Thursday, March 29, 2007

Million Souls Aware

Click on the title link

This site is an attempt to increase awareness of people on a specific topic. When a million unique people have visited the site, the site will move on to a new topic. Very innovative way of trying some thing to increase awareness of a socio-political-economic scenario. Thie current topic is "Refugee Camps". Do visit this site once. What you read might surprise / sadden you.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Player Averages - WC Cricket 2007

This WC, with India's early exit, I wanted to check on the averages of our players. It shows why statistics might be a deceptive thing. If you look below, technically only Uthappa and Dhoni are failures, while Sachin is slightly below par (his regular average of 44.xx). May be we should quote less of stats when discussing players. But a lot of intangibles creep in which cannot be documented - like ability to withstand pressure, rotate strike when boundaries dry up and so on. Some aspects which India can learn from teams like Aus and SA.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Post Partum Depression

Post partum depression ostensibly manifests itself when self negating thoughts bombard your already overtaxed mind continuously. A rather precarious position for a vulnerable individual to be in, I should say. A panacea might be the exodus of thoughts from your mind. Not infrequently, resorting to a hibernation in their favorite couch happens as well. Alas, again not infrequently, resumption from hibernation is revivifying. Meticulous attention to frequent behavior patterns might point to underlying groovy thought patterns which might pave a way for liberation. Or try reverse-glossolalia on your own thoughts. An impossible feat, it appears like. All said and done, while you have it, your motor neurons work in an impaired fashion making it impossible to carry on ones mundane day chores with any efficacy. Why then would you behave in a way that leads the uninvited guest to your mind-home? The answer, I think, is simply that no cost overheads are associated with rudimentary unaware behavior, alas thinking short term only. If a price tag that read "post partum depression" presented itself lugubriously in your behavior pattern, you would think twice pertinently before resorting to the dreaded trap. Ah, mournful dissertations!! For some refreshing inspiration, no undesirable situation gets so bad that there is a way locked when you return home. Sanctification is but a step away - hmm, ahem, alright, a few steps away - provided discipline of rigid exactitude is followed rigorously in a clock tick fashion.

May you know the bliss of the Creator.

PS1: The idea for this post was from Sadhguru, where he commented that writing a dissertation on almost any subject is very easy provided you have vocabulary inventory of even 10% of a dictionary. The above is a mini dissertation on "post partum depression"
PS2: I have no idea what "post partum depression" is.
PS3: I really hope you did not go thru the above post :). Please take nothing of this, except the very last sentence before the "PS1"
PS4: If your cranial region can hold 10 tomes worth of the drivel above, you should qualify for a Ph.D (yes, this way if writing is slightly addictive)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Silence Again...

Back from Silence again.

Read the posting of a fellow participant, Rams.

Just like the previous time, placing the experience in words is a very difficult task.

Last time, I rode on the euphoria while it lasted and then slackened thereafter. I hope to learn from the error this time. That will be one true way to thank the One, who in many ways truly gave Himself to this endeavor. I truly am not able to put this into words. I always smile happily and gratefully when I see people go to the mike and try to "describe" their experience. But more often then not, just their struggle would depict their experience - having flown out of bondages into freedom and back from the trip, trying to describe the taste. This is the true dilemma of a spiritual seeker - those who are co-seekers will understand what is being sought. Those who are not will not understand. This is one vista where logic and eloquence fail miserably, though an open mindedness will serve as a good stepping stone for the next step.

As always, fully aware that the statement is not even remotely close, I still say "Thank you Master".
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