D. B. Gurung - Life and Letters
Thursday, 26 April 2012
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      Written, collected and edited by Ram Prasad Prasainram_parsain@yahoo.com   One of contemporaneous signatures in the field of Nepali writers in English, D. B. Gurung was born in a middle-class Gurkha family in Kathmandu. His family hailed to Kathmandu originally from Rumjatar, the... Read More...
Doing creative writing is not like running a news article based on a fact - D. B. Gurung
Friday, 27 April 2012
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      (Mr. Ram Prasad Prasain and his colleague Mr. Keshar Bahadur Balampaki met and talked about various facades of Nepalis Writing in English with D. B. Gurung. They prepared the questionnaires and emailed them to the novelist; and he answered them. It is written and personal interview. –... Read More...
Ancient Kapilvastu was Pretty Much Where The Tilaurakot Ruins are Today
Saturday, 04 August 2012
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[On the basis of the Ashokan edicts at Paderia and Nigliva and their location along with reports of Rohan L. Jayetilleke (Article in The Himalayan Voice, March 22,2010) and Robin Coningham of Bradford University we can accept the location of Kapilavastu in Nepal Tarai zone. In this context the... Read More...
Litterateur Gothale no more
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
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Famous playwright and novelist Govinda Bahadur Malla 'Gothale' passed away on Monday. He was suffering from asthma and other bodily ailments since long. Malla, 88, died at around 12 in the afternoon at the Himal Hospital located in Kamalpokhari where he was undergoing treatment since Dec 5. Born in... Read More...
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
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[This article is extracted from ICIMOD official website. To view full text with pictures, please visit the source : http://www.icimod.org/?q=10932. Editor]   While the world is waking up to the news of the horrific scale of the recent flood disaster in the Mahakali basin of Nepal and Uttarakhand... Read More...
Oh, Subru! Hi, Humanity
Monday, 06 May 2013
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IMAGE                                                                 — Ram Prasad Prasain   Retiring the tiresome day He bid and told me, Wrapping up the all conversations, “Sir, don’t send my body to my country” “Why?”  I was... Read More...
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Monday, 15 April 2013
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Dream.html

21 Century is dominated by information technology. Exploration, achievement and success of an individual are almost impossible without physical involvement of techniques and technologies. People are predominated by scientific developments and inventions. The lifestyle has been changed since the exploration and invention of dreamy, dazzling, lucrative, challenging and virtual realistic digital world. The man can’t think and survive by the isolation of such needful resources. By nature man loves freedom. The expression of freedom depends on the nature and lifestyle of person as well as his mentality. The mental influences of an individual have been completely bounded by his family values, social norms and religious and cultural ethics. Whatsoever, all human have similarity on humanity, way of survival for existence and thinking the VIRTUAL world, the sweet dream. People live differently, they think and act differently, believe on different religions, adopt various cultures, speak many languages, have different social and political values as well as diversity of their socio-economic/political-religious reality. Similarity of dream and dreaming is common on all human. We say, we have developed mind, we can think differently than other animals and definitely have high rank of virtual thinking. This virtual thinking is literally symbolized as dream. Sigmund
 
Freud defined this uncommon condition of mentality as “A dream is a disguised fulfillment of a repressed wish”. The interpretation of dreams has as its object the removal of the disguise to which the dreamer’s thoughts have been subjected. It is, moreover, a highly valuable aid to psycho-analytic technique, for it constitutes the most convenient method of obtaining insight into unconscious psychical life.
 
Wikipedia says “A dream is a succession of thoughts, images, sounds or emotions which the mind experiences during sleep”.
 
Dreams have been described physiologically as a response to neural processes during sleep, psychologically as reflections of the subconscious, and spiritually as messages from gods, the deceased, predictions of the future or from the Soul, for symbology is the language of the Soul. (Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream)
 
The motive power for the formation of dreams is not provided by the latent dream-thoughts or day’s residues, but by an unconscious impulse, repressed during the day, with which the day’s residues have been able to establish contact and which contrives to make a wish-fulfilment for itself out of the material of the latent thoughts. Thus every dream is on the one hand the fulfilment of a wish on the part of the unconscious and on the other hand (in so far as it succeeds in guarding the state of sleep against being disturbed) the fulfilment of the normal wish to sleep which set the sleep going. If we disregard the unconscious contribution to the formation of the dream and limit the dream to its latent thoughts, it can represent anything with which waking life has been concerned – a reflection, a warning, an intention, a preparation for the immediate future or, once again, the satisfaction of an unfulfilled wish. Since dreams are not pathological phenomena, the fact shows that the mental mechanisms which produce the symptoms of illness are equally present in normal mental life, that the same uniform law embraces both the normal and the abnormal and that the findings of research into neurotics or psychotics cannot be without significance for our understanding of the healthy mind. (Source : http://dreaminterpretation.freudfile.org/freud_about_dreams.html)
 
Concerning the psychological part of dream, dream is the mental relaxation during sleep. It also helps to fresh the retired mind. Dreams often help to balance the mental balance during sleep where the active part of mind tries to awaken on critical situations which are neutralized by unconscious part of mind. How actually dream occurs? During sleep the eyes are closed, so that the brain to some degree becomes isolated from the outside world. Moreover all signals from the senses (except olfaction) must pass through the thalamus before they reach the brain cortex, and during sleep thalamic activity is suppressed. This means that the brain mainly works with signals from itself. A well-known phenomenon in dynamical physical systems where the level of input and output from the system is low is that oscillation makes spontaneous resonance patterns to occur. Hence, dreams may be the simple consequence of neural oscillation. (Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream)
 
Finally, dream is the reflection of the day to day activities in relation to the real world. It is also the expression of the feelings of the persons which is neglected, obstructed and regulated by the socio-cultural factors, economic-political conditions. Dream is also the virtual existence of the willing of the person which remain dominated by the reality of the real world. It is also the assumption of the future what the person likes to be. Sometimes, dream may also reflect the hidden images and reality which the person have not experienced on his life but may be transferred to him during the genetic transfer. Imagine, you haven’t seen gigantic flying dragon on reality and not even seen any images or explanation by anybody, then also you could get dream of dragon. Similarly it sometimes reflect our imagination. We haven’t seen any ghost in our life but we have imagined its image on our mind and can see that dream during our sleep. Isn’t it amazing virtually?

