Getting Offline to be On-line….

     The world has faced a lot during this pandemic. It was very difficult for those who are habituated to go out and relax by meeting friends and family.This time has taught a lot about living a life together. Everything depended a lot online. The Education, business, jobs affected and people forced to do that online. Can we add relations into it.?? Yes.. somehow… 

Painting by me..

     In the 90’s and in the early 21st century there was no internet easily available for the common man. The all over race was really comfortable and easy. Now, work has become speedy but even though we can’t’ relax from our work. Many people are having smartphones but smartness is gone now from many. Because many do not even put their head out from the screen. Likes and comments on the posts are like a matter of life and death for some smartphone users. The madness of getting likes and comments is funny to see. The father wished birthday to his children online and they got replies online.! Those husbands who show their love to their wives online and they get replies online.? This social media or online world converted to a big platform for show off. The way people express their feelings for their dear ones to show others is really untouchable. They actually depended on others’ reactions for their loveship.?!. I know many will disagree with this. But the fact is sometimes couples wish each other online and forget to wish offline.!  Connecting friends and sharing memories are always precious to see but living in the same home and wishing with lovely writings somehow sounds ridiculous.    

   The most important thing in the online world is information. We can have any useful information about the current and past.The way applications and this social networking created an impact is amazing. We should agree that it is a great gift given by science and technology. I was really surprised when I got my childhood friends through social media.     

      For the last 10 years we have been witnessing a different world with these smartphones. Everything has been so easy. People are connecting online and working there. When things are so easy for the work, the people get more busy with their work.? Those people who are always active online, avoid  meeting their friends and family because of busy schedules? They all have different reasons for everyone. Do we really feel that without this new world it would be really difficult to work or be connected before 2007.?! Now, it is like a conception about the world without the internet. But many people use it and live in an unimaginable world.  I found many couples who met offline in life, they lost their relationship due to online or social media. Even many surveys found that the level of anxiety has increased during the last 15 years.

      The big question is, do we really need this social media for our daily conversation? Working online is a necessity, but for others it has become a daily life. I know that I am posting this online to be connected with you all and writing to reduce the use of networking. Though I am not really active online, sharing something good is always my hobby..   I think online is a good medium for connecting people, the easiest way to solve problems, business, communications etc.That is only a medium that smoothing our life in a better way. That should not be a life that creates poor circumstances.   

        Some years ago, there was only one online way to connect. That is called telepathy.The things were easy and we could even work well to earn. Those feelings were also priceless when one man thinks the same way while their dear one thinks. Without any tools of communication they could transfer that natural data. Still very few believe in that and are happy to live with it. That telepathy is also a great gift by ‘Nature’ that connects Nature. Can we have that telepathy with Nature too? Let’s have a try by getting offline to be on that line..

Those moments we live with our dear ones are far better than those words written online for them.

Thank You So Much..

Jigar Soni

The Nature of Calumniate…

       Affection is the key to giving birth to every element. The thing which is not yet seen but has been creating those things which can be seen. The thought of creating something has a lot of affections built inside. It is with us and nature too. Human nature has those thoughts to create in both ways. Negative and positive. Some People have the ability to walk in a positive way with good deeds and those others make progress by running on those paths with negative mindsets. 

Painting by me…

   

         When I was a teenager, I was really surprised that some people often told lies about each other in their absence! It was difficult to understand how cheaply one person can tell a lie about the other person.!? Which affection is built in human nature like that.? Where would it come from?  I can’t understand why they are backbiting about each other.?! One day, I was with some friends.. Talking about the group of us and suddenly the guy started saying something bad about one guy. The other two guys got interested in it. In a few minutes they almost changed the foundation of that guy. It was strange to see that drama going there.! 

             Recently, I found a new friend. I talked to him for the first time to get some technical information. It was really nice to talk with him and I got very good information. The guy was very much supportive and we had a good chat. One person who is a friend of that guy came to know that I talked to him and that person didn’t want to build our friendship. That person told a lie about me to him. After some days I tried to contact a new friend and he has not been answering me till today. There was not any economical perspective from my end or anything like that. But, the person maligned me and he succeeded in breaking our relations. I don’t know what those poor persons have this type of abilities and what they get by doing like that.? These people who can’t build a pure relationship are running with building false relations and breaking those pure relations. We can find many people around us who do things like these very professionally. They feel smart and clever themselves..!! They enjoy doing it but they are having less self confidence inside. The way of spoiling the relations of others is a shameful act. That is  such a trivial thing that ruins our society. 

