Wednesday, September 17

Amazing Human Nature

Beginning of this week, I read so many heartfelt posts about the weekend Delhi Blasts and the Hurricane in Texas. Tragedy everywhere, and sadness and pain in many hearts. By now we have become a generation that have witnessed extreme violence and nature's fury, and felt immense grief many a times. We have witnessed the World Trade Centre towers tumbling down to ashes with so many people trapped inside, we have seen the devastating Russian school siege that claimed innocent lives, we have seen the China-Tibet clashes, War in Iraq etc etc. We have also seen catastrophic natural disasters such as the Tsunami, Earthquakes, Floods, Tornadoes and many more. What do we do now? Actually nothing. I'm sorry to sound so helpless and pessimistic, but it's the truth. If you look at Terrorism, it cannot be stopped...there's no cure for it. Cos some people will always be evil, just as much as some others will always be good. Goodness and Evil are both inherent qualities to humans. Evil is natural to some, just like grace is natural to some others. What about natural disasters then? Nature can be calm and beautiful as well as violent and deadly. It's natural to Nature hence cannot be stopped...they will come as they please. Just like evil (/good) humans and their evil (/good) deeds. One holds a gun to prove a point, and the other stays silent to prove that same point.


We can cry, feel really sad and angry, try to stop them, hope against hope, try to find a solution etc etc but the truth is both humans and nature are unstoppable. Both can be really beautiful as well as super ugly...both can be really calm as well as extremely violent...both can be really life-giving as well as brutally fatal. We may put a stop to it today, but somewhere else it'll all happen again tomorrow, be it terrorism or a natural disaster.

My point is, as long as both humans and this Earth exist, there'll always be evil and disasters...both natural...one to humans, the other to Nature.


I'm unafraid of evil humans and Nature's fury...and I'm also unafraid to admit that they're natural, and there are things that we cannot do anything about but recover from afterwards. Do you have a cure to evil qualities that are inherent to humans? I don't. I only have thoughts and few suggestions that some people may never understand. Only cos it's natural for them to be evil.


The Buddha said 'Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts'.


How true. Cos that's where evil is nurtured...at thoughts level. And Sri Lanka even being predominantly 'Buddhist', is in bloodshed for 20+ years now...why? Cos humans are so 'divided' in their 'thinking'.


Just take care wherever you are...and make sure your 'nature' is life-giving, not deadly...be a life-saver, not a killer. Cos after all, humans do have a choice, unlike Nature. The Earth is a beautiful place no matter what, and we humans CAN learn to spread Grace instead of Evil...can't we?


Current Music:
Amazing Grace (Native American version)

148 Cranium Signets:

utopia said...

we always have a choice between the right and wrong, the evil in us or the good in us. it is the paths we choose that determine the rest.

PrAcHi said...

Beautiful post keshi. In this whole year, there are many blasts in India. Large no of people have died in these disastrous blasts. But yes, what can we do in this? When I go out, I don’t know if I will be back home safely. Bcs there re so many evil practices, I cant say when can I become a victim of it. I just feel that, you can just see what is happening and be alert to detect if anything wrong is happening around you. Like in delhi blasts, 3 small kids saw someone planting the bomb!
Life is short, live is kingsize. Bce you never know when it can come to an end!

Raka said...

great post keshi


hey i ahve changed my blog url to
http://waves-of-light.blogspot.com

phoenix said...

hey i have changed my blog url to
http://waves-of-light.blogspot.com

-phoenix

Cess said...

..sigh..
Beautiful post Keshi!
The first pic is super funny ;)
the post is really sad with the music to accompany the post.
It is frustrating to be useless but what can we do.. sigh..
U delivered a great message sweetie.
Thanks
tc

C,

Dee said...

That was a beautiful and articulate post Keshi...

all I can say in reply to whats happening around us is, "Its life. After mourning & being happy, it goes back to normal"..

deepsat said...

i guess its nature trying to cleanse the evil that is all around. sadly, everywhere it is the innocent who is suffering. evil is rejoicing somewhere, probably better protected from everything else!!

Chriz said...

as long as both humans and this Earth exist, there'll always be evil and disasters...both natural...one to humans, the other to Nature.

... so very true... keshi...

