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  • 1. ^^^^^^ The Pupose of LifeAvadhesh Varshneya • Please reada book called "Autobiography of aYogi" by Swarmi Yoganand. Thebook summarily answers all thequestions of yours.24 days ago • Like •2Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • I believe that the primary purpose of life is to re produce and keep the speciesgoing ,like all other animals.The more important purpose,as humans, is to improve lives of as manypeople as possible,whether or not they related to you,.The universe exists to support the earth,whichalone can support life.The question of life on other planets will be a matter of conjecture forever.,for,man is an animal with infinite capacity to dream and imagine.23 days ago • Like •1Follow Ravi KantRavi Kant Maheshwari • Ravi Kant Maheshwari • I am also excited to know opinions.....keep onposting..23 days ago • Like •
  • 2. 1Follow SteveSteve Dufourny • Hi Dear all,I beleive humbly that we are catalyzers of the universal 3D sphere. Inside this sphere, we have a center,the most important sphere.After we have the cosmological fractal with the moons, the planets, the stars,the BH, the groups of Super BH .......we have also inside this sphere, quantum spheres, coded since thebegining. The evolution is a road of optimization towards the eternal creativity. We are still young atthe universal scale. 13.7 to 15 billions years, it is young still. All is light in fact, a light became mass onthe line of time. All is composed by the same essence, spheres turning .....If we are on Earth , there are reasons, we are catalyzers of spherization and harmonization. Theconsciouness and the intelligence are tools of spherization and harmonization. All is linked since thebegining....23 days ago • Like •2Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Thank you @Avadesh. I will check it out. I would also be interested inknowing from common people like us how they feel about life. Sometimes whenI flood the dish to drain out ants I feel may be someone is also drainingus out. May be we are also one sort of bacteria some spoiling and somecleaning up or rejuvenating the earth. What are we in someone elses eyes(like may be god?)23 days ago • Like •2karthikeyan arumugathandavan • Chiranjeevi, interesting topic........ to share a similar thought, when we are forced chase the ants of many types in many situations , Iused to wonder One mug of water is complete flooding for them and a bucket poured is literalTsunami ..!!But could we adjust to live, as suggested by some schools of thought to accommodate all beings &creatures ...... next to impossibility.The compromise is the purpose of life .23 days ago •3
  • 3. Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Chiranjeevi Tallapragada:I am a fence sitter. Neither religious nor irrligious. Let me explain. Do you know the mayawadis ..howthey say "Neti-Neti" or "Na-iti", meaning "this is not it".I prescribe to it in my own way ..not all of science nor all of religion!What I like about the Rigveda is its Nasadiya sukta, where the concept of the beginning of time andspace is described. It states that before Cosmos evolved out of Chaos, there existed a single entity theveda calls Hiranya Garbha. "The one with light within". It is interpreted as the Brahmanda or thecosmic egg.Formal religion loses its bearings in such an era. Where time and space have no meaning, when chaospervades all. Described as "Gahanam agbhiram Saleela", the water of space. Narayan (the one whocame over the waters - of space), is the god underpinning Brahma. (Narayan is no doubt a lateraddition).here is a good translation in english...from wikipedia.Who really knows? Who shall declare it here?Whence was it born? Whence issued this creation?Even the Gods came after its emergence.Then who can tell from whence it came to be?None knows when creation has arisen;Whether He made it or did not make it,He who surveys it in the highest heaven,Only He knows, or maybe even He knows not.Hinduism is the only religion that asked such questions thousands of years ago. No wonder Sankhyasgodless creed developed here. (impersonal formless god).Read the real sukta here and may be you will get some answer.This ekam eva advitiya was infested with Ahankara (awareness of the self, ego) and it thought "I amone let me be many" and that started the world.In such a scenario, there will be many like us, at other places in the cosmos, some much more ancientthan us!23 days ago • Like •3Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Now using Neti-Neti, switch your position and go the scientefic/logical way.Penguins, to impress their females gather stones all around their legs. The lady-penguin is impressedwith the guy with most stones. The guy thinks "hey I am rich"! Presto, the lady uses the nest to breed.Both are happy. They breed, raise young and die. The stones are forgotten.Now look at humans ..they amass riches and power, (stones on a beach), impress women, raisechildren, fight some wars (sangharsh), win some lose some, then die.The riches stay back, are used up and gone.Who gains? What is the gain?I sometimes feel it is all a jaal. The ultimate gainer is the impersonal collection we call the species.People come and go, the only objective is the simplest one! Perpetuation of the species.
  • 4. And higher up somewhere, the super organism GAIA straddles the planet in splendid isolation. It plans,It plots, Its ultimate purpose entirely out of our puny ambit, and drives life throughout. Kasmai devayahavisha vidhema?Who is this GOD, that we shall worship?23 days ago • Like •2Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • The sukta link...http://www.astrojyoti.info/NasadiyaSuktam.htm .23 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Thank you @Jayendra. Some I understood some I didnt. May be that iswhy Iasked this question. As they say one who knows wont have any questions andone who doesnt know also wont have any questions.I liked your Penguins example. The only difference is both men, women aswell as children are after the pebbles in case of human beings.There is this movie In Time. Where everyone remains young but lives onlyfor one year after they are 20. The transactions are all in terms of time.Very interesting concept. Everyone spends the time left to gain time sothat they can live longer. I wonder if this is the purpose of life on earthto keep working to extend ones life. Those who have plenty of time dontknow what to do with their time. Theirtime goes in protecting that nobody steals their time. It sounds funny whenseen in this way. But how different is real life anyway?23 days ago • Like •1Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • I am no fence sitter,and the universe is supposed to have started from soonya,--apoint which has no dimensions,but from it emerge lines,figures in 2,3 and multi dimensions-and theentire universe-when did this happen?from the dimension less point emerged the universe in an infinitely tiny fraction of a second,and that is the beginning of the cosmic time scale,on which ,again theappearance and extinction of human beings is ,but a small fraction-and when does it end,and how?itwill go back in to the dimension less point,from which it once emerged,again in a tiny fraction of asecond--and when?when the cosmic time scale decides to stop--and who decides?the same one whoinitiated the creation--whether that some body exists or not,is a question with out answer--one should
  • 5. ask him/her self,what gives a person conscious ness,and what happens to it ,when he leaves the world--it is an oscillating pendulum,between life and death ,with no resting point--only life and death arecertain,and even that appears to be a maya,if you think too much--that is why mere mortals like me arehappy with a simplistic explanation,AS I MENTIONED IN MY EARLIER COMMENT and carry onwith my work in the time left for me on this great earth(I,WHO?)23 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-( then ) .......What is the purpose of the Universe ?!?!23 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan, mere mortals dont bother with that question.But it is entirely possible that if there is a creator, the purpose may be so alien and lofty, we wontaccept it even if someone were to tell it.Read "Childhoods end" (Clarke / Aldiss). It is powerful SF.It deals with this question.22 days ago • Like •Follow SyedSyed Imam • I think answer to this question is that its a test for us and who pass will be rewardedHeaven and failure to this test will thrown to Hell22 days ago • Like •1Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • I find this post a bit Childish. Young people like to ask these question, there is no answer tothis question however there are many people searching for the answers everyday. We do have betterunderstanding to the world we live.To understand this we need to know what we are, you may not enjoy to learn that we humans are! Weare the most dangerous virus, and as we know that the viruses (most of them) are tuned to use theavailable resources and grow as fast as one virus can. We are doing the same, consuming the resourcesas and growing our population.
  • 6. If you look at scientific researches made through out the history until today has two basic purposes.1. Provide human longer life. Which of course has got lots of success as well. We live twice as longerthan just 100 years ago our ancestors could even imagine.1. Find ways to travel faster. If we want to know what is around earth and what is in our solar system,we must travel faster. We have had great success in knowing about our solar system.There is nothing called Grand Design of GOD. Life is evolved. There are 16 episodes of The universeseries on History Chanel. Watch them ....... It has latest information from different Probes in Spaceupdated till 2010.If the knowledge of these discoveries becomes common, most of religion will lose its holds. But thetruth is truth. We are a kind of virus and we need more and more resources to live comfortably andhealthy so that we can travel faster and gather all the resources available in the universe.22 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Ujwal,I think about religion / tradition / culture on this subcontinent , you have unscientific view. All Indianpractices have a very strong scientific basis .There are many many examples ..........!!22 days ago •4Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Ujawal.." travel faster and gather all the resources available in the universe. " anddo what?THAT was the question.What is the purpose of life on earth? Why does the universe exist? Does anyone or anything else knowsabout existence other than us?Truly speaking, we dont know the answer.If self replicating DNA evolved into what we are today, WHY did that happen? Sirely there needs to bea purpose?You can understand the uselessness of ear sleep breed die cycle after cycle..surely?22 days ago • Like •1
  • 7. Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • We need to know the higher purpose. Some claom to see it. Others theorize only.But try we must.Even if childishly.22 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Syed Imam:I have nothing against religion, but...What is the point of sending people to eternal damnation and eternal heaven?That would be a sheer waste of resources. Even for god!Furthermore, a god who makes us, and whom you call Rahim (merciful), why the heck would hebehave llike some D company Don, being judgemental on his own creation!What would be the difference then in such a vengeful angry god and a village hegemon?Break out of this shell of human values plastered on a god.A universal god is above all this. Has to be.Vedic aryans had these jealous gods (Indra). European aryans had Thor and Odin.But later the Indian aryans realized their error and talked of the one god that is all encompassing.Even later, came the nirishwarvadis godless creeds who were equally respected. Buddha himself didnot advocate any god.He stressed more on Pancha-Shila.Something akin to a chinese religion that stresses more on right actions.THAT is nore honest than saying god will eternally damn or reward some one for their actions.THAT leaves NO room for improvement / refornation.Yes the concept of Tauba is there, but what of prople who never repent? Eternal hell?Karma siddhanta atleast holds out promise of salvation even to the damned of the damned.21 days ago • Like •2Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Good Zinnia M, but it pains me when perfectly well educated people stick to this"angry god heaven hell" stuff just as an article of faith. I expect educated people NOT to take anythingas just "articles of faith" Afterall here we are, discussing higher things and here is "alice in wonderlandstuff"! Its a bit difficult to sromach once we see that historically these heaven / hell guys have betweenthem killed more people than most other religions. The Bible with its inquisition, and crusades, andIslam with its sowrd. The massacres in India are legend. Are we to endure these things again and again?Akbar the greats massace at Chottod after Haldi Ghati is famous. And so is Nadir Shahs at Delhi.There is something barbaric and uncouth about this pious heaven / hell bullshit, and someone has tocall a spade a spade. Enough of Nehruvian hypocrisy of sugar coating things and calling all that"historical ties"! All I can say is "My foot"!
  • 8. 21 days ago • Like •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • I find odd comments like childish--,a bit too harsh--for thosands of years,Indiansspent millions of hours on this subject and concluded that every thing you feel,see and enjoy ismomentary and later a myth.Every thing is dependent on mans imagination,invention,and through hisconstant endeavor man has always tried to modify,nature ,rather than adapt and live with it in peace.Ifthe chinese had advanced science and maths ,back in 4th or 5th centiuries,the europeans re discoveredthe likes of telescope,only in 14 th century from the chinese version--and the Indians had astronomyand maths with them for thousands of years--while the animal lurking in the man always tells him tolive to feed and re produce,even at the expense of others,religion,philosophy,culture,traditions,andcivility tried to reign in these animal instincts,and hence this 7 billion population today--simultaneously,Indian philosophy sought to put the limitations and illusions of human mind throughseveral texts in perspective,which were developed by the best possible minds over thousands of years.A regular example quoted is ,there are a thousand earthern pots with water,and in each pot the Sun ispresent--its image gives you the impression that the sun is present in each one of them--and this is theillusion,that the man feels,as he is himself the earthern pot(body) ,and the conscious of self being theimage,the Sun here represents the universal/cosmic conscious,which itself can be an illusion,andconsequently,the image in the earthern potBy the way,I too am an engineer,and know that science has improved human life,and has given it manypleasures--but,it also threatens to destroy the species,and whether we will bequeath anything to futuregenerations ,again depends on the wisdom of humans--science,my friends,is no gospel of truth,andoften contradicts it self--and the knowledge TV channels also dish out several programmes on Egyptianmummies,allegedly based on re search by western scholars,re searchers,and intellectuals--the visualimpact of all those stars exploding,formation of earth,moon,evolution of life etc,, are theories,myfriends,there is no video of the original events--yes,they give you enough logic,and create the illusionin audience that what they propose is absolutely true and nothing but true--what they do not show,however are the views of a plethora of scientists,who oppose these views as mere imagination,and full offalse assumptions--if theory of relativity it self is disputed,what else can be an etenal truth?And by theway,ALBERT EINSTEIN was no atheist--why?Be cause science helps you only to understand nature and not create it--and to day,as now sciencesays,the axiom that energy can not be produced or destroyed,but can only be transformed from oneform to other--it self stands contradicted,with big bang theory--no body is sure,whether energy gotcreated first,or matter,as they are both interchangeable.Lets keep science and religion separate,but Imust remind you,both are dependent on faith of their followers21 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • Venugopal.........Nice posting there but please have one point for further thoughts / consideration................ as far this sub-continent is concerned, religion was and is Science !!
  • 9. 21 days ago •Follow VivekVivek Srivastava • The purpose of life is to live on this earth enjoy the resources without any damage tonature or hurting anyone.If you enjoy your life your creator will also feel happy ( Like a parent feelhappy if Kids are happy ).why some one created this life system , to my understanding its all tomaintain the flow of life itself, thats why the reproduction capabilities.There is no sperate Heven orHell , its all in this life only.there are five mahaboot which controls the life - kaam, krodh, lobh, mohand ersya.for more information please refer book Gita.21 days ago • Like •1Follow SyedSyed Imam • @ Jayendra, Yes Allah is Rahim, but also He is the best Judge, and in law Good and Evilcannot be equal, and according to law Evil is bound to be panalised for his acts. You are free to haveyour own views.21 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Syed thanks for the magnanimous "allowance"!21 days ago • Like •Follow SyedSyed Imam • Its my "pleasure" Sir21 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Imam..My problem with "He is the best Judge, and in law Good and Evil cannot be equal, and according tolaw Evil is bound to be panalised for his acts." is that who is to say what is good and bad?THIS attachment to heaven / hoors / hell can have devastating results as many in Pakistan are learningevery day.I attended a show titled "Islam religion of peace" by a man muslims idolise. (Zakir Naik).