      The question should always be in front of everyone. Have we lost any true relationship by interfering of someone??!! For the self examination, on which side are we living?! Breaking the relations by traduce or believing in true relations..??! Today, traduce is such a bad manner that touring in the mind of humans. By that one can achieve much success but at the evening of the life, the breaker will be broken down.

       Earning a true Relations is much more difficult than earning a Money… So Respect those relations.. Of ours and others too.. 

Thank You so much….

©Jigar Soni

The Nature of native

     When we are born, we are born with sensations. The birth of a human means a lot for the other lives.. The nature around them and the livelihood means a lot for the new born babies. Every birth is from the abyss of the femalism.  The connection of every human being is always there with the native. 

   I grew up in a small town near my city. Whenever I go there I feel something special. Native is a place that has been connected with our innocence. Those places where you play and enjoy are always blissful. The way I played on that land is an amazing memory. The nature around that village is beautiful. The age when our vision is filled with purity is a remarkable time of our life.   It is always precious when we see nature with credulousness. Those innocent eyes can speak a lot and can converse with nature directly. Though some people may not remember you there but those trees, the dust, the sky and the horizon should have the same story with you.

Painting by Navin Soni, Bhuj-India

   Now, in this time of technology, Native and nature of native have been forgotten by many people. The children now grow up seeing the handsets of their parents and they feel the excitement by using them. The age when they need to see that greenery and the clouds and the birds sounding around trees but they habituated to touch that man made screens, speakers  and games. I think I was really lucky that I was brought up in the shadow of nature. Today, the scenario is changed and people forget to grow up like that. Those reminiscences of childhood will always be helpful in matured age to shape our life.I think many children in this era will not have an experience to tell their kids about those played moments with nature..?!!        

   Today, whenever I go to my native place, I get a different energy and joy from there. The memories with that place creates a joy inside me. I think when anyone feels upsate in their life the better place to recharge is by visiting those grown up places. Native is a place which is creating you and whenever you go, the only place which proves the journey of your life. Many of us always try to streamline our native place. They want to donate to the schools there and do many things like that. Do we ever think we look to streamline the nature of a native.?!

Our Nature.? Our land… The properties there..?! The Horizons we created inside ?!!  

      The Nature of a Native is a place like the Lap of Mother which will never get an old! 

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Thank you so much..  

(For last one and a half month I have not posted anything. It has been a difficult time to write and post something when people here lost their dear ones. Sometime unwritten words are better in these days.. RIP … to the souls we lost..)

By Jigar Soni

The forms without uniforms…

        Inner Spiritual peace or the blissful in them self. These words themselves have the power to express human feelings. Those who are blissful with nature and close to nature are inspiring many of us. They love nature and their presence is loved by nature. They don’t need any dress to show others and live their life with minimum requirements. Those places where the common man is afraid to go during the days, those blissful persons have the guts to go there in dark nights.. They haven’t learned from the schools as they learn from nature. Though schools are teaching us that discipline we need in life but those are learning the discipline from nature. They know the ultimate pronunciations from nature and are very well aware about the future. 

Painting by Navin Soni, Bhuj-Gujarat

       Today I want to describe those two great blissful characters of Geer-Gujarat. The way Girnar changed my perspective about life was invaluable. During the visit of Ginar in 2010, I heard about the fearless character who is a tea seller.The hotelier sells tea right under the mountain Girnar. Girnar is covered with 36 kilometres parikrama(Orbit) route and lots of people doing parikrama(Orbit) during Diwali times. This parikrama route is covered with more dense jungle where anyone would fear to go alone there in daytimes. That tea seller does Parikrama alone every month on the dark moon’s night with only one stick and torch. He knows well about the wild life culture there on route and also knows about those monks living in the deep caves. He brings some groceries for the monks with him and he indirectly knows the shortage of the groceries to monks. He is doing these things like his duty and he feels pleasure for himself. He dedicates his life to nature. He goes around lots of stones during his every month’s journey, but he never desires to colour one stone and sit there by being a monk. His life talks about the monkful journey. The people like these are monks from their inner peace who are always in conversation with nature. 

        The other person is a strong man living in the small village of geer region. His name is Abhaybhai. Once, I went to Girnar to make drawings of it. Abhaybhai helped us to find the spots on the parikrama route. He is a brave person who loves Lions and Nature. He is unmarried and never wanted to marry because of the love he has for nature and wildlife! Though he served his mother till the end of her life. He made food for her and worked for Nature’s needs and for wildlife. He is much anticipated towards nature and animals to protect it. He lives in village Ajab where lions are often found near to his house. He waits to see them and observe their language. His knowledge about wild animals impresses the officers of the forest department. He often comes with tourists to guide them but never expects to go professionally for more money. Many times the forest department told him to join them and have some good salary but he was not interested to do it for a long time. His requirements are less but he is concerned about the requirements for Nature and wildlife.

