Sunday, May 15, 2005

Parental thoughts!

Quite often I have this tendency to evaluate what’s been told to me. If you have read my earlier posts, you would definitely agree that am more aligned to not following anything blindly! As a matter of fact, it is a nice theory to practice, it helps in character development. The “why?” plays a major role in understanding a lot of simple yet complicated development. But sometimes, we are not aware of long-term consequences and the decisions that we stick on to might not be in the same spectrum of what’s been told to us. I’m talking about parental advises! Most of the times, when my parents suggest me something and if I take another road, I end up tracing my track back to the direction they pointed earlier! Not after listening to them, but after realizing that it’s a much better option.

I have this phenomenal belief in experience. I certainly agree that it’s the best teacher you can ever get. The refinement in the thought process and the perspective development that we get as we stumble upon simple things in life is priceless. If this is the way we realize and refine ourselves as we grow, imagine the development of our parents or anyone from our lineage! We can’t overlook the fact that time progresses with same speed for everyone, so as we get wiser, they do too. May be we can argue that the education, generation and communication gives us the perception that they have not perceived during their walks of realization. But, the level of comprehension that they have acquired on us based on innumerable hours of observation is as great as the knowledge that we think we possess.

“We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes”

How true. The best part is that we have the experience right beside us in the form of our biological origin. The suggestions that we listen to, or atleast pretend to listen to, are generally not in our area of expertise. Certainly, my father wouldn’t talk or suggest me something about Gibbs free energy or cross-association. But he would, on financial/people management.

So, is it remotely possible to listen and follow their suggestion sans evaluation?

I tried and it was not! We have this so called “whying-syndrome” and have the tendency to think that we visualize things much better than anyone else because of our bond with the situation that we are in to. It’s almost impossible to get rid of that and base our decisions on a non-evaluatory basis. At the same time, it’s not a blunder to discuss and let them know that we have considered their vision as of one of our highways to achieve. May be we will comeback to their pathway, but it’s definitely not something that we can even of think of overlooking. Let it be completely different and opposite to what you think. It’s certainly worth a few-minute- evaluation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Hey Ram!!

From Times! Posted by Hello

Sometime during the early 80’s... In one of those few arguments that escape the pop-up blockers in the middle class lifestyle in south India, A mother was shouting at the top of her voice! “Gandhi was and is the reason for the present irreparable state of the nation”! A 6-year old kid was listening to that and the mother was not even in the vicinity of understanding that the kid was recording those words in the cerebellum! Without comprehension! The mother was indirectly imposing her perceptional derivatives!

The kid was BBrao!!

Right from those days, my thought was never amplified in revering The Mahatma. Even though, I was brought up with his noble stories and all the positivities across! I some how did not accept Gandhiji as The Mahatma, blindly. That’s absolutely ridiculous isn’t it?! It did not take a long time for me to realize that the perception I had on Gandhi was an enforced phenomenon. My mother and her knowledge accumulation was from the supporters of Sardhar Vallabhai Patel, who supposedly would have been the first Prime minister of free India and according to people would have been the best of the best (when compared to the womanizing Pandit). These non-supporters perfectly reasoned their opinions with facts and perceptions that would easily make a neutral believe in what they say! Listing those facts and perceptions would make this a political blog, which am against to! As a matter of fact there was even an interview of Gopal Godse that rediff came up with 7 years ago which could easily be one of those torch bearers for contemporary corroborators of the non-supporters!

As time progressed in the 4th dimension! There were several discussions where I was arguing with zero knowledge potential! Finally, one of those arguments led me to delve deeper into the life of The Mahatma. From that point, I realized it’s nearly impossible to think of completing that exercise. I once read somewhere that ‘the only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing’, his life exemplifies that. He was never ideal! But he knew what is that he had to do to reach there! I’m not sure but I heard or read somewhere that he was very close to win the man of the century award and which finally went to the relative genius! Certainly, the deserved recipe for the 1930 Times Man of the year award!

