The Effulgence Within

Sunday, April 21, 2019

If you understand God's poetry, you have understood Religion.

God is the perfect poet who, in his person acts his own creations. - Robert Browning God is not a utilitarian. He simply does not believe in utility. He believes in play. It may sound somewhat ridiculous to us, because we are a serious people. God, with all His workload, cannot but be serious. How... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Unfulfilled Love; Its Mystery and Tragedy

Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” is a ballad based on the 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 (dwelling near a river) island. A curse would befall upon her if she looks out directly on the world... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 12, 2019

How to master mind and be the real monarch

The mind is invariably the dominatrix in a sadomasochistic relationship with the body and the intellect. It uses the body as an instrument to fulfill its desires, and the body helplessly follows to do her bidding. It being naturally impure, a lot of effort in purification is required to be done that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

About Religion and Spirituality

The range and dimensions of spirituality and religion are not the same. Spirituality is about liberation, and religion, as it is understood and practiced, is about control. At the lowest level religions tend to control through ignorance and blind belief. They do not wish to be questioned, because... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Wordsworth's Endearing Tribute to his wife

She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight A lovely Apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair Like Twilight's too, her dusky hair; Wordsworth’s poem “ She was a Phantom of Delight ” is a tribute to his wife Mary Hutchinson who was his... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lustrous Partnership Eternal

A consortium of stars I saw as if making love squillions of miles Up there in the skies, thrilled, shimmering, and with twinkling smiles Suddenly with a strange melancholy was I gripped; they only Seemed to be but were not, not near like Jocastas and Creons But distanced, such as imaginable in time... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Rape of the Lock as a Delightful mock-epic

Pope wrote The Rape of the Lock on a request from his friend John Caryll to help heal a rift between two Catholic families of prominence of the early eighteenth century London. It all started with Lord Petre’s amorous prank of cutting off of a lock of hair of a London society beauty, Miss Arabella... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Alexander Pope's Belinda Portrayed as a Goddess?

The Rape of the Lock portrays the fashionable world of the early eighteenth century London, and its title page describes it as a heroic-comical poem. Pope remarks that "the use of pompous language for low actions is the perfection of the mock-epic." The mock-heroic is singularly effective in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Lifelikeness of the Supernatural

The Ancient Mariner is the story of a real-life sea voyage pervaded by a supernatural atmosphere. A couple, on way to attending a wedding, is suddenly stopped by an old mariner, and catching hold of the guest's hands, starts telling his mysterious sea voyage story. The stranger is naturally,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Celebration

Birthday, by Wislawa Szymborska - if one were to describe it in one word, it is simply a most exquisite poem, so full of exuberance, so full of the gifts of God's bounty, so full of happy gaiety, so full of marvel, that it is natural for the poem to be a hearty outburst in its lyrical note and the... Sign in to see full entry.

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