The Shake that shook me

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It was my 34th Birthday. For this birthday I had an idea of doing something different. I thought of spending  few hours with Amar a boy who was  admitted in the hospital with Skin deformity and Bone TB. To make the matters worse he had adverse drug reaction due to which his whole body had rashes. This had left him confined to bed since the last 9 months. I sat beside him quietly for a while and offered him the fruits and the coconut water that I had brought along. I even spent a little time talking to his mother.  After a while Amar began talking to me with a broad smile and plenty of happiness.

As I got up to leave Amar did a strange thing that left me dumbfounded.  He put forward his right hand and said THANK YOU. Without hesitation I gave my hand which turned out to be a blessed Handshake.  My eyes were filled. I felt a kind of energy that was so different and so enlivening. I was moved by the confidence of that sick boy. He could connect with the compassionate energy that surrounded him and could quickly respond to it without hesitation even if he knew his hands were sickening and infected.

Though a small gesture of AMAR left me disturbed, I was mighty happy that I could feel my heart growing larger to embrace hapless, helpless humanity.

 

By Cynthia Dsouza 

 

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Daily Miracles

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I was walking down the road, on a cloudy day. It looked as if it would rain at any moment. The atmosphere was getting darker. I noticed a sense of urgency in the people to reach the destination.

There was a soft breeze and then down pour of rain. Everyone started rushing and running towards shops for shelter. I too found a place and stood there for sometime. Everyone was watching the rainfall and a few predicting heavier rainfall.

As expected it did start to rain heavily. Until then I could hear only the noise of the market, which now had transformed solely into the sound of rain.

No one in the crowd was disturbed by the rain. I didn’t see any one chatting with each other. No one bothered to look at their phones. Unconsciously almost like an instinct everyone seemed focused on the rain including few street dogs. It was as though every one wanted that ten minutes break to see the happiness within. Few minutes later the rain stopped and everyone, everything was back to pavilion.

10 minutes of rain! I saw the miracles of life! The universe constantly gives those miracle moments in our daily life. Most of the times we are consciously unconscious to recognize those moments. It’s important to be consciously aware to enjoy those moments in our daily life

By Roshan Dsouza

Happy Independence Day

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Humans are the most unique and advanced species in the Universe. One of the beautiful ability we humans is the ability to adapt.

A fish cannot learn to adapt itself if water is not around. This is not so with us. We have learned to survive in water as well as on the moon where there is no oxygen

Whether you are a man or woman, boy or a girl or a child, we all have the innate ability to adapt to any situation we are thrown into. So let’s conquer any situation through this great gift of adaptability and FREE ourselves from Victimization.

                                                                                                                 Written by Roshan Dsouza  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ಬಾಳು-ಬಳ್ಳಿ

ದೂರದಿಂದಲೇ ತೂರಿಬಂದಿರುವ ಗಾಳಿಗೊಂದು ಗಂಧ
ಪಾರಮಾರ್ಥಿಕವೊ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥ,ಭಾವುಕವೊ ತಿಳಿಯದಾದ ಬಂಧ.
ಕಳಚಿಬಿದ್ದಿರುವ ಎಳಸು ಬಳ್ಳಿಯಲಿ ಹೊಸದು ಚಿಗುರು ಕಂಡೆ
ಬಳಸಿ ಬದುಕುವುದು ಬದುಕಿ ಅರಳುವುದು ಮಲ್ಲೆಯೊಂದು ಬಂಡೆ!

ನೆರವ ನೀರೆರೆದು ಮೀರಿ ಪೋಷಿಸುವ ದಾರಿಯಿರಲು ಸರಸ
ಮೆರೆವ ಆಸೆಯಲಿ ಪೊರೆವ ಹಮ್ಮಿನಲಿ ತೋರಬಹುದು ಕ್ಲೇಶ
ಫಲವ ಹುಡುಕುತಲಿ ಮಲ್ಲೆ ಬೆಳೆಸಿದರೆ ಮೂಡಬಹುದೆ ಹೀಚು?
ನಿಲದ ಹೂವುಗಳ ಸ್ವಾದ ಬೆಳೆಯದಿರೆ ಬದುಕದೊಂದು ಪೇಚು!

ಉರಿದು ಕುಸಿದು ತನು ತಣ್ಣಗಾಗಲದು ಬೂದಿಯೆಂಬ ಹೆಸರು
ಖಾರವಿಲ್ಲ, ಆಕಾರವಿಲ್ಲ, ಸರಿ ತಪ್ಪು ಉಳಿಸದದಿರು
ನಿಂತ ನಿಲುವಿನಲಿ ಪಡೆದ ಗೆಲುವಿನಲಿ ನೆನಪು ಮಾತ್ರ ಬಳಕೆ
ಸ್ವಂತ ಎನುತಿರುವ ಜಗದ ಬಂಧುಗಳು ಚರ್ಮದಂತೆ ಹೊದಿಕೆ.

