Friday, July 3, 2009

Is Shunyata a complete Zero?

Recently someone... whose mind I respect... wrote about Nirvana and the search for a state of Shunyata... something like tranquility/a state of stillness/balance etc. That is the holy grail for all the thinkers amongst us.

This is what I suggested that Shunyata meant to me. I reproduce it here. Tell me what you think.

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Jaani, those who claim to experience shunyata are tripping on some very good ganja!

Chaos is soooooo not boring. Chaos and unpredictability of circumstance keeps my blood pumping and all of humankind striving for more.

To search for the opposite of chaos would be the death of us as a species. So I would leave the shunyata hunting to the authentic ganja smoking rastas amongst us or perhaps the laziest of navel gazers. I want progress of many kinds. Chaos leads me there.

4 comments:

neeraj_only said...

Kuch nahi samajh me aya....ganza and choas... 'high' funda baatein ;)

lolz ... :p

Still thinking said...

Tell me about it! Though I wudn't mind that 'shunyata' during some days of my life :)

Chaos is fun and is keeping me alive!

narendra shenoy said...

That's well written. chaos is life. But tranquility is not so bad either, as anyone who has a wife, 2 kids and 2 television sets will tell you.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Neeraj:
High waali baatein hain :) I am happy being a lowlife... hehehehe

Still Thinking:
I wouldnt mind the Shunyata either on days when the kids are feeling anti-shunyata!

Narendra:
I think the Husband might say the same as you. Shunyata is Kryptonite to my kids.