Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Adolf Hitler is considered to be a very bad person.  He failed in his mission.  He was not successful.  But he is a man whom history can never forget.  He is a man of total originality.  No one can dispute that he was the greatest of all patriots in the world.  He loved his country Germany.
His failure was principally due to an error of judgment.  If only he were to have not attacked Russia, probably the course of history would have changed.  He would have been a great success.
The country loved by Adolf Hitler, Germany was at his time in a very bad stage.  It had lost the first world war.  It was brought to nothing in the first world war.  It was broke.  The sanctions that had been imposed on Germany was awfully severe.  It was a country which by no stretch of imagination could have asserted anything.  It is this country that he led.
For the time being I am not discussing the good and bad of Hitler as a person.  I am only trying to tell what circumstances made him so strong that he could lead a country  which was in such an awful state to a level that the whole world was afraid of.
I am only quoting Hitler from his Mein Kampf as to what would the circumstances in which he lived and how did it help him to achieve what he could.
Present day parents do not want any hardship to their children.  Forget about hardship, they do not want their children to have normal life without unwanted pleasures, securities.  They do not want their children to undertake day to day jobs of their own.  They want the servants to do the job of children.  They want all facilities readily available to the children.
Whether parents want their children to become a Hitler or not, is not the question.  The question is would not parents want their children to be competent, capable leaders who would be able to lead their countries even if the country is in bad shape.
This is what Hitler has written.  “Obstacles are placed across our path in life, not to be boggled but to be surmounted. ……….. At that time my lot in life seemed to me a harsh one; but today I see in it the wise workings of providence.  The Goddess of Fate clutched me in her hands and often threatened to smash me; but the will grew stronger as the obstacles increased, and finally the will triumphed.
I am thankful for that period of my life, because it hardened me and enabled me to be as tough as I now am.  And I am even more thankful because I appreciate the fact that I was thus saved from the emptiness of a life of ease and that a mother’s darling was taken from tender arms and handed over to Adversity as to a new mother.  Though I then rebelled against it as too hard of fate, I am grateful that I was thrown into a world of misery and poverty and thus came to know the people for whom I was afterwards to fight. …………… That hunger was the faithful guardian which never left me but took part in everything I did.  Every book that I bought meant renewed hunger, and every visit I paid to the opera meant the intrusion of that inalienable companion during the following days.  I was always struggling with my unsympathetic friend. And yet during that time I learned more than I had ever learned before.  Outside my architectural studies and rare visits to the opera, for which I had to deny myself food, I had no other pleasure in life except my books.  …………… From this point of view fate had been kind to me.  Circumstances forced me to return to that world of poverty and economic insecurity above which my father had raised himself in his early days; and thus the blinkers of a narrow petit bourgeois education were torn from my eyes.  Now for the first time I learned to know men and I learned to distinguish between empty appearances or brutal manners and the real inner nature of the people who outwardly appeared thus.”
Please save the children from the emptiness of a life of ease.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Oh young parents. Are the children and the mother country safe in your hands?

I have seen that in most houses the married couple with young children often shout at each other. They ill-treat the servants.Respect to anyone is seldom shown. Sorry, respect is not shown to anyone at any point of time. Both parents find it a matter of pride that they had lived well and they want to announce it to the world and they repeatedly tell in the presence of their children that they had lived well.
What do they say to show that they lived well? They say their concept of having lived well.Their concept is that they satisfied their egos, they missed the classes, they ill-treated the teachers, the teachers were made to cry, they smoked well, enjoyed life to the brim.
The moment mother and father do not show respect to each other, what would happen to the child? The moment father or mother or both of them tell that they missed the classes, they teased the teachers, what will happen to the child?
“When parents are constantly quarreling with one another, these daily bickerings often descend to rudeness such as cannot be adequately imagined (rudeness is patently clear when the parents speak to each other). Parents quarrel in the presence of their parents and parents-in-law. BY this it is made clear to children that parents and parents-in law do not deserve respect.Naturally children would conclude that they need not respect their parents.The results of children being exposed to such rude behavior between parents, would become apparent, later on, in the children. At the age of 4 to 6 child can no longer ignore those reasons which an adult would find revolting. The reasons for fighting are normally are very petty.Children will be infected with moral poison. Children would think that they must fight and shout for petty things.With this moral poison the young citizen goes to the primary school.
The father and mother themselves talk before the children in the most disparaging way about the teacher and the school, the happiness one would get when teachers are disrespected and made to cry. The children think that it is a matter of pride not to respect school and teachers. They are more inclined to insult the teachers.
What the children listen at home does not tend to increase respect for his human surroundings, the child sees nothing good in human nature as a whole.
To the child every institution from the school to the government is bad and does not deserve respect. Be it religion, morals, state, social order, everything is the same, none of them deserve respect.
It is this young future citizen who would develop striking features in his character, his chief characters are incredible ignorance in so far as real knowledge, cynical impudence with an attitude towards morality which is really startling at so young an age.
What is of value to such a person? Can such a person to whom nothing is sacred respect or love parents? He has seen only fight between parents. He has never experienced anything noble. He is intimately acquainted with the lowest kind of human existence. Except that you have money, riches, cars, you have not seen respect to human beings, you have not seen values.
The servants are there to be controlled, to be scolded, to be kept under thumb. Wife and husband is there to listen to the spouse or else to be ill-treated.
This child has the habit of reviling all authority by the time he is 14, he has been acquainted only with moral filth and vileness
Everything which might stimulate his thoughts to higher things is excluded.
It is this citizen who enters the school of life.
What can we expect from these children? Will they be happy? Will they be useful to the mother country? Would the parents be happy to see the children when they are grown up?
Please note respect to each other among parents, respect to the servants, respect to the fellow human beings should be the way of life. Mistakes in this regard would cost you the welfare of your child and motherland.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Subject: To quote Ayn Rand

