The Effulgence Within

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dreams and Life

Dreams are a wonderfully compensatory mechanism given us by God, one that sustains us through the thick and thins of life. They make come back to life all that ever was dear to us - lost or dead. This is brought out so beautifully and tellingly in Donne’s The Dream, in a style typical of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mindless Eternity?

“The inspiration of this post has been a comment from Wiley John to my article on How to make mind non-judgmental? Wiley observes: “ This makes it seem to be a positive thing if one were to lose their mind.” The one and only existent form of eternity is the Void from which come all things”, so... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

George Herbert as a Poet

The seventeenth century was an era when science was relatively infant although full of exciting discoveries for a people of the time, and every academic interest espoused this exhilarating subject in their art form; especially so in the metaphysical poetries of John Donne, Richard Crashaw, George... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to make Mind non-judgmental?

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.

Monday, November 9, 2009

We and the infernal trinity

Satan was born in heaven. Remember, he is a fallen angel, most dynamic, resourceful and at one time the highest of all angels who nurtured the desire to be God himself instead of being God’s servant. His thought of waging a rebellion against God caused the birthing of Sin, his brain-child-daughter.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Sequel: Does Macbeth have relevance in today’s times?

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.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lady Macbeth's mental prepartions before the execution of the murder

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.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Driven from crime to crime, retribution by external forces

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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Meaning of Ghosts

It took me six months to complete reading Ghosts, and sorry I haven't been around much, to read, reply, and comment. “ Ghosts”, meaning “those who come back” refers to people, ideas or beliefs from the past that affects life in the present. The prevalence of such “ghosts” is a major theme in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Is old age pitiably beggarly?

“Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying; My dog and I are old, too old for roving. Man, whose young passion sets the spindrift flying, Is soon too lame to march, too cold for loving.” The above are the opening lines of John Masefield’s poem On Growing Old, wherein is contrasted the natural gifts... Sign in to see full entry.

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