2015 in review

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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Past and Present : A Rubai’yat

Roses, crushed roses in runlets fallen

Ghosts of past,- and nothing of attar remain;

Tears run unabashed along fair cheeks

Dipped from an inkwell of heart that is plain.

benny

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The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

The second edition of the Illustrated Omar Khayyam is available. No change in the contents nor in the quality. Only that I cut out Amazon.USA ( whom I found the worst specimen that go around as middle man). From experience I qualify them as literary ghouls.  They were selling my book for $71.71- and horror of horrors, were denying my fair share. Where is decency! where is FairPlay! I ask you. We are dealing with art and literature. In any age these are man’s most noble passion for something no money can substitute. Only under crapitalism can such corporate swindlers have free run.   I should not cast pearls before swines so a second edition sans Amazon.com was a necessity. Who are interested to read my version can directly approach my press www. lulu.com and order. IMG_1430 This second edition is priced 60 Euro( equi. dollar) It is  cheap if  you were to think how it can clear up many of the riddles you find as mystery of life. Happy Reading. check out: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bennymkje

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 820 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

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Analysis of the Key Quatrain:the Sun /The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

Aeons are wink of time at the center,-

The Sun, the keystone holds right through the sphere;

Entwin’d pillars of fire alternate where

Day and Night stoke all- knowing soul its fire.”

The divine One whose presence was,is and will be is eternal. Where Time and Space is zero: gradations of time and change in place do not make sense. It is like Head and Heart are inseparable. Emotions and Will are interchangeable to make no sense for the divine Will to be coloured. There is no partiality no prejudices.

It is Truth absolute.

What would that mean for his creatures? Art, poetry music that proceed from heart instil in man certain changes so that one might say he is uplifted. Music soothes the savage breast and turns him a man godly as to pacify, as Orpheus did when he descended into the Hades. In the divine one the Apollonian and Dionysian elements are perfectly matched.

Man created in the image of the divine One is an individual self contained. His soul is the emblem of the breath of God to be inspired and in turn inspire others. In Hebraic tradition Adam was a living soul since he had in him to choose the best since his faculties were so well refined by the Presence.

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In the key quatrain the Sun is a symbol for the Presence and it is the keystone upholding the entire edifice of human achievements. Day and Night are symbols for his visible and inner worlds.

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A New Quatrain: The Ever Present One

Run not after the hubbub of the mob:

Heed they not the Presence, that is the rub.

Seek they instead paradise of their own

From which whatever they may freely grab.

Irony of those who dare not live NOW but wait for future bliss is that they are heading for failure. If your choice now has been faulty what guarantee you have in one to come? Besides apathy to enjoy the Presence shall work against you.

Bliss of the paradise is not in material objects pleasure garden, virgins etc., but the pure bliss is from your trust in the Presence that is same Here and now and also Hereafter. The divine One has no need for a material form to make his will implemented. His angels, his prophets are at his service. He has infinite agencies including human agency to make the earth a pleasure garden. Where does your service come in this?

If the One has promised the bliss and you have understood it in the imagery of pleasure garden where is it? How have you worked the ever present to make a garden of delights for you and your loved one? Despite the Presence that has endowed you with knowledge, strength of hands and given friendship of fellow laborers to make the earth a pleasure garden why seek a paradise to come? Are you not trying to escape your responsibility of Here and now?

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Analysis of Quatrain #38 The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

I repent the dream I lost in Time’s womb;

Perchance Life hides from me a dream to plumb:

Not satiated with the dream to come

Nor what on my skull in cipher writ: Tomb.

Every life as an idea. It traces its presence from birth to death and is an idea and it fits with the material universe. This idea is part of infinite Idea. so is life of man part of Life. Each of us as an idea is part of One or Presence the godhead. It is a dream and it signifies the individual, reality of it begins with birth.

The dream clothed with a material form is dream lost in Time’s womb. Each of us has thus lost an idyllic existence that in Christian theology is Adamic innocence.

The fall from Innocence to quote Milton’s poem is Paradise Lost. Living on the east of Eden we look to regain the Paradise. Does not the idea each represents (drawn from Life of divine presence) make the idea of regaining lost Paradise a worthwhile hope?

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The latter half of the quatrain rephrases the idea expressed in the other half. Dream of life for each of us is an uneasy existence tossed between hope and dissolution of our physical bodies. It is eternal hope in conflict with what is on every ‘skull in cipher writ’.

The demands that our bodies make on each are in inverse proportion in terms of clarity, to the idea we carry within.

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benny

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