THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Friday, March 17, 2006

Back to school...

I was a KV student from 1st to 10th standard... Spent all my formative years there... Someone from the alumni group sent an email today with a wiki url for my school, which was sort of cool... But, what isn't on wikipedia right ??? I know, but it still got me reminiscing... While some of the tales from my days in school would live on to be lengends in time, this is one particular funny incident which will be lost in time... So, i thought i might as well record it here...

Anyway, Sanskrit was one of the languages we were taught in school... And Sanskrit classes genereally were a li'l too phylosophical to my liking... So one fine day, while the birds chirped, traffic buzzed, school bells rang, and the band drill sucked, our teacher decides that we the 7th standard children were grown up enough to be explained THE LAW OF CONSERVATION OF SOULS, or rather THE MIGRATORY NATURE OF SOULS... still don't get it ? Well, she was trying to convince us that the body presihed, while the soul attained a new identity and lived on, and all the associated nashwar, ashwar blah... I didn't quite buy it...

Aham: So, souls never die ?
Gajaha: They don't.
Aham: Do they reproduce ?
Gajaha: WHAT ?
Aham: DO THEY REPRODUCE ?
Gajaha: NO.
Aham: Then...
Gajaha: What then ?
Aham: Then, why is the population increasing ?

That question of mine remains unanswered till date... I got dissed by her for the next three years... Luckily for me she had no say when it came to my boards... I wish i could paste my final marks on her face...

16 comments:

Z said...

KV :)

slightly off topic, but I need to know the best time to hike the canyon before it gets too hot ? Where are you right now.

Seashells said...

@ venus
way off topic... I've been there if Feb, May and August. The snow is still melting in Feb, so you can't hike even though the trails are open. You'll be walking through a thick pile of slush... End of May is way toooo hot... I did a 14 mile trek on a day when the temp was 118-120... Definitely what you don't want to do... I did it then, but no way in hell, i'm doing that again... August was just awesome... The weather is great, nights are only a touch chilly, just right for campfire, and the sunrise and sunset are beautiful...

So, if you want to go anytime soon, look for warm and dry weather...

Crouching Tigress said...

Wow this is eerie. I have been dreaming of my high school Sanskrit teachers for over a week now![ In the cleanest way possible(trust me on this, really)]. Oh I loved Sanskrit classes..actually any language class :p. Yeah I am a language geek. As for your 'soul question'..let me TRY to put this in a nice way..IT SUCKS! I dont like this KV crowd much either..good to know you and venus are a part of that crowd! Lol. Also, your spellings are all over the place..everything ok? Geez I pity my kids to be!

second_wind said...

well the soul is a silent observer....its the body that does all the reproduction (aham iti manyate)

Seashells said...

@ searchinformrmojorising
LOL ! what better line of thinking do u expect from a 11 year old ???
So..., you finally have a reason to "not like" me 'n venus :)...
Spellings are all over the place as a result of marijuana effect...
WHY EXACTLY DO YOU PITY YOUR KIDS TO BE ???

@ second_wind
:) poor li'l kids have no souls :P

Fosix said...

hey, dont blame your bad spellings on the marijuana... That was Grade A stuff that I gave you... You could write your doctoral dissertation after smoking that !!

Truth Fairy said...

Lol! You sound high on marijuana all right! Why else would you think about souls and reproduction?!

Btw, I loved my Sanskrit classes all 5 years! I had great teachers...could sit in the back and have all the fun we wanted. :D

Crouching Tigress said...

Wow marijuana makes people spell better! But thats PEOPLE not you :P. And trust me, I can find more than one reason for not liking you and venus. Whether I do or not is another thing. By do I mean not. Like. Not like. As for my kids to be, oh well you dont know me..and hence its a pointless story and wont inflict that on you! My comments seem to be getting longer by the day..I used to be bitch of many barks and the occasional words. Sheesh!

Seashells said...

@ fosix
Oh, this wasn't the stuff i bought from you. I had to find another "contractor" when you were enjoying your ride in the cop car.

@ truth fairy
Geez, i didn't even know how to spell marijuana in 7th grade.

@ searchinformrmojorising
I KNOW. But, I being "PEOPLE" LIKE, marijuana does make it's presence felt. You should try coke. It makes all the hate go away. It might also help you find your forgotten bitch barking style... :P

Isis Panthea said...

Reminds me of when I used to argue with my geography teacher that no way the earth is going to be suspended in space just like that!...And no way there is nothing at the end when I go chasing the horizon!

Well, you certainly became the king of such doubts with this one! But Sanskrit and Phylosophy! All I remember from my sanskrit classes is how I used to rattafy those 'rama ramao ramaha' stuff, what ever those are called!

Z said...

Thank you for the info. will keep august in mind.

Seashells said...

@ isis panthea
He ram.. :P

@ venus
anytime :) ... north rim or south rim ? north rim is better.

Neha said...

lol..poor teacher!
i hope she didn thv more kids like u in class!

Seashells said...

@ neha
specimens like me are one of a kind... and i say that with utmost pride... :D

Swathi said...

was a real fun read and got a big smile on my face. :))

Seashells said...

@ Swathi
Keep smiling :)...