Reunion in US

Hello folks!!

How have you guys been?? What are you upto??

I really apologise for not being around for such a long time. I was really occupied with a few errands.

Well, this June I took a 20 days trip to US and gallivanted across 15 states incl(D.C) which is not a state for sure… if you say that in D.C, you are lookin’ for trouble.

Anyways, the trip was fantastic, I really enjoyed my time there and was with my friends; some of the most finest people on earth 🙂

We took a road trip which began in Baltimore, Maryland and onwards to New York. Then we travelled further mid-west covering West Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas. We took a detour in Ohio, we got down in Zanesville and took a motel for a night (Best Western) it was really good.

Btw, I learned how to swim 🙂 Yah… I didn’t know how to swim before… But now I DO!!!

Also, we stopped by to say hi to my Grandpa who is a famous Sitar player from India, who now lives in St.Louis,MO, he is a maverick and dexterous too.

Celebrated 4th of July in Dallas and then I left Dallas on 07th early morning; heard there was shooting goin on there in Dallas, feel sorry for the folks out there.

All in all it was an adventurous trip. The most exciting part of the trip was…..

I met a girl and I fell in love 🙂 Oh god it was so wonderful… I’m planning on visiting her next year and will take a trip to Park city & Heber city, Utah 🙂

 

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

 

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Hi folks!!

This week, I am crazy for writing about New Zealand…. Yeah Thats Right baby!! KIWI

I have been in love with this country since my childhood and have always dreamt about going to Taumata mountain, celebrate waitangi day etc…

I do love all the countries in the world and people… My obsession with the world is such that I know each country that exists on this planet along with their capitals and major cities currency, language and culture (BRAGGING) but true!! I love the world soooooo much!!

We can play a quiz too… its so much fun!!

Taumata is a mountain in NZ, and people say its the longest word in English Lang…

One of my best friend Matt is going to stay in NZ for 2 years and I will be visiting him soon!! 🙂

I dunno why i Posted this.. but … LOVE YOU GUYSS!!

Love
Alan

Nothing much to say

What’s up folks!!

How’s life treating you so far?? I know I haven’t written in a long time… (LIKE PEOPLE CARE) ???!! LOL

Has it ever crossed your brilliant mind, sometimes life has so much to offer you, but you are staring blankly at some normal routine and boring stuff…

Yeah! When you start caring about things you love to do … then its your real self that is manifested…

People come everyday in the world and they go.. its right there… the life is blank completely blank…

I believe in making each day count…

Past few weeks, I haven’t been myself… I started working hard for some deals but couldn’t crack… then when I wasn’t looking for it… it came right at my face staring at me… !!

I suppose life will keep surprising us…all we have to do is embrace its offering!!

Love
Alan

LANGUAGES : Communication and Connection

Our world is referred to as a modern world because of its diversity and uniqueness …
Today people are talking about Networking.. – a decade ago we never even uttered the word… In our wildest dreams it wasn’t there … We never thought we’d come this far….

Technology made it possible … And why was technology successful in doing so… Because of the Communication Revolution….

Today our entire world and its systems revolves around/on Communication.. Businesses, politics, technology, diversification etc..

Infact our relationships with our families, friends and even GOD depends upn communication ….

It suddenly dawned on me one day, what if I learn languages and make friends.. Weird it was.. But fun though.

I began educating myself in series of communications related scopeias, for instance… If I want to communicate with the computer I gotta learn software or programming, which is a language in which computer speaks … Similarly world languages .. They have their impact … Don’t believe me … ? If you ever happen to meet any stranger from another nation … Randomly, say for instance you meet a person from china and tell him ‘Ni hao ma wo de pengyou’ (How are you my friend) or meet a guy from South Africa and tell him ‘Kunjani’? (How are you) …or ‘Nkosi sikeleli afrika’ (god bless South Africa) suddenly brings smile on their faces…

Believe me .. That smile is worth it…. People sometimes feel far from home and when in an alien nation, someone speaks in your language… Seriously makes you feel home… You must be thinking its surreal … Surreal yes boring no…..

Once in Dubai metro, me and my friends were travelling. They suddenly made a pact; why don’t we communicate in other languages … Just for fun … knowing how ostentatious I am and would love to show them some of my freaknoid skills… We started speaking in various languages …. Suddenly a white guy next to us took a note of it and was waiting to see, whether I was able to communicate in his language …. Turns out he was from Ireland … And I’d just said ‘Conas ata tu a chara‘….

He suddenly laughed out there applauding and quickly befriended … See… Languages create adventures for me …

Have no idea why I’m writing this but …

Love
Alan

Listen To You-Tube

What’s up People!!

Howzit going!!

Well, there are many of you who love to listen to your favorite songs on youtube… and I’m sure some of them are vintage, some of them are really old and cannot be found, yada yada yada…

So, here’s a link to a website, that allows you to download/convert a youtube video song file to a MP3 file…
You can get it in your hard drive, pen-drive, music players, ipod etc….
www.listentoyoutube.com

Enjoy

Love
Alan

My Tryst with Rumi : A spiritual Transcend

Deep within my sorrowful heart
Life was tearing me apart

Disturbed and weary I was
to whom to go to I knew not.

I searched the world to find my beloved
But beloved I met not.

Like a wanderer, beggar and a meek dervish I roamed
In his search I roamed
Not knowing where I will end, I roamed

Searched him in the mosque, Searched him in the skies..
Searched him in the temple and the world – wide….

When life came to an end
The messiah within my heart called me
I asked who are you?
Said, I’m the beloved and I’m here to set you free.

I said: I searched you everywhere
He said: I was near but only if you knew….
I was always there, but only if you knew….
Every breath you breathe was a step towards me

When I told him: In your search; I sacrificed my youth, sacrificed my youth, sacrificed my youth.
Beloved said: In love, people sacrifice their faith, hope and life, What a big deal!! You scarified your youth??!!

Destroy the temples, destroy the mosques, destroy everything that can be demolish.
But never destroy(break) someone’s heart, because the beloved lives inside….

O Rumi, to your abode I come,
With humility I come,
Like you in the world I found none
Your face is like the illuminated Sun

I give it all for you and hold not
O beloved will you promise to leave not!!

I drink the wine of passion and around the beloved I roam
I may talk like a drunk but like a wise-lion I roam…

With Rumi I danced my way to heart
Now we will never live apart.
Love
Alan.