Mar 22, 2017

PHILOSOPHY OF DESTINY

Incidentally the topic ‘destiny’ was discussed today in our discussion group meeting. This group is comprised of like-minded seniors and successful people with strong intellect that meets every month and selects a topic of interest for intellectual deliberations. I am fortunate to be a part of this group and enjoy contributing my 2 cents and understanding of life. In the meeting, everybody's presentation of their knowledge on the topic was par excellence from an intellectual point of view, but the scientific and spiritual points of view were amiss. As far as I am concerned, I have already expressed briefly my understanding of this unfathomable, invisible, and invincible influence in our lives in previous articles. In this article, I have tried logically to elaborate on my spiritual and philosophical views.

Everybody in the world, at some stages of their lives, must have
felt that things did not happen in their lives the way they wanted; despite of their best possible efforts according to their mental and physical abilities, educational and intellectual capacity, and options or alternatives they have or had at that particular time. Not many people can state that the events in their career, education, social success, marital relationship, health and well-being, material gain, bonding with siblings and children etc. went exactly as they planned. If they say in affirmation, then the person is either God incarnate or overlooking the results in its totality or perhaps falls in 0.000001% of the world population that turned out to be extremely "lucky". That is why majority of the world believe in luck, fate, destiny, God's hand or unexplained forces to solace themselves for their success or failure.

It is easy to talk on a complex topic like destiny and explain its meaning intellectually but it is very difficult to prove its existence or convincingly demonstrate how it works. Those who negate its existence completely, are also unable to explain certain events in their lives in which they had no willful control. Therefore, when we think of destiny, several questions come to our minds. 

  • Is success or failure only due to right or wrong decisions made by us?
  • If it is due to the right or wrong decisions then why we make such decisions?  What triggers the difference in our thought processes?
  • Is it fate or predetermined prophecy made by natural forces? 
  • Is it due to the cause and effect theory of karma or is it the sum total of our actions in this life and previous lives? 
  • Do we decide our destiny by willful action and by hard and persistent efforts only? 
  • Are we the maker of our own destiny and responsible for our own successes or failures? 
  • If we are responsible for our own destiny and whatever happens in our lives due to our willful action only, then why we do not have 100% control on the results of our every desire or willful action? 
  • As humans, if we would have 100% control on our willful action then Christ would not have been crucified, Lord Rama would not have been banished in the forest for 14 years, and there would not have been dissatisfaction, unhappiness, pain and sorrows all around us in the world. 
Therefore, it is pertinent to think about the influence of destiny and how it dictates our lives differently in different people all over the globe. If not, then how are two or more siblings different in nature, character, behavior, thoughts and action despite having the same environment, parenting, schooling, and opportunities? If the influence of karmic energies through planets and stars would not have played a role in our lives, then how do people born under different zodiac signs act, behave, think, or perform differently?


Why Aries are different from Pisceans, or why Geminis are different from Capricornians in nature and attitude etc.? Why is there commonality between the people born under the same zodiac sign? If not, then how anyone having the knowledge of western zodiac signs, can easily guess or predict people's behavior and nature as angry, lovable, naive, stubborn, friendly, flirtatious, mischievous, selfish etc. ?

If one’s hard work, positive outlook, and unfettered effort could have brought positive results, then why it does not happen in the case of those who put forth their efforts with similar conviction? It is easy to demean a person by saying that the person could not succeed due to his or her wasteful or unfocused efforts. But who can decide the parameters of efforts for success with absolute precision for obtaining a fail proof outcome?

There can be hundreds of related questions and it would be hard to find answers academically or intellectually unless we take the shelter of spiritualism. Spiritualism helps us in diving deep into our consciousness to search for the answers, such as - who are we? Do we have a purpose? Why we have come to this earth and what influencing factors shape our lives? 

As far as science is concerned, no one scientific analysis or theory
is going to prove the mystery. We need to think out of the box and try to analyze this celestial phenomena by combining various branches of science; human soul and its transition from body to body; anatomy and physiology of a human body; complexity of the human brain and the role of the nervous system; constellations of stars and planets and their roles in our lives; the astrological sciences proving the impact of planetary influences in our lives; science of palmistry depicting celestial interference's by way of a diagram on our palms and thus showing the path we are destined to follow etc. 

To make this article readable and short, I have tried to make a link between them and present a convincing philosophy in proving the logic once again. Karma is proportionately related to destiny; hence you may read my previous article ‘Philosophy of Karma’ for better understanding. In this article, I have tried to make a concise effort in describing destiny.

We all know that every action has a reaction, therefore every mental or physical action we perform in our lives generates energy and we may call it ‘Karmic Energy’. Karmic Energy can be positive or negative and it depends upon our thought processes or actions. The karmic energy can provide direct results to the producer in the form of willful action in day to day life and it may in turn determine the path to destiny. 

Therefore, the quality of karmic energy is an important factor in influencing our thought process which directs our mind for willful action. Without having a thought in the brain, no willful action can be made and if the willful action is made then it has to bring good or bad results on which we have no control. 


We also know that once energy is produced, it cannot be destroyed but it can be transformed into different forms of energy. Our minds keep producing karmic energies according to our intentions. These karmic energies have different wavelengths and frequencies depending upon the intensity of the mental or physical dynamics that occur in our mind. If the thought process is very intense then the karmic energy vibrates at greater frequency but has shorter wavelength and vice versa. Our strong desire to get something, a strong liking or disliking of someone or something, anger for someone etc. produces high intensity karmic energy.

