Sunday, January 24, 2016

Think Before you Speak

Think what you will say before you open your mouth. 

Be brief and precise because every time you let words out through your mouth, you let out a part of your vitality. 

Do not complain and do not use your vocabulary to project negative images, as this will produce negativity all around you.

If you have nothing real, new and useful to say, it is better to keep quiet and not say anything.

Learn to be like a mirror that reflects.
Learn to listen carefully.
Take a moment of inner silence to consider everything that is presented, and then make your decisions.

Develop the art of speaking without losing energy.
Avoid judging and criticizing people. Be open-minded and non-judgmental. Each time you judge someone all you do is separate yourself from them. Simply, Express your opinion briefly and let it go. It is a waste of energy to spend time in arguments.

By not speaking, it does not mean your mind is also silent – the two must be synchronized.

Your inner silence (not outer) makes you calm and at peace.

                                 ‘Rajan Sachdeva’


Friday, January 22, 2016

The change is inevitable

There is nothing more certain than the fact that the world continuously keeps on changing. It always has and always will. The ‘world’, in Sanskrit, is known as ‘Jagat’, which literally means ‘constantly-changing’.
We cannot stop it from changing. We cannot alter the changes. All we can do is ‘accept the change’. Accepting, and not resisting this fundamental principle of the world is the key to peace and happiness.

Since beginning, philosophers from all over the world have tried to explain this fact in their own different ways. Such as:
1.   Everything is in God’s hands. Accept His will.
2.   Everything happens according to one’s own ‘Karma’. Accept the outcome of your Karma and move on.
3.   Everything happens for ‘good’. Accept the change and hope for something better.
4.   Be positive and accept the change because the positive attitude will bring better results.
5.    Some believe in some kind of a ‘higher-power’ that controls the world and our lives and others think that everything happens in an order and randomly as well. Since we cannot control everything, we might as well accept it. Since we cannot stop it if there is going to be a snow storm, then what is the point in complaining about it.

No matter how we perceive it, the bottom line is ‘acceptance’.

But, if nothing is in our control, then does it mean that we should not do anything; just sit and watch, and wait to see what happens? Then what is the role of our own free will?

I think, just as the Bhagvad Gita says, doing the best we can; to the best of our abilities, and accepting the outcome, and knowing what we can and cannot do, are the most important factors for living a peaceful and happy life.

“O’ God, grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference”

    ‘Rajan Sachdeva’


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Emptiness

Try to attain the utmost ‘Emptiness’.

If there is no emptiness in between, the letters cannot be formed.
If there is no emptiness between the letters, then the words cannot be formed.
If there is no emptiness between the words, then the sentences cannot be formed.
We cannot fill the room completely with things; we need empty space to live in.
We need emptiness around us to walk.
Bigger the emptiness, farther we can go.
There is emptiness between everything we see.
There is emptiness between the thoughts also; between one thought and the other. 
Longer the emptiness between the thoughts, more peace and bliss we will attain.

        ‘Rajan Sachdeva’



Saturday, January 16, 2016

क्या जाने कल क्या हो . Who knows about tomorrow

दाग तेरे दामन के धुलें न धुलें
नेकियाँ तराजू में तुलें न तुलें
आज ही कर ले तू प्रभु का ध्यान
क्या जाने कल ये आँख खुले न खुले 



Daagh tere daaman ke dhulen- na dhulen 
Nekiyaan taraajoo me tulen na tulen
Aaj hi kar lay tu Prabhu ka dhyaan 
Kya jaane kal ye aankh khulay na khulay 

                         (Unknown)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

What is happiness / Kisi ka 'Halva-Poori' se bhi

किसी का 'हलवा-पूरी' से भी दिल नहीं भरता 
कोई खुश हो जाता है चावल और दाल में 
कोई फटे कंबल में भी सो जाता है 'राजन'
कोई ढूंढ़ता फिरे है ख़ुशी ज़र और माल में 
   
Kisi ka 'Halva-Poori' se bhi dil nahin bhartaa 
Koi khush ho jata hai 'chaaval aur daal' me
Koi phatay kambal me bhi so jaata hai 'Rajan'
Koi dhoondtaa phirtaa hai khushi zar aur maal me 
                                 'Rajan Sachdeva '

Are We Happy?

Hundred years ago, the Kings and emperors did not have what we have today.......Cell phones, laptops, TV, automatic gadgets, airplanes or even cars. Today we have more than them, but are we happy? 

