Birthday???

A note to myself on this day:

A birthday wish/greetings???

Another one to remind me that somehow I got born and borne into this world again hopefully not to be a burden to it and not to be born again 🙂

Listening to this song Bohemian Rhapsody by the Queen as i write this… and the lines…”sometimes I wish I have never been born at all…carry on….carry on… doesn’t really matter… doesn’t really matter…”

And the lines…”you’ve caught me in a coma
And I don’t think I wanna
Ever come back to this
World again
Kinda like it in a coma
‘Cause no one’s ever gonna
Oh make me come back to this
World again” from the song Coma by my very own Gods of music…Gun’s N Roses (Pink Floyd comes only second to me compared to these guys in terms of mental/emotional impact as i relate to each of them 🙂 ).

..I mean we are forced to come into this world again and again for some reason… sounds a bit too philosophical right and even bit of crazy? But that’s the fact and that’s the way I am 🙂

And the statement from our very own master Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam who is the force of our reckonings – – “Birthday” the only day in your life…
your mother smiles 🙂 when you cried. 😦 make sure when you leave this place you make people around you cry thinking about your accomplishments and you rejoice in that, while you say that final good bye!

I mean…These are the ideals that should make and shape the way we are during the last hour of our lives!

Of course who can forget that ultimate Stanford memorial lecture given by the great Steve Jobs as he was going through the last motions/emotions of his life!

After all these mentioned fun joy happiness health and luck in the form of birthday wishes, how long they are going to carry us and care for us through in our lives?

No one just needs to think about others evaluation about ourselves as to who we are, for only we know really who we are to a certain extent and not anyone else… and that includes me!!!

Reminds of the great poet and great points raised by Kannadasan’s lines in this regard:

“உன்னை அறிந்தால்…நீ உன்னை அறிந்தால்
உலகத்தில் போராடலாம்
உயர்ந்தாலும் தாழ்ந்தாலும்
தலை வணங்காமல் நீ வாழலாம்

(உன்னை)
மானம் பெரியது என்று வாழும் மனிதர்களை
மான் என்று சொல்வதில்லையா
தன்னை தானும் அறிந்து கொன்டு ஊருக்கும் சொல்பவர்கள்
தலைவர்கள் ஆவதில்லையா

(உன்னை)
பூமியில் நேராக வாழ்பவர் எல்லோரும்
சாமிக்கு நிகர் இல்லையா
பிறர் தேவை அறிந்து கொண்டு
வாரிக்கொடுப்பவர்கள் தெய்வத்தின் பிள்ளை இல்லையா

(உன்னை)
மாபெரும் சபையினில் நீ நடந்தால் – உனக்கு
மாலைகள் விழவேண்டும் – ஒரு
மாசு குறையாத மன்னவன் இவனென்று
போற்றிப் புகழ வேண்டும்

உன்னை அறிந்தால்…நீ உன்னை அறிந்தால்
உலகத்தில் போராடலாம்
உயர்ந்தாலும் தாழ்ந்தாலும்
தலை வணங்காமல் நீ வாழலாம் “

if you know yourself…if your know yourself…
you can fight in this world…
whether you rise up…or whether you fall down…
you can still live with your head held high! …1

Do we call those who live their life with with honour, prestige and dignity as a deer?

(There is a class of deer that will lose its life because of loss of a single hair.)

மயிர்நீப்பின் வாழாக் கவரிமான் அன்னார்
உயிர்நீப்பர் மானம் வரின். (குறள் – 969). –

Those who give up (their) life when (their) honor is at stake are like the spotted deer(kavari maan) which kills itself at the loss of (even one of) its hairs. (Thirukkural – 969).

Those who know themselves and also make other know themselves, do they not become great leaders? …2

Those who live a life of straightforwardness, aren’t they equivalent to God?
Those who give everything they possess, having known the need of others, aren’t they children of God? …3

If you walk in a big assembly, garlands should automatically fall on you!
Everyone should praise you as an “emperor” without faults! …4

if you know yourself…if your know yourself…
you can fight in this world…
whether you rise up…or whether you fall down…
you can still live with your head held high! …5

this post is dedicated to all those who have their birthdays on this day (a fellow blogger, Saania2806 in particular…)

Author: Rajini

"Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization.". (Srimad Bhagavatham 3.26.2) Trying to seek that knowledge through life experiences that leads to compassion, dispassion and ultimately satisfaction.

8 thoughts on “Birthday???”

  1. Is it your birthday? Wish you a very happy birthday 🙂 Yea the article is philosophical. Did you ever think, why in Puranas Indra, etc., ( Devaas) never try to realize god and only humans ( or demons in relation to human form) did? Devaas can not realize God because they are part of him. Like our hands can not realize us. To taste sugar, we need sugar separate from us and only then can we experience sweetness when brought into us. Similarly, humans are like sugar particles, made separate from God, only to pull back by him, so that he can taste us and make the experience of this process sweet. So we r forces onto physical plane until we realize this. Even the grandest of souls like Tesla or Ramana Maharishi has to come to earth for same reason. But they take with them, some more souls who are ripe, when they land on tongue of God, figuratively. 🙂

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