Category: Indian Spirituality

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Coptic Church attack kills 47 Silence of Hosanna!

 Editorial, in  Hinsustan Times, April 12, 2017  (Note: This tragedy is the pictorial proof that conflict of religions, called also of civilisations is not an instance of civilization but of barbarism trying to prove their  idiotic idea  that “my God is better and stronger...

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A NEW THEOLOGY OF HOPE AND LOVE

Swami Snehananda Jyoti   Theology is the knowledge about God. Since God is the object of faith, theology presupposes faith. Faith, hope, and love are the three prime theological virtues. Any theology is sheer speculation and anthropomorphic as God is...

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Happiness: what  Osho says!  Can happiness be defined? Amrit Sadhana, in Asian Age, : Apr 5, 2017 Osho says, whatever is appealing to you makes you happy, whatever doesn’t appeal you makes you unhappy. (Note: In Indian thought God is defined...

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Yoga no medium to experience divine: Church

(in the pic: A Syro-Malabar nun doing yoga in Kerala); Published on: 2:09 am, April 5, 2017 by: mattersindia.com (Note:Yes Yoga is a physical exercise but more than that. If physical exercises cannot help form correct mental and spiritual attitudes, how can so many...

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Eternal Life

Swami Snehananda Jyoti  In a fast spreading consumer culture of death and destruction, power and pomp, eternal life is not on the mind of many people. Yet for those of who are not enamored by the fleeting nature of consumer...

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Married Priests in the Catholic Church 

(This is a very emotionally-charged, controversial topic. So I got up this morning at 5:30 and prayed so what I write here is specially approved by accounts given in the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, and, above all, my conscience. I...

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Is marriage a dying institution?

Changing lifestyles, changing thinking!            Pooja Bedi in Heartchakra, Lifestyle, Times of India, March 12, 2017   (Note: Life is growth. Growth is change and the assumption is all change is a reform for the better. Hence the axim: “Ecclesia simper reformanda est”, Church must...

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This ugly Indian church must change!

This article titled "മാറണം, മാറിയേ തീരൂ!" written in almayasabdam blog (Malayalam) was my response on the heinous sex abuse case, recently unearthed in Kerala, according to which a Syro-Malabar top brass raped a 16 yr old girl and she eventually gave...

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Fr. Theophane lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam

He lived in Capuchin Ashram Thammanam – Vatican starts sainthood process for Fr. Theophane Koodalloor – (Published on:  January 28, 2017 by: Matters India Reporter) (Note: The Capuchin Ashram where Fr. Theophane lived, worked, died and buried happens to be walking distance from where this...

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​Christmas & Refugee crisis – Fear Not!

EDITORIALS – December 19-26, 2016 Issue of America, The Editors (Note: Every one borne into this world of days and nights is literally thrown into a sea of unexpected challenges of life and death like swim or sink for survival. Result is...

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Bishop’s birth control remark sparks debate

Idukki’s Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil –  Dec 11, 2016, in Times of India Call for more birth control options (Eric Audras/Getty Images)  (Note: Birth control issue has always been a bone of contention in the Catholic Church. It was made acute by...

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Ecumenical center gets first Catholic priest as director

 ECC (Eccumenical Christian Centre) Bangalore By Philip Mathew, Published on,  November 21, 2016 by: mattersindia.com Fr Chandrankunnel being installed as ECC director    (Note: Banglore’s Eccumenical Christian Centre (ECC) stands to the credit of a visionary Pastor, M.A.Thomas of the Mar Thoma...