The Criterion Published ‘The Power of Prayer’ on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. To read this beautiful short story click on to this Link: http://www.thecriterion.com/V8/n5/Ramesh.pdf
After reading it you will believe that there is God who answers our prayer and helps those who help other people.
The boat of my life sails,
Celestial Mom, guide it.
Storms are strong,
Mighty Mum, save it.
The sea is vast and deep.
O Omnipresent Mama!
Put the guardian hand on it.
O the Daughter of Himalayas,
Take not thy light away!
I want to row to your chosen isle,
O the Lion Rider!
Cup me gently in thy hands!
Cup me gently in thy hands!
Cup me gently in thy hands!
इस संपूर्ण ब्रह्माण्ड में दो चीज़ें हैं: ऊर्जा (energy) और द्रव्य (matter) | हमारे सनातन प्राचीन चिंतकों ने मां दुर्गा को ऊर्जा के प्रतीक रूप में प्रस्तुत किया है तथा मां लक्ष्मी को द्रव्य के | अब देखिए इन्हीं दोनो से इस ब्रह्माण्ड में सारी चीज़ें पैदा हुई हैं | ऊर्जा स्वयं से कुछ नहीं करती जब तक उस पर नियंत्रण रख कर एक विशेष उद्देश्य से प्रयोग न किया जाय और यह कार्य ब्रह्माण्ड में उपस्थित एक महचेतना करती है जिसे सदाशिव के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया गया है | द्रव्य को हम आप मुद्रा भी समझते हैं जबकि हमारी आवश्यकताओं को जो भी चीज़ पूरी करती है वास्तव में वही द्रव्य है | इसीलिए ब्रह्माण्ड में स्थित संपूर्ण द्रव्य (पदार्थ) को महालक्ष्मी कहा गया है और जिस महाचेतना के द्वारा वह नियंत्रित होकर प्रत्येक इकाई को उसकी आवश्यकतानुसार प्राप्त होती है उसे नारायण कहा गया है | इस प्रकार आज संसार, नभ, नक्षत्र, तारे सबकी जननी की आराधना का पवित्र दिन हैं – चलो मां का आशीर्वाद और उसका प्रेम प्राप्त करें | सबको नवरात्रि की शुभकामनाएँ !
I wish a happy Birthday to the Prime Minister who has endeared himself to his fellow countrymen, who has a lot of real love for the whole country and who lives not for living a life but for the sake of the nation as Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya did! I would like to present him with a nice little poem.
The mother is happy to give birth to a wonderful son
Because her baby boy later engaged the attention of his second mother,
Who watched him carefully and started nourishing
His talents and his power to invent.
The child never ever disappoints her,
So she too is happy to give birth to him.
This rare boy developed the sea of love in his heart
To share with the children of every mother in the country.
While others court popularity by presenting themselves
As the messiah of a particular community
And shrink, as they hold office, from their responsibilities,
Laying their loyalties with their family and the people of their own caste,
This generous, selfless and well-liked son wins the hearts of the nation,
Though he favours his family, too – but his family is the whole country –
Though he discriminates against the other community, too –
But that community consists of insurgents and the dregs of humanity.
Now both the mothers are proud of their son.
Happy Birthday to you, the indomitable Prime Minister!
– Ramesh Tiwari
Today Kisan Degree college, Bahraich hosted a poetry reading under the banner of ‘The KDC Alumni Association and Hindi Department’. In his inaugural Address, the president of the college, Shri Jata Shanker Singh, expressed his gratitude to the poets and the audience and encouraged the participants. The principal, Mr S. P. Singh honoured a few well-known poets of the district like Shri Radha Krishna Pathik, DR Ashok Gulshan, Shri Atul Awasthi Atul and Dr Radhey Shyam Pandey. The event was very enlightening and entertaining. Dr Vivek Dixit anchored the meet and Dr Neeraj Kumar Pandey, the head of the department of Hindi, preceded his speech with a vote of thanks to the conference.
I am extremely grateful to the Association’s Secretary, Dr Vivek Dixit for inviting me to the grand poetry reading event hosted by KDC Alumni Association and Hindi Department. And at the same time I am deeply grateful to Dr Shiv Prasad Singh for honouring me as an English writer of the district. I used to be a student of English Literature at this college (1984 to 1987). When I visit the college, every wall of it, the lawn, the rooms speak to me and remind me of those golden college days.
