Freedommmm


When I went home, it was 8:30 at night.

To my surprise, my kid was in bed. I asked my mum, “is she asleep?”

Before my mom answers, she sprang from her bed and said “Dad, I have a surprise for you”

In no time she held my hand and led me to the library room and said “my aunt bought this for me” showing a pair of beautiful white birds.

The cage was knitted in thin rod making a shape of a house. The birds were like jumping here and there fluttering the wings as there were no much space left.  Little bit of water was kept in a wide lid of a bottle. The cage was placed on a newspaper. Her idea was to save the floor from bird shit.

I saw some bird food placed on a silver plate. But it was all over the cage. In fact, all over my house. I can sense it with my bare foot.

She asked me “Prag (her cousin) also got one. How is it?”

I reluctantly said “it’s OK”

I never like raising pets at home. It’s not like I am averse towards that helpless creatures. I value freedom very much in my life. I didn’t like the idea of caging or tying to keep it away from its natural habitats.

A while later, I said “I think there is little space in the cage. Why can’t we leave it free in the sky”.

She looked at me like an alien and slowly moved inbetween myself and the cage. From that moment she never let me near the cage.

All my persuasion went waste and I started putting that aside and concentrating on other aspects of life.

After a week, when I went home, I saw the cage open wide and no birds were in that. Her cousin’s cage was also empty.

I asked her what happened. Her aunt, (cousin’s mother) said them that, she would lock them up in a room for ten days and if they can happily survive, they can retain the birds. She also explained that it would be sad to cage birds with such beautiful wings.  

Since they were kids, they took that in good spirit and with big heart, gave freedom to them. Freeedommmmmm.

The next day, her cousin said that the dog eat her birds.

I said “it cant be. Are you sure?”

“If you want come with me, I will show you the remaining feathers”

I said “I don’t want to see it”

Moral of the story

A head monk of a zen temple went to meet an enlightened zen monk and said,


"we used to have hundreds of monks searching for wisdom in our temple. But now a days I don't know why but the numbers drastically decreased and it came down to an abrupt seven. I am so sad. I don't know what to do"


"Son, don't worry about the numbers because one of your seven members is an enlightened person"


Some how satisfied with his answer he went back to the temple and conveyed this message to all the six other members. 


From the next day on wards, the way they treat each others changed. Every one was thinking the other might be an enlightened monk. This automatically added respect and love to what ever they do to each other. Slowly bliss started flowing every where in the temple that ultimately attracted people. 


The temple became popular more than what it used to be.


This story stayed in my mind for months together now. 


We say, judging people and acting according to it is very important in life. The way you treat others certainly have an influence on their reciprocal reaction. when you judge people, you are prejudiced and compel the opponent to act in a certain way. when we have an open mind and treat with love, at least others try to justify our trust. I think this works for many an occasion. 







Tag

This is my 100th Post. yeah, I became a veteran blogger. heyyyy.


sometimes I like doing tags. you don't have to think a lot. you can fill your blog easily and you can pose like a sincere blogger.


Especially when you are dry with ideas, tags help you to keep your blog alive. Thanks Shilpa for tagging me.



A. Make a list of 5 things that are in reach.

1. ant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD); 
2. plasticizers bis(2-ethylhexyl) 
3. phthalate (DEHP), 
4. benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), and 
5. dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 

Dont scratch your head. these are the chemicals banned in imported garments by REACH law in Europe. See, how I always think about business. This world hails this attitude. ain't they? But I dont. will write a post on this. (heyy, I got a topic now)

B. What is your favourite holiday?

Holidays are my favorite. 

C. What is your fashion style?

Up to you guys to decide. let me know if you can.

D. What's your occupation?

My head is occupied with 60% activities to make money, 30% thinking about life and its true meaning, 10% entertainment. (I am sick of saying just 'business'. I think 'occupation' means what you are occupied with. I am not occupied with just making money)
 
E. What do you hear right now?
Alarm from my mind. "shouldn't I be doing something Worthy?".
 
F. Who was the last person you hugged?
My kid, my wife who else? :( (oh sorry, the smiley should have been the other way around)

G. What random song just popped in your head now?

Man in the mirror. 
 
H. What did you do today?
this is morning. so cant answer much. (and it answers much indeed)

I. What was the last text message you received?
A message that some bloody fool added me to 'way to sms' I hate receiving advt in sms..

J. What websites do you always visit when you go online?
FB, cricinfo, blogs.

K. What is your next big planned purchase?
I dont plan for purchasing.
 
L. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
anywhere.

M. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I think this is the stupidest question I could ever face in any interview. first of all you cant assure your future as most of the happenings are out of our hands. all that you can do is to act sensibly to given scenarios in present day. 

N. Where's your tattoo/Where would you like a tattoo?
I dont like tattoos. this is one of the biggest turn offs.  

O. What are you doing this weekend?
flying.

P. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?
I can play virtually any musical instruments. but keeping the rhythm can never be guaranteed.

Q. What's the one thing you need the most now? 
Why should I answer. will you give it? :)

R. Are you a creeper? 
Nops.

S. What is your dream job?
I dont believe in dream jobs. any job can get boring over time.

T. What's the last good movie you saw?
Myna, Matrix (yes again)

alright. I finished the tag. now I tag all of you who read this boring stuff. but it is not compulsory.

Good bye. have fun. 

Love Marriage

இந்த பூமியை புதுப்பித்துக் கொண்டே இருக்கும் விஷயங்கள் இரண்டு தான்.
ஒன்று உழைப்பு, மற்றொன்று காதல்.
உழைப்பு மட்டும் இல்லை என்றால் இந்த பூமி தோன்றிய பொழுதில் இருந்து தோற்றத்திலேயே இருந்திருக்கும்.
காதல் மட்டும் இல்லை என்றால் ஆதாம்-ஏவாளுக்கு பிறகு மனிதத் தொடர்ச்சியே இல்லாமல் போயிருக்கும்



(Translation: work and love are the two factors that keep renewing this world. if there was no work, there wouldn't have been any development. If there was no love there wouldn't be any living things apart from Adam and Eve.)


My cousin's above face book status prompted me to write this post.


DONT GO AWAY PRESUMING HIGH DOSE OF DRYNESS IN THE POST. THOUGH IT IS TRUE, I HAVE AN ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOU AT THE END.


Though I like to make this world a better place for our fellow beings, I really don't bother for the prolonged existence of this world as it is creator's headache. 


What impressed me most in this status message was the closeness he came to understanding nature.


If we watch carefully, nature wants us to lead our life in a certain way. Nature wants this world to ever evolve. So it created interest between male and female. I guess that is what we call as love.


Nature created hunger, prompting us to work. Then we created egos, jealousy and greed making it easy for nature.


Though I understood that nature wants us to lead our life in a certain way, I really don't know if I have to obey nature or rebel against it. That is the biggest question I face now. Now a days, I really don't bother to rebel against anything or anyone. Probably that is what made me an atheist, agnostic and what ever 'eist' I am now. I appreciate this. yeah, self appreciation. I dont care.


One thing that I cant stand in our culture is, its enmity to love marriage. For me, love is neither divine nor untouchable. Its just natural. Absolutely natural. As I said above, nature wants a male to love a female. It will happen to every one as like hunger, because it is programmed such a way. where as marriage is societal. Our society created marriage for various reasons that I have already discussed in two other topics, here and here.


Probably, this society should have setup arranged marriage as a system to save people who would not be able to find their mates for various reasons. I strongly believe there would be someone who likes a person if not all. so this reason doesn't seem to be convincing for suppressing a very natural behavior called love.


saying this, I am not going to assure you all sunshines and rainbows when we get love marriage. Managing a girl is an art which I havn't mastered yet. it takes a lot of sacrifice, compromise and understanding to make a successful relationship irrespective of it arising from love marriage or arranged marriage. And also one have to seriously think on managing this society after that. All I want to say is that, I just didn't like the idea of suppressing a very natural behavior of love by installing a system called arranged marriage.


After reading such a boring and tiny opinion, you can enjoy watching this. A stress reliever. But dont look for me after watching this, instead look for him.


After a long time, I finished it very short. Am happy. very happy. I am sure you too. Bye.

A letter to atheist

Dear Atheist,

I am writing this letter not to prove that you are in the wrong side. I was a theist for many years, and then I became an atheist for a while. I was converted as an agnostic until a short while ago and now I am slowly transcending towards pantheism I guess. As I keep changeing my self, I don’t think I have any moral rights to claim my views are always right.

Then why am I writing this letter?

I want you to think and analyze if you have comfortably struck in one place forgetting the growth. That’s all.

I respect atheists more than theists for the very reason that they have courage to question the supposed to be most powerful being in this universe. After taking that great first step, I see many atheists get struck there. I don’t know if that is because they like the rebellion image that they created being an atheist or they really don’t have place to move from there or they strongly believe there is nothing more than that of what they see now?
In my childhood, I blindly followed elders when they go to temples. When I attain an age to question a little bit, they said, “If you defame God, he will blind your eyes”.  At that age, I can’t imagine living without sight, so I patiently stopped questioning.
After a while, when they saw lack of interest in me for prayer, they said, “If you pray God, you will get good marks. He is more powerful and he can give whatever you want”. That kind of inspired me. I started making too many requests. When I questioned why some of my requests went unanswered, they said “you wouldn’t have prayed whole heartedly”. They also said, “This is only for  your good”.
If god knows what is good and he gives that to me, then why should I pray? They intervened immediately, “Don’t speak rubbish”. When I grew up, I developed courage to check why some/most of my requests are unanswered by God. I understood that, this universe had its own set of rules in making and running this life and that will not change for whatever reason. Even if I shed tears in blood, that will not change. From that moment I stopped going to temple and became an atheist. Poverty and natural calamities and all added value fr my stance then.

But that ‘own set of rules’ kept pondering in my head. For whatever reason, I couldn’t understand the source for this universe, motive for life and innumerable complexities in human mind. Earth, stars, space, people, planets, sun, moon,..... where has it come from? Most importantly why has it come for? What are we trying to prove with this life? These questions kept baffling me. For me, Life seems like a book without few of the front and last pages. These questions made me an agnostic.

Though my questions were answered by none so far, can I broadly conclude that these are the acts of nature? I guess my atheist friends will agree with this. If nature does this, then can we collectively call the nature as God? See, now I am transcending towards pantheism. But any ways, whoever the God is, I am not going to knock his door with petitions or recommendations to help my existence. If anything has to happen in this world, it has to happen through me and only me. What ever happened and happens to me, that is because of me and only me. For that extent I am clear.
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