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Monday, January 22, 2007

राग दरबारी



It was Shivpalganj, from where the story begins and terminates. According to Vaidji(Ranganath's uncle) 3 pillars for rural development are Village school, Village Co-operative movement and the GramPanchayat, in the above sequence. The three pillars have been shifted, but the concept remains the same, the corruption. What I loved about this bestseller was its humor. It covered almost everything under the sun of 1960s. it had humorous references from mythology, history, current issues, science, English and Hindi literatures. PauloCoelho is as poetic and pictographic as ShriLalShukla. This work was awarded by Sahitya Academy in 1970.
Every character has its own characteristics in this work and simulation of ShrilalShukla of minute details to unpredicted characteristics was unbelievable. I was captured by this bestseller when it began with the description of “The Truck Journey”………mind blowing……. This has a brunch of great characters….its a multi-starer…





It covers the issues of 1960s, which had been very hot those times. If you have gone through my blog “Inclining Perspectives”, the significance of this work is realized. The history of that decade comes alive in this work. 1960s, a time when Saira Bano and Wahida Rehman ruled bollywood, a time when there was no term bollywood, a time when co-operative movement was at its peak, a time when freedom fighters existed, a time when recently Zamindari was abolished, a time when Fashion word has different perspectives, a time when agriculture was the primary factor of Indian economy, when it capitalism vs socialism, when it was congress and communist at parliament, it was dawn of green revolution, when there was no TV, …….
We have altogether different issues in 2007. About corruption someone said, Shivpalganj is everywhere in the country. Since 1968 to 2007 it existed within us, but changed form to support CharlesDarwin’s theory of evolution.




RajeevSrivastava

Friday, January 05, 2007

Spiritual bliss




This Blog is dedicated to year 2006 and I’m sharing my best experience of that particular year.

It was second degree Rei-Ki seminar at Alipore, Kolkata and the participants had a wonderful experience of “extensive breathing exercise”. We were asked to inhale deeply and exhale instantly so that it makes a noise from the nose and not to open our eyes once the exercise begins. This cycle of deep inhaling and rapid exhaling was to be repeated in quick successions. We were all instructed by Amar Sir (Rei-Ki grandmaster) through out the exercise. More to inhale and quicker to exhale; try it once!

I started feeling changes in my body. I felt like creating some sort of energy sphere around me. I being the source of this energy balloon created all around me. The soothing music with different notes and visualization of the ubiquitous divinity in our most preferred picture made me feel different things at one time. I was being acted by different forces over me, also my internal energy was at a stake of explosion. It was like an unstable equilibrium, the never ending exercise made me like a supernova yet to explode into the elemental most form of existence. I felt the flow of blood through my veins; I guess my body was swelled in first 10 minutes of the exercise. I felt if somehow I’ve patience, I can count all my cells. Every idle tissue was excited to extreme, they were all loosing and gaining energy at most, and continuous breathing served as a fuel for this phenomenon. Every thing was exited to the threshold of spiritual bliss. I discovered the existence of life that was well within me. And for the first time I was able to distinguish Me, My Body and Soul.

Soul is eternal, but like a software which have a significant value only when it has an Operating System to perform. Our body is that OS for soul. Soul and body are complementary.

But who was ‘me’ whom I discovered then?

ME is a remarkable development by actions of six senses, society and surroundings, perpetual humanity syndromes, time and many seen and unseen eternal phenomenon with the soul and body. Consider a pot, soul is the image that was transferred from his mind through hands to the wheel. The product out of clay, water, heat and processes is body. The decorations done on pot are external influences like society, peer parallaxes.

During those moments of spiritual bliss; I felt each of my cell acting as a membrane holding my soul to restrict it from getting away. Somehow if that limen is achieved, I believed the soul could be freed from that mesh of infinite cells. That would be a supernova of human universe. Later I came to discover that it is one of the several ways to do Samadhi. But for a first timer the limen of Samadhi can’t be achieved.

Samadhi is when ME vanishes to soul of salvation. Body is an ever changing medium of eternal journey of soul.

It was energy and energy everywhere, I felt cushioned with the awakening at the micro level. I was emitting light and energy, I was a universe where those cells rotated in their proximity by virtue of divinely influence. I touched my hair, with still my eyes closed; my fingers moved very slowly and I felt each of them individually. I felt the aura of my body. After 30-40 minutes from beginning the exercise was over, I opened my eyes and lied still for another 5-10 minutes before everything came to normal pace.

This experience was next to salvation which made me realize ‘the significance of my insignificance’.

RajeevSrivastava