Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Freedom of truth

Freedom is the most valuable thing; it is the most sought after by any living creatures. Yes it is the thing for which we may sacrifice our lives. It is more than anything in the world. Freedom is an asset, it is valuable than all that we possess, it is equal to everything we desire. It is the nature’s gift , it is gift we like to give ourselves , it is the gift we like others to give us, yes of course it is the gift sometimes we reluctant to give to others.
To know the value of freedom, try this game, spend a day without using right hand while speaking, you may feel amusing but mere restriction of not using the right hand can disturb you comfort level it will bring anxiety to life. You will find it very difficult. Freedom is what we want from life but only sometimes we are lucky to possess it, only sometimes life bless us with freedom.
What is freedom, is it lack of restriction, is it absence of control or as Russell quoted it is the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires, we all agree definition of freedom is beyond definition it is a feeling only known to heart. It is difficult to translate language of heart to human language. It is the feeling that, we are not tied to anything we can do what we want it is the power felt by the self to direct his action towards his objective. So stop with this and agree that definition of freedom is known to us and we can define them as we like or as we perceive.
We know history of our nation’s freedom; throughout the pages of history books we can find individuals who led their lives for freedom. They struggled to safeguard the freedom of their people they fought against the evils to liberate the people. For them freedom is everything and sacrificed everything for freedom.
If the objective of life is freedom, it is our duty to achieve it. If freedom is our birthright why not go for it. Why not think about it. Why sometimes we loss our freedom, here I am not talking social freedom, I am referring to freedom of mind. Ability to match the action with words and words with feeling, to speak out your mind without hindrance, to live life in transparent manner, to follow your heart and obey his commands. Yes I am referring to freedom of truth.  
Freedom of Truth

Truth is bigger than god or God is truth. We all love to be truthful and expect others to be truthful to us. But seldom have we done that. Truth is the dream for us, it is there and we know its existence but never have the courage to face it. It is like dream because it is gone when you open your eyes and face the real world it lies in you and you can feel it when detach yourself from the real world as you do in sleep.
Down the years many great people tried to touch the truth, to see its divine light and hoped to divinity. Some are partially successful some are partially failure. Truth stills seems to distant reality to human mind it has tried to get the glimpse of it through science, through philosophy, through upliftment of poor, through spirituality, through prayers, but it never able to see the wholesome form of truth.
Truth can give us freedom; it can quench our thirst for freedom. It can lend its hands to upgrade the society; it can lead us to evolution of new race. A human race which no longer fights the evil of poverty, cruelty, and hatred.
Truth can teach us love; it gives us the courage to fight our sorrow. It can bring comfort and growth and prosperity in our life. It can give us wings to fly, to cross across boundaries it can destroy obstacles of growth. But it is like a forbidden fruit not in the sense of bible but it is forbidden for those who too weak to accept.
To touch the truth is to touch the fire, sometimes fire is needed to destroy the unwanted and to create the wanted. One of the characteristic of truth is it never comes to us we have to reach for it but when we reach it we realize that it is always there in front never far away from us but we always run to escape from the sight of it.
Truth is eternal, it never changes but it gives us the power to change anything, if you don’t agree go through biography of Mahatma Gandhi. British had everything, his political opponents too had everything but simple man had one thing and that was enough. He had freedom of truth with its power, he able to face everyone and everything under the sun.
He hold on to his principles even in difficult times, because he knows his principle are based on truth. He had freedom of truth to overcome his problems. He proudly said A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Freedom of Truth

I think it is time to begin our journey as like every journey, every step will take us closer to our objective, to freedom of truth. Journey may be tiresome, journey may be exciting, and journey may be adventurous, journey may be hard. But we have to travel this path though we know only few have taken this path but that few gives us the courage to walk on their foot prints to our destination.

Brave person never fears for failure he know without them he won’t be complete. So I am not bother about failure or bother about success I never consider it, all I know is to travel through life without disturbing its rhythm. So my friends let join our hands and travel through life, we will take a trip to our inner self. It may be like a voyage of Columbus. We may land in a new territory; it may be a treasure hunt.

There is one important condition for all of us. Never put your step backwards go forward like a lieutenant general march your way, path may be difficult but never look back and think we can return because it is a one way road when your started your journey towards it, either you try to go forward or stay in your place return is never possible. Because, force of truth is such that you can’t trace back to your original position.
Before we begin our journey I like to emphasis on one thing, this universe has a design, this life too has a design it has roles for everyone it has responsibility for everyone. Your role is as important role as anyone’s role. It is our responsibility to play our role. And now since we are decided to begin a journey towards freedom of truth and it is our responsibility to reveal it to others.
Though our journey may be difficult I promise you that it is worth of this universe. We all have taken right step in right direction. Friends we have to be patient in our journey. We have to wait for our angel to come to us to kiss us on our hands to present our freedom. Because my friends, jug fills drop by drop.

