Category Archives: Peace

Happy Easter, my Friends!

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I wish You, my Friends, the Blessings of the Risen Jesus! May the Power of God and His Blessings Ever be in Your life.

मेरे सभी मित्रों को येसु की आशीष प्राप्त हो.

அன்பர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் உயிர்த்தெழுந்த இயேசுவின் ஆசீர் கிடைக்கும்படியாக வேண்டுகிறேன்.

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Wish You Happy New Years!

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To be Happy for One day requires so much effort! Thus, a year, the year, or years, are not going to become happy ones just because we wish it or someone wishes it for us! …Effort!

Yet, Wishes Count!

I Wish You All, my Dear ones, Lots of Love, Happiness and Peace, in 2018, and All they Days of Your Life!

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We may Not see the TAJ MAHAL in the Future!

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IS ENDLESS DEMOLITION THE ANSWER? 😦

The ISIS did it some time ago. They destroyed numerous [ should we say Numberless? 😦 ] historical artifacts in many places. A screen shot for the search, below:

A little before this, Hindu extremists pulled down the Babri Masjid.

AYODHYA, INDIA – DECEMBER 8: Paramilitary police position themselves on a hill overlooking the ruins of the 16th century Babri mosque (foreground) 08 December 1992 in Ayodhya, India. Behind is the temple being built to Hindu warrior deity Lord Rama. Police took control of the disputed religious site two days after Hindu activists demolished the mosque. (Photo credit should read DOUGLAS E. CURRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Above: The first four are pictures during the demolition, and the last, at the end of it.

It is said that centuries before, Babar had destroyed a temple that had stood in that place, and built the mosque there. I heard this from a person, whose word I used to believe, who had visited the monument after the mosque was destroyed, and had seen Hindu idols on the back wall of the masjid!

…Only, if there are really those age old idols on the wall, it would not have been pulled down by the Hindus, and they would have posted those images for all the world to see, thus gaining a Huge amount of sympathy. Thus…

Being a Christian, I condemn and criticise the various Peoples and Civilizations destroyed by us in the past.

And now it seems to be the turn of Poor Old TAJ MAHAL. It is being accused of Not being Indian in Culture, and other things. Mind You, this may be a long time away. But the foundations are being laid, particularly by the members of India’s ruling party, particularly by ‘Yogi Adityanath,’ the chief minister of UP in India, where the Taj is!

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/06/16/why-is-the-taj-mahal-not-indian-enough-for-uttar-pradesh-cm-yogi_a_22345065/

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They are backpedalling, of course. But these waters run Deep. I wouldn’t trust them an inch.

Come see the Taj within the next 5 years or so.

Earliest known photo Taj Mahal, 1850s

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Or Raise Your Voice. 🙂

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Do You know what I am going to do tomorrow?

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And not just tomorrow, hopefully many times in the coming years!

As I have shared with You, it has been YEARS (like 40-50 years?!) since I have had a decent holiday, and I am really weary now.

The Shrine of Velankanni, of Our Lady of Health, on the Mid East coast of Tamil Nadu is one dear to me.

[ The front of the main church ]

The Shrine has grown tremendously over the years, and has 5 or 6 impressive churches within its complex.

As it is frequented by people of All faiths, -and in large numbers, – the main Church in particular and the township are a little too noisy, and have a lot of coming-and-going.

That said, it is still not working out that I may spend a few days there.

What I have decided is to go from Kulithalai (1) which is the nearest town for me, to Tiruchirappalli (2), take a train from there to Nagore, which is near Nagappattinam (4), – not even touching Velankanni, by the way, Alas! – and return by the same route, the same day.

A pilgrimage by Train (and Bus)? 🙂

Gives me a Day Off. Which would be Very Welcome. …Shall be remembering You All!

Love and Regards. 🙂

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70-year-old farmer Dies after made to stand on one leg as atonement of calf’s death

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[ This article is a composite of three links, all given below. This image is from one of them.

Carrying (licensed) arms is allowed in India, but this group, posing in front of their office, named ‘Gau Rashka Dal … (Punjab?)’ (Cow Protection Force/Group), wearing Bullet-proof jackets, and carrying even Rifles, which, as far as I understand, is NOT allowed in India (for Civilians), And having Shot at people, are still at large.

In the meanwhile, a very foolish movie actor, in his love for guns, having procured an Automatic rifle, which he would never have had the occasion to use, is behind bars.

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Sanjay Dutt. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Dutt

And Rowdy politicians, who Did even Fire those same Automatic rifles in Public, are laughing their heads off.