  • 10. At the end of the show, a fellow got up and asked Zakir.."I have a hindu friend who is pious, takes careof his parents, has no vices like smoking and drinking, is kind to all, will he go to heaven?"..and thencame the Zakir Gem.Please consider Zakirs answer and why I hate "heaven hell" preachers / believers.Zakir said."That hindu will go to hell, simply because he is not a muslim! He is failing to offer Namaz 5 times aday. Plain and simple".I was stumped by the arrogance of that statement.Islam has killed thousands simply because they were not good enough as they were not muslims.(Hajjajs order to Mohammad Bin Qasim that he was being too easy on the Kaffirs and the massacres atDebal and Brahmanabad).Christians under Cortes and Pizzaro decimated whole civilizations in south America and plunderedtheir gold. All because the natives were NOT christian and so were good enough for the kill.What happened in 26/11 and who were the planners every one knows.Can you negate all that?We all know who perpetrated the kiilings in Bangladesh and why. One of the politicians in Pakistan hadgloated during the killings "aaj Iman taaza ho gaya". (Reodad Khan 1971). Wah! kya iman hai..jo logonko marte dekh taza hota hai !!THIS blood lust can come only in people who believe in heaven/hell and not to forget, the 72 hoorswaiting for them in heaven if they kill people declared vajib-ul-qatl"(ex:- salman taseer)THIS is my opposition to jahil thoughts of heaven / hell.21 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Imam:Crime and its punishment by Allah apart, what is your take on the three questions posed byChiranjeevi?Just turning the beads of the rosary and going to heaven and enjoying hoors / twanging a silly harp"forever" could not possibly be the answers.Any thing more concrete than that?21 days ago • Like •Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • Sorry for harsh words. I did not mean anything. Friends.... I know what you do not want toknow and have very little knowledge. Even if I pest link of references, but you wont consider becauseof the situation you are in.Let me put it this way. Do we know what is life mean on earth? Life as we know it .... created by godand which is why we had lots of myth. We believed that the earth is in center and our early scientistswere killed or jailed because it was a threat to religion and god. Today its almost gone.
  • 11. We or any other species are basically an energy transforming device. Our job is to harvest energy. True,modern scientific researches has destroyed many species. So it will be worse in future because the newunderstanding is very different. We human need more and more energy. We are growing on rapid speed.To secure the required energy we will take away all the animals from planet earth.I know you do not like to hear that but I am telling you what you would see after 50 years. For anexample cow collects energy and gives us back in the form of milk and beef. But cow as an energytransforming device is not very efficient, or not as efficient as we can make our own, result they willnot be allowed to live on earth for too long because we need efficient tools. It is the future science, youlike it or not but it will certainly happen.Just today Netherlands has decided to ban all kinds of Halal meat. Things will change rapidly andpeople wont go against it because that will give human a longer life. If you are not biased and followthe modern method of life, you may live up to 125 years.The reason we need longer life and faster travelling device so that we can explore the universe. Withthis life spam and speed of travel we cant go far. Which is why if you look at the scientific researchesmade in last two decades are generally to answer two problems.1. How can we live longer?2. How can we travel faster??I am born in a Brahman Family. I am well aware of Hinduism and its ideology. I like to see tomorrow. Ibelieve that every thing has its life and religions are about to finish their life cycle. It is probably not sogreat but Islam is certainly challenged very strongly, the future of any religion is not bright.21 days ago • Like •Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • I had a Poem in my high school Hindi book.Fir kya hoga uske baad?Ravi se Ujjwal, shashi se sundhar nav badhu ghar aayegi,Fir kya hoga uske baad??What will happen next? The boy goes on asking this question and finally mother gets annoyed andsays.Fir may mar jaungi....She says she will die out.So the question what is the purpose of life has got very similar answer. Right now the purpose of life isto explore the universe we live and find more resources so that we can keep growing. We will have newpurpose once we have got what we are searching today.21 days ago • Like •
  • 12. Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • @Mr. Karthikeyan..... I think you do not understand me. You wont understand me. I havesome questions for you, try to answer them if you can. I bet your answers would reveal why India isstill a developing country!You have said "All Indian practices have a very strong scientific basis." Really is that so??Have you seen a movie Water? Directed by Mira Nayar? If not watch and tell me which sciencesuggests to through widows to Varanasi?Burning a dead body is not something we should argue but tell me how scientific it is to take the leftover of ashes of dead and carry it to river Ganges?Is it scientific to kill those who wants to marry in the same Gotra?? Well Islam permits it?? One ofthem must be unscientific?How scientific is Mundan Or janau or Shradha ?? At least I do not find these culture has any scientificbackground.Please do answer and explain how these act of Hindus are scientific??21 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Some exotic news,We could live inside a super massive black hole eventually... but super-aliens may have already beatenus to it, claims Russian cosmologist . Most advanced civilization in the galaxy could already be livinginside, claims Vyacheslav Dokuchaev.Despite being considered the most destructive force in space and absolutely uninhabitable, theconditions for life exist inside supermassive black holes, a Russian cosmologist has theorised.http://bit.ly/tPUMazmore commentshttp://lnkd.in/Cig8-d---20 days ago •
  • 13. karthikeyan arumugathandavan • @ Ujwal,Dont believe it , forget it and there is no hurry to Discover IT :)20 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Ujwal jee you think like me!I always ask this question ..what is scientific in religion?Mind you philosophy and religion are two different things.20 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-One example, the traditions in this subcontinent were ( is ? ) highly scientific !___________* The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture *Critical aspects of brain architecture begin to be shaped by experience before and soon after birth, andmany fundamental aspects of that architecture are established well before a child enters school The architecture of the brain depends on the mutual influences of genetics, environment, andexperience. Genetics supplies a basic plan for brain development, just as an architect supplies ablueprint for building a house. The genetic plan instructs the basic properties of the nerve cells and laysdown the basic rules for interconnectingnerve cells within and across circuits. In this manner, genes provide the initial construction plan for thebrain’s architecture. The environment in which the brain beginsto develop can have a profound influence on its initial architecture. Just as the selection of the bestbuilding materials enables the realization of the full potential of an architect’s blueprint, a healthyenvironment beginning in the prenatal period allows the full potential of the genetic plan for the brainto be expressed. This includes an abundant supply of nutrients, an absence of toxins, and the healthypersonal and social......................................................................................................................Read more:http://www.ecdgroup.com/docs/lib_005471954.pdf___________..........It is a well-known story how Narada Mamuni hijacked an offspring of Asura and literally brain
  • 14. washed him in the womb itself .........Discover IT :)________20 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Dear Karthikeyan you are referring to whom? Prahlada? or Dhruva?20 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • ..-JayendraI sincerely do not know who is Dhruva :)--20 days ago •Follow SyedSyed Imam • @Jayendra, I wondered why you shifted each discussion towards Pakistan, actually i amhere to participate in creative discussions not to abuse anyone. on the other hand you are quite poor inhistory (e.g you dont know why Bin Qasim attacked Dibal?). I also want to tell you that you dont tryto think on issues and take media reports as truth. Tell me why India is failed to provide concreteevidence to Pakistan regarding 26/11 just as US failed to provide any evidence relating to Iraqsweapons of mass destruction. Furthermore, you are also biased, why you dont say anything about700,000 Indian soldiers voilating humanity by killing innocent Kasmiris, why you dont talk about UNresolutions on Kashmir Issue,why you dont say anything on Indian voilation of Sind Taas Treaty bybuilding almost 54 dams, why you dont take up the issue of Khalistan, Why you dont say anythingwhat Indian army did in Golden Temple, why you dont tell me about WADA and about more than 25independence movements in india,why you dont say anything regarding Moodys crimes in Gujrat,Why you dont say anything for Shiv Sina and baal Thakure for their sheer harassment toMinorities,why you dont say anything about involvement of Indian serving Colonel Prohit in TrainBombings which has been proved by your own agencies,why you dont say anything against US attackson Iraq and Afghanistan. Are muslims not human?????If you really have love for humanity then have courage to talk on these issues???Otherwise it will be a proof of your biasedness.
  • 15. Now answers to Questions of Chiranheevi,Ans-1) Its a test for usAns-2) universe is an Examination HallAns-3) Allah and Farishte20 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Dear Syed,You really mean this universe was built by allah for all of us to appear in some sillly examination?Give us a break.Regarding all the other stuff you have written, the less said the better.Have you even read the UN resolutions?They clearly state that Pakistan is to go back to status quo ante, ie return all of kashmir the guys lootedfrom India in 1948 under the guise of Tribals. (old habit that surfaced again in Kargil).Then the Indians would demilitarise.Now PAKISTAN HAS ALREADY ILLEGALLY CEDED POK to the Chinese.So the Pakistani government knows implementing the UN resolutions is impossible.That figure of 700,000 is so much mugged up by most writers, they forget they are bombing their ownpeople with planes and artillery on waziristan.Dont we all know how the Kashniri Pundits were driven oit by slogans "aap ki biwi Behenen yahinchhod jaao" over the loudspeakers?so dont bring in Kashmir. Your records in Bangladesh are all over the net.Regarding dams, see what your own ministers say about the Indus water treaty, that there is no vilationat all. Your poor upkeep of canals is to blame. Most are breached by interested parties as happenedduring the flood this year itself, and reported in your own papers. Stop quoting the bible to us please.Aksai chin China se wapas le lo, POK free karo fir kashmir ki baat karo.20 days ago • Like •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • I have to bringall this up simply because of non serious answers to a seriousdiscussion. no one is interested in harp twanging heavens and fire and brimstone hells.we want something higher than that stone age stuff.20 days ago • Like •Follow SyedSyed Imam • @ Jayendra,You are even manner less, you know that muslims are much conscious about the word Allah, and you
  • 16. intentionally didnt start the word with capital letter. So in my opinion you are not a person with whomany discussion could be made.You are also full of hate for Pakistan. My father migrated from Bihar toBengal (East Pakistan) so i have very well aware that what were happened in East Pakistan.20 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • My posts are full of typos..always. Many know this may be you dont.All my arguments have been against incorrect facts.International opinion seems to be opposite of most of your views.Which you then dismiss as incorrect journalism.Ok with me.Now any deeper thoughts on the 3 questions? Apart from fire and brimstone that is..20 days ago • Like •Follow SteveSteve Dufourny • Indians and pakistanians are brothers like the israelians and palestinians....please dearthinkers, how could you solve the probelms if already the high thinkers of the country are not inagreement ??? The responsbility of universal thinkers is so important,you must show to your countriesthat it is possible to find concrete solutions with universlism and rationality.19 days ago • Like •1Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Dear @Syed @JayendraHas god created humans or humans created god is another question that cannever be answered. To me one god created humans but they have become extrasmart and created so many gods. He has given us one tongue but we havecreated so many languages, he has given us one earth and we have created somany boundaries, he has given us two hands and we created weapons sopowerful that can kill millions with one finger tip. So, I am wondering ifGod has really made us or have we made God?God, religion are given to us by our parents. We dont choose them (atleast a majority of us.) Its like a name, an identity. Period. I have nodispute with your name so why should I have any dispute with yourreligion?What makes me feel bad is every discussion turns into a verbal disputebetween two people. This way our minds are not expanding they are just
  • 17. exploding.19 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • SteveWho is Israel , India or Pakistan - that might bring in some peace out here :)19 days ago •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Verrry smart...@Karthikeyan19 days ago • Like •Follow SteveSteve Dufourny • the peace and the love like the compassion are the only things which remains us....onthis earth ...it is also the only things which can solve our global problems...19 days ago • Like •NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • Chiranjeevi, I will think about your questions and provide a response soon.You also made the following comment,"What makes me feel bad is every discussion turns into a verbaldispute between two people. This way our minds are not expanding they are just exploding." Thankyou for saying this. I personally abandoned a few interesting discussions because there was constantbattle. It is fine to have differing opinions, but I think one should be tactful and respect the othersthoughts.Hopefully, we will all use this forum to learn from each other. If not, I feel that ILN may start losingsome of its good members.19 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • So are we to take hook line and sinker some argument that god made the universefor all of us to pass some silly exam and then go on playung a silly harp forever on some cloud if we
  • 18. pass, and burn eternally in brimsrone if we fail?And all this to be facilitated by a 100 turns of the rosary or bowing xyz times to the ground, destroyingother proples places of worship, beheading and bombing them to hell and then preaching this sillypractice over the net?Do you want me to put up with that crap?Just so that the discussion remains goody goody?I hope we have the honesty to call bullshit just that.Prople who feel I am harsh need to read the book "the subtle subversion", by an ex extremist. Hedescribes how his comrades laughed every time after a bomb blast poliricians came out and said "it isnot the religion that is bad it is the practitioners".And all the time, the book continued to be a primer on how to kill kafirs and enjoy their women andchildren. Clear instructions of "kill all able bodied men and use the women without impregnating them"being some of those holy instructions!We are fiddling when Rome is about to burn.Come on! call a spade a spade at least.19 days ago • Like •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • I suggest keep religious talk away from this forum. But if it is indeed discussed,then at least let us not condone silly and shallow talk. High philosophy is ok, not some barbaric stoneage stuff.Secondly all I have done is clarify wrong facts, and pull down some silly conspuracy theories.One of these guys told me in Dubai, "hum ne India mein bomb fode usliye app log chup ho gaye".(Musharraf recently said the same thing when talking of Dawood Ibrahim). And he was an ordinaryperson, an engineer. He and his friends used to refularly harangue us on statue worship. He was openlycheering the Pakistani side during 20-20. He would regularly force us to reduce TV volume themoment the namaz started. He is now employed in Reliance Bombay. Imagine, with this mindset, whatcan happen if god forbid there is a war tomorrow.And then they say "aap log hamein shak ki nagahon se dekhte ho".Come on!Syed jee ne bade garv se kaha ki unka iman pahele dharam par hai, country comes bad mein.And not one soul here stirred. No pious lectures were heard.Cant you see if that outlook is practiced, how dangerous it is to any country?Yet the slumber is so deep. The mounting of high moral horses continues.Pahele swarg jana hai, achha dikhna hai..country gayi bhad mein.On top I am hearing pious talk of two people arguing. Nero is surely busy in India, with his fiddle!19 days ago • Like •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • I am quitting this "all is well" rollypolly thread NOW.
  • 19. Surely some people can reach a step closer to sainthood in the mean time.And as I said, the country may go to.....19 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Kindly refer:- http://answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/women_slaves.htmOr read the holy book itself ! And be enloghtened as to why Bangladesh rapes happened. And beenlightened what awaits you if you continue to slumber like now.Bye all.19 days ago • Like •NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • Chiranjeevi, I personally liked your question and feel that it is a topic that isgood to answer for oneself. It really should be thought-provoking because it is quite philosophical too.Often times, a lot of questions on ILN are either directly leadership-related or politically-inclined. It isimportant for a leader to also consider philosophical topics because it encourages brainstorming andgoal-setting.I took some time to quickly read through these comments. This question should be ones own reflectionof existence and purpose in life. It is okay if one has feelings that religion is a part of it, but it is notnecessary to express your own set of beliefs.For me, as time passes, I believe that my purpose is to share light-heartness and joy with people. Deepdown, I am not happy all the time, but I would like others to feel that they can smile and laugh throughtheir life journey. Arif K. has a post about abundance mentality, and this is what I believe is mypurpose. Bring something for others and joy will return to me.Well, at least I have an answer to one of your questions!Remember everyone -- The Universe is balanced with the good and the bad. We all contribute to bothgood and bad whether intentional or not. This is what makes the Universe whole.19 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-............When one is born , physical form as a human being - what all does one bring along with them.Nothing !! or they just appear in a preexisting spacebecause mountains , oceans sun, moon ... all exist before and after their life time -.
