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Surgical Strike 29-09-2016 – The much awaited surgery

At the start of this blog, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “My Family and My Neighbour” – “Incidences like yesterday’s terrorist attack always shook our entire family and left us thinking that whether being a peace loving family is taken for granted? Whether they consider us as a weak nation? Was it possible to stop such a brutal incidence, if in the past we would have proved to others that taking our things back is our birthright? Could the situation worsen to this extent, if we would have made it loud and clear, that it’s not that we want to fight, but, at the same time, it’s not that we cannot fight? The most important question that needs to be answered by all of us is that how long will it take for us to change and how long will we wait for others to change”.

From the time India got Independence, the Indo-Pak border is a highly sensitive area. The majority of the terrorists enter from this side of the country, obviously to create disturbances in our Motherland India. The 4 hours, successful surgical strike, which started at 12.30 A.M., on dated 29th September 2016, was, in fact, a much-awaited surgery, needed for decades, in and around, the Indian border that is suffering from the chronic disease of terrorism. The Para Commandos of Indian armed forces outperformed on all the levels in this secret mission. This surgical strike is a tight slap on the faces of all those who are involved in, as well as, support terrorism to breed in, on their soil.

This surgical strike was conducted by crossing the Line Of Control (LOC) and striking in the area encroached by Pakistan, which is unfortunately known as “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)”. A similar kind of operation was also successfully conducted, in the recent past, in Myanmar, by the Indian armed forces. However, the impact of the 29th September 2016 surgical strike is much larger in essence, as it is not restricted to that specific area alone. Rather, it stretches beyond the area of operation, by giving a strong message to the entire world that “India should not be mistaken, to be taken, as a soft state, anymore”. This surgical strike is also a message to the Terrorist Nations, as well as, the Terrorist groups that things have crossed way above our tolerance level, better think twice before showing eyes to India, next time.

Without any second thought, this decision taken by the present Indian government needs to be highly appreciated and backed up with full support from each and every patriotic citizen of Motherland India. The present Indian government has been successful in trapping Pakistan on all fronts whether diplomatic, strategic or military. Pakistan’s leadership is trapped in their own net. Their position is similar to the person who is stuck in a situation where s/he can neither swallow, nor throw out, the crap which they themselves cooked.

Rather than viewing this surgical strike as merely a revenge of the Uri attack, it should be looked upon as a favour done by India, on one of its “Most Favoured Nation”, by surgically removing some of the parasites of terrorism that were breeding in that area, which Pakistan has shamelessly encroached, but unable to take due care of. Pakistan should actually feel indebted towards the Indian armed forces, as well as, India as a whole. My suggestion to the Pakistan armed forces is that they should first thank the Indian army on this generous act of cleaning up their soil and eradicating a few of the terrorists from the area which is actually in Pakistan’s control, as of now. Secondly, the Pakistan armed forces should request the Indian government, in writing, to help them eradicate each and every single terrorist, from the mines of terrorists located in their country.

It’s a known fact that the Pakistan’s armed forces have failed drastically in curbing the terrorism from their own land, on the contrary, they are the major contributors behind flourishing the crop of terrorism on their soil. And, at the same time, it’s not a hidden fact as well, that Pakistan’s political leadership is helpless in front of their armed forces and terrorist organisations. Hence, it’s not surprising that the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif first accepted and later on denied the surgical strike conducted by Indian armed forces. So, as per my views, seeking help from the Indian Politicians and Indian armed forces, for eradicating terrorism from their land, by stretching the surgical strike to the whole of Pakistan, is the only ray of hope left for them if they actually care for their country. I would also like to suggest a name for this noble cause as “Swachh Pakistan Mission”.

We never had any doubts that the Indian armed forces are one of the best-armed forces in the entire world. Once again, they proved it, that they are super in all respect, irrespective of the facilities they have, in comparison to the facilities owned by the armed forces of the developed nations. This brave act of Indian armed forces, well supported by the political and NSA leadership is something on which every peace loving person should feel proud of, irrespective of the nation they belong too. Kudos to each and every single soldier of the Indian armed forces for the terrific operation they have conducted, more importantly without any single casualty happening on our side (that’s what surgical strike actually means). Hats off!

