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Am a Christian Sannyasi, Passionately interested in creating a Better World.

A Truckload vs 2 small coins

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@PTI
@NDTV
@Mirror Now


The #mundraport, #adani owned, was found with 3000 Kg of #drugs.

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We find the nation going Hammer-and-Tongs behind somebody whose name is #Khan, whereas No drugs were found on him, 10 gms found with those who were with him.
The modern 1 rupee coin of India weighs 4.85 gms, call it 5. Take 2 of those. …The usual Trucks of India carry 3000 Kgs. So 2 small 1 rupee coins are getting More attention than a Whole Truck-load, bec ‘that’ name is #adani, #modi’s friend.


That is our Indian #media.
And the #judiciary is happy receiving its Fat salaries and perks, and worrying about its pensions.

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#Congress, #bjp, #media, #ndtv

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Re y’day’ s TV interview on @ndtv bet @srinivasan n @Kanhaiya.

@srinivasan criticises the #Congress, viz, #NoVision, #NoLeadership n #Fragmented.

For all his seniority, @srinvasan is like a XIIth class boy. He has missed the Forest for the Trees.

@Congress has been Bad.

Congress has also erred in Not meeting #AmrinderSingh, now ex cm of punjab.

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@bjp IS Bad, in its very Nature.

@Congress n esplly @Rajiv have Improved; whereas in its 7 yrs, @bjp has only gone from Bad to Worse, n No Sane mind would believe @bjp would give up its #Violent, #Rowdy, #AntiDemocratic mindset.

Democratic ideals, Protests, put down with state sponsored terrorism; #bjp’s greatest negative.

Hv called @srinivasan a class XII boy bec he chooses to kneel to the #bjp, whatever the reasons. He shames the proud #South. And @ndtv has @RavishKumar, that Gem among #journalists. …Hope @ndtv improves.

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The colors of life…

Today’s (Oct 1) thots in ‘Streams in the Desert.’ Excellent. Ps. 119.71, 4.1.

SPEAKZEASY

It is a remarkable circumstance that the most brilliant colours of plants are to be seen on the highest mountains, in places that are most exposed to the harshest weather.  The brightest lichens and mosses, the loveliest wild flowers abound up on the bleak, storm-scalped peak. 

One of the richest displays of organic colouring was near the summit of Mount Chenebettaz, a hill about 10,000 feet high, immediately above the St. Bernard Hospice. The whole face of an extensive rock was covered with a most vivid yellow lichen which shone in the sunshine like a golden embattlement of an enchanted castle. 

There, in the lofty region, amid the most frowning desolation, exposed to the fiercest tempest of the sky, this lichen exhibited a glory such as it never showed in the sheltered valley. So one lichen from St. Bernard and the other from the wall of a Scottish castle, deeply…

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Misbehavior an Offence!

I thought #Misbehavior (with Anybody), was an offence. But no. Only Now has it become so. That too Only with #Tourists, so the TV informs me, and that too, Only in Rajasthan! …Ready to #Spit, everybody? Bec I am.


Fellows, Go After those having High security. More Challenging, ofcourse, but More Satisfying too, no?

A Muslim Bangle-Seller

A few days ago a Bangle seller was thrashed by a small crowd of men. Problem: He is a Muslim. Immediately following the incident the TV channels had said that they had demanded to know Why he, a Muslim, had entered a hindu neighbourhood for his sales.Now the Victim has been Arrested by our ‘glorious’ police, on charges made by a 6 yo girl, conveniently called a ‘minor’ (FULL of connotations, You see!), – that he had touched her ‘Inappropriately’ – on the cheek(!), this in India.

They say a ‘6 yo’ girl testified, saying the bangle seller touched her on her cheek in an ‘in’appropriate way. How do You touch a child on her cheek in an ‘in’appropriate way? Eagerly waiting to see how quickly the ‘courts’ see this.

कहा जा रहा है कि चूड़ी वाला उस ‘६’ साल की बच्ची को गालों पर ‘गलत’ तरीके से छुआ. १. ६ साल की बच्ची को गलत और सही ‘टच’ का उतना अच्छा ज्ञान है? २. ६ साल की बच्ची को गाल पर कैसे गलत तरीके से छुआ जा सकता है?…बड़ी उत्सुकता से प्रतीक्षा कर रहा हूँ कि ‘कोर्ट्स’ इस पॉइंट को कितनी जल्दी पकड़ती हैं.

Strength

A Must read for those who have suffered sexual abuse.

To add, I would say altogether too many people might be victims. Remember, I speak as a catholic priest, privileged to have received the confidence of thousands.

I too have suffered that, particularly during my Youth; though Not of the Severe kind. By God’s Grace, it has not weighed down on me. I think one of the main reasons would have been my being on ‘Fire’ in my subject.

Having given some of my personal sharing, I would say Anna’s this article is, to repeat, A Must Read.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Weakness vs. Strength - Our Side of Suicide

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Some abuse victims want as adults only to forget their past.  That is an entirely legitimate response, and their prerogative.

By contrast, a surprising number of us want to use our suffering to ease the suffering of others.  We want to make something purposeful – even beautiful – out of what was painful and ugly.  That is a lofty goal which may or may not be achievable [1].

In either case, a few things should be clear.

A Strong Spirit

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40: 29).

Those who somehow survive abuse – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect or domestic violence – have a strong spirit.  This is true no matter the scars we carry forward from abuse or the fears abuse bequeathed to us. We would not otherwise be…

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