To me, the pen was symbolic of Appa’s blessings. To him, it was just another pen. But, perhaps, he knew what I felt about it, in his heart of hearts.
Archive for November 2009
If nature resembles law, to inquire of nature is to question time, circumstance and so on. There is no “original” state in nature. What may have been natural, at one time, could be a figment of imagination later.
It has always been a delicate territory to tread — the parallels between science and religion. Besides, the very idea of such a “bond,” albeit not all-encompassing, in terms of both precept and percept, rubs people the wrong way — on both sides of the “barrier.”
Myths regarding divinity — right from the most archaic exemplars of culture to the most complex and sophisticated thoughts — are amazing spiritual creations. When it comes to deities, gods, goddesses and celestial beings of different types, diverse aboriginal cultures reflect remarkable archetypal contents. The concept of divine twins is one of them.