About Vaibhav Dugar

Me, I am a Green Warrior and yes you are either with me or against me! :) On paper I’m a telecommunication engineer but professionally, a farmer. Work takes me setting many-a-farms, tilling many-a-lands and playing with soil which I thoroughly enjoy. I love playing football (avidly), going cycling, watching Formula 1 and writing! If you need company to watch Formula 1, pit stop at Vaibhav.Dugar [at] EkTitli [dot] org

You have the Worlds attention!

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Why is it that when you sleep,
Sleep like this is just that very moment !
Unperturbed by the various earthly matters?
Why is it that while I look at you, I begin to stare, so fixated is my gaze that I become you, unperturbed?
Why is it that when you cry, even time chooses to pause for it gives you attention?
While I look into your eyes, hoping that you would meet mine, you look through me. Rolling your eyes, pushing it to its biological limit, are you settling into your new confined form?
For you have come from a world that knew no limits, no boundaries, all that was and is, uncharacteristic to the world that you have chosen to bless with your presence.
Tweego sits in the corner, looking at you unflinchingly and it is then that I realize that you have the world’s attention!
May I always look at you undisturbed, wondering always that how is it that when I look at you, something in me changes.
I admire your thumb sized ear and as my lips draw near, I gently whisper “I love you.”

Love…
Every persons world in the present generation or the last has been initiated with fear. Fear of falling , getting hurt, darkness, burning your self. Fear has been given more importance to love.
If you won’t study u will not pass, it u do not pass, u will be a failure, u will not make money , have a house, a car etc..
All this fear leads to no good of the individual nor to the world.
We as humans r selfish only because we have been made to fear at a very young age , infact since the time we r born.
What if we initiate this process with love, instead of fear? Why don’t we change everything based on love? Let fear be only restricted to her being awakened in the dark. That’s it.
We need to start working together. We need her to feel connected to nature as soon as possible. With the stars, the night sky, early morning sun rise, waking up to birds chirping, falling asleep while staring at the moon. I believe they are the answers, they are the hints to her path on this plane.
How do we plan this for her? I feel nature will guide her, Her masters will guide her. But that can only happen when she is connected.

What we as her parents need to do is keep that connection, support that connection and let the masters and nature play their role in her life. I have a strong doubt n faith in modern days education.. It is rife with fear and seems like an assembly line, producing the perfect pawns. I don’t see any good happening.
After 25 years of studying useless stuff we r forced to join the race because of the time, effort, money that has been spent in all these years that one is forced to join the race. Is this the reason that no one is happy? Or happy r the ones who have nothing yet have everything?
Happy r the ones who knew very early in life that it is the heart that needs to be followed.
We need to help her find her heart or rather help ourselves to support her communication with the heart. At this stage she already has a communication, but we as parents may just ruin it by entailing our views and dreams on her. Views from an imperfect world cannot ever help create a perfect world. She is coming from a perfect world, we need to change quickly to merge our paths with hers. Let the heart take Its course.
I don’t wish, deepest wish, to see her chasing and being a part of this race. All that I pray is she follows her heart at a very early age , n let the universe conspire to make them true. I believe she is the Creator, and the Creator knows best. Since she is in a new world, in a new form, our duty is to help her get started n moving , n to create that perfect foundation that is only built on love n faith.

We have mastered the Art of War, but have we Mastered the Joy of Happiness?

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I came across this thought-provoking video that I am sharing with you. Do watch it and share how you felt after watching it.

