D is for Distance: Day-4

“Distance is not necessarily to be measured always in kilometers and miles, sometimes it is to be measured in priorities and waits.”

Distance is a very extensive, complex and cruel being which can separate any good friends if not given attention to. Look, distance even separates two best neighbouring buddies ‘D’ and ‘E’ by 6 letters ( D istanc E). So rude.. Isn’t it?

Okay. Let’s get serious. Distance is never a one-point concept. It is always measured as the gap or separation between two points, where the separation can be in any form, physical, emotional, mental, personal or social. It depends upon the circumstances. It is not necessary that the distance between the two points is same when taken one point as reference. The distance from point A to point B may not be the same as distance from point B to point A. No, I am not trolling maths. Let us explore the concept of Distance by following two fictional examples.

There were two friends, I mean the best buddies who used to share everything, even small of their happenings. They were in the same school and same class. But as the time moved in circles, their lives took different circles. They got separated by time. And no one of them took a step to re-visit the other. Did they forgot each other? I think no. How can we forget the people with whom our moments got intersected! It is just that now they have different priorities.

‘These buddies are separated by ‘n’ priority levels, where n may be 1,2,3 but it doesn’t matter, the final conclusion is they are separated, they are at distance’

Now let us look at another example where again two friends are best buddies. One is good at studies and other is not. They studied in the same college. When they completed their graduation, they took different paths. The paths never met. One got to a good position and other still seeking for a position. One is with ego and other with inferiority. That’s it. They are separated by the distance again. They never contact each other because one waits for other and vice versa.

‘These buddies are separated by ‘n’ days of waiting for the other to initiate the talk, where n can be 1,2,… 100,200,..,life time. But n value doesn’t matter as the conclusion is that they are separated.’

We often find ourselves distanced from the things which we love and people with whom we feel comfortable (Distance here is not about the physical distance, it can be any other distance). Even though we used to think that we will never get apart then, we sometimes fear to meet them now (I am saying this to myself too). Why? Because with time our way of thinking changes and so do our priorities. We get stuck in the hands of time. We think how they may feel again! Or we think will the things be the same again! We are just confused.

Delete all these doubts. Start a talk with the people with whom you are at distance without any reason. Tell them that you care for them. Tell them you don’t want to lose them. Life is small, so it is better to keep the distance small. We will never meet them once we leave this unpredictable and untimely body. Don’t let ego and inferiority come in middle of a beautiful relation. Give it a start, once again. In search of new relations, we often tend to forget older and important relations. Doesn’t matter whether your circle is small, keep it intact. Keep it in shape. Don’t wait. Take that step forward for your happiness. There is no better feeling than to talk with the ones with whom we shared our happy moments once, again.

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And there are also some categories from which we have to stay at a distance. They are negative people, greedy people, show off people, money minded people, cheaters etc. Keeping them at a distance, helps us in getting closer to our happiness.

Hope that this long distance (sorry) which you have travelled from word one to here, is helpful in some way by reducing the distance between you and your loved ones.

This post is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 4 and it is on letter ‘D’. D is for Distance. Hope you liked it.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always thanks for reading. Have a good time. Keep the distance small with me. I care for you all out there.

The ancient History and science in it- from the lens of my recent travel experience

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27

So I am occupied with the concept of our Ancient History and our origin recently. Not for the first time though, but for surely for the first time in 2016. I often time travel my thoughts back to those days when our civilization was still in its initial phase. How step by step we transformed ourselves and gained knowledge from and about our environment. But still I always doubt our origin and our purpose! Okay, let me be clear why all these things are now echoing in my brain. Actually I visited an Ancient temple with my family last week. The temple is near to Samalkot, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, South India.  I was amazed by the serene beauty the temple offered, but was shocked when the Pandit of the temple told that this temple was built around 9000 years ago. I was like, come again?! It is a Vishnu temple as said by the Pandit. He gave us a pamphlet and this is how he described the temple’s history to us.

Once upon a time there was a deep forest named Keekaranyam. A child named Dhruva lived there. He was the son of the king of that place. The mother of Dhruv was Suneeta. Dhruv’s step mother was against the decision of Dhruv becoming the king. Once Suneeta called Dhruv and told “You are meant to become the King and rule the kingdom in a great manner. For that you have to pray and perform austerity to Lord Maha Vishnu and get his blessings. With his blessings you will become the king. So start praying to him.”

