Jump To Content

LearnHub



Life - In one sentence (Discussion)

chandra_avinash saidTue, 09 Sep 2008 11:29:25 -0000 ( Link )

Hi :)

Lets play a fun game. The aim is to put down our understanding of life in one sentence. What we write in our sentence should strictly be something we feel deep down within and not what someone else has said or felt.

Also, when we have a good number of entries, we can compile them into a lesson.

My take is: Life is a beautiful flower which takes time to blossom

Actions
Vote
Current Rating
0
Rate Up
Rate Down
No Votes
  1. rkmittal saidTue, 09 Sep 2008 12:04:03 -0000 ( Link )

    Chandra, thanks for posting such a purposeful topic, relevant to this community. This one is really close to my heart. Though, it is a highly subjective issue and quite difficult to gather in just one sentence. Nonetheless, here is my take (and this is not taken from some where else):

    “Life, especially the Human Life, is a transient phase, bestowed with the purpose to learn, realise and attain the ultimate and eternal state/source of TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE and BLISS (called “sachchiddananda” in Sanskrit), after which all the struggles cease."

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    2
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    2 Total Votes

    Post Comments

  2. lucyinthesky saidTue, 09 Sep 2008 19:29:36 -0000 ( Link )

    This is really a fantastic idea! While it’s hard to shrink all of life’s complexities into one simple sentence – I would have to make it:

    “Life is a reflection of how you see yourself.”

    Something that comes to mind is this, by playwright Samuel Beckett:
    “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

    …in other words, don`t give up! :)

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  3. chandra_avinash saidWed, 10 Sep 2008 06:23:52 -0000 ( Link )

    we just need 97 more and then we can publish our own self-help book :D

    who knows, we might get the Nobel for “touching lives”!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  4. asingla saidWed, 10 Sep 2008 06:31:59 -0000 ( Link )

    “Life is empty and meaningless.”

    We are all free to fill it and add meaning ..

    Cheers!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  5. rkmittal saidThu, 11 Sep 2008 06:18:56 -0000 ( Link )

    Here is another one:

    " Life is an eternal cycle, rather development of perspective from – nothing/nowhere (a layman’s perspective of the unknown) …to… something/somewhere …to… everything/everywhere (a learned’s/wise man’s perspective of GOD) -→ nothing/nowhere …….."

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    2
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    2 Total Votes

    Post Comments

  6. chandra_avinash saidFri, 12 Sep 2008 09:03:33 -0000 ( Link )

    thats a bit heavy, but a good one!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  7. rkmittal saidFri, 12 Sep 2008 12:37:45 -0000 ( Link )

    “Life is the gradual realisation from – this & that, I & you, here & there …. – i.e all different/differences … TO …. ALL IN ONE, ONE IN ALL … & eventually ALL IS BUT ONE ONLY”.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    2
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    2 Total Votes

    Post Comments

  8. chandra_avinash saidFri, 12 Sep 2008 18:54:20 -0000 ( Link )

    this has been in my head for quite a few weeks -

    “life is a woman, who teases you, cajoles you, smiles, breaks your heart from time to time, but no matter what, you are enchanted by her beauty”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  9. rkmittal saidSun, 14 Sep 2008 18:22:56 -0000 ( Link )

    that sounds a bit romantic. but here’s some serious stuff again -

    “Life, as generally called and understood, is a misnomer, being merely a reflection, in varying degrees, of the eternal pure consciousness through numerous forms (i.e human, animal, birds, plants …..) – the TRUE or the REAL LIFE starts when this reflection/shadow (usually perceived as life) merges into and becomes one with its source (i.e pure consciousness)”.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  10. gauravjain26 saidMon, 15 Sep 2008 21:09:33 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is as beautiful as you can think of and as ugly as you can make it.


