The Alchemist#1

In next few posts, I will be sharing lines from the book, “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho, I am reading this book for the third time with same curiosity and enthusiasm like before. Only difference is that this time I can understand the book more than ever.

1. “There must be a language that doesn’t depend on words, the boy thought. I’ve already had that experience with my sheep, and now it’s happening with people”.

2.”Well, maybe I just want to know the future so I can prepare myself for what’s coming.”

“If good things are coming, they will be pleasant surprise,” Said the seer. “If bad things are and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur. “

3. The secret is here in present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

टूटा पहिया

धर्मवीर भारती द्वारा रचित यह कविता मन को छू लेने वाली है। इस कविता के ज़रिये से कवि ने बताया है कि जिस अभिमन्यु की सहायता चक्रव्यूह के अंदर कोई ना कर सका उसका साथ एक टूटे पहिये ने दिया। महाभारत के युद्ध में जब अभिमन्यु अपने सभी अस्त्र-शस्त्र खो बैठता है तो ऐसी स्थिति में वह रथ के टूटे पहिए से आत्म-रक्षा करने का प्रयास करता है। इस प्रकार पूर्ण रूप से बेकार मानी जाने वाली वस्तु भी महत्वपूर्ण होती है। समाज में उपेक्षित समझे जाने वाली वस्तु भी मानव जीवन के उत्थान में सहायक सिद्ध हो सकते हैं।

मैं रथ का टूटा हुआ पहिया हूँ

लेकिन मुझे फेंको मत।

क्या जाने कब

इस दुरूह चक्रव्यूह में

अक्षौहिणी सेनाओं को चुनौती देता हुआ

कोई दुस्साहसी अभिमन्यु आकर घिर जाय ।

अपने पक्ष को असत्य जानते हुए भी

बड़े-बड़े महारथी

अकेली निहत्थी आवाज़ को

अपने ब्रह्मास्त्रों से कुचल देना चाहें

तब मैं

रथ का टूटा हुआ पहिया

उसके हाथों में

ब्रह्मास्त्रों से लोहा ले सकता हूँ।

मैं रथ का टूटा पहिया हूँ

लेकिन मुझे फेंको मत

इतिहासों की सामूहिक गति

सहसा झूठी पड़ जाने पर

क्या जाने

सच्चाई टूटे हुए पहियों का आश्रय ले।

Quote#8

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Prayer

May all the happiness will come on your way,

May all your dreams come true ( all good one)

May life keep surprising you in a good way,

May god bless you with good health,

May you become the best version of yourself this year

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag

Good night🙂, take care🙂

Unending love

“Unending love” is a beautiful poem written by Rabindranath Tagore. I feel this poem captured the true essence of love. Somewhere it defined this emotion in more deeper and meaningful way.

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age old pain,
It’s ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.”