Sunday, November 24, 2019

જીંદગી તુ છે ગણિત

જીંદગી તુ છે ગણિત 



જીંદગી તુ તો અઘરુ ગણિત હરરોજ નો નવો દાખલો 
કયારેક એકદમ સિધ્ધો ને કયારેક ખોવાયેલ જાણે ચાંદલો

એક ને ઉકેલુ ત્યા બીજા હાજર, જથ્થા મોટા ક્યારેક લાગતા,
એને લાગે છે કે એજ જીતશે, પણ અમે નથી હજી થાકતા,

આપ તું જીંદગી ગમે એટલા, જવાબ વગર ના દાખલા,
લાગશે તને કાંચા પડિશુ, પણ નિંભાડા ના અમે પાકા માટલા

પાણિ ભરો તો ટાઢક આપીએ અને સંગિત આપી ખાલીમા,
ફુટવાનો અમને ડર ક્યાથી હોય, છિએ અમે એનિ કાખમા.


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Monday, September 2, 2019

Michammi Dukkadam - મિચ્છામી દુક્ડમ્ 🙏🏻


Dear All,

On the last day of the Paryushana, the most important annual holy event of the Jain calendar, I seek forgiveness! I understand that there are many people who might be hurt as a result of my deeds without me knowing about it, I take this means to bow to the entire world and all the creatures and ask for forgiveness. If I have offended you in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, I seek your forgiveness… Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)! 
It shifts the ego to humility and helps to dissolve our ‘Karma- May all the evil that has been done be fruitless’.


This is a time to be connected to that ‘Oneness’. To reflect and let go of anything that is holding us back from that Oneness and connection. The reason for meeting and celebrating the circle of love and joy is to forgive and rejoice. Everyone in the community says “Micchami Dukkadam” (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्) to the Divine and then to each other with folded hands and gratitude. 

Traditionally, it is said on the day of Samvatsari which is the last day of Paryushana, 8 days of the most important annual holy event of the Jain calendar. Seven days are days of attainment and the eighth day (Samvatsari day) is one of fulfillment or achievement. It is at this time that we embark on our respective annual pratikramana – a reflection on our spiritual journey for the past year. Old quarrels are forgotten and friendships and relationships renewed, as we fold our hands and ask for “मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्” or forgiveness. Michhami means to be fruitless (forgiven) and Dukkadam means bad deeds. Therefore the meaning of Michhami Dukkadam is my bad deeds (with you) be fruitless. So the concept behind saying or writing someone “मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्” is that ‘If I have done any harm to you than those bad deeds to be forgiven (be fruitless)

This is to me is a great way to improve the quality of Life. I like to practice this ritual every year and love all the dimensions of it, from exchanging hugs, to tears to love and liberation.


Antha karan thi (from bottom of my heart)

આખા વર્ષ દરમિયાન મારા કે મારા પરિવાર તરફ થી આપની લાગણી દુભાઈ હોય તેવુ કોઈ પણ કાર્ય જાણતા ક અજાણતા થયું હોય.... તો હું નત મસ્તકે ક્ષમા યાચું છું...


મિચ્છામી દુક્ડમ્ !
Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्) ! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Monday, July 15, 2019

Khatarnak Kshatru !! A great experience from our play performed at International forum, 20TH BIENNIAL JAINA CONVENTION @ Ontario Convention, Los Angles


We, The Khatarnak Team!
With Grace, powerful emotions and magical voice, we helped and managed two powerful presentations or our great play in front of 1000+ viewers with pin drop silence! What an experience what a rocking performance from everybody! A team effort with great execution not once, but twice!! Yes, due to public demand, JAINA organization arranged our drama "Khatarnak Kshatru one more time on 6th July 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 in Ballroom C @ Ontario Convention Center" in addition to one show that we had great success on 4th July 2019.


