De Waal defines, “Religion is the shared reverence for the supernatural, sacred, or spiritual as well as the symbols, rituals, and worship that are associated with it.”
I was born in a city where Hindus and Muslims were living almost in equal numbers. Christians and Buddhists were in a minority. I have had close friends in both communities since childhood. In my interaction with friends in other communities, I noticed, that both communities have such people. Those who feed young minds with resentment against one another. They give convincing logic to believe them without a question.
Hindus consider Muslims unholy…
There has ever been a controversy between saying and doing, preaching and following, vision and reality.
Whatever we expect from others, we never do ourselves. Our statement varies from place to place and person to person. On the same issue, what we say within our family’s four walls isn’t the same as what we speak in society.
If you meet a person in an elite society having sober manners and noble thoughts, never assume you will find them the same in their personal life.
Why does a man need to hide behind a delusive covering? Perhaps he is so weak that he can’t see, hear and speak the truth.
Let us ponder over here an incredible insight of my dear learned friend George J. Ziogas in this story:
Big or small matters not, to my friend
On the track or off the track
Buddy is bound to succeed.
Jokes mitigate life sufferings.
Aspirations lead to action.
Simplicity is an ornament of a gentleman.
Perseverance makes possible anything.
Ego has no might to impress my friend.
Resilience was an outstanding asset of those whom we now know the Great.
An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message or the alphabet. The…
Louis ceased his eyelids batting and squinted at his wristwatch.
He was counting seconds turning into minutes. Every second that moved forward gave him a sweet-sour flashback of his twenty-one-year married life. He browsed the room and paused his gaze at Julia’s portrait. She was looking pretty in her bridal gown.
How could he not explore her hidden secrets? Indeed it is insane to believe one’s ability to master others. From midnight of seventh December, they would be strangers again after living twenty-seven years into each other’s deepest corners.
Julia met with Louis first time in a Science Seminar in New York. After a year’s friendship followed by five years of live-in relationship qualified them as a married couple.
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Dear friend, indeed an outstanding piece of writing as earlier ones. You are right we can find answers in the wisdom of ages if we are groping in the dark. There is need to focus inward. Our mind has tremendous power to explore intangible and invisible facts that are beyond the reach of our sense organs.
I guess. To see the title you may hope to find some magic trick or supernatural bliss. But nothing like these, I am going to talk about your mind that is understanding these lines right now. You have three states of the mind: conscious, subconscious, and unconscious. It is your conscious mind that is seeking the answer to the above title.
Your subconscious mind takes the imprints of thoughts appearing into your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is rational, imaginative, and objective, but the subconscious is irrational, creative, and subjective.
International politics over Indian Farmers’ Agitation is a dangerous trend. Some foreign politicians have become self-proclaimed spokespersons of the Indian farmers. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada as the guardian of worldwide liberal values lectured India on peaceful farmers’ protest. Rather like a pragmatic politician, sensing 1300 thousand Canadian-Indians’ mindset, smartly invested in their vote bank. Trudeau said that Canada would stand for the right to peaceful protests. Indeed we appreciate. But does he apply the same to Canadian citizens? In Feb. 2020, Canada faced protests and blockades. Rail crossings were closed. Passengers and freight trains disrupted. It was…
A Cinquain Poem
But also the journey
Is the way to perpetual
Cinquain is a form of poetry that is very popular because of its simplicity. It was created by American poet Adelaide Crapsey about 100 years ago, and is similar to Japanese poetic forms, such as haiku and tanka.
© Indra Raj Pathak 2020
Educationist by career, writer-poet by passion, thinker by nature, life long learner by habit, believes more in humanity than anything.