truth seeker 2015-03-22 19:27:59 News
Sukumaran says those who belive their religion is the only truth are fanatics. Then we are all fanatics. All of us belive that our religion is the only truth. Some will say that all paths lead to the same truth. They are more fanatic in India. They did not treat their own lower castes with dignity.
They sided with the rulers, once with Muslims and then with British. Such peopl are saying about fanaticism, while attacking others.
Believing that only their own religion is truth is ok. But it should not be a reason to attack or hate other.
A.C.George 2015-03-22 19:00:16 News
Shri Andrews, Thought provoking, philosophical, filled with many truths, very interesting.Congratulations. Keep writing Sir, 

Ninan Mathullah 2015-03-22 18:43:48 News
How amazing is God the Artist's hand that designed it and the writer blessed by the Artist to describe it?
BJoh 2015-03-22 16:33:21 News
Jain-
You are writing well. Keep it up.
andrew 2015-03-22 11:15:53 News


Allegory { parable} of the cave

[adopted & custom tailored for today's thoughts] from Book VII of Plato's Republic- a book dedicated for the education of the Philosopher King.

In this parable we can see human beings chained in a dark cave all through their life. Their legs & neck is chained tight. They cannot turn in any direction. They can only look straight ahead of them. In front of these chained prisoners there is a wall. There is a large bright fire behind them. Men carry wood cut images of trees and animals in a parade in front of the fire. They imitate the sound of the animals too. Shadows of the wood cut images are reflected on the wall in front of the prisoners. For these prisoners, these shadows are the closest of any idea of the outside world. These prisoners were in the dark. So their eye sight is very dim. They never saw the Sun; or real trees or animals. If they are brought out to the outside to see the real light of the sun or real animals or real trees, they won't be able to look at them or even realize them.

We have seen in the course of history, we had a lot of gurus who tried to bring these prisoners outside to the real world. But what happened. These prisoners cannot tolerate the bright light. They fight hard to go back, back to the dark cave, to be chained. Chained in a way they cannot even turn.

Let us stop and ponder! Do these prisoners seems to be familiar ?. They may not be familiar, but it is you. Yes! You are chained to the dark walls. The dark walls of heredity, race, religion, politics...............

You have been brought out several times to the bright light of the Sun of knowledge. Sun of knowledge was generous and impartial to enlighten all. But the ignorant, stubborn and the religious fanatics refused to accept the pregnant sun. Sun full of knowledge and wisdom. You have to be open minded/ virgin to accept the son of knowledge. That is the allegory of Mary/Jesus. <The ignorant fabricated it to a divine history>. So throw out the rubbish and garbage of prejudiced attitudes cultivated in you from the very childhood. The attitude of religion, politics, race and so on. Cleanse your mind, heart and intellect. Create an emptiness in you. Then only you will be able to conceive new intelligence and knowledge. Then you can be like the bright sun. Fully pregnant. Then like the sun you can spread wisdom to all with no prejudices. And that is what we need for the present human society to survive. Choice is yours. If you love humanity, open your heart, mind and ears. Live, think, and act for the well being of all humans.

Do we have any other choice- you may believe yes we have. But we have none. The only choice is, live as a cosmopolitan human. Not only love your family and neighbor- it is only a limited thought of primitive society. We cannot live by just loving our neighbor. We have to go beyond and love the whole humanity as your own brother and sister. Choice is yours or the destiny is self destruction.

andrews

വായനക്കാരൻ 2015-03-22 09:51:47 News
ദൈവം എന്നോ അറിയാതെ കണ്ണടച്ചുപോയ ഒരു അർദ്ധ നിമിഷത്തിൽ ചെകുത്താൻ അദ്ദേഹത്തെ മതമെന്ന ചങ്ങലയിട്ടു കെട്ടി മനുഷ്യ ഹൃദയങ്ങളിലിട്ടു പൂട്ടി താക്കോൽ അനന്തതയിലേക്ക് വലിച്ചെറിഞ്ഞു. 
ആ താക്കോലും തേടി മനുഷ്യർ ഇന്നും അനന്തതയിൽ കണ്ണും നട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു.
mary-Dallas 2015-03-22 08:57:05 News

Some people think they know the truth. Then they say there are several gods. Then they say only their god alone is true. How can it be true.

So far all gods are made by man made religions. The old testament priests made their god. and their god yelled and made commandments to bring meat,vine and so on to feed the priests. It is very clear the priests were those gods.

So many religions sprang out of it. That god disappeared when the temple fell in CE 70. but reappeared in several forms and now there are more than 3000 christian divisions and new ones are generating every day.

Whose Jesus is the real one?

