As the clock ticks for the last second of 2014, I hear my mom wishing A happy new year in her melodious voice with her arms stretched to fill me in them.
Celebrations…wishes…songs …smiles…this is what I, at this moment, see all around.
But, celebrating and wishing others a happy new year isn’t the only purpose this thing was meant for. It’s more than an occasion to be celebrated..it’s more than just ‘A New year’….it’s a motivation…an inspiration for ‘A New beginning’…..’A New desire’…..’A New Start’ ! (or in Hindi, calling it ‘Ek Nayi Saver’ sounds even more beautiful 🙂 ).
While wondering about the purpose and notion of celebrating New Year on every 1st of January (the 1st month), it just occurred to me how important this number ‘one’ is. Have you ever tried to look at ‘1’ in a way that what it symbolizes is ‘A New Start’…’A New Beginning’…’A New Inception’ !!
So, When you see the date being changed to ’01-01-2015′, promise to give yourself a new start….a new chance…..For an unfulfilled dream…..For quitting the feeling of quitting…..For a lost desire…..For growing a step higher….
On this new year eve, promise yourself to start over, for anything that is worth a new start !
With this, I conclude wishing each and every individual being A Happy New Beginning and A Happy New Year !! 🙂 🙂
Just read this somewhere and felt like sharing with you all. 🙂
If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is equal to
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 respectively,
or more specifically with each alphabet getting a number, in chronological order, we can write as :
A = 1 ; B = 2 ; C = 3 ; D = 4 ;E = 5 ; F = 6 ; G = 7 ; H = 8 ;I = 9 ; J = 10 ; K = 11 ; L = 12 ;M = 13 ; N = 14 ; O = 15 ; P = 16 ;Q = 17 ; R = 18 ; S = 19 ; T = 20 ;U = 21 ; V = 22 ; W = 23 ; X =24 ;Y = 25 ; Z = 26.
For Hinduism :
S H R E E K R I S H N A
19 + 8 + 18 + 5 + 5 + 11 + 18 + 9 + 19 + 8 + 14 + 1 = 135 = 1 + 3 + 5 = 9 ( equation 1 )
For Muslims :
M O H A M M E D
13 + 15 + 8 + 1 + 13 + 13 + 5 + 4 = 7 + 2 = 9 ( equation 2 )
For Jainism :
M A H A V I R
13 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 22 + 9 + 18 = 7 + 2 = 9 ( equation 3 )
For Sikhism :
G U R U N A N A K
7 + 21 + 18 + 21 + 14 + 1 + 14 + 1 + 11 = 1 + 0 + 8 = 9 ( equation 4 )
For Parsi :
Z A R A T H U S T R A
26 + 1 + 18 + 1 + 20 + 8 + 21 + 19 + 20 + 18 + 1 = 1 + 5 + 3 = 9 ( equation 5 )
For Buddhists :
G A U T A M
7 + 1 + 21 + 20 + 1 + 13 = 6 + 3 = 9 ( equation 6 )
For Christians :
E S A M E S S I A H
5 + 19 + 1 + 13 + 5 + 19 + 19 + 9 + 1 + 8 = 9 + 9 = 1 + 8 = 9 ( equation 7 )
The Right Hand Side ( R.H.S ) of all 7 Equations = 9
∴ the Left Hand Sides ( L.H.S ) must also be equal.
⇒ All Gods are equal and hence One !!
Isn’t this a unique way to depict a beautiful message – There’s only One God…One Source…One Supply !
This reminds of some lines ( popularly known as Sant Kabir ke dohe ) written by the famous poet Kabir which capture the same essence :
Kashi kaaba ek hai; ek hai ram rahim
maida ek pakwan bahut, bait kabir jeem.
“There is no difference between Kashi and Mecca, Ram and Rahim. It is like different kinds of meals prepared from the same wheat. Once we realize God, the sense of discrimination between man and man, high and low disappears.”
WordPress Congratulated me for publishing my 50th post 😀 ;). Bresenham seems lucky to be a part of the Golden Jubilee WordPress just wished me for :P. Feeling delightful :D.
In Indian culture gifting some fixed amounts like 51, 101, 501, 1001, so on… are considered as good omen. Rs. 1 is always added to the amount that you wish to gift to add good luck (Rs. is the Indian currency). Offering such value/amount as a gift is considered as a token of love & luck and we Indians call it as ‘Shagun’. Hence, calling this post as “Shagun” or “Shagun-ka-post” delights me even more :D.
Hope my love for writing keeps growing and so does the number of posts ! 🙂
God bless Everyone ! 😀
Keep dreaming…Keep writing ! 😉
Few weeks back, a small episode that occurred to me left me perplexed. I was boggled seeing the duplicitous behavior of people around me who claim themselves to be ‘ultra-modern’. I and one of my friends ( male friend ) were discussing the problems we faced while configuring our laptops. Coincidentally, we both encountered the same problems. The problem my friend discussed was genuinely heard and considered, whereas, later, when I dictated the same problem, the same bunch of people resorted to sarcasm, giving me the ironical salute for what I did while configuring my laptop. I was bewildered and flustered by the way they reacted to a problem that was genuine enough to be considered, but, since the one who narrated it, was a girl this time, so, they reacted indifferently.
This episode left me a bit perturbed and I began wondering about how hypocritical people are. On one side, they claim themselves to be ultra-modish, while, on the other side, they are still sticking to that illogical and imprudent mentality of girls/women belonging to a feeble and ‘not-so-mindful’ class.
Well, this was not the only event that impinged me and forced to write about this. Few days later, during a casual conversation, one of my seniors stated, ‘Ladkiyo k paas dimag nahi hota‘. This line too, did its work and left me dazed & worried. This, all, that happened, was so disheartening that, even, I started doubting myself. Am I, ( being a girl ) unmindful ? Am I not strong enough to compete with the other ‘so-very-mindful-considered’ category ? Is testosterone a measure of high intellect ?
Can’t we challenge the validity of such baseless beliefs ? Isn’t this a crucial matter to be thought upon ? Isn’t it ?