creative health

Nov. 30, 2012, 2:04 a.m. creativity , mental disorders

creative health daya dissanayake "No great genius has ever been without some divine madness". Aristotle. Are doctors and psychologists trying to make out that all writers are mad or mad people are more creative, was the question which came to mind when reading the BBC report of October 16th, headlin ...

Sufi Dhamma

Nov. 14, 2012, 1:51 a.m. Arts , Buddha Dhamma , love , Sufi

Love into Arts daya dissanayake As I listened to the presentation, I felt proud to be a Sri Lankan when the speaker introduced himself as a Sufi Buddhist monk. This was at the International Sufi Festival held in Amritsar, the 'Ocean of Nectar'. It was indeed sweet nectar, the city itself, the Golden ...

One Book Authors

Nov. 5, 2012, 1:44 a.m.

One author, One book daya dissanayake Some authors write only one book in their life time. Some of them shoot to stardom with that one book. The first author that comes to mind is one of those short listed for the first ever Swarna Pusthaka Award in 2007. The book was 'Kindura Gosin Vatunai Pura Mad ...

Read One Book

Nov. 5, 2012, 1:42 a.m.

Homo unius libri daya dissanayake It is claimed that Saint Thomas Aquinas used the phrase, "hominem unius libri timeo" ( "I fear the man of a single book"). Another version of his statement is that "a man who has thoroughly mastered one good book can be dangerous as an opponent". The Christian theol ...