No, I haven’t suddenly become religious…


Regular readers will know my stance on religion…any religion. I never, ever get involved with talks about it..it gets tiring after a while.

It’s something you do in private….like some other things….!

And as long as we keep it within our own 4 walls, everything is fine. But the trouble starts when we try to tell everyone else about it. That creates hassle, for these days, nobody gives a damn what we believe in or don’t for that matter (ok…so I’m having a bit of a rant today!).

But recently, when I was visiting Rajasthan in India, a guy there had some kind of a song playing on the TV in his restaurant. I couldn’t understand what it was all about, but somehow, the words seemed mesmerizing.

When the waiter came over to take my order, I asked him about the song and he said if I wanted, he could explain it to me, inasmuch as he understood it, because even to him, it had very deep meanings.

I agreed, but with a proviso that it should be done only after I finish my meal, not during!

I had the meal, and he duly played the DVD again and came down to sit down and explain all.

The guy singing it is called Satinder Sartaj (hope I got the name correct!), and although he is a sikh, he has strong leanings towards the Sufi way of belief. I’d read a little about the Sufis, how they are not like traditional Islam, from where they originate, but are very, very open-minded and seek to learn from anything, anywhere basically.

As the waiter explained each word, watching the video felt so very calming and what that guy was singing about was so logical.

So I found it on YouTube recently. Here it is for you. See what you make of it.

I think you’ll like it, if you believe in a God, or the sun, or the moon, or a rock, or even nothing at all!

😉

 

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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