A State of Trance

ImageWho says that God does not exist? Who says that he does not control our soul, our mind, our body? He exists in the wind, in the music of the flowing water, in the chirp of every bird, in the sweet songs of the Nightingale, in the soft lips of the child which move in prayer before going to bed, in every single breath that we take. God is in every human who can win the hearts of others, bring a smile upon their face, instill hope in them and put them in a state of trance in which they can only feel the pleasures of life.

Music is a drug, which makes one feel like God. It’s a better high than any coke in this world. When you listen to the tune of a song your mind is overwhelmed into that moment in which you cannot feel anything but a superior force controlling your mind & actions, your mind flows into areas that it has never experienced before. With every beat, every increase in the pitch of the tone, your spirits start flowing towards the horizon beyond which nothing has ever been experienced by the sane human mind.

Music frees ones mind of all thoughts but those which it plays. For those few moments you feel you are not the same person, you feel some force is trying to control your mind and you cannot do anything but are just flowing into the world of your imagination. Every beat, every tune, every cheer makes the creator of the music feel like the one…God! The state in which the artist goes cannot be experienced by an ordinary human. The millions of people that he controls through his mind makes him feel that he is the supreme power. Every beat played by him touches the soul of millions and gives him a feeling which no pandit, no priest, no maulvi can ever experience in their lifetime, cause he is the one who gives them a vision of the other dimensions in this world, to explore their imagination and set their minds free, to be where they want to be.

Nothing but music can do such wonders. You don’t need to be on any sort of ecstatic drug to experience this feeling. It is a drug in itself. It just penetrates through your mind, flashing images of this world, which no one has ever experienced before. But when you look at the creator of the music standing hundreds of feet away & above you, like a lone soldier, facing millions of people with a glow on his face and a smile, knowing that he is God to them and he is the one who controls their mind…trust me no human can ever get that feeling which is experienced by him because for all those hours he is out there making us dance to his tunes, he is not a human of any sort, but a God, the creator of music, of our minds & the one who controls our soul. People in today’s times do not lead a happy life even though they possess innumerable sorts of material wealth. But music is something which can rise the spirits of a poor man as well as the rich because the creator of all is one and the minds of both the rich and the poor too are controlled by only one force. It gives you the high which any drug in this world cannot give.

When people are standing in the empty gardens of God with all their sorrows, problems in their hearts and minds…the lights suddenly go off, the heart and mind are not in sync anymore cause the heart can only feel the beats slowly echoing around the empty darkness, the eyes see only a bright flash of light and in a fraction of a second everything changes, the heart starts beating faster & faster as if the end is near, it cannot bear the intensity anymore.

But slowly the lights start fading away, the heart cannot feel the beats of the music anymore, everything around seems to fade, it starts getting cold, the heart is filled with emptiness, the soul feels free and starts departing into the thick darkness of this universe in search of a single ray of light….in search of a single beat!

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SUPERHEROES OF INDIA

one_religionHas anyone ever scratched their heads and thought that why are there so many communal differences in the people of India? Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Christians, Parsis, are all products of the same one and not different from each other. Each of them have their own superhero with their own personal values. So then why do so many disputes exist between religious communities over Gods and beliefs? Each one believes in their own superhero and follows the values of those. So then why is it that the people decide the fate of their young ones even before they have opened their eyes to this beautiful, limitless world?

The irony of all this is that all the values taught by all religions are the same, just preached in a different manner by the followers of their own hero & yes, sometimes even misinterpreted. That’s where the problem arises. No wonder there has always been a rampant widespread of communal violence, fights, riots over building temples and mosques. Why should anyone be forced to follow a particular religion when they have the right to follow whichever religion they want? The day people will have answers to these questions is the day when India will actually be called a developed nation, a nation which every country will look up to with pride and honour. Evading religious barriers between the people of India will bring prosperiety and unity among the nation and its people.

When I was in school, no one dared to tell me that I should like Superman more than Batman because the former was stronger. I had made my choice, I had my belief in the superhero I chose, so why the hell can anyone force me to follow Hinduism, Buddhism, or to be a Muslim or a Sikh. I live my own life and have my learnt my values bit by bit from each one of the superheroes and will continue to do so. How can one person decide the fate of thousands, let the individuals decide who they believe in and not be forced upon by some priest, maulvi, pandit or anyone for that matter of fact.

If you see the facts and the history of India, you will see that millions of people have died, lost their houses, lost their family members, been mentally and physically devastated, why? The answer is in the difference of their perception about their beliefs and values, showing that one particular religion is superior than the other. This is not limited to India, we can see this happening across the globe. Every single day you open the newspaper, you read about at least a few hundred people dying in a blast or a terrorist attack.

I think it’s time for the people of India to stand up for their own belief, have the right to follow any religion they want, and stop these nonsensical arguments over temples and mosques being destroyed and created. Forget the past, live in the present, and think about the future. Build new temples and mosques in the country, why cry over the ones which do not exist anymore and kill more and more people over the fate of something that dosen’t exist anymore.

Terrorism in my sense is just another form of communal violence which is at a much more destructible level than anything else. It prevails solely because of religious differences and nothing else. Terrorism today has shaken the world and divided it into small affected parts of its doing. The past attacks in Mumbai have shown us the level at which the terrorists have gone. I think it’s time that people wake up from this horrifying nightmare and start afresh, in a place of peace, harmony and spirituality.