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PDP MLA Mohd Ashraf Mir shoots off an AK 47.

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If a Calf dies, it is Loss enough, and in fact a Huge loss, for a Middle Class farmer. On top of this, Farmers become Attached to their Cattle, considering them their Children, and as such High Emotions would be Involved.

These Vigilantes, if they had made an effort to find the person who had poisoned the calf, (It should have been done only out of Malice), could have rendered a service.

In any case, it is another case of Cow Vigilantism, and Worse, as the link says — rule-of-hindus-will-come:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rule-of-hindus-will-come-this-video-by-gau-raksha-dal-punjab-celebrates-cow-vigilantism/1/737847.html

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And they boast: ‘Yes, we are Goons!‘ See link below.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/punjab-cow-vigilantes-gau-rakshaks/1/733415.html

[ The police, in the meantime, were wearing Bangles. ]

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Read the original article here:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/elderly-dies-stand-one-leg-compensation-death-calf/1/843660.html

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The BIBLE, PARTIALITY, and Hard, Harsh, Hot and even UGLY Words

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My cousin is a Die-hard supporter of the ADMK, the current ruling party of Tamil Nadu. And the reason is, as he puts it, When he had been in difficulties, when no relatives were forthcoming to help him, members of the ruling party had helped him.

My Contention is that This is Exactly what the MAFIA does! Help You today, and Reap benefits, With Interest, in Tomorrow. In the case of ADMK, they have given; Computers to school students, mixies, grinders, fans, cycles, …even money or golden ornaments as help for jewels for marriage.

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Above: Some of the ‘fans’ given ‘free’ by the ADMK government. They have been issued with the self advertising and Ubiquitous stickers of the face of the chief ministress. But, as You can see, even here ‘Cheapness’ reigns. The things land up in repair shops all too soon. And in such bulk too!

But the ruling party has Reaped the benefits in the form of NOT bothering about Good Roads, Sufficient Buses, and, Above All, Enough Water, etc. All the money allocated for these things are in the pockets of the ministers.

School children and crowded buses

The picture, from the Internet, of course, needs No explanation.

They have further indulged in the Crime of Looting Sand from the Rivers and the Sea Shores. This is called Looting even by others as this has left No Sand Bed, particularly in the Rivers.

And all those who have ‘received’ those trinkets from the ADMK are happy to keep their mouths shut, at the cost of the Future of their own Children and Grandchildren.

Meaning:

These people feel obliged and are grateful, which are all good things; but they Refuse to Criticise the administration even when and if this becomes necessary; when the govt does wrong. And that is Anti-Social, Cowardice and worse, a Crime against Humanity, well, against the Well being of their Own Children and Grand children anyway.

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What does the Bible say about this kind of behaviour? Do We support our children (or our parents/spouses) even when they have indulged in serious Crimes? In other words, give in to Partiality?

I do say that We have to Stand by Our Family members, in the form of providing necessary legal aid, and prison visits, and later on accepting them back, etc. But shielding them? Would that be Right?

There are Enough and More examples in the Bible where the Wrong doer Has to pay for his crimes.

We are ALL the Children of God, but God will not hesitate to cruelly punish evil doers.

Think of Drug barons, Mafia bosses, Acid throwers and Multiple Rapists. 

Just one example, that of ELI, who was a Priest, (these were held in very high esteem, even by the Lord). But his two suns were ‘Scoundrels,’ as the Bible Itself calls them. They were Desecrating the Offerings to the Lord, (1 Samuel 2:12-17), and were also lying with ‘the women who worked at the entrance to the Tent of the Lord’s Presence.’ (Ibid verse 22). So the Good Lord even decides to Finish them Off. (Verse 25).

PAUL, who was, shall We say, a mere Apostle, Chides Peter, accepted as the earthly Leader of the church. “When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him in Public,” writes Paul. (Galatians 2:11).

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“Ah, all that is Right and True, Yesudas,” I hear voices say, “but they did not use words like you do.”

Izzat so?

You might like to look up these verses.

And they are not just in the Old Testament. Paul uses similar language. ‘May these fellows lose their Manhood,’ was what he had said. Terrible enough for You?

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It is the DUTY of Religious leaders to Inculcate Values, and the Sense of Right and Wrong in People.

The pope, as the supreme (human) leader of the catholic church, HAS to set the Tone therein.

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Again, the meaning of this whole post too, is:

Let Us Not look at the ‘words.’ The Issues are what matter.

