Pramod Desai

Consultant in Metal Packaging, retired
Mumbai - Andheri (W), India

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Graduate in Chemistry, P.G.Diploma in Computer Management, worked with Metal Box India for 28 years and thereafter with Larsen & Toubro Limited for 12 years.

Languages

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi

Areas of Expertise

Metal Packaging

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I am a sort of science fundamentalist and so will not be very objective on this issue.

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Science, History, Philosophy and Literature

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I do not regard myself good at anything.

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Pramod Desai
Posted almost 3 years ago
(1) What happens after death? Is there an after-life? (2) Are you afraid to die? Why? (3) And what do you think about 'voluntary death'?
Kindly do not assume only a set of believers have an open mind and the others do not have. These are opinions. You like or you do not. You agree or you do not. We are all like 7 blind men trying describe an elephant with hilarious results. As Havel has said, befriend those who are seeking truth, not the ones who have found it. (No one has found it and very likely no one will. Some what like Godel's theorem.)
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Pramod Desai
Posted almost 3 years ago
(1) What happens after death? Is there an after-life? (2) Are you afraid to die? Why? (3) And what do you think about 'voluntary death'?
We have no opinion in respect of our birth (and in most other matters even after that). Why can we not have it at least in respect of our death. Most of the humanity leads a wretched existence. Amongst the exempted ones, there are who suffer vicariously or through empathy for the victims of holocaust or tsunami or all pervading evil in general. When Japanese tsunami horror was seen on the net, lots of people opined that God will give them strength to overcome the grief. If He was to do that, why did He inflict the pain in the first place? If it is part of His some master plan, what gave him that right? If the right comes from His being Almighty, how is he different from tyrant? People hang on partly out of lust for life and partly out of commitments created by them in a repeat of their parents folly. Only people like Mother Teresa hang on to help the wretched ones bear their injustice whether inflicted by random chance or by destiny or by divinity in His own wisdom.Diogenes is supposed to have committed suicide by refusing to breath. In India, Jain monks end their life by fasting to death. Not all of us have that kind of will power. Why can't we be assisted by euthanasia? What is beyond will be there irrespective of how we go and why we go? Why not go and have the suspense over? May be there is nothing beyond. Or may be, they will wipe your memory chip clean and send you back to go through the same grill again. Why not take a chance?