Mashrafe Mortaza


“I am a cricketer but can I save a life? A doctor can. But no-one claps for the best doctor in the country. Create myths around them. They will save more lives. They are the stars. The labourers are the stars, they build the country. What have we built using cricket? Can we make even a brick using cricket? Does paddy grow on the cricket field? Those who make courtyards using bricks, make things at factories, grow crops in the fields – they are the stars.”
“What do we do? If I say it very bluntly – we take money, we perform. Like a singer or an actor, we do performing art. Nothing more. The Muktijoddhad [1971 Liberation warriors] didn’t face bullets to get money on winning. Who is being compared to whom? If there are any heroes in cricket, they are Rakibul Hasans or martyrs like [Abdul Halim] Jewel… Rakibul Bhai had dared to enter the cricket field with ‘Joy Bangla’ inscribed on his bat [before the 1971 Liberation]. That’s big. Even bigger was his going to the front with his father’s gun. Shohid (martyr) Jewel left cricket and joined the crack platoon [a 1971 Liberation war guerrilla formation]. That’s bravery. Dealing with fast-bowling has romanticism and duty, not bravery.”
“I say, those who cry ‘patriotism, patriotism’ around cricket, if all of them for one day did not drop banana skin on the streets or did not spit on the streets or obeyed traffic rules, the country would have changed. This huge energy was not wasted after cricket and was used to do one’s work honestly even for a day, that would be showing patriotism. I don’t understand the definition of patriotism of these people.”
— Mashrafe Mortaza

the philosopher-captain-hero of the Bangladesh team
(The quotes were picked from an article by Garga Chatterjee. Entire the article can be read through given links. Photo: Google)
1. Why cricket has been a potent vehicle for nationalism in Bangladesh
When the nation-state’s ideology is a contested one, cricket reflects the contentions.

2. Cricket hyper-nationalism: war by other means

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Knowing In Patches

Wo – Sariputta asked to Buddha, what should be his behaviour in front of women. Buddha said – “Don’t meet women.” Sariputta asked – “What if they come across?” Buddha replied – “Don’t see them.” Sariputta clarifies his question – “If they talk to me, then?” Buddha answered – “Reply them with mindfulness!”
This mindfulness is the same mentioned in Satipatthan, in each act, even in breathing, eating, when one urinets, 
Wo – ..even in sleeping, they say.
Ta – Is that possible? Sleeping with knowing?
Wo – I know knowing in patches that lasts for seconds to minutes.
Ta – And enlightened ones are those with mindfulness all time.
Wo – I think so.
Ta – You are influenced by Jiddu. You are jealous of Osho. You find similarities with UG.
Wo – Ok.
Ta – If you didn’t know to Jiddu, Osho, UG, you would be stealing thoughts from Buddha, Mahavira, Ajita, Makkali Ghoshal. Tell me if Osho hadn’t introduced Gurdgeff to you, you knew him?
Wo – Na. Osho was a knowing person. He had studied a lot.
Ta – Your talking doesn’t contain your words. Your way is actually way of Jiddu. You see, observe, analyse, things as Joddu does.
Wo – Ok.
Ta – What would you be without Jiddu?
Wo – I don’t know. You also don’t know, I think.
Ta – You should be yourself. You should find out your own way of thinking. You must practice for that. Stealing or adopting someone’s way will not make you en enlightened one.
Wo – Right.
Ta – What are you doing for that?
Wo – Do I need to do something for that?
Ta – If you want to be an enlightened one, that knowing, aware person.
Wo – Until one drops the ‘want,’ attachment is there.
Ta – Knowing is also there.
Wo – Ha.
Ta – And knowing liberates, right?
Wo – Yes.
Ta – Are you a knowing one?
Wo – In patches.
19:40 Friday 2nd June 2017

Silver Medium and Dark sides of Spiritual Wisdom

Silver Medium And Dark Side Of Enlightenment!
Osho was a wonderful person!

I don’t like to read or listen him anymore after knowing that he was explaining the same thing in new way.

He was wonderful because he rose to fame without base. He was one of some enlightened sages who achieved popularity, fame and criticism on level that has been impossible for religious teachers so far. He respected Jiddu but Jiddu didn’t achieve that level of fame and popularity. Osho dared to criticize traditions that Jiddu could not. UG has been criticizing everything everyone and that’s also an important way to see everything. Osho is wonderful because he contains everything. Jiddu is silver side of spiritual wisdom like Mahavira. UG  was the dark side like Ajit Keskambalin. It was Osho who couraged to get down on level of normal people like Siddhartha Gautama.
I think, it is easy to stay at peace after achieving that level. Siddhartha and Osho rejected to enjoy peace. They criticized traditions, they challenged to priests, they received fame, critics, popularity, more that both – the silver and dark side spiritual achievers.
Shaiva – a philosophy that includes both, good and evil, white and black, right and wrong, are equal parts of the same. You separate the good from bad when mind is in duality. Like TAI-CHI. Both parts are equal, important, no part is more or less important than the other. Right also has a little wrong in it, wrong too has a little right in it. In SouthAsian Subcontinent, Shaiva Philosophy accept that. It also knows the Medium – the Master.
Mahavira, Buddha, Ajita ..Jiddu, Osho, UG .. there are many more but I find these are best examples to clarify Shukla, Medium and Krishna paksha of That Wisdom. I respect all seges and saints same, equally, I didn’t mention their names.
Ye ca buddha atita ca

Ye ca buddha anagata!

Pachupanna ca ye buddha,

Aham vandami sabbada!!
10:02 a.m. Thursday 1st June 2017

Communication Takes Place

Wo – The one who is communicating with me is one not only reading but also sending msgs to me.
Ta – Who?
Wo – It’s not necessary to know with whom you are communicating with. Both the ends of communication knows that communication is taking place, that’s it. I’m at my side, I don’t know who is or who are, on other side. For me, it’s not necessary. I’m not eager to know about other end. I’m satisfied with my side, that the communication is being taken place. If one is eager, to know about unknown, is having doubt, fear, incompleteness, fluctuation from oneself.
Ta – And how about the communication?
Wo – That is only one can know. It’s by senses. You get or receive informations. You know informations. You have to rely on your senses. I know what information I receive through my senses. It’s communication between my senses and outside world. I communicate with outside world though my senses. If i have got malaria, I will feel cold and that will be my truth not the truth of outside world. My communication will be true. Communication is complete – maybe information is right or wrong, but I have to be relying on my senses.
Ta – Is it kind of mystic experience?
Wo – Na! All mystics were people who achieved the level but failed to communicate exactly. Buddha, Mahavira, ..list goes on. Jiddu was more clear than previous Buddhas but he was accepted by a group only while Osho has become a spiritual entertainment for people. No mystical experience is there. Everything which is experienced is truth for individual. Outside world is unknown.
Ta – You reject society.
Wo – I’m not sure about people around me.
Ta – If UG Krishnamurti said himself ‘A barking Dog,’ you must be a ‘Crying UG.’
Wo – He rejected Nirvana, Moksha, Salvation, any kind of enlightenment, ..buddhahood was a business in his view. And he was Not a Barking Dog. It’s people’s view about him he said, what he consider himself. Without UG’s philosophy, Jiddu and Osho are not complete.
Ta – It’s not the answer.
Wo – There was no question but a full stop. I maybe misunderstood it as completion of you.
Ta – We all assume something and believe it as it’s only true. For example – you assumed that my sentence is completed and you started reacting or answering or ..that something you said.
Wo – Should I say?
Ta – You are not that obedient to seek my permission you big brat. You are a rebellious voice. Is that a joke you asked me you should say?
Wo – We assume. And we all are in that cage of our assumptions. We are inside of our knowledge. That is also made by assumptions and informations too.
Ta – Who is that sending you msgs from other side?
Wo – The one, I’m communicating with.
Ta – Is that something like imaginary described in theistic religious books?
Wo – Don’t try to generalize it. Let it be what it is. Otherwise you may stuck with God Ishwara Allah Jew etc. Don’t name it and you remain free. You name it and you are misguided.
01:32 a.m. Saturday 27th May 2017

