What is Money ?

What is money ?

You are not rich until you have things money can’t buy.

It’s a piece of paper that draws the illusion of all mankind.

It can only buy a house-but not home.

It can buy a bed-but not sleep.

It can buy a clock-but not time,

It can buy you a book-but not knowledge.

It can buy you a position-but not respect.

It can buy you a medicine but not health.

It can buy you a blood-but not life.

It can buy,lust,and power-but not love.

It can buy influence-but not truth.

I can go on and on…….

So you see,money is not everything.

It does not buy you happiness,

It often causes pain and suffering……

I tell you all this because I am your friend,and as your friend,I want to take away your pain and suffering….

So send me all your money, and I will suffer for you

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

 

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Can you define Love ?

Why on Earth each person gives a contradictory meaning to such a  simple word called ‘ L O V E ‘  

Some negative thoughts 

“Love sucks.Sometimes it feels good.Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed”. Laurell K Hamilton

“Love is a trap,when it appears we only see its light,not its shadows”. Paul Coelho

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.”
John Ciardi

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.”
Thomas Moore

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”
Oscar Wilde

Some positive thoughts 

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” Rainer Maria Rilke

“Love is a friendship set to music.”  Joseph Campbell

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”  Lao Tzu

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”  Plato

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give  enough of is love.”  Henry Miller 

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”   Andrew Mathews 

Thank you

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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-21 )

The Brain is the most outstanding organ.

It works 24 hrs a day,

365 days in a year,

Right from the moment you are born,

until you fall in Love.

Do you agree ?

Thank you

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Can you answer this ? ( Questions series No-18 )

” It’s impossible to love and be wise ”                                                                    Francis Bacon             

Do you agree ??

Thank you

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Soulmate- True or Just an Illusion ?

Soulmate

“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend”      Faye Hall

It’s a 3.9 minute read.

I am giving you Seven theories regarding the topic ‘SOULMATE’.
Which one as per you is more accurate and near to truth and a fact indeed ? Or you feel it’s unrealistic and falsehood and just bogus  and even fraud committed on the gulliable!!

Please guide me. I am as confused as anybody else.
1.Soulmate does not exist.It’s for professional POETS,who love to exaggerate the existence of Soulmate in their poetic style,laced with honey traces.
2.Soulmate exists.Yes.But only in ones dreams ! It’s impossible in this world to have a mirror image personality (100% ),scientifically !
3.Soulmates do exist because of synchronisation of the individual’s flaws.

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ―Lisa Kleypas

Source-thoughtcatalog.com

4.The following theory stresses the point that age is immaterial in soulmate relationship.

“A soulmate is not necessarily a lover or your life partner. A soulmate can be anyone in your life who has a great positive influence on you. Every single person that we deem to be “significant” truly is exactly that, for their vibrational essence is blending with ours and together we are creating a unique energy. It is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person spiritually and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond to be formed, it is said you have found your soulmate. We are all joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cut across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy and definition. When you are blessed with a soulmate, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home. This is a place so sacred that you open up completely to your soulmate. A soulmate can be a guru, a parent, a friend or your lover”

credits Kurian’s Soul-mate

 

5. “Someday,someone will walk into your life and make you realize,why it never worked out with any one else” Anonymous

The above quote gives, one some confidence,but One is not sure how long to wait,say 1 year,10 years,30 years,50 years or till death. Waiting for the soulmate

6.Twin Flames

Twin flames is defined as the mirror image of each other .

It is said twin flames have one soul divided into two bodies.

Some say, twin flames description is exclusively limited to romantic relationship unlike soul mates.

Even they go to the extent of telling that Twin flames have physical,mental, spiritual and emotional connections.

“People who are meant to be together will always find their way back to each other.They might take detours in life,but they are never lost.” Christina Silverio

7. Finally you have another theory which stresses that you just sit where you belong and your soulmate reaches you at the time,when you are ready.