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The Same Boat

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A wonderful sharing from a Dear Friend, Indur K Chhugani.

“Both Jawans (Soldiers) and Terrorists are brainwashed into giving up their lives for the country… While others loot the country through their corrupt ways.”

See more at: <https://ikchhugani.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/terrorists-and-jawans-sail-in-the-same-boat/&gt;

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I Care about YOU!

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A Dear Friend, SUZY KARASIK, sent me greetings, and mentioned that today is ‘I Care about YOU day.’

Let me tell You ALL, my Dear Friends, that I Unhesitatingly Care about You. I am Very Glad I found You all. You are Precious and Dear to me.

I Wish You ALL, Each and Every one of You, Much Happiness, Love and Peace. May the Choicest Blessings FILL Your lives!

And, to show You all just How much I care, I offer You this nice graphic, from the internet, of course! 🙂 …For Gosh sake I hope I don’t have to mention that the graphic is a piece of Humour. The world is dark enough. It can use All the Lightness it can get!

The Cat Cares!

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ALL Religions say the Same about ‘THIS.’

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Religions are maligned, very much, saying that they divide People. Actually that is Not so. The proponents of Religions do the Dividing. …And, taking Only Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, they all Say the Same, that

Goodness is Rewarded and evil is Punished.

And this is the Experience of Sages of all Religions, for Centuries and Centuries.

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[ The above is the kind of picture found in many places in India, for instance in Shops, Buses, etc. Source in graphic. ]

This post is particularly aimed at those, particularly in authority, who give No thought to their responsibilities.

‘कृत्प्रनाश’

(Krit-Pranash, Above), is a Mahavaakya, one of the Great aphorisms of Hinduism, which even contribute to the Advaita. This one means that the Effects of what We have Done Remain, attached to Our Soul/Spirit/Self, Indestructible.

Similarly the one below,

‘अकृत्यभ्यूपगम’

(Akrityabhyoopagam), which means that We shall Not have to Suffer for what We have Not done.

Very Similar to the Biblical:

“The person who sins is the one who will Die,” (Ezekiel 18:4), and

“It is the one who sins who will die. A son is Not to suffer because of his father’s sins, nor a father because of the sins of his son.” (Ezekiel 18:20).

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Frankly, I am Not saying that All Religions are the Same, nor that they all teach the same things. Just for instance, from what I hear, it is not only recommended but also practised and carried out, that a Thief’s hand(s) be cut off, in Islam. The ‘Triple Talaaq‘ whereby a man can divorce his wife just by saying that word thrice is another instance. Not that I am ‘targeting’ Islam. These are just examples that spring to mind.

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WE ARE LIMITING OURSELVES TO THE TO THE IDEA THAT SIN IS PUNISHED.

Unable to give references in this regard from the Koran, I shall limit myself to showing that Islam has a very prominent Idea of ‘Jahannum‘ (Gehenna in Hebrew, Hell in English).

AT THE SAME TIME,

It can Frequently be observed that a Wrong-doer Suffers Quite a Lot in this life itself.

  • Their Appetite is Nonexistent. A certain politico with Crores and Crores is reputed to be able to Stomach just Curd Rice.
  • Their Health is Shot to  Pieces. Much of their ill earned money goes for medications and treatments.
  • They cannot Sleep well.
  • They have No Peace.

Oh, We think that they are Enjoying life. And that is the Facade they want to keep presenting. But those who know them, those close to them, those with whom they share(!), etc, know the Truth.

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Image from the Internet.

Which is all to show that they Suffer Quite a Lot in this life too. And Yet they do not learn! Sheer Inertia and Habit!

There is one More Sad thing.

The house and the household of the evil doer is a Cauldron on Misery. The Amount of Sickness in the members of the Family, the Fights in the family, the Feuds, etc, make them Pitiable.

And I am reminded of this verse of the Bible over this:

“…Like a Moth You Destroy what he loves.” Psalm 39:11, TEV.

God Destroys what the evil doer loves, which is the Greatest Punishment, after all.

And I repeat this: And Yet they do not learn! Sheer Inertia and Habit!

That Goodness is Rewarded is Not Ignored. We do have the Concept of ‘स्वर्ग’ (Svarg of the Hindus), ‘जन्नत’ (Jannat of Islam) and Heaven.

It is true that what is considered goodness, badness or evil varies quite a bit much! But let Us Ignore that for this discussion.

To recap,

Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, all Say the Same, that

Goodness is Rewarded and evil is Punished.

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