This follows it’s very predecessor post nearly in the same name as an addendum being a comment as from R.S. Pandey, a versatile writer. It’s not confined to a mere comment but has fully assumed the characteristic of a full fledged write-up dealing with the relative theme philosophically like Annie Besant did while writing on Mira Bai. It is reproduced here:
Sir, the subject of the post – Love – has been fiercely discussed and debated from the times immemorial. The worldly as well as divine references to love have been made by the people, yet even to date, it remains one of the most confusing and misunderstood(?) term. The bonding between two creatures with contrasting characters as shown in the post which may be love, probably is the feeling of absence of fear and insecurity which might have got generated by their habitation in an atmosphere where they are cared as pets sans any violence. The feeling of mercy and compassion are there in even cruel and omnivorous beings, when it comes to taking care of their kids. The love which, in general parlance, is often equated with longing of varying nature, depending upon the context and relation, is considered of a mean nature when related to worldly relations but when related to a deity or God for that matter is considered a pious one. This piousness or otherwise of love, although being a relative phenomenon, is the real cause of confusion. When a term when associated with the so called divine is good, how it becomes bad when associated with worldly relations? After all, relations are but result of the creation of the He. The desire, both for worldly as well as divine attainments (even for sake of Moksha) are desires; how they can be classified along different parameters for which essentially the concerned person may or may not be responsible (often not)?
Sir, may be I have dared to tread in an area of which I have no insight and have no qualification or ability at all. But, as it seems to me, these are very perplexing ideas and notions which are not discussed and debated in public domain. The so called gurus try to have their own view point digested with no questions from other side. Raising questions is taken as being misbeliever or the one with no respect for gurus (the preachers who claim to be able and learned ones).
If this coincidence can give some solution to my problem, I shall be greatly obliged, although already and always so. However, seeking forgiveness for misadventure. Regards.
Just a few days back a visitor to me asked a typical question ‘Sir, how to define love in a graceful manner?’. In reply to his question I drew his attention to how Shakespeare projected it in his book ‘As you like it’. The relevant part of the story goes like this: Rosalind has her closest possible friend in Celia and there is Orlando, an athlete well built and handsome. Rosalind loves him so much but feels hesitant to express it. All the time she thinks of him but is unable to pick up necessary courage to talk to him face to face. She talks to Celia telling every thing to her in confidence. I see you are in love with Orlando and there Rosalind asked Celia to tell her actually what the love is? Celia jocularly replies “Love is but burs in our petticoat”##. The man concerned laughed loudly asking me question after question but I had to call it a time to him concluding the talks. I told him such an expression is in a lighter way but love is something eternal ecstasy at the pinnacle, serene and Divine.
## Actually bur is a tiny crispy leave with a pinny top that pinch and pierce the inner side of womens lower clothing. In India this grass is called latjeera.
In its latest avatar as State Bank of India with its predecessor entities like Imperial Bank of India and Bank of Bengal (one of the three Presidency banks in the then British ruled India) it has its own rules of Law to run its administration with its present incumbent as Chairperson Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya committedly, say blindly, following Her Masters voice as from the Government of India even if it bluntly violates the provisions of State Bank of India Act and its various sets of rules for example say pension issues concerning the retirees of the Bank of all cadres. When she took over from her predecessor as Chairman there were cheers all over expecting the ills in the Bank remedied but it was only a delusion. Her predecessor P. Chaudhary was neck deep involved in NPA notoriety in the Bank and Mrs. Bhattacharya failed to do any better. On personnel areas and workforce side, welfare channels were considerably slashed practically putting a curb on compassionate appointments. Window dressings are there here and there but that’s only for name sake without any tangible a surface. It was in later 1960s that Scheme of Compassionate Appointments was introduced by the Bank at my instance and now seeing it gone subdued in administrative manipulations is a painful sight. Like it is a global scenario for countries encroaching upon the land of other countries, the Indian top Bank State Bank too is all out to expand its empire by taking over some bank or the other from time to time with a resolution to adopt as many as possible banks within a year adding quantitative strength to it as qualitative strength is out of question because banks to be taken over are all weak banks themselves unable to stand on their legs –it is their weakness that is to transcend to State Bank and not any plus factor except number. Overall scenario for SBI is in a minus digression.
