I love this article by Deepal Kumar from The New York Times called “The three levels of self-awareness. How humans can tell if they’re in the right place to be”. His research is definitely worth a read.
Deepal is referring to the three main levels of self-awareness, which are the “subjugation of self” and the “automated self.” The first is when we begin to think of ourselves as an intelligent being, but the second is when we become so obsessed with our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that we forget we are in fact a slave to our own feelings and actions.
This is a big topic that we’ve probably not covered because we’ve been talking about how the right way to write is just as important as the art itself. But a great example of this is the writing of the great 19th century Tamil poet, N. M. Ramaswami Dikshitar.
Dikshitar was born in 1828 and died in 1893. He had an extremely successful career in India, writing in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and English.
There is a certain type of writing that I like to call deepavali. In deepavali, you write about someone you love. It is a very personal thing, and you share yourself with the person you are writing about. Dikshitar wrote about many people, including his wife and brother. There are many other examples of deepavali.
Dikshitar’s writing is very readable, but it’s not as well structured as it seems, especially with the story being more about him and not about the other women. In the trailer, Dikshitar sings a song called “Blessed.” It’s not quite as clear as it sounds, and the song is actually very long and convoluted, with many, many lyrics that just say, “We love you, but you’re just a name for us.
This is one of those moments where, for me at least, I can feel the pain of death. It’s the first time I’ve felt the pain of death, and I’m glad it’s been the most painful. At least I feel it on my own.
I love the fact that we are seeing a new Tamil movie. Its been a while, but I remember how it looked, and I like the Tamil writers who are writing it. In fact, I think I may start reading Tamil soon. I found the writing of the movie itself to be good, too. The movie was directed by T. R. Muthuraman and was made in the early 90s.
The movie does a great job of expressing the pain of death and all the emotions that occur in this type of situation. It has a strong sense of realism which seems to be something that its director was aiming for. And the acting is good.
The movie was good in many ways, but it also had one of those things that you don’t like about a movie. It had a lot of death, which is fine if you like death, but I was hoping it would show the same sort of realism and seriousness that I found in the earlier ‘Bheema’ movies.