Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Peaceful Ambition: A Beautiful State

I seem to be increasingly tapping into a delicately balanced but beautiful state that I call ‘Peaceful-Ambition’. I am at peace with where I am and yet fully aware of where I have to be (Ambition).

My peace (Sattva) doesn’t prevent me from action (Rajas) and my ambition (Rajas) doesn’t hamper my peace, despite various setbacks and challenges. Ambition drives me but not because I’m unhappy where I am. On the contrary, it drives me because I know that this is what I am – ever growing peace, joy and love.

I share this not in pride, but to create recognition that such a beautiful state exists. Ambition should not cause stress if you approach it from the right state. I sincerely pray that we all can access this space more often. That will help create what we call – The New Earth.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Betrayal is the highest Love

Yes, that’s right. How, you ask?

A soul that chooses to betray you does that so you could experience your highest potential through forgiveness. The soul knowingly incurs bad karma in the process, but it doesn’t care about its own downfall so long as it creates an opportunity for you to grow. That’s how loving that soul is towards you.

Your opportunity for growth is through loving forgiveness. But have you truly chosen forgiveness yet? Or do you wallow in revengeful thoughts and hateful emotions? If it’s the latter then you’ve lost a grand opportunity created by someone who loves you enough to be led by the dark forces so you could see the light.

Do you feel betrayed by a lover, cheated by your friend, or back-stabbed by a business partner? The revengeful and hateful thoughts have not brought peace to you. How about trying a different option this time?

Mysterious are the ways of life. 

Friday, June 03, 2016

Am I This or That?

If you are a perfectionist, life will surround you with imperfect people and then you will loathe them.
If you are punctual, life will crowd you with the unpunctual lot, and you'll scoff at them.
If you are a control freak, life will give you kids that can't be controlled and you'll wonder who is controlling who.
If you are an optimist, you'll have pessimistic colleagues and you'll berate them.
If you are peaceful, you will have quarrelsome neighbours, and then you'll judge them.
If you are a good person, you will be cheated by bad people, and you'll hate them.
If you believe in love, you will be betrayed, and then you'll fear even the idea of love.

Life will keep on throwing these contradictions at you until one fine day there is a shift.
That shift will make you realize that choosing one invites the other, because one can't exist without the other.
When you say 'I am this', life brings you 'that' because in the absence of 'that', 'this' is not. (Like in the absence of night, there is no day)

And with this shift comes the possibility of acceptance of both 'this' and 'that'.
Then life becomes beautiful because the perfectionist stops loathing imperfection, the punctual doesn't scoff at the unpunctual, a control freak doesn't feel the need to control anyone, a peaceful person doesn't judge the quarrelsome and the good doesn't hate the bad.
And this leads to the next beautiful realization: to call yourself 'this' or 'that' is incomplete because they are all labels, properties, judgments.

Then your identification stops at 'I am'. You cease to be 'I am this' or 'I am that'.
Once you get there, stay there.
Once you can stay there, take me there.
;-)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

पाक मोहब्बत - Paak Mohabbat

खुश हो की हम मिले तो सही
बिछडने का तू रंज न कर
प्यार को आँसुओं में भिगोकर
पाक मोहब्बत नापाक न कर

प्यार के अज़ीम पल बिताकर
उन्हें नाम देनेकी ज़िद न कर
बेनाम ही बेहने दे तू इसे
ख़ास मोहब्बत आम न कर

मदमस्त परिंदा है ये तो
रोक मत काटके इसके पर
फलक को करके नज़रबंद
दिलदार इश्क छोटा न कर

बेदाग़ सफेद चादर है ये
कोई रंग का छिड़काओ न कर
इसे रिश्तों का दाग देकर
नामे इश्क बदनाम न कर

**** Transliteration ****

khush ho ki hum mile to sahi
bichadne ka tu ranj na kar
us pyar ko aasuon se bhigokar
pak mohabbat napak na kar

pyaar ke azeem pal bitakar
unhein naam dene ki zid na kar
benaam hi behne de tu ise
khaas mohabbat aam na kar

madmast parinda hai ye to
rok mat katke iske par
falak ko karke nazarband
dildar ishq chota na kar

bedaag safed chaddar hai ye
Koi rang ka chidkao na kar
ise rishton ka daag dekar
naame ishq badnaam na kar

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Universe

Universe is one big poetry. That is why it is called 'Uni-Verse'.
:-) 

Seven Billion Stars

Seven billion stars
on earth
look at the sky
and
wonder about the beauty
of their counterparts
in the sky.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Crest of Creativity

I am now living at the peak of enthusiasm, and the crest of creativity, writing and creating more and more amazing stuff. Internally I know my capabilities and with the help of my passion I want to reclaim the lost years of lifeless existence. I feel there is so much creativity bursting inside me now that the whole universe looks too small to contain it.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Moon so close



Pardon my shameless staring,
ignore my useless gawking,
forget my senseless stammer
and my obvious misdemeanour

For never before
have I seen the moon
so close.