Sunday, July 13, 2003
this in my first message in the world of blogs.Hi to anyone who reads this.
Offlate i've been reading some frued,dostovsky and herman hesse. though all these people are ideologically different,i found an underlying stream which connects them all.as an habit,i get deceived by a particular school of thought,when i get exposed to it.I get enlighted with the particular philosophy. But when i encounter a counter
ideology,i start questioning the previous.so i thought i'll just note down my observations for very personal reasons. But i thought i would initiate some healthy discussions if i put them in a open forum like our groups. so iam just putting some writings from my diary here.
here it goes...
"The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
spiritual minds which are beyond rational thoughts doen't need an explanation for what dostoevsky says in "crime and punishment".Even epics had been interpreted not as the external battle but eternal struggle in self.when fruedian writings on psycho-analysis gave a concrete thoery which answered many of my questions.Questions,which i could not even formulate properly.i found a strange connection between frued and dostoevsky.
There is a constant battle of good and evil in human mind. and any human is a resultant of this battle between this good and evil. but good,evil,god and devil are very relative terms and our perception towards them change as we grow up. what was an evil long back is no more an evil for me. Understanding the good or evil might change our perception over that good or evil.
I found frueds tripartite (id, ego, and super-ego) model of the mind to be a rationalists understanding of good and evil.
Frued says that "id" is that part of the mind in which are situated the instinctual sexual drives which require satisfaction; the super-ego is that part which contains the 'conscience', viz. socially-acquired control mechanisms (usually imparted in the first instance by the parents) which have been internalised; while the ego is the conscious self created by the dynamic tensions and interactions between the id and the super-ego, which has the task of reconciling their conflicting demands with the requirements of external reality.All objects of consciousness reside in the ego, the contents of the id belong permanently to the unconscious mind, while the super-ego is an unconscious screening-mechanism which seeks to limit the blind pleasure-seeking drives of the id by the imposition of restrictive rules.
iam sure Frued doesn't mean sexuality literarily as it sounds. I think it is the Frueds translation of "worldly pleasure" to a rational society. though With my current understanding,i couldn't totally agree to this theory which says sexuality is the underlying factor behind human achievements and human motivations,Frued gave me a better understanding of "ego" and miseries of life.