Understanding Free Will

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.


A life 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!


Live in the present, stay blessed!

Empathy

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 science but 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.

RIP Sushant


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!

Poverty Speaks

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.


Poverty speaks….


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 you have and be an Angel for the needy!

Embrace Goodness

Self clicked

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.

And everything else is an ugly illusion.


Stay happy, spread love and respect everyone!

The Arrow of Entropy

Arrow of time
Pushing us forward to chaos
Our order is melting
With increasing disorder

Aging is difficult
With fears capturing our mind
A man becomes pessimist
With the ticking of clock

This is the law of nature
Law of science
Every system is bound
To collapse or Die

But we have the power
To delay this demon
With firing our love
And Cleansing with compassion

©2020 Piyush Singh

Burning Embers

Towering inferno
Encapsulated the bushes
The world became red
From the blazing fire
The bushes choked
With the suffocating smoke
Creatures charred
And animals screamed
Man, It’s all your greed
Grief of nature
Will never be silenced
So here we are
Facing the revenge
Wrath of the dead
Anger of the bushes
It’s weapon is Corona
And the man
Is running for cover

Mother nature had enough to retaliate. Recently we witnessed bushfires in Australia that killed so many animals and creatures that horrified so many of us.


It’s all because of us, Global warming is our deed that is resulting in such disasters. But mother nature is not weak, it has It’s own mechanism to teach us a lesson. We are now facing Corona Virus pandemic, wrath of nature.


I hope we all recover from this and also learn from our mistakes. This should open our eyes and change our attitude towards mother nature.


Our fight is on, stay safe people!

Religion Weeps

When time began
In the moment after creation
Earth was barren
And was in dark desolation

Then the Glory of God
Began with his compassion
He introduced his son
And humanity with Religion

But the humanity’s creed
Became his Greed
And he became blind
In the shadow of the dark

Epiphany of religion
Forgotten with time
Humanity killed himself
With his ignorance of light

Now Religion is weeping
With the corps of his son
Humanity is motionless
On the barren land

©2020 Piyush Singh

Lord Shiva and his Dark Energy and Matter


Lord Shiva is not only a deity of Hindus but also the symbol of dark energy and matter. More than 90 percent of our universe comprises of Dark matter and energy.


Both dark energy and matter do not come in contact with normal matter and that’s why we can’t perceive it. But it has a force which is helping in the expansion of our Universe. All matter perceivable to us comes from this unknown source.


It is or He is both the creator and the destroyer in our universe . Here’s a poem dedicated to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Shivratri


In the beginning
Life sparked from his singularity
And There began circle of mortality
From Life to death
And death to life
The Circle continue
With his cosmic dance
He is the beginning
He is the end
His light is beyond
Everyone to understand.
His symphony is creation
His song is destruction
His glory will continue
Eternally for everyone.

(Image credit-Twitter)

©2020 Piyush Singh