The picture of Lord Padmanabha (God in Hinduism and the main diety at Thiruvananthapuram, India famous for its new found riches) is always a blissful sight for me for several reasons.
Recently in a discussion with friends, it was observed that many in software engineering and other professionals are posting and talking about philosophy and spirituality (not necessarily religion).
For the past few years as I study deeper into software engineering, science, technology, life sciences and society i noticed that there is no difference between these topics and spirituality.
In fact all of them were nothing but different aspects of the same study. Personally it was rather easy for me to understand and relate to the topics if I understood the essence, the common sense thread.
It is like “reaching the point where all roads end from where all roads began”.
Today i heard a great story about a dialogue between Hanuman and Ramachandra from Indian epic(itihasa) Ramayana.
This story beautifully explains the relationship between Self and God.
Whether it’s Mumbai, Shanghai, New York, Dhaka, Tokyo or any big city in the world, people are always in-hurry and on-the-run to make a living.
The amount of crowd or the commuting mode might change, but the crowded thoughts and mad rush inside each person’s head is perhaps similar.
Traditional indian design is more driven by nature and using harmony. We typically find it manifest in both form and function aspects of the designs.
For example, traditional indian architectural design methodology “vastu shastra” uses natural forces in design. Indian women wear “sari” uses natural motifs.
Symmetry and cyclical design elements also are dominant in indian design perhaps driven by its deep spiritual and philosophical background weaved into most of the life choices in traditional India.
Nature, symmetry, cyclical, fractal, harmony are the themes that come to my mind.
Today a major section of people around the world celebrate Valentine’s day which is dubbed as the lovers day. It is indeed good to see the world striving for and experiencing love.
Love is perhaps the best of human experiences since that is our true nature. In fact, my guru would always address the gatherings as the embodiments of love.