Fault in our stars

“Getting strangers to love you,

Now that’s the trick.”

-Fault in our stars

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The idea of God

John Donne has got the conception of a wrathful God intent on punishing those who go against His commandments.

But Crashaw is altogether a different breed. He is a radiant spirit who feels perfectly assured of his salvation to God. Crashaw’s God is generally the God of love who cannot bear to see the misery of His creation.

And as always I am still confused. What is the truth? Can He be as gracious as to forgive even our gravest sins or is it vice versa? Can he really punish us for the deeds that are not supposed to be performed in His creations?

If Karma exists then of course we will be punished but then how can God see his own children suffer the retribution?

Is he wrathful or the God of love?

 

Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure

You are my heart and soul and you still don’t know that

And perhaps you will never know.

You are the smile on my face, the tears in my eyes

You are my unending appetite.

 

You are the smell after the rain

The sunshine in the summers,

The snowfall in the winters.

 

You are the silver, gold and diamonds in my jewellery collection,

You are the memories engraved on my mind.

You are the treasure,

I will cherish my entire life.

 

A verse, from- Ramcharitmanas

“Dekhan bag kunwar dui aye, vay kishor sab bhaati sahaye,

Shyam aur kimi kaho bakhani, gira anyan nayan binu bani.”

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The couplet is taken from Tulsidas’s “Ramcharitmanas”

The sakhis (friends) tell Sita about the place where they saw Ram and Laxman and that they were in their youth and that they both were dark and fair complexioned. Beyond that they fail to communicate anything as they say that the eyes that saw them had no tongue and the tongue which can describe them had no sight.

The silence in these two lines is loud.

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I cannot interpret these beautiful lines in any language. It is just beyond me but today I bumped into these lines and I can tell that this was the most beautiful thing that I have read today (And I have read a lot, today!) It was just a pleasure to read these lines and the soothing feeling that it gave me, I know not why.

It was calm and yet so powerful at the same time.

Hope you enjoyed it too!

Yet another Unrequited Love!

I thought I loved you enough for the sake of two but as it proves I might have been wrong then. It never worked out and it might have been for good, you seem happy now and that is all I ever wanted. And yet somewhere deep down there was always a part of me throughout that pined for some way, some microscopic possibility that I could get the love, the feeling that I wanted, wanted from you.

You seem to be blissful but never did it occur to you that somewhere someone might have been hurt and you never knew that you were the reason. It did hurt when you wouldn’t talk to me, when you would ignore me and yet all I thought about was how to make you smile. It hurt when despite this I could just not let you out of my thoughts.

I had faith in you then, I have faith in you now.

I have cried and have laughed, had tears of happiness and of torment and yet the only thing that brings me here is that someday someone will come and make me realise that why it never worked with you. Why it was always hollow and partial and then I would know what I had been missing on.

PS: What is a love story without a heart break, right? 😉

Pic: As always googled!

Cogito Ergo Sum. ["I think Therefore I am"]

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