Rolling

Rolling
Location
India
Birthday
December 03
Bio
Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom...

MY RECENT POSTS

FEBRUARY 26, 2012 9:47PM

going back to teach once more felt good

Rate: 1 Flag
Phyllis, yes, there is someone that outranks and is powerful, I call him the king, the king loves the truth and goodness, so, that man cannot do much harm. But I care that he even attempted to harm and nearly got away with it.
 
Shows how vulnerable single women are in this country. I wanted to bring that out by recounting this experience. 
-------------
Taking a few classes at the law college felt good. It is not a college, it is a national university. The students that come there are thoroughly screened. So I got a great bunch and it was a pleasure discussing things like Discourse Analysis, deconstruction, syntax etc. Most of all why they should study English or everything in the English language andI was amused to realize that I as a non-law person had by chance discovered something these kids knew not. That made me laugh - there isso much to learn from everyone around. The only disappointing part is that while I started a couple of topics, I never got a chance to close the loop because of their ensuing exams and hence I have had to leave with the feeling of having left something half done. 
 
What made me really happy is that my directors were very pleased that I went. Their happiness made it all the more a pleasant experience. One of them even actually said I could go teach anytime I wanted to if I so wished to later. At first I was reluctant. I gave it up and did not want to get in there again. But I realized, at the univ level, you do not really teach anymore, you discuss stuff and leave them to take their own decisions, you simply introduce different perspectives, ideas and provide them with exercises to explore those ideas and thats that.
 
Besides through them you get to revisit forgotten ideas that you thought were lost from your mind forever. I thought about the project and listened to the students feedback, which makes me think, while their own teacher could continue with the major discourse in class through her lectures, I could take up the application part of the training and sit and close read world famous briefs with them and show them how DA is done.
 
That is if I get a chance.
--------------
Learning that Article 348 in the Indian Constitution makes it mandatory for all HC and SC proceedings, rules, regulations, statues etc to be in the english language unless otherwise specified by a state govt for some reason with the permission of the SC and the governor (and then too there has to be an English translation and records and documents HAVE to be in
English) surprised me. I hadn't known! 
-----------
My book is half way through.
---------
I start reading Ashoka this morning. I am researching his administrative ideas. For work off course, I do not get any time to read in private anymore these days. By the time I get home, complete my chores, am ready to hit the sack. 
----------
I feel stable here mentally at peace. 

Your tags:

TIP:

Enter the amount, and click "Tip" to submit!
Recipient's email address:
Personal message (optional):

Your email address:

Comments

Type your comment below:
"I realized, at the univ level, you do not really teach anymore, you discuss stuff and leave them to take their own decisions, you simply introduce different perspectives, ideas and provide them with exercises to explore those ideas and that's that."

You've encapsulated a great deal about how I see the world in that comment. If, as I believe, we are each extensions into this reality of greater beings that experience our lives much as we experience our dreams, then the lives that we live are ways in which those beings can explore living from different perspectives. It's one thing to read or hear about life as a single woman in India, for example, but quite another to experience it first-hand. That greater being is learning from its experience as you, much as you might learn from dreaming of being quite a different person in some other time or place. There's no teacher, per se, because in this way, we are all teachers, learners and doers.

During one dream-side visit to the Interdimensional Library, I discovered a room where there were what you might think of as games, puzzles and toys. I spent some time in that dream playing with a kind of jig-saw puzzle. Unlike the usual kind, the pieces seemed to be alive -- the pictures changed, as did the shapes. If you touch a piece, it froze the shape and picture; then you can slide it over to the place it fits, and it merges with the portion of the puzzle you've already completed. The point of the puzzle was that life is not a spectator sport; you have to become engaged with the developing picture in order to add more parts to it. It was a fascinating place.
fascinating.
Interdimensional Library? I would like to know more about this place. How do you go there? Do you - have you found a way to control what you dream about?

"you have to become engaged with the developing picture in order to add more parts to it. "
yes, and now you have engaged with me and you are leading me out of this murky place, pl don't leave until am completely out and can feel the light shining on me. Do you think I say this bec there actually is no window in the house I live in? Or sunshine or quiet serene mornings? I long for mornings that feel like mornings. Yes, there must be something out there beyond ourselves, otherwise how do you explain the way I grasp what I read at work? I have never even seen such books ever in my life and yet I can negotiate my way through them, I can connect, make sense of most stuff. I engage with it and like you did with your pieces, I also play that game - but I see a big picture that should not have been there in the first place considering I trained in a diff discipline and read diff things. But it is there and I can sometimes fit the pieces together in a way that makes common sense. One of our grandparents was a judge, but I never got to see him or hear him talk so I don't think it is genes or any such thing. Must be something out there that is thinking seeing through me.
"Must be something out there that is thinking seeing through me."

Amazing perspective, isn't it?
yes, and I read your story written on Jan 27th, there is insight there that is amazing too.
Hey, I'm just glad. Still I am "here for you" as I can.
thank you, Ash, on that note I shall go sleep now.