You are Godstuff

  Published in the Inner Voice column of Hindustan Times March 4, 2008) (slightly edited version was printed in the newspaper due to space constraints) The ancient wisdom of the ages is this – you are a drop of the ocean called God. However, most have not realized this truth. "The Kingdom of God is within you," says the Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 17:21 and this is so. Think of this truth. When the creation of the Cosmos took place, the raw materials had to come from somewhere. So where did they come from? Even if you believe in…

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Prayer Power

  (published in Inner Voice column, page 13, Hindustan Times, October 24, 2007) (published in slightly edited form in the newspaper due to space constraints) There is a lot of power in thoughts and prayers. Thoughts are a form of energy and therefore real. Prayer is a form of communication with the Infinite source of all energy, or God; through our thoughts. Thoughts are like seeds which require nourishment to grow into fruit-bearing trees. The nourishment of thoughts is in the form of affirmation, concentration and attention. Prayer need not necessarily involve the usage of pious phrases. Normal Vincent Peale…

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Worlds without end

  (published in The Times of India, Editorial Page, December 9, 2006) Looking at stars on a clear night somewhere away from the city, one is amazed at how many are visible. The hazy band of the Milky Way stretches across the night sky and contains millions of stars, thousands of light years away, but still part of our own Galaxy. Late astronomer Carl Sagan put the number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy at 400,000,000,000 (400 billion). There are a little more than six billion people on our planet — so a rough estimate puts it at about…

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Still the mind and see the light

(published in The Speaking Tree column, The Times of India October 19, 2006) Stillness of mind is necessary for us to realise who we really are. "Be still and know that I am God", says Psalm 46:10, a clear advice in the Bible by the Lord to meditate. When a stone is dropped into a pond of water, it creates ripples, which prevent a person from seeing his own reflection in the pond. It is only when the ripples subside and the water is still that you can see your own reflection. Our consciousness is like the pond; if thoughts…

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He seeks and saves the lost

(published in Inner Voice column, page 15, Hindustan Times, March 22, 2005) Like every human being, many times I have 'fallen short of the glory of God' and have repeatedly asked for His forgiveness. Such times I have always felt distanced from Him. After succumbing to temptation, we often feel cut off from His Holy Presence. We feel sapped of our energy and strength. The positive vibration of God's Holy Presence is substituted with the negative vibration of guilt and loneliness. Fear not if you have sinned, for so has everybody else. Had we not sinned, we would not be…

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