Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Conversations: My Identity ?




 I saw a butterfly today...
 And realized how colorful those wings were...
 It was flying freely over those tiny yellow flowers...

 I wanted to fly too...
 To enjoy the beauty of nature...
 Flying with those colorful wings...
 Across those tiny yellow flowers...

 I became butterfly for a moment...
 Through my eyes realized that the world was huge...
 Saw those big yellow flowers...
 But those wings...
 Those colorful wings were not visible...
 Those colorful wings which gave me my identity...
 I couldn't see...

 Got this fact...
 Wings I possess, I cannot see...
 But others can admire...
 Which sometime becomes my identity...
 But not all can fly, I can...
 Is the reality that identifies me...

 I shouted at the nature...

 Our Identity is perception of Self ? ...
 Or what others perceive becomes our Identity ? ...

 Got this reply...

 What am I ? ...

 A river...
 Gives water...
 Gives sounds...
 Gives flow...
 Gives life...

 They perceive me as what they get from me...
 They see me as a river...

 Who am I ? ...

 I am a sea inside me...
 I have waves of thoughts...
 I have shore of imagination...
 I have depths of beliefs...
 I have shells of curiosity...
 I have calmness of love...
 I have hugeness of doubts...
 I have storms of confusion...
 I have questions inside me...
 I have answers inside me...

 This perception of self is my identity for me...

 I am a river for others...
 I am a sea inside me...




--@n



Friday, February 24, 2012

Life after Death? Eh?


Do you believe in Life after Death ?... somebody whispered into my ears...

Its a tricky question, I thought. Eh? Why? What? How? I am suppose to think beyond what is considered as end. As such I don't know if any one has a certain answer to this question. But if one is looking for certainty, there are two ways to go.

The first and most reliable way is, going the way. Go Die, then you'll know for sure what is beyond that. Second is knowing the way by believing on somebody. It can be considered as less drastic. A virtual experience of life after death. Go, join some religious group that promises eternal life! Unfortunately or fortunately, this is the promise they cannot prove. So if you have faith, then they will tell you what to believe about life after death. However you'll not get any evidence, reason or proof. Most don't care anyways as long as they are satisfied.

No one can neither empirically prove nor disprove life in any form beyond the grave. Religions that tell you otherwise are asking you to have faith in myths, legends, and wishful thinking. The true philosophy about life never requires such faith. Death is a part of life, or the end of life indeed. So its highly unlikely that you'll have anything to worry about it in the next - if there is one!

We are happier and more productive when we have family and friends to care for and who care for us and give us a context for our lives. It's always been this way, and it probably always will. You're born, you die, and in between you find yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Eat, Pray and Love - it works ! :-)








--@n

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How deep is the depth ?

Depth...

You can go - dig vertically in one direction...
Or
You can go - dig radially in horizontal direction...

If you see them from nearby...
Former will lead you to a well...
Useful - Water for everyone...
Latter will make a big crater...
Of no use - and invisible to most coz of its hugeness...

If you see them from far...
Former will be invisible...
Small size cant be seen...
Latter will be prominent...
Large and wide...

How deep is the depth ?



--@n

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Conversations: Stay still or Go up ?





If you are going up…
You'll see others going down…

Now If you really want them…
You'll have ti take them up with you…

If they want you…
They'll not let you go away…

Attachment has both positive and negative aspects…
What will you do?

Stay with them and be there…
or
Hold them and go up?

-----------------------------------

Hold them and go up…

Easy to say as mere words...
But difficult to do…

This holding them takes a lot out of you…
And leaving them takes even more…

Why this loss and gain?
Race goes on whatever you do…

Whatever you gain you'll lose something…
Whatever you lose you'll gain something…

The question is…

Was that loss worth over what you gained?
Was that gain worth over what you lost?



--@n

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