Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Take it as it comes

"Take it as it comes"

We might hear this quote so many times. For all of us it is one of so many inspiring quotes. When in day-to-day life; we face lot of obstacles and feel not so confident about coming events or problems in the life, it lifts one's self-confidence. 

“Take it as it comes” gives immense confidence to us and asks us to drop all worries surrounding that event or problem. Forget what may come or what may not come, and let us see what comes our way. But we never try to see what it actually does! It takes your mind from future to present moment and so fear of future to freedom of present. Have we ever thought of present moment? What is present moment?

Present moment is this, this, this, this….. It is passing by and very close to you but still far from you because of perception -“mithya” created by your own mind. We never stay in this moment for continues period. It is so close to you that you never realize. It is very basic mind game, it longs and desires for something and everything, which is not with you and always takes you away from present. It asks you to run after something and so you always forget your “SELF”.

Sometimes it takes you to sorrow, guilt feeling from past or other time it takes you to worries and fear of future. Present is always neglected. Whereas present is so much powerful, it gives you all positive and takes away guilt, sorrow, fear, lust and what not. It makes you immensely strong. In present you are free from all worries. You are not servant of your mind. In fact there is no mind! And that is ultimate pleasure and truth. 

Sri Sri Ravishankar says, “Live in present moment!” It means you realize your “SELF”. It is not possible for anyone to start living in present for continues period. It needs a practice of meditation and it is indeed possible and many have done it and many are doing it.

Close your eyes everyday for few minutes and take few deep breaths and observe your mind. There are some online meditations available. You can follow below guided meditation. 

So let's start living in present and "Take it as it comes"!
Happy Living! :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

The lost shine of Hinduism

"The ignorant are fanatically religious and the intelligent are fashionably atheist. The wise are obviously spiritual" - Sri Sri Ravishankar

How true is this statement! Today prejudice prevails towards the Hinduism, spiritual gurus, pundits, ancient rituals. Particularly this is the case with the youth of India. Today's youth don't think twice before blaming whole religion and all the Gurus or even God for all wrongdoing prevails in the religion and they also feel that they are intelligent in doing so, whereas most elders actually believe each and everything in the name of God.

I am not denying that there are fake pundits and gurus exist in India. I am just saying because of few fake people in religion, you cannot blame that religion itself is fake or each and everything in Hinduism is fake and stop practicing invaluable vast knowledge it has given to the world! 

There is lot of wrong things happening all over the world. We don't blame whole world for that. We don't blame our Muslim friend because of thousands of terrorists who practice Islam around the world. Then how come that logic does not apply here? If you visit some fake doctor and he/she gives you wrong medication. Once you come to know about the truth, will you blame medical industry or the fake doctor? I know you have very clear answer in your mind. It is the doctor who is to be blamed. When it comes to spiritual guru, people are so casual to say for each and every spiritual guru that, "Abhi iski bi bari ayegi". 

It is not only fake pundits are to be blamed for this mess up. Human mind sees what people around us wants it to see. We perceived the "concept" which actually does not exist. Now the "concept" here is, "Hinduism is bunch of superstitions and meaningless rituals and thus all spiritual gurus or pundits are thieves and fake!” There is a definite role of TV media in changing people's way of looking at something. Is it the fact that all Hindu gurus have done all wrong? The answer is NO; they have done much more good for the society then what is being projected by media. All flashy and insensitive news about wrong doings of some random fake gurus are all over the news. The prime time coverage media gives to spread negative things is nowhere in comparison to positive news. Doesn't it affect the mentality of viewers and the society? Doesn't it change your way of looking at the religion or Guru? If this is media's responsibility which spreads only negative impression, whose responsibility is to spread positive? I am sure media is not going to take much interest in something which is good. I read somewhere, "Don't be a football of other's opinion!". It is very much relevant here. One has to experience by himself/herself before coming to any decision. It doesn't take too long to decide using your intellect. This negative atmosphere has completely taken away bright shine of Hinduism and its practices. Today it takes long time to make people understand that meditation/yoga/spiritual knowledge is necessary in today's hectic world. To live life happier way, we have to give some respect and place to this practices in our life.

In ancient times, the King use to include spiritual gurus in their cabinet and every child use to get spiritual education and everyone use to practice mediation, yoga. Basically everyone use to spend a small time from their daily routine for "Dharma". We need to bring back right balance in the life. Today we are living in the world where almost every minute, some serious crime is taking place. We definitely need this to be controlled by strict laws, but simultaneously we need to think and work on, how can we make people more sensitive and aware, to avoid them from indulging in heinous crime? There is no other way but to make people practice Dharma in routine life. We have to establish the lost paradigm of Hinduism, the respect towards the gurus, the real essence of Hinduism. 

