A powerful king, ruler of many domains, was in a position of such magnificence that wise men were his mere employees. And yet one day he felt himself confused and called the sages to him.

He said: ‘I do not know the cause, but something impels me to seek a certain ring, one that will enable me to stabilize my state. ‘I must have such a ring. And this ring must be one which, when I am unhappy, will make me joyful. At the same time, if I am happy and look upon it, I must be made sad.’ The wise men consulted one another, and threw themselves into deep contemplation, and finally they came to a decision as to the character of this ring which would suit their king. The ring which they devised was one upon which was inscribed the legend:

This, too, shall pass.

Idries Shah


Life’s vicissitudes demand spirit of equanimity and life-changing paradigm. We all possess that inherent capacity to remain stoic, and not in fact the stolid countenance of lesser men when confronted with misfortunes and hard knocks of life. Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), Germany’s leading dramaturgist, was very much influenced by the ideal freedom of the human spirit to rise above the constraints placed upon it.

The effusion of emotions that the Promethean and Protean Spirit in Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrought in the Eroica symphony compels us to reverence. Courage, Heroism, Meekness, Perseverance and Patience are superlative qualities, which can find full expression in every human spirit! The idea of the Gestalt which is defined as a ‘shape’, ‘configuration’, or ‘structure’ which as an object of perception forms a specific whole or unity incapable of expression simply in terms of its parts.

God the Immortal Light and The Source of All Existence-The Life…had in time immemorial placed in us wondrous gifts, which by all intents and purposes ought to resound the heavenly chord of harmony! These divine bounties behoove upon us the necessity to let our spiritual attributes reach full flowering.

At the Zenith of Creation itself three attributes stand Supreme: Love, Purity and Justice!

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