Patriotic Nationalism For Citizen Of Earth Planet – 3

Ta – A middle and upper middle class common man wants a good and peaceful healthy life with happiness. He  ignores rebellious voices of poor people against rich industrialists and politicians.
Wo – Hmm
Ta – If poor tribals, Dalits, Religious Minorities raise voice for justice, it propagated as threat for integrity of nation.
Wo – Yes.
Ta – What should they do then? To stay quiet and tolerate injustice by powerful people or to die following their heart?
Wo – Depends. It varies man to man. What would you do?
Ta – ….I don’t know. Actually, I don’t know what would I do if my kin and family members are killed by Upper Caste Hindus, ..
Wo – You will be requested to have Faith in the Constitution Of India and Judiciary.
Ta – Ambedkar’s constitution could bring equality for all, to build a strong and peaceful happy nation.
Wo – Right, but some fundamentalists and their organizations have started playing game of Nationalism for their own benefits. If you see skme people are making noise for Nationalism, be aware, they are actual Anti-Nationalists.
Ta – To divert people’s mind from their real problems. They feed up minds with feelings of war against neighbouring nations, they divert people and their energy.
Wo – Ok, the discussion is converting into criticize for them – Clever People in Power.
Ta – Then, what should one do?
Wo – Don’t ask others what to do or not. Love your surroundings, environment and People around you. Be not a harmful for society. Have Faith in Love.
13:22 Tuesday 23th May 2017

Patriotic Nationalism For Citizen Of Earth Planet – 2

Wo – Patriotism encourages people to to take care of others around you, to respect and love them, ..
Ta – Doesn’t it teach you to love and care for historical monuments of your place?
Wo – Exactly! On the contrary, Nationalism can be observed through symbols like Flags, Government, National Anthem, ..
Ta – What about Patriotic Songs then?
Wo – Patriotic Songs encourage feelings for local region, languages, ..’more sang chalo ji’ is the best example of patriotic song that helped to make Chhattisgarh a separate state from Madhya Pradesh. I am from MP but I like that song very much.
Ta – What are other symbols of a nation? How can we understand a nation?
Wo – A map, an army, .. can be seen as symbols of a nation. Same language and same religion, same history also used to be symbols of a nation in past. One language, one army, one flag, one song, one government becomes representative of a nation. Nationalism doesn’t not care of patriotic sentiments. Nationalism always tries to rule over patriotism.
Ta – People are taught to die for your nation or country, or ..you believe both are different. Ok, where is man?
Wo – Both patriotism and nationalism teach people to live and die for country and nation. Man is nothing before symbols. One has to sacrifice his personal feelings for country and nation.
Ta – I think, some clever people are there who misuse patriotism and nationalism for their personal benefits. They who are in power.
Wo – I think the same.
Ta – Real men are killed or forced to die for country or nation, sometimes they are encouraged to die for culture, language, religion..
Wo – True.
Ta – ..and you see, they who are rich politicians, they provoke people to fight with each other on name of religion, god, language, ..
Wo – You said them Clever People in Power.
12:44 p.m. Thursday 23th May 2017

Patriotic Nationalism For Citizen Of Earth Planet – 1

Ta – Is there any difference between Nationalism and Patriotism?
Wo – Yes. Both are different and against of each other.
Ta – I love my nation. I love my country. I love people, I love their language, culture. How is it against to each other?
Wo – Country, is a place where you live. That environment, locality, local people, their language and culture, all these make a country. It’s geographical and cultural concept for a place. Nation is a political term for people living inside political lines on map.
Ta – I love my country. I love my culture, my faith, my language.
Wo – Good.
Ta – I love my nation too.
Wo – It’s good you manage patriotism and nationalism on same time. It’s quite difficult for me and many people. I can’t be a patriotic and nationalist on same time.
Ta – Why?
Wo – To take care of people, place, culture, environment around you, is patriotism. To love your country is patriotism. To live and die for your country is patriotism. In a nation like India, we have so many countries, with different faiths, languages, culture, ..When I’m nationalist, I have to ignore my country. I have to sacrify my patriotic values for nationalism.
Ta – Do you mean, regionalism is patriotism?
Wo – Maybe similar but not same. Regionalism is emotionally attached with region, geographically. Patriotism is to love, respect and care for everything, belongs to your country.
Ta – Aren’t you a Nationalist then?
Wo – I can’t be a Nationalist and Patriot both on same time. Rather I would like to be Citizen Of Earth Planet.
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11:29 a.m. Tuesday 23th May 2017

Children To Learn Tai Chi 

Ta – When should I send my 3 years old son?
Wo – ….Where?
Ta – To learn Tai Chi.
Wo – When he is able to understand.
Ta – …His understanding is much better than you. Got it?
Wo – …if you wanted to humiliate me than it’s different thing but for your question, I have answered already.
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Who would teach him Tai Chi?

Na, I would not.

