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Kabir: Words of Wisdom Part-II

As I already said here Kabir is one of the people I have been in awe of, I don’t claim to have understand him fully but I feel that his words of wisdom needs to be retold to the world.

Here are 3 couplets of Kabir depicting the great man’s though on God-

Pathar Puje Hari Mile, To Main Pujun Girirai,
Sabse to Chakki Bhalim Pees Pees ke Khay

Meaning- Kabir says, If god could have been found by worshiping the idols made of stone, then Kabir would worship the greatest mountain. No stone can have god bigger than that. He reiterates that god cannot be found in the stone idols, the simple chakki (traditional Indian wheat grinder having two round stones rotated and the wheat dropped from above gets grinded between two stones) is more divine at least it bears pain to feed the humanity.

Kubudhi ko Sujhe Nahi, Uth Uth Deval Jaaye,
Dil dehra ki khabar nahi, Pathar Kahan Te Pay

Meaning- The idiots are ignorant, when they can’t think of anything they keep visiting the temple in the search of god. Hardly do they know their own self, that they would realize that if they would have searched their own hearts, they would have find one which they didn’t find in those stone idols

Makke Madine mein gaya, wahan bhi hari ka naam,
Main tujhse poochon he sakhi, Kin dekha kis tham.

Meaning- When you visited Mecca, Medina and everywhere you took the name of the great lord. But I ask you my dear friend did you actually saw the great lord at any of the places of pilgrimage.

I so wish the communally charged people in India would relearn the lessons taught by this great soul.

Ek Shabd – Day 17

Here is a tag Swaram did and I having a busy day today lapped on it to maintain the NaBloPoMo. 🙂 All is fair in Love War & Blogathons no?

All we need to do is answer these questions in just one word.

Where is your cell phone? – On my Desk

Your hair? – Disappearing 🙁

Your mother? – strict

Your father? – Friend

Your favorite food? – Brownies

Your dream last night? – None

Your favorite drink? – Coffee

Your dream/goal? – Success ( Btw. I heard on radio that there is book released on how acheive Success through Sex and it is title SuckSex. Seriously WTF??)

What room are you in? – Cubicle

Your hobby? – Reading

Your fear? – Stagnation

Where do you want to be in 6 years? – Home

Where were you last night? – Bed

Something that you aren’t? – painter

Muffins? – Chocolate

Wish list item? – PS3

Where did you grow up? – Kanpur

Last thing you did? – Driving

What are you wearing? – Attitude 😀

Your TV? – Off

Your pets? – None

Friends? – Life

Your life? – Networked

Your mood? – Lazy (*Yawn :-D*)

Missing someone? – Dad

Vehicle? – i10

Something you’re not wearing? – Tie

Your favorite store? – Books

Your favorite color? – Blue

When was the last time you laughed? – Morning

Last time you cried? – Forgot

Your best friend? – Many

One place that you go to over and over? – Cafes

One person who emails me regularly? – Client

One person who calls me regularly? – Banks

Favorite place to eat? – Home

Quiz #5 Hindu Mythology Day 13

This time the quiz is based on Hindu Mythology. The images below are some idols of Indian gods and all you have to do is identify all of them and also connect the common link between all the images.

The answer can be submitted using the form below
[contact-form 2 “Quiz Results”]
You can also mail your responses directly to prats@prats.co.in

Apologies – Day 12

Apologies are something which are one of the greatest blessings of human nature, a simple and sincere apology can cure guilt, ease tension and pressure making one feel a lot lighter.

Some really important people in my life, I owe an apology to-

1- My Parents- for numerous tantrums I have thrown pointlessly, not listening to advices which were for my god and I should have listened too and taking them for granted at times.

2- My Library Teacher in School- She always wanted me to read more books, and I always evaded the library periods. I didn’t realize she was just trying to introduce me to one of my favorite activity.

3- One of My Very Good Friend- for not able to choose what is important, and ditching him for priorities which were not important

4- City of Kanpur- I left you to pursue better opportunities and a career. I always believed you had great potential but I never worked for you. I owe a lot of myself to this city but have been guilty of being selfish and not giving back

5- My IT Team in SIBM- One of my tantrums and way of opposition caused them embarrassment and troubles which was not necessary. Though I didn’t agree with the system but still these were one of the most amazing bunch of people I worked with and I would always feel sorry for being the one to be one their opposite side.

5 People I Would Meet in Heaven – Day 10

I noticed someone on the road today, I don’t remember the face of the person or anything in particular about him. All that remained with me was an interesting message, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, But Nobody wants to die”. Ironical, Satirical and so true, I mean death is always a factor that has haunted people time and again.

