Thursday, November 5, 2015

Path to Clear Mind - Mystical Play

  I love to play.. My play involves changing the fundamental assumptions created by intellects for convenience. I changed North to South, East to West after all we are on a revolving planet in a infinitely expandable universe with unknown forces.Suddenly I realize, what's north today is going to be south someday on this revolving planet. 

            Then I realized that the line between sanity and insanity is ridiculously thin. However, sanity can only be attained after insanity. I questioned the question, I questioned the answer, in the process I questioned myself and everything around and inside me. Play began with few thoughts. Thoughts which made me realize what we hear /see /speak /sense are all reflections inside us. What I hear when others speak suddenly turned into a resonating frequency which I could  transform while it is travelling  from ear to brain, I hijacked it and changed frequencies. I inverted my optical reflections and re-sized them, turned a pungent smell into fragrance, manipulated sense of touch to numbness. All of a sudden, life got new dimensions, Past life was profoundly simple, nonchalance has a new definition, souls quest for inner solace found a new adrenaline in ecstasy; quest for completeness has a new channelized direction and vision. Suddenly , a play turned out to be a mystical play. But, Mind is a monkey which can't be controlled or at-least chanalized unless you are white bearded mystic/yogi. So, my thoughts then shifted to bigger picture in humanity. Results of clear mind  were overwhelmingly surprising.

       I never understood why people associate happiness to smiles, alcohol, drugs, pubs, children, travel or may be something measurable/tangible. The true happiness is always in something called state of mind. People always wanted to impair there senses / soul, divert mind through external sources. External unpleasantness is just a expression of the internal unpleasantness. Many intellects have always termed body as a temple. When we culminate human system with excessive addictions, divine belief, drugs/alcohol or any similar act; Holiness is lost, Hence the state of mind. Just like in temple , where few actions are prohibited, having discipline in you for you is most essential to sustain a persistent state of mind. This realization just came into light due to mystical play. 

PS: I'm neither religious nor a person who believes in science. I don't know much about Yoga, Meditation. To that matter of fact, I'm a stupid common man , with a self belief to perform my day-to -day tasks. Yet, I've had a sniff at clear mind with simple stupid experiments. I made sure I've stopped reacting to to what I heard, sensed, touched, saw and tried channelizing them into more pleasant stuff which my brain terms as happiness. Unfortunately I'm still a human who still can't control my mind. So, I still question, indulge in a never ending quest. After all, too much of anything would be too bad. So, I'm satisfied with patches of happiness by eradicating external unpleasantness in me. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sense Of Achievement -Happiness

Equations decide lives, may it be stocks or algorithms.. In the era where artificial intelligence dominates the conventional wisdom , convenience is void of any consequence. Fortunately, there are very few things that can't be measured with formulas and equations. Happiness is one such rare thing.. however, Sense of achievement is what triggers happiness, which has a formula. Formula which is a ridiculously simple one- "clear mind & immense hard-work".

In the age where you get recommendations based on what you click/type, and get calls from Customer Service Representatives with incentives based on your mindset and interests; I still wonder why previous generations are more happier. Quests gets better when it's a part of treasure hunt and the treasure is invaluable. This time the treasure being the most valuable key element which triggers happiness.

A theist would say there are answers for every question you search in Bhagawad Gita/Bible/Kuran , but an atheist like me chooses to decipher happy incidents in life to get bigger picture. Childhood is the most happy phase for most of us for this simple fact. You have a pure mind, crawling and reaching to your mom, walking, cycling, learning , winning time and again. Kids hard-work in tiny little steps brings an inner charisma and vibrant yet beautiful smile. There's delicacy, subtle beauty in the way a teenage guy tries to impress a girl. He has a clear mind with proper vision, probably only ambition at that time. It's poetic, romantic, sometimes frenetic, but ever enthusiastic in the way he achieves his girl. The feeling at the moment when he achieves the girl is best described as "Sense of achievement ". Like all the good things life, Sense of achievement has a short life time span. 

Quest starts again once he turns into a mid-aged man. Aspirations, motivations, excitement, dedications are small words to describe how he chases his dream.With struggle if he does, that sense of achievement is incomparable. He admires the degree he achieves or car he buys or the dreams he chased. He shares his happiness. But, achievements are few in number until he has a kid of his own. Happiness is communicable and has ripple effect. He then tries to emulate his kids happiness. At fag end of life , his retirement gives him time and patience to recollect all the memories and achievements which he shares with pride.  

PS: If I were a theist , I can compose a epic on what sense of achievement god got when he created a human being or every time he destroyed an evil. If I were a scientist, I can understand why Archimedes ran screaming eureka after his inventions. But, I'm a common man who searches for the sense of achievement in small little things I do every do every single day. When I achieve that , I've a happy smile, sleep and dreams. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Everyone has a theory, but only the ones with proof will be followed. One can sleep peacefully only when they believe in themselves and back their own theories.It's an irony that more than 90% of humanity misuse the terms - 'smartness', 'hard-work', 'IQ', 'talent' and a combination of those. This ridiculous misuse makes so called smart people live in a world of illusions making them lazy asses who fail in career's and life. On other hand, there is no one in the history who went down with hard work and not having so called talent/IQ/smartness. So, I claim hard-work is the only factor and all other word like smartness , talent, iq are useless unless backed by hard-work. 

India's obsession with this so called smartness has really let the nation down. Apparently, Rohit Sharma is the most talented batsman to be ever produced with oozing game IQ and technique in recent past. But , in reality he is a big failure due to his laziness. On other hand Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid who are extremely hardworking are always respected as they pile up runs every-time they are at crease. If cricket is religion, Sachin Tendulkar is a god . Not-so-surprisingly he was the first person into net sessions and last one to leave. It's obvious that it takes tremendous effort to make a titanium/steel knife/ sword , but it's precision reduces and gets blunt after certain use. It needs persistent effort to be maintained for the same sharpness.  

If only Einstein sat idle assuming he is smart, world would have been different. Apparently all the prodigies and illustrious people used a maximum of 10% of brain and slept very less working really hard physically and mentally until they reached their goals. Smartness, talent are words like Doctorate or Sir if hard-work were the base. Even in Chess, which is considered as the sport for only smart people; Grand masters  title is only awarded to world class performers who worked hard in knowing each move in 8*8 i.e.64 boxes (max. moves 13*64). I don't understand the obsession of people to be called 'smart' after-all when the game which requires a person to think 10-15 steps ahead requires immense hard-work. 

"Innovations and dreams won't become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work." Quotes become famous for one reason, they are hard to implement but soothing to listen. Parents are the main culprits in turning their children into arrogant impractical adamant stupids by publicizing everyone that their child is 'smart' in front of them. Poor creatures never understand that so called 90%s are achieved by understanding the complete text books/all-in-ones/FAQs or putting maximum concentration and persistent practice, most importantly immense hard-work.  If you achieve everything with 90% , you are goal-less. Hard work vanishes,attitude remains, ignorance increases.  

PS:  Words  like smartness , talent, IQ are useless unless backed by hard-work. Innovations and dreams won't become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work. India has a unrivaled 65% youth under 25 with at-least a bachelors or equivalent degree , but it still finds at 7th rank in  GDP and is not in a position to become a superpower anytime soon. So, what is happening to the so called smart students with 90 plus percentages? Is it really smartness or smartness vanishes when hard-work and dedication is dominated by laziness. Or the most obsessed word smartness is actually falsified impressions imprinted by parents and society ? How is that no one points parents mistake in spoiling their kids by calling them smart and making them lazy asses?