Lord Hanuman : A story of devotion & faith :):):)

People might think why i choose to write on a topic as vast as his name “Lord Hanuman”, called the mightiest one, savior of man kind from all the troubles and his name is enough to enlighten your world. For me, he is more than just a God or a deity, for me he is more like part of my soul. Over the years in my journey of life i have realized that all you need to have is little faith in what you do and that faith changes the way you see the world. That faith might be your parents have in you or you have in someone whom you find it worthy of your life. But faith in a deity or God is a different chapter. It’s not an easy river to cross or not an easy ocean to sail, because as you start your journey it’s going to be full of hardships you need to overcome and sometimes those difficulties break you into pieces that you might start to lose your faith.

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To be frank, my journey wasn’t something special as it all started in year 2001. I were just a fourteen years old kid and wasn’t so religious as well. Although i used to pray on various occasions as my mother used to scold me for not being good enough to thank Gods for giving us everything to live happily and prosperously. One day i was sitting with my mother and she was telling me the stories of different Gods & Goddesses from Indian mythology. Since my childhood i found mythology very fascinating as Gods & Goddesses were described in different ways with different incarnations for doing various kinds of acts such as either to kill a demon or “Asura”, or to be born as Human “Lord Rama”. That day my mother asked me why didn’t you start fasting for one day in a week and i were like why should i do that. Mother told me that you didn’t need to be hungry for all day and you can eat food at one time, it could be either day time or in evening. I told her okay but i would fast on Monday as i could eat salt on Monday when i would have food at one time, then she said, better to go with Tuesday as you’re a bachelor and Lord Hanuman has powers beyond imagination. And since than, i started fasting on Tuesday and still doing since 9th January 2001. 

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Initially fasting on every Tuesday felt were tiring as i could eat only one time and i used to eat by end of the day. But as i grew up, things started to change. Everything about Lord Hanuman left me mesmerizing every time i recited his name or chant Hanuman Chalisa. More stories i heard about him, my faith would just go stronger. His stories felt like you’re not alone in this world and you just need to have faith to find him in your heart and soul. As years went like blink of an eye, my faith and devotion for Lord Hanuman grew stronger and stronger. But year 2007 was something which made my faith so strong that since then, i never saw back. I just carry my devotion and faith for him.

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You know when you have faith in him, he knows about it and by the time you realize things, you will find him standing next to you. He is always watching you, always there with you, his hands are always on your head just for blessings. You can find him laughing and crying with you. You can have conversations with him like a friend and he would listen patiently.  I don’t know about others but i know, he is alive because watching him with my own eyes, even if it’s in dreams but your heart, mind and soul knows that he is alive. I have seen him numerous times in my dreams and it’s not a coincidence. All my life is for him and him only and i can’t even imagine my life without his blessings. He is someone in whom i have faith of my life, my journey of life began and will end with his name, his name is my nectar for life and what i have as my gift is his blessings. 

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My life without him is just meaningless. I don’t have an existence without him and my world without him is just a place full of darkness, feels like ocean abyss. There is nothing more you would want in life rather than to be blessed by him. His blessings are what you need to find your soul and make peace with it. His blessings are the hope which your life needs in your tough times. Sometimes when you are having conversation with him, it feels like you’re looking at your own soul and it’s your soul which is helping you to understand what you want from life.

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For me, he isn’t only a God or Deity, for me he is more like everything i can think of. He is the father of my dreams, mentor of my goals, friend of my life, mother in my troubled times and more than anything, he is a God who is as simple as my soul. Hope one day i could hug him in real and say thanks for always being there in my good and bad times. I know that you’re always watching from high above or maybe you’re just behind me and watching me over the years but life couldn’t be so easy without your blessings. 

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“My mother once told me that when you can see the Gods crying and laughing with yourself, your prayers are worthy of your soul”.

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#जयश्रीराम #जयहनुमान  :):):)

Traveling ~ Not for body, but for heart and soul 😇😇😇

In my recent stay away from home what i have learned about life is much more than being caged into boundaries. These boundaries don’t cage your body but they cage your heart and soul. They cut your wings of desire and freedom. They just suffocate you to the limit where giving up seems the only solution available. But coming far away from home gave me enough freedom to break away those boundaries and be a free soul of my desires. These desires are not physical but what they want is a piece of peace, for mind, heart and soul.

