Complementary to God

“Are God and confidence complementary?” my nephew asked me. “Means”, I asked. My nephew replied, “we never seen God but we are so much confident about existence of God. So much so that we live in deep fear of God. Why do we not have confidence on ourself that we will not do any wrong rather living in fear of reaction by God? What is result into, fist we do wrong things then go to temple or the Ganga to pray or to take dip to wash our wrongdoings. And believe we have not done anything wrong. We do these things again and again, trapped in loop. Many people, who are successful in life and have confidence on their ability and conscience, declare themselves atheist.”

I replied, “I do not know I get your question rightly and replying you appropriately. I believe, God or worshiping of God creates hope. The hope that despite suffering, anxiety, stress, discontentment, unsatisfactoriness, which are reality of life, future will be good and brighter. If you generate positive emotions inside you with or without worshiping and believing in God, inspite of having negative emotion, it is best. Which is must reflect in your action. We are seeing distortion in all these ideas of worshiping God because of it become business for some and medium to gain power. Wrong things are not done by idea of God but by man itself. Then defend themselves under written religious texts, which are written by man itself! Saying these as word of God!”

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Environment and materialism

We, human beings, often call ourself materialistic. We criticize ourself that we got in habit of materialistic pleasure. Irony is, though we have no respect for material and went for total destruction of material, but we call ourself materialistic. We are converting materials into poisonous gas and substance, and junk.

Concretisation Vs Beautification

Todays, we are covering every bare surface of earth by concrete for beautification. We make footpath, road separator, areas around home concrete. This leads to decrease in groundwater and fall of water table. We cover area around tree by concrete. Along with fall of water table, it leads to dying of trees. We are destroying our mother nature, which will finally lead to destruction of us. Our tendency and attitude toward permanence, so much so that we have created the pyramid of junk, concrete and plastic around us.

Creating unnecessary necessity

We are grown up in mohalla. Where, we can find every shop of day to day needs. Take tea, sweat, vegetables and other things, we can find that in 200-300 meter radius, without burning carbon or using vehicle. We had concept of weekly village mart. This is what, Gandhi called self reliance. But now, we are adopting western design of planning. We are planning cities and extension of cities such a way that, even if we plan to take tea, we have to use vehicle and burn carbon, creating unnecessary necessity. A carbon based economy.

लप्रेक : 01

ये राजीव चौक मेट्रो स्टेशन कितना कोम्प्लिकेटेड है।
मुझे लगता है इंसान इससे जयदा कोम्प्लिकेटेड है।
तुम आते ही सुरु होगये। तुम्हे आये हुए ज्यादा टाइम तो नहीं हुआ ना।
नहीं, यहाँ वैसे भी कौन बोर होता है।
तुम काफ़ी बदल गए हो। जीम करना छोड़ दिए क्या?
मैं तुम्हारे बारे में नहीं बोल सकता क्यूंकि मैं तुम्हे कभी जाना नहीं।
तुम अभी तक गुस्सा हो, ये बोल कर वो इधर उधर देखने लगती है।
इतनी भीड़ में इसकदर ख़ामोशी छायेगी सोचा नहीं था।
घर पर सब कैसे है? लास्ट टाइम कब घर गए थे?
सब बढियां है, घर डेढ़ साल पहले, जून २०१३.
क्या कर रहे हो। ये सब करने का क्या फायदा।
अगर फायदे के लिए सब कुछ करता तो काम सा काम ये हाल तो नहीं होता।
अच्छा, ये गुस्सा मेरी वजह से है या पुरानी वाली के वजह से।
फिर ख़ामोशी, और मुस्कराते रहने की कोशीश।
पोएम लिखते हो या छोड़ दिए|

अभी तुरंत एक लाइन आई है, सुनो

एक बार फिर अपना समझ कर देखेंगे।
एक बार फिर चोट खा कर देखेंगे ।

तुम नहीं मानोगे, मैं चलती हूँ, bye.
रुको।

ये सुना चुके हो शायद……….थैंक गॉड, तुमने मेरे हस्बैंड के बारे में नहीं पूछा। जिससे मिलो वो यही पूछता है।
मैं जानबुझकर नहीं पूछा, तुम्हे कहाँ किसीकी फ़िक्र रहती है।
Ok Bye
अरे रुको एक और लाइन्स सुनाता हूँ।

अगर तमन्ना है, तो तम्मना तेरी।
अगर आरजू है, तो आरजू तेरी ।
अगर इश्क है, तो वो मुस्करात तेरी।
अगर वफ़ा है, तो बेवफाई तेरी।

सीसीडी चलो कॉफी पीते है। या कॉफी पीना भी छोड़ दिए।

Religion and conscience

 

 

I wonder, is religion outcome of conscience, or conscience is outcome of religion, or both backing each other?

