The real strength of winning..

Congratulations to everyone on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji.

 The only thing which can completely turn-around from violence to non-violence, is Love. 

When I was writing this, one name came to my mind that is alexander.  who had madness for winning the world and he almost completed that but he could not win India. On his voyage, one time alexander was in Peshawar and stood at a corner besides a tree. A monk was sitting there on the corner and alexander came close and said to him that look…. I am alexander.!!.  I won the world and the last I will win this nation too… and saint asked him what will you do after that..?? Alexander proudly replied that I will live ‘peacefully’ and happily after winning. Monk said that but I am living very ‘peacefully’ right now!!!!..

Alex did not have any answer for that.

Then he turned and said, I am the king… what can I do for you?!! –  Saint said – do me a favour ..please go the other side with your horse.. because winter is on and I am here to take sunlight which is hidden by you right now!!! Alx could not believe the way of the monk and broke down completely.

And the light came in mind of alex and then he realized  how many humans Killed to become a king of the world.??!!! And he got nothing more than this..!!!!!!?? He felt the guilt and he could not win India and died there. So the thing is there that by killing or violence and by killing a humans one can’t achieve that he want is peace..

But, when the ways of defending a country for  a soldier is his duty and that’s why we can live peacefully in our homes. They are protecting us and a big respect to those every soldiers who are indirectly maintaining peace to live people like us. I think they are soldiers who are seeking peace and nonviolence more than anyone else.

Gandhiji also won the world  with Love, Peace and Humanity.

Thank u so much everyone.

The Plated Celebrations…

 This is the festival of navratri. The longest festival. Every festival of any country reflects its art and culture. Art and culture defined by the people. In my opinion, Life is a longest festival.      We are eager to celebrate and struggle a bit between eagarness and celebrations. 

Painting by Navin Soni(Bhuj)

   A festival of Navratri is now very popular across the world. It’s a festival of nine nights. I thought about how this celebration has changed in modern times?? It was all about worship of our goddess and the feast of adoration. It was the festival of Garba. Some women met in the square near their homes. They did worship of our Goddess and played garba. Garba is an art of playing with rhythm in circularly(Perambulate). They sang together, clapped and create the ‘laya’. What would be an incredible sweetness on those sounds !! ? They never needed any heavy drums or speakers to play but the rhythm had been created by their claps, Garba sung by women and playing circularly were everything  together.!? The rhythm from their claps and sounds from their singing was wonderful to hear. It was a divine noise created to worship. Everyone naturally could get the rhythm in their play. The ultimate joy was also there.! 

    May this festival is a worship of our mother earth?? Who can know about this.?? Somebody has written that a Garba is a symbol of the universe. Is it the perambulate of the universe. !!

   Now, the whole scenario has changed. This festival has taken a form of business. The loud speakers causing noise pollution.No worship and more drama to win competitions!?? By remembering those steps taught by dance masters they actually forget to dance naturally. Following those steps are not the worship or adoration. The joy of playing is better than following the steps.

   Festivals came from a small celebrations to love, respect and have faith in God.Those festivals which were the identity of our culture is now hidden by the way of our celebrations.  
Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni

Karma is undefined….

What is Karma? Can anyone answer? The ages have passed, but no one has been born to define karma. It is estimated that karma is related to our earth element. A body of your nature dances always that’s unknown. It is a windy body where your nature is hidden. I believe that karma cannot be evaluated. Our karma is like nature that inside of us. How can one evaluate another’s karma even when he/she is not aware of his own karma? No one has never released from the bondage of karma.

Painting by me.

No one could escape the bondage of karma and no one knows what this karma or obligation is?. It is a time when you have to show a knot and at the same time you have to play your role as a visionary. Who knows when giving a speech about karma or writing a two line, are they freed from the bondage of their karma? One is never free from karma. No-one has the strength to be free from it. Find a person who never has any problems in life!


Mostly, there is a point of an acceptance when we are running towards attainment.

Thank you so much..

© Jigar Soni

The circle of Life…

Our life is generally divided into those three parts. A one is playing, the other is making and then retiring. Mostly, we think about the future and we work hard to make better than present. Hopes are with us always and there is no end of it. A top businessman always thinks about being with same flow till to the end of his life. An employee always look for the promotions, Where an artist always think about a better creation.!Life never stops from all these. We are covered with some responsibilities, Wishes and lots of hopes. Parents wants his son get married with a good girl and then should have a child within a few years, then grandchild’s study, his/her career etc.. Life is not always beats on a same rhythm. Sometimes we succeed to achieve and sometimes we are short of achieving enough from our perspective.   

Painting by Navin Soni(Bhuj), Title – A Wish

  

Life is a sea of wishes and hopes. But we manage to fill our life with those water puddles besides us.
It is not about reacting those blank spaces, its’ for satisfying with filled spaces.

Eyes can’t be hidden by the mask.

Before few years, I went to one inauguration function where lots of well known personalities had been there. After all the welcome speeches, one very famous person gave his speech on that special occasion. He spoke about that special event and human relations.People listened to him and they got tears in their eyes. When he completed his speech, people gave a standing ovation to him.

Painting by Navin Soni (Bhuj)

After a few days later, one of our close friends went to his house for another invitation. He wanted to invite for a speech on that special occasion. He welcomed him and they sat on a well furnished sofas. An old woman came in the drawing room and served a water to both. Then he told that old woman to go inside with the hint. They talked and confirmed about a fees he generally charges for a speech. When my friend left his home, he indirectly known that an old woman was his mother.?!! A friend was very surprised to see a difference of that personality. He cancelled that event and later he organised an event with different perspectives.

