3 Signs You Are Dealing With A Bad Law Firm

July 6th, 2017

Finding legal help is not very difficult with all of the options available these days. The problem is pinpointing that which is worth the time and money. Here are a few signs that you are dealing with law firms that are a little shady.

One sign that you have run into a bad lawyer is a terrible attitude. The last thing you need is to have someone in front of you who acts superior and speaks to you in a condescending tone. You came to them for assistance and they should not make you feel like this was the wrong thing to do.

If you are told that an attorney can guarantee a successful outcome, you should run and head for the hills. There is no way for anyone to know what will happen once you enter a courtroom. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not being very honest. A great lawyer will stress the fact that they will try their best instead of making promises they may not be able to keep. Check out the top law firms wellington to take the guesswork out of finding a good lawyer.

Any lawyer who tries to fast talk you and insists on you signing an agreement without reading it thoroughly is certainly a bad seed. It is important that you understand everything about your contract before signing on the dotted line. Those who try to wave things off and insist that this is standard while trying to make you sign right away do not have your best interest in mind. Padding their pockets is their only motivation.

It can be fairly easy to find a law firm, but locating a great one is an entirely different story. If you want to work with the best of the bunch, make sure you avoid anyone who displays any of the bad practices mentioned here.

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The Different Types Of Pens And Calligraphy Used In Religious Texts

April 14th, 2016

The types of pens and calligraphy used in religious text is a complex, multilayered question that spans centuries as well as nations. The calligraphic methods of a medieval European illuminated manuscript are, by necessity, quite different from a Japanese sutra produced at the same time. The tools and materials have evolved over time, though in many cases, the choices were a matter of practicality, what was available at hand, rather than what made the most appealing manuscripts. Still, as any artist will tell you, making do with the materials at hand and making it look good is a major part of art.

The pens of calligraphy will vary depending on the exact era and region in which they’re used. European calligraphy, upon which most of the earliest European religious texts were based on, used reed pens through out the period of Antiquity. In Late Antiquity they were replaced by quill pens, the writing instruments made of feathers familiar to most people who have seen enough movies. These quill pens and their firm yet flexible base was specially cut in order to hold and disgorge ink when manipulated in the right way. The earliest European texts created in this way were the illuminated manuscripts that included elaborate text and visual art to make the books useful even to the large numbers of people of the Middle Ages who could not read. The manuscripts were written on a variety of materials, such as animal hide based parchment and vellum It was only around the time of the development of the printing press that paper again became widely available in Europe.

Indian calligraphy was quite different. Though developed at roughly the same time, the differences in languages and available materials made calligraphy a very different art form. The earliest Indic calligraphy were written on copper and the bark of the Indian Birch tree at first, but palm leaves quickly replaced copper as a cheaper and in many ways superior writing material. Strips of palm leaves were cut into rectangles and had holes drilled into them before being bound with string. As it turns out, the palm leaf was a quite impressive surface for writing, enabling delicate lettering. In India, religious texts were also illuminated manuscripts; indeed, the Sikh faith in particular considered a hand written illuminated manuscript an essential item. Many monastic Buddhist communities also trained members in calligraphy. Finally, the Hindu illuminated manuscripts and their stirring images of the faith’s deities stir the imagination of millions to this day.

Islamic calligraphy was likewise used in sacred texts, but evolved into the primary art form of the Islamic world. As figurative images are seen as suspect in Islam, very few Islamic calligraphic works are illuminated manuscripts. However, the low opinion of pictures and statues only encouraged Islamic artists to adopt calligraphy as the primary art form of the Islamic world. It’s a tradition that has in many ways persisted to this day. The pen of Islamic calligraphy is usually written with the qalam, a pen generally made of bamboo or dried reed, combined with colorful inks (similar to the gel pen) that can vary in intensity depending on the calligrapher’s technique. Passages from the Qu’ran are a popular subject of these artistic works.

Japanese calligraphy also found a great deal of influence in Buddhist religious practices, and some of the oldest Japanese texts are Buddhist sutras, texts describing the precepts of the faith. The tools of Japanese calligraphy evolved to fit the needs of the island as well, and include a brush, an inkstick, mulberry paper and inkstone to grind the inkstick against, then mixed with water to produce the ink.

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March 10th, 2016

We are OTS India and are your one stop hub for orthodox religion and related topics on the internet. We started off talking about our traditions in India but also delve into the topics that revolve around international interests as this is not a religion for a peoples confided to just one location but to all. There are a whole host of new content lined up that we are just waiting for the go ahead. Stay tuned!

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