ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR
An Observation
Passion
What Mohan Shenoy Observed
Passion in the dictionary is 1. Very strong
emotion 2. Intense sexual love 3. Intense
enthusiasm for something  and 4. Suffering
and death of Jesus Christ.

At present my passion is smoking cigarettes.

Not that I can not live without smoking; but I
can live for it.

Most of the passions of people are disliked
by the society, or considered immoral.

Thesaurus is useful to me when I can not
pick a word for a sentence which would give
the correct meaning.

Thesaurus is something I have had coming
my way since a few years. It was not there
when I was younger.

Thesaurus for Passion: appetite, ardour,
avidity, avidness, commitment, craving,
craze, desire, drive, eagerness, emotion,
enthusiasm, fanaticism, fervour, fire, flame,
frenzy, greed, heat, hunger, infatuation,
intensity, keenness, love, lust, mania,
obsession, strong feeling, suffering, thirst,
urge, urgency, vehemence, zeal, zest.

Life's passions are long and deep. They could
be different and multiple at different
periods of life.

There could be thousands of passions
throughout the life of a person.

Passion can come and go.

They are modified by one's intelligence, and
wisdom.

They are strengthened or weakened by
financial status, surroundings and public
pressure.
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Most passions are subdued by moral
restrictions, such as losing respect and
honour.

If we can describe our life's goals then we
can describe our passion.

Jesus Christ has the passion for his instinct
which was about divinity and morals.

If Hindus pray in front of a ferocious looking
Durga, Christians pray in front of a crucified
Jesus. The Cross of crucifixion is the symbol
of Christianity. Prophet Mohammad did not
like praying in front of a Cross or crucified
Jesus and therefore he opened the doors of
Islam for the Ulema or general public and
pray no symbols but Allah.

Passionate people are intense worshipers.
Saint Meera was passionate about Krishna,
the Hindu God. A large number of people
among Hindus pray Krishna and express their
passion in the form of Bhakti. Bhakti is a
good sort of passion.

Craving, craze, desire and drive can
describe passions for a car. Lots of youth are
passionate about driving a car.

Domestic pets are loved passionately by a
number of men, women and children.

Passion for coffee or tea can be an intense
hunger for the beverage.

Love is different from Lust. But Lust is what
leads to Love. Love need not lead to Lust.

Passion is the basis of life. We must develop
passion to achieve our goals.


(Concluded)
Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
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