I am Dr. Sushil Rudra from Durgapur West Bengal, India . This blog is for the people of India , its culture, literature , and the religious beliefs etc . I’m to blog is for shouting for the demands of the underprivileged society and the people whose are deprived by the ruling government. And also to write for their demands as well as solving the problems.
Life And Dreams In Poetry
My Dream’s Bird is absolutely my own We can’t live in this world without dreams From childhood to gray days Dreams come and dreams go Sometimes it’s daydream, sometime nightmare with tremendous shocking , yet I play with these unrealistic games, Never getting any fruitful solution Running into the darkened mist .
Let fly in the sky your dreaming bird Don’t captivate your small desires in your secret chamber, don’t afraid of walking through the dark forest or deep sea , Or climbing at peak of high mountain Always be firm and steady in your journey Whatever the consequence it’s , So don’t stop to enjoy dreams as life is too much uncertain why do you not enjoy it.
Kalpatoru Sri RamakrishnaI am Dr.Sushil Rudra from West Bengal, India love to write about health and wellness, yoga ,literature. I’,m also a college teacher and have been working more than 37 years .I have written some books. My favorite subjects are Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore. I love song and travelling.View my complete profilePowered by Blogger.
Oh my companion of joy and sorrow , the wind is blowing in my life , Let come to me for traveling another world where there’s no pain and suffering, no betraying , no unemployment , and no corruption likehere .
The wind is blowing, the wind of outing for anybeautifulplaces with my friends – tell to the trees, let come to outing with me. Let talk to the path that I might return at late night , don’t wait for me , but keep shutting off the door.
You can sing a song for your remote friends , but that song will be mingled with the drops of the dews in the space . You are to be carried out lots of fairy tales , – but whom do you tell it ? Whose are your listeners? Before lying down on the bed the people are being absorbed in deep sleep ; beasts and birds are also in out of consciousness, probably they’re in their nest resting to gain the energies for the next expedition. Even the moon 🌙 and the 🌟 stars are not in awakened state. Thus we have wasted a massive times throughout our life. Oh companion of sorrow and delight of my Life , Let’s go toanother world of merriment where the moon and stars are always ready to welcome us.
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It’s a fine morning of 1st January, New Year of 2021 and Kalpataru Divas . God Incarnate, Sri Ramakrishna, spiritual Guru of famous Hindu Monk Swami Vivekananda, turned into Kalpataruand showered blessings to His followers in Cassipore Uddanbati in northern Kolkata 6 months before His Mahasamadhi. Since then 1st January is regarded as Kalpataru Utsav.
We start at 9.00 O’clock in the morning along with my family and friends of Swami Vivekananda Vani Prochar Somity of Durgapur, a renowned NGO and spiritual organisation.Having bath and morning refreshments we reached at Mandir of the said organisation and take part in Puja and meditation.
From Durgapur City we start at 11.00 am. by a luxury bus.The volunteers already cooked lunch of 6 hundred heads of people. All the cooked meals was being carried on by a small truck. We are about 50 heads . So, the rest meals will be distributed to the poor people of two small villages. There’s another object of this tour. We are to distribute 3 hundred blankets amongst the poor villagers.
THE JUNGLE MAHAL
This is called Jangle Mahal . Our bus running through the forest . Both the sides of the road prevails deep forest. We come to know about the dangerous attack of Elephants in this way. So we decided that we will return home before dusk.
Both the villages are sorrounded by the forest. Steel authority of India and another company has come to decorate this two villages with their CSR funds. This pacca road , Community Halls, latrin was constructed. Solar lights are provided on the road as there’s no electricity. Although this areas are under the jurisdiction of Gram Panchayat, but they don’t take care about the poor people of this villages. Only the NGO’S are working for the upliftment of the villagers.
THE AUSTRIC SOCIETY : SANTALS
But that’s not sufficient. Here minority scheduled Tribes, mostly Santals are the dweelers . They are fighting against the poverty having no source of income. Only tribal men do work in jungle with a minimum remuneration. Mainly they’re exploited by the political parties leaders. Before election they used to visit this peoples on account of vote. Give some money for desi wine ( hanria ) or ‘hari’ which they enjoy this desi wine in their festival . Here we meet many people and come to know about their society , their pecuniary condition, their social and cultural aspects.
When I asked him about their language , he told ” Alchiki “. I am awared about it. Because I have so many students from tribals who are from modern generations and trying to have higher education in college and University. Both the villages have some students of HS . One or two children have passed 10 examination, but mostly are devoid of education.
