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Nothing is a miracle; many tings are beyond human comprehension. 

Any truth is alloyed when it comes through human mind.


August 6, 2014 ·
I am not the body, but I am nobody without the body.

5/7/18
Struggle is not just inevitable, but necessary for life.


July 3, 2014 ·


Everyone, howsoever high, has a right to stupidity. Under this rule, everyone has a right to question others' stupidity.


June 11, 2014 ·
You are rich not by what you have but by what you spend.

June 7, 2014 ·
I met God and asked him, 'Who is your authentic representative on earth?'
He said, 'I have not appointed any.'


June 3, 2014 ·


All our vital functions (breathing, blood circulation, digestion, response to stimulus, etc.) are involuntary. We exercise choice and express opinions on what is not vital to biological living or the onward march of the world and life. That is the level of our importance.


May 29, 2014 ·
God is not the unknown, but the truth and substance behind the known. 

May 29, 2014 ·


To believe in God requires just faith. To assert that there is no God requires प्राज्ञता (total knowledge).


April 27, 2014 ·
Ultimately, we do not matter. But, that does not matter now.

April 14, 2014 ·
The wisdom of life appears to be:
Just be.
Be yourself.

April 5, 2014 


Creation seems to be a split second affair. Big Bang took a tiny fraction of a second. Evolution thereafter took ages. So with reproduction.


March 15, 2014 ·


"Go beyond language to meaning, and beyond meaning into life."


February 2, 2014 ·
Disorder is the order of the world.
- Second Law of Thermodynamics.

January 27, 2014 ·


Hospitals charge for treatment, but give infections free.

December 26, 2015 ·
If you want to know god, do not read books, much less scripture. Look at nature and life. If you can lose yourself in its immediacy and intimate connection, you have realized god.


December 3, 2015 ·


We must know what we know; more importantly, we must know what we do not know.


September 12, 2015 ·


One day I was thinking about having the toilet inside the house. Then it occurred to me that anyway we carry it in our body all the time.


September 6, 2015 ·
Life is not a puzzle to solve; it is an opportunity to experience.

September 11, 2015 ·


If religion is 'pleasant illusion' (Russell), agnosticism is intellectual pleasure. Neither may matter for living.

*Not only the intelligence of a genius, but also the stupidity of an idiot is the creation of god and with his grace.



June 6, 2015 ·
Often we trade others’ knowledge, not our own. If, for instance, I read Vedanta and parade what I read, I am simply acting as a conduit. That knowledge is still not mine because I have read, not experienced, it.


June 6, 2015 ·


I wonder whether life is not possible without questions (I do not say ‘shut out curiosity’), morals (I do not say, ‘be immoral’) and judgment (I do not deny the need for values).


May 3, 2015 ·


Marriage is a human institution. Heaven is in no way concerned with it. (Unfortunately, pun intrudes into my writing).


March 4, 2015 ·
We have an opinion on almost anything as we have an infinite stock of ignorance.

February 26, 2015 ·


Some people have a deep sense of mission about what other people should do.

*Wisdom is in silence, in the silence of the wise not of the fool.



November 26, 2015 ·
Life evolves to preserve itself.


The justification why we live is we want to live. Any other reason is unnatural.


November 6, 2015 ·


Spirituality is not about continuity into the future, but contentment in the present.


October 10, 2015 ·
Frankness is not uttering what comes to mind. It may be rubbish and may not be of interest to others. Frankness is being honest in what we have to say. The golden rule is silence and not outspokenness.

October 10, 2015 ·


The highest superstition is that rationalists live a rational life. The biggest fraud is self-proclaimed godmen.


April 16, 2015 ·
Inequality is the driving force of life.

April 15, 2015 ·
Vedanta: To overcome शोकं one should come to grip with सोऽहं.

April 7, 2015 ·


Nature is god’s language and the only devabhasha. God is neutral to the languages human beings have developed for communication among themselves.


"God is beyond the senses, not beyond sense."



13/5/2003
Our desire to live permanently is killing most of us.



August 20, 2016 ·


There is no intention in nature that man should know everything.


July 7, 2016 ·


Peace is being at ease with what is.


June 10, 2016 ·
Nature does not follow reason. It chooses convenience. Human beings are part of nature and behave like nature does. The only difference is that they invent reason for what they do.

June 9, 2016 ·
To a samsari, god appears as the world. To a sanyasi, the world appears as god. The key word is 'appear.'

June 7, 2016 ·




A man may cook and do many things a woman does at home, he can break a home, but he can never make a home.