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Also as i started solo traveling few years back but it wasn’t frequent but somehow it allowed me to enjoy myself in an enriching way to tell the stories which world can hear. It all started with trips in Dehradun, Haridwar, Jaipur, Mehndipur and by the time it became an addiction, it was something more mesmerizing. Setting on to the roads through which you never came across, unseen places which hold mystery and seem like beauty from another world and most of all, the ability to communicate with yourself just keeps you indulged in that journey of dreams and folk tales.

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You go to places which might be hard to climb or might be tougher to reach but never give up, just keep your soul awake, just ask your heart that question, do you want to give up on your dreams? That one question every time changes the way you see life but everyone is not so strong, neither am i. We are humans and we are meant to be broken by the conditions which make us weak and miserable. But who knows when you might be getting that another chance to live your dream, live your life as you want not the way world wants it.

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Surrounding with places as peaceful as mother’s lullaby, only thing which can be achieved is serenity. Places which make your heart go jump like a kid, leaves goosebumps like an adventure, put your mind to peace and your soul dances to the rhythms of life you’re living. You’re living your unsaid dreams which you whispered to your soul, ecstasy of those dreams is felt by mind and your heart keeps memoirs of them. Sometimes everything comes as an ocean wave and scatters everything what you’ve dreamt of, but those ocean waves also allow our journeys to be remembered for forever.

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Sometimes it feels like dancing in the rain with your soul but no one’s watching. Your only consciousness is what you’re living. In those moments you create memories which are carved onto your heart and relived through your soul. As someone told me, “Journeys are meant to be scary but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start one.” As life teaches various aspects as we travel to different places in this beautiful world, just remember that you’re another soul which will dance on the rhythms of life you’re going to create.

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Let’s go to the journeys which make you excited as a kid again. Let’s go to the places where you find yourself and only thing which matter is your dreams to follow. Let’s go to the places where you can find solitude, but solitude for your soul to be with yourself. Let’s go to the places where your soul dances with your heartbeats and your mind.

“It’s not difficult to travel alone but being alone in a journey is what makes life difficult.”

Amen :):):)

Himayalas ~ Folk tales of journeys and dreams :):)

When you hear it for the first time, the word Himalayas take you to another world. An image of mountains covered with snow, water streams as white as milk, forests so green that it feels like spring and winds scattered like leaves in autumn makes an impression in your mind. Sudden happiness comes on your face and all you can think about to pack your bags and let’s go on a trip of a lifetime. Although i never got the chance or courage to start that journey but what i have heard from people around me just leave me mesmerizing. Everything they told me about Himalayas and their journey to the mountains i have only dreamt or have in my imagination, it feels like a folk tale of my dreams coming alive. 

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As someone told me that “Mountains are the real nirvana in life. All you need is to start a journey.” But you have to be courageous to start those journeys. You have to ask questions from yourself, are you ready now? Are you ready to start those journeys? Are you ready to travel alone as fascination of your dreams just keep growing? It’s always tough to start a journey alone but once you take the right decision to move, you’re never going to regret it because solo journeys change you into a different person. A person who is courageous, who is less reluctant about decision and difficulties, who is free from all the worries and most important, he/she becomes so confident that nothing seems impossible to him/her. 

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All those folk tales seem never ending when people tell me stories about their journeys to different parts of Himalayas or you can journeys to a different world. A world which is so apart that you never want to come back. A world where you want to sit on a mountain cliff and look at another world which is full of greed, sorrows, pain, apathy and ignorance. A world where you want to lie down on grass and gaze at the stars. A world where you want to flow with water streams that makes your pain go numb. A world where you want to sit on a mountain’s peak and look at another world, look over the lost souls, hear the silent cries and pray that another world might find it’s happiness someday. 