Heartfelt thanks to the Pradhan Sevak, Defence Minister, NSA leader, Armed Forces and each and every single person involved in this operation. A salute to all of you for the commendable job you have done.

Jai Hind!

 

Peyush Jain

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Can the Kashmir issue ever be resolved by Third Party interference?

As a yearly ritual, the leaders of both India and Pakistan present their side of the story on the issue of Kashmir, in front of the United Nations. Each year, the leaders representing their country gets a lot of applauds, as well as, coverage in the media of their respective nation for putting forward their side of the case, strongly. Every single year, both the countries feel immense pride in exposing their weaknesses in front of the entire world. But did we ever analyse what is the end result of such a practice? Did it help in resolving the Indo-Pak differences by even a bit? Above all, the most important question that we need to ask ourselves is that, what did the common citizens of both the nations achieve from this annual custom of moaning?

I don’t know whether the political parties and leaders of both the nations, really want this issue to be resolved or not? After all, their political carriers are built on this issue and some of them specialize in the field of keeping this issue alive, as well as, seeding hatred in the hearts of innocent people, on both the sides. If at all the politics of both the countries have wished and cared to cure this problem, we would not have been stuck in this situation for almost 70 long years. Still, being an optimist, I do hope that there are political parties and leaders existing on both the sides, who really want this issue to be resolved peacefully, once for all.

But, every time a soldier or a civilian gets killed, the heart cries out and the desperate eyes search for a permanent solution to this chronic situation. Actually, the war is going on in instalments at India and Pakistan border, since inception, as every another day we hear the news of a soldier or a civilian being killed in an attack. So actually, if we end up fighting another war, it will be an extension of the scale of war. From boundaries, the war will extend to the entire nation.

However, before going into war, each one of us needs to introspect and give it a thought that what all we are going to lose and who is going to benefit from the war. It should not happen that we lose our closed ones, on both the sides and those who get benefitted from the war turns out to be an outsider. The same outsider who is enjoying the drama since long from behind the curtains and who is always more than eager to supply the necessary ingredients for keeping the flame of the war lightened up in both the countries. It is the right time we recognize the outsider, who is behind all this tension and realize their cruel intentions behind the same.

Now, for all those who believe that the Indo-Pak differences, which are as old as the geographical division of India, could be resolved by Third Party interference, I would just like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “India – My Country, My Dream”, under the sub-heading One India – “I hope we realize that those who wanted to rule us, even after we acquired independence, created the differences in our hearts, in our geographies and we still keep on following their “Divide and Rule” policy. Can’t we take a lesson from the story being taught in the kindergarten; the moral of which states that “In the fight between the cats, it’s the monkey who takes the advantage”? Wars and divisions have never benefited anyone. Peace and unity are the energizing factors of Our Universe. We, humans, are born to stay together. We should work towards the boundary-less “One India” or else one day Nature will exhibit us that the Supreme Soul above, is and will always be, more powerful to swipe away any human-created boundaries”.

If the learned and intelligent souls think that going into war will help us achieve a permanent solution to Indo-Pak tension, then please do the needful, as soon as possible, because the common citizens are too tired of the “war in instalments” that is going on since India was divided. What we want is a permanent solution to this problem, so that, if not us, then at least our generations to come, can breathe freely and stay happily, without being worried about the intruding from the neighbouring countries. We can’t afford to lose our loved ones anymore merely on account of the unwillingness or cowardliness of a few of the persons governing us.

I believe that both India and Pakistan are matured nations. Although, I can’t say the same about the political parties and the leaders on both the sides, but the common masses are matured enough and can resolve the issues peacefully among themselves, but, if and only if, this matter is completely handed over to the common citizens and mind it no political interference is allowed from both the sides. I know, it theoretically sounds so soothing, but practically, it may be impossible, especially in the current scenario. Moreover, it is something too much to ask from the political parties of both the countries, which will never ever let this happen in reality. However, as per my views, this is the only peaceful solution left to resolve the Indo-Pak differences.