If there is a good, there would be a bad thing and we have to admit that...

great post... i liked the buddha quote and the picture too...

i like amazing grace song too.. cool girl

Chakoli said...

SIgh!!!


Its awlayse been the regular news... earthquake, flood, hurricane, tsumnai, bomb blast, trai collision... and what not...

life is like this isnt ?? :(((

Diana said...

Regarding natural disasters....

I believe that its the humans who have been destroying nature since long and as a result, we have to face tsunamis, tornadoes and earthquakes.

Its basically due to global warming through industries, deforestation and mindless mining.

Here in Orissa, we are witnessing massive sea n river erosion. Rivers have been eating way chunks of land in many villages and sea has eroded major tourist destinations like Puri and Gopalpur.

Humans do have an option of keeping nature beautiful and calm but instead they chose to spoil it for their benefit.

Diana said...

Nice post dear...

HOBO said...

I say :
Start promoting goodness wherever you find and one day each human(may be) narrating the goodness about others and someone narrating his goodness too and that day will be the world goodness day.
Hope we understand how important is to promote good things of life.
Start promoting.
Cheers !!!

Arv said...

Wish people could see the light :(

take care mate... cheers...

descrying the shadows said...

" We may put a stop to it today, but somewhere else it'll all happen again tomorrow, be it terrorism or a natural disaster."
you have spoken my mind ... I have forever debated with ppl saying that violence is inherent in nature itself.. does not mean we cannot overcome it , but to overcome it , we need to suppress an attribute that is one of the parameters which defines us ..

Here is how I put it :

http://sidacys.blogspot.com/2008/09/devil-and-mans-future.html

this is the second issue where we are in synch ... :)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-yes,this was one 'down to earth'(Pun intended) post.The last week of tragedies-Delhi blasts,Ike hurricane,Los Angeles train crash,Russian plane crash...unending.Just today, I got the news of a quake in Western India.No further reports yet-it was 4.8 on Richter.Makes me wonder-what next?
---
As you aptly picked the quote from the Buddha, evil is nurtured at thoughts level. What I don't understand is,why humans need to have these thoughts,when nature's fury is as such visible in so many forms??*muses*..nice post.

Anjuli said...

Nice post, I so wish everyone thought like this, the world sure would have been a better place to live in...

Cinderella. said...

Very true girl. YOu know what surprising about the whole feel-good philosophy is that, everybody knows it - and then takes it n manifests in his own way.

Even the bloody terrorists have this exact philospophy in their kitties spun in some fanatic way. They fail to see the irony of it all....and are blind or ignorant to see outta the pot hole.

Its all in the head, and how you rationalise it depends completely on the individual - whick pretty much sux, cz haf the brain dead fcks wont even use their heads for shit !

Vinz aka Vinu said...

what more to add keshi...??

Am fed up with all these terror activities...Dont feel like shouting at them too..!!

just hoping some day everything will be fine all over..!!

:)

ash89 said...

That was a beautiful post.

"As long as both humans and this Earth exist, there'll always be evil and disasters...both natural...one to humans, the other to Nature."

These lines say it all

comfortably numb said...

nice, relevant post...it is frustrating being helpless n not being able to do sumthng..n yet wht can v do...hope mebbe tht evil gets wiped off from hearts, hope mebbe tht nature invigorates us wid its beauty rather than its fury...hope is all v can n yet, come to think of it, hope is such a strong feeling.

vishesh said...

see this http://visheshunni.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/sy-no-to-terrorism/

lovely quote there...am going to take it :P

Enigma said...

beautiful post dear..

ya true that our genrtn has seen so many disasters and we hav survived it all by god's grace...still all we are able to do is just look around helplessly and not do much.....

tsunami and iraq war and few other disaters i have gone through personally...i have wondered wat to do for otyher people in such sitauation....but i certainly am glad to say that some of my friends are indeed out there doing something in person...

ANNA-LYS said...

Hello Keshi,
Lovely music, and I am amazed of Your way of seeing humans as a part of nature, and that natures movements are unpredictable, and so are we.
Your post made me reflect over the good-evil dichotomy from a cultural perspective, and all of the sudden good became evil, and evil good. So it is not only weather and climate that plays a role, also culture and place.

Great photos, makes Your words stand up much stronger!!!

