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New Life

While walking in the aisle at Barnes and noble shop near downtown New York, an aura like feel dragged to open a book called “The Bhagavad Gita” by Jack Hawley. In spite of raised in an Orthodox environment, never attempted to refer them in detail. There was this particular incidence when studying in class 5, a Bhagavad Gita competition was announced which made me to just enter and leave the room seeing the huge crowd of other competitors. Scaring was dominant at that time and mind got diverted into other areas.

It happened that while staying at uncle’s place in abroad, his passion towards this spiritual text has opened a channel of thoughts. He was introduced to this text by his teacher in high school who also was a vivid reader of these verses. So it was through him I tasted these quotes. But ended up slipping away through Samsara (Material World) angle of life. However, I do not recollect what made me to read the English translations, but it mesmerized the life like a trance. Since then I started to collect Bhagavad Gita books from various authors and be thankful to have a few precious of it.

Some banter about life experiences as if readily available for quoting ”Life is full of adventuresome”. Similarly, every successful person will have an inspiration ranging from interpersonal characters to famous personalities. It is through them we get nourished. But there are others who regret about not getting the desired goals and are blended with destiny. Here comes the divine song of god chanted by the godly figure in the verses, thus shining us with the right and contend way of living.

“If asked what change did these texts brought?”

Would say nothing except the reactions to the situations are handled better. Perceptions of totality brought a reflection process that in depth opened a clear understanding towards life. Am filled with intellectual desire (Kama) to buy these books and hoping to get the text assimilated in me rather being an academic theorist.

“Life is what we make and break out of it”

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I cherish those moments that passed like a smug, never expected this to be the last chance. Had I been told in advance about our destiny, would have tried hard not to leave you aside. You are the very reason for my cognitive transference and spiritual transcendence, yet you remain far away to reciprocate my true feelings. Your disciplinary actions, determined values and thrive to keep updated with the current trends are some of the eye openers to me. Is it possible to erase the first meeting I had at the airport, the place with so many chaos and feeling like a fresh off the boat. There you were smiling to greet me and my loneliness tagged your way till parking lot. What happened next was a true history bonded to my destiny, the smell of the new country and its county are unique to its landscape. More grasping is the house where everything seems to be like a refreshing image in my eyes. The entire place is filled with positive vibes that cannot be expressed in words, it has to be experienced by self. May sound lunatic or spooky for some of the passers, but more you open with possibilities the better one may treasure it. One section of the living room is surrounded with book racks that is very rare to find. To be honest, it is this spot that introduced me to books and not to forget the person behind who deserves the most praise.

He is none other than my great uncle, who is 87 years old with sharp memory and a great erudite. He is a doctor by profession and used to keep himself busy all the time by reading books, teaching spiritual text and attending his chores. He never feels exhausted from learning new things in life, such as languages or scriptural studies. The moment he arrives from work, I would sit beside to listen to his day’s experiences. He is a highly independent individual with so much knowledge to inculcate. He never lies, no matter what the situation demands. This is what admires me the most and was dreaming to be his shadow forever, but my fate had other plans. I had to return back to my home country and residing here ever since. Nevertheless, his physical presence may not be here, but all his values are poured on me and hope to meet him again in near future. Well, this article is a dedication to him as a token of love.

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