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About sanjibsinha

Sanjib Sinha is a certified “.NET Windows and Web Developer”, specializing in Python, Security Programming and PHP; he won Microsoft's Community Contributor Award in 2011. As a published author, Sanjib Sinha has written “Beginning Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux”, “Beginning Ethical Hacking with Python”, and “Beginning Laravel” for Apress.

Wrath: One of Seven Deadly Sins

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Wrath: One of Seven Deadly Sins

Anger is like holding a piece of burning coal in your hand; you have planned to throw at somebody.

You have an intense anger. Being angry with this person has made you forget that holding a piece of burning coal is actually hurting you!

Buddha, many years ago, realized it and warned us about “wrath”, one of seven deadly sins.

Hostile or warlike attitude does not give us peace. It is a kind of aggressiveness or pugnacity that we should always be careful about; furthermore, a state of deep-seated ill-will remains with us forever.

We don’t want war; we want peace.

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The Seven Deadly Sins

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Sit quiet. Alone. Think about the seven deadly sins.

Do you have pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth?

I have. Yes, some of them. Sometimes, in the past, recent or long ago, I don’t remember now. I was an unfortunate person who suffered from the seven deadly sins.

We all did. Human beings are tricked, either by environmental or by internal circumstance and suffer from the adverse circumstance.

I ask myself a few questions. Do I know everything? The answer is NO. Self-respect goes perfectly fine. However, unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem invite trouble – that becomes a sin, according to the Christian teachings. That is pride.

According to Bhagavad Gita, don’t expect from what you are doing; you are doing nothing new; someone has done it before; somebody will do it after you. Enjoy your work. Don’t take pride in your work.

Is there any difference between greed and lust? Yes, a subtle one. It is difficult to make fine distinctions. Greed for money, lust for someone. Somebody hankers for fame! That is greed. It does not last. Lust for a man or woman does not last.

This is for today’s post. I will write again, later. On other aspects of seven deadly sins. Besides, I want your suggestions.

Our Limitations

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I know I have limitations. I don’t know whether I would ever be able to overcome some of them and push myself forward. A little bit forward that will bring more joy.

However, I am happy with my limitations. Having a boundary in my life expectancy, I will have to go to another world, one day. I will start a new journey. Why should I worry about my limitations? Let me try to overcome it; earnestly, happily. If I fail? I will take it easy!

Once I have known my limitations, my expectations descend in free fall under the influence of gravity! I let them fall and enjoy watching it. It gives me pleasure when I think I have no expectations in my life.

What will I expect? Money? Success? Everything has limitations. I have not come with anything, I will not go with anything. I enjoy my works. I enjoy this or that, or something else, without hurting anybody.

And I am happy about that.

Addition and Extension in English Sentence: the simple short block method

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Addition and Extension in English Sentence: the simple short block method

I always maintain a rule: Don’t extend or expand your sentence too much. A sentence is a vehicle of an image, meaning, emotion, and many more things.

So I try to keep it as short as possible; so that each block carries its own meaning. I try to add those blocks in a decoupled way. The advantage is when one block gets corrupted, the other block does not get affected.

How we could try this technique?

Let me present a list first.

  • Addition and Extension: and.
  • Contrast: but, however.
  • Alternative: or
  • Cause: because
  • Time: when, while.

Let me present a few sentences using complex and compound structures.

A boy, named Rajanya, fell in love with a girl, named Nilopher; they decided to leave their village together after three days, which would be Sunday, a holiday. Nilopher’s cousin Farid knew the whole story because he had been a close friend of Rajanya, in fact, primarily he had acted upon as the mediator between them; although, Farid did not like this relationship from the core of his heart.

I have checked this text in Grammarly, and found this report:

  • This text scores better than 99% of all text checked by Grammarly where comparable goals were set.
  • Your text compares in readability to The New York Times. It is likely to be understood by a reader who has at least a 10th-grade education (age 16).
  • The readability score: 46

It was OK. But, not satisfactory. It has got readability score – 46. Now, I will try to make it, at least, above 60. Let me try.

Let me try to write the same text applying the simple short-block-method.

Rajanya fell in love with Nilopher.
They decided to leave their village together after three days. It would be Sunday, a holiday.
Nilopher’s cousin Farid knew the whole story. Farid had been a close friend of Rajanya. Primarily he had acted upon as the mediator between them.
Although, Farid hated this relationship from the core of his heart.

I checked it on Grammarly. Here is the report:

  • This text scores better than 97% of all text checked by Grammarly where comparable goals were set.
  • Your text is likely to be understood by a reader who has at least an 8th-grade education (age 13-14) and should be fairly easy for most adults to read.
  • The readability score: 64

Now, it is your turn to judge. Which one is better.

Sentence Structure: a few key points

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Extension

Two simultaneous things may take place at the same time.

While something was happening, something happened.

Contrast or Contrary

Good or bad may happen as a result.

Although I knew it was risky, I decided to accept the proposal.

Cause

One thing does or does not allow another thing to take place.

Because I was looking at the sea, I did not her her coming.

Possibility

A real or an imaginary situation where something would have acted upon or not.

If I was having shower, I could not take the call. (Imaginary)

I could take the call, if I had not had the shower. (Real)

The Art of Knowing

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The Art of Knowing

The art of knowing is to know what you learn about yourself.

You must reach somewhere. In your writing, in your life. It is quite true that you don’t want to reach anywhere! Well, that is also fine. But you must notice about yourself.

Do you want to be something? A writer? An actor? A singer or coder? Or a gunner like John Smith of ‘The Last Man Standing’ repute? You must love and enjoy your work.

I didn’t realize, and I never tried to identify.

Milton knows ‘each lane and every alley green.. of this wilde Wood.’. Don’t get offended with the ‘wilde’  spelling. At the time of Milton, he wrote that way, when Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp were not there.

To get to the knowledge of all the lanes and by-lanes of my mind was difficult. And I cared a fig! I never tried to do that; I never tried to question the impulses that took me to the dark side of the moon.

For a long time, I have suffered from a state characterized by persistent egocentric and aggressive behavior. I could not form normal relationships with others; with women.

Disturbed and insecure childhood, adolescence? Maybe. May not be!
It was in my nature. And I didn’t ask myself why I was doing this? I had more impulse than focused intention. No, I didn’t want to hurt anybody; just impulsive! Overpowering impulse hurt people; I didn’t notice.

There had been one enemy: my own impulses that had made a man more Don Quixotic than Don Quixote; who had hurt many people without seeing the consequences? A childish attention seeker. Bullshit.

After questioning a lot, I kept questioning and tried to learn the root of all evils and found: restlessness! I did not channelize it to more meaningful, organized creations.

When I write my mind achieves peace.

Oh, peaceful state of mind and the art of experiencing yourself.