The Effulgence Within

Friday, February 16, 2018

Emotion, Reasoning and Expression in Language

Emotion is a distinct feeling of consciousness, such as joy, sadness, anger, that reflects the personal significance of an emotion-arousing event. Emotions are central to the issues of human survival and adaptation. They motivate the development of moral behaviour which lies at the very root of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Death: Fiction or Reality?

I loved a query from one of my colleagues, on my Paper on ‘Destiny and Free Will’. She wanted a clarification saying, "an objection if I may raise just to play Devil’s Advocate: The characters in a story have every step of their lives determined by the author. Yet their "lives" have meaning and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

To my beloved and revered professor

Today I am utterly wrapped in the sad memories of a vey senior colleague and a teacher of mine, Dr. J. N. Sharma, Professor of Phonetics. A very warm personality and an equally brilliant teacher, he was a true giant in the subject of his speciality. He lived all alone in his apartment, his son and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Understanding Non-Violence

The concept of non-violence appears to us as hollow, because we all recognize violence picturesquely, but what it is to be non-violent we hardly know or understand its import. Our natural instinct has a bias to lean towards the ill ( of course I am not generalizing ), and when it does, the careful... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Equanimity is next to Divinity

The desire for power, in man a vicious weed Yet sprung from above, is of celestial seed; Directed by the ambitions of the mind Our sense organs, forgetting all sane teachings behind, Time and again compels our past mistakes to follow The dictates of Desire, and go on committing sins after sins The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Man's Story Related to the Infernal Trinity

Satan the heaven-born was at first an angel that was with ways of God, fraught, And from an all-consuming spite 'gainst his King, was his brain-child Sin, brought. Together they conspired and join'd forces to usurp the heavenly reign But all efforts wasted and waned until it stymied into a slough of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Do we Live by the Real or Quasi-real?

( Read this fine poem years after I read the first part, that made the sense clear to me. So, today I share with you my happiness in being able find its culmination). CLOUDS, by Wislawa Szymborska. I’d have to be really quick to describe clouds - a split second’s enough for them to start being... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A touching tale of the feeble, fragile and freezing.

It is the austere language of a diffident man, Hardy, marked with stoical fortitude, patient and uncomplaining, that his poem, “I Look into My Glass”, has an indelible and immediate appeal on the readers’ psyche in his teaching man to face up to Time unflinchingly. Time, with its power, brings... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 12, 2018


POEM D uped was I, a victim of deceit the ersatz: The handiwork of an impoverished soul; I knew him. Hurt came to offer his sympathies But I sent him away with a polite thank you. Some relations are best kept in abeyance Others, fit to be kept in the stables, tethered; for, can they be bettered?... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sad Memories: Haunting Past brought to the Present

It was after forty years in 1913 that Thomas Hardy revisited Cornwall, a county to the south of the English Channel, where he had first wooed his heartthrob, Emma, who had then died just a year before. This hallowed place of love ( Hereto I come to view a voiceless ghost; Whither, O whither will its... Sign in to see full entry.

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