If religion is outcome of conscience then it must be based on truth and reasoning. Reasoning to find truth, which is further developed as faith. So faith comes from finding truth, reasoning and conscience. But, later on, faith becomes so strong that we subdue our conscience, truth and reasoning, and we totally submit ourself to faith. Then what we do, that, our conscience never would allow to do. Resulting dehumanization of human being.

If conscience is outcome of religion, then conscience is not conscience. It is outer voice that we treat it as words of God. And we feel like, it is conscience.

No doubt, Religion is outcome of conscience and which further guide our conscience. Probably, religions are brought to harmonize the conscience of people with conscience of society. But what happen to religions? Why it become so authoritative and rigid. It should and must progress as our conscience progress. In developing faith, first we cultivated the fear of god in people’s mind, and then we distort the will of God through different religious textbook and through mouthpiece of religious leader. Which, latter on, become a deadly cocktail of faith and greed. In which, only poor people grind. Latter on whole society.

After listening this, my friends ask me “so you are an atheist and question existence of god”. I reply “I do believe in God which I call it nature, the Mother Nature”

My Playlist –Jan 13

What a wonderful start of year 2013 for music lovers. I love few songs, released this year,  specially for emollient lyrics and mesmerizing music. Albums Table No 21, Aakash Vani and Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola are awesome. I think, after Udaan, its Aakash Vani of which, every songs have wonderful lyrics and sweet music.

 

Here, I am rating few songs that have howling lyrics.

 

1. “Khamakha” from “ Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”, lyric is penned by Gulzar Sahab. Sung and composed by Vishal Bhardwaj with Prem Dehati in Harianvi folk sound. You will feel special effect when a composer sings on his own composition.

 

-“ Halki-halki, aanhen bharna. takiye me sar deke dhime dhime, sargoshi me bate karna. pagalpan hai aise trumpe marna……Ye kalish jo hai, wo khamkha nahi. Haan tapish to hai, par khamkha nahi…

 

 

2. “Mann Mera” from “Table No 21”. Lyric is penned by Aseem Ahmad Abbasee. Sung and composed by Gajendra Verma.

 

-“..Kabhi chup-chup rahe, kabhi gaya ye kare. Bin puchhe, teri tarifen sunaya Kare..”

 

 

3. “O Sajna” from “Table No 21”. Lyric is penned by Aseem Ahmad Abbasee. Sung and composed by Gajendra Verma.

 

-“.. Yahin aanshun-wanshu bikharke, humen chain milega marke. Pachhtaten hai tumse dhoka karke….Jaya humpe, ya teri wafa na kar, jane-jaan humko daga de… Tera-mera rishta tha bhul. Tune ek pal me mita dala jaise ho ek dhul. Ab bas main hun, yaadein aur gam ahi, Ab is gamko saari umar sahange hum…”

 

 

4. “Bezubaan” from “ ABCD-Any Body Can Dance”. Sung by Mohit Chauhaan & Sachin Jigar feat. Composed by Sachin Jigar.

 

-“ Hai jo lahu mera, bahta chala. Dekho junoon mera, kehta chala. Khabo ka makkan, jo dahta chala… Bezubaan kabse main raha, Begunaah sahta main raha.. ”

 

 

5. ”Oye-Boy charlie” from “ Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”, lyric is penned by Gulzar Sahab. Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and sung by Rekha Bhardwaj.

 

-“..Oye-boy oye-boy Charlie, tune dil ki bazi maar li…oh my dolly dolly, meri vitamin ki goli..”.

 

All songs of Album Aakash Vani. Lyrics are penned by Luv Ranjan (director) and composed by Hitesh Soni.

 

6. “ Tera Mera Naam” sung by Shafqat Amant Ali.

 

-“….Sochke main jisko hashleta hun, itafaq tha, ek majak tha, tera mera naam…”.

 

 

7. “Bas Main Aur Tu” sung by Nikhil D’Souza & Vasudha Shara.

