भय पर विजय करो

मृतप्राय तुम भय के सम्मुख
हर क्षण अविरल अश्रुधार पीते हो
व्यर्थ तुम्हारा जीवन जग में जो तुम
यूँ पल-पल घुट-घुट कर जीते हो

डर अधम है, डर पाप है
सबसे बड़ा यही अभिशाप है
यही कारण है पुरुषार्थ के खोने का
आशाओं के सम्मुख भी फूट -फूट कर रोने का

वीरों की हत्या जितनी उनके
चिर शत्रुओं ने न की है
इस निकृष्ट भय ने उससे कहीं ज़्यादा
उनकी प्राण हर ली है

हे मनु पुत्र तुम
इस पाश्विक भय का परित्याग करो
चुनौतियों से जूझो तुम
उसे सामने से स्वीकार करो

कोई यूँ ही नहीं अपने आप ही
राणा प्रताप कहलाता है
लोहे के चने चबाता है ,
भय को भी नतमस्तक करवाता है

जिस दिन भय पर विजय तुम्हारी होगी
पथ और लक्ष्य का अंतर पट जायेगा
भयाक्रांत कमजोर समझता था जो खुद को
वह मानव, देव तुल्य बन जायेगा

……..अभय ……..


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.

We, the animal

Today, I went to a park purposefully and the rationale for going there was certainly not the recreation, rather to have contemplation one specific subject. Since I knew, I may stay there for hours; hence I had some snacks and a bottle of water in my bag pack.

Half an hour would have been passed, but I was not able to concentrate on the subject and hence started looking towards surrounding, listened the chirps of the birds and felt the cool gentle breeze of December.

Since I hadn’t had my breakfast, soon I started feeling hungry. I unpacked the snack (a Haldiram product precisely ;-)) and started consuming it. Suddenly a squirrel came very close to me. It was very adorable! I thought I will take few pictures of it. But when I was positioning myself to click some photos, due to my abrupt movement, it got scared and ran away. I was not able to click. But tiny creature had already captured my attention. Then I tried to use a ploy, which generally hunters or a trappers uses, even my intention was same as them, to capture that tiny little creature, but only through my mobile phone camera.

I scattered some of the snacks which I was having, while sitting on the floor of the stoned wall. The same squirrel got lured by it and started enjoying it. It came very near to me on several occasions. It came so close and surrounding being very calm that I could hear it’s nibbling sound.  I clicked few images of it with great difficulties, as it behaved in the exactly in same fashion which I also behaved, when I was told by my elders to sit at a place for having study for even an hour 😉

After a few minute, to my amusement, one more squirrel came to the party and then one more. But the sad part was that I had almost finished the snacks, hence I couldn’t able to scatter more. But whatever was dispersed there, they were having it. They all were erratic and frantic due to my presence. So I decided to move from that place.

But as soon as I moved to other place and sat down on a public chair, few Myna Birds landed there and they tried to usurp whatever little I had distributed there. Squirrels,  being timid, soon backed off the scene. But then another twist came in the story. Two crow, who might have also watching all these events from branch of the trees, came to the picture. This time Myna birds were helpless in front of the size and supremacy of their adversary. Crows evicted the Myna birds from that place and established complete control over the possession. I was watching all these happenings from a distant and felt, as long as I was there, squirrels were eating what was meant for them. But as I left the place, more powerful, dominant and superior species usurped their share.


Then spontaneously I recalled the doctrine of “Rule of Law” and its importance in our society. The event which surfaced there was equally comparable to our human social order also. Government allots various goods and services for the common people, but as its supervisory function is weak and sometime absent, those having muscle power/ money power, deprives the weaker section from their dues and captures their shares for self consumption through corrupt practices. But when “Rule of Law” prevails, then rule itself becomes the protector of the weak and maim and even the weakest enjoys their life with dignity and happiness.