Conspiracy is a serious word but it is most appropriate. If you are uncomfortable you may use planning but that is physical preparation. Conspiracy is state of mind to manipulate by any means necessary. Most of the time we are involved in conspiracy. Difficult to pinpoint when it starts. May be attempt to cheat in a game in Kinder Garden was first conspiracy. Something on social media inspired me to write following:
ईंसान: समय की प्रत्यचां पर उछलने वाले बिचारे इंसान को ज़िन्दगी को खेल समझते हुए भी, ज़िन्दगी को एक षड्यंत्र में बदल कर बड़ी ख़ुशी महसूस करते है यध्धपि षड्यंत्र किसी के भी नियंत्रण मे ज़्यादा देर नहीं रहते ।
Above would nearly translate in English as under:
Human: Tied to the fate, human do realise that the life is a play, yet they feel pleasure in converting into a conspiracy even though no conspiracy remains in anybody’s control for long.
Thus living becomes a long chain of planning, deception, manipulation and conspiracies. Newer and newer ideas are invented everyday to achieve desires or rather to chase thoughts we call ideas. How-so-ever small that desire may be.
Example of a smallest conspiracy:
Living as humans
An astonishing fact about humans.
We are born tiny, we grow up, we grow old and die but in the process what we learn ? We are aware about our appearance, our possessions, our actions and some time the outcome as well but who is this self?
Inquiry into self.
We learn things. How to cook? How to milk a cow? All things needed not only to earn and to survive but also to out smart others. What about ourselves? How much we investigate about this ‘self’? What is this body and what is this mind? Who am I?
We have fascinatingly imaginative opinions about ourselves and all the people around us but in the black and white of bad and good. Opinions completely or partially divorced from facts. Vivid yet lacking relevant material details.
What it should feel being alive?
What is education?
Ability to read and write? Ability to acquire skill? Ability to make a living? Ability to live life without perturbation? What is it? A graduate or even post-graduate can’t answer this question. I asked many. An educated having acquired a degree in philosophy has no answer of his own. The views crammed in the course of acquiring education are no answers.
What is knowledge?
Knowledge is a fleeting boom. It is the last kiss of springs. It is last goodbye of fall. An adieu to observation. It needs to be renewed every season. And that season happens to be every day.
Click here to read more about the role of formal education in living.
The desire to become extraordinary is a very ordinary desire, common to all people. The question which struck me was how it started and why can’t we let go off it?
In another springs like this, it dawned on me that the competitive spirit to run better than you next friend is inculcated in us from childhood. All Kinder Gardens are military training camps. (Click on last sentence to read more about it.) Thus from childhood we are trained to run, to do better, to compete, to be superior, to excel. (Whatever that means because it varies from person to person.) Continue reading
New year wish and New Year resolution is something in vogue for too long. But it never seem to have helped, rather it is merely a stressful thought for few days to weeks and months. Why be so impractical.
Let’s live dangerously insecure by not formulating any resolution or silly wish. For once let us take life as it comes. Accept the fact that our tinkering does not turn out the way we expected or thought, especially in relationships and people. Therefore no resolution and no wish except:
New Year 2014 be full of joy for living and life.
© Sandeep Bhalla