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Monday, June 10, 2013

Urdu Hindi language poetry on pluralism اُردو / हिंदी Mushaera on anekantvad and takseeriyat

Invitation to Hindi/ Urdu Speaking friends; ( Urdu/Hindi versions follow the English version below)

 Urdu Hindi اُردو / हिंदी Mushaera on Pluralism
Venue: Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080
 Saturday, June 29, 2013
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM  - Limited Seating
Must RSVP to Confirmattendance@gmail.com

 We request you to participate in one or many ways;

To be our guest attendee. 
To write a poem based on the theme of Pluralism
To recite your poem in the Musha’era/ Summelan

To seek poets who can write 
To be a volunteer
To be a sponsor 

Selected poetry will be published in a booklet
If you want to bring a change to the society, be the propeller. 

تہذيب  (tehzeeb) ho, ya संस्कृति (sanskriti), we have always respected each other. However, that element of the culture is depleting and causing distrust and discomfort with each other.  Can we let this happen? I hope not.  

Poetry is one of the pillars of our  
सभ्यता , تمدن and it is in our interest to leave a better world for our نسل, पुश्त or posterity.  Indeed, we can revive that tradition.  

Let us consciously work towards creating 
संसक्त  समाज,  معاشرہ  چسپندہ or  cohesive societies where no one has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other. The mere idea of thinking and writing such thoughts in our poetry is seeding the future; indeed, this is a small step, and hope it will become a giant leap for the Urdu/Hindi speaking populations of the Subcontinent, برِصغیر, महाद्वीप in building cohesive societies.

This program will be a model program to be placed on the world wide web, and seek publication in major Urdu/ Hindi media. With your  
सहायता, تعاون and help, we can invite the giants of poetry in Hindi and Urdu to write the poems, if they are in Dallas, they can recite it as well. 

Pluralism in one sentence is about respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God given uniqueness of each one of us. It involves building cohesive societies and creating an environment where no human has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.
The words that best describe Pluralism in Hindi are: Anekāntavāda (Devanagari:अनेकान्तवाद) and Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम) and in Urdu it is تَکثیریت (we are still looking for the right word).  
I have been researching, writing and speaking on Pluralism for the last twenty years with articles in Dallas Morning news (150), fortnightly in Huffington Post (50), Washington  Post (10)  and several other periodicals around the glove including live workshops (28)  and radio programs (520 hours)  on the wisdom and essence of all the beautiful religions.  And one of the three books called “Standing up for others” will be released at the Mensa Conference in Fort worth on July 4th.

You can choose a variety of topics inclusive of religion, humor, culture, food, language and day to day living.  How do we get along respectfully with each other!
The poetry will be sensitive and respectful of every religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color and nationality. It’s a conscious step in advancing our culture of respecting each other’s uniqueness.  The completed poetry must be in by June 15th to make it to the book.

We hope to place a book in the hands of every major poet, 
कवि  and شاعِر.  Indeed, this will be a small step, and hope it will become a giant leap for Urdu/ Hindi speaking populations in learning to respect and accept each other’s uniqueness.

We seek funding for this project and I hope you can fund it generously.  You can make the check to America Together Foundation (foundation for Pluralism is its dba) or pay through credit card at:http://americatogetherfoundation.com/donate/ 

We hope you will walk out with a sense of belonging to the whole humanity.



By the end of 2020, there will not be a major city, where you will not find people of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities, races, nationalities and social backgrounds working, eating, playing, marrying, and doing things together.
We need to prepare ourselves for such eventualities to prevent possible conflicts, and lay a good foundation for nurturing goodwill and effective functioning of the societies. Exclusive communities will become a thing of the past. If you live amidst others, you must also respect the otherness of others, as you expect them to do the same for you.
If we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.


I need your help in figuring the word for pluralism in Urdu and Hindi. I have been searching many dictionaries and many translations of the word Pluralism in frustration. In English, I am blessed to be an expert on Pluralism and have written over 1000 articles on the topic in major national publications.

Pluralism in not a religion, art or science, it is merely an attitude of live and let live. If we can learn to respect the otherness of others, and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.

