February 6th, 2011

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[3pm] Daily trivia: Shanti

I guess not many of you know that the Sanscrit word shanti, meaning “the ultimate Peace” or “the Peace which passeth understanding”, besides being, uttered thrice, a climactic ending to T.S. Eliot's seminal poem The Waste Land, also closes the canonical studio version of Frank Zappa's Cosmik Debris, a piece advocating an utmost caution when indulging into obscure Eastern spiritual practices.