Dance of Shiva

A search for meaning and purpose!

this blog and i

why “dance of shiva”

The Dance of Shiva: The Hindu View of Matter in the Light of Modern Physics” was an essay written by Fritjof Capra which led him a few years later to write the bestsellers “Tao of Physics“, “The Turning Point” and “Uncommon Wisdom“. He writes,

“…every subatomic particle not only performs an energy dance, but also is an energy dance; a pulsating process of creation and destruction…without end…For the modern physicists, then Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter. As in Hindu mythology, it is a continual dance of creation and destruction involving the whole cosmos; the basis of all existence and of all natural phenomena.”

the symbolism appeals very strongly to me, as i experiment through life, creating and destroying parts of me as i go along.

who am i

i am a director at “srijan technologies“, an open source IT consulting company based in new delhi. there is a lot i desire to do, as a social entrepreneur – specifically in rural areas in india.

with the help of my mentors and coaches, and books, we are experimenting with “democracy at work“, on the lines of ricardo semlers’s experiments and success with semco in brazil.

i wish to move out of technology onto creating social entrepreneurship projects very soon. perhaps sometime i’ll revive my long-time dream of becoming a politician and bringing about political change in this country that i love so much.

disclaimer

the views expressed in this blog, and do not represent that of the company i run, or it’s social arm – srijan foundation. the thoughts are entirely my own. the organisations i work with would have their own collective vision, mission, thoughts, and goals.

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One thought on “this blog and i

  1. a great work sir, we countrymen are really very eager to see an unblemished and clean person at the helm of affairs. But also i would like to see throw some light on the word myth which has been quoted by the learned Fritjof Capra as follows:

    myth REF:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/myth
    noun
    1.
    a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
    2.
    stories or matter of this kind: realm of myth.
    3.
    any invented story, idea, or concept: His account of the event is pure myth.
    4.
    an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.
    5.
    an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

    Though in present context Mr. Fritof Capra has used the word myth, even we Hindus (even though this is a distorted term) call our shastras i.e. puranas, vedas, upanishads as sacred and based on facts which hold true even in facebook age to this day and in the same breath we call it a myth….i.e. lie, false, fictitious…..This is shocking!!!!!

    So actually what do we want to say about our shastras and epics true or false?

    It means we have to be very careful while choosing our words and understand their meaning before using them.. this word “myth” has been lavishly used by foreigners to describe our ancient works as myths…and we are without giving a second thought what does that word mean have been seconding it.
    And very shockingly this word has been widely used by our own historians in their books, and also by some very learned people who believe in our ancient traditions and who are regular contributors to some popular astrology, spiritual magazines.

    Thanks for sharing.

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