The Effulgence Within

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Humour in Geoffrey Chaucer, the Father of English Litersture

The greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, when he died in 1400, he was honoured by being the first poet to be buried at the Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in London. Humour is the stuff and substance of Chaucer’s entire mental constitution. His humour is so subtle, so delicate, so trenchant... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Absence of Logic in the Theatre of the Absurd

Hailed as one of the greatest Romanian playwrights, Eugene Ionesco wrote his dramas in French. Having spent his childhood in utter poverty, he came to believe that life's paradoxes were absurd and "out of harmony". Thus, the play, Rhinoceros, belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd. – the theatre that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dances for thee, Death, Feastings for thee!

“ When lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, a magnificent elegy, expresses the deep sense of loss that Walt Whitman felt after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on 15 th April 1865. When Whitman first heard of the assassination, it was the spring of the year and the lilacs were in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Tale of a Pen

( On one of my childhood experiences) One day while rummaging through the miscellanea that had accumulated in my drawer over the years, I came upon a slim case sheathed in purple satin. Not quite sure and trying to recall what the box contained, I started wiping the case slowly even as a faint... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Finest Fruit on the Tree of Knowledge

(This is a much shortened version of my paper presentation at the University on "Religion, Myth, Culture... and of their influence on Philosophy/Literature", attended by national and international delegates). All religions, excepting that of the Hindus, are founded on a single historical event or by... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Centre Sans Circumference

The moon is within me and so is the sun The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me But my deaf ears cannot hear it......Kabir Truth cannot be known in the ordinary sense-knowledge; not by the senses of sight, of hearing, of smell, of touch or of taste. Nor even by the mind or the intellect.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Attaining to Enlightenment

(Inspired once again, by an intelligent query from RPresta). Socrates, declared by the Oracle of Delphi as the wisest of all in the whole wide world, when the news was brought him by some of his fan-followers, began to laugh, and told his disciples to go to Delphi and tell that the Oracle though... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Unfoldment of the Inherent Divinity n Man.

RPresta wished of me to write a synopsis on the various paths of religion. Today I venture to bring this to you all through the teachings of my Guru Swami Vivekanada,and his Master Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Thanks RP. The late nineteenth century witnessed a mighty spiritual resurgence in Bengal.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Man and Universe both are Subject to Rebirths

Up till now we have talked about how the principle of karma yoga and the yoga of Intelligent Will frees one from the bondage of Life; the individual soul merging with the Supreme Soul. And mind you it is not a single life but a series of births and deaths that are required for liberation. This... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Secret of Work and Intelligence

As of now we learn of two paths (there are more) which joins the individual consciousness with the Spiritual Consciousness - Karma Yoga, the path of Work and Gyana Yoga, the path of Knowledge (one, of the body, the other; of the mind). The former ( karma - action) enjoins that work done should be in... Sign in to see full entry.

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