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Francis Gonsalves

Mystic Mantra: Pranaam, philosophers!

“Philosophy” derives from two Greek words: “Philia” meaning “love” and “Sophia”, wisdom.

15 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Mystic Mantra: Get your GPS right

There’s another GPS I love — unconditional, absolutely free, universally accessible, invisibly omnipresent and eternally reliable.

01 Nov 2018 6:47 AM

Mystic Mantra: Heavenly company

Nowadays, when bishops, pastors and godmen are accused of sexual aberrations or financial scams, the media delights in stripping them bare.

15 Oct 2018 12:12 AM

Mystic Mantra: Old is gold

You and I can decide whether we come under this category or not.

01 Oct 2018 5:58 AM

Mystic Mantra: Flying high

Yogis have long been levitating after mastering pranayamas that make their bodies lose grossness, defying gravitational pulls.

18 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

Mystic Mantra: Teachers everywhere, learners everyone

True teachers not only train the mind but also touch the heart.

05 Sep 2018 1:47 AM

Mystic Mantra: Goats and scapegoats

The Ibrahim/Abraham story narrates that Allah/God merely wanted to test his faith by asking him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael/Isaac.

21 Aug 2018 12:58 AM

Mystic Mantra: Lest we forget

Today, our countries and communities are drowning in cesspools of hatred and hostility that easily erupt in lynching, shooting, bombing or war.

06 Aug 2018 12:38 AM

Mystic Mantra: Little Anna’s greatness

Being from a wealthy family, as was customary at that time, Annakutty’s aunt began seeking rich suitors for her to be married.

29 Jul 2018 6:13 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sweet, sacred sacrifice

The Sanskrit word for ritual sacrifice is yagna, from the root yaj, meaning, to worship or offer.

13 Jul 2018 2:08 AM