Selfishness

Selfishness has become so much part of our life or rather we can say with the help of development in psychology we have come to realize the role of selfishness in every action of ours. 

When a father wants his child to be the best….he is selfish

When a teacher wants his students to perform well in the exams…she is selfish

When a doctor wants his patients to get well … he is selfish

Just say we cannot take away selfishness from our action but we can make our intentions better. 

Point to ponder: We speak of looking from the others point of view but it often ends up for my advantage.

SSG Picnic

We had a day of outing for the students of SSG (Social Service Grid, a social work sector of Kristu Jyoti College) yesterday to the tulips resort in Bangalore. It was quite a wonderful time that we had. Since the elderly children were taken last Sunday to Thalakadu, a place near Mysore the day was set apart for the children from 1-4 classes.

Though, we were under bit of tension, I must say the children enjoyed to the full. I was interesting to notice how the attention of children is shifting from one thing to the other. They may fall, fight, forget something however in few moments they forget and start again with something new. A great lesson learn for us adults.

Every disappointment will lead to hope

hope1It is an interesting observation in life that every disappointment leads one to a new hope.

Hegel, one of the modern philosophers would speak of a process of thesis, antithesis and synthesis as the cyclic process on which carries on in the world and in its history.

It is also true in the case of disappointment and hope. It is clearly understood in a political context. When we elect a new government everyone has the hope that they will do the best for the people but often they disappoint the people. However, in the next election we elect another group with the same hope.

So the rhythm of disappointment and hope is carried on life.

Age Matters

Age matters …it matters a lot. These days I had an opportunity to attend a class taken by an aged professor. It was quite…(I don’t know what to say). However, some of the common characters that I have noticed in his lectures were:

  1. Undue Glorification of the Past
  2. Extreme criticism/negativity to the present world and its generation
  3. An objective judgment on anything that happened (generalizing things)
  4. An over self confidence (about himself and about his times and methods)
  5. A feeling of undue authority over the Subject, and so on

However, the thought that stuck me all these while was about the character presented in the first part of the movie, oru muthassi gadha, may be the second part of the movie can draw some light into the situations we discussed above.

Yet, I would like to make clear I am in no way interested in making a judgment on his person or on his believes. Neither I will be interested in generalizing what I said above.

 

Tomorrow will never Come…

Tomorrow will never come…until I start today. It is very true of my blogging too. The previous months were really busy and filled with many activities especially as the first years were organizing the Don Bosco Month at KJC. However, days that passed were of learning experience. I shall mention some of those in the coming days. Though it’s quite late the New Year has its newness around…let us keep it.

Being Myself

Often we find mistakes with ourselves and that is the way we are thought to be humble. But is the correct way of doing thing? 

It’s not about accepting the mistake that we commit, but about the unnecessary guilt that we place in ourselves in comparison with others and other situations. 

I feel all I have to do today is be myself….because I am more than good enough. 

…God told me so!

Prayer

Let me ask you…

Do You Pray? and What do you pray for?
Prayer is often understood as a presentation of list of requirements and things required to God.

So the question, When do pray is also quite relevant?

Often we pray when we are in trouble and when we have issues which we feel can’t be managed by us alone…

Said all these… I feel

Prayer is just any of above said rather…

Prayer is a request made to God for a state of mind to accept His will in our life…whatever it may be…

It made a difference in my life…try it out

Miracle at Cana

I found this in testing interpretation of the Miracle at Cana in the book “The Name of God is Meracy”.

I think of the miracle at the “Wedding at Cana,” the first miracle, which was literally “dragged” from Jesus by his mother. Jesus transforms water into wine, into fine wine, the best wine. He does it using water from the urns that were needed for ritual purification, for the washing away of one’s spiritual impurities. The Lord does not produce the wine out of nothing, he uses the water that “washed away” sins, water that contains impurities. He performs this mire acle with something that to us appears impure. He transforms it, making it clear that “where sin increased, Grace overflowed all the more”
Picture courtesy: http://www.swordofthespirit.net

What makes News?

​When there are children in so many parts of the world who have nothing to eat, that is not news, it seems just normal. When some homeless people freeze to death or starve on the street doesn’t make news. These things  become normal.

On the contrary, when the stock market drops ten points in some cities, it constitutes a tragedy. It becomes a news. 

Someone who dies is not news, but lowering income by ten points is a tragedy. (Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy)

Where are we heading too?

മലയാളി സൗഹൃദം – അതിഥി ദേവോ ഭവഃ

Its wonderful to be together!!!

Words and Notion

Good morning world..

This is one of my older posts. Just reposting it with a few more links added.

I just attempted to identify the malayalee readers/writers in this wordpress world. Now seems some of them are not much active as used to be earlier. Still I am keeping their link as such. And added the mallu bloggers whom I came to know after that.

ഇണക്കങ്ങളിലും പിണക്കങ്ങളിലും സൗഹൃദം കാത്തുസൂക്ഷിക്കുന്നവരാണു നമ്മള്‍ മലയാളികള്‍.

അതിഥികളെ എന്നും ഹൃദയത്തോട് ചേര്‍ത്തു പിടിക്കുന്ന എല്ലാ മലയാളി എഴുത്തുകാര്‍ക്കും വായനക്കാര്‍ക്കും വേണ്ടി ഞാന്‍ ഒരു സൗഹൃദ വിരുന്നൊരുക്കുന്നു.

മലയാളം കഥകളും കവിതകളും ലേഖനങ്ങളും വായിക്കാനിഷ്ടപ്പെടാത്ത ഏതു മലയാളിയാണുള്ളത്? ബ്ലോഗ്ഗിങ്ങ് ലോകത്തില്‍ പുതിയ പുതിയ മലയാളി എഴുത്തുകാരെ കാണ്ടുമുട്ടുമ്പോള്‍ എന്തെന്നില്ലാത്ത ഒരു സന്തോഷം അനുഭവപ്പെടാറില്ലെ?.

സമയക്കുറവെന്ന വില്ലനെ മാറ്റി നിര്‍ത്തിയാല്‍ പിന്നെ നമ്മുടെ മുമ്പിലെ തടസ്സം മറ്റു മലയാളി ബ്ലോഗ്ഗേഴ്സ്സിനെ  കണ്ടുപിടിക്കയെന്നുള്ളതാണു.

എനിക്കറിയാവുന്ന കുറചു നല്ല എഴുത്തുകാരെ ഞാന്‍ ഇവിടെ പരിചയപ്പെടുതട്ടെ. തീര്‍ച്ചയായും ഇവരില്‍ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കറിയാവുന്നവരുമുണ്ടാകും.

മലയാളത്തില്‍ ബ്ലോഗ് ചെയ്യുന്നവരും മലയാളം വായിക്കുന്നവരും ഈ ലിസ്റ്റിലുള്‍പ്പെടും. ഇതിലുമധികം പേരെ ഒരു പക്ഷേ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കറിയാമായിരിക്കും.

അതുകൊണ്ടു നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കറിയാവുന്ന മറ്റു മലയാളി ബ്ലോഗ് ലിങ്ക്സ് ഷെയര്‍ ചെയ്യീല്ലേ..

ഇതു റിബ്ലോഗ് ചെയ്യുന്നതിലൂടെയും നമ്മുടെ ഈ സൗഹൃദസംഗമം ത്വരിതപ്പെടുത്താം.

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