ಕಳೆಯಬಲ್ಲೆವೇ ಖುಷಿಯ ದಿನಗಳನು ಹೂವಿನಂತೆ ಬದುಕಿ
ಬೆಳೆಯಬಲ್ಲೆವೇ ಮುರಿದ ಮೇಲೆಯೂ ಬಳ್ಳಿಯಂತೆ ಬಳುಕಿ?
ಉಳಿಸಬಲ್ಲೆವೇ ತೇಲಿಬಂದಿರುವ ಗಂಧದಂತ ನೆನಪು
ಹೊಳೆಸಬಲ್ಲೆವೇ ಬಿಳಿಯ ಚರ್ಯೆಯನು, ಮಲ್ಲೆಯಂತ ಒನಪು?


By : Ishwara Bhat K

 

ಭಾವಯಜ್ಞ

ತವರಿನಲಿ ಯಾಗವಿದೆ ಎನುವ ಸುದ್ದಿಯ ಕೇಳಿ
ಓಡಿ ಬಂದಳು ಸತಿಯು ಹೇಳಲೆಂದು
ಕರೆಯು ಇಲ್ಲವದೇಕೆ, ಎನುವ ಯೋಚನೆ ಬೇಕೆ?
ಏಕಾಂಗಿಯಾದರೂ ಪೋಪೆನೆಂದು

ಮೆಲುನುಡಿಯ ಮೆಲ್ಲುತಲಿ ಲಲನೆಯಾಡಿದ ನುಡಿಯು
ಪರಶಿವನ ವರಕಿವಿಗೆ ಬೀಳುತಿತ್ತು
ಹೋಗಿ ಬಾ ಎನ್ನಲೇ, ಸಾಗಿ ಜೊತೆ ನಾ ಬರಲೆ?
ಎದೆಯ ಬೀಗವ ವಿಧಿಯು ಜಡಿಯುತಿತ್ತು

ಒಂದು ದಿನ ತಡೆದುಕೋ, ನಿಲ್ಲು ಸಂಜೆಯವರೆಗೆ,
ಅಲ್ಲದಿರೆ ಅರೆಘಳಿಗೆ ಸುಮ್ಮನುಳಿಯೆ
ಎನುವ ಮಾತುಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ಎದೆಯಲುಳಿಯಿತು ಹೇಗೆ
ಮೌನ ಶಾಂತಿಯದೆಂತು? ಫಲವು ಕಹಿಯೆ

ಅವಳು ಹೋದಳು ಸಾಗಿ, ನಿಂತಳೇ ಬಾಗಿಲಲಿ
ಕರೆದಳೇ ಕಣ್ತುಂಬಿ ಬಂದಳೇ ತಿರುಗಿ?
ಮೊಗವ ತಿರುಗಿಸಿ ಕುಳಿತೆ, ಏಕೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ
ಕರೆಯಲಾರೆನು ಮತ್ತೆ ಮೋಹಕೆರಗಿ.

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By : Ishwara Bhat K

ನಿನ್ನ ಒಲವು ಎಂಬ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆಯ ಮಾಲೆ.

ಹಾಡಿದವರು : ಸಂತೋಷ್ ಭಟ್

ರಚನೆ : ಈಶ್ವರ ಭಟ್

ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು : ಗೂಗಲ್

ಬೆಳಕಿನಿಂದ ಕತ್ತಲೆಯೆಡೆಗೆ.

ಅನುದಿನವು ಮನದೊಳಗೆ ಸೆಳೆಯುತಿದೆ ನೋಡು
ಬೆಳಕೆನುವ ಪಾಡು
ಕತ್ತಲಿನ ಸೆರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರಗಿಹುದು ಹಾಡು,
ಪದಗಳದೆ ಜಾಡು.

