SPIRITUALITY

Do you need to follow a god to be happy?

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(Photo by Hans Vivek on Unsplash)

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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Common Reactions to Kama Sutra | Image By Jaroslav Dědič on Pixabay

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. …

A very normal rags-to-riches story

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A Portrait of Malik Ambar I Image Credit: Nomu420 via CC by SA 4.0

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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Photo by Jaime Spaniol on Unsplash

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…

This “advice” won’t completely change your life

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This Image Is Completely Relevant | Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash

This image is entirely relevant to the title. Of course, it is.

This image is entirely relevant to the title. Of course, it is.

You don’t believe me that the image is relevant to the title, here is a list of 10 reasons why a picture of people having a go at each other is relevant to the title. And no, I didn’t put it there to shamelessly attract people to click and open my story.

Let me shamelessly ask you to open the below link and clap for me, thus putting both of us into an inescapable writing pyramid…

SHORT STORY

A short story about freedom.

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Photo by Elijah O’Donnell from Pexels

I’m telling you honestly, during the free fall when I jumped off from the building where I worked, my life didn’t flash before my eyes. I guess it’s something from the movies that your life must flash before your eyes when death approaches.

But those ten-odd seconds of free-fall were some of the precious moments of freedom that I’ve enjoyed in my life.

As my body embraced the concrete, my head splattered, my organs spilled out, bones crushed, and left a huge spot of blood as my soul left my body.

As my soul went to the afterlife, I began…

LIFE

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering — Friedrich Nietzsche

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Photo by Mike from Pexels

Across millennia, we humans and our lifestyles have developed on a tremendous scale. But with it, we have developed a commensurate proportion of conflict. Whether it’s a conflict between two countries or when a pressing issue causes an internal dilemma with our conscience, we’ve always found a way to make our lives more miserable than they already are.

If we’re all eventually going to die one day, what is the point of continuing to live?

That’s a question that has troubled every person who has sought its answer. …

SPIRITUAL TREE

A short story.

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Image by LoggaWiggler from Pixabay

“Despite getting multiple lives to correct your sins, each birth makes you worse than the previous.

“The life before this, you turned to robbery. Then the next life you became a banker. But you still robbed. That aspect of you isn’t going away.”

“If I keep giving you chances at a rebirth for repentance, I will tarnish my name with the lord. You have to serve time in hell now.”

So they sent him to hell. He became a lackey to the punisher. All the sinners who were sent to hell, got their punishment inflicted by the punisher’s lackeys.

But…

FICTION

A tale of law and order

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Photo by Carl Cheng on Unsplash

Dileep’s undeterred gaze caught sight of the twinkling stars, through the small window of his cell. Over the past few years, his cell had lost its claustrophobic stranglehold on his imagination. Not straying far from the stereotypical environment of a central jail’s cell, Dileep’s cell looked a sorry state.

The cell probably wasn’t longer than 10 feet in length, and every time Dileep stretched his arms the walls always blocked him. Dileep assumed that the cell probably wouldn’t be more than 6 feet wide. Every time he stood up, his head would hit the ceiling of the cell. …

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