One day, I turned to my body and found that desires are like many suns. As the Sun is in the centre of the solar system, my desires are the individual centre and all activities in life revolve around them. Desires like the Sun are energy givers in the form of attempts and determination, in turn, control waves in the ocean of my mood because of tides arising with different intensities at different times.
I recall since my childhood and find that my desires and moods are interrelated. In fact, my desires have a very strong gravitational force to attract my mood vehemently and shape my future. The rotation of my activities brings results day and night. When the target, as per desires, is accomplished, it is like a day full of light but at the same time, failure is like a night full of darkness for me, as if life is rotating like earth on its axis. Rays of hope, in the darkness of night, are like rays of light of the moon revolving around the earth. It changes mood, energises will, and rejuvenates the mind to catch the moment before it is too late.
I find that all my senses controlling my activities and located at different places in the body are like planets revolving around Sun-like desires. I am directly concerned and influenced by them. They bring both happiness and sorrow to life. They move my moods. My depression, loneliness and sorrow are like eclipses happening due to my moving moods and coming in between success and hope partly or fully overshadowing them.
In this world, I am sailing my boat without a life jacket. Here, the prevailing nepotism, regionalism, superiority complexes, different faiths and favouritism, etc. are like uncontrolled moving asteroids of different sizes and they may hit me at any time to sink my life’s boat. If I am saved from them, then probabilities of bad habits, addictions and other vicious thoughts may act like black holes and may not leave me from drowning in the darkness.
Here, everything is changing. The position of the Sun changes because of the earth’s rotation. Love, peace, affection and relationships, etc. are changing like twinkling stars. They change with thinking and age. Their light may or may not reach me or may die before touching my horizon.
However, in this changing world, the position of only one star, the North star, is fixed, static and reliable in the sky because of its never changing position. It shows the real direction towards the north. It tells something to every observer regarding the facts of life. It is indicative of fixing the static faith in you, my almighty. You are never changing creator of the universe and this world on earth. The motherland has been brought into existence by you. Everyone should have static and continuous faith in you. It is also interpreted that one day, the bright and hot sun will change into a cold star of another size before death. Life is like that. One day, everyone has to change into inert and leave this world. Life will cease to merge into you, my almighty. You are my galaxy where individual life is controlled by you in all respect. All my desires should reduce, die and lead towards you, my almighty.
The infant is sleeping.
We guess –
Gift of God.
Baby does not know the language.
when a baby smiles, chuckles and weeps.
We guess –
Baby starts knowing the language.
Restrictions’ imposition activates.
When baby grows older.
Courses decide target.
Cycles complete meaning.
Repentance occupies space.
Reviewing changes life.
In the sequence of growth –
Wind swings mood.
Life meets life to begin.
That is the end ?
One day, I met my death on my way to life. I was happy and I wanted to have a talk before embracing my death. I asked my death’s whereabout. My death smiled and told me that it was within me waiting for time to meet me. I was a little bit surprised to be a carrier of my end. I assumed that death was knowing everything of my activities for survival in the world. So, I directly came to the question to know the reason for all activities. The death laughed at me and simply replied, there were many categories of activities except God’s assigned activities. I became worried and asked the reason. The death replied that the reasons were giving priorities to unnatural over natural habits and choosing bad over good. I became more curious and enthusiastically asked to explain in detail. The death stared and told that you all had written a lot but do nothing and you had no time, except for assigned responsibilities. However, the death told that we humans were in problems due to lust, greed and different languages. It, further, said that animals had only one language for emotions and senses in nature, so they were happy with limited contentions, but you people had different meaning for a single word used at different places. You all were confused by such things involving self-interest. My death laughed and told that you, in practice, had different meanings for the same word ” interest.” I had no answer, but I told that humans had developed brains and were capable of doing impossible things. My death agreed, but I was told that except for that difference, we were equivalent to animals in many respects. Because of the brain, the death told, we had a sense of insecurity, we loved others for self-interest, and we fought for supremacy. Because of the brain, we had created God to demand security from all odds. The death said to me, ” God is presently a truth where you surrender due to the limit of your thinking and knowledge. The day you will control both life and death, you will think to be a God.” When I told my death that I had not accepted all views, the death replied that it had no intention to discuss. My death became angry and told me to leave the cage – the body. I requested one more question to know about the death. The death replied to me that it was the beginning of life and answer to my unending questions.
The death started carrying me. I cried to leave me. But no one listened. I cried for help. The death laughed and told me that no one would help or accompany me.
