Friday, July 27, 2007

Jab Kisi Se Koi Gila Rakhna, Saamne Apne Aina Rakhna

Very thought provoking Gazal by Jagjeet Singh, my favourite Singer.

Many times it happens that we consider the other person is wrong and tell him/her all the objectionable things because there is a veil of ignorance and fury on our mind that time. And the other person in our affection and love can listen to them quietly but is deeply hurt.Best thing is to keep quite when the misunderstanding takes the shape of argument.Give it time. And you will learn if it was ur mistake or the other person will learn automatically with the pace of time if it was his.
Silence speaks.

I strongly believe in this and try to follow this. Always ? No. Most of the time.

Friday, July 6, 2007

John Milton - Poet, Priest and Prophet

Milton was born in London on December 9, 1609 as the son of a wealthy notary. He was educated at St. Paul's School. Milton received a Masters degree from Cambridge University in 1632.

Milton is the legendary poet in Literature. One of his best piece of work is "Paradise Lost". It contains 12 books.
Here are the first few lines of the greatest epic :

"Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, "

These lines gives the gist of whole poem.
As Men was also an immortal creature before, like God. But the sheer blunder by Adam and Eve(i.e. by eating the fruit of a Forbidden Tree) caused Men to fall into the misery of Life and Death.
A very common topic presented in the most uncommon and tactful manner, only Milton can do.
Beautiful Art of Literature.