Sunday, October 3, 2004


At what stage of life is an individual fit to make the right choice for his own good. Do you let your child decide his own life, make his own choices? Why is the belief of god so fundamental. Did your parents give you a choice to believe or do otherwise?

Interesting debate with Tripathi on when a person is fit to choose. Does a child know what is right for him unless guided by the rationale of a parent. Is a child allowed to opt for his parent’s decision or rather forced to do so?

Something out of the Times of India Sacred Space

A man, who chooses the path of freedom from restraint of self-indulgence, will be a bond slave of passion while the man who binds himself to rules releases himself. All things in the universe, including the sun & the moon & the stars, obey certain laws. Without the restraining influence of these laws, the world will not go on for moment. It is the discipline and restraint that separate us from the brute. If we are men walking with our heads erect and not walk on all fours, let us understand and put ourselves under voluntary discipline and restraint…
What is the distinguishing line between discipline and tyranny, between restraint and freedom?


How much psychological inertia does an individual carry? Ever tried convincing someone that he was wrong? Ever heeded to your mother’s warnings?

That shows the large intellectual and emotional inertia each one of us has. An inertia which is gathered as we grow, the older we are the more difficult it is to roll.

Many problems in new couples start from the wife unwilling to adjust to customs of a new family. An intruder trying to govern the inertia of three other people. Society in itself has tremendous inertia, the collective inertia of all the members of that group. Physical laws are equally applicable to society…a large inertia requires a stronger force to change it. Imagine the likes of Gandhi and Hitler who were able to drive millions to a common cause. Random musings...

Grains of truth

Man is a creation of circumstances. Extra ordinary circumstances beget extra ordinary people.

Life me aage badhna hai to kisi ek jagah se ya kuch logon se lagav mat rakho – Goenka

Every 2 yrs change the scenery around you, change your place of work, change the people u meet, change ur friends... – Absa

Change is inevitable. Change is fundamental. Everything is bound to change except change itself – The Bhagvad Geeta

Look beyond the pond, there’s a lake. Look beyond the lake, there’s a river. Look beyond the river, there’s a sea. Look beyond the sea, there’s an ocean.