       Both persons are really great lovers of Nature. In Geer there are many characters like these who are brave, live, lovers and are knowledgeable in their own way. Both are doing their job, connected to social life and with Nature too. They balance their life with enough earning and concern about nature and it’s needs. They don’t have any uniform to show others about their inner piece because the inner piece doesn’t achieve by dressing any cults or being a monk!! On one hand they have transactions or communications and on the other hand have benevolence.  These characters are having an experience of inner peace of them-self and of Nature too.

         Nature  has been doing benevolence without any uniform.          

© Jigar Soni

The Hacked Nature….

          This 21st century is about inventions and applications. It is a great opportunity for the students and for all to learn something through the internet. Though uses and misuses are always there in everything. Today stealing data is known like one kind of art. Someone who is familiar with computer languages from a little age gaining knowledge of hacking. Those who go with the professional ways are protecting data and the others who are not getting the right way, they are stealing data. In older times “password” was not a common word and now every child has the knowledge of that. Though now Coding is becoming compulsory in education, It is a big challenge to explain the good uses of it. It is a game of numbers.. Some are using it in the positive matter and the others using it for the negative cause. 

Painting by me…

        It is all about selfishness when one is hacking someone’s data. He wants the data to be used for himself/herself and boosting their ego by that. The data used to boost their views and Nature is being used to get productivity, profit and resources. Someone who smartly uses nature for business which is similar to stealing data. Those who smartly misuse nature or stealing the particles of nature to upgrade their position are hopeless for the future. During lock-down in the pandemic, Nature was free from this hacking but now the practical theory applies to run the normal life. Though many are living nature-friendly and also protecting its’ data.                         

       Recently, one guy hacked my social media account and I have not been able to log in to it. My all pages showing different names and I couldn’t do anything to my pages. It was frustrating somehow but after a few days, I found that those times I spent checking my accounts were useful for creations..!! I was able to spend more time on creations and I felt thanks to the hackers for it.?! It is really sad to see that chip thinking of the hacker that is dealing with my page followers..?!! He will never understand that the actual data is with me always that inspires me to create something beautiful that the world likes to see. Those datas are my inspirations and will never be hacked by anyone.He can hack my social media accounts but will never be able to hack my thoughts, my unseen library from where I write and uses those colors which is in my inner palate. Temporarily, the hacker can have some followers for his/her fake page but after all it will be useless. 

         How the way those hackers are being hacked is by their own mentality.!! They don’t have the path to move on and provide something unique to achieve followers.!!?? They hacked themselves and will never get free from it till they realise. They forget that if one person is already hacked then he will never be able to hack someone. He can hack someone’s data for sometime but eventually that generated code will give them a negative output…

        That one will never know which one will be the last code of life, till there one should generate the right code for the true success.

Thank You So Much..

© Jigar Soni

Nature is an Architecture….

         For the last two and half months I have been learning something about architecture online by Harwardx. Therefore I wasn’t able to connect to my blogs. Anytime when you are gaining something you can’t be able to serve something perfectly. I have learnt some amazing fundamentals and depth about it which will remember life long. Architecture is a place of giving a place to the others. It is a great world of arranging a space for the needs. I think there is no place in the world without architecture. It is either by people or nature. The place where I am writing is an example of an architecture and the place where you are reading is an architecture. Even there is an architecture of every human being which is formless and that is hidden.   

Painting by Navin Soni, Bhuj.

     By learning I had a thought that when and where were the first architectural elements combined together? How was the need for architecture born there? The caves were the first architecture created naturally and used by acenters. Those rocks were materials to protect the humans. Nature was always Eco-friendly to humans and it created amazing compositions for them. I think that how humans were inspired to build something by observing any fallen tree trunk.? Did they realise the use of the leaves to build a roof for the protection? The roof is the oldest identity for the architecture which is still in use. It was necessary to build something in those times. But after the inventions the use of architecture applied more for the impact than basic needs. The way of architecture changed a lot during the times of Renaissance. The actual need was a home for each and then the home for the memory of a special one which we called monuments. The architecture has become the language to express something and we have been experiencing the great monuments in the world. It is the way to reflect the culture or the traditions. It gives sensuousness to the viewers which is very useful for the generations.

