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(364) My quoted Quotes in my Posts (5)

(364) My quoted Quotes  in my Posts (5)

(59) An efficient horse-riding is only possible when both the horse and its rider are efficient. The efficiency of any single cannot bring the expected results. Same way, the soul is a rider and body the horse. Conclusion is that both soul and body must remain healthy. (Valibhai Musa)

(60) Prevention is better than cure. (A Saying)

(61) The slightest imbalance makes the body as well as soul sick. (Valibhai Musa)

(62) I think; therefore, I exist.  (Descartes)

(63) One hour’s contemplation is better than seventy years of adoration. (An Islamic Hadith)

# Soul – Its nourishment

(64) Human kind cannot bear very much reality. (T.S.Eliot)

(65) A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us, we are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work, he is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business, he is a part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him, he is doing us a favor by giving us opportunity to do so. (Mahatma Gandhi)

(66) When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life such when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. (A Saying)

(67) Surely, from the Almighty God we come and to Him shall we return. (A Qur’anic Verse)

# As if Mr. Jeff is alive!

(68) Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success. (Henry Ford)

(69) If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him, you will always remember. (Khalil Gibran)

# A Last Tribute

(70) Everybody is willing to go to Heaven, but nobody is prepared to die. (Valibhai Musa)

# A Challenging Puzzle (3 in 1)

(71) The world is weary of hate. We see the fatigue overcoming the Western nations. We see that this song of hate has not benefited humanity. Let it be the privilege of India to turn a new leaf and set a lesson to the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

(72) Human blood is sacred and in any case it cannot be spilled without justification. And if anyone violates this sanctity of human blood by killing a soul without justification, the Holy Quran equates it to the killing of entire mankind. [A Hadith of Prophet of Islam Hajarat Mohammed (P.B.U.H.)]

(73) A true Believer cannot hurt anybody using own hand or tongue. To write an unfair letter to hurt the feelings of the addressee is the double sin. While using this weapon of unfair writing, the writer uses his hand and tongue also. The tongue in the sense that the reader while reading feels that he is hearing the speech of the writer. (Peer Mashayakh Rehmatullah)

(74) Electronic and print material is like a speech and any imbalance, from the side of the orator or author, may bring man-made disasters to the world. (Valibhai Musa)

(75) Wherever any sensitive issue in the world arises, it becomes the prime and pious duty of media not to encourage the people towards violence. (Valibhai Musa)

(76) Just to prevent the mass violence, it should be noted that the actions of an individual or a small group do not necessarily represent the beliefs of a particular religion, nor is that religion is responsible for such actions. The media’s labeling such unfair events as Islamic, Christian, Judaist or Hindus is incorrect. Media should try to discourage the mass mind going towards the path of violence and encourage them to be initiative to support the authorities to bring peace and order. The people should be counseled by highlighting the ideology that there is neither bravery nor sacrifice in destroying life or property for any cause of either offence or defense. (Valibhai Musa)

(77) 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. Millions like me may fail to prove the truth in their lives; that would be their failure, never of the eternal law.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

# International Non-violence Day

-Valibhai Musa

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Article, My quoted Quotes


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(219) જાણે કે મિ. જેફ (Jeff) જીવિત જ છે!

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આ આર્ટિકલને લખતાં હું શબ્દાતીત વ્યથા અનુભવી રહ્યો છું, કેમકે મારા અગાઉના બ્લોગ “A full circle swallowed 22 years” (એક સંપૂર્ણ પરિક્રમા ૨૨ વર્ષ ઓહિયાં કરી ગઈ) ના નાયક (Hero) હવે આપણી વચ્ચે નથી. લેખનું શીર્ષક વિશિષ્ટ અને તત્વજ્ઞાનીય રીતે ગહન અર્થ ધરાવનારું છે, પણ અહીં તેનું અર્થઘટન કે તેની ચર્ચા કરવાનો કોઈ અવકાશ નથી.

હું લગભગ અર્ધી સદી સુધીના ભૂતકાળ તરફ પાછો ફરું છું, જ્યારે કે અમે બંને પ્રથમ વાર વોલિબોલના મેદાન ઉપર એકબીજાને મળ્યા હતા અને એ પહેલી જ મુલાકાતે અમારી વચ્ચે મિત્રાચારીના અંકુર ફૂટ્યા હતા. વર્ષો વીતતાં જતાં અમે એકબીજાના ભાઈ સમાન બની રહ્યા અને અમારી દોસ્તીની સમગ્ર સમયાવધિ દરમિયાન અમે એકબીજા સાથે હૃદયના હર્ષશોકને વહેંચતા રહ્યા. આટલા લાંબા સમય દરમિયાન છેલ્લાં સાત વર્ષને બાદ કરતાં અમે ભાગ્યે જ એકાદ હજાર દિવસ સાથે રહ્યા હોઈશું. મિ. જેફ પરદેશમાં અને હું અહીં ભારત ખાતે જ રહ્યો હોવા છતાં અમારી વચ્ચેનો નિયમિત પત્રવ્યવહાર એવો રહ્યો કે અમને કદીય એવું લાગ્યું ન હતું કે અમારી વચ્ચેનું ભૌતિક અંતર અમને એકબીજાથી વિખુટા પાડી શક્યું હોય! Read the rest of this entry »


