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The neem plant can be propagated through seeds in all types of soils. It is to be noted that for propagation the seeds should be sown immediately after ripening, i. The neem tree has played a very important rote in Ayurvedic system of medicine and agriculture since time immemorial. The neem seeds contain substantial amount of essential oil known as margosa or neem oil.
The bitter constituents separated from this oil are nimbin, nimbidin and nimbinin. The flowers contains a bitter substance and an irritant bitter oil. The fruits contain a bitter principle, baka yanin and the trunk yields nimbin, nimbidin and nimbinin and as essential oil. Healing power and curative properties: Neem tree is generally considered to be an air purifier and is a preventive against malaria fever and cholera.
All parts of the tree possess medicinal properties. The leaves act as an insecticide. The bark is a bitter tonic and stimulant. It arrests secretions and bleeding besides counter-acting any spasmodic disorders. The root bark has the same properties as the bark of the trunk. The gum discharged by the stem is a stimulant and tonic with a smoothing effect on the skin and mucous membranes.
Aspects of Two Novels: E M Forster s A Passage to India and Neem Dreams Inez Baranay (Copyright)
Piles: The use of 3 grams of inner bark of neem with 6 grams of jaggery every morning is very effective for piles treatment. To check bleeding piles, 3 or 4 neem fruits can be administered with water. Skin disorders: The leaves applied externally are very useful in skin diseases. They are especially beneficial in the treatment of boils, chronic ulcers, eruption of pox, syphilitic sorey, glandular swellings and wounds. They can be used either as a poultice, decoction or liniment.
An ointment prepared from neem leaves is also very effective in healing ulcers and wounds. But it has been said that a sage or saint can give you mantra in vision or dreams. There may be some one saint or sage who you begin loving so much, that you would not like to lose him, that you want to feel that he is your own. There should be no difficulty in recognizing Neem Karoli Baba to be your guru, though you may or may not have met him.
I think it all becomes so very easy and so very clear. Another question that comes is that if Babaji is such a mighty person, such a great saint, how does he go on picking or choosing his disciples? There are millions of people in India and in your country, too. All of them have not been attracted. All of them have not gone to him, neither has he come and visited your country and been with you. Now ask yourself this question. How have you been drawn towards him?
I have seen with my own eyes that there are many persons who have been interested in seeing Babaji or meeting Babaji. They may have come to the ashram, they may have waited for him in the road, but they were never able to see him because Babaji didn't draw them, didn't want to initiate them. The old devotees in India have all seen this. We would be ten sitting and nine of us would see Babaji and the tenth would not.
Or someone would be sitting on the road and Babaji would pass before him and the person wouldn't see Babaji. He's a big badmash, 11 I don't want to see him. Babaji has actually drawn me, drawn you, that is how we are here. When the farmer sows his seeds, he is selective about his fields, choosing those which are suitable for cultivation.
If the land can be properly conditioned, then he would plant it. If the land is rocky or barren, he would not sow seeds there. The saint or sage knows that not every individual is suitable for spiritual initiation. In the case of others, the guru would draw them near, watch over them and prepare them.
I believe that no one comes to Babaji without him wanting them. We think we are running after the guru, but he is actually running after us. Why does he do it? But what might biographical knowledge add to the reading? Can it take the place of reading? I wonder, for example, if more people haven t read about the Bloomsbury group, Woolf especially, than have read the works. I read the books of writer-friends with a special interest, aware of the person behind the text. When a new friend seeks to read my books I know their idea of me has something to do with why.
Critical writing, of course, can choose to engage with the text alone, and recent fashion usually insists that it does, but a reader can choose their own degree of interest in the writer. I don t need to know about Forster to appreciate his books, but I like to. I now read Passage after reading Forster s other novels, his Indian journals, his Aspects of the Novel, some of his other non-fiction. I read biographies and critical works about him.
This would have to make a difference to my reading of Passage, but what kind of difference does it make? Though he led a life that initially and superficially I have little sympathy for, I begin to find the life has other dimensions than the closeted one, and that what we might think of as regrettable closeted-ness might have been a strength for the writer, and that Forster had admirable qualities.
And what if he had no such qualities? As it happens I have no desire to listen to Wagner s music so I don t have to think about whether his proto-nazism would interfere with my pleasure. No artist whose work I do admire has, so far as I know, a world view as repulsive as Wagner s; still they are not necessarily someone I d want to be friends with. You don t judge a work by the life. But knowing about the life gives your interest in or knowledge of the work another dimension: it places the work in a context that reveals something more of its origins and its worldliness. Still, Forster was secretive about his homosexuality for most of his life, and certainly up to the time Passage was published.
Where his homosexuality was concerned, says biographer Francis King, Forster was not one to stand up and be counted but to sit down and be counted out. When Ackerley once took Forster to task about his timidity, saying After all, Gide has come clean, Forster snapped back But Gide hasn t got a mother. He seemed to have forgotten that Gide had both a wife and daughter.
In addition to scruples about his mother, Forster also felt that to publish the book [Maurice] would somehow damage his image as the Sacred Maiden Aunt of English Letters, Keeper of the Bloomsbury Conscience as Cyril Connolly characterized him. King, F. Arse-holes to you! Ackerley s entertaining, vivid book Hindoo Holiday 1 is an account of his time as a secretary to the homosexual Maharajah of Chhatarpur, an engagement that Forster engineered. The two men corresponded during this time and became good friends.
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Forster, however, declined to write a preface for Hindoo Holiday. He gave as his reasons that he thought the book too good to need a preface and that he did not wish to compromise himself over the Maharaja. But Ackerley realized that the true reason was that Forster shrank from being associated with what, by the standards of those times, might be regarded as improprieties and, in consequence, provoking his mother s disapproval. Shrinking from being associated with improprieties! Not daring to provoke mother s disapproval!