Communication Takes Place

​Wo – The one who is communicating with me is one not only reading but also sending msgs to me.
Ta – Who?
Wo – It’s not necessary to know with whom you are communicating with. Both the ends of communication knows that communication is taking place, that’s it. I’m at my side, I don’t know who is or who are, on other side. For me, it’s not necessary. I’m not eager to know about other end. I’m satisfied with my side, that the communication is being taken place. If one is eager, to know about unknown, is having doubt, fear, incompleteness, fluctuation from oneself.
Ta – And how about the communication?
Wo – That is only one can know. It’s by senses. You get or receive informations. You know informations. You have to rely on your senses. I know what information I receive through my senses. It’s communication between my senses and outside world. I communicate with outside world though my senses. If i have got malaria, I will feel cold and that will be my truth not the truth of outside world. My communication will be true. Communication is complete – maybe information is right or wrong, but I have to be relying on my senses.
Ta – Is it kind of mystic experience?
Wo – Na! All mystics were people who achieved the level but failed to communicate exactly. Buddha, Mahavira, ..list goes on. Jiddu was more clear than previous Buddhas but he was accepted by a group only while Osho has become a spiritual entertainment for people. No mystical experience is there. Everything which is experienced is truth for individual. Outside world is unknown.
Ta – You reject society.
Wo – I’m not sure about people around me.
Ta – If UG Krishnamurti said himself ‘A barking Dog,’ you must be a ‘Crying UG.’
Wo – He rejected Nirvana, Moksha, Salvation, any kind of enlightenment, ..buddhahood was a business in his view. And he was Not a Barking Dog. It’s people’s view about him he said, what he consider himself. Without UG’s philosophy, Jiddu and Osho are not complete.
Ta – It’s not the answer.
Wo – There was no question but a full stop. I maybe misunderstood it as completion of you.
Ta – We all assume something and believe it as it’s only true. For example – you assumed that my sentence is completed and you started reacting or answering or ..that something you said.
Wo – Should I say?
Ta – You are not that obedient to seek my permission you big brat. You are a rebellious voice. Is that a joke you asked me you should say?
Wo – We assume. And we all are in that cage of our assumptions. We are inside of our knowledge. That is also made by assumptions and informations too.
Ta – Who is that sending you msgs from other side?
Wo – The one, I’m communicating with.
Ta – Is that something like imaginary described in theistic religious books?
Wo – Don’t try to generalize it. Let it be what it is. Otherwise you may stuck with God Ishwara Allah Jew etc. Don’t name it and you remain free. You name it and you are misguided.
01:32 a.m. Saturday 27th May 2017

Buddha Rejected Brahminism!

Buddha, after centuries, has been accepted as incarnation of Vishnu by Vaishnavas, but the facts are –
Buddha rejected Brahminism.

Hindu people don’t celebrate Buddha Jayanti.

Hindu people don’t accept Buddha as their teacher.

Hindu people never greet me Buddha Purnima or on other Buddhist festivals.

Hindu people are not aware about their – philosophies and different schools. 

Hindu people do not study well about their religion.
It’s true – that Hinduism what we have been introduced is actually a mixture of many different philosophies and faiths which are against to each other. Shaiva, Shaakta, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedaantika, Yoga, Charwaka, all had been criticizing to each other.
Hinduism have been being propagated after independence of India is actually Brahmanism and it declares Brahmins above all in hierarchy, rest all are lower than Brahmins. Nobody can be Brahmin through efforts otherwise Dr. Ambedkar, Phule, would be considered Brahmins. Leave examples of Vishwamitra or Annie Basent. They are exceptional cases. Practical contemporary Hinduism is actually Brahmanism and rest of people must detach themselves from it – if they are aware of their self-respect. 
I never criticize Hinduism. It doesn’t exist. What exists behind ‘Hinduism’ is “Brahminism.” It would be good for all Non-Brahmins to leave Brahminism and their rituals, their deities, festivals, and find out their real spiritual faith by themselves, otherwise, despite Indian constitution, their generations will remain getting insulated forever!!
23:28 Wednesday 24th May 2017

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