…at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.
— Paulo Coelho in ‘The Alchemist‘
This is what I *truly* believe…
Fate is the excuse that has been given to justify (but in vain) the actions that are done to us in this cruel world which, otherwise, are sure to erupt a great revolution that would demolish subtly malicious ‘plans’ of religion that connive in making the ‘fittest’ survive in this material world.. and, so, will let the poor have their due respect in the society…
I know many bloggers who write ‘for’ religion… and even they, themselves, know that they’ve taken their religion for granted… Can’t even ask for clarification of any belief, let alone anything against it… I mean even in this age, man are prevented to think over it, albeit, all the religious scriptures are filled with commands that say ‘Think (critically)’.. ‘Ponder over the Creation’, etc.. Dear bloggers, do write on how the religion supports (potentially) the cruel in the world…
and, lo! we can’t even complain against anything done to us by ‘Fate’!!
(This post should be read in connection with my earlier post about the same topic, which can be found here: What is…)
People at work in a village near Johi…
What does this picture seem to mean to you?
ويلهن جا ويلها، آڳ اجهاڻيل چُلهه جي
اڄ به پورهيت جو گذر، پُسيون ۽ ڏيلها،
غربت کي ٿيلها، جام جمهُوري دؤر ۾.
Following is the map of Johi (Dadu), my hometown. I love it … I’m extremely emotionally attached to it.. Especially when I’m in a cruel city like Karachi, I miss peace and harmony and life free from every type of fear — of bombs, cell snatching, firing, and all!
Had I not been in pursuit of a career, I would have spent my entire life there enjoying life comparatively closer to nature..
I miss many things related to JOHI.. my friends, my parents, other simple people who are also special not that they’ve remained a part of my life, but, because they live in Johi.. I’ve always reminisced about my care-free school days and charming college life with people here.. Somtimes I feel like running to go to Johi and, at least, get a glimpse of my beloved town!!
We, the Sindhi people, are truly emotional about people who are somehow attached to us and about our land, in particular, and our desh, our Sindh, in general..
This reminds one of Shah’s lines:
”سڄڻ ۽ ساڻيهه، ڪنهن اڻاسيءَ وسرن،
حيف تنينءَ کي هوءِ، وطن جن وساريو!“
The last week has been deadeningly busy for me… No space to have lunch or dinner… Swear!
It’s bad to be busy when it’s NOT your own work and, yet, you have to do it as your own; else, our very caring friends and relatives get sulky for not being caring to them. Now where to go???
I mean one cannot have even time to update one’s blog!! That’s what I think is simply unbearable. But, come what may, I WILL UPDATE MY BLOG…
And I have!