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नास्तिक

यह प्रश्न मैं उन सभी से करना चाहता हूं जो अपने आप को नास्तिक कहते हैं, कि क्या आप वास्तव में नास्तिक हैं या फिर निराकार ब्रह्म में विश्वास करने वाले हैं? नास्तिक उस व्यक्ति को कहा जाता है जो यह नहीं मानता है कि ईश्वर अस्तित्व में है। अगर आप निराकार अथवा साकार रूपी ब्रह्म में विश्वास रखते हैं तो आप इस मानवीय शरीर के साथ न्याय कर रहे हैं क्योंकि जिन मूल तत्वों से शरीर की संरचना हुई है जैसे वायु, जल, अग्नि, पृथ्वी और आकाश, सभी में ईश्वर विद्यमान हैं। इनके बिना हम इस पृथ्वी पर एक सूक्ष्म कण के अस्तित्व की भी कल्पना नहीं कर सकते हैं।

ईश्वरीय शक्ति उपस्थित है, वह हर प्राणी, हर वस्तु, हर कण में विद्यमान है। लोग अपनी आस्था अनुसार उसकी वंदना करते हैं, कोई मूर्ति पूजन हेतु तो कोई केवल भजन कीर्तन मात्र से ही। नास्तिक व्यक्ति हमेशा यह तर्क देता है कि हमें कर्म पर विश्वास रखना चाहिए। मैं इस तर्क का पूर्णता समर्थन करता हूं कि जीवन कर्म प्रधान ही होना चाहिए क्योंकि यही इस पृथ्वी पर उपस्थित हर जीव का उद्देश्य भी है। परंतु कर्म के साथ-साथ हमें उस शक्ति को भी धन्यवाद करना चाहिए जो हमें कर्म करने में सहायता करती है जैसे फल, फूल, वनस्पति, जल, थल, इत्यादि।

वह है। वह इसलिए भी है ताकि मनुष्य में अहम भाव की उत्पत्ति ना हो। मनुष्य अक्सर अहंकार में आकर अपने आप को सर्वशक्तिमान समझ बैठता है जिसका परिणाम घातक सिद्ध होता है। ईश्वरीय शक्ति का होना इंसान को इस अहम् भाव के जाल में आने से भी रोकता है। इस अद्भुत, अलौकिक, अदृश्य शक्ति का होना मात्र ही उसे धरा से जोड़े रखता है।

इसलिए यह सवाल खुद से अवश्य करें कि आप वाकई नास्तिक हैं भी या नहीं। और अगर हांँ तो यही समय है आत्ममंथन करने का।

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Who are these “Good People”?

Good people are those who are not bad in any sense and bad ones are those, who are not good in any sense, and on facts, both the things do not ideally exist! There are some things which build up a person’s good virtues and some, which contribute to the bad virtues. The more of the two kinds, which a person practises makes him good or bad.

With the passing time, the definitions of good people have changed and are constantly changing. The parameters and the perspectives on which people base their mentalities have also changed at a frequent rate. And to be honest, ‘Rough and bad’ is the new trend, or say, ‘Bad is the new good’! For say, take an example of a person who talks politely and is always gentle in his speech. Yes, he is good to the outside world, but, in an outdated manner. Rather a person who talks rough and use sarcastic tone more often is the ‘Man of the Moment’. Another example can be taken of a student who reaches the school/college on time, is well dressed and his hairs properly combed. But the one who is talked about is usually late and is a total mess while considering his dressing sense and hairstyle. Is this the right change we are moving forward to?

Talking about emotions, the ‘Good Community’ is encountering serious replacements such as understanding with flirting, seriousness with more irrational humour, love with a physical entity of attraction and much more.

Fishing the Internet in search of the definition of good people, I came across the suggestions of a drama and crime film titled the same. No worry, it has become a common thing. Digging deeper, it showed ‘good people’ to be an honest, helpful or a morally good person. And if it is so! Sorry World, but you are critically falling short of the good ones according to the Internet.

So the question arises, is it bad to be good in an orthodox manner? No doubt, the surroundings will be less entertained by such outlook but believe me, you’ll find a complete inner peace on following so called outdated good old manners. Because the world will keep on changing, the perspectives will keep remoulding and the mentalities will keep on reforming, but the only thing which will be real and true, will be you! Because you will no longer be a normal person but you will be good people.

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A Rain to be remembered by…

So far as to the routine goes, the weather was fresh and dry
But as to mark their occasional presence, the clouds covered the sky

I packed my bag, combed my hair and wore my bluish tie
The auto arrived and blew its horn, I waved mumma a goodbye

To imitate a jet, we went with a swift, a strong breeze came by
The darkness spread its clutchy claws, I saw the clouds intensify

They blared and rumbled all above, drudging hard to terrify
The wrath of Zeus was upon us, we were called to testify

The city was much less crowded that day, hardly saw a few passers-by
And streets were ready to soak thy love coming right from the sky high

Sitting in the corner totally delighted, constantly gazing at the sky
Like a bird confined in an iron cage, fluttering really hard to fly

And then came a drop from nowhere, striking right over my eye
My body went through a wave of shiver, responding best to that stimuli

A small silvery shining bud it was, so cold as a glacier's cry
Adorned with nature's bless it came, made my mood to mystify

Following it came a rapid shower, like bullets of enemy dropping by
My auto stopped, gave up to the rain in a steady attempt to defy

We went straight to the sidewalks dancing, swinging like a butterfly
And jumped in and out of the potholes, to make the scene electrify

Drenched throughout we reached the school, a rainy day was called by
That was the first rain of the season, a rain to be remembered by ....
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DEATH

Death is true, death is sore

It is the raven, we can't ignore

Death is quick, death is sharp

Unbiased for all, the end is dark

But as they say, death is bitter

 There is no light, there is no glitter

I totally differ with the notions prevail

It can be sweet just like the vale

By good deeds and thinking great

By making the world a better place

We can change its coming way

And sail happily to our resting grave.