    So in short : “life is what you make it.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  11. rkmittal saidFri, 19 Sep 2008 05:06:11 -0000 ( Link )

    “Life is not measured by the number of years or the number of breaths that one takes; but by the moments that leave one breathless”.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  12. hardikj saidFri, 19 Sep 2008 06:31:10 -0000 ( Link )

    i think life is
    L learning
    I Inspiration
    F Freedom
    E Enthusiastic

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  13. rkmittal saidFri, 19 Sep 2008 11:01:39 -0000 ( Link )

    ‘Haardik swaagat’ in this discussion, Hardik.

    Thanks for your views, though i wud like to have a slight modification in ‘E’ to mean ‘Eternal’ instead of ‘Enthusiastic’, as ‘I’ (Inspiration) already encompasses Enthusiasm also.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  14. kkathyderabad saidFri, 19 Sep 2008 16:27:51 -0000 ( Link )

    LIfe is expectation…. spirit of learning new…

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  15. MayMay saidFri, 19 Sep 2008 22:02:18 -0000 ( Link )

    Everyones’ posts are very inspiring! This is a wonderful strategy to pool words to live by.

    During lunch, I thought of something to add to this discussion. A true act of “Food for Thought”.

    Here’s my contribution: “Life is short. Spoil yourself. Who else will?”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  16. chandra_avinash saidSat, 20 Sep 2008 09:18:18 -0000 ( Link )

    Awesome! 14 down, 86 more to go and we will have our first collaborative lesson – Life in 1 line (100 versions from different LearnHubbers) :)

    My take for the day – while you are the sailor, life is not the boat, life is not the sail, life is not the ocean, life is not the weather and life is not the destination – it is the journey!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  17. rdxb saidTue, 23 Sep 2008 17:32:27 -0000 ( Link )

    " Life is meant to be explored, without any subconscious desire to find anything ;) "
    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  18. rkmittal saidMon, 29 Sep 2008 04:21:50 -0000 ( Link )

    “We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  19. kvjagadish saidMon, 29 Sep 2008 12:20:27 -0000 ( Link )

    The definition of Life is “Love Is For Ever”. Life therefore is a struggle in search of oneself in discovering and then living a meaningful, fruitful life with an ultimate aim of attainment of Moksha.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  20. chandra_avinash saidThu, 02 Oct 2008 13:19:44 -0000 ( Link )

    My take for the day – Life is a sum of days and it’s your attitude that makes ie either a vacation or incarceration!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  21. kchirman saidFri, 03 Oct 2008 05:05:09 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is a wonderful mix of struggle & opportunity, pain & pleasure, ugliness & beauty, hate & love, diversity and unity, darkness & light at the same time.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  22. chandra_avinash saidFri, 03 Oct 2008 06:28:12 -0000 ( Link )

    A brand new thought for a brand new day:

    Life is a circle, and love is it’s radius – the greater the love, the bigger life gets!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  23. suhasini saidFri, 03 Oct 2008 09:43:47 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is a great journey from darkness to light, ignorance to knowledge, knowledge to wisdom, selfishness to kindness, suffering to bliss and diversity to unity.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  24. shadyshrey saidFri, 03 Oct 2008 11:38:29 -0000 ( Link )

    My Take:: LIFE IS A LESSON, YOU LEARN IT WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH..!!!!!!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  25. chandra_avinash saidMon, 06 Oct 2008 07:04:01 -0000 ( Link )

    Take for today:

    Life is a kite – the more the opposing wind, the higher it flies!

    Note: inspiration drawn from RK Mittal’s post on how eagles fly in the storm

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  26. rkmittal saidTue, 07 Oct 2008 05:04:24 -0000 ( Link )

    “It does not really matter what we expect from Life, but rather what LIFE expects from us.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  27. shadyshrey saidTue, 07 Oct 2008 08:44:59 -0000 ( Link )

    LIFE: An untold story of a published book which evry1 wants to read .. but as soon u have the book u realise this aint the one.. the quest goes on

