The Effulgence Within

Friday, June 15, 2018

Can We Trust those that Go Mad (the concluding Part II)

Kindly bear with me for bringing you this rather long article. We discussed in the previous issue that Kant did monumental work in trying to find one common thread among the four major streams of philosophical speculations, viz. Berkeley’s idealism, Hume’s materialism, Voltaire’s rationalism and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Eye without the Mind is Blind. (Part 1)

“Fire”, says an eastern proverb, “destroys wood but strengthens iron”. And the iron in Kant’s soul was strengthened by a childhood of deprivation. Immanuel Kant began his academic career as a scientist. He wrote treatises on Fire, Winds, Natural History, Anthropology, the Theory of the Heavens and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Secret of Knowing Truth First Hand

Truth is truth. Truth doesn’t follow any religion. How can you say I can't believe in a Christian truth, or a Mohammedan, a Buddhist or a Hindu truth, because my religion says otherwise. Such a closed-door parochial attitude is limited, contaminated and compartmentalized. The space for fresh winds... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Christianity and Science are at Loggerheads with each other

The above title is the exact wordings of a dyed-in-the-wool materialist, Colin Humphreys, a former British professor of Materials Science and director of Research at the Cambridge University. Being a staunch apologist of the power of science, he asserted, “I think you can explain the universe... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 25, 2018

How to See the Light of Good

The greatest teachings I hold dear to my heart are the ones that talk of strength, and in these, the Vedas and the Upanishads are unmatched. I am somewhat averse to those that talk about your guilt, your sin, and by this and that retribution you’ll be freed and be led to your salvation. Such... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Sequel: 'Evil to Evil' . . . can never be erased from human nature

A rundown of the story so far: (Scotland is marred in battles. Macbeth tears to shards the defenses of Cawdor, a disloyal traitor of Scotland, and is returning home at sunset accompanied by Banquo, when suddenly, they are visited by three nightly hags materialized from thin air. They predict... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lady Macbeth's mental preparations before murdering King Ducnan

The story until now: An advance letter from Macbeth, while returning victorious from the battlefield, is sent by a messenger to Lady Macbeth which she reads out aloud to the audience, her blood boiling with excitement at the prophecies made by the Witches that her husband will be elevated to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Has Fate already crowned Macbeth with the golden round?

ACT I, Scene V, begins at the Inverness, Macbeth's palace, with Lady Macbeth entering the stage, alone, reading a letter she has received from Macbeth, while still on his way home returning victorious from the battlefield, informing her the news of his strange meeting with the three Witches and of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shakespeare's sparkling genius in Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is the nearest approach to the Comedy of Errors as practised by William Congreve, where sentiment or passion is conveyed either by indifference or downright contradiction. The hero and the heroine of Much Ado, Benedick and Beatrice, by their very bickerings, assume a social... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Bronze Head

W.B.Yeats’ poem A Bronze Head is addressed to a bronze-painted plaster cast bust of Maude Gonne in the Dublin Municial Gallery. In her earlier years she was an intense passionate nationalist; eloquent and domineering, a beautiful-looking English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress.... Sign in to see full entry.

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