Tuesday, October 11, 2005

TORTURE GARDEN.. What to think... ?

Oki I am hereby reproducing the message sent by a great person Kemi.. I am glad that she got me to read the works of Mr. Octave Mir beau who wrote Torture Garden in 1899. (You can read some quotes of his book here.. http://www.quotegarden.com/bk-tg.html) I am going to read the book looks interesting but here is what she quoted and I have replied to her my first thoughts..

Tell me what you guys thinkā€¦.
The Torture Garden (Octave Mir beau)


"You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn and know lack all foundation. It is that permament contradiction between your ideas and desires and all dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization, which make you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world."


In My opinion

Octave Mir beau was a person who has his own opinions and who was TALKING about the world that he saw.. which is not real... Its as per Hindu religious outlook is all but MAYA (An Illusion) - Rmember Matrix? but more importantly as per his character Clara, she was looking for the physical pleasure and which has its own limitation.. you can only go so much further with giving pleasures to ones five senses.. which in time gets immune to those particular pleasures and looks forward to new things all the time.. that is why the degeneration ofn society happens..
But on the other side if you try to make your self.. your own soul happy then you hit bliss of the attachment of the all prevading superconsciousness and you attan\in never ending happiness not of your senses but of your soul... which is definately more constant....

When the author talks about anything .. he basically talks about things in relations to the material body which dies.. so you see one has to look beyond the body that dies.. and feel oneself more closely to the one that lives in the body i.e. the soul who does the thinking who does the being ... I hope I am making some sense... hehehehe

Om Namah Shivaya


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