29 August, 2011

Rule Book

I've heard some wise man say that a pessimist looks both sides while crossing a one way road...
What would you say if not being a pessimist turns into your worst nightmare ?!?

Taking a turn on the NH8 without looking out on both sides of the road could be fatal... 
What is worse... you begin to feel stupid for not looking both sides before taking the turn (on a 1 way road !?!)

The question is not whether what is being done is right... or wrong.... 
It is more to do with the implications.. if you are adamant about following the rule book....

But again.. if I were to address the larger question... where should one be drawing the line ?

23 August, 2011

Guilt - Trap

Most of us feel guilty once in a while... if not most of the time...
It would be interesting to dwell on the reason we feel guilty...

If we look beyond what seems like an innocent emotion...
we'll find that its a vicious thought our mind propagates in order to calm our conscience....


The inherent nature of the emotion is a cover-up.. and eyewash... for ourselves...

11 August, 2011

Dialogue with God ?!?

I have a specific complaint with Indians (pardon my targeting citizens of just the subcontinent... but here is where I've witnessed it !)

Whether it is a bhajan/kirtan session.. a puja to celebrate a festival.... or a call for that day's namaaz... or a sermon being given by a famous priest.. we have learnt to use microphones to the most....  It's as if we want to tell everyone around us what we are upto... 


I always thought connecting with god, or atleast attempting to, was a very personal intimate thing... which is why it amazes me when all of us attempt to advertise these dialogues with god...


I understand, that in today's world, everything needs publicity... from a tiny chewing gum to a man's ego...


But I am always left wondering if the communication would have been more effective the other way... Afterall, how will you get peace of mind, when you are disturbing the peace in other people's lives.....


PS: I am sorry if I hurt anyone's sentiments. That was definitely not the intention... This is just a way of finding my own peace !!!

04 August, 2011

Parents

All of us love our parents...
But I doubt, if even once in our lifetime, we tell them how much we love them...

ya ya.. I get it... that some things are understood, and need not be said...

but once they start getting old... these are the things that keep them going... to know that they are loved... that we'll take care of them...

Afterall, life comes a full circle.. from their holding our hand to walk... to us holding theirs....