Season of Crows

a childhood in India, 1956-1972

Ashwin Mahadev – body and soul

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My friend, Ashwin Mahadev who lives in Chennai, India, and is suffering severely from cancer, wrote this on Facebook recently, and I responded.  I want to keep this on my Blogger as a record.
9th July 2012

No matter how nicely a machine is developed, example: Computer, television etc,
No matter how nicely a machine is developed, example: Computer, television etc
without a living beings touch, it is useless. Similarly, the body, which is like a big machine , is wonderful so long the soul is there. And as soon as the soul is out it is a lump of matter.So we are giving importance to the machine, not to the person who is dealing with the machine. This is the folly of modern civilization. Our perception is like that of a child, ” The machine is working independently”. The big airship, 747, is flying because the pilot is there, and the pilot is there, and the pilot is a soul, covered by another bodily machine. And that is missing point in the modern civilization, that who is working with the machine…

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Author: Arjun_L_Sen

Born in India in 1956. Grew up in London, Calcutta (Kolkata) and Delhi. Studied history at university in Delhi and completed a sub-doctoral research degree in Social Anthropology at Oxford University. Interested in creative writing, art and animal rights. Art website at http://Arjuna.pixels.com. Has lived in Spain since 2003.

One thought on “Ashwin Mahadev – body and soul

  1. Ashwin passed away in February 2014.

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