Category Archives: Life

Why Plato Still Matters

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Yes, the Greek philosopher and thinker, Plato still matters.
Why?
Because we, the people want to achieve fulfillment through our life. And Plato helps us to achieve that goal. How our lives become more fulfilled? How we could achieve peace and happiness?
Plato thought about it much earlier, more than two thousand years ago.
He told us to “Think more.”
When we ‘think more’, we can find the more logical path to attain fulfillment.
Only thinking more helps us to find out that the person we love, is actually admirable; because of this admiration, we fall in love.
So, Plato told us ‘let your lover change you’.
Yes, the person we admire most, love madly, must have something that we can learn and take into our heart to become more wise about life. May be he or she is more honest than you, maybe he or she has more guts than you, more courageous than you.
You need to learn many things from your lover.
So, let your lover change you.
Plato thought about beauty not as an object of lust, but he said, any beautiful thing is actually has many qualities in it that we don’t have. So, try to read that secret message that a beautiful thing is whispering.
Plato also felt the urge to educate people first and then only let them allow to vote.
We know how relevant is that now!

Resolution, mood swing and a few other factors

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Resolution, mood swing and a few other factors

So, I just passed the first day of the new year, the new decade.

There are already arguments over whether the 2020 is a new decade or not! People always love debates. Better, take whatever you make out of it! Does the previous sentence make any sense? No? Forget it! Life is full of absurdity, abstractions, so being forgetful is not such a shame that you would repent for ever.

While I was writing this, somebody shouted in the distance. He was doing his job, and I was doing mine, although we were connected through sound waves. That is life. Absurd life.

I was thinking about 2010. Yes, 10 years back. This is one advantage of life – you can always look back. You will say, why, I can look forward also! Really? Are you talking about the resolutions you have made recently on the eve of the new year?

Well, I cannot really look much forward. There is one reason. Man proposes and God disposes. We are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil, right from wrong. You must place reason over your impulse. Think before doing anything. It’s OK with me. However, I always feel there is some designs for everyone. We need to understand that designs first, after that, we need to make it better and better and better.

Then, only after then, you may have a slight chance to plan anything before and follow your own designs without any expectations.

Does resolution have any place in this absurd world?

In 2010, I had never imagined about the last day that I just passed – 1st January, 2020.

Now every day, I will try to make the designs, made for me, better and better and better by working stones into tools! Without any expectations, of course. I only hope those tools will help others.

What can I do? Neither a pessimist, nor an optimist, I only know that there is always right or wrong. The decision is yours.

Work hard, without any expectation.

A new year, a new decade

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A new year, a new decade

The 1st January of any year is very special to me.

Why?

It is a new day! Nothing else. Believe me or not; years, decades, centuries … they simply don’t matter in our lives.

What matters?

Days. Hours. Minutes and Seconds. Moments. They are building blocks of your works that you are going to do, or in the midway of doing. They are the foundations on which you will create something new and that will help others to learn something new, helping others; it’s recursive. This helping process.

Your works, your deeds, really matter. And it’s a continuous process. Years are stations where we stop, think and proceed further.

What is your design and how can you change your destiny

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What is your design and how can you change your destiny


An idea wakes me out of sloth. Did my creator design a blueprint before I was born? Did I owe my birth to the design that guided me through the turmoil of war and peace?
This design is not a fixed one. We are not supposed to follow it as it is.
On the contrary, we can change it. You would bring peace to your life as soon as you could get your violent nature changed! You would bring harmony to your life as soon as you could get your greediness changed. (However, I support the greediness of knowledge! :))
Having an inordinate appetite for materials that you don’t need, only makes things bad. For you. For everybody around you.
A design of life implements the design of destiny; but it is at your hands to change it.
Change the sad song to a happy one. Enjoy it!

Yes, I am Alone, but not lonely

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Yes, I am Alone, but not lonely

Now my mother is no more. She died many years ago. Physically.

Spiritually, I am not sure if death ends everything.

Anyway, she helped me come to this world. A very complex, and sometimes cruel world. However, mother nature is still there to nurse all the wounds, like my mother did.

