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 severallyalone.

Saturday 12 September 2015


What is the limit to one's debasement? 

What is the threshold of one's deliberate insensitivity to hurt someone's sensitivities? 

No limit! 

No threshold! 

Humanity, with all its civilizations, extinct or extant, has been the aggregated reflection of individual viewpoints, morphed, modified or aligned - with changing times. 

The viewpoints have been human. And there are the viewpoints that have been anti-human. 

And civilizations are stories of struggles between these two types - pushed by their carriers - embodied in human beings. 

Humanity has survived all along - through the thresholds of the debasement of this anti-human block that has manifested itself in varied ways since the dawn of the human civilizations - weathering direct and targeted assaults. 

Surviving the fangs that know nothing but the crude blow of crushing everything to pieces. 

Civilizations have seen, all along their existence, mass acts of barbarism, acts of ethnic cleansing, imperial wars, religious crusades, violent sectarian movements, terrorism and what not. 

Humanity has suffered them all. And humanity will survive them all. 

Though it will continue to bleed, as it has always bled! 

Because human debasement has no threshold. It can mercilessly push a three year old child in an ocean to die or it can kill thousands of them in gas chambers or it can have scores of them shot in one go in the name of 'race superiority'. 

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