Happy Ending.. Assured!

If you ask me particularly, then I may say that I am not a movie buff. But that doesn’t mean I hate movies. Some of them had a lasting imprint on me.  Whatever number of movies that I have watched till today, I must say that, more than 95%of them had happy ending. Even those which ended in tragedy has several underlying messages with them, which has potential to change ones life dramatically. 

People generally like those movies which has several ups and downs in the life of “Hero”. We have a tendency to admire those movies in which actor rises to glory from most adverse situations. Movies are directed by Humans, scripted by Humans..even then majorly  it ends happily for protagonist.

Our life is also a movie. There are generally two categories of thoughts related to this story. One, Human writes their own stories and the other is that everything is being decided by fate or in other words everything is scripted by God and we are just playing our parts. When we write our own story then everything rests on us. We can shape our story according to our whim and can make every effort to give the story a happy ending. But for those who believe that their story is pre-scripted, for them also there is no reason for worry because if human can produce 95% of the stories ending in jovial mood, we can expect a perfect score from GOD in this regard.

So there is no question of sadness, there is no space for depression. Just play your act seriously and sincerely.Things will fall in to its place.

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Which one is more difficult?

Hey Guys! What’s up?

I presume moon would be as brighter as I am witnessing here since last two to three nights. Anyway I have a question and I want your views on it, I will keep my question brief and straight as an arrow!

Which one is more difficult: Finding the purpose or goal of your life or achieving it?

Feel free to shoot your opinion in comment box, I would love to hit by them.

Tab tak ke liye, keep watching the spectacular moon and haan, don’t forgot to express your views.

Dualism!

This world is nothing but full of duality. The phone which I had bought two years back gave me immense happiness at that time, but now it doesn’t give me the same pleasure because it’s not up to the standards which are prevalent in the market. “Remember the phone is same”. The ecstasy which one may have when being in certain kind of relationships with someone, may turn into a constant source of agony when it falters. “Remember the source of pleasure and pain is the same person.” The moon, the rain, the flowers or any other aspects of nature can make someone fall in love, but for someone who may have separated from his/her love, the same moon, same rain, same flower seems like forest fire.  The water is same everywhere with same Chemical Formula H2O. Parched land of deserts and people living there desperately hankers for it, but the same water has created much havoc in God’s Own Country. “Remember water is same”. In Sanskrit, there is very popular section of verse “Sa Vidya ya Vimuktaye” meaning knowledge is one that liberates. But many a times the knowledge becomes the source of bondage.

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Day-Night, Happiness-Sorrow, Cold-Hot, Weak-Strong, Love-Hate, Victory-Defeat, Birth-Death……… Oh the list of duality in this creation is endless. I may not be able to list it down all and frankly speaking it will not be of great use. Through analogy we can easily relate this. What is important, in my view, is to understand this deeply because understanding this nature of the world in quintessential to live peacefully.

Just before the War of Mahabharata, Arjuna was in complete delusion about his action. He pleaded Lord Krishna to enlighten him with transcendental knowledge. Then a song, or Geet in Sanskrit, came in to existence, which later became popularized as Bhagvad Gita. In second chapter of this book, this dualism is discussed in details by Krishna to make Arjuna aware of his duties. Out of many instructions…one goes as…..

“Do thou fight for the sake of fighting, without considering happiness or distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat…….”

Everyone of us is fighting our own battle in our own capacities…Understanding the plot is helps a lot.

Reflect, don’t cling.

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Our past is nothing but stagnant water. As you grow old, the amount of water gets added to it. More water, then more and more. Still water has a tendency to decay gradually. After some time it smells bad, it stinks. But in the perspective of our past, this analogy may not hold 100% correct as we cherish some of them, if not all. I have seen people and also read some of them when they open up on Word Press that their constant source of misery is their past. Past is a vicious trap (ironically, created by themselves) which they find difficult to come out. Initially they cling on it, later clinging on past becomes their habit and we all know to change habit is mountainous task. As I mentioned earlier, stagnant water stinks after few days. But there is a specialty of still water. We can see our reflection very clear in stationary water, which we will not find in water with motion. Reflection of past is good for progress, clinging on it may not so.

Who is responsible?

Technology has shaped the human civilization in a way that it seems an irreversible process now. Many of the technological tools such as mobile phones or televisions have become necessary in modern time and they are no longer construed as luxury and rightly so. Few of us can even ignore hunger for a day, but can’t suppress the urge to check the notifications of various applications of our cell phone(s).

