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By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Whatever time mother goes to heaven, it is always too soon. Fortunately, she is forever.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

What is knowledge but a lucid enunciation of ignorance of yesterday. If there is no darkness to dispel, there can be no light.

By Anonym 18 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Pleasure and pain are on the same side of the coin of human experience. The opposite is indifference or numbness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Flame is the lamp; rest is borrowed.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

The thought of erasing one's identity and fitting in with the crowd is definitely scary. Action is a different matter though. We act all the time to fit in.

By Anonym 18 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Religion can only be a means to a set of values cherished by its living adherents. If those values relate only to a past or a presumed afterlife, it is a sign that religion has become a goal serving the ends of a priest or a demagogue and rest of the living are merely tools to serve that end. If it is not to become a fossil, it has to be a living faith serving the cherished values of the living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Darkness is perhaps the only reality, the only truth, both of which have only one property; they are eternal. What we call light is a mere temporary absence of darkness, untruth, a mere temporary absence of truth. Vedas point to this absence by neti, neti; not this, not this. Both, darkness and truth overcome light and untruth and start becoming manifest, sooner or later, mostly sooner than later, once we believe and strive to experience. Sages, down the ages, have emphasised the learning path to The Truth; prevent light from entering your eyes by shutting them or sitting in a darker area, to make it easier. And a last word; there is no perfect darkness and no perfect truth. These, just two names for the same absence, are goals to which we may get ever closer, without reaching. And priests and scriptures make God so complicated!

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Young children have no past. The old have no future. The rest are too busy with present. This time-tripod holds up the world. You ignore the importance of this interdependence of the three, the world as you know it is in danger of collapsing

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Impossible is impossible. It is the only one-word oxymoron. But you need at least two words for that. Hence, impossible is impossible.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Unconditional love should not be presumed to be without ardent expectations as also the inevitable disappointment.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

When we lose the world, we find ourselves. When we lose ourselves, we find God. When we lose God, we find liberation.The trick is to learn to lose.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

If I do not agree with something or do not like something, it will be wrong to presume that I hate it. Presuming disagreement or dislike to be the same as hatred is stifling engagement. Disengagement leads to otherness, which leads to fear, which in turn leads to real hatred. Either we tolerate disagreement and dislike or we have to tolerate real hatred. The intolerance of disagreement is filling civil society lexicon with phobias each of which is leading to a disconnect, to another closed door. It may sound odd but only tolerance of disagreement demolishes walls. Doors and windows, open or closed, presume that there exists a wall, a wall created by intolerance. And doors and windows, if they exist, are closed too easily, at the slightest of pretexts.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

The Sun would have wasted its life but for the evolution of life on earth. The one who gives should be grateful to the one who receives.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Whether morality is moral is an open question.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Informed and rationally articulated dissent contributes to growth of ideas. Uniformed dissent, expressed through lung power, is a sign of insecurity. Countering dissent with fortification leads to a siege mentality. It results in a stagnant society, devoid of organic growth. Such a society perceives itself to be so fragile that every whiff of fresh air is seen as a threat to its existence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

A smile is merely a symptom of the human condition called happiness. Animals are affected by that condition more often though the symptoms are not so obvious.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

When water is being filled in a pot, the sound we hear is a function of the pot, not of the water. Same water makes different sounds in different pots. Each of us, described in Sanskrit as Ghata, meaning pot, responds in a unique way to the stimuli from the surrounding environment. Do not be surprised when the response of another appears entirely different from yours. The pot has created the illusion of a wall, of mine and other. Once you become aware of that illusion, otherness melts and the universe becomes a unified verse again, with apparently diverse responses becoming part of the same symphony.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Truth is always a quest and if it looks anything like a destination, it is proof that we are on to illusion. Thus, unique is each quest!

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

The restless spirit never loses its wings. If sometimes it cannot fly, it is because during those moments the sky vanishes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

As long as one can think as an outsider, an observer apart from the conflict, there is hope for a resolving thought.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

The real help victims of injustice need is to get the will, skill and resources to fight back. There may or may not be a hell in afterlife but suffering injustice quietly is a sin, punishment for which is a living hell here and now.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

When we lose the world,we find ourselves.When we lose ourselves,we find God.When we lose God,we find liberation.The trick is to learn is to lose.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

To rule your mind, mind your rules.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Freedom is the natural state, acceptance of bonds is a choice we make. We prefer to accept loss of freedom to losing something much less valuable but which we are not willing to sacrifice.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

In some languages (Hindi is one), every perception is called "seeing". Maybe, the trick is to rely on the eyes less and less as one perceives more and more.

