Monday, August 22, 2011

I perceive the world as a playground .....

English Translation

I perceive the world as a playground
Where dawn and dusk appear in eternal rounds
In His Universal form is a plaything the throne of Solomon
The miracles of the Messiah seem so ordinary in my eyes
Without name I cannot comprehend any form
Illusionary but is the identity of all objects
My anguish envelopes the entire desert
Silently flows the river in front of my floods
Ask not what separation has done to me
Just see your poise when I come in front of you
Truly you say that I am egotistical and proud
It is the reflection, O friend, in your limited mirror
To appreciate the style and charm of conversation
Just bring in the goblet and wine
Hatred manifests due to my envious mind
Thus I say, don't take his name in front of me
Faith stops me while temptations attract
Inspite of Kaaba behind and church ahead
I am the Lover, yet notorious is my charm
Thus Laila calls names to Majnu in front of me
"Dies" not one though the union is a delight
In premonition of the separation night
Alas, this be it, the bloody separation wave
I know not what else is in store
ahead of me
Though the hands don't move, the eyes are alive
Wine and goblet, let them stay in front of me
Says "Ghalib"
Conscience is companion and trusted friend
Don't pass any judgments in front of me.

Original Urdu
Baazi-cha-aie-Atfal Hai Dunia, Mere Aage
Hota Hai Shaboroze Tamasha Mere Aage
Ik Khel Hai Aurang-e-suleman, Mere Nazdeek
Ik Baat Hai Ajaaz-a-Maseehah, Mere Aage
Juz Naam, Nahin Surat-a-aalam Mujhe Manzoor
Juz Vaham, Nahin Hasti-e-ashiya, Mere Aage
Hota Hai Nihan Gard Mein Sahra, Mere Hote
Ghista Hai Jabin Khak Pe Dariya, Mere Aage
Mut Poochh, Ki Kya Haal Hai Mera, Tere Peeche
Tu Dekh Ki Kya Rung Hai Tera, Mere Aage
Sach Kehte Ho Khudbeen-o-Khuddara Hun, Kyon Na Hun?
Baitha Hai Butt-a-Aaeena-Seema, Mere Aage
Phir Dekhiye, Andaz-e-Gul-Afshani-e-Guftaar
Rakh De Koyee Paimana-o-Sahba Mere Aage
Nafrat Ka Guman Guzre Hai, Mein Rushk Se Guzra
Kyonkar Kahun, Lo Naam Na Unka Mere Aage
Iman Mujhe Roke Hai, To Khenche Hai Mujhe Kufra
Kaba Mere Peeche Hai, Kalisa Mere Aage
Aashiq Hun, Per Mashook-Farebi Hai Mera Kaam
Majnun Ko Bura Kehti Hai Laila Mere Aage
Khush Hote Hain, Pur, Vasl Mein Yon Mur Nahin Jaate
Aayee Shab-a-Hijran Ki Tamanna Mere Aage
Hai Moujzan Ik Kulzum-e-Khun, Kaash, Yahi Ho
Aata Hai, Abhi Dekhiye, Kya Kya, Mere Aage
Go Hath Mein Jumbish Nahin, Aankhon Mein To Dum Hai
Rahne Do Abhi Sagar-O-Meena, Mere Aage
Humpesh-O-Hummastrab-O-Humraaz Hai Mera
"Ghalib" to Bura Kyon Kaho, Accha Mere Aage

Monday, March 28, 2011

Beauty of my mystic Islamabad

As the winter is on its Peak in Pakistan, We all are having really beautiful and cold days. The weather is so beautiful and all the living beings are enjoying amazing misty moments in Islamabad. The beauty of the green heaven is covered with Fog and Its a good time to enjoy the Hot Coffee or a nice camp fire. The nature has showered all his blessings over the Capital city. The foggy look of the city where as create a bit problems for the drivers to see the traffic but even then every one is enjoying these lovely days of Cloudy & Mystic Winter. I have captured some vague scenes of Islamabad for you to see so Enjoy.

