Friday, January 27, 2012


If you have chosen to read on you are a spiritually curious personality. Religious inquisitiveness comes from the flicker of spirituality that we all have in our minds.

So I wish all success in your endeavour to seek and find truths about true spirituality and true religious faith. May the Almighty God, the First Source and Centre of all Powers in the whole of the Universe who is Our Divine Father bless you abundantly in your efforts to truely seek and love Him thereby move to perfection from the bonds of imperfection in your first level of existence as a living being blessed with a unique personality gifted by the same Divine Father.

As we are all children of this same Divine Father God, we are all from the same ancestry. Since we all have unique personalities we are all different, but our roots are the same!

We all have a God consciousness which is a natural inbuilt mechanism. Just as we have natural instinct to seek our biological father, we do have this instinct to seek our spiritual (by the term spiritual I mean something that is beyond our present sensory levels) father too. Again the degree of the strength of these instincts vary from person to person.

In India, most of the people recognize the existence of a guiding force resident on each individual which guides a person to recognize good from evil.

We Indians frequently refer this as our Inner Voice or 'Anter Atman'( meaning Inner Soul) or Mana Sakshi (meaning witness of the mind). So a person tuned to the guidance of his inner soul knows what is right and what is wrong. This concept is deep rooted in the Indian people with their beliefs predominantly originating from Hinduism.

The Urantia Book has re-inforced the truthfulness of this in a much more assertive and detailed manner. The Urantia Book calls it the Mystery Monitor originating directly from the Universal Father God and tells us that it is a separate entity that is now resident in the minds of all of us on earth and it is also known as our Thought Adjuster.

The Urantia Book treatise on the origin, purpose and work of Thought Adjuster is a vast and highly inspiring source of knowledge. I recommend that you read the Paper dealing with this topic in the Urantia Book itself.

The purpose of this blog is different. For us humans, religion is some thing which takes us to an almost illogical level of consciousness.

We have a religion. We are either a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Jain, Buddhist, Jew or something of that kind. We follow that religion in our efforts to seek God and get blessings from our God. Culture, faith, creeds, customs, history, superstitions and philosophy are all mixed up in our religion and faiths.

If you listen to your inner voice, you can very well separate good and bad from your religion. Unfortunately we normally do not venture into that.

We are too obsessive about our religious faiths and suspicious of all other faiths. Normally we do not even bother to find the essence of our own faith and that of the other faiths is beyond our reach. At least that is the way we treat it.

Let me tell you this. I was born as an Indian Christian. Again, there are large numbers of christian denominations and I being a Christian do not have much idea about all these.

Our religious knowledge is limited and greatly constrained. It is mostly true with my brothers and sisters who are Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and the like.

We are ignorant about our religions. Our own as well as those others around us. And that leads to suspicion and suspicion leads to hatred and mutual distrust. Often this kind of a situation is exploited by vested interests for perpetuating their own agendas.

I have almost reproduced these words from a page of my Urantia India website where I have included brief details and concepts of all the major religions of our world.

In case you feel like reading those click here to visit that page. 

What a Wonderful, Wonderful Day !

The most remarkable and wonderful event in my life has been the day the Urantia Book came in to my life. At least that is what I consider now and I have no regret in admitting that.

Overwhelmed by what I had just began to realize by reading perhaps the most remarkable revelations of knowledge to mankind, I wrote an e-mail to the truthbook people who, with my permission, published it in their website ( You can read it here )

That was some time towards the end of 2008.

Many such overwhelmed readers' reactions have been included ever since. Each one of those personal experiences are unique and worth reading.

These experiences are given in the truthbook site with the title : How the Urantia Book changed my life

For those new to the Urantia Book, both admirers and skeptics, these testimonies provide some insight into the ways by which God keeps acting on this world.

Understanding God's love is a great realization!

The day one realizes it ought to be a wonderful day !

Those who realized these ought to be wonderful persons !


We live in an age where majority nations in the world are populated with peoples who call themselves Christians- a name commonly used to denote those who follow the religion of Christianity- the name in itself originating from the name of a man named Jesus Christ who lived in the Jewish homeland in Asia coming under the Roman Empire some 2000 years ago.
A Christian might say that he is a follower of Jesus Christ. But if you ask a Christian what exactly is that teaching of Jesus which he likes to practice as a Christian, then perhaps he would re-state his definition of being a Christian. If he is not a ‘name-sake’ Christian he would re-state his definition to something like this: “Jesus is my God and Savior”

The rest of that story need not be elaborated further. Both Christians and non-Christians know it pretty well. Thanks to the widespread preaching missions undertaken by the umpteen Christian churches in the organized and unorganized sectors worldwide!
I myself belong to one such organized church of ‘Indian’ origin. I am not in a mood to criticize these churches. That is not my intention of writing this blog.
Christianity essentially teaches and stresses the atonement theory of salvation through Jesus Christ rather than stressing the core value what he taught!
The Bible contains the essence of the teachings of Jesus. But, that is not the central theme of Christianity as a religion. Christianity, in reality, is a religion ‘about’ Jesus Christ and not the religion ‘of’ Jesus Christ.
Jesus introduced God as his Heavenly Father and taught his followers to view God as a Loving Father to all human beings. He taught that ‘God is Love’ and not a vengeful deity as what had been taught earlier. That, he said, was the ‘new law’ that he was teaching and stressing. He told many parables to make those points clear to the people.
Those are all in the Bible. But yet, that is not what the Christian religionists stress.
He taught that all human beings are children of the loving God. That way all human beings are brothers and sisters. They have to love each other and not to hate or kill each other!

So the crux of the message of Jesus was about the Universal Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.
Most regrettably that is what most Christians, even those who are not name-sake Christians, do not realize.
So, if I profess to be a Christian, I should follow the teachings of Jesus. That too the core teaching!
I should recognize first the reality of God as my Father in Heaven and the reality of all human beings as my brothers and sisters and learn to love both my Father and all my human brothers and sisters, unconditionally. In making myself to extent that ‘unconditional love’ there is no question of hate, enmity and jealousy to spoil and tarnish my mind.
If I cannot do that, then perhaps I am not a follower of the religion of Jesus Christ.
If that is the case, I cannot be deemed as a Christian.