Therefore, karmic energies produced by us emanate from our brain and reverberates in this universe. They are bar-coded which means these energies have the ability to identify its producer the way sound energy produced by a cell phone can exactly recognize the receiving cell phone in different parts of the world. The way soundwaves or radiowaves travel through the space and hit the spaceship or space station or satellites, and come back to the receiving station with the execution of prompted command from the ground control; the same way karmic energies produced by us keep going back and forth in the universe and looking for the matching planets or stars for reflecting back to the producer.

I am going to use the analogy of a computer to explain my understanding of the above concept. In our case, human brains are the transmitter or transponder or receptors of karmic energy and the soul is the prime beneficiary. Positive or negative karmic energies produced by us in past lives come back to us from the cosmic mainframe and hit our transponder (brain) for downloading and creating a file system, so to speak. These energies ultimately hard-wire the brain cells positively or negatively and influence our thought process for willful action which then leads to good or bad results in this life.

One may argue that how come 'bad people' in our society still thrive with material success and hold political or social power without much personal damage or destruction?

In my opinion, in this life our brain is already programmed according to the karmic energies of past lives received at the time of birth and the programming of the brain also creates a firewall system which allows selected karmic energies for which a file system is already present in the brain to get in from the cosmic mainframe as we age. A shield is also created in the form of body aura which is unique for every individual. This is the reason that good or bad energies of this life cannot benefit or harm the producer immediately and keeps reverberating in the universe until a conducive environment is found for downloading at the time of re-birth of the soul.

This is also the reason that everybody thinks or acts differently and it is hard to find the exact same thoughts in two people. This proves the existence of unknown forces interfering in our thought process which determines the qualitative and willful action.

If we do not believe in karmic energy and its qualitative outcome, then everybody in the world should have been a carbon copy in their thought process on similar topics. As a matter of fact, the anatomy of the brain and the nervous system carrying the mental messages for converting thoughts into action is the same in its chemical or physical compositions and nobody can precisely say that I have more neurons or axons in brain than the others or that my nervous system carrying those mental messages is superior to others.

Now, the Soul resides in the form of energy in us and constantly interacts with our mind having the ever changing file system being updated time to time depending upon the position of planets and constellations of stars in the sky and thereby reflecting karmic energies back to our brains. According to astrological sciences, the duration of such celestial communications to our brain determines the period of Dasha (time), Antardasha (intervening period of time) and Mahadasha (longer period of time). If an astrologer says that the person is going through the Mahadasha or Antardasha of Sun, Venus or Saturn then it may mean that the karmic energies related to these planets will continue interacting prominently with our karmic files present in the brain until the period of such antardasha or mahadasha

Now when does the process of downloading karmic energies start? To my understanding, the umbilical fluid present in the mother’s womb protects a fetus from all kinds of cosmic rays and energies and the moment a baby takes birth, the protective shield is gone and the baby is exposed to the outside environment and the infinite universe. At this stage, his or her soul through the transponder (brain) starts receiving and exchanging data with the cosmic mainframe. Karmic energies of past lives floating in the universe are reflected back by the planets and constellations present in the sky. This is the reason that the karmic energies having greater intensity but shorter wavelength immediately comes to the newly born baby and interacts with the soul.  Since planets are nearer to earth than the constellations of stars, they make immediate impacts and play a major role in shaping our lives by reflecting back karmic energies of past lives to us.


Every planet and constellations of stars are unique in identifying and reflecting specific types of karmic energies back to us. Reflection of the quantity or strength of positive or negative energies depend upon the producer of these energies in past lives. The position of planets at the time of birth is going to tell an astrologer how the quantum of planetary effects reflecting corresponding energies are going to affect a child's life.

Any astronomer can also tell the degree of positioning of planets or stars in the sky and their distance in light years from the earth at the time of birth of a child. Since Earth is revolving on its pole and half of the earth is always dark at any given time, the distance from a particular place on earth to planets and stars vary. This determines the ascendancy and descendancy of planets and can be seen on our natal charts. These variations in the sky and changing patterns determines the reflection of such karmic energies to a newborn at the time of birth which ultimately programs the brain for specific thinking resulting in a peculiar behavior and action in later stages of life.

This is the reason that a child's time and place of birth is very important to ascertain exact celestial positions in the sky and their corresponding effect on a child's life. When I say corresponding effect, I mean the capacity to reflect specific types of karmic energies in this life back to the person which was produced in the past life or lives. If one can study astrology and logically analyse the close connections between the planets and astrological forecasts holistically then it would be easy to understand my logic.

Now an important question comes into the picture: what is the proof of celestial intervention in our lives? In response, I would like to deliberate that nature has provided us proof of every natural phenomenon. If we are unable to understand or decipher these proofs or are unable to unfold their mysteries, then it is our lack of knowledge and mental education. Medically, billions of wire-like nerves originate from neurons and axons of the brain connecting every and each cell of our bodies to the brain. Therefore, if there is any change in the brain cells due to karmic energy downloads, then they must show the change in the form of results somewhere in the body. 