ಇರುಳು ಕಳೆಯಿರಿ ಎನುತ ಹಗಲು ಚಿಂತೆಯ ಕೊಟ್ಟೆ
ಮೌನ ಕೊರೆಯಲು ಮಾತು ಬುತ್ತಿಗಳನು
ಶಾಂತ ನಿದ್ದೆಯ ತೊರೆದು ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ಎನ್ನುತಲಿ
ಬೆಳಕನುರಿಸುವ ಹುಚ್ಚು ಬಯಕೆಗಳನು

ಬೆಳಕು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವಾಸೆ , ಮೇಣ ಬತ್ತಿಯದೊಂದು
ಎರಡು ಕಡೆಗಳಿಗೀಗ ಬೆಂಕಿಯಿಟ್ಟು
ಬೇಗ ಕರಗಿತು ಮೇಣ, ಬೆಳಕಿಗಿಲ್ಲವು ತ್ರಾಣ
ಕುಳಿತಿಹೆನು ಕತ್ತಲಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣನಿಟ್ಟು

ಬೆಳಕು ಕತ್ತಲೆಯೆನುವ ತರ್ಕ ಸಂತೆಯ ನಡುವೆ
ಸರಳ ಬದುಕಿನ ರೀತಿ ನೆಮ್ಮದಿಯಿದೆ.
ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಹಗಲಿಹುದೆ? ಮತ್ತೆ ರಾತ್ರಿಯು ಬಹುದೆ?
ಬೆಳಕಿನಾಸೆಯ ಮನಸು ಸುಮ್ಮನಿಹುದೆ?

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By : Ishwara Bhat K

ನಿನ್ನ ಒಲವು ಎಂಬ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆಯ ಮಾಲೆ

ನಿನ್ನ ಒಲವು ಎಂಬ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆಯ ಮಾಲೆಯಿರೆ
ಬೇರೆ ಹೂಗಳದೇಕೆ ಹೇಳು ನೀನೆ
ನೋವೆನುವ ಎಲೆಗಳೋ ಶಂಕೆ ಕನಕಾಂಬರವೊ
ಈ ಮಾಲೆಯೊಳಗಿಲ್ಲ ಅಲ್ಲವೇನೆ

ಎಲ್ಲ ದಿಕ್ಕಿನ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಮಲ್ಲೆ ನಗುತಿರುವಂತೆ
ಒತ್ತಾಗಿ ಮುತ್ತಾಗಿ ಕಟ್ಟುತಿರುವೆ
ಸಂಸಾರ ದಾರದಲಿ ಬಿಗಿಯಾಗಿ ಸುಖವಾಗಿ
ಜಾರದಂತೆಯೆ ತಡೆದು ಬಂಧಿಸಿರುವೆ

ಮಾಲೆ ಕಟ್ಟುವುದೇನು, ಬಹು ಸುಲಭ ಎನ್ನುವರು,
ಕೆಲರು ಹಾರವೆ ಬೇಡ ಎನ್ನುತಿಹರು
ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಗುಂಪಿನಲಿ ಇಂಥ ರಗಳೆಯೆ ಇಲ್ಲ,
ಬರಿಯ ಬಿಡಿಹೂಗಳನೆ ಪಡೆಯುತಿಹರು

ಗಂಧವೋ ಚಂದವೋ ಎಂದೆನುವ ಗೊಂದಲಕೆ
ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆಯ ಬಂಧವೇ ಹಿತವೆನಿಸಿದೆ
ನಮ್ಮ ಬಾಳಿನ ತುಂಬ ಸಿಕ್ಕ ಹೂಗಳನಾಯ್ದು

ನಾ ಕೊಡುವೆ, ನೀ ಕಟ್ಟು. ನಂಬಿಕೆಯಿದೆ.


By: Ishwara Bhat K

ಮಳೆಯೆಂಬವಳಿಗೆ.

ನಿನಗೆ ಬಾಲ್ಯದ ನೆನಪು; ಮೋಡದುಯ್ಯಾಲೆಯಲಿ
ತೂಗುತಲಿ ಬಾಗುತಲಿ ಆಡುತಿರುವೆ;
ಮುತ್ತಿನಲಿ ಸಿಂಗರಿಸಿ ಇಟ್ಟ ತೊಟ್ಟಿಲಿನಿಂದ
ಒಡೆದು ಹನಿಗಳ ತೆರನೆ ಚಿಮ್ಮುತಿರುವೆ.
 
ಸಂಜೆಯಲಿ ತಂಗಾಳಿ ಹೀಗೆ ಹನಿಗಳ ಸವರಿ
ಎದೆಗೆ ಮುಟ್ಟಿಸಬಹುದೆ, ಹೇಳು ನಲ್ಲೆ;
ಒಂದಿಷ್ಟು ತಡೆದುಕೋ ಬಿರುಸಾಗಿ ಬರಲಿ ಮಳೆ
ನದಿಯ ಸೇರುವ ವರೆಗೆ ಕಾಯಬಲ್ಲೆ.
 
