Mirrors

Another cheat post here .. sharing a lovely message I got on whatsapp yesterday .. Enjoy!


One person asked a question to Guru: 

My workers are not true to me. My children, wife and entire world is very selfish. No body is correct.

Guru smiled and told a story.

In a village there was a room with 1000 mirror. A small girl used to  go inside and play. Seeing thousands of children around her she was joyful. She would clap her hands and all the 1000 children would clap back. She considered this place as the world’s happiest place and visit often.

This same place was visited by a sad person. He saw around him thousands of angry men. He got scared and raised his hands to hit them and in return 1000 hand lifted to hit him back. He thought this is the worst place in the world and left that place.

Same way  this world is also a room with 1000 mirrors.
What we let out of us is what the society gives it back to you.

Keep your heart like a child
This world is a heaven for you, said the Guru.

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Words of wisdom …

WhatsApp is one software that has gone a long way in making communication easier … Last month I got a beautiful forward .. Thought I would share some words of wisdom with all of you 😊

# Free your heart from hatred – forgive
# Free your mind from worries – most never happen
# Live simply and appreciate what you have
# Give more
# Expect less from people and MORE from GOD

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect .. It means you have decided to see beyond the imperfections”

Have a lovely week a head everyone.

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Independence

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I was just wondering today about independence … After a lot of thinking n struggling with random thoughts for the better part of the morning, I have come to the realisation .. That Independence is actually a state of the mind … The minute we rid our mind of ill thoughts we immediately feel free and hence INDEPENDENT! This is going to be my mantra for the week … Guru Nanak Dev Ji surmised this in the Jap Ji ‘Mann jite jag Jeet’.

Happy weekend bloggers ☺

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Rock

Its been ages since I last had any urges to listen to Rock Music .. but yesterday I was reminiscing my mild-rock college days .. here are some of my favourites:

Creed – My sacrifice

“My Sacrifice”

Hello my friend, we meet again
It’s been awhile, where should we begin?
Feels like forever
Within my heart are memories
Of perfect love that you gave to me
Oh, I remember

When you are with me, I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

We’ve seen our share of ups and downs
Oh how quickly life can turn around
In an instant
It feels so good to reunite
Within yourself and within your mind
Let’s find peace there

When you are with me, I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

When you are with me I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
Cause when you are with me I am free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice, My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

My sacrifice.

Linkin Park – In the end

“In The End”

It starts with
One thing I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go

I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard
In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I’m surprised it got so (far)
Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me
In the end

You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

I’ve put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I’ve put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

Enjoy .. Happy Weeked 🙂

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No Title .. :P .. Totally MEH!

Hellooo to all the blog watchers out there 😛

This is gonna be one of those ‘Meh’ posts where I will be totally random with no attention being paid to grammer or spellings … heehee

I had sort of ‘promised’ myself that I would try and put something up regularly on the blog should it not be covered in ‘cob webs’ .. so here’s one 😀

I just realised while typing now that these days our conversations are totally incomplete and uncool with ‘lol’ or the many emoticons that have become an integral part of our ‘texting lives’ .. 😛 .. There you go here is another one! Shikes!! Writing formally I have to totally focus on whether I have dropped an ‘LOL’ or my famous “..” in the main body! My English teacher would be totally appalled at this style of writing!

That’s it from me for now .. laleni salama peoples.

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Pondering ..

Over the years there are somethings that I have learnt and I am sure we all know these, but as a self-reminder thought it would be a good idea to post them on the Blog in my famous ‘bullet forms’ 🙂

  • We only see those flaws in people in which we are lacking.
  • To make peace with the world we need to first forgive ourselves and then those who have wronged us – though to be honest no one ever actually wrongs us .. its just our frail ego that ‘reacts’ when hurt or challenged!
  • For us to appreciate all that is around us, we need to look at their positive attributes and ignore their not-so-good habit.. I am refraining from using the strong ‘negative’ as it just makes it all the harder to ignore.
  • If you have been hurt by someone close to you just remind yourself why you love them in the first place – again its the frail ego that is at fault!
  • Write all that’s going on in your mind .. even the bad stuff .. but just remember to tear off the bad stuff and leave only the good stuff that you can always look back to reflect in the future 🙂
  • Writing is the best way to communicate what your mind and heart is trying to tell you.  Regularly writing will compel you to take those 5-minutes off your busy schedule and make time for yourself.
  • There is no one as important to you than yourself .. coz in the self resides GOD.
  • God is everywhere – most of all in your own being .. so appreciate yourself .. it’s hard with all the peer pressure .. but lets try.
  • We have all right to ask God for anything and everything .. if not HIM then who else do we turn to?
  • Love yourself .. and you will be able to love everyone else around you.

Be HAPPY bloggers.

Good night

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ISS – Dar es Salaam

Today was my first day as Secretary at our temple .. interesting experience made special by the huge blessing bestowed upon me by Guru ji – I was chosen to recite the Hukamnama at the conclusion of the ceremony.  Sharing it with all those who come across my blog.

