Thursday, February 11, 2010

A crouching ovation


One of my recent articles received this crouching ovation from the weekly Britblog Roundup:
From blog On An Overgrown Path - Love life and crimes against humanity. Heavy reading which the intellectuals will enjoy.
It certainly does no harm to be reminded occasionally of the great Sufi Mevlana Rumi's teaching:
Look at all the blind men bashing each other with the stick of intellect!

Some even swing the stick at He who gave the stick!

How proud they are when they blacken a little page with writing.

Their minds are so shabby that they must graft on a hundred other minds to make them work, and this they call 'great learning'
It was André Previn I think who coined the term 'a crouching ovation'. He features in Music of the spheres.

The Rumi quote is from Rumi - Fragments & Ecstasies translated by Daniel Liebert. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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