    Now, the architecture transformed from maximalism to minimalism. There are many  architectural places we see that touch the sky, great underground construction with casted materials. But things are going back to the mainstream where humans are seeking a pure material  which is close to nature. Nature never casts any material but it provides in a pure form to humans. Whatever humans achieve in architecture which is always short of satisfaction. Therefore the way of minimalism in architecture is being applied in the present times. The architecture from a few decades changed its way of giving sensuousness to the viewers. It produces the thought of self realization which creates a better society. I observed the few really great monuments like the peace park created in San francisco, Wang Shu’s Ningbo museum in china which built from the remains of demolished villages and Germany’s holocaust memorial. Those abstract designs have a lot to say to society. Humans need remarks by seeing the monuments for better tomorrow and that can be done by presenting Speaking Architecture. It is very important to know the human values by the way of an architecture. It gives the sense to protect human-made architecture and nature-made architecture too. 

        To view the Speaking Architecture, there should be Listening eyes.

        Architecture is never going to be eradicated, It may sometime return to its original form in future.

Happy New year to Everyone. Have a great and Healthy new year to everyone.

© Jigar Soni

The invisible Independence…..

     India…. The land of variations with People, Nature, Cities and villages. For centuries, it has been ruled by kings from different regions. Everybody had a different ruling system and it had to be followed by the people. But one community is all above from there. They did not have any relations with people or Rulers. They have been making their path individually. They don’t care about who is the leader or a ruler of the country. They are fully concerned with nature, living with spirituality, meditation and they are Independent always. They are “Digambari” Saadhus(Monks whose dresses are Directions). They don’t have any interest in the outside world. These Monks are the unique identity of India.

Painting by Navin Soni , Bhuj-Gujarat

    India has been ruled by the Britishers for many years.  People of India followed the rules and regulations. In that era these Digambari Saadhus never needed to follow any rules and regulations because they have never been attached to this world. They have been living in an inner world which is mysterious. They are living in the cavities of the Earth and don’t have any interest in showing their identity to people. Centuries and centuries gone but, they have been living with the same way and will live like that for centuries. This community looks inactive for the outer world but it’s not a fact because they continuously converse with Nature and maintain that balance in it. They know every step of Nature and manage those damages by every footsteps of Humans. They have been living in Independence because any rulers or leaders have never been able to find them. Any Power has not been able to make slaves or give freedom. Gold is like dust for them and they are free from any human compression. They left to wear apparels too, to live. They even live in the social world  like a normal human being to observe people and present mentality. Monks like these are living in the world and not only in India. They are all interconnected and India is a centre for them. My salutations to every such monk like that and India which is always independent. 

     A visible inactivity should not be observed by human compression. It has a mime performance which pronounces human activities.. 

Thank You So Much..

Happy Independence days to everyone.    

© Jigar Soni                          

The calculations without transactions…

     Update and up gradation is a natural clock of our life. Even if we are doing nothing in a day we feel something up for once in a day. We feel that things are really going fast and this fastness always pushes us to do better and get better the day after tomorrow. In the update we always miss some wonderful moments of our life from the past. Some college students miss school days, school children miss childhood days, some married miss single days 😀 . 

Photo by me of Mountain Girnar

  At one time I had been to Girnar with some friends. Friends need to shut some places in Girnar for the documentary film. I was there as a much familiar person to Girnar. I was just 20 years old and not much of a busy person that time and even today too. I take those chances to go out in nature and feel better. We reached there in the evening and went to one aashram. Those saints welcomed us and we put our bags in a room. We took dinner and went to meet the chief monk. We had some spiritual talks about Girnar and understood the way of their cult. Suddenly the other monks called the chief for some prayer and they joined to sing at one corner there. Music touches me a lot and the effect without any loudspeakers is always precious. They were singing and we enjoyed some time. There was an older person with us on that trip and we decided to bring one folk singer Nugaa Bhagat of Junagadh. We knew each other for more than a year. We called him after 10:PM and requested him to sing for us that night. He said yes without any hesitations and took him to ashram  by our car. There were no instruments, no Microphone, no lights but only a tone of Nugaa Bhagat. He has his “Ektaro” (one string instrument) with him always. He sang with it there. He sang the whole night till 4 A.M. Four monks and we three sat there to hear those ultimate tones. Girnar was in the background and it was the rainy season. At 5:AM we dropped Nuga Bhagat to his house and returned to Ashram. The most surprising thing was that there were no expectations in his eyes of having some money for singing. He sang continuously like a true devotee and without any expectations in spite of hardly fulfilling needs to the family. ! Even when we firstly reached the ashram I showed expectations in the eyes of some monks. It was a pleasurable night for us. I enjoyed it fully with utmost satisfaction. Those times which had no transactions but without that we got memorable times. Every time in life we are calculating everything. But, I think we should leave some time like that where we forget to calculate and increase our values.. ?! Some day if we are not having an upgrade then nothing will change to our life. Remember that when we are in a difficult face of life then those memories are being souvenirs for us..Those moments when a human upgrade with human values are always calculated differently in our life by Nature.

