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Name for sake of name

What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; -William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) You can still smell a rose and appreciate its beauty even if you called a particular rose. It’s not the name that makes the man. It's what type of person he is that determines who he is. A name is simply a name and nothing more. Kind of like a flower is only a flower and if its name was beast, it wouldn't change how is smelled. A name is an artificial and meaningless convention. Lord Krishna, one of the most respected Gods of Hindu religions is known by many names. I remembered the words of Aristotle “ God has many names, though He is only one Being”. When I was in early days, I remember one episode of soap Lord Krishna; Lord Krishna saying to someone (not remembered whom) “I have different names. Some call me Krishna, Govinda, Giridhari, Gopala, Gopinatha, Radha Vallabha and many more. It does not matter in what name one is call

Friends forever

You have whispered in my ears we are friends forever So my dear friend don’t even think to leave me ever You have always been my friend in need and indeed So if you leave I will lay myself buried Your separation will be like losing my limb So it is better to sleep for ever than staying in grim You made my gloomy days sunny all around So your company will make me feel like queen crowned You came to my life out of my thousand virtues Your naughty words give me true happiness So I always try not to create a bridge between our soul’s closeness You worth more than my thousand relatives So in adverse hour all my pain and suffering relieves You understand me even though my lips don’t speak So every night I fearlessly and calmly sleep throughout the week You discover the best in me unlike others who criticize So even your rare silence is blessing in disguise You will win and I may fail in any examination of friendship So I pray the divine to protect from all evils that may affect our relations