Friday, August 8, 2014
The Boxes and the Boxers
There are world famous boxers and there were many in the history of sports who became worldly popular because of boxing. Boxing plays in a box kind of an area allocated for the game in a ring. There many things that one can talk about the game - boxing and about the players who is involved in the game called ‘boxing’ that is historically old as a game.
Mike Tison comes in to my mind when talk of the game but very before that the dual; father and the daughter comes in to my mind because this man is known as a remarkable sports man in the world of boxing, ‘Mr. Ali’, a legendary character / sportsman who died as a result of health condition Parkinson. I think that he gained such a latter stage life because of the nature of the game- boxing. I think if the game is between highly qualified sports man ‘ defending is no easy’ because it is highly depend on physical strength though ‘mentally’ the sports man had to be very fit and stable before his opposition player. Though in this games safety measures are used ‘the rate of facing accidents is not less according to my personal knowledge. Eyes could be damaged, teeth, internal bleeding is quite possible that may happen due to fighting as a game.
Muhammad Ali -Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history (Wikipedia)
And his stunning daughter Laila Ali followed her father’s footsteps and entered in to the game, sports became sports star. I guess she entered in to this field for nothing else but to honor father.
People have ways of wining what they want, in sports, in life but the strategies that each and every man or person uses are different or unique to each other. They are no possible to photocopy or no photo copiable.
Often, I meet people who live a boxed life, that is when considering their ‘thinking with regard to many aspects of life’, perceptions, attitudes, day today life etc. I think there are many things that can be done to reduce the gaps and move out with the outside world in a more useful manner. Associate with more profitable people. I very purposely used the word ‘profitable’ because no association is worth when there are no fruitful discussions enclosed.
So to come out of caged or boxed life a person has to strategically change the life patterns as well as the way that one thinks of the things of ‘life’ and living.
Just imagine the people who live a cagely life no difference to the people who live a boxed life. I just used two different sentences with two different wordings that’s all. Caged and boxed; what difference that one can enhance before others or show to the outside world as differences of these two words, boxed and caged.
Coffin is not a pleasing word that many like to hear, like ‘flowers, mountains, ice bergs, or travel destinations but coffin is an unavoidable word in this universe we live because every born goes back to their existed place or to their pre planned, pre destined or to an entirely unknown place mostly lying in a coffin. According to Buddhism we recognize it as ‘Karma’. That is how the re- birth takes place or how the final journey/s is /are planned. Some I know often misunderstand this term ‘Karma’ it is not referring to ‘Bad’ (Karma)’ in its vast meaning it includes both results or meaning.
In the farewell journey of a person; that requires no Visas approvals or applications, or the in the final journey plans, no officer would question the person on any details; embarkation, passports details, qualifications for PRA or what so ever details.
When everything is sett for the journey normally who ever dear or near plans the other things the traveler does not have to worry about planning the journey specifically, the mode of travelling though according to Buddhism every thing is planned, again as a result of ;how we live’, what we did.
The traveler who travels on a box called ‘coffin’ gets no chances to choose the type or the design of this box – coffin before the departure. But it is not impossible to do so in this nothing is impossible world.
I know that it is not fare to say that every one uses a coffin as a mode of travel because I know religiously some avoid using a coffin on the day of their farewell journey. Coffin is not something compulsory by the way.
Coffin making is a business that brings good money though the income is irregular , unpredictable due to many reasons such as if you live in a country where many die or the mortality rate is high due to disputes, wars, lack of poor health facilities, lack of knowledge on right living, the smoking or drug abuse rate is high, lack of peace and harmony in the areas of inner lanes of human beings, (mentally disturbed) reason for this can be various or discussable. That is a possible thing in this complex world we live.
Coffined life; though you give various names for various things often I feel that there is no much difference when it comes to its meaning though the uses are different in its literal senses.
I watched a movie yesterday. It was named as ‘the Lunch Box’. Starring, Irrfan Khan and beautiful Nimrat Kaur. It is cinematographically a good effort. And I like the subject that it discusses through its creation. The media, the symbols, the characters that the creators had used to discuss inner troubles of a man and a woman of this big complex society we live, is appreciatable.
So in this movie………
The man and the woman are unknown to each other. And in this film, the creator discusses a life of an ordinary married woman in a different way. One of the strategies that he (the creator) had used is a letter kept in a lunch box, hiding secretly (?)Amongst the food items cooked.
Originally, it was a mistake that a lunch, prepared by this house wife in this movie, reached a wrong man, mistakenly. Because the lunch was delivered by a different agent, a labourer (hope the term I used is right). Ethically it should reach her husband who had very less moments to spend with his wife according to my judgment, who was eagerly trying to get his attention cooking various food items, getting help from an un shown (in the movie) lady -neighbourer.
She did every possible thing to prepare what he like but when he returned back home after work, where his wife is waiting to get some response about her meal preparations finally earns disappointments other than ‘bohoth achcha’.
So she finds an opportunity to communicate unethically with a man, who mistakenly or what so ever way, gets what she prepares and in return, the empty box with a comment. Emotionally she gets chances to discuss what she had to say or have not got any chances to discuss with her husband earlier or ‘what troubles she goes through in her married life I do not know perhaps ‘common to many married women’. So with this man, through letters she exchanged what she thinks and this unknown man writes back to her with a little description of happenings in day to day life of a busy town. She enjoys what he wrote to her. I think for a lonely house wife that meant a lot.
I am thinking right now, about the neglected wives of this universe we live, due to what so ever, various reasons. I do not like to give any fairness to any of such actions of any man – married who neglects their wives giving any many reasons to justify their actions, alienating their wives from their personal life spheres.
I am not going to universalize or apply it to each and every inch of this society we live because practically it is not justifiable to each and every family of this world. What I am trying to say here is, I know that there are many incidents like this happening around the globe. It is specifically a terrible issue for a wife who does not have much chance to deal with outside world sticking her life only to take care of her family. But it is similarly important for any wife who is neglected by any man due to what so ever reasons.
Mentally it affects the whole family unit and the sustainability of the unit and to the bond of the married, the man and the wife.
Though this essay may looks like a mixed soup because of the things I talk of, boxers, lunch boxes, and coffins but I guess everything is somehow inter linked nobody can separate any of the things we discusses though this looks like a messy essay.
Every single thing that is happening in this world is interrelated and inter connected if you think a while.
Behind every incident there is a reason. For example, behind every pre – mature or
immature death, or any health hazard etc there are reasons. No fruit can be seen without a reason. Fruit here according to Buddhism, is referring to ‘result/s’ of something.
Let me try to link what I just discuss in the earlier chapter trying to link with the characters and incidents in the movie ‘The Lunch Box’.
At the beginning, the house wife who sends what she prepares to a wrong person somehow continuously happening, exchanging letters between two. Let me think of reasons for her to continue sending letters and lunch though she gets to know that she is sending the lunch to a wrong person. I assume that she is a neglected wife it is very clearly shown in the movie and did not have any person to communicate with other than her neighbor and her child. The results is unacceptable and unethical though it is human, this wife continuously sending lunch and letters to this unknown man because of his replies and interests shown towards what she prepares, cooks and sends. How he appreciated what she cooked. That is just a small example that I took from the movie though it is highly a vast subject to discuss in every aspect of life.