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Thursday, August 9, 2007


Someone wrote that " a prayer is a petition to alter the Grand Design of the Universe in favour of one person". Considering the insignificance of an individual in the context of the Grand drama being played out, is the notion of an inviolable soul really relevant. Is insanity merely a glitch in the brain's programme. What purpose an individual's existence and the course it takes have for the Universe. As an annual ritual I have been reading Ramayana this year too. But sometime I cannot help wondering whether there would have been any cataclysmic effect had Ravana killed Rama in the battle. It is not impossible. Gods or at least their mortal incarnations have got killed like Krishna or killed themselves like Rama. Perhaps then instead of the "Travels of Rama" (Rama Ayana) it would have been Ravana Vijayam. Mark Twain got it right when he said "the very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice". Vibhishana would then have joined the ranks of Kim Philby or the Rosenburg couple

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