By listening to this, Dhruv moved to Muni Sandilya ashram. Muni knowing Dhruv’s mind, called Dhruv. Then muni told Dhruv that “My son, You start praying to the divine form of Lord Vishnu. Perform Austerity to him. He will appear and fulfill your wish.” Then Dhruv started praying to Lord Vishnu. After some period, impressed by the prayers of Dhruv, Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Dhruv. But by seeing the divine and shining light of Lord Vishnu, Dhruv being a child got frightened. Seeing this Lord Vishnu spoke, “Son, Why are you afraid? I am in you. I am the same size as yours. Don’t worry” and saying this he reduced the intensity of his light and appeared in the form same as Dhruv’s height. Then he pressed the cheeks of the child, blessed him and turned into a statue. So because of this incidence, this statue is also called Shrungara Vallabha Swamy. It is also referred by the name “Tholi Tirupati”, which literally means “First Tirupati”. It is said that it was the first ever statue form of Lord Vishnu. Even some celebrities have visited this place and this temple was of great importance. Some of them include RudramaDevi, Vikramaarkulu and Queen Victoria. And Queen Victoria said that when her husband saw the statue, it appeared as 6 feet to him as he was 6 feet. It is also often said that the statue appears same the height of the viewer. Later idols of goddess Lakshmi Devi and Bhudevi were installed near the idol of Lord Vishnu. I too observed the statue as my height. But for that we have to stand at a distance. When I saw it from the place from where it is said to be seen, it appeared as if the ground is slightly sloped or at an angle, which made our point of view coincide with the statue’s place appearing to us as the same height.

When the Pandit finished his description I was in that place but my imagination has reached the sky. I mean to the stars. When he mentioned the name Dhruv, the first thing that came in my mind was Dhruva taara story which translates as Dhruva star. The story which we learned as children and were fascinated about the story. The story goes like this, Dhruv wanted to be seen by everyone in the world, so God converted him into a star, the brightest star! And also this history mentions that Dhruv got frightened with the divine light of Lord Vishnu. Who knows this may be same Dhruv, just imagining.  Who knows he may have diverted from his wish and desired to be a star. Let your thoughts wander just as mine did.

But what happened next was the real wonder. When I saw the surroundings of the temple, I was like Oh My! It was mystical. Beautiful carvings, unreadable scriptures, some amazing sculptures and what not! It seemed as if I have stepped into an another world. There were many carvings which appeared to me strange. There was a well on the left side of the backyard and it is believed that couples who don’t have children can get blessed with a child if they bath with this water. Amazing! But one scene which left me wondering was an area which resembled like a Dam. Don’t get me wrong but it is my honest opinion on this. You can see the resemblance below in the pics. It means this could be the oldest dam in the world or may be not. There are dozens of pillars with some unreadable scriptures on them. I tried to use my intelligent mind here but all attempts went futile. I just took a pic of one of them and kept it for future use. Then I saw the Dhwaja Stambam of the temple which honestly appeared strange to me. This was quite different than what I saw in other temples. This had some horizontal lines at regular intervals which looked like stages of a rocket launch. I touched many of the carvings of the temple but it felt like they were made of some different material. There were many small statues which looked strange to me. And there was also a ventilator to the left extreme left corner of the temple. And coming to the statue of Lord Vishnu aided by his two wives, was so bright and in a smiling posture. Pandit opposed me when I was about to take the photo. The shanka and Chakra were on the opposite sides when compared to the regular idols of Vishnu. For one moment I imagined shanka as the sound generator when the engine starts or blows horns and Chakra as the wheel or steering handle. That adventurous visit to the temple was amazing and mystical. Some parts of the temple were modernized though for convenience.

But when I came home I wanted to know more about this temple. We visited this temple as my father’s friend told my father about it. I searched it on internet and got little information, though I found myself landing into a new different world of a show called Ancient Aliens. First I started laughing and then slowly my laugh disappeared. My eye brows got raised. I moved near to the screen. That one dialogue was enough, “Are we the Sons of Aliens? Do Aliens landed on Earth and taught us about the science they knew about? Were they more developed than us then? Were they the one, who opened the knowledge gate for us and transformed our evolution process? Do we speak their language?” These questions from videos of Ancient Aliens made me mad. There have been wide spread belief that Gods came from heaven, from the sky! Any bells? Even in Ramayana and Mahabharata there are mentioning of wars that were fought in air. Do they knew how to fly? There are many evidences that the Gods used to travels in flying chariots and Gods had vahanas, which means vehicles. Or they had the knowledge of flying vehicles using which they fought wars. Even Sanjaya from Mahabharata used to see the war proceedings by sitting in the palace itself. They had cameras and transmitters? Devanagari is known to be language from which all languages were made. And Devanagari was the language of Gods. Again I wondered of them. I don’t know to what extent their sayings are true, but they have definitely given me something to ponder upon. I am not saying they are completely true about their words. I also believe in existence of God. There are many edges which are not clear about our ancient culture and origin of humans. We are unaware of our purpose of existence. We were imparted the knowledge of sciences by Gods. Or they were, you say. Just leaving it to your own imagination. Much of the ancient science is hidden under the land of Earth! The science treasure.

