The literal meaning of the term ‘philosophy of religion’ means, philosophical reflections on religion. The term “philosophy of religion” was used for the first time in English in the 17th century work of Ralph Cudworth. Cudworth and his Cambridge University colleague Henry More produced philosophical work with a specific focus on religion and so, if…… Continue reading A Reflection on Philosophy of Religion
All of us love to live long and remain young. One of the best ways to remain always young is to remain a student all through one’s life. The attitude of a student is always to learn something new and something innovative. The three essential habits for the same are: Reading: Read something new every…… Continue reading Three Habits of Good Student
During a session for the youth at Din Bosco Mampetta I asked them to write down some of the desires that they have fulfilled in their lives. I was surprised by some of the answers. Some of them said I had a desire to find the financial needs of my family for a day, and…… Continue reading Desire
ജീവിതം നിരർത്ഥകമെന്നു തോന്നുന്ന വേളയിലെ ശൂന്യതയ്ക്കു മറുമരുന്നല്ല സന്യാസം. അത് ഒളിച്ചോട്ടമാണ്. എല്ലാ സാദ്ധ്യതകളുടെയും നിറവിൽ നിൽക്കുമ്പോഴും ആ സാദ്ധ്യതകൾ വേണ്ട എന്നു വെച്ചു കൊണ്ട് ഒരു പുതിയ സാദ്ധ്യതയെ തിരയുന്നതാണ് സന്യാസം. ദൈവത്തിനോടുള്ള ഉന്മാദപൂർണ്ണമായ പ്രണയം…. ( ശരത് വെൺപാല, കുന്നിൻ മുകളിലെ കടൽ, 83)
It is emotions that create a ‘Family’
The woman is an immeasurable blessing in the life of every person as a mother, sister and a wife. Often we fail to value their presence forgetting what we are today is just because of them. Today, as we speak more and more about the dignity of women, especially on a day like this let us…… Continue reading Woman
സ്നേഹത്തിൻ ഭയത്തിന് ഇടമില്ല; പൂർണ്ണമായ സ്നേഹം ഭയത്തെ ബഹിഷ്കരിക്കുന്നു. കാരണം ഭയം ശക്ഷയക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. ഭയപ്പെടുന്നവൻ സ്നേഹത്തിൽ പൂർണ്ണനായിട്ടില്ല. (1 യോഹ. 4:18) നമ്മുടെ ജീവിതത്തിലെ ബന്ധങ്ങൾ എന്തിൽ അധിഷ്ഠിതമാണ്?
Every horizon of vision contains both negative and positive aspects. But you see in them what you are looking for. Vision depends on the disposition of the individual; you see what you are…
There are two aspects to lie (said Fr Alex in his good night talk today) Saying a lie Living a lie However, the second seems to be more serious…the most common form of living a lie is the life of hypocrisy that we live.
ദൈവവിളിയൊരു ദാനമാണ്… ദൈവം കനിഞ്ഞു നല്കുന്ന അനുഗ്രഹം. എന്നാൽ വിളിക്കപ്പെട്ടവൻ വിളിച്ചവനെ മറക്കുമ്പോൾ അനുഗ്രഹം ശാപമായി മാറും.
The author will never be able to produce something worth if the pen does not co-operate with him, this is true every kind of working situation. The producer will be at a lost if the tools do not co-operate with him. It is very much applicable to Priesthood too, the Lord will never be able…… Continue reading Worker and the Tool
What is that comes to our mind when we speak of lent? Often we see lent as a season to abstain from many things, consequently we consider it as a season which is least preferred… However, lent can become the most significant time in the life every Christian if we change our out look towards…… Continue reading Lent: moment to make and break Habits
What are the reasons for fear? Rather what are you afraid of? I feel we are frightened that the other people will come to know our true self, a self often I would like to hide behind the masks that I wear.
It is quite wonderful to be with the young people. These days I am asked to be with the youth of St John Paul II parish, K. Channasandra… I have met them twice, but I must say it is really wonderful to be with them. The one fact that attracted me was the openness that they…… Continue reading Being with the Youth
A story is told of a Guru, who took time to advise the child of a devotee to stop eating sweets, enquiring why, he said ‘when you brought your child to me I had the habit of eating lots of sweets, then how can I tell him not to eat.’ It is only in the…… Continue reading Authority and Integrity