Calling for Peace

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Why  do  they  crush  innocent  lives?

Foster  violence  and  glorify  knives,

Killing  people  in  HIS  name,

HE  who  loves  everyone  the  same,

Splitting  up  hearts  with  borders  and  regions,

Dissecting  names  to  dye  them  with  religions,

Millions  live  in  fear, dying  an  inch  every  day,

Carrying  the  burden  of  lives  they  lost  on  the  way,

Why  do  they  want  Jesus, Muhammad  and  Shiva  to  compete?

They  only  end  up  humiliating  the  gods  with  their  deceit,

Often  we  forget  the WHOs and  WHATs  that  we  have  lost,

Not  knowing  exactly  how  much  this  violence  would  cost,

Peace  can  only  be  a  distant  dream,

Until  we  step  up  to  the  occasion  like  a  team,

Let’s  pray  those  poor  souls  may  rest  in  peace,

Let  happiness  prevail  and  violence  may  cease,

Violence  may  cease…

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This post has been written for the Grand Collaboration – Poets for Peace initiative by poetry channel . You may find the complete article here at forgottenmeadows.

Thank you Anita for sharing this with me:-)

ऐ खुदा: #Rituals

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करके  फ़रियाद  जाने  क्यूँ  उसे  शर्मिंदा  किया  करते  हैं,

ख़बर  जिसे  हर  राज़-ए-दिल  की  है,

के  हर  कामयाबी  चूमेगी  ख़ुद  ही  कदम,

गर  हम  उनके  क़ाबिल  भी  हैं  ||

        Religion is the eternal pursuit of the god; to seek answers and explain the unexplained. Asking for something in lieu of a ritual can’t be god’s own will. God is supposed to be selfless, an ideal for us all. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse: 47 says:-

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते  मा  फलेषु  कदाचन । 
मा  कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा  ते  सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥  २-४७
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Karmanye  vadhikaraste  Ma  Phaleshu  Kadachana,
Ma  Karmaphalaheturbhurma  Te  Sangostvakarmani.
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अर्थात / Meaning:- You have the right to work only but never to its fruits.

Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment to it lead to inaction.

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                That means you may follow any ritual you want but not for something in return. So the current concept of rituals has already been disqualified centuries ago. I am not against religion; I am not an atheist but not superstitious either. There is a fine line of logic and science between faith and superstition which is getting obscured with each passing day.

 There are so many things I do not understand,

 So many I cannot explain,

So many uncertainties and so much pain,

A scruple about some things and a question

That resurfaces ever again,

But there is one thing I do not want, just one thing

I choose to refrain,

Don’t ask HIM everything, just the strength

To rise again,

If we are true enough to the cause, there is nothing

We cannot attain…

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                God is here to help us all and I am sure he knows his job well. He will answer all our calls if we can prove ourselves worthy of it. Instead of asking questions or bribing him, we should just thank him.

Note: Watch the movie “Oh My God” for more insight.

This post is written for Indispire Edition 115: We Indians give too much importance to rituals…visiting a temple on a particular day, fasting for religious reasons…are these relevant in this age? Or they are just a solace to fight our fears and insecurities? #Rituals