~Hemanth~ said...

Let me rant a little:

The planet is fine. It's the people that are fucked.

I personally enjoy nature kicking back humanity in the nuts. Why? Because, we raped the planet with our indiscreminate personal greediness for a comfortable life. Enough said.

Human Nature - Let me leave you with this quote, ponder on it and you will realise how true it is:

"You know what's interesting about assassination? Well, not only does it change those popularity polls in a big fucking hurry, but it's also interesting to notice who it is we assassinate. Ya ever notice who it is, got to think who it is we kill? It's always people who've told us to live together in harmony and try to love one another. Jesus, Gandhi, Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, John Lennon – they all said, "Try to live together peacefully." Bam! Right in the fucking head! Apparently we're not ready for that. Yeah, that's difficult behavior for us. We're too busy thinking around, sitting around trying to think up ways to kill each other."

SMM said...

Keshi you stole the words from my heart. These last few months have been very hard with the blasts in different places in India,floods in Bihar, hurricane in the US etc. We are actually a generation which has grown up on this.

My first reaction on hearing that there had been a blast was "Oh where this time?" e have become hardened by what we see. The flip side is also that we have learnt to to be cowed down by whatever comes our way. We grit our teeth and smile. We shall not be cowed down - either by by some nameless faceless cowards who choose to bomb public places or by the fury of nature. We shall learn and we shall adapt and we shall cope - but we shall not be felled by this

mohak mehta said...

as always... a beautiful post...
but u were rt... u sounded a lil pessimistic there.. i mean, if a person starts the changing... from his own self.. its already a huge step...

As solitaire says in her blog, "To each one his own" [:)] !

restless_soul said...

This was a post that could make one dive in thoughts. You wrote
****the truth is both humans and nature are unstoppable.*** and I doubt if human are unstoppable. Among so many reasons why the violence has been rampant and why we hear about them so much I believe its due to the difference in class, social status, living standards, distribution of wealth among people. THose who have been fortunate enough (don't give example of hardwork I do not believe people in US and rich European countries work harder than labors in Africa) to amass wealth and prosperity have been very inconsiderate toward the unfortunate people. Their luck and others misfortune made them believe that they can do anything at the cost of the unfortunates. Bias, double standards become rampant. They control judiciary, media and every other mean living no options for the destitutes to battle for their survival and existence. The unfortunates resorted to violence. I also believe that violence had always been there the only difference in our times is our instant reach to information.
I do not justify violence and atrocities against mankind. I detest Delhi blast, September 11 attacks, Iraq war.
This is only one way I think on the violence. There are some other points of view but I would reserve them for the time being.

Hiren said...

Wonderful post Keshi ... and truly reflective ....

I agree with you that our generation must be the first one to witness so many instances of violence and nature's fury ... I just hope it also ends up as the last one ...

stony said...

Noble thoughts!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Great post dear!

When we have so many differences within our own mind,who are we to point out another?It takes time,but first we need to work on a better us,then on a better world.

Hugs Kelle :)

Zubin said...

Sigh... :(

enchanted illusionz said...

I'm unafraid of evil humans and Nature's fury...and I'm also unafraid to admit that they're natural.

i once voiced de same tots & mom said its crazy nt 2 b afraid...he he, i still don get y v HAVE to be afraid.
keshi , as alwz brillaint thinking!!
hugz!

Ankur said...

What a beautiful thought, amazing.... and u r pretty right when u said, we humans can learn to spread grace instead of evil!!!!

U know, the root of all bad things is that we become mean at times, just thinking about ourselves and not about others always... and thats the reason i keep talkin abt the forgiveness, coz the day ppl will starting forgiving the sins of others, the earth will be a much much better place to live!!!


As the Buddha himself said..."'Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts'", because its your thoughts which make you do bad things...
And as Mahavira said, Live and let live... everyone talks about the same thing...

Terrorism cant be stopped but the thinking of the people can be changed for sure!!
:)

Great Post...

Cheers!!!

Tarun said...

Yes I agree with having both qualities.

But then I am more curious to kow/find what qualities in other do we/self support more?

I think supporting evil deeds/thoughts is worse then actually doing something evil.

ANWESA said...