Mary-Dallas

andrew 2015-03-22 08:43:33 News
കിരണങ്ങള്‍ ആം വിരലുകള്‍ നീട്ടി സുര്യന്‍ അവളെ ഇക്കിളി ഇട്ടു . നാണിച്ച ഭൂമി തളിരിട്ടു .
മഞ്ഞില്‍ കുളിച്ചു വന്ന ഭൂമി യെ നോക്കി അവന്‍ പാടി '' നിന്‍റെ മനസാം തേന്‍ മാവ് പൂത്തിടുടോ - ഈ കരിം കുയില്‍ ഒന്ന് പാടിക്കോട്ട് .                                                      
മാഞ്ഞു
വിദ്യാധരൻ 2015-03-22 08:20:07 News
ജാരകാമുകന്മാരും  കരിവണ്ടുകളും സൃഷ്ടിക്കുന്ന പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ ചില്ലറയല്ല 

യാം ചിന്തയാമി സത്തം മയി സാ വിരക്ത 
സാപ്യന്യമിച്ഛതി ജനം സ ജനോനിസക്ത:
അസ്മൽകൃതെ ച പരിതുഷ്യതി കാ ചിടന്യ 
ദിക്ക്താം ച തം ച മദനം ച ഇമാം ച മാംച  (ഭർത്തൃഹരി)

(സ്വപത്നിയാൽ താൻ വഞ്ചിക്കപ്പെട്ടുവെന്നറിഞ്ഞ നിമഷം ഭർത്തൃഹരി രചിച്ചതായി പറയപ്പെടുന്ന ശ്ലോകം )

ആരെയാണോ ഞാനെപ്പോഴും ചിന്തിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്‌, അവെൾക്കെന്നോട് സ്നേഹമില്ല. അവൾ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നത് മറ്റൊരുവനെയാണ്. അവനാണെങ്കിൽ വേറൊരുത്തിയെ സ്നേഹിക്കുന്നു. നാലാമതൊരാൾ എനിക്കുവേണ്ടി കാത്തിരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു. എന്റെ പ്രേമഭാജനവും അവളുടെ കാമുകനും അവന്റെ കാമുകിയും ഞാനും അവുളം ഞങ്ങളെ വലക്കുന്ന മദനനും ഒന്നിച്ചു തന്നെ നശിക്കട്ടെ.  

Sudhir 2015-03-22 06:35:42 News
ദൈവത്തെക്കാൾ മനുഷ്യരുടെ മുന്നില് പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെടുന്ന പിശാച് ! ശ്രീ ആൻഡ്രു പറഞ്ഞത്
ശരിയാണെന്നു എത്ര പേർ വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നു.വിശ്വസിച്ചാലും ഒരു ദിനം ദൈവം
പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെടുമെന്ന ആശയിൽ അവർ കഴിയുന്നു. പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെടുത്താൻ ആരാധനാലയങ്ങളും പൂജയും പ്രാര്ത്തനയും തകൃതിയായി നടത്തുന്നു. ഭൂമിയിലെ ഹ്ര്യസ്വമായ ജീവിതം അങ്ങനെ പൊലിഞ്ഞ് പോകുന്നു .  ആൻഡ്രുവിനു അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ! സത്യം തുറന്നു പറഞ്ഞതിന്.
Ninan Mathullah 2015-03-22 06:20:35 News
Sathyanandan, to be frank your mocking was only light compared to the mocking spirit of a few others here. I could have used a softer word for it instead of the word ‘mocking’. I deserve some blame for not explaining the truth the first time. Teachers usually make children think and make them answer the question. Socrates used this method to teach. So I was not in a hurry to make a statement. I am thankful to you that it is your comment that prompted me to explain it and so thanks for that opportunity to clear the doubt of some readers.  Different people understand my writing in different ways depending on their state of mind. Those who are destined to understand the Truth I explained must have understood it or search more for it. If a person does not understand Jesus as the truth, they might understand it later or they have different destiny. I believe all major religions of the world are from God and there are threads of Truth in all religions. It is a fact that corruption crept into all religions eventually.   What ever I wrote is based on scriptures and not just ‘thonnalukal’ as some of the commentators do here. They make statements that they can’t prove based on any scripture. Truth remains the same always. It is not decided by how many people believe it or not in each country. No other scriptures of different religions define the Truth as Bible defines it. There are only vague references in other religious texts. If I am wrong instead of making baseless statements prove it by quotations from other religious texts. Vedas refers to the Truth as light. Bible says Jesus is that light. I believe all other religious scriptures are stepping stones to Christ for searchers of Truth (choondupalakakal). The writer of Hebrews refers to this. “God, who at various times in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers (different races) by the prophets” Hebrews 1:1,Veda Munis, Vyasa Muni, Budha, Muhammad etc) has in these last days spoken to us by His Son (Jesus Christ) whom he has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…. (Please continue to read). For those who do not see the truth in it, it will be incoherent statements. Sathyanandan has every right to believe whatever you want to believe. I am not here to prove you what you believe is wrong. You believe what God has revealed to you. To me all people commit mistakes, and to be born as dogs and donkeys in the next life for that is not desirable. I see a better option to repent about my mistakes and ask to God for salvation through Christ. My mistakes are wiped out. To me it is desirable than being born as dogs in the next life. If you prefer your faith you have every right to choose it. If you do good only and then you join Krishna, to me it is like a drop of water join the ocean and it loose its identity. In Christian faith you do not loose your identity. Life after death is a mystery. We know only what is revealed to us. Most of us have vague concepts of life after death. What we enjoy here can be just a glimpse of what we are going to enjoy in eternity. Just as Sathyandan can’t talk for all readers as to how each understand my writing, how can you talk for all Hindus? I have several Hindu friends and acquaintances. Some of them are very broad minded and accept me as I am. Some have a superiority complex that theirs is the oldest tradition. Some can’t accept the fact that in the past they were rulers of Kerala, and now that things have changed. Among people with Christian name you will see all types of people. So people understand my writings in different ways depending on their state of mind. Sathyandan at least believe in God. When Anthappan says he agrees with Sathyandan in his post, he has really changed to a belief in God?   When Anthappan says religion makes people weak, he is talking for all the people. Is it logical to talk for all the people? He doesn’t know the peace it gives me and millions of others. If wages of sin is death, there is a solution for it. Jesus Christ is the solution. You need not feel guilty. Several of Anthappan’s statements are baseless statements. When Antappan says that ‘God is a thing that we created’, is it not his ‘thonnal’ or is there anything to support his statement?
Dr. Know 2015-03-21 18:51:29 News

