'Vastu'… The Home of Nature.

When Vastu was born.  ? The earth is covered with directions and it is moving from west to east every day. Directions are steady for distracted world and for steady world, directions can move(By Babubhai Ranpura, my Guru). Vision is very important when moving in the right direction for anyone.  In every sector direction is need full. How vastu shastra born before ages..?. Humans had been living by the use of five elements. At first they used naturally and now with some machines also. These five elements are sky, air, fire, water and earth.  These five elements have been moving from their directions to gave breath, lights, peace(Water), nutrition(Earth) and thoughts(Sky). The home of humans were caves and elements naturally collide with those rocks to maintain the life of humans in the right direction. 

Painting by me…

   When there would be the first  human made structure of 90 degrees built to live?. Because Nature has never created any 90 degree angles.  So the five elements were moving smoothly into the caves or homes before that and when the angles created by human made structures then something unnatural move found by those five elements. I think by that, the requirements of Vastu shastra realised. How that air would collide that first 90 degree angle?. How humid, sunlight, space of thoughts and greenery found something unusual to move from there?.  Vastu is nothing more than a source of the five elements in any structure. If anyone is believed to make a structure like it then it’s going to be good for lives.

    Everyone has a dream to have a beautiful home and peaceful life in that home. Many of them serious to make a good home plan which is suitable to Vastu shastra. But Can we ever have a thought of doing suitable or good for Vastu or directions. ! If directions can work for us then why not we ?! Human beings searching  everything for the betterment of them but Humans should look for the betterment of nature or directions. Then it would be great for the Humans.

   The corners in homes are very important in the sense of Vastu Shastra and of our mind. We should give enough space to move those five elements and have a peaceful life.

Thank You So Much.. Everyone. I completed  50 blogs today. Thanks for the appreciation and love.

©Jigar Soni      

Dissolve the Ego by Nature.

It is said that ‘I’ is always capital.But i think ‘N’ is always capital and that is of Nature. There is no other option of nature for human beings. Nature is unique and It’s greater than anyone. Every  person has different human Nature and that reflects on his life. Nature has complete answers to our doubts, questions, unacceptable etc. Whenever the roads are closed of human strength , Nature start a path for them. For the self-examination, nature is an ultimate place. Those five elements always giving us everything that we need.Those five elements are common in nature and human nature.When they synchronised with each-other, we can have a continuous conversation with Nature. But Ego and pride is a big burden to our life. That overweight life has so much pain than a simple living. 

Painting by Navin R Soni, Bhuj-Gujarat.

 

Recently, after longtime i have gone to mountain ‘Girnar’. Every time by going there i feel close conversation with nature. When ego is flowing in our blood we even can’t accept Nature and Nature’s creations.  People like that should try self-examination by going into Nature. Live there with less facilities for some days and we realise our existence. By climbing those almost ten thousand upstairs in ‘Girnar’ we can realise our capacity and how helpless we are!!  Nature is convinced when fatigue is felt in the body. wherever we find space, we sit and take a rest. There is no need to have any kind of good furnishings ? If we understand then the place of taking rest becomes pilgrimage.Whenever the world of pride, ego or superstition is engulfed in life, one must examine oneself in nature. Many saints, monks do penance and examine their self by five elements of nature. They start to look continuously at the sun from rising to sunset.That travel by walking on earth creates some connection and by reaching that pilgrimage.For the worldly people, hiking is also a definition of self-mortification. It is not necessary to assimilate. Even youngsters going for trekking and adventure is a part of it and we would know our small positions or status in the lap of nature. May we walk barefoot on roads in summer?, climb those rocks without any support or can we stand in front of heavy waves.? 

Nature is the best place for self-realisation to terminate ego and pride.

Thank you so much. Have a great new year ahead to everyone.

© 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.

The Hypocritical films…

Entertainment is becoming a mainstream for today’s generation. Even the previous generation also like to have it. Mostly, I  used to talk of knowledge and human being with my mother. We watch news and discuss about politics and other factors of the economy. One day I was finding one music channel on television but unexpectedly I found some religious channels. A new monk with long beard came to market and we saw devotees listened to his speech very consciously. After sometime that new brand of monk stopped his speech and gave directions to start music. Devotees started dancing and there after the saint also dancing on the big decorated stage. Devotees were very excited to see that dancing monk and some of them were in extra joy. We enjoyed like a comedy show of seeing arrhythmic dance by monk on stage like that. People got mad and danced more forcefully to be captured on camera !?. After all that drama, the program completed and I changed the channel to view the music show. That actual show I wanted to see was ended but we found another show with DJ rocks on the floor. A one man that is DJ in the Bar, dancing and playing like a mad where people were enjoying dance.Though he was dancing in perfect rhythm. The DJ was very famous and people loved him so much. It was an entertaining club night there.

Painting by me..


Later, one day I got the news with photo that a new monk had been arrested against the scams and cheating devotees.?! That was really surprising for me that from those two persons,how DJ of the bar is way better than monk.? Both were entertainer but the DJ was a better person. There was no curtain of any religion or cults to cheat or playing a game with someone’s emotions because DJ was doing a job in the right way. On the other side, that hypocrite monk was cheating those uneducated people and settle properties from there. ?!