The sun trying to shine at Islamabad but the clouds are not allowing

It was really difficult to jog even on the routine track

Isn't the scene looks like a Wordsworth's abode :-)

The depths of lonely beauty

Road to Heaven ! isn't it

I am trying to see the Third light pole , Can you?

A Giant building covered with Fog

Way to a beautiful road (Jinnah Avenue)

They are trying to touch the Sky

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Surely you're not thinking of resolutions....Are you???

Friday, December 31, 2010

It is with some reticence that I write my final post for this year.

In the northern part of Queensland, floods have been ferocious, engulfing thousands of homes, forcing families and individuals to evacuate into unfamiliar and not the cosiest of temporary refuge.

How do you celebrate the auspicious closing of one year and the opening of a new one when, virtually in your backyard, thousands have been robbed of the spirit of celebration? Or so it would seem.

I know that no sorrowfulness on my part will alleviate the flagging spirits of my neighbors. I'm also reminded that, while the proximity of this latest disaster makes it less easy to ignore or even want to ignore, everyday, somewhere in the world, many more suffer disasters of one form or another.

So, here I am with a jumble of inconvenient thoughts and feelings. Yes, inconvenient because they make me feel less than celebratory at this rather momentous time of years, old and new.

My expanding awareness of life's realities, however, provides some recourse.

I can connect, in spirit, with the spirit of hope and faith within each of these people, here and everywhere else on this earth - hope and faith that things can and will get better even if we don't know the exact machinations of how.

I can summon within me, the spirit of determination to focus on desirable possibilities rather than undesirable ones, and connect with others in this spirit of determination.

I can raise within me the natural spirit of glee and optimism rooted in my knowing that in any adversity, there are doors of opportunity. We only have to have an open and willing mind. (It wasn't all that long ago when I was homeless for eighteen months).

I can celebrate and increase the spirit of joy and hope that seeks to move freely throughout the world rather than be an obstacle to it.

These are the things that come to mind now. They are anchored in my knowing that any outcome in the material/physical world has its origins in the mind, within the ever-expanding screen of our imagination.

I want to join all my friends and family across the world - those that I've seen face to face and those whose faces I've not seen but whose spirit I've felt deeply - in celebration.

I'm not going to ask you what your resolutions for the New Year are. But I do want to ask you what your dreams are. Will you share them with me?

As for me, my dreams are of:
  • meeting my perfect partner and having an amazing, exciting, fun, adventurous, inspiring, romantic, liberating and adoring relationship with him
  • enjoying the beauty and goodness and greatness of my two children as they experiment with life
  • doing something truly significant in the service of others, something that I will enjoy wholeheartedly and that will benefit them in big and meaningful ways
  • exploring and enjoying even more the friendships I have made, on and off-line - really seeing and enjoying the beauty and magnificence of each person I meet
  • traveling to places where I can spend time enjoying the people and their spaces
  • singing, playing guitar, writing, drawing, cooking much more competently, freely and frequently than I currently do
  • enjoying wealth and abundance
Wow! There they are. I didn't think I'd be making any of this public but, hey, another one of my ongoing dreams is to live more freely than I've ever done! This is one way of doing it.

I do wish you, my very,very dear reader, with all the warmth and affection in my heart, a truly spectacular 2011. May every desire of your heart be delivered in bountiful measure!

Thank you for being such a beautiful part of my life in 2010.

Love, hugs and kisses - TBT

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I have got a fabulous thing guys just read :-) as my entry back in my blog -)


This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

What inspires you? The answer to that question can be found in the timeless words of a visionary leader or literary giant, the stunning beauty of historical landmarks and modern marvels, or the fighting spirit and the responsibility to support causes that speak to the very best of what humanity has to offer. Or, all of the above.

Truly, inspiration is a brand than can never be oversold. This is why I am excited about profiling the 16 people below. They are among the most respected, motivational voices on Twitter today. They inspire hundreds of thousands with their daily dose of gratitude, use of icons, thought-provoking blogs, support for nonprofits, and a great mix of uplifting quotes and affirmations.

