Sometimes something unplanned leads to a pleasant experience. Same thing happened to me yesterday. Yesterday morning, it was a usual Sunday morning. I wake up a bit late than the schedule time. After all, Sunday is the only day in the week when I wake up late. But the surprise was the visit to Allahabad. I just got the time to get ready. The plan was to go to Allahabad to have the bath in Ganga River. Yesterday was full moon. An auspicious day to have the bath. The car was booked by one of my friends. We started our journey about quarter to ten and reached there at quarter past twelve. We walked about five kilometres because our rented car was parked in the parking area. The police barricade was there to control the movement of vehicles. When we reached the bank of Ganga, it was an experience which can’t be explained in words. It can be said that I got the spiritual feeling there. Then we took off our clothes to enter in Ganga. The water was cold but the spirit in us encouraged us to take the bath. After taking few dips, a sense of satisfaction and devotedness came to my heart. That time, the water wasn’t giving the coldness. The moment was so relaxing that till now I’m having the peace in mind. After bath, we came back to Varanasi again. The trip was short but the memory has become a part of my life and it will be there with me life long. To have the bath in Ganga was my plan more last six months but I never imagined that my wish will be fulfilled in this way. Some good things happen suddenly and without any planning.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
First of all, Happy Republic Day to all Indians. Indeed a great day to celebrate. 63 years ago, on this very date, we became a democratic republic. After the independence, we needed to have constitution to ensure the right and duties of the citizens and law for the country. Finally it was executed on 26 January 1950.
But today, we need to ask few questions to ourselves. The gang rape which happened on 12 December 2012 is the current example that we need to transform our society and the social values. There are many questions which we have to ask from ourselves. Why are we so weak that we don't want to change the constitution to make provision for the hardest punishment? Why always we try to escape from being one by saying about the traditions and cultures? Why still after more than six decades of independence and being republic, we are still a developing country? Why don't we try to change the political system of the country? Why we think that nothing can be done about this country?
We always say that the corruption and political system has declined the entire system. If the youth of any country will say like this then really nothing good can happen to the country. Main problem is that the youth wants to migrate from India to any foreign country. All the foreign countries are developed not just because of its citizens but due to Indians also. The Indians, who are residing in those countries and working there, have contributed to the development of those countries. If the Indians can make those countries developed then why can’t they contribute their valuable knowledge and skill in India’s contribution? If they will do it here then indeed, India will be the superpower very soon.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
What spirituality really means? Does being spiritual means religious? Or it means something else? I’m trying to find the correct answer. But unfortunately, I haven’t come any answer to be called as perfect answer. Everyone has defined spirituality as per their own perception. You won’t believe that while writing this article, my mind is free. Free, in terms, means that recently I haven’t read anything particular about this topic. I’m just writing this article whatever is coming in my mind.
Well, according to me, spirituality means being in spirit. So, I have divided this term in two terms – spirit and reality. Being in the right spirit is more important. Few people have taken spirituality been granted to be religious. Being religious is something different. But being spiritual means doing the right things and for the betterment of the human society. In all the religions, across the globe, the core thing which has been told is that being a right person and doing things for the betterment of the society. For some people, spirituality means being religious, for some it’s having command over one. Many thoughts as per many people saying this.
Spirituality, according to me, is just being a good person doing right things. It doesn’t matter which religion one belongs to. Being spiritual isn’t the copyright of any particular religion. Its work of few handful religious scholars who propagate the theory that my god is superior to your god. I bet no religion tells this to its followers. The present unrest in the world based on the religious thoughts is the propaganda of few people. This is not the spirituality. In spirituality, there is no clash between people. Just as I said above that every religion preaches to be the right person on the right path. These things are so much interrelated that it’s obvious for people to treat them as one. If not one then complementary at least. What matter most is the right action being done by the person.
Almost every person says that he or she believes in god. Indeed god is there. Even I believe in god and I do believe in his presence. But do we really believe in god or we believe in god due to fear? Actually this fear is the dangerous thing. Fear compels people to do things according to one’s perception. Those who believe in god never indulge themselves in wrong doing. Those who fears from god, always try to do right things, just to be on the safe side and to be saved from punishments like going to hell.
I believe that there is no heaven or hell. A person gets the results of his or her own actions. Depending on the actions and the intensity, the person is awarded or punished. The concept of heaven and hell are made to force people to do right thing. Or it can be said that this concept forces them to do right thing. The fear of punishment is very strong. Every wrong doer has this in his or her mind that I’ll be caught and I’ll be punished. For example, every notorious criminal is scared of the police. The criminal knows that if he or she is caught by police then he or she will be punished.
