what if nothing mattered? what if it’s all purposeless? what if there is no meaning to anything? … including this question. no meaning…absolutely no meaning there is no meaning to this existence.. there is no meaning to anything in this existence… god doesn’t mean anything, nor does not believing in god…nothing means nothing…you don’t mean…Read More
The human predicament
World population is estimated to be 0.1 billion during Buddha’s time. Maybe a quarter of it lived in India then. Now, 2600 years later, the world population is 7.7 billion. The human predicament has remained the same – with or without material progress, with or without war, with or without peace, with or without spiritual…Read More
Arguments for predeterminism
In philosophy the idea of free will is called ‘Libertarianism’ and the idea against free will is called ‘predeterminism’. Here, we will explore all arguments FOR predeterminism. METAPHYSICAL argument This is the most powerful and direct argument. Every human action is an event in time. Every event in time is preceded by a cause.…Read More
My wife and my boss are the root causes of all my problems
My husband is the root cause of all my problems. My mother in law is the root cause of all my problems. My flat-mate/boyfriend/girlfriend is the root cause of all my problems. My parents are the root cause of all my problems. I went with the most catchy title but it’s about whoever or whatever…Read More
What do I want to be?
If I have a choice and ability and grace, what would I want to be? I came across a beautiful poetry by Om Swami on his ‘about me‘ page. This is what I want to be. I am nowhere close but this is how I would honestly want to be able to describe myself. Some…Read More
The world should accept me as I am
It’s a desire for most that they should be accepted as they are. By who? By the world. The moment you accept the world as it is, the world will accept you as you are. Not until then. Examine this statement a little deeper – the moment you accept the world as it is, you…Read More
(Un)easiness in life – II
Can I do anything to bring the mind, heart and action in harmony? Is there a solution to the uneasiness in life? This is a continuation of the previous post – https://never-not-now.com/2019/07/14/uneasiness-in-life/. This is a post in which I will think aloud because I don’t know the answer. The root cause of the uneasiness in…Read More
Uneasiness in life – I
I have always wondered how some people can take life as it comes, and I am not talking about the saintly people, and others don’t. In our everyday lives, we come across people who just glide thru life. In strictly worldly parameters, they may or may not be successful but there is an easiness about…Read More
What is time?
Ever since I wrote the last post, I just couldn’t stop thinking about this definition of time. I thought of not writing this one because it seems to be repetitive but it’s such a beautiful definition that I can’t resist blogging this one; it is simple, beautiful and so true. What is time? Time is…Read More
Why don’t we have the energy to change?
As long as there is duality in ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’, man trying to become or trying to achieve something, there is conflict between ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’. That is the very essence of wastage of energy. As long as man lives in the corridor of opposites, he must waste energy and…Read More