According to the science of palmistry, the downloading report of karmic energies are published through nerve endings of the brain on our palm.  It is a matter of experts to decipher the coded reports for our reading and understanding. If one can study astrology and palmistry carefully, then they will find a close relationship between these two sciences. If according to astrology, Jupiter or Mars is prominent in the natal chart then a person's mount of Jupiter or Mars on his or her palm has to be well developed. And if a person's natal chart shows Sun or Saturn at the lowest degree then his or her palm must show the depressed mount of Sun or Saturn or weak corresponding lines of Sun or Saturn. 
  
As such, an astrologer can make predictions of a person's life story precisely, if read properly. The karmic energy having low frequency but longer wavelength travels far beyond to constellations such as Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Libra etc. and takes some time in coming back to the soul or commences the downloading process of karmic energies at different stages of life depending upon its distance and position in the sky at the time of birth. Therefore, effects of Nakshatras (constellations of stars) are more feeble than the Grahas (planets).

So we can safely say that a connection gets established immediately once a soul is exposed to the universe and the cosmic energy interacts with it from time to time depending upon the frequency and wavelength of karmic energies, resulting in impacting our lives positively or negatively on different stages of our lives. This is the reason that sometimes we are taken aback by the adverse outcome of our willful actions - because the karmic energies impacting our brain cells changes the thought process for good or bad without our conscious knowledge. 

To explain the above, the impact of karmic energies through planets and constellations are codified in the brain. Nerves originating from the brain cells containing files of karmic energies run through the body and ends at our palm and fingers. They create unique impressions on our palms and fingers in the form of lines such as Lines of the Heart, Brain, Life, Fate etc. and by way of raising or depressing mounts on our palms such
as Mounts of Venus, Jupiter, etc. Various signs are also displayed such as a Star mark, Island, Rectangle, Triangle, Chain or broken lines etc. showing signs of specific future events as we grow.  

Fingers are also classified under different shapes and categories 
such as club, conical, square, rectangle, pointed etc. Therefore, a palm can tell a whole lot of stories about a person's past lives, nature, character and impending future events. It is also worth noting that it would be absolutely unusual to find two people having the same designs or structure of the palm with similar lines or mounts. This again proves that they have nothing to do with the biological  or genetic evolvements but some kind of unusual phenomenon inexplainable to modern science.

A good and genuine palm reader or a palmist can provide startling revelations of one’s life which can be mind boggling and nobody can explain how a palmist or an astrologer knows so much about him or her. 

Likewise, a good natal chart reader can predict one’s entire life in advance or at the time of birth. I would urge that one educate himself or herself before dismissing and negating astrology or palmistry.

Our saints and sears were great scientists and they had already measured the distance between Earth and all the planets, and constellations thousands of years back. As of today, modern scientists still have no clue how they measured distances with such precision.  One of the saptarishis (seven saints), Bhrigu Maharaj has already written a book ten thousand years back predicting the past and future life of several individuals based on the movement of planets and constellations in the sky. He drew 500,000 natal charts with precise calculations. His work is called ‘Bhrigu Samhita’. This also shows that our life is predetermined and whatever we are today it is not only our efforts and due to our willful action or choices, but also good or bad deeds of previous lives influencing our thought processes which are transformed into specific willful actions resulting in intelligent or foolish decisions. 

After discussing the topic of destiny, one can now very well understand that people are bestowed with luck which comes to them due to their punyakarmas (good deeds) of past lives. It is able to provide an explanation for the successful results obtained by the bad of society, and the suffering of the good. The good deeds of past lives act like a shield and helps protect the person in most. But it does not mean that bad deeds of a past life will never harm them. Therefore an astrologer can predict the good time or bad time in a person's life. Corrective measures are only a solace and provides mental strength to overcome obstacles, otherwise effects of karma are indestructible and unchangeable. It will reward or haunt us somewhere in the cycle of birth, death and re-birth.

Despite knowing the truth of life and having some spiritual understanding, I am not a fatalist and neither advocate one to become fatalist even after having some understanding of the destiny. We do not know exactly what types of karmic energies are bestowed upon us or what kind of baggages (karmas of past lives) we are born with and how and when karmic energies are going to strike us for good or bad with precise date and time. This is not to say that there is no free will. However, since most of us are not acutely self-aware or attuned to cosmic influences upon us, many times when we look back at our decisions, we question them. We ask ourselves why we did not think differently, or choose differently. Therefore, our duty is to perform willful actions with conscious choice, truthfulness, righteousness and to the  best of our knowledge and belief, and leave the results on destiny to decide. This is what  is propagated by Lord Krishna in Bhagwadgita as well. 

Therefore, to understand the role of destiny in deciding our life path, we must make a holistic approach in understanding what we think or do in our lives. We should never forget that it is going to reward or punish us in this life or next lives for sure. This comes back to the scientific idea that every action has a reaction. Unless we understand the role of destiny in one’s life, we will never understand why people with high moral and ethical characters sometime suffer more and bad people having immoral characters’ flourish and thrive.  The answer lies in the karmic energies and the resulting destiny.

Your comment and suggestions would further enlighten my thought process and for that, I would remain grateful.

Suman Saran Sinha
A pursuer of logical quest


Sunday, 19th March, 2017


(Disclaimer: This article is the result of the original thought of the writer and no research was made or references were obtained or cross checked from any book or texts, white papers  or materials available on the internet except photographs, while penning down of thoughts. Similar thoughts found by other thinker or writers may be a mere coincidental. As such any mistakes in comprehending of thoughts are regretted and may be excused). 


Jul 26, 2015

PHILOSOPHY OF KARMA

This article is in continuation of my previous article called 'Philosophy of Luck' where questions were raised about luck and how it works in favour for some and against others. This subject is so intricate in nature that it is hard to find any credible answer which can be proved scientifically. It is up to one to believe various theories and philosophies described in ancient scriptures or one should have reasonable scientific background to understand this subtle phenomenon. My analysis of karma is based on my understanding of different subjects of science, life’s true experiences, and outpouring of thoughts from the sub conscious mind together with credible logic and convincing philosophy.

Having studied sciences with an inclination towards spiritualism and philosophy, it has been hard on me to accept any phenomena which cannot be proved scientifically. I try to look every aspect of life from a scientific angle and I take the shelter of spiritualism and philosophy only when the modern sciences cannot satisfy me in getting an answer. In psychology we talk about unconscious or sub conscious mind and in order to investigate its overpowering but silent presence in our brain; I have also written another article called ‘Philosophy of Mental Deception’ which can be read in conjunction with this article.   

Before I go in detail about philosophy of karma or karmic truth, it will be quite interesting to know what books of religion say about Karma.

In Hinduism, it is the action or deed which causes the cycle of cause and effect.  Karma is the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in current and previous lives which determines our future. As per Hinduism, Karmas are of four types - Sanchita Karma, Kriyaman Karma, Prarabdha Karma and Nishkam Karma. Sanchita Karma is the sum total of Karmas of the previous lives. Kriyamana Karmas are being created in the present life and its good or bad impact will be experienced in the next life.   The portion of Sanchita Karma which influences human life in the present life is called Prarabdha Karma. Prarabdha Karma cannot be changed but experienced until it is exhausted. Any action done without expectation of fruits or result is called Nishkam Karma. Nishkam Karma does not affect the doers in any way either in this life or in future lives.

As per Buddhism, Karma means intentional action and refers to the universal law of cause and effect and created not only by physical action but also by thoughts. Just as action causes reaction, Karma causes effects that come back to original actor. Jainism believes that neither God nor Guru has any role in a person’s Karma and the individual is the sole doer and enjoyer of his Karma and their fruits. Sikhism accepts the doctrines of Karma and reincarnation as the facts of nature. In the Western world, Theosophical Society propagated karma as the law of cause and effects or ‘what goes around comes around’. 

In order to scientifically prove theory of karma and after taking into account recent scientific discoveries, I am embarked upon a project of writing book where this subject is divided into several chapters. Each chapter is going to investigate the modern scientific discoveries and how they are correlated with different scientific theories and our Karmic Energy. I will also try to create a simulation that how this philosophy works in favour or against of a person. 

However for the purpose of this article and the blog, I have tried to describe the phenomenon in short to understand the concept.  

Like any other matter our minds also produce mental energy and create an electromagnetic spectrum around our body in the form of an Aura. This aura represents our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies. Whatever we do or think, affects the aura and its invisible luminosity depends upon our mental meanderings and physical fitness. This aura is also affected by the change in surroundings including earth's electromagnetic field, penetrating radio frequencies, solar spectrum, lunar electromagnetic field, cosmic rays emanating from various constellations and of course influencing auras of other personalities. 

Depending upon the thought processes and resulting actions; frequency and wavelength of mental energies are determined. No action, good or bad can take effect unless our mind intensely thinks about them resulting in the relevant action. This results in the vibration of atoms inside our brain and in turn they generate mental energies or the karmic energies. The mental energy produced by such thoughts or actions are never destroyed and reverberates in the environment and travels far beyond the galaxy.

The astrological science describes the role of celestial bodies in human’s life and if deciphered well by experts, then they can
precisely predict the outcome in various stages of a man’s life. Depending upon the place and time of birth and celestial constellations in sky, natal charts are drawn to show the possibility of influencing or affecting planets or stars at the time of birth. The celestial effects are automatically downloaded upon birth and hardwired in brain in the form of coded karmic impressions similar to writing of codes on hard disc of a computer by anti virus software or downloading from the internet in our computers, lap tops or cell phones for up-gradation of a program.

These impressions are further converted into the visual forms similar to computer hardware like a monitor and displayed on human palms through the nerve endings originating from the neurons and axons of brain cells containing such karmic messages. Therefore palms of every individual is different including mounts (mount of Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, Sun etc); various lines such as Fate Line, Brain Line, Heart Line, Life Line, specific marks & signs and thumb impressions etc. If read well by an expert (not by the road side or commercial readers and fake fortune tellers), then human palms can also tell a hell lot of stories of the person's past, present and future happenings.

Predictions made by the qualified and learned astrologers or palmists can be startling. This shows that there is a deep relationship between the energies of past life or lives and the current birth, and evidences of cosmic/karmic software and hardware are very much present in our bodies. The celestial bodies work as catalysts in recognizing the nature and characteristics of such karmic energies floating in the universe and reacts with them upon coming in contact.


