Pooja ( पूजा )

This post is not about person named Pooja but is about the actual meaning of this word which is “a regular and disciplined act of spending some time doing certain actions such as cleaning and decorating(with flowers) idols and the place, chanting some shlokas, praying God, and all this with complete attention”. Regularity has the higher importance followed by one’s attention, followed by the actions performed while doing Pooja.

A person between age 30 ~ 45 is more conscious than he is during other age years in his life. During these years he understands more deeply why he is doing the things that he is doing. And in these years he gets surrounded by his own making. Often he gets stuck in the process so deeply that he starts suffering his own thought process. He starts looking for a way to untangle this rope, the rope of thought process, that he is tying himself.

One idea to avoid the pain of this entanglement is to first stop further entangling. At-least one will not further cause the damage. Also just by stopping further entangling, the rope automatically will start loosening as well, by it’s own weight. One of the core aims of one’s life as described in Hindu scriptures is to attain freedom(Mukti), the freedom from one’s own entanglement.

Out of 24 hrs of the day one is not sleeping at-least for 15 hrs. These 15 hrs his though process entangles him and it gets so tightly entangled sometimes that only way to stop further entangling is to sleep (stop the thought process). This is why people who needs more sleep are the ones who thinks too much unconsciously. Anther way to avoid this entangling is to have the thought process in your control i.e. conscious thinking.

If one decides to do an act daily, at specific time , then one brings certain consciousness in him that he becomes aware that he has to do something everyday. If he further decides to do specific list of actions then he is trying to be more conscious as he has list of things in his mind to do. If he further adds things such as chanting, reading, praying to his disciplined act then he is actually stopping his uncontrolled thoughts which are replaced by ones disciplined actions. It is true that it is not necessary to do actions related to God to loosen your entanglement, but it is observed that doing actions which brings positiveness in you are more impactful for achieving such freedom.

This is Pooja. Doing an positive/holy act regularly with full attention to disentangle from your own flow of unconscious thought process.

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Beyond Logic

We are living in a time where “logical mind” is given more value in terms or both money and respect, as these “logical minds” have helped to modify this world to enhance the luxuries of living.  I think it’s good to be logical but it’s not good to be bound to it or to protect the logical thinking to be highest form of thinking. If we do so we will miss the wonders of illogical things which are around us and could be the doors to future form of world.

With this in mind, I have my own illogical areas which bothers me all the time.

How small ?  In mathematics every real number can be divided into 2 halves. e.g. 10 can be split into 5 and 5. And then this 5 can further be split into 2.5 and 2.5 then then further 1.25 and 1.25 … so on. We use the mathematics to model the physical world. It has been used to so extent that people derived black hole’s deterministic behavior using math(I heard so). With this logical tool (math) can we think (just think) of splitting matter into halves. How far can we go ? Let’s say we reached to an atom. Now atom can be thought of made of 2 half atoms and each half then into 1/4 of atom. Every half part that we will come up here onward can be thought as made of 2 halves. That means everything is made up of infinite ( not sure what this word really means) smaller halves. Can our logic accept this ? Same thing is true if we go outwards.

Who does this ? When we are in deep sleep, what causes us to wake up when there are no external disturbances. e.g. when you are sleeping in a quiet room, and there are no disturbances of any kind to any of your senses (ear,touch,smell,taste),  you still wake up after certain time. What makes you wake up. Is the waker and the sleeping one the same ?

Light question?  We agree that everything that we could see is just a reflection of light from that thing into your eye(sensor). That also logically then makes sense that if we go in a very dark room(i.e. closed room not having any source of light)  then we can’t see anything as there is no light to reflect into your eyes. So it is clear that the light which is reflecting back from a thing must carry information about that thing to you. That means if we intercept this light at any point on the way, it must have the information about the thing it has visited.  Does this mean , any random light ray that we intercept actually has all the information about the things it has visited in the journey from the very beginning (source of light). So can we simply create a whole picture of this universe using simple ray of light ?

Infinity?
Everything beyond our limit of measurement we call it as Infinity. But we are not sure if it’s really Infinity. In fact do we know what infinity is? Is it just a word used to describe our limitations or it means something. In physical world how can something be infinite. Is Infinity in our experience? People say this universe is infinite but the moment they say word universe aren’t they thinking about their imagined finite thing? Anything which is in our senses we can say it’s logical, how can Infinity be logical ? Have we just taken this word granted and we are so unconscious about it that we just refer this word as taken granted. Isn’t it true about zero too. Is zero in our experience ? is it logical(really) ?  Could it be true that zero and infinity are same  and it’s just our logical mind not ready to accept ?