Just by being a member of a Christian Church does not make me a Christian.
At least that is what I personally feel.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nursing Profession: Neutral Opinion from a Non Medico !

While watching the TV news today morning, a news clipping about the pathetic plight of the well qualified young nursing professionals both males and females in my home state, Kerala, got my attention.

I am not in anyway connected with this profession, though the story of Florence Nightingale, the lady who made this profession a honorable one in the world, was one that went deep into my heart when I was a small boy.

My home state Kerala is presently the leading state of India in literacy and health care. It achieved that position due to the pioneering works of foreign Christian Missionaries from Germany, Belgium and other European countries ever after Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to the Malabar Coast of India from Europe. The direction and the light of literacy that they gave to the traditional Christians of the state made a surge in overall reformation in all walks of life in this small coastal state, a conglomerate of a few small princely Hindu states of unique traditions.

Nursing as a profession began from humble beginnings in the world as a necessary outcome of the industrial revolution in Europe followed by the many wars the Europeans fought among themselves.

In the formative years this was a profession which the general public viewed with suspicion and general contempt. Though for all those who were sick and suffering, the nurses were nothing less than angels in human form.

But all through out the world, even in this modern times, nursing profession is a profession which the public view with mixed reaction. In some places, they are respected and paid well. In most other cases, they are paid meagerly, exploited and treated like bonded slaves!

In the developed western countries and in most of the cash rich Persian gulf countries where health care is a serious concern of the governments and the public, the nurses are generally treated well and with respect.

Due to the high standards set by some rich countries in health care, there has been a rising demand for qualified nursing professionals in those countries. This has resulted in providing good opportunities and incomes for thousands of nurses from countries like India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Though their home countries do not provide respectable positions and remunerations, the prospects of high income and respect in some of the rich countries have created a beeline of people desiring to chose nursing as their career. In India, the Keralites have been in the forefront in this.

The high demand for qualified nursing professionals with high earning potentials in countries like Ireland and some other Europeans countries in the recent years followed by the changed education policies of the Indian government resulted in mushrooming of hundreds of nursing colleges in India offering degree courses in nursing.

All of a sudden nursing profession became the hottest and the most sought after profession in India. The opportunistic business men with the blessings of the ruling class quickly registered societies and trusts to establish Nursing Colleges which charged very high fees hitherto never heard of for such a study. No one ever complained about such an enormous and unjustified hike in the fees for nursing education which was not commensurate with the cost of providing the education but was merely on the basis of willingness of the aspirants to pay, dreaming on the chances of high earning that some of them might get in some foreign countries! The fee as it stands today for completing a 4-year nursing degree course in any of the newly established private nursing colleges amounts to nearly half a million rupees, a sum that a fresh graduate nurse would likely earn perhaps in five years of employment in any private hospital in India.

In short, the foreign earning potential for some, resulted in the establishment of a well patronaged exploitation system in India, comprising of influential people. A never to before heard of professional body called the Nursing Council of India also became a very influential and powerful body capable of determining the fate of thousands of young women and men of India. This professional body assumed such importance and prominence in recent years than many professional bodies that existed for decades earlier! Such a professional body with importance in the general sense is very good for the members of the profession, but apparently for outsiders like me, it appeared not working for that, but on the contrary.

The Armed Forces is one organization, perhaps out of compulsions from its European legacy, which provides respectable positions and career opportunities to trained nurses in their cadres. The military has a separate wing called the Nursing Corps where the nurses are inducted as commissioned officers with career opportunities for rising to respectably high ranks just as their counter parts in other professional areas.

The word nurse is with a feminine connotation. But this profession of late, is not reserved for ladies alone, though in the past it was some thing like that. The advancements in the medical profession in the recent years have necessitated induction of gentlemen also to this field. Such professionals who entered this female dominated profession are now called male-nurses!

I found these two words, nurses and male-nurses, an absurdity not befitting to the modern civilization and culture for many reasons. Regrettably I found no one from any walks of life, either from the intelligentsia or from the community of medicos or even from the nurses themselves ever raising such an issue.

Being a person from the non-medical field but with high regards to those in this profession, I feel that it is high time we think of discarding this nomenclature for this profession.

Why not think about some other titles instead ? Let me suggest some titles .  Medical Care Executives, Medical Care Stewards, Hospital Stewards, Medical Service Assistants, etc are a few of my suggestions. I strongly feel that it is high time that we abandon the words Nurse and Nursing and some of its verbatim Indian translations like 'Paricharika'  that are so thoughtlessly used in our society.

The qualified and exploited young professionals belonging to this field in the state which pioneered this profession in India have recently ventured into initiating  a rightful agitation protesting against their continuing exploitation.

The most uncivilized and suppressive acts resorted by some of the otherwise reputed private hospital managements who cared little for their genuine grievances with the governmental authorities resorting to an equally irresponsible attitude caused the agitation coming to the media attention. Though the media coverage is not so wide, it is definitely drawing the attention of the public, not only in India but also in other countries.

No doubt, this agitation is the outcome of the poor state of affairs in the medical care field in India. It is high time that the authorities take note of it and act, not to suppress but to bring about honor and respect to those people who took up this noble profession.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Sovereign Lord: He has other 3.8 Million Worlds like Earth to look after !

Michael is the name used in the Urantia Book by the celestial revelators to denote the order of sonship of God responsible for the Creations of the various universes comprising of millions of living worlds-planets- like our earth.

The local universe in which Earth or Urantia is administratively a part is identified as the Local Universe of Nebadon. Nebadon is explained as a part of the physical Milky Way Galaxy that the earth scientists have explored with their telescopes. Nebadon is basically an administrative unit of Space holding millions of stars like our sun and other space bodies like planets. A planet where intelligent life has evolved is called a world. Our local universe Nebadon has an ultimate administrative capacity to hold 10 million worlds  and presently it has nearly 3.8 million worlds where mortal beings with will-power, similar to us but not necessarily like us, are living. 

Michaels are Creator Sons of the Universal Father God who is the First Source and Centre of everything in the whole Grand Universe and for a Local Universe, a Creator Son is the Sovereign who can be deemed as the God or Spirit-Father of all the created beings of all orders of life which originated in that particular local universe.

