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DEFROCKED!


Aaron was taken to the hill-top,

By moses, the chosen one.

Aaron was the Communicator

Moses the Medium of Jehovah.

Communication’s to be stifled,

before the medium extinguishes!

Moses defrocks Aaron-

Aaron dies of shame.

Moses condoles,

but secures his words.

YET ANOTHER TRIUMPH OF WORD OVER VOICE.

John the baptist was the voice of the one crying in the wilderness

But the WORD in flesh was JESUS.

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SMOKING POLICY!


Hi Liberals, Die-hards & the “MEAN”minded,

Whatever hue yr conviction might be of, it is time to take note of the MAJORITARIANISM which is eating into the tolerance quotient of the liberals of this great country- i.e INDIA.

Smoking is gonna affect not only the smoker, but also those who are exposed to the stream of the exhaled smoke. Point taken and as a matter of defending their rights, in public places the smokers ought not to smoke.

Is my fully window wound-up car a public place or a private place, while on the road?

It is a tricky question. If u say it is private, then why have a rule that penalizes the smoking driver in DELHI? Further why absolve the passenger who smokes, with all the windows wound-down?

or are we to conclude that the only way to discipline the drivers- who have gone out of the control of the owners- is to expose them to the police force? Maybe yes. Nobody cares for the drivers (an INDIAN driver) or his right to smoke, as it helps him to beat the sleep and drowsiness which creeps on him, as mostly his bosses keep him waiting without reason and his female bosses expect him to run and open the back left door for them to step out languorously!!

IT IS A CLASS LEGISLATION (or A CLASS SUB-ORDINATE LEGISLATION).

The driver becomes stealthy and instead of holding his ciggy between his index and middle fingers, starts holding it inverted between the thumb and index! Guilt has already been spread by the society on his consciousness.

THERE is a saying in TAMIL (the only thriving classical language of India)- which says that a dog after biting the goat with impunity, bites the bull/cow/ox and then the dog is emboldened to bite MAN.

We make laws and rules without testing if the rules, when at the stage of conception itself, trench on the individual rights. Later, the rules are extended to squelch the bleating dying sounds of the liberals.

No doubt, CIGARETTE SMOKING MAY BE INJURIOUS, but who gives us the right to take away the man’s right to indulge in an injurious act esp. if his act harms none?

The minister who is spear-heading this move hails from a party that had FELLED TREES TO PREVENT TRAFFIC ON THE STATE AND NATIONAL HIGHWAYS! Now they become champions of causes, when backwardness and ignorance are inundating their party cadres!! The minister and his dad shud do something about the pathetic condition of his supporters, instead of instigating legislation curbing the liberties of INDIANS- all in the disguise of HEALTH!!

The APEX court shud decide cases on LEGAL PRINCIPLES and not based on POLICY. Unfortunately, the SC was in no mood to look into the rights of the smokers affected. It was unwilling to be reasonable and require the executive to clearly demarcate the PUBLIC PLACE from PRIVATE SPACE. It has allowed itself to be convinced by the laudable policy of RESTRAINING SMOKING, all at the cost of an INDIAN’S RIGHT TO BE WRONG- WHEN HE HURTS NONE!

MAJORITARIANISM is the malaise that plagues large societies, where composite culture and practices are slowly eliminated and the human spirit is STUNTED thru restrictive rules and legislation. May the INDIAN liberal rise and voice his opinion against it!!

PIGEONS’ FEED


Pink-footed pigeons cat-walking beside the rail tracks &

slant-pecking fallen grains from goods train.

INNOCENCE feeding itself near chugging danger.

If danger did not pass by, the pink-footed innocent pigeons wud have to fly far for its peck.

TRUTH Vs. WISDOM


Discovery of Truth begets BOLDNESS of the spirit (& some times recklessness), but

WISDOM begets LIFE (and therefore GROWTH).

Wisdom distinguishes contextual truths, textual truths & subjective truths

From absolute truth, if any!!

The Birds & the Bees


The Beauty of the petals, the stateliness with which it rose from its calyx, the hear-say glory and heritage of the flower- all these kept the bee in tremendous awe of the flower.

The bee dared not to get inside to draw the nectar. The bee was no more moved by its NEED of wanting to slake its appetite by tasting the nectar. It was overawed by the mere thought of HAVING TO enter the beautiful flower and slaking its thirst.

However, just as a homage to its beauty, the bee started hovering over the flower buzzing and fanning the beautiful flower- but never consciously daring to enter. The flower was elated and was tossing its head at the adoration of the bee. The bee returned every morning to pay its obeisance at the altar of the vanity of the flower. The flower with the adoration became vain in its attitude and forgot both its date of expiry, and its necessities.

The other flowers in the vicinity were growing seed in their ovaries and were heard whispering about the murmurings of their wombs and their feelings of elongating their lives thru their progeny. This adored flower heard all those whisperings in the dark nights, but cudn’t feel, much less understand, their whispers.

