• Bhagavad Gita,  philosophy

    Nature takes the path of least resistance

    Nature takes the path of least resistance. If you look at a rivulet or a stream of water flowing through mountains, it will find its way through earth by taking the path of least resistance. It will change its course if it finds a huge boulder in its way. But it will eventually reach the sea by flowing. Similarly, air & fire too act in nature. Even animals are bound by their nature and act.  Humans are born on this earth so that they can excel in life and reach the Supreme through the path of least resistance. But many times we think that life is difficult and we are…

  • philosophy,  thoughts

    The search for answers.

    Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature – Michael Faraday Science is all around us. But very few notice it and wonder the source of nature. Great scientists knew something is out there but they couldn’t pin point the source. Their work and study was driven by the urge for finding answers. Why does this happen? What makes it move? Where does it come from? But science evolved after 16th century rapidly when scientists starting having tools at their disposal for their research. They could experiment and find answers to their questions. Before that time, in 8th century and in fact…

  • philosophy

    The Way We Perceive Life

    I read this article in Times of India few days back when it made me think how people perceive life. People are very much familiar with the concept of ‘Rat Race’. Since the time I have finished my graduation and started working, I have felt the race around me. It was almost like people were pushing you into it. It started with campus placements where everyone was interested in the salary package that their friends were offered. No one was interested in the role that they were offered. Everyone assumed that it will be ‘software engineer’ role. In my current company I take lot of interviews and none of the candidates…

  • philosophy

    Can you really control everything?

    I woke up in the morning and was trying to rush to office for a client call. I tried my best to finish my morning schedule on time.  Quickly I left home only to find that some moron had parked his bike outside my home. After leaving the gates, I found additional traffic on road. Finally, I reached office on time for the call only to find that the client couldn’t come today due to technical reasons (some problems with his computer).   Even after controlling so many things in the morning, I still couldn’t have the client call. There are so many things happening outside your control that you…

  • philosophy,  quotes

    Generations Unfold…

    Closing voiceover by Mohinder Suresh in Heroes (Season 3 Episode 19) : Generations unfold — father to son, mother to daughter. Where one leaves off, the other follows, destined to repeat each other’s mistakes, each other’s triumphs. For how do we see the world if not through their lens? The same fears, the same desires? Do we see them as an example to follow, or as a warning of what to avoid? Choosing to live as they have, simply because it’s what we know, or driven to create one’s own identity? And what happens when we find them to be a disappointment? Can we replace them? Our mothers, our fathers?…

  • philosophy

    Know where you are

    Knowing your destination or end-point is not enough to reach that place. There is one more thing that you need to know, which is also as important as knowing your destination. Any guesses? Your starting-point, your source. Without having a clue about where you currently are, there is no way you can figure out yourself how to reach the destination. The only solution to reach your goal, in that case, would be to ask for directions. You could be very very near to your destination or maybe miles away from it. But you don’t know that, because you don’t know where you are currently. Hence, you could just blindly follow…

  • philosophy

    Powerless (Say What You Want)

    I like Nelly Furtado’s song – Powerless (Say what you want) – the remix version by Josh . Been listening to it since long time.The lyrics goes something like this : Cuz this life is too short to live it just for youBut when you feel so powerless what are you gonna doBut say what you wantSay what you want. People do that a lot! I have observed many people do the same thing, when they feel powerless. They cannot bear what is happening around them and if the person feels he/she cannot control the situation he is in, he ends up taking a drastic action. This action doesn’t even…

  • observations,  philosophy

    Cleaning Up

    Everyone takes out time to clean up some stuff around them. Re-organize things. Like your desk, cupboard, etc. At times, it happens often, or once in a blue moon. But, it gives you a sense of satisfaction that you are able to organize your life and put things around you the way you want it to be. When I was less than 10, I used to clean up ( rather re-organize ) my comics collection once a while.Then after 10, I started cleaning my study table. This used to happen often, with my table littered with books all around and stacks piling up within a week.Then I got to cleaning…