Thursday, June 30, 2005

Yeh Dil Maange More...

The more I get to know, the more I realize that there is (much) more to know!

Nimmy (In my quest for knowledge)


Gautam Ghosh said...

look at it as a circle of knowledge in infinite space...

The more you increase the circle, ie you learn and know more, the more your circumference of the circle increases...which equals to your awareness of the unknowns

simple, na?

neha said...

yeah this feeling is captured rather well by the poem by jrr tolkien

"I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall never see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know."

but then as sherlock holmes says in the study of scarlet -

"From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it."

say what you?

Nimmy said...

Thanks for those intelligent comments, Gautam and Neha! :). The joy of blogging multiplies when one gets such responses!

Well, you may not believe it, but what both of you are saying are things that I am able to relate to because I've been reading something on the same lines in a book on philosophy!

Gautam - I believe Plato said that a human is the centre of a circle without a circumference! We have the potential to do whatever we want to and the circumference is what we ourselves draw!

Neha - Sherlock Holmes' quote is very interesting indeed! Thanks a ton for that! Guess what, this book that I am reading says that Aristotle believed that everything on earth can be classified and categorized and all we need to know are the parent categories. he believed that there is a FORM and a SUBSTANCE. A FORM is the parent while the SUBSTANCE is the characteristics of the particular FORM. Lemme stop here...the principles are still a little vague and I don't want to confuse you as well! ;)

Hari said...

Hi Nimmy,
Its been a while since I commented on your blog, but your thoughts are as fresh as ever. I dont know if you remember me.
I suddenly had this brain wave to read your blog today (after about a year) and I searched google with these words (I didnt have your blog bookmarked). "nirmala blog calvin dilemma". And google gave your blog as the first result. That is some achievment.. Aa..ha! :)
I actually added this below line as my punch line on Skype a few days back... "As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it".
It goes well with your comment.

Nimmy said...

Hey Hari!! :-) Wow....what a pleasure to spot you here again! :-)) I definitely remember you! You're the chap that shared those lovely snaps of Ladhak! :-)) I was wondering where you were. Still in Dubai?
Yeah...Google recognizes me! ;-) LoL. Your skype statement makes me feel nostalgic..!
So, what else? Do come back into the blog-network. Would be cool to stay in touch with your thoughts! :-)