Nov 12, 2013

Meaning of intellectual journey

What is the idea behind intellectual journey? One thing I am sure of is that its not about being able to quote Socrates or Aristotle. Neither it is about merging yourself into the ocean of books and understanding what others have to say about the world or life.

Instead, I believe its the exact opposite. Its about stripping yourself from all the ornamental moral values and knowledge you have gathered for years and starting from scratch. It is a journey you take with a blank canvas and paint it with NOT your knowledge but with your experience. Its about being honest about yourself.

History provides us with numerous examples where great thinkers have taken that path and emerged out with enlightened conscious mind. The goal of intellectual journey is not to find out truth but to get rid of all the lies that you have been holding on to.

Nov 10, 2013

The Novel - bexdeep

So some really long time ago. Around 6 years back when I was in my college I wrote this novel based on an interesting and life-changing trekking trip which me and my friends took. Those 15 days of trip was unforgettable and has remained among my friends as an EXPERIENCE.

Now after many years, I think I can share this story which I shared only among few friends. The story is pure work of fiction but among friends it has some recognisable elements.

The story is title THE NOVEL as at that time I really had no intent of sharing with anyone else. Further, I had promised my friends during the trip that I would write a novel on it and so the name THE NOVEL.

Hope you will enjoy reading though it was written long back on a very rough english :).

Here is one of the section of story:

"From the middle of this dark canvas, a bright yellow light was beaming from the window of one of the hut. A dark figure was moving up and down. After a while, it slowly settled down and a slow whispering sound permeated through the icy cold air. “I think it has stopped raining,” spoke a thin female voice. After a little silence, the male voice mumbled, “it’s not the rain that I fear.”
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