Monthly Archives: September 2011

Love leads to God..!!


I came across the following text while preparing for my exam…

And I thought its worth sharing… as it holds my views of Love, Life and God!

 

‘God has just dipped us into the nectar of love, which is the spice of life. Why does a newborn baby start crying the moment she comes into this materialistic world? How does a baby recognize her mother? Why does she sleep peacefully in her mother’s arms?

A mother’s womb for a baby is nothing less than a temple, for there is only love. Enjoying life in such a sweet atmosphere, the baby feels safe in her mother’s womb. God resides in a temple, so a foetus is regarded as an incarnation of God. And when a baby comes into the world, she is separated from the spiritual world of freedom.

Every breath of the mother is connected to the breath of the baby. Every beat of the mother’s heart is connected to the heartbeat of the baby. Why then shouldn’t she recognise her mother? This is true love. When the universe was created, God showered his pure love on everybody. His love for us is boundless. We pray to God because we are grateful to him.
We tend to forget God in times of happiness. Most of the times we do not show kindness to others once we get happiness. God wants us to put our feet on the ground and live a life of love. Serving the children of God is the best way to love God. No human being should be deprived of love and kindness.

Kindness and courage both are different dimensions of love. Kindness is the virtue of being compassionate and merciful towards others, be it to our own baby or someone else’s, be it our friend or a stranger. Every living being in some way or the other is an image of God. By showing love towards all we can hope to achieve this quality. In the same way, courage in troubled times is not everybody’s cup of tea. Just as we should love others, it’s also important to love ourselves and the life given to us by God. The holy spirit of God within us is called the soul. Hence, it is God who is responsible for every good deed that we do.
Joys and sorrows are like day and night. We must welcome every emotion that God wants us to experience, with courage. Nothing is permanent, neither joys nor sorrows. No matter how dark the night, it is followed by day. No matter how painful the sorrow is, joy is bound to follow. Overcome sorrows with courage.

Nowadays there is terrorism in the name of religion. Terrorism is a dimension of hatred. God is a symbol of love. Spreading hatred for the sake of God is not justified since God can never ever be happy to see bloodshed. Gandhi fought for love and unity through the peaceful way of satyagraha . Unity cannot exist without love. Anything that brings us closer to God is love. Classical dancers worship God through their dance. Through this they gain wisdom and attain the highest spiritual freedom.

All her life Meerabai loved Krishna, she worshipped Krishna. She did not bother what the world would say about her. She just wished to be close to God, she just wished to be close to love. She is remembered as a great devotee of God. One should always choose the right path and then have the conviction and belief to tread it. This is what Meera did. Think of Krishna, and Meera comes to mind. True love brings us closer to God. God is love. Man, too, can become love.’

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A masterpiece!!


Following is the couplet written by one of the most celebrated Urdu and Persian poets of the world from India .. Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan .. better known as Mirza Ghalib. I tried to explain it in english.. to the best of my knowledge.. and i totally love it (not the translation, the verse)!

 

Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi Ke Har Khwahish Pe Dum Nikle...
Bahut Nikle Mere Armaan, Lekin Fir Bhi Kam Nikle!!

(Thousands of desires, each worth dying for…
many of them I have realized…yet I wish for more…)

 

Nikalna Khuld Se Aadam Ka Sunte Aaye Hai Lekin..
Bahut Be-abru Hokar, Tere Kooche Se Hum Nikle!!

(We have heard about the dismissal of Adam from Heaven,
With a more humiliation, I am leaving the street on which you live…)

 

Mohabbat Mein Nahi Hai Fark Jeene Aur Marne Ka..
Mohabbat Mein Nahi Hai Fark Jeene Aur Marne Ka!!
Usi Ko Dekhkar Jeete Hai, Jis Kaafir Pe Dum Nikle..!!

(When in love, there is little difference between life and death
we live by looking at the infidel who we are willing to die for)

 

Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi Ke Har Khwahish Pe Dum Nikle...
Bahut Nikle Mere Armaan, Lekin Fir Bhi Kam Nikle!!

Khuda Ke Waste, Parda Na Kaabe Se Utha Zaalim..
Khuda Ke Waste, Parda Na Kaabe Se Utha Zaalim..
Kahi Aisa Naa Ho Yaan Bhi Wahi Kaafir Sanam Nikle!!

(For God’s sake, don’t lift the cover off any secrets you tyrant

the infidel might turn out to be my lover)

Kahan Maikhane Ka Darwaza Ghalib, Aur Kahan Vaaiz!!
Par Itna Jaante Hain, Kal Wo Jaata Tha Ke Hum Nikle..!!

(The preacher and the bar’s entrance are way apart,

yet I saw him entering the bar as I was leaving!)

 

Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi Ke Har Khwahish Pe Dum Nikle...
Bahut Nikle Mere Armaan, Lekin Fir Bhi Kam Nikle!!

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