Philosophical Fiction


I have started a new genre of writing called as Philosophical Fiction. Philosophical Fiction represents the savory Biryani (rice mixed with meat and vegetables. Philosophical Fiction aims to created an art-novel with dissemination of ideas. In one sense, it is a written painting with the splurge of colors that are encompassed by a maverick novelist.. Tropes in the novel bear a highest degree of art. Some tropes used are metaphors, similes, metonyms, synecdoche, oxymoron, zeugma, rhetorical question and many others forms. Some examples are: Picasso howls on a Cubist canvas. Beethoven melodies electric sandwiches. Beauty thy figure is a trope. The students filtered out of the classroom in hullaballoo. Marx’s religion is dead. The sea is tranquil and violent. Pearls twinkled in the sky. Both James and his religion died. The warlock’s earrings twinkled like a bell. Oh Democracy: what crimes are committed in thy name. Shame is fractured in a skin that’s repentant.

Again Philosophical Fiction distills ideas. Here I am starting from the Existential Philosophy of atheistic nihilism. For them life has no meaning and living is a chaotic absurdity. I am creating in my fiction a philosophy called as value ontology. I affirm that life has a meaning and purpose and we are living and leading our lives as purposists with a philosophy of Valuablelization. I shift my ontological perspectives to a constructivism. I adhere to the view of life being preciousness.

Again Philosophical encompasses character sketches. Character sketches are resonances of the soul. Yes, Characters indulge in the libidinal beauty of the soul. Characters leave ashes of existential fetishes. Characters are liberated narcissists. In Philosophical fiction character’s inner consciousness is given more importance and purpose. Characters dance in the eclecticism of the pen. Little value is given to physical looks.

Plot in fiction belongs to the old genre of fiction the who -done -it novels. There are only two plots in fiction, one a narrative plot and the other a symbolic plot. In a narrative plot the reader knows what is happening but the characters don’t. In a symbolic plot, the readers are kept in the dark and learn to identify the plot in the end

The narrative device which is popular in Philosophical Fiction is the streams of consciousness dialogue. Everyday incidents and trivialities are narrated with the style of epiphany. Here is an example: Oh Psyche-your wings are in celestial rhythm-how you dance, a soul come alive-you are a monument of beauty-you are a symphony come true-there now you perch on tree-what profound thoughts of beauty, you generate-you dance for the soul to delight-you offspring of poems-you music of prose-you are angel forming a pulchritude to the eyes-I am gazing at you- I am filled with joy and my passions running high.


Applying Eastern Philosophy To Help You Find Inner-Peace And Happiness – Part 1


Have you ever stopped to question if and how you could live a life that was more meaningful? Do you seek inner-peace, happiness and a sense of fulfillment?

Of course you have! Everyone asks these questions at some point in their lives. The problem for most is they have become to accustomed to the Western way of living!

We live in an age where technology does the thinking for us, where we never really stop and take the time to seek fulfillment and peace.

Essentially we have lost that connection with ourselves, others and even planet Earth and the universe that are the gate-keepers to all life! If you seek a deeper understanding of life, yourself and a deeper sense of spirituality then Eastern philosophy may aid you in your quest.

Eastern philosophy dates back thousands of years and offers a traditional yet for many a new approach to a deeper and more meaningful understanding of life with its unique spiritual approach to self-consciousness and awareness.

It’s not strictly religion based although there are spiritual groups based on these beliefs such as Buddhism. Basically anyone can apply Eastern philosophy in their lives regardless or sex, race, religion or belief system.

I myself am Zen Buddhist by choosing yet I follow no form of religion, I am atheist so to speak. Eastern spiritual practices aren’t mandatory, people can apply theses philosophies and beliefs in their own life at their own choosing and discretion.

A deeper Understanding Of Eastern Philosophy

Are you familiar with the term “Enlightenment“?

“Enlightenment” is an ancient Eastern philosophy that carries significant meaning in certain cultures. It is also well known throughout Western civilization and has been referenced in many books and writings.

The term enlightenment itself is a state of being that very few people actually achieve! Anyone considered to be “enlightened” is said to have experienced a spiritual awakening and to be at a state of content and peace with both their-selves and others.

The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was one of few who reached enlightenment and it was from his teachings that enlightenment became more widespread and slowly introduced into the Western world.

There are many individuals (including myself) who follow the teachings of the Buddha with the intent and purpose of becoming ever more enlightened.

Walking the path to enlightenment is very much a personal and spiritual journey that is different for everyone. We all have different ideologies of peace and fulfillment which is why Eastern philosophy can aid anyone.

When it comes to applying Eastern Philosophy there are many teachings and practices one can learn but the most widely recognized in the Western world is (in my opinion) meditation and natural healing. Karma also has its roots in Eastern traditions and is likewise recognized in the Western world.

Applying these philosophies in your own life can help you seek that inner-peace, happiness and sense of fulfillment we all desire. Even just a basic understanding of these philosophies can help you live more enriched life.


Advaita Vedanta – Philosophy of Oneness


Advaita Vedanta is one of the oldest schools of Indian philosophy. It was strengthened immensely by the teachings of Shri Shankaracharya in the eight century, but its roots go to far more ancient times, right to the Vedic age.

The Vedantas or the Upanishads are a part of the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of Hinduism. There are three schools of philosophy based on the Vedantas, the Dvaita, Vishista-dvaita and A-dvaita.

Dvaita is the dualistic school of Indian philosophy. In this, God and the universe are two entirely separate realities, God has created the universe and all humans and hence humans have a lower level of existence than God.

Vishista-dvaita is the philosophy of qualified monoism. In this also, God has created the universe and all humans, but they were created out of God himself, out of His own Divine substance. Therefore, here, all humans also have a divine origin and are a part of God, though having a separate reality.

The third and most intellectually strong school is the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of monism. Here, the universe has no separate reality at all. This does not mean that the Universe does not exist, but that it has no absolute reality, its reality is of the nature of Maya, it is only relatively real, that is, its reality is ambiguous. It is only God, which here is called Brahman or the Oneness, which has true reality. For humans also, our individual consciousness has no absolute reality, our individual identity is only relatively real, and it is only the Brahman or Oneness which lies at the root of our consciousness, which is real.

The difference with Vishista-dvaita is that in Vishista-dvaita, the universe and humans also are considered to be real though a part of God, but in Advaita Vedanta philosophy, the universe and our consciousness is not considered real in itself and it is only the Oneness which lies at our base, both the base of the universe and our individual consciousness, which is real.

There is hence no question of creation or divine intervention in case of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. The Brahman or Oneness is an immanent principle only, it gives reality to the world which would not exist without it. The world has arisen from it because of the cycle of expansion and contraction through which the universe moves, and this cycle is a natural cycle which is neither willed nor controlled.

Advaita Vedanta gives a goal for our spirituality because it says that the Brahman or Oneness lies at the root of our consciousness. It then becomes possible to ‘see’ or ‘experience’ the state of Brahman by seeing into our consciousness. This is done through Yoga.

The Advaitist can follow different paths of Yoga, like Raja, Gyan, Karma or Bhakti Yoga. But the ultimate goal is always the same, to become one and merge with the Oneness of Brahman. This mystical experience is the supreme goal of the path of Advaita Vedanta philosophy.

Advaita Vedanta is an immensely strengthening and ennobling path. It says directly to us that we are right now at this moment the Truth of the universe itself. There is none higher than us who can guide us or control us. We are already the highest power possible, and we need only realize this to attain the complete freedom that we all thirst for.