  • 20. do they at least come with knowledge / information of such paces ............they can always leave a dent in the space , effects which could be felt for a long time to comehow do people collectively build spaces or clear off each others space for funone builds ones space to keep its form , should it destroy other ones forms & spacedoes one and one&all have thought space too..............................Life is an empty space !19 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Haha! Karthikeyan! My firm resolve to stay away from this thread had to go once Iread your statement!But then do you mean thinking "all this was there before I came and will be there after I go", oneshould remain passive and not react to the obvious?With this philosophy (similar to the mayavadis running away from the "real world"), people will stopdefending even their own country! (Precisely what ailed India in the midddle ages and ails india evennow).If you look at history, Buddhism had this effect on countries that adopted it. (Central asian republiksand even Mongolia of all countries, were / was Buddhist for a time in the middle ages.These firece people were soon overtaken by others the moment they were introduced to pacifism of theBuddhists. Why! Buddhism was taken to China not by Indian monks but by Turkish Buddhistmissionaries!Kalhan in Rajatarangini mentions that Lalitaditya of Kashmir had a Turkish Buddhist as his minister.I feel savages conquer peaceful states, themselves get civilized and soft in turn to be conquered byothers...an ongoing process..the wheel of time, the Kaala-Chakra!Example: The turks conquered the eastern Roman empire at constantinople some time in 1500 AD. Indue course, The wily Brits overthrew them easily as they had become soft! Another case is that of theArabs. Once a mighty conquering power, the savage Mongols under Halaku Khan overran Baghdad(1250 AD) and raised a mountain of dead people by strangulating the whole populace, and killing theCaliph by putting him in a carpet and making horses/elephants tread on it! The righteous Halaku itappears had made a treaty with the Khalif that he would take the city without shedding blood!What do you think?19 days ago • Like •Follow SyedSyed Imam • @ Nimu@Chiranjeevi, Everyone is allowed to express his/her ideas but he/she should notbe allowed to impose them on others, i had just given my input on your question.I think this forum is
  • 21. not a place of battle, so i asked everone that just give your opinion without any offensive remarks.19 days ago • Like •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Just completing my last post.This action of Halaku (sack of Baghdad) had the most salutory effect on the Arabs and their worldview(the mutazilites-asharites debate: search the net for that).This debate is important as in a way it also applies to Indians.While on the Mongols, we should give credit where it is due, The Egyptian Arabs (under Beibers)routed the Mongols conclusively at the battle of Ain-jalut (Spring of Goliath)If that had not happened, the "scourge of god" would have made all Europe subservient to Mongolsupremacy. No womder children had Ming the merciless as villain in flash gordon tales! It alsoexplains the European gut feeling about people with mongoloid features.Coming to the questions, I somerimes feel humans may not be qualified yet to answer them. For we arenot very much above the animals as of now, to put things honestly.19 days ago • Like •THOMASUnfollowTHOMAS AW • Sure Chiranjeevi, Every morning the Flowers know how to smile at you, and thePlants know how to communicate with you, they know that, you are there for them, to keep their spiritHigh.Universe is a large DREAM, we exist to play as actors & actresses, according to thescript of, the Invisible mystic power of NATURE.THOMAS AW19 days ago • Like •2karthikeyan arumugathandavan • Jayendra,* to provide livelihood for his subjects *.News article,The Tamil inscription also says that Rajaditya was killed while seated on the elephant (“aanai melthunjiya Chola deva”). The Karhad plates mention that one of the aims behind Krishna IIIs invasion ofthe Chola territory was * to provide livelihood for his subjects *.
  • 22. http://www.thehindu.com/arts/history-and-culture/article2636819.ece.........Essentially If one decides to fill their space as King or Carpenter ....etc, One has to convertnecessary spaces and clear of the space of some living beings too.Imagine how many such space fights happen and likely to extend to space & outer space .Part and parcel of space clearance for again nothing in the end ................China Will Own the Moon, Space Entrepreneur Worrieshttp://www.space.com/13331-china-space-race-moon-ownership-bigelow-ispcs.htmlmore commentshttp://lnkd.in/Y9jNw5---19 days ago •Follow SyedSyed Imam • @Thomas, i think you are inspired by Shakespear ideology, am i right???19 days ago • Like •1THOMASUnfollowTHOMAS AW • Syed, you still read Shakespear ? That was donkey years ago, when He was thecompulsory textbook, in my kiddy school term.I am a Thinking person, * NO Ideology needed to strangle my neck.Cheers ! THOMAS AW19 days ago • Like •1Follow SyedSyed Imam • @Thomas, my dear friend a considerable number of people think that Shakespear was a
  • 23. great philosopher of his times specially in UK. He also Laid that " the world is a stage and all of us areactors, we all play our role and then left the stage"19 days ago • Like •THOMASUnfollowTHOMAS AW • Hi Syed, Correct - Shakespear is talking about the Worldly mundane stage, whereas;Chiranjeevi is asking for the cosmic Universe of infinity.So, she has an Omni Dream with bigger players, looks similar but, once you examine closer, theDifference is tremendous. * Mere physical players of Shakespear : appeared once in the Theatre of life.THOMAS AW19 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flowMihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make ushappy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a stateof "flow."http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html19 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan:for once dear fellow do let us YOUR OWN views minus the links! By now I am kind of dying toknow :)19 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-................Okay :)19 days ago •
  • 24. AtulUnfollowAtul Saksena • I find all comments very interesting and showing different perceptions. Keep Posting..19 days ago • Like •THOMASUnfollowTHOMAS AW • Atul : Welcome to action, participate and give us some comment on what do youThink, all members can discuss on this interesting Topic.Thanks, THOMAS AW19 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • @Jayendra I am sure you will agree that all our philosophy, thinking is butbelief. You may not also dispute the fact that there is no hierarchy inbeliefs. My guess is there is no hierarchy even in evolution of lifebecause there is no direction in space. Which way is up and which way isdown. I think this is how it is intended to be. If we accept that everythought is equally important or unimportant, the choice to connect to anyidea is based on something that is inside us rather than outside us.From: India Leadership Network18 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • @Karthikeyan, one thing one definitely brings (back) with them is mass,which is formed through the processes in the womb. Wow, we are nothing butthe indestructible energy converted into mass. If so we are but recycledenergy. That is why may be we cannot escape from the thoughts that haveexisted before us or if it we have to do it, may be our mind needs escapevelocity to get rid of the gravity of thoughts that keep us hooked.18 days ago • Like •2karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-
  • 25. ChiranjeeviGood one, ..............Discover IT :).-18 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Chiranjeevi, can you make some sense out of your 2 posts above?Some beliefs we can surmise are truths.example:- Fire burns whether Iam in my house, in America or on a different planet. (As long as fire aswe know it can exist there. Based on that, I can surmise that fire Burns! Period.Likewise, (as said in the Nasadiya and hiranyagarbha suktas), everything that starts, has an end.The gods all started some time (they have their tales of genesis), so perforce they will end some day.This universe by the law of mathematical induction, was not there once (before the big bang), is therecurrently, so will not be there some day.What is THAT which remains through out?Which is THAT (tat in sanskrit) entity which we shall worship? Is the Rigvedic question.About an attributeless it. No gender, no attributes (Nirguna). THIS we can understand.Like understanding the null set which is subset of all sets, this IT pervades all cosmos since timeimmemorial.This we can understand too.IT, (GOD) is all around you. The wind passing over your hair is ITs touch!Think that and it can be really enthralling.Have you read the Gaia theory?Clarkes A encounter with Rama is a similar story.That is why Yogis attempt to Yoke (Yuj) with IT during Samadhi.Now belief is NOT there in this as most of it is pure simple logic.Once the yoke is established (sayujya) by inference all the powers of creation are at ones disposal.(Holographic universe, gagar mein sagar).HUM ye sab jaan sakte hain, lekin janna aur samajhna isme antar hai.Like writing code, and having a compiler.We deal with code (emotions and thoughts and physical experiences). The yogi has the cosmiccompiler. Like in the movie matrix, he can then alter reality by actually compiling the 3d worldsmodified code. (Sankalpa).I always joke that the actual cosmic compiler is with the Guru. THAT is why no yogi can succeedwithout a Guru! :)18 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Chitanjeevi: On this topic there is much to know. The 3 Gunas, the Pancha Tattvas.The purush as the drashta, Prakriti as the energy driving the cosmos. These are not beliefs, we can
  • 26. easily find and agree that any action has two components. The driver and the driven. The sayujya of thetwo forms what we call "action". Going back along this chain to the root, we reach the concept ofPurush and Prakrit that is why it is called the Adim Dwandwa (Primal couple / original duality).Shankara had to face it up and brought up vishishta advaita to explain how this duality is but anillusion. Prakriti being just an aspect of the purusha.I wonder if you shall agree to all the above. But this is what is there in the Vedanta.18 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Zinnia:You are right no offence felt here.But may I know what has stirred you up so much?I have not done any zabardastee with any one, nor insisted "only I am right".I merely put forward some thruths conveyed by Vedanta and Sankhya.As I found them scientrfic and logical.Vivekananda did something etc, that is his problem and he must have had his reasons.That does not mean that Vedanta is "tyaajya"!Hum ek admi ki karni se ja nahi sakte. And I am sure Vivekananda would also not like that! It is YOUwho are using him to say what you want to say ..that hell with Vedanta.Khul ke kahiye, why use poor Vivekananda foe that? :)You are doing something that Zakir Naik does, and which has become fashionable.Praise the vedas then curse hindus for idol worship, as it is not found in the Vedas.Then tell them on the same breath while the iron is hot, to start eating animal flesh because Vedicpeople ate meat a lot, and thus follow the true religion. Rather INSIST on it.This is the thought process of someone who does not believe in change.It is classic case of devil qioting bible.by this logic, we should start INSISTING that people should follow and emulate The person who triedsacrificing his child, and see if god intervenes!Iam simply following Zakirs path! Be true to the religion, start attempting to sacrifice you kids toappease god. Afterall Zakie is an authority even on the Vedas!Then comes hypocrisy.Iska ek fayda hai! You get to curse the hindus using hearfelt reformist zeal as a shield!How delectably enjoyable. No one can curse you for it, it is delightful exercise!I too am going to try it now.Some people Criticise others on statue worship, and then look towards a certain object (quibla)themself when it is prayer time. Is THAT any different from statue worship?This fixation with an object is exacrly identical to statue worship.Why criticise village Jahils when they worship a stone then?
  • 27. Lekin in se logically bat karna fizool hai.They think they are free to criticize, destroy (temples and statues, akshardham attack).lekin unhe koi criticise kare to tauba!!Marne Maarne pe utar ayenge!Ye hypocrisy pe madam aap kuchh kahengi?Any creative juices flowing on that one?18 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-................God is a concept and it is ........................OMni P........., OMni P........,OMni .S......., X.... .Y .... ... etcSee a Snake swallowing a Toad ,Oh ....., one god eating another god ........ one is dead and for the other it is just a days- meal s - sidedish !!.-18 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Kartikeyan, in one of your previous posts you said you did not about Dhruv.But you knew about Prahlad.Why?I supposed most knew about both vaishnav favorites!18 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • Jayendra,Expecting this question only , I said sincerely I do not know . The name is not registered with me atall , ready to have some highlights on him .18 days ago •
  • 28. Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Dhruv the son of UttaanPaad is quite senior of Prahlad the son of Hiranyaka-Shipu.Both were great VishnuBhaktas.Dhruv asked for and got a place that was Achyut (infallible). He got to be the Dhruva Tara and ruled26,000 years.Actually this is a take on the precession of the equinoxes, an astronomical phenomenon.The axis of the earth describes a cone in the sky, as the earth wobbles slowly on its axis. Polaris ceasesto be the pole star once every 26000 years. The axis points to other stars and after 26,000 years againpoints to Polaris. This is the great cycle of which Indians and Egyptians were aware. THAT also meansboth these people have a history of astronomical observations going far back in time, before theuniversal flood 11,500 years ago. This flood was caused by the sudden rapid melting of the ice caps asthe last ice age ended. (Indra killing Vritrasur who had locked up all water). It flooded the Bering straitsand cut off America from Asia.Imagine! Not a single forest on earth is older than 11,500 years ago. Because then 90 % of the earthspotable water was locked up in ice caps extending to the tropics! A mile thick! And all land was aridand dry, between the two tropics.It also submerged the "Ram ka pul" between Lanka and India. (That pul is actually geologically mucholder, 17,00,000 years old).Many places on the globe still have ancient Indian place names attached to them.But more on that in a later post.18 days ago • Like •2Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Zinnia M;You are putting words in my mouth.I suggested nothing.It is a fact that many many Hindus dont eat meat. Period.If you go to these verisame people and tell them how their Vedic people ate meat, and therefore theyMUST eat meat, and how if they dont do as told they are wrong!THAT is definitely a wrong thing to do.I said some thing tough to syed, and he called me mannerless.Aap Vedanta to tyajya bataa rahee thi to kya main aap ko mannerless bataa sakta hoon?Nahi! The whole holier than thou brigade will pull me down and go one step nearer to sainthood at myexpense!I really suspect now that you are in a habit of doing this. Put words in other peoples mouths and startquoting the bible next.I knew caste, sati, staines, Bangalore everything would come up, you would scour everything youcould pin on hindus, and I had even predicted that. But as I said, NOT say a thing on the mentality thatcaused so many deaths in Bomb blasts. NOT a word on the Akshardham attack, NOT a word on 26/11..
