WORDS CRUSH WEDNESDAY #3


Here’s My entry for this week’s Favorite quote challenge .

‘Gussa na handa, dehi rog na lagayi’

which advises ‘don’t hold on to anger, and your body won’t be engulfed by diseases’

This quote is by saint Farid. He has very rightly said that anger is the source of all our ailments. Anger makes your mouth work faster than your mind, leaving moments of guilt and regret later.  If you think shouting at someone shows your authority then think twice. It’s never so, at least in the long run.Moreover, it’s the worst way to get things done.

But controlling anger is easier said than done. I have learnt the hard way to stop cribbing over a silly person who would never listen and it’s highly advised to abandon the topic and preserve that energy. It’s useless trying to teach someone who doesn’t want to improve at all.

Moreover, I know it’s difficult to control when someone or something is getting so out of hand, but I have always noticed that people tend to see the person shouting as the culprit, however right he might be. Hardly a few in this world care to understand your point of view, they always tend to act on what’s visible on the surface.i guess It’s far better to keep quiet when instigated than to get tagged disrespectful/unsophisticated later. And trust me, this difficult job of keeping calm in those few moments, would burn the instigator inside.

To put the lid on, I’ll share with you some very valuable lessons given to me by the ‘ART OF LIVING’ people once. They advised not to accept the garbage of wrath and hurting words somebody threw at us, it was his, so let him keep it. They coined a beautiful phrase, BE ‘button proof’.

So next time somebody tries to switch you on(instigates you), don’t let them. Better make your anger worth a million dollars. And you wouldn’t want to spend it just like that ,would you?

WORDS CRUSH WEDNESDAY!


Today’s qoute for words crush Wednesday:

 “so kyon manda aakheye jit jamme rajan”

which means, ‘why call a woman inferior? It is her who gives birth to great kings’

Challenge accepted!

This verse is  by Guru Nanak Dev Ji from ‘Asa di Var’ hymn composed by him.

This is a powerful qoute relevant even today. It was composed at a time when woman faced prejudice and were given unequal status as compared to men.

In medieval India, condition of woman deteriorated highly, and  a widowed woman wasn’t allowed to wear coloured clothes or remarry, and in a ritual called ‘sati’ she was thrown in the pyre burning her husband’s body. The reason? Because what would she do on earth, when her husband isn’t there? She should go with him.

Moreover,female feticide was rampant. (it still is, but the situation has improved highly).The condition was such that sometimes people remarried just because the first wife couldn’t give birth to a son.

Even today, a woman faces discrimination in some form or the other, she has to prove her worth everywhere. But from then to now, things have changed for the better.

 Now I ask you, what is your opinion on the issue? We all come from varied societies, and it would be a lot different from your point of view. Do leave a reply in the comments section.

As I put the lid on, I leave for you the whole stanza translated in English :

From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and

married.

Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.

When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.

So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.

From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.