In one of his great pieces on inspiration, Russell Simmons writes,

We are thinking about the question "What inspires you?" and we are inspired by compassionate love. With great love all things are possible. This is true. In Mahatma Gandhi's words, "love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable." Mother Teresa spent her life working to give a voice to the poor and to promoting love as an essential ingredient to life. Her life devoted to the poor was among the richest in human history. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years imprisoned because of his actions to end the loveless and dehumanizing oppression of Apartheid.

Indeed, our lives are wonderfully defined, and refined, by the gravitational pull of positive people. We're drawn to what they promote, how they express themselves, and most of all, how their words line up with their actions. This is what Simmons is talking about. And just as we are inspired by the figures he mentioned, legions are also inspired by the 16 TwitterPowerhouses below. Men and women who are as richly diverse and captivating as the world we all inhabit.

Marcome / @Marcome
An accomplished singer/songwriter from Canada, she created
"Twitter me Some Love", an inspirational song which has become a certified
viral hit. Her "New World Music" is truly fascinating.

Lotay Yang / @Lotay
Based in Los Angeles, CA, he is the founder of Black Card Circle, an elite
social network of prominent business professionals, who use their access, connections and wealth to benefit charitable organizations worldwide.

Mia Rose / @DrMiaRose
One of Australia's most celebrated and respected
photographers and relationship therapists. Her blog is a great read that
tackles a variety of issues. Her Healing Love Notes are great.

Joseph Ranseth / @JosephRanseth
Ranseth routinely travel throughout North America to meet
and connect with his friends on Twitter. His life's mission is to
touch lives & love using social media.

Ann Farkas / @TrendyDC
Ann has spent the last two years concentrating on the needs of
others: traveling, supporting an orphanage in Peru. This former corporate
exec is a serious Twitter favorite.

Lori Moreno / @LoriMoreno
A former corporate attorney, Moreno has found her calling, and
maintains a great site with news, love and romance, and her unique brand
of feel-good content.

Arun Charles / @LiveTorque
This awesome feed is maintained by Arun Charles, and has one of
the most pleasant and distinctive avatars on the site. A smile will
surely become your best friend in the world.

LollyDaskal / @LollyDaskal
Daskal is a speaker and author who uses her popular blog
Lead from Within to help others overcome obstacles and setbacks, and
empowering others to be their most Successful Self.

Mlomb / Mlomb
A mobile apps developer who also blogs, his page includes
interesting "cool facts" about civilization. He lives by the words:
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of uncertainties."

Amy Neumann / @CharityIdeas
Neumann is apart of The United Way Emerging Leaders Council, and
tweets about ways to use social media for non-profits. Her website details her
dedication to helping people and giving back.

Dr Jefferson Boggs / @DrJeffersnBoggs
More than anything else, Love anchors his feed. Love for art.
Love for social networks. And, love for humanity. His tweets reflect
his travels to Paris and Rio, as well as the positive experiences shaping his life.

Eleesha / @Eleesha
Eleesha is a popular author, blogger, and "sharer of words of
inspiration", affirmations, and positive thoughts. Her blend of
words and icons is intoxicating.

Ariaa Jaeger / @AriaaJaeger
Life coach, vocalist, and humanitarian, Jaeger uses her popular music
and words to help foster and create the positive things she wants to see in
the world. Her Ariaaisms are real jewels.

Marvin Towler / @MarvinTowler
A consciousness explorer, Towler believes inspiration is a necessary
component to achieving anything in life. The historical and contemporary substance
of his tweets reflect his association with the Agape Spiritual Center.

Dahara / @Dahara
Business owner, lawyer, and artist, Dahara's tweets have propelled
her to one of the most retweeted individuals on the site. Her
rescue work with animals is truly inspiring.

Farrukh Siddiqui / @FarrukhSiddiqui
Siddiqui's tweets not give the reader a glimpse into his soul,
but also his love and passion for the people, geography and history
of Pakistan. His blog rocks.