Incidentally, the Grand Universe comprises of several local universes and the total number of living worlds is to the tune of about seven trillion!

For a Creator Son of a Local Universe to attain ultimate Sovereignty of his Local Universe, he has to undergo seven bestowals or incarnations of life that he had created over the ages in his local universe. This is a mandate of the Universal Father God and the logic behind it is to enable the Creator to have some first hand experience of those orders of life so that he finally becomes a Perfect Sovereign of His Universe, in accordance with the Will of his Father God, the Supreme Source of energy, life, intelligence and personality that is in all the Grant Universe.

Jesus Christ, as known in the Earth's History, is identified by the Urantia Book's celestial authors as the Creator Son of the Local Universe of Nebadon. This was his final and seventh bestowal or incarnation. Completion of this last bestowal experience,  as one of the lowest orders of intelligent life, as a human being of Earth, made him elevated to the status of the Sovereign God of the Local Universe of Nebadon.

He (the Creator Son of the Universe of Nebadon) could have chosen any one of the other millions of planets (most likely much superior and much advanced in mortal life!) in his universe for this purpose.

But he chose earth, one of the youngest and least developed planets of his domain. Reasons why he did that are well explained in the Urantia Book.

Most regrettably a good majority of Christians cannot digest this. They cannot digest this new information about Jesus Christ which fortifies not only the reality of Jesus, but also his supreme standing in the universe. Earlier they knew him as God of just one Earth, but this new information of millions of worlds is somehow not palatable to most of them. What a pity, I should say.

Any way the Urantia Book tells much more about Jesus, which hitherto nowhere was written or documented. At the same time the Urantia Book does not contradict those authentic historic or biblical documentation about Jesus either, except that it makes certain clarifications to all those having the intellectual capacity to discern those new information.

The Urantia Book does not give importance to supernatural or magical stories attributed to Jesus, not because he did not have the powers for that, but because such projections of powers were just not needed to describe the details of the human bestowal of the Universe Sovereign ! At the same time, it does not hide those supernatural incidences that truly happened while he lived on earth as Joshua Ben Joseph of Nazareth.

For those interested in starting the detailed life and history of Jesus Christ as depicted in Part-IV of the Urantia Book, I would request them to visit this page of my website . Links to read the Urantia Book online and much more are available in this Urantia-India website, perhaps the first Indian website wholly dedicated to the Urantia Book.

To admit frankly, the Urantia Books' detailed information has helped me to transform from a near atheistic attitude to a firm believer of God and a sympathizer of all religions. It has also helped me to understand the predicament of Jesus Christ himself in managing the affairs of our own planet earth- a world full of free-willed mortals who are free to think and act even higher than himself. That too from a very insignificant and perhaps least developed world among his current domain of 3.8 Million worlds!

Being what Michael of Nebadon is, he would not in all probability like to interfere in the free-will capacity that has been so wisely bestowed upon all human beings just for the sake of inducing them to follow him!

For now, what most he would do is to give them some feeble advices in his own ways, that too for those who wish to listen ! Just as what he did when he lived here in the form of a normal human being named Jesus !

[Those who are skeptical of many planets and living worlds in our Milky Way Galaxy, I suggest them to read the latest estimates of NASA scientists which vindicates what the Urantia Book authors told us more than half a century ago. Read 'the Milky Way contains 100 billion planets' by MSN News. If you are curious to know what exactly the Urantia Book says about the actual numbers of planets which are abodes of mortals like us and more such information about our local universe Nebadon and its relation to the Milky Way Galaxy etc I suggest you read the Urantia Book Paper 32 para 2.9 onwards.

If you are interested to know more about the Urantia Book, please read related blogs here ! ]

Dangers of being without Friendship and Fellowship !

The title above was what I wrote to start a closed discussion among Urantia Book Readers in the Truthbook website. Living in self centred isolation is something which all of us should avoid. So I thought that this topic could be brought in the public domain in my blog here.

Let me reproduce what I wrote then with minor adaptation to present it here:

In Paper 193, the Urantia Book tells us about the details of interactions Jesus had with many groups before his ascension. This paper also discusses the causes of the fall of Judas.

In the Christian conventional belief, Judas was a 'Satanic' representative who did the 'greatest sin' of betraying Jesus and the betrayal was commonly believed as his act of causing the arrest of Jesus and his subsequent crucifixion.

The Urantia Book, however, explains this betrayal in another manner altogether. The authors explains the reasons of Judas downfall as below:

Judas met defeat in his battles of the earth struggle because of the following factors of personal tendencies and character weakness:

1. He was an isolated type of human being. He was highly individualistic and chose to grow into a    confirmed "shut-in" and unsociable sort of person.

2. As a child, life had been made too easy for him. He bitterly resented thwarting. He always expected to win; he was a very poor loser.

3. He never acquired a philosophic technique for meeting disappointment. Instead of accepting disappointments as a regular and commonplace feature of human existence, he unfailingly resorted to the practice of blaming someone in particular, or his associates as a group, for all his personal difficulties and disappointments.

4. He was given to holding grudges; he was always entertaining the idea of revenge.

5. He did not like to face facts frankly; he was dishonest in his attitude toward life situations.

6. He disliked to discuss his personal problems with his immediate associates; he refused to talk over his difficulties with his real friends and those who truly loved him. In all the years of their association he never once went to the Master with a purely personal problem. 

 7. He never learned that the real rewards for noble living are, after all, spiritual prizes, which are not always distributed during this one short life in the flesh.

As a result of his persistent isolation of personality, his griefs multiplied, his sorrows increased, his anxieties augmented, and his despair deepened almost beyond endurance.

While this self-centered and ultraindividualistic apostle had many psychic, emotional, and spiritual troubles, his main difficulties were: In personality, he was isolated. In mind, he was suspicious and vengeful. In temperament, he was surly and vindictive. Emotionally, he was loveless and unforgiving. Socially, he was unconfiding and almost wholly self-contained. In spirit, he became arrogant and selfishly ambitious. In life, he ignored those who loved him, and in death, he was friendless.

