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Anger and Love

April 28, 2009

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While Dad was polishing his brand new car, his 4-year old son picked up a stone and scratched some lines on the side of the car. In his anger, Dad took the child’s hand and hit it many times, not realizing that he was using his wrench. At the hospital the child asked, “Dad when […]

Prayer

April 11, 2009

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pic src: http://www.copticchurch.org                           poster copyright: Blog author Our hands must rise but rise in prayer. We must bow, not before any person, but in prayer. We must look not outside but within our own selves in prayer. © Amritbir Kaur  Prayer is a medium of […]

Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ – Concept of Pity and Fear

April 6, 2009

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Aristotle defines tragedy as “an imitation of action … it arouses pity and fear.” The audience becomes aware of the fact that catastrophe in a tragedy, that is, the death of the hero arouses pity and fear.  The words ‘pity’ and ‘fear’ cannot be reduced to one level of meaning. It was Aristotle who for […]