I did not have time to dictate a blog. I just thought a few passage from “Anthem” from Ayn Rand can be seen by all of us. I have just copied.

“I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them. I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others. I cover no man’s soul, nor is my soul theirs to cover.

I am neither foe nor friend to my brothers, but such as each of them shall deserve of me. And to earn my love, my brothers must do more than to have been born. I do not grant my love without reason, nor to any chance passer-by who may wish to claim it. I honor men with my love. But honor is a thing to be earned.

I shall choose my friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. And I shall choose only such as please me, and them I shall love and respect, but neither command nor obey. And we shall join our hands when we wish, or walk alone when we so desire. For in the temple of his spirit, each man is alone. Let each man keep his temple untouched and undefiled. Then let him join hands with others if he wishes, but only beyond his holy threshold.

What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom, if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and the impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?”

Friday, March 26, 2010

I have lot many friends who are of my age. Oh it is natural. It is indeed a great pain to see my friends who were with so much of enthusiasm, with so much of energy, who were laughing, making fun and leading a wonderful life being reduced to persons without any of their original qualities.
Comparatively I have found myself better. The reasons, that I can think of for this, is my passion for pleasure and my association with younger generation. Thanks to my son and his friends who have helped me to live well.
Passion for pleasure is the secret for remaining young as told by Oscar Wilde.
The greatest charm of youth is it can smile without a reason. The tragedy of the old age is not old age but comparing with the one who is young and who is not available.
Life consists of a road which starts from birth to death with several stations consisting of childhood, adolescence, youth, middle age and old age. Each one of us is in one station or the other. Each has to reach the last station, the station of old age.
It is better to prepare oneself to that last station so that, in the last station also one can live and not merely exist.
If you want to live in the last station you must have passion for pleasure and continuous association with younger generation.
Nothing succeeds like excess. Moderation is fatal. A pre-conceived notion of right and wrong shows arrested intellectual development. The conduct of people from young age should be with original thinking and without being controlled by concepts of right and wrong as prescribed by the society.
Right and wrong should not be a pre-conceived notion. It should be arrived at based on objective analysis by every individual. If you are not hurting someone else, what you do is your choice, your right and no one else has a right to call it right or wrong. Identically you also have no right to call someone else’s action as right or wrong, if they are not hurting someone else.
If you prescribe right and wrong by yourself and if you live for pleasure, being in search of pleasure, having a passion for pleasure and if you have company of younger generation, your last station of old age is likely to pass without much of annoyance.
Much of annoyance not only to you but also it would avoid you being annoyance to others.

If you are very much controlled by morality as prescribed by the society and if you have lived as per the morality prescribed by the society in all its rigors, you would be unnaturally virtuous.

Oscar Wilde wrote as follows:
“I never come across anyone in whom the moral sense was dominant who was not heartless, cruel, vindictive, log-stupid, and entirely lacking in the smallest sense of humanity. Moral people, as they are termed, are simple beasts. I would sooner have fifty unnatural vices than one unnatural virtue”.
I have found that people who are having dominant moral sense as prescribed by the society, are always of the kind Oscar Wilde has written

