Friday, July 21, 2006

What is Life-Tariq Ali

'Love' is an exposition of personality, essentially against the grain of ordinary experience. To be viable, we have to conceal. Sophistication, manners, tact, in a word all the qualifications of civilized living, insist on our ability to appear different from what we really are. To love someone else, we have to reverse the processes of our conditioning. We have to be naked, giving, non self-possessed. This is hard. There must always be a fight. Few people win. At best it is an uneasy truce, with the ego forever ready to stage an unexpected ambush.

6 comments:

Mansoor Qaisar said...

These lines are forwaded to me by Tariq Ali. He was moved by these lines..........

Mansoor e said...

so much philosophical... isin't life simple??

Mansoor Qaisar said...

If life would have been so much simple then u must have spent last night in the arms of M's and A's. Please introspect and fix.

OZMAN ZIA said...

Straight from the heart!!!

Amina said...

salam .. there .. life isnt simple.. and we are not ready to acceot that its very complicated... a fight with the ego is so true ... it is a must as the ego must b trained so that life may be lived ina better way ..
was salam

Mansoor Qaisar said...

very true........You are right Amina!