These, then, are the factors of mind and influences of evil which, taken altogether, explain why a well-meaning and otherwise onetime sincere believer in Jesus, even after several years of intimate association with his transforming personality, forsook his fellows, repudiated a sacred cause, renounced his holy calling, and betrayed his divine Master.(Jesus)

Even today many people are not out of such a danger of 'ultra-individualistic' isolation. Many believers are in such a mindset. Lack of true friendship and fellowship made even Judas-a companion and apostle of Jesus- to slip away from salvation and God's mercy.

I feel that in today's world we need to think of the dangers associated in leading a life without friendship and fellowship. The affluence and facilities that they happen to enjoy in life may create a situation wherein they tend to develop an ultra-individualistic mindset. That eventually cause them to be too egoistic and self centred isolating them from their fellowmen.

And such an isolation eventually might lead to contempt, desparation and self destruction!

[Adapted from truthbook discussions by the author]

The Urantia Book- A Brief by a Fascinated Indian Admirer !

The Urantia Book is a fabulous book comprising of a Foreword followed by 196 subject papers depicting various topics covering the controlled creation and evolution of the universes, the stellar and planetary bodies, life, living worlds like earth, intelligence, religion , science, philosophy and spirituality, life after death, life in non-material forms, spirits and angels, God and deities, nature, atributes and qualities of God, our relationship to God, the purpose of life and all such things about which human beings have been curious to know for generations and for which no satisfactory answers have been forthcoming.

The book is indeed very voluminous. It has over 2200 pages. It is written originally in English and first printed in the year 1955.

The Urantia Book explains in detail the great saga of creation of the Universes under the Supreme governence of the First Source and Centre called the Universal Father God who is Infinite beyond time and space. This Universal Father God is the source for everything in this vast grand Universe, whether living or non-living, seen or unseen, finite or infinite, perfect or imperfect and He is the Creator and the Benevelant Maintainer of all that He has been creating.

What is the process, principles, routines and the systems by which He does these activities ? To understand that is something beyond the capacity of finite mortal minds such as that of the human beings. However, this loving God also strives to make His creations towards perfection, power and goodness as He is, by various plans that He finds most appropriate.

The intelligence and the thinking power that we have are the gifts of God, so also are all other things we have. They are the 'talents' that He has endowed with us. He wants us to use these 'talents' and strive to enhance those inorder to achieve experiential wisdom and knowledge.

The Urantia Book tells us the details of God's plans, methods and policies about the creation and development of the millions and millions of worlds in the Grand Universe that came into existence due to Him or are still evolving. The depiction of the knolwedge is limited to our present day capacity to assimilate that. He wants us to use our intelligence to analyse and accept Him as our Unseen Creator Father and reciprocate His love by chosing a living that is in accordance with His plans, even when we are not in a position to see Him.

The Urantia Book does not contradict the present day religions, philosophy or science. It only tries to polish the concepts with divine wisdom commensurate with modern day knowledge that has been acquired by human beings.

The Book gives a great assurance to human beings about the wonderful and adventurous life after death after the initial few years of material life on urantia ( Urantia = the name given to identify our world, earth )

Urantia Book gives us an authentic picture of the history of earth and the mankind, beyond our present day historical or geographical knowledge, which otherwise we should have possessed. It tells us the background in which we had lost the culture, civilizations and historical truths about our home planet earth and reminds us about the existence of great civilisations that existed thousands of years earlier but lost track of those.

This marvellous book tells us about the development of religions and the fundamental reasons for evolution of religious beliefs and systems on earth. It narrates the evolution of the present day religions of Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Saurastrians, Parsis, Budhists, Jains, Sikhs and the Tribal animists and the fundamental guiding force behind the development of religious concepts and desire in the human mind.

The Book tells us about the wonderful spiritual gift of God to the minds of men and women of the worlds recognized by most religionists of the earth. The Indians recognized its existence and called this the 'Antar-atma' or soul or 'Mana-sakshi'. The Urantia Book defines and gives the authentic details of this fragment of God that resides in human beings as the Thought Adjuster or Thought Controller or Mystery Monitor and tells us in detail about the nature and purpose of this gift from God.

According to the Urantia Book, all human beings are brothers and sisters by virtue of the Fatherhood of the Creator God and should reflect God's prime character of Love in our actions and deeds for our spiritual and eternal development.

God wants us to be good, kind and compassionate to make our world of material origin a better place to live, for all of us, during our short lives as materially made mortals. He wants us to  learn experientially to develop as important personalities with good qualities driven by compassion, love, goodness , courage and knowledge capable of assuming higher responsibilites that he may assign us from time to time in our material life here on earth as well as on the lives that are awaiting us as a potential reward, in an everlasting and endless career even after our earthly bodies gets destroyed after our physical death here on our starting planet, Urantia or Earth as we know it. All those who lived according to the guidance of the inner consciousness or Thought Adjuster are going to have a glorious future life full of adventure and enriching experiences to transform as glorious finaliter personalities with capability and power to be in the presence of our Father God and to further live as His sons with some administrative authorities or functions to carry out in the worlds that are in the process of making in some future time.

The exact authorship of the book is a matter of debate. But the authors of the various subject papers of the Book either introduce themselves or give us some information about them. They tell that they are not of our mortal order or humans but are invisible but real divine personalities of various orders. This is something unbelievable to most people. But the content and presentation of the book vouch for its supernatural origin. Humans cannot have written or revealed such knowledge. Atleast this is the view expressed by many learned men who attempted to read this wonderful book. I myself, having studied the book in great detail have come to that conclusion. Human beings just cannot have this kind of ability to write such a book which is a huge knowledge compilation fortified with invaluable pieces of revealed knowledge from superior minds!

Monday, January 23, 2012

ആത്മീയ പ്രബോധന സേവനങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ച് ചില കാര്യങ്ങള്‍.

കേരളത്തില്‍ നിന്നും പത്തു മൂവായിരം കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ അകലെ താമസിക്കുന്ന ഒരു മറു നാടന്‍ മലയാളി ആയ എനിക്ക് കേരളത്തിലെ എല്ലാ ടി വി ചാനലുകളും കാണാന്‍ സൗകര്യം ഇല്ല എന്ന് തന്നെ പറയാം. മലയാളി കൂട്ടങ്ങള്‍ അധികമൊന്നും ഇല്ലാത്തതിനാല്‍ കേബിളുകാരും ഡി ടി എച്ച് കാരും വളരെ വിഷമിച്ച് ഒന്ന് രണ്ടു മലയാള ചാനെലുകള്‍ അവരുടെ പാക്കേജില്‍ ഉള്‍പെടുത്തിയാല്‍ അത് തന്നെ വലിയ ഭാഗ്യം.