And in this situation one is not sure what time  one is said to be ready !

You are not supposed to go out and find Love.Love will find you when you are ready. Suzy Kassem

So my friends ,what are your thoughts on this subject ?

Can you enlighten me ?

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

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Right Connections

Prayer is connecting with God,uploading your love,requests and thanks, downloading His love and answers.

Do you make an attempt to connect to God everyday or you are too busy and try to connect him only when you face troubles in your life ?

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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Love is not complicated, people are

These days…relationship means…                                                                                                 Any where without you is better than any where with you

How individual lives are changing ,relationships are thrown into the dust bin,people forgetting the meaning and value & sacredness of ‘LOVE’,

Thanks to addiction to social media & smart phones !

Relationships are harder now!

“Conversations became texting,

Arguments became phone calls,

Feelings became subliminal messages,

Sex became easy,

The word ‘love’ is used out of context.,

Insecurities became a way of thinking,

Getting jealous became a habit,

Trust is hard to come by,

Being hurt became natural.

Leaving became the only option,

Sad but true,

So if you have something…that is worth it,..don’t take it for granted,

Fight for it,don’t let it go”       pinterest

Summary

Be selfish,thanks to the inventions. indulge in your likings,Drink till you drop dead,fight without any reason,Ego is your life,jealousy is your partner, Greedy is your nature,Killing innocents is your taste,care not anybody,you owe the happiness you deserve,forget about dieting & exercises which are all money-making machines,,cheating is your mantra,money is everything and enjoy dying your own death,you owe nothing to anybody!

Is this the lesson modern-day life style teaching us ? Is this the meaning of advancement in human life ? Is this what all about relationships ?

And what about ethics,values,respect,responsibilities ,family relationship ?

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

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Can you answer this ? ( question series- no 11)

Why married men fall in love with other woman ? whether the woman is single or married.

Thank you

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Can you answer this ? (Questions series No-10)

Do you agree ?

Men look for SEX and find LOVE.

Women look for LOVE and find SEX.

Thank you

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Friendship vs Love…which triumps ?

It’s 2.2 minute read

“Sometimes,in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken.

Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what.

May be you will find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding.

But there’s also the chance that the person you can count on for a life time, the person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, is the same person who’s been standing beside you all along”.      Bride wars

Let us see who triumphs at the end.

LOVE

L is the 12 th letter of alphabets

O is the 15 th letter of alphabets

V is the 22 nd letter of alphabets

E is the 05 th  letter  of alphabets

Total of Love is = 54.

FRIENDSHIP

F is the 06 th letter of alphabets

R is the 18 th letter of alphabets

I is the 09 th letter of alphabets

E is the 05 th letter of alphabets

N is the 14 th letter of alphabets

D is the 04 th letter of alphabets

S is the 19 th letter of alphabets

H is the 08 th letter of alphabets

I is the   09 th letter of alphabets

P is the 16 th letter of alphabets

Total of Friendship is = 108

Exactly twice of 54

So the FRIENDSHIP is twice the value of LOVE.

Do you agree ??

Now time for some fun

One day Love met Friendship.Love asked,why did you exist when I already exist?

Friendship replied..to put a smile where you’ve left tears.

And

“There are friends,there is family,And then there are friends that become family.”

What is your take ? Friendship or Love ? Check this link

Wife & Husband-can’t they be best friends for life ?

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

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“Hour-glass Figure”

Any idea what Hour glass figure is?

This is one thing that every woman aspiring to be Miss World or Miss

Universe…dreams of !
Hour glass figure,

Credit-Googleimages -d23.com

It’s said Women with Hourglass Figure and perfect waists are most attractive !
But then most ladies are not that fortunate. why ?
“We all have hourglass figures;Your sand just settles in different places”.
octavia Spenc
Check this link
As I was watching this lamp glowing in one corner of the room,I realised that
there is some attraction in the lights and shadows generated by the Lamp.
Hour Glass appearance

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.   Jules Renard

The shadow from the lamp was such that it was resembling an Hour-glass, and
interestingly ,the appearance of the Hour-glass can be appreciated both horizontally
& vertically with one difference , one being white shaded and the other dark shaded.