I had lost all my senses, but it was my dream. It was very dreadful. When I analysed the conversation, had with my death, I found the truth of deficiency, selfishness, corruption, fight for supremacy and other vices of destruction in the human race. We had not seen good in others as belonging to the same human creed. The death appeared to be true in analysing our faith and faithfulness to unknown power due to limitations.
I concluded to live well and leave good in a life. My search for peace continues. Perhaps ‘give’ and ‘leave’ are two steps towards it. Our all questions are within the periphery of these two words. I think so.
One night, I saw Moon in cosy mood,
Moon said to me to see inside.
I found someone asking many questions,
But my own questions were unanswered in this world.
In the morning, Sun said,
“I remove the outer darkness,
See within to remove your darkness.
Someone is waiting for you.”
“I am the limit to touch.
Fly but with caution.
You may be pulled down.”
Stars in the sky said,
“Most of us are dead,
But our light exists,
You try to be like us.”
“Vary your speed to adjust.
But be clear in intention.
Everyone is important.”
River guided to break barriers.
Mountain challenged to cross.
The tree smiled to bear fruits.
Animal provoked to be fighter.
With passage of time –
Flower said to blossom,
Time said to move,
Morning said to progress,
Noon said to evoke,
Evening said to catch the moment,
Night said to refresh,
Works said to enjoy,
Challenges said to analyze,
Problems said to endeavour,
Achievements said to thrill,
Progress said to accommodate,
Success said to share,
Others said to give way,
Society said to return wholeheartedly,
Love said to thrive life,
Mood said to adjust,
The relationship said to entertain.
More than these –
Life said to be like nature,
Bird said to be free,
The child said to be innocent,
Aspirations said to be competitive,
Thought said to be holy,
The situation said to be meaningful.
At last –
God said to analyze to be with him.
The world is fabricated like this.
What is beautiful?
Positive is beautiful.
But negative is also beautiful,
It shows the means.
Beautiful is beautiful.
But ugly is also beautiful,
It gives comparative terms.
Success is beautiful.
But failure is also beautiful,
It instigates the wills.
Life is beautiful.
But death is also beautiful,
It hides the beginning.
Light is beautiful.
But dark is also beautiful,
It gives time and space to create.
Taking action is beautiful.
But not taking any action is also beautiful,
It may check catastrophes.
Beautiful is respective aspect.
But it depends,
It is an individual’s liking.
There are two ends that support each other and fix the limits. These are beginning and end also. These give meaning to any aspect and grace to beauty.
What is not beautiful?
Biasness is not beautiful,
It may devastate the growth.
Pretentiousness is not beautiful,
It may lead to oblivion.
Ignorance is not beautiful,
It may bring extinction.
Compromise is not always beautiful,
It may make cowardice.
Uncertainty is not beautiful,
It may check the development.
I think changes may or may not be beautiful and depend upon their repercussions.
Time is always beautiful. Time judges the time.
I know that the word “no” has saved me a lot in this world. I think that knowledge of “no” is very important and its application is most important. “No” has many meanings as refusal or denial or something else. “No” may give the next opportunity. But I think that ‘n’ of word “no” is more considerate and useful. ‘N’ of “no” is the instrument while ‘O’ of “no” is the operating part. Both together become more effective and result oriented.
It is a responsible word. It is an alarming word. It is a warning word to check, stop and inspect before taking any action or decision. It is like a pause to be ready for the next. It has psychological importance. It shows the attitude and behaviour of the user.
Though this word expresses negativity, it should be used with utmost precautions analysing the situation and evaluating repercussions. Sometimes, “no” becomes naughty. It brings a knot in relationships. It may not give way to the next opportunity or leave scope for redressal. Positional utilisation of this escaping word may bring havoc in any field of growth or improvement or may affect the future of individuals, communities, or policymakers.
The continuous use of the word “no” by an individual may get the tag of psychological negativity or habitual practice. But cumulative use of this word has the effect of denial with respect to differences affecting life or national interests. When the system uses the word “no” to impose restrictions related to traditions, rituals or religious orthodox or thinking of hardliners to curb the progressive nature of society, a revolution takes birth and mass protests start and spread like wildfire. We may trace the role of “no” as a catalyst in many revolutions in the world’s history. In many wars between countries, the word “no” has an igniting impact. Lobbying among countries, in the world, is the outcome of “no” at any point in time because of vested interests and want of supremacy to dictate terms and conditions of survival and slavery.
Every “no” has some purpose, but it should be evaluated judiciously before any conclusion because it has hidden intentions. I think only “No” of a child may not fall in any category except expressing acceptance, satisfaction, dislike, or refusal. Mother nature, a gift of God for our survival, also expresses her “no” in many ways to warn us that we may recklessly not change her. Even animals express their “no” by using horns and legs or anything else that appealed suitable for the occasion. Insects or other organisms play for “no” in their styles. “No” is effectively used against any kind of suppression.