We should be.....since we have all these comforts of life, but yet we are not.
Because attaining happiness is not an outside, but inside job.
                                       
                                                                ‘Rajan Sachdeva’

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sakoon-e- Dil ke Liye Koi Sahaara Chaahiye

Sakoonay Dil ke liye koi sahaara chaahiye 
 Doobati Kashti ko koi kinaara chaahiye

Maana sub kuchh haath hai Parvardigaar kay
Zindagi pe kuchh to huq hamaara chaahiye 

Apnay log bhi jo saath chhodnay lagain
Aesay me kahiye kisay pukaara chaahiye

Pahunchnaa Manzil pe musaafir ka kaam hai 
Raahbar ka to siraf ishaara chaahiye 

Jis raastay pe thokren hi thokren mileen
Us raastay pe jaana na dobaara chaahiye 

Apni koshishen siraf kaafi nahin 'Rajan'
Murshid-e-qaamil ka bhi sahaara chaahiye 

                       'Rajan Sachdeva'
                                 (December 22, 2015)

Sakoonay Dil  ..........  Peace of mind

Parvardigaar ...........  Sustainer of life  & world (God)

Raahbar      ............... The Guide who shws the path, Teacher, Guru

Murshid-e-qaamil .... True Master, Teacher, Guru


सकूने दिल के लिए कोई सहारा चाहिए

सकूने दिल के लिए कोई सहारा चाहिए 
 डूबती कश्ती को कोई किनारा चाहिए 

माना - सब कुछ हाथ है परवरदिगार के 
 ज़िंदगी पे कुछ तो हक़ हमारा चाहिए 

अपने लोग भी जो साथ छोड़ने लगें 
ऐसे में कहिए - किसे पुकारा चाहिए 

पहुंचना मंज़िल पे मुसाफ़िर का काम है 
 राहबर का तो सिर्फ़ इशारा चाहिए 

जिस रास्ते पे ठोकरें ही ठोकरें मिलीं 
उस रास्ते पे जाना न दोबारा चाहिए

अपनी कोशिशें सिर्फ़ काफ़ी नहीं 'राजन'
मुरशिदे- क़ामिल का भी सहारा चाहिए 

               'राजन सचदेव '
                    22 दिसंबर, 2015 



Friday, January 8, 2016

Living on Machines and Liquids

Last night my mom and I were sitting in the living room, talking about life... In-between, we talked about the idea of living or dying.

 I said to her: 'Mom, never let me live in a vegetative state, totally dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I want you to disconnect all the contraptions/devices that are keeping me alive'. 

My mom asked "Are you sure?

I said "Yes Mom! I'd much rather die than being hooked on machines and bottles.

Then my mom got up from the sofa with this real look of admiration towards me...and proceeded to disconnect the TV, the Cable, the Dish, the DVD, the Computer, the Cell Phone, the IPod, and the Xbox, and then went to the fridge and threw away all my bottles of coke and beer  !!

           ......I ALMOST DIED!!!


                                     “Author.... Unknown”

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

खुशबु हो अगर तुम Khushbu ho agar tum


ज़ुल्मत के तलातुम से उभर क्यों नहीं जाते 
उतरा हुआ है दरिया - गुज़र क्यों नहीं जाते 
बादल हो, तो बरसो किसी बे-आब ज़मीं पर 
खुशबु हो अगर तुम तो बिखर क्यों नहीं जाते  
                                               'अज्ञात '
           
Zulmat ke Talaatum se ubhar kyon nahin jaate 
Utaraa huaa hai dariya- guzar kyon nahin jaate 
Baadal ho - to barso kisi be-aab zameen par
Khushbu ho agar tum to bikhar kyon nahin jaate 
                                            (Writer Unknown)

ज़ुल्मत  Zulmat  ...........  Oppression, Tyranny, Cruelty  
तलातुम Talaatum .........   Strong waves / Flood 

Friday, January 1, 2016

My New Year's Resolution

अल्प आहार सुलप सी निद्रा बहुता नाहीं बोलना 
छाड़ सकल विकार, माया मोह ते मन मोड़ना 
साचा ज्ञान आधार धर, संसार भरम गड़ तोड़ना 
रैन दिनस प्रभात, एह मन हरि सिमरन स्यों जोड़ना 
                         'राजन सचदेव' 

Alp aahaar, sulp si nidraa, bahuta nahin bolna
Chhaad sakal vikaar, maya moh tay man modna 
Saachaa gyaan aadhaar dhar, sansaar bhram gadh todna 
Rain dinas prabhaat, eh man Hari simran syon jodna 
                               'Rajan Sachdeva'

                                     Translation:


Eat less, Sleep less and do not speak too much.

Get rid of all vices and turn your mind away from Maya; the illusions and undue attachments of the world.

By holding on to the Gyan, the ‘True knowledge’, destroy the castle of ignorance. 

Night and day, engross your mind in the name of the Lord. 


Mujh ko bhee Tarqeeb Sikhaa de yaar Julaahay

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