 

-« Diya dhakka rat ko aur ho gayi subah, Nakhrile onsh ko bhi hai liya mana, Chhuti jo bat thi, kar li hai for suru.. ».

 

8. “Pad Gaye Ji” sung by K.K. and Sunidhi Chaunhan.

 

-“Tere palkon ki udhari me bikgaye, kho baithe dil, tere dil me tik gaye…”.

 

 

9. “Rumani” sung by Thomson Andrews and Shalmali Kholgade.

 

-“Rumani Aankho ki jaan gazal tumho. Befikr, Biraham jaana katal tumho….”

 

 

10. “Crazy Lover” sung by Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan.

 

 

Majesty of law

We, most of, do not read our religious epic (granth) but we always ready to argue on any of its text and start comparing with other religion. Not only argue, we are ready to fight and die. We start supporting one point by violating other point of same book. I remember, in childhood, when I was student of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, a RSS school. There were competitions on public speaking of “sloke”. That time we never understood value of remembering sloke and applying into life. We just saw as only winning prize. But these sloke teach us great “values of life and values in life”.

These thought came in my mind when I read verdict of court on a case, in which, a maulvi forced a young Muslim girl into a wedding with a married man, who allegedly raped her subsequently. The maulvi claimed that the Shariah permitted a Muslim to keep 4 wives at a time and that the girl consented to the marriage.

Just read the statement of additional sessions Judge Kamini Lau on this case. That will provide you more broad view to see a religion, not only yours, others also. We know “Dharm insan ke liye bana hai, insan dharm ke liye nahi”. But we do not understand this simple line.

Ms. Lau said: “The Indian legal system provides sufficient space for religious freedom but whenever any such regressive religious practice come into conflict with the rights of the citizens as enshrined in the Indian Constitution, it becomes obligatory for courts to ensure that it is the majesty of law and the constitutional mandate which prevail.
Jurists are unanimous that in Islamic societies polygamous marriages are permitted but only in certain circumstances, that are primarily in situations where a man’s death has left his widows with no means or support. Polygamy is neither mandatory nor encouraged but merely permitted. The Koran’s conditional endorsement stresses that self-interest or sexual desire should not be the reason for entering into a polygamous marriage. It is a practice associated with the social duty of Islamic men to protect the social and financial standing of widows and orphans in their community. It is equally the duty of the religious heads, priests, maulvis and all those involved in propagating religion to ensure that the religious texts are progressively interpreted and to confirm that it is only those beneficial practices which are in the best interest of all sections of humanity which are encouraged and observed.”

Geo-engineering

An idea can change your life but can idea change weather? Our scientists suggest so. On any new idea, first we laugh then we are not ready to accept due to its future implication. But persistent practical experiments on every aspect make it feasible. Geo engineering is one of new idea that is highly debated in last UN global warming meeting. It is come out as cheaper and short-cut ideas to cool the planet. As we face and can see, global warming other than terrorism as one of demon that will affect not only mankind but every living being on the earth. Alarming rate of increase of sea water level, increasing with rate of 6 time of what UN predicted. That is the reason, we human being more curious about global warming. That brings such idea. The basic ideas behind the geo-engineering are solar radiation management, Carbon dioxide removal and Heat transport.

Solar radiation management methods include 1) Artificial volcanoes: Adding sun-reflecting chemicals such as stratospheric sulfur aerosols, aluminum oxide particles to the upper atmosphere , simulating the effect of a major volcanic eruption. 2) Cloud whitening – using fine sea water spray to whiten clouds to increase cloud reflectivity. 3) A giant mirror could be placed in space to block some sunlight.

Carbon dioxide removal methods include Ocean fertilization: Large areas of sea are sprinkled with iron or other nutrients to artificially spur growth of phytoplankton, which soak up carbon dioxide.

Heat transport methods include the use of vertical ocean pipes to mix cooler deep water and warmer surface water. This technology has also been suggested to avoid and disrupt the hurricanes (storm that forced to live most power consuming people without power for many days) by Bill Gates and others.

But UN delegates rejected the ideas of geo-engineering and many said proposed solution are little understood and might have side effect more damaging than global warming. They decided better to stick to proven technologies that we know and echoed the efficient use of energy. In near future, this will be more explored to get confidence of people.

There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt: Audre Lorde