Religion and Beliefs:
They have believe in religion. They worship ” Marang Guru ” as their God. Their religion name is “SARNA “. Hari is main item in their Puja and other festival. Even they used to feed their children “Hari” at first day rice whom we observe as Mukhe Bhat or Annoprasan.
Financial Crisis They are to face :
The Tribals are very simple. Their homes are mainly maid of muds and the roofs are of tin . Some of them work in fields as a labourer. But most of them have no employments. They’re asking me for any job. Politicians visit these villages before election and promise them for jobs. But their dreams never come true. Some of them work in the forest casual basis for a long time, years after years, but they have not given a permanent job that they can able to spend a happy life.
We can provide some foods or blankets or dresses. We can give them primary education. But it’s highly needed some embodiments for their livelihood.
Unemployment, both in general and SC ST OBC , everywhere are the problems of the hour. We request the company’s CSR department to come up with their utmost sources for helping these poor people of the underprivileged sections of the society as if they could able to make their livelihood smoothly. Thank you and welcome.
Be safe , be happy in new year, 2021. God bless you all. Vaccine is in final process and first dose has been already trialed in every province.
This year, 2020, will be ended today.We are passing through a difficult situation. Everything is under threat due to Covid 19 pandemic. School, college, University – every institution has been suspended for an uncertain periods. Even industrial production was stopped. Government declared carfew days after days. Bus, train, flight and other communications were stopped . Our lives are being captivated within the home and become monotanous .
ILA : THE DEADLIEST CATASTROPHE
Ila has been taken so many lives . Many people have lost their home. The speed of the strom was nearabout 180 to 200 km . So the mud built homes, trees, the crops are destroyed . Many people have been died . Many cattles also had died due to ILA. It’s a great loss .
PANDEMIC : WE HAVE LOST
We have lost so many people due to this Deadliest pandemic. Some famous people left us . They are no more in this world. Formerly President of India, Pranab Kumar Mukherjee had died in covid 19. Pandit Yosraj of Classical music, Bala subramanium of light and modern Hindi movie singer , Soumitra Chatterjee of Bengali cinema died in covid 19 , Two veterans of Hindi movie , Rishi Kapoor and Irfan khan died in Cancer this year. You have lost another genius artist who has been died in suiside. Might be murdered. The CBI investigation is still going on.
We have lost legendary dancing personality, Amala Shankar. She died at the age of 102 .
Lost some political leaders:
Ahmed Patel , the veteran Congress leader and YasvantSingh of Bharatiya Janata party both the politicians had died due to Covid 19. And also died the former three times Chief Minister of Assam in Corona .
Died in Covid 19 Musician Sajid in an youngage is a great loss of music world.
Tapas Pal of hero of Bengali cinema and Trinamul Party leader died this year in a Mumbai hospital due to cardiac arrest.
Swamini sister Vedantaprana died in this year. She was a Sannyasini of Ramkrishna Sarada Math. For a long time she was the editor of The monthly magazine” Nivedita”.
The political atmosphere both in Central and West Bengal is in high tension. The farmers organisations are fighting against the new agricultural rules . It has been going on for a month and even more. Yesterday both the representatives of the central government and the farmer’s organisation met together and they’re in a final decision unanimously two points amongst the four points agendas.
In West Bengal, the political air is massively stormy. The Bidhan Sabha polls are knocking at the door. The ruling party, chief Minister wants to continue the chair another consecutive years , but the Trinamul Party leaders are not in good relationship. The most efficient leader, Subhendu Adhikari resigned from the party and joined in Bharatiya Janata party along with some MLA’s and MP’s . So it’s a great challenge to Mamta and her party to face this challenge. I think this election is in favour of Braratiya Janata party. Change is always welcome. Let see what happens in future. We are waiting for the vibrant new year though new form of covid is already spreading in UK . And some patients reached in India getting affected by it. Besides, Vaccine of covid from different companies will come within a month or two. This is a great hope.
Our country is progressing through many hurdles. China and Pakistan both the countries are always trying to encroaching our land. This year we have lost 20 and above soilders in a front to front counter in Siachin in Ladak, Kashmir. Pak extremists are trying to enter into Indian Territory through boarderline. Indian BSF are always guarding day and night. Sometime in encounter soldiers are being killed and their families are in deep grief.
As for me, it’s very very cloudy year in respect of monitary loss. I have previously written it that I have been cheated by some online scammers and lost some Lacs of money.
It’s not as big as death as so many young and old people are no more in this world. It’s more saddestic than me . So no need to repentance. I think money will come again, but those have to face the covid 19 and have lost their lives, they will never return. Let their soul be in peace.
