ARTICLES AND STORIES FROM EPICS AND MYTHOLOGIES – KARTHAVEERYARJUNA

INTRODUCTION: From the readings and sapthahams and Navahams I attended in Mumbai, I could gather some knowledge which I would like to share with my readers who have always evinced and expressed great interest and inquisitiveness to acquire the knowledge potential. I too strongly believe that the knowledge we gather from books and discourses and even discussions with knowledgeable souls should be shared with others from time to time. Otherwise, it remains futile like the wealth with a miser which is of no use. I am sure these stories and…

CHRISLAM – WILL IT EVER BE A REALITY?

Have you heard about “Chrislam”?. It is not a new concept or ideology. Years back while reading Arthur C. Clarke’s fantasy novel, “The Hammer of God”, which describes the crisis caused by the imminent collision of an asteroid with planet Earth, this word “Chrislam” appeared somewhere in it. Of course, now I understand that Chrislam is the movement that earned momentum, which is evident while reading an old article from EMIRATES NEWS: The world religious leaders today adopted the Human Fraternity Document signed by His Eminence the Grand Imam of…

God Always ‘AS IS’ (Article): Rev Dr John T Mathew

Ever since the death of Elizabeth II, British monarch, on September 8, 2022, the words of an unknown author of the British anthem have been  reminding all of us that we mortal humans must slow down to appreciate the presence of the Holy One in our lives. The British national anthem ‘God Save the King/gracious Queen’ is one of the oldest national anthems. Thomas Hobbes stated in his Leviathan “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the…

SHRI THEN THIRUPERAI ARAVINDALOCHANAN SWAMY – UNIQUE DESCIPLE PAREXCELLENCE!

INTRODUCTION: It is believed that of all the yugas, the ongoing KALIYUGA is considered the most conducive yuga for practicing, promoting and propagating BHAKTHI JNANA AND VAIRAGYA, which yield the quickest result over the others. Today, we have not only the treasures of Puranic and mythological works of the eminent rishis and poets like Valmeeki, Vyasa and Kalidasa, but also number of learned Acharyas and spiritual gurus, besides a host of experienced Swamijisall over who are incessantly engaged in spreading this basic awareness among all with particular reference to the…

Kamam Karmam Karma falam – Articles and stories from epics and mythologies

Sometimes, when someone does something, the result or the fruit of action goes to somebody else, no matter it is good or bad! While doing the action, no one seriously thinks about the result, but concentrates only on the action. This is purely based upon the universal tenet or principle of -Desire, action and fruit of action in due course or KAMAM, KARMAM AND KARMA FALAM. To make it more explicit, the Law of Karma applies. One can control the first two ie, Kamam and Karma but he has absolutely…

Religious, Spiritual or Not; We’re Secure in the Grip of Grace: Rev. Dr. John T Mathew

These are days when people, without being part of a particular community of faith or organized religion, self-identify as ‘spiritual but not religious’ (SBNR) or ‘spiritual but nor affiliated’ (SBNA). However, it is true that during the unremitting pandemic protocols, employees and employers to had to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to protect yourself, your family and your community. Imagine our elderly confined to long term care homes or hospitals with no hope of seeing our loved ones! Three years in, a pandemic juggernaut created a global Intensive Care…

Happy Birthday(!) to the Global Church: The Rev. Dr. John T. Mathew

A kosher Crest forJesus’Movement: Flame of Pentecost vs. Cross of a fallenEmpire?! The day of Pentecost –commemorated on Sunday, June 5, 2022 – is an anniversary celebration of funwith flashes and flickers of a noise from the skymindful ofahowling wind that filled the whole house where unnerved believers were ready and waiting long ago.What aneyepopping pageant of the tongues of fire that spread out and touched every person there! Thiswas a highly praised experience when the Holy One breathed new life into the disenchanted disciples.Isn’t itbaffling that they dared to…

A Collapsed Christendom of the North and West as Old and New Blazing Beacon Lights in the South and East 

The Orthodox world must categorically denounce Patriarch Kirill – a sycophant of Putin – for his brand of distorted Orthodoxy. The politicking patriarch’s benediction “May the authorities be filled with responsibility for their people, humility and the readiness to serve them even if it costs them their life”grants permission to carry out genocide of innocent people. Such a despicable version of sullied Christianity will cut a swathe throughhumanity far more than the unholy Crusades, colonialism, communism, Marxism, socialism etc.! The community of faith brought into being on the day of…

A ZEN OUTING UP TO THE FORLORN APEX ALONE: The Rev. Dr. John T. Mathew

Mountains are both enthralling and inspiring. First celebrated climbers of the forlorn Sagarmatha were Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. Theophanies happen when you are alone up on a mountain. Noah’s ark came to rest on a mountain in Ararat. Moses experienced holiness on a hill. So did Muhammad on Hira. Siddhartha left his regal palace for the valley of Dukkha. The cowed author of Psalm 121 looks up the hills forcalm, comfort andcomposure. Caleb, confidante of Moses and Joshua, prayed for ‘this’ mountain and emboldened his people to conquer the…

Articles and stories from Epics and Mythologies – CHITHRAKETHU CHARITHAM

INTRODUCTION: From the readings and sapthahams and Navahams I attended in Mumbai, I could gather some knowledge which I would like to share with my readers who have always evinced and expressed great interest and inquisitiveness to acquire the knowledge potential. I too strongly believe that the knowledge we gather from books and discourses and even discussions with knowledgeable souls should be shared with others from time to time. Otherwise, it remains futile like the wealth with a miser which is of no use. I am sure these stories and…