Freedom of truth

Throughout the history, men and women tried to identify “the reason” the reason for we live. But that reason always eluded them. They never find it. But they thought they know it, they thought it was within their reach, some said they know it, and they have it. But all they had is nothing they waved their hands in the air and imagined they hold on to the most valuable thing of humankind. They don’t know that their hands are empty it was empty and it will remain like that forever. Their stories of truth, their stories of life, their stories of cause and effect of life, their stories of reason all were never to the truth. The truth eluded them as much they tried to reach for it gone away from them.
Philosophers forwarded ideas, scientist proposed theories to contradict them, religion preached blind faith, noble people advised to ask question and argue. Arguments continue even today it may continue till the last day of this world. Each of them were proved right in their own way scientist made life comfortable but soul of living was lost as religion feared. Religion blow oxygen of spirituality into life but led people to sacrifice their logic and sense as science feared. Philosophers tried and tried and finally said it is beyond their intellect and they begin to define life within their boundaries.

Is there any reason behind our existence, may be may be not, answer lies within you and answer lies only with you. The moment you share them you will realize half of meaning is lose due to limit of words. Words cannot describe them. Words are created to convey the feelings but feelings cannot be exactly translated to words. Is it exactly for the same reason sound has become secondary in the quest of greats like Buddha.
So, let’s start with the simple exercise close your eyes just to help you to escape from the distraction of present environment. Put a question to you “what is the most important thing you want from this life or what is the most important thing you value in your life. Money fame, power, happiness, love, knowledge, pleasure. If you pick one of the list and thought you have analyzed and given a correct answer sorry my friends your are right and wrong.
Reality is, all are important all are valuable if you feel I am wrong, you always considered love is everything and valuable and the most desired. Let put a question if you pick love don’t you feel fame is another dimension of quest for love. Don’t you desired for pleasure, don’t ever longed for power and happiness. Freedom of truth lies in this paradox my friends. Let explain this in the coming chapters. Before I have some ideas to share with you.
Freedom of truth

Have you gone to historical movies, have you see those war scenes. There will be soldiers on either side they will fight ferociously against each other. Why I am referring to it because I want you to understand the war in historical times was very different from today. But still aim of the war is not to kill anyone but to capture the territory. If you able to capture the territory without killing others it is well and but there is no war without enemy Enemy can negotiated enemy can be killed or we can deceive him There are many strategies followed in today’s scenario but objective is to use his territory for our benefit.

It is the same way life play with us it wages a war with us it captures our territory through negotiation through brutal force through deceiving us either you accept its power over you or fight against it either you compromise me or fight for territory.
You may feel I am confusing you or getting confused with my analogy Let me explain territory refers to our mind our ideas our control of the self our reason and our ideas External environment influences us it captures our mind and makes us a toy and we play to the tunes of life. There is always a war between the two parts of the self one is designed by the nature and other is designed by the environment.
Nature I mean the self we all have a plan that we want to be and others too have a plan who they want us to be people say you are what you think but that is partly true. In order to find my identity I depend on others I form my opinion with the help of comments I receive from others. So always there is contradiction between two parts of self, always there is war and remember war is all about capturing the territory And we negotiate with life we agree to his restriction and disagree to some When you agree there is no war but lost you territory that you become what others want you to become if you disagree there is war you decide to fight for territory.
If you understand this perpetual war between the self and the self and the self we can understand why truth always eluded us because we can only perceive and our perception is influenced by others it is difficult to go beyond and think beyond boundaries in order to do that you courageous to destroy the self which is constructed by other. And prepared to reengineer yourself to renovate yourself it is often like waging a war against yourself.
War can lead you to success or it can lost win or loss War is followed by peace but sometimes war is better than peace.
Freedom of truth

