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Monday, 15. January 2018 - 13:04 Uhr
R. M. Prabhulinga Shastry. Vivekananda (The Voice of India) - A Drama. Bareilly: Prakash Book Depot, 2018. Price 200. Pages 80. ISBN 978-81-7977-619-3
R. M. Prabhulinga Shastry’s Vivekananda (The Voice of India), a play of spiritual ideas, explores the universal messages of Swami Vivekananda through the imaginary portrayal of Swami Vivekananda along with some other characters from the East and the West in its three-act narrative structure. The play disseminates the essence of Hindu philosophy and its wonderful influence on man and manners of the contemporary world through the amalgamation of some real dialogues, taken from the speeches of Swami Vivekananda, along with the fictitious conversations in the forms of questions and answers, created for the ultimate purpose of human development.
Vivekananda (The Voice of India) begins with an anthem (behind curtain), glorifying Swamiji as ‘eternal voice from the East.’ The noun ‘voice’, which denotes the divine truth (Bible), is modified by an adjective ‘eternal’ meaning lasting or existing forever and the East symbolically stands for the rising of the sun— the great source of light and delight as well as the birth place of great sages or rishis like Swami Vivekananda, known as a ‘handsome oriental’, ‘impressive orator’, ‘representative of the Hindu monastic order’ and ‘spokesman of Indian spiritualism’, since the beginning of the human civilization.
Scene I of Prabhuling Shastry’s Vivekananda starts with a brief descriptive note about the presence of its ice-breaking character Haranath sitting at the bank of a ‘river’— the living body of Nature and thereafter the entry of Fernondez. Haranath is doing ‘japa’ of Om Namah Shivaya mantra, a most powerful and popular mantra for self-realization, before Shivalinga. He is doing this with full awareness. Fernondez comes over there and interrupts him through his curious remarks. And thus the preliminary note leads to the dialogues between them. Fernondez calmly asks Haranth, ‘What are you doing?’ and then ‘How can you suppose this (sculptured stone) is the Almighty?’ Haranath converses with him, but could not give a proper reply. Meanwhile, Swami Vivekananda enters the scene and speaks thus, ‘He always worshipped the Omnipresent being in the stone.’ They greet him. Swamiji blesses them. Fernondez asks Swamiji some questions about Being, Super-being, Lord Param Shiva, the Omnipresent, the Almighty, stone-worshipping, etc and subsequently gets the satisfactory answers in modern and universalistic explanations quoted from his texts in bold letters. The scene ends with the remarkable message of Swami Vivekananda— ‘The highest worship is that of the man who loves God for God’s sake as emphasized in the Vedic literature.’
Scene II begins with Swami Vivekananda sitting on a small cot and meditating. Meanwhile, Donne and Marlow come there and, on being asked, sit in the chairs before him. They also want to know ‘the Almighty.’ Swamiji moves from meditation to discussion. Meditation is a technique used to realize the divine truth and the divine truth is one, not two or three as logically communicated to Professor Donne and Marlow during the discussion. Swamiji says that ‘all that is not, God alone is’ and, hence, God is the creator of ‘everything and everybody’ (Jad-chetan gun doshmay viswa keenha kartar- Baba Tulasidas). Since He is everywhere and in every living and non-living thing, ‘God alone is’ and everyone and everything is the manifestation of God. Conclusively, he tells the professors that they are the gods of this world (Aham Brahmasmi) because ‘God is present in every Jiva, the soul…there is no other God besides that’ on earth.
In the third Scene, the author takes the readers to the third aspect of the divine truth— the world; and tries to profess its correlation with the Almighty and Jiva (Spirit) along with Maya. The scene opens with a dais of a meeting where Tennyson is acting as a chair-person. Swamiji again appears and is invited to the dais to give a talk. His talk inculcates the idea of three entities— ‘the Almighty, the Soul and the World’ leading to ‘the Zero.’ His interesting talk with Tennyson reveals that the Almighty is the creator, preserver and destroyer of the whole world, the Soul is unchangeable and infinite, the World is a karma-bhumi veiled by Maya or Illusion and the ultimate goal of life is to experience the eternal Truth through the purusharthas.
