Nature as Teacher

If you think,

“I am alone..

Circumstances are too hostile for me..

I don’t have any inspiration to emulate..

I am too tiny to make a difference..

I doubt myself and I will give up soon .. “

Just have a look at my click, which I captured today. It told me a heck of a story, Did you hear them?

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दीप, अंधकार, प्रकाश और मैं..

नमस्ते मित्रों, कैसे हैं आप लोग? पिछले कुछ समय से समय की व्यस्तता के कारण हिंदी कविताओं का सृजन और उनका प्रेषण नहीं कर पा रहा था. पर सिर्फ समय को दोष दूँ तो कोई ठीक बात नहीं, समय के संग संग मन में भी विचार पनपने चाहिए और खास कर तब जबकि आप कोई पेशेवर कवि न हों.
कई दिनों बाद आज कुछ विचार आया आप तक पहुँचाता हूँ, ज़रा संभालना 🙂

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जो तुम दीप बुझा दोगे अपनी
घोर अँधेरी रातों में
और सोचोगे कि मैं अब संग मौजूद नहीं
तो मैं बता दूँ आपको कि
मैं न तो प्रदीप्त प्रकाश हूँ
न ही खामोश अंधकार कोई
मेरा अस्तित्व न तो
चंद दीयों पर निर्भर करता है
दीये के जलने पर भी मैं हूँ
दीये के बुझने पर भी मैं ही
माना नज़र न आ सकूँ
पर नज़र न आना और अस्तित्व न होना
दोनों एक बात तो नहीं
बोलो, है कि नहीं ?

…….अभय…….

जाल ..

“मानव ईश्वर की सबसे श्रेष्ठ रचना है” एक वक्ता को जैसे ही मैंने कहते हुए सुना, मन में सैकड़ो ख्याल सरपट दौड़ने लगे. अब क्या कहूँ, कोई योगी तो हूँ नहीं कि एक बार में एक ही ख्याल से मनोरंजन कर सकूँ या विचारशून्यता की सतत स्थिति में रहकर परम आनंद का अनुभव ले सकूँ! हाँ भाई, विचार शून्यता भी आनन्द है..कभी खुद अनुभव नहीं किया तो उनसे पूछिये जो विचारों के अनंत प्रहार से सतत छत-विछत होते रहते हैं और सोचते हैं कि मन में कोई विचार न आता तो श्रेयस्कर रहता..

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खैर, वापस विषय वास्तु पर आते हैं “मानव ईश्वर की सबसे श्रेष्ठ रचना है”. क्यों भाई? यदि कुत्ते आपस में बात कर रहे होते तो वे भी यह कह सकते थे “कुत्ते, ईश्वर की सबसे श्रेष्ठ रचना है”!!! या फिर गधे!!! या शेर !!!

पर मनुष्य उनकी बातों पर विश्वास नहीं कर पाते. क्यों? कारण स्पष्ट है. मानव अपने विचारों का उपयोग करके जितने भी जीव हैं उन सब पर नियंत्रण कर सकता है. अपना प्रभुत्व जमा सकता है. अपने बुने हुए जाल में अन्य सभी जीवों को फ़ांस सकता हैं. अन्य जीव ऐसा नहीं कर सकते. क्या कभी सुना हैं कि मनुष्य मछली के जाल में फँस गया!!! हा!!! लोग पागल ही कहेंगे, यदि आपने अपने मन में ऐसा विचार भी लाया तो!!!

तो फिर मनुष्य महान क्यों ? और अधिक गहन चिंतन करने पर मेरे मन में यह विचार कौंधा. ब्लॉग पर विचार व्यक्त करने कि आजादी होती है, चाहे विचार कैसा भी हो, जो दूसरों को आहत न करे. और भारतीय संविधान के आर्टिकल 19(2) के तहत यह मेरा मौलिक अधिकार भी है. अब आप सम्भालिये इसे..

मनुष्य महान इसलिए कि यह वह जाल बुन सकता है, उस जाल कि विशेषता यह है कि अगर अन्य प्राणी जाल बनाते तो उसका उपयोग वह दूसरे प्रजाति को फांसने में लगाते. पर मनुष्य तो श्रेष्ठ जीव हैं, तो कुछ अलग तो बनता है. मनुष्य श्रेष्ठ इसलिए कि वह आपने बनाये जाल में खुद ही फँस सकता है और अक्सर ही फँसता हैं, खुद ही फँसकर उसमे तड़पता है, छटपटाता है, और जब कष्ट असह्य हो जाता है, तो वह पुनः मुक्ति का मार्ग ढूँढता है….

खुद ही जाल बुनो, उसमें फँसो और फिर मुक्ति का मार्ग ढूंढो…यह चक्र मजेदार है न??

