With You

He is himself of a kind that I cannot be. All the more a reason to want to be with him, a wish from me. The same goes for she. Because on earth right now, there's nothing else for me to do but to be with you. To be deserving of you, I've gotta work on myself and that is the only thing I've gotta do with my time on earth. Everything else will be a gift, a side-product of the churn of the self and I will not be partaking of it because my gift will be to become worthy of you and hence to be able to be with you.

Essence in Context

When I am alone,
I am Krishna and Radha's child;
I've adopted them as my parents,
Because I understand and love them more than I have understood anyone else.

When I am with an individual,
I am the clarifying agent;
I've adopted that as my professional job,
Because I have the tools it takes for that kind of work~

When I am with people I know,
I am the connector;
I've adopted that as my personal job,
Because that's what I love to do!

When I am around people I do not know,
I am nobody;
A person that fills in the gap,
Someone that does the work nobody wants to do?

Thus in essence,
I am Krishna's flute,
His true friend, a girl;
Because it has always ached me to see his name empty on moving lips,
 His name thrown around on Earth with no meaning, no love,
I believe I have understood him,
And I'd love the world to understand him too...
A feeling I've adopted in this life on Earth


Isn't air for us like water for fish?
Something we are surrounded by so much that we don't see and forget to acknowledge it?
And isn't water for us like air for fish?
Something that we can see, that sustains us?

Now imagine if you had to talk to a fish:

For you water is right there. Visible.
And you'll ask: Hey! How's the water?

The fish may just wonder what the hell is this 
Four-dangling-things-with-a-melon-on-top-fellow talkin' about?

Just the way we would have responded;
If the fish had asked us: Hey! How's the air?

And we would have wondered what the hell is this
Slimy-single-shape-of-a-thing rambling about?

But no.
Thanks to our urge to know and experience life on Earth,
We have Science.
And we know that this strange feeling of this invisible presence around us,
That keeps changing its moods and tries to communicate to us,
By getting 'cold' or 'hot' and 'breezy' or 'stormy';
Is called 'Air'.

So! We will tell the fish: The air is supercool i-don't-know-you-yet dude!

Because we have the ability to understand what we cannot see.
Aha! Now do I understand what David Foster Wallace meant!
When he used the fish story to begin his speech.
For those who prefer reading, click here.
For those who prefer watching, click here.

And YET,
the fish and us
both breathe air and need water for the same purposes innit?

We cannot survive without air for long while in case of water,
we can hold out for as long as possible until we find a source.

Funny how air can be water for someone while water can be air for another eh?
Does there really then remain any difference between air and water?
Seems like only in different contexts,
That air and water can have different experiences...

Kinda like us eh?
When we change the surrounding,
the context, the space and time in which we place ourselves,
we begin to see different sides of us no?

Coming back to FISH,
While the fish cannot survive without water when pulled out of water;
they cannot survive on air even if that is what they have got all around them.
They have no option, but to die.
Strange eh?

A moment of pattern is forming.
 Just stay with me awhile here:

What if the fish was a species designed in process;
and as more and more species were designed to do some or the other work,
every next species was designed taking care of some drawback from the previously designed species o.O?


Bazooka moment.

Creative Evolution

Hmm, not that one species is more important than the other eh?
Just that each is complete in itself for the purpose they were made?
And somehow if what all the religions have been screaming about
That 'humans' are the most preferred species by 'God',
If we take them at their word,
And If we consider Darwin's theory too;

The only thing that makes sense is that 'God' has followed a design process to create this world
And she kept on designing as per her wish and the 'programs' he wanted to be surrounded by
And gradually she got to a point where he realised,
That she had ended up creating a species that looked just like him
And that she had inadvertently created a potential god that had all the powers he had.
And that's when the bazooka moment of satisfaction may have happened for him, perhaps?
That Hey!
This was unexpected?
I can actually sit back and totally relax
while the Universe expands and contracts on its own?!

If we stay with this line of thought a bit more;
What stops us from this possibility that,
If she has sat back satisfied with her design,
The only reason can be that she is amusedly waiting for us
To realise the potential that we have,
To be like him, yet a different unique individuality?
Is that what sooooo very many gods are all about?
Is that what those incarnations are all about?

(Is that what THIS was all about Universe?)

