शनिवार, 15 सितंबर 2018

Debate not to conclude

We never have any edge in a debate. The point is that the person is not playing chess with you. He is arguing with what he is - his faith, beliefs, and his life long learning. If you find the person irrational, his finding would be exactly the same about you. After a point, it is always better to withdraw and let it go. Both the parties have the better part of their life before them.

Niraj Kumar Jha

The Masters of the Universe

You remember,
you reason, and
you imagine.
This is how
your mind works.
But the best thing is
that you rely
only on your imagination.
Free yourself from experiences,
whether yours or of others,
or those recorded over ages.
And let not logic and coherence
bother you.
Then you have this privilege,
you eat your cake
and you have it too.
And this is not at all about
the nasty cake.
You can claim without a hitch
the lordship of the universe.

Niraj Kumar Jha

मंगलवार, 11 सितंबर 2018

Democracy Today

Democracy has never been on a strong footing globally. It kept on emerging and vanishing from different countries. And the so called strong democracies in the world hardly cared about democracy in the global order. The collapse of the Eastern Bloc was certainly a victory for democracy but now again in the post-Cold War world, when there should have been an ascendance, it is falling, shrinking, or receding globally. 

This is very tragic. 

There are reasons for the trend. And one among these is that the victorious powers of the WWII with regimes based on popular will subverted the very democratisation process globally, which they apparently espoused. They vitiated capitalism and globalism by acting chauvinistically, racially, and predatorily. In fact, they abused the very democratising processes for consolidating their domination. This weakened and emasculated nascent democracies everywhere and in turn did not leave the perpetrators themselves unaffected. 

Niraj Kumar Jha

रविवार, 9 सितंबर 2018

A Proposition

The truths we may know.
The Truth is not knowledge.
It’s only an unending quest.
It’s in the quest, one sheds his ego.
Yet, he doesn’t know; he cannot know.
But at sometime in his unceasing quest
he becomes love,
And becomes the Truth himself.

Niraj Kumar Jha

शुक्रवार, 7 सितंबर 2018

An Irony

When you believe in yourself,
the world too bestows its faith on you.
But when somebody is condemned to question everything,
how can he believe in his self too?

Niraj Kumar Jha

रविवार, 2 सितंबर 2018

Save the Knowledge from Yourself.

Negate yourself to let knowledge prevail. Your persona should never subsume the knowledge you seek to impart. This subverts the knowledge even if it tends to be valid.

Niraj Kumar Jha

Spiritualising and Philosophising

Spiritualising soothes; philosophising distresses. One is about meaninglessness; the other about meanings. One is about timelessness, the other about times. Retire or remain restless. The choice is yours.

Niraj Kumar Jha