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Francis Gonsalves

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

Mystic Mantra: An ecumenical pilgrimage

True ecumenism demands not only respecting religious differences among us but promoting them.

27 Jun 2018 2:46 AM

Mystic Mantra: Seek the sacred in sport

Sport demands that one strives utmost to defeat or outsmart one’s opponents.

13 Jun 2018 1:33 AM

Mystic Mantra: Use WhatsApp with caution

Worse, our cell-phones sometimes become imprisoning ‘cells’, with wasted hours uselessly chattering or forwarding fear-inducing false messages.

17 May 2018 1:53 AM

Mystic Mantra: One who laughs, lasts!

Laughter makes one optimistic, sending positive vibes to connect with others.

05 May 2018 1:25 AM