Messages for Occasions
Messages from Imran on occasions like Eid, Ramadan & Independance Day.Find out more at YieldMore.org: Creative Expression / Writing for Emotional Wellbeing
Independance Day 2020
With every day that passes of our complacence and aloofness, the dark forces' position becomes stronger!
We like to talk of liberty, but where is the freedom for the people who work with no choice.. have to watch their children grow up with less and less options because of their diminished education, exposure or social status?
How is it so easy for political tensions within and between nations to warp our thinking and wrongly guide our actions? When will we be so at peace instead of lusting after money, fame and power?
When will tranquillity reign in our homes and right conduct guide the way we interact with our family - near and far?
When will fairness and equitability enter into our business dealings? When will we stop letting religious and ideological differences cause friction and chaos?
When will people, world over, feel safe - that life is truly a gift and living a continuous cause for celebration?
We have a glorious destiny to fulfil, but it takes much conscious thought and continuous effort. Let's promise to try harder to be good to ourselves and those around us and build a veritable heaven on Earth.
Think how far we've come as a civilization since 1947 when Sri Aurobindo spoke of what all could be achieved if we put our minds to it:
Think also of the dream that is Auroville where the blueprint of a future oneness and synergy is being worked out:
Remember, the power is yours! So band together and create a fresh, powerful and tasteful narrative.
Jagat kula ki prem - all love to the world family!
Imran Ali Namazi
17 August 2020
Eid Mubarak - 24 May 2020
I urge you brothers and sisters as Eid ends and a new year continues, to look at all humanity with more kindness in your heart.
Remove the distrust and discord from your head and look to one another with benevolence and a gentle, genuine warmth.
Islam truly means peace and now that you have made it with yourself and your understanding of God, go now and let peace and love govern your words and deeds.
We have not much time on this planet so lets not spend it on unwholesome or vain pursuits. Let's use our every force to uplift and nurture.
The month spent in reflection should have given an opportunity for your true nature to spring forth. I hope you discovered a self that inspires you, that you are comfortable being and have no dissonance with.
Every religion has only contributed to the glory of the whole, so show your fellow being the true pious and charitable nature engrained in the Muslim mindset.
Take also the good from other teachings and live a life of virtue and benevolence. Every single soul, thought and action is magnified as the drops become an ocean, so do what your conscience dictates and continue to live an inspired, wonderful life.
They say with Freedom comes Responsibility. More than a 100 nations won their freedom this past century and with that, our responsibilities have increased manifold. We are responsible for our own happiness and release from strife. We are free to go to war, but there is no battle that doesn’t reduce men to animals – so impossible to end!
War is to be hated in every form becacuse it brings out the worst in mankind. Thats why the cry back in the 60’s was Make Love, Not War! But we’ve still not learnt to love one another. Not all of us, NOT YET! But we are heading in that direction. Many countries of the world are now uniting on the love front. We are measuring how much Goodness and Goodwill there is for our fellow humans. We have some nurturing values and are fostering Individual Development as well as Economic, Social and Environmental.
There’s people building a “world without hate“, and speaking for reform in the last religion thats struggling to throw away the last remnants of the dark ages. There’s churches that sing simply “on this world, your blessing Lord” and songs that say “The promised land is waiting like a maiden that is soon to be a bride“.
Not some abstract promised land that God Ordained (though for the believers, that’s precisely how it will turn out), but one that we, humanity have to build (as from a dream).
So I say to you, we live in blessed magical times – the only moment we will ever have is NOW! It’s all right here that we must clear off our karmic debris and live in the sunlit path – the path to fulfil our own goals and ambitions. Those of Learning, Healing, Sharing, Expressing, Loving and Yielding More!