Friday, November 19, 2010

Incredible Truth

Just an expression of my philosophical learnings of My Life -
Annamayya in one of his songs says -

 "ఎంత మాత్రమున ఎవ్వరు తలచిన అంత మాత్రమే నీవు"
- "In whatever way anyone imagines You, You are only that".

Quite True - Both in Real and Relative worlds. If I think Him as Guru, He is Guru. If I view him as the Nature, He is so. If I believe Him as Truth, He is the Truth. If I visualise Him as an Atom, Of course He is.  Also if I fantasise Him as "The One" in the Matrix,  again He is the One. And if I imagine Him as some Imaginary known/unknown, He is that Imaginary One. Ultimately, its all up to my imagination of my Universe.

And with whatever name I call Him, all refer to Him and all reach to Him - irrespective of religions and philosophies.
A beautiful vedic poem which illustrates this concept -

 "आकाशात पटीतम  तोयं यथा गच्छति सागरं |
सर्व देवः नमस्कारः केशवं प्रति गच्छति" ||
- "Like every drop that descends from sky ultimately reaches the Ocean, 
prayer to all Gods ultimately goes to Lord Keshava".

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bachelor - A limerick

Girl friend, who filled my life with color
wished to be my bride besides a lover
Once hurried,
Got married,
Oops! Why didn't I choose to be a bachelor?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mirror Neurons

Have you ever imitated your favorite actor? Or talked like a person whom you like. Ever made fun of any person by mocking him?Of course, I too did. It's a lot fun in doing so. But why do we imitate?

Some scientists say that "Mirror Neuron System" are responsible for this phenomena. Mirror neurons get excited while we see others doing some actions and even when we do the same. Learning by imitation is done with the help of these neurons. Empathy towards others is also due to these neurons. We may experience the emotion when the other person experiences an emotion.

An interesting example which takes advantage of these Mirror Neurons is "Advertising". Suppose, our favorite actor drinks some beverage stylishly in an Ad, we will also follow him. Don't we?

And finally, if we make fun of our Profs by imitating their silly actions, its not our fault, blame it on these interesting Mirror Neurons.

Past, Present and Future - All are abstract.