We need to stop this cheap movement of shaming and defaming India's one of the greatest gift to mankind - The Hinduism. It is just way of living life and not only religion.  

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vote India!

Sometimes "Why" is the only question arise in my mind for everything I watch and hear. I love my country. I have passion for my country. Like me there may lot many others who have passion for my country, their country - India. I want to help my country to grow with prosperity and peace. I want my countrymen to grow with happiness and wealth, but then everyday my mind asks WHY?
Why is my country suffering from so many diseases after 66 years of Independence?
Why so many of my countrymen sleep in hunger everyday?
Why have politicians become so corrupt?
Why can't I see a drop of patriotism in any politician?
Why politicians and their relatives become richer my thousand times in no time and still so many people follow them?
Why can't a politician see a pain of a poor Indian and they keep robbing us?

and then if I look at the answers, this is what I get...
Why doesn't my countrymen VOTE - basic and most important factor for any healthy democracy?
Why has my countrymen become so selfish that he/she can't even put a tiny effort for their country?
Why can't I see a drop of patriotism in most of us?

The disease lies within a common man of this country and thus within their rulers and not vice versa. We are the pillars of this country. Stronger we become and stronger the nation would be. We have to become responsible enough to make these rulers to understand that, we are not blind. We have to take a very tiny effort to VOTE. This is a must act for each and every countryman to make their mother land stronger and make our politicians responsible.

Let us make a small promise to make our country stronger, let us take a pledge to vote for coming election. Most of us have not voted so far and we are witnessing the result. This time let us VOTE and motivate others also to vote and see the difference.

If you are not registered voter with the Election Commission, following link would make your work very easy to register as a voter.


P.S. - For any help in regard to register as a voter, I'll be very happy to help. Please drop me a mail on or with subject line as "Vote Help". I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Can you progress or improve yourself in real sense if you don't become rebellious to your own self, your own mind and it’s thoughts?
I would say, NO! 

I understood this phenomenon in recent times, when I was reading autobiography of “Osho”. Osho was a great rebellious to everything, which was stubborn and wrong according to him. Right from his childhood throughout his entire life, he rebelled every wrong thing came his way, without looking who is in the opposite party. Whether be it, his grandfather or father or mother or school teacher or anyone. He was scholar in philosophy and might have read almost all the books available from all great philosophers of the world. Interesting thing is, he had counter view to all. He had that rebellious attitude. When I say attitude, it is indeed in a positive manner.

I have been observer of myself. I do certain things at some instance as per say of my mind and then I observe the same. Sometimes I counter my view, but rarely I accept counterpart. You know, what our stubborn mind says to counter view, “Nah… I was absolutely right, and so get lost!” It fuels itself by praising own self. J  

It is very difficult to counter your own mind’s thoughts and deeds by your own mind. When I think about myself, I have grown up in some particular way, among some particular family, friends, relatives and society, and which has a great influence and impact on my established thought process. It is not only about me, it is about you and everyone. We tend to have fixed set of ideas and thought process based on where and with whom we grown up. Now my point is, have we ever countered our own view on particular things? Moreover, have we ever broken our set of ideas based on that and made countered view as our first view? It is not so easy, and for that you have to become REBEL to your own self and be a victorious on your own stubborn mind. Then and only then you can improve yourself in real sense.

Let us take an example, if you see poor kid on the road, begging for a one time of meal. What will be your first reaction? That reaction is based on your established thought process. Now be a rebel to your own self and thought, and think in other way. It is not necessary that counter view will be always right; it might be absurd and entirely wrong. We have to be our own judge and decide what is right and wrong. And that’s where your established thought process and attitude and ego will be broken. Just accept right things and move on. On keep doing this exercise, we get to know, lot of wrong things about our own self and that is the only intention of becoming rebellious.

I realized that mind is a great player and most of the time it is out of our control. It keeps on playing games with you. You dance on its music. Even science also says same that, mind creates and perceives and projects the same. Until you become rebel to this cycle, you never improvise yourself.

So be a REBEL.

P.S. – What helps becoming rebel to your own mind? I personally feel, “Meditation”. It keeps things straight and clear, and so you can find your own self, what is right and what is wrong?