Sunday, June 27, 2010

IX- The Sands of Time

I was shocked!..... My cousin had asked me whether Michael Jackson was really as good as people make him out to be?..... How can somebody ask such a strange question?  Well..understandably.... he could as he was born in the year 1990. By the time he could understand music, the MJ generation had already passed.

I didn't know where or how to start describing MJ to him. He kept looking at me waiting for an answer. I told him that MJ was part of me and almost everybody else during our teens. All my friends grew up listening to him.

From the Music Video- ' Thriller"
To further convince him, I described to him  how great his power was over the teenagers.. women used to faint at the site of him, his songs would play over and over on MTV. He was the most famous and the most dissected music personality by the media. He used to command such power over the population, that even before he uttered a word on stage, his fans would scream and scream and scream. After all the fans would be done screaming, he used to start his performances. He popularised break dance and his music videos were like mini movies. His songs, Billie Jean, Bad, Dangerous, man in the mirror, thriller made records which are still unbroken. He was rightfully called the king of Pop. There is gonna be no one like him.

From the music video- ' Remember the Time'.
He tried to appear convinced, but I knew he was faking it. I was sad, not because I did not convince him but because he would never know the magic of Michael Jackson. The unbelievable and magical  MJ era was getting covered forever by the sands of Time......

That night I logged on Youtube and  watched Michael Jackson's music video- 'who is it', one of my favorites. Something strange happened.

From the music video-' Jam' with
Michael Jordon
While watching the video, I felt myself  teleported back to my teens. The euphoric feeling returned at listening to his songs. The feeling is not easy to describe.. but it was as if I was re-living my past. Its the same feeling when one gets when for example visiting one's old school, old house, old friends etc.. its much more deep  than merely remembering some old facts.

Do we mentally teleport back in time or is  it just some memories rearing its head again? The answer is not an easy one if you consider the fact that according to latest science, Time and reality is very likely a mental illusion akin to a dream.  At the very basic level of reality, Time ceases to exist. Moreover, neurologists have been unable to find  where the actual memories are stored in the brain. The brain merely seems to act like a bridge between the  mind and the body.

While contemplating on the the memory mystery  of the was by chance I had gone to see the movie, 'Prince of Persia, the sands of Time'. The movie had a very witty ending wherein the prince ultimately uses the 'dagger of time' to rewind the reality and experience a different future. Hmm.. i thought about it.... maybe by remembering some event in the past, what we are actually doing is pressing the pause button of this dream reality  and mentally connecting with the  reality where there is no such thing as time. Some saints call this the merger of the individual mind with the universal or the divine mind.

This is not so absurd as it sounds if you consider that some people have such an amazing photographic memory, that it boggles the mind. You tell them any sentence of a book they might have read in their childhood and they can tell you on which page it is!! ...( see links below ). Current medical science fails to explain such phenomena. Moreover, scientists have recently been astonished to find that a simple plant utilises quantum entanglement ( a state where everything is connected and  there is no such thing as 'time' ) to distribute energy generated from sunlight throughout its body. Hmm.. if a simple plant can do such a trick , why not  us?  To me, it seems logical when you consider that if nature gave us the illusion of time, then  surely the easiest way to remember  is to remove the illusion of time rather than create a computer mechanism for storing and retrieving memories.  It just sounds a whole lot simpler.

Rest In Peace- Michael Jackson
The more developed realized saints ofcourse can more fully merge their mind with the universal mind, and can  see  into the future as well. There were many people like Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce and ofcourse my father's guru ( see previous chapters in this blog ) ,  who could  see far ahead in the future.

A question can be asked... what use is this knowledge of Time to me..Well.. for one..... I know Michael Jackson is not dead for me. He lives on in my mind......


Does Memory reside in the Brain. - An interesting article.
The Mystery of Time. 
A NewYork Times Article on the Mystery of Time.
Kim Peek - Man with Amazing photographic memory. ( video )
Wikipedia on Kim Peek
Plants utilize quantum entanglement.

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