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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tree of Prosperity

There was an gardener in a village somewhere in the north region. He was not financially in a good condition and his work wasn't contributing any hike in his bank account. He had a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. All day long he used to pray to God to give him some inspiration or source to earn some more for his family and to make their lives better. He was wise in all respects. One day on a regular summer evening he was going back to his home, when he saw something strange. A small, unusual sapling. he took it up. It had silver colored stem and golden colored leaves. Amazed and amused on his luck he rushed to home. After reaching home, he took his books out and started researching about that plant. Excited to find about it, he discovered it was the sapling of the Tree of Prosperity.
Further he dig out some more details. He went to the market and bought a book. He had heard big stories about tree of prosperity from his granny when he was a kid, but never thought it can exist in reality. The tree of prosperity brings the prosperity to the whole village and the nearby villages where its being planted. Once planted, it grows within 4 days. It never sheds it's leaves and if someone plucks the leaves, they become white in color.
Hence now after talking to his wife and daughters, he decided to put that sapling on sale, and to sell it to the person who will bid the highest. Many people came to see the plant. Some wishing to purchase it and some who couldn't purchase it came to just see it.
A landlord from a village in south made the highest bid. The gardener settled the deal with him. He went to his village to plant the tree.
After reaching there he noticed the soil is not favorable for the tree and if the tree will be planted there, it will not grow and will die. He told the landlord about the problem, after hearing which he became angry. How can that be possible. He thought the gardener has become greedy and now he is cheating on him. gardener tried hard to make him understand but all in vain.
Landlord called Panchayat to tell people about how the gardener had cheated him, and that he doesn't want his money back but the gardener should be punished and should plant the sapling in his village for the good of rest of the village. The Landlord had a son, who had traveled more than anybody else in the village. For all his decisions he used to refer to his son. So the elderly asked the Son of the landlord about his views on the same.
Son said calmly : " i have been to many places. In such a small age, i have met variety of people, gathered their views, seen variety of trees. All i know is that i plant needs sunlight, water and soil to grow into a tree. And by refusing to plant this tree, the gardener is not just cheating us but also insulting our village and our soil."
The gardener got the gist of the matter. He understood whatever he will say here, no one is going to trust him. Illiteracy is bane but partial education is more devastating. People would have trusted him, if the son of the landlord was also illiterate. But his words of wisdom have convinced everybody in the village that the type of the soil doesn't matter. He suggested that the plant can be grown in some neighboring village as it still will have its impact on their village. People thought hard and asked gardener which will be the suitable village to which he replied the north of that village there is a village that supports the vegetation. Again the people from the south neighborhood started shouting "the gardener is making fool of all us, and he doesn't want the village to prosper and he must have taken some additional money from that village, he is insulting our place and our village has other trees also, how this tree will not bud here. He is only insulting us"
gardener decided to fool the illiterate people. He knew neither they will let other village prosper and hence there is just one way i.e. plant the tree. But since it was the only one of it's kind he thought to trick them in a way that the sapling will be saved and he can also manage to get out of this village. Once he is out he will be saved! He handed a small stem with two tiny leaves to the landlord and asked him to plant it near a well, keeping the root and the main stem with himself. landlord planted the tree. Everyone rejoiced. The feast was given. The landlord's son was praised for his extra-ordinary wisdom. And the gardener managed to get out of that place.
After reaching home, he asked his wife and daughters to pack their bags and sold the sapling to a nearby villager and ran off. After a day when landlord saw that the plant was dead, he cursed the gardener and accused him of cheating. He sent his men to bring back the gardener to him, but they returned empty handed! The landlord and his village continued to live like before.
On the other hand the villager who got the sapling, planted it which turned into a beautiful tree after four days. The village became famous and there were the crowds of visitors to see the unique tree, which increased the income and sale of domestic products of the village. Along with the development of the village the nearby villages also became prosperous.


