The Effulgence Within

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Two Voices of Good and Bad: Can both be Right?

In ‘The Power and the Glory’ by British author Graham Greene, the title is an allusion to the doxology often recited at the end of the Lord's Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, amen." In Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory (1940), the central issue is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Poetry is admittedly to Act upon the Emotions

The British philosopher and economist, John Stuart Mill wrote this essay ' Thoughts on Poetry and its Varieties' in 1832, when he was twenty-six. A man of sharp intellect, it is a careful analysis of his views on the different kinds of poetry he read during his time. (An off-course information - the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Greek myth of Pandora’s Box of blessings into a Christian myth.

Hesiod tells us that Zeus, the king of Olympian gods was furious when Prometheus stole fire from heaven and brought it to man. To seek revenge as Olympic titans were accustomed to – seeking pleasure at man’s suffering and helplessness, took revenge on Prometheus by sending Pandora to Prometheus’... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

How can I tell when words fall short

I am passionately in love with that indefinable word, 'ineffable'. For it says more than what words can say. Whenever anything happens deep inside our hearts overwhelming us to silence, words divorce us to a state of speechlessness. And it is good that it does. A flood of tears, a warm hug or a kiss... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Three Sisters : Chekhov

Anton Chekov’s play The Three Sisters (1901) centers around the lives of three sisters. The eldest Olga, an old maid of twenty-eight, teaches at a girls’ school; the middle sister Masha is unhappily married to a school teacher; the youngest Irina, who is twenty and unmarried, is wooed by two army... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

The fantastic calculations that amaze us beyond thoughts

The Vedic astronomical findings dating back to more than 10000 years and their conceptions of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva principles come close to modern discoveries of science but uncannily much more accurate, precisely to the twelfth decimal points with regard to creation, but not of dissolution - of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

A Sonnet in Mixed-up Gropings

I know not what strange affliction assails me today Somehow it tells me Aba, you’ve gone too far Hold, hold, why don’t you realize it’s not your day Conscerate all to Lord and spare the unnecessary spar You indulge in, in your rationality walks of daily life All are nothing but mere exercises in... Sign in to see full entry.

The Age of the Universe ….. Part II

Einstein estimated the age of the universe to be somewhere between 10 - 20 billion years. The Big Bang and the Steady State Theory gets destabilized by the fact that recent scientific discoveries starting 1960's, have found SuperWalls or Great Galactic Superclusters dating back from 80 to 250... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The Astounding Vedic calculations of The Age of the Universe.

Inspired by Sea Gypsy Just as God in Christianity is the Supreme Being, the be-all and end-all of all things manifest or unmanifest, so is Hindu God conceived to be three plenary expansions of the same Energy of the Supreme Being, only the roles each assume are different. First we call Brahma, the G... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Real and Lasting Knowledge -Wisdom - comes from a State of Wise Passiveness

Expostulation and Reply”, which is one of the doctrinal poems in Lyrical Ballads, takes the form of a debate between William, who is Wordsworth himself, and his “good friend” Matthew, who is Hazlitt. The first three stanzas contain Matthew’s remonstrance; the last four stanzas contain William’s... Sign in to see full entry.

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