Scene I begins with legendary figure Swami Vivekananda sitting in a chair and Aristotle and Rousseau come to meet him. Both the visitors are research scholars working on the preachings of Aristotle and Jean Jacques Rousseau and have some questions on Swamiji’s concept of education; and their questions are in the form of objections based on the teachings of Aristotle and Rousseau. Swamiji replies, ‘Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man’— manifestation means ‘coming to the Light’ and perfection means ‘completeness with everything needed.’ Since man is born with perfection, he should ‘discover the cover off his own soul’ to become self-educated or really educated. He should also learn that ‘education is the process which could enable one to know and learn that one is only everything.’
Scene II takes us to the patio of a college where Owen meets Jyotirnath, a doctorate in English language and literature. Owen is eager to know about the preachings of Swami Vivekananda from him as he (Jyotirnath) strongly believes in Swamiji, and so the communication starts between the two. Owen first asks him the difference between religion and spiritualism and then comes to the main point of discussion— is ‘knowledge is life’ as advocated by Swamiji or ‘knowledge is power’ as stressed by the western philosophers? Jyotirnath answers. Life stands for ‘state of existence’, whereas power denotes ‘ability to do.’ A human being has instinctive discreetness which discriminates it from other beings and ‘this discreetness is only the Knowledge.’
The third Scene is set in a big garden where Swami Vivekananda is taking evening walk. There he finds a person Watson, a businessman by profession and the owner of that garden, going to commit suicide due to unfulfilled expectations from his family members. He stops and communicates with him. He advises him not to expect because ‘to work we have the right, but not the fruits there of.’ Watson has a doubt and, for that reason, asks him, ‘When we don’t have the right to the fruits or we ought not to expect the fruits, why should we do work?’ Swamiji tells him that man comes on earth to do karma and his karma (action) becomes the cause of his joy and suffering— ‘We are the makers of our own karma. There is no such thing as fate. Our lives are the result of our previous actions, our karma.’ He also advises him to take up his own ideal in order to learn how to do good karma leading to ‘Godward.’
Scene I is set in a park where Albert and Victoria are walking together and finally come to sit on a bench near the other bench on which Swami Vivekananda is sitting in tranquility. Albert and Victoria talk about their love and longings, sing a beautiful love song and want to marry each other, but their parents have some differences and do not allow them to marry. As their conversation is going on, Swamiji turns his eyes towards them and sings a philosophic song. They come closer and greet him. Swamiji speaks, ‘Marriage is not for sense enjoyment, but to perpetuate the race…. Hence society has the right to dictate whom you shall marry and whom you shall not.’ He also tells them the three prime characteristics of God— the Truth, the Consciousness and the Bliss (Love). He further clarifies, ‘In the highest love, union is only of the Spirit which only lasts forever. Love is Existence, God Himself, and all this is the manifestation of that One Love.’
Scene II takes us to a place where Swami Vivekananda, who is now journeying the Western countries to propagate the Truth, is sitting in a chair watching a chart of incarnations of Vishnu hung on the wall. Hume and James, who are international businessmen and have visited India and its various pilgrimages dedicated to gods of Hinduism, enter and want to talk with him. They have a quest to know the Truth, but they are a bit confused as they find a big gap in the philosophies of the East and the West. Vivekananda teaches them that the Truth is not a thing to be counted or pointed as only ‘One’ and, therefore, it should be envisioned through various angles. The Western world needs to know it. It should also understand the existence of Atman or Soul. The body dies, not the soul. The change of the center from body to body is death. Swamiji finally states, ‘the mind comes to take its birth and rebirth, and uses the material which is most proper for it, and the mind which has made itself fit for only a particular kind of body will have to wait until it gets that material.’ Consequently, the self takes reincarnation.
The last Scene of this Act again begins with Swami Vivekananda who is about to leave for India and therefore setting his belongings. Abraham and Goutham, who are running a trust to serve the handicapped and orphans, come to meet him. Swamiji gives them two hour’s time— two stands for balance and harmony in the process of communication. They ask him about his Chicago Speech in which a word ‘monks’ was used to connect with the ancient spiritual order. Swamiji clarifies that he used the word for the convenience of the audience; whereas in India there are only sages or rishis. A monk can hardly be compared to a sage or rishi, who is ‘a seer of mantras’ and can discover a thought. The sage is ‘the spiritual discoverer’ and can go ‘beyond senses, come face to face with Spiritual Truth’ as described in the Vedas. It also means that ‘Hindu religion is not because it came through the authority of a Sage’, but it is because the authority of the Vedas. The Vedas also teaches— who are you and how to discover yourself through the golden principle of Tat Twam Asi (Thou art That).
