Realism of Necessities…

   We all are slaves of necessities.. one child needs a mom. A child never ask or seeking to be in big house more than in the lap of mother. That is the first requirement of child. A child has no interest to sit in expensive cars, but they always excited about toy cars. If we are not aware of our needs, its’ endless. In spite of knowing that, someone run for more expensive necessities. Life has never require more than basic needs, but this materialistic world created a tumour in minds.

Painting by me.

 

  Simple living and high thinking is always work for everyone. Living a life naturally is truly blessings.Others can’t judge one’s living standards by having branded things or not ! Many of my friends has madness of buying expensive branded things. People buy expensive things in debt just to have attention towards them! The burden of such an outward life affects their personal life too.They live in debt and die in debt. Their families also have to face bad consequences. Even youngsters are doing like that?  Many families are afraid of losing relations with their relatives due to living standard. I think there is no need of such relations those are maintained by wealth and positions.           

      Someone said that our next generation should know that walking is not a poor thing and driving in expensive car is not a great thing.

      Rich relationships are not developed by expensive living. If that happens then its’ of selfishness.    
Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni

The concern towards meditations…

What is meditation??. Is meditation like a process to achieve peace?. Can we achieve peace by doing few meditation seasons!?.many groups are doing meditation seasons to take breaks from work. Meditation is a one type of concern to know about yourself, self-conversation and have a peaceful mind. It has been proven that talking to yourself is much better than each other. I know one organisation where people goes to talk with themselves by seasons of meditations. They live there for few days tactically. They don’t allows to talk with anyone during those days. Many of those people feels great and relieves stress by few days seasons. Some of my friends suggested me to go there for an experience but I would find more concentrations in my artwork than any seasons. I feel that any art is a best meditation for our mental health. Even our work can be a good meditation when being done by full concentration.  I am not criticising people who are doing meditation seasons like these, even if no one has the rights to do it. but what I feel that art is a form of meditation more than performance.

Painting by Navin R Soni, Bhuj (India)

Recently, I want to share a true incident when one doctor went to meditation seasons. It is few miles away from my town. A doctor is a heart patient and had gone many times for meditation. When he was there during the season, he found himself with a brain stroke. He immediately knew that what happened to him and broke his silence. He informed other people but nobody reacted immediately because of silent meditation seasons and some more time had passed!!. Then someone from the staff called an ambulance and taken to the hospital. He is still hospitalised from three months.He is still in a coma and hoping for a quick recovery. 

I have a question that how the way we can estimate these meditation seasons. !!? Is it fine when one is suffering from serious injury and the others are stuck with their rules for a meditation. ?? How stupidity there.. ? I think extremeness is not good of anything. Whether its’ of meditation, knowledge, devotion, recourse or of anything. There can be nothing greater than instinct, love and innocence.

Meditation is the only thing to live without let down to anyone. 

Thank you so much.

©  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 

The true notations of life…

If one is searching for the truth then he/she does not need to go anywhere. Truth is very near to Honesty. When life is embellished with honesty, it is truth. Many people have to keep searching for the truth, but there is no need to go anywhere. Honest life is probably the definition of truth. The words like morality, honesty, principles, decency are replaced by practicable, professionalism, selfishness, deftness etc. The madness of earning money has rubbed an important sensations of human beings like rightness and honesty. We can easily find an absence of those values but not them who has it. Countrywise, we have the best example of “Japan”.

Painting by Navin Soni, Bhuj-Gujarat

 Today, I want to tell about a common man of my town. We knew him with the name of ‘Saaleh’. During the late 90’s that man often come to our art gallery. He was poor by his wealth and used to sell old clothes but a very good ghazal singer.!! He learnt to sing from listening to the radio. Whenever he arrived to gallery he would himself order tea for him and for us. He sang ghazals like  masters and everyone would like to listen to him. He even got many stage shows.! One day he came to gallery and requested twenty rupees to my father. He had no slippers so he demanded. He gone immediately and returned after half an hour. He candidly smile to my father and said that Soni sir…I got old slippers in ten rupees. He gave back that remaining ten rupee note to my father !? After a few days, we got news about his death and those sung notes by salleh remain listen there forever. Melody hasn’t only in the singing like this kind of people, their life is melodious too. !! 

There is a great value of uprightness in any factor of life weather its’ of work, relations, relationships, social activities etc. Wealth that earned by doing injustice to someone can never be satisfied. May be we get less money by walking on the path of honesty, but those pure earn has a big impact in life. 

Steps towards rightness are higher than steps of the place of devotion… 

Thank you so much..

© Jigar Soni                        

The taste of life…

Recently, I heard about four day week concept by Microsoft of Japan which was very effective and it led to 40% productivity!!

Working is always create strength for our better future. Running towards success and achievements is going to be our habits. Needs are always knocking on our doors but Facilities are not our needs and in spite of knowing the truth we goes for facilities more than needs.!

Painting by me…

 Emotions are everywhere and emotions are in the base of relations. Any genius, inventor, businessman, multimillionaire is of somebody’s someone. No-one can decline that. Even we remember those big names with someone’s daughter or son. Any individual achievement is very small against our loving relations. Is success and achievements are more important than our relations.?! Being miles away from my dear one while she was suffering from illness I realised that every achievement is very less than those sweet moments I live with her. If we believe and open the doors of the emotions, we will find that being with our dear ones and smile candidly is the highest achievement. We always share our success with our loved ones and if we can’t then success is worthless.Though money is important in every aspect of worldly life, we should spend some invaluable time with our dear ones. There is less importance for any expensive things to gift but that given time is most valuable than anything. If we can laugh and smile together is the most precious thing in life.