After reading the following, I request you to write your understanding of the subject and how you would define Pluralism in Urdu and Hindi. Extensive work is done and can be found at www.Foundationforplrualism.com and www.pluralismcenter.com 

Finally I found the near correct meaning of the word in Urdu. I am still not satisfied with the word
 تَکثیریت but the meaning is close.
تَکثیریت ۔ جمع کے صیغہ میں ہونے کی کیفیت ۔
تَکثِيريَت ۔ جَمَع کے صِيغَہ ميں ہونے کی کيفِيَت ۔ کِسی مُعاشرے کی وہ نوعِيَت جِس کے اَندَر مُختَلِف لِسانی مُعاشَرتی اور ثَقافَتی مُفادات موجُود ہوں ۔ آپَس ميں مِل کر مَجمُوعی ترَقّی کر رہے ہوں ۔
Hindi is no different, but found many words, but I am inclined towards the word Anekāntavāda athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anekantavada which near perfectly describes pluralism
Anekāntavāda (Devanagari: अनेकान्तवाद) is one of the most important and fundamental doctrines of Jainism. It refers to the principles of pluralism and multiplicity of viewpoints, the notion that truth and reality are perceived differently from diverse points of view, and that no single point of view is the complete truth.[1][2]

I would change the phrase from complete truth to exclusive truth to make full sense of Pluralism, as it is complete truth to the believer of each faith tradition, the problem is with exclusive truth and not complete truth.

Indeed, when I started working on Pluralism in 1993, I understood Anekantavada to be pluralism, and I am deeply influenced by the Jain thought on Pluralism.
I find a deeper connection between the above verse of Quran and the Hindu idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbukum,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudhaiva_Kutumbakam 

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
 (Sanskrit:वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम. from "vasudha", the earth; "iva" = is as a; and "kutumbakam", family;) is a Sanskrit phrase [1] that means that the whole world is one single family. Everyone have their own worldview which is quite often different from person to person. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam means repsecting this difference.[2]contrary to single worldview or attitude marketed by the West. Vasudhaiva_Kutumbakam also says animals, birds, plants, trees and other organisms in the ecosystem have atmathey are part of our Kutumba.[3]
49:13 (Asad) "O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female,[15] and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another."


This is perhaps the first step in Urdu and Hindi languages to focus on Pluralism. We hope, it will trigger more poetry and eventually will permeate in to the psyche of the soociety.

Hindi and Urdu poets are requested to submit their poem before June 15, to be published on the site and in the book to be released on June 29, 2013.

We hope the poetry will be sensitive and respectful of every religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color and nationality. It’s a conscious step in advancing our culture of respecting each other’s uniqueness and accepting each other for who we are. The completed poetry must be in by June 15th to make it to the book.

Shri D. D. Maini
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Javed Samuel Gill (214) 315-5253
Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916

Url - http://urduhindimushaeraonpluralism.blogspot.com/2013/05/urdu-hindi-mushaera-on-pluralism_21.html

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अनेकता में एकता (Pluralism) पर हिंदी उर्दू काव्य सम्मलेन  

हिंदी उर्दू भाषी मित्रों को हार्दिक निमंत्रण हैअनेकता में एकता पर हिंदी उर्दू काव्य सम्मलेन 
में शिरकत करें

शनिवार, जून २९, २०१३ , शाम ८ से ११ बजे 
रिचार्डसन सिविक सेंटर
आप अलग-अलग तरह से इस काव्य सम्मलेन में भाग ले सकतें हैं ;
-        हमारे मेहमान बनकर पधारें,
-        अनेकता में एकता पर कविता / नज़्म लिखें,
-        हमें अपनी कविता खुद आकर महफ़िल में सुनियें,
-        काव्य सम्मलेन के आयोजन सेवा में हमारी मदद करें,
-        इस कार्यक्रम के प्रायोजक बने |