Getting back to God,
He must have then wondered,
let me watch new gods unfurl as they realise the potential of creating themselves anew;
and I'll just hang around watching them surprise themselves and me outta our wits!
I will guide them when I feel they need it from my own experience of this process
(a little nudge does no harm eh?)
or when they call out into the void for help~

"Ask. And you shall receive"




Evolutionary Creation

You are super fishy!
I know that I started writing about fishes and humans
and the kind of amusing conversation they would have,
but YOU have totally ended up blowing my mind off.

Well, thank you for being so kind in sharing your secrets with me.
I just hope that those who may understand, find this place welcoming.
But I know, that's something I shouldn't worry about
'cos you're the one handling the guiding bit eh ye sneaky Universe? XD
Reminds me of this thing you said to Arjuna about work in the Gita.

Allow me to share it with YOU
who are privy to this strangely amusing revelation; 
A superb advice given by Krishna to Arjuna
In this new translation of the Gita for contemporary times by Rohini Gupta, right here

Not a coincidence eh that today, this very day, is being celebrated as 'Gita Jayanti'?
The day when the Gita was revealed to Arjuna by Krishna about 5000 years ago.
According to latest information as per Rohini Gupta, precisely in the year 3102 B.C.

(I'm so running out of expressions to switching lines of thought in this crazy post, anyway)
Now we have this "fishy" line of thought with us in this moment
that may become something of importance for the future generations?
Who knows? 
The only thing I know is that I am supercalifragilisticexpialidociously blown over!
By the Universe's endless kindness in being right here 'talking' to me.
No word is enough to express that feeling of this closeness, this strange oneness
yet this strangely close distance, perhaps just enough to maintain sanity?
Who knows?

But I can vouch 'For the Joy of Work' without any worry
as I am literally feeling this very moment as I end this post.

Thank YOU for being so kind in listening.
Wishing you awesomazing moments of magic on Earth!
Sail on~ People!

That moment of truth

Do you do your best in each moment in the process creating attachment or do you keep away? In both cases, knowing full well that in the end we all are gonna leave?....

Leave with having done something
rather than nothing
Make a difference
Fulfill your destiny

So, this was a question answer session I'd had with the Universe a few months ago when I had found myself caught up in a whirlpool of events beyond my control.

I recently revisited the blog of an old friend Mr Joe Panek who has also written about it, but much more in detail. Check it out here: The Unattached Observer

When I read this again, I found that I could trust that moment of truth of before and hence adopting it, I feel confident about sharing it with you.

I think it is pretty much the crux of what Krishna was telling Arjuna at the moment he lost his balance before the battle of Kurukshetra. Discrimination + Surrender = The way? Maybe. We'll have to see that ay?
As of now, towards the next moment of truth we sail!

So! What has been your moment of truth so far?

Hope and Winter

So, this was a submission for here.
Magically, when I received the notification from this blog, I was pondering how would I really write this haiku knowing nothing about it as much as the idea interested me, as much as I had no clue what I would end up writing?
Then next day on twitter, I saw that Frank Watson had posted three simple Haiku tips:

A good English haiku is usually shorter than 17 syllables,
and a good English tanka is usually shorter than 31 syllables.

Note also that the translation is 5-3-4 (11 syllables).
English usually conveys the same meaning in fewer syllables.

Early Summer rain
the crane's leg
becomes shorter

samidare ni
tsuru no ashi
mijikaku nareri

5-5-7 (not 5-7-5) #Basho #haiku (alt trans)

So I got really excited with the timing and all (Thank you Universe! And of course, thank you Frank Watson! You're my Haiku guru!) and thought that hey! that doesn't sound too difficult but I still couldn't see what I would write and how I would even be able to write TEN of them o.O?

Then the day after that, a foul mood (wintry?) happened to set in in the evening and somehow I knew I had to give this a dash as there was nothing else for me to do at that moment and this would perhaps help me regain my cheeriness. So yes, indeed through the expressing of hope and winter and through attempting to write haiku with Frank watson's guidelines; by reviving hope for winter (the concept I would say that runs through all the ten of them) I ended up reviving myself. Here goes:

One leaf to another
Who will go next?
Winter has come.

Crack in the lip
Crack in the heel
Winter is here to stay.

Cold wintry wind
Creeping crevices
O sweater my shield!

A battered sock
Santa pours dreams.

Wished for snow
A fat white cat
At the doorstep.

This is for real, though it happened before I got the mail about the Haiku submission. 
Now this feller here lives with our new neighbours and one fine afternoon
 he was found sitting at the steps and turns out that he is called Snow o.o
Now a few days earlier, while I was pondering in the kitchen,
I had asked the Universe if it was possible to send some snow this winter? Just a wee bit?
And Snow you sent indeed. Smartass. Thanks anyway and thank you Snow! For inspiring me with the haiku!

Cool breezes
Cat huddles in
Set aglow within.

Frozen unseeing hearts
Wintry freeze visits
They melt within.

Gulf widening
No heat from Earth
They close the gap.

Sneaky sunbeams
Early awakening
Winter has had her way.

Warm breezes 
Rekindling love
Winter bade farewell.

So! That was that.
Hope you enjoy Winter as long as it lasts~
'Cos Summer is just 'round the corner!

Hey! Why don't you give this a shot too?

So! Today is the 3rd of Feb, 2014.
AND LoOk who's happy ~~~~~~~>

Two mentions.
Not bad at all XD

The Shirt Complaint

Complaining about the work you do is like complaining that the shirt you just bought does not fit and forgetting that you are the one who bought it in the first place! So when you find yourself complaining, just chup up your mind and remember why you bought the shirt in the first place.

But what can I do if I do not like it now?

Well, what do you not like about it now?

It does not fit me well!

Then why did you buy it in the first place?

Well, I liked the look of it!

Perhaps go back and exchange it for the size that fits you?

Naah, they did not have it in any other size.

Well, go back and exchange the shirt for another design?

No, I did not like any other. And I really do like this one actually!

Okay, so what do you want me to do now?
You want to keep the shirt and you want to go on crying about it.
You are so being unfair to the shirt who should be the one complaining actually!

X(  I am not crying...and I am most definitely not complaining! Just help me out here will you?

Well, as you say. Let's think for a moment- The shirt was what it was, the shirt is what it is. It's not the shirt's fault if you didn't have the time and patience to try it on before buying it eh?

Are you suggesting that it is my fault?

I am not suggesting anything. It is merely an observation. Perhaps it is you that does not fit this unique shirt then?

What do you mean? Are you saying I am fat?

Well, let's say your build is different from the build that the shirt was designed for?

I just cannot help it. It's a designer piece like none other and it's the only one that caught my attention!
It'll help me better if instead of playing around with words, you did your job and gave me a solution.

Well, if you really love this shirt as you profess so adamantly; you have four options:

1. Alter it to fit your size. This may ofcourse change its design and you may cry later that it has changed and is no longer like the one that you loved at first sight!
2. Alter yourself to fit in it. This may ofcourse change your design and you might just dump this shirt altogether after you see that you do not like this design anymore now that you see that you have more possibilities in front of you.
3. Alter yourself and the shirt to fit in the right places. This is only if you are stubborn enough to keep it and wear it until you tire each other out. And this takes some real effort and time and is impossible to succeed if you do not truly love and respect the shirt for what it is.
4. Just give it back so that it may find someone it fits better. Then take an honest look at yourself and understand your own size and design before venturing out to buy another shirt!

Now you have really confused me.

It is really simple actually. It's all about what you want and what you are willing to do about it without harming the essence of what it is that you want.

Bleah! You are mad. I'm gonna keep this as a souvenir until I figure a way out.

Yeah, and then it will rot sitting in your cupboard never knowing its potential of being used.

You are so damn annoying, I wonder if anyone told you that?

Oh yeah! But it does not matter to me because it's only a reflection of what you see.

Arrrghhh! Fine! I'll give the shirt back!

Whoa whoa, calm down. Take it easy. You're always running away from yourself and then you'll always end up buying things that don't fit you.

So that leaves me with what? Meditation? I don't have the time for it.

Well, then don't come to me when you cry again. Because we're gonna have the same dialogue over and again.

Jeez! You are impossible!

Oh yeah! I m possible XD

XD I gotta give it to ye- You're pretty manipulatively amusing.

Thank you.

Okay! So here goes to some honest pondering~
And dear shirt- you are really good you know? Maybe I just need to figure out what it is that I really want.
So, just stick around with me awhile until I figure that out, okay?


Cheers to honesty!

Cheers to honesty indeed!