Do we really Communicate?

Most of the problems in family strife, particularly between husband and wife, center around the problems of communication. From that point, all other things start. A stage is reached when the discussion levels are taken altogether differently and at different proportions, forgetting most of the time, the origin of the discussion. But by the time…

Frames that Stare at Us

I went to an art museum recently, where I found lots of frames hung on the wall. I could not understand the pictures drawn on them. There were quite a few of them. I thought I will understand at least one of them. But to my disappointment, I could not figure out anything. However, there…

Make living Simple

We do many things in life – from morning till night. Even in the night, we dream. So we go on doing something or the other. When not doing, or while doing things, we do think a lot, sometimes intentionally and some other times naturally. At times, the flow of thoughts is such that suddenly…

We were Strangers Once

While delivering his speech on November 21, 2014, the then US President Barack Obama had, in his 15 minute address from the White House, said in relation to the new policies of US immigration — that deporting millions is “who we are” and cited Scripture, saying: “We shall not oppress a stranger for we know…

Changing Times

More often than not we get into the feeling that the times have changed. Times changed either for the better or for the worst, depending upon the experience of the person in his own situation. An introspection into this thought is worthwhile as to what one means by the change. In fact, nothing has changed…

So close, but still so far

The human mind is very intriguingly complicated. It has a tremendous capacity to reach out far and wide, but at the same time not able to get the grasp of things so close at many times. Be it the relationship among the family members, colleagues or anyone in the social milieu, there is a pattern…

Bridging the Generation Gap

We are facing the generation gap problems among individuals, families, neighborhoods, and society at large. Many a time, we do not reflect upon what actually is happening when problems arise, but just go on blaming one another without going into the basic issues. Without addressing them to the core, these issues create differences between generations…

Fate and Destiny

Fate is normally understood as a certain course of happenings. Destiny is the culmination of the results as a consequence of these happenings. There can be various approaches and theories as to these two terms. But in essence, in common understanding, fate is inevitable and the destiny falls upon the person according to the developments…

Manapullikavu

There is a beautiful and aesthetic looking temple just at the outskirts of Palakkad Town, Kerala (India). The entire atmosphere surrounding the temple is so serene that just sitting there for some time makes one feel the sanctity and divinity. The presiding deity is Goddess Bhagavathy, considered to be Lord Siva’s daughter, Bhadrakaali, born out…

Prisoners

The grandfather was asked by the grandson, what is the colour of the rays of the sun? replied the grandfather, Oh dear! why do you want to know about this here? I am heartened with intensity, when I see the colours of diversity, through the prism into the sunlight of divinity, and enjoy all the…

Free Advice Society

We are becoming great people in the entire world. This is good news. In today’s society, we can advice anyone on anything and on any subject. Be it dieting, medication, meditation, spirituality, Godliness, physical fitness, education, health and what not? I forgot to add: We can, of course, discuss galore on corruption, nepotism, politics, crimes…

Awakening Spirituality

What is yours and what is mine? When everything is our perception fine! We think certain things belong to us, worst, we believe some people are for us, we take pride in possessions made by us, we oscillate our minds on others’ reactions around us. We impose beauty or otherwise, on things and people even…

Nurani

Nurani is one of the eighteen villages in Palakkad town, (Palakkad District, Kerala State, India) one among 96 of them (called Agraharams) in the entire district. This village is a beautiful one with its own tradition and culture. Palakkad is basically an agricultural district. During the times of the rules by various Kings, they felt…

The Song of the Universe

I was there then as I am now, without any doubt; I am here now, and I could feel it beyond any doubt. Looking back at the space and time, Through which I passed in the realm of time. Once I was a mountain, tall and proud; Pampered by the darkest of the clouds, Used…