Beyond Words

Beyond Words

A saying attributed to Hazrat Ali says: 'Man is in disguise, covered by his tongue'. The same applies to humans, of course. No matter what people might say, words are the means through which they veil their true feelings and thoughts about things. This especially...

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Saadi

Saadi

“You, who are unmoved by others’ suffering, are not entitled to the name of (hu)man.” This was uttered – supposedly, because I wasn’t alive then to corroborate it – by a man called Saadi in the XIII century. And yes: he was (and is) a man. Now, ponder the following:...

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Malice and Stupidity

Malice and Stupidity

Apparently – because I never met him and therefore, I cannot vouch for his true existence – there was once a man named Robert J. Hanlon, who happened to have (at the very least) one razor. He allegedly didn’t use it to shave himself or to cut off his testicles, but to...

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VEILS

VEILS

“Rabbi Menachem knew that devils are so numerous that if they were visible to the naked eye it would be impossible for man to exist.” The same veils exist between you and all the realities out there: both the worldly and the immaterial, immanent. Let’s focus for one...

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SEDUCTION

SEDUCTION

"People who think that they have big brains more often only have big mouths" Someone once said this. And how true it is. Just look around, especially in that “new” reality that is called the internet and its social media. It is not so much what they say, but how. And...

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In my humble opinion…

In my humble opinion…

Uttering such a common phrase as a preamble of an opinion, informed or not, displays the opposite of what is supposedly meant to express: a total lack of humility. And a certain absence of awareness, too? Yes, maybe. Perhaps. Labeling yourself as something does not...

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