Centrifugal after effects of living

April 2nd, 2011 7 comments

The centrifugal force of life has been really acting up on me.

Let’s create a frame of reference, let desires be at the centre and let our mind be tied to this centre. The centrifugal force of life then, is the outward acting force that applies on our mind as we undergo a rotational motion around the centre.

Our mind, tied into our desires keeps running in circles around the desires that are rooted right at the center of our mind. The more we run around them, the more the outward force that applies. It does get unbearable. Most of us successfully manage to find the equilibrium which exists on a thin boundary where the desires expertly balance us so that we don’t completely get thrown away tangentially.

Some of us get too enamoured by desire and fall into them while some of us get too sick of them and just lose them and get flung very far away.

Pity the ones who remain bound. For it is them who have to go through the agonising pain of being at the rim and going round and round in circles.

I am no different, yet waiting to fall in or to be thrown far away. Still going in circles. Completely aware that i am but yet with no understanding of how not to be.

Lost

March 31st, 2011 No comments

Faith is a very fragile thing. We humans are very fragile beings. Sometimes life happens.

Sometimes it would be nice if life would just stop interfering.

My faith has always been temperamental. Was it a need to account for my actions or more an ingrained barometer to gauge my sentient morality I don’t know. What i do know is that it has been shaken countless times and is crumbling now to the point of destruction.

It is not, any more, a question of whether i have it or not, whether i need it or not. But a simple admittance that i don’t want it.

If it is that we are to leave life to fate then why blame anybody for what happened or what will happen. If it is in fates hand then actions do not and cannot determine cause and effect.

But then i don’t believe in fate – never have.

So what else is left? karma?

Why does karma matter? Life’s a bitch and it will always do what it wants. Karma, the way i understand it is – As you sow, so shall you reap. But is “Karma” aware of this?

It is also said that what will be … will be. Do what you have to and don’t worry about the consequences.

Why is causality such a big thing? If each of our action is an isolated independent unit then why do we make such an effort to link them all to find meaning. Why is meaning so important?

I don’t know where am i going with all this.

Suddenly there is a contradictory urge to find meaning and at the same time to not care two hoots about meaning.

Life happened. And i wasn’t ready.

Questions don’t satisfy the thirst any more … answers are no longer necessary.

I read an old post of mine again, and it echoes true even today

What happens when the questions just remain questions and the answer, even though present, isn’t an answer?

What happens when all you see in the void are vestigial fragments of a once delirious vision, floating in the murky waters of a fragmented conscious?

What happens when life lets you down? Am i permitted to banish life from ever interfering with my existence?

I don’t believe in giving up, I have always affirmed that I would rather try and fail than not try at all.

But why? Why is trying so important? If ambitions, aspirations, dreams, hope and life itself is transient then why the attachment to all these? Why the overwhelming urge to achieve something? Why the rush to get somewhere?

Why do we yearn to collect the proverbial bounty at every stage on our journey through life?

Not Any More.

These here are my actions. I must acquiesce, for i am their initiator.

Greed

October 20th, 2009 3 comments

“Money doesn’t change men, It merely unmasks them. If a Man is naturally selfish or greedy, the Money brings that out, that’s all.” – Henry Ford

These days I’ve been experiencing life as opposed to just living it. To be honest a lot of it is unpleasant.
Actually, that’s not true, It’s not life that’s unpleasant its some of the people that i bump into that make it seem like that. Life by itself is very beautiful.

This is a personal rant and might be boring and will be very very very non-specific because i know that the person towards whom this post is directed is never going to read it. The person assumes that they are beyond such things and have better things to do in life.

I really don’t have any objections to how somebody wants to live their life. Though I’d love to not be judgemental, But I’d be lying if i said that I am not.

There’s this person, “person” because i will definitely puke if i associate the word friend with that entity, who I’ve known for a while. I’ve had the opportunity of knowing this person and through this association i have also known how their life has panned out in the last few years. I have also seen the transformation and Today was a revelation to the extent of that transformation. The transformation hasn’t just been in terms of greed but in overall demeanor. From a normal person to somebody who is arrogant and stuck up, somebody totally full of themselves and so money minded that i can see “$” in their eyes even without trying.
I don’t have a problem with a miser, a miser looks to save his own money by scrounging on something and denying himself that thing.

But i positively despise a leech. A leech is a parasite who feeds off others. Yes, thats a brilliant way to describe this person. A Slimy Leech.

To be honest it would be an insult for the leech to relate this person to a leech. I can safely say that i haven’t seen such a specimen ever before in my life and i hope to god that i don’t ever come across one again.

The only sad thing is that till now i used to live my life thinking that people are inherently honest, truthful and have integrity and morals. This one person will change that outlook for a while to come and will make me wary in general. I’ve tried to convince myself that it really isn’t necessary to generalise because of one person. But that will probably take a while to sink in.

To end with, the Mahatma again got it right,

“There is enough in the world for every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”