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DUST, THOU ART!


So when God pronounced DEATH as a sentence to Humanity, for Adam and Eve having transgressed the commandment of God, He said, ” DUST, THOU ART AND TO DUST SHALT THOU RETURN!”

Neither did Moses live at the time these things took place, nor are we the generation during which time these things happened. But as successors in Life to Moses, we are at Liberty to buy that story or not. Whether Adam and Eve really existed or not should not be our concern, as it would be one man’s word against another man’s belief!

So between the DUST to DUST journey, many things happen which make up our lives.

This DUST story got triggered this morning, as i went through the News headlines which said that the ASHES OF RAJESH KHANNA had been immersed in the Ganges.

As is the custom of our TV News channels, whenever a celebrity passes away,they line up a set of people who are ascribed proximity to hat celebrity while he was alive. In the true media tradition, Mumtaz, Hema Malini and Sharmila Tagore were lined up and questions were asked about their association with Super Star Rajesh Khanna. So the comments made by Mumtaz (from London) and Sharmila were charitably reminiscent, whereas Hema Malini’s comments were not only without the verve that accompanies the reminiscences of the youthful days, but extremely constipated, especially when the persistent newscaster asked her about her association, she said, “RAJESH KHANNA WAS LIKE ANOTHER CO-STAR………..AND HE USED TO ACT IN SOME SETS AND I WAS ALSO BUSY AND ACTING ………..etc. etc…”. This was not merely lackadaisical, but also demeaning to the first SUPER STAR! So i, who am a greenhorn to Hindi movies, asked my friend, “Why is Hema Malini so demeaning to a “just now” dead Rajesh Khanna, his reply was not merely withering, but also so convoluted that i immediately thought that there was surely a blog material on its way:

He said, “HEMA MALINI is the only actress of this crop who was wearing her South Indian morality on her sleeve. But, she did everything that was anathematic to the moral hypocrisy, propagated by her ilk! She broke a family and got married to an already married man, and Rajesh Khanna was not merely her co-star of yesteryear, but also a dubiously close relative to her NOW!

When I asked as to how they were related, he expatiated in the following terms: SEE, HEMA MALINI’S STEP SON IS SUNNY DEOL AND SUNNY DEOL IS THE PERSON WHO IS THE LAST RECORDED IN HISTORY TO HAVE HAD A LIVE-IN RELATIONSHIP WITH DIMPLE KAPADIA, WHO THOUGH SEPARATED FROM RAJESH KHANNA, CONTINUED TO BE CALLED THE SEPARATED WIFE OF RAJESH KHANNA. THEY NEVER FORMALIZED THEIR DIVORCE, BEING A FAMILY ISSUE, I DO NOT WANT TO FIND OUT THE REASONS FOR SUCH ARRANGEMENT. IN ANY CASE SUNNY DEOL WAS ‘DISCHARGING‘ MOST OF THE DUTIES OF HER HUSBAND- OR SO THE TABLOIDS SAY. SO NATURALLY HEMA MALINI WOULD NOT WANT TO BE SEEN GUSHING ABOUT RAJESH KHANNA WHO WAS  THE  HUSBAND, CUCKOLDED BY HER STEP SON!

I was flabbergasted, not by the convoluted interpretation of the relationship between these actors and actresses, but how history stays in the minds of the public, even though the media had sanitized most of these underlying webs! I have never heard of this relationship in such term, which when i come to think of it, makes AKSHAY KUMAR the STEP SON-IN-LAW OF SUNNY DEOL- not a bad idea to have a son-in-law who is just 11 years younger to the father-in-law!!

My friend went on to add something from Nietzsche in THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA: “If you go to see the woman, do not forget the whip” and RAJESH KHANNA surely went to his women with a whip, but the trouble is that he upon meeting them handed over the WHIP to his women and got flagellated!

I still could not follow what my friend was saying, and when i looked askance he added : Chief, starting from Anju Mahendru to Dimple Kapadia to Tina Munim, if you look at the evolution Anju could not take the success of Rajesh Khanna, Dimple could not take the downfall of Rajesh Khanna and Tina could not accept that she could not resurrect the man she loved! So all the three citing some reason or the other whipped the man who  ‘hated tears’!

I told my friend, see i can never understand Hindi cinema much less the inner workings of the inter-personal relationships between the actors and actresses there! I put an end to the unsavoury topic to move on ………….like those wise women

FORGIVENESS!


WHO are we to Forgive?

WHAT are we to FORGIVE?

WHY should we FORGIVE?

The  answer to ‘WHO’,  is that we are STILL ALIVE, and only while we are still ALIVE we CAN FORGIVE. In law there is a Latin Phrase called INTER- VIVOS, which means a TRANSACTION which is possible between only two LIVING BEINGS. But in the case of FORGIVENESS, the FORGIVER has to be LIVING. The FORGIVEN might already be DEAD.

