The Simulator and the Simulation

The first man in space saw the planet from a perspective distinct from the rest of us.
His position enabled that vision

We can not observe a system from within the system

Seeing the simulator and the simulation facilitates the shift in position – exit the simulation if one chooses to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q1 is the simulator and Q3 the simulation. Q2 explains why we remain within the simulation and Q4 how to exit the simulation to a world of higher possibilities

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The way we see…blinkers..filters..frameworks

We see but don’t SEE
We see what we want to see….fail to see what is right in front of us…..closest to us. ….the most visible ….but not seen…to our own peril ”
What are we missing out on ?
# What we see is what we get. A broken lens gives us a broken view
# An unbroken view is the imperative to sustainability (anti- fragility?)
# Multiple views are essential to ‘see’ through the heights of complexity
# What is excluded in the act of seeing might be even more significantThe way we see: Blinkers….
When We Solve a Problem for India, We Solve a Problem For the World …..Says Google CEO Sundar Pichai..This is the way Sundar sees it ….his position statement for Google
What we see depends on where we stand…….the positions we take…..
India is the Everest of complexity.
Solutions that work here work….globally.
Did we ever have frameworks to address this complexity ?
We had
The lion capital of Asoka….Asoka chakra
Catushkodi…….Nagarjuna
If we go beyond the obvious ….both frameworks are essentially the same……..that reality can not be reduced to any one extreme….that all four lions are of equal importance…the coin has four sides …….not two
Compare 500 years since Buddha with 500 years since Luther ……
We might conclude…
We are as bad as our maps…
We don’t have a map…..
Amnesia….. ?
Map is not the territory…..without the map there is no territory….
Better the map….larger the empire ….

The way he showed me…….My mentor …he wouldn’t agree..
He is 76……way ahead of me….in every which way…..not just age
Tells me
I am past my current life expectancy here
My only purpose in life is to prove that you and your maps are all wrong….not to you …..to myself…..that all of history is one big lie…..for me it is post lie …..not post truth
So I stretch …..challenge myself….the one metric i keep track of these days is the distance I cover when I run …….if you take care of some such anchors in your routine everything else will be taken care of….
Now you know where I picked up one of my recent fads…..
More ……..later….we are traveling today ….tomorrow…
A day with my mentor at his farm
Here take this …give this to that monkey…tell him this is my take on it…
If you are a Mallu you can flash back here to your image of the proverbial monkey who had ginger for his breakfast
I know who he has in mind……a career bureaucrat ….a mutual friend..+ reminding me of his axiom ….careers to community
Who is interested in me ….a Robinson Crusoe ….I have only things to barter like this organic ginger…..can you make it digital…reduce it to a number for the economist?
Who is interested in your fishermen…the tribal…they are beyond numbers….how do you monetise them….make them smart?
If you pay peanuts?
You get monkeys…..I had an answer this time
What is the economics of a world class economist working as the Chief of the Fed for less than 1/3 the starting salary of a third rate MBA ?……
why not monetise it….you…..smarts?
I knew who he had in his mind ?
Now get out..I have work to do…..the Hammer is down……the strike …surgical…… is complete…….A surgeon par excellence
It will take many sleepless nights for me to heal my damaged internal networks..
another monkey map….the monkey with the coconut that he can’t break open…..then that of the First Monkey…..the 100th monkey…..Rupert Sheldrake….the angry old man……my mentor
Yet another one from Taleb- of somebody who can not identify a coconut in a coconut Island
Who is that mentor of yours whom I don’t know of …was the most frequently asked question from the few who called me these last two days
I follow the same tactic that HE does to me…..a different answer to each one
To my dairy friends ….Dr Nazki….a friend of 36 years
To friends from my fishing (not for fish) days…..Tony Michael ….a friend from my operation flood period…I first met him in 1971….you do the counting……the one who is yet to divorce his first love- the cow….
Both are on FB…..check if you like…interesting characters..
We are about to return. The car is loaded with the loot from the farm…all organic or at least natural to the extent that it can be natural in our times..
HE surprises me …..I am coming with you. He has a small shoulder bag….
He wants to drive…..enjoys it …is a far better driver than me…I too am relieved….I can do without the back seat driving. He is off grid to a ridiculous extent…car…power…food…money to a large measure. A modern Robinson Crusoe…demonetised………well almost…
He will clear a good part of the confusion that he has triggered in me and he is at his jovial best when he drives
We start. He is happy
I too shoot out ….my FAQ ….once again….who is your… ?
My mentor is a composite character….virtual….Imagine Dr. Kurien….as a centenarian….add a dash of MS Swaminathan…. Dr MS Valiathan…Prof NS Ramaswamy…..Whitehead …..Ashby….
you have a fairly good approximation of my mentor
He is as unpredictable as ever and I need to wiki ….
Good many mallus…? ….I can’t help it
The rare good mallu is a global Indian and the good Indian other than the dead Indian is a global citizen…..
Look at Aurobindo…Tagore…
Some more food for thought….I fall silent
He has a glee on his face. He knows that I have been silenced…he can enjoy the driving
Who is driving me now ?