IT WAS A GR8 THOUGHT-INSTEAD OF KILLING EACH OTHER,WE MUST LEARN TO HELP EACH OTHER.THAT will reduce extremist tendencies in ppl.
instead of abusing nature,we must learn to respect her.

La vida Loca said...

I am just going say maybe..maybe we can get past the evil that is inherent in human nature. Acceptance is a start.

Aneesh said...

**Do you have a cure to evil qualities that are inherent to humans?

Well, no one can have a cure to these qualities of humans, except for themselves.
Humans are individuals, so, the most effective cure for us is we ourselves. I can cure my evil, no one else can.

"N yah, the nature and human, I guess every living being is like that - positive and negative. Now, it is said, for matter there is antimatter, so for our universe, there is an anti-universe out there. Who knows, how things will be out there?
:)

ani said...

you know what is strange..

its that one is man made and other is nature.. nature is something which we cant do much about.. but man made.. we can take lots of steps to prevent it.. but the only problem is .. there isnt much done about it..

i hope am not tryin to hurt anyone's sentiments here by mentioning the twin tower bombings but after that have you heard the States being in any kind of terrorist attacks.. they have actually tried to strengthen there security and taken precautions to make sure that its safe for their ppl.. why because each life is important.

India and its neighbouring countries.. have shed so much blood in the name of terrorism.. but there isnt much being done about it.. if there is.. then its not enough..

Ria said...

As i had said in my previous post....we r slowly gettin immune to these things.....it hurts for somedays and then life is back to normal until another such incident shatters our hearts and souls. And the worst part is tht v r helpless....ll we can do is pray tht good sense prevails and tht our near and dear ones r safe and sound.

rayshma said...

as always... nice post...
u're right. we, as humans, always have the choice. but as the old proverb goes, one man's food is another's poison.
i sometimes wonder WHAT these ppl - who carry out these attacks - are made of. don't they see what they're doing? or is the "cause" so huge that it's okay to drown out every other emotion, every other feeling...?

The Lover said...

Agreed we have a choice to be good rather than evil, but inherently we are evil. There is nothing good in us. The Bible says that even our best deeds are like filthy rags in the eyes of God. We need God to help us make and do good.

Krystal Bell said...

I, myself, am still reeling after the shock of finding out that there are evil Christian women,even.

d gypsy! said...

Right on Keshi...

I just hope one day everyone realizes that there is one religion above all and that is humanity...

Solitaire said...

Very true.

Its somewhat like the "beauty and the beast" post that I have up on Short and Sweet where someone said that it is mother nature herself who is beauty and beast.

joiedevivre said...

very true
word by word

WP 2007 - 08 said...

Hi Keshi

This is one of your best post yet—perhaps your best.

It leaves me speechless, but I will recover. LOL


Bev

Prakhar said...

Hey Keshi

Its a complete post...nothin more to be said...es perfecto!

Princess Mia said...

babes i feel the same helpless.....we can discipline ourselves but we have no conrol over others.....

krystyna said...

Perfect nad timely post Keshi.
How true your words are.
Thanks for Amazing Grace and that inspiring post!

Let there be Peace & Love in the World!

fingers said...

I'm sure that with all that repressed rage, The Buddha must have been prone to the odd violent outburst too...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

We can,We should & we must
TC
CU

Beach Bum said...

Right off the bat utopia said what I had in mind , but only far more articulate, than my muddles thoughts.

Shionge said...

I am touched by this post Keshi and I can never understand the reason behind all these evil wrong doings creating pain & anguish everywhere.

We can never stop them we can only pray that they'll reflect upon themselves.

Keshi said...

ty Utopia!


**it is the paths we choose that determine the rest.

I agree. But did I choose my path or did my Nature choose my path? :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Prachi. Im quite used to hearing abt bomb blasts...cos Sri Lanka is plagued with bombs since 1983 up until now. Everyday someone dies cos of HATRED. Now the bombs r spread to the city too and its happening ALL the time. Nothing new.

Just take care Prachi! yes ur right...life is short, live it to the fullest..cos u never know when ur number is up.


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Raka!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Cess!


**The first pic is super funny

ist cute isnt it :)

it also conveys a great msg...the Gun stands for Violence...the Dove stands for Peace.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Dee!


