What Dies, Doesn’t Go To Heaven

It should be obvious to all of us that “eternal life” is
imaginary. Simply by understanding the chemistry of life
you can see why life after death is impossible.
To understand how death works, we can start with a
bacterium cell. A bacterium is a tiny bag (a cell membrane)
filled with a variety of molecules. These molecules react
together in different ways to create what we call life. Some
of the molecules react to build and repair the cell wall.
Some of the molecules react in ways that allow the cell to
move. Some of the molecules react to provide energy to the
cell. And so on. A bacterium cell is a little chemical
One of the molecules inside a bacterium cell is a long DNA
strand. There are molecules floating around the DNA strand
that are able to copy parts of the DNA to manufacture new
molecules that the cell needs.
Although all of these molecules are reacting in fascinating,
interlocking ways, they are still nothing more than
chemicals reacting. The “miracle of life” is no miracle — it
is a big chemical reaction.
Let’s say that a foreign molecule gets into the bacterium
cell and it gums up a part of the DNA chemistry. Or let’s say
that something damages the DNA strand in the bacterium so
the cell can no longer manufacture an important molecule
that it needs. Eventually the chemical reactions inside the
bacterium will stop. The cell “dies.” Its cell wall breaks
down and bursts. All of the chemicals inside the cell float
away and the bacterium ceases to exist.
A bacterium is nothing but a set of chemical reactions.
When those reactions stop, the cell is dead.
Now here is the question: When the bacterium dies, does it
go to heaven?
I know what you are thinking: “Does it go to heaven??? Of
course not!!!” It does not matter who you are — religious or
not. There are not many people in India who believe that bacteria go to heaven. The Gita does not talk
about heaven being filled with all the disease, putrefaction
and pestilence that bacteria cause. And what, exactly,
would go to heaven? Do all of the bacterium’s molecules get
transported to heaven so that they can keep reacting? If that
were happening, there would be thousands of tons of
chemicals leaving earth every day. Obviously bacteria do
not go to heaven.
Next let’s look at a mosquito. A mosquito is much more
complex than a bacterium cell. For one thing, a mosquito is
a multi-cellular insect with some amazing (though
annoying) capabilities. But if you look at each cell in a
mosquito, it is very much like a bacterium in its basic
functioning. A cell in a mosquito is a fascinating series of
DNA-based chemical reactions — nothing more. When
those chemical reactions cease, the mosquito dies.
Mosquitoes obviously do not go to heaven. Think of how
many mosquitoes have lived and died over the course of
millions of years. No one imagines heaven being full of
septillions of everlasting mosquitoes.
What about a mouse? Ditto. Mouse cells are little chemical
factories churning away. They are fascinating, but they are
soulless and inert. Mice do not go to heaven — if they did,
then heaven would be overrun with quadrillions of mice.
What about dogs? Lots of vets and pet owners would argue
with you here, but dogs do not go to heaven either. When
they die, they die.
What about chimps — the closest living relatives to
humans? Ditto.
So what about humans?
The human body is nothing but a set of chemical reactions.
The chemical reactions powering a human life are no
different from the reactions powering the life of a bacterium,
a mosquito, a mouse, a dog or a chimp. When a human
being dies, the chemical reactions stop. There is no “soul”
mixed in with the chemicals, just like there is no soul in a
bacterium, a mosquito, a mouse, a dog or a chimp. There is
no afterlife, no heaven or hell, for the chemicals that make
up a human body.
This concept — this idea that a human being simply ceases
to exist upon death — drives many people absolutely nuts.
They cannot imagine it. “Me? Die? I am going to totally
cease to exist? All my thoughts, all my experiences, all my
relationships, all of my ideas and memories… It all simply
vanishes and I am gone? Impossible!!!”
Nonetheless, that is the reality of the situation.
You are a collection of chemical reactions. When these
chemical reactions cease, you die. When you die, “you”
cease to exist. Imagining eternal life and creating a fantasy
called “heaven” does not change anything. When you die,
you are dead.

What makes life worth living?