What is on your mind……….?
Shooting my Mentor
My God died young …Sasthi Brata ….1968
If you meet the Buddha on the road …..kill Him….Sheldon Kopp …1972
Mentor…mentee
Guru…..disciple
Leader …..follower
Teacher….student
Creator….created
Only a Vysya can design a product like Twitter and a sick mind can accumulate followers around her
Learning begins when you graduate from the stage of the dwapara….. the dualist …..the world of yes or no…..and move on to the thretha ….third stage…..yes…no….yes and no…..
In very rare cases one might graduate to the fourth state…..the satyayug….the domain of the adult …….Of course the curious innocent infant lives in the Kaliyug…….we need it all through…..
As we flatearthers see it …….the model is not a linear framework…..
Nagarjuna was not a flat earther….he was a Brahmin….Kshatriya….Vysya…Shudra..all in one …….at the same time..
You peel of the first skin ….of my friend Shankar….a modern Shankara….Hindu …..he was born with it…..you will find a Buddhist….a Christian more loyal to Christ than the Pope and the Queen….a Moslem and if you go further ……even a Jewish one…
nor was Chanakya..or …..the Greeks..
The tetralemma and Catushkodi are multistage.. …dynamic……real time frameworks..all the four stages are co terminus ..multi level..all four Lions …are aspects of equal importance….
a culture which gave birth to the only language for process…Sanskrit…can not be …..flat earthers….
Of course……..morons are free to get stuck and rot in any one of the hells…stages
Every disciple will have to do a Judas …betray your guru….
Thirty sovereigns were a huge fortune ……if you work out the present value of the blood money….
Traders that we are ……we sell a country …monetise it…..for much less
If you are still searching for a mentor ….the adult is yet to take birth.
The fate of your God is no different….mot mine…one of quality not numbers….
Some day you will have to shoot your mentor….
I am no mentor of yours…Fxxx you
He slowed down ..stopped the car …picked up his shoulder bag and merged with the flow
Still searching for a Mentor ….?
Join….CAN…..citizens’ adult network
Wiki …..Google …..to connect the dots
What is on your mind ?

Design……

Life….Design..

Thinking together……

Coaching ourselves…Mintzberg….Swarming and collective intelligence…..

If the product is in the process …..Chanakya is the greatest ……….of all Process Philosophers

Chanakya the Great ….~ Chandragupta~Bindusara~Ashoka

Thakshasila …Taxila…..was not far off…

Aristotle ~ Alexander ……process was but a blip ……in comparison… …..glorified disproportionately……

And then Astrology took over…?

Astrology scores better …far better than religions…when replicability in science is < one in four….astrologers…priests….god men/women…rejoice …at the demise of the scholar…..when

the scholar is tagged ….> east/west…

Thinking tagged..> Biological…Physics thinking…..

Intelligence > intelligences

Process …..not processes

Alfred North Whitehead ……> true North > …..East

China has caught up ……with Process Philosophy ….IF ……that happens here Sanskrit ….processed…dead….will resurrect …not in letters ..in spirit ….Quality will catch up with quantity

The elusive …. Indian edge ✌🏿️

Let us admit it….we are

Notwarriors ..cannot fight a good fight …

Notbrahmin….hand in glove with business

Notvysya …..good businessmen…..

Charity….doles…CSR…are admission that we are by ‘nature’ ….. anti….social….

The Realshudra considers you ……an untouchable ……a parasite

Proof is in the pudding

No more colours…..it is all white ….viewed through the four lenses ….lions ..aspects of equal importance of the Lion capital of Asoka…

If this reads like code it is by design..

