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    Na Jaane Tera Saahab Kaisa Hai – Lyrics and Meaning 

    ना जाने तेरा साहब कैसा है
    Na Jaane Tera Saahab Kaisa Hai
    Don’t know the nature of your God
    (Are the nature of your deeds like the nature of your God?)

    मस्जिद ऊपर मुल्ला पुकारे , क्या साहब तेरा बहरा है
    Mazjid Oopar Mulla Pukaare, Kya Saahab tera behra hai
    From the top of mazjid mulla shouts a loud prayer, Is your God deaf?

    चींटी के पग नेवरा बांधे, वह भी साहब सुनता है
    Chinti ke pag nevara baandhe, woh bhi to saahab sunta hai
    The sound from an ant’s feet, God listens to that as well.

    पंडित होके आसन मारे , लंबी माला जपता है
    Pandit Hoke Aasan Maare, Lambi Maala Japta Hai
    Become a pandit and make aasanas, Chant with long garland,

    अन्दर तेरे कपट का करनी , सो भी साहब लखता है
    Andar Tere Kapat Ka Karni, So Bhi Saahab Lakhta Hai
    The deceitful deeds of your mind, that also God knows

    ऊँचा नीचा महल बनाया , गहरी नींव जमाता है
    Ooncha Neecha Mahal Banaya, Gahari Neev Jamaata Hai
    Making tall and short buildings, man makes deep foundations

    चलने का मंसूबा नाहि, रहने का मन करता है
    Chalne Ka Mansooba Naahi, Rehne Ka Man Karta Hai
    Without dreams of going (dying),  the mind wants to stay

    कौड़ी कौड़ी माया जोड़ी , गाढ़ी भूमि में झड़ता है
    Kaudi Kaudi Maya Jodi, Gaadi Bhoomi Mein Jhadtha Hai
    You earn every penny, then you bury it in sand to preserve it

    जहि लेना हैं सो ले जईहें , बाँकी वहीं वहीं मरता है
    Jahi Lena Hai Le , Baki Wahin Wahin Marta Hai
    Who takes life will take it away,  remaining dies where it is.

    सतवंती को गजि मिले नहि, वेश्या पहिने खासा है
    Satvanto Ko Gaji Mile Nahi, Veshya Pahine Khasaa Hai
    Good natured woman does not get a cotton cloth, the prostitute wears silk

    जेहिं घर साधु भीख न पावे , भड़वा खात बताशा है
    Jehi Ghar Saadhu Bheek Na Paave, Bhadva Khaat Batasha Hai
    Household does not give alms to saint, pimp eats a delicacy

    हीरा पायी परख नहीं जाने , कौड़ी परखन करता है
    Heera Paayi Parak Nahi Jaane, Kaudi Parkhan Karta Hai
    You have not examined the diamond (Life)in your possession,  you examine the penny

    क़हत कबीर सुनो भाई साधो, हरी जैसे को तैसा है
    Kahat Kabir Suno Bhai Saadho, Hari Jaise Ko Taisa Hai
    Kabir says, listen brethren, God gives the things that are sought

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    And then there’s the essential character of the universe. It is this mechanical system of laws and particles and principles. Utterly devoid of a moral or personal agenda, and instead being an expression of mathematical interactions. Now that could be the signature of a math-centric geek god. But if the cosmos is impersonal and indifferent, that removes any character from creation. We don’t need a god to explain it. Just a big textbook.

    -Glyn Williams

    Reproduced from https://www.quora.com/If-an-atheist-claims-that-God-does-not-exist-isnt-the-burden-on-him-now

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    , , Franklin Veaux, Morality,   

    Just as courage is not absence of fear but rather the willingness to do what you want even though you’re afraid, morality is not the absence of desire to do wrong but rather the choice to do right despite your desire.

    -Franklin Veaux, From Quora

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    A student once asked master Bassui, ‘Are you saying that someone who sees his own nature and is free from delusion is innocent of error, even if he does something which breaks the Buddhist precepts?’ He replied, ‘If someone’s actions come from their essential nature, how could they be breaking the precepts?’

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    , Legality, Morality, , Walter E. Williams   

    How does something immoral when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.

    -Walter E. Williams

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    It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

    Ronald Reagan, 40th anniversary of D-day

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