Though I love my life, no matter how much I crib or rant about it, the bottom line is that I love my life too much. But somehow I have always fancied the death, I am not sure but I always felt there would be positives. If nothing else I might get a chance to meet people who have already died.

So here is a list of 5 people I would like to meet in Heaven-

1- Ram Prasad Bismil- I have always been a fan of the Krantikari group, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ramprasad Bismil, Ashfaq, Rajguru, Sukhdev. But specifically Ram Prasad Bismil because he would be the person to tell me the stories of the great struggle and also his brilliant poetry.

2- Karna- I have never been more fascinated by any other character as compared to Karna. His principles of friendship, generosity and the will power to stand by what he really believed in; is something which appeals to me to the core.

3- Dhirubhai Ambani- I believe there have not been many people in India who were as visionary as Dhirubhai Ambani. I would love to sit beside him and talk about his vision of making one of the largest PetroChemical companies of the world, or bringing down the cost of a phone call comparable to the cost of a postcard.

4- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel- I believe that he was one of the greatest practitioners of realpolitik in modern India. His legacy and vision is what today we call as the modern India

5- Munshi Premchand- Just for his super brilliant stories which could keep me engaged for lifetimes to come.

So which five people would you meet in heaven?

My Life – Day 8

I churaofied this one from Psych Babblers blog given that I am trying to do a post everyday, tags are a life saver. This one is very simple all we need to do is just need to cross out things we have done.

So here goes:

1. Graduated high school.

2. Kissed someone.

3. Smoked a cigarette.

4. Got so drunk you passed out.

5. Rode every ride at an amusement park.

6. Collected something stupid.

7. Gone to a rock concert.

8. Helped someone.

9. Gone fishing

10. Watched four movies in one night.

11. Lied to someone.

12. Snorted cocaine.

13. Smoked weed.

14. Failed a subject.   [Electrical Machines & Measuring Instruments in 3rd Sem of Engg]

15. Been in a car accident.

16. Been in a tornado.

17. Watched someone die.

18. Been to a funeral.

19. Burned yourself.

20. Run a marathon.

21. Cried yourself to sleep.

22. Spent over 10,000 bucks in one day.

23. Flown on an aeroplane.

24. Cheated on someone.

25. Been cheated on.

26. Written a 10 page letter.
27. Gone skiing.

28. Been sailing.

29. Cut yourself.

30. Had a best friend.

31. Lost someone you loved.

32. Got into trouble for something you didn’t do.

33. Stolen a book from the library 

34. Gone to a different country.

35. Watched the Harry Potter movies. [All of them]

36. Had an online diary.

37. Fired a gun.

38. Gambled in a casino.

39. Been in a school play.

40. Been fired from a job. [Thankfully not until now]

41. Taken a lie detector test.

42. Swam with dolphins.

43. Voted for someone on a reality TV show.

44. Written poetry.

45. Read more than 20 books a year. [I guess I would be doing it for past 5-6 years]

46. Gone to Europe. [Italy is a place which tops my list of Places to Visit]

47. Loved someone you shouldn’t have.

48. Used a colouring book over age 12.

49. Had a surgery.

50. Had stitches.

51. Taken a Taxi.

52. Had more than 5 IM conversations going on at once.

53. Been in a fist fight.

54. Suffered any form of abuse.

55. Had a pet.

56. Petted a wild animal.

57. Had your own credit card & bought something with it.

58. Dyed your hair.

59. Got a tattoo.

60. Had something pierced.

61. Got straight As.

62. Known someone personally with HIV or AIDS.

63. Taken pictures with a webcam.

64. Lost something expensive.
[Lost a gold chain once]

65. Gone to sleep with music on.

All my partners in crime called NaBloPoMo, if you are short of topics to blog, feel free to take this tag.

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Movie Summaries Day 7

Lately I have seen so many movies, not used to writing too many reviews. So I thought to define the movies as one liners. So here goes my one liners for some of the movies I have seen recently-

1- Rajneeti- Everybody kills everybody leaving only Katrina Kaif to contest the elections.

2- Prince of Persia- Super movie, you sit for effin 2.5 hrs just to realize that actually nothing has happened.

3- Kites- No entiendo un carajo (Translation for poor viewer: I don’t understand a shit)

4- Well Done Abba: When you plan to get a well dug from the government you get your daughter married

5- Paathshala- Sending you children to school which advertises is making them do bonded labor.

6- Badmash Company- Selling single pair of gloves and defaulting bank loans are bad business plans.

7- Alice in Wonderland- So finally the rabbit goes through the hole