Early morning coffee is like a warm hug from mother to her child.
This one is for my students. I think all of you who are in your twenties and struggling to make your mark must listen to this song. The music is awesome but please listen to its message. Life is too short to get lost in what you failed to achieve. So, come what may never let your hopes die a silly death. Celebrate life for there are more reasons to smile than to frown. All the ups and downs are worth the toil. All failures and fatigues will take you far, very far. Enjoy the journey of hardship. Enjoy this journey filled with surprises, adventures and astonishments.
Maine Ab Hai Jeena Seekh Liya
Jaise Bhi Ho Din
Maine Ab Hai Jeena Seekh Liya
(Patience and perseverance makes me who I am. With time, I will learn to accept life as it comes.)
Yeh Jaana Hai
Khushi Hai Kya
Dono Hi, Do Pal Ki Hai Ruttein
Na Yeh Thehre Na Rukey
Zindagi Do Rangon Se Bane
Ab Roothe Ab Maane
Yehi Toh Hai, Yehi Toh Hai, Yahaan
Yeh Jaana Hai Kise Kahoon Apna
Hai Koi, Jo Yeh Mujhse Keh Gaya
Yeh Kahan Tu Reh Gaya
Zindagi Toh Hai
Tu Hai Tanha Kab Yahan
Sabhi Toh Hai
Sabhi Toh Hai Yahaan
(We all come from different ships, sail in different boats but are part of the same ocean. Never stop loving humanity because of bias for few humans. As they say, if you love someone set them free. If they love you, they will come back. There are so many hands reaching out to you. Hold them. Don’t get stuck in your past.)
Kehta Hai Dil, Main Bhi Sunu
Aansu Bhi Moti Ho Jo Kisi Ki Nishaani
Kehta Hai Dil Main Bhi Chunu
Baahein Dil Ki Ho Baahon Mein Chalta
Chalun Yu Hi Raahon Mein
Bus Yunhi, Ab Yahan, Kab Wahan
Human mind is an impermanent structure. Never block someone for future based on his or her actions in past.
Happiness is not thinking about others reaction to being happy.
Pain is a temporary feeling. Suffering is nature’s gift to remind us about fragility of this life.
He who smiles on his own miseries is strongest of all.
We are made-up of matter. But the point is how does it matter. Mind defines us, not body.
Material success is immaterial for those who don’t think of others while at rest.
Action is the first step towards joy. One who dreams without working is the one who complains the most.
Vastness of sea and sky reminds us of irrelevance of our ego. In a year’s time it does not matter who was hurt, us or them.
Be kind to all. After all we all are equally meaningless outside our own imagination.
‘I don’t like it’ is nothing more than saying here is one more reason for the world to reject me.
Kindness often comes in the form of a tight slap on your face by someone who wants to change you forever.
Help ever, hurt never. Judge less, support more.
Quality of our fabric depends on what the creator decided to weave us with. Also it depends on the designs we chose to add to that base. Some have embroidered it with laughs while others with morns and pangs. Some have colored it with smiles whiles others chose to color the fabric in plain black hopelessness. There are those who shaded their fabric with grey and those who painted mountains, birds, valleys and flowers on their piece. Then there are those who remain simple clean untouched white sheets too.
Quality is a relative term. No two fabrics have same threads. There might be similar threads but not same threads! Some have very tightly knit structure while others don’t. The ones that are loosely knit might have a different purpose to serve. They don’t become weak just because the knitting is different. Shapes vary, sizes vary, patterns and yarns vary too. That is what makes this world a mosaic of wonderful choices and forms.
So if you happen to touch a fabric which is different from yours, just accept it the way it is. Each thread there is special, each thread is unique.
Interviewer (I) – How will you introduce yourself?
Zen AspiranT (ZAT) – Who am I? I’m neither the knower nor the known. I’m that. I’m being without belonging.
I – What kind of introduction is this? Just tell me something about yourself.
ZAT – Something cannot exist without nothing. Nothingness represents pure self. You and I are one and the same. We all are part of unifying cosmic oneness.
I – What? OK, Why MBA?
ZAT – MBA is manifestation of supreme consciousness hidden within all of us. It is a material creation of what we already possess inside us. MBA is nothing but a spiritual journey without any destination.
I – Oh! I see. So where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?
ZAT – I don’t see myself anywhere 5 years from now. The ultimate goal of life should be to dissolve ‘I’ and surrender oneself to nature which has no ego, no wants and no desires.
I – Who is your role model?
ZAT – All roles and models are nothing but an illusion. My only ‘model’ for happiness is rolling over every morning while practicing meditation and yoga.
I – What do you read? Who is your favorite author?
ZAT – There are infinite miracles happening around us day and night. We too are a miracle. Introspection is the most refined form of reading. I’m my favourite author!
I – What is GDP? What is Repo Rate? How is Inflation calculated? What is Balance Sheet?
ZAT – Money is a figment of our imagination. That which does not exist cannot be measured. All dimensions of virtual reality are nothing but ‘maya’. GDP is same as Repo is same as inflation is same as BS.
I – Now go in ‘Samaddhi’ and complete your Miracle in Belief and Abstraction course. Also, before your next appearance please ensure that you fulfill the basic requirements of being an MBA aspirant. Just complete BE mechanical, join a IT company, work as developer for two years for the same client, get frustrated and then apply.
ZAT – You think I have not gone through this cycle before 🙂
Jara bheed ka shor bhi azamao,
Baazar ki un gayilo mein jao,
Jaha zindagi kashmakash se bhari hai…
Jara jao dekho unke haathon ke chale,
Mathe pe unke pasina bhi dekho,
Do chaar batein unse bhi karlo,
Jinki saaso ka koi thikana nahi hai…
Koshish karo tum samazhne ki unko,
Jinhe gum nahi hai khone ka kuch bhi,
Tumhari bhi pehechan ho jaye thodi,
Us khaali jeb se, jisme khushi samane ki jagah bohot hai…