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Journeys to Himalayas are like meditation, once you’re indulged with it, they are like addictions. Just the dreams of being into Himalayas give me goosebumps and sometimes i am really jealous of people who are courageous enough to start their journeys to live a dream of lifetime. As you hear the word Himalayas, an image of Lord Shiva with her wife Goddess Parvati will come into your mind as Himalayas is said to be the home of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva who is also called as “Bholenath”, “Neelkanth” or “Jatadhari” has Himalayas as his home. As we still hear stories of him roaming in various parts of Himalayas as it’s his home and have sacred value for Hindus. Lord Shiva is often said to be a person who roams around freely in the Kailash even today and often do meditation in various parts of Himalayas.  

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Folk tales about Himalayas seem like stories from dream world and a part of fairy tales but this world apart from our world do exists. This world which consists Himalayas is an enriching tale of peace, mediation, spirituality and you becoming one with your self. This world allows you to become one with your soul as you’re lost to something which feels like heaven. You fall in love with mountain peaks covered in snow, music coming from sound of flowing water streams seems like another ecstasy. You fall in love with the peace and serenity this world gives you. You fall in love with the world where winds sing a song for your soul. You fall in love with the world where all you can find is yourself in surroundings and you’re never alone.

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Let’s go on a journey to this world which exists within our own. Let’s go on a journey of dreams and let the folk tales be created. Let’s go to find ourselves within surroundings where we’re never alone. Let’s go.

“The mountains were so wild and so stark and so very beautiful that I wanted to cry. I breathed in another wonderful moment to keep safe in my heart.” ~ Jane Wilson-Howarth

Dedicated to one of friend and his immense love for Himalayas as his name has in it. Thanks for all the stories and your beautiful way of telling enriching tales of Himalayas will always be a motivation for me. Thank you for enlightening me with dreams which needs to be fulfilled. Thank you Himanshu Wadia for being there with me and we have came afar in our short journey called Friendship.

Amen :):):)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whispers of the heart 😇😇😇

You must be thinking why the title is such a cheesy line as “whispers of the heart”. My answer would be love for animated movies. When you see movies which are heartwarming and they enlighten your soul like it’s a new lesson of your life, those movies are carved onto your heart like a piece of your soul written in your destiny. Whisper of the heart is such a heartwarming movie which will leave you mesmerizing and what you will remember is why the title of movie was such a cheesy line.

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In this world, between billion people, our hearts are connected with few. But we are connected in such a way that we can listen them even if we don’t talk at all. Those silent conversations between two hearts are like whispers because only those hearts would understand each other. Every person who has such companion or people around them is a blessed one. You know it’s hard to find people with whom we don’t have to talk about everything because they can understand us in various ways of life. They can understand our heartbeats like they are whispers of our heart.

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I know you are going to ask why whispers because whispers can be spread easily. But you know, to understand the whispers, you need to have a heart which listens. A heart which only beats will just keep your body alive but a heart which listens will keep your soul awake. It will enlighten your soul as whispers of the heart are often screams and sorrows when you’re in pain or either it can be the joy your heart feels when it finds something which soothes your soul.

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Whispers are like enchantments but for your heart which also enlighten your soul. As we grow up, we don’t want to converse about everything in life but we expect people to understand it. But people who can understand it are the ones who are connected with your heart like heartbeats. People who can listen to your heart. People who can understand those whispers and make you feel like you’re part of their soul, never apart, never away.

Who says blessed people are the ones who do the good things, but blessed ones are those who can listen to whispers of the heart and make sure life is alright for those whispers.

“Somebody said to me, i didn’t find peace in my life. Did you try to pray, i replied.”

Amen 😇😇😇

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Who hears when souls cry :):)

Crying is a natural process in our life. We start our life with crying when we are born and then we cry from time to time as our lives revolve around us and people who are part of that life. Crying is never bad until you do it unnecessarily. As crying was the first thing you did when you were born, so in my opinion there is nothing as soothing as crying to take out all the burden on your shoulders and empty you heart. We have people around us with whom we can be comfortable and we lean on their shoulders to cry.

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Our muffled voices can be heard by people around us and sometimes that might make us uncomfortable. But when we know people around us and just that thought that they will support us, make everything alright and you cry to let your heart out like it’s been buried with sorrows and pain. As we grow up, our tendency to cry in front of people just fades away and we make sure that we don’t cry in front of people. Not because we don’t want to, but crying in front of people will make us weak, will make us vulnerable to threats and you want to avoid such things in life.