The expectation was high from all of us because This was not the first drama that our beloved director Rohak Vora directed, He had a long successful history of making wonderful plays and he has been making these types of play from last more than around 20 years. He has a proven history of raising bars every year by giving best out of best plays with a nice and inspiring message. This play was on Lord Rishabhdev, his son Bharat Raja, his mother Marudevi Mata, and his younger brother Bahubali Raja. The drama was on how they achieved “Keval Gyan” and what are our main enemies which are not letting us go on the right path for the liberation of our immortal soul. The name of the play was “Khataranak Shatru” (Dangerous Enemies). The play was compiled so nicely that each and every word had a deep meaning.
Panoramic View from the first-day houseful show
All the attendees at JAINA event had downloaded JAINA app on their smartphones. The app was sending push notification for our Drama as a reminder. It was around 4 thousand people across different part of the United States, Canada and also hundreds of people traveled from across the globe. My parents were in town and with us who traveled from India. They were so excited to see me performing the role of Bharat Raja who was one of the key characters in the whole play. We all were so tensed before our play as we were going to perform this in front of the international audience. We were not sure whether we are going to deliver right and met the audience and their expectations. There was a huge expectation from this play. The first show on 4th July was a houseful show, hundreds of people could not attend due to ballroom capacity. The whole ballroom was occupied in just 10 mins. The pressure was getting high. Everyone was hungry, tired and ready to call it a day. In spite, pin-drop silence throughout the play...and everyone listening to every dialog and every scene, It was amazingly performed a play together by every one of us. After the play, we received lots of compliments and have been still receiving it, What a great teamwork and success, Khatarnak Guys! I am really blessed and fortunate to be part of this team! Kudos to all of you! 

Family photo with the great director of this play Mr. Rohak Vora 
From the very first conversation about the drama, story or skit to the final moments of the performance, there have been many moments that have made us a family. We had our sine-wave moments, we mostly saw far more upside than any downside, if there was any. A family always have one path maker and we are fortunate to have King Uncle as our path maker along with Queen Aunty, guiding us, supporting us, teaching us, going along with us, laughing with us and above all, lifting all of us up. We will always be their students and we feel proud and fortunate in saying that. This show is dedicated to and belongs to the backstage performers, whom crowd didn't see doing what they did. To begin with, someone had a VISION from the story, someone THOUGHT of making a drama visualizing and CRAFTING characters, someone took the TIMEOUT from the daily routine spent TIRELESS hours in reaching out to each and every one, finding alternatives, CONVINCING on what-if scenarios, and making us BELIEVE that we can do it. Someone lost their sleep and spent nights and STOLE every moment from the work-day that they could to keep the momentum up and doing what was needed to be done. Someone spent and drove many places to find the right PROPS for each character. Someone WROTE each line of the dialogs on the blank paper, knowing nothing what word was going to come next. Someone had piles of rewritten papers before anything presentable came along. Someone spent hours with each character in making sure the dialogs were accurate and suited each character. Someone corrected, someone memorized, someone learned to deliver, someone brought emotions from the very first dialog, someone came along and put all the pieces together and artistically converted raw sand into a sculpture. Someone happily accepted the role that was given, Someone came to all practices just for one dialog, Someone helped behind closed curtain or AV systems, showing no pictures, no videos, no wows (what a selfless act!), Someone Crafted, Painted, Decorated (...again no direct-wows from the crowd, what a selfless act!), Someone made "What?-Really?-Is-This-Possible?" to real-life Elephant and Samosharana "Refuge to All". Someone showered the Petals showing another dimension was possible. Someone joined us with their unique expertise and no relation to our religion or show and yet didn't hesitate to help. Just imagine the hours from thoughts-to-real life props, This is YOU, This is you Someone, who made it all possible. Love you all Khatarnak Guys!! Kudos to all of you! Let's all celebrate this together and plan for the next project!! 🙂🙂
BharatRaja-MarudeviMata Keval Gyan scene on Elephant
Thanks to JAINA, JSSD and for giving us this opportunity to spread a great message on Jainism about A special thanks to my family, Lisa, and Aarav who managed all responsibilities while I was out for practicing this play, late-night practices for many days!! Parents were the town with us for vacation and you managed them their need and everything to make sure I get a good time for practice! Thank you for all your support, LisAnk-Aarav!


