Coffee on my desk

Amul coffee tin on the desk,
grows my thirst.
attracts my gaze,
pulls my hands.

Then it asks me to open its lid,
free trapped coffee,
Enclosed since it was pushed,
and locked after produce.

Juicy coffee succeeds
in fetching my intentions.
Liquid fulfills its wish of
going down a human throat,
touching, and brushing intestine.

Then it wins and meets sole purpose,
Of flowing and travelling
Through human body-limbs, chest,
starting from stomach,
from head to tows.

It liberates proudly after
Refreshing human soul,
Leaving somber, tired mind into
Active, alive and kicking one.

* words wrote in leisure in office.

Everyone can make a difference

Today, I am starting with a story of a little girl and about her courage! Story is from a city in North-West region of Pakistan called Swat Valley. The area is still under partial control of Taliban. Society there always lives under threat of bloodshed and murder. You are not supposed to walk openly in market, because pressure is mounted in your head; terrorist may appear any moment and will shoot you. Bomb blasts are as frequent as we get SMS. Pakistan military is struggling in peace keeping actions and eliminating insurgent activities. Taliban wanted to rule in that area, wanted to see people under threat. That’s all! Their Best strategy is to stop education and schools providing education. So, that they can dictate them on their orders. Especially, Girls are absolutely not allowed to go to school. It’s a fatwa. They think, “Women deprived of education, unable to read and write will live in kitchen. They will cook, sweep and wash. And finally can be easily abused in night. It’s dream of Taliban.

It was a month of October 2012, Taliban shook the city with couple of major bomb blasts. War broke out. People were scared to send their kids to school. Here comes a courageous girl on day of 8, October, 2014. With her desire to learn, She is determined that she will go to school. She walks out of house early morning. She is not in uniform to disguise her from being student. She was on her way to school, and two terrorists with half masked faces, fired twice towards her. One bullet went straight through left side of her head, passed besides the brain and came out of eardrum. Girl just bowed down her head, not realizing she has been shot. She then collapsed with head and body swelling. She was moved quickly towards hospital. She was going to die. She remained in coma few days. Doctors surprised saying, “How did she survive. Insha Allah, its miracle! She has courageous heart.” She said, “I don’t want fancy classroom, university. I want education wherever possible even under the tree!” This girl called Malala Yusufazai has made revolution. She is now speaking for 31 million girls around world for their basic right of education.
So, Coming back in India, even though there is no terrorism here, many hurdles and problems have sapped literacy rate. India’s economy is growing- rich and prosperous. Every day, we are looking at new constructions, flyovers, skyrocketing building, and inflation that results in growing prices of food products. People at below poverty line cannot afford for anything more than food. So, there is no question of education.

You might have experienced this many times. You are driving a car. On signals, you see children with torn clothe, or half naked tapping window pane to sell handicrafts. They will even wipe your window glass for few pennies. Such children are everywhere in all cities. Cheap labor is growing. Poverty is reason. Children in very young age join workforce to earn bread and butter and make a living. Low level workers are giving birth children just as to get help in their daily work.
According to 2011 census, 18% males and 35% female population is still illiterate. Economist did survey of rural areas in India, half of 10 year old children in rural India cannot read at basic level. 9.6 million Children don’t go to schools. Out of 100 children, 15 never attended schools. Those who attended, half of those will be dropped out after 10th. To change the grim picture is challenge in front of all of us.

Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. Now time has come. We are just by chance are well educated. We can make a difference by helping our fellow Indians to see better future. They also have dream and ambitions. If vehicle has stopped working with lack of fuel; we can add some and make it run.

We have got an opportunity while working here to make a difference.  Asha Deep Foundation is providing employability skills to young underprivileged people living in most parts of Pune. Similar program is successfully running in Noida and Chennai. Through this Programme nearly 700+ young children from under-privileged backgrounds have been trained in computer skills and spoken English. And 60% of them have got jobs. It is said, “If you give one a fish, you save him for a day; if you tell how to fish, you save his life.” This is dictum Asha Deep is following.

I have visited school once. Children are so hungry to learn. I haven’t seen such picture before. It’s really energizing and vibrant picture. Their eagerness to learn will motivate you. All of us can join this program and spend half a day to teach at YEP center. I would strongly urge you to spread message among your colleagues as well !

Thanks You !

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Gift of Life

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Lines scribbled, while I ponder, don’t follow standards of English or grammar. So, can be called as poem.

Beloved, which gift should be offered?
With your policy of accepting none.
Once paths crossed for short time,
spreading puddle of pearls and music in my heart.

You parted; stab of grief that left some marks,
Awake, alarmed and determined to control and be.
Standing at one end of inaccessible turbulent seashore.
winds were blistering skin, warming this blood in search of you.

Days ended, years passed away.
Time will come when Sun will set,
and night will reign over sombre heart,
Struggle to manoeuvre fumbling breath.

When there was no purpose to be,
I received one to be part of cosmic turmoil,
To hide my face and look your cherubic grin.
So was your gifted presence somewhere in the corner.

World runs like daily treadmill of
getting down the train and chasing another.
Walking or running, I see that horizon,
And your face floating in the mirage.

Safeguarding my presence with full of faith.
When rarely anything is ruled by man.
Goal is to sustain in greater torment,
Staying among selfish ghosts and illness of heart.

Time line of childhood, youth and ageing.
Showing this rhythm of forlorn life.
No furtive meetings, only fight, disconnect and patchwork.
No one is sure I might fade away in next wind.
Leaves floating down branches to reach the earth.

I keep walking, watching colourful canvass,
And your smile, lively presence over it.
I wonder, are you there also,
Your thoughts rekindle my heart,
Strength, vigor rushes into shivering presence.

Story is not unique, I was not alone.
I sailed the ship, spoke with strangers,
More troubled in their own complex puzzles.
Journey leaves me with universal grace.

It rains somewhere at unknown place,
water flows down over dry riverbed.
Birds flock, fly out with renewed glow,
Trees sprout and harvest blooms.
River and its continuous charity!

I welcome you. I welcome you.
Majesty, Let me be yours and pure.
I will sing lasting smile and joyful time.
I shall never know you taught to be myself.
I dedicate my offerings, devotion.
Strong, robust on its own.

Art of Knowing, Feeling and Doing

A. Why do you think we have so much inertia in our life? Have you ever regretted that by not taking an action in time on an issue of significant social importance, you lost a bit of your self-respect? If yes, illustrate
B. Is it necessary that people should have big goals in life? What is wrong with ordinary aspirations, average expectations and live life as it comes?
C. What really is the source of fortitude in life? How does it originate and how does one sustain it?
D. Have you learned anything striking, innovative or transformative from someone you didn’t expect?
E. What will this experience of in-course add to your life? What special skill, insights, or ideas will you like to contribute?
F. Pl describe your qualification, learning, future directions, and journey so far in maximum 150 words.

After answering above self searching question, I got opportunity to attend 10 hours un-course-‘Art of Knowing, Feeling and Doing

We live in noise and clutter of day to day life. We are always immersed in our own thoughts and many personal or work related problems. Hundreds of thought enter and leave our brain. This habit pattern has disabled inherent sense to hear sounds in nature and to realize natural activities going around. Professor gives his own example, ‘While I walk towards classrooms every day, I can see the weeds or plants growing gradually behind the trees. I can understand what is going on among the group of sparrows those start chirping in garden besides house.” So, it’s true that, those who have least seem to care most! Similarly, We look at so many things, but we don’t’ see them. So, seeing does not always believing. But beliefs can influence what we see. What we think we should see, but we don’t. We can trigger our knowing by our feeling”
There is a famous story in Mahabharata. Guru Dronacharya took test of archery in his class. Pointing towards a tree, he asked his disciples, “Answer me, what can you see?”
Yudhishtir answered, “I can see whole cosmos! I see trees, sky and everything surrounded by it.”
Few other disciples answered that they look at many different things.