Diamond times are always better than diamond rings..

Thank you so much

©  Jigar Soni 

Kutch.. the land of offbeat composition

  India is a country where people are curious to visit different states or region. Every region has its geographical speciality. Kutch is a place which is known for it’s dry land and seashore. Over the years there have been many natural disasters on Kutch and has been adapted to drought conditions by the people. The region has many variations like Seas, hills, deserts, castles, palaces, fortresses etc.Now, It’s time for Rann festival in few days. It looks incredible  when the reflection of the moon or sun scatters on white rann. We can feel like the Moon imprint its own on the Earth. Reflections are finding the way to scattered on acceptance or purity. Weather it’s of nature or human nature. There is no world without reflection and by that it looks rhythmic and beautiful. 

Painting by me

 In Spite of salt rann in kutch there are some lands with farms and jungles in the other side. The rocky area of kutch express its’ plaster of time from the ages. Folk life of kutch has variations of colours in their living stories. We can see those colourful chaniya cholis and ornaments during Navratri festival. It’s a permanent dress in folk life of Kutch. This combination of colourful dress up and dry white land is amazing. That composition of nature and people makes a special image that looks different from other lands.  Kutch is known for beautiful craft work. The folk life of Kutch fills those colours with handicraft, Folk music, pastoral and living stories. Maybe it’s a duty of folk life that fills those missing colours.

Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni

Nature is a Sixth Sense…

Nature and human nature are both synchronised. When I go to any natural place I find myself in a silent conversation with wind first. Wind collide with my ears and I can hear some notations of nature. That feelings are invaluable and we can fill our nature with it. That divine sound tells the story of its presence. 

Painting by me…

Earth is full of beauty wherever you go. Every country has the natural beauty that attract us.  Nature has its own abilities to understand our care, pronounce, love etc. The world is full of diversities with Languages, People, Nature and culture. Some have deep deserts where some countries have sounds of long rivers. Mountains with green forests are common in all countries and that’s the main source of Rivers and lakes. Which languages these Mountains and rivers understand.? I think Nature has the ability to hear us by the sixth sense. Nature can hear, see, tell us by the sixth sense. We also have that sixth sense in our life and it is Nature !! In India I know those many Natural places where a continuous conversation between nature and human nature. The monks in the cavity of Mountain Girnar and Himalayas converse with Nature by Mantras. Those Divine vibrations we can easily feel there. Those knowledgeable of Nature understand the moods of Nature. 

  When I went to a few countries I exchanged my money to local currency. It was very useful to me but not for the beautiful Nature that I saw. A tree or River has no use of those dollars or pounds. It needed a healthy conversation by caring, Loving and pronunciation of ‘vedic-mantras’. by  By the pronunciation of some mantras I felt those divine sounds that I always feel in my Country. 

The circle of nature is always the same and we can feel it everywhere.

“Aoum” Vrikshapurushay Namah…

Thank you so much.

©  Jigar Soni 

The stripped moments to achieve dreams…

Life is all about bringing needs and fulfil dreams.. Dreams that we see with open eyes. Todays we often find every other person who has not enough sleep to achieve their dreams. Someone is not being able to sleep due to stress or too much pending work. In my case, I can’t sleep early because of thinking about art, culture, writing etc. The most important thing is when we grow up and we apply that grown up ability in our daily life. Though needs are needs and we should achieve that. But by thinking about dreams with an open eyes are affects our sweet dreams of night. One night I was in a deep thinking about art. It was late at 2:AM and I couldn’t sleep for more than one hour. Suddenly, I sat on a swing, started swinging it and all the thoughts were stopped and I slept deeply in few minutes. 

Painting by Navin Soni(Bhuj-India) , “The Night”

Many times we think too much about our business, future and we forget to live in the present. A little child who has nothing to think about anything. Children sleep in cradle in a few seconds and someone who is matured needs the whole night. Insomnia is now we found more in adults than never and because they don’t stop their mind in positive  thinking or negative. Young adults and teenagers suffering from insomnia due to depression and smartphones. It’s a really serious matter that those young guys not taking enough sleep due to negative thoughts or depression and by that they damage their physical health after some years. Taking a sleeping tablets are really harmful to our minds and we damaged our memory by that. Everyone who is suffering from insomnia should try a hammock or cradle which was our first connection of sleep!

Sometimes being a little child creates a great maturity for living a life.  

©  Jigar Soni

Art is your Inner world…

Any Art is a subject of learning first. Any performer is first a learner than anything else. To learn something, one should have a large inner world. Many newcomers are not accepting those basic things from their mentors and they struggle a lot in future. An artist should be concerned about inner world than the outer world

Before few years, my father went to one painting exhibition in Mumbai. A big place and many well known artists came there for an inauguration. Some artists introduce my father to well known artists who has a big name in modern and contemporary art. During that time they had very healthy talk about abstract art and realism.From one of those artists criticised my father for his look.He told that Soniji, you don’t look like an artist with your simple formal dress and style. You should have some long beard, different hair style or dress like kurta-pajamas.?? He then pointed to a few artists who had some different hairstyles, different beard, some had ear rings. Look, every artist has some style for their looks. You don’t look different or Artist and you look like a layman !! My father politely answered that sir, here every artist has their special outlook where I am a simple man with only a formal wear..Am I look different from you all…?? 

Everything in art is an impression from your inner world. A look of any artist depends on his/her style of painting if they deeply involved in art…

A painting is an exterior look of any artist, they don’t need to paint themselves with different styles.
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.