I am also a religious person. But I do not follow any one religion, even though being a Hindu. All religions are one and came from the same source. The creators of World. The God. We all are his sons and daughters. No use of fighting for religions and going oblique from their very purpose of formations. Every religion teaches Peace and love. We all are here for a short period and we have to make our life worth-living. People have found money as the base and keep running for it in the opposite direction from their true purpose of their existence. We have to step in our minds and search for our purpose and our origin. Who knows the purpose is waiting for us to be discovered.

And concluding this with one more thing I observed, recently they said that the waves radiated by the Sun make a sound which resembles like “Aum”. Aum is also the most divine sound and all the audible sounds belongs to the space between the mouth beginning from the root of the tongue to the end of the lips. So Aum is the supreme divine sound. And who are we? hUMans! I think you clearly got what I am trying to say here.

So here are some pics I have taken during that temple visit, not a photographer though. The temple which made made think about our existence once again, about humanity, truth and purpose. From yesterday evening I am completely involved in this concept and can’t stop my imagination and unable to limit it. Just hoping to land back on the land of reality from land of imagination with expressing them in words. Thanks for reading.

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The science of Love

Every being that exists in between sci (sky) en (and) ce (sea) comes under the category of love. And beyond them everything is still wandering for love. For life. – Jackie Jain

The gravitational force of her presence near my existence pulled me inside the endless black hole of her eye. The moment I entered into the radius of her perfume, the charged ions in my brain got stimulated and aligned themselves in her direction. With her eye as center and her sight as the radius a circle seemed like an orbit to me with myself being the satellite in that orbit. I wish I can communicate with my planet. Her brightness seemed as if she is the only galaxy where there is life, elsewhere there is no life.

The atoms by which she is formed, felt to me as if they were magnetic and were attracting my metallic heart. The passion for her was passing like ions in my body. The happiness ions in my brain were jumping from my valence band to conduction band. There is a sure reaction of this. Thoughts which always tremble to form a bond, were getting a lot of creativity because her presence was acting as a catalyst.

My heart stopped beating, it started playing a soothing music. My brain stopped worrying, it started to allot neurons for the memories to come with her. My eyes stopped seeing, they started to act just as spectacles to her eyes. My nose stopped breathing, the only oxygen to me was her presence near me. My lungs stopped purifying blood, they started to transport my pure love for her. My legs stopped to take a step, they just want to travel in her heart to find my existence there.

The moment I saw her, her fresh aura planted some seeds in my brain which started to grow with time. Her words were falling on those seeds and they got all the nutrients thus turning them into plants. And the moment she saw me, flowers bloomed in my brain. The weeds of negativity and ego were been removed with her smile acting as the pesticide. Her one step was enough to convert my dry land of love into a beautiful lovely garden.

The data of her first sight was saved in my memory card of brain and thousands of back up files were created. All my body parts started tweeting about her. She was the trending topic in my body. The search engines were not able to match the number of searches that were being put up by my billions of neurons. A Wikipedia was ready describing about her every detail and action. She was the living internet.

Finally the science in my thoughts helped me to clear my voice box and words stood in a line waiting for their turn to speak out. And finally the time came when she asked, ‘What do you want?’ I opened my mouth and all the rockets were launched with words as the content. ‘Will you be Valentine?’ I asked, finally. She was about to say but then the science of dreams woke me up. The science here being that dreams are real only until you are asleep. My scientific real dream broke when my friend woke me up saying this following a laughter, ‘Don’t dream much bro, you are single this year’s valentine’s day too’

I felt sad about this, but still I exist between the sky and sea, so I also come in the category of love. I felt loved. And see even my friend connected to the science of dreams, he somehow knew what I was dreaming about. Haha.. So, love was in me.

