Wonder is the element

Wonder is the element that provoked the human to discover, express, develop, imagine … 

Wonder is the element that is obsessed by the presence it has generated in the eyes and nature of the child ..

Wonder it is that becomes the greatest visible asset to one that can safely be classified in the realm of ‘the child’ …

And wonder it is that is enough evidence of the maturity in them that would always be termed, immature ..

They are the world … they are the ‘being’ that beckons for all that is known and unknown .. for all that needs attention and concern .. for all that has been looked upon as sensitive and of gift of nature .. they are the new born .. they are the toddlers … they are the frocked and panted little geniuses .. they are our future and our present … they are now .. we are then ..

And in its abundance has one seen them today – surprised and stony eyed, in disbelief and apprehensive … indoctrinated into some of the normal rituals of every home .. programmed for posterity, and for the present ..

Children ..

Whatever would we do without them .. freeze them at age four or maybe earlier .. allow them the freedom and liberty of any human .. give them the space of expression and you shall find that your attention span increases .. you find life just that little bit more exciting .. and your living, a living of immense meaning !!

And then they suddenly grow up .. beyond expectation and reward .. they mingle with them that teach and learn and guide and impress .. and they demonstrate their aptitude .. an aptitude which I believe they acquire between the age of 0 – 4 years – the most effective and influential period of their lives .. and they deliver .. at times good at times indifferent .. and one fine day they are no longer them that you imagined not so long ago .. tuned, administered and independent ..

They seek freedom and they seek path and distance and horizon ..

And then they submit .. to either of the modes that nature provides them ..

From followers they become the followed .. from learners they become the learned .. from the one that held, they become the one you hold ..

And then you disappear .. into the wilds of the space which produced them and you .. and you wonder before, whether they shall continue in the spirit of their existence, or design fresh and new pathways, that would be reminders for the others on the way to them ..

And so does life move on ..

Life from birth till the end is nothing but one simple wonder … !!

And wonder is what one sees in abundance in them that celebrate today ..

Child is the ultimate obsession of humankind, mankind, womankind ..

~ Amitabh Bachchan

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અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં ~ In the entire universe

અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં એક તું શ્રીહરિ,

જુજવે રૂપ અનંત ભાસે;

દેહમાં દેવ તું, તેજમાં તત્વ તું,

શૂન્યમાં શબ્દ થઇ વેદ વાસે … અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં …

પવન તું, પાણી તું, ભૂમિ તું ભૂધરા,

વૃક્ષ્ર થઇ ફૂલી રહ્યો આકાશે;

વિવિધ રચના કરી અનેક રસ લેવાને,

શિવ થકી જીવ થયો એ જ આશે… અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં …

વેદ તો એમ વદે શ્રુતિ-સ્મૃતિ સાખ દે,

કનક કુંડલ વિષે ભેદ ન્હોયે;

ઘાટ ઘડિયા પછી નામરૂપ જૂજવાં,

અંતે તો હેમનું હેમ હોયે … અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં …

ગ્રંથ ગરબડ કરી, વાત નવ કરી ખરી,

જેહને જે ગમે તેને પૂજે;

મન-વચન-કર્મથી આપ માની લહે,

સત્ય છે એજ મન એમ સૂઝે… અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં…

વૃક્ષમાં બીજ તું, બીજમાં વૃક્ષ્ર તું,

જોઉં પટંતરો એ જ પાસે;

ભણે નરસૈયો એ જ મન તણી શોધના,

પ્રીત કરું પ્રેમથી પ્રગટ થાશે … અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં…

– નરસિંહ મહેતા

———————————–Translated By: Jagat Nirupam————————————–


In the entire universe you are almighty

Yet in infinite forms, you appear

You are divine in body, substance in grace

In the void, you become the word from where the vedas hail.

You are the wind, you are the water, you are the earth

You are the tree blossoming in the sky

You created ‘Jiva’ and ‘Shiva’ and other forms, only to taste the nectar of manifold being.

Ornaments differ not in material, only the ornament names differ.

As the Vedas say, Gold is Gold in the end.

Books messed up the truth and left it unsaid,

People worship whatever they like with their hearts, words and deeds.

You are the seed in the tree and the tree in seed,

You will never find him with your mind says Narsinh

Love him and he will manifest before you.


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