Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Raaz-Pichle Janam ka

Recently a new reality show has been launched on NDTV Imagine. The participants come on to the show seeking answers to specific problems in their life. A therapist takes them, through hypnosis, into their previous life, from which they discover those answers. This blog isnt about the credibility of the show- its more about past life regression ( that the doctor on the show is doing) and why, according to the scriptures, past life regression makes complete sense.

I have already discussed about the soul in my previous blog. The soul, i.e. us is covered with this external body. However there are two coverings. First is the external body visible to us made of 5 elements-fire, water, earth, air and ether. Within that is a subtle body, made of the mind, intelligence and false ego.

At the time of death, the external body is destroyed and the soul, along with the subtle body, moves on to another external body. 

All our memories, of experiences and incidents that take place, our emotions and the impressions formed, are stored in the mind. The pain of death and the pain of birth is so strong that it 'pushes' these memories into the inner recessions of the mind. Past life regression is all about recovering relevant memories. Traumatic incidents in a previous life, especially traumatic deaths (eg caused by drowning or burning), leave strong impressions which often get carried forward to the current life. Past life regression makes us relive the memory and forces us to realise that it happened in the past, it is over. Once a patient realises this, it leads to the overcoming of those fears.

As for the show, I personally do not think that it is scripted. The doctor is clearly an expert in this field and a lot of people are being benefitted. And their creative team has done a great job in the picturization.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Different people, different views

(Read this blog in the Gone in 60 seconds format of MTV)

Examiner(while setting the paper):

1)Ek question to syllabus ke bahar ka rehna chahiye..
2)University syllabus ke last reference book ke exercise mein accha question hain...
3)No one will be able to answer this...Let me keep it for eight marks...
4)Yipee! Iss semester ka tough paper mere subject ka hoga...
5) 10 saal pehle poocha tha..Repeat karta hoon..

Student(after paper):

1)Maine correct subject padha tha kya?
2)Feka-Feki bohat kiya hain.
3)Sab kuch general tha- Mein paas hounga kya?
4)2 ghanta likha- 40 mil jayega....
5)Mere Local author mein aisa kuch nahi tha.. Techmax mein tha kya?

Examiner(while checking paper):

1)Ye kya likha hain?
2)Hmm..2 page likha hain...5 de deta hoon.
3)Bechara... iska total 39 aa raha hain...
4)Aaj 200 paper check kiye...Bas 2 din aur
5)Reval ke paise milenge.. Ye section chod deta hoon

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing lasts forever
Its just a matter of time
Hardwork, effort, endeavor
Nothing can stem the tide.

Bad name, illness, misfortune,
On coming, must leave
Night is always followed by noon,
Post darkest hour, sun shall arrive.

Success, power, fame and money,
Fleet-footed sisters;
Disloyal friends upon your journey
You blink, they disappear.

Bonds of love, they are so weak
Its all an illusion.
Its permanent, you just might think;
But end must the relation.

Nothing lasts forever
Its just a matter of time
Hardwork, effort, endeavor
Nothing can stem the tide.

(P.S: Its supposed to be a song and I have set it to a tune, but given my music skills, its quite pathetic....)