They may approach their god differently, but their sincerity is eternal. Hinduism has a vast religious system with countless of entry points. In Hinduism, Brahma is known for being the creator god, who is still regarded as one of the supreme deities in the present day. Brahman is a Hindu word for absolute reality or eternity, which is also considered as the Supreme Being or a single god. They believe that Brahman may be reached through several paths.
The second objective is to remove some of the doubts, misunderstanding, misinterpretation, misconceptions and apprehensions of some regarding this great book by trying to prove, through my limited knowledge and understanding the vastness, depth and Universality of this great, priceless, and valuable treasure that unfolds the ancient Indian spiritual wisdom to man, to enable him to lead a happy and peaceful life on earth and also to be ever free from the shackles of bondage of repeated births and deaths through complete freedom by attaining the state of the supreme Consciousness or the Universal Energy that is responsible for the creation, sustenance and destruction of the entire Universe and its beings. This scripture shows how an ordinary man who is struggling in his life, and full of negativity in his mind, on account of his ignorance can become, extraordinary, wise and free from all shackles of bondages of life and become happy and peaceful by enjoying the Freedom in its real sense that is only known to those who have experienced it because it is beyond all expressions of thought, word and deed. The subtle meanings of the verses are given here as far as possible, to make people understand the real hidden meanings of the verses that unfold the lofty Spiritual wisdom of our bygone sages of
Iqbal’s poetry, particularly selected poems may therefore, be characterized as descriptive poetry mainly relating to nature: sun, moon, stars, clouds, morning, evening, trees, flowers, etc. ; but full of mystical symbolism. He can hardly be described as a poet of human relationships and much more interested in the relationship between man and nature. He paints nature in lyrical modes and draws heavily from poetic similes and metaphors taken from Ghazal imagery and makes frequent use of sensual observation and imagination. His poetic talent manifests itself in correlating these natural phenomena with metaphysical or mystic consciousness.
Sundaram calls Narayan’s work as “religious fables”. (Dewari 108) Hindu myths had gripped the mind of Narayan which is why it is seen flourishing in themes of most of his fiction. Also the western audience is not unknown to the traditional myths and superstition of Indian society therefore it is never rendered into shock through mild representation such as in Narayan’s work and therefore has been always accommodating. William Walsh once said “the religious sense of Indian myth is a part of Narayan’s reality, of his particular view of human life and his individual way of placing and ordering human feeling and experience.” (Walsh 166-167) We notice in Such Perfection how beautifully Narayan projects the superstition held by villagers on Soma’s Nataraja. The
The central character in this novel is Alex, a first person narrator. His characters like that of Seth’s are defeated persons who are looking for their place in the real world. He wrote verse novels with meter, stanza and rhythm and rhyme to covey his ideas and to create his characters. This sort of genre is also seen in Seth’s writings too. He refuses to succumb to the narcissism of place; his books have been set not only in India, but also in California, China etc.
These three poems all represent an ideal world where there is no hatred or discrimination, where there are no disasters or catastrophes – where human beings can live in peace and harmony – but this is a far-fetched delusion. Another way these poems represent the faults in humanity is how the historical context has been implemented. William Blake’s The Tyger is one poem in a collection called Songs of Experience, in fact contradicting his earlier poem The Lamb in a collection which is named Songs of Innocence. Just by the titles of these two collections, it is evident that Blake has received a change of heart or realised a horrible truth and thus his view of
Nagaraj aspires for existence devoted to the nobler and higher pursuits and ideals. He does not desire to make it just physical and carnal. He fancies himself as something of a scholar and spiritual man. He likes to dress in the act of a Hindu divine man and bypass the hour afterward his daily prayers in silence to the finished amusement of his household. He is exceptionally captivated by the existence of the sage Narada, a figure of Hindu myth.
The Concept of National Identity and Vision of a Global Village in The Novels of Michael Ondaatje LAXMI NEGI1 HEMALATHA K2. 1Uttranchal University Dehradun Uttrakhand India 2Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar Uttrakhand India 18th August, 2014 Abstract Nationality, identity, ethnicity, migration and war are some of major issues which become the centre of all Ondaatje’s novels. However dealing with such issues is not the motif of his writing of literature. Since being a true philanthropist Ondaatje wants to highlight the disaster related to such issues and ultimately comes forward with an ultimate solution of all these problems in the form of his VISION OF A GLOBAL VILLAGE. The present paper is an effort to discuss in detail the practical
India is a country, well known for its composite tradition of peace and co-existence. Accordingly, love or fellow feeling among its people plays a vital role in the nation’s pursuit of peace and a substantive inspiration for a common good. All the limitations of border, nation, race, culture, class and community come to nothingness, because it believes in the uniformity of humanity. The history of Indian partition is, therefore, of paramount importance to mankind. The precipitous shame and violence inflicted upon humanity is not only chronicled by the historians, literature also re-creates and presents its untold truths by fictionalizing this colossal desecration of human values in the form of rape, large scale burning of dwelling and a mass spreading of religious and ethnic hatred.
The Swamiji symbolizes the common man’s spiritual reverence and faith in the miraculous and godly power of the spiritual healer. One also notes different attitudes towards him. Dr.Shankar, the family doctor, though takes an almost non-committal stance, he certainly does not disown the holy man. Krishnan’s fury at the sight of the Swamiji clearly indicates the former’s agnostic and scientific attitude to god men. But more important seems to be the irony concealed in the attitude towards the Swamiji.