        Religion is never depend by onstage entertainment, It is self-immolation.
Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni 


The worship of Nature

One day, I had a thought of tribal people who are living as nature in nature and protect it. Actually they love nature and so they can live there with less facilities and comfort. When we love someone we can live with them by less facilities. They do worship of nature’s five elements and understand the value of it.They never changed their living style who lives in nature. Nature has a profound effect on them and it seems to be an offshoot of nature. Though in some areas from last few decades, some had been addicted to alcohol and tobacco. Some organisations doing a very fine job for the tribal people to free from addiction.Government also has taken good initiatives for them to educate and turning them to basics and should do more about it.

painting by Navin R Soni (Bhuj)

Aside from the Tribal people, there are many people who live the same way.There are many people in the world who do not need any idol to worship. They worship the mountains and the river and wake up in the morning to worship the rising sun. Planting trees is worship to them. They do not expect an honour from the human society because they got a very special place and honour by nature.

The one who has found a place in the lap of nature does not need any other honour.

Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni
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Nature of Religion and Religion of Nature….

What is religion and the motto of it.? Is it connected with any god or worship? Religion is a native of love and for me is everywhere on the earth.It had been in the beginning of humans on the earth. Protecting nature is religion and where humans are protected by nature is religion. A mother take care of her child is a religion.

Painting by Navin R Soni(Bhuj)

In today’s religion,There are many cults where people may find a place to have faith in God but, those are operating shops of superstitions.?!! there are divisions with different types and dress for identification. They are opposed to each other and some time fighting with each other too?!.we find a different opinions and traditions of denominations with the same religious community. Many times. They secretly fight between each other for getting more devotees.I never believe in fighting for the religion or denominations. I think. ‘It is not a religion for which to fight and if you fight so It’s not religion’. Religion never fought for its own rights. Now a days many orthodoxies claim to get assets which they think of their rights. They take legal actions against other cults to acquire lands and other things. They even forget that the natural place which they fight to get is a place of their lord’s penance. May the nature asked their lord for any proofs or details of his cast.?! Nature never asked for penance there of their original cast or native and now they fight for that land with the reference  and documents of their Lord. ??!!

Thank you so much.

© Jigar Soni

Smoke of Economic growth…

   Yesterday, I received one message from my friend about  economic growth. A CEO of Euro Bank Ltd. told something different about GDP and economic health. He said that cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy… !! He does not buy car, no loan for that,no insurance, no fuel, no need of servicing and repairs, no parking fees.? Though they are healthy but they are not helpful to boost economic health of the country.. !!  I have a different mindset for that because a cyclist has good health, reduce air pollution and noise pollution, less expensive, without fuel, no extra services, more uses of public transports for far destinations. Though I am not used to go with cycle but I should do that first.. !

painting by me.

Few countries in Europe are very famous for the cyclists. Netherlands is most favourite in the list. Many other countries are following and they prevent nature by maintaining those non-economic factors really well. They have enough natural resources with purity. I think GDP  or economic growth should not be calculated by unnecessary expenses but by the healthy growth of nature. In future, this non economic growth will be more important when less availability of pure natural resources.Many developing countries are struggling to provide enough basic needs  to their citizens and they need more concern to get a clean water, pure air, good food, etc.

 Our Life is based more with those non economic relations than purchasing power of us and it will remain like that always..

Thank you so much.
Jigar Soni

A hidden horizon and calculated sky..

This is the 21st century.The global world is now connected online.Everything is now easily available at your doorstep. Only calmness is not available online, but we need to earn it.

Recently, I went to Mumbai which is a financial capital of India. Mumbai is called the city of dreams and everyday so many people come to achieve their dreams. From the last ten years, I have been observing this city very deeply and now I can read that struggle on the faces. It was said that Mumbai a ‘Running-city’, but now we can feel that it’s short of breath..!?

I had been there in the market area which was very crowded and lots of noise of traffic. Everyone was in a hurry and I could not see the way where we gone through..  I could see the tall buildings in making and couldn’t see the sky behind that !! I found a hidden horizons by that vertical World. After that tiring day, the night was really peaceful.  I went to the seashore and by seeing those horizons I find myself very relaxed. I think that tall buildings are good to see with an excitement but we can see that for a while and we should put down our eyes. where horizons are always gives calmness to us and one can see or feel continuously for a long time.

  Cities should not be known for the tall buildings but from the locations like lakes,greenbelt, gardens, seashores etc. Thank you so much
Jigar Soni.

Fast of a fast-world..

One day ,we went to a gathering of friends and relatives. A dinner organised there. Varieties of food items available and everyone was busy to full their dishes by putting every food item into it. I found that another counter with some chips and other items.. almost eight items were there on that counter.. After sometime one friend met us and they went to that different counter and took most food items in his dish. I got that a counter was for food who had a fast on that day and they were eating more than fast-food. It was food of fast and eat like fast-food. That friend came to us and told that it was his “fast day” with a smile. I was surprised to see that the quantity of food he was taken to his dish!?. In the end, he left some food and happily had a fast.

Painting by me.

So many times I have seen like this and having a question that what is important??. Doing fast like that or having a perfect lunch after delivering food to poor people who can’t afford that? I think, one who deliver food for poor people has no need to do any fast. Some organisations does a great job without any trademarks of religion. They know and apply a religion of human.

Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni