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No greater confusion than assuming an assumption
Stop assuming everything

No greater confusion than being attached to an attachment
Know what you have and be secured about it.

No greater confusion than adding more clouds to a cloudy mind
Stick to facts in case you cannot reason with them.

No greater confusion than blaming blame
Done is done…. cannot be undone.

No greater confusion than anger at anger
We know it…. we do live in an angry world.

No greater confusion than holding onto impermanence
Don’t try to hold on to things that will not last.

No greater confusion than complaining about complaints
You are doubling them…

No greater confusion than planning spontaneity
if spontaneity is planned then it does not exist…

No greater confusion than complicating complexity
Unless its you business… it will only prove that you are confused.

No greater confusion than reliving a past that no longer exists
well we do not have a time machine…. 

No greater confusion than seeking outer happiness when it’s on the inside
The eye-glass is on your head…

No greater confusion than analysing analysis
Analysis is for you to know and not to think…

These contemplative confusions effectively double errors; or compound errors (errors upon errors), whether recognised or not. Each presents a step further away from realization – the antidote is simply awareness.


An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.

He asks one of his new students to stand and …..

Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t.
How is this God good then? Hmm?

Student is silent.)

Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fellow. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From…God…

Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?
Student does not answer.

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?
Student has no answer.

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God?
Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,
science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn’t.

The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light….But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.

To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes,of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so.So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir,how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.


Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Posted: December 8, 2011 in YouMeUS

In Memory of Jim (James Douglas) Morrison – December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

IF – Rudyard Kipling

Posted: December 7, 2011 in YouMeUS

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

Minds Without fear

Posted: November 18, 2011 in YouMeUS

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

– Ravindranath Tagore

And to you i owe my actions, my fate, my destiny…..

Anger is an Energy

Posted: June 27, 2011 in YouMeUS
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Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. ~Albert Einstein

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha

“Anger is an Energy.” ~ Johnny Lydon of PiL

You don’t need your family, a psychiatrist, or even an expensive three-day anger management in a fancy resort just to inform you that the violent outbursts of ones anger are generally frowned upon in society and are far from constructive. I think the ones seeking this soulful intervention are most well aware of these facts. Today we are probably angrier than we have ever been. Being actively angry is still seen as an apparent lack of control, lack of good judgment, and a general lack of cool. Anger as an emotion is more or less considered useless, in its most benign form, and potentially harmful and destructive when allowed to run riot over our emotional landscape.

Things we tend to do with our Anger.

You can stifle your anger, stuff it inside of you. But remember, the energy you’ve created is perpetual. It won’t go away simply because you’re keeping it inside of you. Like all energy what it will do is, it will dodge its way out causing the much condemned collateral damage to you surroundings.

You can use your anger to create more anger by sharing it with others. When you give voice to your anger, such as telling everyone you know the story of what that so-and-so did to you, you share not only your words, you share your anger. Well, not a good idea either.

You can vent your anger with hard physical activity, such as chopping wood, running, or working out. This transforms the energy of anger to physical energy, which is beneficial energy. But does to deal with the reason which brought the flame and the fuel together. Not in most cases..unless you are a chef or an athlete.

Grrrr! So, what the #@*≈ are we supposed to do with all of this anger? Just reason it away? Sublimate it with lots of TV, chocolate, booze, reflexology or pop an anxiety control pill to snooze it? Here are a few more rational suggestions.

You can choose to use the energy of anger to motivate you into creating a better situation. This is the highest purpose for this energy and is why we were given the emotion of anger. It is the greatest motivator of all. You have the opportunity to use this energy to create something better out of the situation that created it in the first place.

Well, as unpopular as anger may be as an outward emotion, we need not abandon it completely as a catalyst toward constructive change. As the less than exemplary Johnny Lydon defiantly chanted the song “Rise” by his band PiL (Public Image Ltd.) “Anger is an energy” and we owe it to ourselves to harness its power.

In the “Nicomachean Ethics,” Aristotle wrote, “The man who is angry at the right things and with the right people, and further, as he ought, when he ought, and as long as he ought, is praised.” Extending this logic into the present day, we would be well suited to cultivate our anger into rational tangible change, at both the micro and macro levels. Instead of lambasting our friends and loved ones with fire-tongued invectives, we could approach the anger as propulsion toward change, positive change. This will give us the incentive, not to criticize and belittle, but to put into motion significant advancement in the inter-personal realm. This is anger at work on the micro level, and on the macro level would be something like the Equal Rights movement, the Civil Rights movement, The new cool – Anti Corruption Movement and the ever green Environmental movement, all of which had their roots in outrage as much as concern. Possibly, if we channel our anger appropriately and constructively, we might even be able to fix our ailing economy?

This is undoubtedly energy that could probably power a small fleet of tanker trailers if harnessed appropriately. We owe it to our society, not to tamp down or stifle their anger, but to allow it to find a suitable expression and a worthy exploit.

So what is Anger…? Anger is an Energy…. which can cause a personal or a global revolution if used right…..

Image reference courtesy Susan Rosenthal

Anger is an Energy

Unleash it….