History changes from dynasty to dynasty and new names are given to erstwhile stalwarts. The government in the saddle in India are out to do this with rabbit’s speed with an attempt to win over the support, say political support, as from the masses. Democracy is supposed to be by the people and for the people. As a slogan it sounds so attractive but practically it is not. Whosoever are the people running the government go by their choices and favour and at times it looks like a dictator’s role and not that of a democrat. The news that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s name is being removed from the text books in schools and colleges. Ignoring the great personality like Pt. Nehru, the very architect of present day India, is sans any sense, it is rather a sin. Howsoever popular the present day leadership could manage to be there is no match to a leader like him. Even if people are loyal and sincere to the masses in the country they have no reason to abandon the past in the context of the freedom Movement. The leadership that won the struggle for freedom to India in fact deserves to be worshipped and any move to erase them or their images amounts to an anti nation act deserving condemnation by all committed followers of the most historical an event like freedom movement of the country. If not corrected, the move to eradicate the images of the champions of the freedom movement has but to be condemned by the people of the country.
There is an ocean of a coverage dealing with the great Indian hero Prithviraj Chauhan and his love Samyogita containing enough of material in relation to them. It is in fact a sort of debate between those who worship them as the greatest of heroes belonging to India and those who talk much otherwise, in a sort of filthy language adding names to romance between the two. There are certain who talked quite in a positive measure honestly taking history in the very spirit of it. One such observation is made by Suddhatma and with a view that a dispassionate analysis on so called history reaches a bigger number number of the readers, the same is reproduced below:
History is gruesome but is more so because it has less details and more rumours.
1st Ghori’s Tomb : The plunderer cannot even rest in peace – people coming to pay respect has to stampede some unmarked grave before paying their visit or respect.Ghori might have been a victor in outward battle but was assassinated like a stray dog while offering his prayers – since God is most cruel to those who asks forgiveness in prayers after commiting crimes.
2nd Princess Samyukta : Commited Jauhar and there was no memorial for her saintly character coz they lost the kingdom to heathens and no was around to commemorate or honor the death of their queen.Also fire leaves no body for entombment or burial – hence even if the heathens tried to violate her dead body – and then entomb – that never occured.
3rd King to Assassin : Ghori wanted to take captured royal slaves to his home in Afghanistan, hence he took Prithviraj Chohan prisoner and there he demeaned him, kept him among slaves and some say – even blinded him .This is very natural , we know how the Persian Emperor Xerxes treated King Leonidas of Sparta after defeating him at the cost of half of his army to just three hundred men.
However, Prithviraj Chohan escaped and joined up with rebels in Afghanisthan itself and became their top assassin and one auspicious day – he killed the bigot Ghori while in prayer – just like Ghori defeated him at Panipat.
Then the Chohan King gave himself up or comitted suicide ,since life did not matter to him much, as he had his revenge.
4th India never became fully Islamic ,but is growing back to its Hindu supremacy nation : The slave dynasty, the lodhis, the khiljis, the mughals,the nizams,the pathans and every piece of bigot heathens tried everything from religious taxes to open slavery to eliminate Hinduism and their glorious state of affairs from here but never succeeded.The Rajputs,the Sikhs and the Marathas crushed every piece of bigot stronghold and reduced the Islamic hegemony in India to nothing.
And now these Ghazis are mere terrorists living on borrowed time and hiding behind pseudo-secular protection.
5th DESTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN : The wiping out off the Kingdom of looters and plunderers stemmed from this very soil of India.
In the Third Battle of Panipat : the forces of Ghori’s descendant Ahmad Shah Abdali was bled heavily and they won a very disastrous battle against a mere siege contingent of Marathas and when he heard of a force of 1,00,000 more Marathas are crossing the Narmada – he just turned tail and left India begging for peace and truce to the then Maratha Peshwa not to attack Afghanistan.
The Sikh empire started feeding off Afghan Ghurid territory and kept reducing it till was reduced to present day Afghanistan beyond Pakistan.
The Anglo conquest of Afghanistan, ended the Ghurid supremacy , destroying the Ghurid forts and taking great joy in pillage and violation of afghan population.
The afghans were so enraged of British, that their women peed on captured and fallen soldiers of British forces.
This British force was actually a British-Indian force and had full force of Indian Hindu sepoys and commanders under British Major and Colonels who unified and finished Afghan Ghurid power.
It took a 800 years time – but revenge was served in full.
Now the land of Ghori is nothing but a battle field of western power and despotic religious fanatics and refuge seeking whores , while the land of Prithviraj and Samyukta has flown to Moon and has full arsenal of Nuclear bombs and progressing steadily.
