Anonymous: ben, aneh ga sih kalau akhir2 *dua bualanan* ini saya galau sendiri tentang kenapa kita ada di dunia, manusia itu apa, kenapa kita melakukan ini itu. pikiran berkecamuk tidak jelas, hari2 tak ber passion, tak fokus, bosan, sepi, hahah. membaca tumblrmu sejak lama membuatku merasa harus share tentang ini padamu, would you mind to give me ur opinion? thanks in advance ben!


At times i’m interested in these things you’ve asked. And that’s the scholar side of me, which will probably be beneficial when I continue to do my Ph.D someday. But I’ve also realized that these things at times are unimportant especially when we realize that we as human beings are suffering or perhaps daily agitated by many things (sometimes the usage of the word ‘suffering’ is just way too harsh). Due to this, looking at the human condition wholesomely and honestly has become a deep interest for me.

Like the Buddha (from the Buddhist monk Thich Naht Hanh) once said:

"Suppose a man is struck by a poisoned arrow and the doctor wishes to take out the arrow immediately. Suppose the man does not want the arrow removed until he knows who shot it, his age, his parents, and why he shot it. What would happen? If he were to wait until all these questions have been answered, the man might die first."

You can ask all the questions about life, God, and every metaphysical thing there is to life but we will still be agitated by an accidental spill of your morning coffee all over your new white shirt. And we just assume that’s natural of us. Perhaps it is, but perhaps there is another way to live. Perhaps.


Karvansaray Restaurant in Baku

The first photo made the rounds on Tumblr last year, with the rumour that ‘the hole’ was originally caused by a rooftop bomb attack. False. The restaurant is housed inside a 14th century caravasai, a Persian word combining kārvān (caravan) with sara (palace), essentially a traveler’s inn.



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