Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Make My Own Ways...Inspiring Picture...

શ્રધ્ધા જ મારી લઈ ગઈ મંઝિલ ઉપર મને,
રસ્તો ભૂલી ગયો તો દિશાઓ ફરી ગઈ...

Monday, January 14, 2008

सपनों का दर्जी

छोटे कद की हलकी पलकों वाली
लड़की ने देख डाले सपनें ऊँचे, लंबे, पूरे
और वो अपनी काली पीली मशीन
लिए बैठा सपनों का दर्जी
काटता छान्टता रहा
उसके सपनों का कद
अगर तुम्हे पता हो तो
बताओ कि अपने ही
नाप के सपनें किस
बाज़ार में मिलते है..?

Courtesy: Prachi Sumit Prakash (Chhoti aka Panji aka Maina aka Gudiya aka Priya aka Umra Falangti Ladki)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kent Nerburn On Love

It is a mystery why we fall in Love. It is a mystery how it happens. It is a mystery when it comes. It is a mystery why some love grows and it is mystery why some love fails. You can analyze this mystery and look for reasons and causes, but you will never do anymore than take the life out of the experience. Just as life itself is more than the sum of the bones and muscles and electrical impulses in the body, love is more than the sum of the interest and attractions and commonalties that two people share. And just as life itself is a gift that comes and goes in its own time, so too, the coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that cannot be questioned in its way.

Sometimes, hopefully at least once in your life the gift of love will come to you in full flower, and you will take hold of it and celebrate it in all inexpressible beauty. This is the dream we all share. More often, it will come and take hold of you, celebrate you for a brief moment, then move on. When this happens to young people, they to often try to grasp the love and hold it to them, refusing to see that it is a gift that is freely given and a gift that just as freely, moves away. When they fall out of love, or the person they love feels the spirit of love leaving, they try desperately to reclaim the love that is lost rather accepting the gift for what it was, then moving on.

They want answer where are no answers. They want to know what is wrong in them that make the other person no longer love them, or they try to get their lover to change, thinking that if some small things were different, love would bloom again. They blame their circumstances and say that if they go far away start a new life together, their love will grow. They try anything to give meaning to what has happened. But there is no meaning beyond the love itself, and until they accept its own mysterious ways; they live in sea of misery. You need to know this about love, and to accept it.

You need to treat what it brings you with kindness. If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't choose to rest in the persons heart. If you find someone else in love with you and you don't love him, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not cause pain. How you deal with love is how you deal with you, and all our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.

If you fall in love with another, and he falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it or to asses blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know in time. Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes in to your life. It fills you to overflowing, then reaches out and gives it away. Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you. Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit. Give to the world around you in anyway you can.

Here is where many lovers go wrong. Having been so long without love, they understand love only as a need. They see their hearts as empty places that will be filled by love, and they begin to look at love as something that flows to them rather than from them. The first blush of new love is filled to overflowing, but as their love cools, they revert to seeing their love as a need. They cease to be someone who generates love and instead become someone who seeks love is that it is a gift, and that it can be made to grow only by giving it away.

Remember this, and keep it to your heart. Love has its own time, its own seasons, and its own reason for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it, or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and cherish it away when it comes to you. But if it chooses to leave from your heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and there is nothing you should do. Love always has been and always will be a mystery. Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life. If you keep your heart open it will come again. Love is forgiving, holds no grudges and no past harmful memories.

Courtesy: Simple Truths - Clear & Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues in Life By Kent Nerburn

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Visit To Pirana Dargah...

I just had been to Pirana (Imaam Shah Bawa) Dargah today. Heartily Thanks to Shweta and Tamarind (I guess this is what her name was). Nice place. Had planned long time back to visit the place, but somehow time was not manageable or maybe as people say, the right time had not come to visit the place. I think the second part of the sentence is right. We just imagine things are in our control, but actually someone else is planning plot of our Life's drama. We are nothing but puppets of HIS hands. So, as the right time came, I visited the place. Even the intention of my visit has also changed during this time span. Earlier I had planned that I will ask something for me at Pirana, but now the time has come that I have to change my priorities in life. Life is really strange to understand.

The place is located between green farms. I saw ashtonishing communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims at this place. I saw "Aum" painted on walls of Dargah. Even the priest of the Dargah was Hindu. There is Hindu temple, just beside the Dargah. There are many people's dargahs located in nearby place. I was really surprised to know that women are not allowed in Dargah. I didn't come to know about the reason, but I will surely ask the priest about it on my next visit. People say whatever we ask in Dargah, we get it. Maybe there is delay, but not denial as they say. Lets see the next plot of my Life's drama.

I plan to click some photographs of Sarkhej's Roza next sunday. (If HE permits)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Erasing Dream From My Brain...First Experience

Have you ever trie erasing your dream from your brain, your memory. Today I witnessed it for the first time. My memory is very bad, in the sense I remember almost everything that goes through my mind, whether its a thought or a dream. Last night, I had a dream. After the dream was over, I woke up little. But I was not completely awakened. I realized that the dream had something painful, it had to do with death of my sister. So, I decided subconsiously to erase that dream from my memory. During that subconsious situation I started diverting my brain to a completely different thoughts, I started thinking something that had nothing to do with that dream. After sometimes, my subconsious situation went into totally unconsious situation, i.e. I slept. After my sleep was over and I woke up, I realized that the dream I had was completely erased from my memory. The only thing I remember is that it was painful, and was worth erasing from my brain.