When Arjuna’s turn came, he said, “I can see only the eye of that bird. I can see nothing apart from that.”
How did it happen that same thing is observed differently by different disciples. Arjuna did task of focusing his mind towards the bird. If we asked who do you want to become between Arjuna and Yudhishtir. Most of us wanted to become Arjuna. Why do we need Yudhishtirs then? People like him are required to look at bigger picture, wider perspectives and connections between different facts.
Sometime in past, group of people in a congregation have been asked how much experience do they have. Many answered having experience of 10 years, 20 years of doing x. Do you believe 10 years experience of an adult is more is always more worthwhile than 3 years experience by young student? No. Most of the time, we have much experience of doing things slowly.

There is a concept called, ‘Reverse mentoring’. Philosophers searching for right answer, ask their questions to children. Children react in a very naïve manner. Answers come from them will not be interrupted by any kind of feeling or distractions. Children also have ability to please their parents to get what they wanted. They can manipulate their parents through jibes, dramas or acting.

Heuristics are principles or thumb rules that will not require complete and clear understanding but these are thumb rule that will serve your purpose. For example, when you are walking in a hazy atmosphere and unable to see what is ahead of 2 feet distance. You want to reach mountain top. If you take steps upward and forward, you will for sure reach top once. Similar kind of heuristics is simple but very strong and robust.

When kids are nurtured in our culture, what do we do? From time when children become able to understand, we want them to imitate our gestures as quickly as possible. We wish them to affirm what we do. Then children make different kinds of faces thinking people around will become happy. How ironic it’s that we groom kids to imitate and do not allow them to innovate.

When human being takes birth, first sense or feeing any human being understand is a touch. It senses a touch and then feels it. Touch is very primordial and fundamental feeling. Touch is so true feeling that it is sensed by all millions of species observed during birth.
We started discovering knowledge from an early stage. It has actually impacted our understanding. There are many activities, movements are happening in nature, but we do not have instinct to realize them. Two month baby can distinguish between touch of a mother from that of other. That baby can understand if it in the lap or cradle within fractions. How could it possible for 2 month baby? Similar instinct also exists in birds and animals. When any snake or an enemy tries to approach flock of birds, all birds fly away together. This happens as soon as any single bird senses pray approaching the group. We lose instinct that comes endowed with us from birth? As we grow physically, we have lose most our abilities, senses that we are endowed with us on the moment of birth. Instinct is present in not only humans but also all other live species. Looking at the evolution mankind, if we draw a map of human body in which – Size of each part of body will be in proportion of number of signal brain receives from it.

humanBrain In the above map, we see size of hand much bigger. It means, from the evolution of mankind, human brain has received maximum signals received in life were from hands. Legs are smaller because it has been used just to walk or kick. Hands were rigorously used in different activities and workout. That is why human hands have been evolved at much higher level. First humanoid was evolved around 7000 years back. First human ancestors used to utilize all four limbs for walking, but later started usage of front limbs for doing work.

Take for example, men whose work involved activities of hands have developed much higher level of thinking. JRD Tata, Saint Thomas both were carpenter. Great saint Kabir was weaver. When they wrote poems while working, their couple of lines was very rich in meaning. They could summarize great wisdom in few words.

If we look at culture in last 3 thousand years, dress that women wear doesn’t have packets. But male dress has packets. It’s an indication that women were doing work all the time such as weaving, breaking seeds, cooking, and all other home chores. So, we conclude that instinct of woman has been developed to much higher level than that of men. Women sense and feel much quickly and intuitively.

Knowing-Feeling and doing need not be in this order. Children or women feel first and then understand it. What matters whether we take action after we knowing and feeling. Lack of action has developed so much inertia in our life. We do not take action over things that really matters to us. Yess. That’s true!

But why don’t we take actions?

This session has helped to understand why we have so much inertia in life. If you are told to list down 10 things that you will complete in a day, it will happen few of these will not be started at all. Even if these matter most to you, you will find reasons to avoid them. You have defined your goals, tasks. But you still don’t execute. So, there must be some reason behind this inertia, which prevents me from taking an action.

