Feb 27, 2009

The story of my experiments with Truth!

They say, ‘One has to burn to be able to rise from the ashes; the one who can rise thus is unconquerable, the invincible’. This is the only Greek mythology that still remains engraved deep in my heart by virtue of the mythical firebird ‘Phoenix’. I liked the concept so much that ‘Phoenix’ became my email password most of my life! The Phoenix has a lifespan of nearly 500 to 1000 years, towards the end it  builds a nest around itself and burns along with it, and only from the ashes is a young Phoenix born or rather a new Phoenix arises! This too will live a complete life and then evolve in much the same way. Maybe, the Greeks have branded our ‘Garuda’ as ‘Phoenix’, but I love the phrase – Phoenix, Return from the Ashes!

So often we come across our life floating past our very own eyes and we have no control over it. Then, one wonders - ‘Why me?’, but trust me when I say, the question should really be – ‘Why not me?’ Our spirit only knows to fly, though the perceived environment has conditioned us to never fly, to never experience the Truth as we may not be particularly armed to fight the ‘real’ Truth. When Neo is given a choice between the red pill and the blue pill to his question of “What is the Matrix?, he is confronted with two things – one take the blue pill and merely exist in the ‘known, or take the red pill, know the mystery about Matrix and risk the present comforts to a harsh reality which may even be brutal. In our sub-conscious minds, we all are asking that question every moment, and in asking that question every moment, we evolve every moment. Every momentary choice defines our next moment and thus defines our life. So, the question - ‘Which pill?’ is really about ‘What life do I want to lead and how can I rise from the ashes - how can I be invincible?’

I am at this crossroad now and I shall emerge from the ashes hopefully! I need a sojourn with ‘myself’ – my inner being. Each one of you have been my Teachers and with the wise lessons learnt, I need to embark on this journey – the journey of self-discovery! I will return but ‘when’ is the unknown ‘X’ here.

As an ancient Chinese proverb says , “When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other” , so I am off to buy my lily!

God Bless You all…..Be happy always!

22 comments:

Lancelot said...

me the first...

Lancelot said...

Awesome post on philosophy...

I verily believe in the fact that, the choices made by us really makes the different- TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN A YELLOW WOOD by Robert Frost is the one poem which made all the difference in my life, I always wanted to travel in the road less traveled by, there lies the thrill- else if i travel in the path traveled by others I am always put into comparison with my forerunners, which I am not so comfortable with... its true if I were Neo I would have chosen the red pill too it will be the choice of Lancelot and Arun too... and I really appreciate you to try something new in life...Good to have you as our (KArtik & Me) friend...and my prayers and good luck wishes are with you....

//the Greeks have branded our ‘Garuda’ as ‘Phoenix’//

Do you know to hack???thats the story I have in my draft for the next mythology series :(( should search for a new one now...

Lancelot said...

and while buying lily don't starve yourself- use the other penny to buy some bread for yourself... you know what I mean??

sawan said...

words of inspiration and positive thoughts coming from our in house philosopher aka poet aka story teller!! :) good post. wut if i have only one penny? do i buy bread or lily?

Scrawler said...

Unquiet heart gropes all over
In search of a trusted one...
Seeking the hands to hold...
Shoulder to lean...
To dwindle the pain..
to move forward steadly...

Beneath the vast sky of mine...
A voice i heard and sensed
A trusted one...A Charioteer..
Igniting the flame within
Healing the terraine pain...
To make the worldly ride meaningful...

In dolorous phase... .
Heart smashes and crashes...
Squirms to ashes...
Ah,the inner soul perpetutaes...
Illuminating the heart
Spelling the ashes to stars....

How beautiful it could be...
If we embrace our innerself to draw A portrait of our dreams by ash...
in the canvas of our heart?

Scrawler said...

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams,Live the life you have imagined!

To find yourself,Think for yourself!

Vinnie said...

Lance!!
>O< >O< >O<,the winner gets it all!!
thanks buddy, all i need is ur wishes n prayers, it is a pleasure knowing u n K, isnt it?? :):)

maybe, i read ur draft post:):) n dont worry, i will buy parle G glucose biscuits :):)

the 'road less traveled' sounds exciting but surfaces deep fears of the unknown..i just hope i manage:)

P.S: i'm gonna miss u n K so :(:(
u work hard n let K study - his finals r in may! All the Best, my sweet kids :)

- ur loving paati Vin

Vinnie said...

Sawan saar, hehehhehee!
thanks a bunch, saar, but u r the in-house philosopher. Period!

well, if u have only one penny, still buy the lily, because this 'little lily' symbolises 'ur little dream or passion' - it will go a long way in buying u n others truck loads of bread n cakes :)
ek do din pet kaat ke jiyo yaar!!

am gonna miss u loads, so hugssssssssssssss & kissesssssssssssssss for u :):)

Vinnie said...

Scrawler !!

Beautiful indeed...>[]< >[]< coffee bites 4 u, enjoy!!

//Unquiet heart gropes all over
In search of a trusted one...
// you sure have captured it, poetess!

//A trusted one...A Charioteer..
Igniting the flame within
Healing the terraine pain...
To make the worldly ride meaningful...
// yes, yes, yes!!!

//In dolorous phase... .
Heart smashes and crashes...
Squirms to ashes...
Ah,the inner soul perpetutaes...
Illuminating the heart
Spelling the ashes to stars....
// its Perfect!!

//How beautiful it could be...
If we embrace our innerself to draw A portrait of our dreams by ash...
in the canvas of our heart?
//
yes, how beautiful could it be?? how pure indeed :):)

P.S: i will miss ur space, hope to see a whole new Scrawler with published work n all..All the Best n Thanks a million for sharing these apt lines:) that was very sweet of u!

Scrawler said...

To see a new scrawler with published work...i need the help/favour/support of pooh who wishes to fly!

Scrawler said...

the first 2 stanzas wwere written a couple of months back...somehow i never published in my Diary.Now i feel it suits the backdrop..so added few more lines :-)

Best Of Luck!!

kanaguonline said...

quite a great post Vinnie.. I never heard about what phoenix is.. thanks for that.. I am wishing you all the success soon, so that you will return to blogging.. :)

Vinnie said...

Scrawler, thanks for that..do put it in ur diary:) n i thought Sawan must have finished by now:)

Kanagu, thanks buddy!!!
I Will Be Back :):)

Scrawler said...

I've left that task to you and Sawan.I will be glad to have your original work...and most importantly it requires the approval of our critic cum practical philosopher :P ;-)


All The Best For The New Adventure

Vinnie said...

Scrawler, oh my! its a 'gang-raneous' effort of S4 + V1 !!!
i will be back with a fresher n hopefully more clearer mind...hope this doesnt delay anything for u?

sawan said...

vinnie, il be waiting for ur original work to contaminate it digitally :P

Vinnie said...

Sawan, hmmmm..OK just give me some time then..need clarity more than anything!
visualise a daughter's mind:)..need to know where i stand as a daughter!
good luck sir..

karmanna said...

i have to re read it again..
high|<<< transmission...

if its about the 'pills' .. all those pills r a curse to human natural existence .....

You Know Phoo said...

Vin.. I thought u were on a break and dint come 2 blogging!! U dint inform me na???

You Know Phoo said...

YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

You Know Phoo said...

Change your thoughts, and you change your world becuas a wise man changes his mind and a fool never!!

Vinnie said...

Karmanna!!!
its not abt those 'pills' :)
neways, its fine..me is back..no need of any high/low transmission ..

Karthik,
u need sleep buddy :):)
good thoughts u have shared!
me is back for good!

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