Love,
LisAnk-Aarav 💕

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

Copyright © 2019 Inspiration With Ankit, Ankit Gopani 

તમે પેટે પાટા બાંધી ને આપ્યુ જગત નુ જ્ઞાન,
સમજદારી આપી દુનિયા ની ને પુયાઁ મારામા પ્રાણ,
પાપા પગલી કરતા પડતો, ને હાથ પકડતો તમારો,
થાકી જાવ જો ચાલતા થોડો, તો સિધ્ધો ખભ્ભો તમારો...
                      બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

ભુલો ઘણી હુ કરતો, પણ માફ પણ તમે  કરતા,
"ધવલ-અંકિત-માનુને તમે મનથી આષીશ દેતા,
રોજ નો બધો આનંદ અમને અને સંઘષઁ બધો તમારો,
જીવન મા ઘણા દુખ છતા હસતો છે ચહેરો તમારો...
                     બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

ભુલિ જવાના છે બધા લાકો કિતાબો સામટિ,
અમે નહિ ભુલિઅે કાંઈ આપેલી શિખામણો આપની,
આવ્યો તો હુ દુનિયા મા જાણે ચોપડો આખો કોરો,
પાના અેમા ભરતો ગયો જોઈ જોઈ સંઘષઁ તમારો...
                     બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

બરછટ થયેલી હો હથેળિ, તોય કોળિયો દેતા,
હોય ભલે ને ઘાવ હજારો, ખબર  પડવા દેતા,
કપડા લાવતા અવારનવાર, પાડવા મોભો અમારો,
પણ ઠિગડા જો મારવા ના હોય તો ઝભ્ભો પેલો તમારો...
                     બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

સમજણ થી સમજણ વધારી, સીખવિ રીતો સંસાર ની,
પીં જાવ છો દુખના ઘુટડા, ઢાલ બની સંતાન ની,
અે સાઈકલ પર નો આંટો ને, ઘંટડી નો અવાજ અમારો,
હું નો થાકી જાવ અેટલે, પેંડલ પર તો પગ તમારો...
                      બાપ તમે મારા ને દીકરો હુ તમારો...

Copyright © 2019 Inspiration With Ankit
www.inspirationwithankit.blogspot.com  – Ankit Gopani  


Saturday, March 2, 2019

પ્રેમ તારો ને પ્રેમ મારો પણ.. - Happy Anniversary 💕

આનંદમય આ આપણુ મસ્ત લગ્ન જીવન,
મા સ્મિત તારુ પણ અને સ્મિત મારુ પણ..

નથી રહિ મંજીલ હવે મારા કલાની,
મા પરિશ્રમ તારો પણ, અને મારો પણ..

ચડ ઉતર તો રહિ છે ઘણી જીવન મા,
મા સમજણ તારી પણ, અને મારી પણ..,

જીવ બે છે આપણા, ને જીવન  ક આપણુ,
મા પ્રેમ તારો પણ, ને પ્રેમ મારો પણ..
                             
               Copyright © 2019 InspirationWithAnkit  -અંકિત ગોપાણિ

Last 8 years that I have passed would have been not so memorable if you would have not been part of my life. I would like to ensure that the passing years have not diminished my love and caring nature for you in the least, Instead, my love only depends on the time because it always gives me more opportunities to appreciate how you have been managing challenges in our life in a good and bad time! I would like to express thanks for all your support and care that you have been doing for the family.