Let us together change the fate of India and not India itself into a battlefield where in the river of the pure Ganga flows the blood of lakhs of innocent people and at the peak of our Himalayas lie the bodies of those who fought for protecting every common man like you & me because of which this whole cycle of terrorism and religion prevails in this beautiful heaven created by only one Superhero, who has been divided into a million parts because of the greed for power and superiority.

To end it, I would only like to say one thing…

Don’t follow a particular religion, but follow all. Learn the good values from each one & then see how your life will evolve into bliss when the good of all religions will flow into your soul. It is then you will see the true spiritual path, attain nirvana & understand the true meaning of life!

Perfect – The Impossible

ImageHave you experienced being perfect, or having the feeling of everything being perfect around you? If yes, then I’m sorry to say you haven’t experienced the joys of life.

What is perfect? is it defined by some law? is it defined by god? or merely a phrase designed by humans to the thing or person or environment which gives them the utmost happiness?

In life nothing is permanent. Friends, family, happiness, sorrow, nothing is permanent. If perfect defined by humans is a state of everything being in order and correct without any flaw then why does change occur? Why is it that change ruins this thin line between being perfect and imperfect? Probably god would know the answer, but again there are people who do not believe in the existence of the almighty. So for those people to understand this beautiful creation of god, let me explain a very common but unheard relation which each one of us go through in our everyday lives at every moment.

God has designed us humans in such a way that to get any sort of happiness or to gain pleasure, we first need to go through the dark side, which is pain. As a friend once explained to me “you know what, in this life, in which we live, we cannot attain the feeling of being satisfied till the time we experience the pain of not being satisfied“. His words echoing in my mind, inspired me to explain this simple relation between pain and pleasure.

I’m sure you must have heard the term ‘Marginal Utility’ which stated that the more you consume a thing the lesser you want to consume more of it. This is directly related to the relation of pain and pleasure. Life is such that one cannot feel the pleasure of having something till the time he does no got through the pain of not having that something.

Coming back to the ‘perfect’ world, in life as I said everything changes, joy and sorrow are a cycle. If something was perfect, then it was in between the thin line of joy and sorrow. Probably at such a level, one would be confused whether he was feeling happy or sad.

God is almighty, we humans today are so greedy that we want to be in the middle of joy and sorrow, which we humans have termed to be the ‘Perfect’ life. They think so wrong. No one can break the cycle of happiness and sorrow, which the almighty has created. If pain is the path to happiness, then it is that way, you cannot experience the joys of life without going through pain. It is against the law of god, which no human can bend nor break. The people who try to be perfect are the ones who suffer, cry and regret at some point of time. Yes it is good to be the best at what you do, with all dedication and by giving your heart and soul in what you do .But attempting to be perfect is something which is just not possible, it only depresses ones mind of something that it has not achieved what it wanted to. No one in this life nor the coming live can define perfect or say ‘look this is perfect’.

Talking about Indian girls and movies. Bollywood is in every Indians heart and soul. Each and every movie that has ever been on screen has touched every Indians heart, and somewhere down the line every Indian tries to relate themselves to the movies they watch, especially women. Movies take you into the world of being ‘Perfect’ which is so envied by every single person sitting in that theater watching that film pass by their eyes, leaving a permanent mark in their heart and mind that ‘why can’t we have a life like this? Why can’t I have such a loving boyfriend who can thrash multiple people at a time like our own Mr.Rajnikanth, who can be as strong as the Bollywood muscular icon John Abraham and who can sing and dance like the playboy Ranbir kapoor? At one point of time even every guy wishes that “Shit man why can’t I be as strong as him? Why can’t I impress girls the way he can? why can’t I do a lot of things like other guys on screen did? Why can’t I have the perfect girl in my life??“

But as you know all this is all too perfect to exist in real life. When reality hits back, all these expectations are the ones that turn into sorrow and depress the human soul that why didn’t god make us perfect? Greed in the form of desperation comes into us and we forget the good things that God has given us and the beautiful people that are there in it. We run behind the ‘Perfect’ everything, just to realize in the end that we have nothing remaining in our lives. Expectations ruin a man. Never keep expectations from anyone or anything. Never envy other people or things. Be happy in what you have and try to achieve the things in life that will make you happy, and in turn do not forget the ones who have helped you climb that trembling ladder, in times of sorrow and in times of joy. Cause they may not be perfect, nor the dream girl you ever wished for, but they are the ones who help you achieve your dreams, turn them to reality and sacrifice everything for your happiness.

There was a foolish lad, who always dreamt of the perfect girl after every Bollywood movie he would watch, who dreamt to be as strong as the hero in it, and every time would leave the cinema hall with a lot of hopes and expectations that “yes one day even I will be like him, even I will have the most beautiful girl in the world” But what does that poor lad understand of hope. Hope is just a term that plays with a persons mind and makes him think that the impossible will happen. It is like a two sided weapon which can conquer either side anytime. It is something that people hold on to, to believe that what they have in their mind will not happen and only the good will happen.

Hope is something that stops the human mind from entering into the cycle of joy and sorrow. But in the end, reality is that without pain there can be no feeling of satisfaction & hope, expectations and being perfect are just terms in minds of the humans that try to deceive this law.

But let me end with a perfect statement: “This law is designed by the perfect almighty in this perfect world, in which nothing can be perfect!!”