ए जीवनको दु:ख!

मरको छैन सत्यप्रति मेरो विश्वास,

मरेको छैन न्यायप्रति मेरो आस्था

सबैको शान्ति र,

सबैको सुखको लागि,

भर्खरै,

नालाकाङकर महालङगुर

अनी कन्चनजङ्गाका हिमशिखाहरुमा

फुटेको उज्यालो हुँ म

मलाई असह्य छ, बन्दुक भुकेको पिडा।

ए जीवनको दु:ख!

नेपालका कयौँ अँध्यारा कन्दराहरुमा

उदाएको उज्यालो ज्योती हूँ म

शिक्षाको उज्यालो बिहानी हुँ म

को खोस्न आउँछ मेरो मुस्कान?

को छिन्न आउँछ मेरो सिर्जना?

को लुट्न आउँछ मेरो अस्मिता

र,

मेरो प्रभात?

ए जीवनको दु:ख!

शान्ति र अहिंसाका भोका छन,

मेरा डाँफे मुनाल र परेवा

कोइली र न्याउलीका स्वरहरु

अनि,

बुद्धका खण्डित मूर्ति र

तिनका उपदेशहरु

र,

न्याका भोका छन्,

नेपालका असंख्य गाऊँ र बस्तिहरु

अनि त्यसका,

लाखौँ पिडित, उत्पिडित जनता

त्यसैले…..

मलाई असह्य छ, बन्दुक भुकेको पिडा।

ए जीवनको दु:ख,

मरेको छैन जन्मभूमि प्रति मेरो गित,

मरेको छैन स्वतन्त्रता प्रति मेरो प्रित

फेरि बुद्ध र जयपृथ्वीको खोजिमा

भर्खरै,

नालाकाङकर महालङगुर

अनी कन्चनजङ्गाका हिमशिखाहरुमा

प्रज्वलित उज्यालो हुँ म

मलाई असह्य छ बन्दुक भुकेको पिडा

मलाई असह्य छ अकालमा मरेको च्याङवाको पिडा

ए जीवनको दु:ख,

शान्ति र करुणाका भोका छन्

मेरा बुद्धका खण्डित मूर्ति

अनि सेता परेवाहरु

र प्रेमका भोका छन्

मेरा इच्छा, आकंक्षा र प्रीतका नग्माहरु

त्यसैले,

वर्षौ देखिन मलाइ असह्य छ

मलाई असह्य छ बन्दुक भुकेको पिडा

मलाई असह्य छ अकालमा मरेको च्याङवाको पिडा

An old poem revisited.

NEPAL

Posted: May 13, 2011 in Articles, Other collections
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Somewhere in this world lies a country draped along the greatest heights of Himalayas; encircled by deep dark forests holding many wonders; bubbling and roaring, uninterrupted Waterfalls of immense strength and beauty; chosen by Almighty to render help from; a place so holy and tolerant enough to let Lord Buddha be born and inseminate the knowledge of life.clip_image002

This is what all people read and know about Nepal which they have read across many sites and magazines but let me, an inhabitant of Nepal, explain you what Nepal really is, from the experience of mine.

If we wanna experience or feel the nature in its purest ie wildest form, if you wanna witness how the mother of all, Nature looks like, then pay a visit to Nepal. The exotic scenes, the unexplored caves, never traversed forests all in their purest form dating back to the time when conventions like date system was never established.

Many of you have visited mountains and been thrilled to see: unwinding paths, extreme cold, depleting O2 level and the proudness of the mountain to stand tall and unmoved by any of the natures or human forces but let me tell you if you are a person thrilled by that never visit Nepal coz it may be an overdose.

The mountains here make those which you saw previously as plains. Oxygen in the summit of the tall avenger is as rare as a smile in the devils face. The paths winds in such a fashion that even the newest of your gadgets cant help you locate easily where you are. And the cold, damn even air is frozen here and everything looks snow white. Above all, the adventure you get, the thrill you feel, the satisfaction that will run through your blood, the happiness you will receive will be never ending. It feels, really, I want to do this again and again and if possible again.

A small country, yet one of the richest in water, does it feel like I should explain what it would be like. Oh, the heavenly waterfalls breezing cold air, rivers beneath the darkest forest hustling past the leaves creating symphony in the air, the serene and peace lakes smiling with you.

And the extreme sports and adventures that Nepal brings in collaboration with divine Nature: White water rafting across streams, Kayaking, taking off in micro-light aircrafts or paragliding for a good view of the mountains, Mountain biking, hiking to nearby destinations, bird watching, canoeing in the rivers, staying in rural homestays, Jungle safari, Trekking and mountain climbing, waiting for the Bengal tiger in Chitwan’s wild, sprouts awe stricken Gasp and silence in the admiration.