  • 29. Oh! Its NOT fashionable to criticise muslims, poor fellows were just doing a bit of pious and righteousJihad isnt it?THEY were misguided werent they, Why blame them?AND secondly who knows they might take it to heart and pass a fatwa or two and you could come togrief!So criticise only Hindus who never retaliate, but rather pull each other down in their haste to show theworld how great they are, and so you can read sermons chapter and verse and throw in Vivekananda forgood measure.Aur kam ban jayega. Wah wah. Im impressed!18 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.......Now I have found the meaning of life :).. find out where ever there is dirt and keep cleaning , welcome sign for the ecology !!.-18 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Zinnijee if you dont know Zakir Naik, Ignotance is bliss! For apart from being amemory sharp (like a crd sharp) he has nothing to contribute. He is I suspect under Wahabi influence.Many in Pakistan and even India (Muslims themselves) dont agree with his rather strong approach. Forexample he detests sufis. Hindostan se Sufu tradition nikalo to kya bachta hai on Islamic front? Ajmer,Salim Chisti, Nizamuddin auliya in ke dargah aaj bhi mane jate hain. Lekin ye sahab hai ki isko achhanahi mante!18 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan bhai sahab kam se kam hamen galiyan to mat do! :)Itna kam bhi mat boliye ki meaning samajhna kathin ho jaye.Wo kam Patanjali sahab kar gaye hain.People have to write whole books just to explain his few lines!18 days ago • Like •
  • 30. Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Masternijee jara busy hoon, will get back agter some time.Sure, and will wite in english too.They say venom is needed to fight venom..right?17 days ago • Like •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • Is this not getting a too un comfortable,with words like venom,crap,bull shit?I think it is time to leave this group--I thought,people can exchange views here, not necessarilyconvince and win over dissenters--or condemned to be burnt in brim stone,to quote one of the hyperactive participants--already,some one advised a tone down of the PH of the acidic comments,but thereseems to be no respite coming17 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Venugopal, the 3 words you mention are used by most people in everydaylanguage. Honestly tell me dont you use them to describe something untenable?Do you seriously believe the purpose of this universe is to be examined by god and then go to heavenfor ever? And what does one do there? The questions asked are serious ones and demand seriousanswers. Why so uncomfortable with strong debate?Are we here to scratch each others backs and give off prizes for being nice? And for that matter, I haveNOT maligned anyone personally, but others have called me mannerless etc. But surely that you wontnotice. I have only criticised viewpoints, and this is a sort of interaction so one indeed has a right to tryand put forward things that are logical.What is the problem.How come I never have issues with Karthikeyan and others but only one or two people here?Most of my arguments I try to rest on solid foundation. (Almost all)Even the historical facts (some seem to not like that) are as solid as I can make them.Nowhere have I claimed greatness or anysuch thing. All I do is cut wrong views down to size. And thatis about it.Do think along those lines.If someone were to logically come up with something I appreciate them, I always appreciateKartikeyams coolness, Arifs tp the point thinking..uf you care to read other threads you will find thatout. But I dont suffer fools.17 days ago • Like •Follow jayendra
  • 31. jayendra upadhye • @chiranjeevi:Can you expand your last qiestion?"Does anyone or anything else knows about existence other than us?"Because if you mean on earth, all other rest of the animals do know about existence.The primates are quite "conscious", and crows have been known to keep track of "how many peoplewent into a room and how many came out!".On the universal scale we have the aliens! In a galaxy of 100 billion stars how can we say we are theonly people around?I asked because I wondered if you meant anything else?17 days ago • Like •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • I am myself an agnostic,but veering more towards theistic side,simplybecause,there is no other alternative to co habit for human beings--it is the culture,traditions,based onwhat has been passed on to us by our predecessors,and is based essentially on belief system--now ifsome body turns in to a religious terrorist,blame the extremist views--in any case if we cannot toleratean alternate view point,can not get along with others with their own weaknesses,and want to forcefullychange others views,I think this is the very anti thesis of a management philosophy--I would look athow to live a purposeful life,rather than worrying about an INVISIBLE GOD,and break my head on hisexistence--after all, human society is not produced by a single mould,and its characteristics,bothphysical and mental vary --no 2 humanbeings are alike--we can only exterminate,what is bad for thesociety,not what some intellectuals do not like--the spat between you and Kartikeyan is not in goodtaste,and a mediatory effort by madam Zinnia also turned some what vitriolic--we are not trying to wina debate,nor can we bring about a revolutionary change like MAO or LENIN,who must be licking theirwounds,in hell,if it exists--for,they forced a change in their countries,extirpating all dissenters,but youknow what had happend--I believe a more relavant discussion would be does economic prosperity exist?or is it an illusion,which keeps appearing once in a while?can such prosperity be perpetuated?you donot need to be an economist to gloat about such questions17 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • -.Venugopal" -the spat between you and Kartikeyan is not in good taste,and a mediatory effort by madam Zinniaalso turned some what vitriolic "I will repeat the comment for your sake :)"" .......Now I have found the meaning of life :).. find out where ever there is dirt and keep cleaning , welcome sign for the ecology !! ""
  • 32. .-17 days ago •Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • I havent met any thats smart enough to answere that question, just I think answeres.Iwould suggest drwing an invisable box and cocentrate on whats going on in that area before askingsuch big questions. Why do you need to know that answere? People that are depressed usually asksimulair questions. They dont want to think about themself or solutions so they keep asking why. Theywant someone tell tell them why.I know for sure its helping grow the grass behind you thats feedingthat cow so you can have milk on your cheerios.17 days ago • Unlike •1Follow KPKP SaiRaj • we do not know even 1% of entire universe. Only 5% is matter, 95% is dark matter anddark energy filled in this universe. So no one can answer your question with any near perfection. Butwe know at least one thing that we are all part of universe. Just help each other and forget aboutpurpose of life.17 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-There could be lot of purposes for life and the Universe , because they are existing ......oh ..... well ......purposeless existence of everything ....... another definite possibility which cannot beruled out ...... one thing for sure is that ... we need to survive ,A GUIDE TO SURVIVAL IN THE 21st CENTURYMan’s consciousness is as powerful as a microscope. It can grasp and analyse experience in a way noother animal can achieve. But microscopic vision is narrow vision. We need to develop another kind ofconsciousness that is the equivalent of the telescope..................... --- Colin Wilson...............................................................................................................................Ideals are primarily visual. Dreams, for example, are full of subconscious ideals. Small wonder idealswork so well in visual media like geometry and the alphabet. Whether scientific, social or spiritual,they’ve been driving our historical record from the start, often for the better. But as projections ofreality, they have one drawback. Time and again it’s been shown that ideals, like their intentions, areonly good for 99% fulfillment. And so in their abundance they clutter the field of reason. Many a
  • 33. wildflower has sprouted from the garden of rhetoric. The Existentialists, sick of it all, declared avacuum.And they are right, for now that the artificial environment we have extended has its own timelesscurrent, we become like the jellyfish, which has no mind of its own, just a direct line to the outsideworld. Yet to deny it consciousness is misleading, for it reproduces, and it’s evolved. We got the firstpart. Now’s our chance to make good on the second, now that with our circuits reintegrating we beholdthe very organism of the global village.http://www.terminalhex.com/essay.htm.-17 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Gloria: "Depression".. You have used a word in a completely new context fromIndian point of view. But it was refreshing to connect with western context.In hindu terminology, this state of mind is something similar but not exacrlt identical with the statedescribed by "Vairagya" and a related word "Audasinya / Udasinata" meaning "apathy". Great saints inIndia were led vis this path to self realization.refer:- http://spokensanskrit.de/index.php?tinput=apathy&script=&direction=ES&link=yThere is also another aspect that breeds such thoights about "where/why/whither" and that is excerss ofcomfort and riches. Siddharthas metamorphosis into the Buddha shows this.Again in Indian tradition, one need not be depressed to reach these Qs, one may be plain curious!17 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Sairaj...Has Kali" or any of the 10 (some black some white) mahavidyas to dosomething with this dark energy?Just wondering,.. and ofcourse ready for any tongue lashing that comes my way for coming up withspurious stuff! :)Karthikeyan which avatar of mine had a spat with you of all people?I have already started to check if any imposter has used my name to take you on! :)will let you know asap.17 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • Jayendra
  • 34. Soap & Surf are costly too, these days...... do not bother about cleaning , Relax :)17 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan: You literally sent me to the cleaners! :) Soap and all!Chalo I am now hunkyDory white. :)But ek vinantee hai! (one request)Raham karo aur Laconic terseness chhodo.There is genuine danger of mis-interpretation.(Akin to the famous "Naro va-Kunjaro va").17 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-I will keep it mind to adhere to it ......... but for the fact ............calling Yudhisthira , the lier as one who upholds Dharma .......... :)17 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Yes..my fear precisely..you may be telling a truth to someone but in your shortstyle, and the pooe guy would interpret it as a lie along the narova Kunjarova lines! :)Too much brevity can be dangerous.But again let me not dwell too much on that.By the way what is your take in Glorias refreshing coincidental view of Vairagya?17 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-One should have vairagya in life for it to be meaningful and there will not time for anyone to ask astold earlier what is life .... - that apart, it does not mean negating our desires or reducing consumptionor avoiding luxurious lifestyle ... etc ..........somehow each one fixes some attitudes and targets to achieve in their lifetime and it could betriggered and concreted any time in life . After that what/ how best are their efforts and direction toachieve the same against all environmental / societal hurdles sets them far up in the vairagya scale .
  • 35. I think anyone who is sure, he does have Vairagya can explain it still better.-16 days ago •AkshayaUnfollowAkshaya Bhatia • Purpose of life, it seems, is to experience, explore, toil, struggle and interact throughour senses within the self as well as with the ultimate perceptible creativity called Universe and be apart of it till our life span.!!...16 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • You see Gloria I presume (I may be wrong) represents western view. She may neverhave heard this concept. But she did imagine one had to have some kind of apathy in order to ask thesequestions. From her perspective she thought of it as depression.The Indians will call it audasinya which is first step of Vairagya.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-I only know Adu Pompe , ............ what is that Audasinya ! ?16 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Are!Udas = apathetic (adjective)Udasin = apathetic (adjective)Audasinya = apathy (Noun)Udasinta = apathy (Noun)This was all in that web link I gave Gloria.http://spokensanskrit.de/index.php?tinput=apathy&script=&direction=ES&link=yNice dictionary that one.Audasinya removes apeksha (expectation) and improves "sama drishtee" tendency to look on allfavorable / unfavorable circumstances with equanimity. Which later on leads to Vairagya.Buddhists (Tantra sadhana) to my knowledge used Vipashyana to observe bodies decay in smashana to
  • 36. fix oneself in the Anityata of the body.Buddhists use the word Aniccha which is Pali apabhraunsha of Anitya. Currently the fashionableVipassana (Pali word) is much more sukhad than the one I described.Do Correct me If I am wrong, cause I read about these Buddhist practices long ago..But what is Adu Pompe ?16 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan what words you use for apathetic in Tamil / Malayalam / Telugu?I dont know which you follow.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .- அக்கறைறையின்மைமை - not much bothered about the events around.-16 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Baba...you should have written that in english as I write hindi in english! :)Ler me see what online translarion I get.."indifference, negligence, carelessness."So you are Tamil.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • ..-...put it in google translate ..... and listen to Aaudio :)16 days ago •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .- அலட்சியமை் ..... this also looks more nearer to carelessness about ones goals,
  • 37. .-16 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • My goodness! It has no phonetic similarity at all.You mean you never really came across the sanskrit audasinya?I was of the impression Tamil has more sanskrit words than Marathi.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-................people could be weak in languages :).-16 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Hmm. Possible, anyway all expertise is always a question of degree!Your hint on google translate was a good one.You seem to be a samyamee like me! (Joke intended)For the geeta says "Ya nisha sarva bhutanam, Tasyam Jagarti samyami"!When the world sleeps, the samyami (Yogi) wakes! :)May be we are "discussion / web yogis!Chalo I am retiring. Enough web yoga for today.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • :)16 days ago •Follow SreenivasaSreenivasa Madenahally • Very interesting thread.Ujwal, I totally agree with you, human beings are most dangerous virus consuming resources atalarming rate and replicating at alarming rate.
  • 38. However, whatever Discovery, National Geographic or BBC tell is not the ultimate truth, perhaps noteven a tiny bit of the big truth. Many a times these "science/truth" channels exagerate things severalfold. I watched a program in BBC sometime last year - conclusion was that no one knows how lifestarted on earth, perhaps it came from somewhere else! How did it start there? Millions of brains aretrying to understand what is there in human body, how it works but still picture is not clear. Off course,with limited understanding we are able to "fix" few things! If millions of focussed brains struggle tounderstand what is there and how it works, think of the intelligence who thought about andexperimented and created it. Such an intelligent thing called life which complements the surrounding,self improving, self replicating cant be accident or some collision/explosion/implosion. What Darwin,Einstein or Stephen Hawking found are truth but few drops in the ocean of truth. My gut feel is that,before we find/realize that ocean of truth, we will be extinct. Darwin didnt explain how life originated,he just explained how they evolved/collapsed with changing climate/time. Till now there are no properexplanations on how different species came-up or life started.Till few hundred years back, atom (a-tom = in-divisible) was considered as the smallest particle ofmatter. Later we found/theorized sub-atomic particles - protons, neutrons and electrons. We are nowthinking of some more - bosons/god particles. Yesterdays news paper reported that there is some"matter" in vacuum!According to science today, nuclear fission is the source of energy in stars. But how did atoms havesuch immense eneregy in them (1 gram of hydrogen can generate energy equivalent to 300 million tonsof coal!)? What started big bang explosion/implosion (if they were ever happened)? If mass and energyare interchangeable, how did they come to existence? How did cells/atoms come to existence? How didcells acquired "self" feeling/boundaries? What explains the origin of feelings, thoughts, care, love,belongingness, jealousy/hatred/possession? In curiosity of understanding these and greed of using ourlimited knowledge for our "comfort and convenience" we will trigger something that will wipe-us outand starts new system.Am I thoroughly confused? You bet, but I am pretty sure, life/universe were not mere accident, there isa grand design/order controlled by bigger intelligence!16 days ago • Like •2Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • KP, good thought, maybe by helping each other, we find our purpose. The endalways follows the beginning.16 days ago • Like •Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • I dont know know about you guys, but Im getting more confused with eachsentence. Spelling bees and anger I think. Its hard to feel words. I cant tell if everyone is fighting or
  • 39. talking. I took a class in shiatsu. I always was reading a western medical book. One book said earth,wind,water and fire. The other said stomach,lungs,liver and heart. The symtoms were the same, thecures were the same, the words were all differant. But yet everything was the same. Were never goingto use 100% of our brains untill we can reach a state of total happiness and be filled with love. Thatswhen they say we can answere all those questions.16 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Sreenivasa Madenahally:A slight correction. (No offense intended) It is Fusion not fission that drives the stars.But Sreenivasa Madenahally dont you think by the time we know answers to all those qs, we ourselveswill be gods? :)On allexperts.com one person had asked a similar question. "What was before the bang?" I had toldhim the same thing. Not all questions are answerable. We mught only guess / surmise. What happensafter death? (to us). What causes gravity (if spacetime curvature, why does mass warp space? Why timeonly flows in one direction?All unanswerable questions. Why not leave them thus? In the fitness of things, we may some day knowor perhaps we might not.Asimov has a wonderful take on that. But I have quoted that so many times, I will let that pass now. :)16 days ago • Like •Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • Jayendra, Depression here is considered a diesease. You thought is correct as far aswhat happens to depressed people. They get so bad, reach bottom, and finally get their feet on the floor,instead of just floating throw the air, and can see reality. The problem is, they seem to keep repeatingthe process over and over. Up and down and up and down. Got any words for that. Maybe they arntthere long enough to see the light.16 days ago • Like •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Gloria:Nice take on the lighter side.But no, Audasinya and Vairagya (degrees of Apathy) as applied to saints in India are not externallyenforced constructs. Once internalized, the person is NOT UNDER STRESS when in that state. He bynature loses interest in all dependent dualities such as "rich/poor" (the most obvious), even"clean/dirty" which you as a westerner will NOT digest easily.Regarding clean/dirty, comfort/discomfort there are many interesting tales about the Sai of Shirdi andGajanan of Shegaon (both in Maharashtra).