What makes life worth living? Its a question no one can
understand and when I say no one I mean every living
person on planet earth. The fact behind this statement is
that we can never be fully satisfied with our present state.
We keep yearning for more, keep longing for better and
ignore the small happy moments that we might have
enjoyed, had not it been our continuous search for that
‘something’ we believe is making our life worth living. I
may sound confusing to the one reading this but my
experience of life so far has taught me the fact that if you
are not happy with your present you are not going to have a
pleasant future.
To a teenager his friends (including FB and watsapp of
course) makes his/her life worth living. To a mother seeing
his child smile can be the most satisfying thing. To a job
seeker cracking the interview in an MNC means the world to
him. Likewise for a lover, being with his/her beloved is the
only thing they yearn for all times. The e.g. list can be
endless because I find human beings to be very greedy and
lusty in terms of getting. This habit of having ALL and
losing NONE makes their life miserable.
What marks my point is if you are a person dearly and
madly in love with someone and circumstances leads you to
be getting separate with him/her, what will be your first
reaction. If you have raised your child against all odds,
facing such situations which no words can define and that
child is ashamed of even addressing you in front of his/her
friends what worst can happen to you. You prepared for an
interview with all your heart and soul and the job is given to
some one less deserving just because the interviewer didn’t
like your so called ATTITUDE, that will be end of the world
for you. Am I being paranoid about this losing situation?
May be I am. Let’s get back to the order side of the coin.
Having a child is one of the most satisfying as well as
toughest of things to happen to someone. Be happy about it
and prove that if you can teach a toddler his first word and
his first step, you are very much capable of raising your self
as well. Losing the most important job of your life will never
be the end of the world to you. That will be the end of one
opportunity which made you feel like a loser. Get up,
prepare again and hit the bull’s eye with more enthusiasm
and zeal. Prove to the world that failure is not about losing.
Rather it is about falling and refusing to get up again. For
lovers.. err… let’s move to a new paragraph.
While we are in love with someone no words are capable of
explaining how strong and weak you feel at the same
moment. You are able to conquer the world and at the same
time a small childish feeling kicks inside you when you are
in the company of that person. You can die for him/her, you
can leave the world for him, you can do any sacrifice. But
tables are turned when you two get separated, whatever the
situation might have been. You might feel like losing
everything. But there are some things which can still make
your life worth living. The very idea of love is complicated to
me. Love to me means being honest and open with
someone who accepts you at your worsts and bests. But
think about other people around you. Those people are your
family, your childhood buddies, your FB circle which likes
every status of yours, your friends who waits for you on
watsapp when you are in loo 🙂 Of course all this sound
rubbish when you are heart broken but for me making other
smile and finding happiness in it is the most satisfying
thing to do. And you need not to prove that you have moved
on, leaving your so called love behind. First love will
always be with you and it will always be that special but it
should be unconditional. At some point you have to realise
some people can live in your heart but not in your life.
Living is something makes your life worth living in itself.
No one can be as much important as your own self, be
selfish sometimes, make yourself happy. Make other people
smile as well. Its a two way process and happiness if the
most contagious disease in the world. If you are happy your
surrounding will always be lively. Life is a rare gift of God.
Parenthood, career and love are just a part of life not heart
of life.

BlackBerry OS 10: Simplicity Recreated.

Pros: Love the swipe gesture BB Balance is ingenious. crazy about the Keyboard… its the smartest in the market. The Time-Warp feature on the camera is genius. Hub is a neat way to glance at your entire updates.

Cons: Maps feature is not so good, app store is weak, No ‘select all’ option.. Disappointing. 

Summary: : Refreshingly different than the iOS and the Android. Bored with all the phone OS feeling the same… I like the BB10 OS , very clever, I love the Keyboard the most, it learns dynamically the words you use the most and you are able to include them in a message by a mere swipe of your thumb… Very ingenious… The sneak peek gestures are smart as well, unlike the other OS around, this one is a true multi- Tasking OS. you can choose to play videos and audio in the background while you are reading an email or any thing else.  And i think BB Balance takes the cake , where it actually works as a dual profile on the same phone… with all different settings as you chose to have.
There are a few drawbacks as well. BlackBerry Maps doesn’t work well in india. Though we can expect an update that can solve this. BlackBerry World is poor in app selection. so many useful apps are missing. like i had download a third party wordpress client to write this thing. i was really happy to know that it can run android apps as well. but it turned out to be a colossal disappointment. android don’t don’t work well. they lagg every now and then. we hope that BlackBerry can fix this as they’ve partnered with amazon to bring more apps to this platform.
i am staying on BB10 for now. I think BlackBerry is heading in the correct direction … wont be too long before the catch up to the big names again.. Keep up the good work. 
  © manab

I tried to explain, but I couldn’t.

You looked at me.
A bus, at the crowded station. The words,
who until that point had been waiting patiently in line, were
too close to the edge. Sucked into the air stream and
crushed unceremoniously beneath the grinding, metallic
I tried to explain, but I couldn’t.
You spoke to me.
I grasped at your words, snatching them from the balmy air,
desperately trying to take them and assemble them for my
own, personal use. But in the confusion they slipped
through my fingers. Gone.
I tried to explain, but I couldn’t.
You touched my hand.
Hazy, shimmering shoals of adjectives swam into my
consciousness. Excitedly, I caught one and held it close. At
last! But it wriggled free and shot off into the abyss.
I tried to explain, but I couldn’t.
You turned away.
Clarity came hurtling out of the darkness, crashing into my
vocabulary with force of a Pacific tsunami. There were the
words I’d been longing for, ready now, poised for action.
I love you!
Too late.
I did try to explain, but I couldn’t.


Sometimes we all feel lost. Like we’re in a never ending
maze… The ones with bizarre mirrors, that distort your
appearance. We get lost, and we lose ourselves. We lose
ourselves in false appearances, lies, and anything
imaginable. We get lost.
There’s a saying “Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is
about creating yourself.”
But sometimes we need to find ourselves, in order to be able
to create ourselves. And that can be one of the hardest
challenges we face. When we were younger, we were
always told to just be ourselves… Which was weird, because
how could we be anyone else? Then we got older, and
finally clued in to the whole thing.
Life is like a road trip. We have many stops along the way,
we get lost sometimes, and then end up in places we never
thought we would, we end up in places that we never even
knew existed. People help us along the way, and sometimes
we get stuck. Sometimes we are so lost, it feels like there is
no way out. A dead end.
Everyone gets lost. Confused. Scared. But that’s just a pit
But you know what? Sometimes it’s not the destination. It’s
the way we got there… And it’s not where we’re heading
that is important, it’s how we got there. Because how we
got there is this little thing called life.


Time In A Bottle

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with
If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with…