, " This too will pass." Pondering over your own life will make you realize the true meaning of this sentence. Everything passes yet your real identity remains the same. That real you is your true self. To know that self is true meditation.
If world refuses to help you, just remember the words of Einstien-
"I am thankful to all those who said no,its because of them i did it myself."
Nice one and very relevant !
VERY SHORT, MOST EFFECTIVE AND HOW TRUE...
30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola)
"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you're keeping all of these in the Air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four Balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it."
WORK EFFICIENTLY DURING OFFICE HOURS AND LEAVE ON TIME. GIVE THE REQUIRED TIME TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & HAVE PROPER REST.
"VALUE HAS A VALUE ONLY IF ITS VALUE IS VALUED"
santa sitting on road, banta ask y r u wasting time?
santa:i m taking revenge.
santa:waqt ne mujhe barbaad kar diya,ab main waqt barbaad kar raha hoon.
"wo raat dard aur sitam ki raat hogi,jis raat rukhsat unki baarat hogi,
uth jaate hain ye soch kar hum neend se aksar,ki ek gair ki bahon me meri sari kaaynaat hogi"
"yadon ka har pal sunahara hota hai,jab yadon me unka pahra hota hai, jitna nazar andaaj karte hain is ehsaas ko, ye ehsas utna hi gahra hota hai."
William Shakespeare once said "the real problem doesn't when a boy starts looking at a girl.....It begins when she turns back and gives a smile."
koi kisi ko kyon karta yaad, agar bhool jata bhulane se koi. "
Gossip and it's after effects
Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a
thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young
man was proven innocent. After he was released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.
In court the old man told the Judge: 'They were just comments, they were not meant to harm anyone.'
The judge, before passing sentence on the case, told the old man: 'Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home; throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence.'
The next day, the judge told the old man: 'Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday.'
The old man said: 'I can't do that! The wind spread them and I won't know where to find them.'
The judge then replied: 'The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. If you can't speak well of someone, rather don't say anything.’
'Let's all be masters of our mouths, so that we won't be slaves of our words.'
" Na karta shikayat jamane se koi, agar maan jata manane se koi!!
koi kisi ko kyon karta yaad, agar bhool jata bhulane se koi. "
"may sarswati play on ur tounge and lips,Lakshmi play on ur palms
Parvati in ur heart,Durga on ur arms.Wish u a great day"
Download mp3 hindi songs-
le to aaye ho mujhe sapno k gaon me-hemlata
le to aaye ho mujhe sapno k gaon me-hemlata
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, June 2, 2008
"Boldness Changes everything"
"Lehar Ko Pyar Tha Kinaron Se,
Par Uski Shadi Ho Gayee Sagar Se,
Kinare Ki Prit Lehar Ko Khinch K Apne Paas Lati Hai,
Badnam Na Ho Mohabbat Uski Isliye Wo Laut Jati Hai."
"Silence N Smile Are Two Powerful Tools...
Smile is The Way To Solve Many Problems...
And Silence is The Way To Avoid Many Problems.."
"Kaun Kahta Hai Ki Khamoshiyan Khamosh Hoti Hain,
Khamoshiyon Ko Khamoshi Se Suno ..
Kya Pata Khamoshiyan Wo Kah De
Jinki Aapko Lafzon Me Talash Hoti Hai"
"Najre Unhen Dekhna Chahe To Ankhon Ka Kya Kasoor,
Har Waqt Khushbu Unki Aaye To Sanso Ka Kya Kasoor,
Waise To Sapne Pooch K Nahi Aate,
Sapne Unke Aaye To Raton Ka Kya Kasoor."
"Jindagi Lehar Thi Aap Sahil Hue,
Na Jane Kaise Hum Aap Ki Dosti k Quabil Hue,
Na Bhulenge Hum Us Hasin Pal Ko,
Jab Hamari Choti Si Jindagi Me Aap Shamil Hue"
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Golu: Victim of Distorted Democracy
Golu was with me on Sunday. He has already entered IIT, Delhi. His story is good enough to start a rebellion. At least, it makes me a rebel at this age of 70. I read about the ill-effects of reservations particularly when Arjun Singh got the OBC (Other Backward Class) reservation in the institutes of excellence. However, I could only appreciate the dangerous consequences of the reservation better today after hearing the case of Golu.
