Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blame It On The Butterfly

Perhaps some of you have more deep understanding of the Chaos Theory, which curiously and very very roughly proclaims that the flapping of the wings of a butterfly somewhere in space-time coordinate leads to a devastating hurricane. In view of causality of the perceptible world, we consider the times to move in one direction. That keeps matter simple.

Reverse engineering the Hurricane is something we do in daily life. To deconstruct an effect and determine the cause. In our limited understanding, the blame needs to be on something. For poorer minds, the goal is reached with the blame. For better thinkers, the butterfly needs to be kept in observation so as the predict future Hurricanes and if possible, prevent it. Few people figure out that the butterfly is to be found in front of a mirror.


I make a simple effort to understand the reason of the incident that shook India few weeks back. Why the men behaved like they did. Following are the explanations of our leaders.

Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar (MP): It was a misunderstanding between the two parties involved between a lady and her client. (link here)
Abhijit Mukherjee (MP): described protestors as women who were "highly dented and painted". (link here)
Botsa Satyanarayana (Congress President, Andhra Pradesh): Just because India got freedom at midnight, is it necessary for women to move on the streets at midnight? (link here)
Khap Panchayat: banned mobile phones for youngsters and ordered girls not to wear jeans and T-shirts.(link here)

Asaram Bapu (Spiritual Leader): The accused were drunk. If the girl had chanted hymns to Goddess Saraswati and to Guru Diksha then she wouldn't have entered the bus. (link here)
Raj Thackeray (Political Leader): No one will talk about all culprits being from Bihar. (link here)


Healthy analysis it is not but, we are all entitled to have our own interpretations. Where I see charity bike rides for reasons ranging from saving tiger to donating organ, I wonder when someone will start traveling to just tell that woman should be worshipped.

After all these analysis, it is touching to hear it from a village woman without formal education. Sri Sarada Ma, as her devotees refer her, uttered the following parting words before leaving the material world on July 20, 1920.
I tell you one thing my child — if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather, see your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own.


At least this much we all can try.

4 comments:

  1. "I tell you one thing my child — if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather, see your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own". This is very true but how much we can follow this in our real life? Human nature always satisfied by blaming.

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  2. @Anonymous,
    You are right. "At least this much we all can try". There lies the hope.

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  3. I wish things were as simple as that !

    -Sarvo

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  4. @Sarvo,
    Simple thoughts work best at complicated times.

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