Let us become nobler

Sanskrit word 'Arya' or 'Aryam' stands for nobility. Let us implore everyone to become noble, the Arya or Aryam. Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Jews, communists or capitalists, rich or poor, clever or dumb, weak, meek or bully. Uncomfortable perhaps are they with other, threatening peace. Ray of hope for the world is ‘include-all’ ideas of ancient Indian wisdom popularly known as Hinduism. Only they knew how to celebrate individuality of each person. Aryas respect ideas of others, respect way of worship of others, help others and become a noble citizen of this wide and varied world. Idea behind this blog is to bring out those ideas and help each of us become better than what we are. 'N' in the 'Aryan', by the way, was a mistake made by colonial 'experts' who wanted to underplay and undermine the culture and religion of those who they clandestinely enslaved.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Book "Meaning of Meaning" Revisted today after a period of may be 45 years

Book, 'Meaning of Meaning' by I A Richard and CK Ogden was revisted today after a period of may be 40 years. I Still loved it. The opening line is a quote, belive it or not but from utterigs of an African tribe ('educated' and 'modern and civilzed' people tend to think of them as 'uncultured' or at best, simpletons) known as Bubis on an island known as Bioko. In the book it is stated as 'Fernando Po' (Old name).

"Let's get nearer to the fire, so that we can see what we are saying". (meaning let me see your face when you are speaking). I have adopted a simple formula, as much as possible, meet and decide on things rather than telephonc or email. This has helped me. I loved the quote as it says my own mind very eloquently.

"The Bubis on Fernando Po" (Los Bubis en Fernando Poo) was published in Spanish in 1942 and contains articles of Father AymemĂ­ wrote for the colonial magazine "Spanish Guinea." (Father AymemĂ­ was a member of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and this book was published through his order and the Spanish colonial government on Fernando Po.)

But my blog was not on Bubis but on Meaning of Meaning. I fondly recall my younger days, perhaps, more than 45 years ago? when it was Gaurishanker Bhai Rawal, (Saroj Ben's father-in Law, Father of Bhanu Bhai) who gave me the book to read. It was nicely covered in a brown paper with name of the book written in neat blue pen. I hope, the book still survives, somewhere with Bhanu Bhai.

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