I’m Bhuttu speaking

September 19th, 2020 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

I’m Bhuttu Speaking

Everyone has born in this world for a purpose. Though it was a bitch only, but I feel everyone in this world is important.
Though Love is a four letter word, but some hidden fact is set up inside the word.
God has created everyone of us for some purpose. It is our duty to fulfil the wishes of God.
When I was born, I did not have any name. After one week when my mistress brought me at her place, I was named as Bhuttu as my mother’s name was Lattu. The day I came to my mistress’s house, I was very sad as I left my mother that day and thought of my mistress’s cruelty.
When I reached , my mistress ‘s family, they were very happy to see me there and I just urinate ,they all laughed at me. Her younger brother immediately said, Don’t laugh at it ,” it is also a human being “.
Hearing this they all started laughing and said, ” Is it a human being ? It is a puppy “.
After two days , it was raining heavily . I went out of my kennel and got stuck in the mud. Her brother came immediately and rescued me . I used to urinate all the time . They used to shout at me sometimes but used to clean me properly like a child in the family.

My mistress’s father was very kind hearted person . During winter he used to keep me warm by giving me hot water bag. This way the days passed. I became little big . I used to go with them when they were going out. I knew their school timing so when they used to go to school I never went out of the house.
Once I felt sick, my mistress’s father treated me with antibiotic medicine. He used to give me with honey but it was so bitter that I did not want to take any medicine.
That time I learnt the word Medicine . Whenever I used to feel sick they used to say the word. I never used to wait there.
They are human being, so they are natuarally more intelligent than me. They never used to utter the word then.
After a year , I fell in love with their neighbhour’s Lucky, a handsome stout fellow, of course a dog. I gave birth to five children. This way the days passed. Oneday my mistress’s father was walking in the garden , he tried to pick up a black ribbon from a corner suddenly I saw the act . I immediately jump on him and barked at him . He asked “what’s the matter Bhuttu “? Then he saw that a small snake running away from that side. I was patted by him. I felt very lucky as I could save my master.

It was a sad incident in my life . If I think that incident I really felt that ” I’m lucky” . Whenever my mistress’s family used to go anywhere I used to follow them , but that unfortunate day, they just boarded in the taxi and I left alone on the road. I saw some menace followed me. I started running and they followed me. When it became dark, I could not find my way to home. That was a nightmare for me. I started searching my way with disappointment. Then I just slept. In the early morning ,I found a gang of dogs staring at me. I got very much frightened. Two days passed I could not find my house. I was hungry. I was so fearful that I could not search my food even. That time I felt that the “world is very cruel”. On the third day when I was passing a lane, suddenly I heard my name .”Is it Bhuttu?” The grandmother shouted . I jumped and entered the house .
Looking at me ,all the family members greeted me like their lost child . All the members started sobbing by looking at me. All ran to give me my food. That was the love and affection I got from that family.
This way, years passed . I became 10 years old. My mistress’s marriage was fixed. I cried every day as she would leave soon. I knew, without no time she will leave the house . I knew that how much her parents must be feeling. Whenever she used to hug me I used to feel pain in my heart. The day she left for husband house ,I stopped eating and hid under the house. I knew that my days came to an end as I loved each one of them very much. But she was special for me as I used to think because of her I got a very special house. When I stopped eating, I prayed to God of her well-being and said If I born again I should get such a family like My Mistress.

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September 4th, 2020 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

The state of knowing something is knowledge. Knowledge can be acquired by reading books. It can be accomplished through discussing with others. Gathering information with interest is knowledge.

The state of making right decision and judgement is Wisdom. It is attained through experience of life. Soul searching is the way of wisdom. Soul searching means to find who we are. Wisdom cannot be gained through material items, it is accomplished through churning of inner power. Wisdom refines our character. It is said that if character is lost , everything is lost. Character building begins from childhood. Childhood is the time to give values of life.

Knowledge can be obtained from external sources such as books, magazines, audio, video and classroom lectures. All the gadgets,what we use in today’s life came externally through knowledge. Electricity, electronic, atom bomb, automatic guns, all are invented by people through reading and research. Knowledge can be gathered by reading ,attending school , college, university. Knowledge is carried off through research. Different kind of medicines are the result of knowledge.

Today’s scenario of Corona virus (2020) is the result of stupidity of knowledge. This is done by so many knowledgeable persons. They involved themselves in the research in Wuhan, China. The world is suffering because of unwise invention. Virus is invented through research for destruction but where is the noble invention of remedies ? Invention of automatic guns are taking the life of wise and innocent. Knowledge is more appropriate if it is done with values.

On the other hand, wisdom is earned by judging the outcome of knowledge.

Wisdom teaches us to differentiate the  right or wrong actions. Wisdom is nothing but to find out the truth for oneself. Reasoning  out of any fact is the gate way of wisdom. That is realization. Feel nothing, know nothing, the Greek philosopher said that the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. They said, mankind is made of two kinds of people, one is wise people who know they’re fools, and fools who think they are wise. Second are worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Wisdom and Knowledge should go hand in hand. Many people in the world are so knowledgeable that is beyond ordinary people’s thinking. Teaching and learning begins at the very early age. Teaching with analysing can give better character building, values and ethics. Wisdom is the ability to use a sensible process of thinking by analysing properly.

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My Experience of Silence

September 1st, 2020 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

“Silence “give us innate ability to explore. Planning to sit one day in silence for exploring oneself would be a great experience.

I planned it one week ago when my friend wrote a write up on Advantages of Silence on health . I was really overwhelmed by knowing the importance of Silence.

I wanted to surrender myself to Ultimate to purify my soul. Without purification, we cannot reach to Moksh, the final goal of life. Though, it is difficult and different to understand the meaning of  “Moksh” yet according to me, when a person liberates itself from all kind of Mayas and attachments, he/she can travel towards Moksh. Ego is another obstacle to reach Moksh. One meaning of Moksh can be free from sadness or happiness. Before reaching, liberation,one has pass through many lessons. One lesson could be  keeping oneself in Silence to know the innermost skill to purify oneself.

I planned to do the  process of silence for two reasons. One is to purify my soul through oneness with God and another to know the process of liberation or Moksh.

In the beginning, I planned it to try for twelve hours. On Monday dated 31st August,2020 from 8a.m to 8p.m, I took bath in the morning and finished my breakfast. When I kept myself mum, I asked three questions to God.

First, God where do you live? Second, How do you write each one’s story of life? The last but not the least, Why don’t you show your presence once?

In silence, I got the answer. It could be from  my subconscious  that He lives everywhere. God lives in person’s heart. He lives in air, water, sky  trees, everywhere.

Answer to my second question was, every  person helps me to write its own story. He/she helps God to give Him the plot through its Karma.

Third question was quite difficult and different. God said , every one meets Me once in their life. Purification of heart, mind and soul are required to feel My presence.

My experience was beyond my thought. I wanted to take the name of God all the time. I wanted to chant mantras all the time.

Out of 12 hours, 8 hours, I was merged into deep thought. Chanting helped me not to divert my mind anywhere. I didn’t know who helped my mind to become so serene and motionless for the moment. Positive thinking and determination bring the mind calm and steady. I like to mention here one important thing which I observed when I was in silence. The mantras, I know and chant for many years but these years, everytime, I thought that ,I chant the mantras mechanically.

Yesterday with silence and still mind,I experienced many things. Though I have a small grand daughter but I would say, if we are determined ,we can set our goal to reach at our objective. I submerged myself into a deep thought that I can complete my twelve hours efficiently.

I continuously chanted Shiva Mantra. I didn count as counting divert the mind here and there easily.

Second hour, I chanted Krishna Mantra

कृष्णाय गोविंदयो गोपीजन वल्लभायो, परायों  परम पुरुषाय परात्मने, परकर्म यंत्र शस्त्राणि सौहारो सौहारो, मृतुरमजयो मजयो, ॐ नमः भगवते श्रीवासुदेवायः। Shri Krishna mantra gave me the peace. It is said that Krishna manta gives stability and one can conquer the mind.

I was very happy when I chanted mantras. Many years ago,a saint told me the importance of chanting. During the time,I thought people do chanting mechanically. Yesterday, in Silence,I came to know mantra and japa give us solace and compassion

ऋतं सत्यं परब्रह्म पुरुषं कृष्णपिंगलम् ऊर्ध्वलिंगं  विरूपाक्षं विश्वरूपाय नमो नमः

This mantra, I chanted for 108 times. Though I know the meaning of this mantra but generally every day, I cannot chant it 108 times. Yesterday, I had twelve hours in my hands, so I could chant it thoroughly with proper pronunciation.

I was very happy to know the importance of Silence and plan to do it once in a month. Within a single practice,I came to know that why saints often go to cave for practising Silence.

At the end, “Silence is a great source of strength”.

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