चलिए अभी जाते-जाते संस्कृत की एक उक्ति आपके लिए छोड़ जाता हूँ.. ज्यादा चिंतन मत कीजिये.. क्योंकि अत्यधिक चिंतन भी एक जाल हैं

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये।
ज्ञान वह है जो मुक्त कर दे!!

एक और दिसंबर बीत गया..

Pondi
Sun Rise or Sun Set? Clicked it in Pondicherry, Bay of Bengal

एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

अभी तो सूरज निकला ही था
और झट में फिर वो डूब गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

अभी बसंत की हुई थी दस्तक
पर अब, पत्ता पत्ता सूख गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

जनवरी में कई कस्में खायी थी हमने
पर अगणित बार वो टूट गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

लाख कोशिशें कर उन्हें मनाया था हमने
पर एक नादानी से वो, हरपल के लिए रूठ गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

हार की कई गाथाएं लिख दी इसने
पर आशाओं के कई पन्नों को भी जोड़ गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

सोचा शाश्वत सा यह पल है
पर बारह किश्तों में ही पीछा छूट गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

स्मृति पटल पर कुछ धुंधले चेहरे
और कई नई छवि को जोड़ गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

स्थिरता मरण, गति जीवन है
शायद से वो, चीख-चीख कर बोल गया
एक और दिसंबर बीत गया

………अभय ………

 

Controversy..

Hello friends!

We do have a tendency to remember those things for longer span which have been subjected to controversy. Isn’t it?

That is why, whenever any new movie is getting released, you will start to hear so many controversies related to the actor(s) of the movie, related to the story (I am not referring only to Padmavati) or any such sort. This is even true whenever an election is slated to happen, issues such as reservation, triple talaq, intolerance in India; immigration issue, Gun Policy in US election etc. etc. will surface.  At many times these controversies are deliberately created by the stakeholders. The reason being very simple, these controversies remain in the mind of the common people for longer period and hence they also try to give their expression in any form. For film, they can give their expression by going to any PVR or in politics they will cast their vote to a specific party who is able to touch their sentiments.

But the fact is that there are issues much beyond the hullabaloo prevailed among the general mass and many of the important issue gets eclipsed in rumors.

Let me ask a very simple question, and I hope everybody among you (if you are an Indian Citizen and not a foreigner) would be able to answer it, right or wrong that is different question all together.

My question is: How many times in the History of independent India, Emergency has been imposed?

I know you know the answer, Don’t you? (DON’T GOOGLE IT, IF YOU DON’T KNOW :-P)

Okay keep the answer with you. You can verify after some time as I have given the answer of this question later section.

Emergency is a unique provision in the Indian Constitution. As we all know that India has adopted a federal polity. This simply means that there will be more than one government, one at center and the other in states or provinces. They enjoy their power in respective domain guaranteed by Constitution.

But during emergency, the federal polity of the country dramatically changes and it converts itself in to Unitary System. Center becomes way too powerful and can infringe the state’s authority, suspends the fundamental right of individual and can change the duration of the Parliament and state legislature. (I am mainly focusing on National Emergency, there are also other types of emergencies)

But this extraordinary situation may not occurs regularly hence these provisions has been seldom used. Constitution says that national emergency can be proclaimed on the ground when the “Sovereignty, integrity and security of India are under threat due to War, external aggression or armed rebellion”. Before 1978, the term armed rebellion was not used in constitution, rather the term was Internal Disturbance.

Now coming to the answer of the question: How many times in our country, emergency has been imposed?”

 The answer, contrary to many opinions, is THREE, and not ONE. Yes Sir/Mam our country has witnessed emergency three times since its independence.

First in 1962, when China attacked us in NEFA (present day Arunachal)

Second in 1971, when Pakistan attacked us during the Bangladesh Liberation war

Third in 1975, when Indira Gandhi Imposed Emergency based on her idea of Internal Disturbance.

Majority of us would have remembered emergency of 1975, which was imposed by Ms. Gandhi. Why? The answer is very simple, and that is the controversy which it has created. At numerous speeches of the political leaders and discussion among various people always talk about only this emergency, hence it has found its place in our memory  and we have forgotten or rather haven’t heard about other emergencies.

So I have given a RAM BAAN to you, if you are not able to remember anything for longer period of time, just create a controversy around it and it will be there with you forever. If you forgets some important dates (I am not saying the birthday of your special ones, it can be any date such as battle of Plassey :-P), just create a controversy and you will be surprised at your retention power.

Thanks for stopping by, hope all the crackers which you have bought for Diwali must have been detonated; if you don’t like bursting cracker and still you have please wait for next year for better returns by selling it on OLX, may be next time any judgement from the Honurable Judiciary will suspend the whole process in your city. 🙂

 

Static, really?

A feeling came inside me that I have become static and stagnant devoid of any adventure. Mother Earth came up with a unique explanation. “Son! You can’t be static as long as you are with me, didn’t you study basic science? You are rotating and revolving with me all the time with the tremendous speed, but irony is that you never feel it.” I smiled back on her response. 🙂

 

P.S.