**"Its life. After mourning & being happy, it goes back to normal"..


yep..Life it is...a world with Humans and Nature, is always gonna be this way.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Deepz!


**i guess its nature trying to cleanse the evil that is all around.

my mum always says that...



**sadly, everywhere it is the innocent who is suffering. evil is rejoicing somewhere,

I agree. Even in SL, the govt and the LTTE leaders r hiding...the Army and the civilians die.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Chriz!

yes...if there's good, there'll be bad too.

Amazing Grace is one of my childhood favs...I used to sing this song in Church at school.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

tnxx Chakoli!

yes thats Life...thats Nature.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Diana!


**Its basically due to global warming through industries, deforestation and mindless mining

I agree. Even Nature suffers at the hands of Humans.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hobo!


**Hope we understand how important is to promote good things of life.

yes...

but u can never ask a Tiger to be a Rabbit...



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Arv!

Seeing the Light means different things to different ppl..hence the Violence n wars.


Once again, it comes to their NATURE.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Shadows ty!


** I have forever debated with ppl saying that violence is inherent in nature itself..

it is human nature. if someone dun agree, then that person lives in a fantasy.



**does not mean we cannot overcome it , but to overcome it , we need to suppress an attribute that is one of the parameters which defines us ..


true. I read that post. Brilliant one!


However, suppressing an attribute that's inherent to some humans is a very difficult thing to do. U and I r peaceful by NATURE, but some others are not.

Its like asking a demon to be an angel..or a snake to be a squirrel...


wut say?


Keshi.

Salil said...

Hi,
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts - how true.
You have penned some very deep thoughts to ponder.
Keep them coming.
Cheers,
Salil

Keshi said...

ty Amit yeah the list of disasters r never-ending.


**What I don't understand is,why humans need to have these thoughts,when nature's fury is as such visible in so many forms??


I do u'stand WHY. Cos like I said in this post, it's their NATURE. They r born with such feeble thinking powers and weak minds. Bad blood u see. Its hard to change wut ur born with.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Anjuli tnxx hun!

yeah I always wish wut if everyone in the world thought the way bloggers do :)


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Cindy!


**Even the bloody terrorists have this exact philospophy in their kitties spun in some fanatic way


spot on! thats what it is. They think thats their SERVICE to the world! sadly they r very wrong.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Vinu!


**...Dont feel like shouting at them too

me neither. cos Im really tired of achieving nothing by it.

Its like shouting at a wall.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Ash!

u TC now. HUGS!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty CN!

yes we can only HOPE. but sometimes even HOPE seems HOPELESS.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Vish tnxx!

Buddha's quotes always speak of the TRUTH.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Enigma!


**...i have wondered wat to do for otyher people in such sitauation

yes...I hv helped some Tsunami victims etc. but thats all I can do. cos Im not able to stop evil ppl or natural disasters. All I can do it HELP the victims in whatever way I can.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Anna WC n ty!


**Your post made me reflect over the good-evil dichotomy from a cultural perspective, and all of the sudden good became evil, and evil good. So it is not only weather and climate that plays a role, also culture and place.


true...we r as 'unpredictable' as the Weather is :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hemanth!

yes the planet is fine, but its humans thats wrecking it.


Like the way u described Human Nature. So true!


** Apparently we're not ready for that. Yeah, that's difficult behavior for us

Humans seem to always love hatred. somehow that astounds me.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty SMM!


** "Oh where this time?"

yes...thats usually my first qn when someone says there's a bomb in SL...its become stale news every single day.



**We shall learn and we shall adapt and we shall cope - but we shall not be felled by this

yes ur right. even when Death crawls next to me, I'll be Life.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mohak!


**i mean, if a person starts the changing... from his own self.. its already a huge step...


yes..but hv u noticed that its always the already-good person who's changing or making that step to be better? tell me one terrorist who changed for the better? Its only growing.



**As solitaire says in her blog, "To each one his own"

yes and thats where NATURE plays a role in each humanbeing. Its like, a tiger can only be a tiger..it cant be a kitten, can it.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Restless!


**Among so many reasons why the violence has been rampant and why we hear about them so much I believe its due to the difference in class, social status, living standards, distribution of wealth among people.


Differences bring abt tension yes...



