Judging

“Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.”
Criss Jami

I looked up the word judgmental in the dictionary, there are generally two meanings. One has to do with making judgments. The other meaning of judgmental has to do with being overly critical in an unhelpful way.

Judgment is what we add to our understanding when we make a comparison between how things or people are and how we think they ought to be. So, in judgment, there is an element of dissatisfaction with the way things are and a desire to have things be the way we want them to be.

It does not mean we have to spend our free time with someone who talks more than we would like or who does nothing but complains about their life. But we can make the choice about whether to be with them without judging them. When we do, it feels good; it has that peaceful quality of letting go of clinging to the way we want people to be.

As for people we do not know. Maybe the woman I saw has a medical condition that results in weight gain, or maybe she eats to deal with uncomfortable feelings. Perhaps the man was wearing the only jacket he owns. Judging them did nothing to ease their suffering, and it certainly did not ease mine.

Try this experiment; Think about some person who annoys you in some way. Can you let them be the way they are without preferring them to be otherwise?

Judging is such a well-ingrained response that I hardly notice when I am doing it, so I know I have a lifetime of conditioning to overcome. But it is worth it because when I do not judge, I feel the benefits in both my mind and my body: I feel lighter and more peaceful.

“How often it is that we set ourselves in the high seat, judging others, not having read their book but merely having glimpsed the cover.” 
Richelle E. Goodrich,

100 years of Bombay Talkies or Indian Cinema….

Cinema has now completed 100 years. During these long years Indian cinema has broken many new grounds and established several milestones. It began with my theology and films like Raja Harish Chandra etc. were produced. Those were the days of silent movies.

There were movements but no dialogues or sound. Then came the period of romances, sad melodies and music.  K.M. Sega then became the main attraction. It was followed by social and family films with a fine scattering of detective and history-based films. Next came Dev Anand  and Rajesh Khanna. Dev Anand’s Guide, Jewel-thief, Kale Bazaar, Naa do Garth etc., proved great musical hits.

The coming of Amitabh Bachchan  as an angry young hero on the silver screen marked the beginning of another new chapter in the history of Indian cinema. Sholay, in whom Amitabh starred with Dharmendra, Sanjay Kumar and others, proved a turning point in Indian cinema in terms of dialogues, scenes, fantasy, characterization and entertainment value. Today it is the song which rules the roots. It is the song alone which has made the heroine a dominant factor in the films. The songs like Eke do teen, Dhaka dhak, Chole ke Picha kya hai, Didi tera Dewar etc., which have made a couple of films a great success and block­busters. madhuri dixit, Sri Devi etc., is the heroines whose careers epitomize the magic of these hit songs.

Cinema and films are very popular in India. Indian film industry is second only to that of America. Hundreds of films are made every year in India in Hindi and other regional languages. They are screened in the cinema halls, telecast on television network and then there are their video versions. Films are the cheapest and most popular means of entertainment. Films are the craze among the youth. Besides feature films there are documentaries and cartoon films. There are foreign co-productions as well. For example, Gandhi directed by Sir Richard Attenborough and Salaam Bombay by Mira repair and Unit are two very successful films of this category. India exports films to over 100 countries.

But most of the Indian Films are formula films or clever imitations of foreign movies produced keeping in view the box-office only. Film-making in India is purely on commercial lines and is not so well art-oriented. They are full of contrived situations, scenes, cheap songs, dances, violence, and sex and devoid of realities of life. Therefore, they are not convincing and their aesthetic appeal is negligible. There are many blockbusters but they hardly touch or satisfy the artistic urges of the enlightened audience. The good and artistic movies do not sell hot, and the cheap ones are a great success on the box-office. The young boys and girls imitate the fashions and pseudo adventures of their heroes and heroines, and sooner than later get into trouble. Full of artificiality, cheap romance and eroticism, they mislead the youth who are obviously immature and inexperienced. Many a crime among youth has been inspired by such films. The increasing unrest, lawlessness, indiscipline etc. among men and women of the country can be easily contributed to these films. Films produced by Hollywood show criminalization, violence and sex blatantly. Our youth is unable to distinguish between real and genuine adventures and cinema stunts. They mistake the stunts and villainy for adventure, and then try to put them into practice in real life.