Speed of Revolution of earth around sun= 30 Km/ Sec

Speed of Rotation of Earth on its axis= 1670 Km/ Hr

Contemplation..

I like sitting silently in any natural setting, contemplating on myriad thoughts. In cities, now there are hardly any pristine locations where one can sit and listen the chirps of the birds and can float in his/her imagination. But, of course, manmade parks come to rescue me at many occasions. If there is no one to disturb, I can sit there, hours and hours mutely. Perhaps, I should say this is my favourite time pass. Someone has rightly said “I am alive because I think and not that I think because I am alive”.

Yesterday, as we all know, was Dewali or Deepawali. The day, when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after conquering Ravana and serving exile for fourteen long and tortuous years. I went on to offer my obeisance to one of the temple of Lord Ram.

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Ram-Janki-Laxman-Hanuman

I spent nearly an hour or hour an half in temple. Then I decided to return. There is a park nearby that temple. On returning, I was up to my favourite task:-). I sat down and enjoyed the songs of the numerous birds and the frantic movements of the squirrels jumping from one tree to the ground and then to another tree.

I was recalling some of my past Diwali celebrations, and then suddenly a person came and sat beside me, which I usually don’t like when I want to be alone. But, that was a public park and in India, if your are having a seat in any public transportation and even if it is occupied to its maximum capacity, still a new person will come and ask you “please adjust” or “Bhai Thoda adjust kar lo”. So his usurpation was legitimate on that account. 🙂

Soon he opened his bag pack and took out three plastic bags from it. Two of the bags were filled with grains and one with sugar. He started to scatter it in specific locations, as I can see there were some earlier remnants of those grains as if he usually do it. He poured some sugar near by the habitats of ants which was adjacent to the bench where I was sitting. Then he started to disperse the grains in the bottom of the trees and then he was leaving the place.

Seeing the generosity of that person towards those animals and birds who can’t speak, cannot demand, cannot assert their share; I asked him “Do you regularly do this generous act?”

His humble answer caught my imagination. He smilingly said “Who am I to do this? What is my capacity? I am in slippers (hawai chappa as he said it)? I am from very humble background. The one, sitting inside that structure (pointing towards temple) does it all, for me and for entire universe.” Before I could have asked any supplementary questions he ran away from the place towards the temple, as if he was in hurry. I remained silent. Even though he went from that place, he left many thoughts in my mind. I am concluding all these in point wise manner:-

  1. There is something about Indian Culture. Since ancient times, people thorough myriad instructions and teaching via scriptures, are told to not to take credit anything done out of generosity and dedicate it to the Lord
  2. If we start taking credit of the act, then it will result in developing ego and ego is one of the root causes of evil.
  3. From the point of views of birds, insects and other species which may have benefitted through the act of that person, in reality they don’t know or will never be able to know about the person who has actually done it. Similarly in our life also, there are many persons which help us but we are not able to recognize their contribution and in turn never able to show our gratitude towards them
  4. Even if the person would not have arranged those stuffs, still those little creatures would have survived. Alternatively we can say that, these species are not dependent on anyone’s generosity. They derive everything necessary for their survival from the Mother Nature, yet the persons act as facilitator. This also has been the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.
  5. Sometime we may not know the mean, but whatever is required for us to survive is being arranged by someone, somehow, somewhere.
  6. Spirituality makes us humble and humbleness is revered as crown jewel of all qualities.
  7. You don’t have to be a millionaire to serve others and to make this place beautiful, what you all need to have a gentle heart.

That’s it for the day. I hope you had a memorable and safe Diwali this time and if you are in National Capital, then must have abide by the orders of Honourable Supreme Court,  and for those like me, who are not the resident of that part had Diwali as usual 😀

 

ओह! ये प्रश्न!!!

ओह! ये प्रश्न!!!

मैं चुप हूँ
इसलिए नहीं कि
पूछने को पास मेरे
कोई सवाल नहीं है
सोचता हूँ
अगर कहीं जो
सवाल कोई मैं पूछ गया
तो तुम
जवाब कहाँ से लाओगे?
मनगढंत उत्तर के सघन वन में
कहीं तुम लापता तो न हो जाओगे
या किसी बहरूपिये का भेष धरकर
मेरे सामने आओगे
फिर मेरी नज़रों से खुद को
न छुपा पाओगे
और निरुत्तर हो जाओगे
पर निरुत्तर तुम्हे देखकर
शर्मिंदगी मुझे होगी
कि जानकर भी
ये प्रश्न मैंने क्यों पूछा
बेहतर यही होगा कि
मैं, मेरे मन के
सवाल की स्याही को
सूख ही जाने देता हूँ
कि सुना है, समय की कोख में
कई प्रश्नो के उत्तर
स्वतः जन्म लेते हैं

…….अभय…..