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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Some thoughts continued....

Off to the third definition :

3. Inertial Stubbornness :

Have you ever wondered what does it mean to be human? Or what is the most critical difference between human beings and other species?

I think what makes us distinctly human is the ability to banish our existence.

Have you never heard or seen any other species that can kill itself….. ?? Don’t think so.

What is suicide: Ans -> Suicide is defined as the act of deliberately taking one's own life.

This is unique only to human’s

Banishing our existence can be the physical thing i.e contemporary definition of suicide or more importantly it can also be the mental abandoning of self. Which brings me to the definition of Inertial stubbornness: “It is the tendency of all beings to live. The natural tendency for the I to exist/thrive is inertial stubbornness”

So is it bad? Is the existence of I bad? Hmm.. depends on how to you look at it.

Buddha outlines the 3 marks of existence (existence of I):

  1. Dukkha.
  2. Anitya.
  3. Anatma.

If you look at this way thinks look bleak/dark and I run away. So it is seems inertial stubbornness does not allow us to look at things this way. Any ways what possible good will come out of a outlook so bleak. I think the possibility to transcend mundane existence is what the outlook is likely to give.

So what do I do??

I think the answer is in the fourth definition i.e

4. Right Mindfullness:

Living with the proper understanding of the 3 marks of existence. Shifting the focus from running from the present to embracing it. It is marked by conscious shift of focus on what should be as opposed to the “Feeling” of right or wrong and the loss of the I.

Clarity on what should be comes from good company or sangha or satsang.

Therefore the way to finding the path = (Renounce the –ve spheres ) + (Embrace/overwhelm the +ve spheres) +(banish the I)

Should theoretically lead you to happiness :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Poem Titled - Just Another

Here is a poem i wrote, when there was a slack in the number of projects. Was on bench(temporary lay-off) so had plenty of time :P


As someone said “poor life this is full of care, for we have no time to stand and stare”,

But he was not poor, for he had all the time to gossip and for stories to share,

Free to learn any thing he wants and become the man he always wanted to be,

Wise and keen, with muchness of knowledge only paralled by Mr Bean,

And all was happy for he had pay, for sitting and doing nothing all day,

Days turned to months & months into years and he still sat from dawn to dusk,

All the while his friends grew in all while his faculties began to rust,

And then it struck ….like a thunder it was not because thunder is white, this was more like a blunder,

Every thing Black and gray what was worst the epistle or the mental fray,

He then realized ………just another bench warmer became he,

In this faux pas who would quench the implacable flame with the fighting and endless blame game,

He found comfort in a abandoned park when he met someone he knew,

Oh! how well he knew for he was with him from the inception of the dream till the remainder of it faded,

He talked with him, for he always gave him support. He talked and talked till he began to feel jaded,

Just then the protector arrived and dragged the man out of his place,

Don’t do this he protested for he knew only the bench can give him solace……

Life is a pinball game

Hers is a picture i drew.... wish i had better skills... but you will get the point.

n e way. Sometimes I feel that life is like a pinball game, and we are the ball always getting hit by someone.. and getting either pushed or pulled.. the round things in the figure are what i call the sphere of influences... some good and some bad !

Sometimes I feel like I have no existence of my own, and that environment around me defines who i am.

Lost and confused. I long for the day when i will break the pinball game... and find my own purpose.

Some Thoughts

I believe, that in life, we are attracted to some things, those things then define us and finally overcome us. So that we are no more.
And life begins again.
This goes on till we find ourselves.
Pure existence.
No one to influence you. No one to motivate you. No one to push. No one to pull.
Just be..............

In this regards I have coined some terms.

1. Sphere of Influences.
2. Inertial Latching.
3. Inertial Stubbornness.
4. Right mindfulness.

Ok.... first up..

1. Sphere of influences : these are of two types namely :
a. positive.
b. negative.

Some notable Influences in our life.
Negative ones first :
1. T.V
2. Sleep :p i.e bed/couch
3. Newspapers.
4. Internet.
5. People..... Friends/family <--- this ones common and can be positive too1
6. Food/Drinks/Drugs/other distraction.

I like to call them negative cuz...they keep us in constant flux..... always wanting us to chase them.
And cuz they drain creativity... make us inertial.

This takes me to the next defination

2. Inertial Latching.

How many times do we just do things.. mindlessly... robotic even...
just watching T.V for hours...
mindless surfing.....
binging on food.....

Its like every day is like the day before. Nothing new. Stale...damp.... Inertia!

I like to define intertial latching.... as the subconscious attachment to things which waste time... nothing more...

I think happiness is the absence of suffering. And what we do is run away from suffering, finally it is bound to catch up. Thus we end up suffering.
Inertial latching is holding on to things that postpone suffering. Thus are a hindrance to attaining lasting happiness.

thats all for now..... later

First Blog


I have started this blog to keep a check on my life.

Time flows fast.I think this blog will be useful to get a overview on what i was and what i wanted at specific points of my life.

And of course I know this is random crap who no one cares to read. So to make it absolutely sure I would be adding more nonsensical randomness by writing about my thoughts and philosophies on life.