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  28. santosh pandey saidSat, 11 Oct 2008 14:56:17 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is a game- play it
    Life is a song- sing it
    Life is a challenge- take it
    Life is a duty- perform it
    Life is a journey- complete it
    Life is a love- love it

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  29. Biren saidSat, 11 Oct 2008 19:30:10 -0000 ( Link )

    Play the game.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  30. jinnyMBA saidTue, 14 Oct 2008 05:55:22 -0000 ( Link )

    we all are here to experience the life .

    life is not too short but REMEMBER very UNCERTAIN so from now “U HAVE TO LEAVE IT ON UR OWN TERMS..”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  31. rkmittal saidSat, 18 Oct 2008 13:16:20 -0000 ( Link )

    That’s interesting and true! Here is another:

    “What we call Death is mere ignorance/illusion and in fact just another name of the transition of the everlasting Conscience from one Life form into another.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  32. rkmittal saidMon, 20 Oct 2008 04:07:53 -0000 ( Link )

    Here’s another (Inspiration: translation of a verse from St. Kabir :)

    “When we were born, we wept while the others (parents/relatives etc.) rejoiced; live a Life such that when we die, we rejoice while the others weep.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  33. rkmittal saidMon, 20 Oct 2008 04:08:44 -0000 ( Link )

    Here’s another (Inspiration: translation of a verse from St. Kabir :)

    “When we were born, we wept while the others (parents/relatives etc.) rejoiced; live a Life such that when we die, we rejoice while the others weep.”

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  34. Ishita-16 saidWed, 22 Oct 2008 15:12:56 -0000 ( Link )

    Loved ur opinions .I feel Life is a game play and enjoy it.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  35. manishk_90 saidFri, 24 Oct 2008 14:51:25 -0000 ( Link )

    To me life is a struggle,i.e to keep on struggling and looking for new things using the old ones. manish

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  36. honeychawla saidThu, 30 Oct 2008 08:43:29 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is nothing more than an experience with nothing right and nothing wrong.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  37. honeychawla saidThu, 30 Oct 2008 08:44:43 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is the time given to you to find out beyond black and white, right and wrong, happiness and sadness. Life is simple, mind makes it complex.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  38. ninu9 saidFri, 31 Oct 2008 07:08:42 -0000 ( Link )

    life is like a film, where GOD is director and we all are acting, playing our own roles…… what u need is to give your best shot

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  39. Coach saidFri, 31 Oct 2008 16:26:55 -0000 ( Link )

    La vida es un maravilloso espacio de tiempo que te permite decidir y ejercer tu libertad de trascender tu propia humanidad.

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - – - – - – - – - - – - – - – - – - – - -

    The life is a wonderful lapse of time that allows you to decide and to exercise your freedom of coming out your own humanity.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  40. Sharat saidSat, 01 Nov 2008 12:52:32 -0000 ( Link )

    to me, life is a medium to pass the test of mortality…

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  41. ninu9 saidSun, 02 Nov 2008 13:59:56 -0000 ( Link )

    life is unpredictable, you get the best when u least expect them….

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  42. Riyana saidFri, 21 Nov 2008 08:08:44 -0000 ( Link )

    “Life throughout its stages needs to be work out; and set in at the end”.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  43. rkmittal saidWed, 26 Nov 2008 04:42:15 -0000 ( Link )

    “Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it”.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  44. parul jain saidFri, 05 Dec 2008 10:41:49 -0000 ( Link )

    i will call life “A roller coaster ride” ….full of ups and downs, fears and fun .
    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  45. avinodk saidFri, 26 Dec 2008 11:33:17 -0000 ( Link )

    I can say like…. ‘Life is a journey, where the journey itself is important, rather than the destination!!’

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  46. Diptisaurabh saidThu, 08 Jan 2009 08:15:40 -0000 ( Link )

    Hi friends
    continuing the some discussion I too wish to share my views regarding life.
    to me,

    Life means progression , a journey towards perfection ; though , nobody is perfect here in this whole
    world but being a human being , as we possess knowledge and sensibility more than other animate
    objects, we should always try to reach towards a state of betterment .

