Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MODERN MENDICANTS OR BABAS HAVE SHIFTED FROM HIGH HIMALAYAS TO CROWDED CITIES ?


                                                                               







THE UPLOADED PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN CLICKED BY MY FRIEND  TEJ PARTAP SINGH BROCA IN 2013. TOP TWO PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN CLICKED ALONG SHOPIAN JAMMU ROAD OR WHAT IS KNOWN AS MUGHAL ROAD WHILE THE  TWO PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW HAVE BEEN CLICKED  ON KOKKERNAAG - KISHTAWAR ROAD ALONG THE SIMTHEN PASS.

TO THESE PHOTOGRAPHS I AM ADDING  A POEM  REPRESENTING A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A FATHER AND SON.

When I was a child , we heard stories about sadhus , Babas and other religious people going to Himalayas for Meditation and  penance . Away from the glare and noise of cities ,  they lived in jungles in close company of mother nature .I think nothing of this sort exists now . Now hermits and  Babas have come to live in spacious  Ashrams in cities  .


Based on this idea ,I started yesterday with a Dohaa . It was actually designed as a communication between a son and his idle father . The son is proposing to his father to become a Baba instead of idling away his time and energy.. I started with the dohaa where the son proposes to his father as under  ..
The son says
"Baba ban kar khol do
Eik Ashram meray taat
Bijli Nalka Muft hai
Bhog Chaday din raat "

“Become a Baba dear father
And  open an Ashram..
We shall get free electric power and Municipal Water
Apart from day and night offerings from public ”

I  finished this hypothetical communication just now by adding more poetry to it ..

The father( Taat ) reacts to his son's suggestion as under

“Beta Aaj Kahi tum ne hai
Bade Patte ki baat .
Gyaan Dharam hum Na Janoon
Ho jaaye na Maat .
Ho jaaye na Maat bataao aisaa Rastaa
Kuchh Jugaad Batlaao hum ko sastaa sastaa ”

“  Dear son ,  Today You have put forth a very wise suggestion,
But I am blank in so far as  knowledge or Religious Issues are concerned .
I am afraid , This venture may  fail.
For success of this project give me some tips
Suggest  some inexpensive  shortcuts for this venture son ”


The son now passes on some  suggestions to his Taat ( Father )

“ kesh Dharo Jogi Ban Jaao
Dhoti Kurtay Ghar mein Laao
Gyaan Dharam ki baat na bolo
Bank mein Jaa Kar Khaata Kholo
Uchhalo koodo Gaana Gaao
Doodh Piyo aur Phal hi khaao
Naamardi ka nuskhaa Becho
Kirpa Baanto Haath Uthaao

Taat Hamaare karnaa hai hum ko Bhi yeh kaam
Shuru Karo Aantaakshari Le kar Apna Naam”

“ Keep long hair and become a Mendicant ( Modern )
Buy some sets of Dhotis and kurtas .
Forget what you call Knowledge and Dharma .
Go to a Bank and open your account .
Learn jumping , Dancing and singing .
Drink Milk and eat fruits instead of cereals .
Sell prescription for Impotency,
Distribute kindness by raising your hands towards the sky.

Dear  Father I also have to follow this path now
So Start this venture by crying loud your own name .”

( Autar Mota )

PS
This is just a humour . No personality is intended to be commented upon . Anything  appearing as a satire on any personality  could  be a coincidence or  reader’s  own inference and  not an intention of the Blogger .

 ( Autar Mota 03.09.2013 )

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