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Image source: Double Quotes

** This was a work of fiction** (But not the fact that I am single.) 😉

Do you know why the Valentine’s day is celebrated?

The historic origin of this day varies  but most people agree on the fact that this day is celebrated as a mark of respect for St. Valentine.  St. Valentine was a saint in Rome in the third century. Legend says that he used to help young couples in love marry each other against the order of the Roman Emperor, who banned the marriages as he felt that single men were made better soldiers. We don’t need a day to celebrate love, but we have to believe in love. This day marks the day of love and love is within you, don’t search for it outside. I got this information on St. Valentine from today’s edition of ‘Deccan Chronicle’ newspaper.

Thanks for reading.

Company is Love, Mission is Happiness, Vision is Care

Falling is always painful. But if there is anything in this world which can make humans fall in it happily, it should be only one thing. It’s Love. – Jackie Jain

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I am waiting for her. She didn’t came in time (she never comes on time anyway though).  But waiting for her is always a good feeling, not because she is away from me right now, but because she is somewhere on her way just to meet me. I am very excited. 2 years ago, we used to go out daily and have spent some quality time together then. But there are always some obstacles which grows with time. Work, has always been the dividing factor between us. Our love for each other is never the question. Our love was, and it is always at peaks, but we we are going through a phase where we are not able to show our love for each other. I just wished that no obstacle spoils my plan today. She called me yesterday morning that she will be on leave the next day, which is today, and she requested me for a movie in the afternoon. I agreed. I called her yesterday afternoon during working hours and told that I will be busy the next day, which is today as my boss wants me to step up and give out a speech report on the growth stats of the company for the last 2 years, so we had to cancel our movie plan. She wasn’t impressed. She was expecting some time together. I told my boss yesterday then that I will be on a leave the next day, which is today. He wasn’t impressed too. But I wanted to impress the boss of my life, which is my wife, much more than anything else. 

Today morning I called her that I forgot my file at home and and all the important data was in that file. Even though she would hate me for working too much, she always appreciates my hard work. She will never let me down. I knew. I told her to bring that file to a place which was near to my office, for an effect. She agreed, half hearted. Now I am waiting for her. My voice box is ready with the speech. I should impress my boss. Because impressing the boss is the key factor for development of relationship. I just wished that she comes early with the file. Words are excited to come out. Then she came, like a beauty I have never seen before. Every time I see her, I feel she is getting more beautiful with age. She was not smiling as she used to always do. The file was right there, in her right hand. She gave the file to me, wished me all the best and turned back to move. I felt that she is in a computer mode today, with no feelings, just do your work and go on. It was time to make her feel happy. It was time to make her feel human. It was time to make her feel loved. It was time to make her laugh.

She was almost 5 steps away from me when she turned back listening to my voice. She turned back and saw me reading out the file content.
“Good morning ladies and gentlemen.. Today I am standing here to give the report of our company called LOVE, which started 5 years ago, owned by ABHIMANYU and RASHMI along with 7 employees ( The seven promises), with happiness as the mission and with care as the vision. Our company took off perfectly from the land and landed in hearts of each other. We had good profits of happiness, good returns on care and we used efficiently the time allotted to us. But from the last two years, our company is facing a crisis. We are not getting funds of time from anywhere as they are being corrupted by the work and by being busy in the work which we are divided. It is difficult to run the company like this. Lot of time is lost in the last two years. Now to recover this huge loss, we have to start spending more time together and sort it out. We are a company with huge expectations from our families and friends. We have to rebuild the company again with happiness and love. To increase the share price which is our bond, we have to work together and spend some time together. I have rejected my wife’s invitation for movie to attend your meeting boss. My wife wanted to spend three hours on seeing other characters, rather than seeing in each other. I can’t bear such loss to the company. So being the boss of the company of our Love, you have to make a change in our meeting times. I will be spending more time with you so that this company grows higher and higher. A company which dreams to touch the sky with happiness and plant down deeper with roots of love. Thank you so much boss. This is my report. Now you have to decide how was my speech and also I love you boss, I have never told this to my wife from 2 years, but today I want to tell you, as you are the boss of our company, and ‘I love you’ being the slogan of our company. I love you.” I bowed and stretched my lips to the full. There were tears in my eyes.

I saw her. She was constantly smiling throughout the speech, but when I finished there were tears in her eyes too. Happy tears, I know. She hugged me and kissed on my forehead. It felt like all the pain in my head got vanished. She is a magician. A beautiful magician.