Today is Krishna Janmastami. On this pious day, our great Lord Krishna took birth. The most adorable character in our greatest epic Mahabharata is called Madan Gopal when he is a child, but as he grows older, we call him Kanha, Kanhaiya, Krishna and then Sri Krishna. He is a loving child, then a mischievous boy, then a warrior, then a politician and lastly a man of high experience and knowledge. He lived a balanced life, mixing duties and pleasure in a perfect and dynamic way, thus teaching us how to live a complete life. He established a Dharm with harmonious, loving and peaceful human relationships on the earth – not a religion stuffed with hypocrisies – killing the entire band of tyrants, like Kansa, Duryodhna, Shishupal, Jarasindhu and all, who were enjoying power and wealth under the mask of values, and freeing people from the fetters of savage rules, injustice and ignorance. Let us celebrate his Happy Birthday, praying for love, light, justice and peace. Happy Janmastami, everyone!
यहाँ सरकार तो बदली, मगर सिस्टम नहीं बदला
कमीशन वो भी खाते थे, कमीशन ये भी खाते हैं |
हैं बदले खेल के पाले, मगर टीमें नहीं बदलीं
तब म के लोग पागल थे, अब ह के लोग पागल हैं |
कभी भी काम करने से, यहाँ सत्ता नहीं मिलती
बनाते वो भी पागल थे, बनाते ये भी पागल हैं |
मरी जनता हमेशा थी, कहर जनता पे अब भी है
वो तब भी मौज करते थे, वो अब भी मौज करते हैं |
कुछ ने क़ानून को कुचला, कुछ ने क़ानून से खेला
वही सब लोग तब भी थे, वही सब लोग अब भी हैं |
ये हिन्दुस्तान की धरती, घने बादल निरखती है
लूट ले घर कोई चाहे, ये टुकड़ों पे ही बिकती है |
किसी के पास चन्दा है, कहीं वोटों की गंगा है
वेचारी बीच की जनता, न मरती है न जीती है |
कमाती है युवा जनता, उड़ाती खूब जनता है
उन्हें पप्पू की चिंता है, इन्हें टीपू की चिंता है |
तुम जितना रूठो मुझसे
तुम जितना भागो मुझसे
जी चाहे जितना मुझे सताओ
मैं तेरा हूँ तुम मेरे हो
निकल सको तो निकलो हिय से
ये जीवन नाव खेवइया
मैं तुझमें इस तरह घुल चुका
जैसे मिश्री जल में
छोड़ सको तो छोड़ो दुर्बल बहियाँ
जीवन इंजन तो चलता है
पर पहिया वहीं घूमता है
हे मनभावन प्यारे कान्हा
हाथ लगा दो मुझे बढ़ा दो
दलदल में यह दुखी खड़ा है
मैं पुकारता तुझे रहूँगा
हाथ जोड़कर खड़ा रहूँगा
मुरली तेरी नहीं बजेगी कब तक
कब तक छिपे रहोगे
निश-दिन राधे रटा करूँगा
Happy Raksha Bandhan, everyone!
Sanatan Culture defines every relationship as a divine bond between members of a family, which ultimately generates a sense of having natural obligations to each other and makes the family live comfortably. Father loves his son and daughter and brings them up, so does a mother; but the relationship between a brother and his sister is such that involves deep feelings and self-sacrificing attributes. A sister cares for her brother and a brother can do anything to protect his sister.
Bhaiya is used to describe someone that one feel a great affection for. But it exceeds every level of feeling when our sister calls us Bhaiya. We feel a surge of emotion at the thought of Raksha Bandhan; then as our most loving sister ties Raksha around our wrist, we fail to hide the warm feelings that we are overcome with. It is not the reshmi string but the love itself: the pious love between a brother and his sister. It is a carrier that transports our sister’s best wishes for our long and safe life.
Pious Raksha Bandhan teaches us to consider every young woman as our sister, except for the ones who are married to us. If every young man is a brother and every young woman a sister, there would be no problem. May this Raksha Bandhan spread its emotional message across the country and bring our brothers and sisters love, life and happiness!