Friday, September 25, 2009

Awareness of GOD

Once people put on the tinted spectacles of a religion,a philosophy or a little group, they end up losing sight of everything else.
What is the use of religion if it hides the splendour of what God has created?
learn to respect life because everything is sacred, all created things are placed everywhere by God.
Thank Him for the light of the sun, the stars,  the air, the water, people in your community  etc..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

God

Stop searching for proofs of the existence of God where you will never find them.
Look for God within yourself and you will realize that He is always there,that he never leaves you.If you do not feel Him,
it is not because He does not exist and is not there but because you have turned away from Him.
you have not been sensible. You have clouded your consciousness and which mislead you about the reality of things.
God is always there: it is you who have momentarily allowed your awareness of His presence to be dulled.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Inviting the guest.

When you are expecting a visit from relatives or friends
you do your best to make your home hospitable .
When your friends arrive you offer them food and drink which you have prepared specially.
What you do for your relatives and friends you must also do on the spiritual plane with everyone you meet,
preparing for them a warm welcome place in your heart with thoughts of blessings.
When human beings do this, all people will be happy.
Why not start today?

Friday, September 11, 2009

contemplative mood

When human beings neglect the bond that unites them with the divine world,
they cut themselves off from their true roots and lose the meaning of life.
The divine world is not like a foreign country that lies outside of us and that we can ignore without consequences.
The divine world is our inner self, it is the world of our soul and our spirit,
by cutting ourselves off from it, we deprive ourselves .
Mostly when faced with life's trials and setbacks,
we try to regain the contact with this Divine. But this is not enough.
we must be conscious at all times in our daily lives of the presence within us.
we can ceaselessly draw on spiritual resources.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Teachers Day,5th september

















 All set back stage for the performance


















 I sneaked to take a snap of  the kids,
as parents were not allowed.
So that kids don't get distracted while performing.        


I did not have the time and opportunity to take a picture of Alrich and his group.                                                     

Sunday, August 16, 2009

15th August,INDEPENDENCE DAY













Every Indian should be proud to be an Indian.
I love my country very very much, i am proud of its culture,its history and its unity in diversity.
I love the tricolour. I put up a small flag the previous day outside our main door. Waking up with the excitement of celebrating Independence Day is a moment of pride and glory.
Judi had to sing a patriotic song 'Yeh hai Vijay'for the cultural programme in school
.

For the Roman Catholics it gives all the more reason to celebrate also being
"The Feast of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary".
Our Parish priest had made prior announcements requesting parishioners to wear traditional clothes. Both the Morning masses conducted aarti and also sang the hymn Rise India glorifying our country.
Our choir "Symphony" sang for the special Legionary Mass.

My favourite songs for the INDEPENDENCE DAY are
1 Yeh joh desh hai tera from the movie Swades
2 Vande Mataram! Sujalam, suphalam

3 Maa Tujhe Salaam…. Vande Mataram
4 Bharat humko jaan se pyara hai..movie Roja.. its indeed a long list.
Jai Ho, Mera desh bahut hi Pyaara hai.



Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-- Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
Rabindranath Tagore

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!
Albert Einstein

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! Mark Twain

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India. Max Mueller, German scholar

NB:Celebrations were on a low key though because of swine flu.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ITS MUSIC,MUSIC ,MUSIC

Music, like words, is a language but a language that addresses itself to different faculties.
Words speak mainly to our intelligence and demand attention and concentration if we are to understand them.

Music creates an ambience; It speaks more to the heart, to our sensibility, which is another form of understanding.
In a certain way, words also touch our sensibility but only secondarily above all, they address our intelligence and we must first understand their meaning before we experience an emotion.
It is important that you regularly devote time in your life to these two forms of language – words and music
so that you develop the two faculties of reflection and sensibility in a harmonious way.

God bless.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Religion and science are founded on identical laws. There is neither division nor contradiction between the two.
Divisions and contradictions exist only in the minds of ignorant people who do not believe that God created the universe.
Science properly understood can help believers concentrate on what is essential
and religion properly understood gives science its true dimension.
Each has its specific function and should co-exist within every human being
.

St. Paul states that faith is ‘the conviction of things not seen’
Faith always precedes knowledge. In order to know, we must first believe.