Can one admire the work of such a man? His work was so successful that even before Passage was published he was considered to rate up there with Lawrence and Joyce. What did he have to lose? Forster s life was dominated by his close attachment to his mother who lived to the age of ninety as did Forster. Though he was never prepared to come out, his attitude to homosexuality became increasingly frank over the years.
The process is illustrated by three incidents, one in the thirties, one in the forties and one in the fifties. The first is the successful prosecution of James Hanley s partly homosexual novel Boy. Forster did not offer to appear as witness, along with such writers as A. P Herbert, H. Wells and J.
Priestly, but privately he expressed admiration of that book and his anger that legal proceedings should have been instituted.
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The second is the publication of a letter by J. Ackerley in The Spectator of November , after a witch-hunt in Abergavenny that had ended in one successful suicide and two attempts at it. Forster was not prepared to sign this letter but he gave Ackerely considerable help with its drafting. But he wrote many articles, essays, and a classic guide to the city of Alexandria, admired and put to good use by Lawrence Durrell author of the Alexandria Quartet among others.
He wrote an affectionate biography Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson. He wrote letters and petitions, joined societies, appeared on platforms, attended congresses, sat on committees. Twice in and he became President of the National Council for Civil Liberties, and he served as president of the Humanist Society. Can one not admire the work of such a man? And in The Spectator in he said what every schoolchild like me decades later would have wanted to hear: If the impossible ever happens and I am asked to help break up a school what I shall say is this: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and bies [sic].
School was the unhappiest time of my life, and the worst trick it ever played me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible. From this platform of middle age, this throne of experience, this altar of wisdom, this scaffold of character,.
There is the repression-is-good-for-the-art-if-bad-for-the-artist school of thought; that kind of thing is often heard. A friend ed to me: Forster, the patron saint of the outsider s dilemma, writing like mad while he was closeted, drying up the minute he accepted his homosexuality. The theory that goes: art forms are a channel, the individual artist is water flowing. If you want to flow down an established channel, that s nice and easy.
But if you want to flow down a channel that doesn t exist yet, you have to flow a bit, jump out and dig a bit, flow a bit further and then jump out and dig the next metre of the channel - and in consequence, you re unlikely to flow as far as a writer who accepts the status quo Pausacker The novel Maurice, written before Passage and not published in Forster s lifetime, is generally found disappointing. It is curiously passionless, in spite of the homoerotic affairs it depicts. His other novels seem wiser about human passion, more worldly. There is a lot to admire about Forster his championing of the Alexandrian poet Cavafy and of his own compatriot Ackerley, and many personal kindnesses and unobtrusive generosity recorded in his biographies.
And he was the one who famously said: If I had the choice between betraying my country and betraying my friends I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. Forster That I have always admired, long before I knew who its author was. Francis King calls this statement silly, pointing out Most of a man s friends are also his fellow countrymen and Forster s preference is therefore to betray the many rather than the one. An absurdity King, F. Forster 7 Forster s reminder that a great deal of viciousness arises out of the supposed virtue of patriotism, and that friendship is a supreme value, is demonstration, I believe, of a superior ethical sense.
His hypothetical choice still incites debate and commentary, attack and defence from several angles: E. Forster has been routinely ridiculed by conservatives Why would such a man advocate treason? The simple answer is that he did not. In fact, he has been misunderstood and, in a way, even misquoted. He concluded not with a ringing declaration of the duty to aid the class struggle but with an appeal to ancient and mediaeval notions of loyalty and friendship: Such a choice may scandalise the modern reader It would not have shocked Dante, though.
Dante places Brutus and Cassius in the lowest circle of Hell because they had chose to betray their friend Julius Caesar rather than their country Rome. Fleming, T. It is reasonable to suppose that it is his repressed homosexuality that gives him this extra edge, this ability to observe with something that passes for detachment. But it is not exactly detachment, it is a lack of attachment to and identification with the group he is with and supposedly in. Early pages of APTI show Indian characters in intimate conversation: scenes like this have no less conviction than those showing the English venting their racism among themselves.
Forster s engagement with India was one of aesthetic kinship and intellectual sympathy in the words of a contemporary Indian author and publisher, who also says approvingly: Forster was a subtle thinker who caught the clash of civilisations at an early moment He was an oddball Englishman of immense learning and hellishly independent opinions He was outspokenly anti-imperialist, anti- Fascist, anti-fundamentalist.
Advani While Forster never enacted the obvious flamboyance, outspokenness and outrageousness that once was more to my taste, he is read today as a queer writer. As Christopher Reed says in this context.
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The more interesting question, however, is Is Forster queer? Reed 86 Forster s discretion, even his timidity, need not be seen as not meaning a lack or failure of nerve in the artist, but a source of strength, a way to cultivate qualities of detachment, perception, perspective and the invaluable certainty that one s work is to expose and explore what generally is hidden, unacknowledged, unspeakable.
This was his great achievement in A Passage to India. If Forster was my first guide to India, then, there could have been far worse ones. Forster brought to India an understanding of the paradoxes in man s situation matured through contemplating other societies; from India he learned of aspects to the existential condition atrophied or stultified by modern civilization, and in Indian thought and the symbolism of her myths, art and architecture, he discovered other dimensions; to man s perpetual search for self-understanding.
It is as if India redrew the contours of reality for Forster. Parry , To re-draw the contours of reality : yes, reality will never do for some of us; and that s always been the reason for reading, for travel, for India. Copyright Inez Baranay. First Instant Words the had out than of by many first and words then water a but them been to not these called in what so who is all some oil you were her sit that we would now it when make find he.
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