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Saturday Night Exposure

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 29, 2012

First and foremost, I’d like to say a big “THANK YOU” to Kara, Lauren and Andrea for nominating me for “One Lovely Blog”, “One Lovely Blogger” and “Liebster” awards respectively. These honors feel extra special because they come from beautiful, aware and awakened souls. I am a big fan of their blogs. A visit to their pages, and you will know why.

To celebrate, I am going to put on a show for you all. I shall expose myself in ways that I must admit are more revealing than me stripping πŸ™‚ Andrea made the effort to think up 11 questions for the nominees to answer. If it wasn’t for her effort, I may not have even attempted answering them. I am glad I did. The process turned out to be a great exercise in self reflection.

Here we go.

1. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ans. Kashmiri Rogan Josh. A delicious mutton delight cooked in Kashmiri Style.

Rogan Josh

2. Who do you find inspirational?

Ans. Martin Luther King, Jr., Osho, Socrates, Tupac Shakur

3. What is one thing you have accomplished on your bucket list?

Ans. I went to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup 2010. Check out some images here. Ayoba!

4. If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

Ans. Tupac’s “If I Die Tonite“. A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once!

5. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Ans. I get the same peaceful sleep in a $15 dorm that I do in a $200 hotel room. My super boss once said about me, “Pack this guy off to the remotest and cruelest island, and he will party there”.

6. If you could live anywhere for a year, where would it be?

Ans. Colorado

7. If you had a million dollars, what would be the first thing you would do?

Ans. Maserati Quattroporte

8. What is your life motto?

Ans. Middle Path!

9. What is the number one trait you value in a friend?

Ans. Positive and Encouraging Thoughts.

10. When was the last time you did something fearless?

Ans. Early this year. Managed a closely fought Political Campaign and Canvassed for a Candidate in the dangerous “Wild West” of Rural India. Got into heated debates, blasted the opposition in speeches. I was “marked” by opponents. Yet, continued doing my job, when I was the only person not carrying a gun πŸ™‚ There is indeed a thin line between courage and stupidity!

Β 11. Why do you blog?

Ans. I belong to a group of Aliens that have been sent to Earth to maintain a log of people’s thoughts and report it back to our world. This is a breach of my code of conduct. I might get terminated for this exposure.

Nanoo, Nanoo!

As always, your thoughts welcomed πŸ™‚

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Am I Letting Freedom Ring?

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 26, 2012

There are three forms of behavioral existence I experience in my life. One defines the relationship I share with myself, my body, mind and soul. Second is how I (a collection of my body, mind and soul) interact with another human being. And third is how I as part of a group of human beings (country, religion, race etc.) interact with or perceive another group of human beings.

Since “I” is common to all three forms of interaction, I assumed that “I” would remain constant in both its nature and essence. I could not be more wrong! I see disturbing changes in the way “I” behaves in the three different dimensions. I describe this change “disturbing” because it exposes the hypocrisy in me andΒ  presents a huge obstacle in my path to Bliss.

And I do not think I am alone in this predicament. Many of us are unaware of this dormant contradiction that is plaguing our being. It is time to take notice of this malady and remove it as soon as possible from our journey towards spiritual awakening.

The title of this post is inspired by the fact that above thoughts came to my mind while I was listening to this:

“…..Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring — when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children — black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics — will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963

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