“I was expecting special, but not this much special. You are smart.. Intelligent.. Loving.. Wow Abhimanyu, you are the greatest hubby.” she said, still tears in her eyes.

I felt happy. Very happy. I am smart. I am loving. But still, how she expected that something special was on the way. “How you were expecting something special?” I asked puzzled. First I thought she may have seen the file, but then I thought I didn’t write anything in file. I just spoke out my heart just holding that file. I was wondering about what was the loop hole.

“You always go to office wearing formals. Today you didn’t and that too for an important speech! Isn’t that enough?” She said with a wink. I fell again in her love. Happy falling.

Damn! I am castled!! She is smarter!!

She saw me, I was looking sad for being not able to keep this as surprise, she took my hands in her hands and repeated our company’s slogan, “I still love you though”..
We both laughed our heart out.

Then we had Lunch.  A party for our company’s recent success in the last few minutes.. 😉

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 “This post is a part of #LoveAndLaughter activity at BlogAdda in association with CaratLane.”

Thanks for reading… I know its a long story, but then companies of love hope a longer relation and a long read too.

The true actors of character

Character is independent of success.

There is a wide spread belief that without competing with others we can’t survive on this world (instead, I think it is without planting the trees, there is no survival). From the very childhood,  children are thought to compete with others. And that blindness of always winning the competition makes their mind evil. They always look for victory in life, without any further thinking of whether it is right or wrong. They just follow what they are thought. Just like children learn the language they hear, they apply the laws which they are thought to believe. Think about it. So children need to learn morals and ability to decide what is right or wrong!

Success or failure!! That is what today’s people consider the element upon which they decide the character of people. But in the measurement of character, Success or failure is not even a parameter. Character is independent of success or failure. Some parameters of Character are goodness, morals, humanity, kindness and love. These parameters decide the character of a person. So nurture these 5 major qualities. They make you a better person. These qualities separate a bad and a good person. So improve these qualities and become a character, a good character. Write the story of your character with these actors, the true actors of Character. These qualities make us a better human.

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And about success and failure, they are just the paths that are followed by people to reach their destinies. Some see the passion in themselves and reach to their destiny on a successful path. And some people look the path followed by others and land in the path of failure to the destiny. Being on the path of failure doesn’t mean you have a bad character, it just mean that you have not found the right path yet. And the right path is not outside, it is within. As they say that our sky shows the color our Earth reflects the most, similarly our thoughts reflects our character and goodness. So keep your thoughts inspired and positive, because they are the dwelling homes and cryptic maps of passion and path of destiny. Decipher these cryptic maps.

Maintain a good character. That is what makes us better humans. Moral-less Competition is behind the destruction of peace and happiness along with the natural resources. And solution to this is cooperation. By standing together we can can achieve a lot on a complete scale. We can save this world and can once again rediscover the lost peace and happiness in human life.

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The source of image is unknown. I received it from a whatsapp group of mine. But it is very beautiful. Isn’t it?

** Wishing every one a happy Makar Sankranti.
And Very sad that India lost its second consecutive match today in Brisbane. But to be frank, Australia displayed a fabulous show of batting. Bailey nailed it. Another Rohit sharma’s knock in vain. India is not able to score at a higher rate at death overs. Better luck next time. **
Thanks for reading.

To the Goodness in us

There is goodness in everything, we have to look for it. Sometimes we see things with our eyes open and heart closed, so we can’t see the goodness in them. And sometimes we see things with open eyes and open heart but still we can’t see the goodness, as the eyes of goodness in those things are closed. It’s not time yet. So we have to wait, because goodness is present in everything, just looking for a situation to come out.

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We can see goodness in others, only if we are good within ourselves. We have to be good with others and spread happiness among others. We can’t expect to find goodness in others if we search for flaws in others. We have to accept the people the way they are. Because life is only once lived. So let’s live it happily.

Our universe was made up of all good things. It was the mixture of the evil mind and the good things, that gave birth to the bad things. Let’s purify our brains. We should always look for things which gives us happiness with our good mind. Let us make things which generate happiness. Let’s be the source of happiness. Let’s seek for goodness in others. If we concentrate our mind and focus our eyes towards goodness, the two eyes of GOOD becomes one due to the amount of concentration applied, and do you know what we will find in that process? Yes. GOD. The God in ourselves.

Keep the goodness spreading. Thanks for reading.