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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!

A Beautiful Payer

“I do not attempt, O Lord, to penetrate Thy profundity, for I deem my intellect in no way sufficient there unto, but I desire to understand in some degree Thy truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand, in order that I may believe; but I believe, that I may understand. For I believe this too, that unless I believed, I should not understand.”

It is really a wonderful prayer of St. Anselm. I feel, I really need to make it my own. The faith is much greater than the realm of understanding though I do not grasp it.

Holy Rosary: What and Why?

RosaryLooking into the history there are different views about the origin and the growth of this devotion. According to tradition, the concept of the rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition by the Virgin Mary in the year 1214 in the church of Prouille. This Marian apparition received the title of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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The Snake and the Rosary: Dream of St. John Bosco

rosary02I want to tell you a dream I had some nights ago, most probably on the eve of the Assumption. I dreamed that I was at my brother’s home at Castelnuovo d’ Asti with all my boys. While they were at play, a total stranger came up to me and asked me to go with him. He took me to a meadow alongside the playground and pointed to a huge, ugly snake, over twenty feet long, coiled in the grass. Continue reading The Snake and the Rosary: Dream of St. John Bosco

I Choose to Do!!!

Movie Review: Noah (2014) (English)

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Yesterday afternoon I found some time watch the movie Noah. It is a wonderful depiction of a bible theme (the story of Noah from the Old Testament) apt for our time.

We tend to accuse God for everything that happens to us, most often for the not so good things that take place in our life. God becomes, for, many of us, a giver of things which we want not even what he thinks best.

However the movie tells the story of a man who decides to act according to the wish of the God for the betterment of the creation. The most beautiful part is that God does not tell him anything that he needs to do, rather in various dreams some things are reveled then remains to his decision to do or not. It is in himself that he finds the voice of God and he is ready to respond to it even when it is the worst thing to do. The movie speaks of a God who is not interested in predestining the future of Noah, rather who is interested in giving him a chance to take the decisions.

The movie also have an ecological point of view, so to day when it stress the human as the destructs of the creation and the nature. It also clearly mentions the myth that the meat can make us strong. The movie depicts the man with greed and revenge as worse than animals.

The director has taken a wonder full turn to express the need to take charge of our life rather than accusing God for all that is happening. It is a wonderful movie I really enjoyed it.

Rabindranath Tagore’s View on Human Being

rabindranath-tagore2[1]Today Br. Walma Fredi SDB presented about the view of human beings according to Tagore. Though the extract is taken form a book, the presentation was quite good. Here are some of the leading thoughts.

             Rabindranath accepted that there is an intimate relationship between human being and nature. Tagore shows the supreme relationship between nature, human being and divine. Philosophically nature for Tagore is the truest form of manifestation of supreme creator. It is through nature that Brahman reveals themselves more vividly than through man. The ultimate goal of human being lies in the yearning for the freedom. Tagore say’s ‘humanity is the necessary factor in the perfection of the divine truth.’ God is love, this love stands for the ultimate human relationship, and its natural relationship is toward unity and oneness with that of the Brahman.

            When human beings live a simple and just life the soul may approach the simple union with that of Brahman, which is his goal. The ultimate state is peace, bliss and absence of duality. The ultimate purpose of life which is a hidden purpose and which is ever continuing in outward forms, its goal is the knowledge of knowing the life of life in the vary soul of life.

Tagore’s Concept of Human Being

            Freedom of human being is expressed in his/her personality. In human, the conscious which he/she shares with animal has developed itself into personality. What Tagore meant by personality is a self conscious principle of transcendental unity, within man/woman which comprehends all the details of the facts that the individuality in his knowledge and feeling wish and will and work. He believed that the ultimate reality could not be divorced from the personality; the absolute is the supreme personality in intimate, personal and independent relation with human being. He saw personality as the cultural facts of the divine human world relationship.

            Tagore believed that the world offers an opportunity to the human being to develop his/her personality. All problems of life are human problem and are open the solution. Personality of man/woman is infinite in nature, because human personality is the realization of the creative ideas of the infinite in the infinite form. Hence, though human personality is finite and oppose to infinite personality it is representative of super person who has expressed himself/herself through any particular centre. Tagore stress that the humans must come out of their shell of his or her individuality to a larger self of humanity.

            Human being is an individual. This individual gives him specialty among all creatures and no force can destroy this individuality of him and no other being except God can enter onto this world which he calls mine. What gives man this specialty in the field of individuality is the field of freedom.  Tagore say’s man as a person has his individuality which is the field where his spirit has its freedom to express itself and to grow.

            Human beings are not only individual. Man feels that he is not complete in him but when only he is in relationship with the perfect man or universal man in him, he is complete. The universality of man has taken two arms. At one place man realize his unity with all human beings by his feelings of unity with the feeling of humanity and at other place he feels himself to be a part of the whole universe by the feeling of unity. But when broadens himself as a wave of big ocean, there is no sorrow, no death for him. Thus the flow of individuality which is united with the flow of humanity becomes the part of the flow of universe.

Relation between Society and World

            Man and woman live in the society and the society exist for them, man’s ideal is to serve the society and work for the best development of human social circumstances, influence the character and personality of man and woman. Man and woman can best be developing in the atmosphere of freedom, and society is the responsible for his/her freedom and that that it should not lead into disorder.

            Tagore visualizes the society through the process of history. When he advanced his historical analysis of society, he said that the history of knowledge of history is necessary for understanding the currents of the society. He further strewed that the teaching of history should foster the spirit of international sympathies, respect and good will. Tagore say’s ‘man’s history to the unknown in the quart of the realization of his immortal is soul.’

            According to Tagore Indian history is that of a social life and attainments of spiritual ideals. Different from that of others. Its remarkable features are not violated by the power of aggression.

            Man’s needs are endless. Human being has a vast field of action in the society where he has to seek and suffer to reach his goal. He makes daily laws and rules in social and political fields and inventing new things in the scientific fields. In this field he has fought his mightiest battle, gained continually new life, made death glorious and far from evading troubles, as willingly and continually taken up the burden of flesh troubles.

Tagore says the aim of his philosophy to realize the possibility of divinity in incomplete man. To bring the heaven down to earth is the ideal of social philosophy he also says that the social philosophy aims at the progress of life in all its aspects.