Many believe that our paths are laid out long before we are born and continue to another after we perish.
Is it true that our lives are predetermined? Is it right to say that we are puppets of a higher order?
In the world of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, the brain is coded to perform certain predetermined tasks. This system never deters from it’s command when it is left to perform since it doesn’t have conscience.
But with humans this may or May not be true. Let’s try to understand this.
There are 2 things predetermined for us- Life itself and death, the beginning and the end. There is no free will to control that. But everything in between is quite bewildering. We come across so many people throughout our lives, live in different surroundings and are influenced by these elements in some or the other way. These influences affect us to take different paths as per our motivations.
In a way we constantly deter from our usual course and work or behave under the influence of something throughout our lives. This cannot be coded by someone before our lives. Here we can say that free will exists in the form of collective consciousness.
But does free will means we can bounce back and fourth in time as per our freedom?
Some scientists will say we can, we just need to grow with our knowledge. But for now we think that time is linear, it proceeds uniformly, Eternally into infinity. There is no beginning and end in the never ending circle of time. Past, present and future are just illusions in that circle where you can’t differentiate which is which.
If we know our fate in the future would it force us to take decisions to change that?
Well in absolute or broader terms we at least know that we are going to die one day. So all our decisions may take different paths but all those paths would lead to the same point, death. The Circle of time will continue, life to death, death to life, past to future and future to past. But there are some hard questions to answer.
If life and death are inevitable and the end result is death then what we do in between may not be significant .
What’s our purpose then? Our existential crisis?
Here’s my opinion- When you look at the celestial bodies like Sun and Earth, when you look at nature, trees and plants, you will see that irrespective of their fate they carry on to do their job that is to create light and sustain life .They live in the present and fulfil their purpose that is to Give.
Alife has no meaning if it doesn’t touches another life positively. Love, Compassion, empathy, humility, kindness and respect give meaning to a life, give purpose to our lives. The happiness which we feel when we do something for others.
If we live in the hearts of the generation to come then we live forever, this is our free will. The contentment which it brings is too great to express in terms of science.
Our existence depends on both science and philosophy, both are significant. Science shows us the path, Philosophy teaches us how to live that path. This is our absolute purpose even if there is nothing absolute in the universe.
So free will exists in between life and death, it is our present which gives us the ultimate boon of free will. We may not be present in the form of matter in the future but our existence may survive in time through our Karma in the hearts of others. And maybe that Karma is the God we question so often!
Up, on those mountains, At those freezing heights Everything trembles Under those heavy feet. Those unabated spirits Roar against every bullet Which pierce their skin Obliterate when they touch Their mighty souls! Every blow that dent Their bodies, melt when they Kiss their relentless grit.
O Mighty soldiers! Your love for the motherland Flows deep in the veins Of the nation you guard. O Brave soldiers! Your love for the motherland, Breathe deep in those muddy trenches Where you sleep at last! O Brave warriors! You are an epitome of sacrifice, Your tale will be told till we survive!
The reason we exist is because of the balance of nature, because of the empathy of the universe and yet we humans lack it to a great extent. And that’s why there is so much of chaos nowadays.
Our violent yellow star can annihilate our planet if it really touches it physically but it chooses to stay away and show its kindness by giving life to us.
Similarly the planets, the moons, the stars and the galaxies all depend on each other for their survival. Empathy rules to a great extent, Infact life itself is a product of empathy, the balance.
I know many people will say its all about sciencebut mind you even science has a heart!
But we humans are deterring from our path. We hardly care about others, barely connect with them , hate has become a new normal . Compassion has become a rare commodity and apathy is pushing us towards sufferings, greater chaos.
Global warming, intolerance , prejudice, riots, pandemic have become a new normal. On an individual scale mental health has taken a beating. Depression, anxiety, suicides we are seeing it all.
Currently the entire India and many fans across the world mourning the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the finest actors of Bollywood. If only people around him understood him, if only he was not surrounded by heartless people who let him down, things would have been different. People hardly noticed it on his ever smiling face.
Another Joker faded away giving his all to the audience!
You will never get it What’s there inside those smiling faces until you connect with them, share their grief, Happiness and everything. Hate should be avoided at any cost even if you don’t agree with them.
Connections, friendly talks, compassion can do magic to create balance in our lives.
