15 May 2021
LAW PROPOSES BELIEF DISPOSES
They say that ‘Man proposes, God disposes.’ Wikipedia presents its origin as follows:
[Man Proposes, God Disposes is an 1864 oil-on-canvas painting by Edwin Landseer. The work was inspired by the search for Franklin's lost expedition which disappeared in the Arctic after 1845. The painting is in the collection of Royal Holloway, University of London, and is the subject of superstitious urban myth that the painting is haunted.]
To my mind the above is superstitious to those who lack belief in the absolute, but use the name – including science at base level. It is belief to those who are driven by their conscience. Recently we had this conversation within a Tamil Diaspora group in which the word ‘labile’ in relation to my article ‘WINNING THE WAR AND LOSING THE HIGHER MIND :
Had I used the word ‘labile’ blindly, I would have been superstitious. Had I known its meaning without looking up, I would have been a misfit in this particular lay group, but would have effectively become a junior in medical group. Some members of the group promote seniority of TDLs 1 & 2, and become their juniors and then try to ‘tell’ me what to do. This is the problem when intellectuals become politicians.
To my mind, this was why Mr Wigneswaran uses the Justice label to ‘get’ juniors and at the same time refer to the LTTE leader as a junior brother. This is confirmation of bipolarism. Belief is a natural cure for this. Pathway of Common knowledge would also take us to Common thought structure so the victim of Bipolarism is cured by believing minds.