This is dedicated to all the co-bloggers, writing about various stuff and sharing it with the world.
About 500 years ago Goswami Tulsidasji spoke about this vast number and variety of living beings present in our universe and saluted all of them -
आकर चारि लाख चौरासी I जाति जीव जल थल नभ बासी II
सीय राममय सब जग जानी I करउ प्रनाम जोरि जुग पानी II
[Bala-kanda II7II ]
Eighty-four lakhs spices of living beings, under four broad divisions are present in this universe. Seeing Sita and Rama in all of this creation, i humbly bow to them.
Went to IndiBlogger's meet, precisely, to meet this huge and varied community of writers / bloggers, who share their journeys, through the electronic media. Actually it was a collaboration with Dance India dance, season 4, a popular reality show on T.V. So we were supposed to DanceItOut for our cause (our blog!).
Some may wonder,"Self-development and spirituality is what your blog is based on, isn't it?, then how come all this dancze-shance? ".
Well, just because my blog is about spirituality, we (me and my blog) don't have to be sad, gloomy & out and out boring. On the contrary, we are fun loving, interesting and happy creatures (most of the time).
Laughter and Fun is part of growing up; i have logical reasons to back my point :
∞ Laughing Buddha came into existence due to some people who made spirituality such a serious and boring stuff . It 's a reminder for us to loosen up. The world is not coming to an end, at least not anywhere soon!
∞ Human spices is the only creation of God who can really laugh; proves that God wanted laughter and fun to be a major part of our life.
∞ Self-development is about knowing your true nature, its a path which takes you within. And the path is as important as the goal, so enjoy it! Nobody said there is a short cut for serious and grievous travelers.
Sincerity and fun are not contradictory: One could make learning into fun and today's education is seeing the advantage of this. Also scientifically its proven that the human brain can focus only to a limit, it ranges from 15-20 minutes, at one go. After than it needs a break or some variation to keep it focused.
Coming back to the meet: I was amazed to see the young crowd. Some of them had traveled from neighboring cities to participate in the meet. All were excited and enthusiasm could be seen on their faces; many were first timers, like me.
I'm not going into judgment about their written stuff. All these young bloggers are using the new age technology to have their voices heard, in what ever field it may be and that's encouraging.
Couple of years ago a 70 year old man , Anna Hazare, had the courage to stand up and speak against the corruption in the country. Since then thousands came out to join him. That's encouraging.
One young woman, Nirbhaya case, had the courage to report about her physical abuse by few devils ( yes, that's what i call them), although she did not survive to see them punished. But many girls have found voice from her example and stand up against this rampant crime. That's encouraging.
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world ", Mahatma Gandhi had said.
That is exactly what writers try to do, through their words, either on paper or the net. No matter what language one may be using to express one's views. Important part is - we talk about our experiences, our opinions, our suggestions and share them. This way serving the country and society in our own 'small' way.
So full thums-up to this new generation of bloggers... Go for it, the future is yours.
Master says: जीवन ही साधनां हो.
Let life itself be a sadhana (discipline).