The day dawned as usual, our hero bee made his buzzing visit and was seen hovering over the flower with no effort to enter nor, betraying any sign of wanting to ever!! The flower started to wilt by the evening and this brought great sorrow to the bee, as it interpreted the flower wilting in the evenings as a sign of its reduced tempo in its adoration.

However the mornings brought cheer to the bee as the flower was fresh.

An old bee, which had seen the purpose of the bee and the flower for many a generation seeing the bee’s unswerving adoration of the flower, took our hero bee aside and said: IDIOT, YOU HAVE WASTED YR TIME LIVING OFF THE HONEY IN THE HIVE, IT IS YOUR DUTY TO COLLECT NECTAR AND THE FLOWER TO GET POLLINATED IN THE PROCESS. BUT U HAVE PAID HOMAGE TO YOUR FEARS IN THE GUISE OF APPRECIATING BEAUTY. POLLINATE HER OR U LEAVE HER BARREN WITH NO SEED OF HERS TO SUSTAIN HER STRAIN.

How could i? Especially when i have been so close, yet never showed any signs of selfishness- said the bee.

THE GOOD OLD BEE SAID ‘ GET TO HER AND RAVISH HER SENSE OF VANITY, WHICH U HAVE BEEN FOSTERING IN HER FOR NO GOOD. THE DEED’S TO BE DONE AND STRENGTH SHALL SUBJUGATE BEAUTY, BUT UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE STRONG’ .

THE BEE DID IT!

Golden mug & the brass rivet in the crown


King Solomon rushed with his crown

to the wash-room,

placed he the crown on the alabaster sill

next to the golden mug in the loo.

The mug told the brass rivet on the crown thus:

‘U have no merit, yet u r placed so high.

Lo the Times are bad!’

Said the humble, but well placed rivet,

‘Merit doesn’t count when it concerns the functions.

I thru my strength fasten the meritorious gold’.

CREED vs. PROPAGATION


It has been widely reported that provocative statements have been made by the Christian groups which go by the name of NEW LIFE and PENTECOST in and around the areas of Mangalore, Chikmagalur etc. in the state of Karnataka, India.

As per Article 25 of the constitution every Indian is guaranteed the right to practice, profess and propagate his religion. Any infringement on this guaranteed right may be got redressed through our Courts.

The moot question is whether one could bring into conflict one’s beliefs with that of another’s belief during propagation of one’s religion.

The answer , in my opinion, wud be that if one is making a statement of one’s belief and not derogatorily portraying the beliefs of the other religions and still if there were to be any conflict of beliefs, it wud not tantamount to denigrating other religious beliefs. But if the propagator contrasts one’s beliefs with that of the other and negatively portrays the other religion- especially in intemperate language, it would be not merely an offence ( Cf. Indian Penal Code Section 153A) but also a SIN.

Why a sin?

Do we have a right to destroy the belief of another, however desirable the alternative wud be which is being offered by us? No. Beliefs form the core of our being and any disturbance therein might dilapidate the very foundation of our mental equilibrium and existence. Further new beliefs take time to take root and therefore individuals cannot posit those new beliefs with implicit TRUST. Therefore to destroy one’s beliefs ( in whatever religious shape it might be) is a CARDINAL SIN.

Christians believe in ONE GOD with the concept of three in one viz. GOD the Father, GOD the Son and GOD the Holy Ghost. The system of faith is monotheistic . This is fundamental to the Christian faith.

It has been reported in the media that certain sections of Hindu organizations have stated that pamphlets have been distributed by X-ian organization stating that the HINDU gods are not true gods.If the allegations are true, it must be stated in all reasonableness that NO CHRISTIAN IS ALLOWED THE LUXURY OF SITTING ON JUDGMENT ON THE BELIEFS OF THE OTHER. He merely has been mandated to propagate the GOOD NEWS that the Messiah has come and the propagation is merely a LIBERTY, in a social context, and not a RIGHT.

Jesus says, if the town where u proclaim the Gospel does not entertain you in peace, SHAKE OFF THE VERY DUST OF YOUR FEET AND DEPART. He has not mandated Christians to go overboard and constrain people to adopt the message of the arrival of the messiah and His message.

Let me narrate the story of SAUL of Tarsus (later called PAUL). He was BREATHING THREATENINGS against the Christians and armed with letters from the authorities was purging X-ians in the synagogues, On his way to Damascus Jesus appeared ( or a blinding light) and said IT IS HARD FOR THEE TO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS(feminists beware!). and he was softened into Christianity thru blindness. He was put on hold for three days and one Ananias was sent to him by GOD and his blindness was healed(?). God meets people according to his PREDESTINATION of GRACE and christians shud not arrogate to themselves such roles and leave it in the hands of the God they believe.

To state our CREED is one thing but to contrast it with another’s creed is silly, stupid and dangerous. Silly because a CREED is built on beliefs which are not based on provable facts. Stupid because one is not aware of the shifting sands on which one is standing, while threatening/warning others of standing on shifting sands. Dangerous because, it can spoil the brotherhood and amity, which are the only basis of PEACE and GROWTH.

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