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  47. oLahav saidWed, 14 Jan 2009 19:53:01 -0000 ( Link )

    I can’t believe I missed out on this conversation… you had some great ones up there everyone. I have a few ones to add:

    “Life is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it. And some folks have half a one for breakfast.” (This is by Douglas Adams, from the Hitchhiker’s Guide. It’s so true!)

    And a few cheerful ones from the movie Dedication:

    “Life is a horrible little giggle in the midst of a forced death march towards hell.”

    “Life is nothing but the echo of joy disappearing into the great chasm of misery.”

    “Life is nothing but the occasional burst of laughter rising above the interminable wail of grief.”

    So how many have we got so far?

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  48. delhiite saidFri, 23 Jan 2009 06:36:01 -0000 ( Link )

    If you feel in control: ‘Life is a journey through hills and valleys !’ – you don’t know what to expect around the corner.

    If you feel you are not in control (believers in Destiny): Life is a roller coaster ride!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  49. swadhina saidThu, 05 Feb 2009 07:11:15 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is a challenge and everyone has to face it.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  50. pragnya saidMon, 09 Feb 2009 06:13:53 -0000 ( Link )

    life is a goal reach it.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  51. komal gopchandani saidThu, 19 Feb 2009 10:01:16 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is given as achance to us to do do whatever our CREATOR ask us…to be on your religion, to keep with our morals, ethics, values….

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  52. swadhina saidFri, 20 Feb 2009 05:51:31 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is a little word with long duration !

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  53. rkmittal saidWed, 13 May 2009 04:36:52 -0000 ( Link )

    Got this A to Z of Life from a friend:

    A to Z of LIFE

    • Life is ADVENTURE dare it.
    • Life is BEAUTY worship it.
    • Life is CHALLENGE meet it.
    • Life is DREAM realize it.
    • Life is ENDURANCE cope with it.
    • Life is FRAGRANCE smell it.
    • Life is GAME play it.
    • Life is HEAVEN take it.
    • Life is INITIATIVE take it.
    • Life is JOURNEY complete it.
    • Life is KEROSENE burn it.
    • Life is LOVE enjoy it.
    • Life is MYSTERY unfold it.
    • Life is NAME find it.
    • Life is OPPORTUNITY catch it.
    • Life is PROMISE fulfill it.
    • Life is QUESTION answer it.
    • Life is REALITY face it.
    • Life is SONG sing it.
    • Life is TIME utilize it.
    • Life is URGE satisfy it.
    • Life is VOICE listen to it.
    • Life is WEALTH acquire it.
    • Life is QUESTION solve it.
    • Life is YEARNING go after it.
    • Life is ZENITH attain it.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  54. sailawaymaj saidMon, 15 Jun 2009 16:34:46 -0000 ( Link )

    is there anything life isn’t?

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    2 Total Votes

    Post Comments

  55. rkmittal saidThu, 18 Jun 2009 04:18:02 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is everything.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  56. sailawaymaj saidThu, 18 Jun 2009 22:00:39 -0000 ( Link )

    apart from darkness, and if so then only occasionly

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  57. StaticEmpire saidFri, 19 Jun 2009 01:13:14 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is sacred – we should treasure it while it lasts

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    No Votes

    Post Comments

  58. surajdawani25 saidThu, 23 May 2013 18:03:04 -0000 ( Link )

    Life is challenge by God &we have to play it!!!

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  59. aryan_luv4u saidThu, 05 Sep 2013 02:42:25 -0000 ( Link )

    One
    father
    is
    more
    than
    a
    hundred
    School
    masters.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

  60. aryan_luv4u saidThu, 05 Sep 2013 02:43:10 -0000 ( Link )

    One
    father
    is
    more
    than
    a
    hundred
    School
    masters.

    Actions
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    1 Total Vote

    Post Comments

Your Response
Textile is Enabled (View Reference)