Monday, August 14, 2006


So far so if I have found any religion close to Hinduism its Judaism. Both the religions have faced the threat of extinction but have survived and thrived like a flickering flame in the wind. Hinduism and Judaism are the only two religions in the world that do not preach conversion. Both do not guarantee wild-card entry to heaven based solely on the membership of their religion (as in Christianity and Islam) and rather put the onus squarely on the person’s deeds and conduct. Both do not bury their dead Judaism treats the dead body as impure and the body is left for vultures to eat and decay. Hindus burns the dead body. Both are still fighting a fight for survival against terrorism.

The typical Jewish stereotype overlaps quite neatly with the “baniya” stereotype no wonder that most of the businessmen in India are either Jew or baniya e.g. Ratan Tata (a Jew) , Sunil Mittal and Lakshi Mittal (both baniya) .

Both religions have faced the holocaust - Jews in the hands of Hitler and Hindus in the hands of Arab invaders (e.g. Feroz Shah). In fact the very word Hindukush (of the Hindukush pass which was the route of Arab invaders and connected India and Afghanistan) means “slaughter of Hindus”. Both Judaism and Hinduism are ancient religions with ancient languages (Hebrew and Sanskrit respectively).

India and Israel today are fighting same set of problems the similarity of their religious history represents a beautiful opportunity for collaboration and sharing.

The final nail in the coffin--JESUS was a Jew and BUDDHA a Hindu!!!!!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

DEATH: The ultimate destination

Death is the ultimate reality in life the rich man dies the poor man dies the wise dies the foolish dies the doctor dies the patient dies ultimately you gonna die and me gonna die. Death also echoes the mortality of our affections that life is short, as is the proud beauty of a woman, and encourages us to consider them more carefully.

Life is a journey towards death the moment you are born your death also starts approaching. Death is always close by. It is almost like your shadow. Life cannot exist without death; neither can death exist without life.

Death is always portrayed as something negative something “bad” or even “evil” lets explore the phenomenon of death a little closely:

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn
has come." --Rabindranath Tagore.
The fear of death is nurtured by the Mind. Our minds have an insane desire: we want only life and not death. Our Mind is attached too much to outer things and is afraid of the void death will create. Death will take away all your knowledge, hopes, memories, desires, dreams, imagination, all that you have carried all along will be thrown away but you are so attached to it- your body, your knowledge, your social rapport you are identified so much to it that the very idea of death shakes you to the very foundation. Sample this:

I think people believe in heaven because they don't like the idea of dying,
because they want to carry on living and they don't like the idea that other
people will move into their house and turn their things into rubbish.

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Just as in the morning you wake up and the dream life is finished, one day in death you wake up into another reality and all that was real up to then – for seventy years – becomes just a dream. If there is no death there will be no life. Awareness of death is what prompted the Buddha to perceive the ultimate futility of worldly concerns and pleasures. Death is not scary at all it is nature’s wake-up call to everyone.

"Eat healthy, exercise daily, you still die"

Thursday, August 03, 2006


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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My shoe-size reaches 12+ !!!!!

Finally folks my shoe-size has touched 12+!!! My last pair of sports shoes had to be called in from Delhi ( the size i was lookin for could be found only in delhi and punjab) and becouse i need a broad front edge of the shoe its really hard to find a shoe that comfartably fits me.
Last time when i bought black school-shoes the Bata shopkeeper told me that he had only three shoes of the size that suited me and he was the only one to keep stock of such shoes in whole U P!!!!!
This time again after a couple of shoes i finally could find a sports-shoe which DID fit me. This really is a miracle that i could the shoe of my size in this very own apna-lucknow. Malls really are a revolution atleast for my XXL legs.