Monday, January 19, 2009

A historic moment....Messiah of hope..

Yes, change has come to America !
In next few hours, we will see a new president in the office of world's oldest democracy :
Barack H. Obama.
47 year old to be the 44th president of USA. He will be the 1st "non-white" to be the president of USA.
Oh boy, what a privilege to witness these historic moments. What an incredible election to follow for last 20-24 months. World witnessed beauty of democracy during the countless debates and discussions to elect an able and eligible politician into America's highest office. The long and historic election campaign between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain further strengthened the foundations of democracy. One has to commend and admire the great vision and mission the country's forefathers had while establishing a truly time-tested constitution and democratic principles in this country.
During campaign, Mr.Obama had been expressing his liberal views and energetic message of change. Some impressive items on his resume : Gifted Speaker, Lawyer, An Author, Basketball player, Community organizer, successful Senator and a great husband and father. Is it not impressive enough ! As a matter of fact, I am proud to be one of his millions of supporters who contributed in their own little ways to bring a tide of change. In the end, the mandate was crystal clear : People need change from the "hard talking", "war mongering" and "crazy spending" government. Hope he would bring some change and reverse the course to bring the much needed liberal balance to the country and to the World.
Of course, there are real challenges ahead waiting for him !
Multiple wars, terrible economy, rising debt, rising unemployment etc. etc.
Lets congratulate Mr. Obama and wish the best for his time in office.
Only time can tell how this "Messiah of hope" delivered.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Never think there is anything impossible...

"Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin – to say that you are weak, or others are weak."
"Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear."

Very special quotes from a very very special monk who once lived on this earth : Swami Vivekananda. Its his birthday tomorrow (12th Jan). What an inspiration his life is. He simplified whole essence of complex Vedanta and inspired millions of souls. Just like the sound of "big-bang" still circling in our universe, spoken words and messages of Swami Vivekananda keep circling and inspiring souls of several generations even after his physical demise. For more on this greatest monk of mankind:

What a fantastic individual with a strong body, sharp mind and an insurmountable spiritual knowledge. Irrespective of your belief and origin, just spend couple of hours reading his life story and his writings, you would appreciate the time spent and enormous positive energy he would bring out of you. Lets celebrate Birthday of this special monk by remembering his message to humanity......Happy youth day.......................

"Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true."
"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. "
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. "

"Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God."

"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him -- that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free."

"It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world -- that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you are not understanding it in the right light. throw the burden on yourselves! "

Congratulations to Jaya Prakash Narayan..

A new chapter has opened in Indian politics.
A new era of true democracy has started.
Dr.Jaya Prakash Narayan (JP) has become India's first democratically elected party president of a political party. He won the presidential elections held in the Loksatta party in Andhra Pradesh.
The true democratic manner in which the party elected its president has set new precedence in what has become "family owned and operated political party democracy" in India. Unfortunately, sensation savvy Indian media did give little importance to this important milestone in Indian politics.
True democracy is the only solution to elect able and stable governments who will fulfill the aspirations of billion plus people. Existing political parties who have been ruling the country for the past 50 years have unfortunately become family kingdoms. This is a not good for real democratic principles whereby the best get to lead the parties and so the country.
Lok satta, which is the brainchild of JP himself, had been proponent of clean politics. JP himself stood for election to presidency along with two more party members for the post of president. Can we even dream to have such elections in other parties in India ?
Loksatta may be lacking media limelight due to its "clean" message. Media always wants to give its very important front pages to sensational news and printing irresponsible statements of irresponsible politicians. Time has come to give Indian public a break from their sensational propaganda and start encouraging real discussion and motivation to countrymen towards real democracy, which is what dreamt by India's freedom fighters and martyrs.
Let democracy blossom.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy new year 2009..

Dear friends,
May there be a shower of happiness, tsunami of joy and heartful of memorable moments
in this New Year 2009.