शालिनी अपनी शादी के तीन महीनों बाद घर आई थी| संयोगवस मैं उससे बाज़ार में मिली | शादी के बाद अक्सर लड़कियों के चहरों पर एक सिन्दूरी शाम ढलती हुई मिल जाती है | पर उसकी आँखो में एक अजीब खालीपन था| तभी मेरी नज़र उसके हथेली पर पड़ी जिसपर कटने के गहरे ज़ख्म थे |
अचंभित स्वर में मैनें पूछा, ”अरे! ये क्या हो गया, शालिनी?” उसने ज़रा घबराते हुए अपना हाथ पीछे कर लिया | मेरे ज़ोर देने पर किसी तरह उसने अपनी बात कही |
”पति से थोड़ा-बहुत मार खाना तो चलता है, दीदी”, शालिनी ने सर झुकाकर ज़रा संकोच से कहा |
मैनें परेशान स्वर में पूछा, ”और किसने कहा ये तुमसे?”
धीरे-से गर्दन उठाकर उसने मेरी आँखो में देखा और कुछ देर से कहा, “माँ नें…”
हम कहते हैं पुरुष-प्रधान समाज है | मानती हूँ| पर क्या औरतों के हर दर्दनाक हालात के पीछे केवल पुरुषों का ही हाथ है? तो फिर क्यूँ घरेलू हिंसा जैसे संगीन बातों को घूंघट की आड़ में छुपा देने के पीछे एक दूसरी औरत का सहयोग या दबाव होता है ?
एक औरत की ज़िंदगी बदतर करने में हमारे समाज की औरतों का योगदान भी सराहनीय माना जाना चाहिये! आखिर Woman-Man-Equality का सवाल है, नहीं?
माने, बस पूछ रहे हैं। 😏
“अबला जीवन हाय, तुम्हारी यही कहानी, आंचल में है दूध और आंखों में पानी।” – मैथलीशरण गुप्त
I want to change the world. But I'm not sure what I can do.
If you ask me what I would like to change in the world, I wouldn't know where to begin. There are so many problems with our society today - poverty, crime, disease, pollution - that it would take a lifetime just to list them all. It makes me wonder if there is any way at all that we can solve some of these problems and make things better for everyone on earth.
Dear Liza, I would say it's not possible to change 'the' world. But it's possible to change 'your' world.
I try and do whatever I can to be strong, kind and humble, to make Swami ji proud, to meditate, do sadhana and perform acts of kindness at every opportunity.
With these, I can become the best version of myself, then it will have an effect on other people whom I meet or spend time with.
My world then becomes very beautiful, and slowly slowly I can make it bigger and bigger and more people hopefully will feel the same peace I now do, with Swami ji's Grace.
It's a lovely question, Liza. Let's make our little worlds more and more beautiful, with His Grace ❤️ Jai Sri Hari! 🙏🏼🙂
Why does Life continue to test my strength, time and time again: I do accept all that is God's Will, but it's getting tougher. Is there a purpose, a meaning?
I am sorry that you are going through difficult times my lovely.
Because you are stronger than you think you are❤️
The stronger an elastic band, the more it can be stretched.
Whenever life presents us with similar situations, it is because these situations are what will lead to your freedom.
I’d say just do your best and leave the rest to God.
Sending you loads of love💖
Let me know if anyone has any solutions to get rid of insects without using any harmful pesticides and sprays ?
Hi, I do this and it works for me. See if it might be helpful.
I usually enter the kitchen after midnight which is usually when they are most active. I carry a broom dustpan and open the window or door. Then I try to push the cockroaches on the pan and cover it gently with the broom and then throw them out.
It eas easy to get rid of the cockroaches like this. Ants are usually not too much of a problem so I make my peace with them around.
This is a phrase that I have heard for many years, but it never seemed to make sense. It's just too vague.
My first experience with this phrase was from my parents. They would tell me to ""make hay while the sun shines"", meaning that I should work hard and do what I can now because things may not always be so easy.
It's a cliché, but it's true: The best time to start a new project or idea is when you're in the mood for it. If you wait until you're so excited about it that you can't sleep at night, chances are good that the time will never come.
The same goes for making hay while the sun shines. You need to find projects that have some momentum behind them already — not just something you think would be fun to work on.
The more popular your idea is with other people, the more likely it is that they'll help you make it happen.
The One who makes the thunder roar and simultaneously hears a butterfly sigh; the One into whose ears fall all our ardent prayers for She hears even the footsteps of a tiny baby ant; That Empress alone is the Writer, the Written and the Reader. In eternal service of that Supreme Divinity. Happy Reading! Love and Light. Jai Shri Hari💕✨