I feel, children are difficult to teach Tai Chi. Their energy is uncontrollable and they are not focused if they are not interesting in something.
Parents don’t know what their children want to do or be. Parents wants their children to learn everything, painting, music, writing, dancing, acting, and later they want them to become doctors, engineers, civil servants. Parents are not father and mother. Parents are people who impose their unfulfilled desires on children and want children to do everything.
I think, children below 8-10 years are difficult to teach Tai Chi. If they are above 10 years and still not interested in learning, I would not like to drag them into Tai Chi.
A 15 years old boy was my student. He was in 11th standard. His father asked me to teach him Tai Chi. I found him not interested in learning. His father also used to practice with us so that his son would be encouraged but I saw no progress in the son. He used not to listen my words, his eyes were somewhere else when I was teaching him. Finally, I had to tell his father that his son is not interested and I could not spend my time on him.
Maybe, my processe or method of teaching is not good, it might be very boring but because I was not changing any fee, I could not spend time on someone not interested in learning.
Tai Chi is good if one feels the rhythm.
18:55 Wednesday 17th May 2017

Presence Of Mind!

In a store in US, a man asked for 1/2 kg of butter.
The salesperson, a young boy, said that only 1kg packs were available in the Store, but the man insisted on buying only 1/2 kg.
So the boy went inside to the manager’s room and said “An idiot outside wants to buy only 1/2 kg of butter”.
To his surprise, the customer was standing right behind him.
So the boy added immediately, “And this gentleman wants to buy the other half”.
After the customer left, the manager said “You have saved your position by being clever enough at the right time. Where do you come from?”
To this the boy said, “I come from Brazil. The place consists of only prostitutes and football players!”
The manager replied coldly, “My wife is also from Brazil!!”.
To this the boy asked excitedly, “Oh yeah? Which team does she play for?” 
Moral:

Presence of mind helps, never Panic, there’s always a solution!

Become Aware Of Yourself!


Young Monk – Sorry! I’m not supposed to go to the same house I have visited today.
Buddha – Why? What happened??
Young Monk – All the way I have been missing my favourite dishes this morning. As I reached there, the young lady had cooked the same dishes for me. I was surprised but I thought it may be just coincidence. When I was having food, I had been missing my home where I used to be asked to take rest after lunch. I was shocked again when the lady requested me to take rest after finishing my lunch. I thought it also nothing but just a coincidence. I finished my plate and went to take a nap then I was missing again my home, where I used to sleep in expensive comfortable bed while there, at the house, I was lied down on someone else’s normal mat. Suddenly then the lady appears from behind and said – “Brother! This mat is neither of you nor me.” I was horrified now. It was not just coincidence. I asked the lady – “How do you know what is inside my mind? How is it possible?” The lady replied – “Practice / Meditation has brought me emptiness and now all thoughts & emotions are visible to me.” I was too horrified. I ran back to here and ..I don’t want to visit yhe house again.
Buddha – But why? The reason seems not enough.
Young Monk – ..because, ..how to say.. I’m sorry.. Please don’t ask me to visit there tomorrow.
Buddha – No No. Tell me why don’t you want to go there?
Young Monk – ..because the lady was so beautiful and I had some bad thoughts about her. She must have read that too. How can I face her again? How can I ask  for Bheeksha on her door?
Buddha – You must go there again, better if tomorrow. It’s part of your cultivation. It will help you to be an observer of your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. You will become aware of yourself. 
21:11 Monday 8th May 2017

Disciple And Master 


Disciple :-  I  can’t  find  free  time. Life  has become  hectic.
Master :- Activity gets  you  busy.  But productivity  gets you  free.

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Disciple :- Why has  life  become complicated  now ?
Master :- Stop analyzing  life…. It  makes  it complicated. Just live  it.

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Disciple :- Why  are  we  then  constantly unhappy ?
Master :-Worrying  has  become  your  habit. That’s  why  you  are  not  happy.

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Disciple :- Why  do  good  people  always  suffer ?
Master :- Diamond  cannot  be  polished  without  friction. Gold  cannot  be purified  without  fire.  Good  people  go  through  trials, but  don’t  suffer.

With  that experience  their  life  becomes  better,  not  bitter.

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Disciple :- You  mean  to  say  such  experience  is useful ?
Master :- Yes. In every  term, Experience  is  a  hard  teacher.  It gives  the  test  first and  the  lessons later.

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Disciple :- Because  of   so  many  problems,  we  don’t  know  where  we  are  heading…
Master :- If  you look  outside  you will  not  know  where  you  are heading.  Look  inside. Eyes  provide  sight. Heart provides  the  way.

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Disciple :- Does  failure  hurt   more  than  moving  in  the  right  direction ?
Master :- Success  is  a  measure  as decided  by  others. Satisfaction  is  a  measure  as  decided  by  you.

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Disciple :-  In  tough  times,  how  do  you  stay motivated ?
Master :- Always  look  at  how  far  you  have  come  rather  than  how  far  you  have  to  go. Always  count your  blessing ,  not  what  you  are  missing.

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Disciple :- What  surprises  you  about  people  ?
Master :- When  they  suffer   they  ask , “why  me ?” When  they  prosper,  they  never  ask ” Why  me ?”

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Disciple :- How  can  I  get  the best out  of  life ?
Master :- Face  your  past  without  regret.  Handle  your  present  with confidence.  Prepare  for  the  future  without  fear.

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Disciple :- One  last  question. Sometimes  I   feel  my  prayers  are  not  answered.
Master :-  There  are  no  unanswered prayers.  Keep  the  faith  and  drop  the fear. Life  is  a  mystery  to  solve,  not  a  problem  to resolve. Trust  me. Life  is  wonderful  if  you  know  how   to  live. 

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The conversation was posted by Humphrey in our Whatsapp group. He is a friend from Ghana.
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