INDIA! The mother of spirituality, A home to millions, the oldest civilization, the country with its infinitely deep roots of tradition and culture and a phenomenal understanding of Human mind and human values. A beautiful land with beautiful people.

So many conflicts, corruption and poverty but I am still utterly Grateful for the fact that I was born in India. What makes it great? what makes it withstand all the problems that it is facing since years? of course its spiritual heritage..Thousands of years of meditation done by thousands of the greatest beings ever born on this planet has created that indestructible energy, such high prana in the whole environment that there is no problem that can ever defeat this nation.

The country which is the birth place of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, even if it only dreamt of Him is sure to reach the heights of success and prosperity in the near future.
It continues and will continue to shine in all its glory and also teach the whole world the true meaning of humanness.

Being an Indian means nothing but living that Indianness. What does that mean?

This is what it means (according to me)

1. Fighting with your neighbour and then talking to that same neighbour the very next day as if nothing has happened.

2. Standing in queues for hours and shouting very loudly at every unsuspecting individual whom you think is trying to ghusofy ( insert himself) in the same queue much ahead of you.

3. When you were a child you felt that Amitabh bachhan could do "ANYTHING".

4. You may not exchange plastic smiles with strangers but you live and die for your family and close friends.

5. You get used to everything and anything...from mosquitoes to terrorism. Nothing can beat you down.

6. You over eat ... everyday, and you love to feed people... even if they are full.

7. You love people. You have a very small house and yet you keep inviting all of them all the time.

8. With objects of absolutely any shape or size you can immediately start playing a game of cricket.

9. You have a "family doctor" and he first asks about the health of all the other members of your family before he looks for what is wrong in you. He comes to your house even at 2 in the morning in case there is an emergency.

10. You invite " EVERYBODY " to your wedding.

11. The sense of sharing is ingrained in your DNA. You share everything, your house, food, clothes, utensils, umbrellas, recipes, bank accounts, credit cards, etc etc.

12.You suffer from an inferiority complex if you are not good at bargaining.

13. You have an exceptionally strong faith in at least one of the 32 million deities. Your Faith is your strength and it takes you through all the hard blows of life.

14. You like movies that make you cry.

15. If you get married then most likely death is the only thing that can set you apart.

16. You love to eat, sing, dance and celebrate.

17. You have many friends: School friends, Junior college friends, senior college friends, tuition friends, coaching class friends, swimming/dancing/singing/drawing class friends, Building friends, office friends, local train friends, bus stop friends and the list is endless.

and finally

" You miss India whenever you are traveling or staying abroad no matter where you are and how comfortable or happy? you think you are. If you dont, then you have lost something very precious, that is the " Indianness ". You need to come back!


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    Love,Swapnil :-) said...

    Wow that was so natural and simple and superb!
    Love,Jai Gurudeva :-)
    Swapnil :-)

  1. ... on June 23, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
  2. deepa said...

    very nice..ultimate....

  3. ... on June 23, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
  4. Ashish said...

    tooo good post...
    Actual inside of Indianness... :)

  5. ... on June 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
  6. bhaw said...

    **12.You suffer from an inferiority complex if you are not good at bargaining.

    I SWEAR............

    Oh My God know EVERYTHING


  7. ... on June 23, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
  8. Arnav said...

    Wow that was cute...
    Sidha dil se nikal ke dil ko chuta hai....
    Jai Gurudeva...!

  9. ... on June 23, 2009 at 6:12 PM  
  10. vishal said...

    wow, only true INDIAN can describe the true INDIANESS....

  11. ... on June 23, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
  12. komal said...

    Excelllent ....rashmin bhaiya true indianess what i miss when am in sydney.. JGD... comeback fast...

  13. ... on June 23, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
  14. sahana said...

    dear rashmin bhaiya, i was present for your recent course in bangalore. it was mind blowing! and this post is really amazing and reminds me of the superb "my country my valentine" events we used to have every evenings.

  15. ... on June 23, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
  16. Random Reflections said...

    :-) lol at the "ghusofy" comment ! Lost count of how many times i did that ! But seriously bhaiyya some of these values are not that strong any more. Individualism is taking over just as rampant westernization is...underlying the need to more AOL courses to bring even Indians back to their roots !

    Jai Guru Dev

  17. ... on June 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM  
  18. Vivek Barun said...

    jgd bhaiya,
    you are writing like a pro...
    too good!

  19. ... on June 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
  20. suman said...

    Kya analysis hai!!
    maan gaye!

  21. ... on June 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
  22. Anonymous said...

    I jus' cudnt stop laughing!!
    JGD!! :)

  23. ... on June 24, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
  24. DD said...

    Jai Hind, Jai Gurudeva.

  25. ... on June 24, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
  26. Rajneesh said...

    Jai ho!

    All these are true, but one other characteristic of true Indianess is that no amount of words can capture the spirit of being Indian. Either you live the spirit or you have no clue :-)

  27. ... on June 25, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
  28. URMILA said...

    its simply perfect..!!! :)
    when I came to US 1st time i realized that population is not actually a 'problem' but the 'strength' of India..!!!
    missing it all....... :(

  29. ... on June 25, 2009 at 3:16 PM  
  30. Saraswati Chandra said...

    loveliest post..

    usually as we scroll down with that a feeling goes up that the post is to end ,but this one was different :))

  31. ... on June 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
  32. Shruthi said...

    Wow, Bhaiya!
    It's amazing!
    Jai Gurudev :)

  33. ... on June 25, 2009 at 11:04 PM  
  34. Shailesh Dhekne said... always each and every word is perfect.

  35. ... on June 27, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
  36. Priyanka said...

    so true!!

  37. ... on June 29, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
  38. ananya said...

    welcome bk..

  39. ... on June 30, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
  40. Bhaskar Jha said...

    HAHAH !! LOL ! I just can't stop laughing.. U put it all so well.. TOTALLY AWESOME!! Last Friday we had GuruPooja and Satsang with Rajesh bhaiyya, 11 more Teachers and 40 people... totally Electrifying!! Missing you a LOT!! When are you coming back? Love, JGD!!

  41. ... on July 5, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
  42. Kavyashree said...

    this brought tear to my eyes... everything you say is soooo true !

  43. ... on July 16, 2009 at 9:56 PM  
  44. Anonymous said...

    Thumbs up to this and to the new blog design

  45. ... on July 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
  46. Rani said...

    India is also the only place where one could be addressed as bhaiya/didi/uncle/aunty/kaku/bhaisaheb/dadaji...even by an alien!!! True "I belong to you" in action!...

  47. ... on July 24, 2009 at 2:55 AM  
  48. Shreya Natekar said...

    Superb Post!

  49. ... on July 25, 2009 at 11:59 PM  
  50. Meena said...

    amazing post .. missing India even more as the festival season started .. Jai Gurudeva !!!

  51. ... on August 1, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
  52. neha said...

    That was the most comprehensive list of Indian qualities! Both simultaneously touching and funny!
    Bhaiya you are too good!

  53. ... on August 4, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
  54. neha said...

    Jai Gurudev!

  55. ... on August 4, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
  56. Shikha said...

    u put my agony into wordsss
    this is the closest to be put in words...why i miss india..
    smtimes i wld wonder if this is in 'Moh'
    but hearing u it feels that its normal fr every dil that is bestowed to be born n brought up in "My Incredible Indiaaa"

  57. ... on August 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM