Sunday, November 12, 2017

One God of All!

The more you study various religious books, you find more commonality in the various teachings than differences. I actually wrote an article about commonalities between Islamic, Christian and Hindu scriptures that was later published in a US Institute for Peace' book. Yes, there are differences among religions but not so big that they would compel people to kill thousands on the other side! And yet those who want power at any cost have been able to convince their simple followers to fervently hate others in the name of God. I want to emphasize though this post is not only about those who might be associated with Islam but also those who are associated with Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and other religions. If God really created all, then why would He ask us to kill each other or torture each other's children that too to please Him? Does He really need humans to defend His honor and existence? Wars and conflicts in the name of God are the most ridiculous examples of human manipulation! 

You are white as snow,
Yet more colorful than a peacock,
Fluid as a river,
And solid like a rock!

You're so much more
Than the Sunday Church,
The morning Azaan,
And any religious splurge!

You are beyond any definition,
And all human understanding,
You cannot be bound in a book,
Doctrine or a building!

They call you merciful,
Yet wage wars in your name!
They say you sacrificed your life,
And ownership on power they claim!

How do you feel,
When your name is exploited
When your love is divided,
Do you feel disappointed?

If you created all of us,
How do you pick favorites?
By our religious brands
Or by faith and good acts?

Don't you think
Dividing your love,
For our greed for power,
Is simply ridiculous?

May you turn,
Our jealousy and hatred,
Into love and tolerance, 
For all as they were created! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Claim Positivity and Act with it!

Sometimes when you let yourself be led by God and let go of things that hold you back, you are able to find inspiration in places and/or from people you didn't expect it! What a liberating feeling it is!

Yes, the same old insight we have heard so many times and yet we fail to practice it, mostly because we are not very thoughtful about where our focus should be. Letting go of thoughts that are not that important in our lives and yet eat us from within is the thing to do and it is possible to do it. All we need to do is to take a step back, look at the situation in an objective fashion (include a trusted friend, if needed), take a couple of deep breaths and make a decision to let go...! Sometimes it takes a little practice before you're fully successful. 

As you let go of what is not of value, focus on what is really important to you. Sometimes we are so stuck with trivial things that we lose sight of what is fundamental to who we are. As a result, we suffer pain, become negative, lose our creativity and charisma, what a needless tragedy for us and those who are around us! 

So, let's collect all the positivity from within and around us in the flowers, trees, birds, people we admire and heaven above and combine it with an action to make a difference! Would you do it today?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Texas Shooting - Take Action People

Once again, there was mass shooting in the US. For more information, please visit: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4188051

So please remember not to blame the gun or how it may have facilitated the killing of at least 20 innocent people. Also, don't forget 'guns don't kill people, people kill people'! Very importantly don't even think about how a gun could increase the impact manyfold compared to person with a stone/knife in their hand. And please, don't mention about other countries where they implemented stricter gun control laws and haven't had an incident of mass shooting since. Saving lives is not as important as saving the right to have guns, you just don't get it, liberals! You shouldn't be so political and must protect gun laws because it is our right as Americans whether or not healthcare or good quality education is! Bottom line, lives, health and education will never be able to defeat guns or the money we make of them! Period.

I am sorry for being so sarcastic above and this is not my writing style but I don't how to express my pain and anger that is increasing with every new mass shooting that takes place in this beautiful country! I can't even begin to think of the pain the family members of those who got killed today in Texas. I really hope that the people of this country wake up and take control of the future and well-being of their children! Guns and monies can never be more important than lives, we must learn to priotize right! A handful of people shouldn't be allowed to play with the destiny of the majority. The weapon making industry is fueling the wars in the foriegn land and mass shootings domestically! It is time for We the People to take action! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 
Breath In, Breath Out,
Breath In Peace and Positivity,
Breath Out Worries and Negativity,
Breath In Peace and Positivity,
Claim Your Inner Peace,
It's Yours To Own!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Divesity Whispers

 
Diversity has been hurting for generations! If one doesn't belong to the color, race, ethnicity or religion of the majority in a nation, they have to continuously prove themselves to be patriots, sufficiently talented and sometimes good enough to be able to live! Today with nationalism on the rise, diversity is whispering to nations -
 
Accept me and embrace me,
Before I give up on you,
Acknowledge me for who I am,
I am tired of proving myself to you!
 
I pick up the cotton,
And I also teach,
I cook and clean,
And stars too I have reached!
 
There's no color of
Intelligence and hard work,
There's no race of
Ability and rigor!
 
Why then my people are judged,
By how they look,
Not by who they are,
And what they do?
 
I have always brought talents,
ideas and experiences,
But I am faced with
Questions for generations!
 
Is it the fear of
difference of opinions,
Sharing of resources,
Or losing dominance?

But these matters
Don't belong to me exclusively,
No one has ever retained
Control over everything conclusively!
 
