30 August, 2007

Question 7

Sometimes your life seems to be converging into a series of blahs. Days seem insipid, your mind is in a constant state of queasiness, thoughts assume a diahorric quality. Are we meant to be happy all the time? Or is suffering shoved onto us to make realisation sink in? For us to know just how lucky we are to have some nanoseconds of glee? Is this feeling of ultimate degeneration part of the larger picture?
When can I see the picture? Who draws that picture? Why wasn't I invited to draw too? And do not say cause you can't draw because looking at the way its shaping up, I don't think anyone who has anything to do with it is an artist. Why do some sunny days feel so cold? Who gets to answer all this? And why don't I ever seem to have any answers?
Is oscillating from sunlight-shimmering positivity to the hollows of negativity normal? Ok who decides what's normal? Surely not the same moron who's making that picture. That brings me full circle.
Everything IS blah.

12 comments:

  1. fine. i'll answer them

    Q1: Are we meant to be happy all the time?
    A: Only if u stay high 24x7 [read brave new world]

    Q2: Or is suffering shoved onto us to make realisation sink in?
    A: WTF. u seem high

    Q3: For us to know just how lucky we are to have some nanoseconds of glee?
    A: Ditto

    Q4: Is this feeling of ultimate degeneration part of the larger picture?
    A: erm, Yes

    Q5: When can I see the picture?
    A: Rated A. so maybe afer u are 18 [mentally]

    Q6: Who draws that picture?
    A: I and the paan waala do

    Q7:Why wasn't I invited to draw too?
    A: Er, cos u are pursing masters in evs and not arts.

    Q8: And do not say cause you can't draw because looking at the way its shaping up, I don't think anyone who has anything to do with it is an artist.
    A: You need an artist's perspective, its like the chamber of secrets, only parsenmouths can find it

    Q9: Why do some sunny days feel so cold?
    A: Stop sitting in ACs at the CCD

    Q10: Who gets to answer all this? A: I am the architect, can we be franz

    Q11: And why don't I ever seem to have any answers?
    A: someones gotta ask questions

    Q12: Is oscillating from sunlight-shimmering positivity to the hollows of negativity normal?
    A: thats something like hangover after the booze, so yes

    Q13: Ok who decides what's normal?
    A: the paanwaala, i have nothing to do with this

    Q14: Surely not the same moron who's making that picture.
    A: Sadly and partially, yes

    Q15: Everything IS blah.
    A: you have nirvaana

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  2. I don't deny the fact these questions (or was it supposed to be just one) were meant to be answered seriously. They were definitely meant to be pondered over and BLAH.

    But that doesn't allow me to take any credit from this Haru guy. He surely seems to have hit the magic mantra, even if the mantra is as transient as the fun I had reading his comment.

    You ask are we supposed to be happy 24x7. Well, I have seen people much more wiser than you attending that Jivan Vidya camp to seek answers to questions just like these. No use wasting your grey cells over them They are somewhat like Fermat's Last Theorem. The more you think, the more you fall down the rabbit hole. If that is any fun, be my guest. I have taken the trip several time, often not finding Alice at thee end of it.

    You ask me whether we suffering and happiness go hand in hand. I quote Shantaram to answer this.

    " Suffering is exactly like happiness, but backwards. One is the mirror image of the other, and the has no real meaning or existence without the other........The two feelings are opposite in their meaning and power. Each one is completely different in appearance and in what it can do, but the HAND that makes the gesture is the same."

    You ask me why you don't see the bigger picture. It's because you were never meant to. You would be appalled if you saw the same. It's as Haru said. The friendly neighborhood paanwaala does it for you.

    Everything is not BLAH. It is mega-BLAH. You become wiser by the day. Welcome to the Real World, Neo!

    I hope this quells some of the doubts and generates even more.

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  3. haru: well at least that moronic write-up inspired humour. thanks :)
    but one thing, why the paanwaala? why not the conductor? Mrs. Khanna? The man digging his nose? That girl on the road? You? Me?

    sid: The real world? What crap. i was very much in it till this thinking stuff muddled me. Double hmpf. Now i'm just a muddled bag of contradictions.

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  4. Anonymous10:28 pm

    yes you are a bag

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  5. You were trying to ignore it, if I am not wrong. "I don't think of anything", I had heard you say. That's why I say, "Welcome to the Real World, Neo."

    We can't stop ourselves from thinking all the time. Ha

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  6. you sure are on the path of self realisation! bon voyage!

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  7. because there are no pictures. we are not meant to be happy 24x7 but we try to be. there are no meanings to life. you are here for the same reasons as the stray dogs u adore. as for the social pictures, there are none. or who says you dont paint the picture. ur choices effect a few around you which is then propogated. its just repeating the butterfly effect again.

    anywho, stop thinking theres a higher cause just because u inherited that extra pound of gray matter.

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  8. all the world's a stage... we r merely actors playin out our part... and unlike bollywood, here the characters have no say as to how their part end up being... as Sid said... u wud be apalled if u ever lukd at the bigger picture... the visage is too much for us mere mortals....so find happiness in da samll things nd cherish da gift that is lyf...

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  9. @ Sid...

    wat da hell is fermat's alst theorem :O :S

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  10. diahorric? did ya mean diarrhoea-ic? diarrhic... eewww. but ya, the feeling is akin to loose bowel movement. brilliant :)

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  11. anon: answer the questions. don't just re-affirm what I'm saying.

    sid: i can sense the smug glee in that "Ha". And for lack of anything better... humpf.

    alien: all the world's a stage..aargh. all i needed was that.

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  12. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

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