Does the time of our death influence our life, that is, all the actions of our life in retrospect?
On the face of it it does not seem possible. The yet to come future cannot influence our present. Yet Big Tamasha is observing something these days which seem to suggest so.
If after a break Big Tamasha begins to go on an evening walk afresh at a particular time, irrespective of whether he has chosen it consciously or unconsciously - rather always unconsciously in his case - that time from then on begins to influence all his actions in retrospect for each day.
For example now he goes on his evening walk at 5:41 PM. He doesn't know how he began at this particular time. Yet now he finds that whatever he does in the day he somehow or the other gets ready exactly at 5:41.
Even more amazing is the fact that it is exactly 5:41, neither 5:40 nor 5:42 if he does not alter it consciously.
Now one can agree that one usually does the same chores daily and almost takes the same time. Yet there are somethings, some actions doing which one does not know what time these will take. Specially like the one Big Tamasha is doing now, that is, writing a post. And which in fact has really put Big Tamasha into a wondering, reflecting mood.
Writing, as every writer will tell you is a tedious business. Sometimes you feel as if the writing is happening on its own and you feel yourself unable to catch with its speed. And some times you don't seem to be able to write even a line and often end up spending hours on a single paragraph.
Yet be as it may, the amazing thing is that in either case it takes the time as if keeping the time of walk in mind. You may not finish it yet you will reach a certain finality in writing by certain time such that you will feel OK to leave it and do some other work, like say sleeping or playing with children or whatever.
Then you sleep with abandon or you play with children forgetting the world. Yet at the right time - you don't know it then only in retrospect - you will stop all that. And go for your walking wearable.
Big Tamasha hardly checks time before he is ready and even then just sometimes if any other member of the house is seeing TV nearby - Big Tamasha has done away with a watch since long - he requests him/her to let him see the time. And needless to say he is amazed to find that the time is exactly 5:41 or on which he goes to walk in those days.
Relative to a day the actions of a life-time and to be influenced by death could be when one enters and leaves say a job like Shekhar Kapur did with Chartered Accountancy or a profession like Amitabh Bachchan did with politics. Or how one overindulges in addictions of life like love, sex, drink, smoke like a Marilyn Monroe or a Meena Kumari did.
Perhaps majority of people unconsciously know this for they seem to confirm the above when sometimes they say at someone's death: "His death brought him there." Or something like that.
All the above of course will make sense only if one unconsciously knows the time of his death. Which Big Tamasha thinks one does though more about that he will say in his next post.
While writing Big Tamasha has also remembered that scientists also say something similar in their two-slit experiment coupled with delayed-choice experiment which was conducted to decide whether matter is ultimately particle or a wave. Big Tamasha will also say a few words about that in his next post.
Meanwhile reader is requested to write whatever for or against comes to their minds regarding this aspect of our life.
Related: Big Tamasha's very own research on living a long life: http://www.bigtamasha.com/2013/08/big-tamashas-very-own-research-on.html