We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom..

| 03 Jun 2007

Dew Drops

Just When you thought, we got answers of Life … Life changes the Questions..


There is a paradox in the growth of scientific knowledge. As information accumulates in ever more intimidating quantities, disconnected facts and impenetrable mysteries gives way to rational explanations, and simplicity emerges from chaos…
Preface to:-

Molecular Biology of The Cell .
By Bruce Alberts & others..

Poets live in Cracks between time & space….

What is a Poem, if it does not peel of dust of Reality from Truth ?
-Max Babi

We are suspended in Language, our intellectual description is always culturally derived.. –
-Niels Bohr
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charles Mingus


“From my thirteenth year on, it was clear to me that I wanted to be either a poet or nothing at all.”

Hermann Hesse in his “Life Story Briefly Told

Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

-Hermann Hesse


Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

– Robert Frost

Poetry is being, not doing.
– E.E. Cummings


In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be
understood by everyone, something that no one ever
knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.

-Paul Dirac


A drop
Melting into the sea,
Everyone can see.
But the sea
In a drop–
A rare one
can follow !

– Saint Kabir -Indian Mystic Poet


If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”

– Nietzche


“Hope is not the
conviction that
something will turn out well,
but the certainty
that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.”

–Vaclav Havel

Do I contradict myself ?
Very well then I contradict myself.
( I am large, I contain multitudes.)

-Walt Whitman


Choice in every form is conflict. Contradiction is inevitable in choice; this contradictiction, inner and outer, breeds confusion & misery



Which is more difficult, to awaken one who sleeps or to awaken one who, awake, dreams that he is awake ?

Søren Kierkegaard


Where are there are two desires in a man’s heart he has no choice between the two but must obey the strongest, there being no such thing as free will in the composition of any human being that ever lived.

– Mark Twain in Eruption

One can only become a philosopher, not be one.
As soon as one thinks one is a philosopher, one stops becoming one.

-Friendrich Von Schlegel


Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another. … I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. … I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general.

Gottfried Leibniz, 1646 – 1716


One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.

::: Salvador Dali :::

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. – ::: Robert Hughes – Art Critic :::

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.-
-Des Beaux- Arts, Jean Cocteau
“Each day, we’re given many opportunities to open up or shut down. The most precious opportunity presents itself when we come to the place where we think we can’t handle whatever is happening.”



I am looking at you,
You at him,
Kabir asks, how to solve
This puzzle —
You, he, and I ?



“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”
-Muriel Rukeyser

“Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

People can think only in images. If you want to be a philosopher, write novels.
~Albert Camus

The fundamentalists, by ‘knowing’ the answers before they start, and then forcing nature into the straitjacket of their discredited preconceptions, lie outside the domain of science-or of any honest intellectual inquiry.
– Stephen Jay Gould

5 Responses to “Dew Drops”

  1. on 13 Sep 2007 at 5:49 PM 1.Nimesh Dadia said …

    I was particularly fascinated by the Couplet by Sant Kabir.

    It boggles one, how on earth can one think like that. I guess its beyond thinking.

    I wish i can find this couplet in its original language it was written. May be Max Guruji can be of help to us.


    Xiao Nim

  2. on 02 Nov 2007 at 11:49 PM 2.kimmikat said …

    Yes…that was the quote that caught my attention too. Very profound and very beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us Entrophy.

  3. on 13 Nov 2007 at 12:32 AM 3.michele roohani said …

    hesse, kierkegaard, bohr, cummings, mingus, etc…you are looking at my library and my music ajay!
    great post my friend!

  4. on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:29 AM 4.gingatao! said …

    What a cracking stew. Life is an improvised artform and I certainly admire your seriousness and structure,

  5. on 23 Oct 2009 at 11:50 PM 5.Max Babi said …

    Hi Ajay,

    Enthralled by this collection, and the little ego-trip I felt at seeing one of my own quotes… wonderful.

    Ordinary folks sometimes let pearls fall from everyday speech that can pierce a sensitive heart : e.g.

    ‘ I have often seen truth fall like a splinter from the eye….’
    – Sonia Menezes

    ‘ If you have regret in your heart without guilt in your conscience…. then you are being very very unfair to your real self.’
    – Laxmi Birajdar

    ‘ I feared being alone until I learned to like myself ‘
    – Khushi Dey

    There are many more : great quotes from simple folks.



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