I live in a place where there are many coconut trees nearby. No doubt we get tender coconut on a regular basis. In fact for months I had been playing with my niece – Chinu – with those tiny coconuts by helping her throw them in the sea. What I never noticed while helping her play with those tiny coconuts was – “how it grows from a nothing to so many things!” That blossoming of coconut from just a tiny coconut with nothing to a tender coconut with water and coconut with oil and thick shell with husk and so on made me think.

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Tender Coconut
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Recently, I went to our regular tender coconut milk joint. I saw some completely ripe coconuts kept in the shop. That made me thinking. I have seen those small non-entity coconuts. I started wondering, how come this thing gets water? Slowly that water converts into a shell. The same shell then helps create the outer cover of a ripe coconut (brown in color), coconut and the outer husk. Where does the husk on that green outer cover come from? Even in a ripe coconut the husk is not visible!

See it is very interesting, the same content converts into many forms. The tree is the same, its receive same nutrients from ground and sunlight. Tree does the same activity but different parts grow in different ways. Everything is so perfect at its place, making that non entity to a perfect coconut.

I was lost in my thoughts that nature has strange ways to convert one thing into other. More deeper in thoughts, I started thinking about us – Humans. We also are from the same source. We get our energy, color and share everything from the contents of the earth, right! In a unique way we are different but at a macro level we are humans. If we think about future we would leave everything here – the iron of our blood, calcium of our bones and water of our body. We got everything from the earth and we would leave everything behind when we would die. Still we fight when we are alive!

This tender coconut helped me realize this clearly that we are made from same contents. Though in my mind I always knew it, perhaps everyone of us knows this. Yet we generally think it as “obvious” and overlook it.

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Eron Kar · December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm


Interesting one. My hypothesis about why we fight is not new….. it’s just Darwinian theory!! Although we claim to be an advanced species, we haven’t really progressed much from the chimps and fight for either survival or dominance and hence for power/money etc. etc.
Yes we are made from the same material and hence are tied to the cosmos in a common thread, but the process of conflict( destruction and construction) is an inherent characteristic of the universe… why should we be any different? As long as there is life there will be destructive forces and constructive ones as well.Choice is ours..which side we wanna be in…??


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    KRD Pravin · February 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Sorry to have missed on responding to you Drunk teens. You can share the blog on your facebook group. In fact it would be a pleasure if you do so.

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