Secondly, ONLY the person concerned CAN FORGIVE. Somebody else cannot FORGIVE on my behalf. Only when others get a RIGHT to FORGIVE that others can FORGIVE on our behalf, even that is not FORGIVENESS as it is based on the fact that the DEAD are HELPLESS in the matter and therefore the SOCIETY may have given the Right to the heir to FORGIVE, but the God given RIGHT to FORGIVE is entirely PERSONAL. Therefore WE , and WE ONLY, as INDIVIDUALS can forgive.

WHAT is to be FORGIVEN? WHATEVER which hurts us, WHATEVER which is perceived by us to be WRONG, WHATEVER is an obsession for us to retaliate, WHATEVER which consumes our TIME (therefore LIFE) in a negative way, has to be FORGIVEN. WHAT and WHY are linked, without knowing WHY, we cannot arrive at WHAT is to be FORGIVEN.

FORGIVENESS is an ACT by the INDIVIDUAL to pardon, ignore and never to recall the slight, hurt, offence or wrong inflicted or perceived to have been inflicted on him/her.

By this act of FORGIVENESS one gains FREEDOM to LIVE without the PAST INTERFERING with our PRESENT LIFE. That is the ‘WHY’ of FORGIVENESS. FORGIVENESS LIBERATES US FROM THE DEAD PAST and ALLOWS US THE FREEDOM TO ACT WITH INNOCENCE. The ENERGIES of LIFE is not strapped and tied into knots. With this as the purpose, WE have to not only FORGIVE OTHERS but also FORGIVE OURSELVES. When we have FORGIVEN OTHERS, we automatically GAIN an INALIENABLE RIGHT to FORGIVE OURSELVES. WHICH is TRUE LIBERATION.

This RIGHT TO FORGIVE is the ONLY RIGHT GIVEN TO MANKIND WITHOUT ANYBODY INTERFERING. It is PERSONAL and needs no recognition from other HUMAN beings. That is why, even a WEAK man, even though incapable of retaliation, by taking this route, would be rising beyond the powerful and the rich. It makes him INDIFFERENT to the powerful man’s jibes, slights, harms and victimization.  It makes a DIOGENES out of him, who could tell the globe conquering ALEXANDER the Great, to move away so that Diogenes could get some Sun!

The above is not based on the teachings of the greatest Jew who walked on this earth, but simple logic. But there was a Jew called Chaim Herzog who had something else to say:

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
Chaim Herzog

Now that I have quoted the POISONOUS Jew, let us get the analytical German in, Frederich Nietzsche:-

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Friedrich Nietzsche

So where do we draw the line? Chaim Herzog had the memories of the German pogrom and could not get that out of his system. Nietzsche was prior to all the Hitlerian pogrom, so we get in La Rochefoucauld the Frenchman who ascribed everything to self interest:

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you love yourself, FORGIVE – especially when NOT FORGIVING is turning your LIFE into a life of anger, remorse, vengeance and negative!!

VIEWS ARE MANY, BUT THE CHOICE IS OURS. OUR CHOICES COULD LIBERATE OR CONDEMN US!

I remember the narration in the Bible when Jesus made a whip of chords and whipped the back of the traders who were “making His father’s house a den of thieves”, so even Jesus decided not to FORGIVE. If you CAN DO something about it – JUST DO IT!! But do not let your inability to FORGIVE interfere with your LIFE!

GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE!!

 

 

PHILOSOPHY


The following is the analysis of Philosophy and the evolution thereof according to Nietzsche:-

In every philosophical school, three thinkers succeed one another in the following way: the first produces out of himself the sap and seed, the second draws it out into threads and spins a synthetic web, the third waits in this web for the sacrificial victims that are caught in it- and tries to live off philosophy.

Nothing can be truer than this epigrammatic statement. Let us take the example of the trio Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Socrates had to consume hemlock before his Philosophy sprouted in the youth of Athens. Plato drew the thread and spun the synthetic web of UTOPIA and Aristotle with his ETHICS waited with hope for the sacrificial victims.

Let us come to Christianity, where Jesus produced out of himself the sap and seed, then Peter spun the web and Paul through his specific advice to the Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Thessalonians, Romans etc. along with his votaries got his sacrificial victims. Not for nothing we have the Idiom ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL!

Even in Politics, the same  holds good. E V Ramasami Periyar had sown the seeds of  Dravidian movement: C N Annadurai drew thread and spun a synthetic web and I do not want to mention the third name, who waited for the sacrificial victims and made a good life for himself.

Nietzsche stands unparalleled in EPIGRAMMATIC TRUTHS. 

POWER & TRUTH- NIETZSCHE!


All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche
If we ever get to understand this statement of Nietzsche, we would be able to understand the FUNCTION of the Courts.

Let us look at it this way, in the USA the Supreme Court judges are known by their party affiliations, which are well known. So if the bench consists of more Democrats than Republican, their judgments , observed from the point of view of their affiliations would, engender a DEMOCRATIC bent.

If we analyze their “reasoning”, it may sound extremely logical, reasonable and fair.  Are these logicality, reasonableness and fairness, which have been the bed rock of  their “reasoning”, merely the hidden TOOLS in the hands of the “POWERFUL”?

MAY BE NIETZSCHE is, was and will be RIGHT ALWAYS!

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