  • 40. Try and check them out on the web.From the western perspective, Jesus, who really was from the sect of the Essenees, and who was thusused to the performance of austerities, bore the event on the cross and lived, thanks to his internalizednatural un-enforced detachment from comfort/discomfort duality.For such people the ultimate duality to overcome is life/death.And there have been cases where the dead have been brought back.Lazarus by Jesus, and Sacchidananandbaba by Dnyaneshwar.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Now it is absolutely clear, the grand purpose of life and the universe !!....every atom is depressed with compressed energy stored inside , waiting to explode... like electron , it can prefer to run around a nucleus .... OOh that what the moon does and ...earth .....stars do ................anything & everybody dances..if one is shy of dancing alone , dance as a group or team ......... if one is depressed to dance, give it a shock it will start running around ...... if one is having extra compressed energy , it is going to burst .......What kind of a design is this .....................Now it cannot be absolutely clear, the grand purpose of life and the universe !!Discover IT :)16 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan, you have certain properties of Narada!He made light of most things!And often left his subjects in doubt about what he really said!!But I have to say this, you have broken long tradirion and NOT posted a link!The lord be praised..Now dont complain I used roo many exclamations. :) ;)16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-
  • 41. O Narada ma Muni ..... na ma ha !...........in fact he is so powerful that he manifests in so many peoples heart ?!___________________The Joker effect: cooperation driven by destructive agentsAbstractUnderstanding the emergence of cooperation is a central issue in evolutionary game theory. The hardestsetup for the attainment of cooperation in a population of individuals is the Public Goods game inwhich cooperative agents generate a common good at their own expenses, while defectors “free-ride”this good. Eventually this causes the exhaustion of the good, a situation which is bad for everybody.Previous results have shown that introducing reputation, allowing for volunteer participation, punishingdefectors, rewarding cooperators or structuring agents, can enhance cooperation. Here we present amodel which shows how the introduction of rare, malicious agents—that we term jokers—performingjust destructive actions on the other agents induce bursts of cooperation* The appearance of jokers promotes a rock-paper-scissors dynamics, where jokers outbeat defectorsand cooperators outperform jokers, which are subsequently invaded by defectors.* paradoxically, the existence of destructive agents acting indiscriminately promotes cooperation.http://deim.urv.cat/~aarenas/publicacions/pdf/joker.pdf_______________16 days ago •Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • Jayendra, I see the big differance. The depressed person has the feeling of being afailure, unloved, unworthy and feels sorry for themself. That would be a totally differant character.Theywould be dirty.16 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Gloria, nice you see the difference. People advanced along the track of finding theanswers to these questions, finally reach the stage where one more duality is to be breached. That ofself/other. Once this is breached, the ego ceases to be an impediment for them. And they connect withthe higher reality (whatever that may be).
  • 42. I am not certainly qualified to say anything on that! :)But Patanjali in his yoga sutras calls that "connecting" samadhi.I am still at loggerheads with his most basic "yogah Chitta Vritti Nirodhaha".Because to me Nirodha implies suppression."yogah Chitta Vritti Nirodhaha".Meaning Yoga is the control of Chitta and Vritti. (mind and ones nature) loosely translated.16 days ago • Like •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • The purpose of life is to live life. Experience it . Feel it. Sense it. Perceive it. Enjoy it.Celebrate it. Fight for it. Read it. Listen to it. Discover it. Think/Mull over it.Universe exists to give us the infrastructure to do the above.It doesn’t matter whether anyone else knows about our existence as long as we continue to live Life.16 days ago • Like •2Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Sanjayjee..and here I was wasting my time on "Yogashchittavrittinirodhaha".Ill have a soda on that one!16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........doine^ ........ doine^ .............. doine^.......... * ...................* .......................* ........ naradas deva ganamPositive CynicismHow to keep your cynic’s integrity without making yourself miserable.the rare opportunity to live in harmony with your valuesfreedom from self-deceptionimmunity against faddish "groupthink"development of an independent, contrarian mind and spiritrealistic expectations from a less-than-perfect worldself-protection against disappointment (we already know what to expect, don’t we?)the joy of using irreverent humor to retaliate against our oppressors
  • 43. more here...http://www.i-cynic.com/positive.asp.-16 days ago •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan..who asked you to give out my ultra secret behaviour recipe so easily?You ARE Narada in disguise, I am convinced now.16 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........doine^ ........ doine^ .............. doine^.......... * ...................* .......................* ........ naradas deva ganam:).-16 days ago •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-...................It is not only a multipolar world it is a Universe of multiple Universes . I think that is whatis mythological / metaphysical / religious studies of this sub-continent point to ..........._________________________________The Pluralistic Universe ---- by Nathan SchneiderScience has a handle on the age of the universe. Now “multiverse” theorists are asking a vexingquestion: Which one? One universe is baffling enough.What little we know is that it’s composed of tiny blips of light in a cloud of black holes, dark matter,and dark energy, which are in turn describable only through the tunnel vision of quantum
  • 44. indeterminacy and chronic uncertainty. Not to mention the matter of where everything came from andwhat it ultimately means. But even this may not be all. As scientists work to understand the cosmos weinhabit, some have come to suspect it might be only one among many...........................................................................................................................Without the benefit of empirical data, guided by imagination and a body of carefully wroughtmathematics, thinking about a multiverse inevitably challenges scientists, theologians, and laypeople toask what far-fetched possibilities they are willing to entertain. Which can you stand, at least longenough to work out its implications: that you are a program on some alien’s computer, the creature ofan intelligent designer beyond space and time, or a quitter in the search for a theory of everything? Orthat, perhaps, you’ll never know?http://www.therowboat.com/articles/PluralisticUniverse.pdf.-16 days ago •1Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Thanks @Ujwal calling this childish because I dont want to lose that childlike awe and wonder about life. You have also shared your thoughts andsuggested watching episodes of history channel. Again I would like to thankyou for that. As at an individual level even at the scientific level everyprobe, every discovery has only led to more questions. I guess the day onefeels all the puzzles solved is only when one is resting in peace.15 days ago • Like •Follow GloriaGloria OMarrah • Jayendra, Iwasgoingtolookthatupongooglebutiknewiwoulntfindananswere15 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Gloria...whats that!"Iwasgoingtolookthatupongooglebutiknewiwoulntfindananswere"You are attempting to sanskritise English?Yogah Chitta Vritti Nirodhaha when combined in Sanskrit becomes"YogashChittaNivruttiNirodhaha".The "sh" gets inserted after yoga and the h disappears.But what answers were tou searching and did not find?
  • 45. 15 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • @Gloria thanks for bringing up some of the origins for such questions andthe futility of thinking in that direction. Let me share the reason for myasking these questions. As you said one can go on living without thinkingof any purpose or following someone who seems to have understood thepurpose. I too do it but occasionally even simple events like washing offof ants out of a food item could make one think and connect to the statethey must be in. It reminds me of the millions of people who die in naturaldisasters or even accidents. Should one feel sad or take it as part of theroutine cleaning up of someone like us? We go around our business likethose other ants which come back to the same spot looking for food. Is thatthe purpose of life? One doesnt stop living ones life but these thoughtscreate some sense calledvyragya (detachment) that might reduce some of the greed and need foraccumulation, which is on the rise.15 days ago • Like •Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • @ Jayendra Jee.... What is your purpose?? You are a logical person and you should see thatmany of the members do not have consistency in their post. I read most of your posts and giving you anidea. Do not waste your time here. People like you can be a lot more constructive than giving freeeducation.15 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........... detachment is not the direct meaning of word .One should have vairagya in life for it to be meaningful and there will not time for anyone to ask astold earlier what is life .... - that apart, it does not mean negating our desires or reducing consumptionor avoiding luxurious lifestyle ... etc ..-15 days ago •
  • 46. Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • And here is Naradjee hinting detachment so I should head for the himalayas! :)Ujwal, you may have noticed I can be quite scathing with people who just open their mouths and throwout pompous hot air.Like I was told on another thread here, by an educated person that Hindu scriptures sanctionedsacrifices so that viruses could then stick to the blood and air would be pure!People go on and on about "our vedas, our shastras" without an iota of an idea what the damned thingsactually say, and neither bothering to read the originals.And then they get all het up when I cut their views to size.But tell the truth we must.Even if one from them were to get the hint and start reading the stuff, my day will be made.Kam se kam sahi cheez to jano...that is what I say.People become CEOS and what not and the first thing we know they start babbling home truths likethat blood attracting Viruses stuff.One guy told me. on another thread...the mind works completely independent of the brain. I wonderedif he meant it resided in cyverspace or the 4th dimension! :)Trivial statements all. How can the mind that needs to think, and thought itself needing memory beindependent of the brain?But majority has to win kya karein baba!!So one tries. That is the only thing in ones control. And one is regaled by "great posts"!Aap bhi yahi kariye is my advice.15 days ago • Like •Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • As long as you live in your home country at home with your family and friends aroundyou. It would be very difficult to conceive life without GOD. God and religions were created by Kings,advocated by Pundits / monks to keep the citizen in order.The era of kingdom is long gone but there are several social beliefs that exists through out planet earthand has a very strong social hold. Evolution works and religion is losing its grip on society.Those religions will be destroyed soon if they do not change their orthodox acts. It will not be allowedto kill in the name of religion. People are developing more and more logical ideas and that is theprocess by which society will be completely religion free.Finally as I said it earlier.... We Humans are the most dangerous virus on planet earth. Our main job isto grow rapidly and explore more. I am very confident that earth is not the only inhabitable planet inthe universe. It might take time but we will certainly be able to reach several galaxies and grow morerapidly. That is the purpose. Help other humans and develop our self.15 days ago • Like
  • 47. •1Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Ujwal..you have overlooked the limitation on resources.There is a very powerful study of what happens in unbridled growth.The polynesian Easter Islands were a mystery for many decades. The Isles had strange statues on thembut no people. The last easter islander who could use their language died on another island many yearsago.Archeologists painfully reconstructed what had happened.It was a disaster of huge proportions.The islanders had cultivation and lived on fishing and farm produce.But soon their population grew so much that those resources (island afterall) were insufficient.Cannibalism set in and in the end there was no one left.(That happened in Stalingrad too during the 2 year siege).If we are a virus, we have to stop ourselves from self destruction.Afterall a virus colony lives only as long as the victim!15 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-................just observe how people are living in Kasi, Madura and Kanchi...Cities alive with buzzing human beings alive for more than 3000 years . Almost you can compare itwith an ANT Colony ... people ... people .... every where .. there is no empty space or nothingness fornothing .where is life hidden inside VirusLife is living , live let live ......Life is living , live let live..........Life is living , live let live.-15 days ago •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • In the Rig Veda, the poet wonders what existed before everything else. And aftermuch pondering he concludes, the first to exist, even before breath, is desire - kama. Without kama,there would no movement from formlessness (asat) to form (sat), from darkness (tamas) to light (jyoti),from hopelessness (mrityu) to hope (amrita).This is what tamasoma --song means--whose desire is it remains an un answered question--I repeat itcan be any one--who knows ,even one of the passionate debators even
  • 48. 15 days ago • Like •1Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • The purpose of life is very simple which is made unnecessarily complicated by somepeople.15 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • The rigVeda is clear. on the Hiranyagarbha and Nasadiya sukta. ("Na sat asit naasat" becomes Nasadasit...and hence Nasadiya sukta and "HiranyagarbhaSamVartate" soHiranyagarbha sukta).That primeval undifferentiated "It" had the first Vikar as Ahankar. Kam needs Ahankar.That "IT" once infested with Ahankara, thought "Ekoham Bahusyam""I am one let me be many", and this was Kama! The desire to multiply.And THAT as you said rightly started the world as per that veda.Though I cannot place where this sentence occurs "EkohamBahusyam"..Nay be you can throw some light on that.15 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.......... the original Sin !...... vedam ne iniya ganam ne ........ sadur vedam ne.-15 days ago •Follow UjwalUjwal Jha • Guys can we talk a little bit different things? Did I see it properly that the name of this is"India Leadership Network"??? I cant believe it. I tried for a while and I think its really too much.Why the hell all of us are searching answers in a Religion? I am sorry but I feel its not a businessgroup. There are many countries in the world and I really do not know such country where people seekanswers only in religion.May be you guys should go to a temple and preach rather doing some business.15 days ago • Like
  • 49. •Follow BuddhiBuddhi Singh • The purpose of life on the earth is to know about self through intution and discovery ofthe almighty . The universe is the creation of nature and is the extended form of human body.Theuniverse and human body are synonimous.Even though, we all are unaware about the existense of allthis.To know should be our ultimate motto but we are in sleeping mode and by making walls ofsorrows and agonies we are expecting for ultimate happiness in the universe.15 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-That is a good one ..-15 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Ujwal, no. This particular question demands a philosophical answer.So we are giving out such answers.On other topics I have raised, you wont find religion at all.For example my thread about all Indians wanting to be managers.Some references to caste may have come there as it affects the indians worldview and behaviour ingeneral.It is like joining a south african blog and expecting nothing racial there.Why south africa! Right here on linked in you can find it being practiced subtly.I joined the hp Tandem Nonstop blog here.I posted a lot and suddenly I was locked out. Upon inquiring with Linked in I got the interesting reply"Talk to the group owner"!I did so. And what dd that snooty Scandinavian lady say?You are posting too much technical stuff! Its clogging our mail boxes, please go elsewhere! Can youbelieve it,She looked upon me as a pest!And all this after many of the Americans there had actually interacted favorably and heavily with me.Some of them took up the issue with her but she did not budge!Racism is alive and kicking on this very Linkedin forum! But it is cloaked unde "Babugiri" like "talk tothe owner"!If I had been a scandinavian I would have been greeted with great Bonhommie I am sure of that. Noones mail boxed would be clogged then. :)And then these people come and lecture us on how to improve India and pull the chinese down overchild labor. These same people used extensive child labor in their own countries 50 to 100 years ago.Now sau choohe kha ke billi jah pe nikli hai. :)
  • 50. 15 days ago • Like •Follow FloydFloyd Vaz MBC • If any of you want a Christian perspective, please watch this with an unbiased mind.Some amazing photography.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewKtSKbWZUIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlroUGiihx8&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCR-mvzCNs&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cxEThPNtlQ&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIoBCgRC7Uo&feature=related15 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • The god referred to therin is muslim/hindu/christian?Does he favor one over the other?(For the Buddhists and Jains dont believe in God as such but believe humans can strive to somethingakin to godhood).Is he male or female? If male does he need a mate?Does he wear clothes as humans do?Where does he stay and what does he eat and sleep?How does he pass his time?By what mechanism does creation happen? When did it happen?Archbishop Usshers date of 4004 BC is ok?In the Christian perspective what happens after armageddon?Does the universe cease to be?I ask because The questions asked here are more far reaching than that.Surely the purpose of things is not so limited as just please a god and go to heaven?Does Christianity say anything on the deeper mysteries?Whence / whither / why?(Im afraid most religions are mum on that).15 days ago • Like •NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • I am a bit perplexed as to why Ujwal made his comment about discussing
