Friday, July 29, 2016

When it cannot even bend, how can it break us??

Today Thimphu has seen the sun for the first time in days, though short lived, the little warmth it has impart showed abundant rays of hope. Just as the torrential rain has refused to cease so it has not stopped invoking fears in the hearts of the people and it is going pandemic. News of the damages done by the rampant water fills people like me with guilt of not being able to do anything at all, to all the fellow citizens who are living in despair, as I lay watching the news unfolding on the television so helplessly.

The incessant torrential rain angered our gentle and calm streams into mighty muddy rivers pushing them to go astray. The raging-astray-rivers washed away homes of many forcing lives into open. Tore bridges and national highways delinking a few communities completely out of road access and basic commodities. Acres of paddy fields were baked with sand rendering all the hard work of our farmers in vain. And to add salt on the wound some greedy cabbies too went astray in charging the passengers off the ceiling, how sad is that? (They are fixed, though!)

However, the torrential rain has failed to do one thing and that is to tear our hearts apart. We stand together no matter what, be it rain, storm, wind, fire or quake. And no one other than the King himself teaches us better, His Majesty taught us by example: to aspire together, to work together, to grow together and to live together, through the good and the bad as one family. His Majesty personally visited on foot not only to inspect the damages done by the rampant rivers, but also to undertake prompt measures to safe guard every soul and every home from further damaging by the rage of the angry rivers. His Majesty consoled souls in despair, motivated the victims in fear that they are not alone and there still is hope to live on. It gave a giant hope to the whole nation that no one is ever alone: we are all together, we are all one. Thank you so much my King.

Prime Minister and his ministers , all the armed forces, DeSsups, volunteers and individuals did and are still doing their best day in day out, so that fellow citizen can go home to their family and sleep in peace. Most of us living in the comfort zones of higher grounds cannot do anything other than sending prayers. On their behalf and my own, I thank you all.

The rage of the mother nature befell on us heavily lately and it still warns of pouring down from like a ruptured gigantic reservoir. We know, no one can stop the rage of mother nature but we can surely prevent or at least be little this, if only people all around the globe learn to respect the mother nature and her belongings. We don’t own them, she has just granted us the permission for a while. Let’s have a little courtesy and let the trees and stones be where they are. Let the fish be where they are. Let the deer be where she roams freely.  If you cannot make them a shelter, at least don’t burn their homes. All these small things makes her mad and her madness is felt by us too, although we living in a small Himalayan kingdom did not do anything.

For now the angry water is again trying to break us down, please be strong my dear fellow citizens, when it cannot even bend, how can it break us?? 

His Majesty The King, accompanied by the minister of agriculture and forests, and Chief Operating Officer of the Army, inspects flooded areas in Gelephu.
Gelephu Thromde staff and forest officers are part of a team in Gelephu diverting the floodwater to prevent damage to additional areas, including a water treatment plant near the Maokhola river, which has swolle
His Majesty The King at the Sarpang market site, which was washed away when the river breached its banks. While the rain continues, Armed Forces, personnel from government agencies, DeSuups, and other volunteers

  Photo courtesy from HM The King's Facebook page.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Folks in the Cafe'

I simply wonder, say if at all, "GODS" oh yes, GODS; you can name one ----- ever sat together drinking tea in a cafe' ---- they would simply laugh out loud looking at the way we treat them like some GODS.....

There is never GODS, there is just one GOD and the one GOD is folks having tea in the Cafe'.....

Rest its the creation of your liking and disliking, based on little knowledge or no knowledge!!!!!

Keep smiling.. Lifes just beautiful .....

Monday, July 11, 2016

Stop not to explore, be it outside or inside!

As I was sitting on a chair with a hot up of tea in my hand in one of the tea stalls across Norzin lam in Thimphu, on a rainy day with my cloths half drenched. I could not help wondering, "I  have neither money nor a car to go around the world, see new places, meet new people and make friends, learn about their culture, explore the deepest of the ocean and climb the highest of the mountains, try out worst to the best of the cuisines in the world, see earliest to midnight sun, experience the coldest of the place on the earth to the hottest, driest to wettest and nosiest to the calmest. I just want to go and see them, feel them and experience all those now, if it will help me open my eyes and heart, because I have TIME and I am ABLE."

