Do you know Beethoven? Reply

Based on real incident, perhaps in 2006, published on this website, Feb, 2011.

Proselytize
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I hate proselytizers. I miss my bus because of them and I can’t sleep because they knock on my doors .

This really happened.

P: Hi bro

M: hey

P: You heard Beethoven?

M: No
(I am thinking one part of that no is, yes)

P: He played Piano long long ago
(No wonder, I didn’t hear him) More…

The problem of eating beef. Reply

Is eating beef an act which is so morally repugnant that it can take lives? We wouldn’t imagine such with an ideally and intellectually sensitive human society. But we don’t, we live in communities which does not care so much about what it can infer as “other’s” ways. Lets not get ourselves embroiled, to believe that, thats a superfluous statement.

One would argue, we do care about others values and culture and others ways of looking at things and at a grosser level others comfort in riding a public transport, others availability and unavailability in attending to us for what we need them for.

But, I am talking about “others” as a mark of identification and not an immediately concocted response, to deal with a social situation.

At a deeper level, we often transgress, into interfering with others ways, simply because, we identify them as ‘others’. We deliberately create a ruckus, about ‘issues’, simply because, the issues do not affect us the way we perceive it affects others.

Its dishonesty and its violence. Read a short article here why I think “dishonesty is violence”.

We gang up on others and create false notions of vulnerability and mark others as adverse, simply because we have deep prejudices of defining our roles and identifications, as being markedly different, from what we confer onto those, that would not fit into such roles.

One of the determinant, in delving into making a demarcation of what constitutes ‘others’, is the idea of proving superiority. And its an age old problem, but more than that it prevails in today’s communities, in a way it would not let us make progress as humans. More…

Stars and Fate. Reply

Astrology is the blind belief that stars change our fate — pun; like the blind belief wives change our personality. This is where Physics becomes a paraphernalia of whim, cultivated over the ages, to bring solace in seeking ignorance as a means of existential glory.

I just checked some scientific terms, in regards to how they have been made to work like paraphernalia to produce different astrological system. I was not shocked that Indians have kept advanced strides in one branch of knowledge — or the lack-thereof; Astrology.

Guess what? Hindu Astrology is a Sidereal Astrology, hence much advance than Western Astrology, which is a tropical astrology. This we have often taken boastfully, to mean that Indian science is advanced and far-reaching, even from the times of Vedas, but the simple facts — of my conviction, are; we have been manipulative from a very early time in our civilization’s evolution.

We just took science to produce religion. We also took religion to produce myth, and myth to produce social customs and took social customs to downplay science. Why else is “western” science advanced and we are merely a laggard participant in its various glorification.

— Of-course I don’t have words of solace to those who disagree, if like kids we assign ourselves the fancy of winning every sports, that we do not even take part in, because our parents will succumb to that whimsical demand of ours, it wouldn’t work towards science, here we have to work nonetheless, take part in each and every detail and each and every aspect, its not sufficient or even necessary to just downplay the impact of criticism. More…

Why Bose is not the scientist after whom Higgs is named. Reply

A very few particles (out of 1000s) are named after scientists, eg the so called mu meson was called a Yukawa Meson, although it turned out to be a misnomer. Mu-meson was found to be a lepton, rather than a meson, as was thought by Yukawa and others.

Now called Muon it belongs in the same class that an electron belongs to, leptons, which are both Fermions. Hence initially thought to be a Boson (because all mesons would be bosons) the muon is actually a Fermion (all leptons are Fermions).

Should we say; initially muon was named after Bose, then correctly; after Fermi? That would be HOKUM. Right thing would be to say; it was named after Hideki Yukawa (wrongly as a meson or boson) then it has been named as muon which is now a Fermion. But its still named after Yukawa; given to a misnomer-correction. It can be called Yukawa-Lepton MUON (instead of Yukawa Meson Mu).

Nowhere Bose or Fermi have been the scientists after whom this particle has been named. Bose and Fermi are scientists after whom a principle of physics or nature has been named but not a particle. That would clear any mischievous air. More…

The begetarian Hindu, “Hindujin ha” Reply

While writing vegetarian I accidentally wrote begeterean which goes towards bigotry. Supremacy. Vegetarian Supremacy.

But I just wanted to write a small episode about Vegetarianism in “Hindu”. [“Hindu” like “Dharma” is one of the most abused word in modern context, in-fact everything we inherited from our forefathers; we have abused, including ourselves.]

When I was in Japan, (which I am always at) the very polite Japanese people (especially ladies, no holds no bar, cool) threw off at times a particular conundrum toward my psyche. I have been non-veggy from quite young times. (Although borne into a Hindu brahmana family, brahmana, etymo; maharajya maanya, “the honorable” from the nation, Japanese; monoyabaraka)

The conundrum was this; why Hindu people drink cow’s milk but not eat its meat, if cow is holy. [such was silently murmured in little shops, as they were utterly deluded as to howto make sense so that they can serve their customers better]

[giyuu niyuu, giyuu niku] = [Cow Milk, Cow Meat]

The totalitarians often would give you “for Hindus cows are holy, like mother, can we cut our own mother? We drink only mother’s milk na.”

So far so good, A logical analyst like me, while finds cutting an(y) animal for food a bit harsh, yes, but nonetheless just milking the cow is also harsh, and we have tried to find a middle path or moderate approach toward having “rest to mind” by agreeing milking is a far less harsh situation.

We do not tie a woman and lactate her and let her live in shit-bed and even supply that milk via OmFed. Okay that’s a bit funny, but that would be quite harsh and in some people’s definitions P-Graphic.

So the whole question of cow-worship as holy-mother is bullish. It only served us to bring a softer version of “harshness” and we are all facing harsh reality of life and must survive hence cow’s milk serves our purpose of being moderate as opposed to “meat eating aggressors”.

But there is a raging controversy about it and a lotta heated argument especially among Hindu Intelligentsia as to shall we or shall we not eat the cow-meat. I have oftentimes as early as 2004-05 maintained a stoic stance  “Food is a personal choice and no one shall insinuate another about their food choice especially in veiled religious aggression”.

We can all become vegetarians but it won’t absolve us of our aggression toward “OTHER” religion. Vegetarianism is not a license to insinuate others, whether meat eaters, halal meat eaters or any kind. In-fact it merely comes from a habit of forming an identity of OTHERs and taunt them regarding how their ways are total bullish and ours is better, then aggression is associated to meat and non-aggression and non-violence to non-meat products, better Hindus vs despicable hindus and so on. We have even invented how garlic is “inflammatory and should be rejected” possibly because it gets used in cooking meat. Our chauvinism has no bound.

But the fact is tying a cow is also violence, if its a Holy Animal. [Although not as violent as cutting its flesh and enjoying, the chicken would also cry, I want to be “holy hindu poultry”]

All in All from food habit we can not decide who is a good person or who is not, from drink habits or smoke habits or any kind of habits we can’t. Someone had said “All habits are bad habits”. (Some would say your writing is a bad habit, but then, what can I say, I only try to bring balance to my psyche by writing, volition of thoughts shall we call it?)

I shall end by saying “Hindu jin ha omoshiroi”. That the Hindu people are interesting. But Hindu shall only mean one from India. Hence one can if say, All Islam is Hindu, one can also say all Hindu are Islam. How can that not be? It can be because we are all mixed to the quantum. Which is where we run into another problem, that we invented for ourselves. History as a license to invent and reinvent.

Everything loses its meaning at the torment of the quantum. We shall realize the quantum and be happy. How about that, even Dalai Lama agrees on that.

Happy lunch hour, I just had mine. Stay Cool.

You are screwed. Reply

Mrs GANDHI is asked; When did India get Independence ? She replied “1947” and passed.

Advani is asked; How many people died during the independence struggle?

He gets nervous. Yama asked him to choose from 3 options: 100,000 or 200,000 or 300,000.

Advani catches it and says 200,000 and passes.

It’s Laloo’s turn now.

Yama asks him to give the Name and Address of each of the 200, 000 who died in the struggle.

Laloo accepts defeat and agrees to go to HELL. More…