Monthly Archives: January 2011

Subtle Dharma 1

Mahabharata is always been a curious topic of interest for me. Even its opening verse can mesmerize anyone – “What is here, is found elsewhere; what is not here, is nowhere?”

Strange… isn’t it? But it is still true, despite being written after five thousand years..!!

The Mahabharata war took place in Dwapar Yuga in Kuru clan over the throne of Hastinapur Kingdom. Although there were many other reasons responsible for the war but throne was the vital one. The family divided between two groups namely Pandavas and Kauravs and the series of War, politics followed. You can always take help of “Google Bhai” to read the story line. 🙂

It was a greatest war war which teaches us many moral lessons. And I feel that  we Indians are blessed that we have so rich cultural history. I remember those Sunday mornings by waking up hearing its background score, so I guess many of you. I have found its background score you can revisit it here. ()

I have observed some points of it and I want to share it with you.

Arjuna – I guess most of you know who is. He was the greatest archer, Student of Dronachayra and intimate friend and devotee of Lord Krsna.

We have seen many people name after him but not on his brothers; why? If we compare him to his elder brother Yudhishthara he was nothing. But despite this we love him. Remember it was Dharma raj Yudhishtharas chariot which used to ride slightly above the ground. But still we don’t portray him in real life. So it makes me raise some questions.

:: Why nobody does name their children’s after Yudhishtara, Bhishma, Sehdev? They are also the protagonist of the epic. Then why we have not done justice with them by naming our children after them? In nation, like us where naming places/children’s after any famous cricketer, actor, Historical figure is common phenomenon, seems strange and unjust; isn’t it?

The psychology behind this idea is to recall that specific characteristic, idea and quality that person possessed. So that it shall remain in our memory and influence our actions. If you agree with this, it implies that we don’t value truthfulness and righteous conduct that Lord Ram and Yudhishthara possessed. And thus it makes us hypocrites..!! (Read “Worshippers of Ram, Followers of Ravan” post)

But same people are okay to name after Arjuna? The question is WHY? If we compare Arjuna to his elder brother Yudhishthara (who happens to be the epitome of truthfulness, grace etc. looks a cheater, deceiver in comparison.) was a deceiver.

Does that mean we choose lie above truth? If your answer is no, then why nobody is named after him Yudhishter?  Who is the greatest example of it?

Are we not the rational beings*?  Yes, we are but when it comes to choose between the Pandavas brothers, I guess everyone’s universal choice is Arjuna only.

Now a days People just pretend to be truthful until they get power and loopholes in the system to commit the evil acts (no example can par with our ex- telecom minister A. Raja, His scam is so huge that he can even purchase some African countries from that money).

{To be continued……}

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 [*Plato thought ,it was impossible for rational beings to do wrong knowingly, But Aristotle disagreed, and he felt that Plato’s view contradicted the observed facts about ordinary human beings. He believed that a person may have the knowledge but may not use it. Indian thinkers seem to have shared Aristotle practical view. They believed that ‘people do, in fact, act against their moral conviction and this is an unhappy fact about us.’- Source Wikipedia]

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Kya chori karna apraadh hai?*

*(If you happen to be an aam aadmi.)

Quite of you must be wondering that stealing is always been a crime since inception of human society then why I am questioning it?

I am doing so Bcoz—

In ancient times when someone tried to steal tiger’s food or any animal’s prey he was eventually punished by that animal. The usual punishment was getting killed by the animal or the stealer eventually becomes their food starter…But that was THE ANCIENT (UNCIVILIZED) TIME!

Now we are in Nayaa Jamana (Modern Time)…Junglee animals are on the verge of extinction (to be specific -due to decimation) and some of them are kept in Zoo’s or national parks for amusement of newer generations. But it seems their behavior is still kept in practice by fellow humans (or may be… by us??).

I have read many times in newspaper or saw in National television that how mob dealt out merciless justice on the streets, in full public view. Their excuse is that they steal things and are harming or creating imbalance in our society. So they will punish (kill) them to set an example for rest of others.

I am not justifying thefts but people should take humanitarian perspective before taking any step. Although I know that we are not the usual offenders(to beat mercilessly) and this sort of action would keep go on unless the daily wagers (people who are at the bottom of society) are taught to behave(law)!!

What is it that makes perfectly normal people who have just woken up in the morning suddenly get together and kill a person suspected of having committed a minor theft? It is their anger which makes them; isn’t it? Daily wagers are majority in aam public of Indian society and are the most ignored. They are full of anger towards the sarkaar, policymakers, bhrasht netas or for other reasons. And for them the suspect becomes a mere object of releasing their anger and for others….It’s just fun (remember scene from Golmaal-3).

They punish kamjor aadmi with no constitutional rights and when it comes to big people their answer is…….”Ye to sarkaar ka kaam hai, ham kya kar sakte hain!!!”*

Moral of the story- Only the poor in India are punished for theft. And the punishment they get is swift and brutal.
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*Which is also a universal Indian answer .


The Helpless Principal!!

It was a kind of uncanny experience I encountered some days ago which I want to share with you guys i.e. netizens. It happened with me in exam room where I am usually the last person to enter.

The Exam was of PP (Not what you think: p). I didn’t study for it (yeh, it’s too boring related to workshop procedure). It’s a fucking theory subject where University tests that how much pages a student can fill regardless quality of content.

I am good in writing precisely point to point but not good at what university wants to see in those answer books. Sometimes I feel that I am studying “HOW-MUCH-FUCK-CAN-YOU-WRITE” Course. Some of you guys might feel the way I do (If yes, please let me know that).

Oh sorry guys, it seems I am deviated from the subject, so I was talking about the helpless principal; right!
I want to confess something – I really do not know whether The Man I am talking about is really the principle or what.” You can curse me for my lack of knowledge (college administration).

After filling dozen of pages, I was fantasizing about something (man stuff) and at the same time the Man who I thoght is principal(was dressed like one),entered in class, we stared at each other eyes for some micro Seconds. Although It was not his fault to think that I was a cheater, but who cares I am writing my own version of story (He can do if he wants to). So he spoke to me directly from some distance “Kya Huaa Kharre Nahi Fase”, as my sixth sense activates in such condition… I quickly understood it was meant for me. I didn’t have anything with me that day(:}) and bonus with that I was feeling like fucked up. So I challenge him. I put my pen on desk and changed my posture from shy student to a typical Indorian dude.

He came next to me and start checking my pockets. I stopped him and shouted “I will takeout everything by myself”. The exam room came to standstill and whole attention was directed towards us.
(I think everyone was damn sure I had kharre with me, but they didn’t know)
I took out dozen of coins from my pocket and some dispersed in floor, girls started smiling they must have been thinking that this dude must be coming from Sarvate stand, But who cares for what attractive girls smiles for, it is itself an achievement to make them smile.

He didn’t found anything objectionable in my pocket but due to my posture and the way I spoke, He directed one of his assistant to check me again in Boys Common room.

I again challenged him back “I will not let anyone to check me except you.”(With a very damdaar voice). He was aghast to hear that. His posture became disappointed and helpless due to my way of speaking. He directed me to towards my seat in a low voice and I obeyed him like a good student.

P.S. – This post is seventy five percent fiction. It occurred recently with me/my friend, either you can believe.
Please do not take it as an offense especially the man who I think is the principle. :]
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TIP to Invigilators – Beware from naughty students.


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