Krishnamurty On Creativity.html

- Ram Prasad Prasain My Professor Mr. S. K. Sukla used to say creative people are rsitelutionaries. Let think what J. K. said on it. What is generally called creativity is mostly man-made: painting, music, literature, both romantic and factual, all the architecture, the marvellous technology, and all those who are involved in all this, the painters, the writers, the poets, the philosophical writers, probably consider themselves as creative. And we all seem to agree with them. That’s the popular idea of what is a creative person. Do you agree to that? I think we all see that, that all man-made things most beautiful, the great cathedrals, temples and Islamic mosques, some of them are extraordinarily beautiful. I don’t know if you have seen them, and if you have, they are really marvellous. And the people who built these were anonymous, we don’t know who built them. They were only concerned with building, writing, the bible, and all that. Nobody knows who wrote them. But now, with us, anonymity is almost gone. And perhaps in anonymity, there is a different kind of creativity. It is not based on success, money, and twenty eight million books sold in ten years, and so on and so on. The speaker himself at one time tried anonymity because the speaker doesn’t like all this fuss and nonsense. He tried to talk behind a curtain! And it became rather absurd. So anonymity has great importance. In that there is a different quality, different – this personal motive doesn’t exist, the personal attitudes and personal opinions, it is a feeling of freedom from which you are acting. But most creativity, as we call it, is man-made. That is, this creation takes from the known. Right? You know the great musicians, Beethoven, Bach and so on, it is from the known they act. And the writers, philosophers and so on, also have read, accumulated, developed their own style and so on, always moving, acting or writing from that which has been accumulated, known. And this we call, generally, creativity. Now is that really creative? Please, let’s talk about it. Or is there a different kind of creativity which is born out of the freedom from the known? You understand my question? Because when we paint, write, create a marvellous structure out of stone, it is the accumulative knowledge, whether in the scientific field or in the world of art, human art, there is always this sense of carrying from the past to the present. Or imagination, romantic, factual, moral and so on. Is there creativity that is something totally different from this activity that we call generally creativity? You are following? We are asking, and I think it is rather an important question to go into, if you are willing, whether there is an action, there is a living, there is a movement, which is not from the known. That is, is there a creation from a mind that is not burdened from all the turmoils of life, from all the social pressures, economic and so on, is there a creation out of a mind that has freed itself from the known? And it can then use memory. You understand? Knowledge. But we start with knowledge and that we call creative. But we are suggesting that there is a creativity which is not born out of the known. When that creative impulse, or movement takes place, it can then use the known. But not the other way round. I don’t know if you are following what I am saying. If you don’t mind some time, try, or find out whether the mind can ever be free from the known – the known being all the accumulative experience, remembrance, the knowledge that one has acquired, the impressions and so on, if the mind can be free from all that. And in that very state of mind creation as we know it may not be necessary. You understand? A man who has a talent for writing feels he must express himself, he develops his own style, the way he writes, Keats, and so on and the others, they have this impulse to fulfil, create. Perhaps their own lives are not all that beautiful – like Michelangelo, Raphael and all those people. Sorry to quote these names, I am not learned but I have visited many museums when I was young, I was pushed into it and all that, and the remnants of all that remains. And I have talked to a great many artists, writers, friends and so on. It seems to me that all our creation in the scientific world, knowledge, human art, it always from a point, from a talent, from a gift, and that gift is exploited to its fullest extent. Like a musician who has a gift, a protege, he becomes tremendously important. And we common people admire all that and wish we had some of that. As we haven’t got it we run after them, we almost worship them – the conductors, you know the game that goes on. And when you begin to question what is creativity, as the questioner is asking, is it something totally different, which I think we all can have. Not the specialists, not the professionals, not the talented, gifted, I think we can all have this extraordinary mind that is really free from all the burden which man has imposed upon himself, created for himself. And then out of that sane, rational, healthy life, something totally different comes. And that may not necessarily be expressed as in painting, architecture; why should it? You follow? If you have gone into this fairly deeply, and I hope you will, you will find out that there is a state of mind which actually has no experience whatsoever. Because experience implies a mind that is still groping, asking, seeking, and therefore struggling in darkness, and wanting to go beyond it. But a mind that is very clear, not confused, has no conflict, has no problem. You understand? Has no problem. You try it. Such a mind has no need to express, talk – I am talking, sorry! The speaker is talking not because he wants to impress you, or anything of that kind, which is too silly, or persuade you to certain attitudes, opinions and judgements, it is a kind of friendly communication with two people who are concerned with all this enormous complex life, who haven’t found a complete total answer to all this. And there is a complete and total answer if we apply our minds, our hearts to this. So there is a creativity which is not man-made. Don’t please say, that is god-made, that has no meaning either, because if our own minds are extraordinarily clear, without a shadow of conflict then that mind is really in a state of creation, which needs no expression, no fulfilment, all that publicity and nonsense. ** i have (The blogger has) collected the ideas from Krishnamurti Foundation to promote his intellecual propensity. (This post was previously posted on DreamBlogs).

