The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand"

What is meant by 'repent', and why the Christian Faith believes it'll reach one to the doors of heaven? Here is what I could interpret. ( Excuse me for sounding somewhat preachy )... The Greek word for repent is 'metanoeia' - beyond the reach of the ordinary senses, or, that which cannot be known... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An Astounding Facet of the Mystic Vedic Knowledge

The ancient Vedic astronomical findings and their conceptions of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva principles come so uncannily close to modern discoveries of science regarding creation and also of dissolution of our universe, that it is nothing short of mind-boggling. The galactic centre of the universe,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Waste Land

One of the ground breaking styles of the twentieth century fragmented kaleidoscopic poems, T.S. Eliot’s THE WASTE LAND is a projection of the psychological oscillations and conflicts which raged in the soul of man in the early twentieth century. He felt that Western civilization had become... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Poem

Welcome... My Sunlit Morn Woken up by a thunder steep... from my peaceful slumber deep Felt I someone shouting loud, wake up, wake up... a guest's there waiting out! Dead in the night groggy as I was, went back to my treasured cause. Morning came and I opened the door, saw none was waiting there:... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Reasons for Tennyson's Mariners Preferring Death to Worldly Life.

Today's blog is in response to some of the fine queries RPresta has raised on Tennyson's Lotos-eaters. She asks about the mariners "Do they wish death, or do they wish an end to boredom? And is Death any better? Or is boredom Death"? What could be the reason/s? (perhaps there are answers but they... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The beautiful poetic qualities of Tennyson.

Tennyson’s The Lotos-Eaters portrays a dreamy, languorous life where work has ceased and all incentive to work is non-existent. Once the mariners have eaten of the honey-sweet lotos they become enamoured of its half-life and turn away from all toil and obligation. They would prefer even death to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

On a sad note

We have had a bereavement in the family. My mother-in-law, whom we were tending to in her sickness and ailment the last eight months, died a peaceful death on 7th. My brother-in-law suffered a massive stroke with cerebrovascular-insfficiency incapacitating him, now for over four months; he has no... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Mindless Emptiness of Eternity

What is mind, but a bundle of desires! When we start removing the threads of attachment one by one, the 'cloth' disappears. Likewise, when from the covering of the mind with its delusions and hungry cravings are detached, all that remains is a mind, clear and pure, and empty!! The one and only... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Tragic Death in Love-Birth

Tennyson’s “ The Lady of Shalott ” is a ballad based on an episode of the Arthurian legend centreing on the gallant knight Sir Lancelot. The fair lady of Shalott lives alone in her tower in a riverain island. A curse would befall upon her if she looks out directly on the world. So she views the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Meditation: The Door to Create New Awareness

Just as medicines are necessary to repair bodily ailments back to health, so is 'meditation' medicinal for the mind to keep it perfectly healthy, peaceful and in a state of equanimous tranquil. The mind must be emptied of all toxins. Unlike the western concept that 'an empty mind is a devil's... Sign in to see full entry.

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