Time flies by when you’re having a good time. This is especially true when you’re spending your time with the one you love most. After 8 years of marriage, I just can't believe how happy I am! Wedding anniversaries are beautiful reminders of this wonderful journey.  You’ve accompanied me through all the good and bad times of life. You’ve always been there for me when I needed you and I’ve always stood by your side through your difficult days. Our hearts are connected for infinity. Thank you for helping us pass those hurdles and get all of us there to have a fantastic life!

Age does increase each year, And so is our love for one another. As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change and that's our love and understanding to for each other.

It's been an incredible ride and looking forward to what the next many many years have in store for us. Thanks to all family and friends for supporting and celebrating with us all these years.

Its Love that makes a relation, Its Relation that makes family and Its family that makes Home. I would like to express thanks for all your support and care that you have been doing for myself and family from the last 8 years! Happy 8th Lisa 💕

With Love 💕
LisAnk-Aarav

Monday, February 25, 2019

Share a Smile - Priceless Happiness with “Chaakri – Seva” !!

Contribute for a good cause and earn priceless Punya karma (Good Deeds) !! 

Someone might have offered you a helping hand when you were down anytime in your life, volunteering and donating for good cause gives you the opportunity to pay that favor forward. Contributing to a good cause gives us HAPPINESS that can’t be bought by any amount of money!!


I was having lunch last weekend with a few of my friends who have been a strong pillar of our lives directly and indirectly. We were having a discussion about "Women Empowerment" and this particular cause came in our discussion. They shared a great story on how a joining hand can make a huge difference to someone's lives & bring smiles on thousands. 



Devi Gupta, is one such woman. Physically and mentally abused for years by her husband, Chaakri holistically supported Devi by not only giving her a job but becoming her support system for everything - children's education, health, counselling, financial management, etc. Today, Devi lives a life of confidence and dignity. And has become the support of many other women in her village. Chaakri employs 90 women as of now... With your help, Chaakri can employ many more such victims of domestic abuse and provide them with a life of dignity,

Chaakri, a fully volunteer-run organization, was launched in 2005 to promote employment and support to tribal women in a rural district of Raigad. All the women come from marginalized backgrounds & are trained to make khakhras. Today these khakhras are sold internationally, a matter of great pride for these women. Chaakri signifies ‘seva’ and ‘service’ in the Hindi language. “Privileged are those who support the less privileged” is their tagline, you can find more details on their website www.sanisa.org This organization help creating employment for needy women through the skill identification, motivation, capacity building, and innovation. It helps to create lots of employment opportunities for underprivileged women in a rural part of India. 


Urge you to support this good cause & help them collectively raise money to empower underprivileged women!

Read the full story of Devi Gupta below and if you are located in India, you can donate from here.
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/chaakri

For those in US, wishing to donate in dollars $$, you can donate from below given link (please note that all your donation is fully tax deductible):
Credit Card/Paypal Donation: Donate to Share a Smile
Please direct message me at asicwithankit@gmail.com for any question or suggestion.

Let's be part of this big cause, Let's share a SMILE and be a part of Priceless Happiness with Chaakri - Seva!!

-Ankit

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thank You - આભાર !!


હોય ભલે ને થોડી કુટેવો,
હુ તો તોયે મલવા જેવો,
સૌ પુછે છે, સારુ શુ છે?
સાચો ઉતર કોને દેવો !

આપ ભલે ને હોય ગમે તે,
હુ ય નથી કાઇ જેવો તેવો..

દપણઁ ની ઉમર વધી છે,
હુ તો છુ અેનો ને અેવો..☺

One less year in life to achieve what I have been trying to and what I have planned to achieve. Well, that's the Inspiration!! An inspiration to run even faster, learn fast and act quickly, years are just passing!!