True Love Gives Meaning To.html

- Ram Prasad Prasain

My Professor Mr. S. K. Sukla used to say creative people are rsitelutionaries. Let think what J. K. said on it. What is generally called creativity is mostly man-made: painting, music, literature, both romantic and factual, all the architecture, the marvellous technology, and all those who are involved in all this, the painters, the writers, the poets, the philosophical writers, probably consider themselves as creative. And we all seem to agree with them. That’s the popular idea of what is a creative person. Do you agree to that? I think we all see that, that all man-made things most beautiful, the great cathedrals, temples and Islamic mosques, some of them are extraordinarily beautiful. I don’t know if you have seen them, and if you have, they are really marvellous. And the people who built these were anonymous, we don’t know who built them. They were only concerned with building, writing, the bible, and all that. Nobody knows who wrote them. But now, with us, anonymity is almost gone. And perhaps in anonymity, there is a different kind of creativity. It is not based on success, money, and twenty eight million books sold in ten years, and so on and so on. The speaker himself at one time tried anonymity because the speaker doesn’t like all this fuss and nonsense. He tried to talk behind a curtain! And it became rather absurd. So anonymity has great importance. In that there is a different quality, different – this personal motive doesn’t exist, the personal attitudes and personal opinions, it is a feeling of freedom from which you are acting. But most creativity, as we call it, is man-made. That is, this creation takes from the known. Right? You know the great musicians, Beethoven, Bach and so on, it is from the known they act. And the writers, philosophers and so on, also have read, accumulated, developed their own style and so on, always moving, acting or writing from that which has been accumulated, known. And this we call, generally, creativity. Now is that really creative? Please, let’s talk about it. Or is there a different kind of creativity which is born out of the freedom from the known? You understand my question? Because when we paint, write, create a marvellous structure out of stone, it is the accumulative knowledge, whether in the scientific field or in the world of art, human art, there is always this sense of carrying from the past to the present. Or imagination, romantic, factual, moral and so on. Is there creativity that is something totally different from this activity that we call generally creativity? You are following? We are asking, and I think it is rather an important question to go into, if you are willing, whether there is an action, there is a living, there is a movement, which is not from the known. That is, is there a creation from a mind that is not burdened from all the turmoils of life, from all the social pressures, economic and so on, is there a creation out of a mind that has freed itself from the known? And it can then use memory. You understand? Knowledge. But we start with knowledge and that we call creative. But we are suggesting that there is a creativity which is not born out of the known. When that creative impulse, or movement takes place, it can then use the known. But not the other way round. I don’t know if you are following what I am saying. If you don’t mind some time, try, or find out whether the mind can ever be free from the known – the known being all the accumulative experience, remembrance, the knowledge that one has acquired, the impressions and so on, if the mind can be free from all that. And in that very state of mind creation as we know it may not be necessary. You understand? A man who has a talent for writing feels he must express himself, he develops his own style, the way he writes, Keats, and so on and the others, they have this impulse to fulfil, create. Perhaps their own lives are not all that beautiful – like Michelangelo, Raphael and all those people. Sorry to quote these names, I am not learned but I have visited many museums when I was young, I was pushed into it and all that, and the remnants of all that remains. And I have talked to a great many artists, writers, friends and so on. It seems to me that all our creation in the scientific world, knowledge, human art, it always from a point, from a talent, from a gift, and that gift is exploited to its fullest extent. Like a musician who has a gift, a protege, he becomes tremendously important. And we common people admire all that and wish we had some of that. As we haven’t got it we run after them, we almost worship them – the conductors, you know the game that goes on. And when you begin to question what is creativity, as the questioner is asking, is it something totally different, which I think we all can have. Not the specialists, not the professionals, not the talented, gifted, I think we can all have this extraordinary mind that is really free from all the burden which man has imposed upon himself, created for himself. And then out of that sane, rational, healthy life, something totally different comes. And that may not necessarily be expressed as in painting, architecture; why should it? You follow? If you have gone into this fairly deeply, and I hope you will, you will find out that there is a state of mind which actually has no experience whatsoever. Because experience implies a mind that is still groping, asking, seeking, and therefore struggling in darkness, and wanting to go beyond it. But a mind that is very clear, not confused, has no conflict, has no problem. You understand? Has no problem. You try it. Such a mind has no need to express, talk – I am talking, sorry! The speaker is talking not because he wants to impress you, or anything of that kind, which is too silly, or persuade you to certain attitudes, opinions and judgements, it is a kind of friendly communication with two people who are concerned with all this enormous complex life, who haven’t found a complete total answer to all this. And there is a complete and total answer if we apply our minds, our hearts to this. So there is a creativity which is not man-made. Don’t please say, that is god-made, that has no meaning either, because if our own minds are extraordinarily clear, without a shadow of conflict then that mind is really in a state of creation, which needs no expression, no fulfilment, all that publicity and nonsense.

