WHEN GOD TOO SHUTS HIS DOORS ON HUMANS!

    

CoronaVirus or Covid-19 as it is called. What a havoc this minute virus has created; to the extent that even God has shut doors on us. Along with the closure of airports, schools, colleges, marketplaces, travel or any social events even the Temples, Gurudwaras, Churches, Mosques have barred or instructed people from visiting them. What more could we have called for?

What is it that causes such a universal scare? If we still can’t understand the source of such a disaster and still consider ourselves the doer of everything then there cannot be a bigger fool than us. We must reckon with the fact that there is a Universal force that runs the entire humanity and if He wants He can vanquish everything in a fraction of a second. So instead of just calling it a virus spread we must comprehend that there is a force behind it and human acts are the reason, which have caused it.

Nature or the eternal force keeps giving us warnings of our wrong acts but we oversee them and keep committing blunders and misuse what we have been given. There is so much hatred, competitiveness, jealousy, and avarice, one-up ship, self-centeredness amongst the human race that we have forgotten to live a life of a ideal human. We are a part of the mad rush that has made us entrapped in the material modes of ignorance and passion, taking us far away from the mode of goodness, the only one, which can help us fulfill the purpose of life; which is to have the understanding of who, what and why we are.

All that we are witnessing today is because we have stopped behaving like the most superior beings that God had created and have been behaving whimsically, bereaved of all human values; of love, empathy and compassion, having lost all family and social values and all we are busy doing is accumulating just for ourselves, without being considerate about the needs of others as well. And look at what the Supreme power ultimately had to do, to bring us back to sanity. Today the whole world is living a disciplined life, which is bereft of madness and unreasonable acts.

We must understand the ways of God; along with all other things, He even had to close doors on his devotees. The reason, there is a dearth of real devotees in today’s world, which have lost faith in them or in their inner self and are foolishly running after the mirage; which does not exists. We indulge ourselves in all kinds of fruitless religious activities, are after the self-proclaimed Godman or the Gurus, who are unaware of their own future but behave like Gods for the foolish breed. And we become so blinded by this that we become the followers of such cult, completely forgetting that everything is inside us and we can get all the answers from within without wandering in ten different directions. But alas we choose to become the part of the cattle crowd who wanders directionless, only where the master takes them.

The situation around us is a testimony of the presence of the Divine force, only that runs the whole world, and if He wants, He can annihilate the entire human race in a second. We don’t need to see the physical form of that source; it makes its presence pretty evident.

It’s time we understand that we are nobody in this entire creation. We are no one to create emypires or build palatial houses, create huge industries and be proud of them. There is only one force that does all and He just makes us a via media to fulfill His plans and all happens because He wants it to happen and the day He wants things to stop He does it with one stroke of a air. Everything comes to a standstill; the life stops, the employment stops, scarcity happen and people are forced to live in isolation.

Lets stop misusing the powers we have been enthroned upon, lets not misuse the nature’s bounty and lets not force God to take such strict measures against the human race to bring them back to sanity. We are here for a purpose; to understand God, to know our inner self, which is the presence of God, to live an ideal life where we respect all and understand the vows of others before ourselves and live like a real human which Gods wants us to be.

Few days back, all that newspapers talked about was violence, hatred, terrorist attacks, rapes, religious discourses, wherein one religion was downgraded by the other but where has all that gone. All we talk about today is coronavirus. The virus has united the whole world in terms of the thoughts, actions, and behavior. And that is what The Supreme Force wanted. So let’s learn from our mistakes that we have been committing, ask for repentance and lets pledge to become an ideal human God wants us to be and put an end to the disaster that we are witnessing and which may vanquish a substantial human race.

Mamta Sehgal.