ಹಸಿನೆಲದ ಮೇಲಿಷ್ಟು ನಡೆದಾಡಿ ಪುಲಕದಲಿ
ಮನದ ಕೆಸರನು ಇಳೆಗೆ ದೂಡುವಾಸೆ;
ಮೇಲುನೋಟಕನಾಗಿ ಮಳೆಗೆ ಕಣ್ಣೀರಿಡಲು
ಇಳಿಯದಂತೆಯೆ ತಡೆವ ಮೊಗದ ಮೀಸೆ!
 
ಅದೆಷ್ಟೊ ಸೊರಗಿರುವ ತರುಲತೆಯ ಮೈದಡವಿ
ಮತ್ತೆ ಚಿಗುರಿಸುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುವವಳೆ;
ತಬ್ಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬೇಡ, ತೊಳೆದುಬಿಡು ಪೂರ್ಣದಲಿ
ಸವಿದುಬಿಡು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಮೋಹದಮ(ವ)ಳೆ.
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By : Ishwara Bhat K

Hello! How are you?

On one Sunday evening around 7 or so, I went to my favorite restaurant to have some chat. Without much thought I ordered for Pav Bajji as it is my favorite. While I was waiting I happened to look at the staff working over there. There were 2 to 3 of them who went about doing their job. One of them in particular caught my attention. He was pleasant, enthusiastic and hospitable. Something inside of me felt that I must speak to this person. So I walked over to him and greeted; Hello! How are You? Though I began talking to him casually soon I realized that he was sharing his story. I was so touched by the enthusiasm of this guy that I felt its worth sharing.

This guy had no basic education and no money for living in the village. So he decides to migrate to the city and ends up in Bangalore. He wanted to work as a cook in a restaurant. Since he was unskilled even for this job he ended up washing the cars. The job neither gave him any satisfaction nor excitement. To peruse his dream of becoming a skilled cook he quit washing the cars and started looking for the job that he liked. Finally he got in to a restaurant and learnt the art of cooking.

This guy inspired me. He is truly happy and enthusiastic about the present job. The same can be felt by the customers who come here. He radiates joy. I also learned that he is soon going to his village for vacation and he is pretty much excited about it. Something that he said when I asked about his home I still remember. ‘My first priority is to take care of my family. I am going to give loads of happiness to them. Job is secondary which I can find easily since I have the will to work anywhere’.

I enjoyed the Pav bajji as never before and walked away feeling the tinge of happiness in doing what one is passionate about.

There is inspiration everywhere. Miracles do happen daily. All what we need to do is to be aware, listen and talk to people. We are obsessed by the Social Media stories posted by our friends and family. There are no real emotions involved in these digital stories. The real social media is out there in our homes, streets, restaurants etc. where you find people who you need, as well as who need you.

Written by Roshan Dsouza

GIVING:Can it Be a way of life?

It was Sunday morning around 7:30 AM, as I was walking back home after the jogging, a rider asked me, to direct him to the main road. As I knew the nearest possible route, I confidently guided the front road. As soon as I finished my explanation, he immediately asked the shop keeper who was behind me. He started to explain the opposite road which was actually the nearest one. I felt sorry for instructing him the long route.

As I was quietly walking further, a watch man of a company requested me to help him to draw money from the ATM. In spite of having a fresh memory of the earlier experience I still went with the smiling face and helped him to draw the money. In-fact I trained him so that he could learn to draw money by himself.

Often we fall prey for the judgment of others to determine our GIVING. There are so many incidents that made a few people not to help any more in their life. If we are authentic in helping someone in need and if it your nature never look back from helping. Never stop doing good. Remember it is an opportunity for you to be who you are and to be grateful for the thousand people who have helped you in disguise.

Written by Roshan Dsouza

FINDING MY EYES!

First time in my life I wished to be physically blind. It was when I sat with a few visually impaired students in a classroom I appreciated the power of seeing from within. I felt that they did not need EYES because they had them already.

They were greater because they could smile at me without actually seeing how I looked like, they could talk to me without knowing from where I came from. I was elated as I gazed at each child with such a CONFIDENCE and JOY. Sitting down with them I was trying to see with my closed eyes and felt helpless. As they were singing, playing chess and reading books I could not believe my EYES! It was hard for me believe that these players were VISUALLY IMPAIRED.

The dominant feeling that captured me in their presence was JOY. These children did not seek pity instead saw me in their heart and captured quickly the energy of being connected and started sharing their life.

Hats off to every child that came across to me today reminding me that having EYES without a HEART to see from within is like having a home without a MOTHER.

As I returned I promised them that I would visit them again not to give EYES to them but to FIND my own.

Writen By: Cynthia Dsouza Ssps

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