Lesson by Trees

There are now very few trees left around my locality among those there are trees which are like grandparents to me.  Like other days I was watching them it was a time to relax for me, enjoy clouds, wind, birds, flowers, trees and plants. Somehow these days feel like they are my friends and guardians. This view came that relaxing evening when I learned a really incredible lesson from those trees.

1)      They stand tall in extreme hot summer noon and give pleasure to those who take shelter in their shadow. How peaceful people sleep in that shadow? How relaxed we feel in that shadow?

2)      In rainy days, they give shelter to many creatures (insects, birds, animals and human beings) who are trying to protect themselves from rain. How can I forget their contribution in enriching soil with minerals and retaining soil?

3)      They give beautiful flowers and fruits, wood to keep us warm in winter, cook food and make house.

Everything they give us and other creatures without any expectation to get things in return. And there came a lesson, “Any act done without any expectation brings eternal peace within the performer, makes surroundings pleasant, soothing, and happy where every soul will love to be, where soul will flourish. Where all this is present, there will be God.”

Trees give shelter to birds all spices of birds find shelter on trees. Irrespective of nature of birds they equally get shelter on trees.

Same with animals, a lion can rest in the shadow of a tree in the similar manner a deer can rest. No discrimination.

Trees are home of snakes and various small insects. How steady nature of trees is? No matter with whom they are they keep on flourishing, blooming, they give fruits and their shadow still remains the same even if the snake rests on a branch.

There came another lesson, “People will approach you with selfishness, venomous thoughts, they would come to you to take as much as benefit they can, let them be happy with their nature. Give them happiness and pleasure with your act, don’t let your focus get diluted, be what you are and forgive them for what they are.

What an incredible lesson it is, “Snake is meant to be venomous but you are meant to flourish, bloom, grow. Be performer and enjoy all situations.

Dear dont speak lie

Today I remembered of this song,  “Sajan Re Jhooth Mat Bolo….”, nicely written.

It is very truly written that, One day you have to meet his all mighty, you will not be accompanied by horse or elephant, you have to go there on your feet.  All your property and house will remain here only, so why are you proud of it, you will have to bow your head. If you do good you will be reap goodness, if you do bad you will reap badness. What is the use of writing accounts, you will have to pay everything here in this world. You spent your childhood in playing games, spent sleeping during young age and cried looking at your old age, the story is same with all.

Isn’t it true that you come with empty hands and leave with empty hands. I remember the story of Shikandar told by my boss, he had instructed his servants to keep his hand open and all his treasure near him when he die. You can’t take anything with you, you have to leave it here in this world.

This world is full of materialistic pleasures, when you come in this world you are not touched with it, but when you start living in this world you some how forget to remain untouched with these pleasures and develop a bond with them. Being in this bond you do many things which should not be done, 🙂 the first thing you did was not to create bond.

We keep account of money we have lend to people and never forget to take them back, and if that person does delay in returning money, lender will start fighting. Which he will never take with him.

There are people who collect wires and other unused things to sell them and get money but they show off as if they are millionaire.

What these rich people do with their money? They live lavish life, they wear costly clothes, move in costly vehicles and live in cozy house. But how many know how to spend that money on needy people? If one such rich person decides to live in a house which common or average men lives and adopt needy people to divide his wealth in them then cant we see social equality? Rich are getting more rich and poor are getting more poor.

There are people who spent money in building hospitals, temples or mosques after they die. But when they are alive they hardly think of those poor suffering without treatment, food and struggling to get a single penny.

Boss who have money creates company and give job to people who dont have much money, thinks to get maximum out of his employee. Women employee servants to do house coarse and think that they are their slaves. All such think they have money in hand and they can win the world or rule on others but when on death bed they all are same, either they are burnt or buried. For few days people will talk about them and then every year their near ones will remember them.

Only those are remembered forever whose deeds are Great, who have touched lives of people, who have made people happy.

Why don’t we put efforts on earning good deeds instead of wealth and money.

First Sickness in me

My profession has asked me to become active on internet communities to find prospects for my company. Though it is a dull job, pure my feeling. I do this job. I started making myself active on various communities. Within few days, I started getting requests from around the world to join my network. In those requests some were not of my religion.

Upon getting such very first request, I blindly declined that request just looking at the religion. Then I got few more such requests, I declined couple of them, but suddenly my inner asked me a question, “why are you terminating those requests? just because they are not of same religion? Does religion matter when you communicate with people?” Answer was “NO, it doesn’t matter and there was no reason to decline requests merely based on religion.” I felt shame of my deed. I stopped declining requests based on religion.

Then I looked back on my deeds and noticed that many a times I have done injustice to others may be because of their religion. I mean I kept distance because of religion. I had no answer to my questions, “what difference makes religion? Aren’t they teaching you the same?” and I decided to change. Religion, diet or continents don’t change you from being human, but your perception and thinking changes from human being to animal or devil.

