Category Archives: Just few thoughts * અમથું અમથું…

Some thoughts just came to me to ask how do I feel about them… and I gave them words to be expressed and be immortal…
ઘણા વિચારો રખડતી ગાય જેવા હોય છે… બસ, એમને મેં શબ્દોથી મુશ્કેરાટ બાંધવાનો પ્રયત્ન કર્યો છે… કે કહો કે હું એમના હસ્તક બંધાઈ ગયો છુ…!!

સહુને મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ…

આ બધાં મનદુ:ખ અને આ આપસના મતભેદ,

એક જ પળમાં ચાલો કરીએ બધી ભૂલોનો છેદ,

અંતરમનથી શાતા રાખી, કહીએ ચોગરદમ,

મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ સહુને મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ,

મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ સહુને મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ…

સવંત્સરીનો રૂડો અવસર આવ્યો આંગણિયે,

ભૂતકાળને ભૂલી જઈ સૌ હળીએ ને ભળીએ,

પ્રતિક્રમણની પળો થકી થઈ મીઠા મનભાવન,

માનવતા મહેકાવી કરીએ સંબંધો પાવન,

તીર્થંકરોને સ્મરીને થઈએ હવે તો ચંદનસમ,

મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ સહુને મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ…

મહામંત્ર નવકારની સંગે મળ્યો અહિંસા બોધ,

જીવ જીવને સુખ આપીને જીવમાં ઈશ્વર શોધ,

વેર નહીં કોઈ દ્વેષ નહીં ને મનમાં કરુણાભાવ,

જગ આખું જિન શાસનનું હો ગીત સુખેથી ગાવ,

સત્ય, ધર્મ ને પ્રેમની બારેમાસ રહે મોસમ,

મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ સહુને મિચ્છામિ દુક્કડમ…

– સંજય વિ. શાહ ‘શર્મિલ’


Interesting pictures received by email

Hi all!

Sharing few photographs which I recently received from a friend by email. I would love to read everyone’s comments on them.

I Hate Commonwealth Games!!

Hello all!!

Please write down your feeling in the comment box and show your protest, anger against the multi-million dollar scam at the Commonwealth Games of New Delhi.

Just in case nothing else comes in your mind, please write the heading of this matter in the comment, “I hate commonwealth games.”

Thank you!!

What’s precious, gold, silver or…?

There once lived a great mathematician in a village outside Ujjain . He was often called by the local king to advice on matters related to the economy. His reputation had spread as far as Taxila in the North and Kanchi in the South. So it hurt him very much when the village headman told him, “You may be a great mathematician who advises the king on economic matters but your son does not know the value of gold or silver.”

The mathematician called his son and asked, “What is more valuable – gold or silver?” “Gold,” said the son. “That is correct. Why is it then that the village headman makes fun of you, claims you do not know the value of gold or silver? He teases me every day. He mocks me before other village elders as a father who neglects his son. This hurts me. I feel everyone in the village is laughing behind my back because you do not know what is more valuable, gold or silver. Explain this to me, son.”

So the son of the mathematician told his father the reason why the village headman carried this impression. “Every day on my way to school, the village headman calls me to his house. There, in front of all village elders, he holds out a silver coin in one hand and a gold coin in other. He asks me to pick up the more valuable coin. I pick the silver coin. He laughs, the elders jeer, everyone makes fun of me. And then I go to school. This happens every day. That is why they tell you I do not know the value of gold or silver.”

The father was confused. His son knew the value of gold and silver, and yet when asked to choose between a gold coin and silver coin always picked the silver coin. “Why don’t you pick up the gold coin?” he asked. In response, the son took the father to his room and showed him a box. In the box were at least a hundred silver coins. Turning to his father, the mathematician’ s son said, “The day I pick up the gold coin the game will stop. They will stop having fun and I will stop making money.”

The bottom line is…
Sometimes in life, we have to play the fool because our seniors and our peers, and sometimes even our juniors like it. That does not mean we lose in the game of life. It just means allowing others to win in one arena of the game, while we win in the other arena of the game. We have to choose which arena matters to us and which arenas do not

(Received this inspiring short story from Hasanbhai, my reader and very avid fan of good writings)
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