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(૪૬૩) ચાલો ને, આપણે … – ભાવાનુવાદ [10]

Let us …

Let us
All remove the title” Human”
Until we cannot remove
The inhumanity
Stored in us
From the ages and ages.

Let us
All stop believing in religion
Until we cannot make
Every one believe
That we are the children of same

Let us not butcher our progeny
like we did in Peshawar
Children are our future
and the heir to the throne of  humanity.

 Let us make this world
a place of beauty and peace
a place of arts and bliss
where the children of our children
remember us
for this gift.

– Mukesh Raval

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ચાલો ને, આપણે

ચાલો, આપણે
’માનવી’ હોવાના બિરુદને
સ્વૈચ્છિક રીતે
ફંગોળી દઈએ;
જ્યાં સુધી કે
આપણે આપણામાં યુગોયુગોથી
ઘર કરી ગયેલી એ ‘અમાનુષિતા’ને
ન જાકારો દઈએ !

ચાલો ને, આપણે સૌ
ધર્મોમાં માનવાનું પણ બંધ કરી દઈએ;
જ્યાં સુધી કે
આપણે એકેએક જણને
સમજાવી ન શકીએ કે
આપણે સૌ એક જ પરમ પિતાનાં
સંતાનો જ છીએ !

આપણે રહેંસી ન નાખીએ નિજ સંતતિને,
જ્યમ રહેંસી ક્રૌર્યે પેશાવરે હવણાં !
સંતાનો આપણાં ન અવ માત્ર ભવિષ્ય જ,
વારસ પણ ખરાં માનવ્ય તણા તખતનાં.

તો વળી, ચાલો ને આપણે
બદલી દઈએ આ ધરિત્રીને
એવા સ્થળ મહીં
કે જે હોયે, રમણીયતા અને શાંતિ,
વિનયન અને પરમ સુખ થકી સભર,
જેથી આવનારી પેઢીઓ
સદાકાળ યાદ કરતી રહે આપણને,
આ બહુમૂલ્ય નજરાણા થકી !

– વલીભાઈ મુસા (ભાવાનુવાદક

 [કવિશ્રી મુકેશ રાવલના આભારસહ]

પ્રો. મુકેશ રાવલનાં સંપર્કસૂત્રો 

ઈ મેઈલ – Mukesh Raval <
મોબાઈલ – ૯૮૭૯૫ ૭૩૮૪૭

સરનામું :

પ્રો. મુકેશકુમાર એમ. રાવલ,

એસોસિએટ પ્રૉફેસર,
ડિપાર્ટેમેન્ટ ઑફ ઈંગ્લીશ
જી. ડી. મોદી કૉલેજ ઓફ આર્ટ્સ
હાઈવે ચાર રસ્તા,

પાલનપુર -૩૮૫ ૦૦૧ (જિ. બનાસકાંઠા)

પુસ્તક પ્રાપ્તિ : –

Pots of Urthona
ISBN 978-93-5070-003-7
મૂલ્ય : રૂ|. ૧૫૦/-

પ્રકાશક :-

શાંતિ પ્રકાશન,
ડી-૧૯/૨૨૦, નંદનવન એપાર્ટમન્ટ,
ભાવસાર હૉસ્ટેલ પાસે, નવા વાડજ,
અમદાવાદ – ૩૮૦ ૦૧૩



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(370) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (7)

(370) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (7)

(92) “A nation is not lost as long as the women’s hearts are still high. Only when the women’s hearts are on the ground then all is finished, and the nation dies”. (An old Native American proverb)

(93) “In most of the countries of the world, ‘Honor killing’ is the burning issue. It is true that we may not be able to stop honor killings overnight, but it must be tried at all levels and we are sure to have the results to reduce them at least. People who are sincere, religious minded and believing in humanity may be good for them, but it is not enough. They should also think for others and not to turn blind eyes to such cruel practices in the society.” (Valibhai Musa)

(94) “Killing one person is the same as killing all humanity and saving one person is the same as saving all humanity.” (The Holy Qur’an)

# No honor in Honor-killing!

(95) “Torture is banned; but in two-thirds of the world’s countries, it is still being committed in secret. Too many Governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murderunder the title of encounter or ‘disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity”. (Peter Beneson)

(96) No doubt, everybody has to face the Day of Judgment as per most of the religions; but there will be punished only those confirmed sinners who might have committed unforgivable sins which may also be out of the God’s discretion for the sake of His promises for reward for good deeds and warning of punishment for evil deeds though He is Kind and Merciful.(Valibhai Musa)

(97) “What is in name?’ (A dialogue of Shakespeare’s Play)

(98) “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

(99) “Open your newspaper – any of the week – and you will find a reportfrom somewhere in the world of someone imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions are unacceptable to his government.” (Peter Beneson)

(100) “You canchain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body; but you will never imprison my mind” (Mahatma Gandhi)

(101) “Nobody in the history of the human kind has seen such atrocities as tragedy of Kerbala, the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and post Ashura sufferings of women and children. (The renowned historian al-Biruni)

(102) “May God prevent our hands from committing oppressions; May He bestow on people with dignity and peace of mind; May He confer on prisoners throughout the world with repentance, understanding of turning away from sins, freedom and peace; May He bestow upon those who are ruling with justice and kindness; and May He favor those who are ruled with just treatment and good character. (A supplication that has been reported from The Twelfth Imam, Al-Qa’im Al-Mahdi -peace be upon him-, the renowned descendent of the Ahl al-bayt (a.s.), The Just Leader of Humanity, The Alive but Hidden – The Imam of the Age, according to the faith of the Shi’ite Muslims.)