I ask God and those souls to forgive me for I ignored them because of my silly thinking related to religion.

God Bless You

It was Wednesday and I came office early so that I can leave for home early. It was 5 in the evening when I packed my bags and hurried towards home. I was near a circle on elisbridge. Traffic was less or negligible. There were two men on the other side of the road. I happen to stop on the other side to let some vehicles pass.

Suddenly my eyes took note of those two men. One of them was facing me and other was on the opposite side. The one facing me made a comment and tried to tell me something with gesture.

It was not good and progesterone would have burned in flames in normal condition. But someone inside me spoke to me, be cool. It doesn’t matter you are a player and they are audiences who will make noise, ignore them and continue the game, focus on your game.

What magic these words made on progesterone, i could feel that they worked like ice on the about to burn progesterone and all was cool. No fumes and signs of flames. Only my lips ushered “God Bless You”.

Ofcourse, that fellow didn’t knew what he was doing, from clothes he looked like executive or would be at some good position but from behavior he looked like a slum worker. He needed blessing of God.

If that someone in me would not have controlled progesterone, I would have spoiled my mood and then would have spoiled evening, even would have bestowed others with fumes. But with few simple words, I saved a disaster, disaster with me atleast.

And I knew some where I have learned to control emotions and limit my actions. Where such situations comes when I see some insane actions of people I just end them replying “God Bless You”

Who is God?

In previous post I presented my views on God.

Here I would like to put views of few people with whom I communicate. Keeping out their names from this post I would just post their views here.

Aunty: God to me is like supreme power, I cant see him but feel him. He is the creation of every thing and world. He is everywhere and cause of everything.

Uncle: I dont believe in God. But i think he is supreme power who created everything and still creates and destructs everything.

Majority of people play between these two views.

There are few things common between them,

  • they both visit to temples and offer prayers
  • they dont know the meaning of prayers
  • they dont know what is God?
  • they might have read Gita or heard Gita
  • they dont try to put head and understand Gita.

And to them God is

  • An idol they worship in temple
  • A power who created world
  • A power who can destroy world
  • A power runs this world.

If you ask youngsters they will answer you, its time to enjoy and make fun and not be saint.

A teenager friend: Sister, its difficult for me to put God in term, but my Grandma use to tell he is the one who created world and he runs this world and feeds the world.

A question comes, Then what do farmers do? What do your dad do? What do army personal do?

Listening all these definitions I can just say, neither of them know who is God?  And would say this…..

Jane tu Jane na kya hai khuda, ishwar, alha, God, rub

uthe hai haath tere ibadaad mei kahi

jode hai haath tere puja mei kahi

juhkhe hai sir tere prayer mei kahi

dil mei teri hai astha

par nazar mei teri vo nahi

Jane tu Jane na kya hai khuda, ishwar, alha, God, rub

padhi hai tune gita, kuran

dundha tune madir, masjid

use dundha nahi tune apne dil mei

Jane tu Jane na kya hai khuda, ishwar, alha, God, rub

If you would have listened or read Gita and asked questions you would have definitely learned who is God? Where is he?

God- a mystery or reality

I would like to first of all put my views on God then quote my readings and findings in later post.

If being asked who is God then I would say, Its “You” who is God. 🙂 Surprised. I have my own thinking to support this. When you read Gita, Krishna explains Arujuna that he, God, is sanatan satya, he never dies, never looses his memory and is all above materialist pleasures. He has created all these pleasures but is not attached to these pleasures. He is an actor at the same time he is an observer. If he is acting, his acts are not affected by Moh and Maya. When being asked about his form, he said, I dont have any form. But you can see me in any form you want me to be in.

So he is ajanma and formless. He is in each atom of this world. Then I think he is my “good senses”, my “mind” which observes my each and every act and guides me at each step. Is it not what Krishna did with Arujuna? He was guider of his senses and showed him ways.

If yes, then is it not enough to say that God is “you” rather your mind or your consciousness which observes each and every step of yours and guides you.

Have you observed when you are going to take any decision, you will find two parts of yourself giving you different options and views. Depending on the situation you get good options and bad options from these parts. And whom do you follow? You follow either of these options. Your decision is affected on how you take the situation. Or shall I say that your decision is affected by Rajo Guna or Tamo Guna or Sattva Guna. Which ever guna satisfies you, you take decision based on the situations, chosen guna shows you.

If God is formless, how can I define him in any form? If you are a real object in this real world and if the above stated arguments are satisfactory then, how can I term God as mystery?

But before getting excited and jumping to any conclusion. I would say that your decision will be based on guna, and in order to find the best of all the three guna you need to take base of Gita.

So in all the conclusion according to me is, God is your power backed by truth which helps you take decisions and guides you in life.

I may be wrong and would like to hear comments of my valuable readers.