THE FEMININE POWER

 

It is the time of Navratras again, the most divine and blissful nine days where the whole atmosphere is filled with piousness and devotion. It is also the time to understand the immense power of the femineity, the power of the Maa, in her many forms.g

During Navratras, people religiously read the holy book, the Durga Stuti which in its thirteen chapters explains the advent of Maa Durga and how she kills all the asuras in order to protect the Devas. The book beautifully explains that how the extremely fearful and troubled Indra, Brahma and many more devas could not handle the atrocities put upon them by the asuras and thus had to plead for the appearance of Maa, the only one, who could destroy the extremely powerful breed of rakshasas.

When Maa comes with her various forms, she kills the dangerous asuras with utmost ease and ends their barbarity towards the devas and helps them to re-occupy their respective abodes. Reading this holy book repeatedly gives a great feeling of how a feminine power which is otherwise considered gentle and docile fights the horrifying asuras fearlessly to protect the devas.

This is about the eternal and the most powerful Divine Maa, but if we see in real life too, the so called effeminate women is the actual rescuer of the family. She with all her gentleness manages all the day to day issues of the entire family ,their emotions, their well being ,the education of her kids and all this, along with her own professional , physical & psychological issues. She is expected to be a perfect multi-tasker.

Every man, whether he is a son, a husband or a lover needs the support of a woman at different stages of his life;without which he is incomplete. Thus she has to be credited and respected for all that she does for everyone and for the society at large .But sadly ,in today’s world;considering the kind of atrocities she is facing, she is immensely ill treated.

But one should never forget that like Maa Durga, every women behind her soft appearance has the powers, which if required, can destroy anybody or anything. She can be extremely caring but if her dignity and respect is at stake then she can be awfully cruel and thus should be never be underestimated and her contributions should always be acknowledged.

Mamta Sehgal.

THE MORNING GLORY

 

EVERY MORNING WHEN I RISE,                                                                                                      GRATITUDE IS THE FIRST FEELING THAT ARRIVES.

 THE FEELING OF BEEN BLESSED WITH ONE MORE DAY IN LIFE,                                             ANOTHER DAY TO SEE THE MORNING LIGHT.

THE GLOWING SUN, THE JOYFUL SKY AND THE CHEERFUL TREES.                                                                                                                                                      

THE CHIRPY BIRDS ENJOYING EVERY BIT OF THE PLEASANTNESS THE MORNING BRINGS.

THE PURE WIND HAPPILY BLOWING, CARESSING AND LOVING.

AND EACH PARTICLE DEPICTING HIS DIVINE GLORY .

 EMPTY YOURSELF FROM THE TRIVIAL THOUGHTS  AND FILL THIS PURITY IN THE BODY AND THE HEART  .

START YOUR DAY AFRESH…CAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHETHER YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE OR NOT.

Mamta Sehgal

THE MORE I SEE YOUR CREATIONS THE MORE I FEEL YOU NEAR ME.

THE PLANTS,THE TREES,THE CLOUDS AND THE WINDS,                                                     THE DAY, THE NIGHT, THE SUMMER AND THE SPRING,                                                SITTING IN SOLITUDE I PONDER,                                                                                             HOW YOU HAVE CREATED SO MANY DIFFERENT WONDERS.

GIVEN SO MANY DIFFERENT GREENS TO THE LEAVES,                                                      HOW YOU HAVE CREATED THEM IN VARIED WEAVES,                                                        HOW YOU HAVE CREATED BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS WITH MANY COLORS AND GIVEN THEM REDOLENCE.

WHEN I SEE THE WIND CARESSING THE LEAVES                                                                        AND THE LEAVES PLAYFULLY SWIRLING IN THE AIR,I THINK ABOUT YOU.

WHEN I SEE BIRDS SITTING ON THE HIGHEST BRANCHES,                                      PLAYFULLY TALKING TO EACH OTHER,I REMINISCE YOU.

WHEN I SEE THE SUNLIGHT CHANGING THE COLORS OF THE LEAVES, I PERCEIVE YOU.

WHEN I SEE DIFFERENT HUES OF BLUE IN THE SKY,I FEEL YOU .

WHEN I SEE THE CLUSTERS OF CLOUDS MINGLING WITH EACH OTHER,I EXPERIENCE YOU.