Have you experienced any such thing before?

Thank you

Can you answer this ? (Questions series No-7)

Is this true ??

To be happy with a man,you must understand him a lot and love him a little.To be happy with a Woman,you must love her a lot and try not to understand her at all.

Thank you

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Love the unlovely

Love the unlovely.

There is no greatness in you if you show your love only to the lovely .

Let your love be uniform, both to the lovely & unlovely.

Let love overlook other’s faults and shortcomings, always believe the best about them,and never lose hope for them.

Thank you

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In pursuit of money

In persuit of money

“Money often costs too much “                                                                                                   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man sacrifices his health in order to make Money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,

The result being that he does not live in the present,or the future.

He lives as if he is never going to die,

And then dies having never really lived!.

The Dalai Lama.

 

” It’s good to have and the things that money can buy,but it’s good too,to check up once

in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy”

George Lorimer .

As the saying goes …..” Best things in Life are free ”

But we never care to have a look at these  things ….. and go on carving for more and more money,losing the true happiness ( True happiness can not be explained or described,can only be felt )

Then the question comes ….what are the things that money can’t buy ?

There are many things,but I can tell some  important ones,what I could think.

Love,truth,time,peace of mind,talent,health,manners,true friends,knowledge,family unity,personal contentment,happiness,integrity,respect,ethics and lastly spiritual enlightenment, nature’s beauty……

Friends would you like to add some more ?

Please share your thoughts .

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

 

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Stressed? Think of Romantic Friendship !

Romantic Friendship

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.” John Lennon

This is a 2.7 minute read.Please proceed if you can spare this much time.

Before I start the discussion,it’s better we know the definition of ‘Romantic Friendship’.

According to ‘Wikipedia’

“A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends,often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western Societies. It may include for example holding hands,cuddling,hugging,kissing,giving massages,  and sharing a bed, or  co-sleeping, without sexual intercourse or other physical sexual expression”

Yourdictionary.com says

“An intensely emotional love relationship between two unrelated people, in which sexuality  is unimportant and typically absent, but there is greater physical affection or poetic communication than is typical for friendship”

Can we include online Friendship ( since we are into the digital revolution with social media,online-video/chat,making new online friends etc ) into the above definitions ? I am not sure.

How nice it’s when the truly understanding relationship takes a vow, as said below !

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach more,that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.And that’s what you’ve given me.That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”  Nicholas Sparks

But then….all are not fortunate and there has to be a kind of ‘vibe’ or as some one brilliantly  coined the term ‘ Familiar vibe’,  or  Mutual ‘resonance’ between the partners or friends or relationships.Plato’s quote is apt.

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato.

True friends really make a big influence on their individual lives in times of stress.

And What did John Lennon Say about friendship and its impact on Life and how this true friendship keeps you smiling ?

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears”.

A recent study published in the journal Psychophysiology suggests that simply imagining love & support from your significant other can boost your stress management skills.Check this link.

Thinking About Partners Reduces Stress-Study

Please share your thoughts on this subject .

Thank You

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Can you answer this ? ( Questions series No-4)

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Are love and sex different or same ?

Woody Allen gave his humerous explanation.

“The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it”. Woody Allen

What are your thoughts on this ?

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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Hardest thing in this world is……

Hardest thing in the world is ...

I know you are tempted to say ‘Diamond’ !

True to some extent.Diamonds symbolize Status,Love,strength( hardness), beauty and Prosperity.

It’s also interesting to know why  60 th wedding anniversary is called ‘Diamond Anniversary’ ?.It’s because of longevity of the couple’s relationship both in times of happiness and difficulties and the marriage surviving this long of 60 yrs without break up in relationship, a toughest job indeed in the modern day philosophy of ‘divorce’ at the drop of a hat.