January 25, 2016 ·

My experience is real, but not sacrosanct. It is contextual, conditioned and passing. So it is for others. If I develop this good sense, I will enrich my life sharing from others' experience.

April 27, 2016 ·
Tradition is like a moving average. It is not fixed at a distant past.

April 25, 2016 ·
Truth is everywhere.

April 14, 2016 ·
We form opinions faster than we accumulate knowledge.

April 14, 2016 ·
In a world where everything passes, let not our mind stay fixed. When the mind moves on to take the new experience, life is rewarding.

April 1, 2016 ·
Each life is a miniature universe.

January 4, 2016 ·
Action is not necessarily the result of knowledge, but of the want of body and mind.

October 23, 2017 ·
Just as our senses are outward looking, our action is future oriented.

October 22, 2017 ·

As I see it, there are just two ways of coping with life. The first is to pray for and hope that that which is good happens to us. The second is taking all that has happened as for the good.
*

We must know what we know; more importantly, we must know what we do not know. 




January 26, 2017 ·
16/8/2003


The whole truth is beyond us though within us.

3/12/18

Life is not about logic, law or contract.

4/11/18

A few stray observations.
*I feel that there is a whole that appears to human intellect and mind in several ways like space-time, mass-energy, matter-spirit continuums. It does not care for insignificant things like human beings which are a flash in the pan.

*Religion and rituals are creation of man, and can help genuinely, like so many other ideas of man enrich his life.

*We have no means of verifying another’s experience as each of us live in a world of our own though we share a common stock (subjectively, i.e. our genes are inter-related, and objectively, i.e. there is one and the same reality out there.)

*Science and religion have both sprung from the same human minds. There is no way to tell that science can tell us all the answers we are looking for. There is no way even to tell that the answers we have got are final.

*We lead our life by instinct and on impulse, seldom in accordance with reason. Economists also have realized that their basic assumption of rational human behaviour is at the root of economic theory going haywire!

*Life is a lot of fun one way or another. We must be who we are and at what we are doing. That is the only lesson worth learning and giving if asked.

30/9/18

We should never argue with the wise or the foolish. If we argue, the wise will think that we already know, and stop sharing their wisdom. If we argue with the foolish, they will think that we do not know, and will start sharing more of their foolishness. I have made it clear where I belong!

26/9/18

Diligence matters more than intelligence.

20/8/18 
We must give up the idea of god’s curse. One who curses cannot be god.

5/7/18
Struggle is not just inevitable, but necessary for life.

28/6/18
Excessive concern for future may undermine it by endangering the present.
22/5/18

Love creates a bonding, marriage creates a bond and often married life boils down to a bondage. Many think that our using English is a token of bondage to colonialism.

8/5/18
Who is the most unenviable scapegoat?
GOD!
No wonder that he is ever in hiding.

September 25 ·

Each one of us is unique and one-off.

September 9 ·
Life is about experience or reminiscing it.
What about dreams? They are the best experience.

September 4, 2018

The mind doesn’t understand the limitations of the body.

July 14, 2018 ·

A human being has the opposites in him as the world has the opposites in it.

June 27, 2018 ·

It is strange that people invent god to justify morality and then believe that god will pardon their immorality if prayed to!

August 4, 2018 ·
No matter how good a life one has led, at the end it is declared as some failure.

August 2, 2018 ·

We should not fob off socially undesirable things as divinely sanctioned.

November 25, 2015


Life evolves to preserve itself.
The justification why we live is we want to live. Any other reason is unnatural.

Stories are written in third person and sometimes in first person. Both are stories.



Each life is a miniature universe.


*



17/5/2010

Dating, mating and parting seems to be the crux of life and novels in USA.


3/10/2000

This life appears to be complete in itself.

(13.1.2007)
Jan 13
Millions of bacteria live in our gut. – Economist.
Maybe they think that God has created such a fortified and cozy shelter for their living.



 December 25, 2015



god

If you want to know god, do not read books, much less scripture. Look at nature and life. If you can lose yourself in its immediacy and intimate connection, you have realized god.

September 12, 2015


Age

Age is a question of control. Youth knows no control. Maturity is in control. Old age is when control is lost involuntarily.

23/8/2003
It is difficult to find a man not ruled and overruled by a woman.

25/10/2003
Wisdom helps in coming to the right conclusion.

Wisdom is in not coming to a conclusion.

