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MOTHER EARTH

MOTHER EARTH
Mother Earth has been very kind to us in providing us everything from birth till death. It has on its crust trees, birds, forest cover and everything; lofty and majestic mountains, vast sea, water reservoirs, mesmerizing scenic beauties, flora and fauna, animal world and what not. All these add to our sustenance in our daily lives.

Mother Earth contains all sorts of mineral wealth which is helpful for further growth and development of the countries. But exploitation of the mineral wealth has also got a limit. We are cutting trees indiscriminately affecting the eco system. Industrial wastes are being thrown in the rivers polluting the water. We spew dangerous gases to the atmosphere affecting the atmospheric balance. Not only this even teh Antarctic Continent is being adversely affected by the acts of us humans.

By our acts of omission and commission, we are doing everything to spoil the balance of the nature which is causing negative results implications to our next generations.

With this intention in mind, I have penned down a poem, MOTHER EARTH. Kindly go through and comment.

MOTHER EARTH

By our acts of not caring,

What we do to the Mother Earth so dear?

Which bestows us with all sorts of gifts,

Which sustain us from time we become flesh & blood,

Till time this body sustains us not,

With no expectation in return gift from us selfish humans,

We leave litters around,

After partying & feasting at the mountain site so enchanting,

With fragrance of natural flowers just intoxicating,

Making the environs heady,

Adding splendour are the flora and fauna,

But the left over litters just spoil the virginity of mountain spot,

With spread of odour of leftovers of the people partaking foodstuff,

Stench also stenches the act of these people,

Who spoilt the place with their profane acts.

Left out road side old vehicle parts,

Wait till eternity for the people to pick these up,

Nobody ever comes to do this solemn act,

Till elements like winds and rains mix these in the Mother Earth itself!

Vehicle repair workshop just line up the roadsides,

Blackening the area with grease and what not,

Generating a shabby look around,

Green cover is being denuded,
For habitats for increased numbers,
And cultivation of food for multitudes,
Thus multiplying the adverse implications,
To the eco system,
Causing blizzards and change of climates.

Plundering the earth of the mineral wealth,
In the form of crude oil,
Precious metals, stones and coal,
Leaving the earth bereft of natural resources,
Thus misbalancing the internal fabric of the earth,
Which too comes out & reacts most violently,
Causing earthquakes of huge intensity,
Spreading deaths and destruction all around hugely.

Spewing of gases so poisonous,
To the sky above,
Enlarging the black-hole,
Impacting us by harmful sun rays.

My humble please to us all,

Have some pity to the Mother Earth,

Not for us but AT LEAST for our coming generations,

If at all?

Harbans Khajuria

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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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ARGUMENTS

ARGUMENTS

The main question is, whether any irrational argument could be won by anybody?

It is rightly been said that a sagacious person will prefer discussion over argument for that person knows that nobody can win an argument. It goes on and on. The end result of an argument is end of friendship / intimacy. It starts over a petty thing and slanging match just goes on nonstop. Neither side concedes defeat. Sometimes it leads to acrimony and bad blood. Arguments between the spouses, over small matter, just snowballs into a biggest flare up, occasionally breaking up the fabric of the household. A well-knit house alas! just breaks up.

Arguments for a seat in the bus goes on till after the journey to the destined place just ends and the poor chair just stares at the faces of the argumentative parties. Arguments over trifles results in fights resulting in disproportional consequences is seen every other day.

Arguments are the negative traits of not only humans but also that of the animal world. In fact, it can better be termed as animal like trait which unfortunately none wins finally. We must have witnessed the snarls between the two dogs over the possession of a bitch which just looks on helplessly. In this fight both the dogs just fight it out resulting in blood bath on both sides. Here too there is no perceptible winner!

ARGUMENTS

Internal Strife spun out of control,

Incident which ought to have been swept under the carpet,

Has gone to the public domain,

Takes untold toll on both sides through fruitless arguments,

Starts from soft tinkering with words,

Over matter so trifling,

To a full fight resulting.

Spreading like fire untamed,

Engulfing even luckless around.

Arguments on a matter in the household,

Between spouses on a matter so insignificant,

Not controlled in time goes hurting,

To the wellbeing of home well knit.

Disagreeing with interviewer,

And sticking to the points stubbornly,

Thus burning the very bridge,

Which could have made him to cross over,
For cornering a lifelong career.

Just not budging even an inch,

Arguments with a person unknown,

Even Universal Truth so widely agreed,

Is not agreeable to the fellow in question!

Arguments with fastidious one is a waste of time,

Who knows only how an argument could be won anyhow!