Perception drives people to actions. People never see things as they are but only see them as they were. Your past experience puts a screen between you and your present reality. We feel Chennai is a conservative city, may be 20 years before it was but still we feel it is conservative and all people from Chennai will be conservative. We form judgments and we refuse to change them worse case is we want others to accept them.
Once a Guru asked his discipline to bring a mud pot, his discipline taken greater pains to buy the mud pot but accidently mud pot fell on the ground and broken. And Guru said “I know you will do this” and discipline simply “ yes, guru I know that, so I don’t want to disappoint you.
When something has gone wrong everybody say I know it. I know it will happen in that way but if they know it why didn’t they stop it. A painter painted a picture and kept it in the exhibition he kept a board beside it and said people can write whatever they feel about the painting. An old man came that way and saw that painting and wrote painting was very beautiful. The painter shifted the painting and board to other side of the room. The same old man came again and saw the picture and wrote the painting was worst and he never saw such a bad painting in his life. The painter came to the old man, said “so today, you had a problem with your son” the old man asked ‘how you know that, do you know my son” the painter replied “No, I don’t know your son but know I painted the picture of father and son”
So, I discuss all this things, because without perception we can’t think we can’t learn structured learning always depends on perception we just transform our knowledge on one thing to understand the other. But the things are not same people are not same leave out people the same individual is not the same on all days.
Truth can only be perceived but one of the basic definition of truth it should be beyond perception if I able to see it you should able to see it but this rarely takes place in life. If I find people whose perception is same as mine I feel I am right on most times but if my perception doesn’t match with the people I know I feel I am wrong on most times. But friends always there is more to know than what we know always there is an other dimension which we never know. We can only understand things with only relative to other so Einstein is right is not he one right thing we all have to know is we can’t know right things, or there is more right things.
But to know right things you should have right perception, what I mean by right perception a perception which is not influenced by external and internal factors. It is the perception what many greats possessed, perceiving things without bias of the self, society and it uses the logic to analyze but understand from heart.

Freedom of truth
People differ by many factors but the most important factor by they differ is by intuition and sensibility. We can say some people are mind readers and others are heart readers. What is the difference between them, one set of people go by logic to understand things others just feel their way and understand things. One set of people go by the rules of the book others go by the rules of their heart. One set of people observes, analyze and project their views others feel, and project their feelings. One set of people go external to understand the internal and others go internal to understand the external.
WE all know this; we all know there is always there is a conflict between heart and mind. But which is correct either we go by heart or by mind. There is no perfect answer to this. But the truth lies in between these two. You need logic to analyze and derive conclusion and need emotions and feelings to guide your logic. Logic without soul is like a corpse but soul need a body But heart readers and mind readers always in conflict with each other. But human race has benefitted from both of them. If we can balance our heart and mind we can reach out to the truth. Science is never against spirituality, business is never against philanthropy, philosophy is never against entertainment. Each field has contributed to our enrichment of knowledge. Each has added to perception of world.
So, friends let your logic guide your understanding and let your actions stem from your heart. Emotional intelligence is superior to any intelligence. Unhindered feeling expressing itself through action will take you to divinity, it makes you to feel the life. Without feelings, without the emotions, life is not worth living. But without logic your feelings and emotions cannot find right expressions.
Love becomes a bondage if never filled with understanding. Understanding becomes manipulation if never filled with love. Love frees you from selfishness, and reason liberates you from bondage. Both are needed, science approaches life without bias it preaches observation and impartial treatment to facts. Love preaches bias it encourages possessiveness sometimes beyond logic but both find a common platform in projecting the self into others.

Freedom of truth

Understanding the self involves process of segregation of self. We have to understand that we, are not wholesome product of nature, bits and pieces makes a individual. We define ourselves based on perception of wholesome. But self is created through bits and pieces of information and habits accumulated over the years.
Selfconcept in psychology is important topic of study. It is about what perception we have on ourselves. It is very difficult to go beyond selfconcept. Every individual spend a lot of energy in modelling the self. The process of modelling involves observational learning. But the most important process by which we model ourselves is modelling the self or matching the self to the environment. If environment we encounter varies then there is accumulation of different self concept often conflict with each other.
Have you ever wonder why you behave in two different ways with the same person for the same situation. You think it is you who behave like that but this “you” consists of different personalities, different characteristics. We are made up of different forces acting continously shaping our perception attitude and thinking pattern.
We define persons on the basis of perception of ours. He is a moody person, he is a lovable person, he is a bad person, he is a good person but the truth is none of them is nearer to the reality of the person. Each individual is good and bad, efficient and inefficient, kind and cruel we are all mixture of conflicting characteristics.
We like to talk and we love silent, we like to be with people, and like solitude. We like to go to temple and for disco club. We are humble and arrogant. Human can be imagined of different planes or circles kept one over the other. It is our envirnonment decides which plane we are in.
Freedom of truth lies in accepting flaws and good

Freedom of truth

There are infinite number of ways to look at life and even more number of ways to live life. Attitudes towards life vary from person to person. All can be summarised to basic two. Abundance and scarcity. These two covers up all that we face in life. Our ancestors had and futrue generation will have problems in choosing between the two.
There is old story to explain the difference between a optimist and pessimist. Cup half full and half empty. I think we all would have come across this expression to emphasis the need for positive thinking. WE all know positive thinking, is always the best way to live. People read books, go for spiritual discourses to learn positive thinking or to practise them. All spiritual text books and all spiritual gurus preach positive thinking. I personally believe many people theist

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