We are waiting for the colourful new year where there’s a peace and happiness more than hurdles and sufferings.
Take care. And spend your time in pleasure. May God bless you all in the new year , this is my prayer to almighty God.
I ASK for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side / The works that I have in hand I will finish/ afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face my heart 💖 /knows no rest not respite, and my work becomes / an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil .
To-daythe summer has come at my window/ with its sighs and murmurs; and the bees are/ playing their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering/ grove .
Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with/ thee , andto sing dedication of life in this silent/ and overwhelming leisure.
– Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore desires to sit face to face with God . And here Arjuna stands in front of the Lord having dejected . The cause of his dejection was that he couldn’t fight against his kith and kins . Arjun says:
” Na ca sreyah anupasyami hatva svaanam ahave / Na kamkse vijayam krsna na ca najyam sukhani”. CA 1.31
I feel, O Lord , it’sno good / killing in the battle my own men / I do not crave for victory / Or for worldly pleasures or domain. Next Arjuna says :
” Kim nah rajena govinda Kim bhogaih jivitena va / Yesam arthe kamksitam nah rajyam bhogah sukhani. CA. 1.32
yuddhe pranan tyaktva dhanani ca Acaryah pitarah putrah tTa ime avasthitahatha eva ca pitamahah 1.33
Arjun has been trying to give reasons against the war. He is saying : What is the use of kingdom or keeping alive? What’s the use of hankering after pleasures when the very persons for whom they’re sought . My uncle, sons, grandfather and teachers . Arjun told : ” I find no reason to be engaged in this useless strife. I don’t wish to kill them, even if my life is at stake.
Etan na hantum Icchami ghnatah api Mashusudan; Api troilokya- rajyasya hetoh Kim nu mahikrte.1:32 – 1:34
I’m sure that we can not be happy even if we destroy the sons of Dhrtaradtra , our enemies. Sin will definitely accrue to us. Although it’s known they have committed the vilest felonies.
We must not therefore, kill the kauravas . They’re our very own men. So killing our close kith and kins we can’t attain happiness. They’re not aware of the sin of killing kindred and friends and charmedby avarice and greed . But why should we , being aware of the consequences not staying away from such kind of heinous deed ?
THE RULE ONE : THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGE
” Gnothi Seauton ( Greek) Or Nosce Teipsum ( Latin) In English: Know Yourself”.
Bhagavan Sri Krishna realises that Arjuna’s depressive state of mind is due to his improper knowledge of life and existence, and He starts teaching Arjuna the truth about the nature of our temporal existence and its ultimate consequence. Being a great Teacher ( or Doctor) He knows that only antidote of this depressive mind istrue knowledge.
Naturally He cracks the issue at the first module explaining to Arjuna the truth about life in order to dispel Arjuna’s powerful ignorance about the truth of existence. He resorts to a shortcut method first by admonishing Arjuna for His dejection at this crucial hour and for his reluctance to take part in the battle, and advices Him to shake off cowardice and rise to the occasion.
Get rid of this mean ( cowardice) weakness, as it’s the time the act now. The wise do not mourn either for the gone or for those that are living. It’s noticeable that Bhwagavan Sri Krishna clarifies first Arjuna’s concept of death as the conclusive phenomenon of existence is incorrect for the soul. Because the soul of a man is beyond the cycle of birth and death and is imperishable, and that it’s the body that is born and that does perish.
Na jayate na mriyate va kadacit nayam bhutva – abhavita va na bhuyah; / Ajo nityah sasvatah ayan purano na hanyate hanyamane sarire. 2:20
The body is sure to perish , but not the soul. In KathaUpanishad, there’s a similar verse . ( 1:2:18)
To be continued ..
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“You Should Set Goals Beyond Your Reach, So You Can Always Have Something To Live For”. – Ted Turner
” Rich High , For Stars Lie Hidden In You . Dream Deep , For Every Dream, Precedes The Goal.” – Rabindranath Tagore
MeditationIs The Gateway To Achieve
The goal to reaching God is a subject which is not for all . Only a few people like to listen or discuss about God. The cause behind it , that we are very busy in daily life to earn money for our livelihood. This is tough time to have a job or business . So life isn’t bed of roses . It’s full of struggle ,notwithstandingwe want to live inthis world.
We love todreamnumerousthings which are mostly about worldly affairs to possess. We obviously dream a sweet home, a beautiful wife and also a four wheeler .. Some are highly ambitious whether they are competent or not . Perhaps they’re meritorious and fighting for a good career. They’re mostly fond of power and respect .
WHY DON’T WE HAVE GOAL TO REACH IN GOD ?
In fine, they’re being charged with their surroundings to be a good careerists. Everyday we come to know from the newspaper or TV news or net that the youths from middle Class society are cracking prestigious IAS , IPS or IFS etc . They are obviously brightening up the society.
NEUCLIUR FAMILY’S DREAM :
It’s to be seen in our society that most of the parents desire to see their sons or daughters as Doctor or Engineer, at least Professor or Scientist . At present, we are going through a nuclear family system having only one or two children. So it’s quite natural to have a big dream about their children’s careers . They’re not interested at the goal to reach out in God.
Our children, may they be male or females are now working in MNC /IT sections in India and even in aboard. So it’s a good sign of advancementwe can’t deny it . In politics our women are now in forefront . We have seen Mrs Pratibha Patil as a President of of India. Mira Kumar and so many MLAs and MPs have been elected and participating inpolicies .
We have seen some successful woman in Banking industry whose are meticulously furnishing their duties . There are so many women Principals and Vice Chanceller in India. In military, Hospital, Space , Science, Business Industry, Factory, Airways, Schools , Autumobiles, Postal Service – everywhere they’re successful. So it’s obviously a progressing situation in society. We can say that we are going to be successful in materialistically.
But really are we progressing?
It’s absolutely a hard task to give a reasonable answer . Progressing is an evolution process. We, the human beings through evolution process came from amoeba tohuman body. Man and human being , both the words have a space for explaining in respect to nature. From Man to Human being there is a process . And this process is very critical and effortive .
When Swami Vivekananda pronounced that Man is potentially divine, then it’s clear to us we have a godly power within us , but it’s covered with clouds. The Sun is in the Sky, but as it’s being covered with the clouds ,so we are unable to find it. Just as covered Sun , our divinity within is behind the materialistic world which is in deep sleep. To awaken it , isour life’s endeavour. We should have a goal to reaching at the deep consciousness which is super soul or divinity.
Practically, we do not cultivate this areas . We are always struggling in the outer surface of our lives, neglecting innermost world. In ancient India, this innerworld had been given emphasised . Our ancestors were always alert about in imparting these spiritual knowledgeto their offsprings .
But today we are not serious about it. Our new generation is not aware of it. We pray to almighty for our material happiness. We are inclined to enjoy the modern amenities which are the results of advancement in science and technology. We are running towards enormous comforts in our external life , but ultimately we are lagging behind the vibrant life which is called divine life .
Rishi Aurobindo battled against British to make India to be freed. To him India, his motherland, is not a geographical or demographical land . It’s Divine Mother to him. He wrote a book, ‘Life Divine’ by name, where he expressed his spiritual thoughts on life. There he told the experiences of journey from man to human beings.
Man is a rational being. It differs us from animal . We are lucky enough as we are being blessed by it . From coarse to subtle state of knowledge passing over , or attaining a higher stage of consciousness from a lower one shouldbe our goal. But present education system is not imparting this knowledge to us .
Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda’s education thoughts are not supported by this educationalcurriculum . Besides, due to modern development in communication and gadgets Indian youths are addicted to that. Bollywood world is also to some extent is responsible for the deterioration in terms of values and ethics which is not supported by our old thoughts and values.
Bigotry , nepotism, corruption, jihad , castism, terrorism , too much westernising – all these are causing loss of our inner world consciousness. Only we are in the darkness of illusion . The more these elements prevails in our society, the more we are far from the spiritual quotients . That means we are not progressing gradually from animality to rationality . So then we are near to animal .
Should it be the goal or aim of a man ? Certainly not. Like others natural elements we are also created by the God . Rivers, clouds , air , sky , planets – all these are from God , The creator. It’s not possible for a scientist to create all these. Then who created it ? There are so many opinions expressed by the scholars. But we don’t want to discuss about that. But we can’t refuse our Vedas and Upanishads. The western philosophers like Roman Rolland, Maxmuller praised this books as a treasure of spiritual thoughts. The spiritual Masterof Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna emphasised on the higher knowledge or the experience of God.
What should be the aim of Life ?
To him , Knowledge is not to gain bookish education, rather it should be to attain divine knowledge. The goal of a man should be to know the divinity already within him . Swamiji’s teaching is also the same like his Master, Sri Ramakrishna. But we do reluctant to achieve this goal. Vivekanandanever told to fight shy this world. They told us that you live in this world, but keep your mind on God . ……. To be continued.