Author's Note: In case you missed it, here's Part 4 of the series: Twitter and the Inspirations of Iconic88.

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Dec 26, 2009

Narrated Abu Said Al Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him)

The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said, "The people of Paradise will look at the dwellers of the lofty mansions (i.e. a superior place in Paradise) in the same way as one looks at a brilliant star far away
in the East or in the West on the horizon; all that is because of their superiority over one another (in rewards)." On that the people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Are these lofty mansions for the prophets which nobody else can reach? The Prophet replied," No! "By Allah in whose Hands my life is, these are for the men who believed in Allah and also believed in the Apostles."

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)

The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said "There is a tree in Paradise (which is so big and huge that) a rider could travel in its shade for a hundred years. And if you wish, you can recite: 'In shade long extended..' (56. 30) and a place in Paradise equal to an arrow bow of one of you, is better than (the whole earth) on which the sun rises and sets."

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him)

Allah's Apostle (sallAllahu alaihe wassallam) said, "Allah said, 'I have prepared for My pious slaves things which have never been seen by an eye, or heard by an ear, or imagined by a human being.' If you wish, you can recite this verse from the Holy Qur'an: 'No soul knows what is kept hidden for them, of joy as a reward for what they used to do.' " (32.17)

Ref: Sahih Bukhari

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My stephmother is an alien

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recently, I have noticed that quite some people are in a relationship with a partner who's already having a child from a previous relationship. I've never thought that it would happen so much, but it's absolutely a normal phenomenon these days.

Coming from divorced parents myself, it's a bit strange, that I feel that it's something big, having a relationship with someone who's already got a child. I can only imagine how hard it must be, dealing with step-children. Although they're not necessary difficult, there's usually jealousy involved. Who loves who more? Why is she getting gifts? Why do they get more time?

My parents have been seperated for a long long time. It's hard to explain, but I don't mind that fact. Nor does my brother. We just don't have a band with my father, as he's been in L.A. for a great part of our life. My mom has had a few other relationships after that, but there was never trouble involving my brother and I, being the step-children. The other way around, both of us never rebelled against any of my mom's boyfriends. They were always welcome. Kinda...

Being totally honest, I don't think my brother and I cared about that. This sounds weird, right? I've never ever felt something for any of my mom's boyfriend. No negative feelings, but no positive feelings either. It's not like I've ever felt that a certain man was supposed to be my step-father. I just had no feelings or what so ever for those persons. So, I never rebelled, but I was never thrilled about someone either. I can't explain why.

I think it's really hard to judge anyone in these situations. I totally understand it, when step-children would rebel. Who's that new person, intruding our life? What does he/she want? Does he/she want to take our father/mother's place? Who does mom/dad love more? We didn't ask for this?
On the other hand, I can understand the jealous and scared feelings of the step-parent as well. Are those children nice? Why does he/she spend more time with them? Who does he/she love more? Will they accept me? Will they ever respect me? I didn't ask for this?

Though I'm the "step-kid", I'm very happy I'm currently not in a relationship like that. I think these relationships need a lot of time, patience and understanding from both sides. Years can go by, before everything will be in it's place. Sometimes years are not even enough....

How do you feel about this?
Are you maybe a step-kid or a step-parent?

ps: this is meant to be a thought prevoking post, not a depressing one. In case you thought that... *SMILE*

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You can win the lottery, but not an argument.

The scarecrow has been in the field so long he thinks it belongs to him.

Lessons are learned, not taught.

Mannequins can't dress themselves. Stones go wherever you throw them.

Should I refuse the honey because the bee stings?

What is fog on the surface is also fog deep inside.

The things I'm not learning are teaching me a lot.

Never do anything important if you can help it.

It's easy to see the dark side. All you have to do is close your eyes.

Order is what exists before you start arranging things.

One person is a person; two is a statistic.

Dreams change the world, but only in dreams.

Be grateful to those who refuse your demands. They are your benefactors.

The landscape looks different from every blade of grass.

Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.