Since political parties on both the sides have drastically failed in resolving this issue, so it’s a high time for the masses to wake up, before it’s too late. I know it’s already too late, but still, as they say, “Better late than never”. So, sooner the better, the common citizens of both the nations unite to solve this problem. We can’t just leave it entirely on the politics. Honestly, we don’t have a choice left, if at all, we want to peacefully resolve this issue before we are dragged into another war like situation.

Now, it’s up to the common citizens of India and Pakistan to decide whether they want to carry on losing their brave soldiers and the closed ones in the “war in instalments” or they want a permanent solution to this problem. Do remember that “A sleeping citizen is a threat to the nation itself”. Awake, the nation needs us. Finally, I would like to end this blog with the strong belief and hope that we are able to find a peaceful solution to Indo-Pak differences. “Live peacefully and let others live too”.

I wish that may all of you have a peaceful life ahead.

God bless you all and may all of us get a good sense.

Peyush Jain

 

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Divorce – A permanent dissolution of any relationship

As per the dictionary meaning, ‘Divorce’ means – the legal dissolution of a marriage (Reference: Word Web). Although, divorce is commonly associated with the dissolution of a marriage, while in literal terms, divorce means to part away, cease or break association with someone. So, if we consider divorce on a larger perspective then we can very well say that “Divorce stands for permanent dissolution of any relationship”. In simple terms, whenever any relation ceases to exist ‘permanently’ then it’s a divorce, irrespective of the name of the relation, or irrespective of any legal bounding associated with it or not. Note: Divorce in this blog refers to the cessation of any kind of relation and not marriage alone.

If we notice around us, then we will find that divorce takes place, every now and then, in almost all the relationships to name with, be it a parent-child, husband-wife, siblings, friends, relatives, neighbours, owner-pet, employee-organisation and the list goes, on and on. Even though we as a society, has attached the tag of divorce only with the marriage, but the hard-core reality is that divorce takes place in every kind of relationship.

Yes, none of the relation is unaffected by the virus of divorce. Why I address divorce as a virus is because there is a peculiar thing associated with it. As mentioned in the definition above Divorce is a Permanent Dissolution of any relationship. So, once the divorce is taken in any relation, there is hardly any chance left to get back into that particular relationship, once again in future. It’s equivalent to a situation where all the entry doors get closed and there is no looking back, post-exit.

I do agree that at times divorce is the necessity and the only remedy left when some of the relations reach to a severe point, where it is suffocating for both the parties involved to carry on any further. If a relation becomes a hindrance to our happiness or God forbid a threat to our life, then it is highly advisable and wise enough to walk out of that relationship. There is seriously no point in stretching such relations, just for the sake of carrying it on. However, we should remember it that divorce should always be the last option in our list and the decision to permanently walk out of any relationship should never be an impulsive one, rather it should be taken only with a peaceful mind, considering that no other way out is feasible anymore.

Most of us do take temporary breaks in our relationships when we kind of find it hard to match our wavelength with the other person involved in that relation. But, that is “only for the time being” till we are able to tune our frequencies back on the same radar, or else, we agree to disagree on our differences. But, as far as, divorce is concerned, it’s a permanent break and it may so happen that throughout their life span the divorced souls will never ever get a chance to see each other again, forget about communicating with each other. Sounds harsh, right? Well, yes, divorce (most of the times) is like that only, and, as a matter of fact, it’s indeed too painful to get out of any relationship.

Although not all divorces results in a “not being in touch henceforth” type of a relation, because we also witness cases around us, wherein people parts away with mutual consent and still remain in touch, with no hard feelings for each other in their hearts. I strongly advocate that, if at all, it is essential to take divorce from any relation then it should be in this manner only, which could be categorised as kind of “Happy Divorce”. But unfortunately, such cases are meagre in number.

