Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spiritualism Outsourcing

My sincere apologies if you are reading this assuming another article about globalization.

While walking through Las Vegas strip watching tall buildings (each having unique architecture - e.g. Eiffel tower, Roman civilization, circus) on either side in scorching heat of peak summer, I noticed Lord Brahma's (Supreme Creator, Prajapati) statue outside one leading hotel. Board underneath the idol mentioned "He brings good luck - belief popular among far east". City famous for casinos, gamblers; Godsend plays an important role. Concept sounded novel despite being Hindu (rather Sanatana Dharma) practitioner. Indians might be surprised since His worship does not even exist within India. Faith is outsourced that perhaps imports better fortune to westerners. 

A very simple article, isn't it? May be not. The article was written using more than 100 words without repetition. An interesting exercise 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blogging about Existential Singularity

Among all the species on earth, humans have an unique gift of contemplating over the higher purpose of life. Humans can be philosophical. Inscriptions on Paul Gauguin's famous painting "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?" has a profound relationship to our existence. Philosophers since ages have tried to answer these questions. Every religion tries to explain the purpose of life in its own way.

Unfortunately, there is no convincing answer to why we exist, perhaps because it is beyond the world that we perceive through our senses. We could try to find a convincing answer all of our life and still might not find one. The fundamental question of why we exist is a singularity. This singularity is neither mathematical nor theoretical. This singularity is existential.