28 January, 2009
Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. Animals obtain food by force. Man has no claws, no fangs, no horns, no great strength of muscle. He must plant his food or hunt it. To plant, he needs a process of thought.
To hunt, he needs weapons, and to make weapons--a process of thought. From this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from a single attribute of man--the function of his reasoning mind.
"But the mind is an attribute of the individual. There is no such thing as a collective brain. There is no such thing as a collective thought. An agreement reached by a group of men is only a compromise or an average drawn upon many individual thoughts. It is a secondary consequence. The primary act--the process of reason--must be performed by each man alone. We can divide a meal among many men. We cannot digest it in a collective stomach. No man can use his lungs to breathe for another man. No man can use his brain to think for another. All the functions of body and spirit are private. They cannot be shared or transferred.
The egotist in the absolute sense is not the man who sacrifices others. He is the man who
stands above the need of using others in any manner. He does not function through them. He
is not concerned with them in any primary matter. Not in his aim, not in his motive, not in his
thinking, not in his desires, not in the source of his energy. He does not exist for any other
man--and he asks no other man to exist for him. This is the only form of brotherhood and
mutual respect possible between men.
26 January, 2009
Like many others i feel that we are not patriotic to the core. We are emotional about our nationality and yes, we are patriotic- but just for the sake of words. When it comes to the real requirement, that is, dedicated efforts from us to play our part, most of us would not be up to the mark. If everyone would perform his/her duties with their national role and their contribution to the motherland in mind, we would have definitely surpassed all our peer nations.
I've always wondered as to where it went wrong, and why is that we take things for granted, and are negligent about our duties and responsibilities, from where does the parochial mindset come into picture, why is it that we are not ready to give the same importance to national growth, ,like we give to our personal well being . I know many of you would have had the same torturous thoughts.
I feel that we are trying to relax and savor the taste of freedom, brought by the struggles of our forefathers. We feel that enough they had borne the pain, and now that we have a Free India with us-a gift from all those great souls to us, we can do anything we wish, for we have in our hands a precious gift-a Free Nation. I personally feel, this is a gift we are not worthy enough to have, if we don't play our part in making a Free India into a truly independent country which can lead the world.
Disclaimer: The above statements were made not pointing at anyone in particular, but i think you'll know if it was targeted at you or not
25 January, 2009
Now, if a person is unable to identify these traits within himself and improvise them, he loses the privilege of being called a Human.Each of us should be able to have a line of thought which follows reason and atleast be in a state of mind which allows uninfluenced imagination,subsequently creation.
This is the least we can do to conserve our humane nature.......
21 January, 2009
With a diverse background in which he was brought up,and the self sustained career which he's tread so far, i think we are witnessing the grooming of a leader who will be what Lincoln or Gandhi are today to us...
Although he is filling in the dirty shoes of Bush with a shoulder sinking amount of responsibilities and hope of his mantra -CHANGE, people never have been more hopeful ... Let us hope he delivers what he wants to, in times like these,as he puts 'not the best of times with gray clouds all over us' ...
All the best Mr. Obama.
19 January, 2009
But i was thinking these are a person's choice...Then she was talking about reincarnation of humans into a lower form of life if we fail to deliver our duties...My rational mind was initially almost laughing at her...But as time passed i saw she believed whatever she said to the fullest and no one will be able to change her thoughts..
That i feel is more important-persistence of belief..I was wondering, she lives in a world,created in her mind from the principles from our ancient texts and holy beliefs ...Most of it i feel is not practicable nowadays.....
But i wish i could also think like her,without analyzing the pros and cons of events,calling everything God's play...
Sometimes Ignorance can be bliss.....
18 January, 2009
With this i have another important mental task....Delhi 6 audio is out,which i've got...I need to record those songs into my memory....Songs are good as expected....Rahman's first after Golden Globe,and he has given another first time kinda songs.....
12 January, 2009
07 January, 2009
Then i happened to come up with these 3 lines:
>"Individually we flourish,together we excel to create"
>"Our heads are held high,not gazing at the sky,but beyond it"
>"A man's step became a giant leap for mankind,our step will become the same for students"
These were placed before the team for selection....Unanimously everyone voted for the second one,which happens to be this post's title.....
I was happy seeing their response....
06 January, 2009
05 January, 2009
02 January, 2009
Your heart somehow already knows what you wanted,so listen to it....