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By Sunil Kumar

There is much to be said about divinity, inspiration, creativity and all that jazz. When we live, we are caught in the vacuum of our own existence, a sort of cocoon, nestled in our rather intriguing connection with the universe.

What is spiritual living? By the way, what is religious awakening?The narrow rituals taught to us by our forefathers, religiously followed and imposed by our peer group, people in authority or the narrow bunch of fanatics who have not thought anything beyond their own limited existences.

Our daily lives are mundane, blindly following society’s gigantic strictures, which they violate at will, cannot really understand and indulge in a collective gasp of idiocy. Genius is an interesting word.

Let us consider Srinivasa Ramanujan, the mathematical prodigy. According to legend, he attributed his prowess to the his family goddess, or his own eclectic visions. Einstein, Niels Bohr and some other scientists of the Western tradition felt some profundity in the conception of the universe. Richard Feynman, also a scientific maverick, was sometimes found in strip clubs or sometimes playing the bongo in Brazil.

I have only considered material scientists here. There have been many interesting individuals in art, literature, engineering and a whole host of other fields. In India, the spiritual visionary, who saw something more profound and other-worldly than the mere mortal. So, what is the narrow scope of defining a “genius”? A normal man slaving to earn his daily bread is also an example of intellect at work. To find an idea that penetrates deeper into the narrow confines of our apparent reality or modifies perceptions, is that beyond normal?

Or, are all of us visionaries. Some people in the world would like us to believe so, some would not. Every day, the media manufactures our new thought for the day, creating a twenty-minute superman or superwoman. 24×7 channels, blogs and the internet create a global ideas network. So, what are we, stardust, flesh-and-blood buffoons, or divine messengers. They can also interpret dreams online, some site which can tell you and me that what you dreamt of yesterday was a massive connection into our unending psyches.

Deja vu: the experience of seeing things already seen. Some people believe that it is related to malfunctioning of the brain, reincarnation or temporal-lobe epilepsy. Clearly, it can be self-induced, and like everything on the planet, there is scope for interpretation. Profound visions, ideas and feelings can take hold of you at any time, whether you are walking on a noisy, bustling, squalid street in Bombay or close to a London pub, or a Delhi garden.

Spirituality, from the Latin spiritualis, literally means ideas connected to the spirit, that are probably immaterial, although most people who overtly practice this vocation have been some of the most material and revenue-generating marketers the world has ever seen.

So, in a narrow sense, what could be spirituality? What is an answer? Is it beyond our limited comprehension? Are all the rules created by these different monastic orders, the so-called leaders and gurus a mere window dressing. The answer is still out there. Till then, I’ll keep thinking and writing.

 

 

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