R. M. Prabhuling Shastry, who has already registered his presence as a poet with his nine anthologies titled, I (1996), Self (2001), The State (2007), What Is Beyond (2009), The Sport (2012), And! (2013), She (2015), Nothing from Nothing (2016) and The Being (2017) in addition to a collection of stories titled, Obligation (2017), is an innovative and fruitful dramatist in both thematic concerns and technical qualities moderately turning to history, myth (Act I, Scene III & Act II, Scene II), and poetry (Act II, Scene III & Act III, Scene I) in simple language for captivating effects. The dramatist has scientifically opened the doors of ideas stored in the books of Swami Vivekananda and logically organized seemingly real situations, in which various characters participate, discuss and learn the basic principles of Vedic philosophy and build a cordial relation among them. He considerately presents the teacher and the taughts— the teacher is a wiseman from the East and the taughts are also wise enough to receive, perceive and respond to the spiritual lessons in the process of communication. Moreover, the names of these characters are not ordinary ones; they are taken from the masters of our glorious past so as to give them love and respect. They, particularly Swami Vivekananda, represent their class of knowledge and wisdom and thus form the global vision of an age-old spiritual legacy leading to the ‘third eye’ or ‘the eye of the soul’— the embodiment of Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Dr Abnish Singh Chauhan (1979) is a bilingual poet, critic, translator and editor (Hindi and English). His significant books include Swami Vivekananda: Select Speeches, Speeches of Swami Vivekananda and Subhash Chandra Bose: A Comparative Study, King Lear : A Critical Study, Functional Skills in Language and Literature, Functional English, Writing Skills and The Fictional World of Arun Joshi: Paradigm Shift in Values. His deep interest in translation prompted him to translate thirty poems of B S Gautam Anurag under the title Burns Within from Hindi into English and some poems of Paddy Martin from English into Hindi. He had been invited as Speaker to Ahmedabad International Literature Festival 2016. Besides Harivansh Rai Bachchan Yuva Geetkar Samman (2013) for his Hindi poetry collection Tukada Kagaz Ka from Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow, U.P., he is the recipient of Pratham Kavita Samman (2011) from Kavita Kosh (www.kavitakosh.org), Book of the Year Award (2012) from the Think Club, Michigan, USA, Srajnatmak Sahitya Puraskar (2013) from Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Navankur Puraskar (2014) from Abhivyakti Vishwam, Sharjah, UAE, etc. He also edits International Journal of Higher Education and Research and a Hindi magazine Poorvabhas. He resides at F-338, Prem Nagar, Linepar, Majhola, Moradabad-244001 (UP) India and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monday, 15. January 2018 - 11:44 Uhr
मुरादाबाद : जनवरी 13, 2018: श्री सत्या ग्रुप ऑफ इंस्टीट्यूट्स, मुरादाबाद में लोहड़ी उत्सव बड़े उत्साह एवं उमंग से मनाया गया। इस अवसर पर छात्र-छात्राओं ने नृत्य, गीत, संगीत, नाटक, गोष्ठी आदि कर सबका मन मोह लिया। कार्यक्रम के विशिष्ट अतिथि डॉ अवनीश सिंह चौहान एवं मुख्य अतिथि/वक्ता डॉ रमेश यादव रहे। श्रद्देय देवेंद्र मलिक जी, चेयरमैन, ने इंस्टीट्यूट्स में कार्यरत सभी प्राध्यापकों, कर्मचारियों द्वारा दिए जा रहे योगदान की सराहना की। संस्थान के कर्मठ निदेशक डॉ अनुज त्यागी एवं समाजसेवी उप निदेशक डॉ सत्यवीर सिंह चौहान ने सभी का आभार व्यक्त किया।
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Thursday, 9. November 2017 - 12:10 Uhr
Honoured to have been invited to a signature workshop on 'How To Add 50000 Productive Hours To Your Life' organized by GOPTA at India International Center, New Delhi on Aug 20, 2017. The workshop was highly successful and profoundly memorable due to the captivating and motivational discourses of my dear friend Mr Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, the rising star of modern India. Thankful to Sanjay Ji, dear Prakhar, energetic Lalima and benign Sanjay Sharan Sir (IRS) for their wonderful company. - Abnish Singh Chauhan
Thanks, Abnish Sir. It was my pleasure and privilege to have your gracious presence in my workshop. All of the participants benefitted from your thoughts and lively stories from your vast reservoir of experience and learning. Hope to see you again, sir, in my next workshop titled, 'Success Unlimited- Unlock Your True Potential' at India International Center, New Delhi on Nov 19, 2017.
- Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, GOPTA Success Pvt. Ltd.
Dear Dr Chauhan, congratulations for remarkable invitations from VIPs for active and contributive participation in excellent programs. There are a few persons like you who are invited for chairing university, state, national and international level conferences, workshops and seminars. Keep it up.
- Dr P M Gaur, Professor & Head, Department of Hindi, SRMU, Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
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Tuesday, 31. October 2017 - 15:00 Uhr
सुविख्यात साहित्यकार श्रद्देय देवेन्द्र शर्मा 'इन्द्र' जी (साहिबाबाद-गाज़ियाबाद) से कई बार फोन पर बात होती— कभी अंग्रेजी में, कभी हिन्दी में, कभी ब्रज भाषा में। बात-बात में वह कहते कि ब्रज भाषा में भी मुझसे बतियाया करो, अच्छा लगता है, आगरा से हूँ न इसलिए। उनसे अपनी बोली-बानी में बतियाना बहुत अच्छा लगता। बहुभाषी विद्वान, आचार्य इन्द्र जी भी खूब रस लेते, ठहाके लगाते, आशीष देते, और बड़े प्यार से पूछते— कब आओगे? हर बार बस एक ही जवाब— अवश्य आऊँगा, आपके दर्शन करने। बरसों बीत गए। कभी जाना ही नहीं हो पाया, पर बात होती रही।
इधर पिछले दो-तीन वर्ष से मेरे प्रिय मित्र रमाकांत जी (रायबरेली, उ.प्र.) का आग्रह रहा कि कैसे भी हो इन्द्र जी से मिलना है। उन्हें करीब से देखना है, जानना-समझना है। पिछली बार जब वह मेरे पास दिल्ली आये, तब भी सोचा कि मिल लिया जाय। किन्तु, पता चला कि वह बहुत अस्वस्थ हैं, सो मिलना नहीं हो सका। एक कारण और भी। मेरे अग्रज गीतकार जगदीश पंकज जी जब भी मुरादाबाद आते, मुझसे सम्पर्क अवश्य करते। उनसे मुरादाबाद में कई बार मिलना हुआ, उठना-बैठना हुआ। फोन से भी संवाद चलता रहा। उन्होंने भी कई बार घर (साहिबाबाद) आने के लिए आमंत्रित किया। प्रेमयुक्त आमंत्रण। सोचा जाना ही होगा। जब इच्छा प्रबल हो और संकल्प पवित्र, तब सब अच्छा ही होता है। 29 अक्टूबर 2017, दिन रविवार को भी यही हुआ।
सुखद संयोग, कई वर्ष बाद ही सही, कि रायबरेली से प्रिय साहित्यकार रमाकान्त जी का शनिवार को दिल्ली आना हुआ; कारण— हंस पत्रिका द्वारा आयोजित 'राजेन्द्र यादव स्मृति समारोह' में सहभागिता करना। बात हुई कि हम दोनों कार्यक्रम स्थल (त्रिवेणी कला संगम, तानसेन मार्ग, मंडी हाउस, नई दिल्ली) पर मिलेंगे। मिले भी। कार्यक्रम के उपरांत मैं उन्हें अपने फ्लैट पर ले आया। विचार हुआ कि कल श्रद्धेय इन्द्र जी का दर्शन कर लिया जाय और इसी बहाने गाज़ियाबाद के अन्य साहित्यकार मित्रों से भी मुलाकात हो जाएगी। सुबह-सुबह (रविवार को) जगदीश पंकज जी से फोन पर संपर्क किया, मिलने की इच्छा व्यक्त की। उन्होंने सहर्ष अपनी स्वीकृति दी और साधिकार कहा कि दोपहर का भोजन साथ-साथ करना है।
