Saturday, February 05, 2005

A new look...

Managed to get a new look for this blog. Been wanting to do this since a long time, but never found time to sit down and do so. Had to learn CSS for this. Aaaarghh. Really painful. Hacked out a lot and have kept notes.

I stumbled across an OSHO site with his comments on Lao Tzu. I was really impressed by the depth in his understanding of a lot of what Lao Tzu said. I had a a very negative impression about him (I still remember my mother instructing me long ago, when I was going to Pune, to do anything and go anywhere but the OSHO ashram!!). Nearly everyone I spoke to dislikes him. I never could figure out why, but I postponed my investigation.
Yesterday, when I read his articles, I said to myself, "He doesn't seem to be so bad." Later last night, I decided to find out more about him. I read a couple of reports about him and all the activities (as facts and not opinions) he was involved in. Going by what those reports said, he surely didn't manage his life well.

Much like Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, in life we can treat everything as "straw dogs" and not be affected about a person's personal life and/or lifestyle. If once in a blue moon, what they say is meaningful, so be it. Grasp that and move on. If once in a lifetime they are kind, so be it. Acknowledge that and move on. People love to cast judgements. I love to do so to, but I go back home and sit with my journal and realise how silly I have been (not because it supposed to be silly, but because I find it silly).

As I mentioned in an earlier post, people enjoy making gods and devils out of people. I am sure the manufactured gods enjoy it too. Very few, care a damn and to me, they are the gods, for the gods would treat a compliment with the same eye as they treat a rebuke. People calling themselves Bhagwan, making silver and gold thrones for themselves, ascetics celebrating birthdays with pomp; "simplicity" has become glamorous.

1 comment:

  1. Parvati6:10 PM

    It is less tiring I think to react to the acts of omission and commission of a human being, rather than to the human being himself per se.