Technology has helped us immensely and made our life much easier than ever before. We can definitely say that our present human civilization has been the most comfortable society in materialistic terms in compare to any of the past societies.  (I am not saying that, at present, we are the happiest of all as comfort and happiness are altogether different phenomena). But at times technology shows its other side, which may not be pleasant at all.

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Few days ago, I had a trip to Bangalore or Bengaluru as now they call it. During my stay, I used its public transport system “the Namma Metro” on quite few occasions. It was overall a good experience except for one instance and that one instance was not inside the metro but at one of its stations. In whichever cosmopolitan city of India you would be in, one aspect will always remain common and that is huge crowd in all the public places. Banglore is also no exception to it and neither was its metro system.

So on that day when I was entering to one its station, like many others, I also preferred to use a “technological tool” called “escalator” or the moving staircase to get down. You would presume that what is special about it, it is so common these days. But I have mentioned it with a reason here. The reason is that it was overcrowded on that place and it deviated from its usual performance. Have you ever thought or experienced what will happen when a moving stair case would abruptly stop? If you never experienced, don’t wish for it. Because, experiencing the Newton’s First Law i.e. “Law of Inertia” on escalator may not be pleasing one for sure.

So on that day, when I was unprepared like others, the escalator suddenly stopped unexpectedly. The experience was just like as someone has applied a power brake in your car on seeing a possibility of collision. But we are generally prepared for the brakes in vehicle but remain casual on escalators and never expect a brake.  Everybody on board became shaky and some even fall over. I was fortunately holding the side railing which prevented me from tumbling. But suddenly someone from back fell over me. When I turned back, it was a young beautiful lady! I saved her from falling on the rugged staircase, I was proud of my achievement.

But, she was embarrassed, ashamed and whispered “I am sorry”. Without thinking too much I said “Thank You!!!”  She became puzzled and retorted “What? What did you say?” Sensing here unease, I quipped “You have made a wrong choice of words, instead of saying sorry, you should say me thanks as it was not your fault and since I have saved your beautiful face from getting defaced, I might be obliged by a Thanks rather than a Sorry”. She smiled. I thought my sense of humor worked and there was an instant reward for it. She asked “What’s your name?” But before I could have answered her there were huge uproar on the ground. Few people were shouting vehemently in a language that I hardly could have understood, but I could sense their anguish. There was a hurdle there and in mid of the hurdle a lady in her mid 30s was crying profusely. Taking the advantage of my height, I tried to peep in the hurdle, but since the language was alien to me,  I couldn’t understood what was going on there. I thought she also might have fallen from the escalator, but there were no visible mark of injury no blood on the floor, no mark of scratches on her face. Then few minute later, someone from the crowd spoke the language which I could have discerned. He said that the lady was pregnant and due to abrupt stoppage of the escalator she fell off from three or four steps atop and now she is agonized about her wellbeing of her impending child. I saw a lot of people were consoling her, but she was incessantly crying. This is probably one pain which half of the population could not have understood.. I realized, only signs of scar are not the sole representation of the pain, some pains are too heavy that scars can’t depict it. Since I had a preoccupied schedule, I had to leave that place. But few question kept hitting me?

Who should be held responsible, if something mishap had happened to the child, who is still not in the world?

  1. Government?
  2. Metro Authority?
  3. Operating Staff?
  4. Manufacturer of the Escalator?
  5. Technology itself?
  6. The lady herself, as she was not holding the side railing as precautionary measure
  7. The Karma of the Child, as Sanatan Philosophy says that one’s fate is also decided by its karma in past life.
  8. Or, combination of all these factors

I didn’t find the answer of the question, even after pondering it over and again. I reached my accommodation at night after having an eventful day, through the same metro route and via same station where the incident has happened. I was checking the notifications on my phone  and then suddenly remembered something “Someone had asked my name today!!!”

 

Note: Needless to say to my readers that I some time write fiction, inspired by some real events. You are free to Judge which event was real in this story and which one was my fictitious narration.

मेरा मन..

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  मेरा मन जहाज़ सा,
उड़ने वाला नहीं
तैरने वाला,
पानी का जहाज
और तुम सागर सी,
हिन्द महासागर नहीं
प्रशांत महासागर
अथाह, असीमित, अन्नंत
मन चंचल था मेरा,
तैरता तुममें
कभी शांत
कभी हिचकोले करता हुआ
पर वह अब डूब रहा है
गर्त में, तह तक
जैसे किसी सागर में कोई
जहाज डूबता है,
अस्तित्व को भुला
जैसा कि पहले
कोई, कुछ था ही नहीं
केवल सागर का सन्नाटा
और लहरों के हिचकोले
सिर्फ तुम ही तुम,
मैं स्तब्ध, शुन्य, मौन!

……..अभय…….