Thursday, 27 November 2008

Take a moment

I know the 5th of November has come and gone but somethings can't be simply restricted to a date....there is much more to life...

This is taken from the movie 'V for Vendetta' is genius and it's on my top movies of all times list...This is a quotation from one of the most stirring scenes in the movie. It is still so relevent, I felt the urge to post it...please read it through, if it does not seem directly relevent to harder:

V:".... Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?

Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame?

Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.

.....Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot!"

another mindblowing quote:

V:..."People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"

Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Nit Nem

Haha it's been more than a month since my last post! I think I've just been a little's so easy to get weighleighed with useless rituals nowadays...Get up, take a bath, do my nitnem, catch the bus, go college, catch the bus back home, eat a snack, bath my sister, do her homework, do my homework, put my sister to bed, cook dinner, eat dinner, revise and go to sleep. And in the morning it starts all over again....Even my Nit Nem is slipping nowadays...sometimes I don't feel the motivation to get up and dad always says one should get up with a jump "shaala maar ke" I try to bare that in mind.

But I am glad that one part of my routine is Nit Nem... if I didn't have bani I don't know what I would gives me peace of mind, refreshes me and prepares me for the rest of the day.

Powers and Effect of Daily Banis
Nit Nem in Gurbani gives you a very powerful meditative mind. It gives you the balance required. Energy comes to a person from the head, and the head is the distributing center through the spine. When one reads Gurbani; it must be done in the correct harmony and rhythm.
It is compulsory for Khalsa to read all the five Banis daily. They were given so that a person’s incarnated personality may elevate itself to defend through any negativity or misfortune.
Guru Har Rai was once asked whether there was any benefit gained by reading the Guru’s Bani without understanding it. "Yes," he replied, "as grease sticks to the pot even when it is emptied, so does the Guru’s Word stick to the heart. Whether you understand it or not, the Word bears the Seed of Salvation. Perfume persists in the broken pieces even after the vase that contained it has been shattered." - Excerpt from Victory and Virtue