Shantinilayam Ashramam - Trivandrum Diocese
- His Grace Gabriel Mar Gregorios is ready to open the Shantinilayam Ashramam - Martha Mariam Ashramam and Center for Social Transformation and empowerment at Powdikonam , Trivandrum.
The beautiful Chapel which is in Octagonal shape and two buildings, build on top of a hill at Powdikonam, near Nalanchira, Trivandrum will be consecrated and blessed by HH Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on 15th Aug 2013. The place have excellent panoramic view, gentle breeze and great spiritual ambience that makes it suitable for spiritual enlightenment .
Congratulations to H.G. and team for this achievement and wish that this Centre will become a pride place for MOSC. Attached is picture and video clip.
John Samuel Kuruvila, Abu Dhabi
Santhi Nilayam TVM Video Clip https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1LwMcTustSIN3VyNkgxeHI5Y3M/edit?usp=drive_web
- Dear All,
For the last two months, Kerala is witnessing a peculiar kind of LDF agitation, which if we analyze in detail, can be found to be lacking any specific valid cause or substance. The only cause and reason for this opposition brouhaha seem to be the fear amoung the LDF ranks, that the CM is dangerously encroaching into the traditional vote base of LDF through his popular programs including development and 'Janasamparka Paripady'. Unfortunately the opposition seem to be unable to impress the general public with any worthwhile contribution towards the public life.
Let me not delve into the hollow ballon of 'solar scam allegations'; but one cannot avoid paying attention to the way in which, the opposition, the vested interests in some organizations, a section of the Congress party and some 'paid writers/reporters' (if I borrow that term from the late EMS Namboodiripad) in the electronic media have colluded against a legitimate democratic government and its leader. This has not happened in any remote under developed and uncultured corners of the globe, but in a state of the Indian Union which claims to be cent percent literate. What is the practical benefit of that literacy if a section of the citizens cannot think and discern and if that section is not so minor ?
If we take freedom and justice to be cornerstones of a modern state, democracy is a form of government, which is apt suited for that welfare state, where the citizens use their cognitive faculties to bring in that government. There are enough examples in history, where sometimes benign autocrats and monarchs having produced such a modern welfare state. Where the democratic election processes are corrupted by vote banks under the command of communities and its self imposed leaders, and where free thinking and discerning abilities of the mind are locked up by the citizens themselves, democracy cannot produce a "goverment for the people". Rather it will be "a goverment of the" vested interest groups but unfortunately it will be "by the people and for the" corrupt, notorious and the criminals.
Abey Jacob, Bangalore.
- In response to Abey Jacob, current political scenario, media manipulation and inflated rebellious attitude, creates more political enmity re surfaced. The solar power is one of the potential energy mismanaged by few individuals and corrupted. The notorious political criminals took an opportunity to topple state government machinery by way of media supported organized way. The reality and truth of current political scenario is very worse by few individual poly-tricks- framed masters. The Kerala social life, supposed to be best among Indian union took u turn and blocked towards progressive social developments.In a democracy state of religion and national political supposed to be parallel, until there is major social tragedy. The fourth state (media) could be the reason for ruined political gain by few so called leaders. The ethics and responsibility of social dynamisim seems to be disappeared from current scenario. The silent church leader ship could be just silent observers. Keralas religious vibrant leaders are not issuing any press statement or awareness from current turmoil's. The moral and immoral side must be distinguished by well transparent manner. Once the theory of Carl Max ideas rejected by religious leader ship, But the consequences still reflected through social forums of organized political corporations. When we compare old Russian cold war era politics disappeared, so many communist blocks received individual freedoms. But Kerala seems to be still the ruined ideas of cold war and EMS era must emerge to new era of social governance.
- Replying to Abey's well worded and thought out letter, the CPM response to
the solar issue has left much to desire.
Other than help defacate all over the city of Trivandrum, the left front
has not managed to disturb the CM who is sitting pretty comfortable in the
chair. All evidence available to the media so far proves his innocence
beyond words. Just because the CM has won international acclaim and fame
for his Janamaitri programme and his people contact, the left should not be
so jealous of the CM. In the next chance let VS try for a global
recognition for his developmental activities in the state.
It is known that the church authorities cannot take a public stand on this
issue lest it go around that the church is getting political. I appreciate
that stand of the church.
We can only pray that the Left gets some sense in their actions and gets
back to the people with development oriented politics. Kerala and Tripura
are the only states with some semblance of communist ideology in the whole
world ( except for the ultra poor North Korea) and sooner than later we
will see its total demise. Marx must be turning around in his grave seeing
what his followers are doing in Trivandrum ..
If in your terens you are not a communist you have no heart, But by thirty
you are still a communist, then you have no mind..
- Winston Churchill.
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” -