If we look at good executives, we will find they will really feel uneasy if actions were not performed. They understand when to intensify their feelings that will enable to take actions. Great achievers are able to generate right kind of feeling at the right moment. They can dispel wrong, evil some feeling to touch their soul.
There are nine different kinds of feelings viz. love, Anger, Hatred, compassion, fear, Comic etc. These are called Navrasas in Sanskrit.
Professor explains about Samvedana, “Samvedana is kind of feeling in which I sense the feelings of other as intense as other person feels. Then that pain doesn’t remain only his pain. It becomes my pain as well. There is no chance of having little less. Sam=equal, vedana=pain. Now, cause of problem is now also your problem. The great selfless actions and revolutions have been triggered by people who were able to sense the pain EXACTLY as suffered by others. So, the potential generated by those feelings were very high.”
HOWEVER, if any start feeling responsible for everybody and everything that is wrongs in the world, the emotions will become so much high and intolerable that person will not have single moment of peace. You will be most emotionally charged and burdened that you will no longer able to live peacefully. Person will withdraw from doing action.
This dilemma is same as faced by Arjuna before war of Mahabharata. Arjuna looked at all his family- brothers, cousins, teacher, grandfather with whom he has to fight in war. He becomes helpless and starts thinking to refrain from following his duty. This is one of the major reason that stop people from taking action. Every day, we become Arjuna inside us and we have to fight with him. It’s one of major reasons to procrastinate things and become irresponsible.
Little bit of schizophrenia is necessary in our life. Symptom is an inability to connect between real world and imaginary world. It’s an ability to disconnect you from real world for some time. It’s necessary for human being to take effective actions. Concluding, To be able to connect with action, you should also be able to disconnect. There will time come, you will need to say ‘Okay. I have done well. You are right.’
Some time, few might have responsibilities that will be so much that you have to be ruthless for not taking action over few. Human senses are like oscillations. Feelings move from one extreme to other extreme one of pendulum. Pendulum is attached in path by feelings such as attachment, responsibility, cognitive energy. There could be one moment of pendulum when ratio between feeling and lack of feeling, pendulum will move in a direction of tangent. Object will move out of orbit once, it loses its different gravitational pulls from center. The tangential moment is what we miss in life. Rocket, missile can move up in the space only after it is able to overcome material attractions in its life. This shows, when you are able to ignore material ties and pulls in life, you will move ahead and there will be no hurdle or roadblock.
Professor tells a story from a novel ‘Magnificent Obsession’ by Lloyd C. Douglas. Confused man asks a priest about relationships. When one build a house, he is required to use stone, bricks, mortar. While building a well, we put a brick over other. But while building relationship, you put one brick into other. When every time relationship breaks, part of that brick is gone. So, it’s you who have to decide how many and which people you have to build relationship. When we think so much about all the people, we end up serving no one. We lose our accountability and integrity. So, there is a famous saying ‘Choose your own bonds’. People who did well, they chose feelings, bonds wisely.
Imagine, your chariot is being pulled by number of horses, running all in different directions. Your horses are most active, strongest and hardworking, genuine, calm. Chariot will not move a single feet ahead as they are pulling in them in all 360 angles. We are prevented from doing by knowing and too much. So, it’s also required to know what NOT to know!
Beauty of flute is that what makes a difference is what is left out of it and not what is remained inside. If flute wish to accumulate air inside, music will not come out.

Consider an Air instrument such as violin or guitar. When there is too much tension in the cord, it will break. If there is no tension in the cord, it will not play.

For a beautiful sound to occur, what is required situation is ‘Middle way’. The same path has been mentioned by Buddha long ages back.

Buddha said,
Do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations.
Do not believe something merely because it has become a traditional practice.
Do not believe something simply because it is well-known everywhere.
Do not believe something just because it is cited in a text.
Do not believe something solely on the grounds of logical reasoning.
Do not believe something merely because it accords with your philosophy.
Do not believe something because it appeals to ‘common sense’.
Do not believe something just because you like the idea.
Do not believe something because the speaker seems trustworthy.

