The Effulgence Within

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Suicidal Romance or Romantic Suicide?

A hurried repost; I'll be out the next couple of days. A while back, I finished reading Gustave Flaubert’s famous controversial novel, Madame Bovary. It struck me as an ingenuous work of art with a seminal depiction of the reality of the mid-nineteenth century French cultural mores and ethics,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Orpheus and Eurydice

The greatest musician ever on earth, Orpheus, played his lyre with such masterly hand Wild beasts tamed, rivers stopped in their flow, trees and mountains followed as his band Nymphs swarmed, utterly charmed, but to Eurydice was he committed in betrothal On the other hand, relentlessly chased by the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spiritually Drunk

Soaked in alcohol lives that man In sane sobriety, I live in mine own Who knows who’s insane? He, or me? God-intoxication Spiritual alcoholism Are one and the same Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Crush Deride

I was a child then, no, childish, not a child Adolescent, yes, but somewhat blunt and wild The maiden of my dreams, my neighbor Would often come over, no acknowledgments ever To cause my imaginings the most uneasy labor When gone, she’d leave behind a blazing fever Our house was ancient, she walked... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Signatured in non-jealousy

Knowledge in Devotion Signatured in non-jealousy Utterly pure Unto that man The most secret Knowledge sacred Descends In confidentiality From God Supreme Transporting one From this material existence To the abode eternal Of the spiritual Whence Rebirths cease Everlasting bliss abides. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 8, 2010

That Door Worthless

Inattentiveness Obstacles, we so love to pin on To various outside agencies Our responsibilities hooked We rest in rationalist fancies Thinkers, biologists, psychologists, Soothsayers all, make us go bonkers Assay our troubles to - environment, Ancestors, universal unconscious, Providence - all... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

One Night Windless

Tonight’s the darkest of windless nights Up there, in limitless heights Sat twinkling stars burning bright Utter silence! Yet they seem To converse in hushed whisper Rapt in attention, I tried to listen intently The vast void separating them, billions in miles, Converged, the friendly cluster beamed... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Sovereign's Song

Kings, monarchs, my dear, even emperors are all bound in unseen captivity! Exceptional conjurers they, the mystics, who have conquered their selves. Masters of their minds, desires in whom no longer their elves are the real sovereigns, Else he’s a pauper Not to be one’s own master is to be like a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Not so soon, not so soon

Oh No, not so soon, Sir! I am not one to close The doors of my senses; they’re my repose Harbinger of delights, winds of desire, taking flights Taste, touch, smell, hearing, and my sights Playfully virginal, sinful, errant, but still beautiful Gaiety, indulgence, immoderation, all too bountiful How... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Understanding Violence

The subject is continued from yesterday’s post: Non-violence as propounded by the founder of Jainism, Mahaveera. As we were discussing, man is naturally non-violent ( not easy on the mind to accept so ), and that all positives in Nature defy definition – health, happiness, love, peace, for example,... Sign in to see full entry.

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