I was sipping on my hot cup of tea for the second time, when I caught myself saying, "One day, I may have or may not have, but just in case if I have acquired all the money or a car I need to go around and see the world. That time my hair would have all grown white, face covered in wrinkles and knees weak. Then I might say, 'I have worked hard all this years to earn and make some money, so I can go around and see the world, but I am all weak and I dont have TIME I am doomed!'"

As I was sipping for the third time I heard something and this time it was the upper me talking to me, "Do you really need money to go around the world? To make new friends, to feel the world, to experience it. Do you really need a car to travel around the world?   Do you really want to waste time working to make money so you can explore later? Do you really think that is the only way or means? Do you really think that's it?----------------

"If you think, 'Yes,' then better not travel around the world even if you had money or a car, its going to get yourself killed. You dont even know the meaning of traveling or exploring. --------------  There is no point exploring the world although you have money or a car, when you have not even been to the house on the other side of the village and haven't seen the people living in it have got one of the most lovely life. There is no point traveling around the world and trying to open your eyes if you have not been to the village on the other side of the mountain that they havent had access to clean drinking for the past six months. There is no point trying to go across the border to see the world if you have not been to see your old ailing parents surviving by a breath in the same old home rotting in ruins back in your village. There is no point going around the world if you fail to look back and lend your helping hands of hope to those who have sacrificed their entire life to raise you and make you the very person you are now. Exploring the world will or might open your eyes and it will or might even open your heart, but the real inner eyes and real  inner heart  is opened by exploring the inside of you. Don't explore the outside world without exploring the inside world first, its a complete waste of time, when you already dont have time."

As I awoke myself from the daze, my tea was all cold and my cloths have drenched the whole chair. But, this time I caught myself smiling deeply like a fool laughing out loud on just nothing. I mean it, like a fool laughing simply at nothing.--------------- I tired to save the nasty little conversations I had with my crazy inside-me, but it seemed it was already saved in the niche of my heart because I could feel it grow a little heavy already.

Stop not to explore, be it outside or inside.

"Wherever you go take your heart with you." ~~ Confucius

Lemon tea and I :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

The story of Buddha and a Angry Old man

Buddha was walking into the city market one day and near the city entrance an old bitter man was sitting on a box glaring at Buddha, who carried a bright smile on his face. At the sight of him this old man started cursing Buddha up and down, left right and center, telling him how pretentious he was, how much better he thought he was and how he did nothing worthy of the air he breathed in this world. But Buddha simply smiled and kept on walking to the market to get what he needed.
The Next day Buddha returned to the market and once again that old man was there, this time his cursing intensified, screaming and yelling at Buddha as he walked by, cursing his mother, cursing his father and everyone else in his life.

This went on for the rest of the week and finally as the Buddha was leaving the market the man came up to him, as his curiousity had simply gotten the best of him.
“Buddha, every day you come here smiling and every day I curse your name, I curse your family and everything you believe in” the old man says ” but every day you enter this city with a smile knowing that I await you with my harsh tongue, and everyday you leave through the same entrance with that same smile. I know by speaking to you now that you are not deaf, why do you keep on smiling while I do nothing but scream the worst things I can think of to your face?”

Buddha, with the same smile still on his face looks at the old man and asks “If I were to bring you a gift tomorrow morning all wrapped up in a beautiful box would you accept it?” to which the old man replies “Absolutely not, I would take nothing from the likes of you!”. “Ah ha” the Buddha replies “Well if I were to offer you this gift and you were to refuse then who would this gift belong to?”. “It would still belong to you of course” answers the old man. “And so the same goes with your anger, when I choose not to accept your gift of anger , does it not then remain your own?”

The gift is yours to remain, if they dont accept!!