WHERE DO I BELONG TO?!

Hello Folks,

How have you guys been? I know, feels like someone just got off from the sleep :-). I believe all is well with you guys. I have been really busy since last 8 months, I am in a process to start my business – will keep you guys posted once on…. and have also started taking French Classes – “wanna-be a pro” :-).

Anyways, I don’t know from where I should start – since this is quite a sensitive topic, I am out of words but I wanted to let it out so…. here it goes.

——————————– BASED ON A TRUE STORY——————————-

Lived next to this guy named “Javed Ali” for a long time, young chap with good-looks and ambitious. He wanted to grow in his life and become successful just like we all want to.

Like me, he wanted to live in a world where there’s peace and love among people, where people cared for each other and would vow to take care of everyone… but to his utter dismay – it remained a dream.

Since he was a muslim, he was always criticized by the people of other faith, esp. because he was in India, he was not considered as first class citizen. He would be always bullied by his friends, they’d mock him and his faith etc. It happened to his few Hindu friends as well, they weren’t liked by the muslims.

One night, we had a long conversation and he told me these:

I am a muslim – where should I go? I am not accepted in India because I am not a Hindu. I cannot go to Pakistan, because I don’t belong there. They’d kill me cause I am a Shia muslim; maybe I can go to the West but there’s racism out there, they don’t want a brown man stealing their jobs. Where should I go, Africa – they have enough of their people living in poverty, what will I find there? They would probably kill me.
I cannot live in the Mid-East since there’s War out there…. Where should I go? Every place on the earth has disowned me.

I couldn’t take it anymore and I bid adieu – that whole night I couldn’t help but to wonder and think, is this world really bad? What times are we living in? People aren’t accepting others just the way they are –

How I wish, there will be a place someday on earth, where we will love each other, that we wouldn’t live without helping our fellow human kind and other beings…
Love
Alan

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Tale of Reed: Masnavi-i-Rumi

Hearken to the reed-flute, how it complains, lamenting
its banishment from its home:

“Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,
My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears.
I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs, and to
express the pangs of my yearning for my home.

He who abides far away from his home
Is ever longing for the day he shall return.

My wailing is heard in every throng,
In concert with them that rejoice and them that weep.

Each interprets my notes in harmony with his own
feelings.

But not one fathoms the secrets of my heart.
My secrets are not alien from my plaintive notes,
Yet they are not manifest to the sensual eye and ear.

Body is not veiled from soul, neither soul from body,
Yet no man hath ever seen a soul.”

 

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The above was an abstract from Masnavi (the works of Rumi); the translators of the book have translated the work into many languages and tongues but none did the job of interpretation.

Here, Rumi is clearly beginning the book with the tale of a reed which was separated from its wood long long ago.

The very passage actually talks about the soul of man been separated from God. The essence of Sufism is that, the soul has come from the eternal and has to go back to eternal, the world temporal has got it all bounded and it longs for the love of life that is God.

Now, take the above epitome and instead of reading it with a mind-set of reed flute, put soul of a man into it and read the tale of reed. 🙂

Love
Alan

 

There is no Love

What’s up people!!! What’s down!!

I have been thinking, when people say ‘I cannot live without you’ is just a bluff…

Most of the time in our darkest hour we say things like, oh I wish I could have had him/her more …
Even if our own kin our own mother or father, they the most loved ones passes away the pain is for a time… then memories…
it just fades away.

Time is a different thing… it doesn’t stop for anyone… it changes … with time the picture becomes blur…

You don’t remember the bygones.. do you?

You only get to live once… Why not live to the max?? I say its LIKING rather than LOVING…

People say, i’m incomplete without you… I say you were never… You came alone and will go alone…

Life is just a journey with all strangers… Its the realization that makes you a different person…

Expect nothing, you’ve nothing to lose.. Like people not love…

Love
Alan