Life and everything else.

Life in and away from medicine.


1) Religious writings like the Bible, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, etc.. are not  scientific papers.
2) They are often historically incorrect
3) They are not factual many times
4) They were written from the worldview of their time  and some contents  may or may not apply to modern times
5) It is not helpful to accept them literally because  historical, scientific research will readily dispute many of them and prove them wrong factually.

So what are they?

a)  They are ‘holy books’ considered ‘sacred writings’ which have extremely powerful symbolic messages. And symbols often move people more than facts.

b) They are meant to lead you to ponder on mysteries which man will always be fascinated with. e.g.,meaning of life, What God is like, Sex, death and the afterlife, divine justice,  the future, etc..

c) They are a guide to how we must conduct ourselves in the world and  towards others.

d) Every religion reaches different conclusions about these mysteries resulting in different dogmas and  moral codes although some  of them may share some of the same insights.

e)  Religion is but a subtopic of spirituality

f) The same mysteries and questions  can be approached on a spiritual plain outside religion.

g) Not everyone will believe or be moved by religion and Holy books but at one point, everyone will  engage  and ask these same  spiritual questions.

h)  I take heed of what a religious man once told me. I quote,’Treat religion like salt. Use it in moderation.’ After all, religion and politics are among the top two main causes of war and enmity in the human history.

I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Book Geek Quote #549

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You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…
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Happy 26th to my one and only! :*

StraMa day 1.

Cool find of the day: White chocolate-covered peanuts!

Joke. Peanut erasers pala.