The Journey of Life-1

The other day I chanced upon a beautiful poem by Corey Mohler illustrated on his website. Although it was titled Two Brothers, it could have been easily called The Truth of Human Existence. I found the poem so profound that for a moment, I even contemplated on just sharing it as my post today sans all the commentary or my own thoughts. Without further ado, here it is:

Two sons were born beneath the old tree.

They grew together, both loved and free.

They travelled the fields, they roamed the hill.

They crossed the river, explored the mill.

They fought with dragons and giants tall.

Mighty warriors—they conquered all.

At each day’s end, they slept safe at night.

A loving father tucked them in at night.

The father aged and then he died.

The eldest wept and the youngest cried.

The farm, of course, would be run alone.

So the youngest left, to find his own.

They looked into each other’s eyes.

Beneath the old tree, they said goodbyes.

The eldest tilled fields, beneath the sun.

With his sweat and work, the farm was run.

A wife soon came to his warm, safe home.

He was always loved, but would not roam.

Each day, he dreamt of his brother free.

Always regretting that it was not he.

Years flew by, at last they met again.

Beneath the old tree stood two old men.

He told his brother of farming life:

No adventures — only work and strife.

Oh, how he dreamt of the open road

And how he felt trapped in his abode.

The brother told of the life he led,

Of the long and weary road, he said:

Many lonely nights in driving rain,

It was a single thought that kept me sane.

That my brother was home, safe and warm.

A loving home, far from rain and storm.

Hard work I could stand, but this I swear:

The days alone were too much to bear.

His heart grew sad as he bowed his head,

And to his brother, the elder said:

What a tragic tale then, for us two:

That you had not my place, and I you.

His brother sighed, then smiled wide,

Thought for a moment, before he replied:

You’ve missed the point of this little tale.

For I’ll tell you, brother, without fail:

Whoever would roam, whoever would stay,

We both would regret it, either way.

(Do visit Corey Mohler’s Existential Comics if you wish to see the poem depicted as beautifully as its words are.)

Om Namah Shivay

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What in your opinion are the needs of a society?

Guruji : A violence-free society, disease-free body, conflict-free mind, prejudice-free intellect are the rights and need of every individual today. People sit with prejudice in their minds and this is a big problem in the world today. People who don’t even know you start talking about you. Hasn’t this happened to you? When you don’t even know someone and you talk about them, it has no value. We are wasting our energy doing this. Like this, we hold so many prejudices in our minds against different religions, castes, communities, genders, etc.
Gender equality should be respected. When it comes to Art & Culture, you see that there is gender equality.
Many many years ago, Lord Krishna danced upon the many hoods of the Kalia the demon snake. The snake Kalia had polluted and destroyed the River Yamuna so much because of his venom. Lord Krishna then destroyed the demon and brought relief and moksha (liberation) to the River Yamuna. Today, that same Krishna is present within you all, He is present in the form of all the saints present here today. And that Krishna today will say to the River Yamuna through you all, “O dear Mother Yamuna, now we will rescue you. We will bathe you and make you clean and pure once again”.
Usually it is the mother who bathes and cleanses the children. Unfortunately the situation today is that we have to clean our very mother (River Yamuna). It is everyone’s wish here that the cleaning of the River Yamuna should happen immediately and at the earliest. Is it not so? Do you all not want this?
The environment is our Prana. When we think of ourselves as composed of five layers or Panchakosha, then the very first sheath or layer – Annarasamaya Kosha – is the environment. This entire environment is the Annarasamaya Kosha (literally referring to the layer nourished and sustained by food). The entire world is full of Anna (nourishing food) and Rasa. Then the next layer is the physical body which I would compare to the Pranamaya Kosha (the layer sustained or inhabited by Prana). We can progress in life only when we keep the environment, the Annarasamaya Kosha pure and clean. We must always strive to leave this world in a much better state than the one we came into, for our own children and coming generations.

Om Namah Shivay

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Save Rivers: Do not pollute!

Holy Ganga Compassionate Purifier is now Provider of Cancer!

Srimad Bhagavatam says waters of Ganga originated from lotus feet of Sri Hari. In His incarnation as Vamana he took the gigantic form of Trivikrama and measured all the three worlds and the entire creation in two steps. At that time His left foot reached Brahmaloka. Excited to see the His holy feet, Brahma immediately offered humble worship with water from his Kamandala. This holy water, purified and sanctified by the touch of the His feet, gushed down as the sacred Ganga.

Ganga is one of the major rivers of the Indian subcontinent and is the national river, flowing east through the Gangetic Plain of northern India into Bangladesh. The 2,510 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Uttarakhand and drains into the Sunderbans delta in the Bay of Bengal. On the banks of this river are situated many well known places of pilgrimage such as Haridwar, Prayag and Kashi. It is on the banks of this holy river that many Rishis, Munis and Tapasvis have been performing their spiritual endeavours.

The minerals present in this holy river have the capacity to dissolve human bones in three months time which no other river in the entire world has. Even today scientists have not able to understand how this river water possesses certain qualities which cannot be found in the water of any other river of the world. Even many rivers that flow from the same Himalayan belt do not have the same qualities as the Ganges. The Himalayan range is the same, the suns heat is the same that fall on the ice on the peak of the mountain which melts and flows into the waters of all the rivers, but the quality of their water differs. Hence many believe Ganges is no ordinary river.

Scientists have also agreed that there is something special about its waters. To justify this Ganga water contains enormous amounts of viruses called “BACTERIOPHAGE” which kill bacteria and algae, which cause the water pollution and thus the water is potable for a long time. The river which could absorb thousands of dead bodies over so many years without stinking has been polluted to such an extent by human and industrial waste, that it is now regarded as causing cancer.

According to United Nations Development Programe (UNDP) report there are more than 29 cities, 70 towns and thousands of villages located on the banks of the river, depositing every year more than 13 billion liters of sewage directly into the river and 260 million liters of industrial wastes are added by hundreds of factories along the riverbanks. Added to it are the 6 million tones of chemical fertilizers and more 9000 tones of chemical pesticides that pollute the river.

When human bodies are not allowed to be dumped in the river so also strict warning should have been issued to all the industries that discharge effluents into this holy river. Aquatic life in the river is also affected endangering the “Ganga Dolphins” our national aquatic animal.

Save Rivers: Do not pollute!

Om Namah Shivay

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