Doing right or wrong things depends on the person’s own thinking. According to me, the pleasure of getting awarded or being praised of doing something right is the heaven. The pain of getting punishment or having the punishment is the hell. A person gets either of one on the earth only. Every religion says that there is life after death and the soul is rewarded or punished according to the actions done by it when it was is in the human body. I just want to ask few questions. Who has seen the life after death? Who knows what exactly happens with the soul when it leaves the human body? If the soul is free from the grip of death then how it’s awarded or punished?
The answer lies in being spirituality. It means in the right spiritual. Do right things and get the pleasure of being satisfied. The pleasure of satisfaction is the thing which can’t be robbed, taxed or taken away from oneself. Doing right things for the betterment of the society is the action which one needs to do. It’s our ego or thoughts which always haunts us to do get the reward. Controlling the senses or having command over emotions is the ultimate goal. It can’t be achieved by meditation alone. It requires right thoughts followed by right actions. That’s the real spirituality.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Today, I was in mood to write something else. But the Delhi gang rape is still haunting me. Few days back and today also, I was having the decision over this issue with my friends. I’m on the side that the rapists should get death punishment for the crime like rape. Few of my friends were against me. Their thought is that if the law is amended and the new clause includes the death sentence to the rapists, then it would become a new aide for the girls to frame anyone. The changes are high that the law would be used in the either way. I’m not denying it. But I still support the death sentence for rapists. It should be verified first. If the rape charges are verified then only the court should pass the death sentence.
Every coin has two sides. Likewise, everything has two sides. It depends on the user that whether the person is using it for the good use or bad use. I’m just saying that the bad use should be stopped. Laws are made for the betterment of the society. It’s not to break the society. More importantly, it’s a person’s own consciousness which should be telling the person of the right or wrong. If the consciousness is guiding the person to the right direction then the result is positive, constructive and full of prosperity. The negative side is always destructive and it’s full of negativity only.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
These days, the menace of Pakistan has increased a lot. Beheading of two Indian soldiers is the current example. On top of that, Pakistani foreign minister is saying that India is making false allegation. This is ridiculous. On one hand Pakistani army is killing Indian soldiers and then calling India a war mongering. It’s like a thief is calling another person thief. Pakistan had bad experience of three wars with India. Whenever India has done something for the peace then Pakistan has reciprocated the friendly gesture in terms of war or terrorist attacks. I don't understand why the world community isn’t doing anything? This is now crossing the limit. Neither the world community is doing anything nor is it allowing India to do anything. Pakistan knows only the language of war. So let it be a war. Its enough now. If we look around the globe then every major country is sending its troops to foreign countries to suppress its enemies. Recently France has sent 750 French soldiers in Mali to suppress the enemy. America bombarded Iraq and Afghanistan to catch Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden. Everywhere it’s the same thing. Why can’t India take that step?
Friday, January 11, 2013
I know I was absent for more than one month now. This wasn’t time for me to remain silent. But I was silent due to the sad event which happened on 16 December 2012. A sad and shameful incidence which rocked the country and spread a wave of hatred against the culprits. Yes, I’m talking about the Delhi gang rape. The rape and the inhuman torture done on the victim have made everyone shameful. The saddest part was that the girl died during the treatment. Although the culprits have been caught but the justice is still awaited. The culprits should be given brutal punishment before getting the death sentence. In majority of the gulf countries, the rapists are awarded death sentence maximum one week after their crime is proven in the court of law. Indeed, rape is a crime.
Worst thing is happening after the death of the victim. Many cheap politicians and spiritual leaders are making abstract statements about the victim girl and the culprits. Their statements show their low grade mentalities. I think they are mentally sick. They are making some senseless theories of their own and now they are telling senseless statements. Someone is saying that the culprits are from a particular state, someone is saying that if the victim girl would have called the rapists her brother then they wouldn’t have raped her and tortured her. This is nothing but the sign of their ill mental state. God knows when these people will have stable mental condition.
I just want to say that no one can even think about the pain which the victim girl went through after the incidence. May her soul rest in peace. I really hate the cheap statement game which has begun now. Instead of demanding for the hardest punishment for the culprits, these people are propagating their own senseless theories. But I would like to say that the culprits should get the hardest punishment like the capital punishment without any mercy.
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