A Poem and Reflection on the Nature of Death “But now, O’ Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” -Isaiah 64:8 The Vessel O’ man filled with years Now lies a vessel of drear Who once walked and laboredContinue reading “The Vessel”
An Essay by Daniel Joshuva Overview: This essay was written by my friend, Dany (Daniel) Joshuva, who’s been my colleague as we’ve both been studying literature, philosophy, theology, and various other topics for the past few years. Last semester he took a class regarding the Introduction to Classics of Western Thoughts and wrote this amazingContinue reading “A Comparison of the Philosopher-Kings in Plato’s Republic and Al-Farabi’s The Attainment of Happiness”
Considering that we all today live on the same world as many generations before us. What words of wisdom, what knowledge does both the past and present have for us to heed by? What wisdom can we pass on from our own experiences?
A Poem by Rumi: A Persian Poet, Theologian, and Scholar (1207-1273 A.D.) This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture, still,treat eachContinue reading “The Guest House”
Written in 1923 by a Lebanese-American writer, Kahlil GIbran. A fictional, poetic story of a prophet named Al Mustafa who taught people of a city for 12 years on life and the human condition.
To you my Love
For you have journeyed with me
In the love of God toward the swift sunrise
Embracing the mountains and sea of life in our brief seasons
The Possessed was published in 1872. A near 700 page fiction novel (depending on which edition) regarding the time when Russia was drawing closer to an Age of Revolution; narrating on a sect of atheists, socialists, terrorists, intellectuals, and nihilists in a Russian town known as, Skvoreshniki, as it leads to a collective and individual chaos.
A rose will bloom and die A caterpillar may convert to a butterfly A tree will stay up for the moon A cicada will sing its last tune To saunter through the fields under the forbearing stars How they conjure peace and solitude from a distance so far To cherish every breath of time beforeContinue reading “Songs of Reflection: Forbearing Stars of Time”
A dialogue from a grand novel “The Possessed”, regarding two characters religious and political stance on the late 19th century Russian society.
This is my first essay that I thought would be worth writing about. This is purely written out of thought with no real academic credibility on the topic, just ruminations of my perspective on the essence of bitterness.