Ten Thousand Miles (Part II)

8 02 2008

Vishwamitra: What if nothing matters? What if nothing has meaning?
The Indian Sage: All is destined to oblivion.
Vishwamitra: They why bother?
The Indian Sage: Why not bother?
Vishwamitra: In the end it amounts to nothing.
The Indian Sage: You are forgetting here and now. You are looking at eternity in both directions but you are forgetting here and now.
Vishwamitra: Here and now – less than a drop of water in the immense vastness of time.
The Indian Sage: Less than a drop but have you thought that lessing the misery of single human being is worth more than eternity.
Vishwamitra: As people we have one another against an impersonal universe.





Truth and Numerical Majority

6 10 2007

One person from whom I have always learned important and profound things about faith is Søren Kierkegaard. In the following excerpt he makes the observation that numerical strength does not confer the status of Truth to a statement.

“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while truth again reverts to a new minority.”





Jahandost

27 09 2007

So we meet here in this theater known as the blogsphere, its a place where one can be incarnated again and again until one achieves nirvana. In blogsphere one can even be incarnated in multiple avatars. Jahandost set off on a quest a long time ago looking for himself, until one day I had the realization that I have looked everywhere except myself. I wrestled with the grandest of questions without realizing that what is the use of such questions if they cannot alleviate human suffering. So I am here, distributing  the wine of love. Thus spoke the sage Rumi.

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
Love alone is capable of revealing the truth of Love and being a Lover.
The way of our prophets is the way of Truth.
If you want to live, die in Love;
die in Love if you want to remain alive.