मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"स चाशीर्वादमर्हति":महंमद सर्वांचा आशीर्वाद इच्छितात...Love of QUR’AN- Jefferson & Vinoba

Today September 24 2015 is Eid al-Adha / Bakr-Eid
विनोबा भावे:

"स चाशीर्वादमर्हति-  महंमद सर्वांचा आशीर्वाद इच्छितात. म्हणतात की श्रद्धावंत हो, महंमदाला शांती आणि शरणता प्राप्त होण्यासाठी आशीर्वाद द्या. ही नम्रता आहे. ज्यांच्यापाशी लोक आशीर्वादासाठी जातात तेच सर्वांच्या  आशीर्वादाची  याचना करीत आहेत. ही फार मोठी गोष्ट आहे."
(कुराण-सार, c 1962) 

Denise A. Spellberg:

"At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation. His engagement with the faith began with the purchase of a Qur’an eleven years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s Qur’an survives still in the Library of Congress, serving as a symbol of his and early America’s complex relationship with Islam and its adherents. That relationship remains of signal importance to this day..."

The title page of Jefferson’s Qur’an, now in the Library of Congress

courtesy: 'Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders' by Denise A. Spellberg, 2013

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