Have you heard of the apple of discord? That made Gods fight for it. I wondered why fight for it when we can get it anywhere till I visited Humla, a small hilly place in Nepal. The apple there can make you fight with anyone coz you will be never be satiated by it. It feels you are in paradise and they are offering you the best of their place.

Lord Buddha chose this ultra-holy utopian Nepal as his birth place to spread the message of peace, righteousness and compassion, yet Nepali are known for their bravery in battlefield as it was never captured let alone be ruled .

People here believe in love, care, respect and always adhere to it. They spare not a second to forgive their enemies.

Humble Nepali are always one of the most hospitable host of the guest.

Historical palaces, Serene stupas, divine temples, shrines and many other things enchants the sophisticated culture and tradition of here.clip_image004

And if you have heard of Yeti man and you are over achieving adventurer and want to search them, come here as it is still reported to be seen around here.

Who would show the negative aspects of their country and I am a patriot , but to see something so beautiful you must go through little difficulties. There are plights but the destination is a worth watching that would connect your dreams to reality and you would forget the hardship you went through.

via. Mikesh Khanal

MR. Stephen colbert-the dumbass joker, oh! yeah people call you a comedian don’t they? But I will like to call you a Joker, a comedian who makes his acts just to please viewers with insufficient knowledge and is unbearable to the legitimate/wise public. You are a Joker… and hey you also wrote some books(that I didn’t hear of). So, since sometime back you made fun of our country, one of our caste, our flag, and a living goddess that not only Nepalese but also Hindus and Buddhists believes in. Yes, since you made fun about kumari based on some inconclusive and misleading information you had I thought may be I can help you with some of the things I know about Kumari.

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                            Comparing Kumari with Hana_Montana? Don’t Americans have respect to other religion?

But first things first… Do you Know what religious tolerance is? Oh! How could you know you only know about Jesus, or the Musa, or the amount of Hatred you have for Muslims since one ‘maroon’ named laden crashed planes in your building. You are the guys who decides to burn Quran, a holy book of more than a quarter of the world. You are the ones who burned all the books that described about Mary Magdalene, the original heir of jesus. You guys are the one who sucked the blood of Africans just because you thought you guys were superior because of colour. FYI, Hitler also thought he was superior and he certainly descended from the aryan clan. Don’t worry we are not here to describe who is superior.

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     A ten-year old girl who is part of both Buddhist and Hindu tradition from time even before America was sovereign

Not only does Nepal have many gods, goddess, deities, Bodhisattvas (near Buddhas), avatars and manifestations, which are worshipped and revered as statues, images, paintings and symbols, but it also has a real living goddess. The Kumari Devi is a young girl who lives in the building known as the Kumari Ghar, right beside Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. From time immemorial the practice of worshipping an ordinary pre-pubescent girl as a source of supreme power has been an integral part of both Hinduism and Buddhism, a tradition which continues even to this day virtually in every household. They call this girl Kumari Devi and worship her on all the religious occasions. The Kumari Ghar was built By Mahendra Malla in 1549 AD (yes, more than a century before your country got sovereignty). The kumari Now resides in Kumari Ghar built by King Jaya Prakash Malla in 1757. Kumari generally waves the devotees from Kasthamandava a 12th century building believed to be made from a single tree.

Kumari is believed to be the reincarnation of Taleju, a goddess believed to be Buddhist by birth, and represents the ancient Hindu deity of Nepal. Kumari is not just the symbol of power or goddess, she is the symbol of religious tolerance we have in our small yet so big country.There is an ancient story based on mythology. The Malla Kings of the Valley in ancient times had wide knowledge of practising Tantricism. They used to play dice and other games with the goddess Taleju with their tantric powers. King Jaya Prakash Malla, the last Malla ruler of Kathmandu used to play dice with Goddess Taleju. He became fascinated by the charming beauty of the goddess. He lost control and caught her by the hands. The goddess perceived his erotic thoughts and was enraged by his immoral attitude, she immediately vanished from the king’s sight. That night the king again saw Goddess Taleju in his dream. In his dream she strictly warned him that he shall no longer be blessed by her. His dynasty was going to end. The king would only be able to get darshan in the new form of pre-menstrual girl belonging to the Shakya caste in whom the goddess herself is said to dwell as goddess Kumari. Since then, the Kumari is worshipped as the living virgin goddess. The Kumari bahal was built in 1767 during the reign of King Jaya Prakash Malla. He also instituted the festival of drawing the chariot of Kumari, the living goddess followed by other two living gods- Ganesh and Bhairav. It may amaze you that The Kings of Nepal would be considered kings only if the Kumari gave them blessings. Yes, the kings had to bow before the three year old girl which you made fun about.

