Clarion call for spiritual path in eliot’s “the waste land”
Spiritually bankrupt modern man guided by positivist epistemology does not care the metaphysical world. He performs the Sisyphean routine job like a robot to address his Eros. He seems always be in haste for quenching his hedonistic desires. Consequently he lacks humane values and asceticism. His carnality for material prosperity brings him the instant mirage like ecstasy that derails from righteousness. Thus his moral perversion leads the world to the way of spiritual decadence and the breakdown of the sterling humane values. Eliot’s “The Waste land” reflects the spiritual sterility of the profit oriented capitalist world and finally alludes myths and legends to restore social, cultural, and spiritual values so that this world can resurrect from infertility. Largely Eliot focuses on assimilating Buddhist’s, Hindu’s and occidental legends to cure the hollowness of modern world so that there can be eternal peace globally. This path of righteousness brings back ‘agape’ in human world and greenery in the desert. The purpose of alluding philosophies is to show the pertinent of spiritual philosophy to cure the endemic of heartlessness. Reading symbols, imagery, and allusions in “The Waste Land” will lead the researcher to find out a panacea of pimping, hollowness and spiritual aridity of modern human being who craves debauchery.