**THose who have been fortunate enough (don't give example of hardwork I do not believe people in US and rich European countries work harder than labors in Africa) to amass wealth and prosperity have been very inconsiderate toward the unfortunate people.


but these wars r not often in the US or Europe. Its always in countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan or India. Why is that?



**Their luck and others misfortune made them believe that they can do anything at the cost of the unfortunates.

I dun believe that. Take Delhi blasts as an example. Did that happen cos of the US or the Europe? It happened for reasons within INDIA.




**I also believe that violence had always been there the only difference in our times is our instant reach to information.


I agree. But I wont blame it on MISFORTUNE. Thats like finding a reason to be violent. There r alot of POOR ppl who r not violent. And there r alot of RICH ppl who r quite violent.


Violence starts with the INDIVIDUAL, not with any class, creed, race or status.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hiren!

** I just hope it also ends up as the last one ...


unfortunately I dun think it will be the last. For generations we've had wars and disasters. It will be so til the end of time.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Stony! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sameera!

**When we have so many differences within our own mind,who are we to point out another?

exactly! And we talk abt world peace. lol!

first we hv to learn to be at peace with ourselves and our loved-ones.


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Zubin I dun even sigh anymore...cos no point u know. Just be happy that we r alive :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Enchanted!


**i once voiced de same tots & mom said its crazy nt 2 b afraid

OMG ur mum is like my mum!! I told her the same ans guess what she told me...she told me this:

"ur crazy!"


lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ankur!


**U know, the root of all bad things is that we become mean at times, just thinking about ourselves and not about others always...


true. Even I hv been like that :) both Evil n Grace live inside everyone of us.



**and thats the reason i keep talkin abt the forgiveness, coz the day ppl will starting forgiving the sins of others, the earth will be a much much better place to live!!!


I agree. It takes a big personality to say SORRY and mean it too.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Tarun!


**I think supporting evil deeds/thoughts is worse then actually doing something evil.


supporting meaning agreeing with evil?

Actually nothing is more/less evil. Anything evil is evil, irrespective of it's nature..be it thoughts, words or deeds.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Answesa spot on!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty LaVida!


**..maybe we can get past the evil that is inherent in human nature.

yes..ppl like u and I atleast TRY...but d u think some ppl even THINk abt getting past their evil?


**Acceptance is a start.

yes...but some ppl dun even know that they r evil!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Aneesh!

**no one can have a cure to these qualities of humans, except for themselves.

I agree. its an INDIVUDAL thing.



**Humans are individuals, so, the most effective cure for us is we ourselves. I can cure my evil, no one else can.


Spot on! thats why its no point telling such ppl to be better ppl...they themselves hv to realise. Just like how we ourselves realise when we hv done something wrong...even after weeks and years...




**"N yah, the nature and human, I guess every living being is like that - positive and negative. Now, it is said, for matter there is antimatter, so for our universe, there is an anti-universe out there.

I agree...



**Who knows, how things will be out there?

eerie!!!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ani!

yes ur right...humans CAN atleast TRY to change...unlike Nature that depends on us too.



**they have actually tried to strengthen there security and taken precautions to make sure that its safe for their ppl.. why because each life is important.

so true!


Countries like SL, India and Pakistan suffer for longer periods cos the govts and the terrorist groups hv their own missions...a POWER struggle. In between the innocents suffer and no one really cares, as long as they r safe. Its appalling!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ria!


** And the worst part is tht v r helpless....ll we can do is pray tht good sense prevails and tht our near and dear ones r safe and sound.


very true. I really hope good sense grows on ppl...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Raysh!


** one man's food is another's poison.


so true..


so the terrorists/govts etc think they r doing the RIGHT thing...just as much as we think we are doing the RIGHT thing. :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Lover!


**but inherently we are evil.

I believe that. Cos even I can be evil sometimes :) Sometimes its just dormant, thats all.



**There is nothing good in us.

somehow I believe there is SOME good in us humans...such as love n compassion...kindness and goodwill...



**The Bible says that even our best deeds are like filthy rags in the eyes of God. We need God to help us make and do good.


Im not very religious..I just follow my Instincts than a Religion. I hv a way of life. And Im not so sure abt God. But thats just me :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Krystal!


