Eduaction, Motivation, Philosophy, Self development, Symbolism, Wisdom

Eye Opener


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The key to open your eyes is ‘THINKING’………….~Sajjad Hussain

Since I started writing blogs, I kept surmising, why until now, I never thought about the things happening around me, as I am now thinking.

The answer is quite simple; before, I was living for the sake of living; now, I am living with a purpose in my life. So, if you want to understand the purpose of your life, start THINKING, and you will be shocked to see the symbols around, leading you to the very purpose of your life. Finding the meaning of life is, to give life a meaning, and a meaningful life, is hidden inside knowledge, which is available for free all around us, the only thing required on our part is, to open up our eyes, and see for ourselves.

The other day I was sitting idle in my room, enjoying my vacations at home, after a hectic semester at the university. Usually in our pensive mood, we close our eyes to go into the past, I did the same, to recall my interaction with my students.

Though it was 11 am in the morning and there was a bright sun shining in the sky and there was ample light in the room, but when I closed my eyes, it was complete darkness.

I am wondering to know what is unusual about it. Nothing as such, because it is obvious that when we close our eyes we are bound to see darkness, as retina behind our eyes is not being hit by the cones of photo-receptors getting the light.

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I am bound by the tag line of my blogs, i.e. “Life as EYE see” and as in my signature blog Silent Vibes: Voice of My Mind, I wrote that I will be writing unusual experiences of my life in my blogs.

‘Ignorance’ and ‘Knowledge’ are usually depicted by two colors ‘Black’ and ‘White’ and when it is night, its darkness [black] around us and during day time, it is light [white] all around.

When it is night and there is no light, and my eyes are wide open, even then, it will be difficult for me to see things around me. But when its day time and if I don’t want to see something, I simply have to close my eyes and its all dark.

What I am trying to say is that knowledge and ignorance both are ubiquitous, for keeping ourselves ignorant, we don’t have to strive i.e. even during day time when we are able to see unusual things happening all around us, we seldom care to see to find inside meanings. So it is not the EYES, which need to be open to see the invisible, we have to open our MIND as well, as it has the capability to see the abstract realities of life.

If I don’t want to explore the world around, I simply have to close my eyes and I am done with avoiding the knowledge [light], for finding the meaning of life, I have to learn to seek knowledge by opening my MIND along with the EYES. To say the least, I have to keep my eyes (mental eyes) wide open [be it ignorance (night) or knowledge (day)] to see  knowledge [light].

And ‘Thinking’ is the key, an ‘Eye Opener’ to get you into the wide ocean of knowledge away from ignorance.

Sajjad Hussain

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Eduaction, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, Self development, Symbolism, Wisdom

Snooker


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I have never played snooker ever in my life and as such I am not aware of the rules of the game. But during one of my lectures on ethics in the class, a student came up with an amazing concept of the game.

I am making use of my analogy as I have used in my previous blog for this blog. White depicts knowledge and ignorance is depicted with the Black color.

The student told me that it is the white ball, which is used to pot the colored balls, in snooker. He didn’t gave me the details of the game, that how is it played, but out of his explanation, I only picked one idea for this blog, and that is that all the other color balls are pot first using the white ball and in the end it is White ball which is used to pot the Black ball.

What an amazing lesson is hidden behind the game. It indirectly suggests, that we are not supposed to get lost in the colorful world around us. We need to explore it and try to find and distinguish between black and white and that exploration is only possible through knowledge. It is same as if we have to get rid of the colors of life to see through Black and White and in the end we need to learn that we have to wipe out ignorance (Black) surrounding us and seek knowledge (White) to explore the purpose of our existence.

Sajjad Hussain