Thursday, May 13, 2010


Life is good bad
happy sad
joy sorrow
a new tomorrow
a forgiven past
forgotten at last
the present song
difficulties long
Gong of war
future afar
blissful times
ugly pines
songs of beauty
painful duty
love divine
a long luck line
flow of tears
unending fears
strange paths
unlucky hearts
bitter stories
wishful glories
new defeats
destiny beats
preheated words
wounds occurred
timeless holes
parallel poles
gloomy night
a bright daylight
reality bites
repeated suicides
drive for pleasure
disapproved treasure
layers on layers
thousands of prayers
death so near
still more pains to bear....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Common cold

Cold is up for last two days.. And don't ask me if i am okie? Because i am not at all okie.. Just suffering each and every second. This is the only thing that makes me impatient other than five hundred more. We'll talk about that later!! anyway so this post is here to share my agony, my pain.
Cold in summers is a bigger pain than cold in winters..
Now you will either know the reason or you will ask me how?
- in summers you tend to sweat(when out),
-fans and air-conditioners annoy a lot.
-And hot winds make the allergy worst.
( Winter is cleaner and soother.)

How to detect, you are suffering from cold :
1. you make sound "SUDUK SUDUK" from nose..
2. your eyes melt with a burning sensation rather your whole face will be melting
3. Some of you might be having two handkerchiefs in your hands, one fully dedicated to nose and other to your melting eyes.
4. Your mouth is open most of the time, its the only way to stay alive when u can't inhale.
5. you have been playing the Game of sneeze and sniff in between, which gives you an opportunity to fill your washbasins with a goop thing :P

What not to do in cold:
-Avoid watching romantic senti movies. Its a BIG BIG no! or your face will be all wet with tears and ... ya u got it right!!
-Avoid Going in summer heats outside.. Again- you don't want to have that sticky feeling with added sweat. Also it will prevent you from getting in contact with dust.
-If you have two handkerchiefs in your hand, have them in TWO DIFFERENT COLORS.. i know you don't want to get confused and mix them up.

P.S.- stay away from the people suffering from cold, they go nuts as cold destroy their grey cells and there are only black blue yellow magenta ones..

Sunday, May 2, 2010

War of Gods

Bare my beliefs, I want to rise spiritually with my own faiths, not as others want me to, I want to see world with my own perspective, not the way others want me to see. I believe my beliefs not what others want me to believe.
I have been a God’s believer and this belief keeps me positive in many aspects. Of course I don’t belong to a class or group where a person fights for the superiority of his God and disown other people’s beliefs or faiths in other religion or gods. It is shocking when we see wars between the people over the superiority of God. Like Iskonians say Krishna is the highest ranked God amongst other Gods, whereas Arya Samaj says Idol worship is fake, Shaivism followers believe there is no one above Lord Shiva. And hence debates go on and on. What if all the Gods are friends above enjoying tea and snacks together, laughing on human’s foolishness for such irrelevant fights? Even if there is only one God, or according to some none, what difference does it make? But the debate goes on, people keep on fighting arguing and keep on showing each other down. A useless effort!
Is there anything constructive I will do, if I will convince one person to follow the same path, even if I have never known for sure where it will lead me? Yes there will be one thing for sure, will get a company to chant with me for my Krishna, my shiva or my light. And who knows you may accompany me after death, whatever my lifelong chanting has formed for me. I have been watching more and more wars related to Gods between the rigid followers lately, anyhow people like me are flexible,. There are splits and fights within Hindu religion, so expecting a respect from such groups for other religion is a far away dream. I respect people’s view on religion or in God, I respect the beliefs of atheists, if one doesn’t believe in God, one doesn’t. There is no point to convert him into theist. As such faiths arise from within inside. There is no point in breaking somebody’s beliefs, if that belief is not harming anybody else. Showing down somebody else or disrespecting somebody’s faith wont make you or your God superior neither will it put a stamp on your faiths, in case you want a proof from other people, that ‘your’ God exists. No two people on this planet are alike, hence their thoughts and believes will also vary.
Swami Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa has mentioned in his autobiography that he followed other religions notably Christianity and Islam, and said that they all lead to the same God, as per his own experiences. He was a Hindu Bengali Brahmin and big follower of Kali. This means religions are merely paths, to reach the same destination. Please don’t debate to create tensions and war between the gods for achieving the superior identity for anybody, for whom-so-ever u wish to.
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