Monday, May 07, 2007

पगान् (Pagaan) - Close to Nature

There is very little that we know about the universe as of now. Even if know it all we will still not be sure if there is more to know or not. Tell me one fundamental field in which no further research is possible? There are no ways we can reach the ultimate truth; with every step taken further we are one step closer but never there. It seems, theoretically only that it will take infinite time to reach the ultimate truth.

Take the example of human understanding over last 500 years. From rejecting the premise of earth being flat, stationary and what not, we have arrived at the level of explaining black holes. Just imagine how one would think when they first found that earth was round and the whole universe was revolving around it. They would perhaps consider it to be the ultimate discovery of all time, but still it was wrong.

There is an inherent nature of this problem that we are right now a part of this system. And to study it accurately we perhaps need to go out of it and see. An ant moving on a ring never realizes if she is moving in a circle (given a large curvature) for her it is just a straight line.

Infinity by its definition is not achievable. Hence a lack of certainty in universe is the only truth.

7 comments:

Ps said...

This is so true. The "ultimate" truth always remains to be discovered. I dont know if you read Brian Weiss..But this post essentially captures why many believe in what he says. "Lack of certainty" definitely is a motivating force. Can you imagin everything being very certain in your own life? Doesnt it take hope?And of course human beings are selfish. Every relationship (including parenthood) is that way too.

Abhinav said...

frstly my apologies fr the last line...it is supposed to come in anothr of my posts...but my lost self posted it here....

yeh actually living with uncertainty is better dan living wid certainty..imagine if tomm u come to know all abt how ur life will b happening...certain events u wud wanna change but u ll b unable...rendering u hopeless!!
so i can say certainty is not that desirable...

but at the same time if i look at uncertainty, if it is desirable, den i wud say it is also an equally hopeless thing, since if i m desiring certainty, with offcourse the premise that i m livin in uncertainty, my goal is to reach certainty which, if at all achieved would be then undesirable, and all the effort that i put in order to reach it has to be motivated by somthin which in this case is an undesirable goal (certainty)!!

a lot of people say its the journey tat matters and not the goal. but a journey is always carried by motivation of reaching the goal. also, an intelligent being is desired to make prior calculations abt his/her goal. n if tat calculation shows him/her tat the goal he/she seeked is really not worthwhile, then he might not take the journey.

and some people wud still say tat journey is more imp. so take part in journey at least, but wat if i reach tat goal?...tat wud b to reach a disappointment.

either way reaching the goal wud b a disappointment!! "in short it is difficult to carry out the journey if u know the goal wud b disappointing"!

But den fear shldnt stop action!!
so de life must move on!!

Ps said...

The amazing thing about life is that once you reach the goal, there is always another and another and another.So the journey never ends.
Hence it is important to make it 'meaningful' and 'happy'..At least most parts of it.
Either way, life f***ks all of us.Every single one of us.One has to leran to be happy despite that.

munmun said...

okie abhinav....this one is really deep and ill hafta read it like 7 to 8 times more to really get the hang of it....all i can say is good to have u back....there will never be a full stop to anything in this life...

Abhinav said...

hehe!! thnku thnku1! yeh completely lost tuch!!
gud to hav to ardent readers lyk u :)

Rajat said...

true....we r better than some animals nd since we aint perfect either so fr sure someone better than us is manipulatin us everytime, d way we manipulate chickens......so fukin no point takin nethin seriously caz thr is no way tat we can overdo them.....

just wrote it here so tat i dont forget it...:P

sycotic_witch said...

Love the "copulation" post. Keep up the liberalism! Cheerio!