The nexus between film industry and mafias and underworld dons is also a matter of great concern. Mafias and such other anti social elements often finance the mega- budget films, help the actors and actresses in becoming stars and then demand their dues, which create many serious problems. For example, the alleged involvement of Sanjay Dutt in the Bombay Blast case of 1993 seems to be just a tip of the proverbial iceberg. Sanjay might be an innocent victim but it certainly points out at a very dangerous situation that has recently developed in Hollywood.

The cinema has taken significant strides in India during these years. We have produced many all time great films which have been openly and widely acclaimed by the international and foreign viewers. They have won many awards in international and foreign film festivals. We have produced a film stalwart and doyen like Satyajit Ray whose films have won accolades, laurels and awards both at home and abroad alike. He was awarded the highest Indian civil award of Bharat-Ratna, though belatedly, for his exemplary service to the cause of Indian cinema. The international and foreign film viewers also recognized his superb cine-talent and suitably rewarded it.

Indian cinema is a great force to reckon with. It has a mass appeal. It has a great responsibility to shoulder and produce decent films in the larger interest of the country. It has a good access to the masses and therefore, can reinforce human and social values and public morals in such a way as no other medium can do.

so Picture Abhi Baki hai Mera Dost……..

TIME….The Daily Miracle

“Yes, he’s one of those men that don’t know how to manage. Good situation. Regular income. Quite enough for luxuries as well as needs. Not really extravagant. And yet the fellow’s always in
difficulties. Somehow he gets nothing out of his money. Excellent
flat–half empty! Always looks as if he’d had the brokers in. New
suit–old hat! Magnificent necktie–baggy trousers! Asks you to
dinner: cut glass–bad mutton, or Turkish coffee–cracked cup! He
can’t understand it. Explanation simply is that he fritters his income
away. Wish I had the half of it! I’d show him–“
So we have most of us criticised, at one time or another, in our
superior way.
We are nearly all chancellors of the exchequer: it is the pride of the
moment. Newspapers are full of articles explaining how to live on
such-and-such a sum, and these articles provoke a correspondence whose
violence proves the interest they excite. Recently, in a daily organ,
a battle raged round the question whether a woman can exist nicely in
the country on 85 a year. I have seen an essay, “How to live on eight
shillings a week.” But I have never seen an essay, “How to live on
twenty-four hours a day.” Yet it has been said that time is money.
That proverb understates the case. Time is a great deal more than
money. If you have time you can obtain money–usually. But though you
have the wealth of a cloak-room attendant at the Hilton Hotel, you
cannot buy yourself a minute more time than I have, or the cat by the
fire has.
Philosophers have explained space. They have not explained time. It is
the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible;
without it, nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an
affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. You wake up in the
morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours
of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is
yours. It is the most precious of possessions. A highly singular
commodity, showered upon you in a manner as singular as the commodity
itself!
For remark! No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no
one receives either more or less than you receive.
Talk about an ideal democracy! In the realm of time there is no
aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect. Genius is
never rewarded by even an extra hour a day. And there is no
punishment. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you
will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. No mysterious
power will say:–“This man is a fool, if not a knave. He does not
deserve time; he shall be cut off at the meter.” It is more certain
than consols, and payment of income is not affected by Sundays.
Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt!
You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste to-morrow; it
is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour; it is kept for you.
I said the affair was a miracle. Is it not?
You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it
you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the
evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective
use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling
actuality. All depends on that. Your happiness–the elusive prize
that you are all clutching for, my friends!–depends on that. Strange
that the newspapers, so enterprising and up-to-date as they are, are
not full of “How to live on a given income of time,” instead of “How to
live on a given income of money”! Money is far commoner than time.
When one reflects, one perceives that money is just about the commonest
thing there is. It encumbers the earth in gross heaps.
If one can’t contrive to live on a certain income of money, one earns a
little more–or steals it, or advertises for it. One doesn’t
necessarily muddle one’s life because one can’t quite manage on a
thousand pounds a year; one braces the muscles and makes it guineas,
and balances the budget. But if one cannot arrange that an income of
twenty-four hours a day shall exactly cover all proper items of
expenditure, one does muddle one’s life definitely. The supply of
time, though gloriously regular, is cruelly restricted.
Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say “lives,”
I do not mean exists, nor “muddles through.” Which of us is free from
that uneasy feeling that the “great spending departments” of his daily
life are not managed as they ought to be? Which of us is quite sure
that his fine suit is not surmounted by a shameful hat, or that in
attending to the crockery he has forgotten the quality of the food?
Which of us is not saying to himself–which of us has not been saying
to himself all his life: “I shall alter that when I have a little more
time”?
We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had,
all the time there is. It is the realisation of this profound and
neglected truth (which, by the way, I have not discovered) that has led
me to the minute practical examination of daily time-expenditure.

