카테고리 아카이브: 삶과 죽음

축하 삶의, 죽음의 — 이 범주 내 개인적인 게시물의 일부를 포함.


When my mother gave birth to me, it was a touch-and-go sitiuation. I was created with an abnormally huge head, which I would like to insist is filled with a brain the size of a small planet. Whether because of the head or some other medical reason, my mother had to undergo an emergency c-section. 기억, this was more than half a century ago in a remote hill station near Munnar in Kerala.
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When I was a child, I had a friend in the neighborhood. A smart (and slightly nerdy) kid, not unlike myself. We used to hang out, play badminton and do physics experiments. By the time we were teenagers, we kind of drifted apart, as our paths diverged. 나중에, I went the IIT-USA, global-citizen-route and ended up in Singapore. He, of more modest ambitions, stayed back at home, and got a job roughly similar to what my father used to do. I kept hearing of him, although I never really ran into him. He got married, probably had a couple of kids, and everything must have been going smoothly, even a bit dully. But a couple of years ago he suddenly died of leukemia.

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American School Shooting

Another day, another American school shooting. The predictable aftermath will be “thoughts and prayers” (although people use different words now because of the current climate of skepticism), another pointless debate over gun laws, and a few “never agains” and “never forgets”. Instead of those exercises in futility, I thought I would write about some other curious aspects of America’s deadly romance with guns.

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Life is full of contradictions.

I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.

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Twilight Years

At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. 그것은이다 almost time.

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'바가 바드 기타 (Bhagavad Gita)

힌두교의 경전 중, the Bhagavad Gita is the most revered one. 문자로 표시 하나님의 말씀, the Bhagavad Gita enjoys a stature similar to the Bible or the Koran. 모든 경전처럼, the Bhagavad Gita also can be read, 단순히 헌신의 행위로, 하지만 철학적 담론으로뿐만 아니라. 그것은 세계를 이해하는 철학적 입장을 제시, 어떤 형태 (인도 사람들을 위해) 생명을 다루는 기본 및 기본 가정, 그들 주위에 알 수없는 현실. 사실, 그냥 가정 및 가정보다 더; 그것은 대대로 물려 상식의 기초. 그것은 지성의 기초입니다, 어떤 논리 이전에 동화되어 감동 할 수 없거나 합리성 분석 현실의 본능과 감정의 이해를 형성. 그들은 트럼프 때마다 로고를하는 신화입니다.

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Aging Mind

I used to have a pretty sharp mind, particularly when it came to simple arithmetic. I think age has begun to dull it. Case in point: recently I had to check a friend’s pulse rate. So I felt his pulse for 15 seconds and got 17 beats. 그 시점에서, I wanted to call out the heart beats per minute. And at that point, my mind suddenly went blank. It started going through this chain, “확인, I got 17 에 15 seconds. So what is it for a minute? It should be, 무엇, 60 seconds over 15 시간 17. Hold it, where is my iPhone? I need a calculator. No wait, 그것은이다 17 for a quarter of a minute. 그래서 17 시간 4. Where is my calculator, dammit?!” Granted, it was a slightly stressful situation. But this is not at all the way my mind used to work.

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Income Inequality

I read on BBC yesterday that the richest 62 people in the world now earn as much as the poorest half, which would be about 3.5 billion people! Although there is some confusion about the methodology, it is clear that the wealth and income have been getting more and more polarized. The rich are certainly getting richer. Income inequality is more acute than ever.

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9/11 – Too True to Tell

It has been a while since I posted a new article in this series on 9/11. Recent terror events have made it unpalatable to dwell on the 9/11 conspiracy theme. Nevertheless, one has stand up for what one believes to be true, even when the stance is unpopular. So I will press on with the series, and wrap it up with two more articles, despite the warning from a friend that I will never be able to visit the US again without risking a lengthy interview at the airport. Or worse. 그러나, some truths have to be told, even when they are too true.

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