Silence speaks volumes

Instant gratification.  Self-centred behaviour.  Personal promotion.  We are now inured to these expressions.  Examples of these can be seen in social media every minute of each day.  Circulation of “feel good” and “spiritually enlightening” messages that encourage recipients not to “break the chain” and reap tremendous benefits.  Selfies broadcasting travel itineraries with pictures at the …

Timeless dialogue

“Mann lago yaar faqiri mein Aakhir yeh tann khaak milega kyun phirta maghroori mein Guru Gobind do-u khade kaa ke lagoon paaye Balihari Guru aapne Gobind diyo milaaye Maalaa kahe hai kaath ki tu kyaa phere mohe Mann ka mankaa pher de so turant milaa dun tohe” – Kabir [(My) being is engrossed in devotion …

What my eyes show me

“Saiyyon assi nainaa de aakhe lagge Paak jinhaan diyaan hovan nigaahaan Kadi naa jaande thagge” – Shah Hussain [(Girl) friends, listen, I am beguiled by my eyes Only those that have unsullied vision are never cheated] I step out into a crisp spring morning with just a hint that the sun is also shaking off …