आँसू और अभिशाप

उसने ये नही किया
इसने वो नही किया
गिला यही रखकर
सारी उम्र बस गिला किया

ये वो कर सकता था…
पर उसने वो नही किया।
पर जिसने भी जो किया,
उसे किसी ने ये नही पूछा
तूने इतना कैसे किया!

यही होना है होता है
दस्तूर है बुजुर्ग कह गए
पर क्या हमने कुछ किया
हाँ शिकवा बहुत किया
ऑंसू न दे किसी को
ख़ुदा से यही दूआ किया।

कोशिश सच मे हज़ार की
न टूटे साथ किसी का
ना रूठे हाथ किसी का
सब सहोदर रहें 
सब अगोदर रहे
नया कल लिख पाए
हर सोच उत्तरोत्तर रहे

फ़क़त मलाल इस बात का है
बस अपने हीं शक करते रहे 
न जाने क्यूं जलते रहे बुझते रहे
हम की तलाश में, मैं-मैं करते रहे
न जाने क्यूं! किसके आड़ में
न सहोदर रहे न अगोदर रहे

हमने तो लानत देखी है
लाज़िम है की हम बोलेंगे
चौदह बरस का बनवास जिया
हर दिन जिसका अरदास किया

सब साख टूटी सब आंगन छोड़ा
वो फिर भी मेरे हो न सके
मैंने तो अपना कर्म  किया
सब को देखा हर धर्म किया
ना मैंने कोई  स्वार्थ रखा
ना मैंने कोई पार्थ रखा

हाँ मैंने सब्र के चाक रखे
जिसपर मेरे कुछ स्वप्न बुने
मैंने भी सफलता पायी है
कितनो वसंत के जाने पर

फ़नकारो के पावँ पखेरे है
तब जाकर ये नेयमत आयी
भूख में कितने दिन बीते
पावँ में कितने छाले आये
न जाने कितने दर भटकें
तब जाकर फ़क़त एक दीद मिली

सब कहते है बस कर्म करो
फल की चिंता से तुम न घुलो
पर ऐसे कैसे हो जाता है
जब बच्चे बड़े हो जाते है
सब जल्दी वह भूल जाते है।

माना जेनरेशन गैप हो जाता है
पर कर्ता तो कर्ता होता है
वह दुश्मन कब बन जाता है

हमने तो सारे प्रयत्न किये
न जाने किते जतन किये
हम मिल जुल कर सब रह लेंगे
इस बात का भी यत्न किये
पर सारे अनुनय बेकार गए

हमने भी अब यह मान लिया
रेखाओं को सब जान लिया
ये रेखाओ की तो मस्ती है
जो मेरे सिरे नही बस्ती है
सब कुछ छीना कुछ कर न सका
अब किससे किसकी बात करें

सब छोड़ गए ताने देकर
निष्ठुर मैं सब सहता गया
बर्दाश्त सबकी करता गया
एक दिन सब ठीक हो जायेगा
ये सोच कर बढ़ता गया।

न जाने सब कब रूठ गए
मेरी किस बात से टूट गए
मैंने तो न ऐसा चाहा था
सबको अपना ही माना था

हाँ जीवन के आपाधापी में
कुछ भूल हुई कुछ पाप हुआ
कुछ छूट गया कुछ टाल दिया
पर यह कैसा अभिशाप हुआ
कि सब जीत गए मैं हार गया।

होता है अक्सर  होता है
जब रेखाएँ धूमिल होती है
तब नाश मनुज पर छाता है।

मेरी तो रेखा थी हीं नही
आते हीं मिटा दिया मैंने
बढ़ते हीं बुझा दिया मैंने

तब रेखाओ की क्या चाल न थी!
जब माँ ने आंखे मुंदी थी।
तब रेखाओ की मज़ाल न थी!
जब पापा ने साथ छोड़ा था।

अब सब ऐसे है तो क्या करिये
आँसू किस्मत में है तो क्यूँ डरिये
चलो फिर से कोशिश हजार करिये
बस सबका ख्याल बेशुमार करिये।

© शशि कुमार आँसू

अब सब ऐसे है तो क्या करिये
आँसू किस्मत में है तो क्यूँ डरिये
चलो फिर से कोशिश हजार करिये
बस सबका ख्याल बेशुमार करिये। – Shashi Kumar ‘Aaansoo’



Always being moved Toward

No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.

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ख्वाबों की खनक

ख्वाबों की खनक भी होती है गजब की!

नींद कुर्बान करके भी मुस्कुराता है आदमी !

ख्वाबों की खनक

Never forget what you are

Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like Armour, & it can never be used to Hurt You.

Never forget what you are

Rgds,
Shashi Kumar
https://inspiringshashi.com

Gayatri Mantra – Why, How and The Importance

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः। तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्॥

Transliteration:

oṃ bhūrbhuvaḥ svaḥ। tatsaviturvareṇyaṃ bhargo devasya dhīmahi। dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt॥
Hindi Translation:

ॐ हम उस दिव्य सूरज का ध्यान करतें हैं, जो सभी को प्रकाशित करता है, जिनसे सभी आगे बढ़ते हैं। हे प्रभु, क्रिपा करके हमारी बुद्धि को उजाला प्रदान कीजिये और हमें धर्म का सही रास्ता दिखाईये।

English translation:

We meditate on the glory of that being (Savitur, the sun) who has produced this universe, who is the essence of our life existence; May we imbibe his divinity and brilliance within us.


The purpose of Gayatri Mantra!

