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St. AUGUSTINE'S CONCEPT OF TIME: PART - I I


St. AUGUSTINE’S CONCEPT
OF TIME
(Part- II)

Through the contemplation of the scriptures,
St. Augustine tried to seek and find,
For faith leads to better understanding,
As true knowledge descends upon a believing
mind!
God himself remains beyond space and time,
When the universe He created and shaped;
Emanating from His divine mind, when this
world was made!
For Him there was no before or after,
But only an eternal presence and hereafter!
He created the world with time,
And His divine light was truly God sent!
He created light and day for us to see, seek,
and find;
While His light illuminates the human mind!
When we understand and conceive with faith, -
The mind begins to gradually unfold,
While passion for time exists, in our very heart
and soul!
Self-realization leads to self-consciousness, -
Of ultimate existence and timelessness!
When we engage from within, our own center
of being, -
We get connected to a web of life in actuality,
That gets interwoven with the fabric of cosmic
eternity!
Thus St. Augustine dovetails faith, religion and
reasoning,
Into the very fabric of Medieval Philosophy;
And his concept of time with God and His
Divinity!

Raj Nandy
- New Delhi
- 25 Nov 08
(St. AUGUSTINE: 354 TO 430 AD, THE GREATEST CONSTRUCTIVE THINKER OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
& THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. I HAVE TRIED TO
EXPLAIN HIS PHILOSOPHY OF 'TIME' BY SIMPLIFYING IT AND
BY THE USE OF RHYME!)

Submitted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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