Category: Indian Spirituality

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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....

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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...