SPIRITUALITY

Do you need to follow a god to be happy?

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In these times of political correctness, making assumptions and classifications might land one in trouble. At the risk of offending those who can’t handle contrasting opinions, I can undoubtedly say that three categories cover the entire spectrum of humans.

Firstly, the theists and the creationists. Those who believe in the existence of a god. These are people who believe in divine creation and divine interventions. They generally might bow down to some higher power that they feel is controlling their entire existence, right from their birth to their death. …

And why it can still be reversed

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There have been quite a few conversations regarding the meaning of life. From Hegel’s definition to Monty Python’s classic, there hasn’t been a shortage of philosophical and spiritual explorers trying to find the meaning of life. But there is one aspect that commonly pops up during the search for this answer: pleasure and pain.

Some aspects of life are difficult to understand. In short, life is a complex puzzle. But in the end, we all try to do things that make us happy. Sometimes that happiness doesn’t come easy. We might have to work hard to achieve that happiness. …

It was all a thought until it becomes true…

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George Orwell’s 1984 remains one of the most critically acclaimed political works to this day. When Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential race in 2016, the book’s popularity soared with his detractors likening him to big brother.

1984 is so popular that people on an extensive range of political compass seem to agree with it. The socialist lefties seem to think that 1984 promotes their idea of a dystopian society inflicted on them by the conservatives. In contrast, the conservatives seem to believe that the cancel culture is a representation from 1984.

But in recent times, especially over the past…

No it’s not anarchy, it’s your right

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Irrespective of whether you live in a first-world haven or a banana republic, the lower classes’ oppression will always take place. A person born into poverty will most likely die in poverty. A person born into the middle class will most likely die there. The same goes for a person born into a super-wealthy and elite family. That person will die an elite.

Yes, there are a few self-made billionaires. But that number is negligible when compared to the ones who can’t escape their fate. For this reason, the commoners have staged many protests over the last few centuries.

The…

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As humans, we always find ways to make our lives miserable. But one aspect has been making our lives miserable throughout centuries: God. The existence or non-existence of God has been causing continual conflict over centuries. Until now, the scientists who believe in empirical evidence backed reached haven’t produced an unquestionable theory to disprove the existence of God. And of course, the creationists are led by faith more than reason.

This whole conflict about god became a little more relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly because of the context revolving around it.

All POWs were shut during the Covid-19 lockdown…

Get this one word right and you can rule them all

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We live in a “democratic” era in the 21st century (that’s what they’re calling it, isn’t it?). Unlike the medieval age of kings and queens whose ascension depended on their bloodline, today’s leaders have to be elected.

And each one of those “leaders” tries their tricks to win elections. The 2020 US elections were all about conservatism taking on socialism. In the same way, every country has its political weapon that politicians use to get into power.

In India, there is only one weapon that rules all. …

SPIRITUALITY

A short story on the disturbance of balance

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He developed that lofty ambition right in his childhood. He wanted to have and indulge in all the pleasures in the world. He wanted the richest foods, the sweetest nectar, and the finest women.

But his life was short. He was going to die before he could indulge in the whole world. So something had to be done about it.

“Summon the gods with your penance and, your wishes will be fulfilled” that’s the advice that he mostly got.

So he did it. After sacrificing decades of his life serving the gods, performing penance, remaining celibate, and becoming a societal…

A very normal rags-to-riches story

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Over the years, the big production houses have fed us with mind-numbing blockbuster action flicks. The poor and oppressed protagonist overcomes the tyranny of the rich and powerful antagonist. He will then go on to establish a just law in an impossible utopia. And a typical happily-ever-after follows.

But the story of Malik Ambar is a more realistic account of the rags to riches story. Hence it is an unexceptional account of the protagonist being in the right place at the right time.

Malik Ambar was born in 1548 in the Harar region of the Christian Abyssinian Empire, part of…

POETRY

The orchestra of the bygone battlefield

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Across the battlefield, a sea of corpses was strewn.
After fighting a pointless war for their kings,
the men had turned to corpses.

And now as their souls wandered,
over their lifeless bodies,
the skies turned into an orchestra,
into an orchestra of death.

The vultures waltzed around in circles,
as they descended to feast.
They hissed and hissed until the dead souls,
began to hear the sound of the afterlife.

Having wasted their lives on the battlefield,
the souls of the dead soldiers began to sing.
And thus began the hymns of the corpses,

“Oh what a filthy life…

Pasupu

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