       Sometimes we should leave our daily calculations and allow Nature to do it for us. It will be invaluable and ultimate.

       Those moments who are calculated can never provide satisfaction where those are without calculations always create satisfaction.  

Thank You So much. 

© Jigar Soni                         

The Unconditional Humanity…..

      Donations… We are much familiar with this word now. Everyone know the meaning and necessary of it. In my school times I thought it’s something like punishment for those who get poor marks and by that they get admission into some colleges. There are always conditions in every transaction and it’s also in donations. Someone wants to get an admission by donations. Someone wants popularity by donations and someone has interest in rumours. Though Some industrialists are doing a great job by helping the poor for their betterment. Those who have enough money for the donations are always usual but those who don’t have much money and source helping others ,are unusual. ‘Donation’ is a very formalist word for them. ‘Help’ is a very nice word to describe their lives.

Painting by me…

  I am talking about a great artist of Ahmadabad who was a simple and very kind-hearted man. He was an artist from C.N College of fine arts. His name is Mr. K.R. Yadav. He was a professor in C.N Fine Arts and my father was a student that time in between 1980’s. My father was aware about his style , simplicity, and the kind nature of Yadav sir. He came with his bicycle every day. He always cared about their students and Whenever he got his salary at the end of month, he used to write on the bulletin board that ‘If any student does not have money to pay the fee, he should come to me ! He paid fees for many students. Despite being a family-man, he lived like that. Sometimes missing a few bucks for his house expenses, he went to his artist friend to have some money. Though he used to talk with that friend about some other things, It was understandable for that artist and he used to give some rupees to Yadav sir. They know about each other’s condition, unconditionally. He was very much a tea lover and used to go to one tea stall on the opposite side of C.N. College. The tea seller knew about Yadav sir’s kind nature and was like a friend of his. He would never take rupees for tea from sir ?  How that tea man would not even take money from him ! Because he used to understand him unconditionally. That great chain was key to throbbing the city. We hardly find these throbbing characters in cities now. Such characters who try to fill someone’s life by liveness are a form of blessings and may nature continue to shower such blessings. 

Cities are not known for their cars running in the twinkling lights of the dark knight, but for such characters who illuminate in the darkness of the day.              

Thank You So Much..

© Jigar Soni

The Monasticism from ‘Karma’

      India is the land of spirituality.. Lot of cults and saints has been here. From east to west there are religious cults everywhere. Some of the monks have  big names in World also. In global world, saadhus also being famous by internet. It is good to have their thoughts and guidance being followed by the people all over the world. There are saints with the background of religion but there are a lot other saints who are in the background of deeds or karma. Both are important.

Painting by Navin R Soni, Bhuj-India

Today, I want to write about one man who is living in my town. His name is chandrashinha. He is lover of cow and serving cows from the heart. Those cows who are not been able to give milk those left by their owners and chandrashinha serve those cows. Before some years ago he got few lakes rupees in the land deal. Then he decided to serve for the cows and not to marry. He often goes to one saint who is living near to our town and bring some food, vegetables and milk to him.  Now these days, when the lock down is on, he couldn’t go for a few days after lock down. He called to the monk and knew that there were no vegetables and milk left for him. Buses are closed, private vehicles have no permission to go anywhere. It’s almost 9 km from our town. The brother of chandrashinha is a police officer but he hadn’t tell him for special permission. During this time he decided to go there by walk with vegetables and milk to serve him. He went there by walk,delivered  everything needed and returned with utmost satisfaction like he has always.!!. Sometimes, we can’t decide that who is monk?. That guide waiting for the things or the shishya(follower) who is serving him in this crucial time? Thus, there is no difference between the monk and his follower! People like this are not big names where others serve people by their religious speeches.  They know their ‘kaarmik’ duty and serve with satisfaction. There are lot other people who are serving food and other needs with dedication. Salutations to all those Kaarmik Saints…

      Some people are monks with their Karma’s, where they don’t need any religion in the background, because there is a background of nature always with them. 

Thank You So much

© Jigar Soni