Some Relations are not the slave of your mask, they are identifications of eyes from life to death.

Thank you so much

© Jigar Soni

Value with Human values

Recently, I watched a movie ‘into the wild’,which is made from a book written by Jon Krakauer. A movie where one guy who had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

Now a day, our presence is counted by position, status and more earning abilities by the end of the month. Our life is lived with those human values which we can’t buy with money.Trust, Love, true friendships, faith, knowledge etc. Some very successful people keep a price tag of every other person in his mind. Money is important but not at the expense of humanity or human values. A one man in our town had only one goal to achieve more luxurious life at any cost. He suffered a lot during that time.He bought expensive bikes and phones and made big house with all facilities. By the time, now there is no value of his presence at any events. He achieved something big in his way but very less are interested to meet him and spend some time. The impression of man created rumours about him and he has no value of his presence without pocket.

A one guy who left everything to have a new life for himself and the other side a guy achieved everything for himself at the cost of human values. I think both ways of living or understanding a life is not proper.Life is all about Togetherness, Responsibilities, Trust, Love and faith in the Nature. Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni 

Reflections of Our-self …

  We often think to grow our business or have a more proper job for the future. In any case we want to achieve more and more success in life. But for someone who lives in the caves,they don’t need to achieve anything or they achieved something more than everything??!!One day, I went to a deep jungle in Girnar. There was a guide with us and he took us to one amazing place.(kala ghuna). A saint was there and he welcomed us by calling “Aadesh”(Aadi+Ish, a lord from the ages).

Painting by Navin R Soni(Bhuj)

He made a black lemon tea for us and seated. I and our guide talked with him for a few minutes and during that talk my father made a pencil sketch of him. After all, my father gave him that sketch and waited for the reaction. He was really in question about himself and asked us that he looks like it.? There was no mirror in his place and he never looked at the mirror from when he stayed there in that jungle. So he forget how he looked. Father wanted to give his sketch to him and request to keep his sketch. But he calmly said that but how’s this useful to me.? I need to put this somewhere to save. Please keep with you, what will I do of my sketch?We were surprised to see that immediate reactions. Someone who doesn’t need any mirror to see himself, he just reach to the river and observe their reflections there. By the mirror in the home, we can be well prepared, but for the reflections of yourself we should go to the nature and try to observe yourself. Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni


Sensations of Local world in the shadow of digital world…

Today, we are habituated with digital payment method with using e-wallets, Net banking or credit cards to pay our bills. Everything is very easy for us to apply and accept, but this can not be acceptable for someone. Recently, I heard a real story about an old man from my uncle. He told a very interesting story about that person. That old man used to collect electricity bills and telephone bills with the bill amount from shopkeepers in the market and paid their bills with small profit of 10 Indian Rupees per bill(startup in those years). he used to go with his bicycle and did this work for so many years. He could earn enough by the end of the month and fulfil his needs.

Painting by Navin R Soni


By the time, the uses of digital world, he came to know that everyone used to pay digitally. He found very few shopkeepers then interested to pay their bills like that. Everyone got the way to pay digitally and had some cashback too..!! But what about that old man, who was working hard to earn and satisfied with those ten rupees.. !?. The thing is that, by having that cashback in our bank account, we would not achieve much for our better life, but giving those ten rupees to pay their bills matters more for him and he can survive his life by it. A one man with old age, surviving by this small work, maintain the trust between each other and suddenly the relationship between them cut down. But, still some shopkeepers likes to give him their bills to pay and maintain that relationship of smile !! By connecting to the internet,we lost our connection to the people like him.Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni. 

A true guide is the form of Nature

A One day, a spiritual guide talked to their followers about the secrets of Nature. Devotees was listening very carefully and some were tried to write on the same time. In his speech, he also told  about temples and Idol worship. He had clearly an opposite mindset for Idol worship. He pointed to the sky and their followers was seeing his pointer at that time. After long years, that saint died and their devotees prepared a large statue of their saint in the memory of him.!! Every saint or guide never told their followers to make a statue of him/her and have an Idol Worship to them. They only told to follow the Nature, understand the nature and you would definitely get your way..

Guide and Disciple are always one another’s friends.By worship of our guide, we always keeping distance between us. We always think that how we can live like that true guide lived for his life. ?! Actually we only wants to clap his speeches while they talked but we never wants to follow that way in our life. I am talking about the true guide(guru) only, and not for those who are seated on well-furnished sofas and giving a speech on sacrifice of worldly life.??!! .. 

Everyday will be celebrated as “Vyasa Poornima” whenever one would follow the right way.Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni 

Rain… The love of Nature.

               Sky and earth is really two ultimate elements that we see. They don’t meet anywhere but we see that horizon where we feel amazing scenes while Sunrise and sunset. Earth herself create those situations on the season of spring when sky fall in love with her. The sky uses fire element by Sun for few days and himself fallen down with rain drops on earth. I think the rain is a mixture of five elements of nature. A birth from fire element and water, becomes in the form of steam; cool down in the heights of sky and fall down on the earth in the form of rain.The most Important thing is a salted water becomes a purified water in this process.If our life is going with salinity then Nature has the ability to purify it.

Girnar in Rain

Painting by Navin R Soni

          Trees are the kids of nature. We can see grounds, jungles with green grass and trees by rain. Birth is depended on the elements of fire and water, cool down from the wind element in the sky and fallen down on the Earth.Whenever this cycle of nature is reduced due to underground of the earth, the birth ratio will automatically reduced. It is the same theory for the human being also. Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni.