Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation
of these emotions.
Of course that's what I could never quite get about my father's insistence on writing things like "Every work shall be brought into judgment"; what exactly does judgment mean if there is no purgation
? Simply a note that we have often sinned and then a declaration that our sins have been paid for?
Very briefly, the proposal is that tragedy triggers vicarious (or other-centered) emotions and catharsis is the purgation
of such emotions.
The current directives are a step towards purgation
of the judicial system of corruption and corrupt practices of court officials including readers, Ahlmeds, etc.
The process of self-transformation (tazkiya-I-nafs, or "purgation
of the ego", in Persian/Urdu) leads from nafs-e ammara (commanding ego or "compulsive ego") to nafs-e lawwama (self-accusing ego) and, finally, to nafs-e mutma'inna (satisfied ego),
There seem to be fewer yachts in the harbor, and the festival's mood of purgation
seemed to reach into almost every realm.
The study of these verses clearly shows that the prophetic responsibilities of Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) through his prophethood included recital of the verses, purgation
of the self, education of the Book and wisdom and communication of knowledge.
is the way of the beginner; the new believer who, though justified, needs to actively contend with passions, sinful inclinations, and temptations.
He said the reason behind revelation of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was the purgation
of the world from oppression, cruelties, as well as the self-proclaimed gods, besides spreading the message of peace and love.
It is the process of making mission impossible to mission achievable by turning mere written words from script into real characters, incidents, and morals to reach audiences' purgation
. It always starts with an idea or inspiration sprouts in the head of the director, script writer, producer, or author.
They deserve exemplary punishment (purgation
) but not eternal damnation.
(2) The effect that tragedy at least has on an audience is indeed a purgation
of feelings--but this so far differs from rasa in seeming to do away with a feeling (pity or fear), perhaps in extremis substituting another less negative, less threatening (reconciliation, acceptance).