Guys, it’s my earnest request that if there is even a slight hope left to bring the relationship back on the right track, then do keep your ego aside, and try once again, wholeheartedly, to save that beautiful relationship, before it gets into the plague of divorce. I wish that all of you have abundant happiness and strong bonds in each and every relationship of yours.

God bless you all.

Be in touch!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Belief, Happiness, Heaven, Human Tendency, Inspiration, Life, Personality

Heaven – Have In

There is a common saying that “Swarg Dekhna ho toh khud ko marna padta hai”. The plain meaning that reflects from this idiom is that “To see the heaven, we need to die ourselves”. However, when we tend to look things from our plain eyes, there is always a high probability of us missing out on some hidden treasures. As far as, this idiom is concerned, let me tell you that it’s a jackpot waiting to be unleashed by each one of us. So, in this blog, let’s try to dig into the hidden treasure, and eventually, hit the jackpot.

It won’t be wrong on my part, to say that the above-mentioned idiom sums up the philosophy of our life. If one understands, as well as, applies this beautiful idiom in their life, then trust me there is no looking back. That single line comes up with the solution to all our problems. It’s a breather to all those tensed souls out there, who are too much engrossed in the super paced rat race. All in all, it truly shows the path to heaven.

The idiom above, at first, refers “to see the heaven”. Now, what is the first thought that comes to your mind, whenever you think about heaven? Doesn’t it portray a picture of a place which occupies happiness and merely happiness, all around? What do you think heaven stands for, in the above phrase? As per my views, “Heaven signifies an epitome of happiness”. Heaven is a reservoir of happiness, and, in fact, to see the heaven i.e. to achieve the happiness is the utmost motive of all living beings. Aren’t all our efforts directed towards the goal of achieving happiness i.e. experiencing the heaven? So, we can rightly say that heaven here denotes Happiness or, as a matter of fact, “Heavenly Happiness”.

The idiom further mentions that “we need to die ourselves’. In simple terms, it means that people can get/experience/see heaven only when they die themselves and no else on their behalf can make them experience heaven. But, does it literally points to the actual death of a living being, wherein the soul departs from the body? No, it does not merely refer to the actual death of a living being. Rather, if we try to dissect the hidden meaning in those words, we will realize that it actually talks about leaving our outer world and embracing our inner self, for seeking happiness. It means that we need to keep our inner self unaffected by the outer world, in order to, achieve the heavenly happiness. Let me make it very clear, that it doesn’t mean to leave the physical world and live at a secluded place for achieving happiness. However, it does mean that we should be independent of our outer world if at all we want to achieve the “Heavenly Happiness”. 

If we simply look around, then we will realize that each one of us is insanely running around to achieve the heaven/happiness, in our life. But, we all need to ask ourselves that whatever we think happiness is, in actual term a real happiness at all, or is it, just a material thing that we are wishing for? Will this path lead to Heaven? Are we on the right track? Because, if it’s not a real happiness, then mind it, whatever we realize after travelling on that path and achieving that materialistic thing, will be merely an accomplishment and not the real happiness.

Now the next question that pops up in our mind is where will this so-called heavenly happiness be available? Will it be available in our home, with our loved ones, at the nearby shopping mall, our office, on a fun-filled outing or at any other such place?

Well, the answer to the above question is quite simple. Where else could we find the Heavenly Happiness, but in our inner self? Heaven lies within us. “To experience the heaven we need to Have-In the happiness”. Happiness is an attitude and is independent of the outer world. It doesn’t matter whether we are able to accomplish something or we are not successful in our attempt. All these material things won’t affect us for long, as and when, we realize that “Happiness is all within us”. Nothing in this outer world can deflect us from being happy if our inner self decides to be happy in that very moment. At the same time, no one else can make us happy, until and unless our inner self decides to be happy.

