Thursday, March 23, 2017

2084 Babaji –The Novel



2084 Babaji, a novel
Recently, I looked through my earlier writings on social media, blogs and book and an idea emerged that some of it can be combined into a fascinating new short novel. From this emerged the new short novel – 2084 Babaji. Dear reader, if you get a chance to read it please do,. It has revealed many secrets about our world and the mystic side of life not yet widely known aside from being an engrossing story. It is available at several outlets including Amazon stores in both print and the Kindle electronic format.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gifts are to Cherish



Developed from picture by Svendsgaard Kurt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Every so often it happens to us that we receive something precious, good and great in life that in the final analysis a gift from the Lord and the Universe. However, equally frequently, instead of honoring and cherishing these gifts and being grateful to the Lord for them, we tend to take it for granted as our birth right and misuse them. The result is that soon the same gift becomes a curse. It vanishes, pushing us into misery in the process.

My mind went to a childhood friend who was born in a rich elite family. She grew up to be a beautiful and charming lady. At heart, she was a simple and gentle lady with malice for none. It is perhaps because of this that the Lord had showered her with so many gifts in life. But she developed a serious fault. She let herself drown in carelessness and sensual pleasures of the world. As a result she did not end up in the best possible way in later life. One of the richest men of Delhi had married her because of her beauty and charm. They had one son on whom they showered all their wealth and love. When he grew up, they sent him to an expensive school in US to study. He would return to Delhi often and his father gave him a new BMW for his enjoyment. This boy would get drunk with a group of friends and speed around on Delhi roads at night in his BMW. One night, he ran over some people killing them. He ended up in prison.

Misuse of gifts takes place not only in life of individuals but also in life of organizations and nations. Nation after nation, that became great from a sense of discipline and goodness, at some stage, began to misuse its wealth and power and gradually disappeared into pages of history. Some such thing may be happening to USA. It has been spending a large part of its wealth on unnecessary defense expenditure and ruinous wars rather than using this power to spread goodness among its people and the world. If we could learn to express gratitude for the gifts we receive in life, cherish them and make good use of them, then such gifts may continue to add happiness in our lives, all our days on earth.

The reverse of gifts is difficult times we face in life. These are for our education and for us to learn from them and develop wisdom. As soon as that education is complete, the difficulty vanishes and we may then return to peace with renewed strength. However, many, instead of learning their lessons react in anger. Instead of admitting their faults, they blame others. The consequence is that misery instead of vanishing increases. Some such thing may be happening to the once great Democratic Party in USA. Having suffered a humiliating defeat recently, it seems they are blaming everyone from Russia to the stars rather than doing something to rectify their faults. They had not even been able to select a nominee for the Presidential race without dishonesty and cheating and what they put up as a result was not an honest selection.  Hopefully they shall change, because for those who do not, perhaps the Lord washes his hands off, pushing them into a bottomless pit. 

A similar story is repeating in the world as a whole. The Universe has provided humans a lovely planet to live on. However, instead of cherishing and taking care of it, human greed is exploiting and ruining it to the utmost extent with help of gifts of technology and science. Technology is not being used to improve the planet but to deforest it and fill its air, water and soil with life threatening pollution. If this continues, Mother Earth and Father Universe shall soon exhaust their patience and push the lot into a bottomless pit, an apocalypse, to prepare for a new beginning and restore goodness once again. For what has been before shall come again and there is nothing new under the Sun.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Blue Rose, A symbol of Divine Love



Blue Rose in light shades of the sky

The present blog is devoted to spirituality as well as many other things connected to the fundamental quality of life and environment we live in. It became voluminous over its life of a decade or so. More recently, while looking for a simple image for my new blog devoted exclusively to spirituality, I looked for a simple symbol that might represent divine love. My mind went to a rose, however through long tradition different meanings have already been assigned to different rose colors. There is an older blog post on that. The pink or blue lotus came to mind but these have already developed associations with existing religious spirituality which my new blog was not. It is based on many religions, not just one, and science as well which has been my profession through much of my life. Therefore what was better than seeking help of science or technology for the new symbol and thus I arrived at the sky blue rose as the symbol of divine love based not just on religions but also science besides direct experience gathered from across the globe and remote Himalayan retreats. Blue roses have been portrayed in literature and art earlier as symbols of love, prosperity, or immortality. Modern plant breeding does not seem to have produced a true sky blue rose yet, at least on earth. Elsewhere in the universe, in planets with a more heavenly atmosphere, such roses must indeed exist as intuition suggests.

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The Sky Blue Rose, a symbol of Divine Love

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why God allowed human feces to stink



Even the feces of Kings smells bad. All must be humble


Did you ever wonder?
Surely it was not a blunder
Why the Lord gave humans
A horrible lump of shit
Stinks enough to make us sick
The Lord who made the stars
Added to the rose a lovely scent
When it came to humans
He filled them with stench

Aside for the fact that some may not pick it up to eat
The reason for that
Is not far to seek
It is a daily reminder
For mighty and the meek
Who feel they are great
Much pride is fake
Some of us is not a cake
Let that pride crumble
Like the wise
Do be humble.