When you get busy with your work, you try to help other people related to your work, you become alone.

You start to talk to your work, the conversation that your friends no longer understand.

You are alone.

Wrath: One of Seven Deadly Sins

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Wrath: One of Seven Deadly Sins

Anger is like holding a piece of burning coal in your hand; you have planned to throw at somebody.

You have an intense anger. Being angry with this person has made you forget that holding a piece of burning coal is actually hurting you!

Buddha, many years ago, realized it and warned us about “wrath”, one of seven deadly sins.

Hostile or warlike attitude does not give us peace. It is a kind of aggressiveness or pugnacity that we should always be careful about; furthermore, a state of deep-seated ill-will remains with us forever.

We don’t want war; we want peace.

The Seven Deadly Sins

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Sit quiet. Alone. Think about the seven deadly sins.

Do you have pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth?

I have. Yes, some of them. Sometimes, in the past, recent or long ago, I don’t remember now. I was an unfortunate person who suffered from the seven deadly sins.

We all did. Human beings are tricked, either by environmental or by internal circumstance and suffer from the adverse circumstance.

I ask myself a few questions. Do I know everything? The answer is NO. Self-respect goes perfectly fine. However, unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem invite trouble – that becomes a sin, according to the Christian teachings. That is pride.

According to Bhagavad Gita, don’t expect from what you are doing; you are doing nothing new; someone has done it before; somebody will do it after you. Enjoy your work. Don’t take pride in your work.

Is there any difference between greed and lust? Yes, a subtle one. It is difficult to make fine distinctions. Greed for money, lust for someone. Somebody hankers for fame! That is greed. It does not last. Lust for a man or woman does not last.

This is for today’s post. I will write again, later. On other aspects of seven deadly sins. Besides, I want your suggestions.

The Art of Knowing

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The Art of Knowing

The art of knowing is to know what you learn about yourself.

You must reach somewhere. In your writing, in your life. It is quite true that you don’t want to reach anywhere! Well, that is also fine. But you must notice about yourself.

Do you want to be something? A writer? An actor? A singer or coder? Or a gunner like John Smith of ‘The Last Man Standing’ repute? You must love and enjoy your work.

I didn’t realize, and I never tried to identify.

Milton knows ‘each lane and every alley green.. of this wilde Wood.’. Don’t get offended with the ‘wilde’  spelling. At the time of Milton, he wrote that way, when Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp were not there.

To get to the knowledge of all the lanes and by-lanes of my mind was difficult. And I cared a fig! I never tried to do that; I never tried to question the impulses that took me to the dark side of the moon.

For a long time, I have suffered from a state characterized by persistent egocentric and aggressive behavior. I could not form normal relationships with others; with women.

Disturbed and insecure childhood, adolescence? Maybe. May not be!
It was in my nature. And I didn’t ask myself why I was doing this? I had more impulse than focused intention. No, I didn’t want to hurt anybody; just impulsive! Overpowering impulse hurt people; I didn’t notice.

There had been one enemy: my own impulses that had made a man more Don Quixotic than Don Quixote; who had hurt many people without seeing the consequences? A childish attention seeker. Bullshit.

After questioning a lot, I kept questioning and tried to learn the root of all evils and found: restlessness! I did not channelize it to more meaningful, organized creations.

When I write my mind achieves peace.

Oh, peaceful state of mind and the art of experiencing yourself.

Peace or desire, the decision is yours

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Peace or desire, the decision is yours

Peace and desire, both are endless.
But you cannot fulfill your desire. It is like a bucket that has a hole.
While getting a bodily pleasure, your brain never stops. After some time, your brain wants more variety. And after that, it wants again. This wanton never stops.
Peace has no connection with bad consequences. A desire always does. Anxiety, tension, a fear of getting caught always chase you like a demon.
A physical thrill and psychological kick end in mess. Like a vicious cycle, like an octopus, the endless desire embraces you. Not the embrace of love; it gives you sleepless nights-one after another.
However, is desire always bad?