MAINTAINING CONNECTIVITY


MAINTAINING CONNECTIVITY

IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING TANGIBLE, WE HAVE TO HAVE SOUND CONNECT


Most of our relationships get a sound drubbing
If we don’t sort out points of difference within shortest span of time
Reason may be any – big or small, turns out to be most divisive
Creating a gaping hole in our relationship
Which festering sore later on becomes malignant
In fact difficult to heal if not attended within shortest timeframe
Without establishing meaningful contact
And not sorting things out right away
By sitting across the table
Or establishing connectivity
By throwing reluctance to the winds
In an atmosphere of give and take
Rather than breaking the connect altogether
Having our heart at the right place
Often-time thinking that the other party should take initiative anyhow..

We firmly reckon, fault lies on somebody other’s shoulders
Alas! Not yours
Since you’re nurturing oft held notion
Holier than thou stance
You stand on high moral ground than the other party
Thus clinging on to a feeling of superiority
A complex sentiment so egocentric
Which is the crux
Of breaking connection held dear thus for
So important thing is to create congenial condition
Volunteering for interaction from both sides will assuage state.

EVEN IN PITCH DARKNESS, WE CAN SEE LIGHT AND LOVE

ESTABLISHING CONNECTIVITY IS ESSENTIAL

IN SEARCH OF PEACE OF MIND – IT DOES NOT COME WITHOUT MINDFUL SEARCH

Paradoxically, it is strange but true that we break our long held ties with our dear ones simply owing to some innocuous reason. A cause, which could have been brushed under the carpet instantly but we want to latch onto it unreasonably. If this seemingly simplistic cause is not attended to then and there, it will turn out be a relation breaker after sometimes. This has happened in many a cases, therefore, need is to attend to the matter at the incipient stage itself. This is like not attending to a spark of the short-circuit, if not attended timely, can burn down the entire building and also building around too. Similar is the case with non-attendance of innocent looking issue which could be relation breaker.

Even Lord Vishnu incarnated in different Avtars in order to remove the evil prevailing in the society and ensure order.  To protect the righteous, to annihilate the wicked, and to reestablish the principles of dharma I appear on this earth, age after age. Bhagwad Gita. Without real and sincere connect, nothing tangible results.

Some of us stand on ceremony and don’t take initiative in sorting things out things instantly. The other side too maintains a stoic silence and ultimately this silence becomes reason for break in relationships, Opening the discussion and keeping the door open for mutual interaction opens vista of positive change which has stalled due to non-connect between the two parties.

Then question arises: why of all people ‘me; should take the first step and why not ‘he/she’ should take initiative? This back and forth attitude vacillation goes on in the minds of the parties concerned. All these contentious questions keep popping up in the minds of the persons concerned but alas! None of the two sides  take first step and come forward and establish connectivity so as to alleviate the current differences. That said, we should always keep in mind that differences could be sorted out only through establishment of connectivity. SILENCE on this stance could be dangerous.

Many of our relationships just vanish in thin air if stoic silence is maintained for a long time.  Sitting side by side across the table can only solve the pestering problem. Silence, I am repeating would prove to be counterproductive – small difference could snowball into breach of trust and trustworthiness thus creating a long chasm in the relationship which cannot be breached after a period of time. A stitch in time saves nine should never be forgotten.

Therefore, parties concerned should be sensitive enough to maintain a modicum of connectivity to sort things out as soon as possible rather than let it fester with a disastrous results which cannot be condoned when relationships go haywire.

TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER

 To establish our connectivity with each other just to convey our point of views just to understand each other. While we understand each other fully, all our differences get settled with goodwill and wellness prevailing all around.

TO IRON OUT DIFFERENCES

 There are people who try to come in our way by creating ill-feelings due to jealousy or rivalries. When we hve one to one tet-a-tet then differences are sorted out on the basis of give and take thus removing all misunderstanding in the process.

MOST OF OUR RELATIONSHIP BEAK DUE TO MISUNDERSTANDING

 It has been experienced that most of our relations just break because of misunderstanding due to one reason or other. This reason may be very minute which could be removed by connecting with each other.

CREATION OF COSINESS IN OUR RELATIONSHIP BY INTERACTION

 In essence, we can solidify the foundations of our relations and take to next ultimate level thru positive inter-connectivity and positive mindset.

SOMETIMES NOT CONNECTING WITH OUR WELL ESTABLISHE RELATION GO AWRY DUE TO NON-CONNECT

If we do not have positive connect with our friends or closest relation for a considerable periods of time then it may be construed as a sign of disinterest so can break relationship. Establishing connect can cement the bond. It is so in case of couples who break their relationship simply because they fail to connect for a considerable period of time creating a big chasm which cannot be filled easily.

  • If we do not pray or meditate sincerely with a focused mindset, we cannot establish our connection with God. For this to be reality, we have to follow a spiritual oriented lifestyle.
  • If a wound is not attended initially and left unattended, then, this wound may turn out to festering wound which may turn cancerous, difficult to heal even with the best medicare.   
  • Families do break due to non-connect of one earning member who left the family fabric due to a petty difference of opinion which could have been removed though interaction.
  • Communities lose their unity stance when a slightest difference is not attended within shortest timeframe.
  • Two countries remain at daggers drawn and may lead to war if initiative is not taken to sort out small things within short time.  