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

my fault

Very surprisingly I got complements from the most unexpected quarter i.e. from my daughter-in-law that my Blog has come off well. Equally surprising was when I had a chat with Adithya, he told that my Blog has become a bore. He was almost finding serious fault with me as to why I should bring God between us.
May be I am in error. I am not able to select a subject which everyone would receive. However the solace is everyone will be in error some time or the other inspite of caution.
Lightness of heart is much healthier than excessive nervousness that error has been committed.
Any way in lighter veins I am surprised at the dislike Adithya appears to have to God.
Oscar Wilde said “conversation should touch everything but should concentrate itself on nothing”. Probably Blog should be made into a conversation touching everything and not concentrating on anything.
I shall try something like that. At any rate my endeavour is to write something which interests everyone.
See you tomorrow.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Renouncing is prayer. Renouncing is not to give away what you have. It is having and parting without the idea of having and parting.
Contentment is not a virtue. If man is content, progress of the society stops, man would not improve and the person will have to start enjoying poverty.
If you are content you would acquire less. You would not put forth efforts to acquire more. Some other person may be a very bad person would acquire more. With greater means such bad man may become a great menace to the society. In the circumstances you have a duty to acquire more. If there is contentment you will not acquire more and you may be a cause for bad people to wield greater influence.
I am advocating you to acquire a lot, to be rich, to have the best of the life and it necessarily means I am advocating you to be able to wield great influence. But at the same time I say that renouncement is prayer.
You are convinced that I am contradicting.
No I am not contradicting. You must have every thing including riches. But such riches should not be of any consequence to you.
Wealth should be like shoes. It is useful but deserves no respect. It is available to you but it cannot command you. It does not deserve the respect even to be refused and renounced. I don’t think I am communicating to you. I don’t think I am intelligible. I will tell a story.
Kabir and his son Kamal both were saints. Kabir was refusing to accept gifts while Kamal was accepting. King met Kabir and presented gift. Kabir refused. King was happy. King met Kamal. Offered a diamond ring. Kamal was ready to receive it. King started wavering as he was unhappy that a saint should accept gifts. Realising this Kamal told the King to leave the ring anywhere. King left it in a corner of the hut. 10 days later King returned to know what Kamal has done with the ring. Kamal asked king have you brought a new ring to be presented. King told ‘No I want to know what happened to my ring’, Kamal told check up it must be at the place where you had left or someone would have taken it. Ring was in the corner where it was left.
For Kamal wealth, money did not deserve the respect to be refused. He gave less importance to wealth than Kabir. Kabir was preoccupied with the notion that money is dangerous and should not be accepted. Thus Kabir respected money. To Kamal money did not deserve the respect to be refused. Ring was offered, it did not deserve refusal. When ring was left it did not deserve attention either to be used or to be taken care of.
It is difficult for us who are living in this society either to be as Kabir or as to be Kamal. We have to strike a balance. Earn more than required. Treat the wealth the way Kamal treated.
When wealth does not command you, when you command the wealth, when money or its requirement does not rule your life but you rule your life with whatever wealth you have, when having money or loosing money means nothing to you, you have offered your prayer. Your prayer does not require that you have to sit before the idol of the God and utter a few words, the prayer is complete when you renounce meaning that having or parting is of no consequence to you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The culprit is Mithun. He found fault that the subject is not interesting. Even if it is of interest, it is to a very small circle of people who may have children. He insisted that I should change the subject. He also played on my weakness of desiring to have large number of readers in due course of time. He told that there will not be many readers unless I change the subject.
I felt that he is right. Added to that my work also increased, so I abandoned the project of writing blog ‘Daddy Cool’.
Adithya and Giri felt otherwise. They felt that having started, I should continue.
I think if I write generally on one and all subjects of interest to me, may be my line of thinking of how to be happy, how to be carefree, how to lead Bindas life, how to live totally tension free life, the same would cover Daddy Cool subject also. Most friends would agree that I am happy, carefree and would not have any tension atleast most of the times.
With this line of thinking I abandoned ‘Daddy Cool’ as a subject by itself but revive it as a part of my general outlook to life.
Now the problem is God knows what to start with. God is my friend. I am sure he will tell me what to start with.
See you hopefully tomorrow.
Yesterday I wrote God is my friend. Believe me he is my friend.
All interesting moments of life comes without prior intimation, without prior warning. One must receive the moments with pleasure. One must be ever ready to receive new occasion either of interest and pleasure or of pain.
Most people think that discipline means to be bound by a charter of preplanned behavior. Getting up at a particular time, reading at a given time, doing prescribed rituals without failing is thought to be discipline. An attitude of this kind would prevent you from being able to receive new occasions with the welcome gesture.
God does not like you to worship him leaving all interesting moments of life. It is certainly not worth doing pooja or rituals if your girlfriend is waiting for you. God is to the least interested in having your pooja. He is not feeling shortage of pooja and that you not doing pooja cannot hurt him.
You are the child of God. God wants his child to be happy. If you are happy, worship is done. If you are happy, God is happy. The real pooja of God is you being happy.
No one likes his child to be a beggar. God also does not like you to be a beggar. He does not like you asking him for anything. He does not even care to be remembered by you. He will get suffocated with too much of rituals, worship and so on.
The question is should a person pray God. Pray means “to beg”. This is the last thing expected of any person.
However the word ‘prayer’ although is a noun form of ‘pray’, is understood differently in the general context. Most people think ‘prayer’ means saluting God. In my blog I use the word ‘prayer’ in the context of saluting God not in its dictionary sense.
I have not yet told what is meant by ‘God’. For the time being we shall proceed on the basis that everyone knows what ‘God’ is. We have to salute him meaning in my context we have to offer prayer.
I am writing about prayer because the moment you understand the meaning and the mode of prayer, you can lead tension free life, Bindas life, carefree life and the best life. This type of life does not come with the money you have, with the wealth you have, with the power you have. All these will come from within. For it to come from within you must have good knowledge of prayer.
From tomorrow we shall see different shades of prayer and how it helps to have good life and to be ‘Daddy Cool’.