Loses friends in hordes,

And earns enemies in the bargain,

While in power the ‘chair’ speaks for that fellow,

But when out of it,

Persons suffered at his hands take control,

And you can fathom what would be his fate,

For by-product of hate is only further hate,

That person realizes the consequence of his folly but too late,

He faces music of his own making now.

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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INSENSIBILITY

Insensitivity

Disappointingly, it has been seen that we remain insensitive to certain incidences which actually should have moved us and our conscience must have stirred us into meaningful action. Take for instance a road side accident, it is seen the victim, more often than not, remains just bleeding till death. Leaving dependents to the mercies of time.

We have no respect for our elders / older members of the society. The care and protection that these hapless beings should get from own kith and kin is woefully missing. Cases abound, where the offspring just drop them in the old age homes like the used diapers! It is a pity.

Our hunger for more material possessions has become insatiable. We are prone to compare our status with others and do anything under the sun to get to that level and in the process even going to any extreme including getting the person concerned done away with to reach that coveted status.

Then there are the cases of child abuse happening every other day. Such is the insensitivity in these cases that despite adverse publicity and impending severe punishment, if caught, these cases are on the increase.

Alas! While becoming a party to these extreme incidents, we forget even our origin; we do not remember what we had brought when we came to this world and what we shall be taking when departing it!
Where our society is going, why so much insensitivity, I fathom not. All this insensibility! create bad karma and God give us sagacity to become sensitive so that we remain alive to the needs of the needy. People should understand that by resorting to this negative tendency, they are creating a bad karma which would be dealt with by our CREATOR.

With this intention in mind, I have penned down a poem titled INSENSITIVITY. Please go through and comment.

INSENSITIVITY

In daily life we have become just mindless,
What happens to our fellow beings,
Is not their business at all.
A road side victim of accident so severe,
Groaning in relentless pain,
Just remains bleeding without succor,
Oozes blood from body,
Till turning white in the face,
And finally face unpredictable end,
Leaving him painless forever,
But leaving behind his kin dependent,
At the mercy of volatile ‘time’.

Old parents with their body parts,
Immobilized due to age,
Who for their sake,
Had weathered many a storms,
Had sweat for them,
Nursed them, nurtured them,
So that they could earn their livelihood with dignity,
Just leave these hapless in indignity,
To the beggaries of climes,
And themselves living in comforts of homes,
Made by the elders bricks by bricks,
And themselves cooling their heels,
In the far corner of a colony,
In a home for destitute.

Blood relatives turning against each other,
For acquiring riches,
A legacy of the past,
Go to the extent of scheming for doing away,
For taking away what is not theirs!
The insensitivity has crossed all limits,
The dehumanized humans,
Amongst us go to the extent,
Of sexually brutalizing,
The kids so small,
That it makes even a most hardened murderer!
Look small,
Why this insensitivity,
But hearts of ours stirs naught,
Because we have become sense proof.
Is it not?
O GOD above,
Be merciful as ever,
Bestow sensitivity in plenty,
To the humans created by you.

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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MYSTERIES

MYSTERIES

Axiomatically, it can be said that our Creator’s acts are unpredictable. How this earth was created, how organism evolved into living being, which came first an egg or its sibling, the purpose behind our life, why difference between humans and animals is created, why humans are endowed with intelligence, and other mysterious things which are created? For these and other things we have different explanations but nobody has scientifically proven version.
It is also observed that births and deaths are controlled by Him only. Nobody can predict these; how, where and what exactly would be the time of our demise. Nature can bring about tsunami, earthquake, or other incidences whose predictions are just not possible.

Even the most invaluable gifts, without which our survival is not possible even for a moment, viz; water, air and sun light are provided for by Mother Nature free without any bias; humans, animals, plants, etc! Mother Nature granted us the gifts of seasons and bestows us the pleasure of enjoying the life with varieties of bounties like different crops, fruits, fragrance of different beautiful flowers, etc, in various seasons. Even plants are provided with sun light to covert energy for itself and for humans by the process of photosynthesis. All the organism are provided for adequately to live a life.

The universe and what it has, the galaxies, how these were created ? Void between sun, moon, earth, satellites, and other stars etc. Can we hazard a guess how these were created?

Even our body, which we nurture with every possible means at our disposal, cannot be fully understood. HOW COME, all the humans are having the same color of flesh blood, functions of our heart, lungs, lever, etc. Mind and senses its functions is really mysterious. Where we go after our death? Is it a mechanical living or do we take rebirths, do humans take births as humans or not? What is moksha? Is it possible really? Even we do not fathom how we fathom the dreams we dream while sleeping! How can we call ourselves knowing everything when we do not understand our own selves?