Wisdom to take from this is that never become satisfied with what you know. Always there will be possibility of ambiguity. So we should better leave ourselves in ambiguity.
Principle of Randomness: We have played many games during childhood. Why there are many games that were based on random number, games such as snake and ladder. You become happy as move onto number 97. Now, you throw a dice and come down to 11 as snake eats you in next game. What was in your hand? We play many such games. They tell that there are fair chances of winning as well as loosing. So, there is should be no reason to worry. Our duty is to be ready for next game and try.
When a possibility to win is low, we should try. And when possibility to win is lowest, we must try. Winning and losing are part of life.

Equanimity: It’s a balanced state of mind; you are not affected by good or bad happening to you. You do not get wet even being immersed in water. Equianimate person is called as ‘SthitPradnya’ in Geeta.

There is a problem that College campus authority to solve. Security System has to be improved without hiring any new one guard. Solution would be to randomize the places of security guards. For example, security will toss a coin, if it turns head, he will move right. If it turns tails, he will move left. Such possibility will distribute level of security around the campus. Criminal will have no chance of knowing where the security guards are standing, resulting in improved efficiency.
Having Childlike curiosity and instinct:


How to have childlike curiosity and instinct?

Professor has invited Chaaya, 12 year old girl from a village near Gandhi-Nagar. We got advice and suggestion from her insights during lecture upon how could she generate curiosity to find out unsolved problem and find the solution over the same. Height of tap was higher than her height. she and many other small children had difficulty in drinking water from tap at higher height. She suggested tilting water taps pipe so that small kids can also drink water as can taller ones.

After her appreciation and taking some insights we brainstormed how could we sustain the creative and innovative instinct within us.


Bhigwan Bird watching

“Birds travel thousands of kilometers. They leave their country when winter starts and their food-herbs and shrubs get deeply covered with snow. Bhigavan is one of few places where many species of birds arrive and stay for two to three months. They reach habitable land crossing thousands of kilometers is an extraordinary act to continue their race.” From early morning 5:30 our bus was running towards the Bhigawan and the guide of our Bird watching trek Pritesh was giving information about birds.

Bhigwan Bird watching

“I have seen more than 40 different species of birds at Bhigavan. Being regal traveler, I have I have done many more bird watching trips across the country including Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur. I have travelled places like Andaman, did snorkeling at Goa… I would be guiding this Bird watching journey.” Pritesh was introducing himself.  Now we will be able to see different rarely available species. Flamingo is main attraction. It has tall orange brownish legs and neck shining and shaping in character ‘S’. It’s 5 to 6 feet tall. That’s almost height of a human.”  Our bus was going to touch the Bhigawan within few minutes.  We reached the village Diksal and bus took left turn and reverted back.  During the time we were browsing through the Ornithology study book about the Birds. Pritesh keeps that book with him during bird watching travels.

Around 8: 30 AM

The bus passed over the bridge and Pritesh asked driver to stop the bus.  We crossed down the bridge reaching the bank of water reservoir. Two boats were waiting for us. Both red colored boats were having capacity to carry around 10-15 people. Our team of fifteen could occupy easily in two boats.  Boatman told to divide us into two groups and enter six to seven people in each boat.  Everyone is too excited to rush into first boat. I jumped into second one.  Amit followed behind me.  We were eight people in our boat- Amit, Achyut, Shweta, Keyur and Sunil along with his wife Sonali and their little daughter Abha.  As first boat moved ahead, ours also left the shore.

Boatman started rowing holding the oars on both sides. He was looking energetic as it was his first sailing of that day. He was pushing the boat ahead. Bhigawan water reservoir was very wide. We were moving along the left edge. Water was greenish dark and cold. The morning sun was warmer and soothing.  Cold in the air had disappeared at that time. Winds were beating momentarily. Water boating is an exuberant moment when we were moving through water on all four sides. I was realizing the reason I came with this team getting fulfilled.