  • 51. religion on a business site. I remember leaving the India vs China thread because Ujwal was supportingthe fact that religion is what makes India stronger than China.Both Jayendra and I recognize the fact that this question is valid because of philosophical implications.I believe that part of leadership is to be able to think about very diverse topics. I was surprised thatNavins prostitution post cleared for approval, but this goes to show that leaders should be able tohandle all sort of topics.My purpose to be a part of India Leadership Network is to be able to connect on an intellectual levelwith other Indians. Unfortunately, where I live now, I do not have the ability to meet the quality peoplethat I have on ILN. If the nature of subjects is not in your favor, there is always the choice of droppinga group.Why does the universe exist? I think it exists to find a balance between good and evil. One side isusually never greater than the other. If there is too much good, the universe responds with evil. If thereis too much evil, the universe tries to calm things with good. Just watch weather, politics, economics,religion, culture, etc -- it is TRUE!14 days ago • Like •1Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • Some of the questions which no religion answers or touches upon are who is God?Who created God? Who gave them the powers? What was before God? If there was nothing beforeGod, then who created nothing out of which something gets created? Who built that kind of process?Why did God create species which slowly evolves? Why did God create humans who are so weak thateven a small virus can kill it? Why did God walked on Earth only in ancient times? Why don’t theyhelp Mankind now when they need them most? Do they watch us from Heaven? Is it some kind ofSoap Opera? Why did God create Good & Evil? What provoked them to do such crazy things? Why dohave want to maintain such balance? Can they do something better? If Men is in a miserable situationtoday then it means that God has decided that & planned that because everything is pre-destined sinceGod knows everything be it past, present or future. If God had decided everything in advance then whatwrong did Hitler do? He just fulfilled his duties like a puppet.14 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Except the 5 (earth, air, water, fire and is the 5th one the sky?) elements andthe trees I guess everything else is impure because there is selfishness and purpose behind theiractivities. Does anyone here agree?14 days ago • Like •
  • 52. NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • Sanjay, I really like the line of your questioning. I do not think there will ever beexact answers for those questions. We can spend our time prophesying about these subjects ourselvesor we can simply rely on the faith of our religion to show us the answers.I think the reason that this topic is so difficult and complicated to grasp is because the concept is nottangible. When we cannot see, hear, smell or feel something (taste - not valid), then we must rely onmore than our senses. Some believe in the Third Eye -- there may be some truth to this insight.Chiranjeevi, I think the 5th element is metal. I agree that there is purpose behind certain creations suchas selfishness and selflessness alike. However, I feel that creations become impure with time, but theybegin as a pure creation. Perhaps this is why there is some ambition to move towardsenlightenment....the descendence from impurity back to it original purity. Just a thought!14 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Nimu, Chiranjeevo is referring to the Pancha Maha-bhutas (5 greate beings).Beings does not mean living creatures here! Sanskrit Bhu means to be to exist. These 5 came into beingafter the Indian equivalent of the Bang happened.The mind matter Mahat of Brahma the ever expanding one (Sagan had a nice take on that one in hisbook Cosmos), differetiated into the 3 Gunas Satva Rajas and Tamas, and after these came these statesof being "Bhuta"s.Prithvi - Solid - Quality: SparshaAap - Liqiid - Quality: To wetTej - A state not clearly understood. - Quality: Akin to heatVayu - GasAaakash - Space - Quality: Shabda.Our current understanding and the old understanding differ as then the concept that sound cannot travelin a vacuum was unknown.During Pralaya the reverse happens and each tattva is consumed by the other bottom up ending withAakash that is absorbed back into Mahat.So much for the Panch Mahabhutas.Blavatsky (Helena Petrova) wrote a giant work "the secret Doctrine" that reads like science fiction.Read and enjoy. She borrowed heavily from the Indian Shastras and cosmogony.14 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Nimu...patience...we need to learn from Karthikeyan.14 days ago • Like •
  • 53. karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.........god is a concept , Discover IT :).-14 days ago •AkshayaUnfollowAkshaya Bhatia • GOD-Generator-Organizer-Destroyer....!!!!....iteration in an infinite loop...14 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Carl sagan in his book "Cosmos" has richly complimented Indian tradition that saysthat the universe is but a Kalpa (Idea) in the mind of Brahma.The chaturyuga concept says 1000 Chaturyuga cycles form a day of Brahma, And there is an equalnight.Brahma lives such 100 years after which He is regenerated by another equally longer cycle.Fifty years have elapsed since creation began (as per Hindu theory) and that period is really reallylarge.I have said all this just to make things known to those indians who do not know and want to know forthe sake of it.Others are free to criticise.I studied these things out of interest, and not necessarily because I believe in them.I am a fence sitter, as I always say. And practice Neti-Neti.Truth can be mutlifaceted and no one claim to truth may be right.The Astronomer eddington may have been close.He said it is a multidimensional cosmos, we limit it by our own 3 dimensional perception.We may be mites in front of the cosmos, But why not try to understand it?14 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan, even mighty Narada came down to earth once in a while.So for a few days come down to us and speak the language of us mortals so we may understand you!Oblige us maharaj! :)14 days ago • Like •
  • 54. karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Jayendra............divide an Atom by the Universe and call it X................ I am one of those XI am down in the earth down to earth :).-14 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Now remain there for a few days so we can cross some decent swords!It is difficult to catch you in the Narad phase.14 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .- Selfishness ..............Selfish Gene is demystified at least with respect to bacteria colonies and it is likely to hold truefor other higher organisms !!All beings are generally not that selfish as we expect them to be ?!.-14 days ago •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.......................The natural Purpose of Mankind is to become God ...................Precise comprehension of a role of mankind in the Nature, - is extremely important for the naturalpurpose of the purpose of its existence for a correct choice of the general direction of movement of asociety. The god as an able essence is not that other as higher Reason (Supreme Mind). He will becreated by scientific and technical progress. The mankind already became the God (the Supreme Mind,Reason) in our Solar System and the Nature has given mankind an opportunity to participate in GreatSpace Race of Reasons to become the God of our Milky Way Galaxy, and then it is possible also the
  • 55. God of the Universe in the form of Great Reason.The mankind should soon realize the applicability of this concept; this great natural purpose and theopportunity given to him/her and to do everything, to borrow (occupy) leading position, to not appearin slavery at higher civilizations, and even to disappear from the Universe. In this race mankind canhope only on itself. The only means of victory is our own scientific and technical progress andknowledge of the world environmental about us.Dr.Sci. Alexander A. Bolonkin,July, 2005. USA.http://www.scribd.com/doc/26833526/The-natural-Purpose-of-Mankind-is-to-become-God____________________________________________...... Discover IT ........... oh .. I am sorry , Become God :).-14 days ago •Follow SteveSteve Dufourny • Dear Nimu Shenoi,You know I beleive that the good is stronger than the evil. Imagine you are the well, the good, imaginethat your picture in the mirror is the bad. If you break the mirror, the bad disappear. It is the same withthe entire universe, the bad is purely dedicated to disappear in time space evolution, like the bordersand frontiers, like the arms and weapons, like the monney and the power and the vanity,....the bad isdedicated to disapear .The evolution is a pure road of optimization. We have the capacity to evolve andto understand what is the real meaning of this universal sphere. So we have the capacity to see thisimmensity in improvement, and so we can understand that it exists an equation of optimization, ofspherization. It implies a logical humility in regard to this universal sphere and its secrets.Best Regards14 days ago • Like •NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • Believe me, Steve....I think what you said is very beautiful and pure; however, Ido not think that good conquers evil only. I think it is a fairly equal effort.For example, how do you explain global warming? This is a negative act by the environment becauseof our carbon footprint on Earth. Today, we are struggling to do things to counteract this dilemma.Whether this is a correct comparison or not, I would rather have a more peaceful logic, but in my mind,
  • 56. I have seen both good and evil occur simultaneously. Like yin and yang from Chinese culture. :-)14 days ago • Like •Follow ChandraChandra Vishy • A practical answer at the best of timesa) Purpose of Life on earth --- To Liveb) Why Does Universe exist --- To support the need for people to livec) Does anyone else know about the existence of us --- Yes they do. Look around and youd find loadsof people who know they do. For example, I now know that you do.Vishy14 days ago • Like •Follow SteveSteve Dufourny • Hello Nimu,I beleive strongly that the bad will disappear. You know Nimu, for example frankly me in my mind,never I have had hate. I have never had this state.But I am conscious that it is not the case for allpeople.Why? I think it is just due to education and environments. The real secret is there I think, fightthe evil simply. First in the mind if you prefer, and in the reality after. The yin and the yang are moresubtle than this meaning I think. The complementarity, in an evolutive optimization, is evident. Like theBohrian complementarity at the quantum scales, the equilibriums are prefered.It is a little if I said that the sun is the yang and the planet Earth is the yin.....all is light, this masspolarizes light...and mass is light, so the duality and the binar system of equilibriums is respected likethe + and the - in a pure universal road. The evil has no its place in this reasoning of complementarity.Lao Tseu,Buddah,Confucius,...shall agree No ? :)Best Regards14 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .----- That is the whole problem / solution ..... sequence , never stays stable beyond a certain point in time. No one can have that easily, the life cut out for themselves with out referring to some one Elses life orat least some mundane objects like rock, gold .... etc...... Discover IT ........... oh .. I am sorry , Become God :)
  • 57. ,-14 days ago •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • @Vishy, I agree...Some cynics may have soda over for this, giving such simple answerto such complicated question.14 days ago • Like •SiddharthUnfollowSiddharth Shah • were a part of gods (or someone somewhere that we dont know of) experiment, justlike a batch of bacteria cultivated on a tray and being observed under a microscope. Or a bunch ofmonkeys ina cage with cameras to understand their social behavior.For each one of us the universe is big as ones own immagination. If you dont care about whatshappening beyond your house thats it, its your universe and to hell with the gardens lakes and roads orother cities too.If you stretch your imagination you could go beyond the solar system into other galaxies and then thatsit,Probanly the experiment will end along with ourselves once we all find out what the purpose of thisexperiment is.14 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-................Mysteries of the Sacred Universeworld and universe from the Srimad Bhagavatams cosmological viewpoint.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXO5QdV_3ug&feature=related.-14 days ago
  • 58. •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • Sanjay asked the relavant questions--man is the only animal capable ofthinking,and all animals have satva,raja ha ,tamo gunas built into them--those who fall prey to theconstant inner urge of feeding and breeding at others expense are the demons,and the rest have to fightthem.In any case,you will find that in nature,there is no new growth,without the old beingvanquished.Did Hitler carry out a pre ordaind course of action?if this isso,NEWTON,EINSTEIN,GANDHI AND MOTHER THERESA too would have followed such acourse only.I believe man is a cultured,crafty animal,perfectly capable of cheating and mobilisingmasses,by using irrefutable arguments ,to resort to genocide--be it BUSH,HITLER,CHANGIZKHAN(,they are historically acceptable chracters),but come in the same pantheon ofRAVANAS,BAKASURAS,etc,,.in other words,control your basic instincts,and use your time on earthto improve the lives of others,along with your own,and use your intellectual capabilities to thisend,rather than indulging in some kind of end less debates --after all, for those who sit on the fence,myquestion is ,is this not the same activity,all those brilliant people tried to do over thousands of years,andproduced volumes and volumes of end less philosophy,which confuses more,the already confused?Ialso believe that they did this only be cause they had very little to do with their intelligence other thanthis ,but is it the same case today also,in the face of 7 billion population,each of whom,trying to findfood and energy,in competition with the rest of us?14 days ago • Like •Follow ChandraChandra Vishy • @Venugopal --- Small correction then --- Everyone has asked relevant questions.Everyone except me who has contributed with their thoughts, has a point and all of them have theirquestions.To your post --- I am trying to find traces of context of this topic, but couldnt find any. If you couldprovide a snapshot of what you are trying to say, it would make things simple for me (A nut like me).ThanksVishy14 days ago • Like •
  • 59. Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • @chandra,if you look at the topic,it is purpose of existence of universe,life,and ifany E.Ts exist--the discussion took several violent turns,and in stead of simple answers,it has become averbal duel between atheists and the rest--most of the time,at least when I commented,it was a re actionto some body like a sanjy,rather than proving a point,and I do acknowledge the high levels ofintellectual exchanges that take place,but I am dismayed at the lack of tolerance towards dissent--contexts are far from the point of discussion--pl. read all my posts,to get a total idea on what I havebeen costantly trying to say ,i.e. if you have the patience,and if you dont,just forget it--and if you findmy comments in coherent,and even meaning less,well ,just go ahead and say that--no offence taken--14 days ago • Like •Follow ChandraChandra Vishy • @Venugopal ---1) My first point was when you said, "Sanjay has asked the relevant questions". That told me thatothers questions were not so relevant. And thats why Para 1.2) For Para 2, I only read through your last post before commenting, and that is why I did what I did.For a guy with a simple philosophy to life, I dont need to look forward or backwards than my simpleanswers. Keeps me going Venugopal for that matter.3) I had a quick snapshot of what you wrote and must say it is intellectually simulating. That said, Ineed some ounces of intellect up my head to understand it, which I must admit, am short of at this pointof time.Thanks and keep writing.Vishy14 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-
  • 60. Getting and seeing Something out of Nothing is neither a Joke nor a Magic ............it gets one the Nobel prize too !!__________________________________________Chalmers Scientists Create Light From VacuumThe experiment is based on one of the most counterintuitive, yet, one of the most important principlesin quantum mechanics: that vacuum is by no means empty nothingness. In fact, the vacuum is full ofvarious particles that are continuously fluctuating in and out of existence. They appear, exist for a briefmoment and then disappear again. Since their existence is so fleeting, they are usually referred to asvirtual particles....... the main value of the experiment is that it increases our understanding of basic physical concepts,such as vacuum fluctuations – the constant appearance and disappearance of virtual particles invacuum. It is believed that vacuum fluctuations may have a connection with "dark energy" whichdrives the accelerated expansion of the universe. The discovery of this acceleration was recognised thisyear with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics.http://bit.ly/sV2oot_____________________After all Life is not nothing , it is getting something out of it even if it is Nothing !!!Discover IT :)..-14 days ago •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • These are the questions that most of the successful and well to do people face intheir 40s--a kind of mid life melancholy--how ever,you would have found in education,at work,and inlife in general,the more intelligent people work out their own convenient way of finding solutions totheir problems,i.e. there is no specific book,custom built for every individual in his journey at variouspoints in his life..the more ambitious of such people,cleverly manipulate people,processes and systemsaround them ,to rise to leadership levels in their profession.And as for those who can not quite figureout how to get around difficult questions,the easier option is to follow the leaders.By their 40s ,mostpeople mentioned above would have had a reasonable taste of material wealth and carnal pleasures,andit is at around this time,that the man/woman sheds a part of his/her pure biological skin(neuralepidermis?),and starts thinking about the purpose of life--I have no pretense of being an intellectual,butI did struggle for about 5 years,when I read several books,talked to many a philosopher,consultant--but ,finally it was life as JRD TATA saw it,that changed my mind for ever---I stopped looking for
