Saturday, April 05, 2008

Known, Unknown

Recent days, the thoughts of Einstein have made a profound, immense impact on my thinking and my perspective towards life. Made me explore new territories in my mind…and created new patterns in my thought process … connected disconnected concepts… lit up those little gray cells which were dormant all these while…And as a result of all this strenuous mental exercises I feel much more matured (if we could define maturity as the state wherein we learn to live with confusion and realize that life is full of contradictions and have a reasoning for the same..)

Here I go interrelating some of his thoughts…

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

1) Comprehensible/ Comprehensible – I believe each of us will have quite a few items listed here and this list will/should keep growing over a period of time.

2) Comprehensible/ Incomprehensible – If we could get something out here in this quadrant then that should really signify that we are a GENIUS in that particular concept/subject

3) Incomprehensible/ Comprehensible – Offers scope for further enhancing our knowledge.

4) Incomprehensible / Incomprehensible – GOD alone knows.

This 4th quadrant is very interesting. Every day there are lot of stuffs that get uncovered which deprives them of its eligibility to stay in that quadrant for ever.

How do people illuminate this 4th quadrant?

We all “understand” what we have “not understood” with what we have “already understood”. In my mind, It’s impossible to understand a concept as an absolute abstract notion.

In the early stages of evolution of human kind there was nothing other than NATURE. So, our thinking process should have started from the nature. (Because we all learn new concepts with what is been understood and the only source of understanding for us at that time was Nature)

Note: Definition of nature is anything that is not a manifestation of human thought.

If that is the case, “Strengths and Weakness of our thinking” should exist in nature. Our thinking seems to be only a reflection of human nature. And our creations have come out because of our thinking. So the greatness and imperfections in human creativity is only a manifestation of nature…

Is that the reason why we call our common emotions as Human NATURE? Is this the reason why Einstein Said,

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better?”