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The Desired World: Outline of a Worldview

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The Desired World is all about how to make some personal sense out of a world not looked at as a cosmic order, a divine dispensation, or to be read as a scientific and mathematical text, but to view it ultimately as total chaos.

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The Desired World is all about how to make some personal sense out of a world not looked at as a cosmic order, a divine dispensation, or to be read as a scientific and mathematical text, but to view it ultimately as total chaos. Any zodiac can be made out of the stars, but the zodiac belongs to us, not to the stars.

This idea took decades to evolve into something like a worldview. However, having such a holistic view, otherwise an impossible undertaking, perforce breaks all the etiquette and conventions of academia. Also, it hardly matches with a religious, mystical, ideological or a modernistic-positivist or indeed, a rational- scientific-technological template or any of its critiques, such as the Marxian or post-modernist.

A theoretical construct is laid out to make sense of the worldly beings and events, but it is much more than a theory. Instead, the book is more about the mundane and the heterogeneously incongruous as undergone in a common man or woman’s struggle against all odds to live and even to live happily. And not only men and women of all times and places, but even more importantly, animals, plants, rivers and mountains are equal participants in this universal striving to live happily.

Here, the idea is proposed that for the man to wade through this worldly turmoil, there is no truth, moral or ontic, nor a divine guidance, scientific and rational understanding, an ideological template or a practical realism, but only the universal and indiscriminate feeling of love as compassion towards all worldly beings, to be pursued as the only ultimate value.