Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wow Moments

In the movie Avatar, we look at the suspended-in-space mountains and wonder at film maker's imagination and graphics.

Yet we forget that the stars, moon, sun and earth are all suspended in space and we see them daily. When did we truly wonder "how the heaven this huge sun stays suspended in space like that?"

If we truly connect with nature, those wow moments await us on a daily basis and not just from Avatar to Avatar - pun intended.

एक आवाज़ बुला रही है - A voice is calling me

एक आवाज़ है जो बुला रही है
बिना डोर के खींचे जा रही है
केहती है मुझे 'आओ पास मेरे'
तुम्हे करीब से ज़िन्दगी दिखानी है

ज़िन्दगी के कई पहलु हैं
तुमने अभी देखा ही क्या है
काम की चार दीवारों में
तुमने खुदको चुनवा दिया है

इस नदिया के उस पार
उठाओ पतवार और चले आओ
चीर दो इस पहाड़ को
और नई एक सड़क बनाओ

निकल पडो एक ऐसे सफर पे
जिसमें अगले पल की खबर ना हो
जहां बैठें वो बसेरा बने
जहां आँख खुले सवेरा हो

उठो चलो आज, अभी,
कहीं देर ना हो जाए
कलियों को खिलते देखना है तुम्हे
तारों को टिमटिमाते देखना है तुम्हे

ज़िन्दगी के रंगों में रंगना है तुम्हे
हर उतार चढ़ाव को शब्दों में पिरोना है तुम्हे
हसी का अमृत और गम का ज़हर पीना है तुम्हे
फिर हर कहानी में ख़ुशी के आंसू रोना है तुम्हे

ek awaaz hai jo bula rahi hai
bina dor ke kheenche ja rahi hai
kehti hai mujhe aao paas mere
tumhein kareeb se zindagi dikhani hai

zindagi ke kai pehlu hain
tumne abhi dekha hi kya hai
kaam ki chaar deewaron mein
tumne khudko chunwa diya hai

is nadiya ke us paar
uthao patwar aur chale aao
cheer do is pahad ko
aur nayi ek sadak banao

nikal pado ek aise safar pe
jisme agle pal ki khabar na ho
jahaan baithe wo basera bane
jahaan aankh khule savera ho

utho chalo aaj, abhi
kahin der na ho jaaye
kaliyon ko khilte dekhna hai tumhe
taaron ko timtimate dekhna hai tumhe

zindagi ke rangon mein rangna hai tumhe
har utar chadhav ko shabdon mein pirona hai tumhe
hasee ka amrit aur gum ka zahar peena hai tumhe
fir har kahani mein khushi ke aansu rona hai tumhe 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Metaphysical Sex

All the world is exchanging energy all the time. Your energy is pushing out, touching everything else. Everything and everyone else is touching you.

But now an interesting thing happens. At some point midway between you and everything else—those energies meet.

To make a more vivid description, let’s imagine two people in a room. They are on the far sides of the room from each other. We’ll call them Tom and Mary. Now Tom’s personal energy is transmitting signals about Tom in a 360-degree circle out in the universe. Some of that energy wave hits Mary. Mary, meanwhile, is emitting her own energy—some of which hits Tom. But these energies meet each other in a way you may not have thought of. They meet midway between Tom and Mary. 

Here, the energies unite (remember now, these energies are physical phenomena; they can be measured, felt) and combine to form a new energy unit we’ll call “Tomary.” It is the energy of Tom and Mary combined. Tom and Mary could very well call this energy The Body Between Us—for it is just that: a body of energy to which both are connected, which both are feeding the continuing energies which flow to it, and which is sending energies back to its two “sponsors” along the thread, or cord, or pipeline that always exists within the Matrix. (Indeed, this “pipeline” is the Matrix.) It is this experience of “Tomary” which is the truth of Tom and Mary. It is to this Holy Communion that both are drawn. For they feel, along the pipeline, the sublime joy of the Body Between, of the joined One, of the Blessed Union. Tom and Mary, standing off at a distance, can feel—in a physical way—what is going on in the Matrix. Both are urgently drawn toward this experience. They want to move toward each other! At once! 

Now their “training” sets in. The world has trained them to slow down, to mistrust the feeling, to guard against “hurt,” to hold back. But the soul . . . wants to know “Tomary”—now! If the two are lucky, they will be free enough to set aside their fears and trust that love is all there is. They are irrevocably drawn now, these two, to the Body Between Them. TOMARY is already being experienced metaphysically, and Tom and Mary will want to experience it physically. So they’ll move closer together. Not to get to each other. It looks that way to the casual observer. But they are each trying to get to TOMARY. They are trying to reach that place of Divine Union which already exists between them. The place where they already know they are One—and what it is like to Be One. 

So they move toward this “feeling” they are experiencing, and, as they close the gap between them, as they “shorten the cord,” the energy they are both sending to TOMARY travels a shorter distance and is thus more intense. They move closer still. The shorter the distance, the greater the intensity. They move closer still. Once more the intensity increases.

Now they stand just a few feet apart. The Body Between them is glowing hot. Vibrating with terrific speed. The “connection” to and from TOMARY is thicker, wider, brighter, burning with the transfer of incredible energy. The two are said to be “burning with desire.” They are! They move closer still. Now, they touch. 
The sensation is almost unbearable. Exquisite. They feel, at the point of their touch, all the energy of TOMARY—all the compacted, intensely unified substance of their Combined Being. If you open yourself to your greatest sensitivity, you’ll be able to feel this subtle, sublime energy as a tingling when you touch—sometimes the “tingling” will run right through you—or as heat at the point of your touch—heat which you may also suddenly feel throughout your body—but concentrated deeply within your lower chakra, or energy center. It will “burn” there especially intensely—and Tom and Mary will now be said to have the “hots” for each other! Now the two embrace, and they close the gap even further, with Tom, Mary, and Tomary all filling nearly the same space. Tom and Mary can feel Tomary between them—and they want to get even closer—to literally meld with Tomary. To become Tomary in physical form. I have created in the male and female bodies a way to do that. At this moment, Tom and Mary’s bodies are ready to do that. Tom’s body is now ready to literally enter Mary. Mary’s body is ready to literally receive Tom within her. 

The tingling, the burning, is now beyond intense. It is... indescribable. The two physical bodies join. Tom, Mary, and Tomary become One. In the flesh. Still the energies flow between them. Urgently. Passionately. They heave. They move. They can’t get enough of each other, can’t get close enough together. They strive to get close. Close. CLOSER. They explode—literally—and their entire physical bodies convulse. The vibration sends ripples to their fingertips. In the explosion of their oneness they have known the God and the Goddess, the Alpha and the Omega, the All and the Nothing—the Essence of life—the Experience of That Which Is. 

There are physical chemistries as well. The two have become One—and a third entity often is created of the two, in physical form. Thus, an outpicturing of TOMARY is created. Flesh of their flesh. Blood of their blood. They have literally created life! Have I not said that ye are Gods? 

That is the most beautiful description of human sexuality I have ever heard. 

You see beauty where you desire to see it. You see ugliness where you are afraid to see beauty. It would amaze you to know how many people see what I’ve just said as ugly. 

No, it wouldn’t. I’ve already seen how much fear, and ugliness, the world has placed around sex.

This ... dance that I’ve just described, this energy interaction I’ve explained, is occurring all the time—in and with everything.

Your energy—beamed from you like a Golden Light—is interacting constantly with everything and everyone else. The closer you are, the more intense the energy. The further away, the more subtle. Yet you are never totally disconnected from anything. There is a point between You and every other person, place, or thing which exists. It is here that two energies meet, forming a third, much less dense, but no less real, energy unit. Everyone and everything on the planet—and in the universe—is emitting energy in every direction. This energy mixes with all other energies, criss-crossing in patterns of complexity beyond the ability of your most powerful computers to analyze. 

The criss-crossing, intermingling, intertwining energies racing between everything that you can call physical is what holds physicality together. This is the Matrix, of which I have spoken. It is along this Matrix that you send signals to each other—messages, meanings, healings, and other physical effects—created sometimes by individuals but mostly by mass consciousness. These innumerable energies are, as I have explained, attracted to each other. This is called the Law of Attraction. In this Law, Like attracts Like. Like Thoughts attract Like Thoughts along the Matrix—and when enough of these similar energies “clump together,” so to speak, their vibrations become heavier, they slow down— and some become Matter. Thoughts do create physical form—and when many people are thinking the same thing, there is a very high likelihood their thoughts will form a Reality.

-          Excerpt from the book ‘Conversations with God’ by Neale Donald Walsch 

Friday, April 11, 2014

जरा जरा आओ आज - zara zara aao aaj

जरा जरा आओ आज
थोडा सा जी लें हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
साँसों में ज़िन्दगी भर लें हम

जरा जरा आओ आज
ज़िन्दगी का कानून बदलें हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
खुल के हस लें हम

जरा जरा आओ आज
थोडी ख़ुशियाँ फैलाएँ हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
ख़ुशी को भीतर समाएँ हम

जरा जरा आओ आज
बचपन को दौहराएँ हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
थोड़ा बड़प्पन दिखाएँ हम

जरा जरा आओ आज
ख़ुद को माफ़ करें हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
ख़ुद से प्यार करें हम

जरा जरा आओ आज
ख़ुद में डूब जाएँ हम
जरा जरा आओ आज
ख़ुद में ख़ुदा ढूंढें हम

zara zara aao aaj
thoda sa jee lein hum
zara zara aao aaj
saanson mein zindagi bhar lein hum

zara zara aao aaj
zindagi ka kanoon badlein hum
zara zara aao aaj
khul ke has lein hum

zara zara aao aaj
thodi khushi failayein hum
zara zara aao aaj
khushi ko bheetar samayein hum

zara zara aao aaj
bachpan ko dauharayein hum
zara zara aao aaj
thoda badappan dikhayein hum

zara zara aao aaj
khud ko maaf karein hum
zara zara aao aaj
khud se pyaar karein hum

zara zara aao aaj
khud mein doob jaein hum
zara zara aao aaj
khud mein khuda dhoondhein hum

Friday, March 28, 2014

हाँ, मैं कवि हूँ

मैं सूरज को पानी पिलाऊँ
और बादलों में नहाने जाऊँ
मैं पहाड़ों में गोते खाऊँ
और लेहरों पे चलके जाऊँ

मैं तितली की सवारी करूँ
और झिलमिल तारों से बतियाऊँ
मैं चिड़िया संग उड़ जाऊँ
और फूलों की पिचकारी बनाऊँ

मैं समंदर से सूखा निकलूं
और सूरज में भीग जाऊँ
मैं बिन जहाज चाँद पे पहोंचु
और मस्त चांदनी में जल जाऊँ

मैं सफ़र को मंज़िल बनाऊँ
और हर मुकाम पे गीत गाउँ
मैं ख़ुशी में आँसू बहाऊँ
और ग़म में हँसी लुटाऊँ

मैं सोच की बीन बजाकर
कल्पना का पिटारा लाऊँ
ज़िंदगी को मदमस्त कर
नाग की तरह नचवाऊँ

मैं शब्दों की दुनिया बनाउ
फिर उसका खुदा बन जाऊँ
और कागज़ के अभिनेता को
मैं अपनी कटपुतली बनाउ

मैं जीतेजी मर जाऊँ
फिर मौत में जीवन पाउँ
जीने के मायने बदलूं
और अपने नियम बनाऊं

मेरे शब्दकोष में कहीं
नामुमकिन जैसा कुछ नहीं
शब्दों के जाल बुनकर
मैं बनाऊं स्वर्ग यहीं

मेरी कोई सीमा नहीं
नवरस का मैं सागर कोई
जाऊँ जहां सूरज नहीं
मैं हूँ कवि, सिर्फ एक कवि 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

या तो - या फिर (Either - Or)

या तो आसमां सम्पूर्ण है
या फिर मैं अधूरा

या तो सूरज रौशन है
या फिर मैं अंधेरा

या तो समंदर विशाल है
या फिर मैं हूँ छोटा

या तो हवा में जीवन है
या फिर मैं मुर्दा

या तो जल में तृप्ती है
या फिर मुझमें तृष्णा

या तो भोजन में ताक़त है
या फिर मैं भूखा

या तो जीवन मुक्त है
या फिर मैं बंदी

या तो पैसों में अमीरी है
या फिर मैं ग़रीब

या तो खुदा मुझसे दूर है
या फिर मैं खुद्के करीब 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

When God chose to patent life

I woke up with a jerk
gasping for breath.
Panting and suffocating,
for I felt no air.

My heart went berserk
pumping like crazy,
needing more oxygen
but not getting any.

My bones felt weak,
yet I rushed out of bed.
Too heavy for my feet,
I fell with a thud.

I crawled out painfully
into the open balcony,
and raised myself somehow
to just breathe normally.

To my utter shock,
it was not just me
who faced this fate,
but the whole humanity.

Men and women writhed in pain
On pavement, road and portico.
Crawling, agape and smothering -
we were being wiped out and let go.  

Suddenly the skies thundered
and soon it rained.
I opened my mouth
and stretched my hand.

Again to my consternation
water didn’t wet my hand
nor quenched my thirst;
events I failed to comprehend.

I saw birds chirping merrily
while dogs pranced around.
I wondered what pandemic
could be just human bound.

I felt my senses slowing
and the brain getting numb,
as to the lack of air
I slowly started to succumb.

Even as death stared at me
and the heart faced seizure,
a faint prayer came through
as I looked at the fading azure.

“God, show me my fault
and tell me where I erred.
To be punished this way
What have I really caused?”

A voice came from nowhere -
baritone, calm and assertive.
It jarred my senses back
and kept me attentive.

“I made you free and let you be,
but you have forgotten me.
I watched your game in silence
waiting for you to remember me.”

“In separation you believed for eons,
thus seeds of vices you have sown,
ownership framework you created
that is yours and this is my own.”

“My creations you copyrighted,
then made the haves and have-nots.
Formed barriers to divine flow
causing rampant life clots.”

“Today I choose to play your game,
to patent life and make my name.
Follow ‘your’ rules to grow my fame
then beat you at it and deepen your shame.”

“So now pay the price for your life,
for all the good things that came free:
for your body, mind and soul,
for air, water, food and tree.”

I protested, “Oh God, how could you
treat this way your very own children.”
The voice responded, “I mirror now
your treatment of your own brethren.”

“I’ll give you what you want,
but let me just breathe.
Take everything from me
but let me just live.”

“Arrogant it is to think that you can
give me something I need.
For I need nothing but your love for all,
in thought, word and deed.”

“You think in this vast universe
You can own a thing?
When in this boundless existence
you are a speck of nothing.”

“See the spirit before you see the person,”
said lovingly that voice,
“See all, not as separate, but one,
believe in their virtue before vice.”

With repentant eyes, I begged for mercy,
apologized for letting fear catch my fancy.
Hoping to get life with divine clemency,
I promised to keep loving with consistency.

I woke up again with a start,
breathing normally as I usually would.
I thanked providence for my life
and breathed as deeply as I could.

I ran to the balcony to check
if this was just a dream.
I saw people hugging each other
as love filled life to the brim.  

I closed my eyes in gratitude
as birds chirped merrily around me.
Life finally found its rightful place 
when man let love flow and just be.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

kuch aur hindi mein

दो अधूरे प्रेमी मिलकर कभी पूरे नहीं होते
भरे जाम छलककर भी अधूरे नहीं होते
ये तो अनंत सागर हैं प्रेम के जो
पतीली भर पानी से खाली नहीं होते

Do adhure premi milkar kabhi pure nahin hote.
Bhare jaam chalak-Kar bhi adhure nahin hote.
Ye to anant sagar hain prem Ke jo
Patili bhar pani se khali nahin hote.

की आज ये मोहब्बत रंग लाई है
आज हमने अपनी असली कीमत पाई है
जहां रोज़ ढूंढते थे खुदको काँटों में
आज गुलाब में देखी खुदकी परछाई है

Ki aaj ye mohabbat rang layi hai
Aaj humne apni asli keemat payi hai
Jahaan roz dhoondhte the khudko kaanton mein
Aaj gulab mein dekhi khudki parchai hai.