The above are my own perceptions, if knowledgeable ones could throw light it would be our pleasure enriching our knowledge.

MY POEM IN THIS BLOG CAN ALSO BE PERUSE.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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OUR INACTIONS SPEAK MORE THAN OUR ACTIONS

OUR IN-ACTIONS SPEAK MORE THAN OUR ACTIONS
In our day to day lives, we have been assigned a variety of functions. In the workplace, our charter of duties is well codified. We have no alternative but to work as per these assigned duties. If due to any reason, we are not able to live up to the expectations of our employers in transacting our enunciated duties, we are in for trouble. The result may be in the form of Warnings, Explanations, if that is also not agreed to / not accepted, Inquiry and final decision on our career. Losing career during these days of depression /deceleration / slump in business is not a rocket science to be understood!
Losing job means, losing means of livelihood, losing an opportunity to feed those dependent on you.
Similar is the case when we do not shoulder our responsibilities as a responsible member of the family. Be it elder of the family, offspring or any other relation(s) on whose shoulders the very existence of the family goes on. If one member acts with irresponsibility, that person is convinced or coerced to act as per the set cultural mores of the family. If that person just does not listen, then, result is anybody guess. It is similar to the fence eating away the crop itself!
Interestingly, just think, when a single member, the bread-winner exhibits inaction in his duties as a responsible member of the household? In this type of scenario, God is the protector of that household. The person concerned will be in troubled waters thus affecting the very fabric and survival of that family. This family is just standing on the termite eaten pillar with no life left. It can totter anytime under its own weight and in the process give pain to the entire household.
In the same way, inaction in our forward journey in spiritual aspects will lead us just nowhere here on this earth and even after death and subsequent rebirth, we will face a troubled future because of our karmas.
With this intention in view, I have written a poem titled,

“Inaction speaks more than action”

Certain duties towards the fellows of our own,

You certainly have to sweat for from morn till evening,

In the process withstanding anguish and pain,

Taunts and flaunts, et al

Act you must,

So that you stand to gain,

In your status as time passes on,

Inaction in performance of your duties assigned,

Is like a slow poison,

Which nobody wants taking,

Resulting in eating away your job you got so hard,

And with it all that is cherished.

Likewise inaction in the family of your own,

Will make you lethargy and,

Finally your own dear ones,

Will inwardly call you a person with guts,

But gutless in action.

Inaction in spiritual upward march,

Leads to directionless life on the soil here,

And after earth’s sojourn,

A troubled birth next.

O Creator of ours,

Make us action oriented,

So that we transact everything,

With utmost sincerity,

And with the best results for us,

And our dear ones around.

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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Why Happiness is elusive?

Why Happiness is elusive?

It would be in the fitness of thing to know as to what is ‘happiness’. It is different for different people. Many a people whose choice is a ‘maximizer’ one, that person’s eyes are set at a higher pedestal of wellbeing. He is not satisfied if he does not get what he wants and in order to get that level of satiety, he perforce does everything that is in his power to get the same. If his efforts are fructified, well he is satisfied and feels happy. But this satisfaction is only momentarily. In my view, that person is satisfied in relation to the previous set satisfaction level. As his first want is fulfilled, his satisfaction level just takes upward swing. He sets his eyes at another level; this may be that that person has started comparing his level with others in his neighborhood. Then he sets to get his new set level fulfilled. If he gets that through his internal resources it is alright but sometimes he uses other means, may be those means are illegitimate. It may be, he may be successful in duping others to get the resources for aggrandizing his need once but it cannot be for every time. The whirlpool or cesspool of his wants has not decreased even a bit; the greed has really taken over him. And with this new found status that person becomes heady. He may have indulged in all sort of bad habits like drinking heavily, smoking, gambling and may be the worst of worst taking drugs. This is the downfall of every status. That person is not of any use to his family, to his society and finally he is his own enemy number one. He is neither here nor there. Physically afflicted with many diseases like hypertension, blood-pressure, sugar, and what not associated with unethical lifestyle. He is not able to eat his meals even properly because the different diseases inhibit him from doing so. What is the use of new found status symbol when that person is not able to eat for his body what he has earned using all sorts of means all over his life? Can his life be a happy one and is not this situation created by him only?

What is required by us to live a peaceful life. We require simple of whatever one likes; morning breakfast, lunch and dinner for the night and a few snacks if need be and what we need to drap body, some good dresses and boots for the feet. The others requirements can be taken care of if we place a limit on them – with firm resolve this far and no further attitude. Adopting right attitude without much comparing with those you come across is the answer for a permanent happiness.

