COMPLAINTS, PROTESTS AND ‘SHIKWA’

Poet Sahir Ludhianvi says, “Aasman pe hai khuda aur zameen pe hum, the God is up there in the sky, and we are down here on earth.” “Aaj kal iss tarf dekhta hai kum, nowadays, He sees less down this way.” Not only in recent times, He seems have not glanced for long, decades or…

HOW WE SPEND TIME

How do we use time from the morning when we get up till bedtime? The question is simple in its response by tallying all the activities from daily routine to daily grind with occasional or regular breaks of recreation and entertainment. Work, study, walk and exercise, eat and sleep, and the everyday chores, etc., make…

“WHO IN THE WORLD AM I?”

That is a big puzzle that confronts us once in a while. The question does not relate to our standing or relevance in society. Nor does it search for an identity amid people. Or in the company of living and non-living environments, the universe, and the celestial world. It is just establishing and developing the…

Mindfulness Meditation In Walking

What is walking meditation? Brooke Schedneck, Rhodes College For Thich Nhat Hanh, the late Vietnamese monk who popularized mindfulness in the West, walking was not simply a way to get from one place to another, or an activity to be reserved for a perfect forest path. It could be a profound contemplative practice putting people in…

In God We Trust:

The four-word phrase appears on all American currency. The fact is, rather than God, the Trust lies in honouring the printed value of a currency note as promised by the signature of the U.S. treasury secretary. God does not play any role in the legality of the legal tender. So why does God’s commitment inscribed…

EGO: AN OVERVIEW

(Warning: 992 words to step on this reading. Only 5 mts. read) What is ego? It is the nature of a person’s attitude and expression of opinion where I, me or mine dominates. “What I want, “what satisfies me,” or “it is mine,” all these simple assertions exhibit ego or self-interest. Ego means ‘I.’ In…

WE ALL EVOLVING AND DISSOLVING IN ONE BIG POT CALLED UNIVERSE

Things get created; things get destroyed. In other words, what seems to be created is a step towards its destruction, leading towars another creation and the cycle goes on. We human beings reside in this big void called the universe, along with the rest of the constituents: plants, animals, mountains, rocks, rivers, etc. and with…