I think that now all of us very well know where the Heavenly Happiness lies and how to achieve it, right? I do wish that all of us are able to reap the benefit of the phrase, “To see the heaven, we need to die ourselves”, by understanding its real sense, as well as, applying it in our life. Do remember that “In order to achieve heavenly happiness, we need to Have-In the happiness”.

I wish that all of you stay happy forever. God bless you all.

Be in touch!

 

Peyush Jain

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Kshamavani (Forgiveness) Day – A day to seek forgiveness and forgive

In our day to day life, each one of us may get hurt, as well as, knowingly or unknowingly, may hurt others by any of our acts. However, out of our ego, we don’t tend to forgive others, forget about seeking forgiveness from others. No doubt it takes a lot of courage to seek forgiveness or for that matter to forgive others. As such, it is rightly said that “Kshama Virasya Bhushanam”, which means “Forgiveness adorns the Brave”.

On the occasion of Samvatsari (the last day of Paryushana – a Jain festival) and Kshamavani (Forgiveness) Day, there is a custom in the Jain religion, wherein with folded hands, the Jain followers seek forgiveness from every single soul who felt bad or got hurt, knowingly or unknowingly, due to any of their actions/deeds/words, etcetera. They seek forgiveness by saying Micchami Dukkadam to all the living beings. Micchami Dukkadam is a Prakrit phrase, wherein Micchami means to be fruitless (forgiven) and Dukkadam (Dushkrut) means bad deeds.  Micchami Dukkadam means ‘to be forgiven’ or ‘may all the evil that has been done be forgiven’.

What could be more beautiful than to make forgiveness a part of our life? Just imagine if there are no grudges in anyone’s heart then how beautiful this world will be, to live in. Behind almost all the evils happening around us, there is somewhere an element of a lack of forgiveness in the heart of those involved in such acts. We, the living beings, spent our entire life carrying a lot of grudges against others. But do we even realize that all these grudges are somewhere or the other responsible for all the unhappiness that surrounds us? Give it a thought, that how much lighter we will feel if we get away with all those grudges that occupy the majority of our memory space. To achieve such a state all that is required is just an “attitude of forgiveness”. Isn’t it worth giving a try at least?

I would like to quote here a recent example which depicts what greatness is all about and, at the same time, how those who claim to be the “contractors of religion”, provoke others “in the name of religion” to get involved in things that are specifically barred by the religion. In a recent controversy, some celebrity/politician defamed and tweeted ill against a renowned Jain Saint. On the one hand, the renowned Jain Saint showed his greatness by forgiving, “on his own”, the people behind those crap thoughts, who tried to throw garbage on him. While, on the other hand, one of the contractors of religion was heard stating that it will be cowardice on the part of the entire Jain community if they forgive such acts, as well as, the person who spoke ill against the Jain Saint.

Hats off to all those people who preach such kind of provoking thoughts and still claim themselves to be a preacher of Jainism! No, I am not advocating here with about tolerating nuisances, at all. What I mean to say is that isn’t it enough to peacefully protest and register our complaints against the culprits, in all such cases, and wait for the law enforcement agencies to take necessary actions against them, rather than provoking the innocent masses to unnecessarily get aggressive? Any stupid action in such cases not only shifts the focus from the main issue, but it also defames the religion at large, just because of such provoking statements made by a few persons, who fail to think about the repercussions of their statements.

I do hope that the advocates of non-forgiveness and for that matter banning things do know that Lord Mahaveera never forced anyone to follow the path or the preaching of Jainism. Do remember that Jainism is all about Non-Violence and Forgiveness. Jainism is not about forcing one’s thoughts on others. Jainism is more than a religion, it’s a thought that evoked and developed over time through introspection and learning. Hearts can be won by requesting and enlightening but not by force.

At last, with folded hands, I seek forgiveness from every single soul who felt bad or got hurt, knowingly or unknowingly, due to any of my actions/deeds/words, etcetera. I would like to end this blog with the very thought that let’s forget all the bad memories and start a new relationship.

Micchami Dukkadam!

Jai Jinendra!

Peyush Jain