Their electromagnetic fields help in bouncing back those karmic energies to the original producers in current life or subsequent lives. Since the distance of each planet and constellations of star varies from earth, and their position in sky also varies depending upon the place and time of birth; impacts of these karmic energies on brain cells (the receptors) also differs depending upon the electromagnetic spectrum, intensity, frequency and wavelength of karmic energies. Therefore they reciprocates to the human brain only when our brains or the body aura emits the matching signals or creates matching environment conducive for the karmic energies to enter our brain cells and establish the file system, which an astrologer defines this as Dasha (short period) or Mahadasha (long period). Till then they keep bouncing back & forth in the universe. The science of astrology can very well predict the approximate time of automatic downloading of such programs by sub-conscious part of our brain from the universal cosmic mainframe. I will go in further details of this mechanism with illustrations in my forthcoming book on karma.


Having said above, it is still hard to digest that how mental or karmic energies of past lives can be received in this life without distortion due to their long cosmic journey. To prove this phenomenon we will have to take the help of the Laws of Thermodynamics of Physics. As per the law of thermodynamics, energies cannot be destroyed but they can be transformed in different forms. If this theory is right then it testifies that, the karmic energies generated by our minds are transformed into the electromagnetic waves and travels through the universe until they are bounced back by the relevant electromagnetic fields of various planets and stars in typical celestial constellations.

Picture of our solar system may provide some ideas about the distance of different planets. Modern science is yet to ascertain the correct distance from earth of various constellations of star such as Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Piece. Modern sciences are also yet to know the types of electromagnetic waves they create and how electromagnetic fields of other galaxies in the universe communicate with ours. 

The communication between terrestrial and extra terrestrial bodies can be understood by understanding the communication system of modern radio signals. The way radio signals are received and bounced back by the geo-stationary man made satellites in the 

earth’s orbit, the same way these celestial bodies or satellites of Sun and other galaxies work as reflectors of electromagnetic waves produced by our minds and that is why they are the prime influencers in an astrological natal chart.

Therefore karmic energies produced by us and transmitted by our sub-conscious part of the brain to the universe, are automatically reflected by the matching electromagnetic waves of these planets and stars towards the receptors (our brain) having similar electromagnetic codes. Before the invention of cellular phone, satellites and bar codes or QR codes, it was difficult to explain this phenomenon. Cell phone calls originated at one end of the world immediately tracks the cell phone numbers on the other parts of the world without distortion, (because it recognizes the code (phone number) through orbiting geo-stationary satellites in the sky). The same way mental/karmic energy with specific codes (like bar codes or QR codes) reverberating in the universe after being reflected by the cosmic satellites, immediately recognizes the matching base/primary codes present in human brain cells. Inside the brain cells, these base or primary codes are programmed by  our soul or Atma. They are carrier of these codes (containing the Sanchit Karma in their subtlest form as energy) from one life to another and programs our brain accordingly and the resulting outcome is called destiny.

In my article called “Philosophy of Mental Deception”, I have mentioned that how our brain is much superior to the most advanced computer in the world and how it keeps operating the various systems of our body without letting us know even. A cell phone is the most primitive example in comparison to our sub-conscious mind and we are not aware that how our sub-conscious mind is downloading or uploading data (coded Karmic messages) from the cosmic mainframe through the cosmic Wi-Fi system without our conscious knowledge.

Therefore, we should think twice before thinking negative or doing something bad in our lives. Even if nobody is watching us or we think smart in be-fooling the world and the universal social justice system based on Sanatam Dharma (Eternal Order); our karmic system by default is writing codes and seamlessly transmitting them to the cosmic mainframe.

There should not be any doubt that the way our good work will reward us the same way bad thoughts or bad actions will haunt us one day in our lives to come and we will never understand why we are suffering physically or mentally or why bad time has come and not going away in spite of our being pious, religious, generous and kind heart person in this life. 

Karma is a hard task master and makes irreversible print on our charts of life. It will never forgive us in case of bad karmas and will punish us in lives to come. Similarly it will always reward us for the good actions of past lives directly or indirectly in spite of being a bad or crooked person in this life. Since the highway or the main path of the present life is already determined based on the karmas of past life and astrology, palmistry, numerology, etc are the testimonials of this fact, hence chances of any change is remote. This is the reason that we are baffled about so many corrupt or successful people around us indulged in wrong doings and nothing bad happens to them. In another example, some successful people may wrongly think that they are the doers and whatever they have achieved it is due to their hard work, vision and planning. 
 
But they do not understand that it is their Sanchit Karma which triggers the thought process and compels a person to think and act in a particular direction, positively for good or negatively for bad. Otherwise human anatomy is the same and no scientists in the world can precisely say that why two brains think differently in spite of having same anatomy or hardware (neurons and axons) and configuration inside the brain. Therefore we should not be arrogant in case of success and demean unsuccessful, poor or sufferers. Rather we should feel pity on them, as they have destroyed their present lives due to their actions in past and they cannot do anything to reverse them.

 
We also must understand clearly that God has no role in the making of our lives or destiny or luck. Being an almighty, omnipresent, and omniscient parent of ours, he has created a universal system for all his sons and daughters and other creatures to live and thrive. In order to maintain the harmonious balance in the universe, everybody has to follow suit or fall in the system and there is no exception. Bhakti (devotion), prayers, rituals, mantra (hyms), tantra (symbols), magic, tabij (invoked lockets), zodiac stones etc will never remove the karmic impressions but may provide solace or internal strength to overcome or pass the phases of bad karmas. There may seem to be some exceptions, but even those exceptional people have gone through their fair share of good or bad times. 


