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Reflections / Enews

November 3, 2020

Posted:  August 20, 2020

Dear saints,

India is an ancient civilization with time tested virtues and defects. As with most aspirational nuggets, a virtue mined out of an ancient anthology of poems in my mother tongue, Tamil seems relevant. Kaniyan Poongundranar, in Purananru wrote these words 3000 years ago, யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் ரேளிர்—yaadhum oore yaavarum kelir, which means, “I am a world citizen, and everyone is my own kith and kin.”

This universal truth is at the heart of all the major world religions and philosophies. They certainly are teachings of Jesus who called his followers to treat each person as a member of one human family.  Read more HERE.