Category: Indian Spirituality

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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....

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‘Forced to hang my head in shame’:

'Forced to hang my head in shame': Former Navy chief writes open letter to President Mukherjee, PM Modi Times of India (TNN | Oct 25, 2015, 01.46 PM IST) NEW DELHI: Former Navy chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas has written an open letter to...

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Putting Christ Back into Christianity

Swami (Dr) Snehanad Jyoti My wife asked me about what I was going to write this week. I told her that I was going to write about retrieving Christ from Christianity. He suggested that instead I write about putting Christ...

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Cardinal calls for a fight against communalism

Pathanamthitta (Matters India): The 85th Reunion Meet of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church came to a close with a massive rally from Thirumoolapuram to the St John’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Thiruvalla town on Monday afternoon. Inaugurating the public meeting held in...

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Ernakulam-Angamali archdiocese to take on love marriages

Kochi (Matters India): Hundreds of Syro-Malabar Catholic couples will assemble in Kochi to address true and immature love. “Believers should be able to differentiate true love from immature love,” says Fr Augustine Kallely, director of family apostolate of Ernakuluam-Angamaly archdiocese....

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The US and its “immigration mess”: The Pope can help

In this interview the Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, analyses Pope Francis’ visit to America. By Andres Bel Tramo Alvaraes  in Vatican Insider              (Note: Pope Francis will be in Philadelphia  on Sept.27 for the world conference of Catholic families just before...

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Orthodox Church to adopt Nepal village

Kottayam (Matters India) : The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church will adopt a village in Nepal. According to a spokesman of the Church, this will be a comprehensive reconstruction project in the earthquake-hit country. Under the project, 50 houses in the...

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Don’t be an ordinary priest: Dominican

If you are finding a genuine vocation for priesthood, commit yourself to it. But dare to be different. Don’t aim at becoming an ordinary priest but a person who can really become another Christ through words and deeds. The story...

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Latest book on Kandhamal released

Raikia (Story By: Ashok Singh, Matters India): A book entitled “Kandhamal: Massacre of the Innocent,” was released on August 31 by Mani Shankar Aiyar, a former federal minister, at a function held at Raikia, a town in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. The function...

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Learn similarities of religions to stop violence

Belur (Story By: Shyamal Baran Roy– Matters India): Salesian general councilor for South Asia Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga has said that awareness must be created of the similarities among religions to bring communities closer to one another and end violence on...