Maya is a Sanskrit word which is often used in Hindu Mythology and scriptures to define the phenomenon called ‘the World.’ A variety of translations or interpretation of this word exist and are being propounded. It however appears to me that real meaning of word ‘Maya’ is ‘enchanting illusion.’ To explain it is an illusion which not only look real but appear to be there when it is not. A kind of backward Mirage of past, extending into present. To exemplify, the Blogging efforts made by some bloggers.
Speech is unique gift to humans. Other creatures can only yearn for speech while few may imitate human speech without understanding a word.
We take our speech for granted. However communication with speech is not always easy, we have already seen that. So what we do when we are not really trying to communicate?
Boredom is most popular word. Everybody is bored at all the times. It appears that we need to understand what exactly is this ‘boredom’. Is it an emotion or sensation or need or desire or what?
There is one constant about human mind, it can not stand still. It is always churning on its own till it gets tired when it comes out of one loop of thought and goes into another loop of thought. Between two loops, the moment of pause is boredom. At that time craving for activity or occupancy of mind is boredom.
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The truth about everything!
At certain stage of life or due to certain problems in life, like sour relationships, death, illness, poverty, loss of child or near one or an abysmal feeling of being mortal that too for a short period of time; brings us to a question as to what is the truth of life or in life. Of course those who do not travel beyond two dimensions in their thought, ponder for a lesser period of time and get back to their routine. Others also get back to routine sooner or later but the thought hounds: Have we missed something in life? Were we supposed to perform better? Worse is this thought: Is there God? Did we do something wrong or sinned? or Why this happened to me? Why do I have to be ill? Why should I die? Why can’t I live forever? When such thoughts become persistent it affects the equilibrium of mind. Different reactions take place in different people.
What is philosophy?
An abstract principle drawn from series of acts!
The language of the principle is that of philosopher. He may have his own meaning to chosen words. He may have those meaning in mind which may be related to his life but totally unrelated to us. Why read philosophy? If read, why claim to understand it from words without experiencing it. We do not experiment with fire or chemicals without safety, why start to apply philosophy without caution. Philosophy could be anything from religion to humanity. From compassion to enlightenment. But that is not relevant. How easily we accept things on the basis of our logic or reasoning. In other words a philosophy which supports our way of thinking is acceptable and the one which challenges our belief or reasoning, is unacceptable or worse blasphemy. Continue reading