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The Journey of the Magi

Christmas theme is the subject matter of T. S. Eliot's poem The Journey of the Magi. It starts with one of the three Magus’ narrating to us the story long after the event has happened; the Magi .
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The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

In one of the stories by Leo Tolstoy ‘What Men Live By', an angel is sent to the earth by God to learn some important lessons in life, one of which is: “What is not given to man?" Through .
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Biblical Story of David and Bath Sheba (David Saw Bath Sheba ..

David, the slayer of Goliath, became a great king of Israel. Both God and man had sanctioned his kingship and placed much authority in his hands. But, amidst all his strength, David was weak and an ..
(July 25, 2008)
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Women Are Placed Between Man and God - Who Can Contend?

Macbeth is the drama of man driven from crime to crime instigated by his wife, Lady Macbeth, and of its retribution by external forces. Shakespeare's treatment of this central idea is manifested in ..
(February 28, 2008)
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The Fundamental Connection Between Sickness and Creativity

Thomas Mann, a German short story writer-novelist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. When his diaries were unsealed in 1975, they told of his struggles with his sexuality and which ..
(February 28, 2008)
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Hamlet - The Largest of the Creations of William Shakespeare

Among the most powerful tragedies in the English language, Hamlet is a drama set in Denmark, where Prince Hamlet exacts blood revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, the King, ..
(February 28, 2008)
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The Tragic Fate Met by Cassandra of Troy

Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, King of Troy, and the sister of Paris who, through his act of corrupting the fidelity of Helen, wife of Agamemnon’s brother and the king of Sparta, ..
(September 21, 2007)
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Cupid and Psyche - The Story of the Godliness of the Soul

There was once a king who had three daughters, all lovely maidens, but the youngest, Psyche, excelled her sisters greatly. Her fame spread, and from everywhere men journeyed to gaze upon her with ..
(August 20, 2007)
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Is Reincarnation A Myth? And if It is Real, What is It's ..

The real search into the mysteries of life come not so much through faith as from scepticism. I simply want to provoke you into an inquiry, not into faith. When something becomes an experience, you ..
(July 09, 2007)
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How to Reach to a State Beyond the Reason - And Why?

Anything that can be known beyond the human capacity further than our own eyes can see or mind can reach, is from a state of no-mind. It may be difficult to digest the idea, but it is so. And the ..
(July 09, 2007)
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That Ever-Eluding Phenomenon Called Happiness- But Why it is ..

A despondent fellow sought the advice of the city’s most famous psychiatrist. “You have acute melancholia, ” the analyst informed him. “The circus is in town this week. Go to ..
(June 27, 2007)
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When the Mind Stops, Time Stands Still...

The ancient Indian sages did not measure time like we do today – as the amplitude of a pendulum or the frequency of electronic chip, but rather through the concept of Kshana. Kshana is, roughly ..
(March 19, 2007)
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Lapis Lazuli - Transmutation of Tragic Defeat into Tragic Joy

Lapis , deep blue in color and opaque, this gemstone was highly prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as can be seen by its prominent use in many of the treasures recovered from pharaonic tombs. ..
(March 19, 2007)
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A God Shorn of Worship, and Still the All

Due to their mystical nature and intense philosophical bent that does away with all ritual and completely embraces principles of One Brahman and the inner Atman (Self), the Upanishads have a ..
(March 28, 2007)
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Gratitude - Homage to the Mother Form

“It is not the building that makes a home, but it is the feminine touch that makes it”, says a Sanskrit poet, and how true it is! The roof that affords you shelter from heat and cold and ..
(April 20, 2007)
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Beyond the Rhythms of the Mind to Being...

The Hindus have conceived of four states of the mind: Awake; Dream; Deep sleep; and Turiya. Mind functions through very subtle electric waves. The mechanism has to be understood. Now researchers say ..
(April 20, 2007)
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A New Challenge to Modern Scientific Enquiry

Rationalist philosophers, from Aristotle to Bertrand Russell, have given philosophy methods of conducting syllogistic inferences – logical analysis. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Pure Reason, ..
(April 20, 2007)
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Eternality of the Soul, and the Meaning of Nirvana

It is through intelligence that all matter in illuminated, and the body, as it were, being matter, cannot and does not have any luminosity of its own. Let us now proceed to an analysis of the mind. ..
(April 21, 2007)
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The Primitive Coloring of King Lear

Shakespeare’s King Lear is founded on a childish incident where an old king decides to give away his kingdom to the child who professes to love him most. And this primitive groundwork is ..
(April 24, 2007)
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A Drop Becoming the Ocean, and the Ocean Becoming A Drop

It is difficult to translate the Sanskrit word ajnana (ignorance) for a lack of its English equivalent, hence the ambivalence. To the Western way of thinking the word ‘ignorance’ conveys ..
(May 01, 2007)
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God is a Luxurious Spendthrift- He Does Not Believe in ..

God is not a utilitarian. He does not believe in utility; He believes in play. It may appear ridiculous to us, because we are a serious people. But God is playful, and that is why He is so beautiful. .
(May 01, 2007)
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Sailing to Byzantium

Byzantium (that is, Constantinople or Istambul) was the capital of Eastern Roman Empire, an empire of Hellenic Christian culture which lasted from the third century A. D. to the fifteenth. Yeats knew .
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Direct Ceremonial Denigration with Grandiose Simile

Dryden’s Mac Flecknoe (written 1678, published 1682) was the result of a literary and personal quarrel between Dryden and Thomas Shadwell, a minor playwright. The poem is full of allusions to ..
(January 16, 2007)
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We Seem to Have Almost Forgotten Ecstasy and its Language

Yesterday night, at a party, a neurologist friend of mine, who is a self-proclaimed atheist with a very cutting intellect, asked: “Bhasu, I don't know what you write on religion, but I've been ..
(April 16, 2007)
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The Sun Does not Overtake the Moon - Each Flow the Other in an .

In his very interesting article titled ‘Intelligent Design Theory: Why it Matters’, Jay Richards provokes us to think, “If we are nothing more than the sum of chance, impersonal law and .
(April 13, 2007)
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