  • 61. answers and in stead related and correlated all that I read,I saw,and I heard over the years,and got to areasonably satisfying theory about the questions that disturb most people,with an inclination to thinkingout side their biological lives(spiritual?,I am not sure) .I find in this group, people at both ends of the hindu spectrum,having wild flings at establishedtraditions--not surprising,since some Brahmins always thought they must resist orthodoxy(probablymore in search of personal liberty,rather than for universal good),and the victims at the other end of thespectrum,the un touchables rightly revolt against oppression--both types of iconoclasts are not new tohindus,as we find mention of them in Ramayana and vedas.To debate is ones right,but it must be purposeful,and must benefit the particular individualpersonally,as he must be able to figure out his own theory at the end of the day--I find violent attackson traditions,and meek resistance from the supporters--and it serves neither if they are unable to takeaway some thing in the end,except bruised/boosted pride,as the case may be..13 days ago • Like •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • @Venugopal, I am unable to understand the exact message that you want to convey. Itlooks like you are upset with some comments. By any chance if it is me that let me clarify.. By askingabout God I am not ridiculing God. On the contrary I am probing further. Trying to look with a freshperspective rather than just from the view provided by Shastras.By giving example of Htiler I am justtrying to find the loophole in karma theory. What did Hitler do in his past life that he became a Hitler inthis life? Did many people killed him & so in this life he takes his revenge? Accepting things purely onfaith could be very dangerous. An extremist accepts the faith that only his religion is good & rest all aresinful people & by killing them he is doing a holy act. Do you think he is wrong? From his point ofview he is doing a holy act.13 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-....... Life is simple & simple if ones wants it to be and makes it that way ............. Life is complex too if one wishes it that way .....................Life is somewhere in between simple to complex .... to do nothing .It is not only the Seas that disappear and mountains that raise , it is also the people and their ideas &
  • 62. ideals , they come and go , they raise & fall .............. some linger over the passage of peoples own time............ haunting Ghosts or Gods Sermons ...........http://bit.ly/uZM1xM or http://linkd.in/t3seIGDiscover complexity to make life simple :).-13 days ago •AkshayaUnfollowAkshaya Bhatia • If GOD-Generator-Organizer-Destroyer is biased to any particular ideology thenGOD becomes convergent to human being line of the ideology that demarcates actions of living beingson the line of Karma theory-Good or Bad.., thereby differentiation between GOD and any livingsentient being becomes extinct, which will be principally undermining the authority of GOD...Logically, GOD has to be unbiased if one assumes that GOD is creator of everything,... creator of theTIME, that encapsulate both day and night (darkness and light), not just the extremes but also shades ofevery character as well characteristics prevalent and perceptible in our existence ..!!!!...13 days ago • Like •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • I have pretty much said ,what I wanted to--and have no skill to elucidate further--those who are interested,may kindly make their own inferences,jsut as I managed to deduce from myexperiences,thoughts,and studies--thanks for reading my posts--13 days ago • Like •Follow Chiranjeevi
  • 63. Chiranjeevi Tallapragada • @Venugopal, your postings have been interesting and I have been readingthem all. I definitely agree with you that one should not take extreme stand on anything. Good to knowthat what we consider as truth is only our belief and someone else may have some other belief. Toknow what is the right path, I have realized that we just need to choose the right Guru and he/she willguide us. The right kind of guidance will never suggest a change outside, it will always be a changeinside us.13 days ago • Like •2Follow MilindMilind K Kulkarni • Let me start by saying how one defines life.From science perspective, something that grows is a life. It is as per list of perceivable characteristicsaccepted by History channel or other scientists to draw conclusions. A lot of science is built onprinciples, theories and observations. What we know through science is still too abstract to understandlife. Its because whats concrete for humans may be influenced by a temporary phenomenon in this era.In fact definition of atom or even universe is relative. It is purposely done for simplicity and start thethought process somewhere. However have we been able to enough relate the transformation processuniverse or life goes through. Note there is nothing right or wrong. Its all perception as you accept it foryourself.From time(chronology) perspective,Had we been part of the rigveda era when, we would still found some evidences pointing to lifes storybillion years back. You will realize that there is element of relativity.From spiritual and nature perspective,At times I feel, is nature influencing me or I am influencing nature. I can feel vacuum of sky oratmosphere inside me. I can feel coolness and calmness of the water inside me. Most of you also wouldhave loved looking at sky, water and moments you spend with nature. Is that really me ? Are wedifferent ? Its all perception as you accept it for yourself.Every perspective scientifically, spiritually, chronologically or thousand others not mentioned here willfinally take you to a point of "individual perception and theory of relativity". You may draw apattern(or people may call it a scientific theory). It(theory) may be acceptable to set of people, but notsure whether thats truth.Is everything mere perception and as infinite as time and universe. Well that depends on individualagain, for no one can prove anything right or wrong. Diversity is integral part of life and there will bespace of every individual opinion. Enlightenment is essential step in life for anyone to take it in adirection one wants.12 days ago • Like
  • 64. •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.................... Enlightening !.-12 days ago •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • A though experiment -- Imagine you have microscopic eye.. what will be you see.Bacteria, Virus all around. A whole world of microscopic living being. Now imagine you have electronmicroscopic eye. You will seeing structures of all things. Magnify further. You will see only atoms. Youwill see a whole world only of space & atoms. You may also see virtual particles popping in & out ofexistence. In this scenario how would you distingush between a living being & non-living being sinceyou see only concentrated network of atoms all over which is constantly moving around at high speeds.Possibly in this case you may feel one with nature. In this case there is no up/down, big/small, etc onlyatoms jingling around.So are Atoms God? God is omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent. Evens Atoms have similarproperties. It is there everywhere & it can have form yet it is formless, it is nowhere to be seen yet it isout there everywhere. It is tiny & yet become gigantic. It is weak yet it has greater power. :-)12 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Wow ..........continuous Enlightening ................. To meet our friend neutrino ...... we need few 100km s Structure ..... all in the hope that he hassomething Big Inside ............. may be ...................
  • 65. .-12 days ago •Follow MathivananMathivanan Subramaniam • Universe is endless. It exits not created. All the systems are part ofUniverse including the human beings. The purpose of of birth is not to take the rebirth......12 days ago • Like •Follow MathivananMathivanan Subramaniam • Universe is endless. It exits not created. All the systems are part ofUniverse including the human beings. The purpose of of birth is not to take the rebirth......12 days ago • Like •Follow MathivananMathivanan Subramaniam • Universe is endless. It exits not created. All the systems are part ofUniverse including the human beings. The purpose of of birth is not to take the rebirth......12 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........* .Paradox * ...... People are already born and there are many on the way, seems no stopping atall .......people arent disappearing also ............
  • 66. .-12 days ago •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • @Milind,highly engrossing--a look at human evolution from a wild animal to acompassionate political animal to day,--I feel the order is like this ,if you ignore how the first manappeared on earth--arboreal--hunter gatherer--organised farming--purposeful co habitation--societalrules--customs,traditions--superistitions--politics--accumulation of material wealth--efforts toperpetuate prosperity by transfer to own progeny--quest for glory--now, tell me if man has evolvedfrom this stage--all the while,fear of un known(invisible omni potent,later leading to idol worship),andrational thinking(which lead to all the developments ,starting with simple hunting tools by aborigines tonuclear weapons at the height of scientific development) have been lurking some where in mans mindand the debate we see is a result of that-- in fact,these two are complementary,just like day andnight,birth and death etc,,--but, we must remember that all the material wealth we enjoy and all thefood that we eat comes from the earth,and eventually returns to it(NAMAH SARVAYA CHA--in rudranamaka suktam)--as science will some time in future try to tinker with human genes,it will create newspecies,which could potentially host all those millions of deadly viruses,which the human immunesystem now resists succesfully,and man can potentially be the cause for his own extinction--whetherthe omni potent willed the creation of humans can be a debatable point,but, certainly, no body canargue that his extinction is not in his own hands--it is some thing akin to, a boy can be brought up byparents,can be educated,but if he suddenly turns criminal in his adulthood,can we blame his parents?and if he faces the gallows,it is purely of his own making--so belief is the anchor ,and purpose is thedirection and goal of life--what belief and what purpose is purely in ones own realm of things--thedebate about existence of GOD ,to me, is like the sixth fingure of man,which serves no purpose.12 days ago • Like •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • Well, the Universe started with a Big Bang. So it implies that it didnot exist before bigbang. Even Stars have a cycle of birth & death. Second law of thermodynamic states that entropy (Stateof Disorder) of the system will keep on increasing. Even if humans act & behave like Gods they willstill all die eventually due to heat death of the Universe.Moreover even Sun is slowly moving towardsits death. So extinction is inevitable.12 days ago • Like
  • 67. •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-one HAIKUWaiting to liveSlog the YearBear the fruitHear the Luck.-12 days ago •Follow RajagopalRajagopal Sevilimedu • I guess the first question that comes to mind is why are we even asking thisquestion? Why do we need to believe there is an eternal and transcendental purpose to life? Answeringthat question itself probably brings us closer to the answer12 days ago • Like •SiddharthUnfollowSiddharth Shah • The whole universe and life exists on the fundamental principal of "F&(K"Thats how all the life came into existence and ends when its F%(ked up..the universe/ purpose will cease to exist the day you dont give a F&(kLife will become great once you stop taking F%(k(Since the moderators are on a break I hope to survive) Well Then I dont give a F&(k.. :-D12 days ago • Like •Follow jayendra
  • 68. jayendra upadhye • Sidjee..to woh break aapkeliye acchhee sabit ho rahi hai..Lekin there is a loooong interval between the f and the k, which propels people to ask such questions!Rajagopal..my take on your take is that humans hate lack of information. So they populate "whathappens after death", "why /how" questions as in this topic with "lot of hot air" we call religion.Some of this hot air is a bit logical, other part of it says "it all started in 4004 BC ofcourse (ArchbishopAssher)m and end with Armageddon". An Armageddon always predicted but never happening.12 days ago • Like •AkshayaUnfollowAkshaya Bhatia • Please also refer:-Which stream of endeavor is more competent to unravel (unearth) mysteries of life, Spiritualism orScience??..!!!...http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Which-stream-endeavor-is-more-54235.S.63728691?qid=56bced74-f53e-4f51-8165-cdf8af14e090&trk=group_search_item_list-0-b-ttl&goback=.gde_54235_member_80150808.gmp_5423512 days ago • Like •Follow DavidDavid Dayalan • We are created by God in His likeness to rule over the creation. So in a sense acustodian of all that we see, To love one another, care for the creation and to safe guard the nature. Andabove all to love the creator and to do our duty as an act of worship.11 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • David, if we are gods likeness, you by inference mean such a god also has armslegs and human emotions like jealousy and hate?By inferemce them he would need to eat, he would need a wife and he would have children....howmany in so long a time?Come on these are concepts of an angry stone age god that needed to be pacified by sacrifices.(Thor/Odin/Indra/Jehovah).It boggles the mind that in this century people should be thinking of a bearded god staff in hand lordingit over lesser mortals and extracting revenge and doling gifts to "chosen people"!I remember in Singapore a couple of ardent guys wanted so much to save my soul, they made a point tovisit me sundays, book in hand.
  • 69. One sinday I got tired and asked them...why are you toiling so futilely, when only 14,4000 jews will goto heaven as per revelation?The figure and the chapter may be wrong but 144 figures in it.I told them if your scriptures gaurantee heaven to only "some" after armageddon, you are barking upthe wrong tree!Now upon searching the web I find this has put many in a tizzy as they are unsure if "they" will be onthe "in" list or "out" list!!11 days ago • Like •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • So David, isnt there any higher philosophical thought you can share apart fromsimplistic stuff of a controlling domineering angry/jealous/loving/hating anthropomorphic god (withattendent logical issues with that) and his servile fallible children?Somerhing secular and philosophical?11 days ago • Like •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • It is clearly explained in Bhagavad Gita.Many great and notable individuals from modern times as well as bygone eras have read the Bhagavad-Gita and have extolled its universal message. We are naming some of them:Albert Einstein stated that when reading the Bhagavad-Gita he thinks about how God created theuniverse and then everything else seemed so superfluous.Mahatma Gandhi stated that the Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate mind, body and soul topurity.Dr. Albert Schweizer stated that the Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankindby its devotion to God which is manifested in all actions.Sri Aurobindo stated the Bhagavad-Gita has a new message for every age and every civilization.Herman Hesse stated that the wonder of the Bhagavad-Gita is its beautiful revelation of lifes wisdomwhich has made philosophy blossom into religion.Ramanuja has stated that the Bhagavad-Gita reveals the goalof the all the Vedic scriptures.Aldous Huxley stated that the Bhagavad-Gita is the most comprhensive statement of perennialphilosophy.Madhvacarya has stated that the Bhagavad-Gita is apauruseya which means of divine origin andeternal.11 days ago • Like
  • 70. •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-....Yes, it has said everything,................. except this one - a small poem^^^^Oh mighty the almightywhere is my mightHidden out of sightMight your sight fall upon this souls plightCreative heights is your mightShower your sight on this souls might^^^.-11 days ago •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • every human being has approximately 43,000 separate births and life cycles. Sothe figure is astronomical if one calculates how many human lifetimes transpire in a only year ofBrahmas lifetime. So in this present chapter the truth about redemption from this transmigration fromthe cycle of birth and death is being revealed for this fulfilment. As it is not even remotely possible toachieve the fulfilment of redemption without atma-tattva or realisation of the eternal soul within. So inorder to inoculate this knowledge of truth this chapter will delineate the relationship between prakriti orthe material substratum pervading physical existence and the Pususa or the Supreme Consciousnesspervading spiritual existence that is the source of all existence. It is the lack of discrimination anddiscernment between the prakriti and Purusa which causes delusion and binds the atma or eternal soulwhich is an infinitesimal spark of the Purusa within the etheric heart of the jiva or embodied being,keeping them in bondage locked by samsara or the perpetual cycle of transmigratory existence birthafter birth, life after life. It is by the power of first Purusa and then prakriti that the Supreme LordKrishna manifests all creation and they are distinctly different from each other. Prakriti is related to theksetra or the field and the Purusa is related to ksetrajnam or knower of the field. The ksetra is thematerial body which is the basis for all physical enjoyment and the sprouting ground for endlesstransmigration. The ksetrajnam is that which is conscious of itself and thinks in terms of I and mine andis called the jiva by those who have factual discriminative knowledge of both. This is because the jivais the beneficiary of the results of the actions performed by the body like the farmer who reaps theharvest of his field.
  • 71. 7 days ago • Like •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • The Evolution of the UniversePrakriti or the matrix of the universe, animated by a reflection of Consciousness or Brahman, dividesitself in the beginning into the cosmic forces called Sattva (equilibrium), Rajas (distraction) and Tamas(inertia). These three properties of Prakriti are really its very constituents, not merely qualifications oradjuncts, and stand to Prakriti in the relation of the three strands of a rope to the rope itself. CosmicSattva is called Maya. On account of its transparency and the absence of the property of Rajas in it, it isomnipresent and reflects in its essence Brahman in a universal manner. The cosmic reflection ofBrahman in the Sattva aspect of Prakriti is called Isvara, the Sovereign of the universe. It is Isvara whois the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer of the universe. In Isvara the universe exists in a seed-form, andall the Jivas who had not the opportunity to attain Self-realisation at the time of Pralaya or cosmicdissolution, lie latent in Isvara prior to the subsequent creation. This condition may be compared to acosmic sleep (Yoganidra), where everything lies dormant as the tree exists in a seed. When the cosmicseed slightly manifests itself, showing symptoms of creation, the faint outlines of the universe, it goesby the name of Hiranyagarbha. The fully manifested aspect of this universe as informed by thepresence of Brahman, is called Virat. Thus, Isvara, Hiranyagarbha and Virat are manifestations inCosmic Sattva, and are Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent.7 days ago • Like •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • Questionout of so many human beings who are suffering, there are a few whoare actually inquiring about their position, as to what they are, why they are put into this awkwardposition and so on. Unless one is awakened to this position of questioning his suffering, unless herealizes that he doesnt want suffering but rather wants to make a solution to all suffering, then one isnot to be considered a perfect human being. Humanity begins when this sort of inquiry is awakened inones mind. In the Brahma-sutra this inquiry is called brahma jijnasa. Athato brahma jijnasa. Everyactivity of the human being is to be considered a failure unless he inquires about the nature of theAbsolute Truth.7 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........... at times vedantham & siddantham just ooze out in our Life :) Every activity of the human being is to be considered a failure unless he inquires about the nature ofthe Absolute Truth.
