POWER OF READING
ARVIND K PANDEY
The Italian author, Roberto Calasso, has mentioned, and quite correctly too, that an individual "who reads and silently remembers the words he has read" is the one who realizes the true meaning of existence. According to Calasso, symbols used by Rishis indicate the mysterious phenomena of nature, manifested in the inner self. Often, the devoted followers of various religions misinterpret the ritualistic symbols that have been woven into their religious texts, leading to clashes between the various sects. It is time that the followers of all religions learn to harmonize their inner self by interpreting the rituals in the correct manner. This would give birth to a dynamic process, and open their eyes to the wonders of the world.