These days, my Dear Friends, have been concentrating on writing posts for my Facebook page: For Catholics, accessed through @swamiyesudas.
It has been both my hope and Firm belief that people, Actively taking part in the affairs of life, can Effect Powerful changes.
It is the Apathy and Lethargy of mankind that prevents this action, and results in the proliferation of evil.
On the other side Christians, – I shall limit myself to catholics, as I dislike infringing upon areas not my own, thus – catholics, seem to think that attending ‘mass,’ to use the word they themselves would use, saying ‘book’ prayers, going for pilgrimages, and giving to charity is all there is to it; and the clergy takes pains (!) that the laity remain in this mindset.
Here is a sample of what I write there.
…Do hope You visit that page. …Hearty Regards.
PS: Am not able to type all that well with my left hand. So forgive me if I do not get in touch with You too much.
Just a few days ago, had this adventure. …A Cobra was mating with what Tamilians call a ‘Saarai,’ a non poisonous snake.
[ As WordPress, the one I use, does not allow videos, this comes ‘via’ Facebook! 🙂 ]
https://www.facebook.com/babayesudas/ …Please follow link.
There are two videos in the ‘comments,’ all within a total of 60 seconds or so.
I hope this works!
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. …Charles Bukowski
Came across Charles Bukowski just today. Like his views Very much; and…
I am here to laugh at the odds and live my life so well that Death will tremble to take me.
Very Bitter, but Very Real Truths. Much of this is happening in India, particularly among the Young.
Very Bitter, yet Very Real. …A Lot of this is happening in India, with not much happy results.
Would say that the Reason is the ‘Insecurity’ too many Young Women feel.
I shared with Dear Jennie these words in response.
Thank You for Your Enthusiastic sharing, my Dear Jennie. …At least in India, I find children in classes at least upto 12 being crammed with so called knowledge. This needs change too. Hope some good Soul like You will take this up. …Love n Regards. 🙂
Sharing with You.
Continued from Part 2.
MOST people seem to think Democracy is this: Vote once in 5 years or so, then DO whatever the ‘gorement’ says. (Popularly called government; but they just Gore You, don’t they?).
It raises Petrol/Diesel prices? Ok Sir! It helps its cronies and throws scraps to the populace? Yes Sir!
Below is a graphic of a supporter of modi, from his comment, by screen capture:
I decline to translate this; So crass it is. It will be understood by Most of the locals of India.
For the rest of the Mortals, here’s what Most think Democracy is:
I come to my point now:
SOMEBODY has to say/tell/teach What is Right and what is Wrong.
In Christianity, of which I am one, it falls upon priests (and bishops and the pope).
Here’s a quote (Lamentations 2.14, New Living Translation):
“Your prophets have said so many foolish things, false to the core. They did not save you from exile by pointing out your sins. Instead, they painted false pictures, filling you with false hope.”
So, the modern day prophet, the priest, bishop and pope should speak and teach what would avoid Calamity, and Bring Good.
‘They,’ the 1%, the Arms Manufacturers, the ‘Conglomerate’ as the senator in the movie ‘Shooter’ puts it,
Are NOT going to say or teach How to change the system.
Linus says it too.
The ‘tyrant’ FEARS opposition. he is nothing but a Big bully.
And this brings us to
The Responsibility of Speaking Up, and Keep Speaking,
…For the Sake of our Loved ones.
Can We Not do our little bits of kindness and good, and Just Stop looking at the News?
Do We Really think hitler’s ideas, Fascism, modi and Xi and all the other autocrats will just cease if We do that?
No. To Repeat what I have said, the tyrant Fears Opposition.
We have to keep hammering away, chipping away, the ploy said to have been used by Michaelangelo for his David.
It is a Spiritual Battle; And It will take Decades.
And that’s Why I Shall Keep Speaking. 🙂
[ Would make better sense if You start from Part 1. 🙂 ]
Continued from Part 1.
Here’s what I think; What say You?
Let me talk today of Prisons.
Here’s what an Indian prison looks like:
The Odd thing is that Many of them might not even have been proved Guilty. India has a LARGE percentage of those who have not yet been Tried; yet are in jail, for Decades!
Whereas for people like this man, Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who, it is said, killed 77,
live like this in prison:
An inmate is brushing his teeth in the bathroom inside one of the single-person prison cells build with various amenities in the luxurious Halden Fengsel, (prison) near Oslo.
Yet, even these Norwegian/Scandinavian things are called ‘Prisons,’ aren’t they? And they are Hated, if not Feared. …Loss of Freedom is a Terrible thing.
We might not be Raving and Ranting, but would Scream, (perhaps without effect), if We get ‘Banged Up Abroad,’ which is Reality. Would We not?
We would expect Help from our family and friends, who might have to run from pillar to post for an unspecified amount of time; with or without success.
From Whom are The Voiceless to Expect Help?
We Rejoice in our Freedom, from Hunger and Restrains, and,
Seem to have Forgotten Words like Duties and Responsibilities.
Cont. 🙂 …
Brother Ankur Mittal Excels. Had wanted to share some graphics on his site by way of comments, and get the opportunity here.
[ Sorry for the error in the name, my Dear Ankur! ]
For those who do not understand, Thank God. These belong to the Viler side of Indian political life.