Coincidence!!!

Here is a massive trumpet for Satyakam!!! 🙂 Welcome to this Coffee and Colloquy session Satya.

Satya is brilliant at his verses and I am really thankful to him for having accepted to visit the coffee bean’s blog space to share his views and outlook on life. He chose to talk about what and what not is coincidence, and without further ado, I would let the writer unravel his thoughts on this mighty interesting topic. 🙂

Now this goes on to be more of a question-answer session, with the ever-dumb coffee bean and her smudgy brains trying hard to grasp what Satya is trying to say.

Photo Courtesy: IdeaPlunge Photography

Satya: Thanks Aisoo for inviting me to your “domain private limited” 🙂

To be very honest I never expected this. But then some things (or most of the things) just happen. Sometimes we are pleasantly (and other times not so pleasantly) surprised. Can these things be mere coincidence or something more?

My personal belief is that there is nothing called coincidence. Every thing is planned in Nature. The very existence of Nature has a purpose. The very existence of Universe has a purpose. Look around… the Sun rising at the set time.. the seasons following their course… planets revolving (and spinning) with utmost discipline… birds and animals engaged in their own role-playing. Everything and just everything looks so systematic. What about the humans? If everything is preplanned then what about free-will?

Humans are at the highest rung on the ladder of evolution. Spirituality says so and so does science! What brings him where he is? Mind and free-will. Mind is the horse and free-will is the reign. Both are extremely powerful.

In corporate parlance, Nature is the proprietor of the company called Earth (or the entire Universe), Humans are the CEOs of the company and remaining creatures occupying their respective positions. When the mission statement of the CEO doesn’t align with that of the company’s the results are chaotic. This is very well clear today.

Our ambitions have become wild fires; burning first the forest and then itself. So much of restlessness. What have we done with the mind and free-will! This brings us back to the first question: is this coincidence? Nope… It’s also a planning… outcome of human planning. The Nature has to react to this chaos…it is reacting with more chaos.

We, humans, can live in the delusion of playing God. But God doesn’t!

We have to understand it very clearly that Nature will not align itself to our wimps and wishes… but we have to. The sooner we do the better we’ll understand that what seems to us as mere coincidence is actually divine intervention to further divine cause.

Coffee Bean:  That was a splendid theory Satya… But aren’t the mind and the free-will diagonally opposite? I mean, the mind puts bars and holds on what the free-will aspires to achieve… So it’s a bit difficult for me to visualize the former as the horse that’s reigned by the free-will… help, please? 🙂

Satya: There are 3 sides of a triangle… free-will, mind and heart. Mind, as u said, is very negative… pessimistic. Now, for example, if tomorrow your earnest craving is to take painting as your profession (this is your heart’s wish)…. the mind objects… it senses fear of failure… no body will buy the paintings and your life will be doomed… blah blah… But u know that, somehow, painting is your calling… then how do u bring your mind back on track (‘coz it is the mind that has to do the job)? Using your will-power. therefore, mind-will::horse-reign makes sense… Does it answer ?

Coffee Bean: Err… Well yes and no… 🙂 the mind-will::horse-reign ratio is beginning to make sense now, but what about the third side of the triangle? what role does the heart play in all this mind-will turmoil?

Satya: Ok… We all have experienced situation(s) where we had this strong feeling of doing something but for some reason we either didn’t do that or did that in some way other than what we had planned for which later made us feel guilty (‘coz the expected result didn’t show up). We call this as a negative gut feeling or a hunch or an intuition or a 6th sense. Everyone has this intuition but we are able to perceive it at different levels – some are very intuitive and some are not. What actually is this intuition or 6th sense? It is the heart’s answer.

All knowledge is within us. Great rishis used to meditate. They were able to see the past, the present and the future… How? Thru’ meditation of course… they were able to silence the restlessness of their minds. The voice of heart is so feeble that it needs some training of mind to perceive it. So the heart just tells what is right for me at that moment.

Food for thought Satya… I would let those who read this take their own stance points on this… And once again, a bbbbbig thanks for thinking out loud – in the coffee bean’s blog. 🙂

The coffee bean sincerely thanks IdeaPlunge Photography for lending a visual treat to this conversation. 🙂

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5 comments

  1. Interesting conversation…..key take for readers…. ” We have to understand it very clearly that Nature will not align itself to our wimps and wishes… but we have to.”.

  2. Interesting philosophy…my two pence worth take on this below:

    Satya says everything in this universe has a purpose and pre-planned. (Let’s agree on this before we move ahead to analyzing the rest of the philosophy)
    Now, next up Satya says “Humans are at the highest rung on the ladder of evolution. Spirituality says so and so does science! What brings him where he is? Mind and free-will. Mind is the horse and free-will is the reign. Both are extremely powerful”. We agree on that too since we cant belittle our own existence 😛

    The problem comes when I read this “Everything and just everything looks so systematic. What about the humans? If everything is preplanned then what about free-will”. Now Satya opines that God indeed is the master and has laid out a perfect system in which each has it own space, time and existence. Now there are two ways to interpret and both ways end up in a dead-end for me.
    Route 1: God planned everything and created Nature with the species an integral part of nature. The very “nature” of nature has been to accommodate (species), adapt (to changes), change (to time) and surprise with unknown factors (disasters). Now that indeed is an excellent plan if and only if the free will of man had been taken into account. Considering, how elaborate the planning has been, I am sure this minuscule aspect would have definitely been taken care of. I believe as a consequence of any changes by man, nature changes and adapts itself to accommodate it within reason. This follows the Newtonian law that each action has an equal and opposite reaction. Nature too follows this same law. So man ruling over Nature if definitely out of question. Now, if Man wasn’t acting God, I am sure our existence would have come to an end sooner or later. That’s leaves me at a dead end.

    Route 2: If free-will is so restless that it needs to get constrained by Nature or God himself, I definitely wouldn’t call it free-will. 🙂

    Not sure if I have articulated right. 🙂

    Great thoughts Satya and thanks for sharing. Thank you lovely Aishoo for bringing this to us 🙂

    1. Thanks Girish for dropping by and taking time out to post a beauitful review.
      I want to add few things as I have understood (till this date :)).

      U SAID: “Now Satya opines that God indeed is the master and has laid out a perfect system in which each has it own space, time and existence….”

      I SAY: Whether the system is perfect or not I am not sure about it. It looks to me as perfect in certain respect when I see the sun rising and setting at the set time…birds doing their job perfectly, plants folowing their natural course…

      U SAID: “…I believe as a consequence of any changes by man, nature changes and adapts itself to accommodate it within reason. This follows the Newtonian law that each action has an equal and opposite reaction. Nature too follows this same law. So man ruling over Nature if definitely out of question. Now, if Man wasn’t acting God, I am sure our existence would have come to an end sooner or later. That’s leaves me at a dead end….”

      I SAY: Let’s take an analogy. I have the latest model of Ferrari, tank full, 6-lanes of wide road. But can I drive the Ferrari the way I want… No… I have the free-will to drive abiding by the lane-rules. I cannot break the rules because I have a bug called free-will which drives me nuts!!! 😀
      Therefore, in a way Free-will is not completely free!
      (I completely agree with with your Route 2: If free-will is so restless that it needs to get constrained by Nature or God himself, I definitely wouldn’t call it free-will.)

      Now Nature follows its own course of accomodation, adaption, changes… and we have to understand that course.

      PS: I hope I make some sense 🙂

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