The selection of the Living Goddess is a highly elaborate tantric ritual. Upon passing the preliminary test, this is merely concerned with their 32 attributes of perfection, including the colour of her eyes, the shape of her teeth and the sound of her voice. Her horoscope must also be appropriate. The 4 to 7 year poor girls from the Sakya community are made to confront a goddess in the darkened room. The sight of the Buffalo heads scattered around, the demon- like masked dancers, the terrifying noises theyencounter scare some of these innocent babies. The real goddess is unlikely to be frightened, so the one who is calm and collected throughout the tests is the only girl who is entitled to sit on the pedestal for worship as the Living Goddess. Then as a final test similar to that of the Dalai Lama, the Kumari then chooses items of clothing and decoration worn by her predecessor. (Not just the three characters you said dumbass, know something before commenting/mocking others.) In fact if you want to know these are the qualities the Kumaris must possess:

1) Feet well proportioned.2) Spiralling lines on the soles of the feet. 3) Nails well proportioned. 4) Long and well formed toes. 5) Feet and hands like those of a duck (with netlike lines). 6) Feet and hands soft and firm. 7) The body broad at the shoulders and narrow at the waist. 8) Thighs like those of a deer. 9) Small and well recessed sexual organs. 10) Chest like a lion. 11) Well-spread shoulders. 12) Long arms. 13) Pure body.14) Neck like a conch shell. 15) Cheeks like lion. 16) Forty teeth. 17) Teeth white and nicely shaped. 18) No gaps between teeth. 19) Tongue small and sensitive. 20) Tongue moist. 21) Voice clear and soft like a duck’s. 22) Eyes blue/black. 23) Eyelashes like those of a cow. 24) A beautiful complexion with white luster. 25) A gold-coloured complexion. 26) Skinpores small and not too open. 27) Hair-whorls stiff and turning to the right. 28) Hair black. 29) Forehead large and well-proportioned. 30) Head round with cone-shaped top. 31) Body shaped like a banyan tree. 32) Robust body.

We are not Afghanistan or Iraq, We don’t have oil that might interest you. We are a small country with people who are well aware of limitations they have. we may depend upon the millions foreign-bucks that we get in donations or may be America is a sacred place that all of Nepalese cherish to go to, but still we cant bear what some idiot maroon dumbass joket like you says about our culture so old, infact older than the America itself. And Moreover if you found ‘Shakya’ funny what about the surnames like ‘Dick’ you guys have? And on the comments you made about our flag, go check the google, it’s the oldest flag of the world that has existed since vedic period as a symbol of Hinduism.

Colbert….. you have no rights to say such things about our country-Kumari-Flag….. and come apologize Mr. Stephen Colbert!

Here is a link if you haven’t seen what he said.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/183184/july-26-2007/advice-to-the-gods—nepalese-pre-teen-goddesses

Freedom of speech doesnt means one has license to Play/mock with otherculture,nation,religion,pride,etc shameleslly in a tv show!!he sud appologize for this!!!i think colbert isunaware of the fact about DANISH CARTOONISTS who once cartoonize prophet muhammad andprobably is regretting as his life mistake who often is welcomed with many death threats andattack..,,dont play with gorkhali’s pride else ur pride will be shattered!!!!.its our culture dat makes usunique in this universe!!!!l we waste million quintals of rice(chamal) in dashain as tika and travelmillion miles just to get blessings from elders,,fasting by women for their families,,,worshipingmetal,money,cow,trees,flowers,rocks ,etc…it is just because we love and respect each and everyliving/nonliving creature of this unvierse…but one has no rights to play and mock ourpride,culture,nationality,religion, shamelessly in a tv show..we respect our visitors as god but if theymock with our pride,nationality,culture,religion etc we cant tolerate it…(Kriss)

Who the hell is this guy to comment with such abrassive language to the culture that is older than the America itself. Being an american doesn’t mean they can say whatever the hell they want. Do they think that being one of the poorest country of the world mean they can make fun about our culture that we cherish so much. Making fun of other’s culture is no part of a civilized person. What if we question about the rights of mary or how she was toppeled or all the injustices that christianity did against anyone who opposed it, prominently the scientists and what about the huge sum of money you guys spend to convert religion? Didn’t you think it was totally.inappropriate to compare Kumari, a goddess of about a billion people, to Hana Montena, and made fun of whole belief with the aid of one news that itself is inappropriate and misleading. Don’t make hasty conclusions based on no/lil knowledge.