 
Sharing is the only way,
If you want to evolve and rise,
Different doesn't mean erroneous,
Variety in thought will only make you wise!
 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ah, The Moments of Faith!

Faith and fear,
How different they are,
To find a place in my heart,
They're always at war!

There are moments,
When fear wins,
It feels everything's shut,
And it gets so dark within!

Then there are times,
When faith is victorious,
There's light, hope,
And a fresh portion of breeze!

Clearly, fear is undesirable,
Yet, life often brings it around,
The slimy emotion finds way in the heart,
My resistance no matter how strong!

And when you're a mother,
Fear finds many more avenues,
You shut one door,
From another, it comes through!

One runs between books,
and friends and family,
To find weapons against fear,
To defeat it finally!

But it comes back again,
And again and again,
Until you bow down to pray,
And faith within, you gain.

Ah, the wonderful
Moments of faith,
Breaking the walls of darkness,
Seep in the heart, the bright rays!

The situation may remain the same,
But peace sinks in,
The silhouettes of doubt fade away,
The heart overflows with thanksgiving!

But the fear sits there
Waiting for faith to falter,
It comes gushing in,
So, stay focused dear!

Keep the eyes on Jesus,
Let the waves move beneath your feet,
Keep marching forward in faith,
And all problems in Him, you will defeat!



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

O India, My Motherland!

A plea of a migrant to her motherland:
 
O India, my motherland,
My identity and my pride!
My soul seeks nourishment,
Only your bosom can provide!

 
Your children share
Candor and still bond,
where conflicts are ajar,
Yet harmony is strong!

 
Your iridescent culture,
Your diversity entwined soul,
All colors, all shades,
Every Indian makes you whole!

 
Dilli, your very heart!
houses a conscience,
Woven intricately with
Every element of your essence.

 
A global inspiration for
Unity in diversity
Thrives on differences,
My viberant city!

 
When I was a child,
The rain was enough,
To wet our lives
with happiness and love!

 
Our contentment,
Money didn’t dictate,
There was more felicity,
We could take!

 
Laughter rang in the air,
No dearth of games to play,
Without any technology,
We were happy and gay!

 
And the magical travel,
On the chuk-chuk trains
Through the rivers, the fields,
And the mountains!

 
Then our world changed,
I began to grow,
What it meant to be a girl,
I began to know...

 
It was tough to have
a mind of my own,
Freedom with subjection,
A lifestyle, I was shown!

 
I experienced first hand,
Tragedy and pain!
How can the powerful
Become so inhumane?

 
I attended from close
the human suffering,
Lack of God's control,
Was always so puzzling!

 
Work and relations
held my hand,
Took me to many voyages,
To visit my mother land!

 
I traveled from
Kashmir to Kanyakumari,
Spoke to Gujarati,
Bengali, Marathi and Bihari.

 
I recall the villagers
and the delicious food
They offered on the leaves
cooked with love and gratitude!

 
They taught me
The secrete of strength,
Grounded in simplicity,
Not dependent on wealth.

 
Amongst all the hardships,
Women's agony was worse!
Rape, abuse and exploitation,
For many, life was a curse!

 
To see a woman's ordeal,
There's no need to travel,
If not all, every other house,
Witnessed her battle!

 
Dilli, heart of India
Tell me, why
Respect for women
is still an outcry?

 
Women proved themselves
Over and over again,
Indira to Pratibha but
Women still live in disdain!

 
India, my motherland,
Tell me, why
The female fetuses
Still have to die?

 
Why 'Independent Woman',
Is still an enigma?
Why honor is not attached
To dignity but to her vagina?

 
Slowly but surely,
Things are changing,
With education and experience
Mother India is evolving.

 
However, for those
Who are comfortable with
Patriarchy and misogyny,
‘Azad Naari' is still a myth!

 
I yearn to come back,
But I fear for my dignity,
Would my choices be accepted
Or will I face hostility?

 
I collect a handful of
Courage everyday,
To return and serve,
My motherland one day!

 
I dream of surrounded by
Women of all ages,
Learning and sharing about
Freedom from our cages!

 
I can hear the chuckles,
I also expect tears,
Oh, the energy of togetherness,
Will chase away the fears!

 
I visualize walking together,
On a higher road,
With our chins high,
No-one will our hope erode!

 
May the honor and dignity,
Of your women,
Oh mother India, always
Flourish and sustain!

 
Our historical heritage,
will guide us to Unity,
In spite of any differences,
We will bond with integrity!

 
In our society, those who
Inject hatred and violence
Daughters of India,
Will demonstrate defiance!

 
O India, my motherland,
Your daughter longs to return,
To caress and serve you,
And to contribute and learn!

One God of All!

The more you study various religious books, you find more commonality in the various teachings than differences. I actually wrote an artic...