फिर क्या था हम जा पहुंचे उनके घर। सेक्टर-दो, राजेंद्रनगर। समय- लगभग 12 बजे, दोपहर। स्वागत-सत्कार हुआ। मन गदगद। अग्रज गीतकार संजय शुक्ल जी भी आ गए। हम सभी लगे बतियाने। देश-दुनिया की बातें— जाति, धर्म, राजनीति, साहित्य पर मंथन; यारी-दोस्ती, संपादक, सम्पादकीय की चर्चा; दिल्ली, लखनऊ, इलाहबाद, पटना, भोपाल, कानपुर पर गपशप। बीच-बीच में कहकहे। सब कुछ आनंदमय। वार्ता के दौरान दो-तीन बार पंकज जी का फोन घनघनाया। वरिष्ठ गीतकार कृष्ण भारतीय जी एवं साहित्यकार गीता पंडित जी के फोन थे। पंकज जी ने उन्हें अवगत कराया कि रमाकांत और अवनीश उनके यहाँ पधारे हैं। नमस्कार विनिमय हुआ। पंकज जी ने भारतीय जी से बात भी करवायी। पता चला कि भारतीय जी की सहधर्मिणी का निधन हो गया, सुनकर बड़ा कष्ट हुआ, हमने सुख-दुःख बाँटे। रमाकांत जी ने भी उन्हें सांत्वना दी। रमाकांत जी ने फोन पंकज जी को दे दिया। भारतीय जी ने पंकज जी से आग्रह किया कि उनकी पुस्तक हमें दे दी जाय। भारतीय जी की ओर से शुभकामनाएं लिखकर पंकज जी ने उनका सद्यः प्रकाशित गीत संग्रह 'हैं जटायु से अपाहिज हम' मुझे और रमाकांत जी को सप्रेम भैंट किया; संजय शुक्ल जी ने भी अपना गीत संग्रह 'फटे पाँवोँ में महावर' उपहारस्वरुप प्रदान किया। पंकज जी से न रहा गया, बोले कि एक फोटो हो जाय। सहयोग और सहभागिता के लिए उन्होंने अपनी धर्मपत्नी जी को बुलाया और दोनों सदगृहस्थों ने बड़ी आत्मीयता से हम सबका फोटो खींचा।
तीन बजने वाले थे। बिना देर किये देवेन्द्र शर्मा 'इन्द्र' जी के यहाँ पहुंचना था, क्योंकि उन्हें विद्वान लेखक ब्रजकिशोर वर्मा 'शैदी' जी की 'नौ पुस्तकों' के लोकार्पण समारोह में 4 बजे जाना था। सो निकल पड़े। ई-रिक्शा से। 5-7 मिनट में पहुँच गए, उनके घर। विवेकानंद स्कूल के पीछे, सेक्टर-तीन, राजेन्द्र नगर। दर्शन किये। अभिभूत, स्पंदित। लगभग 84 वर्षीय युवा इंद्र जी। गज़ब मुस्कान, खिलखिलाहट, जीवंतता- ऐसी कि मन मोह ले। उनकी दो-तीन बातें तो अब भी मेरे मन में हिलोरे मार रही हैं। वह बोले, 'मुझे ठीक से कुर्ता पहना दो, सजा दो, फोटो जो खिंचवानी है'; 'क्यों हनुमान (जगदीश पंकज जी), स्वर्गवाहिनी का इंतज़ाम हुआ कि नहीं?' (कार्यक्रम में जाने के लिए कैब बुकिंग के सन्दर्भ में); 'अवनीश, फिर आना, अभी मन भरा नहीं।' बड़े भाग हमारे जो उनसे मिलना हुआ। वह भी मिले तो ऐसे जैसे वर्षों से मिलना-जुलना रहा हो हमारा। क्या कहने! समय कम था, फिर भी, हमारी मुलाकात सार्थक और आनंदमय रही। जय-जय।
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Thursday, 26. October 2017 - 16:21 Uhr
Sudhir K Arora. Literary NECTAR for Competitive Examinations in English. Bareilly: Prakash Book Depot, 2017. Pp. 346. Price: Rs. 298/-. ISBN: 978-81-7977-616-2.
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