How far we from Hinduism-1

To explore Hinduism is like an attempt to count myriad of stars on fingers; various Scriptures and the metaphorical words that have drastically changed meanings over time invite several enthusiastic scholars to taste its dynamism. We can’t compile them all over a piece of paper.

Therefore, we are willing to snatch the core principles of Hinduism that guide us to live an ethical life in pursuit of our ultimate goal– happiness.
Hinduism has been variously defined as a religion, a religious tradition, a set of religious beliefs, and “a way of life“. However, the term ” religion”, a western notion, is inadequate to deliver every aspect of Hindu beliefs and practices. Sanatana Dharma, its ancient name, meant to ensure continuity of humanity on this planet with spiritual sustenance. The importance of Dharma or duty can be well understood by the very essence of the Hindu belief– Purusartha (the ultimate goal of a human).

Purusartha consists of four elements: (a) Dharma (B) Artha (wealth). (C) Kama (pleasure). (D) Moksha (liberation)

Whenever any conflict occurs, Dharma is considered important over Kama and Artha in order to attain liberation (Moksha). So, one may ask, what is Dharma? What is the relevance of it in contemporary society? How many Scriptures do I need to study in a bid to gain a complete understanding of Hinduism? Why do we need the teachings of the Vedas and/or, the holy Bhagavad Gita?

Well, thousands of articles are flooded with the answers to the above doubts. If we had an instrument to check the temperature of religious faiths and beliefs, it would have exploded with a bare touch. Despite these divine teachings, people merely walk with a glass of empathy. I don’t see any calmness on their faces; they look disabled with Suffering. So, let us explore what exactly lies beneath the ineffectiveness of the divine lessons.

1. Untouched with the actual teachings

The story of social evils– untouchability, discrimination based on gender and caste– still persists, even in this neoteric society. The development of a society depends upon the indices(human dignity, condition of women, treatment of animals) that have long been shadowed by such practices. The why can be traced in the concept– First come, first served. Allow me to explain it.

The first idea, practiced without being scrutinized, is more likely to get cemented in our mind. If followed further with the same intention we lose interest to question it, thereby accepting it as a hardened truth. Therefore, it is essential to grab a full-proof idea so that it doesn’t harm the dignity of others.

Our culture owes its origin to the Vedas. But, nowhere has it mentioned the term “caste”. Though two terms closely considered are- Jati and Varna. It is interesting to note that the way we use these terms today is not the same as described in the Vedas. Nayayasutra explains “Samaanaprasavaatmika Jaatih” or those having similar birth sources form a Jati. For instance- various animals like Lions, goats form different jati. And, entire humanity forms one jati.

Also, there are incidents that highlight Varna as a matter of choice… Consider the example of Ravana, who was born from a Rishi, but became a Rakshasa. And, Matanga was a son of Chandal but became a Brahmin.

Suffice to say that we keep a distance from actual sources and let our minds believe in half-baked truth.

2. Ignorance is bliss?

Let’s talk about love. Undoubtedly it is the most beautiful thread that can bind together everyone with its magical spell. But, sadly…it is not found in the air anymore. All we inhale is air polluted with personal desires. The result…we suffer from the disease of conflicts, betrayal, and expectation-paralysis. Pick up any example of suffering, from oral-war to nuclear-blow, ignorance plays the deciding role. Our desires invite ignorance of others’ demands and needs.

The Bhagavad Gita says, “While contemplating the objects of the senses, one develops an attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger.

Again, Krishna says,He who has no attachments can really love others, for his love is pure and divine.

It is clear that when it was raining love, we took out our umbrellas; and now, when we should find it within ourselves, we are rubbing our noses against the polluted air.

We need to change the way we treat ourselves. To do this, we need a teacher. And, a teacher should not be the unexplored ideas that can harm the dignity of others. Whether it is a Hindu scripture or the Bible, the teaching should follow the path of morality. To quote Krishna,
He who does not make others suffer… that one is very dear to Me“.

Three reasons to watch Dark

“The god mankind has prayed to for thousands of years, God that everything is bound with, this God exists as nothing other than time itself”. Dark, a must-watch masterpiece, tries to underscores why we should not undermine the miracle of time. Every paradox associated with time, whether you believe it or not, holds the same question within itself…WHEN. But why to consider time as par with God? One may say time is the creation of God Himself, then why fall for such idiotic comparison. Nevertheless, what if I ask– ” when did God create time?”

