Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Self Improvement

When I joined the university to pursue a masters degree my aim was to get my life into a stable mode.I thought that by following society standards and scaling up my levels to include a higher degree will somehow equip me with more knowledge to deal with life.I have been wondering how following our heart requires tremendous amount of courage!Its not only breaking the societal norms but it also taking chances in our personal life.As humans we are supposed to plan what we are going to do for the next decade... so that we offer stability to everyone around us.I am no way smarter than what I was 2 years back.

What I feel I learned ...
I now have a more diplomatic way of dealing with people.
I cover some of the hard truth with professional lies.
I have learnt to deal with people better.
But the most important learning process (in life)is to learn to be independent.When we can love ourselves and depend on ourselves for love ..we have attained the highest level...Every other degree or knowledge is actually a waste.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Life and its purpose

There is a question at least,a few of us keep asking ourselves.
Is there a purpose to life?
We try to seek a purpose and build a purpose through our narrow visions.
But mostly its not a purpose we are searching.We are just bored and we feel there is something exciting waiting for us.We are waiting for some great miracle to happen which will put all the pieces of the puzzle together and make it whole.May be its high time we throw purpose out of the window.
This is all there is !!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


I check the Top 20 singles in USA.
Most of the common themes in most of the music videos are

love,pain caused because of love(FAILURES),sex,pleasure,hatred on the boy friend/girl friend,loneliness,anger....
I check the Top 10 songs in India..


The common themes
love,lost love ,lust,sex...

The common themes

The instrumental music in all languages is quite refined and breaks all these barriers.But the publicity given to them is minimal.

Purpose/No purpose

Jaane kya dhoondata hain mera dil
tujko kya chahaye zindagi
raaste hi raaste hain
kasisa hai yeh safar..

It is necessary that our life should have a purpose.
The "so called" purpose is obtained in continuity.We take our past events and try to connect it and try to find divine meaning through that.We are told to look at the big picture.But our memory fails us.We interpret everything in our life with our limited knowledge and maturity.The perception is through a range of filters.Every event may be a independent event.It may not be a continuity to the before event.We all are waiting for a finale for our life.The final show where everything will be revealed and there will nothing else to know.Most of us think that somehow before our death we will come to know that.We create the world through our own prejudices and judgments.

One of the way of reducing the barriers of knowing reality is to give up the knowledge.
(Paraphrased from U.G Krishnamurti's words..He does not mind it..There is no copy right!!!)

This is not easy because we become empty.Our sense of importance is gone.Our education system works in the opposite way .We want more knowledge to prove our importance.It is one of the biggest paradoxes of life.On one hand we want to know the purpose and then again we don’t want to let go of our imagined purpose.