LESSON TO BE LEARNT FROM THE LIFE OF GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI


GURU TEG BAHADUR JI

LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM THE LIFE OF GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI

Today is the 400th PRAKASH DIVAS OF GURU TEG BAHADUR JI

If we peep and delve into the life Guru Ji, we can evidently learn how to live for others and even do not hesitate to give supreme sacrifice for others causes.

In essence, in life, when we delve deeper into the lives of renowned religious philosophers and Gurus of repute, we get valuable awareness from their teachings. These teachings help remove our ignorance from our midst thus bestowing us needed enlightenment both for refined living along with teaching us humans ethical, moralistic and spiritual orientation. All these help us in our course correction whenever we distract ourselves from the righteous path.

THE LIFE OF GURU JI 

The life and level of sacrifice in case of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji becomes all the more encompassing since it was for protecting the religious sentiments of all other religion. I shall call it a sacrifice unknown in the annals of history. This sacrifice for others’ causes makes it amply clear that even the thinking of ‘self sacrifice’ is not a normal one. It is unpatrolled and unprecedented. Self-sacrifice for a virtuous cause becomes immortalized.

As a matter of fact, I am sanguine, the rare supreme sacrifice of this nature with the grace from our WAHE GURU JI. This thought is emancipation of consciousness to a level which catapults a person to a holistic growth besides taking the religious homogeneity percepts to new heights.  Knowing one’s own faith is not enough, awareness about the common bond between different faiths makes all the difference including self-awareness.


To give supreme sacrifice for others’ causes is creation of new standards in understanding the meaning of any religion! Guruji’s ideals are based on the precept: : “I believe in the right of others to practice their faith peacefully” Indeed a lesson of immense importance which everyone of us should try emulating.


The Kashmiri Pandits had a highest regards  for all Sikh Gurus. Their community members came to Anandpur on 25 May 1675 and begged Guru Tegh Bahadur to save them from the tyranny of Aurangzeb who had given them the option; either convert to Islam or face a certain death.

The Guru Ji was in deep thought with concern writ large on his face. Meanwhile, his nine years old son Govind (Guru) came. Sensing concern, he too felt anxious. He came to know that a sacrifice by a holy man could avert conversion or deaths. Thereupon, he plainly asked Guru Ji; who could be holier than you? Then the Guru Ji told the Kashmiris to go and inform State Governor that they were ready to covert to Islam if he was able to convert Tegh Bahadur. The Sadh Sanghat felt dismayed after listening this. The same message was conveyed to Emperor Aurangzeb who knew the strong beliefs of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. It was not only the Guru Ji who showed his broad-heartedness but also his son which I consider as the unique one.

Guru Ji believed in the principle: All religions are pure and only noble deeds count ultimately. The emperor ordered that the Guru be brought to Delhi. Then afterwards the Guru bade his farewell to his wisdom filled son, his wife Mata Nanaki and Sangat after recitation of holy Kirtan on 11 July, 1675. We should keep in mind that all religions are pure and only good deeds remain.

Guru Ji was brought to Delhi wherein he was asked to convert which he refused as he loved his religious beliefs. Subsequently, his followers were killed mercilessly. Guru Ji remained serene. He was immersed in prayers while in the cage. It shows the steadfastness of Guru ji – persuasion and persecution did not impact him. Finally, the cruel emperor ordered our  Guru Ji to be executed  at Chandni Chowk – he attained martyrdom to safeguard other’s religion. An example we rarely get in any annals of history. Braves offer supreme sacrifices without demur and that is why they immortalize themselves. 

LESSONS I LEARNT

Remaining balnced both in happy and sad times, remaining detatched from fear and praise and blame-game too should not affect our demeanour.

We should keep away from ego, lust, greed and should seek liberation. Though difficult but a Gumukh (Pious person) can attain this.  

Thru suffering, we can attain self-realization by following a righteous path. The world of ours is transactory, impermanent and illusory.

Our faith should be dear to us and should be maintained at all costs.

For seeking God, we should delve deep into our heart rather than going to forests to seek of God.

We should believe in the Omnipotence and Omniscience of God. The symbol of AUM prevaids everywhere.

HAPPY LABOUR DAY


HAPPY LABOUR DAY

WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHATEVER WE PERFORM

Today on 1st May, is the most remarkable and memorable day since we commemorate this day for our labour class whose contribution to the society as a whole cannot be disputed. The stellar contribution of labour class for the society is really unique especially so during Covid-19 pandemic situation. It is due to our labour only who is ensuring our streets, workplaces and other places neat and tidy, But for their  participation in most needed sanitation, our society must have been affected more adversely.

Lets celebrate this day most enthusiastically with the fond hope that this class contributes its mite for the society. For this to be reality, it is a must that the society takes care of this class as they take care of the society of which they are a part.

Essentially, it has been said whatever job we are capable should be performed with singleness of purpose with the aim that no work is low or high but how much you focus on he job in hand counts much. We should feel proud of whatever job we are performing. In Bhagwad Gita, it has been rightly said: Perform your prescribed duty, for action is better than inaction. A man cannot even maintain his physical body without work.