What you said Mr. colbert is certainly over the limits. You may be one of the great showman, a great comedian but that gives you no right to say anything you want about our culture. Do you think shakya is funny then how about Dick? Even your former president has it. Kumari is a common goddess of Both Hindus and Buddhists, a symbol of religious tolerance and proof that how rich our culture is. You said you had the three qualities of Kumari…. let me ask you one thing, Do you even know what religious tolerance is? Yes you know the meaning, I am not that dumb, but what about the practical meaning. Don’t forget that you live in the country where just because a ‘psychopath’ Muslim laden and Al-Qaeda dropped planes in you buildings made you hate ever.ordinary.muslims.in.the.horizon. Isn’t it true?

We agree we are poor, we live in the foreign bucks that your country or other rich nations donates us. but that doesn’t makes you say whatever.the.hell.you.want.to.say about us. We may be the porters, but the porters are the one who takes you to the top of the Everest. And what the hell about the Flag? It’s the sign of how unique we are from rest of the world. It’s the flag Hindus all over the world cherish. It’s the flag that has been in use since the Vedic era. And you say we don’t know about rectangular flag?  what do you guys about Nepal? Do you still think that Nepali people are the one that Indiana Jones showed… the ones that lived in the jungle and drank liquor more than water? May be you guys should be wise enough to know that most of the toppers or A-grades of your universities are Nepalese.

The comment that offended the most was how you described America is the holiest land of all. It’s a country that doesn’t have a culture of its own, and its also a country which treats the aboriginal people as the second class citizen. And you say you live in the holiest land of all. oh! I forgot it’s a comedy show and you are the joker of it…. How Hilarious.

Colbert…. You definitely should apologize and watch you tongue from next time about what you say

I have watched literally dozens of movies based on the same story(0r you can say like that) that Erich Segal wrote in his best seller “Love Story“. Well… at least I hear so. I never got chance to watch the original movie but just a day ago i read the original book, the paperback edition, and not the e-book(i loathe reading e-books). I thought the book was like the sentimental tragedies of the bollywood or kollywood or hollywood that i have seen many a times. But when i started reading the book i was damned. The 120 pages long small book abstained me even to grab a drink or use the toilet… its a damn page turner if you haven’t read it.

This short book made me laugh a many times like this conversation did:

'What the hell makes you so smart?' I asked.
'I wouldn't go for coffee with you,' she answered.
'Listen - I wouldn't ask you.'
'That,' she replied, 'is what makes you stupid.'

And I was in tears when i finished reading the book. The first lines of the book will always haunts me for no reason

"What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? 
That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me."

That first line summarizes this phenomenal bestseller and enduring classic. And there is no lines memorable than this,

"Love means never having to say you are sorry"

And here is one review of the plot of novel i have collected over the internet,

“Oliver Barrett first met Jennifer Cavilleri in Radcliffe library where she was studying. Jennifer was unimpressed with neither his intelligence nor his wealth and she thought that he was a loser. Despite her low opinion of him, he couldn’t help invite her to dates and his hockey games. That started their relationship. It wasn’t long before Oliver told her that he loves her although Jennifer didn’t believe him, they were still happy together. She provided him a different perspective to his wealthy life. He grew up in a severely strict house where reputation needed to be uphold and affections were not entertained. With Jennifer, Oliver for the first time felt real love. When Jennifer suddenly started talking about going their separate ways after graduation, Oliver panicked. He was not ready to end their relationship and so he proposed to Jennifer. They went to his parents to announce the news of their marriage but his parents were disapproving of Jennifer because she had no reputable lineage and was poor. Oliver was angry with his parents and he disowned himself. He proceeded to marry Jennifer while finishing his law degree. It was tough without his unlimited access to money. They scrounged every day, working part-time juggling both school and work just to make ends meet. But after graduation, he got great offers from law firms and that made their lives easier. It wasn’t long before they planned on having a baby. But after many futile attempts, they sought medical expertise. It turned out that Jennifer was sterile. But the worse news was that she was dying of leukemia. Oliver couldn’t believe it and he was in so much grief. Furthermore, he needed to tell his wife of her disease. He decided not to tell Jennifer and tried to act normal. He forsook his job in favor of spending more time with her. But Jennifer found out eventually and they couldn’t do anything but share the grief together. Only a month passed when Jennifer became very ill and they knew that her time was almost up.”
Katrina Lo, Resident Scholar
 
From the Publisher This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri–the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love . . . and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal’s  magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever.You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with Love Story.
 “Not just a story–Love Story is an experience. The reader who responds to this little book will
feel less like a reader than an unwritten Segal character, living it all out from the inside…
In this ‘love story’ you are not just an observer.”–Christian Science Monitor.

 “Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.”–San Francisco Examiner

Oh! did i make you feel ”too bad not to read the book” you can do it now from here…

click the link down and download the ebook in pdf….. cheers!


 Erich Segal – Love Story