Just ask those in their privacy to those who are associated with you and have acquired status, whether with everything at their beck and call are they happy? If they are honest with you, you will get a right answer.

It has also been experienced that you’re sources of wealth and how you got also counts. If you earned that legitimately, that acquired money will yield high dividends to you because that is your hard earned wealth. That sort of money when used on your children education and on their upbringing will bring you highest return. Your children will also imbibe you and your ways of living and surely not adopt some other illegitimate ways to accommodate resources and they will not disappoint you in the long run.

Secondly, happiness is also elusive also because we fritter away our latent energy on unwanted and unwarranted pursuits during our life time. We do not know much about our own self. It should never be forgotten that we are having a vast reservoir of innate power which if tapped properly can bring you high dividends in the form of concentrated work that you perform in your day to day work and finally knowing ‘self’ means knowing much about soul. We remain, in our entire life, looking after our body and its need but have just forgotten that we are basically a spirits. Body will just be mixed into dust but our spirit has remained with us from one births to another along with the deeds (karmas) and misdeeds (nishkarmas) we do.

Knowing self will also make us happy because you will running your life as per ‘God ordained speed’ and not running a ‘rat race’. That spiritual life will make much difference not only for this life but for coming ones too. You can also change your bad karmas into good ones by following the right course.

Control your desires and you will see much difference in you and your lifestyle. Set you’re your satiety level and not on the influences of others because it is you only who is responsible for your deeds and misdeeds.

Desire

A desire for moon,
A wish simply wishful only,
A hope not in the realm of fulfilling,
A desire for happiness,
A futuristic hope,
Not certain to be fulfilled,
Meaning searching a small needle,
In a disheveled haystack.
May be located or no?
Remains to be seen,
Mere desire leads thee nowhere.

Desire to seek out thy Creator,
Is fraught with doubts of highest proportion,
For desire has future connotation,
A future, nobody is sure of,
And doubt leads thee neither here nor there.

Hunger for anything,
A fervent longing for something,
Being here and now,
Meaning living in the present moment,
A real one,
Quality receptivity opens its bosom,
Shutting the hostile thoughts of future,
Wishful thinking just evaporates,
Leads thee to an objective,
Thee set for thyself,
Thus longing takes thee,
To a pedestal of highest order,
For it is thy avowed friend,
Not a fair weather friend – a mere desire.

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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BAISAKHI

BAISAKHI : India is a land of festivals. All festivals are in commemoration of certain historical events, change of season, cultural and religious events, traditional based et al. The well-known amongst several ones are Dussehra, Diwali, Eid, Gurpurbh, Lohri, Holi and others having regional leanings. In all these festivals, people of all hues celebrate with gaiety and religious fervour. Baisakhi is generally celebrated in Northern India on 13th April every year. It is also a starting of New Year of Vikrami Samvat Calendar. With this intention in view, I have penned down a poem on Baisakhi. Kindly comment.

Baisakhi

Baisakhi marks ushering in the New Year,

Of Vikrami Samvat Calendar,

A lunar calendar based on ancient Hindu tradition of yore,

Falling, Surprising on 13th April on every year!

When new resolutions are made,

And old ones introspected,

A festival known variously in countless parts of our land.

Whilst the farmers toil in the fields on months on ends,

Tilling lands from morn till fall of night,

Occasionally forgetting even siesta and meals,

Sow seeds and water the crop that grows,

Bestowing care for the crop in the fields,

Observes its growth with keenness,

So that his crop’s yield may surge,

Like he observes the growth of his dear ones at home.

On this auspicious day the farmers,

Having collected all the harvested crops,

Join together in singing, merrymaking with full gusto,

Celebrate Baisakha with Bhangra and gidha at full throttle,

In their colourful mesmeric folk attires,

Distributing sweets and good wishes in delight,

At the holy monuments of ‘pirs’ and ‘fakirs’,

Known for their piousness and ocean of wisdom,

Offer prayers for the prosperity all around,

And also for their crop yield to grow, years after years.

The nature too is at its colorful best,

With flowers emitting fragrance,

The blanket of greenery spreading,

Everywhere your eyes could see,

Making the environs invigorating and heady indeed,

Surprisingly without even intoxicating agent!

This day too has a history of its own,

Guru Gobind Singh established Khalsa Panth,

To bestow security to the hapless,

People too gather in various Gurudwaras,

Shri Golden Temple emits its splendour as ever,

Devout take a dip in the holy tank,

And pray for wellbeing of nears and dears.

Harbans Khajuria

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Inner Thoughts, Poems

 

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