Sunday, March 16, 2003

Sunday March 16, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:19 AM


On this date in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel
The Scarlet Letter” was first published.

Ye see how large a letter
  I have written….”
  — St. Paul, Galatians
  Chapter 6, Verse 11

Einstein and Oppenheimer
at the Institute for
Advanced Study, Princeton

Einstein wrote a rather
famous letter to FDR;
Oppenheimer is known as
the father of the A-bomb.

Song of God

From the Hindu holy scripture Bhagavad Gita (Song of God):

“Of orators, I am the speech; of letters the first one, A; I am imperishable time; the Creator whose face is everywhere; death that devours all things.”
 — Bhagavad Gita 10.32-33,
 tr. by Stephen Mitchell,
 Harmony Books, 2000


— Suzan-Lori Parks,
in today’s New York Times 

Suzan-Lori Parks

See also my note of two years ago,

Random Thoughts for St. Patrick’s Eve.”

For more on Oppenheimer and the Bhagavad Gita, see

Fat Man and Dancing Girl.”

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