I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass… ……My life has been whim — impulse — passion — a longing for solitude — a scorn of all things present, in an earnest desire for the future……1844 – Edgar Allan Poe

Long living particles

Particles tickle
Tickles to molecule
Molecules giggle
Smile ….laugh…roar….

We fail to hear
Fail to see…the sea

Fish in the water
Failed water
So she designed the flying fish

-Anonymous

As most fish fail water …. humans fail to be human….therefor the Immortality Quotient ……..or…Contextual Intelligence

Many gods die..some very young…some last a little longer on our journey to adult….hood….a few particles stand out from the mass ….remain light houses …..pointing to the future

The how to dream of joining the 1 % …the elite…lasted for the first few months of B School….over three decades ….and ..Enron….Lehman Bros….VW……occupy Wall Street …we don’t need to hypothesise that the 1 % ….’fits’ and dream merchants …will take us to the future

We are in search of a few misfits….exceptions ..longer living particles ….much < 1% …who eclipse the 1%…in the search for the true normal…..natural….where no man/woman has gone….peaks of personal performance…piece together the fragments to craft a vision of the blue yonder..

We need to qualify normal and natural with ‘true’….is our dilemma….Only the normal can aspire to be the super normal ….

PC Devassia..100……………….Process/Sanskrit
Bede Griffiths ..86……………..Return/Centre
Verghese Kurien ..90………….Work/Action
NS Ramaswamy..86……………Indian

I didn’t have to wander too far ….for these exceptions from the immediate past…..I saw the first at work during the last 25 years of his life. The second one lived for many years on the other side of the mountain where I grew up. Many years later I was introduced to his work by the first. The third…I worked in the dairy system for seven years..met him once…30 minutes..may be ..but for the last …whom I met for the first time in B School and over many sessions months before his passing away…..I wouldn’t be at this…

The four meet our multiple criteria …human ..global…Indian…for the IQ…….relatively immortal….lighthouses from the immediate past ….pointing to the blue ocean of personal productivity….contextually intelligent

Four will not suffice the measure of requisite variety …Ashby

Hartshorne ..103…………..Creative synthesis
Thomas Berry 94………….Ecology
Whitehead..86……………..Process
Ross Ashby 69….Requisite variety/Complexity
Deming..93………………….Quality
John Rawls 81………………Position
Elinor Ostrom…78………….Commons
Jeanne Calment..122……..Life expectancy
Bill Mollison ..88 ……………Design

Hope you took a look at the wiki pages.

Let us now do a creative synthesis…
0f these people …their work ….since most gods failed our fitness test …of. ..requisite variety …..to survive….

It takes centuries for a culture to graduate from reason to process….Spinoza to Whitehead…by the time reason is buried….commons collapse ……emergence of new commons…Wiki?

“But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligenzia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define intelligence hence fall into circularities — but their main skill is capacity to pass exams written by people like them”……..IYI……… – Taleb

(That coconut island stuff…was it a dig at …God’s own ….Kerala )

Taleb wouldn’t make it to our list unless he outlives Calment ……….he too talks about the < 1 %……..Jobs, Musk, Kurzweil et al…all fail

Between the mediocre and the exceptional is a gap of 25 + years…..mediocre adds no value whereas exceptions achieve relative immortality ……till some other exceptional go beyond them

IQ = Age at death…years of productive work…resilience

Work speaks for …defines ..the person….What we call work is not work …..waste? Human is the only species that create waste. Is this to be human?

We are what we do…of course this will be quite inconvenient to accept….

Cognitive Creative (the artist) AND Confident …..there is no alternative …

The Teacherskool…….connect

The Teacherskool…….Concept

transactional……analysis……synthesis…..integral

L&amp;D

New Literacy > Teacherskool > Renewal
Community
Input > process….platform > outcome…

The Lions’ Conclave…………Motion……..a Skool………..for hunting……. …recover one’s true nature…SWA…bhava ……lest we keep the preys in check ……….unfit to survive……….hunters and hunted…..when the lions wake up…….Impossibility is ..a/the…..possibility…= intelligence…..gates…gatekeepers…….windows……..open …..gatekeepers’ doom…poppers..popping pills…waiting…………..for…..singularity day….in their cryogenic morgues…..others for ……………..judgement …….gates <.                             >….always
Teachers = lighthouses…..non controversial reference points….