Do you want to know which is tougher than Diamond ?

“True Love and Loyal Friends are two of the toughest things to find.”   Unknown

Whichever part of the world you are in ,remember,never underestimate the power of true love and loyal friends.

Be a true lover & don’t lose loyal friends.

To all my WP friends…

Happy Valentine’s Day 

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

 

How are you celebrating the Valentine’s day,this time ?

Valentines day

Valentine’s day is the day,when all over the world,LOVE is celebrated.

It’s celebrated on 14 th February of every year.

Just think for a second.Are we true to the spirit of Valentine’s day ?

Is it necessary to wait for this day to express love ?

Instead we can  show this love in every day of our life.

Don’t you think true love is the one,which is beyond conditions ?

True love should be forever supportive.

Love should be constant both in times of happiness and sorrow.

Of late, we have become busy in  showing off love ,instead of taking solemn pledge of Love !

And on the Valentine’s day,funnily we exaggerate our Love !

To show love you must buy something and this is  where industries are making a kill on this day,defeating the very purpose of Valentina day.

I guess we are over rating the day !

Money, money,money,it’s so funny !

My take, Love never fails,instead people fail on love.

“Love never dies a natural death.It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.It dies if illness and wounds,It dies of weariness,of witherings,or tarnishings.” Anais Nin

Thank you

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Global warming of different kind

Global warming of different kind

Don’t hesitate to spread the warmth whatever may be your situation ! 

“Warm weather fosters growth.Cold weather destroys it.Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has scanty joy:But a man with a warm and friendly heart is overflowing with blessings,and his beneficence will extend to posterity.” Hung Tzu-Ch’Eng

 

“Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive,is the warmth and affection we give,It is by giving warmth and affection,by having a genuine sense of concern for others,in other words through compassion,that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness.More important than being loved,therefore is to love.” Dalai Lama

 

“Each of us is responsible for creating an environment of warmth and consideration for those we love.I have always tried to define a good day not in terms of one in which all things were made right and comfortable for me but rather,as a day in which I have been able to make another’s day more loving,and special for them.We must treat each other  with dignity.Not because we merit it,but because we grow best in thoughtfulness.” Leo Buscaglia

 

Finally

“A woman at 20 is like ice, at 30 she is warm and at 40 she is hot.” Gina Lollobrigida

Thank you

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What makes people feel most loved ?

Though life is fair to us,always we feel we are missing something and we are unhappy most of the times.

Less said better especially about love.

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we

never give enough of is love”.

Henry Miller

If you feel the Love, I think, that is, the most beautiful thing to happen in the world and you are lucky !

Suppose if you want to make somebody feel the love …that is even a memorable !

What makes YOU feel most loved ?

what makes you feel most loved

Movie- Up Image source-Book of Serenity-google images

Please see this video clip and tell your version.( worthy 4 minutes )

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Long distance talk

Long distance talk

                                   Distance doesn’t separate people.Silence does.                                                                                          Jeff Hood

This leads me to a Question,which I am unable to decide !

Long distance relationship or short distance relationship……which is better & why ?  (couples & Friends)

Share your thoughts.

Thank you .  Philosophy Through Photography

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Love is scarce- Really ?

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we

never give enough of is love.

Henry Miller

Why this happens ?

We all  think that, Love means romance.But it is not so.

There are 7 types of love.

  1. Storge- Familial love
  2. Phila-friendship ( shared goodwill)
  3. Eros-Sexual or passionate love
  4. Agape-Universal love ( unconditional love)
  5. Ludus-Playful or uncommitted love
  6. Pragma- Long term love ( married people)
  7. Philautia-self love ( healthy or unhealthy)

( source Psychologytoday.com, Quora)

My discussion is limited to the married couple.

Think for a second.

