This is how I tried to build a connection between academic studies and my own thoughts

“Baji, why does Master ji not give me the same kind of attention he gives to Hira?”
November 14, 2016

This is how I tried to build a connection between academic studies and my own thoughts

I tried to recall Archimedes Principle today. At first, I was confused as how to understand the basic principle that became a source of history’s infamous Eureka, and some thoughts of experimenting it out myself in the washroom secretly aroused in my mind, but I kept them at bay by absorbing myself into understanding the principle itself so that Archimedes could also feel a bit happy that being such a dumbo, I’m mustering up all the energies to comprehend his principle. To begin with, I saw a video of an experiment on YouTube where I found that upon the immersion of a body into a liquid, it experiences upward force or buoyant force which apparently looks as if it has lost some weight, though contrary is the truth.

Now hold on to this definition for moment, close your eyes, and imagine yourself going to the washroom to pee and while doing it, you notice the tipping of water, you zip up your pants, and go near the bucket, out of curiosity to see what is going on. You put the tap on, and place your hand inside the bucket and remain lost in the world of your thoughts; all of a sudden, a shampoo bottle placed on the shelve nearby, topples down in the bucket, you see that due to the immersion, it experiences an upward force and apparently, it loses some weight. The magnitude of this upward force is equal to the weight of the liquid it displaces. Since the weight of the shampoo bottle is less than the weight of water it displaced so it will sink. So very safely, we can say the more water an object displaces, the more chances it has to float on the surface of water.

Since now you have picture so let me move forward a bit, my goal is not to make you understand Archimedes Principle as you already know it, but to make you realize something very similar to this principle that we all experience in a lab of cognition. We all think a lot whether we think about any TV serial’s protagonist or about something that comes into the realm of intellect, but we think, and that is for sure. Our thoughts try to invade us in every possible way but do we let all of them invade us or do we calibrate on the possible course of choices? Well, what really happens is that when some accustomed thoughts immerse deeper into our mind, an upward force of inculcation acts on them which is equal in magnitude to the weight of reason it displaces and we have a choice to act accordingly. When we let the power of reason overrules the power of inculcation, we generate a kind of mental ability that helps us to go further into the lair of cognition and we feel that we are floating while what we are doing is just transporting our thoughts into a different frame of mind. However, when the power of reason comes within the domain of inculcation, it creates a sense of acceptance and understanding. It gives rise to a deeper realization that inflexibility is not a part of reason as it accepts the differences, embraces the boundaries understanding the fact that they help us to grow even further, and evolves facing the opposition.

 

…..And how easily they say, you can’t reason in love…. !

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