  • 72. .-6 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @bhattathiri mulavana:Athato brahma jijnasa! The first time I read that one, the hair on my arms literally stood out on end.The next to elicit such a reaction was ofcourse Patanjalis "Yigahshcittavrittinirodhaha".You seem to be a well versed man, in Adhyatmik literature.Can you throw some light on this paradox?In the Gita, Krishna says "Hato va Praapyasi swargam, jito va praapyasi mahim".I have always wondered how this sentence has had two opposite effects on people of different psyche.For Hindus it was all about the neccessity of killing in a just battle. DharmaYuddhaFor some others it became a call for cruel killings in jihad, where people kill for the hoors either ofheavenly or earthly variety!For the Taliban use the verisame battle doctrine!But see where it has taken them...only to ignominy.6 days ago • Like •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • 1. Up to ten years children get love from everywhere.2. During ten to twenty years one will have curiosity of everything to study and understand.3. From twenty to thirty years one should settle in life with a job and family life independently.4. From thirty to forty years one should be mature foe balanced use of acquired knowledge withchallenge and problems of day today life. Its value lies in accepting challenges and finding solutions.5. From forty and fifty years one should take the responsibility to fulfil family and social obligationswith self confidence and should achieve good name and reputation.6. Fifty to sixty years is the period of anxiety regarding children? Its value lies in forbearance andfortitude.7. Sixty to seventy years is the period of self auditing and reflection of assessing retrospectively aboutthe past failures and achievements and of acquisition and transmission of wisdom to others. This entailsgiving one’s best for the benefit of others and relaxing. Its value lies in adjusting with changingscenario personal, social and declining energy and with dignity and patience.8. Seventy to eighty is the period of health problems and may be neglected by close relative andfriends. One should adjust to live as a guest forgiving all ill-treatment by others.9. Eighty to ninety is the period of suffering with diseases. Spiritual life is good by controlling food,thoughts and work. Always keep body clean and turn mind for an inward journey.10. Ninety to hundred years is the most dependable period to adjust with all surroundings andcircumstances, better to spend time in prayer in silence, solitude and peace. Try to renounce everythingand be free from all possessions, desires and worries to have a peaceful life.6 days ago • Like •
  • 73. karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-There is an interesting trick ( Magic ) out there...................................keep the brains busy searching for some Truths , very very actively....introduce some Truths ( which sells Ones products )....silently .... silently________________________________________________Read this small article, especially the imagesIndia is in the midst of a unique identity revolution. After years of consuming “imported products,” theyouth here is rising to define their own needs and wants. They still want the western “appeal” butdesire the Indian “look.” This concept is Indianization …................................…..................................................................................Indianization is perhaps having the biggest impact in the Fashion space. This concept has now blurredthe lines between the traditionally distinct western wear and Indian wear. From high fashion to kitsch,the use of everyday Indianness is everywhere to be seen ….........................http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/catering-to-the-global-desi.html_____________________________________________Truths..Truths.... absolute truths ....so many Search for the Practical Truth !!Discover IT .... Oh ... No No .......... Extract Out IT :).-6 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • Karthikeyan! Indians WERE most modern 2000 years ago!Just look at the old sculptures, the "traditional wear of that time" could match any fashion show inParis, the turbans, the minimal clothes, the taste depicted in the elegant designs of whatever they wore.Even the delicate Tribhanga statuettes show a liking for quality and grace.At the present moment our cycle is at the lowest, and the west is ascendent., no rather just beginning todecline.We stilll see tribalism in out present situation with huge gaudy and garish idols used during festivals,accompanied by so much noise they call music, with no place for taste and finesse any where.The "downtrodden" whi have inherited things partly by governmental support and partly by sheer
  • 74. numbers, are freaking out. Once they have had their say, they will feel the cultural vacuum of thesethings and turn inwards and hopefully, they will also raise themselves to the higher standards currentlyseen in western enterprise in workmanship and technology, and the ancient standards set by Indianphilosophy.6 days ago • Like •Prof.SureshUnfollowProf.Suresh Kumar • Very philosophical queries calling for deeply metaphysical answers-there is adeeper question like why should universe exist,and what is the meaning of life which stimulatedthought on concepts lke spirit,Brahman and ParaBrahman,Maya and evoultion.Spirit ,a the esence of energy principle,Brahman as the subtle and singular source of all universe andexistence,Maya as the evolutionary principle and ParaBrahman as the immutable constant andreference point that powrrs all else.That is a symmetric perfection giving meaning6 days ago • Like •1karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-What is * Indianization * in the whole scheme of the Life & Universe ???.-6 days ago •Follow jayendrajayendra upadhye • @Prof.Suresh Kumar:To these deep questions we have had answers like it is all an exam held by god, and after passingwhich, we all will go to an eternal heaven and failing which we will go to an eternal hell!!!Sooooo Simplem it boggles the mind.And this is 2011 A.D.6 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-........doine^ ........ doine^ .............. doine^
  • 75. .......... * ...................* .......................* ............introduce some Truths (which sells Ones products)...silently ... silently .. SILENTLY.-6 days ago •Follow SanjaySanjay Saxena • I wonder what the people in 4011 AD think about people in 2011 AD. and what wouldchange? Flying cars, Robots, Genetically engineered man/woman, animals, food, flora & fauna. Worldfree of diseases. All humans monitored by computers. Even thoughts could be read & whenever anycriminal thought come in any human being it will be immediately transmitted to centralized computerwhich will take appropriate action.Everything will be driven by strict rules & regulation. There will beno crimes, no prostitution, no wars, no bad people, no evil people, no hate & no divorce because matchmaking will be done by computers which has database of genetic maps of all human beings.Productionof new babies will be customized & planned by the centralized body so that we have only exact numberof professionals needed in the society. Imagine what would be the meaning of life then?6 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-my mind , my life ...........does that hold True !!something to find out :)Network - "Im as mad as hell" speech [english subtitles]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_qgVn-Op7Q&feature=youtu.be.-6 days ago •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • Our real, spiritual nature is to seek enjoyment. Thats what everybody does. TheVedas talk about the purpose of life in great detail: Krishna is the cause of all causes, the SupremeEnjoyer, and He expands Himself unlimitedly to make unlimited enjoyable relationships possible.Thats what He does.
  • 76. If we want to enjoy, there are basically two ways to go about it:1) the self-centered approach, and2) the Absolute Truth-centered approach.6 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Interesting let us have more of it ................What is SELFWhat is Absolute TRUTHit will be nice to have it in the most ... most ... ENJOY able WayKrishna is no doubt a manifestation of fun & frolic, but at times cunning Killer ..........-6 days ago •Follow MikeMike Rana • On my group The Universe, this topic is being discussed very seriously and objectively. Iam taking all the inpouts for my next bookSome of my friends on this group may be glad to know that my book has been acquired by the USlibrary of Congress. see more in my blog wordpress.mikerana6 days ago • Like •Follow bhattathiribhattathiri mulavana • How Bhagavad Gita has charmed US corporateswww.rediff.com › Business2 Nov 2006 – Has the Bhagavad Gita replaced The Art of War as the hip new ancient Easternmanagement text? Signs of worldly success abounded as ...6 days ago • Like •
  • 77. karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Hi Mike,if any thing is lifted in to the book from here, pay suitable royalties :).-6 days ago •Follow MikeMike Rana • If someone curious and innocent wanted to know what is life and what are the stars andwhat happens there, how would you explain to such a person. I have two Eskimo friends who knownothing in life except ICE and they do not have earth below their feet... It is only frozen sea ..6 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-.. that is the absolute Truth and the beauty of LifeGita in one Line,.* every being sees & experiences, What it is supposed to see & experience in that life *..-6 days ago •Follow venugopalvenugopal maganti • pardon me if I sound childish,but I am curious to know from your eskimofriends,if the ice under their feet is salty--and also,how their ancestors managed to get drinking water inthat 6 month long winter!6 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Good Question :)
  • 78. Salty Ice Cubes : http://www.need.org/needpdf/PriSaltyIceCubes.pdfor / andhttp://nsidc.org/seaice/intro.html.-6 days ago •Follow MikeMike Rana • @Venu, To know about their life please go to google and search for Novaya Zemalia5 days ago • Like •Follow MikeMike Rana • Hi Karthikeyan,I paid back in sharing of my knowledge with wise people on this forum5 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-That is cool Mike, I was just kidding and wondering on your return after you have said bye bye to all ofus here .... !!.-5 days ago •Follow MikeMike Rana • I returned because I felt it was necessary to share with you all some news, and I hopedthat some people had promised me to buy the book ... would be reminded. For paper versions (hard andsoft) the best price I can offer because they sent me the books in bulk from USA. Individually it meansshipping. In stores, only a few of the large ones will have in Delhi and Bombay.I focus on my blog, and my group The Universe. It was too much for me to handle the communicationsin this group, I mean volumes.
  • 79. 5 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-Thanks Mike , sincerely appreciate your efforts and all the best ..-5 days ago •NimuUnfollowNimu Shenoy, MBA • Congrats Mike on your Citizens Manifesto being acquired by the U.S. Libraryof Congress. That is quite an achievement!!! This good feeling certainly gives you motivation tocontinue to Book II. Wishing you plenty of success!5 days ago • Like •Follow KishanKishan Lal • I think it is just like that and question not to think about.5 days ago • Like •Follow MikeMike Rana • Nimu and Karithikeyan,As I mentioned before my ideas were were validated and questioned by people on this network and Ihave acknowledged this fact in the book. I also wrote a chapter on media and social networking. Thereare a few difficulties on social networksPeople divert from the question and the thread of discussion becomes muddled upPeople praise or belittle each other in order to gain publicitySome of the discussions are too long and therefore they become contradictoryAlso, out of the 12 people who offered to buy the book only two have bought so far. This means peopledo not mean what they sayThis is one of the reasons that I focus more on the blog, where controls can be exercised5 days ago • Like •
  • 80. Prof.SureshUnfollowProf.Suresh Kumar • Bhattathiri,nice to hear about that piece on Bhagavad Gita.There is a definite reason why American corporates are taking a relook at it,since it offers morepractical wisdom for all times,including in troubled times especially-there it scores overMachiavelli,Art of War,Ying-Yang,or Kautilya.That is because Gita is a more holistic and practicable philosophy and metaphysics in relation to thephysicalism,and reductionist materialism in the other approaches[except perhaps the yin-yang,to someextent]The method to physically and psychologically,not merely philosophically,attain a state of detachedaction,while being involved[action in inaction and inaction in action]is a supreme principle and perceptfor practice being extolled in Gita.Of course,it is all so grosly misunderstood and misinterpreted that it has lost all its real shine and glory.Inspite of that it is regaining lost ground,in the troubled corporate circles in US where the need fordetached action is at its most now5 days ago • Like •Follow YuvarajYuvaraj Gandipan • What is the purpose of life on earth?.1. The important thing to remember when you ask this question to your self is you are not really you.You are born some 600 billion years ago through a marriage of sun and the sea and you have no ideawhen are you going to die may be tomorrow or after billion years. Basically you are not reproducing,you are evolving.2. Pick a drop of water from the Ocean. Does it know its purpose. We are made of cells, but each cellin each organ functions differently. Do these cell know their purpose.3. I strongly believe that earth constitutes as a vital organ of the universal. We the humans are cells ofthe organ. If we are evolving, the universe also evolves.4 days ago • Like •Prof.SureshUnfollowProf.Suresh Kumar • Chiranjivi,very philosophical and practical questions,at onceOf course self realisation is a real and far away goal,since there are layers of selves to beunravelled,and images in mind and ego consciousness to be refined and ennobled through breath and itsspiritual internalisation[I have discussed this in detail in another thread of discussion on this veryforum]Universe is a reflection of our self and ego consciousness,since we project our mental images on to theworld,and as a consequence the real world is not perceived,but only the pheneomenological universe isapparent.That is the root problem to be addressed,in science,psychology,philosphy and management,and ourphysical=psychical=spirtual life is towards that end
  • 81. 4 days ago • Like •Follow KishanKishan Lal • I have earlier commented on this as " It is just like that " further to add by this meansactually this is the process how lives come into existence and vanishes.Being human we communicate, such feelings but how know this may amongst the animal or goingdeeply may in non leaving things too. It is said nothing created nothing destroyed everything keepingcoming and going again and again in different form, to keep with the momentum to times, soeverything exists for time itself.4 days ago • Like •SiddharthUnfollowSiddharth Shah • To get answers to such questions, Gautam Buddha spent a considerable amount of hislifetime in meditation. Those who hope to get the answers quick through Linkedin Questions, pleasereconsider the "F&*k" theory.Theres no other reason that were born for, and thats the reason weve to life for.4 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Siddharth you seem to have found the meaning and purpose for your life.May be that is why you are Sidharth (the Gautam Budha.)4 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Prof...I am not too good with philosophy but I thought Bhagavad Gita is allabout that: " Philosophy in practice." Today we use some of the philosophy without knowing the realmeaning behind it. For instance we do our job and not bother about the consequences. Unfortunatelythough this seems to be something similar to what the Gita says like dont worry about theresults...somewhere I think there is a little difference.4 days ago • Like •Follow ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi Tallapragada • Thank you Prof. Suresh for adding a most interesting point "reference
  • 82. point." In a way life generally understood to be learning, correcting and progressing. For instance takethe Fukushima nuclear disaster, now all the countries, scientists, ordinary people are thinking that theyhave learnt their worst lessons and now we should all change and be more careful, whatever.One funny feeling one gets is, suppose it is like, those who are learning, the experience from which weare learning, the ones which led to this experience, all are but one and the same. Then what do we meanby learning, who is learning about whom, how this learning is hidden from those forces which arecausing these disasters, if it is not hidden then how useful is this learning.This is where the need for the reference point comes. If we are moving at all, changing at all, learningat all, it all needs to be with respect to a reference point, which obviously has to be out of this circle.Who or what is this reference point? When we dont know the answer to this question, how do we knowwe are learning?4 days ago • Like •karthikeyan arumugathandavan • .-............ Learning without knowing what we are learning .............................................that is certainly fun