Here are some notes that I wrote to myself many years ago.
Had a cool childhood
where most of the time was spent
on trees trying to infer how the ancestors of man lived
and in the murky canals to gather
what many philosophers have gathered in their pursuits…
Born to a scientist father who thought it was cool
to talk to his seven-year old kid
about stars and solar systems…
Turned an atheist at age seven...
and that’s when the good-old-God started playing games with me
Life is so dear to us…
that we promote ourselves and our kids
calling it- 'protection and preservation' of life
by feeding ourselves with salami, hotdog and teriyaki chicken.
Hey, what would happen to us if we die to find out that the trinity is composed of
a cow, a pig and a hen?
That's when we go to Hell, I guess!
I think we are all living on an electron like particle (Earth)
orbiting another glowing particle (Sun)
inside a molecule of a protein in an organic substance
excreted by a giant being
Just a thought!
Yup, why did God have to create such a vast Universe
with mysterious Black Holes, Quasars and Pulsars
With billions of Galaxies, stars and planets
if all that concerned him was to send the man
To either Hell or Heaven
based on what he thinks is good or bad?
Sometimes, I think he is Crazy!
I set out as a young kid to know everything.
Well, many ask me what is that 'everything' that I wish to find out.
(Some would quip that it is all about Porsches and Ducatis…
and I almost tend to agree)
Ethics are relative with respect to time and place!
They change, vary and sometimes contradict each other.
And they are subjective, too
And hence the whole topic of discussing Ethics becomes so interesting...
Its the only game a man can win against God!
(Or is it the other way around?)
I thought that History, Philosophy and Science
were completely disparate subjects…
Then, I realized that I was completely wrong.
Now I know that they are all intricately connected
and that there is an underlying beauty in those connections;
and my life is devoted to understand that beauty.
Hey, someone also said-
There are no facts, only interpretations
Science has been the greatest tool Man has invented to describe things around himself
and also to comfort himself that all he dreams and imagines are in fact true…
That's how God plays with man… he gives man these small tools to play with...
and amuses himself while that man makes a joke of himself
That's me smiling back at God!
If God was so perfect, he wouldn't have created me - Sujai
If Man was so perfect, he wouldn't have invented me - God
(I haven't responded to that retort of his yet,
but I do hope to write a book one day…
Who knows? He may even read it)
I think God is a man…
Who else could have spent so much time in creating the woman, so beautiful
and the man, just like a blob of meat? (exception - Taz)
The struggle of life is to make this imperfect world less imperfect!
And somehow that limit tends to infinity