स्टडी रूम

एक छोटा सा स्टडी रूम है ।

अंदर जाने का दरवाजा एक ही है जो पश्चिमी दीवार पर है ।
दरवाजे के ठीक सामने की दीवार पर, पूर्व दिशा में खुलने वाली एक खिड़की है ।

खिड़की से लगा हुआ टेबल है, कुर्सी है,

टेबल पर एक लैपटाप, कुछ किताबें, एक चाय से भरा कप, तीन चार पेन एक सेट में रखी हैं ।
एक स्मार्टफोन भी टेबल पर रखा है ।
कमरे की उत्तरी दीवार से सटा हुआ एक साधारण सिंगल बेड है जो कि सात फुट लंबा है ।

इसका सिरहाना पूर्व की तरफ है ।

इस दीवार पर कुछ सुंदर पेंटिग भी टंगी है जो जरूरी नहीं भी हो सकती थी ।
दक्षिणी दीवार से लगी एक शेल्फ है जिसमें किताबें हैं, 

शेल्फ के बाजू में एक छोटी सी आलमारी भी है

और उसके बाजू में एक मटका रखा है

जिसके ऊपर एक गिलास और लंबी डंडी वाला मग रखा है ।

आलमारी और शेल्फ, बेड आमने सामने है ।
मटका और बेड, पश्चिमी दीवार से थोड़ी दूरी पर हैं, 

जहां कुछ और कुर्सियां फोल्ड कर के रखी हुई हैं ।

जरूरत पड़ने पर, सभी दस कुर्सियों को खोला जा सकता है ।
कमरे में वाई-फाई है ।
कमरे में कोई सजावट नहीं हैं ।

खालीपन रखा गया है ।
पंखा है जो चलता भी है,

वैसे गरमी नहीं लगती यहां ।

दीवारें हल्की पीली हैं, सफेद जैसी ।

छत एकदम सफेद ।

कमरे में कहीं धूल नहीं है, कोई गंदगी नहीं हैं, 

वैसे किताबें, जो टेबल और शेल्फ में रखी है;

थोड़ी अस्तव्यस्त हैं ।
किताबों का अस्तव्यस्त होना सुंदर लगता है ।
टेबल, शेल्फ, आलमारी, लकड़ी की है ।

सभी कुर्सियां काली, एक जैसी है ।

मटका मिट्टी का है – ये माॅडर्न वाॅटर प्यूरीफायर भी हो सकता था ।
दक्षिणी दीवार पर एक दरवाजा है, मटके और पश्चिमी दीवार के बीच ।

यह है छोटा सा अटैच लैट-बाथ ।
एक टेबल-लैंप टेबल पर है, जिसको घुमाकर बेड की तरफ भी किया जा सकता है

ताकि लेटकर भी पढ़ा जा सके ।

तीन बल्ब फूलवाले होल्डर में पश्चिमी, उत्तरी और दक्षिणी दीवारों पर लगे हैं ।

उत्तर-पश्चिम और दक्षिण-पूर्व कोनों पर नाईट-लैप लगे हैं

जबकि बाथरूम वाले कोने पर फ्लॉवर पाॅट रखा है ।
कमरे में सांस लेने, एक्सरसाइज़ करने और हंसने की पूरी जगह है ।

यहां ताईची नहीं हो पाएगी, उतनी भी जगह नहीं है ।

पढ़ाई करने के लिए बेस्ट कमरा है ।
19:00 Wednesday 14th June 2017

First Paying Student

I’m only in Green Park that has been continuing with Chinese friends so it was easy for others to notice me. I don’t know what people think about me or about my friends from China. Some people said me they like my Tai Chi movements. A person, more than 50 years, has  sometimes asked me to teach him Tai Chi but I took his words not seriously. When he suggested me to start a class and he would like to be my first paying-student, I agreed happily.
Next day, at decided time I reached at the park and he was six minutes late.

I asked him if he wants to learn without pay or would like to pay my fees?

I said 500/- rupees for 45 minutes session, per day, and he would learn 24 within 5-7 days, and rest 20 days will be for practicing.

Maybe, he misunderstood my words and thought I would charge 500/- per day for entire the month while my fees would be for 7 days only. Rest 20 days practice would be free. Initial 7 days I would ask him to be continue and and sincere.

He said he would give me 5000/- for entire the month.

I said – OK.

But,

Happened what, 

We started the class. And after some movements he found Tai Chi is too difficult for him. He thought me doing Tai Chi movements are smooth and easy but he realized too difficult and said – ‘Shekhar, I think I need to study it more then I should come to you again.’

I said – OK

I suggested him to watch videos also.

And this is how I lost my first paying student. My commercial class has been stopped before starting.
I think, I’m not good for teaching. Some people say me a good teacher but this example and experience was not good for me as Tai Chi teacher.
Another lady wanted to learn and after some classes she left. She also said me that she would give some fees but she never came back.
I feel, they like to see me doing Tai Chi, they feel it is easy and relaxing exercise, for body and mind but it is difficult when it comes to do for them.

..or I’m not good person to teach these people.
I don’t have any other options. Teaching Tai Chi would be another option. I’m hesitant to ask people for fees. This time I asked openly and student left.
18:45 Wednesday 7th June 2017

No Style Is Wrong Style, They Are Just Different 


A master who wandering beside a lake one day, heard the sounds of the ‘Walking On Water’ mantra being chanted incorrectly from an island a little way from the bank. The master, full of compassion for the errant and wishing to teach the correct formula, found a boat and rowed across the water to the island. (He had not yet mastered the method himself and had to make do with the more conventional means of crossing, i.e. a boat.)
Arriving at the camp of a young Sufi novice, he instructed him in the correct words and their order. The novice was delighted at the intervention of so venerable a master and thanked him profusely for taking the time to help. Returning to the boat, the master set out for the bank, rightfully contented at his good deed in helping the young man. Cut short in his thoughts he looked up in astonishment to see the young novice running on the water shouting, ‘Master, Master, come back, come back. I’ve forgotten the words.’

I read this story on a website I was surfing about Tai Chi. Yesterday I came to know some Tai Chi classes in Mumbai, their movements in YouTube videos are different from us. They are sometimes fast and sometimes slow. Their movements looks like they are making efforts and using muscles’ power. What I do is different – slow movement, concentrating on my body movements, with breathings, bent knees, circular way. They, according to their websites, provide fortification course also. I’m not certified from any institute, I learned from my teachers trio – ChiChi, Hui & Melody. I won’t say whose way is right because while doing Tai Chi, It’s revealed in me that Nothing Is Wrong, Just Different. I know 24, 48 & 32 (sword) and I don’t have certificate. I don’t have pay money anyone to certify me. 
Above story, I read yesterday evening and I came to know about Tai Chi Classes at noon yesterday. I was a bit sad and confused after knowing about classes but the story made me feeling comfortable. 
10:06 am Monday 28th November 2016