The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Old age is not pitiably beggarly

"Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying; My dog and I are old, too old for roving. Man, whose young passion sets the spindrift flying, Is soon too lame to march, too cold for loving.” The above are the opening lines of John Masefield’s poem On Growing Old, wherein is contrasted the natural gifts... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Study of Differentiated Mental Violence

I was reading about Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. All were revolutionaries, but of different kinds: Marx, non-violent; Stalin, violent; and Trotsky, violence personified. The Marxist revolution thrived under the umbrella of the Gainer Theory which says: Either you gain something or you... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Companions in Negativity

Joy, O Joy, the beautiful one! You, the most Unfathomable enigmatic mystery overwhelming! Take us into your folds not as guest but a host Fly us to the land where sorrows abound, overflowing Tears express; not always of sadness necessarily They appear ever so often as companions in negativity, only... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Evil is not Outside of Oureslves

MACBETH is the most subtle of Shakespeare’s tragedies enwrapped in the atmosphere of the supernatural, and the drama is of a man driven from crime to crime and its retribution by external forces. Shakespeare’s treatment of the central idea is manifested in the two characters of different natures –... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Today, a repeat of my Serio-Comic poetry

Walking along the Golden Gate North America’s connecting strait Was the shiny inviting pate Of a cocky bald gent from Kent Moving towards the Bay of San Francisco Unable to resist, a playful li’l mosquito With an intent for amusement Bit rather deep and tight And promptly away it flew from sight... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Curse Protects Chastity in this Hindu Mythological Story

Just as a solitary blemish ruins the brightest garment, so can one slip in character not be compensated by whatever remains of it. Here is a story from the Hindu mythology, Ramayana which proves the point beautifully. There is more to Ravana, the demon king than his role as Rama’s (the reincarnation... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nature of Justice Evolving from Tragedy

(Excuse me for verbosity... they run to almost 800 words). In Aeschylus’ Eumenides, soon after the murder of Clytemnestra by her son Orestes he, plagued by the Furies, seeks aid at the temple Apollo in Delphi. The Pythian high priestess (Pythia is the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who delivers the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Clytemnestra or Orestes, Whose Guilt Spells the More Serious Consequences?

In Aeschylus’ Choephoroe, while mourning at Agamemnon’s tomb, Orestes swore to avenge his father’s murder and with his sister Electra, worked out a plan for killing Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. Orestes and his friend Pylades, disguised, appear at the door of the palace and ask to see Clytemnestra.... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Purpose of Orestes - Electra Recognition Scene in Aeschylus' Choephoroe

The Choëphoroe, or Libation-Bearers, is the second play of the trilogy - Agamemnon, Choëphoroe, Eumenides. The first gives the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, son of Thyestes and his daughter Pelopia ( Sidelight: Pelopia had discovered that it was her father who... Sign in to see full entry.

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