"Beauty is truth,
truth beauty,
that is all Ye know on Earth,
that is all Ye need to know..." - John Keats


Saturday, 8 May 2010

On hope...

Its a part of life that one tends to ignore the difficult concept of acceptance of inevitability...
The frail human soul tries its best to ignore due to sad unacceptability,the inevitable truths.It yearns to believe in that prospect,that utopian euphoria that only hope can dare to explain...
Sometimes,not so rarely,have I witnessed situations,circumstances where the weak human is faced with that deep feeling inside,which keeps nagging at the back of our head telling us the impossibility of what we hope,but still we,the dreamers keep ignoring that warning till it hits us across our face. And when it hits us,we say nothing,there is just a single tear across our pallor,which but says one thing,"see? I told you."
Yes,that tear is the language of the truest and most sensible being that resides in the deepest realms of our heart,that tear is the hand of that being,which writes on the walls of our hearts,the warning,the message,the instruction,the inevitable truth,which we choose to ignore till the last.
It may not be logical,as someone rightly suggests,to ignore the writing on the wall,but yes, still we do it...
People say its our weakness,which makes us do it,people say it is the reason for our doom,the reason for all that went wrong in case of humanity.
But I just feel happy,feel innately calm,peaceful,when I see that whatever happened,had a just reason.
If it were not for our weakness,I perceive,where would we have found our strengths,where would we have learnt about our mistakes,where would that lesson have come in our textbooks. If it were not for our weaknesses,where would education exist;for what is education,but an analysis of our mistakes...
It is best visible in our study of our fathers,which we call as History... I see the ultimate aim of history in its relevance to us,to you,to me,to your brothers,to your sisters,to every human... History is but a study of past glories,and the mistakes and lessons that lay embedded in that past glories of our fathers...
What knowledge would one have of the pain of war,the worth of faith,the worth of sacrifice,the beauty inherent in love,what knowledge of joy,what knowledge of happiness would one possess,if he had never known the past...
How could one understand the romantic beauty of happiness,joy,calm serenity,had he not known pain...
Somewhere we try to avoid the pain,somewhere we like to run away from it...I see no harm in doing so,after all,it hurts...
But it is also true that ultimately you have to face it,and it is also self-implied that it is for your own good...
The hope that keeps us alive,the hope that keeps us moving on in our sycophantic life,the hope that guides us to do mistakes,the hope that guides us to accept them,and it is again hope that makes us learn from those mistakes and keep moving,I must say,as long as we have faith in that hope,it is again the hope itself that will give us strength to endure and experience,whatever life has to offer to us,beautiful or else,beautiful... Yes,the other aspect is also beautiful,for I perceive that pain has a beauty so inherent in its worth,that even everything happy may not possess,and a true student of humanity must see beauty so vibrantly emanating from even pain,as he/she sees in joy and happiness,and only then,can one learn the true worth of life...
It is impossible indeed to imagine life without hope,for what meaning would life hold in the absence of hope,and the faith that hope generates to keep us rolling,while the wheels on the buzz go round and round...:)

© Karthik Adithya Singaraju

2 comments:

Black Monkey said...

this is "the ultimate question"...but the sad thing is no one knows the "ultimate solution". I mean lets face it. Do we knw the reason 4 our existance. Its out of our imagination.so we tend to believe in smthing that is larger than life. But it is not a necessity. I mean for a moment lets for get why we are here and what was the source and look at our own selves with an open mind.
Life is easy when we consider the needs. coz they are more or les the same for everyone. Yes some want more n sm dnt care abt them too. but these are easy to cater.
But when it comes to wants it becomes complicated. the effect of competition comes in to play more visibly.
And the problem is most of us measure happiness by the measure of fulfillment of our wants. Its a correct answer but the equation is wrong.
what i see is greed is the source of life. it might not be visible at first. But look again. how does this word exist. Its simple we are greedy for pleasure. So we keep on searching for more. Yes we call it by many names according to the occasion. But what ever the wrapping is in the core its greed. And it always end in pain.
U might call it a pessimistic view point in life. But what is optimism. why should we reach the stars.??? I am lost when it comes to this matter...coz its the answer is too subjective....

Anyo Shiyen said...

well the answer to your question is just simple... God gave us one thing,if not anything,and by God I dont mean to specify a particular person or form or force or light or anything,I just mean to say a phenomenon,which caused the seemingly distinct proteins,amino acids n stuff to come together and form a complex bio-chemical,and the phenomenon which causes which caused these bio-chemicals to fuse,and form an unit called cell,and finally I refer to that phenomenon which caused these fused units to get life,and through time,led to forming of stuffed bio-chemicals called homo sapiens...:)
That,which caused this to happen is God for me,and if it is just mere chance which made it happen,then that chance is my God,and i dont give a form to it...:)
Well after defining God,I just want to say that the answer to your question is simple,being choice...
You asked me why one should reach stars?
The answer is in the fact that God gifted us with one virtue,that being,the ability to choose...
It is in our ability to make choices that we can find our reliance on various beliefs...
It is true that you may find greed in the core of everything,but I find the necessity to grow as soulful entities as the constitution of every need or experience we feel...
Hence,I wouldn't disagree with you,cos,I believe its what you want to choose,and the answer to your question about what is optimism is just that,its your choice of the way you want to look at things...
Everything can be simplified to the most mundane level,and the same can be exaggerated to most ethereal levels,but what you intend to do,and way you wish to perceive things is purely and as rightly as you suggest,mere subjective choice...:)