Golu got 209 rank in IIT-JEE. Naturally he as well as his well-wishers thought that he would easily get the computer science (CS) in IIT Delhi, Bombay or Kanpur with that rank.
I was shocked when I heard that he couldn’t do that. Finally he opted for Electrical engineering in IIT, Delhi.
But surprisingly his friend Yadav who ranked 610 could get CS in IIT, Delhi itself. Yadav got the benefit of being in OBC category and so got promoted to the effective rank of 61. Golu knows another student who was at 6534, but got promoted to the effective rank 16 and got CS in IIT, Delhi as he came from SC category.
Interestingly the fathers of these two students from the reserved categories draw much higher salaries than what Golu’s father gets and are better off in every respect.
Golu, 17, had his schooling in a small place Ramnagar near Varanasi. He went for Central Hindu School, affiliated to BHU for Higher Secondary. He did attend a hardly known coaching institute JRS in Varanasi almost free partly because of his merit and more because of the kindness shown by the director. But Golu with all that couldn’t make to CS in IIT, Delhi, as he is from general category as defined by the political leaders of this country. Naturally it makes me angry and forces me to ask questions from the system and the countrymen including those who are getting benefitted.
Is the system doing a justice to young minds like Golu? Should Golus not feel punished for no reasons to his knowledge? Should Golus not become revengeful when they come to decision making positions? Why should Golus be denied the right that their merit deserved? Did Golus’ ancestors harm any way the ancestors of the other boys? The answer is just a BIG NO?
Is this system imposed by political leadership of the country aimed at vote bank in the name of the right of democracy not divisive? Will it not cause a question about the justice of the system that the constitution makers provided? Will Golu think great about this nation that couldn’t make him study what he wanted and what his merit deserved? Will he adore India as nation? Will not one day these Golus revolt and turn into difficult citizens for the country? Does the system integrates the citizens or divide them forever? Will the nation be benefited by pushing Golus behind and bringing less meritorious on the top? Will the system breed a future generation of innovators and entrepreneurs? Can the institute keep its brand high and compete with other global ranking institutes of excellence with this sort of birth based differentiation? Can the best of the scientific brains of India prove that the development of brains capability depend on the caste one is born and so the deprived ones be given reservations?
And this is the reasons that many who have left India for US or other countries, don’t want to return. This is also the reason that many who can afford leave the country even today and will keep on doing that?
I am with Narayana Murthy and Infosys who have proved with actual experiments that the boys and girls of so called deprived families are as good as the ones from the higher castes. Why can’t on the same line the government and the system provide all the resources at their disposal to such boys to gain the equal levels before the qualifying entrance examination without damaging the merit based final selection? Let the system not do injustice to these young minds as they were born in a particular caste?
I wonder one day even after getting all the top hundred ranks in the toughest entrance examination of the world, the boy from general categories will not get the departments of their choices.
Revelations about IITs are unfortunate and shocking. The government has totally failed in providing the class of infrastructure that IITs must have. Three students are to share a small room in IIT, Delhi, when in 1957 and then even in 1985 I myself and Rakesh respectively got single room accommodation. Narayana Murthy has narrated the story how IIT, Bombay had to answer awkward questions from HRD ministry when a modern hostel was constructed by a NRI alumni.
Mr. Sibal must correct these anomalies in these institutes of excellence and national importance. If government can’t fund the building of hostels and other student facilities, let it outsource it to private entrepreneurs or beg IIT alumni to help it.
It is unfortunate but with Golu’s story I am losing hope about this global power of tomorrow. How long one will have to live with these injustices? How long the merit will not get rewarded rightly? How long the politicians and the leaders with vested interests keep the Indians divided with so many identities?
As Narrated by-- ------------ --------- --------- -----I.R. Sharma(Blog: http://drishtikona.com/)