On this day, I recap the last whole year and realize that there were many incidents and events where I feel I improved, there are few things where I still think, I could have done better but I could not. The problem is, we all keep justifying our decision to prove ourself right! Later in life, you feel, you did a mistake. Thanks to all the experience, You learn In Any Case" For times of success which will always be happy memories and for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness. I must say, self-introspection helps. You are all charming gardeners who make our souls blossom!! Thank you all my family and friends around who have been helping and pumping power energy every single day! You all are a real gem in my life, You have been helping in many ways, no matter its good or bad time!

I had a wonderful birthday with family and friends. I spend those beautiful moments in fellowship with my loved ones and missed all those who were not with me. I thank God for all his love bestowed on me the last year, I cherish each day and each moment of the year. I believe this year is the year of restoration in all that I do and that I could not do last year which I believe I could. Thank you all for wishing me and standing by me the last year and all the years. I promise this year, I will be better!!

Keep Reading!
Love,
LisAnk-Aarav

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019 !!

2019 has finally arrived like every new year. A new year always bring new challenges in many fields which will allow us to learn and grow even more!! Best wishes on this new year from us!

This time of the year is filled with moments of celebration, reflections, and resolutions- all of which are great for inspiration and making the necessary changes one has been thinking about in the past year. It is also the time to assess the year that has passed. So what happened during 2018 and what to do for a new year?

Everybody expects life to have smooth way, nobody expects their life to have painful bumps like a 'ROLLER COASTER'! Things may go wrong in life, everything is up and down in life. Every year has new challenges and opportunities with lots of fun, learning !! Like every year this year was also an awesome year together. Let’s all step back for a few moments and think, list down all major good/bad events occurred to individual’s life. I must say… every event would teach you something to learn and accept a few things.. whether it is good or bad. Good events teach you how to share, celebrate and enjoy quality time while bad events teach you even more… like how to react, fight bad time, learn, accept and how to move forward with positivity. I strongly believe It’s a matter of how you look at it together.


4 Pillars of our family. Guys, we learned so many things from each other. Thank you for all the learning from each one of you during good and bad times. We truly strong together! Keep rocking and keep smiling as always. Best wishes for this new years! Love you all.

With all these things in mind…. 2018 was more special for us in terms of many things…. Aarav… our Son turned 4 and is going to turn 5 this month. My brother and sister-in-law blessed with a little bundle of joy named "Devarsh", He is 3 months old now. We visited a home country for a December vacation, spent a fantastic time together at different places in India and had lots of fun together! 


We had many more events and celebration we expressed it with friends and family together and added a few more pages to our memory book! Our 3 little master had lots of fun together, the kids are awesome and enjoyed every moment during our vacation in India. Wishing you all a smiling new year with lots of love. 

Everyone has their own learning and experience from the past year and new thinking, the expectation from the new year! Like everyone we also learn many things nice way while some hard way….. but you learn in any case!

I wish new year would be 1000 time better than the past year for everyone! May this year brings lots of happiness and energy to do more and more good things for family, friends, and society.

Wishing you all very happy and healthy new year!!

With Love,

LisAnk-Aarav💕

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year!


Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festivals celebrated by families around the world. Deepavali (actual name of Diwali) means "a row of lights." This auspicious day is also known as the "festival of lights. There is a saying “A Happiness can be found from darkest of dark if one knows how to switch on the light”! 

The evil need not necessarily come in the form of demons, it can come as depression, desperation, and frustration which can cause more damage. Diwali is a reminder to slay all that is negative to our life. 


There is so much happening during this whole week, people start preparing for Diwali, shops (e-shops J) are full of sales and there is light all over. People celebrate Diwali with many other things like firecrackers, visiting friends and family places and having lots of sweets! Well, I miss those days celebrating Diwali with lots of firecrackers and lights on streets with friends. A lot of regulation here, but still we manage to celebrate with some of the crackers in our patio J One of these years, I am going to take a vacation to celebrate Diwali back hometown to renew my Diwali spirit. On Diwali days, people use to do colorful rangoli at their house. We have got a Solar system rangoli this year. This thought came from our little master Aarav. Lisa and I were talking about which rangoli should we do and Aarav gave us an idea of doing Solar System Rangoli. We were so impressed by his attempt of making Solar Rangoli. Here is a photo from his rangoli. 