Several decades after the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the same mystery surrounds the incident even as on date. Disposing off an individual petition, Allahabad High Court recently passed an order that necessary enquiry be ordered to take place to find out the truth behind the mystery. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, is taking the requisite measures to set up an enquiry appointing some retired High Court Judge for the purpose. The issue relates to the country as a whole and is not confined to U.P. alone, but any one any where in the country can take necessary initiative in the matter as it relates to a giant sized personality like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He was a legendary patriot and his death is obviously the matter of concern for all. There were several investigations in the past to find out the real cause of his death but till date the mystery remains unsolved. As I remember, certain decades back there was a mammoth gathering at Phool Bagh in Kanpur (U.P.,India) who were all impatient to get a glimpse of the leader as there was a rumour floated by the disciples of Baba Gurdev, head of a religious sect, that Netaji is alive and that he would address the crowd. After several hours of suspense, a man in advanced age with a long beard appeared on the dais followed by a section of the crowd crying with the slogan ‘Netaji Zindabad’. It took no time for the mammoth gathering to realise that it was some fake man posing himself as ‘Netaji’, and there was a volley of shoe throwing on his face and he ran for life. In the process, he was beaten mercilessly with fists and blows. What actually happened was that Baba Gurdev himself took a chance posing as Netaji with the hope that because it was a long gap of time since Netaji died, the people may really accept the game as a genuine reappearance of him. There is no dearth of cheaters playing non-sense in our country. Mystery continues and this shall be a great solace to millions of people when real cause of Netaji’s death is revealed to them.
Unemployed youth in the country are in plenty but the luckiest amongst them is Rahul Gandhi, the one in the order of legacy at the age of 42, who could procure the job with most covetous a tag as potential Prime Minister of India. I wish there could really be some one to represent the youth of the country taking care of their unemployment, besides several other issues which the country like India is confronted with.
In news that has been described as ‘a ray of hope for the unemployed’, Rahul Gandhi, 42, has agreed to take a job.
“They were ruining my shoes by crying all over them,” said Mr Gandhi. “I couldn’t take it anymore. Plus Kapil Sibal threatened to write me a poem. I had to save the nation from that.”
The Society For Prevention of Cruelty to Idiots has welcomed the move, as have the Global Comedy Council, the Masochist Majority, and Footkissers Anonymous.
“Our members are very enthusiastic,” said Mr Charan Chhoo, secretary, FA. “It’s been good times for them. Now it’s going to be even better. It just goes to show that there is nothing you cannot achieve if you kiss the right feet.”
Mr Gandhi has asked the Congress Party to hire eminent detective Sherlock Holmes, to help him get some clues. “Someone mentioned that he was fictional, but…
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Only the other day on 01/12/2012, I wrote a post titled as A virtual unity in diversity containing therein a small cartoon as from facebook like a mini poster describing Sonia Gandhi acting as a ‘bai’. I pointed out that this should have been somewhat a graceful word, as the word ‘bai’ looks slightly ridiculous. I got a prompt reply from one of my valued readers T.N. Goel, an ex executive of State Bank of India and a top national level trade union leader, pointing out to me by way of his comment on my relative post that there is nothing wrong in using the word ‘bai’ as it does not lack the very dignity. I did give him a brief reply, but thinking that there might be some confusion on the part of other readers lurking in their mind, I chose to clarify the position in a modest order. There is nothing to dispute what T.N. Goel expressed as an important feed back, I rather fully endorse what he has said and value it with thanks to him. In fact what is needed is to frugally enumerate what the word ‘bai’ actually stands for. ‘Bai’ is historically a word that was earlier suffixed to the ladies of royal families, like Ahilya Bai, Jodha Bai, Lakshmi Bai. The culture of our society is to democratically use the big names, or some part of them, while calling the persons in their contact list. When Rajiv Gandhi was born and named as such, thousands of the families in the country named their male children as Rajiv (plus some suffix being their caste or creed). In later years, even commoners started preferring being called with some dignified name. Most of ‘Dais’ (women serving as domestic help particularly attending to delivery cases), wanted that they be called as ‘bais’ instead of ‘dais’, and the society accepted them as such. Afterward, even ladies in general serving in the house hold changed their nomenclature as ‘bais’. It is a sort of something varying from place to place. The word ‘bai’, once restricted to be used in the royal families only, is thus used more for the women involved as domestic help in many a places like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.Please read the link so given above.
If ahinsa (non-violence) as pei preachings of Lord Buddha has any meaning, incidents of this sort are not at all supposed to take place. Promoting one’s own religion could be alright, but should there be an attack on others. All religions must have regards for each other keeping in mind that after all all are humans only and there is no purpose in causing harm to one another.