എല്ലാ മലയാള ചാനെലുകളും കിട്ടിയാത്തന്നെ അത് കാണാനോ നോക്കാനോ ഉള്ള സമയമോ സാവകാശാമോ എനിക്കില്ല എന്നത് വേറൊരു കാര്യം. ഒന്ന് രണ്ടു തന്നെ ധാരാളം!

പറയാന്‍ വന്നത് ഇതൊന്നുമല്ല.

പതിവായി രാവിലെ സൂര്യ ടി വി കാണുന്നത് ഒരു പതിവായിരിക്കുന്നു.

സൂര്യക്കാര്‍ രാവിലെ ഒന്ന് രണ്ടു സ്ലോട്ടുകള്‍ ആത്മീയ പ്രബോധനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് മാത്രമായി മാറ്റി വച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു.

കൂടുതലും ക്രൈസ്തവ സ്വതന്ത്ര വിഭാഗങ്ങളുടെ തീവ്രതയാര്‍ന്ന പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങളും രോഗ ശാന്തി പ്രാര്‍ഥനകളും.

പലയിടങ്ങളിലായി നടക്കുന്ന കൂട്ടായ്മകളുടെ എഡിറ്റ്‌ ചെയ്ത റെക്കോര്‍ഡ്‌കള്‍.

ധാരാളം ആളുകള്‍ ഈ പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങള്‍ നടക്കുന്ന സ്ഥലങ്ങളില്‍ നേരിട്ട് സംബന്ധിക്കുകയും ടി വി യില്‍ പരോക്ഷമായി കാണുകയും ചെയ്തു കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നു.

ദിവസേന ഈ പ്രോഗ്രാമുകള്‍ സ്പോണ്‍സര്‍ ചെയ്യാനായി പതിനായിരമോ അതിലധികമോ കൊടുക്കാന്‍ മടിയില്ലാത്തവരും ധാരാളം.

നമ്മുടെ ജനങ്ങളില്‍ ആത്മീയത വളര്‍ന്നു വരുന്നത് നല്ലത് തന്നെ. വിമര്‍ശകര്‍ എന്ത് തന്നെ പറഞ്ഞാലും.

എന്‍റെ സഹധര്‍മിണി ഈ പ്രോഗ്രാമുകളില്‍ ചിലത് കാണുന്നത് പതിവാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നത് കൊണ്ട് ഞാനും അത് പതിവായി ഇടയ്ക്കിടെ ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുന്നത് ഒരു പതിവാക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നു എന്നത് ഒരു വാസ്തവം.

ക്രൈസ്തവ പ്രഭാഷകരുടെ താല്‍ക്കാലിക പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ക്കുള്ള  പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനാ സേവനങ്ങള്‍ ഒരു പക്ഷെ ദൈവത്തെ കച്ചവടമാക്കുന്ന ഒരു കാര്യമായിട്ടു ചിലര്‍ക്കൊക്കെ തോന്നുമെന്കില്‍ പോലും പലര്‍ക്കും അതുമൂലം മനശാന്തിയും രോഗശാന്തിയും പ്രശ്ന പരിഹാരവും കൈവരുന്നത് മൂലമായിരിക്കുമല്ലോ ആളുകള്‍ ആ സേവനങ്ങള്‍ക്കായി ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നത്.

അതുമൂലം ഞാന്‍ ഈ കാര്യങ്ങളെ ഒരു മുന്‍ വിധിയോടെ കാണാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നില്ല.

നമുക്കറിയാന്‍ വയ്യാത്ത പലതും നമ്മുടെ ചുറ്റിലും നടക്കുന്നു.

അതൊന്നും അപഗ്രഥിക്കാന്‍ ഞാന്‍ ആളല്ല. അതിനൊട്ടു തുനിയുന്നുമില്ല.

ഈ പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങള്‍ കേള്‍ക്കുന്ന കൂട്ടത്തില്‍ ചില ഹൈന്ദവ സന്യാസിമാരുടെ പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങളും ഞാന്‍ കേള്‍ക്കാറുണ്ട്.

അതിലൊരു സന്യാസിയുടെ പ്രഭാഷണം എനിക്ക് വളരെ ഇഷ്ടമാണ് എന്ന് തന്നെ പറയാം.

ഭാരത സമൂഹത്തില്‍ അത്യാവശ്യം ആയിരിക്കുന്ന ചില സംഗതികളെ അദ്ദേഹം തുറന്നടിച്ചു പറയുന്നു.

കഴിഞ്ഞ ആഴ്ച അദ്ദേഹം അഞ്ചു C-കളെ കുറിച്ചു പറഞ്ഞത് ഞാനോര്‍ക്കുന്നു.

ഇന്ത്യയില്‍ ഒരു പൊതു സിവില്‍ കോഡും മതമില്ലാതെ മരിച്ചവരെ മറവു ചെയ്യാനുള്ള സൌകര്യവും വേണമെന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞത് നമ്മുടെ രാഷ്ട്രീയക്കാരും ഭരണകര്‍ത്താക്കളും ഒന്ന് കേട്ടിരുന്നെങ്കില്‍!

പക്ഷേ, എന്ത് ചെയ്യാം?

അതൊക്കെ മനസ്സിലാക്കി ജനസേവനം നടത്തിയാല്‍ അധികാരത്തില്‍ തുടരാനാവില്ല എന്ന് അവരൊക്കെ ഭയക്കുന്നു എന്ന് വേണമെങ്കില്‍ കരുതാം.

ഇങ്ങനെയുള്ള ഭയമില്ലാത്ത നേതാക്കളെ ആണ് നമുക്കാവശ്യം.

അവരെ തുണയ്ക്കുന്ന ജനങ്ങളെയും!

Best Way to Have a Freely Corrupt Society while Officially Fighting Corruption !

