The Effulgence Within

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Science of Karma and Caste

GoldenMean has raised a sincere query on the philosophy of Karma observing,'if even lowly humans can see the shortcomings in the principle of karmic justice how can it be the best if it uses evil abuse and crime, in order to enforce karma upon people? It is misunderstood by people who believe in it,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Making our latent divinity Patent

The inherent resident quarter of all beings is universal: a body is otherwise a corpse without the spirit as its body-current or the life-giving force. At the outside, the body is one extremity; in between are progresssively, the layers of our diffentiated existence - the mind (emotions, feelings),... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When in the dark I embark may there be no farewell

The most popular poet of the Victorian era, Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote the poem Crossing the Bar in 1889, three years before he died in 1892. The lines came to him in a flash of inspiration while ferry-crossing from Lymington to Yarmouth of the strait Solent. The image of the sea is used as a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Spiders and the Bees

It was almst around the end of the eighteenth century that there arose in France a heated debate over the question as to whether the writers of the modern age of science and reason were superior to the mythcal and superstitious limited world of the Ancient Greek and Roman writers. Those who favoured... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Conge d' amour.. The Lyric of Love's Farewell

Just as the dying breath of a good man is silent and imperceptible, so should no violent sorrow show the world how much they loved; thus wishes John Donne in his poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, one of the finest of his metaphysical poetries of love. The mysterious indefinable love for his... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Sonnet on Divine Meditation

Batter my heart, three-person'd God; for you As yet but knock; breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp'd town, to another due, Labour to admit you, but O, to no end. Reason, your viceroy... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Life Enriched by Dreams

Dreams are a wonderfully compensatory mechanism given us by God, one that sustains us through the thick and thins of life. They make come back to life all that ever was dear to us - lost or dead. This is brought out so beautifully and tellingly in Donne’s The Dream, in a style typical of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Study of Characterizaton of Chaucer

The Host of the Tabard Inn, Harry Bailly, is one of the most lifelike characters in the Canterbury Tales. He has several features in common with another pilgrim - the Monk. Both are genial, expansive, pleasure-loving men of the world and are well-built with big bright eyes. Chaucer describes the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Shantih, Shantih, Shantih - The Peace that Passeth all Understanding

Thomas Stearns Eliot, a 1948 Nobel Laureate, well known for his ground-breaking 20th century poetry of dense and allusion-heavy poems, especially so The Waste Land, is also the most widely talked about poets of literary history. For Eliot, the wasteland symbolizes that area of human life where men... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Does Gone With the Wind Portray Women as Strong or pigeon-holed?

Tara is the name of a large cotton plantation in rural Georgia, owned by an Irish immigrant who has three young daughters. The eldest, Scarlett O'Hara is the most beautiful and is sought after by every young man in the country. But Scarlett's secret affections go for the refined and aristocratic... Sign in to see full entry.

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