Be blessed!

soriT mhlw 5 Gru 2 AstpdIAw
sorat(h) mehalaa 5 ghar 2 asattapadheeaa
Sorat’h, Fifth Mehla, Second House, Ashtpadeeaa:
<> siqgur pRswid ]
ik oa(n)kaar sathigur prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:
pwTu piVE Aru bydu bIcwirE invil BuAMgm swDy ]
paat(h) parriou ar baedh beechaariou nival bhua(n)gam saadhhae ||
They read scriptures, and contemplate the Vedas; they practice the inner cleansing techniques of Yoga, and control of the breath.
pMc jnw isau sMgu n CutikE AiDk AhMbuiD bwDy ]1]
pa(n)ch janaa sio sa(n)g n shhuttakiou adhhik aha(n)budhh baadhhae ||1||
But they cannot escape from the company of the five passions; they are increasingly bound to egotism. ||1||
ipAwry ien ibiD imlxu n jweI mY kIey krm Anykw ]
piaarae ein bidhh milan n jaaee mai keeeae karam anaekaa ||
O Beloved, this is not the way to meet the Lord; I have performed these rituals so many times.
hwir pirE suAwmI kY duAwrY dIjY buiD ibbykw ] rhwau ]
haar pariou suaamee kai dhuaarai dheejai budhh bibaekaa || rehaao ||
I have collapsed, exhausted, at the Door of my Lord Master; I pray that He may grant me a discerning intellect. ||Pause||
moin BieE krpwqI rihE ngn iPirE bn mwhI ]
mon bhaeiou karapaathee rehiou nagan firiou ban maahee ||
One may remain silent and use his hands as begging bowls, and wander naked in the forest.
qt qIrQ sB DrqI BRimE duibDw CutkY nwhI ]2]
thatt theerathh sabh dhharathee bhramiou dhubidhhaa shhuttakai naahee ||2||
He may make pilgrimages to river banks and sacred shrines all over the world, but his sense of duality will not leave him. ||2||
mn kwmnw qIrQ jwie bisE isir krvq Drwey ]
man kaamanaa theerathh jaae basiou sir karavath dhharaaeae ||
His mind’s desires may lead him to go and dwell at sacred places of pilgrimage, and offer his head to be sawn off;
mn kI mYlu n auqrY ieh ibiD jy lK jqn krwey ]3]
man kee mail n outharai eih bidhh jae lakh jathan karaaeae ||3||
but this will not cause the filth of his mind to depart, even though he may make thousands of efforts. ||3||
kink kwimnI hYvr gYvr bhu ibiD dwnu dwqwrw ]
kanik kaaminee haivar gaivar bahu bidhh dhaan dhaathaaraa ||
He may give gifts of all sorts – gold, women, horses and elephants.
AMn bsqR BUim bhu Arpy nh imlIAY hir duAwrw ]4]
a(n)n basathr bhoom bahu arapae neh mileeai har dhuaaraa ||4||
He may make offerings of corn, clothes and land in abundance, but this will not lead him to the Lord’s Door. ||4||
pUjw Arcw bMdn fMfauq Ktu krmw rqu rhqw ]
poojaa arachaa ba(n)dhan dda(n)ddouth khatt karamaa rath rehathaa ||
He may remain devoted to worship and adoration, bowing his forehead to the floor, practicing the six religious rituals.
hau hau krq bMDn mih pirAw nh imlIAY ieh jugqw ]5]
ho ho karath ba(n)dhhan mehi pariaa neh mileeai eih jugathaa ||5||
He indulges in egotism and pride, and falls into entanglements, but he does not meet the Lord by these devices. ||5||
jog isD Awsx caurwsIh ey BI kir kir rihAw ]
jog sidhh aasan chouraaseeh eae bhee kar kar rehiaa ||
He practices the eighty-four postures of Yoga, and acquires the supernatural powers of the Siddhas, but he gets tired of practicing these.
vfI Awrjw iPir iPir jnmY hir isau sMgu n gihAw ]6]
vaddee aarajaa fir fir janamai har sio sa(n)g n gehiaa ||6||
He lives a long life, but is reincarnated again and again; he has not met with the Lord. ||6||
rwj lIlw rwjn kI rcnw kirAw hukmu APwrw ]
raaj leelaa raajan kee rachanaa kariaa hukam afaaraa ||
He may enjoy princely pleasures, and regal pomp and ceremony, and issue unchallenged commands.
syj sohnI cMdnu coAw nrk Gor kw duAwrw ]7]
saej sohanee cha(n)dhan choaa narak ghor kaa dhuaaraa ||7||
He may lie on beautiful beds, perfumed with sandalwood oil, but this will led him only to the gates of the most horrible hell. ||7||
hir kIriq swDsMgiq hY isir krmn kY krmw ]
har keerath saadhhasa(n)gath hai sir karaman kai karamaa ||
Singing the Kirtan of the Lord’s Praises in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy, is the highest of all actions.
khu nwnk iqsu BieE prwpiq ijsu purb ilKy kw lhnw ]8]
kahu naanak this bhaeiou paraapath jis purab likhae kaa lehanaa ||8||
Says Nanak, he alone obtains it, who is pre-destined to receive it. ||8||
qyro syvku ieh rMig mwqw ]
thaero saevak eih ra(n)g maathaa ||
Your slave is intoxicated with this Love of Yours.
BieE ik®pwlu dIn duK BMjnu hir hir kIrqin iehu mnu rwqw ] rhwau dUjw ]1]3]
bhaeiou kirapaal dheen dhukh bha(n)jan har har keerathan eihu man raathaa || rehaao dhoojaa ||1||3||
The Destroyer of the pains of the poor has become merciful to me, and this mind is imbued with the Praises of the Lord, Har, Har. ||Second Pause||1||3||
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