A resolution was passed in 1889 by the Marxist International Socialist Congress in which it was decided that the workers should not be made to work for more than eight hours a day. Thereafter, it became an annual feature to celebrate 1st May as the Labour Day.

In essence, in order that the labour class works conscientiously and to their full potential, it is most significant that their rights are protected to a maximum extent through:-

FIXING OF WORKING HOURS

As the labour class has to work under most trying under hazrduous situations and conditions and if they are exposed to these conditions continuously then their immunity too would be impacted adversely. Therefore, a fixed period of work is necessary. As a corollary to this end, 8 hours work schedule is fixed. Every organization, private or governmental should work according to this work. Any organization transgressing this, should be dealt with according to the law of the land. This is most significant since exposure for long hours at this critical juncture can put the lives of this working class to the jeopardy.

WAGES TO THE LABOUR CLASS

For the strenuous working schedule and the hard labour they put in like cleaning the sewerages, drains, lanes and by-lanes, it is must that they are duly compensated their fruits of labour. Keeping this class away from their wages or divesting them from their legitimate wages will prove counterproductive thereby leading to disastrous consequences . Besides, it would amount to demotivating them despite their hazardous work.

HEALTH CARE/MEDI-CARE

For keeping them in their sound health and wellness, of necessity, it is essential that they are provided medicare through periodical medical tests more so in this testing time of Covid-19 pandemic situation wherein they have to work while others have to stay indoors observing Covid-19 norms!

FAMILY WELFARE

While the labourers have to work under difficult conditions, it is a must that their families too are taken care  – they are provided medical assistance whenever they need, the families are compensated if and when they lose their bread winner due to the job hazards.

AFTER RETIREMENT BENEFITS

To ensure that when  they attain the age of superannuation, the working class are given retirement benefits including insurance cover for the retired employee and their family as well. Wherever authorized, pensionary benefited with all other pecuniary benefits such as Provident Fund, Dearness Allowance etc should accrue to them as and when due.

HAPPY LABOUR DAY

May be an image of flower and nature
FRAGRANCE OF WORK SHOULD COME FROM EVERY TASK WE TEND TO PERFORM


A day most memorable
While we pay our tribute to class so respectable
A class which stands apart
For stellar contribution to the society at large
Without whom no community can move ahead
In a neat and clean environs
Our warm salutation
Originated from the deep recesses of our heart
To this special class for their part – so very significant.

Our grateful thanks to this special class of workers
Who are putting in their expertise in a most meaning way
In the varieties of industries
Farms and factories.

This labour class is the one who performs manual work most efficiently
Working physically so effectively
By working manually where our whole body is involved to fructify
The work assigned and done loyally
With honesty and sincerity
Along with utmost discipline, punctuality and regularity
Becoming excellent factor of production significantly
Involved to tilt the scale of production meaningfully.

In order that our labour class gets benefit due to them
From the work they perform so very efficiently
Formal Labour Laws are devised duly
Through legislation
With active participation of trade unions
and the organization
Which are formalized by the Government concerned
Where the rights of the labour classes
Along with the duties of the management
Are codified to be followed to the letter and spirit
For the overall benefits of workers
As the wages for the employed labour
And the organizations concerned
Puts in their capital to start the venture for more production.

There are certain impediment which are presently observed
With the automation and computerization
Including the e-communication as a recent phenomenon
Wherein more reliance is placed on machine
Thus replacing manual labour to a maximum extent.

Laws are formulized tellingly
To save the interests of the labour class effectively
Involved in the industries
Or any other ventures such as working in the fields
Involved in ploughing, sowing, watering plants
Removing weeds, harvesting the crops
Picking of fruits from the fruit trees
And finally taking the produce – the fruits of the labour
To the market places for selling the produce.

Then, it could be making of furniture
For use in offices and in our homes
Or construction of buildings
In other words, you mention anything or everything
The contribution of working class is most significant.

It may be unskilled work
Semi-skilled work
Or skilled work
Which involves labour work
As the means to fructify the work.

There may be sometimes
Conflict of interests
Between the labour class and the organization
Which could be sorted out amicably
Tripartite consultation formally
By association or participation of workers
Owners and the Government agencies.

1st May is construed as the Labour Day
When we renew our promise to be fulfilled
To stick to the proposal of eight hours of work
Along with honouring the commitments
Made with the working classes who work manually.

The contribution of labour class in Covid-19 pandemic stands tall
The working class is involved in keeping our streets neat and clean
Besides performing the work related to sanitizing
The nooks and corners of the city streets so very appreciably.

Without their active participation
We could not have achieved the task of keeping
Our workplaces and streets neat and tidy
While we sit at our homes comfortably
This labour class is working punctually
As their work schedule begins starts in the early morning
And lasts till the end of the schedule of working.

Hence our profuse salutation
A most deserving one
To these most astute working class
Who with their manual work has made a huge difference
In our life at this hour of most trying situation and condition
They put on their work without caring for their own protection
Therefore they deserve our salutation.