Friday, March 17, 2006

Thoughts astray...


A hectic day at the office..

Discussing the working of some device drivers and the kernel and lots of things, which I`m still learning to get into my blood. Monitoring events, writes, reads.. and what not..
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Let`s not get too technical. !
But it`s just that taking a holistic view of the working of an operating system on a machine and comparing that, most unforgivingly to the uncomparable speed of the execution of the Mind, I decided i must post or rather vent my energies into this blogpost.
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The Human Mind is the most complex and yet most fascinating thing on earth. The mind is the sole place where you drown your sorrows, dream all day about joyous occasions, fantasize about things, you know will never come true, yet those beautiful images and clips are brought right in front of you by the mind. All you`ve got to do is just close your eyes.
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But the Mind, is not without it`s own flaws. The mind is also the origin of all ill feeling, jealousy, greed, lust and it is the mind, where these venomous seeds of evil first sprout up to cast their spell upon the body and the brain.
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As science progresses and mankind urges towards next generation technology and innovation, Man is still a naive student, trying his best to learn the workings of the mind, but falling short somewhere, somehow... probably the best student until now should be Sigmund Freud, and yet I may be proved wrong, because it is the brain that suggests his name, and not the mind.
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Well, coming back after a brief hiatus with psychology what would be an interesting exercise in itself would be to monitor your mind, gain control of it and arrest it. That is what the hundreds of ascetics and yogis have been doing since ages. This could almost sum the very ideology of yogasara upanishad.
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But practically speaking, i don`t think i would ever do it, not because i don`t think highly of it, but because I believe the wandering of the mind along with it`s flaws lend a humane touch to my persona.
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Summing up, i would say, that in these few lines, that I randomly scribbled lazily, there has been nothing conclusive or objective, because all the while, i`ve been letting my mind wander and roam around the green meadows of joy, crossing sandy deserts of time.
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Thank you my Mind!. Also thanks lavanya for sending across "The Psalm of Life". Those lines were truly inspiring and intellectually stimulating. I wish I could write such intelligent and philosophical poetry...

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