Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

Alasinga Perumal

Alasinga Perumal

He inspired Vivekananda to visit America “I cannot express my obligations to you Alasinga and all my Ma dras friends for the most unselfish and heroic work you did for me… for it is you young men who have done all… I am only a figurehead” Thus wrote Swami Vivekanada in 1893 from the United States in the full flush …

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Advice

Dear Asha, I have been married for 10 years, my husband is Christian (from South India) and I am Hindu (also from South India). We both value our religion very much but we are having a hard time teaching our children both religions. One Sunday we go to temple and then next we go to church. – Confused about Religion, …

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Words to Live by

Words to Live by

Bold and Beautiful Facing everything and avoiding nothing is the ultimate spiritual practice. It requires tremendous courage, unusual sincerity and a powerful commitment. Most of all, facing everything and avoiding nothing in every moment demands that we have a very big heart. Why? Because it means that we always want to know the truth, and that we are willing to …

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Friendship

Words to Live By

Friendship We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves: we encou-rage each other in mediocrity I m always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. – Charles Lamb Your friend is the one who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard A faithful friend is an image of God. – French proverb Who …

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The Indian way of Seeking The Almighty

But in looking at the ritual, at the idol, at the concept, why not start with the opposite assumption? Why start by assuming that they are empty, that they are the remnants of superstition? They had occurred to, they had been devised by seers, by persons of great insight. Therefore, why not start with the assumption that the rituals, the …

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