Archive for January 30th, 2012

Once Confucius called on Duke of Ai who wanted to discuss some matter with the sage. The duke being busy his chamberlain took to entertain him and while going through the album Confucius saw an autograph and exclaimed, ‘Chen Yu was here!’
The chamberlain was amazed. He wanted to know how he could guess it. The sage pointed to his hand and his literary name and said,’Nobody in the kingdom will style himself as Rotten Plum on the Golden Bough except he.’ Every person is unique. If it were not the case would gait recognition or iris scanning work? Take a tree for example. No single leaf is same as another.
What makes a leaf special or for that matter grass?
Every blade of grass has its purpose. If it had no meaning everything in this planet loses its meaning. Why must it be so? A grass works out its strategy in this world by submitting to its physical laws. If laws hold no meaning throw away the entire cosmos into some slag heap as useless. Some grass may despite absence of laws grow but it would be useless for man or cattle. Who shall risk making use of greens that are edible at one moment and inedible next moment?
We frame physical laws from our observation of the earth, physical reality of cosmos and say under such and such conditions it must be so. Take the case of a phenomenon like Aurora Borealis or Aurora Australis. It is due to the electrically charged particles traveling along the planet’s magnetic lines strike hydrogen molecules. As a result the molecules glow in the upper atmosphere. If similar conditions exist whether in Jupiter or anywhere in cosmos the same phenomenon should manifest. Would it not mean then that certain laws are in place? Laws of Nature?(selected– Sufficient unto this Day 1.5)
We are men under a system where laws are written in our very being. Thus nocturnal animals also can survive while we make the most of the daylight. Nature is for all; and wisdom and power of man and every living thing is drawn under its sovereignty.
Do we need to ask who has tagged the earth? I began with an anecdote from China and I shall end this post from another. Girls who are ready for marriage in China will attest to the fact by sewing mandarin ducks on their shoes and venerating Old Man on the Moon. Some may similarly entertain a God sitting somewhere up there spinning laws for each man. It is some thought! No wonder why some men here think he is above laws of men. Such lawless men are still under laws of Nature. For me God works with laws of Nature where wisdom and power of man when collectively taken does as effectively as though He was behind the interaction.
He is Wisdom and Power apart while we exercise wisdom and power in harmony with our nature. Laws of Nature and nature of man must trade off. No other way.

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