The Service Experiment: Drive for Love

Like every new year, I sit down, introspect and make a list of things that I wish to do in the coming year. This year, one of my goals was to see how I could put into service everything that is a part of my life, whether it is my mobile phone, water bottle, a bowl, bi-cycle, or our car.
Using my car as a mode of service was on top of this resolution and it was just last week while I was driving to see some migratory birds, did this idea strike me.
A lot of travelers arriving at airports need a mode of transport to get them to their destination, they either are picked up, or rent a cab or an auto. Could we fit in? Could a few cars, offering a free ride out of love, fit in?
I shared this idea on my facebook wall, and a few friends were concerned especially regarding safety and security. This concerned me too, and made me anxious. But I couldn’t have found the end of the tunnel if I didn’t make an attempt.
Like every other beautiful mornings, I got up and made a simple placard; shared it with my fellow buddies, my lovely wife and Shilpa and we hit the road with two cars to serve.

Shilpa & Pooja

Shilpa & Pooja

While Shilpa and Pooja waited in their respective cars for me to find fellow travelers, I walked, slowly, dealing with several questions in my head. Anxious I was, but there was this consistent feeling of wanting to experience excitement, curiosity and inquisitive faces!

bruce almighty Beggar messengerIn the twenty minutes I stood there looking at curious faces, I felt more encouraged and confident with what I was doing. It’s been a while since I participated in any service experiment and my instincts were slightly rusty. But after facing a few head-turns, it felt like the good old days!

SHILPA’s GUESTS
Our first fellow traveller is a Theosophical teacher who had come to receive a Mexican friend. He walked up to me and questioned me about what I was doing with the placard.
‘It’s service from the heart,’ I said.
Questioningly he asked ‘Free?’
‘Yes. We do this out of love, expecting nothing.’
‘Where can I drop you sir?’ I added. ‘We have two cars available, but you will need to give me sometime as I wish to find a few more travellers whom we can serve. If you could wait close by, I will reach out to you in a few moments from now.’
‘That’d be fine. I am awaiting a friend too.’
‘Superb :)’
Our second co-traveller was someone who had two thoughts about the idea. Before he could find a cab for himself, I asked him if I could drop him somewhere.
He was skeptical initially, until I spoke about the idea to him. I hear that he quickly googled servicespace.org, read a little about what they do and it’s only when he was slightly sure did he agree to join us. He did have a lot of questions to ask Shilpa and at the end of her journey, while they bid adieu, a seed of optimism and inspiration was planted in him. While there is a world that is constantly fighting with trust and safety, there is another that chooses to be in a space of love and service.

#driveforlove

#driveforlove

THE POLO’s TRYST WITH SERVICE
As soon as I spoke with Shilpa and informed her about her three guests, Emely and Matt walked up to me. This was quick I thought to myself.
‘Where would you like to be dropped?’
‘Starbucks, Koregaon Park?’
“We need to walk a little as my car is parked a short distance from here. Will that be fine? Can I help you with your luggage?”
After an introduction of what we do and why we are doing this, we walked to our car. The drive was short, as Koregaon Park is a close distance away from the airport. While we introduced ourselves and took leave it was only after Shilpa, Pooja and I sat together that we realized how deeply enriching this experience has been for all of us.

#driveforlove

#driveforlove

For the Mexican, it was his first time in India as he is here to learn about religion and spirituality. A gift of a car ride would be an amazing experience of Indian hospitality and service that he will surely take back home.
For Emely and Matt, the experience was Royal in their own words, but for us, it was our moment of joy for we received more in giving.

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Gratitude:
Shilpa (@shilpakanungo) and Pooja (@poojabanwari): It was only an hour of service, but enough to experience the joy of service first hand.

Servicespace.org: May you and the various people affiliated with you from around the world continue to inspire.

Further Reading:
Read Shilpa’s post on her experience here: http://10millionsmiles.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/smiles-on-wheels-service-experiment/

Boldness

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

self-confidence

A lack of self-confidence is considered, in Buddhism, a form of laziness, a weak mind that had to be overcome.

fear

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during such times when you want to make a move, take a step towards a new path, there will be countless reasons to FEAR. Reasons that will discourage you to take that step.

During such times, no matter how difficult the fears are, TAKE THAT STEP because sooner or later you will realize that YOU were always bigger than those fears.