Saturday, December 13, 2008


"The only paradise is paradise lost." - Marcel Proust

'Pradise Lost' is an epic by great poet Milton.

I am not sure what to make of this quotation. Is  Marcel Proust saying that there is no paradise at all and anything closest is that epic 'paradise lost'?

Paradise and hell are right here on earth. We make them. It is for us to create paradise and hell for ourselves. We seem to be very adept at creating hell more often than paradise. Most of us pass through  life without getting the glimpse of paradise even once. At the same time while we are creating hell for ourselves and others, we are busy imagining 'paradise' as somewhere we can probably reach after death. If there is no body after death and if our imagination of paradise is of a place where we can have a great time, how's that possible?

Be well. Do good work. Be good to others. Paradise is right here. Violate the rules, hell is right around corner.

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