चुनिन्दा कवितायेँ और शेर एक किताब में छापे जायेंगे |

अगर आप समाज को बदलना चाहते हैं, 
तो अपने शब्दों से आकर हमें प्रेरित कीजिये |

हमारी संस्कृति में , हमने हमेशा एक दुसरे की इज्ज़त की है | मगर आज इस तहज़ीबी तिजोरी से इज्ज़त चुरायी जा रही है | एक दुसरे से लोगों का भरोसा उठ रहा है | एक साथ रहने में तकलीफ़ हो रही है | क्या हम ऐसे होता हुए, खड़े-खड़े  देखते रहेंगे ? शायद नहीं ?
सदियों से हमरें शायारों और कवियों की कलामों ने खम्बा बन , हमारी सभ्यता को खड़ा रखा है | यह हमारे हक में है, की हम अगली पीढ़ी के लिए , एक बेहतर दुनिया छोड़ जाएँ | हमें इस शायराना परंपरा को जिंदा रखना है |
हमें जागरूगता से इस संस्कृत समाज को बनाना है , जिसमें किसीको को भी ड़र, नफरत, शक और तकलीफ के हालातों में ना जीना पड़े | इन बातों को सोचकर और लिखकर हम अच्छे भविष्य की नीव डालेंगे | सच , यह एक छोटा कदम है | आशा है यह भारतीय महाद्वीप के देशों के लिए , यह एक बड़ी छलांग साबित हो |

आरजू है , इस कार्यक्रम के लिए जो कवितायेँ लिखी जाएँ , वह लोगों में आदर्श सोच पैदा करे | हम इन्हें अलग-अलग हिंदी-उर्दू के पत्र-पत्रिकाओं और इन्टरनेट पर छपावायेंगे आपकी मदद से हम चाहते हैं , हिंदी-उर्दू के दिग्गज इस काव्य सम्मलेन के लिए कवितायें और नज्में लिखें और डैलस आकर हमें सुनाएँ | 

अनेकता का मतलब है दूसरों की इज्ज़त करना | हर इंसान को उपरवाले ने जो अनोखापन और अनूठा व्यक्तित्व दीया है, उसे अपनाना ही, इस अनेकता
 को मानना है | इसके लिए चाहिए की एक ऐसा संघटित समाज बनायें, जिसमे अनेकता की नीव हो | जिसमे  हर इंसान बिना दर और घुटन से जी सके | संस्कृत में अनेकता को वासुदेव कुटम्ब और अंग्रेजी में इसे Pluralism कहा गया है | कुछ लोग इसे उर्दू में कसरत-ऐ-वजूद भी कहते हैं |
मैंने पिछले बीस सालों में Pluralism को पढ़ा है , इसपर बोला और लिखा है | मेरे लेख हर दुसरे हफ्ते , हफ्फिन्ग्तन पोस्ट में,  डैलस मॉर्निंग न्यूज़ (१५०),वाशिंगटन पोस्ट (१०) में छापें हैं | सभी धर्मों सुन्दर ज्ञान को मैंने रेडिओ प्रोग्रामों (५२० घंटे) और सम्मेलनों के वर्गों (२८) द्वारा फैलाया है | मैंने तीन किताबें लिखीं हैं , जिन में से एक,  “Standing up for others” ( दूसरों के किये खड़े होना) , का महूरत चार जुलाए को फोर्टवर्थ के मेनसा सम्मलेन में होगा |

आप किसी भी मौज़ू या विषय जैसे धामों-ईमान, संस्कृति और तहज़ीब, खाना, बोली  और ज़िन्दगी को चुन सकते हैं | समझ यही हो , की आप जो भी लिखें उससे एक दुसरे की इज्ज़त बढ़े |
कवितायेँ विचारपूर्ण हों | धर्म, जात, नसल, आदमी-औरत, रंग-रूप और नागरिकता के फर्क से दूर हटकर, लिखी हुई कवितायेँ, एक दुसरे के सम्मान को कायम रखें | एक दुसरे के खुसूसी गुणों की इज्ज़त कर, इस एक जागरूक कदम से हम अपनी सभ्यता की उन्नति करेंगे | पुस्तक  में छपने के लिए, कवितायेँ १५ जून तक  पहुँच जानी चाहिये |
हम हर कवी के हाथ में इस पुस्तक को रखना चाहते हैं |


माइक घौस - टेलीफोन : २१४ ३२५ १९१६
आनंद पंजाबी - टेलीफोन : २१४ ४९९ २६६३

America Together foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234

इन्टरनेट www.FoundationforPluralism.com 

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Thank you.

Mike Ghouse 
(214) 325-1916

America Together foundation
2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206
Dallas, TX 75234
email: MikeGhouse@aol.com  

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