**I, myself, am still reeling after the shock of finding out that there are evil Christian women,even


so do u mean there can never be an Evil Christian woman? :)


Good/Evil has nothing to do with ur religion/faith Krystal. Its in the INDIVIDUAL.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Gypsy!

yes one Religion and thats Humanity. One Race and thats the Human race. One Language and thats Love. One Country and thats the Earth.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sol!

yes...just like Nature, even Humans can be like the Beauty and the Beast. We all hv both qualities inside of us.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Joi MWAH!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Bev TALK woman! d u need a speech therapist? lol!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Prakhar :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Mia!


**.....we can discipline ourselves but we have no conrol over others.....


I agree totally! when we dun even hv control over ourselves, how can we control others?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Krys!

I love this version of AG...sounds so peaceful and content...


*MWAH*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Fingers!

**I'm sure that with all that repressed rage, The Buddha must have been prone to the odd violent outburst too


Buddha never had RAGE in him. He had a life of a Prince, with health n wealth n wutnots...but he left all that for the real wealth...and that ultimate PEACE of body n MIND...Nirvana.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty CU!

**We can,We should & we must

well-said!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty BB!

yes its the path we choose...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shionge HUGS!


**and I can never understand the reason behind all these evil

we cant u'stand them cos it's their NATURE.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Salil WC n ty!

:)

Keshi.

Pooja said...

hoping that v can change it all s of no use...v cant n v hav 2 accpt it...

v shud rather focus on helpin' d victims 2 recover fast n b der 4 dem alwez...

Keshi said...

Pooja thats exactly wut Im saying too.

We cant change certain things, so lets just get on with what we can really do...like HELPING the victims etc.

Keshi.

the stygian sailor said...

you are being a child!

Keshi said...

how d u mean Stygian?

Keshi.

the stygian sailor said...

if you meant what do you mean, it is for what you said on my blog

Keshi said...

I was telling u the truth. u hvnt been here since that UNLEASH UR SOUL post and our lil convo. Now who was being a child? :)

Keshi.

Deepti said...

A heart warming post. I just always hope that too much of violence doesnt harden our spirit so much that we just stop caring.
Hugzzzzzz

the stygian sailor said...

goodness keshi, i was busy.
exams for residency coming up soon. lots of paperwork to be done. your link on my blog is working fine. my blogger template has a code prob.

Keshi said...

yes Deepti as long as we can still FEEL, we r ok. ty n HUGS!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ok Stygian then mebbe the vibes I got were sooo wrong :)

Keshi.

the stygian sailor said...

ok :)

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

Sissy..but an evil person blows out the limbs of another and we jus play the role of spectator believing that this is fate and goodness and evil..all will be there...I m sorry I don't agree with u...they need to be taught a lesson as that was in the case...in Nepal..where there is a strict rule against theft ...... and guess wat people live without any fear there...so we need to be strict..and eye for an eye..and then it will stop...

Keshi said...

ok Stygian.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Bro u didnt u'stand wut I was saying.


**but an evil person blows out the limbs of another and we jus play the role of spectator believing that this is fate and goodness and evil..all will be there...


I didnt say just stand and watch! all I was saying is that EVIL is human nature too.

tell me, cud u do anything at all to STOP those blasts?

We cant control certain things and the only good thing that can be done is HELP those victims.



**they need to be taught a lesson as that was in the case...in Nepal..where there is a strict rule against theft ...... and guess wat people live without any fear there...so we need to be strict..and eye for an eye..and then it will stop


I agree. Punishments and deterrents need to be there. I didnt say we should eradicate them? But since the birth of this Earth and human civilisation, both LOVE and HATRED existed. It will be so til the end of time.

And thats all I was saying. U completely misunderstood my post.


Keshi.

maverick said...

very nicely written keshi :)..

how have u been..sowwie...i havent been online for the last few days enough to blog n chk the blogs...been really really busy with work and lots of travelling.. n how can i ignore the hot n gorgeous keshi??

Keshi said...

lol Mav u ignored..just admit it. ;-)

Keshi.

descrying the shadows said...

yep ... more like .. how do i appreciate the good if I never knew bad ....
having said that .. I surely feel we could use a little less of bad.. the balance has shifted way too much towards the bad ... and thats disturbing ... and i don't mean only bombs .. even friends,relationships,work everything ...
it (world) was intended to be sweet and sour soup by God i guess , but ppl are making it into hot and sour one .. ;)

Keshi said...