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But have you ever asked question from yourself that who hears when souls cry? Who hears when souls muffle? Who hears when souls cry due to pain they can’t bear and they tend to give up? Who hears when souls need a shoulder to cry but they didn’t get any? Our souls cry like we do but most of us can’t hear them. But people who can hear them, did you ever try to find what kind of pain they go through? The pain of souls who cry is unbearable. Sometimes you might feel like you ears might bleed but you understand how life went for them and what they seek are forgiveness from this world. Sometimes all you need to find peace within yourself else your soul will travel in after world just to get rotten and all people will hear their screams of pain and apathy.

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As we often wonder in world of dreams and nightmares but what we feel are those lost souls carry the messages between two worlds. Those worlds might be drifting apart but somehow these souls connect to these worlds like bridges. You might travel from one world to another while these souls guide you, but the pain, screams, echoes of their silence might give you an heartache which you might not bear. You are a blessed one if you can hear the pain and screams of the souls who cry. But you are something else if you can hear cries of your own soul. Sometimes all you need is to be kind and forgiving enough so that you can forgive your past so that you don’t live in it anymore.

“Best things in this world are sometimes not things but they are the feelings which touch the souls”.

Amen :):):)

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A journey from room of memories to room for memories

We all are part of this journey called life where we create some memories and some memories create us. But as we grow, we look forward for new things in life and we create new memories by molding the old ones like wrappers into our memory bucket. But best thing about memories is they are not replaceable like materialistic things in this world. Once a memory has been created, it stays with you until you die.

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Also as we move on in life, we create new memories every day every second. We remember some, we forget some and some just cling like a heartache to the soul. Those memories are either part of your joyful days or your sad past. More you want to erase them, more strongly they will cling to your soul. It’s more like a habit that you want to give up but in the end it just consumes you like anything.

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Some of the best memories you create in your lifetime are from childhood when you live freely without giving a second thought about this world. But as we grow up, our thought process isn’t the same and our mind becomes a paradox of our memories. Those memories recites your pain and sometimes pain recites those memories. Beauty of memories lies within the moments it scatters in front of us and make us realize that we did some great, awful, adventurous, kind things in life.

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My best memories were the ones which i kept in a jar somewhere in the corner of mind so that they don’t pop up anytime and give me surprise. Now, you would ask why in the jar? Why to lock away the happy, joyful memories? I didn’t imprisoned them but you know, in order to create new memories you need to forget the old ones. As world is changing, so are you, than how you are going to create new memories with a past living in it. Maybe happy or sad, these memories make a world of your own. Sometimes all you want to do is to swim in that world of memories and never come out. But life isn’t all about being happy neither being sad all the time.

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So always keep creating memories while emptying the old ones. Until you have room for old ones, new ones will slip away like sand from your hand. Room full of old memories need to be vacant so that new ones will find their place. Your mind is a gift but you know sometimes gifts make us vulnerable. They find what’s missing in our heart, body and soul and wreck us from within.

So always keep your room of memories vacant so that people who come in your life can create new memories with you, for you.

Amen :):):)

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मजबूरियां बहुत हैं :):)

आँखों में सपने बहुत हैं,
लकिन उन सपनो की मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

दिल टूट जाता है सपने पूरे करने में,
उस दिल की भी मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

रोज खुद से खुद को मना लेते हैं,
यूँ तो खुद की भी मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

थाम ले कोई हाथ अपना भी गम के समय में,
लकिन उन् हाथों की भी मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

यूँ तो हर कोई आजमाने में लगा है मुझको,
लकिन खुद से खुद को आजमाने की मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

मंज़िलों के इस सफर में एक हमसफ़र की तलाश है,
लकिन जो साथ दे उस हमसफ़र की भी मजबूरियां बहुत हैं,

सीने से लगाए बैठे हैं यादों के तकिए को,
कोई तनहा छोड़ गया क्यूंकि जिंदगी में मजबूरियां बहुत हैं|

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