This blog, like many other blogs I have written in my life, was triggered by a book I am reading. The book I am reading right now is called Krishna: The man and his philosophy by Osho. I don’t believe in religion for sure and was a little skeptical about reading this. But it came up in a conversation with a friend and I liked what he was talking about. I decided to read it and one of the lines that struck me from the book was The word bliss is without an opposite. And I asked myself, what is the opposite of bliss? I couldn’t find an answer. We talk of most feelings in pair: love-hate, joy-sorrow, pleasure-pain but bliss is just bliss.
At first I felt this title might be catchy like a clickbait. But then on pondering about it for a few minutes I realized that it is more truthful than catchy. The idea of leaving amazon is almost like the idea of embracing change. It makes me think about the transitions we make which are almost unbelievable before we do them and simplistic once we do. For example using Facebook in times of Orkut seemed pointless and my first year or so with FB account had no real activity but now I can’t imagine using Orkut 😛
The short story is that I decided to leave my current role without really knowing what I am going to do next. The long story follows below.
On those empty green roads
No.. I done think I should call them that
The path of green gently trodden grass
That leads to an unknown place
It is not a path in space perhaps
But more like a gateway into another time
A time where there is no wrong
A soft glow of right all around
We the humans, you and me
We love to fight, love to kill
We kill for desire, for religion
For money and for revenge
We hate like its our birthright
We hate for love, hate for money
hate for vengeance and hate for purpose
Say my name again, speak up
Scream like I do, speak up!
Why have you fallen through
to the other side where it’s dark
Look at these tear drops
Running down my eyes
Falling onto your cheeks
Wont you still not speak Continue reading
The last one year has been full of changes. Not just for me but the world around me. Just the magnitude of the things have increased so dramatically. From all-sweeping tsunamis to earth-shattering earthquakes, we have seen them all in the last one year. We have also see uprisings and struggles at the scale we never had before. We are witnessing change all around.
And so it is with me, who has changed too. I look at myself a year ago and there’s almost a mild mischevious grin on my face. I was just very naive maybe or just young. I have grown in this one year. I have experienced alot maybe as much as the 2nd/3rd year of college put together. You might even add the few months at Cisco and still wont be able to match the last 10 months or so.
From the window beside the gate
I can see Autumn walking in the sidewalk
The winter follows behind, cautiously
And i wait
Love is perhaps the most criticized emotion by me. I have always rather felt, it to be, a crazy sort of thing. But perhaps love is like a scale, and there are both end of the spectrum. All i see, we see, around us, is one end of the spectrum. The crazy part. The usual Love. The practical love. Nothing wrong about it, or is it? It’s rather not wrong to be practical. But how can one be practical about love. Confusing! But this blog is not about this end of the spectrum, the one i usually crib about. Its about the other end.
The voice inside me has begun
Calling through the layers
Muffled, yet screaming
To be the one, who cares
There is pain in the words
Words so distant, yet near
Passing through the shells inside
Calling out to me “Hear”
Just a scene on the war front. Happens in each war, so many times. Men become monsters, enemy becomes a “game” which has to be hunted or tortured.
The video pierced my heart.