The Effulgence Within

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Existence Unbounded

I have often been accused of provocation and I admit that I love to provoke - provoke you into an inquiry, not into faith. The real search into the mysteries of life come not so much through faith as from skepticism. When something becomes an experience, you don't require faith to believe it; you... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

No,no, No Time to think ... Just lift your skirt up

Three nuns were returning to their monastery in the evening through a lonely path. They heard footsteps behind them and a man's voice shouting at them to stop. The nuns were sure that the person following them had bad intent. The nuns whispered to each other, and one nun veered off to the left, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Do Not be Fooled by Knowledge

It is difficult to translate the Sanskrit word ajnana (ignorance) for a lack of its English equivalent, hence the ambivalence.To the Western way of thinking the word 'ignorance' conveys a state of stupor or a "blanking out of the mind". But it is not so. All knowledge is of the mind - accumulation... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Poems are Monuments of the Soul’s Magnificence

Byzantium (that is, Constantinople or Istambul) was the capital of Eastern Roman Empire, an empire of Hellenic Christian culture which lasted from the third century A.D. to the fifteenth. Yeats knew of the Byzantine civilization mainly through reading. In the poem Sailing to Byzantium, Byzantium... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Is What Buddha not teach more important

Buddha, his childhood name was Gautama, was born in 536 BC. His father, the king of Kapilavastu, India (now known as Nepal) wished to learn the future of the boy, and an assemblage of seven great astrologers of the age sat to discuss mutually and make a correct foretelling. Six of them raised their... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

In one of the stories by Leo Tolstoy 'What Men Live By', an angel is sent to the earth by God to learn some important lessons in life, one of which is: "What is not given to man?" Through his experiences on earth, the angel learns that 'It is not given to man to know his own needs'. Explaining the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

How to fill emptiness within

Three sons were born to a king as triplets. When it came to choose a successor the king was in difficulty because everything about them was so similar. So he went to a wise old man who suggested that he give his sons a fixed amount with which they were to fill their houses with something that the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Wordsworth’s Religious Walk with Nature: Pantheism

Wordsworth believed that it was to Nature that he owed most in the formation of his mind and character. The Prelude is actually his autobiography in verse, and Books I and II deals with Nature as nurse, guide and guardian to Wordsworth in his early years. Wordsworth points to three stages in their... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why is Happiness ever-elusive

A despondent fellow once went to a city's most famous psychiatrist for advice. "You have acute melancholia," the analyst informed him. "The circus is in town for the week. Go to it. It may pep you up and give you some laughs". "Your advice is worthless," mourned the fellow. "I am the top clown... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Do Critics Realize or Assess the True Potential of Great Poets

Literary Criticism is, as Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), the Victorian poet and critic points out, a "disinterested endeavor to learn and propagate" the best that is known and thought in the world. And he strove hard to fulfill this aim in his critical writings. Attaching paramount importance to poetry... Sign in to see full entry.

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