** i have (The blogger has) collected the ideas from Krishnamurti Foundation to promote his intellecual propensity. (This post was previously posted on DreamBlogs).

Love (Continuation).html

- Panchananda Biyogi

Bloggers have said blog spaces are the most democratic places to share the humane ideas, to care the sentiments of someone specials and to widen the horizon of thought patterns of an individual and society. So, i am surfing, searching and surviving with this site and some tomes i’d like to serve my heart with the juncture of words and world where i am treading. Today i am thinking about love, and its prons and cons as i have experienced, seen and felt on it. What is love? It is one of the most difficult questions for the mankind. Centuries have passed by, relationships have bloomed and so has love. But no one can give the proper definition of love. To some Love is friendship set on fire for others Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it. No matter how you define it or feel it, love is the eternal truth in the history of mankind. Love is patient, love is kind. It has no envy, nor it boasts itself and it is never proud. It rejoices over the evil and is the truth seeker. Love protects; preserves and hopes for the positive aspect of life. Always stand steadfast in love, not fall into it. It is like the dream of your matter of affection coming true. Love can occur between two or more individuals. It bonds them and connects them in a unified link of trust, intimacy and interdependence. It enhances the relationship and comforts the soul. Love should be experienced and not just felt. The depth of love can not be measured. Look at the relationship between a mother and a child. The mother loves the child unconditionally and it can not be measured at all. A different dimension can be attained between any relationships with the magic of love. Love can be created. You just need to focus on the goodness of the other person. If this can be done easily, then you can also love easily. And remember we all have some positive aspect in us, no matter how bad our deeds maybe. And as God said ?Love all? Depending on context, love can be of different varieties. Romantic love is a deep, intense and unending. It shared on a very intimate and interpersonal and sexual relationship. The term Platonic love, familial love and religious love are also matter of great affection. It is more of desire, preference and feelings. The meaning of love will change with each different relationship and depends more on its concept of depth, versatility, and complexity. But at times the very existence of love is questioned. Some say it is false and meaningless. It says that it never exist, because there has been many instances of hatred and brutality in relationships. The history of our world has witnessed many such events. There has been hatred between brothers, parents and children, sibling rivalry and spouses have failed each other. Friends have betrayed each other; the son has killed his parents for the throne, the count is endless. Even the modern generation is also facing with such dilemmas everyday. But ?love? is not responsible for that. It is us, the people, who have forgotten the meaning of love and have undertaken such gruesome apathy. In the past the study of philosophy and religion has done many speculations on the phenomenon of love. But love has always ruled, in music, poetry, paintings, sculptor and literature. Psychology has also done lot of dissection to the essence of love, just like what biology, anthropology and neuroscience has also done to it. Psychology portrays love as a cognitive phenomenon with a social cause. It is said to have three components in the book of psychology: Intimacy, Commitment, and Passion. Also, in an ancient proverb love is defined as a high form of tolerance. And this view has been accepted and advocated by both philosophers and scholars. Love also includes compatibility. But it is more of journey to the unknown when the concept of compatibility comes into picture. Maybe the person whom we see in front of us, may be least compatible than the person who is miles away. We might talk to each other and portray that we love each other, but practically we do not end up into any relationship. Also in compatibility, the key is to think about the long term successful relationship, not a short journey. We need to understand each other and must always remember that no body is perfect. Be together, share your joy and sorrow, understand each other, provide space to each other, but always be there for each others need. And surely love will blossom to strengthen your relationship with your matter of affection. We can see here too in the following parable: Where are we? you are here. What time is it? it is now. Why are we here? you are here to learn. What are we to learn? to learn to love. To love who? start with yourself. How? be kind to yourself, here and now. Yesterday and the past are gone and that is why… they are called History Tomorrow and the future are yet to come and that is why… they are a Mystery Today God has given you as his gift and that is why… we call Now – “the Present” Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare. “The great ambition of women is to inspire love” – Moliere So, Biyogi believes that one should love only me and myself but s/he should teach to love thyself.

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