Monday, December 29, 2008

Believe in God is humbling

In the many years of my observations, I have seen men fleeing from humbleness time after time attempting to place themselves above others in many ways. This zest, this subtle arrogance of pseudo intellectualism comes trickling through very often. Everywhere one turns, from wars, death and killing, to exploitation and greed, to misuse of power and all the other negatives that one could possibly define, man can find his folly at work. It speaks to the sorrowful shape of mankind in an age of great prosperity and knowledge equally along side sorrow and despair.

Believing or not believing, in existence of God is something you can’t prove nor show, is a very personal decision. To quote a Paragraph from Raja-Yoga “Man wants truth, wants to experience truth for himself; when he has grasped it, realized it, felt it within his heart of hearts, then alone, declare the Vedas, would all doubts vanish, all darkness be scattered, and all crookedness be made straight. "Ye children of immortality, even those who live in the highest sphere, the way is found; there is a way out of all this darkness, and that is by perceiving Him who is beyond all darkness; there is no other way."

I can only speak my believes based on my experiences in life. There have been times when I had reached a cul-de-sac and at those times a silent prayer rejuvenated my beliefs and efforts. It has been difficult and still is difficult to recognize potential of some students, that I teach, and to make them achieve what they can. On the whole, Concept of God humbles me it makes me aware and gives me courage to admit my frailty and my inabilities.
If we sincerely want to bring about peace and brotherhood for the sake of all mankind and not for profit, wealth and power or to force our beliefs on others then it must start with humbleness. The word I is a motivator as Ayn Rand’s teaches but no one’s I rule this world. Strong motivated individuals make strong nation.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

will a war with pakistan reduce terroism

Like every Indian I feel outraged and anguished by these ghastly attacks on our independence and integrity of common man in our nation. I truly feel that there should be more action and less talk. If we have to shoot we should, instead of talking. Military actions are about timing. If India needed to do surgical strikes, it should have happened already, sending a clear message to the fundamentalist forces that these cowardly acts of killing innocent people are not going to get them anywhere. It is now too late to do that. I really don’t think that terrorist and their mentors are waiting in these training camps wanting to be struck.

In the present scenario the basic question that we need to ask ourselves is who we are declaring war against and who our true enemies are? Our true enemies are not the people of Pakistan, the government of Pakistan but the fundamentalist forces and militia operating from Pakistan?

India would certainly like to see a democratic government in Pakistan which can be pressurized by forces from international and national intelligentsia. A general war is exactly what the Taliban would want so that. It can then rip up more rhetoric and recruit may more terrorists to its cause in Pakistan weakened further by war, so it can take control.With this in mind I would like to put forward a slightly different perspective…

Seeing the US's misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan it is evident that world’s fate does not depend on the events of its battlefields alone. Let us understand this fact that we are sitting on the borders of a country whose government cannot control its own armed forces, over the fundamentalist forces. The process that started when the US government armed and trained the Taliban through the Pakistan Army and ISI to fight the Russians has backfired on Pakistan who is in danger completely Talibanized .The fact is Pakistan cannot control the terrorists. In the light of above following steps may prove useful in short term.

1. Get the US, European countries and china to tighten the curbs on Pakistan, persuade them to stop the aid and declare Pakistan a terrorist nation. I know it is very unlikely that China will ever do it considering the market benefits it has in Pakistan. US too will not take such step considering its stake at Afghanistan and Iraq. I feel India should play more proactive role in fighting terrorism through out the world rather than making noises about the terrorism in Kashmir. When US wants refilling facilities at India our political parties make lot of hue and cry. What is so wrong about it? If we want powers to stand for us then we should be providing them support rather than being non committal and critical.

2. One solution for the whole area is to have joint army enforcement with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan together with NATO and US forces who are already in this region to eradicate out the extremist from the region of Kashmir, Pakistan and Baluchistan-NWFP- Afghanistan. It is high time to fight together against a common enemy of humanity who has no religion except to practice bloodshed. Even strategic alliance with Iran will also help as they too are suffering from Taliban menace in their border area with Afghanistan I know I am asking for severe critics .There will be lot of people who will say India is capable to take care of its own defense. For almost two decades we have been facing terrorism and what have we done?

3. History shows wars were lost not because of lack in substance but because of betrayal. There are the enemies within us that we need to find and fight. We need to get our house in order as no terrorist attack is possible without ground support within our own country so, there is a drastic need of strengthening our internal security. That is the first thing we need to do.

It is time for the Indian government to take action. India cannot be seen as being led by indecisive leaders whose thoughts are more on the coming elections rather than grappling with national security

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What is friendship

The question has perplexed me speacilly when I see scrap books full of 20 cards in continuation by the same persons to wish someone birthday ,I have seen people going gaga with words as if they have discovered every secret of friendship and can truly define the word friend . I can only envy them for their vision and enjoy the difference between their deeds and their words.
what is friendship.?
For all of us it is a gift though to each one of us friendship has a different meaning .The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; .it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friend. Friendship is about understanding and mutual respect
Friendship needs effort it needs to be nurtured, It needs to be cultivated on a daily basis by dose of care and appreciation. Then shall it germinate and yield its fruit.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

what is success

in this supersonic age where success is the only measure of fulfillment the word success needs to be redefined what success means to most of people is more money. There is more to life than success and more to success than money.


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