However, we should never become fatalist (bhagyawadi) as we never know when the effects of good karma is going to kick in or what is the life span of such positive karmic energies and when the time is right for their downloading into our brain. And without efforts positive karmic energies when they will try to connect our mental mainframe upon maturity, will go waste as they will not be able to convert into a positive action. This is the reason that lord Krishna has said in Srimad Bhagwadgita that our duty is to make efforts but without expectations (nishkam karma), as we have no control on the result of our efforts. 
  
So be careful my friends. If you are fortunate to be blessed with the effects of good karmas then you must pray to God everyday for its maintenance and for further embarking upon the journey of life which ultimately culminates in Moksha (salvation). And if you are inflicted with bad karmic energies then you must pray to almighty for his forgiveness and derive strength to overcome the situation.  


Let God bless us with good thoughts, magnanimity and kindness.

Suman Saran Sinha
A pursuer of logical quest
Toronto, Canada
July 28th, 2015.


Dec 28, 2014

PHILOSOPHY OF SARCASM

Sarcasm is a technique to damage, attack or insult one’s image, character, reputation, social standing or personal belief. It is delivered through verbal outburst, facial expression and body language directly to the person concerned or through press and social media to the people at large. The idea behind sarcasm may also be to make fun, mockery or ridicule a person or group of persons. It may also contain double meanings to insult or hurt someone. Sarcasm is a distorted form of politeness intended to underestimate the knowledge, attack on self respect and humiliate the person. It may be the unsophisticated and least interesting form of irony which conceals scornful meaning. It is also a cognitive dissonance and emotional tool to test the limits of one’s patience, politeness and gentleness by sneering or making cutting remarks. It is also used to make scathing comments or down play the popularity or position of a person.  

Sometimes sarcastic remarks make a huge impact on a persona and damage the cord of respect, belief, understanding and harmony. It may also result in mistrust and develop enmity. It has the power to destroy trust in relationships built over a period of time. Psychologically it may give rise to frustration and depression on whom the sarcastic remarks have been delivered. History has witnessed several wars between the factions due to the insult made through sarcastic remarks. For example, the Battle of Wagram was fought in the year 1809 because of the sarcastic remarks aimed at Napoleon Bonaparte.

Sarcasm has also brooded animosity between kin. It has a negative impact on the harmonious environment in a family or in society. Sarcastic remarks also demonstrate the ill motives and may prove the quality of education and understanding one has. It also demonstrates the character of a person and his distorted trepidation.

On the flip side, sarcasm can also be taken positively in expressing frustration against the system or governance. It may be an important tool to release anxiety and dissatisfaction. If delivered intelligently then it may also provide subtle message to improve one’s personality or thought process. A thoughtful sarcastic remark may help a person in overcoming their shortcomings. It can also help a person to think before making another move. And it can also dissuade the blabber mouth, or silence the boastful people.

However, sarcasm, sarcastic remarks or demonstration of sarcastic presentation through media or film on a particular race, religion or sects can prove to be a dangerous move in inciting people’s sentiments especially if it involves one’s belief in a particular religion.

Religion is a matter of personal belief through which people derive strength to combat their personal woes or thank the unknown for their blessings in successes and maintenance of their happiness. In a situation when known entity cannot do anything or does not want to help people or when people become helpless then having belief and praying to unknown, sails them through the tribulations of life. It is like clinching to the crest of the tempest and hoping for the unknown power to help them in navigating through the distress. This belief and hope in unknown (God) triggers all hidden strength and resources within the person to overcome their misfortune and sufferings. Therefore believing in God through religious practices is the most important tool for survival in the world.

In the past, sages and seers have experienced the existence of God and based on their insights, people have interpreted different versions of their understanding of God. According to them, Godly people or messengers of God have been incarnated in different periods of time and have tried to convey the message of God to people. Hence, the existence of God has been portrayed in different forms and figures, directly or indirectly or through pictures of their holy places. Some claim to worship formless God but they cannot pray in the absence of the form or picture of their holy places. Whatever route they adopt to pray God is the means to reach the same almighty.

Therefore, it is foolish to prove or debate whose version of God is more authentic. To my mind it is the personal belief and understanding which fortifies its existence. In my previous articles, I have already quoted the remarks of Karl Marx, the famous German philosopher and economist’s as - “Religion is the opium of Man”. I have also quoted the story of six blind persons and an elephant and how they have described the shape of an elephant by touching a particular part of its body and vehemently disagreeing with others experience. Therefore debating on religion or God may continue for eternity.

I was inspired to write on this topic after watching an Indian film called “PK” where a distorted version of religion and belief in God was sarcastically presented and that too by humiliating the belief of one sect of people and not taking into account of blind faith of people of other religions on the fear of backlash and repercussion.  

This controversial film has been made on the face of the belief of the majority of the population of India, yet it has made record sales in the box office. This shows the bankruptcy of people’s belief and wide spread religious hypocrisy in society. The producer of the film Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Siddharth Roy Kapur have made a mockery of one of the oldest civilizations of the world and their belief system. They have forgotten that because of religious tolerance of the majority in India they are able to get away with the sarcasm otherwise they would have been persecuted.