Talking about Einstein I recently read somewhere about the few of their correspondences

Respected Mr. Gandhi!

I use the presence of your friend in our home to send you these lines. You have shown through your works, that it is possible to succeed without violence even with those who have not discarded the method of violence. We may hope that your example will spread beyond the borders of your country, and will help to establish an international authority, respected by all, that will take decisions and replace war conflicts.

With sincere admiration,

Yours A. Einstein.

I hope that I will be able to meet you face to face some day.



I was delighted to have your beautiful letter sent through Sundaram. It is a great consolation to me that the work I am doing finds favour in your sight. I do indeed wish that we could meet face to face and that too in India at my Ashram.

Yours sincerely,



We can find 1000’s of different ways to talk about his greatness, which is a perceptional beauty that would be evident only if you believe it. If your facts lead you to a different plane that visualizes the seemingly non-existent other side, try to comprehend it and review it based on knowledge accumulation, instead of recording it sans comprehension, like what I did with my motherly enforcement.

I still don’t know if I can accept him as The Mahatma but I certainly believe that he was one in the making and I cannot say if someone was, is or will ever be closer to that than him!

On the whole, never trust your enforced understandings! Einstein once said that “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. I did a mistake of committing a misunderstanding! Well, that led me to see the best.

Friday, May 06, 2005


Apologies! It’s been a while since I had shared the air of my blogosphere! It was one of those typical semester-end routines with project presentations and final exams! Well, its summer ahead, so I guess and wish to spend more time and bore you all with those corrigible correspondences!

Recently, I have been sleeping with a beauty! Yes, a book on the origin, history and brilliance of human brain, by an unknown author. Is there anything in this world that can overpower human brain?! May be or may be not. Anyways, thinking of its abilities led me to one of my old favorite brain abnormalities or rather specialties – Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). How I wish I had the ability see my shadow before it appears? ESP is one of the few peculiarities of human brain that can be both greatly exciting as well as extremely onerous!

Well, our initial knowledge on this phenomenon is through celluloidal inferences from “Iyer the great” and its likes! But to understand what lies beneath, one need to get in to the root level and do some serious reading! I tried that and unfortunately the little knowledge that I thought I possessed in this area is scattered like the Indians in the USofA and hence I will leave it for you to read and comprehend! defines ESP as the “knowledge or perception without the use of any of the five senses. ESP includes clairvoyance (knowledge about some distant object or event, such as an unreported accident), telepathy (reading another's thoughts or sending one's own to another), and precognition (predicting the future)” It also claims that, as for the individual powers, it is important to scientifically verify those through various procedures before including them in to ESP phenomenon. Many people are skeptical about ESP and related states like telepathy, mind reading, clairvoyance etc. Some of us think that these phenomena are typical examples of how nature takes us towards the path of reality and show how far our fundamental physical laws and its assumptions are away from truth! There are several websites that exemplifies the phenomenon through various incidents. There are several incidents that are listed based on the Swami Vivekananda’s narration of experiences with his beloved Guru! Exciting to read!

But all these seem to be unreachable, incomprehensible and unacceptable to a common man. A common man wouldn’t believe any phenomenon until he experiences it or even visualizes it. As far as am concerned, I have never seen anyone with a peculiarity like ESP. May be, some of the astrologers who claim to know our futures based on sun/moon/star/face signs are typical examples of such people or may be just mummers. On the whole, the concept of ESP is exciting because it defies the fundamental and underlying assumptions in the physical laws that are supposedly explaining the life and the life ahead in this planet! Anything that defies the laws that we think are nature is exciting! But when it is not a common phenomenon, it’s hard to appreciate it! Whenever we are in to an argument or a discussion on the existence of supreme power, we fall back to the scientifically unexplainable and expect an answer for that! Considering the fact that the creation itself was once (may be even now) unexplainable, delivers a fact that there is whole lot that's left to be conquered!