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Haiku #48 + Martyr’s Day

One who loves others,

Befriends them, shows compassion,

Is the Bhakt, I love… // 12 //

The chapter 12 talks about the ways of finding Him, and later Bhagwaan goes on to describe the qualities of His Devotee (Bhakt). He has described 36 qualities of a Bhakt, which our Rishi’s say are needed to marry Him (find Him).

Have begun with the first 3 qualities. The one who has the quality of “Advesta Sarvabhutaanaam”; one who does not hate others, meaning implied is that the one who loves others. One who befriends others, meaning counts them as equals. And the one who has compassion for others, meaning not look down upon the other, but try to get him to be equal. The other qualities, we will talk about when God permits.

Have also purposely taken the above 3 qualities cause the embodiment of these 3 qualities can be seen in the person who was martyred today. With all due respects and the differences of opinion I may personally have with his ideology, one thing is for sure that rarely we see or will see a man of his stature. It might take generations to understand him or we may not even ever. But one thing about the person is that he lived a transparent life. A follower of Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta, one may again not agree with his interpretation of Geeta, yet Bhagwaan has no problem with anyone interpreting His sayings in a way the way Geeta talks (reveals Herself) to them.

The Mahatma, as he is called today, lived a life of simplicity and experiments. He has experimented all his life and so truly he called his autobiography “My Experiments with Truth“. Rarely we see a person so open and transparent about one’s life and thoughts. On his Martyrdom day, I bow down to Him, as a soul in search of spirituality and God.

Am celebrating my 3rd anniversary with a wordpress today. I am grateful to WordPress admins and the staff for providing a platform for people like me to share my views. Also my followers, a few of which have become my friends and all those who like and comment and five suggestions a big big tha k you too. Am sharing the link of the first blog I wrote 3 years back. Hope you will all like it

Thank you so much.

PS : I know, today is Vasant Panchami, but will write another blog about it some time / day later. Meanwhile wishing you all a very Happy Vasant Panchami too.


Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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