Anyway, leaving the inextricable god and time aside, let’s feel the beauty of darkness.

Directed by Baran bo Odar, Dark is a German sci-fi thriller that demands your quality time for the mind-freaking journey through Time. No doubt it should be placed among the best time-travel story-lines ever. A satisfying labyrinth-hunting, as you go deep in the story, Dark would absolve you of your finite imaginations. So, the following are the three reasons you should give it a try.

1. What you know is not the end of knowledge.

There’s a famous German phrase, “Leben ist kein Ponyhof”. It means Life is no pony farm, that is, “life is not a child’s play”; it’s full of suffering and pain. Adam, one of the central characters, notes– “pain is his vessel, desire his compass. It is all that a man is capable of”. But, they say, changing perspective can change your life. And, that’s exactly you will witness in Dark– a light. It’s full of philosophical lessons you may not want to forgo.

2. Of course, the story itself

Everything happens for a reason or it might be a reason for something else to happen, but it can’t be denied that it has happened from something which itself has born from something else, and so on ad Infinitum. Dark’s story goes on to follow an apparently endless loop. That is why in season 1 when Elizabeth( remember the names, for you have to get back on them later.) kisses her mother on the forehead, it seems usual at first; later it turns out that her mother is actually her daughter. Starting with an endless loop of time, Dark ends with something out of the world that makes it worth watching. The best thing about Dark is it never misleads you, rather it makes you think you are going off track. So, you better watch it with a pen and paper.

3. Science, theology, religion, and philosophy must be balanced for the sake of peace.

Dark shows how these sisters together can bring peace and tranquility; ignoring any of them is ignoring the peace. Therefore, when Claudia says’ ” there are moments when we must understand that the decisions we make influence more than just our own fates”, harmony between these sisters makes more sense.

Dark has everything in its kitty to amaze you; the way it has knitted the plot, no doubt it is one of the best sci-fi shows ever made. From bootstrap paradox to Quantum entanglement; hopelessness to paradise, you will learn there can never be light without darkness. Believe me, you are going to experience the unknown. Do not make it a missed opportunity. It’s like a shooting star that comes once in a lifetime. At the end of the day, ask yourself– when was the last time you questioned your strongest belief, or Are you still dwelling in Dark?

Don’t let your ignorance feed on you

We’ve all heard about the rebroadcasting of our whole life, before our eyes, when the time comes to say adios to our consciousness forever. For those, who don’t believe in the soul, life ends here. For the believers, on the other hand, it’s the same ride, because they are not gonna remember anyway in another life.

Thus, it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are, that short span of time, just before your death, is going to judge your entire life that you’ve lived.
Either it can be a smile of satisfaction or a cry of regret.

When a baby is born, she is warmly welcomed by the promises of care and love. The first touch of the mother ensures the safety armor around her. However, the inevitable blunder doesn’t hesitate to put the baby in the basket of corrosive tradition. In order to save her from the explicit pain, we mistakenly drown the basket in the sea of suffering. Within a snap, as childhood passes, she doesn’t fit now in that basket. Then comes a ship to rescue that has been doing the same favor for all human beings since day one. That poor child has no other choices but to reunite with them, who themselves don’t know where the ship is going. They just go with the flow and count every day of their lives like the dead meats, until they are dragged by the Hades’ carriage, without knowing what they’ve missed.
Some of the old souls do realize the truth but they’re dumped by the battery of their life.

Thankfully, Nature’s nature of being unpredictable is always followed by predictable events.
In between the journey, some other ships with hoardings like “Cogito, ergo sum” try to show them the U code flag, but having the majority of the population on the board, they do dare to ignore it and keep sailing into the unknown.
In the end, the captain and the crew members taste smile and the rest……….die with regrets.

It’s okay if you can’t decide which ship to follow, but if you ignore your most precious gift of God and refuse to use it, then you don’t deserve to put the extra pressure on this Earth.

Dean Inge once said, “Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next”. But we fail to stop ourselves from falling in love with flowing tides.

Riding on the already built path is an inbuilt character of a Human because our brain seeks for our safety first. As a result, we lost our originality somewhere in the crowd, with the flowing tides.
In fact, It leads us to be magnetized with the corrosive tradition that leaves no stone unturned to tear our own existence apart. We thus get ourselves devoid of being a part of both the poles of our life.
Either we have to go with the numbers at the cost of the truth or with the truth at the cost of numbers.

