LIFE - COLORES INFINITUM (55)
Questions and observations on
‘severally alone’ were always misplaced, unlike the ones on ‘Beyond This Life’
that had fair share of sincere observations too.
Observations like ‘severally
alone or severely alone’ or ‘alone’s’ existence with the word ‘severally’ or
‘severely’ (for the whacky fellows), two words capable of greatly enhancing the
effect (negative or positive) of the dependent word (in this case ‘alone’)
producing highly innovative or highly routine explanations (in the mind of the
person putting the question), were quite a matter of fun to listen to.
Yes, I never bothered my
grey-matter to explain it to them (the whacky fellows). Those who could
understand it got it in one go.
But I should say ‘severally
alone’ did raise quite a steady flow of observations and questions.
Those who sounded serious in
their observations and methodical in their questions, who well understood the
etymological and practical differences between ‘being alone’ and ‘being lonely’,
but still had no clear thoughts about what being ‘severally alone’ meant, I did
explain the Kabir’s philosophy to them.
Yes, ‘severally alone’ in domain
name of my first blog came from the teachings and philosophy of the 14-15th
Century mystic poet and saint of Varanasi whose birth place and the shrine is
very near to my house in Lord Shiva’s eternal city.
After doing my bit of explaining
it to the people who deserved an explanation, to make things easier, for me as
well as for my readers, I put a brief paragraph on top of my blog (Beyond This
Life) on what 'being severally alone’ meant’.
The way I see it from Kabir’s
philosophy, here it is:
The best way to know the self
is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone,
just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of
such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular
with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the
higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend
to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in
crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of
relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a
way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live
And it has been pretty good since
then. Observations and questions are still there but those who still ask in
spite of my blog page explaining it clearly are very few.
For those, who know me and want
to draw sadistic pleasure by linking ‘severally alone in blog’s domain name’ with
some ‘victim of life’s tragedies’ sort of connotation, who has time even to
think about them!