Diwali is one of the biggest and brightest festivals in India and we do celebrate it with full of enthusiasm and happiness. I would like to celebrate this Diwali by expressing thanks to all my friends, family members, near and dear ones! You all are awesome and I am lucky to have you all in my life. 

Diwali is the last day of Gujarati Year, Today, Vikram Samvat 2075 begins. So wishing you all a Happy New Gujarati Year. May this new year come with lots of happiness in your life. Few messages on this new year… that I would wish we all can follow to start this new year with lots of positivity.
May This Diwali be as bright as ever and brings joy, health, and wealth to you and your family. May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity. We wish you all a Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year!

Happy Diwali & Happy New Year!
💕LisAnk-Aarav

Thursday, August 16, 2018

UBANTU - I am because we are !!



I read this South African word called “UBUNTU” somewhere and was reading this on different media to understand this world and the philosophy behind it. What I found is amazing…! A very strong and inspiring message for everyone!!  The word UBUNTU in South African language is “I am because we are”

An anthropologist one day proposed a game to the African tribal Childers, He placed a basket of sweets near a tree and made the children stand 100 meters away. Then announced that whoever reaches first would get all the sweets in the basket. When he said “Ready.. Steady…  Go……!!”

You would be surprised to know that what these children did, They all held each other’s hands, ran together towards the tree, divided the sweets equally among themselves, ate the sweets and enjoyed it together. When Anthropologist asked them why they did so, they answered… “UBUNTU”

Which meant – “How one can be happy when the others are sad” UBUNTU meaning “I am because we are” The philosophy matches with the one we believe in India as वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम which means the world is one family. Live together, enjoy together and stay together with a piece on this beautiful Earth! Shree Narendra Modi, India’s Prime minister also used this phrase in a speech at World Culture Festival at Davos, Switzerland on 23rd Jan 2018.

We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.


Let all of us try to build this attitude within us, lets all spread happiness wherever we go! This one is really inspiring and very strong message! 

Love💕
LisAnk-Aarav

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Thank you for uplifting lives and showing wings to fly - Happy Guru Purnima!


This day holds a significant place in Indian and Nepalese tradition as they thank the ‘GURUs’ in their lives – be it spiritual or academic and even parents. In Nepal, this day is celebrated as the Teachers’ Day. The word ‘guru’ came from the Sanskrit word ‘GU’ which implies darkness and ‘RU’ which means eliminating the darkness.

Guru Purnima celebrates India’s tradition of ‘GURU_SHISHYA’ – a bond that binds a teacher and a student, which has now become a part of India’s culture. But since time immemorial, traditional knowledge and teachings have been pass down from one generation to another through the shrutis and slokas. In ancient India, parents used to send their children to the Gurus.

Those all are Gurus from whom you learn something to lift your life up, those all are Gurus who showed you how to eliminate the darkness, those all are Gurus who teaches you how to be better being. Those all are Gurus who showed you the wings to fly.

I believe, a quick path to find the right Guru in your life is to find the right spiritual friends around you, if you can find those friends around you, you are blessed because your first hard effort has been taken care. As I always mentioned in my precious blogs let’s all push ourself to spend more time with those spiritual friends who helps push you with positivity and inspiration and not let you go down in your effort.

We all have Spiritual friends and Guru’s around us it just that we don’t have that eye to visualize and strength to consider them as Guru’s. Lets all wish that we get those strength and positivity to find one around us from whom you learn and pump the positivity with lots of inspiration.

Some people come in life and make you a better being,
All these people are Gurus who give you wings to fly.
Let's be grateful to the one who made you meet yourself.

Happy Guru Purnima!

Love 💕
LisAnk-Aarav