God ?? Belief ?? Money ??

Forget Swiss Bank numbers, here is a  Scam that is happening right in front of your eyes and you are voluntarily participating in it. Why?Because you are superstitious!

Does God Exist?

What does He/She look like?

Where does God stay?

Is Ram  God?

Is Jesus God?

Is Sai Baba God?

Is Shri Krishna God?

Is Mahatma Gandhi God?

Is Mother Teresa God?

Is Bill Gates God?

Is Mayawati who is using taxpayers money to build her statues a God?

Is the Doctor performing your surgery a God?

God is an inner trust/belief in mysterious being that is unknown to all by all. Who is God? How many Gods exists?  Is my God better than yours? If so, is my Lifestyle better than yours? If  God in America was great, why is China better economy than America? Why is God not taking care of economy and people’s lifestyles? Why is Japanese God been so cruel to them?

We try to find answers of our problems in God. – “some unknown”

Hindus worship 36 Crore Gods.  Let me state that again Hindus worship 36 crore Gods.

This is a business channel – so let us understand business behind God – “The God Economy”

Let us assume for sake of mathematics that there are 5000 Big God Brands in India and each God having on average 100 temples.   That will be 5,00,000 temples.

Each Temple on average gets  500 footfalls per day on average and on average person donates Rs. 1/day to temple (i.e Rs. 300/yr per family member)

Every Temple gets Rs. 1 * 500(footfalls) = Rs. 500 daily min i.e Rs. 15,000 per month. The Big temples get big donations.  Priest will just get Rs. 5000 of this. So Rs. 10,000 goes to temple management. (These are hypothetical numbers for sake of discussion).  Each temple has revenue of Rs. 1.8 Lakhs annually from above numbers. Let us take it as Rs 2 Lakhs for our calculation purpose.

When you extrapolate it to 5,00,000 temples you get a number  like Rs. 1,00,00,00,00,000 (i.e Rs. 10,000 crores).  Mind well this number is just too small. Real number is way more.. maybe govt or some journalist should do research and publish this.

But Rs. 10,000 Crores put in temples for what? Does God want money? Who is the beneficiary?

Temple economy is a business now. Lot of Ministers, Business people have Trusts which run Schools, Hospitals, Temples.  They put their black money in creating these assets under trusts and uneducated people are so much superstitious that they will put their hard earned money in temples.

Service to Mankind is Service to God. So why don’t one directly help people? Stop all funding to temples, put this money back in economy, build incubation centers, give grants so people can invent, show people what it means to invest in nation building rather than invest(donate) in temples which indirectly gets into pockets of other crooks.

If God really existed, there are millions of lawsuits in India where people take oath on “Holy Gita” and still say blatant lie. God should give a painful death to all these Liars – isn’t it?  They don’t fear God and live like king and you fear God and you end up suffering.

If Doctor was a God, why would you have same surgery be peformed again and again? Why would there be a racket of referrals? Why would you still pay for his price even if the patient succumbs in Hospital?

If God lives in temples, why do we have Pooja Rooms in our homes. We do not leave money in our Pooja rooms after every prayer but why do we leave Money when we go to temples?Why do we bid for “Arti Uchramni” to show off our financial strength that we can pay more than the next guy to put our stamp on God for that particular day? Can you/me own something that does not exist?

So what is your say on Temple economy ?

“When everything seems …

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Hi friends. since last week i am trying to get on WordPress. And after a seen a long learning tutorial finally i got how to write an blog.lets start with my introduction, i born in Ahmadabad on 7th April,1990 and in 2011 i came to Delhi for my short term courses in photography.right now i am working as a audio-video production head in Indiapictures. Thats it for now…..