We Are With You Wasim!

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Morning never felt pleasant after hearing that the wife of Legendary cricketer Wasim Akram, Huma has passed away. Through decades Wasim has been one of the greatest ambassador for Cricket Pakistan after Imran Khan. The untimely death is a great set back for the family and the children.

Wasim’s iconic personality is known around the world. For decades the “sultan of swing” has amazed everyone with his performance. He was part of the World Cup winning team in 1992. He has been hit by scandals many time in his career and as reports suggest Huma has been a great source of inspiration.

May Allah rest her soul in peace and give patience to the family…….Ameen.

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28 thoughts on “We Are With You Wasim!”

  1. @ Mohamed,

    so chowrangi has another brahmin! but your comment has put worm in my head?, are you real, means are you really mohamed or is it your pseudo name?

    no matter, i will answer you soon, but tell that you are playing with the emotion of Lt. General Ayub Khan. not good… 😀

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  2. @Confused:

    “…so a milking cow is certainly a priceless possession for any family, and if they donate her for a humble cause…”

    “…and if that guest reamin unfed it is certainly curse for the person whom he visited…”

    I agree with you, good deeds can earn one heaven if not buy it.

    “…so think of what happens if that guest was a brahmin. certainly all humanity he has done in the past all lost…”

    If someone only of Brahmin birth were treated with a special treatment, it leads to racism, are not all humans equal in birth and in the right to be all treated the same?

    “…say it and feel the vibration from heart to mind, it shake whole body. ooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…”

    We all can vibrate and say words, the idea in Yama’s suggestion was to comprehend the word, which would lead to getting whatever is desired. In any case do you know anyone, and if you can refer such a person, who has been able to vibrate and get what ever he desires? Please let me know, I would like to meet him.

    ”…we hindus have stop creating religion gods long time ago, now we have other kind god, like indira gandhi, rajiv Gandhi…”

    Interesting… Have you got a basis for this idea in the Hindu scriptures? Or is it just a good idea. Moreover, who is a greater god Brahma or Rajiv Gandhi? What is the difference between man and God?

    Moreover, what do you think of the verses in Hindu scriptures about there being only one God?

    “Ekam evadvitiyam”
    “He is One only without a second.”
    Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1

    “Na tasya pratima asti”
    “There is no likeness of Him”
    Svetasvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 19

    “Ma cid anyad vi sansata sakhayo ma rishanyata”
    “O friends, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone.”
    Rigveda 8:1:1

    “Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan”
    “There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.”
    Brahma Sutra

    “Sages (learned Priests) call one God by many names.”
    Rigveda Book 1, hymn 164 and verse 46

    What do you think of the Hindu scriptures condemning idol worship:

    “Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste”
    “They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements” (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). “They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti. (human created things like table, chair, idols etc.)”
    Yajurveda 40:9

    “Na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam.”
    “His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye.”
    Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20

    “Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.”
    [Bhagavad Gita 7:20]

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  3. @ Mohamed,

    you got me dear, though i love to explain the yaksha question you ask, but don’t take it as a bhramin among brahmins, brahmbhatt’s (which i am) rant.

    but first thing i will tell you is that i adore nachiketa because of the quest for the universal question in his tender age.

    now the answer part, if you put yourself in a mental timemachine to reach that period… you will realize that family virtually live out of bulls and cows, so a milking cow is certainly a priceless possession for any family, and if they donate her for a humble cause it will certainly put, if not in a physical heaven, but certainly in a mental heaven. (even this days tribes live in south africa consider their cows and bulls as their priceless possesion, and they give in a dowry to their in-laws.)

    ‘atithi devo bhave’ (guest is god) is key to hindu religion, and if that guest reamin unfed it is certainly curse for the person whom he visited, so think of what happens if that guest was a brahmin. certainly all humanity he has done in the past all lost.

    3rd qeustion is quite tricky, but can tell you that we hindus have stop creating religion gods long time ago, now we have other kind god, like indira gandhi, rajiv gandhi, sonia gandhi, ambedkar, mayawati and few more.

    now the last one, yes ‘Om’ is Brahman, the supreme. though it’s a just a one letter word, but unending one. say it and feel the vibration from heart to mind, it shake whole body. ooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

    at end i believe what you say ‘that over generations original information is lost in translation, interpretation, preservation, difference of opinion or popular culture of the generation etc.’ so is my interpretation. and i have anser all your question in all fairness.

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  4. @Confused: Thanks, I read about Nachiketa with great interest.

    “this classic was created even before christ came to earth”
    A lot of things happened before Christ, many facts other than ‘created classics’ or mythology. Much before Jesus (on him be peace), the Pharaoh at the time of Moses (on him be peace) claimed to be god. Any event, claim, or created classic that happened before Jesus (AS) does not become automatically true. The truth does not depend on oldness of an event. In fact, reality is that over generations original information is lost in translation, interpretation, preservation, difference of opinion or popular culture of the generation etc.

    I have a few questions below about the Nachiketa link you posted. I would prefer to see response with scriptural basis/ quotations:

    “… cows that he had were old, yielding no milk and worthless; not such as might buy the worshiper a place in Heaven…”
    I would like to know more, about how cows that yield milk, that can buy the worshiper a place in Heaven.

    “for all is lost to him in whose abode a Brahman waits unfed”
    I would like to know more about what this means and why it is so.

    “Yama replied: “Even the gods of old knew not this; this is a matter hard to be learnt”
    Who are the gods of old, are there also gods of newer times? Will there be new gods in the future?

    “Yama explained that the goal of sacred wisdom, of goodly works and faith, is Om! This word is Brahman, the supreme. He who doth comprehend this word, whatever he desires is his.”
    Great! Sounds like the secret is out, are you trying to comprehend this word as well? I am sure such practical knowledge is very relevant for you and me. If you, or anyone you know, comprehends this word, please help me comprehend it too, I am most interested. Possessing this knowledge at least we would know better than the gods of the old.

    My questions to you are purely in the spirit of logical investigation, I hope you take it in the same spirit.

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  5. @LTG Khan: Sorry, Sir, it’s probably my doing, prodding us to thoughts of Eternity; we fall back on what we’ve been raised to believe happens after we die, and we differ somewhat in our beliefs on that. (Maybe not as much as we think we differ.)

    I don’t know doodle-um about cricket, but I know that a hero to one is a hero to all, so you’re right, Mr. Wasim’s loss is everyone’s loss. It could have happened to any of us; we can all relate. The “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” strike apparently at random, not respecting great persons.

    @Confused: “Om-mani-padme-hummm….”

    @Mohamed: Nicely said.

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  6. A tear and a prayer for the bereaved, but for the departed, a sad smile; for those young and innocent who are taken early, the step to Paradise is but a short journey, though it take a thousand years, for they are but sleeping. Our times, too, will come, and with Faith we will see them again, and have Eternity to enjoy their companionship.

    @Confused: Get it right, you silly thaing. 🙂

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  7. just understand the feeling!

    there is no great pakistani cricketer for me other than wasim akram, noble face of pakistan cricket.

    but, look how wrong wording can open can of worms!

    wasim bhai, we are with you. don’t care about what these peoples are saying.

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