Within only few minutes we are welcomed by bright white colored birds on both sides.  We were approaching nearer to them; one bird took a plunge into sky.  On the next moment, the whole flock followed the movement and lifted into the air. They flied as if we are chasing them.  Yes! It was ours uninvited entry into their habitat. I felt, now the message of dangers would be spread by them in their community.  This moment didn’t fade out so easily because our team of photographers had taken these moments with digital cameras- birds moving upwards with wide open wings and the whole elongated horizontal body.

No one missed to take the photographs. Sunil took photographs with his Samsung tab. Achyut was testing his photography skills. Shweta sitting lecturing beside, “You need this much passion and that for Photography.. And to become best photographer…”  I tried to take pics with Canon Poweshot, but sun was in front of me. So, I put my camera down.

As we moving ahead, the squealing and cluttering noise of birds entering our ears.  Seventeen odd lives had entered among community of thousand birds of different casts. There were only two binoculars in our team.  Pritesh shouted from the first boat to share and rotate it amongst us.  Pritesh was telling names and information of these different types of birds.

Next moment, I saw splendid plain white birds. Few were truly busy undisturbed in their work and few were challenging us to approach. One bird was busy searching it breakfast. It pushed its long flexible neck deep into water and started stirring inside.  While struggling to pick up its victim, it pulled its head out, two few steps ahead and again stirred its neck into the water. I prayed for that bird to have its food at the earliest. Birds were not shy like rabbit, but they were easily sensing the unfamiliar group of intruder ruining their congregation. They has no way to fly away to safeguard their families.
9:15 AM

We were moving ahead. When the climate was festive and we sensed the odor of fish.  Everyone could easily detect that fishers had swept the net in the morning.  It was unconscious feeling to come out of fish market and I saw why first boat was bit far ahead.

Now, we have truly entered into habitat of birds. Birds were cluttering. First boat was little faster that moved ahead. I was unable to hear Pritesh. We were warned to keep quiet as birds would fly ways if we make noise. Now, Boatman turned the guide and he told number of birds and their names. He may not remember scientific names of each bird, but tried to tell the information whatever he knew. “In this winter season, he does boating for 9 hours every day. We are in the Ujani Dam backwater. It takes around three hours to reach the main dam, which is responsible for this backwater reservoir “Now, it was more than hour we were going through the water, fighting against the tide. I was there on the front side and water waves were hitting the boat from front side. Boatman was sweating, but he had not choice than following the first boat that was run by younger one. Sometimes, boat was getting imbalanced as Keyur stood up to take photographs. Boatman asked us to balance the boat that was getting heavier on one side. I felt if we could take a break for few minutes, but our boat was lagged behind the first one.

We were looking very different kinds of birds.  One moment, we saw angry looking bird grayish white bird with long beak pointed forward. It was Heron.  There were many little ducklets floating on the water.

Painted Stork
Painted Stork

“Wow..!”  I cleared my eyes. It’s special appearance today. It is the largest bird I have ever seen.   Yellowish beak as if sword hanged around the orange head having dark pointed eyes. Body was white colored and it was covered with comb like design of black feathers. Pritesh mentioned.. “Look at this! It’s painted stock!”  Our boatman repeated, “Its painted stork!!”  We saw flock of painted storks.  These birds usually reside in the shallow water so that they could easily prey food.  “They are migrated from North and East Asian countries like Russia, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar. “

10:30 AM

Almost within couple of hours we had seen many more birds. We newbie couldn’t distinguish different birds easily like Gray Heron, Brown-headed gull, Bar headed Goose, Brahmini Duck.

After moving a long distance through the water, we never know how much far we are going to move. Boatman said, “We will move until we see Flamingo. And we will see within few minutes”


It was wide wetland area.. Swampy one. Powerful and magnificent birds like Flamingos stay very much away and bit unreachable place for humans.  They are able to prey fishes and insects that get caught in the shrubs in the water. And Yess. We saw a group of around 200 birds. These were flamingos. Both boats anchored some distance apart from these birds.


We got over the swampy land by coming through knee high mud. I scratched legs to remove mud on the grass. Everyone was warned to keep silent and not to walk towards the flock. Keyur and Pritesh knew the way to approach these birds. Both of them lied down on the ground and started crawling like the army that moves with their gun in the land of enemy. They got very near about 5 to 10 feet apart and took photographs. We watched through Binocular. “This bird walks with very elegant style. They look very beautiful when they take flight into the air. Among this group, beautiful one is the male and other is female.” Someone added the information.

Flemingos taking off

The whole group of Flamingo took a flight; we were able to see their colorful wings and magnificent body.  The 6 feet vertical body turned horizontal, neck stretched ahead and two wide wings to helping to float in the air.  The flock of this migratory birds fly in V-shaped group with male leading the group, Females and juveniles behind”

11: 30 AM

We enjoyed being among birds for around half an hour and returned back. Sun has reached the top and heat in air was growing.  Most of us were exhausted.  Boatman served all of us tea prepared over urban chulha. After sipping a cup of tea, we returned back with beautiful memories.

Mind and Soul

Have you noticed the different states of the mind? Once it is peaceful, next moment it could be anxious, worried, confused or directionless.  Every day this mind thinks about hundreds of different subject and it passes through many states. Most of the problems in life are rooted in the way of thinking.  The solution is the renewal the mind and spirit. Thoughts are the only starting point of progress in life. You can grow if you are aware about this. It surely takes time and effort.

Imagine you are speaking with your friend in a noisy clutter of crowdy room. Can you communicate clearly with your friend?  No. In the same way, mind also cannot think in right direction and reach the correct decision, when it is filled with many multiple thoughts and emotions.

What is normal state of mind? It is always busy and addicted to different thoughts. But, Truth is it should not be filled with any reasoning, worry, and fear for long time. It should be calm, quiet and serene.  There are thousands of ways to get disturbed, but very few to be silent.  It is uttermost important to achieve a peaceful mind, which the origin of divine wisdom and revelations. So, ask yourself how much time, your mind is in normal state?

It’s is not simply easy to be silent and thought neutral. You need get it trained by discipline… (In progress writeup)


Note: Article edited for organizational magazine.

Inspiration from nature

Rain has showered over the land and refreshed the sun burnt land. Next morning just after the sunrise, first flower appeared on the earth, opened the petals to receive the rays of the sun. Prior to this momentous event that heralds the transformation in the life of plant, this planet has been covered with flora and fauna for millions of years. This flower may not survive long through unfavorable conditions, but one moment threshold will be crossed with the explosion of color and scent.

This event is not linked to us, but it is the consciousness that struggles for survival and growth. It is the prime purpose of that sampling to grow and spread the charming scent. The new born flower buds have inspired countless artists, poets. It has shown the way of life that is selfless. Beauty of flower could awaken us with its fleeting, ethereal nature, but it is the true nature of every innermost being. It shows the recognition of joy and love towards surrounding ecosystem.

The gigantic oak tree once was little sapling and born out of pea nut sized seed.  The same oak tree houses hundreds of birds through its branches. All earthbound events and forms speak about manifestation of life and consciousness. These are symbols of evolutionary and remarkable progress.

Our Earth, only planet on solar system is surrounded with mixture of life giving elements and habitable atmosphere. Life started with aquatic, reptilian lives. Later adoptable and struggle to survive made changes life.  Few similar light bodies received feathers offering ability to fly. All forms of similar lives are bound to stay on the earth under the force of gravity.

Each lively form on the earth is attached with essence of happiness that let them stay and grow.  These are source of enlightenment and learning. This earth is miraculous laboratory. To witness this, we require certain presence, alertness and right spirit to perceive.

Note: This article was edited for organizational magazine. I am pleased to tell you that this blog post has been nominated for “Versatile AND Inspiring” i.e. Best Inspirational Blog started by Marion . Thanks Marion for this honor!