EACH DAY ALL THE THINGS AROUND ME REMIND ME OF YOUR OMNIPRESENCE.

OH!MY SAVIOR, TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS,

AND FILL ME WITH YOUR COLORS LIKE YOU DO WITH YOUR OTHER CREATIONS,

CARESS ME AND TAKE ME INTO OBLIVION,

TO BE CLOSER TO YOU AND TO MERGE IN YOU.

MAMTA SEHGAL

AND I SAW IT AGAIN…

 

I am a morning person and follow a strict yoga regime each day.

Last year it so happened that during the yoga session, the wires outside caught my attention and I saw something growing on them. It was a natural growth that gradually twirled on the wires that travelled from one wall to another. I keenly observed the development and could see it growing each day and as days passed I saw all the wires being miraculously draped by these natural wonders called creepers.

After all the wires were blanketed by these amazing creations, I saw fascinating green leaves growing on them and in a month’s time, all the stems were completely covered with heart shaped lush green leaves, travelling from one side to another. It seemed that someone had painted the atmosphere with these lovely creepers in different shades of green which swirled with the wind.

And then out of nowhere came a bunch of lovely birds happily sitting on this green cover; joyfully chit-chatting with each other. It seemed they loved the lush green atmosphere and enjoyed swinging on the creepers. Hence, in a short period, this natural phenomenon brought such an unexplained cheerfulness to the environment.

Although a month later, I saw a new development; first the leaves started changing their color from lush green to dull brown, then their size reduced and then gradually, each day they started falling and finally after three months the wires turned barren; the leaves gone and only the creepers stayed but their color too turned into an earthy pale. The green cover disappeared in front of my eyes and even the birds stopped visiting the place. All the chirpiness as well the beauty vanished in front of my eyes and the whole atmosphere looked desolate and left me in a state of melancholy.

However, two days back I was overwhelmed; I could see the signs of the similar activity that I had witnessed last year. I was astonished to see the whole process been repeated in front of my eyes, one more time. It all started with the constant chirping of the birds and when I tried to find out the reason for the noise, my eyes moved to the wires and I was amazed to see the stems turning green again and the leaves growing on them. Now each day I notice few new leaves adorning the wires and feel ecstatic; witnessing the complete process of the beginning and the end of life.

Observing such natural phenomena with the naked eyes is truly magical. It brings in the realization of the presence of a divine force and how it creates every single thing in this universe. I observed this natural process last year and was extremely happy that I saw it once again.

Mamta Sehgal

THE JOURNEY SO FAR…

 

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`The Perennial Journey’ is a compilation of some of the my articles written over the span of 3 years. Although the overall theme of the 110-page book is spiritual, it has been divided it into four sections: God, Soul, Life and Introspection, which I believe are the stepping stones to the path of enlightenment. However, the real meaning comes not by looking at each of the sections in isolation and the aim of the book is to provide the reader with an overall perspective and a holistic reading experience. The book will take its reader to a spiritual journey and engross them into deep thoughts of understanding the eternal power and help them undergo a complete change in the thought process by the time they reach its end.

Bhagavad Gita says that in order to put stress to a particular subject it needs to be repeated. That is why in this book too, a lot of repeated emphasis is given to the subject that the respective section is based on. Since most of the articles are based on personal life experiences, I personally believe that it will be relatable to most people and hence be successful in getting the essence across. The book is largely an inspiration of what we learn from this beautiful scripture and it’s divine teachings which the Supreme Power, Shri Krishna personally imparted to Arjuna for the benefit of the entire mankind.

The book is tilted ‘The Perennial Journey’ because the journey of a human life is a continuous process of learning, understanding and imbibing the best out of it in order to become a perfect human being and fulfil the purpose of birth and existence as humans.

I truly wish that the readers of this book are able to achieve the similar kind of enlightenment that I have experienced in my life and are able to make a change in their life as well as that of others because of the awakening which the book offers.

God bless all.