Transient World

An American tourist visited a sadhu.He was astonished to see the Muni’s room which was plain and simple. The only furniture was a mat and wooden pots.

Tourist :”With due respect, may I ask where’s your furniture and other household things?”

Muni: “Where is yours?”

Tourist : “Mine? But I’m only a visitor here.”

Muni: “So am I !’

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Busting Myth..

Election time is going on and so are the battery of false claim and propaganda. Though it is in no one’s capacity to eradicate all the false stories or fake news from the social media, but it is important for the common people that if they find something fake, they should not circulate further, or if they can, even they should expose it as well

So, I was surfing Twitter and came across a bizarre Tweet from a very prominent leader from Indian National Congress. Generally I don’t care much about the claims of politicians especially during election time, but since it was associated with Bhagvada Gita, I found it as my duty to bust his false claim and propagation of myth.

So first kindly read his tweet, which was originally in Hindi, then followed by its translation.

In one of my previous post, I have requested you all to not only revere Gita for just being a Holy Book, but also read it. But I think the gentleman, of whose tweet I have embedded hasn’t also read it at ones. If he would have read Gita, he would not have misattributed it. He says that Gita appeals everyone to be Hindu!!!

I would love to ask him, that which Gita has he read, and even if he had read then certainly it was not spoken by Krishna.

The word “Hindu” has nowhere been mentioned in Bhagavad Gita. Gita is a book for whole humanity and its content is completely secular. But those who are of parochial mindset and try to make things equal even when it is not only to settle his political interest. They are doing a great damage to humanity. This misattribution could demarcate a line that only Hindus should read Gita as it is their book. Gita is a great service to humanity, those whoever has approached it with right intention, it never has disappointed them.

In fact if you will read all the Vedic Scripture, no where you will find mention of the word “Hindu” and hence no where it appeals people from other religion to become Hindu. Rather in one of the oldest book of the World, Rigveda, following verse can be found

“manur bhava janaya daivyam janam

Rigveda 10.53.6

Which means be the human and create divine beings (Not Hindu but Human)

Indian Election: Your View?

The World is going towards “Right”. Here right means Politically Right. Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his coalition partners, has secured majority in Israeli Parliament and will become the Prime Minister of the Jewish State for the fifth time. This term, in PM office, will make him the longest serving head of the state of Israel.

This incident of picking nationalist leader as head of the state is not an isolated event. Russia is ruled by hyper nationalist leader, Vladimir Putin. Sinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, has been elected by his citizens to lead the nation once again and he will be the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan if he completes his term.

India is also headed for Federal Election and first phase is scheduled from tomorrow. Media all over the world has termed current Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a Right Wing Nationalist leader, which incidentally shares the good rapport with all the three leaders, which I mentioned above.

Can we draw some parallel from all the elections and their outcomes, which has held recently in those countries? Is Narendra Modi slated to become the Prime Minister of India once again?

Or is it a too difficult call to predict the outcome of an election of a nation, which is so diverse in every realm be it social, regional, religious etc. Opinion Polls are giving majority to NDA and BJP is being predicted as Single Largest Party. But opinion polls in India are also subjected to various debates. At times, it turned out to be façade.

Anyway, the result will be declared on 23rd  of May and things will be crystal after that.  

But since I know that my fellow blogger belongs from different part of the nation, and some are even from abroad. So I would like to know their views about current election. Who is winning? What are the Surprises that we can expect? Who will be King Maker? What are the issues which will influence the mood of the Nation?

Be assured that by giving your opinion neither I nor others will label you as Bhakt or Congressi Chamchaa. As the one who will use either of these words, must fall on the other category. At a time when Media seems to be sold out, Independent Analysis by non Media person can help us to see clearer picture. So have your say!!!

Jai Hind!!!

A month since Valentine Day..

It’s been a month since world has celebrated Valentine Day. This day is to celebrate Love. But the same day proved to be a day of anguish and pain in India this time around. We lost 40+ soldiers in a dastardly act of terrorism in Pulawama, Kashmir. Whole nation was in deep sorrow as they should be. The government was under severe pressure to act against the perpetrators of the crime. Initially, they displayed remarkable patience and latter came up with an unprecedented airborne attack on terrorist’s hideouts even crossed the LOCs and went into main territory of Pakistan.

However, number of fatalities remained unknown in that Surgical Strike. Claims and counter claims from both sides of the borders resulted in a lot of confusion among general masses. Jingoism seemed to be the driver of the emotions on either side. Pakistan also tried to infringe the Indian Airspace by sending at least four F-16 fighter jets. According to Indian foreign ministry, we responded swiftly and prevented them from targeting the military installments in our side by sending our fighter jets. In this process, one of our MiG-21 Bison went down and its pilot named Abhinandan Varthman was intercepted by Pakistanis military. Indian side claimed that in the air skirmishes, Wing Commander also shot down one F-16 fighter jet of Pakistan, which is even hinted, if not substantiated, by the earlier claims of Pakistani Army’s spokesperson that they have shot down two Indian Fighter Jets but they shared the evidence of just one. So it’s believed that the second one was F-16 and no country would be in comfortable position when world would know that their 4th Generation Fighter plane was shot down by a second generation Soviet Era fighter Jet in a dog fight. 

The situation was deteriorating very fast and when war seemed imminent, a sane decision by Pakistani establishment to return the captured Wing Commander to India resulted in thawing in the war like situation. 

A month after the fateful Pulwama attack, I sat down to reflect the whole series of events. Who gained and who lost! I tried to recall the name of Martyrs,unfortunately, I recalled none. Only thing that I remembered is the numbers. More than 40 soldiers had lost their lives. These days, Emotions are reduced to numbers, no name, no identity, and no face. Do you remember the name of any martyr? Will this remembering even helps anyone? How many Count will you remember? For how many years you will remember? This is happening since 1990s. We remember Abhinandan, we all are proud of him, his valour and his composure in the enemy’s territory and in the mouth of death. But were the lives of other 40+ soldiers are not equal, not worth knowing! But who cares! World will go on as it’s going on.

Next year again the Valentine Day will be celebrated with great fervor except in few homes where they have lost their loved ones for forever! If I will clamor for a befitting response and a tactical short term war to teach lesson to the enemies of Humanity, I will be termed as War Monger, if I will condemn war and would request for peace, I will be termed as Libtards or Coward.

I am in a fix. Then I think I should go to the schools, to the offices, to the Temples, to the Malls and if possible then to the Funeral Pyres (whose flames must have been died down by now) of the Martyrs to ask them what prompted them to risk their life for me, to say them Thank You, that you sacrificed your today for my tomorrow! To say them I am Sorry! To say them, I couldn’t do any thing when cowards attacked you, to say them that I can’t do anything as I am just a bloody common man!!!