Those who have not seen the film, a brief synopsis is mentioned here. To prove the non existence of God of one sect of people, the main actor of the film Amir Khan portrays himself as an alien from a different planet who lost his remote control for going back to the spaceship in a dessert of the western province of Rajasthan in India. In order to find his remote he visits all places of worship and everybody advises him to pray to God for the same. Therefore, he starts looking for God everywhere and prints flyers with ‘Missing’ headline having pictures of Gods of Hindu religion only. Thereby the producer, director and actor have tried to portray the non-existence of Gods of the majority population while not portraying or printing the photos of Gods of other religions due to the fear of backlash.

Many confused people and the so called intelligentsia have tried to see the positive side of the film and exposing of the so called God man in India. But they have forgotten that these God men are everywhere and in every religion. These God men play with people’s ignorance, sentiments and emotions by inculcating the fear of God. This is the reason that it has become a richest industry. In some cases these God men have been converting people throughout the world in the name of charity and social services and in other cases they have been inciting people to fight for a frivolous cause and induce them to commit suicide so that the inciters could gain political and religious advantages.

Therefore, this film PK has thrown sarcasm over the belief system of one of the largest populations in the world. The picturisation of the film has been very sarcastic and it has been an attempt to ridicule their faith and their belief in God. If producers of film were genuine in their motives to educate people about the non-existence of God or conveying the message of humanity then they should have adopted a balanced approach in projecting pictures of Gods of other religions as well such as Christ, Mecca, and Buddha etc in the flyers looking for the ‘Missing’ Gods.

I think people must wake up to protest and express their resentment over such sarcasm through films capable of insulting a large population of India.

I will look forward for your comments on the topic.

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2015.

Suman S.Sinha, CMC

A pursuer of logical quest.

Sep 21, 2014

PHILOSOPHY OF BEMUSED COMPETENCY

Recently during my visit to US, I had a chance to interact with companies and professionals engaged in deciding the future of solar energy in India as well as other parts of the world. India, a country of 1.25 billion people is having huge gap in demand and supply of energy, as a result there is frequent outage of power and people have to suffer intolerable heat in summer. Industries are also having stunted growth for want of continuous supply of electricity.  I had prepared a strategic plan for the newly formed government in India for their attention and implementation in making India energy surplus in 2-3 year's of time. I sent the strategic plan to the prime minister's office and to the office of minister in charge of coal, power and renewable energy in the month of June 2014. I received an acknowledgement from the honorable minister Mr. Piyush Goyal but received a tepid response from the solar industry. It seems to be an impossible task for them in view of the magnitude of problem India is facing in energy sector.

I am not at an engineer neither I belong from the energy sector, yet I have the wisdom to foresee and execute my strategic plan successfully. During my meeting with the professionals I could see the bewilderment on their faces, that how  am I going to achieve this target. They forgot that I am a strategic thinker and capable of preparing projects and plans for achieving this target much better than any bemused experts.

India's total generation capacity is 205.34 GW + 31.5 GW through Captive Power Generation= Total 236.84 GW. Whereas as per the Energy Statistics 2013 of India, the current requirement  is about 325 GW. It means there is a current annual shortage of 88.16 GW. This gap has been further amplified due to the lack of a network of  power grid lines and inefficient governance in states, which takes care of distribution of electricity.  Therefore their amazement was very obvious as they were unable to think out of the box in making the best use of the available technology and resources to achieve this target.

The largest Hydro Power Plant was built over Three Gorges Dam in China, produces 22,500 Mega Watts (MW) or 22.5 Giga Watts (GW) of energy. The largest Nuclear Power Plant is Kashiwazaki-Kairwa in Japan which produces 7,965 MW or 7.9 GW of electricity. The largest Fuel Oil Power Plant is in Shoaiba, Saudi Arabia which produces 5,600 MW or 5.6 GW of electricity. The largest Coal fired Power Plant is in Taichung, Taiwan which produces 7,724 MW or 7.7 GW of electricity. The largest Natural Gas fired Power Plant is in Surgut-2, Russia which produces 5,597 MW or 5.6 GW of electricity and the largest Solar Power through Flat-Panel Photovoltaic in Topaz, California has the capacity to produce 300MW or 0.3GW of electricity.

In view of the above production capacities and to fill a gap of 88.16 GW of electricity,  India will need  4 (Four) Hydro Power Plants of the size of Three Gorges of China or  12 (Twelve) Nuclear Power Plants of the size of Kashiwazaki of Japan or 16 (Sixteen) Fuel Power Plants of the size of Shoaiba of Saudi Arabia or 12 (Twelve) Coal Fired Power Plant on the model of Taichung of Taiwan or 16 (Sixteen) Gas Fired Power Plant on the model of Surgut of Russia or 294 (Two hundred ninety four) Solar Power Plants on the model of Topaz, California at the cost of billions of dollar for each power plant.

The above number of course is confusing and baffling for any expert in power industry, educated and book smart people of the world to achieve the target and that too without polluting the environment and without spending billions of dollar. Therefore my strategic plan submitted to the Government of India and posted on my other blogs,  must have looked nonsensical in the eyes of our intelligent, smart and bemused competent friends. They must have thought that I live in the world of illusion and must have advised the Government of India under intoxication.

