Category: Indian Spirituality

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Meaning and Purpose of Life: Mathew Idikkula

(Note: A writer for many years, Mr. Idikkula has written on a wide range of topics, mostly on religious philosophy. Mr. Idikkula's focus of interest is Indian philosophy in general and Vedanta philosophy in particular. He writes with the sole...

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Woe to you, erring priests!

Church now has zero tolerance to Sex Abuse  New Delhi (Matters India): The Catholic Church in India is aiming for a cleaner image this new year as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has decided to deal with priests accused...

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Indian bishops work on Dalit policy

(Story by Santhosh Digal – Matters India)  New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) is preparing a policy for Dalits. A committee of bishops has almost completed a draft policy to present at the next CBCI biennial plenary...

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Why? Varghese Pamplanil

Varghese Pamplanil (Note: Shri Varghese Pamplanil, is an voracious reader and a unique thinker. He, graduated in economics with politics and world history as optional. He has worked as a high school teacher of In 1963 joined RBI Central Office Mumbai, Public Debt...

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Inner Peace Meditation

Swami Snehananda Jyoti  The first word Christ uttered when he appeared to his disciples after the  resurrection was “peace”. In his message at the Sermon on the Mount, the most important declaration of his mission, he stated: “Blessed are the...

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Decriminalize homosexuality: Cardinal Gracias

Mumbai(Matters India): Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Bombay, wants the Indian government to decriminalize homosexuality. “I had been reflecting on the question of whether the Church should be more welcoming toward members of the LGBT community for some time....

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CHRIST AND ADVAIDA – Swami Snehananda Jyoti

Advaita in Sanskrit means non-duality. It means the identity of the individual self (Atman) with the Absolute or the Supreme Reality (Brahman). As someone who ardently studies Christ in the Gospels and Advaita from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita,...

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Buddha’s View of Life and the Beyond

By Mathew Idikkula USA                  (Note: An earnest seeker of  truth, Idikkula’s field of specialization is Indian philosophy and various aspects of the science of spirituality. Originally from Palai, he lives in the suburbs of Chicago for the last 35...

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Spirituality and Religions – Swami (Dr) Snehanand Jyoti

BS 275 051115 Spirituality and Religions Spirituality is universal; it is for all persons. Persons belong to different religions; religions are not universal. Spirituality is predominantly about mysticism that involves direct communion with the ultimate reality or intuitive experience of God....