# The Square World – I – II – III – IV

(103) “Our life is a long and strenuous quest of truth.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

# Mercy Killing or Merciful Death – A Debate

-Valibhai Musa


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(334) Best of 5 years ago this month/Jul-2007 (3)

(334) Best of 5 years ago this month/Jul-2007 (3)

Click on …

Prize (પારિતોષિક) (July 2007)

Power of Determination (July 2007)

Repentance (July 2007)


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Say ‘Live and Let Live’ with a humanly heart!

Click here to read in Gujarati

Open any news paper or switch on any news channel on TV or chat on your computer to read latest news and you will find a report that somewhere in the world some humans, either individually or in mass, have been killed under one or the other type of conflict. World religions unanimously agree on one point that human is the best creation of God among all creatures. But, it is equally true that when we hear of killing of humans by humans, we are compelled to believe in the naked truth that human is the worst of all creatures in the universe.

It is quite obvious that the most difficult conflicts to be resolved are ethnic conflicts. They are the most violent and the highest numbers of civilian casualties are seen there. If we, calmly in peace of mind, ponder over such internal conflicts among our human race, we are surely to come to the conclusion that such sinful acts of shedding blood of innocents is not only cowardice but foolish also. To clear this point in the minds of my Readers, I would like to give below an exemplary humorous parable somewhere heard locally. It is as follows:

“In some remote rural areas of the country, the marriage procession of a bridegroom was going to the other village, the venue of marriage. The participants of the procession were traveling by bullock-carts. They all were young and had avoided old hand people to join with them just to enjoy marriage ceremony freely. The carts were passing through narrow farm-way one after another.

The very first cart stopped and the riders of the rest carts jumped down to see what had happened. To their surprise, they saw that an iguana (a kind or species of lizard, large, strong and flat) was lying in the middle of the narrow-way. They already knew that it was an innocent and non-poisonous creature and by making slight noise of hitting sticks on ground, it might run away.

One of them was cruel and tried to rush in and kill it, but the rest stopped him to do so. Someone told that they should make a peaceful dialogue with it to leave the way and if it does not agree with them they might kill it.

A young man was just like an improvisator (a poet who can form spot poems) and he instantly made out a couplet in his native language addressing to the iguana. Its summarized translation was as “Iguana ‘O’ iguana of Timbatuda (imaginary village name), please move here or there; otherwise five-ten members from your side or five-ten members from our side will die or get injured if we mutually fight. What is to be gained with this bloody conflict for a very minor cause?”

The iguana did not move from its place and those youngsters decided to start a fight with it. But, one so called wise man took the side of the iguana and said, “There is no justice to fight with the weak. The iguana itself is alone on its side and we are many. Should we the half of us not be the part of its side?”

All agreed with the proposal and they divided themselves into two parts and a terrible fight with long and strong sticks began. All were stained with blood and some were seriously injured in heads, jaws, eyes, arms and legs. Meanwhile, the iguana was frightened with the noise of hitting of sticks and loud cries and ran away. As soon as the iguana cleared the way, the fight stopped and the winners shouted loudly, “The iguana group is defeated, the iguana group is defeated! Shame … Shame! Iguana, your Chief, left away the battle field.”

The above episode may look to be exaggerative, but we should not forget that it is merely a parable. What it may be, but it teaches us a moral lesson that to fight internally for a big or small cause is senseless and foolish also.

Mankind’s insecurity is not from the outside, but from inside. No any enemies from other planets attack on us and suppose that they exist somewhere they need not. Their task is being fulfilled by us. With man-made disasters, we would die together but we would not live together. What any other human tragedy might be more serious than this suicidal tragedy by humans themselves! Human race is passing through hanging swords over heads. There is no surety of safe return of anybody stepping out of the thresh-hold of own home. Sometimes human is not safe even in own home also. Mahatma Gandhi has rightly said, “The world is weary of hate. We see that this song of hate has not benefited humanity.” He further added, “My faith is as strong as ever. There is no hope for the aching world except through the narrow and straight path of Non-violence.”

Summing up, the splitting or joining of the world or society depends on understanding of human being. No any religion is superior to religion of humanity. No any religion teaches its followers to harm or hate others. Religion of humanity is not a new religion or it is not a new name of any religion. This religion of humanity already exists in all religions. Any religion is multifaceted by nature and to limit it to certain aspects of own interpretations is not just.

Let us all propagate and make popular these meritorious words “Live and Let Live” globally for creation of the peaceful world.


– Valibhai Musa


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