I agree Shadows.

**and i don't mean only bombs .. even friends,relationships,work everything ...


Spot on!

I feel that the already GOOD should become BETTER...and the already BETTER should become the BEST. :) that way, we can inspire for the WORST to become WORSE...and the WORSE to become BAD...and BAD to become GOOD perhaps. :)


Keshi.

Mystique Wanderer said...

we don't have to conquer the world...all we need to do is conquer ourselves...

there are enough moments of hate within us....the little terrorists within us...let us vanquish those from within...and i guess the world will be ok :)

maverick said...

nope i didnt :)..urs is the first blog i check :)

Southpaw unplugged said...

This is one subject where i hv a different way of thinking and acting and if budhdha was alive today maybe he wud hv had a second thought on his preachings...:)

Priya said...

People are divided coz selfish needs rather than social needs and thaz why they are divided in each and every community rather thinking of human race.

Lena said...

thats so true, keshi dear. we can be angry about those facts, we can cry, shout, write about that. But it wont change anything.
It starts with those who are responsible for keeping peace but they care only about power and money, unfortunately it will remain this way, dont know for how long.

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

what u were saying is true... but issue is once it was true that no one can cross ocean and reach the moon...but now it is possible..isn't so...

so wat seems truth and universal now..may not be there tomorrow..but for that we need to fight and do the work...utopia is ideal but it is not impossible at least a near utopia can be achieved..we can try for it...can't we???

gunj said...

only if sick minded terrorists n politicians wud listen to any of us!
the world wud hav been a much better place!!

mohak mehta said...

well then it goes for the already-enlightened ppl to spread the movement :) !!
guess the comment on othr statement is correct..
only i meant it the other way..
as in how wud it be , if each one improved the way he can...
in tht sense,"to each one his own"...
get my point ?

Jeevan said...

Is like what we spread is picked by how many hands. Unless a change in the cycle, it never stops; it means in practice and thoughts. All seeds grow in way how we care truly by pouring water; bury seed in good soil to see the plant grow well. The same comes to human to taught good to see them grow as per. Beautiful post keshi! Hope we never touch the evil think.

Keshi said...

I agree Mystique we dun hv to conquer the world. But its always ppl like u and me who UNDERSTAND wut needs to be done and really take those steps..not the really eveil ppl who goes and does these things.

They r the real terrorists, right?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Mav I was only teasing ya :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Southy!


** if budhdha was alive today maybe he wud hv had a second thought on his preachings..

haha u cud be right! cos the world is really SUFFERING alot right now.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Priya...everyone wants THEIR own BELIEF to be accepted. thats the root of all problems.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Lena u think so like me!


**But it wont change anything.
It starts with those who are responsible for keeping peace but they care only about power and money, unfortunately it will remain this way, dont know for how long.


yes nothing will change, cos we chose the GOVTS and we chose to be quiet as long as nothing affects us. Sad world!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Bro we CAN try...but the ppl who r trying r the ppl who are already GOOD. hv u noticed that?


**so wat seems truth and universal now..may not be there tomorrow

I agree. But being HUMAN is something that will NEVER CHANGE. Its DESIGNED already. Can u change ur human MIND? I guess not! It cant be compared with a trip to the Moon.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Gunj no one will listen...cos people will always be people.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mohak!


** if each one improved the way he can...


I agree. but to me, it seems only the already-good ppl r trying. the evil dun even think abt trying.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jeevan!

**All seeds grow in way how we care truly by pouring water; bury seed in good soil to see the plant grow well

beautiful. yes I wish everyone thought like this...that every mother and father teach their kids the GOOD things in life. but I may be just a dreamer...like John Lennon said.


Keshi.

Anu said...

Gosh.. so true..humans are part of nature and their course is as temperamental or beautiful as nature is.Its sad however because humans have a choice and choosing to hurt innocents crosses a line, and then again whats the point of calling these monsters "human"

Vest said...

Evil is he (she) who evil thinks

Satish Bolla said...

another one of those inspiring posts from u. very good n gut-booster post.

Keshi said...

true Anu!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aha Vesty!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Satish!

Keshi.