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Blog 11 : A trap called time

Long back, I happened to read a quote of Jiddu Krishnamurti (JK). While I don’t recall his exact words, it went something like this - As long as one categorises time to be either in the past, present or the future, one cannot be at peace. I immediately connected with that quote and the insight made a lot of sense. It even created a spark that got me to write my own verse about time. In case you are interested, you may read the verse here.

The concept of time as a 24 hour day that manifests across tomorrow, today and yesterday, was invented by man. In a way, it is a trap that we created for ourselves. Someone who believes that to be the truth will find it hard to live in the moment. Trying to be spontaneous in such a construct is akin to a man pursuing to find balance in a hanging rope. While he might eventually succeed, the pursuit will not be effortless. What if there was no rope to begin with?

Later, I discovered a striking Thirukkural which resonated with JK’s idea. Simply type ‘time trap’ in bot to learn Valluvar’s perspective on time.

Have a great weekend!

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