One thing is absolutely clear that this book had been written in very much free time,heavily garlanded with poetry that makes me very jealous of writer simply because I love to feel time.The sluggish pace of story revealed that fragility of bachelor’s club members in keeping the vow of celibacy life long.
The frequent poetry and in between all Rasik Dada(big brother) ,non member of club emerged as the carrier to move story making fun via taking advantage of his age factor,romantic sense and this all got supported by poetry & nature.Although I was feeling that it is getting bit stretchy,but turned this to make rounds of tea/coffee.I would do little more leaking of story, how two new characters admission to Kumar Sabha Nirmala & Abalakanta put pressure on other members via their devotion towards taken social cause task.
In the last 30 pages,story picked the pace welcomed by Aksh again with his all time round joking habit and no doubt rasik dada’s timely comedy interruptions played key role to open doors for all the characters(friends and family) come together under one roof to witness different emotional stage guilty,realisation,happiness.
The last line for Kumar Sabha members ” Don’t expect you will be spared later” gave the last dose of laughter.
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Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor’s Club: A Comedy in Five Acts
This time, I am attaching a short video clip from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai(old version),as there is no media clip related to it ,but this book reminds of this family comedy I used to watch a lot.
This book is definitely full of comic sense and on the top of that the work of poetry is an added gem.
Now the question is how it proves?
The setting of story starts from the conversation of Aksh(husband) and Puro(wife) gives headstart in terms how Aksh previous member of a bachelor’s group vowed to never think about women ended up in marriage.
Aksh ‘s character did the very good job of filling the conversation with four lines of poetry every time when other characters are confused or in slight anger especially his wife. I would agree,A merrier person that even the married men will envy,these lines in book completely suits him.
I couldn’t find any media attachment in English. The dialogues between Aksh and prospective bride grooms were not just hilarious but reveals the full hippocratic nature which ended by another funny statement of Aksh that “as soon I slapped their back their tails began to wiggle”.The story had been to the point so far and a family’s way of doing comic sense reminds me time when brothers,sisters and other relatives all sit together,pull each other legs from memories or from a family situation.
Reading this book reminds me of the time when I was watching TV series of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai,a family comedy,in which different characters or different situations fueled more excitement and laughter.I don’t have relevant media but this trailer of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai(second version) will give you idea the crazy stuff I am enjoying.
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Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor’s Club: A Comedy in Five Acts
Eyes are wet,so desires are as well.
Love is asking me to forget everything because you are more precious than your high and low levellings.
Please speak through my eyes what’s the truth become my essence to live or to give up absolute.
Nothing last long except love so not to forget which is no-one your soul itself.
Writing about the glories of Shri Krishna always immerse me with love ,which every time proves that my soul has always been thirsty for.This beautiful story of a Fruit seller and Krishna,I feel closely related to me.
Oh Krishna,I don’t know that from how many numerous birth my basket of emotions just like this fruit seller ,which passed from one phase to another was burdened with worldly manifestations.I totally compare myself with this fruit seller who look tired and hopeless after many unsuccessful attempts of selling fruits.All her suffering comes to an end when she entered into your abode.Smitten by your innocence freed her from all the fruits of her deeds, which let her to accept the price that you agreed.
Soaked in the ocean of love,this ultimate sale directed her to choose the service of your lotus feet.Oh Krishna this is what attracts you, the purity of basket, which is nothing but the heart indeed,that’s why you filled her basket with all the fortune that she was in need.
Oh Hari ,please bestow your mercy upon me allowing this sinful soul to empty its basket of deeds,which was always full of why this or that but was never why not you,why not you to let this soul enriched with tears of being so lovingly.
This short story of Udhav who was best friend and devotee of Krishna explains very beautifully knowledge becomes not just boring after a certain point,it becomes source of proud,which harms the personality . Udhav who claimed himself very knowledgeable person and loving Krishna, easily became a proud person which was leading to degrading of personality.
The beauty of true association with Krishna is he fully takes care of you and lets you free from any personality impurity.Krishna immediately sent him Vrindavan(highest spiritual place in the world) asked him to give message to all his loving gopis. He instantly followed the orders and left for Vrindavan.
Vrindavan’s gopis madly went to Udhav to inquire about Krishna,they soon started complaining about Krishna,asking several questions about his lifestyle,along with tears in their eyes.Seeing all this Udhav got initial impression of gopis i.e.full of ignorance and felt they are just wasting their time.As a great scholar,he immediately started explaining about Karma,life,death,and insisting importance of reading scriptures.All gopis found him extremely boring, they straightway said”what they would do by gaining all knowledge when their minds are always occupied by memories of Krishna “.
These long lectures on life,death are full of dissatisfaction if you are not loving Krishna by thinking of his different leelas. Udhav was deeply affected by the way he saw gopis fully immersed in unconditional love for Krishna and specially when he met Radha.Gopis taught Udhav to fall in love,lose yourself let everything go, to feel melting of soul just like when a river loses itself when it meets sea.This is feature of true devotee who lets everything go and live only for Unconditional Love which is nothing but Krishna.
Udhav shredded all his knowledge proudness and started feeling like gopis and returned to Krishna by chanting his name along with Vrindavan soil’s dust on his head.
This story story of Radha and Krishna fills my heart with love which is free from any material aspect.Krishna promised Radha to take birth on earth with her heart in order to experience how it feels to be devotee. Radha who is the queen of devotees of Krishna one day simply said to Krishna you won’t be able to understand what it feels like to be fully surrendered to you.
Krishna did this in order to satisfy Radha what she feels like for him.This beautiful act of Krishna makes me to become short of words to explain level of bondness between them.
Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the saint born with Radha’s heart taught the world how to be fully surrendered to Krishna.This can also be seen as when mother trying to teach something to children,so demonstrating it make more easy to understand.The supreme way to attain love for Krishna is by chanting his name.
Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
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ISCKON is celebrating this coming Sunday as appearance day of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu worldwide which will be full of Kirtan,Holi Celebration,Dance,Performances with free vegetarian meal.Please do check in your nearest ISCKON temple.
This amusing short story by Shri Prabhupada(founder of ISCKON) explains great logic which I truly feel.
It is true that yoga,stress busting exercise or any other help keep our self calm assisting in striving hard for solutions ,body free from disease but still I feel that there must be a power/explanation for lot of unexplained happenings in life.
We are told that accept the problems/suffering in order to fight which is fair enough but it is also true we seek uninterrupted happiness .We easily say this is what life is but very easily ignore the cause & effect situation. In this world nothing happens without reason which science also successfully proved it.
Just like a Doctor is meant to advise permanent solution for a particular disease in same way Krishna Consciousness gives answers providing englightment through Knowledge(Bhagwad Geeta) & Bhakti.