 April 06, 2015



God's language


Nature is god’s language and the only devabhasha. God is neutral to the languages human beings have developed for communication among themselves.


March 11, 2015

May 1983
Theism

An atheist is emphatic that God does not exist, for, that which he does not understand is non-existent.  A theist believes in God for the same reason. What we cannot understand ought not only to exist but also should be infinitely wiser and more powerful than we are. Agnostics think they are the cleverest because they claim that they do not know. 


October 16, 2014



* The idea to pair is imbedded in us since the time a pair got that idea.

* It must be possible to relate with Reality, but not to relate It.

5th Oct. 2010
There arise from time to time men who make us believe in the importance of virtue, avoidability of sin and advantage of faith. We are drawn to them and we respect them and we even canonize them, do anything but follow them.



Apl 2010
Not that I know to talk less but I know less to talk.

Life is one per cent sense and ninety-nine per cent nonsense and fools stick to one per cent.

Jul 2010
To be sure, the cynic has a place in the world. But being a cynic, he may not find it.

24/3/2011
Gossip…Hear it, but do not act on it or form an opinion based on it. All of us are prone to uttering a comment or two here and there, which rather reflects an opinion carried to us than our own.


13/10/2011
The past is not relevant except to the extent it is already imbedded in the present.


Success can never be the basis of life. In our adult life, our journey is a search for truth in all that we are engaged in.


17/12/2012

We must stop reasoning if we want to understand God.

July 04, 2014



diary 2007


நீ உடம்பு இல்லை என்று உற்று உணர்ந்த ஞானியர் சொன்னார்.
உடம்பை ஜாக்ரதையாகப் பார்த்துக்கொள் என்று உற்றாரும் மற்றாரும் சொன்னார்.
'You are not the body' said realised gnaanis.
'Take care of your body,' said relatives and friends.

From my diary (2007)
News: 'Millions of bacteria live in our gut..in human encasing.'
Maybe, they think that God has created such a fortified and cosy structure for their living.



May 29, 2014



God and belief

God is not the unknown, but the truth and substance behind the known.

To believe in God requires just faith. To assert that there is no god requires प्राज्ञता (total knowledge).


Diary 8.4.2008

Before retirement, work used to come in between worrying. I am now free to worry without hindrance.


March 31, 2014



Bacteria in our gut

From my diary (2007)
News: 'Millions of bacteria live in our gut..in human encasing.'
Maybe, they think that God has created such a fortified and cosy structure for their living.

31/8/2001
We learn when we teach.
We learn a lesson when we try to teach a lesson.


17/9/2001
A secret has no charm when you can’t say it to another person; 
it ceases to be a secret when you tell it.

13/9/2002

Nothing has validity beyond the axioms and first principles from which 
they are derived and built. It all boils down to : Is anything true in 
absolute sense?
‘Yes’ says religion, ‘can’t say’ says science and ignoramuses claim ‘no’.

7/2/2003
Renunciation is misunderstood. We do not renounce the world. How is it possible? We are here. We renounce desire, and action 
based on desire.



13/5/2003
Our desire to live permanently is killing most of us.

We try to live through our children. 

Tradition serves a purpose; it imparts stability and continuity. 
Beyond that, to be rooted in the past entirely will be a grave error. 
The modern man is a vastly improved and revised edition of his 
early ancestors and it will be suicidal to revert to a primitive stage.


Jun 30, 2004
We are marked by the choices we make not by the results.

A Bhaktha identifies God with what he does not understand, 
Gnani by what he understands or rather by the simple experience of 
understanding. A fool does neither.

Let us not go to God as escapism or for wish fulfilment. 

Oct, 2004

Our life is incomplete as long as we believe in miracles. 
Dependence is the basis of life- its pleasures and sorrows. 
Freedom is the basis of ananda.

Life is meant for idle pursuits. We struggle unnecessarily.


Dec 25, 2004 Tsunami

Neither nature nor God can be called kind. There is no explanation for 
the havoc. One sufferer goes about visiting shrines (Velankanni) in gratitude 
for getting a son only to lose him to the waves. Nature is neutral across 
religions. 


Jan 28, 2005
I consider all scriptures as products of human origin and as evolved over time 
rather than as revealed at a time. They contain both grand and silly ideas. 

June 26, 2005 

Mere existence and awareness is joy.



Truth, strangely, is like a thief. It does not give out itself easily, whether in worldly matters like crime and responsibility, or in esoteric matters like what reality is.


If we keep seeking truth in whatever we are engaged in, it is joy and makes us free. 

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