Kabir : The songs of a weaver – 3

I don’t know

What sort of master

You have.

Is he deaf?

That the mullah screech

From the mosque?

Surely he can hear

Even the anklets that tinkle

On an ant’s feet !

You count your beads,

You smear your brow with marks,

You grow long matted locks.

But deep inside yourself

You carry the vicious vicious dagger

Of apostasy –

This isn’t the way

To attain the master!

— Kabir vani

Translated by : Vinay Dharwadker

Kerala: God’s own country, ईश का देश !

शिव ने कहा –

मैंने तो बस अपने देश

को धो कर वैसा हीं बनाना चाहा

जैसा तुम्हें दिया था .

क्यों तुम ने इसे अपने मन का बना लिया ?

शोर मचा रहे हो ..,.

श्रावण मेरा धरती पर आने

जल वर्षा करवाने का मौसम है .

क्यों रोते हो ?

तुम्हारे अतिक्रमण को देख

मैं तो नृत्य ….तांडव ….कर रहा हूँ

और ख़ुद हीं आँसू बहा रहा हूँ .

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः, सर्वे संतु निरामया

(ब्लॉगर पवन के सौजन्य से सभी के लिये शुभकामनाएँ)


अतिक्रमण – Encroachment

Too Much Sitting May Shrink the Part of Your Brain Tied to Memory

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behavior — like spending all day in your desk chair — were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that’s critical for memory.

Earlier research has linked sedentary behavior to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death in middle-age and older adults. The new study, published yesterday (April 12) in the journal PLOS One, builds on this, focusing on inactivity’s impacts on the brain, according to a statement from the researchers.

behavior to thinning of the medial temporal lobe, a brain region involved in the formation of new memories, the researchers said in the statement. Brain thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-age and older adults, the researchers added. [Don’t Sit Tight: 6 Ways to Make a Deadly Activity Healthier]



ज़िंदगी के रंग- 92

दिल के कुछ ऐसे

गहरे, अनदेखे..धुँध भरे

कोने भी हैं,

जहाँ ढेरों यादें

ढेरों बातें

बसे है …..

कहीं गहरे अँधेरा में .

क्योंकि वहाँ

सूरज हीं नहीं चमकता .