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Reflections on the Purpose of Life: Catholic theologian Fr. Sebastian Athappilly

Fr. Sebastian Athappilly (b. 1949) is an Indian Catholic priest and theologian. He is a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a Catholic religious congregation. He studied Philosophy (Bachelor’s and Master’s) from Jnana Deepa Vidya Pitha, Pune and Theology (Bachelor’s from the Pontifical Athenaeum Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram [DVK], Bangalore, and Master’s and Doctorate from the Austrian University of …

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The Dalai Lama ‘s Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, noted Buddhist spiritual guide, is one of the most widely-respected voices today for global peace and interfaith understanding. In this book, he makes a passionate appeal to the world for peace at a time of serious and seemingly constantly-multiplying conflicts. The peace that the Dalai Lama calls for is rooted in a secular ethics …

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For 26 yrs, Muslims have taken care of this temple

MUZAFFARNAGAR: About a kilometre into the road that leads to Laddhewala in Muzaffarnagar city, a dirty signpost welcomes visitors to this small, nondescript locality. The lanes soon start getting narrower, about 4-foot-wide, between rows of concrete houses. In one sleepy corner of an alleyway, cramped between two buildings, is a solitary temple left behind by its Hindu households sometime in …

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Muslim Sanskrit scholar offers free tuition’s

Lucknow: Hayatullah, 75, offers ‘namaaz’ five times a day and is a devout Muslim. What sets him apart from the crowd is the fact that he is also proficient in Sanskrit and in the four Vedas which has earned him the epithet ‘Chaturvedi’. Hayatullah ‘Chaturvedi’ is a resident of Chhita Harraipur village in Kaushambhi district. Before retiring in 2003, he …

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Traffic safety cultures and provokings

The road safety is the safety of people from road side injuries and huge accidents because of the mistake of People while driving on the road.we cannot calculate the daily road side accidents and the death of people.Every person going on the road has risk of injury or death such as pedestrians , motorists,cycle, passengers etc….. Firstly,I want to briefly …

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Mystic Mantra: Hasrat’s syncretic spirituality

Through his mystic poetry, Hasrat dedicated beautiful tributes of love and devotion. One of the Indian mystics who celebrated divine love and syncretic devotion was Maulana Hasrat Mohani. In his own words, he was a Sufi mo’min (Sufi believer), ishtiraaki Muslim (secular Muslim), Aashiq-e-Rasool (lover of the holy Prophet) and at the same time, a Krishna bhakt (devotee of Krishna). …

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Trust the court in the case of Babri Masjid: AIUMB Founder-President

Talking to media persons on the question of the Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid issue, the AIUMB Founder-President and Chairman of World Sufi Forum Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichchawchchvi said that the case of Babri Masjid is in the court and we must trust the court. “Though the ill-planned communal campaigns have started in various circles, but we should pay no …

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Noor-e-Muhammadi: The prophetic light by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

From the first, Allah created the light of the eyes of his servants. Noor-e-Muhammadi is the prophetic light that entails the core spiritual essence of human life. Muslims believe that while creating this universe, Allah created his replica in the form of Noor-e-Muhammadi. That is, God first created the light of His prophet and then gave life to other creations …

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