The Effulgence Within

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Classical Principles of Poetry must again be given their due

In the ancient times much of what was easily conveyed in verse is, in modern times, expressed in prose. Narrative or iambi (episodes) poetry has become almost rare. Many critics including Benedetto Croce are of the opinion that it is about time for the classical principles to be once again given... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Finding Joy in the Joy of Others

Cool light! Arrows peaceful, doled out from the moon Gifts away its all received from the sun, keeping none; it befits - An ailing eye benefits from rubbing the sole of the feet The belly says ‘thank you' to the hands that feed Water quenches, but is left thirsty unless it first Sates the parched... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Nature, Origin and End of Poetry

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.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Alexander Pope's An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot

Pope’s An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot was written originally as a tribute to his physician friend Dr Arbuthnot. It was, as Pope said, a Bill of Complaint” against those who had attacked “not only my writings …, to my Person, Moral and my Family”. But the range of the poem is far wider than mere... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A Sunlit bath

Woken up by thunder steep as I was in a slumber deep Heard someone shouting, Wake up, look … a guest is waiting! Dead in the night groggy I was, went back to my treasured cause. But sleep came not that night; thoughts knocking as in a fight Getting up, opened the door, saw none out there waiting;... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Grading Success to Discovering Oneself

If you are asked to define what success is, you will fall into great difficulty. Because success, to different people, have different connotations altogether. To the ambitious, no success is good enough, whereas to a man of unhurried temperament, withdrawn and non-energetic, satisfied as he is in... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

If you understand God's poetry, you have understood Religion.

God is the perfect poet who, in his person acts his own creations. - Robert Browning God is not a utilitarian. He simply does not believe in utility. He believes in play. It may sound somewhat ridiculous to us, because we are a serious people. God, with all His workload, cannot but be serious. How... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Unfulfilled Love; Its Mystery and Tragedy

Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” is a ballad based on the episode of the Arthurian legend centreing on the gallant knight Sir Lancelot. The fair lady of Shalott lives alone in her tower in a riverain (dwelling near a river) island. A curse would befall upon her if she looks out directly on the world... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 12, 2019

How to master mind and be the real monarch

The mind is invariably the dominatrix in a sadomasochistic relationship with the body and the intellect. It uses the body as an instrument to fulfill its desires, and the body helplessly follows to do her bidding. It being naturally impure, a lot of effort in purification is required to be done that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

About Religion and Spirituality

The range and dimensions of spirituality and religion are not the same. Spirituality is about liberation, and religion, as it is understood and practiced, is about control. At the lowest level religions tend to control through ignorance and blind belief. They do not wish to be questioned, because... Sign in to see full entry.

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