<………>.open schools…..closed schools…><

Gates wide open ……….teachers …..parents ….go to school…….students teach………teachers learn ….teachers teach …….students learn………..grannies come visiting…….tell stories ….technology ……..tool for transformation……not dominion….ADULTS…the outcome…….process ……the product

Context…..global……local

Parody of the Commons

History…Her….. story…. < 10000 years …….hunting gathering to settlements….may the Tribe…s….community………..commons….flourish

Science is dead….sci..fi..is more scientific  Engineering……Technology…….tools…..we are the tools we use…..pace …..exponential

Predators feeding on natural intelligence………….

Integral development
Radical renewal
Super nature
Super multiple ……artificial intelligence…s
Good Country Index……where are the good men….adults… ….spooky

Culture…..India is from Venus…… the significant others from Mars….One gives……others take

Context …local…Impenetrable ….for the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea…..Kerala …..GOC……..perfectly situated to have its own unique culture……….a Silicon Valley of yester years……home to the Kerala school of mathematics …….ahead of Europeans by centuries < 1600……..Christianity and Islam reached here almost at the same time of their inception in their countries of origin….Jews were settled here.even before…….known for literacy…….external remittances…….physical quality of life comparable to developed economies at far lower levels of income…..Garbage…physical…virtual…major concern…

The fisher and tribal Kerala ……….old ….> new commons..wiki

Method

Architecture of the ark…>the pairs<….binary……ask……….quality of questions….search…quality of answers…collect….connect…..aggregate…condense…..exposition…catalyse….attention to improvements……reflect……process is the product….the chariot of fire….flightskool…..IOS…>POS<…the personal operating system…return to the centre….journey of a thousand miles…first step is not the first step…..potential and performance…..Dasavatar….ladder of understanding…….room for improvement…. ..largest room…..waste as fuel…..metrics…iterate…..literate….prakrit..> Sanskrit….culture………community………renewal

Semiotics……Echoes of Fucho

The greatest story/lie ever told……HIS..story

There is no magic…..for the magician
Mysticism for the mystic
Miracles for …..

We make water from wine
He makes wine from water…….the…Transformer

Greatest…….dumBest
Fiction is more factual
History is created when history is history

When hunter turns historian story of the hunted HER story is born………story of Hunting Town

The civilised do not clash….silence of the guns…

Valmiki…..hunter….Ramayana….story…..
Poets and prophets follow
They SEE
Return < Sita > to Nature

Iqbal saw…….the lions wake up

Librarian remembers…the anti…librarian forgets

Books die when reading surrenders to seeing …….text to rich text….layers of meaning

Constants and variants went to battle

Who won?

Constant variants….process rules…dialogue > feasible

Constantine continues to rule……innocents and infants perish ….on an Easter Day

You have another fifty years to go…don’t you worry………… – Prof. Dr. Shajahan Shajahan

You are a Straightegist…..flat lander…..nothing straight about nature…………..your scale is rusted……thought is faster than light…..no full stops

The pendulum swings
Centre is unmoved

Return to the Centre – Bede Griffiths

Once a neighbour
Love thy neighbour as…….

Return of the story teller

Timelessness….time….less ness ….is Time…

>. 1,86,000 mps….
<. speed of thought…

Eternity ……timelessness…..eins…….one..stain

We remember Zion…….. . .

Babble………the Virgins return…..Ahalya

Lions wake up……

Build….bridge…wiki….new commons

No writing is the best writing

NotBuilding………best building

Silence is…..

Less is more

The gunshot turns into a fireball …….takes off on its own

New Literacy

10000 hrs on FB…no miracles yet….Sadwell must be wrong – Narcy

He was right…….you are on our Deans list for the highest number of profile changes…..pleased to confer our highest honour of the FB University………
Narcissus …….Procrustes

The teacher is the mid-wife to the Adult…..> expert……..in 10000 hrs………a 10% monkey

What are you thinking?

Be the Dean of the FB university 💓

Regrets ………not enough followers…..even Mark is not followed ……..repeated prompts ….

Swa…bodha…….Swa..bhava

You speak English ?