Now I will like to discuss how my strategic plan and vision of making India energy surplus within 2-3 years of time is possible and that too without investing substantial money by the Government of India. However it is also true that without the legislative support of the government, it will not be possible for any company or a group of companies in the world to achieve this target. Government will have to mobilize people with all kinds of support  -  reform in electricity bill, tax incentives/exemption, financial support, low financing rate or loan holidays, creation of a network of active power grid etc. It will be economically beneficial to the government of India to provide above incentives instead of spending billions of dollar in equivalent rupees and mortgaging the country for building super large power plants and further pollute the environment.

To harness the power of free market system, entrepreneurial skills of people and their capacity to make India power surplus within the time frame, I have given hereunder an example of Solar Energy for electrifying homes on large scale in India.  However my focus for making Indian energy surplus within the envisaged time frame is not only based on Solar Power but other Green and Renewable Energy such as Wind Power, Geothermal and Biomass.

While working on this self imposed project, I have come across with smart solar system for electrifying houses ranging from 500 Watt to 2,500 Watt capacity. There may be other efficient system with higher capacity for homes,  but for the sake of my calculation and to demonstrate the power of power, I have taken 2,500 Watt Smart Solar System.

One Solar Panel can produce about 75 Watts per square meter of Solar energy or 7.5 Watts per square foot of solar energy per day. Therefore to produce 2,500 Watts of solar energy about 333 sq.ft of solar panel is required.

Average home consumes about 10KW of power if cooking, washing, water heating etc. are used on a daily basis. As such a 2,500Watt capacity of Solar System can feed about 250 homes with renewable energy per day or 2,500Watts x 300 clear sunny days = 750,000Watts = 750KW or 0.750MW.

To produce solar energy for homes only, we will require:

0.750MW x 1,335 solar systems of 2,500KW capacity and they will collectively produce 1001MW or 1GW of energy.

1335 solar systems x 1000 = 1,335,000 solar systems  = 10GW of Solar Energy

In order to produce 10 GW of Solar Power we will need 1,335,000 Solar Systems of 2,500 watts to create a cluster of 250 houses and that can take care of 333,750,000 houses. Now the question may be be raised that how the installation of 1,335,000 pieces of 2,500KW smart solar system will be made possible. Here professionals like us come into the picture for making strategic marketing plans and their successful execution within the time limit.

As per the Census 2011 of Census India, total number of occupied census houses in India is 306,162,799 which includes houses used as residence (236,062,866) residence cum other uses (8,578,716), shop /office (17,672,786), school / college (2,106,530), hotel/lodge, guest houses (720,806); Hospital / Dispensary etc (683,202); Factory/ Workshop/Workshed etc. (2,496,655); Place of Worship (3,013,140); Other non-residential use (33,547,747) and number of Occupied locked census houses (1,280,351).

Therefore if we are able to successfully install 1,335,000 solar systems of 2,500Watts capacity by way of making it a national event on the scale of mass scale energy revolution then 100% of census houses can have 24 hours, 365 days of solar power. An annual consumption of 0.750 MW of energy per home in smaller towns is on the higher scale as they only use couple of light bulbs and fans. As such I presume there will be plenty of mega watts of surplus energy available for contribution to the central power grid system for the industrial sector. Besides census houses (which includes shops, offices, schools, colleges, hotels, guest houses, hospital, factory buildings, workshops etc);  street lights, traffic lights, petrol pumps, cinema and theatres, public parks, bus stands, railway stations, and airports etc. can also be made energy independent with the help of renewable energy. This will take substantial pressure off the national power grid system and common public will have enough energy to cool off themselves in sweltering heat of India.

As mentioned above, this can be made possible by way of providing incentives and introducing various national schemes for the solar power system manufacturers and for the consumers.

By promoting similar incentives to other sources of renewable energy - Wind Energy (currently producing about 49,132 MW or 49 GW), and energy from Biomass (Current potentiality= 17,538 or 17.5GW) and by combining solar power energy , 100% requirements of energy can be made available to the agriculture sector. Besides tonnes of garbage produced by every town in India can further contribute towards producing energy. Geothermal can also contribute a great deal in generating electricity.

Once the majority of households, small and medium size businesses, agriculture sector, city and town lighting system becomes energy independent then energy produced by existing power plants - coal, gas and nuclear can be made available to large industries and mega cities.

Other positive effects of making this a national event would be that in the process, thousands of people will get employment opportunity in manufacturing of renewable energy system/plants, selling and marketing, transportation & logistics, installations, repairs and servicing etc. Thousand of ancillary manufacturing units related to renewable energy will mushroom in the country which will further contribute towards employment and increase in the per capita household income.

Therefore, I am convinced that this mammoth project can be achieved not only by the engineers, large corporations and the government but also by the professionals who have the ability to make strategic plans and foresee different dimensions, prepare a multi-lateral scope  statements keeping in view of the composition of towns, cities, villages, their socio-economic conditions and targets to be achieved and monitor the progress by placing Key Performance Indexes (KPI) for each layers and sectors on weekly and monthly basis. To my mind this is doable and can be made possible by the people who have the vision and passion to make it successful.

In view of this article, I will like to ask my professional friends worldwide - How to make a country like India energy surplus in a shortest possible time with the help of Green Energy? Can they suggest other alternatives?

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Suman Saran Sinha, CMC
Certified Management Consultant
for Strategic Planning and Execution