Most of the people who wrote Vedas and Bible were blood suckers who never worked hard for their living.  They created more problems for humanity than helping.

Christian 2015-03-21 18:43:49 News
Anthappan and Sarthyanadan are mocking Christianity while saying Hinduism something great. I doubt. Christianity is a belief in Christ, one life, life after death, judgement and eternal bliss or damnation.
Hiduism is another belief that people die and live again and again till they reach brahma. Is that Krishana? That is also just a belief with no proof at all. How can we say one is better or worse?
Anthappan 2015-03-21 18:31:34 News

I fully agree with Sathyanandan but don’t blame that on me for disguising as Sathyanandan and writing in Malayalm.   Only a confused person can write incoherently about the truth like the person whom Sathyanadan is referring to.  Religion makes the people weak and prevents them from enjoying the life on earth.  They always make them feel guilty of the mistake they do and scare them saying that the wages of sin is death.  There are always many chances here for us to correct our mistake and move forward.  You don’t have to have a lazy, nonproductive, nonworking, unmarried Bishop or priest to tell you that only the ‘The God we created’ can help you.  We created a God who meets our demand and run after it (God is thing we created) by ignoring our own inner voice of the truth.  Truth resides within everyone.  Under fear and misguidance nobody will be able to experience it.   

jayan 2015-03-21 15:39:24 News
തെറ്റും ശരിയും തമ്മിൽ തിരിച്ചറിയാൻ സാധിക്കാത്ത അഥവാ അറിയാൻ പാടില്ല എന്ന് നടിക്കുന്ന ഒരു കൂട്ടം ജനങ്ങളും അവരെ ചൂഷണം ചെയ്യുന്ന ഒരു  കൂട്ടം പൊതുപ്രവർത്തകരും, ഈ രണ്ടു കൂട്ടരെയും ഒരു പോലെ വിഡ്ഢികളാക്കുന്ന മാധ്യമങ്ങളും....
സത്യത്തിന്റെ മുഖംമൂടി അനാവരണം ചെയ്യപ്പെടുമ്പോൾ ഞെട്ടുന്നത് കാലയവനികക്കുള്ളി മറയപ്പെട്ട ഏതാനം ആത്മാക്കൾ മാത്രം. സത്യവും ധര്മവും കൈമുതലാക്കിയ വ്യക്തികൽ ഈ നാടിനു അന്യമായിര്ക്കുന്നു എന്ന യാഥാർത്ഥ്യം കുറച്ചു വൈകിയാണെങ്കിലും നാടിനു ബോധ്യമാകും. ഇവിടെ ഇനിയും ഒരന്ഗത്തിന്  ബാല്യമുണ്ടോ ??തെറ്റും ശരിയും തമ്മിൽ തിരിച്ചറിയാൻ സാധിക്കാത്ത അഥവാ അറിയാൻ പാടില്ല എന്ന് നടിക്കുന്ന ഒരു കൂട്ടം ജനങ്ങളും അവരെ ചൂഷണം ചെയ്യുന്ന ഒരു