Choosing the truth needs courage because you’ve to stand alone with yourself against ” the numbers”. You might have to provoke even your own admirers, but once you conquer your fear of losing and winning something or someone, the clouds of ignorance will be gone forever and the warmth of your originality will put a smile of satisfaction on your face.


Should I jump off the hill? What if I murder Prince Harry and go hand in hand with Meghan? Will the people of Sussex adopt me as their Duke? Why every drop of water sounds like it’s gonna give me a heart attack? Why all eyes are staring at me? what’s the problem with this world? Can’t they just live in peace?

Wired, isn’t it?

Well, these aren’t the queries of a psycho killer admitted in the mental hospital. These thoughts bubbling in the brain of the rarest Myers-Briggs personality type are as normal as a polar bear walking on the street of Russia. 

For the beginners who haven’t showered yet under the quietness of INFJs, let me help you dive into the pool of core principles of this unique personality type.

INFJs cover only about one to two percent of the total population. They have always been misunderstood due to their own complexities.
Mood swings, daydreaming and easily losing social battery are some of the most visible characteristics of them. But deep down they carry the diverse combinations of qualities which are both strange and applaudable.

Looking back, when I recognized myself as an INFJ and found that I was not alone, it was a great sigh of relief for me.

It has always been normal for me to pull out the real face hiding behind the mask. When I was in my teenage, I used to think there were some psychic powers partying in my brain. I even asked my Mom once about the spaceship that had delivered me to this Earth. Ignorance with a smile was all I got. When I insisted for long, my parents were like ” What we’re gonna do with him now? He is done with his life.”

They packed me in a bag and delivered to

the psychiatric.

Although every INFJ has somewhat same qualities, they differ in many extents.

I’m going to list down what I feel. I’m not sure but I think It might be different from other INFJs.

  1. Mirror-Imaging

You see a person eating your favorite food and your mouth welcomes the saliva, or you notice a stranger accidentally hit her head and you clench your fist with compassion. That’s how mirror neurons work. These neurons try to imitate every action happening around you and persuade you to do the same.
                                        In INFJs, these mirror neurons are designed with some extra absorption capacity. As a result, an INFJ’s brain can make an exact replica of the feelings that are floating around it. The worst part that I’ve always been facing is it sticks in my heart and keep stinging until it drains out all of my energy.


  2. The curse of Dementor

In public places, my brain is like”you should walk with your both hands in the pocket. No, wait!!! Try one hand swinging slowly. Ummm no. Abort it!!! You are badly copying J.Bond.Back to our first choice… Yeah! Attaboy!! Now just try to be like a normal person”.

Then when I get home: my brain be like”you shouldn’t have walked that way. You could do better. Why don’t you give a try every day in your balcony?”

One moment I feed on the happiest air in the room, and the next I feel someone sucking those air out of me. Every time I fail to identify that sucker, it finds me more delicious.
It goes forever in the spiral loop. There’s no way back until it’s gone completely exhausted.

3. Hey, how’s the weather?

Small talk; one of the front line enemies of INFJs. If I’ve to visit my relatives or to meet some new fellas, I rehearse to smile occasionally in my head on topics that are meaningless and not even funny.

Hey, what’s up? What are you doing nowadays?
You look fat? Don’t you do exercises?
You look thin? Don’t you feed your tummy much?
You look tall? You must’ve been a big fan of Complan.
OMG!! You look exactly like you.

Seriously??? Why on Earth??????

There’s a term called politeness. People see it as darkness, so they try everything to 💡 it up. They even start rubbing stones

together to deal with it.
We prefer HOW and WHY over WHAT. Our neurons are not designed to take the short route. We talk deep or don’t talk at all.
We want every word to be meaningful and emotionally connected.
I’m not rude, though I’m not gonna rub stones to 💡 up politeness. I can’t help it. 

4. A lover of darkness

Whenever I see some good news on social media or some happy people at the grocery store, I too feel butterflies flying in my stomach, however, my deep intuition doesn’t want these butterflies to live long. It wants the truth behind every mask.

My own intuition has made me an addict to suffering so much so that I celebrate it like 4th of July or 15th of August.

Although we INFJ may look like a normal person with some normal problems, there is always a battle going on between the many layers inside us.