Can you tell  the difference between ‘school and life‘ ?

” In school you are taught a lesson and then given a test.

  In life,you are given a test,that teaches you the lesson” Tom Bodett

So what I am trying to tell is Life gives an opportunity to learn lessons  from our experience, in this situation….. day to day problems faced by the couple,thus making them more accommodating,understanding and helpful to each other.

Thus we can become wiser by experiencing these experiences.

But here is the hitch.

The problem comes in the unknown form of ‘E G O nullifying all the benefits of life’s lessons,which we learn over the course of time.

Why can’t we make an attempt to look into this ? Why can not we prevent this disease before it strikes us ?

When we are able to manage life style diseases with sugar-free,fat-free,salt free,gluten-free etc. etc….why can’t we give a try for Ego- free ?

The only way to achieve peace and harmony is becoming ‘EGO LESS’,

and this should be the  ultimate outcome of your life’s lessons,if you

are willing to learn.

Another aspect is ,to be able to differentiate, the difference between love & Possession.Don’t think ,just because you love the person…you got right to possess the person.( as if the person is a property)

Remember love is selfless,coming from the bottom of the heart with total dedication,sincerity and commitment to lead a supportive life together.

And so…..

We make our life miserable because we never make an attempt to understand the full potential of true love,and thus we make ‘love’ scarce in spite of its abundance.

True Love gives you, the real experience of what all you dream and

Ego gives you, all the heartache.

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love”. – Max Muller

 

You wanna know… who you’re to me ?

You are my life

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Khalil Gibran

Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you

Dream Hampton

Love pain-how strong you are ?

Love pain

The most beautiful line is ” But I love you ” The most painful line is “I love you ,but..”

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

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Does Love mean suffering ? What is your definition of Love ?

Does love mean suffering ?

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

Bob Marley

What is that all the religions, teach us about L O V E?

As per Bob Morley’s Wisdom, Everybody is going to hurt you.

I think he is correct because we expect too much from the ones ,we love ( a bit selfish attitude ,I say ) and in turn feel hurt if they are not up to our expectation. (again a selfish motive)

“To love is to suffer.

To avoid suffering one must not love.

But then one suffers from not loving.

Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer.

To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy.

Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” — Woody Allen

Are you confused ? Is too much happiness also a suffering ?

I know you don’t have an answer.Neither I have !

But my guess is…. don’t love too much or too little,and at the same time don’t not expect anything in return.Don’t presume or assume.

Is this not strange that the very word ‘L O V E’ makes some of us

experience ‘Heaven’ and some other ‘Hell’

How can L O V E have dual power…. ie adorable & destructive ?
What is your take ? Please share your thoughts .Have you ever suffered because of LOVE?

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Writing on the ‘note’

writing on the currency notes,currency notes,Indian rupee

When there is Love,there is Life.

One minute read

“Don’t be afraid to express love to those who you love. Because

sometimes loving is not enough. We have to express it.”

Anurag Prakash Ray.

What a ‘Silent’ way to express ones love !
As seen in the above photographs, the persons have expressed their love in a silent way by writing on the currency notes.

Looks like they wanted entire country to know the intensity of their love since the currency gets circulated throughout the country.

It is a distasteful & Disgusting practice being practiced over the generations.

Not many are aware that it is punishable under the law ( Reserve Bank of India guidelines)

The scribbles on the notes range from  names or phone numbers to love letters to ‘praise the lord’ to  drawings.

Some  these drawings are  offensive and mostly  one comes across ‘Love expressions’

It looks like this practice is seen only in  Indian Subcontinent countries.I don’t know how this dirty  habit evolved…….

How you classify this behavior?
You call this Childish/strange/fanatic/disgusting/lovely/uncultured/dirty…. etc. etc.

Please feel free to express your opinion,thoughts…

I’m Sorry though I’m not at fault…

Do you say sorry when it is not your fault ?

 

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

Yolanda Hadid

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