There may be written at length about the proper, wise and thoughtful use of the word “no,” but I think that humans should think twice before saying no. We may use the word “no” without any hesitation whenever we have to leave bad habits and addictions dragging away from God. The beauty or role of “no” always changes controlled by the ecological disturbance in the conditions, situations and attitudes or behaviours of living things. Sometimes, mischievous habits ignite the fire of the silent “no.” Only “no” leading towards God may be acceptable in any case. In fact, “no” requires wise use.
I want to draw a line in the sky to tear it apart to see beyond the limit. I want to be an explorer. I imagine that world as mentioned in the fairy tale – a rainbow’s swing with singing birds, fragrance in the air and beautiful flying alluring objects, etc. Light music and attractive flowers spread everywhere. A place for blissfulness full of greenery and attractive mountains. A fully balanced ecology in nature and many more beautiful things not found in this world.
If I get there, I want to bring a piece of love. I want to feel peace. I want to follow a real path of thoughts of God. I want to see the light to enlighten. I want to see the limit there. I want to meet life. If I get a life, I will request that life to seal the void. I will tell that life that I do not want to transfer the vices of earth. We eat ourselves. We eat humans. We are planning to eat Moon, Mars and the universe. We have our convenience.
I will bow in repentance to ask for an excuse to make vent from our world which is full of uncertainty for existence and always fighting for supremacy and trust. I will not bring anything from that world. I will solace myself with my situational imagination because nobody may realize the truth due to blind eyes of hypocrisy. Our wisdom is to accept our achievements for foolish paradise. We make less and devastate more to be fortune makers. It is the real truth.
If I see any life there, I will pray to God to make me speechless, blind and helpless to save that world. The separation must continue till this world becomes like that world. I want this as the fruit of my good deeds.
Problems are shields around solutions. Problems are invitations to develop solution-seeking attitudes. Problems are like special spices in life to make it easier, lovable and livable with full energy and introspection. Problems are like time-testing teachers. Someone has to break the ice to show the light of hope.
Everyone faces different types of problems throughout life as if there is no life without problems. We may say problems start with the birth of every single one in this materialistic world. Despite all acceptable facts, I think that the plethora of problems is because of our desire.
Our ancestors started lives at a time when present days facilities were not available. They might have started their lives like animals in terms of food habits and dwelling styles. They might have led lives actually with great difficulties, most unsafe and might always have faced threats to lives from animals and other creatures. I think that our ancestors might have taken steps for safety with the passage of time, noticing the behaviours of other creatures in the locality.
As a safety measure, our ancestors might have started living above the ground on trees or in safe dwellings. Whatever the steps might have been taken by our ancestors I assume that the number and complexity of problems started since then.
The moment we leave the earth’s surface, in the name of our safety, to stay a few feet high above it, we start inviting problems. The first problem for the same is to get the means to stay at a certain height. Nature is the sole supplier of such means of safety from time immemorial mainly wood from trees.
Since then we humans are facing problems to maintain that height above the ground. Problems are changing every day in many forms and ways. Now problems have increased manifold with the passage of time. With developments and technology’s upgrading, we have given birth to many unimaginative problems. Sometimes, while solving one problem, the solution has given birth to other problems.
Now, l have reached on conclusion that still we are facing threats to our lives because of our selfish thoughts.
Our ancestors started from scratch and judiciously used resources from nature as per need. But, later on, the growth of civilisations in different parts of the earth might have faced local, regional and geographical challenges as problems, followed by efforts in search of solutions. As a result, there might have been differences in mental ability, language, knowledge of nature and the universe etc. But despite differences, there was one thing in common, and that was the belief in the almighty, as a creator.
However, different types of problems cropped up when interactions between those civilisations occurred, mainly for establishing supremacy which has given birth to the rat race in the form of war and many more. In these tugs-of-war, the main injuries are born by the nature, the provider of all sorts of resources for existence.
We have advanced a lot and now work diplomatically, as such it becomes difficult to differentiate between friends and foes. The whole game is being played under the carpet. No one knows who is a winner or who is the loser but one thing is common humanity is the loser and the whole world is on the verge of annihilation as a result. Now, mother nature has started taking revenge and paying in the same coin.
It may be accepted that the thought of maintaining the height above the ground is the main cause of all present days problems being witnessed. But problems are weapons of success and survival. We should deal with them as opportunities for the sustainability of humanity. No one can ignore the surrounding for a long time. Our thoughts to prove to be in the world should be for one, everyone and no discrimination.
