Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What made Rama Lord Rama?

Last weekend after my pooja, while I was pondering upon Rama, my mind triggered this question
What made Rama Lord Rama?

The immediate answer I got was his sacrifice of power to keep his father's words and came the quote

Sacrifice is the highest form of bravery.

But then didn't other ascetics in ancient India choose the life Rama went for?
Moreover, Krishna didn't go for any banwaas. What is the equivalent sacrifice he made?
And all those qualities that are ascribed to [super] heroes flashed in my mind - Conviction - Determination - Commitment - Strength - Far-Sightedness - Knowledge - _ _ _ _
And also came those controversial stories that non-followers talk about like Rama's unfair treatment to Sita etc.

And then came the question
What makes super human or a super hero a GOD?
I pose this question to all my readers.

For the time being, I have my mother's teachings to keep me calm.
Imbibing their qualities is the true worship of those great souls
(deified or non-deified).

Note:- This article titled Is Superman = Jesus? forced me to break the rule of not blogging more than once a week.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Is India meant for non-right-brain activities only?

Shocking but ...

Pink says that most technologically based industries are telling engineering schools the same thing. "They are saying, 'Don't give us technicians, people who only do routine work; we can send that to India. We need people who can think across disciplines.'"

Came across this while reading an article on Beyond Technology that outlines a lot of good points supporting usage of one's right brain.

Above paragraph seems to be a
result of the image our mushrooming IT industries might have made or the myopic knowledge the writer/speaker has about India or may be the writer is trying to address the concern of his countrymen about outsourcing drains.

Articles on Contemporary India
Men and Ideas: Curse of Seniority by Gurcharan Das
Quota crisis opportunity to take off, says Moily: from hiking teachers’ pay to tripling college enrolment
Why no Indian Buffett or Gates?