The Biased and Unbiased

If my earlier post “That First Thought” challenged me to understand the game changing consequence of my life by choosing “writing a book” after infusing the Black Swan’s principle into my thought process, then this post,”The Biased and Unbiased” briefs out the two contradictory thinkers that existed and will continue to exist in my subconscious mind, had started intriguing me “about the approach”. These two thinkers do exist in not just me, but in every individual’s mind. Who are they? When have they invaded us? Nobody is indubitably certain about it. They happen to occur when the situation calls in. I came across them, listened to their provocative approaches, and then I finally realized that they actually are living with me the minute I entered into this world.

            This habit of mine “writing diary” which persisted in my mind, I consider it as the best thing ever, as I used to jot down my emotions, memories and plenty of my feelings. After two years when I stumbled upon the idea of writing a blog to share this journey. I was emotionally aroused when I opened the diary to re-read.

            It was on April 28th I met these two conflicting thinkers in my subconscious mind. I named them as biased and unbiased thinkers. This is the smallest conversation that they both had early in the morning on that day, and I was simply listening, and had been thinking who is justifying their points more strongly.

            Biased thinker: What have you chosen your approach to be?

            Unbiased thinker: I have set my mind.

            Biased thinker: Are you willing to accept mine?

            Unbiased thinker: Never.

            Biased thinker: The world in which I live is such a set where one could find plenty of ideas. A perfect picture could be framed if you have little cognizance about what is happening around the world, what people really want to read, what pulsates their nerve when reading, how sensibly it should be written. You need to go according to their interests, you just have to analyze and follow the present writings accordingly. This is purely a commercialized world.

            Unbiased thinker:, why should I Here comes the question follow others? Nowhere, not just in the literature world, but in all the fields, it was written that one has to follow others’ views. If one idea exists then a contradictory too exists to that one. Like I said before, “for every thought, idea or quotation there exist an opposite of its kind,”

            Now tell me which one should be considered and which one is denied. I am certain about one idea beyond any doubt, and that is, if I cultivate these pure thoughts of mine, without reading other fantasy books, by not getting influenced by their imaginations, I can unquestionably come up with my own fantasy world. Not everything can work with simple copy paste attitude.

            Biased thinker: I do accept your point. So far you haven’t read how a fantasy novel would be though you have seen many movies writing a book, understanding how a character should be decided, the flaws in your plots and connections between lead protagonist and anti – protagonist roles, how well they are competent from one other can be understood only when you take reference of other well – written books.

            Unbiased thinker: Let me take you to the History. I know it is a huge subject to discuss upon, but I would like to still say something. Centuries ago when the Sundial and Hourglass were made for measuring time, it was the time when migration and transportation for the people was the rarest thing to happen, at that point all most all the countries made the Hourglass, their ideas emerged out of need, nobody followed one another, it was purely their though process. So everything comes out of need and willingness to do. This decision to following you or mine to the writer (i.e. me) is very crucial at the very beginning because based on this decision her train of thoughts would proceed further. So following you or me at this stage decides her fate.

            Biased thinker: This reference is just to explain you how a fantasy novel could be written. I am not saying you to follow their thoughts, but I am asking you to take this as a reference in writing because so far you have studied only the logical, scientific, real time experiences and such similar stuff. Now the fantasy novel that you have chosen is more about being imaginative which is quite contradictory to logical senses.

            Unbiased thinker: I am done.

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By thedwaparayuga

Elsker and Sarayu

For a moment, they stared at each other. Her long, dark lustrous hair fell in soft waves below her waist…her oval face with a diminutive chin and tiny lips, was a picture of innocence and extraordinary strength. Her bird-like, brown elfin eyes that always twinkled with mischief and confidence, looked sad…asking for answers. Clad in a sari, she looked like she had been crafted by an artist, with voluptuous curves, firm bosoms and a thin waist that gradually spread into a finely shaped hip. She was the most beautiful woman. (to be continued)

*****

She had been living in that cave for more than 3.1 billion years.

Elsker and Sarayu had a tremendous impact on the environmental changes that occur in the Universe and the Earth. These changes also relied immensely on their emotions. Hence, they had to be extremely careful and controlled.

“I have been waiting for you. Ever since you left me on that day.” said Sarayu turning away from him. Her voice was filled with woe and yet she sounded happy. He had come to see me at last…

“I had to endeavor…” said Elsker, his voice calm and serene.

Endeavor to succeed what??!!” asked Sarayu, turning towards him swiftly, her eyes tearful, looking in disbelief with a hint of fear…she could finally take it no more. All the unsaid things that had been hovering between them were finally making their way, as they looked into each other’s eyes.

“Sarayu…I am happy to see you. I am glad you took a moment to explore your past,” he said, making an attempt to express what he felt. He took a step forward. He did not go too close to her. He knew the consequences…

“How do I entrust you with my future?” she asked him, her eyes revealing the anger she had within.

“Give me one last chance…let me explain.” answered Elsker, his voice as stable as possible, despite all the chaos inside his mind. He understood her plea. It was justified.

“No. Let me explain. Let me explain the moment I held my last breath. Let me explain the turmoil I had gone through…all these years.” said Sarayu, in a stiff voice.

“I know how you felt Sarayu…” he said but stopped abruptly. He knew he had to know.

“NO! You have absolutely no idea…just hear me out…once.” said Sarayu, in a voice that was pleading him to understand her. Elsker looked at her, for a moment, he was mesmerized by her beauty which was enhancing the surroundings even more, despite looking hurt and sad. He kept quiet. Sarayu began her tale.

“I was proud that I had an unusual birth. A birth that originated from the five precious elements of the Universe. A birth that was the responsibility of the Lord Brahma himself and his Manasputras, after the discovery of the Universal mind.

“The Earth was my canvas and I was the solitary artist. I had the power to control all the environmental factors of the planet. My laughter paved way to pleasant showers of rain and cool breeze, my tears formed devastating floods, my anger flared into volcanoes and thunder storms. Such was the ability I possessed. However, I feared that this very ability would cause terrible calamities to occur. I did not want to see the world that I had created, fall before my eyes…” ….. (to be continued)

And then you happened…..

*****

“Why did you leave me and go away Elsker..,” she asked, taking his name for the first time after centuries of separation. The sound of his name on her lips did it. Elsker could no longer remain stable.

“Sarayu…the purpose was strong, and I was told not to elucidate by any means, it could have ruined everything…” he said with deep regret, about the pain he was causing to her.

“Sarayu, I ….”

Who are Elsker and Sarayu? Apparently, Sarayu has been living in a cave for more than 3.1 billion years? What was the Elsker’s endeavor to succeed? “Held my last breath?” this sounds strange, what happened in the past, why Sarayu is so agonized while revealing it? Staple to all, who and how was the Universal Mind discovered? And more importantly what is this so called “Universal Mind”?

By thedwaparayuga