We speak Inglish…..a meta language…………,for Process (Re?) Programming…………PRP…..a language for the transition

Like Sanskrit was ……once upon a time ……….English never was….will be….post transition

What English did to my location…..ThiruAnanthaPuram……..thiru means holy….Anantha= unending …notice the similarity…..Puram= city….the city of eternity

English > Trivandrum ……no meaning..our children prefer Trivandrum to Thiruananthapuram……they are educated…

The container is not the content…….map ….not the territory

Inglish is to English …..as what……..Fortran ..COBOL ……… ………to ……Java .. Python

Something like that……not exactly tho…

Why SWAbodha and SWAbhava?

Remember the Cowardly Lion …….Wizard of Oz………………..stripped off its…….lion….ness……..fiction

Fact is………we are more endangered than …….lions…..animal kingdom….planet ………we have lost our swabodha…….swabhava…….long lost our human….ness…..shadows

The source code is missing…..for over millennia….since we began parking our faith in fiction than facts…….the great progress that we are very proud of is a regress……Darwin was right….perverse……unfit to survive…..

This is where we are now

The position …..from where we take that first step Lao tsu talked about….journey of a 1000…………first step is not about stepping out………it is about finding out where we are now………..no wonder that we were lost in the desert for over 10000 years……with or without the best compass….GPS

We took this as our invariant position in 1990 when our Dean said……….GO…..he was right…………now we know…….he lent us his shoulders……..26 years for the straights……we are not straight….egists

Invariant?
Hmmm……..lets say variant invariant…..better

The year of the Virgin……singularity……end of history

The rest of the journey……..process………Rama….Sita….yours or mine…….1000/100000/~ ……..sum…two more steps……..direction + reflection

Shankara…yana started here..👣

Wiki…….Vamana….Thrivikrama…….master of physics

now > …….NOW…….

ETERNITY….RENEWAL…VIRGIN GROUND…..walking in …with…GOD…..s…good orderly direction…..

Life…..Prana……Pneuma

The energy that flows through a system acts to organize that system – Harold Joseph Morowitz

If not mucked up by us humans 🎄

Nature

Miracle……unexplainable by the known laws of nature

Known …< ……unknown …….explainable…

Reason

A Xian ?

A…..Thomist ….Dawkins of the day

In search of the Gold standard

Living Proof

” Full of energy, 92-year-old Shimon Peres was interviewed by the paper Le Figaro in which he said:

We are witnessing the transition from an old world to a new world—the era of territoriality and conquest is coming to an end. We now have a global economy, but there is no global government yet

In the new world it is impossible to rule, you should serve

At the end of the interview Peres said: “People often ask me how I manage to stay so young. The answer is simple: count how many things you have managed to do and how much is left unrealized.

If you have more plans than memories, you are young.”   ……    – Laitman …..

List of living (working) centenarians ……wiki….> ..the false normal….true normal

How JNU Taught Me To Celebrate My Womanhood: Shalini Dixit

KAFILA - 10 years of a common journey

Guest Post by SHALINI DIXIT

I was an average student in JNU with not much political involvement. There are a large number of students in JNU who do not participate in protests and marches. Still it is said that ‘once in JNU always an activist’. It is because politics in JNU is more about applying your knowledge to society rather than losing our academic track. This comes to happen as a part of academic process that we go through at JNU. The readings that we do are about social structures, political happenings, historical events and economical arrangements. These readings are about things outside the campus. When we do these readings we take them seriously. We start questioning the existing realities, including the reading themselves.  Unlike most of the other universities we are encouraged to do that.

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The Ladder/Wheel of Understanding and the 10 % Monkey

Now that you are a Now-ist ! , you know what a compass is for.  That doesn’t mean that you are disconnected from the past and the future. It is your now that creates your and the other’s future

The Now-ist uses his embedded GPS, compass, if you want to call it that. S/He is one with all the past and the future

LOU

The monkey ran into the cave farther than his previous best. He came across a flight of ten steps. He slowed down. There was no need to hurry. He had all the time in the world.

He climbed each of the steps in awareness,slow and steady, reflecting over each one as to what they stood for. He felt as if he had ten heads, one for each level. He realised what it is to be a monkey. I am that and all the heads understood each other perfectly.  The babble in his monkey brain ceased to be. 

He woke up relieved that he had just one head. It would have been very unwieldly to have ten

He looked at the world outside. He could see all the abstractions in concrete.

He said to himself. ” I am but a 10 % monkey ! 

Holy …..he rushed back to the cave. Went a little further searching for the next etching on the wall . He stood looking at the wall for a long long Now.

L&D

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