The purpose of Gayatri mantra is to offer prayers to the sun god, Savitur. The god which has given us everything, which has made life possible on this planet, which grants us light and energy. The sun which always gives and never asks for anything in return, the Gayatri mantra is a way of giving back in the form of prayer and respect to that ever-giving entity. This mantra invokes a sense of inclusiveness; imagine you offering respects to the sun on behalf of all the beings in this world, wouldn’t that make you think much larger than just yourself? The correct mindset that we all need when we begin our day.

Why Gayatri Mantra is so popular?

Gayatri Mantra is from one of the oldest texts ‘Rig Veda’, composed by Sage Vishwamitra. It is a popular belief that Vishwamitra after long practice and penance discovered Gayatri mantra which according to him was not just a boon for himself but for the entire mankind. Upon chanting this mantra, the chanter and the listener both are most benefited with the vibrational positive energy of the mantra. And the fact that many practitioners have found Gayatri mantra so enriching, it has become popular over the centuries.

 

The Analysis (Dissection) of the Gayatri Mantra:

 (OM): The primeval sound
भूः (Bhur): Earth = Mooladhara; the physical body/physical realm
भुवः (Bhuvah): Akash; the life force/the mental realm
स्वः (Swah): Heaven= Swadhishthana; the soul/spiritual realm
महः (Maha): Heart region.
जनः (Jana): To say ‘no’ for life and death.
तपः (Tapa): Ascetic practices in vishuddhi & Agnya.
सत्यम् (Satyam): Up to the Third Eye ( Brahma-Randhra ).
तत् (Tat): That – situated as it is; That (God)
सवितुर् (Savitur/Savita): Sa + Va + Ta = Sun, Ganges, Fire, Earth etc. including those endowed with knowledge and yoga.
र्वरेण्यं (Vareñyam): Va + Re + N + Ya + M : God Varuna; adore
भर्गो (Bhargo): Bha + Ra + Ga; effulgence (divine light)
देवस्य (Devasya): Da + Va + S + Ya; Supreme Lord
धीमहि (Dhīmahi): Dha + Ma + Ha; meditate
धियो (Dhiyo/Dhiya): Dha + Ya; the intellect
यो नः (Yo Nah): Ya + Na; May this light, Nah: Our
प्रचोदयात् (Prachodayāt): Pa + Ra + Cha + Da + Ya + T; illumine/inspire

When to chant the Gayatri Mantra?

It is advised to repeat Shanti (peace) thrice at the end of the chanting of the Mantra, which will give peace to three entities – body, mind, and soul. During the three positions of sun namely lower sky in the east (morning), mid sky (noon) and lower sky in the evening (dusk), are the best times to chant Gayatri Mantra.Therefore,

The day is divided into three parts:

4 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 8 pm have the Sātvic quality
8 am to 4 pm are Rājasic
8 pm and 4 am are Tāmasic

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Gayatri Mantra | Rig Veda 3.62.10

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it : Paulo Coelho

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Life is tough–we all know that. Yet, it’s also our perspective that determines whether we go through life’s trials and tribulations with a strong heart or a weak one, and whether we emerge as a warrior or as a disheartened loser.

Here are 15 quotes from the famous writer, Paulo Coelho, that will help you see the silver lining behind every dark cloud in your life.

  1. When you are afraid of change:

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

2. When you are misunderstood or maligned:

“Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.”

3. When you feel disappointed about a failure:

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.”

  1. When you are unsure of who your true friends are:

“Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.”

  1. After a break-up:

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

  1. When you grow envious of other people:

“Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don’t give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I’m going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they’re busy doing that, they’re like bulls looking for the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they blunder on, with no idea where the target is. They get their car, sometimes they even get a Ferrari, and they think that’s the meaning of life, and they never question it. Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don’t know they carry in their soul. Are you happy?”

  1. When you feel overwhelmed by everything in your life:

“Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”

  1. When it’s time to let go:

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”

  1. When you are afraid to love:

“Love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to reach out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if it means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.”

  1. When you feel like you can’t hold on anymore:

“It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.”

  1. When your haters hate on you:

“The world is divided into those who understand me and those who don’t. In the case of the latter, I simply leave them to torment themselves trying to gain my sympathy.”

12. When you feel suppressed by others’ expectations:

“Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”

13. When you lose something or somebody you love:

“Tragedy always brings about radical change in our lives, a change that is associated with the same principle: loss. When faced by any loss, there’s no point in trying to recover what has been; it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.”

  1. When you find it so hard to forgive:

“I forgive the tears I was made to shed, I forgive the pain and the disappointments, I forgive the betrayals and the lies, I forgive the slanders and intrigues, I forgive the hatred and the persecution, I forgive the blows that hurt me, I forgive the wrecked dreams, I forgive the stillborn hopes, I forgive the hostility and jealousy, I forgive the indifference and ill will, I forgive the injustice carried out in the name of justice, I forgive the anger and the cruelty, I forgive the neglect and the contempt, I forgive the world and all its evils… I also forgive myself. May the misfortunes of the past no longer weigh on my heart. Instead of pain and resentment, I choose understanding and compassion. Instead of rebellion, I choose the music from my violin. Instead of grief, I choose forgetting. Instead of vengeance, I choose victory. I will be capable of loving, regardless of whether I am loved in return, of giving, even when I have nothing, of working happily, even in the midst of difficulties, of holding out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned, of drying my tears, even while I weep, of believing, even when no one believes in me… So it is. So it will be.”

  1. When you hit rockbottom:

“When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my destiny.”

Whenever I raise my head, I’ll see them in front of me, sort of like a little nod of affirmation.

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“किसी चीज को अगर शिद्दत से चाहो तो सारी कायनात उसे तुमसे मिलाने की कोशिश में लग जाती है”

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