The world is a paradox.
What Wikipedia tells us is that a paradox is a statement or group of statements that lead to a contradiction or a situation which (if true) defies logic or reason, similar to circular reasoning. Typically, however, quoted paradoxical statements do not imply a real contradiction and the puzzling results can be rectified by demonstrating that one or more of the premises themselves are not really true, a play on words, faulty and/or cannot all be true together.
Ever wondered why contradictions exist in the world?
Most of the famous proverbs and sayings in the world contradict each other.
That’s essentially to keep puppets like us busy, who spend most of our lives in useless reasoning and trying to win the debate, when we know both the cases hold true in one way or the other.
But it’s nobody’s fault because we are programmed in such way.
One side can never win over the other because it will imbalance the whole equation leading to the destruction of the Creator’s program.
It is believed in several religions across the world that ‘It is written’ (maktub in Arabic) meaning whatever is happening has already been written and fate of the people decided.
While it’s also said that ‘You are the master of your own life’ implying you can change the lines of your palm by your dedication and hard work.
Which one do you believe in?
I read in an article in TOI that there are no lessons to be learnt in life, go to that side of life and discover, no lessons at all, just NOTHING, the ABSENCE of everything.
Sometime later, I read another article in TOI that Life is a continuous teacher and there’s something to be learnt every day.
See the irony here?
We have all been created differently with different physical features, different minds, different capacities basically just everything different.
Then, wouldn’t it be wrong to compare with each other?
It’s the biggest paradox of all.
While knowing this, our elders always used to tell us ‘Be like John – Look at him, he’s a top scorer in academics, he’s good in sports and everyone loves him.’
How would the world be if everyone was Albert Einstein?
We need the artists, teachers, lawyers, writers, thinkers and so many other people who don’t necessarily have any particular profession.
The point is, why so much partiality?
Those who argue that everyone has been given equal opportunity are terribly mistaken.
One argument could be that it’s our Karma in the present life that decides our fate in next life and accordingly our programming is done.
But let’s go back to the starting when everything was created for the first time. The concept of Karma doesn’t apply then.
How would the partiality be explained then?
The answer is ‘No answer’.
Yes, it’s a paradoxical world and there’s nothing we could do about it.
Truth is always bitter and the truth is we all have positives and negatives and there’s nothing we can do about the negatives.
But the truth we know is also a paradox because the Mother of all truths is still unknown.
Rewards ≠ Efforts
Paradox. (Life isn’t fair syndrome)
Bad things happening to good people.
Life and Death.
Paradox. (This life is an infinitesimal part of a process, not of birth to death, but of ascendance from a material concept of reality to one that it totally spiritual)
Love and Marriage.
Girls talking philosophy.
Check out some brain-twisting paradoxes here & see if it makes sense to you.
See the paradoxical commandments here.
On a last thought, being trapped in the dimensions of time and space, would it be ever possible to think dimension-less?
If this writing incites thoughts in you, feel free to comment.