Monthly Archives: July 2017

The mimetic, the mythic and the theoretic

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/the-mimetic-the-mythic-and-the-theoretic/article19332593.ece I want to refer to the Upanishadic wisdom of ‘Vidya’ (Science) and ‘Avidya’ (Nescience). The first facilitates and leads to the other. To illustrate, use boat to cross a river, the ladder to climb, the scaffolding to build or … Continue reading

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Endless Cycle of Birth, Death & Re-Birth

When a salt-doll jumps into the sea, what happens to it? Same fate awaits when a soul merges in Brahman, it no more has identity other than Brahman. On an international flight or passenger-ship, there are several hundred passengers bound … Continue reading

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Supreme Court hear Sahara-SEBI refund dispute

Surprisingly, no one has laid claim to this money. Looks like there were no depositors, the entire thing was a hoax. Unique way to hide black-money, by showing fictitious deposits from non-existent persons and pretending to service it, systematically. Remember … Continue reading

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The Deadly Global War for Sand

Could it be that enough research has not gone into converting desert- sand, say from Rajasthan and Thar, into acceptable buiding-quality sand? Whereas beach-sand is reportedly unfit to replace river-sand due to its bonding-incompatibility,, desert sand does not have this … Continue reading

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Are dreams meaningless?

Dreams are based on stored memories of past experiences or thoughts/inclinations of multiple lives, reflected in the mind when it is neither fully awake (Jagrat) nor fully at rest (Deep-sleep or SUSHUPTI). Difficult to say if they pre-sage what is … Continue reading

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How Sri Krishna Winds Up Sojourn On Earth

The concluding portions of Srimad Bhagavatham chronicles Sri Krishna’s plans to wind-up his sojourn on Earth to re-establish Dharma. Anxious to wind-up his clan and return to where He belonged, He sets up his own son Samba (with his meddling … Continue reading

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Indian Farmers Protest is a Farce…

The interesting thing about this whole thing is 1. Agriculture/Farming has long ceased to be a profitable pursuit, inputs are costly, 2. water availablity is uncertain (they mostly opt for water-intensive crops like sugar-cane and plantains), 3. labour needs are … Continue reading

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