In our country we are in a peculiar situation - the more we fight corruption, the more the society seems to slip into corruption. Earlier we did not have the CVC nor the ever vigilant media putting their whole might to expose corruption at public offices. Why do we fail to create a just and transparent society? Are we not ashamed?

What is the root cause of this malady? Many are of the opinion that corruption is in the blood and genes of every citizen of this country. Is it really so?

I prefer to differ. The good majority of our citizens wish not to get into any kind of corrupt practices and be clean in their hearts. But unfortunately, they do not have much choice. They are simply prey to those who make and implement systems and procedures perpetuating corruption everywhere. The latter are not in majority. But they know how to fulfil their unjustified plans without the majority getting any clues.

In olden times thugs and dacoits wanted more people in their side to expland their nefarious activities. They used to trap ordinary citizens to commit crimes for the first time by force or tact and make the person a criminal with no choice other than to join their group for criminal activities for their life.

Now a days, the method is still adopted by the underworld and the terrorists. But the ways adopted by power and money greedy persons disguised in the attire of respected citizens are not directly recognizable. The first thing that they want to do after reaching influential positions of wealth and power is to ensure perpetuation of corruption. It seems they are getting more and more success in this regard year after year. Such people in power patronize persons of their character to subordinate positions of power to be elevated to higher positions .

Apparently such a gradual succession filling is taking place in public offices who in turn are instrumental for spreading the malady further.

Any comments?

[Reproduced from the Author's Blog at SiliconIndia]

The Balance of Maturity

The following is a portion of a speech delivered by a Greek Philosopher Roden about 2000 years ago re-written in modern english by some superior personalities as given in my favorite book:

It requires intelligence to secure one's share of the desirable things of life. It is wholly erroneous to suppose that faithfulness in doing one's daily work will insure the rewards of wealth. Barring the occasional and accidental acquirement of wealth, the material rewards of the temporal life are found to flow in certain well-organized channels, and only those who have access to these channels may expect to be well rewarded for their temporal efforts. Poverty must ever be the lot of all men who seek for wealth in isolated and individual channels. Wise planning, therefore, becomes the one thing essential to worldly prosperity. Success requires not only devotion to one's work but also that one should function as a part of some one of the channels of material wealth. If you are unwise, you can bestow a devoted life upon your generation without material reward; if you are an accidental beneficiary of the flow of wealth, you may roll in luxury even though you have done nothing worth while for your fellow men.

Ability is that which you inherit, while skill is what you acquire. Life is not real to one who cannot do some one thing well, expertly. Skill is one of the real sources of the satisfaction of living. Ability implies the gift of foresight, farseeing vision. Be not deceived by the tempting rewards of dishonest achievement; be willing to toil for the later returns inherent in honest endeavor. The wise man is able to distinguish between means and ends; otherwise, sometimes overplanning for the future defeats its own high purpose. As a pleasure seeker you should aim always to be a producer as well as a consumer.

But life will become a burden of existence unless you learn how to fail gracefully. There is an art in defeat which noble souls always acquire; you must know how to lose cheerfully; you must be fearless of disappointment. Never hesitate to admit failure. Make no attempt to hide failure under deceptive smiles and beaming optimism. It sounds well always to claim success, but the end results are appalling. Such a technique leads directly to the creation of a world of unreality and to the inevitable crash of ultimate disillusionment.

Success may generate courage and promote confidence, but wisdom comes only from the experiences of adjustment to the results of one's failures. Men who prefer optimistic illusions to reality can never become wise. Only those who face facts and adjust them to ideals can achieve wisdom. Wisdom embraces both the fact and the ideal and therefore saves its devotees from both of those barren extremes of philosophy—the man whose idealism excludes facts and the materialist who is devoid of spiritual outlook. Those timid souls who can only keep up the struggle of life by the aid of continuous false illusions of success are doomed to suffer failure and experience defeat as they ultimately awaken from the dream world of their own imaginations.

[From Paper-160 : Rodan of Alexandria ; The Urantia Book ]
[Reproduced from the Author's Blog at SiliconIndia]

Ruling or Serving : What do we Seek ?

Is there an innate desire in man to rule over others ? I often wonder about this. I do introspect myself on this- do I have this desire to rule over others ? The answer would be in the affirmative. In nature we find this tendency in the animal kingdom. In the lower forms of life, there is a natural leader or king or queen. Insects, animals, birds and fish fight each other to establish superiority of one among it in the group. In a beehive, two queens cannot remain. In a herd of elephants, there can be only one tusker and head of the herd.

We are much more than the animals in our intellectual endowments and naturally we are all natural leaders. We too want to be ruling over others and would do all things possible to make it a reality. Poverty or richness is of no consequence. We want to rule over others, and aspire for it and scheme over it to make it true.

We won't let any opportunity go, if possible. We want to be the kings. What will happen if all of us are kings ? Where would be the common citizens ? That we do not want to waste time to think on such useless thoughts. Our aim is to control others, whether in family, society, office, workplace, anywhere and everywhere, if possible.

We are not bothered to follow the loving advices of great leaders like Jesus Christ about our insatiable ambition of becoming the kings. He had instructed us politely and set an example by himself on this very issue. He said ministering means serving and not ruling. Oh! we do not understand the difference !

We understand rulers as grave looking, non-smiling and serious rough-n-tough people who find sadistic pleasure in making the life of others around them miserable. If we can not make others cry, what is the use of such power to rule? We admire and like to worship great rulers, kings, presidents, prime ministers and the those down the hierarchy who posses such powers to kill, destroy and create havoc for the less powered. We just cannot admire those weak, graciously smiling or pious people who care for all and are compassionate. For us they are cowards!

At the most we may try to imitate the Jesus attire of peace and love till we capture the power! Then, we come to our 'powerful' true attire!

We use our religions, even if it is taught by Jesus himself, for the purpose of gaining the self importance. If we are not the leader our self for the time being, we would like to be with the powerful groups!

We don't agree with others, even when our inner self finds points for complete agreement in others views, because, we are afraid of losing importance and our opportunity for self ascertainment and leadership. Had we been agreement, we could have done great things! But we just don't care!

If we cannot be leaders in the larger group, we try to make smaller groups and try to be kings there. In any case, we need followers, not comrades nor equal partners !

Look at our religions. If our leadership aspirations are at stake with one god, we prefer to make as many gods as we like, or make as many postulates about god as we like to make our inner ambition realized.

Our governments, business corporates, enterprises, governmental and non governmental organizations all would go crumbling if we do not have this inbuilt desire of ruling others in our minds. If that is the case we won't have the politicians, the top officials and the tycoons to lead us. They won't do the tricks and the leg pulling they keep doing to reach the top ruling positions to lead the others!

There could be varying degrees of satisfying our instinct of controlling and ruling others. Some might go to the extreme of killing and exterminating and torturing his subjects to fulfill his desires. Others might be polished to a lesser degree, yet fulfilling the desire of ruling.

My mind keep asking me, is this natural instinct of mine be nourished ? Or is there any other way ? My inner self, tells me yes.

But I am yet to find a compassionate and caring brother or sister or human who has conquered and eliminated the compulsion for acquiring leadership without ego.

[Reproduced from the Author's Blog at SiliconIndia ]

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Spiritual Evolution of Man

I am not sure whether these passages would be of any interest to professionals and youngsters, basically interested in their advancements in material prosperity through career advancements. Being a engineering professional myself with decades of working experience in our country, I am pained at the level at which the run for material prosperity and advancements blinds people from being logical and concerned with their development as matured personalities having the strength of character. The effects are visible. Those of us with no spiritual strength are powerless to defeat societal evils like corruption and injustice evolving out of incompetency and immorality.

Though religious, we are not sure of the existence of the intelligent divine administration that prevails invisible and doubt the purpose of God in allowing trials and tribulations in our lives.

My conviction is that, we need to progress both materially and spiritually. That progress has to be made by honest physical and intellectual work, without adopting short cuts to achieve temporary success!  Money power is our invention and it is necessary for accomplishing our tasks of material development for comfortable living in our world. Working for earning money power is justified, hence.

But this should not be at the total neglect of the purpose of our supreme and invisible Creator. How do we know that purpose?

Our God given intelligence has to be used for material and spiritual advancements, both. There has to be a balance in our efforts. We need to develop as matured personalities.

Material advancement, though necessary, is inferior to spiritual advancement and the latter makes a person matured, generous, pious, gracious and fearless - qualities that he gets from his unseen Creator. For a society to be worth of happy living, spiritual advancement of man is a must.

Religion as it exists today has only limited role to play in the spiritual advancement and much has to come from the individuals self eagerness for acquiring the same.

The following are a few passages taken from a topical subject of revelatory knowledge, dealing with the topic of spiritual evolution of human beings, taken from my supreme guide book which has been inspiring and developing me slowly to greater levels of knowledge transcending the hitherto known limits of human wisdom in a manner not exactly philosophic or abstract. The joy of this transcendence further motivates me to share it with at least a few of my fraternity potentially enabling them to progress to real spiritual development quite different from those ways generally and traditionally accepted in our world. To make the passage more understandable to an uninitiated reader, I have modified some words from the original. The words modified by me are given in bold.

Now read:

With the advancing evolution of an inhabited planet and the further spiritualization of its inhabitants, additional spiritual influences may be received by such mature personalities. As mortals progress in mind control and spirit perception, these multiple spirit ministries become more and more co-ordinate in function; they become increasingly blended with the superintending governance of the first three original and divine centers of universal power.  

Although Divinity may be plural in manifestation, in human experience Deity is singular, always one. Neither is spiritual governance   plural in human experience. Regardless of plurality of origin, all spirit influences are one in function. Indeed they are one, being the spirit governance of God the sevenfold in and to the creatures of the grand universe; and as creatures grow in appreciation of, and receptivity for, this unifying governance of the spirit, it becomes in their experience the governance of God the Supreme.

From the heights of eternal glory the Third Source of Divine Power descends, by a long series of steps, to meet you as you are and where you are and then, in the partnership of faith, lovingly to embrace the soul of mortal origin and to embark on the sure and certain retracement of those steps of superiority, never stopping until the evolutionary soul is safely exalted to the very heights of bliss from which the Third Source of Divine Power originally moved out on this mission of mercy and divine superindence.

Spiritual forces unerringly seek and attain their own original levels. Having gone out from the Eternal, they are certain to return thereto, bringing with them all those children of time and space [material free willed creatures of evolutionary worlds like human beings of Earth] who have espoused the leading and teaching of the Thought Adjusters [the Fractional Power of the First Source of Divine Power residing within the minds of all human beings] thereby becoming those who have been truly "born of the spirit," or the faith sons of God.

The offspring of the Third Source of Divine Power present in your local universe, called the Universe Mother Spirit, is the source of continual spiritual service and encouragement to the children of men. Your power and achievement is "according to His mercy, through the renewing of the Spirit." Spiritual life, like physical energy, is consumed. Spiritual effort results in relative spiritual exhaustion. The whole ascendant experience is real as well as spiritual; therefore, it is truly written, "It is the Spirit that quickens." "The Spirit gives life."

The dead theory of even the highest religious doctrines is powerless to transform human character or to control mortal behavior. What the world of today needs is the truth which your teacher of old declared: "Not in word only but also in power and in the Holy Spirit." The seed of theoretical truth is dead, the highest moral concepts without effect, unless and until the divine Spirit breathes upon the forms of truth and quickens the formulas of righteousness.

Those who have received and recognized the indwelling of God have been born of the Spirit. "You are the temple of God, and the spirit of God dwells in you." It is not enough that this spirit be poured out upon you; the divine Spirit must dominate and control every phase of human experience.

It is the presence of the divine Spirit, the water of life that prevents the consuming thirst of mortal discontent and that indescribable hunger of the unspiritualized human mind. Spirit-motivated beings "never thirst, for this spiritual water shall be in them a well of satisfaction springing up into life everlasting." Such divinely watered souls are all but independent of material environment as regards the joys of living and the satisfactions of earthly existence. They are spiritually illuminated and refreshed, morally strengthened and endowed.

