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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

paradigm - parallel -- parables -- paradoxes and Alexander

Our paradigm of parallel parables let us think of ineffable paradoxes, choose the one you prefer:
  1. Have you read the parable (more than a story) The Truth about Sancho Panza by  Kafka, where we learn that Sancho was the writer of the text and Quixote his creation?
  2. "I can resist anything except temptation," said Wilde
  3. “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”  said Jesus 
  4. Victims of severe hypothermia are often found either completely naked or with most of their cloths removed.
  5. Nobody is an island in a sectioned BNWorld
  6. Chaplin's character strength has been forged through its bouts of weakness.
  7. The progress of waste at throwing away useless stuff  in the last 50 years shows how ineffable is our pretended shrinking progress.
  8. “I only know that I know nothing.” said Socrates 
  9. Deep down, you know You are unique, just like everyone else.
  10.  I mind-blowingly found the gregarious gang maintaining divergent views — that’s the paradox of cultivating individualism.
  11. As St. Augustine observed, what is currently wheat can become a weed, and what is a weed can still become wheat “and no one knows what they will be tomorrow.” 
  12. JOB APPLICATION: "University X in Canada is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups. Members of these designated groups are encouraged to self-identify."

B)  A civilised Alexander the Great  and the  barbarian sages 
Alexander's boundless intellectual curiosity was unabated all his short life, as can be seen in his encounters with Indian sages in the Punjab. When he arrived in Takshashila, and had completed his parleys with King Ambhi the ruler of the kingdom, he turned his attention towards the Buddhist and Jain Brahmins about whom he had heard a great deal. 

No one loved good conversation better than Alexander, and here was an opportunity not to be missed:. 

A year before his death, the civilised Alexander the Great  asked the  barbarian Hindu sages about their wisdom: 
Q: Who are more numerous: the living or the dead?A: The living because the dead do not exist.
Q: What is stronger: life or death?  A: Life because it supports so many miseries. 
Q: How long is it right for man to live?    A: Until death is better than life.
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    Pakistan paradox:
There is a central contradiction at the heart of the construction of Pakistan in 1947. A state that was created to protect a minority nation was, and still is, wholly unwilling to extend the same kind of protections to its minorities.

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