The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Now there is absolutely no point in all the senseless muckraking against the respected Sri Sri Mohan Bhagwat ji. We, the idiots, who are not able to comprehend his immense wisdom that goes beyond even the Sun in elaborating the institution of marriage according to the practiced Indian standards, are, once again, trying to malign a patriotic soul, like we have been doing on the deeply-felt words of some of the politicians, other leaders and godmen over the Delhi gangrape case.

And lo! Some of the idiots like you and me are calling them the spineless creatures. Shouldn’t we introspect on getting so harsh on our hardworking politicians who work overtime so that we can find the trendsetters in them, to look further, to grow up? Isn’t it ferociously negative to say that such spineless politicians, leaders and godmen are a plenty.

Don’t we see the hardwork and the mental exercise that many of the politicians, leaders and godmen are putting in spreading the knowledge of their expertise with illuminated reactions on the Delhi gangrape?

We always blame that India lacks a culture of healthy debate and yet we kill the intelligent chances given to us by our leaders who are nothing less than prodigies, always on the job to promote the culture of debate by throwing up the debate pointers.

And what do we do? We blame them of having sic and sexist mentality for the insights that are like gems by the shining stars like Sri Sri Mohan Bhagwatji, Sri Sri Asaramji, Sri Sri Sharad Yadavji and many more Sri Sris.

I am a happily single person and though cannot write much on the institution of marriage in the Indian tradition; I can easily understand his logic. It is pity millions couldn’t.

And to add to all, a rundown institution of media in the country, always on the lookout for easy and ‘sensationalizable’ stories, in collusion with the souls like you and me and every other protester (who claimed to be the progressive-thinking lot), finds a readymade appetizer, picks up every word and calls for some readymade analysts from the ‘wonderland of no-man’s land’, to fuel the fire, in order to chart the highway of the rated viewership and readership.

And the grand outcome: We miss the chance. And for what? Let’s see what Sri Sri Bhagwatji had said: “A husband and wife are involved in a contract under which the husband has said that you should take care of my house and I will take care of all your needs. I will keep you safe. So, the husband follows the contract terms. Till the time, the wife follows the contract, the husband stays with her, if the wife violates the contract, he can disown her.”

Now it might well have been a personal experience when Sri Sri Bhagwatji couldn’t find anyone who was ready to sign such a contract with him. But at the end of it, he tried to convey it to us to see if we could learn for his experience.

Now it is well known fact that almost of the couples who tie the knot with Vedic rituals don’t remember the seven vows they take during the ritual of ‘saat phere’. Probably, our Sri Sri Bhagwatji was intending us to write and memorize the seven vows. Anyway, I should not speculate on it. It would be denying the stature of Sri Sri Bhagwatji and other Sri Sris. And we already have done much of that. Making this observation at this ripe age tells us he has practiced the observational learning on the subject matter extensively.
Though our Sri Sris are beyond the point of humiliation (they can be said ‘Siddha’ or ascetics who accept criticism and praise in the same vein, and keep on working for the well being of others), our protests do derail their motivation. Some of them are even forced to backtrack. And that ultimately harms us as we negatively trade-off the chances then. 

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -