April 22, 2009

How much did you score back in when you were in class 1???Most of us don’t remember how we even looked back then forget the numbers.But as we grew older this thing called ‘marks’ got so prominent in our lives.When I was in class 11 and 12 my teachers said these were the only two years I needed to work hard like I have never before and the rest of my life would be taken care of.I didn’t believe them then and now I know I am right today.

One mistake we all make is that we think schooling is equivalent to education.Education is totally different from what we think other than the word with all the vowels in it.Education is making a person.It is about empowring a person to think on his own.It gives that ability to see things one couldn’t see before,you know what is right and what is wrong.

So now something for introspection.What is INTELLIGENCE?

Is it how many formulae you can remember?How many dates back in History you can recall?How much more than anyone else can you remember?

Well simple rational and logically thinking tells me that all this is good memory power.It is just that.It is knowledge.

Intelligence is what you do with this knowledge.How are you going to apply those formulae or what you can infer from those events in History.So if you ever thought a 1st ranker is “intelligent”,well the fact is he may actually may not be.And if you had known this back then you are INTELLIGENT.

And my final question for this post:What did you do with those marks you scored?

Mine are just on paper.Others just give it a glance but ask me what I learnt from that.Well I learnt that my marks are just to show how well I can impress someone with my writing skills and not to showcase my Intelligence.

But to top it all no amount of marks can tell you about how good or bad a person is.Intelligence gives you that because you know what is good and what is bad.Intelligence makes you humbler.It gives out a person’s personality in short.In a broader sense it is CHARACTER.

“Intelligence plus character – that is the true goal of education.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

But according to me intelligence with character is what is education.


KAn’T be so

April 13, 2009

When she came with that BOOM

Little did I know that these eyes

Would get to be the beholder of that Beauty.

And when I looked around

It wasn’t just my eyes,

She got all of us floored to the ground.

Looks could kill and killed was I

But could get you back from dead as well

Just so that you can admire

That perfect EVE.

Bagpipes play when We are in midst

Of The Sahara,

Hair so black put even their shadow to shame

Skin so soft that one KAn’T touch

And rain all of a sudden

KAn’T be so….KAn’T be so

Rubbing my eyes I still am on the ground

Realising that only a Fan I am

Just to admire not to love

Lets get SpiRiTual

April 13, 2009

What are the prerequisites for being “spiritual”……it is just that one needs to have believe in HIM, has to visit the temple very often and pray to the Lord when in trouble. And then you get yourself a tag of being spiritual or you don’t? Well this is what I thought being Spiritual was. Now I know that I was completely wrong in thinking so.

Thinking that most of us didn’t realise(at least I didn’t sometime back) there is “spirit” and “ritual” in Spiritual should give a vague picture of what it is all about. The ‘ritual of the spirits’;and of course its one’s own spirit got nothing to do with black magic or anything of that sorts. But that isn’t even even the complete meaning of it. One has to be Spiritual,its a feeling not even an emotion like others.Its a state of mind whose presence can be felt in every part of one’s life once that feeling is attained.

So how does one go about being Spiritual?Simple.All you got to do is get in touch with your soul.Going all over your heads?To make it simple: You would surely be knowing that one can get lost when you listen to music that you love a lot.Head-banging to Metal is one such experience of Spirituality.All you care about is that music and not even how you are banging your head(even against someone else’s).We don’t care if we are shy or introverts or failures or rich.We just want to have that feeling, that great feeling which carries along for a longer time even if you are out of that state of mind, affecting everything else in your life.

Head banging=Meditation

Trust me on this.There is no difference.Instead of hard metal noise people do the JAAP or like the Buddhists, who prefer silence to meditate.The end result is the same.You attain more energy(Ever thought how one can head-bang for so long being at the same place?or how the Monks can bare such cold weather without food?) and you feel great.But head-banging I would say is a very prelimnary form of Meditation and when you get there you won’t need to Meditate.And most importantly you need to give up those few little habits of yours.

PS:Somehow they got a negative effect on one getting to that state.

You can’t be GOD so be GOOD.

Imperfect Perfections

April 6, 2009

What is Perfect? Define Perfect.

I would say it is something that brings peace to the mind once you are done doing that work called Perfect. But when you attach this word to some other one, the meaning would change. Imagine:

Perfect Life

Perfect Gal(but for what huh?)

Perfect Job

These are just a few…..all of us can come up with more such things that we want to make Perfect or want to have it Perfect. But did you notice all of us think this isn’t possible.  Ever thought why it is so. Even this is my first time as I write here. Answer is simple: We compare what we think that is already Perfect in Life and see how we could make the rest Perfect.

I’ve had the Perfect Parents, Perfect Friends, Perfect Bike Rides(in the past tense now), Perfect Mornings, Few Perfect Days in My Life…..list could go on but my brain says there has got to be something Imperfect.

Of course there are. All of the above are Imperfect in some ways. Neither my Parents nor my Friends are Perfect….they are not GODS nor am I one, to have everything in Life to be Perfect. I feel that way because I love them, I like((d) for my past tensed Rides and Days passed by) soooooooooooooooooooo much that I don’t even care if they are/were Imperfect. Unconditonal love for everything that is mine. Be it my sketches that only I like or even this Blog that very few read. It is all mine and I feel that all of it is Perfect and as I said doing this gives me that peace of mind…that satisfaction to my soul that everything is right in order…..nothing to go wrong any more but just according to me; not what you would think is perfect(yes, no CAPS for this one)

But  imagine how a Perfect Life would be. You would be doing nothing. Imagine that you had all the money you wanted, all the people you wanted, all the love, all the food,all the marks…..implying that I would have to do nothin in Life. All would happen on its own. Scary thoughts if you ask me. I prefer it being the Imperfect Perfections it has.

Being Imperefect is cool because you are someone else’s Perfect.