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The Mango Gardens

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When you are leaving Tokyo
on a sleeper class train — you gaze
onto the horizon, and see — not one — but several
nuclear power plants.
These power plants power the Shinkansen bullet~
trains, among other things.
Tokyo, ah Tokyo! You are so beautiful!
You are obsessed with the FUTURE, you want to know
what's coming next; but you need to break
the heart of an atom to power
your speedy trains, and stuff?

The train soon leaves the splendidly organized
citiscape of Tokyo, and encounters the realities
and details of the shades of nature;
There would be utter darkness
here, if the lights went off
in this cabin.
It all reminds me
of a professor whom I met in a "spoken English
class", in Germany: the doctor said: 'Behold!
The atom does not exist!', and we
all laughed at his words and demeanor.
But today — I too am
a doctor — a surgeon. I cut open the human
body, and amputate bad flesh thereof; I am
like God. I know a lot. I can alter your life
altogether, with a scalpel. But the words
of that professor are ringing into the ears, and
are not leaving my brain. What if, just
what if, he was right!
What if the atom does not exist, and the nuclear power
plants are all a joke?
But like the "Moon landing conspiracy"—
it's a good joke, even if it's only a joke.
A beautiful joke.

But think again for a moment:
You have read this poem. What if everyone in the world
had read this poem? What if all of us
wanted to remove the nuclear power plants, and
create mango garden there? How sweet the smell
of ripened mangoes be like, in summer?
What if even the little boys and girls, too, read
this poem? What if the entire world had read
this poem, and came to my house, and voted me
to become the President of the World?
At this point, you are free to leave this
poem. Because the message I wanted to embed
into your mind, and left my house, and made
its house inside your skull!
ああ、あなたは桜の花びら、この穏やかでバルミーな日に、
なぜあなたはそんなに落ち着きがないのですか、
だから飛び去ることに熱心ですか?

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Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Oh, yes. I didn't notice, the first video does have subtitles.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

The first one has translation, no?

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

No, they did not have subtitles. But I understood everything quite clearly.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

Yes most of the words are similar, one can easily understand

Well my videos were with translations, no?

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Hindi and Urdu are identical. :~)

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

I was delving into the deeper mechanics of Hinduism.

Hinduism was created by the Brahmin caste, just as Islam was created by the Arabic race.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

Tanmoy, I have seen the video and I have seen it before as well. I don’t know the difference between Brahmins and Hindus. I never go in depths of any religion. I respect every religion. Allah also asks Muslims not to disrespect any religion.

As per my opinion, no religion teaches us to do wrong. Humanity comes first and should be survived.

Blessings and Peace

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Here is a Pakistani YouTuber. She's Hindu:

"Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Karachi, Pakistan / Gurdwara / Dharmeta Kaneria"

https://youtu.be/fpiShFYCcjA

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

I've watched both the videos. I have something to say now: I think the Brahmin community will play a very crucial role in the unification of Pakistan and India. The main thing of contention of the two parties, is Hinduism. We, the Brahmins (I'm also one), have not explained Hinduism very well to the 'outer' world. This must be done. Our task is to explain the logic of Hinduism to everyone.

We, the Brahmins, created Hinduism. If the need arises, we may destroy it as well!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Misbah, here's something for you:

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"HH Mahant Swami Maharaj Visits the Grand Mosque with HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan"

https://youtu.be/M2cLrOpik1E

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

I've finished watching the first video. It was so interesting!

I'm now watching the second video. I can understand the language (i.e., Urdu) well. It's just like Hindi!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

Check this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ViPT7mNpM

When Abdul Sitar Edhi died, people across Pakistan came on his funeral. He was an angel, Pakistan cried that day

Take time to see this (funeral of Edhi)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1lWaD9bKaI

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Misbah, I think both of our countries will merge in the future, as they were one once. I can not provide a fixed date as to when this will occur, but I think it's our destiny to become one again. I might be wrong, who knows!

I checked "Edhi Foundation" at https://edhi.org/. They are doing amazing work. The Covid situation is eally making us come closer to each other. A positive by~product of something negative.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Thank you, John. We (our governments) need to work in that direction. The world will become a heavenly place!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Yes, I also think that "The Mango Gardens" title should stay. :~)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 24, 2021:

Yes let us replace all the nuclear power plants with mango gardens? We can use the mangoes to help feed the growing population and fins a way of converting the mango skins and seeds into electricity to power the cities. Nice work, Tanmoy.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

Haha— I appreciate your kindness, Tanmoy but why are you changing the title again and again. The Mango Gardens is nice.

I am glad this tough times of COVID is somehow helping to bring Pakistan and India closer to each other. Pakistan wants to help India. Faisal Edhi son of Late Abdul Sitar Edhi wrote a letter to PM Modi, that Pakistan wants to help. Sometimes tough times come to make us realize that this is the time to wake up from deep sleep. Both countries are nuclear power but how good it sounds when they talk peacefully.

Blessings and Peace

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on April 24, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah. :~)

Your comment is truly beautiful. I re-edited this hub to match to your comment. And thank you for providing a translation of the Japanese text. I really appreciate that.

Peace, blessings and joy — for the entire world!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 24, 2021:

This is the first time, I am writing this on your piece of poetry. This is OPTIMISTIC. For sure Mango Garden is better than nuclear power plants. I enjoyed reading it. The world needs peace and Love. Hatred is already enough. Use of power always bring destructions whereas love and harmony brings peace. You can win hearts by love and kindness but not with arguments and power. I think not everyone will translate it, so: Oh, you're cherry blossom petals, on this calm and balmy day,

Why are you so restless,

So are you keen on flying away?

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece

Blessings and Peace

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