I think that every gap reveals something like continuity or something like discontinuity. It may also tell about the endeavours of something to achieve. The gap may be natural or man-made but is found everywhere. The natural gap, depending upon many factors, may be abridged, but the human-made gaps in humanity control nature and humans’ history of concepts or developments or conflicts. Both types of gaps have common features. They separate. They are also important to give a fillip to think and plan for betterment.
I think that the gap is more evident in human history. I have interacted with at least four generations. I have seen changes. I have listened to the changes. I have heard different stories from my grandparents and learnt about their tough lives. They were physically strong and had faced adversaries. They had time for themselves, relationships and humanity. They were mentally strong also. My parents were in a better position than my grandparents in many aspects but not in terms of the facilities that my generation had.
If we conclude thinking, it becomes evident that every generation thinks of facing more trouble and lesser opportunities than the preceding generation. It may be true but not for every aspect.
Older generations had many things limited and even not easily available. They had less with more satisfaction and were alive to humanity with miserable situations. They had close-knit interdependent societies. Their plights may be known from the study of the literature of their times.
I had seen, in my generation, the first single-lane tar road making in my town in the mid-seventies and electricity in the early eighties. After that, when the economy of our country got a boost, then lives started changing in all fields because of developments. The distance in space and time got reduced from hours, and minutes to seconds. We have a lot from the biggest to nono and pocket-sized technologies. The changes in all aspects of life have affected our generation a lot. Our needs increased manifold in terms of greed. We have gained many things in the form of problems. Our developments have brought comfort and ease in life, along with many conflicts and dissatisfaction. We have lost our peace and our temperament developed regarding questioning the rituals for scientific proof. Even age-old beliefs are doubted. All such activities have made miserable situations for the present generation, giving rise to unnecessary tension.
The present new generation is more informed than older generations but not channelized for stipulated results due to a lack of proper guidance. It has resulted in a thematic approach and sectoral attitudes in social harmony endangering humanity. We do not have sharing attitudes and time for others. We want fast lives and multilane roads with dividers but never try to think of accidents due to hurrying habits. We want everything at once. We are trying to unveil the secrets of the universe but are not ready to learn the meaning of life. We have given control of our lives to various technologies and artificial gadgets and are becoming a slave. Even the mind is guided by others.
We should not forget that despite all developments and self-reliance in many requirements’ fulfilment, every generation has common problems of hunger and basic needs. The brain needs food and the hand needs engagement. Both needs of the physique should be healthy and positive. Above all, our requirements may be assessed as per time and changes in the world for sustainability.
We should have open eyes and agile minds to foresee the future. We should be ready to meet changes and challenges in every generation. We may not always get everything suitable and favourable. We have to be ready to bear the fruits of our actions. We may not follow the pick-and-choose policy. Every second is changing. Developments are continuously ongoing processes. Present-day achievements may be futile in the future.
So every new generation gets more opportunities and more problems and has to be ready to rise to the occasion in absolute terms as a versatile organism, to be acceptable everywhere. In short, a multi-purpose robotic life, controlled from a remote without emotions and reactions, will be hard facts to accept. This may be harmful to the humanity and sustainability of our community.
It is the duty of every generation to have coordination between old and new refined moral values as a guide for humanity, culture and peace in life with modernisation. Amendments in thinking as ingredients for developments are continuous processes to be in a race with time. A risk-taking spirit always pays in every generation.
Now, in the modern context, the worst is being noticed within one generation. There are many types of gaps in every front of life full of conflicts. Many types of pressure are mounting in life. That may cause different types of developments and emanate problems in the human kingdom. The world is changing at a faster speed than earlier and affecting the new generation every moment by modifying established concepts.
Developments and changes in human history are the reasons for differences in generations. It will always happen, but the contributions of every generation in human history should not be overlooked.
I have the desire.
I have dreams.
I have pain.
I have persuasion.
But I have fear –
to leave midway,
to crave more,
I need you because –
You give courage.
You are my partner.
You are my companion.
You are my friend.
You are my teacher.
You are my guide.
You are my emotions.
I have a body and a soul. I have fed my body to keep it healthy to meet the worldly affairs, but I have forgotten my soul’s need to be near you my almighty. I am in dire need of you. I have faith in you but am about to face failure. Your faith in me may shatter. I know that you have been behind me in every action. So let me not be down. I want your blessings on the advent of my death. I pray you to be my sailor in this world and be my porter to carry me to your world. My rest is there. My peace is there. My life is there. This world is full of uncertainty and negotiation.