I’ve seen castles made out of sand..
Met people who believe destiny is engraved on the palm of their hands.
I’ve seen people change their faith.
Experienced love change into hate.
I’ve seen people grow younger with age.
And a bird who wouldn’t fly out of an open cage..
I’ve seen love sold for money.
People who are devastated inside but outside funny.
I’ve seen the unicorn fall in love with a toad..
People who owned half the city have now hit the road..
I’ve learned to expect the unexpected..
Perfection doesn’t exist, we’re all defected..
Everyone cries, some just hide their tears..
They say coal turns diamond over a thousand years..
Someone may believe you are one in a million…
For others you are just another nobody in the billion..
So live life with all that you have..
Feel blessed with what you got!!
As it’s yours whether you like it or not!
There may be a hidden diamond in your black stone..
Wait, and you will see it shine on times to come..
Life is too short and it ain’t coming back !!
Cherish all your moments Happy or Sad!!
So Say cheers 🙂 if you like that.

Tribute to The Genuis !!!

Posted: June 13, 2011 in YouMeUS

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square hole.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, I see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Are You Busy Judging?

Posted: December 24, 2010 in YouMeUS

Judging comes quite naturally to you and me. Are you busy judging people, be it your friends, people at work, or just a stranger? Then stop now! Let me start by stating a small, yet worthy personal incident. ‘She’s so full of attitude’, that’s the kind of judgment I made about an acquaintance, before she went on to become my best pal. Only if I had not realized that I had judged her too soon, I would have lost out on someone so precious. We’re the best of friends today and this incident made me realize what I was about to lose in life, all thanks to my quick judging skills. All you people there, recollecting similar incidents too? With this anecdote, I hope I have managed to give you an insight into what this article has in store for you. It’s purely my experience from this and some other similar episodes that have made me put forth this write up.

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, a very common proverb. Many of us in spite of understanding the meaning are unable to implement in our lives, why is it so? We, as humans have the tendency to judge people too soon, even before getting to know them and sometimes in the first glance or meeting itself. What’s the hurry? Why not give ourselves and people sometime before passing any judgments? Trust me; it’ll give us time to understand them better and probably judge them right too. I am quite sure you would dislike it if someone judged your nature as being ‘rude’ only because your first behavior hinted so, whereas you’re actually just not like that. So, by judging too soon, we are in reality missing out on an opportunity to know the actual nature and character of a person and the trouble is, you might instead be judging the person all wrong. We all know, an impression once formed, may last a lifetime, so wait before you form that one.

Judging people constantly is no good either. Imagine yourself being eyed continuously and every act of yours being judged? I assume you wouldn’t like it. So why adopt that kind of behavior with anyone else? Here I would be delighted to share with you, a simple principle, which I have come to strongly believe in (after faltering though), and you must have heard it too sometime, ‘do unto others, as you would want them to do with you’. A very easy to understand statement, yet difficult to apply, but once applied, will save you a lot of stress. If co-related to this article, simply means, you wouldn’t like being judged always, so don’t do that to others.

Judging is a natural part of the human behavior and this write up has no intentions what so ever to undermine the importance of judging. I agree, that it is important to judge people and good judgment skills are hard to acquire as well. But all I wish to drive home is that avoid, firstly forming an opinion too soon and secondly, constant judging. I believe we should at least know people well enough before we go on to judge. And, if you’re busy judging people, where is the time to know and love them?

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The Freedom to Make Mistakes

Posted: December 22, 2010 in YouMeUS

To begin with, the moment I use the word ‘mistake’, what comes to your mind first? Some of you may consider it to be a negative word, while some others a positive one. Isn’t it? For the positive thinkers, take me in, I’m with you. For the other set of people, who think it’s a negative word, read ahead and I hope to change your mindset (and of course bring in you people into my category too). As far as my interpretation is concerned, this 7 letter word, ‘mistake’, causes me to think, most importantly of the word ‘learning’ in addition to others like experimenting, growing, success and the like.

Freedom that does not give you liberty to commit mistakes, is it worth having? Be it any kind of decision, you’ll always have alternatives from which you need to choose. The freedom of making mistakes simply signifies that, genuine freedom is one where you can make a choice, albeit your selection results into a wrong decision. I would in fact go on say that, freedom where you can decide, but cannot make the wrong decision, is only a camouflaged form of freedom.

Imagine if you are allowed to make a choice, conditional to always making the right choice, then you would probably never be able to take decisions, because you’re always in an attempt to avoid decision making. You or I cannot possibly predict whether the choice is right or wrong, until and unless we choose it. Also, the fear of wrong or right instills in us the fear to take a decision. A countless number of us avoid doing things, purely because we are petrified that we’ll go wrong. So what’s the harm? That’s what real freedom is and I am precisely trying to convey the same when I say ‘freedom to make mistakes’.

‘Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom’, says Phyllis Theroux. The amount of experience we have today can well be credited to mistakes that we have made in the past. If we did not have the liberty to make mistakes, how would we have gathered so much experience? Let us together reverse the gear of our life and travel back sometime. Now, surely we’ve made bad judgments or mistakes, but this is what gave us experience. We’ve taken good decisions too, do you know how; it’s because of the experience we’ve gained previously. And the best part, so many of us are successful today, guess why; because we ever did take those good decisions. So you see, it’s all linked and the foundation being the freedom to make mistakes.

Mistakes are not meant to be an impediment, they are instead learning experiences in disguise and unless you make choices, you wouldn’t know they are good or bad, and subsequently you wouldn’t know if it’s a mistake. When you allow yourself to make mistakes, you’re in reality, allowing yourself to be a freer and open person. Now you imagine what would life be without mistakes (provided you agree to my interpretation)?

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