 In every mortal there exists a dual nature: the inheritance of animal tendencies and the high urge of spirit endowment. During the short life you live on your world Earth, these two diverse and opposing urges can seldom be fully reconciled; they can hardly be harmonized and unified; but throughout your lifetime the combined Spirit ever ministers to assist you in subjecting the flesh more and more to the leading of the Spirit. Even though you must live your material life through, even though you cannot escape the body and its necessities, nonetheless, in purpose and ideals you are empowered increasingly to subject the animal nature to the mastery of the Spirit. There truly exists within you a conspiracy of spiritual forces, a confederation of divine powers, whose exclusive purpose is to effect your final deliverance from material bondage and finite handicaps.

The purpose of all this ministration is, "That you may be strengthened with power through his spirit in the inner man." And all this represents but the preliminary steps to the final attainment of the perfection of faith and service, that experience wherein you shall be "filled with all the fullness of God," "for all those who are led by the spirit of God are the sons of God."

The Universal Mother Spirit never drives, only leads. If you are a willing learner, if you want to attain spirit levels and reach divine heights, if you sincerely desire to reach the eternal goal, then the divine Spirit will gently and lovingly lead you along the pathway of son-ship and spiritual progress. Every step you take must be one of willingness, intelligent and cheerful co-operation. The domination of the Spirit is never tainted with coercion nor compromised by compulsion.

And when such a life of spirit guidance is freely and intelligently accepted, there gradually develops within the human mind a positive consciousness of divine contact and assurance of spirit communion; sooner or later "the Spirit bears witness with your spirit (the Adjuster) that you are a child of God." Already has your own Thought Adjuster told you of your kinship to God so that the record testifies that the Spirit bears witness "with your spirit," not to your spirit.

The consciousness of the spirit domination of a human life is presently attended by an increasing exhibition of the characteristics of the Spirit in the life reactions of such a spirit-led mortal, "for the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance." Such spirit-guided and divinely illuminated mortals, while they yet tread the lowly paths of toil and in human faithfulness perform the duties of their earthly assignments, have already begun to discern the lights of eternal life as they glimmer on the faraway shores of another world; already have they begun to comprehend the reality of that inspiring and comforting truth, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." And throughout every trial and in the presence of every hardship, spirit-born souls are sustained by that hope which transcends all fear because the love of God is shed abroad in all hearts by the presence of the divine Spirit.

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[Reproduced from the Author's Blog at SiliconIndia]

The Unique Identity Crisis of India !

Being a born citizen of independent India, having a permanent home and a family name I have been under the impression that I am a privileged Indian Citizen, unlike those unfortunate and poor country cousins below the poverty line. A typical middle class way of thinking ! 

Of late, after working in this country in a responsible position for decades, paying substantial contribution to the government by way of income tax, with so many officially certified identity proofs, like official ID card, PAN card, Passport, School and College certificates, Property ownership in at least two states, I am realizing the hard truth. I cannot exercise my franchise to vote to elect my democratic representatives anywhere. Neither I can get a telephone or gas connection, without running from pillar to post and sweating it out! I am not that privileged as I have been thinking!

My profession and job do not allow me to be resident in one place for years. The situation does not allow me to stay in my ancestral home or my own dream home during the good days of my life. That is reserved for the time when probably they label me as a 'senior citizen' and I really do not know what happens then.

My residence keeps changing due to my job.  But, this is the situation with most of those who pay income tax.

Addresses of people keep changing and that is the way of life in the present day society. In olden days, a simple name and a village name could have identified the person. The most important task of establishing the identity of a person used to be done by the most important government officers of the area- the Postman and the Post Master ! The legacy of the governmental system of the good old days of the 'Raj'.

When Raj came into the hands of the commons and the government functions multiplied, some 'wise' neo-rajas arbitrarily decided to dilute some government functions. The Postal Service was the one which was the most efficient and the most non-lucrative for the neo-rajas making them work against it and practically making it eradicated from the scenes. An important government function identifying and linking the people with authority and efficiency thus lost its relevance.

With that started the identity crisis. The security agencies and super statutory authorities working to solve day to day problems slowly and surely made the situation worse and worse over the years with no one ever making concrete efforts to solve the problem.

So what really is the problem ? Imagine the situation of people like me who are forced to change the residences periodically. Except for a few top governmental functionaries, no one really has any officially labelled residence. So students studying in colleges, institutes, salaried persons, business men, house wives all are required to change their residences once in a while. In such cases, how these people will have their voters ID cards when the voter ID card making exercise is done just before some general elections. Which is the authority permanently existing who are responsible for verifying a persons current residence and issuing a residence proof certification, to whom the people can approach and get such a certification before they shift their residence again?

I am sure, there could be some system to resolve such issues. But unfortunately that is not known to the people and to those who are to take note of it. For example, I know now that in some states, where the Naxal problem and insurgency problem exist, the authorities have created such a mess that no genuine person can get a new mobile connection.Similarly, you cannot get a gas connection and cannot even open a bank account. You cannot purchase a vehicle and you cannot purchase a house. And still further, you cannot get a house on rent. From where that most important residential proof document come from ?

At the same time it is extremely easy for those who do not mind bending rules and fabricate documents.

Why can't a citizen with a proven identity and standing cannot certify his own residence? Why there is no system or authorized people to verify and approve such self declarations if need arise?

Why is it that the government makes rules with the only authority capable of making such certifications are the most corrupt and inaccessible officers of certain select departments and not those easily accessible ones?

How can you make a system where the permanent and temporary residence of a person is identifiable and certified for all applications and purposes ?

Is it such a complicated issue that we need to spend billions of rupees and years to work out this Unique Identity (UID) system into practice? If it takes such long time what will happen to those who keep changing their residences just as I have described?

Are they going to remain without and ID and vote for ever ?

Because of all of this, I seriously have a doubt on our published data on percentage voting and census data.

And finally, how will you identify those people who die in hundreds every day in transit and in jungles? Is it like counting the exact number of hairs on your head?

There is a crisis for all right thinking people. For others, there is no crisis. It is only opportunity!

And that makes the Unique Identity Crisis of India!

A crisis created by stupid, but clever neo-Rajas of Independent India! Not that  they do not know how to solve it. But they won't. If they make things so simple for the ruled class how do they get the less fortunate bow before them?

Poor country cousins of India! Let us weep together! 

Do we have some other choice? 

[Reproduced from the Author's Blog at SiliconIndia]