Thursday, November 19, 2009

Perception

 
Perception. It is one of the words which left an indelible impact on Karthik's thinking. Whenever Karthik comes closer to nature and its diversified diversity, he penetrates into the deeper layers of Perceptions. One rainy day, Karthik was in a train journey, sitting near the window and embracing the grace and elegance of the monsoon rain , sipping hot coffee. He bought a guava from a fruit vendor within the train without bargaining. The romantic responses, of all those things under the sky, to the dusky rain and the fragrant aroma of the rain have stirred up Karthik's thought process ............. He thought pleasantly, " Is the Guava in my hand a truth or a perception? ". Is perception a Reality ?


How can I say truth depends on perception? A Guava is a Guava which looks like a Guava and tastes like a Guava .

It seems an absolute truth. But a Guava is not a Guava for a worm inside it because it can’t look at it, and how do we know how a Guava tastes to a worm. Now, is a Guava a perception?. May be, a Guava is relative truth and relative perception. Fact is what happened, Truth is the way it’s perceived and Real is its effect. Emotional planes differ from physical urges. His stomach says that it is a guava, but his mind says dat it is a perception. The Guava, the worm and the rain gave him the above analysis.

When we are born we all pretty much think that we are the centre of the universe because of the attention everyone gives us. In time we slowly realize that we are just one among millions and kind of adapt to our designated place in society and revolve along with the world. All of us pretty much know everything by instinct and from then on the whole process of acquiring wisdom in life is nothing but unlearning the learning thrust upon us by society, religion etc. Destiny is not a chance but it has to be by choice. If something has to be achieved it should not be waited for. All our lives we just struggle between what we want to do and what we have to do. Most of us choose just to ‘be’ rather than to ‘become’.
 


The simple solution for this is to do things only what we want to do and not compromise on that for anybody’s sake and also truly understand why you should not feel guilty about it. It’s only knowledge which comes from an outside source and not intelligence. Yes, Knowledge can be transferred, but not wisdom. Knowledge is pretty much out there available for anyone passionate enough to desire it. It is an irrational fear that if we get into lofty objectives like trying to revolutionize societal mindset, the society may revolutionize us. We should never let go of the instinctive intelligence and the animalistic joys of a child. Birds make a nest. Humans make a house. Thousands of years later, bird still makes a nest. Humans make Burz-e-Dubai. Is it Knowledge or Intelligence? Birds and animals get born, reproduce and die. Humans get born, study, do a job, get married, reproduce, take care of their children and die. Except for a few who stand alone and 'create'.


Now, the question arises in your mind, what guava and the worm inside it has to do with all the above heavy sentences of life, knowledge, intelligence, destiny and blah blah blah? It is quite simple. Try to eat a guava, not with hungry, but with mind. If not Guava, you can try an apple or a pizza. Anyways, his question is, have you ever thought what is the difference between Knowledge, Intelligence, Genius and Wisdom???
Hungry kya??? Menu please??
For the world the above stuff may sound pretty crap, may sound like a truth, may sound like innocence, may sound like knowledge, may sound boring, may sound like wisdom, may sound like just a blog, even, may not sound at all. Because, it is just a mere perception, Karthik's Perception.

PS : Inspired from the movie 'Matrix'



10 comments:

Bhargavi said...

Hey mahesh!!! its been a long time I read your blog.There is lot of improvement in the way you present.I like the way you give a sneak peak of whats in the blog and create some supense for the reader.Hmmmm...This blog is really good ,interesting...You seem to be a lot wiser day by day...good keep it up ...rechipooo, pichekkistunnav ga.. :)

Santhosh said...

Hello mahesh anna

Very good article but naku koncham artam kaledu..

I mean what are you trying to say exactly..

knowledege, wisdone, genius, intelligence...

koncham clear ga chepthava.. please.. only if u dont mind...

Charitha said...

guess i perceived something outta ur perception...loved it and i wonder about the way u present a topic..Jus awesome..Keep writin...

Roshmi Sinha said...

A nice read and profound thoughts...

btw... Humans may have built the Burz-e-Dubai, et al. But humans cannot make a nest as good as birds... inspite of havng hands, palms, legs, and a lot of intelligence (supposedly) plus all the marvels of science and technology at their disposal.

Just think... how little birds make nests out of twigs and leaves, on top of trees and no gust of wind can dislodge them. While humans build multi storeyed apartments and bridges... with bricks, cement, mortar and concrete. You only have to look around and/or read the newspapers to know their fate.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Roshini...
Yeah, i got your point about birds. But I beg to differ.(Ornithological and Evolutionary aspects )

The post is meant to be highly subjective, where there is a scope for varied opinions and choices.
I welcome your opinion and analysis and it holds weight in an abstract manner.
I may not agree with what you said about the birds, because my perceptional plane(Ornithological and Evolutionary aspects) do differs from yours. It is not about corrects and wrongs. The comprehensiveness factor keeps changing once we start adding new dimension to the issue.

Anyways, am really glad that you did analyse the post with a meaningful, rational and substantiate dimension.
Thanks again :)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Mahesh
"..Guava is not a Guava for a worm inside it because it can’t look..."
…your perception..But I know what is inside guava's mind...it thinks and says the guava that,
"I love you, Guava! And I like being with U as much as any Ant loves to be with the Sugar!" So, they build and prevail into a cute but unusual love story...
again...pouring more perception...

Simply loved the way this perception and reflection posts continued with each perfect and meditative thought.


If you remember, few days back even I wrote something on perception…and I think that this post is somewhat a much clear and better extension of thoughts and discussions! Like the way you present so many examples in connectivity..Really a good one, I say.

P.S. Thank you accepting the blogger bond award, not just because I wanted too but as the award depicts, “You being Phenomenal”…you prove this with your enchanting talent and thoughts! Keep it Up!...Holding the breath til you next amazing post…

Keep the spark Alive..

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Rachana

Hey, thanks for your detailed response and encouraging flavours.
It is my privilege to have your award in my blog.
Yeah.....the perception differs from person to person and yours is quite sweet and cute.
Yeah....i opined on that topic of glass and water...
Hope i will live up to your expectations :)
Anyways, thanks a bunch again :)

HaRy!! said...

Hey Mahesh...nice way to prove the point of perception!! Yu made it well ...wisdom and knowledge are truly independent factors!

HaRy!! said...

Hey Mahesh...nice way to prove the point of perception!! Yu made it well ...wisdom and knowledge are truly independent factors!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Hary,

Thanks for your opinion and the perception :)