ON MYSTERY


Most ancient cultures accepted the existence of occult principles, and even celebrated these. These were the mysteries of religions. Mysteries were associated with Isis and Osiris in ancient Egypt, with Demeter and Kore in ancient Greece which had its Eleusinian and Orphic mysteries, with Indra and yajnas in ancient India, and so on. Mysteries have […]

THOUGHTS ON GOOD FRIDAY


Since He (Christ) took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed that suffering and pain have great power.                                                                       – E. A. Bucchianeri           This is a day of mourning for Christians, for it marks a sorrowful event in their history: the Crucifixion of Christ. It was the darkest day […]

Reply to Question from Mr. Ulakanathan of South Africa


​​Please can you give us the meaning of Humanism in Tamil. And then translate into English. Usually the dictionary would give the word  manida néyam (மனித நேயம்)  as the Tamil equivalent of Humanism.      There are two ways of interpreting the human experience. The first is to regard it as a unique gift from […]

WORLD-DAY FOR WATER


Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.                                                        – Jacques Yves Cousteau As per a resolution of the United […]

EMMY AMALIE NOETHER


A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.    – Paul Erdos This is a wonderful world we live in: with its variety of changes, new things happening every day and creativity all around. In all of this there is transience: nothing seems to be permanent. Yet, undergirding all this are the immutable laws […]