शनिवार, 10 जुलाई 2010

Prophecy Unleashed

Besides the fever injected by the FIFA world cup series there is a parallel yet more effective craze enthralling people around the world.  Yeah you are right its the prophecies made by the one of its kind and the very first 8-legged babaji "Paul".  Out of the 12 predictions that he made so far 11 came to be true eventually.  Now the whole world is looking at him for some more and lo and behold he predicted Spain as the favorite for the title.  How much he can hold this time we'll know on 11th of July when the ball will roll.  But the basic discussion that this phenomenon gave birth to is, that even though we boasts ourselves to be technically and scientifically superior than our ancestors,  yet to our very core we are still bounded by the fear of future.  We some how just want some one to tell us what our future holds.  Every time we go to roadside babaji or a palmist or animals like Paul which in our country our replaced by parrots picking on cards to know the outcome of our steps.  And we can't say that only the less educated and backward people are more into it, because we have examples of the so called modern well educated superior persons holding on to such things.  The thing is not that we believe in fact the truth is that deep down we know no one has the key to the future, even then we run to get some.  As big as it could be, real question is why the prophets (so called) aren't able to predict their own future and change it. The answer is they can't as they are not Bruce Almighty, they are just like us.  This is one long discussion that has been going on for decades, yet it cannot end  because of the inherent human fear of the  future.  All we can do at this time is to see what future holds for Paul baba himself, as now he faces a competitor an Indian Prophet Mani baba.


Summer Sleep

A lot of animals around the world follow a pattern in their life.  They either go for hibernation (winter sleep) or aestivation (summer sleep).  This helps them in rejuvenating their body organs, growth and all that will help them in their further survival.  We the humans on other side don't have any such thing.  We go for a 12 month work cycle neglecting our survival needs.  This is the major cause of various kinds of stresses, ailments and various other dysfunctions.  Then we run towards faster ways of improvement so that we can keep ourselves in the RAT race.  Its time for us to stop and take some moments off of our busy schedule and rejuvenate our inner core.  I mean take examples of the tribes that are left and are unperturbed by the outer world.  They always chalk out space for recreation, redemption and in knowing the very nature we live in.  They have better ways of fighting breakdowns we encounter everyday.  This is all because they believe in the concept of aestivation or hibernation and they follow.