Kindness is the light we need right now. Sooner we realise the importance of empathy in our lives the better we will become, the longer we will survive.
Empathy is the only order in this universe!
Stay connected, show kindness, be around the people who listen!
Life has been quite awful for many people these days but nothing Worst than the adversities of the poor labourers in India.
They have been over utilised, exploited by the capitalists for building their empire and now they have been dumped on the road to suffer with no food, no help.
All they want is to return home when the world is stagnant with no work around. My heart grieves for them.
My sweat built Your soaring Castles I gulped tremendous pain To Fulfil your worldly desires And I didn’t complain Even for a second For the tiny bread You thrown at me in return But now when I want you To stand by me You only discarded me I am bruised, But I have not lost hope I will walk forever on the road The place where my heart is The place called home. My sufferings are not new May not shake your inner core Because maybe I am poor And poverty is only meant To lie on the road and suffer!
Be grateful to what youhave and be an Angel for the needy!
Sacred is the noble thoughts lying all around us in oblivion.
Respect and Humility are the first steps towards believing in God. Without this you can’t proclaim yourself a Believer.
We all are designed and coded to see and embrace the goodness all around us. Everything else disturbs us. Violence intimidates us. Disrespect hurts us. Hate blinds us. So why we choose to deter from our path?
Is it the law of nature? Entropy or chaos always increases in the universe. Is it true with humans as well? When we are born we are the purest ones, most civilised ones. And as time passes we become corrupt?
No this can’t be true. Yes some people choose wrong paths. But some, in spite of their painful experiences are adamant. They are never shaken, pushed or knocked from their sacred, virtuous path.
It’s only because of these people, there is still order in this world. So we have to focus and emulate goodness all around us and avoid everything hateful. Because love and respect is the only way forward.
In order to know him You have to become a disbeliever Walk through a sceptical path Through the maze of darkness Seek the realm of science Surrendering to knowledge Because it is only Going through darkness You might find him And find light
When we were kids, we had so much faith on our parents. They were our Gods and no matter what, they protected us, fulfilled our needs. We had so much happiness in their company.
But as we grow up and get expose to knowledge of our surroundings, we tend to lose that faith with which we were born. We still love our parents but only able to convince ourselves in one or the other way that God doesn’t exist.
The reason behind our sudden disbelieving is our failures, our loss, our defeats. Sometimes, some of us believe so much in science that we think that there is no need of God in the realms of laws of nature.
But believe me or not the first step towards believing is disbelieving. You have to seek the realm of science in order to understand the nature of any supreme being if he exist because maybe we are still in the phase of that dark tunnel.
We are going through a dark time, a pandemic which has defeated our knowledge of science. We still are far away from that ultimate truth, knowledge or science that can fight these situations effectively.
Till then a person who is on his death bed, the only solace for him is his belief on God. God is peace to him, he maybe a state of mind but it is definitely our cure of grief.
Therefore we need God like never before. So all sceptics in the world,maybe you are going in the right direction. Just follow science and have respect for everyone because it is only through humbleness we can see and understand clearly.
Corona Virus is the demon we have created. It is our own karma for all the wrongs we did against nature.
From burning of Amazon forests to bushfires in Australia, from cutting of Aarey forests in Mumbai to deforestation all over the world, nature had enough to retaliate. Corona Virus is the product of brutality committed by mankind towards wild life, one of the most essential elements of nature.
Nature has its own mechanism to rebel, corona virus is one such mechanism.
Now nobody is talking about religious conflicts or human conflicts. Entire humanity is running for cover against the wrath of nature.
Do we still have hope? Can humanity recover from this fast enough?
Once again nature can save us in spite of our apathy towards it. It is the Angel we are praying now. Our own immune system, is also a part of nature, can save us.
Is our immune system strong enough to tame this demon? Most of us will say no but we can enhance it through exercises, Yoga or any other work out. Some may not agree but something is better than nothing.
Can nature’s own gift, Ayurveda or our immunity save us from this pandemic, when all other treatments are far away, remain to be seen. But enough is enough, we can’t survive without nature.
We have to give back nature what it deserves. Otherwise, nature saw our birth and will see us dying, too.
So it is my appeal to all readers Save wildlife, preserve nature and of course work out daily!