By Anonym 19 Sep

R. N. Prasher

The Seeker, The Teacher and The Genius: Knowing is an art; communicating that knowledge is art twice over; but it is only the genius who can use that knowledge.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Wind is on fire" - beautiful words. What causes the fire, what enhances it, and what finally extinguishes it by itself or by bringing in rainclouds, gets identified with it. Do breath and life have the same relationship with each other!

By Anonym 18 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Racism and religious bigotry are two essential pieces of baggage mankind carries as it moves from one century to the next.

By Anonym 17 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Of all creatures on earth, in proportion to their size and weight, humans have the smallest footprint on the ground and the largest on the environment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

As you look up to see the stars,keep watching the ground with your feet.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Words, with their multiple meanings and nuances are like trees and oral communication like a forest. Trees are good for hiding, forest for losing the path. When one is trying to contemplate the horizon of illusion and reality, trees and forests can offer no help.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Contrary to popular belief, questions are not the cause and answers not their effect. Answers exist and hence questions are caused to discover the answers. If an answer does not exist, there cannot be a valid question.

By Anonym 17 Sep

R. N. Prasher

My Ten Commandments: 1. God is a verb, not a noun. 2. Prayers are important only if they lead to corresponding actions. 3. Creation is an art. Science provides the tools for the artist. Anybody with the tools is not necessarily an artist. 4. Religion involves exclusivity and superiority. Divinity is inclusive and involves humility. 5. God by definition should be omnipotent. He should not require intermediation by priests and prophets. 6. All prophets have displayed exclusivity and superiority. (Refer to #4 above) 7. Rituals involve intermediation and often cruelty towards other fellows of creation. 8. Inclusivity and humility towards all creations of God is divine. 9. Rituals are antithesis of the divine. Rituals indicate a god and his intermediaries who are greedy, arrogant, revengeful and cruel. 10. God exists only for increasing happiness of all creatures.

By Anonym 15 Sep

R. N. Prasher

As the dew drop slides down the leaf to wet the soil, they call it "fall in love". Yet, do we know the way up from the way down?

By Anonym 17 Sep

R. N. Prasher

One of the perils of life is to be asked a question which the wisest of them cannot answer. But a smile does the job.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Earth" is not too long an address. It is the parts which make us forget the way.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

When a lie makes a soft bed for everyone, may the truth lie low. God as commonly understood appears to be one such lie. God as non-existence is not everyone's cup of tea and He better remain so.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

I am willing to contribute for a grand tombstone for Political Correctness (PC). This mouthplug has made us cowards, afraid to exercise our freedom of expression. It has stifled frank exchange of ideas and has made debates one-sided and pre-concluded. It has given strength to ideas which cannot defend themselves in an open debate. PC may be acceptable in private space but it is diastrous in public space as it makes that public space an oxymoron by making it restricted to only the "acceptable". Democracy is about competitive ideas and PC is undemocratic as it discounts the possibility of a level playing field. All growth of ideas is through cross fertilisation and PC leads to degeneration of ideas by restricting the process to inbreeding. Only those who use weakness as leverage to gain advantage without effort or have an hidden agenda will root for PC. It is the tool of the lazy and the devious. My offer for its tombstone stands.

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Humans are like Variables in mathematics, some Dependent, some Independent. Variables are in relationship but remain Variable. Of course, there are some Constants too both in mathematics and humans. Constants help define precisely the relationship between variables. Maybe, that is why humans keep adding (to problems), subtracting (from happiness), multiplying (what else, we are all over earth) and dividing (the earth among themselves).

By Anonym 16 Sep

R. N. Prasher

Irrationality is the exclusive preserve of humans as among all creatures only we have the power to rationalise, that being the art of packaging patently irrational as apparently rational.

By Anonym 20 Sep

R. N. Prasher

When I am passing through hell, I have to remind myself of the last time I happened to be on that road. How quickly it was over, without any ingenuity on my part. After all, hell is a one-way street. The only direction forward is the way out.