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મારાં હાઈકુ – 3

મારાં હાઈકુ – 3

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હાઈકુ ઉપરના મારા અગાઉના આર્ટિકલમાં, હાઈકુના બાહ્ય બંધારણ અને તેનાં લક્ષણો વિષે મેં વિસ્તારથી લખ્યું હતું. હવે, લાંબી વાત ટૂંકી કરતાં હું આ લેખમાં બે વધુ મારાં ગુજરાતી હાઈકુ આપીશ. વળી, મારા અંગ્રેજી વાંચકો માટે એ બંને હાઈકુના અંગ્રેજી અનુવાદ અને સાથે સાથે તેમનું અંગ્રેજીમાં જ વિવેચન પણ આપીશ. પરંતુ, આગળ વધવા પહેલાં હું એક અંગ્રેજી હાઈકુ અહીં આપવા લલચાયો છું, જેણે મારામાં તેના પ્રત્યેનું અનોખું આકર્ષણ જગાડ્યું છે. ચાલો આપણે સાથે મળીને તેનો આનંદ માણીએ.

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As if Mr. Jeff is alive!

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It pains me a lot beyond words to draft this Article as the Hero of my previous Blog “A full circle swallowed 22 years” is no more with us. The title is very significant and also philosophically profound, but there is no room of any interpretation or discussion for the same here.

I look backward to about a half century past when we first met on a volleyball ground and our friendship blossomed at the very first meeting. Over the years, we became like brothers and shared our heartaches with each other. Throughout this long time span, excluding last seven years, we had hardly been together for about 1000 days. He had been in abroad and me here in India, but our regular communication with each other did not allow us to feel any physical distance which may separate us.

Much more has been said for the Late Mr. Jafferbhai (Nick name ‘Jeff’) in the above referred Blog, but today I would like to highlight some more aspects of his character and personality. His soft and sometimes outspoken manner always reflected his inner nature. Being a man of principles, he could never adjust himself with any dual standard people. Sometimes I counseled him by quoting T. S. Eliot, an English poet, in the words, “Human kind cannot bear very much reality.” but he would instantly reply, “My work is over to say what I had to, Valibhai. Now, it is his own business whether to agree with me.”

Mr. Jafferbhai’s life was philanthropic and who-so-ever came in contact with him knew it very well. He had hundreds of friends wherever he moved and they were in variety also like Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Parsees. Mr. Bhailalbhai, a Jain from Ahmedabad, has remained his business partner for the last three decades and still their Partnership continues. He always favored most those African people and nobody dared criticize them face to face to him. He argued in many ways that those people are really good people, nowhere to be found on earth.jafarbhai_jeni.jpg

Mr. Jeff had run his store in a Jew population area for 27 years where he was known as “Shalom King”. Some years ago, Nasir Ismailee had written an Article on him in his weekly chain of Articles titled “Sanvedna-na-soor (Tunings of emotions)” in Gujarat Samaachar. I’ll quote Mahatma Gandhi to co-relate its wording with Mr. Jeff’s practical approach of dealing with his clientele circle. It is as this: “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us, we are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work, he is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business, he is a part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him, he is doing us a favor by giving us opportunity to do so.”

The Late Mr. Jafferbhai was a very popular figure among three generation of his customers with his self inspired virtues and good nature. His dealing with them was in a touch of Indian culture and affections; and that was the secret of his popularity. Financially, he earned little; but ethically he gained more. American people lacking family feelings could get comfort sharing their personal problems with him. He was a devoted man of action, compassion and love. To all, he was more than a businessman; always caring and taking personal interest to solve their any type of problems.

Such was the life of a very simple and honest man. I recall here a saying: “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life such when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” Mr. Jeff was a living example of this saying. I know that all his near ones and the rest who witnessed his life will surely miss him the great. His last struggle against his sickness of hardly 2 or 3 months is over now. The upper and the final circle of his life spread over 74 years has narrowed to a Dot. It is the hard luck of mine that I could not remain physically present when he breathed his last in States. It would have been better if I could convey my condolence in person to the members of his family there. My heart and tears are with them and I’ll also miss him equal to they people do till I am alive as I am the part of the Late’s family.

On behalf of the Late’s and my own families, I thank very much all those people around the world who have expressed their warm and sympathetic messages of condolence to us to bear the irreparable loss of the Late. Their prayers will surely prove to be beneficial to the soul of the Late in heaven and help us to draw upon our and his beloved ones’ strength to accept the fact that he is no more with us physically; but, in our memory, he will remain as if he is alive.

With a heavy heart, I conclude my Article here by reciting a pious verse “Surely, from the Almighty God we come and to Him shall we return.” May God bless his soul to rest in heaven amongst the proximity of the souls of those who enjoy the bliss and kindness of Him.

May God bless the members of my Blog family also.

– Valibhai Musa
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27th August, 2007


Posted by on August 26, 2007 in Article, લેખ, FB, MB


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