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186th Day Of Lockdown

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Mystic Mantra: Unencumbered by baggage

With his new-found love for the poor and forsaken, Francesco prayed in San Damiano’s church for guidance.

04 Oct 2017 1:53 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sow seeds of peace

It’s great to greet someone with a “shanti” or “salaam” or reflect upon “peace” in our religious scriptures.

21 Sep 2017 12:30 AM

Mystic Mantra: Pranaam, dear Gurujis!

Many teachers tirelessly teach us much more by their works than by their words.

05 Sep 2017 4:50 AM

Mystic Mantra: Light lamps of love

Rather than being an onlooker cursing God for darkness and disease, why not light a little lamp?

22 Aug 2017 12:53 AM

Mystic Mantra: Back to basics

An estimated 370 million indigenous people dwell in 90 countries in our world.

09 Aug 2017 1:31 AM


Mystic Mantra: Celebrating grandparents

The four universally accepted gospels do not name the parents of Mary, Jesus’ mother.

26 Jul 2017 12:53 AM

Mystic Mantra: Touchy subjects

However, human touchiness is not just involuntary or instinctual, but religious, psychological, social, physiological and moral.

12 Jul 2017 2:41 AM

Mystic Mantra: Let silence speak

During silent nights and before daybreak, Jesus would spend hours in silent communion with God.

16 Jun 2017 2:21 AM

Mystic Mantra: Spirit beyond speech

One of our greatest God-given gifts is speech, which enables us to communicate effectively.

03 Jun 2017 1:33 AM

Mystic Mantra: Revolution of tenderness

Samaritans in Jesus’ time were a despised lot, considered “impure” and “outsiders”.

16 May 2017 12:10 AM


Mystic Mantra: Footprints of faith

The “way” of Jesus is an inclusive path of love, truth, peace, service and self-sacrifice.

03 May 2017 2:28 AM

Mystic Mantra: Be the yeast of Easter

Last Sunday, during worship, many Egyptian Christians were wounded or killed in two bomb blasts.

16 Apr 2017 7:17 AM

Mystic Mantra: Donkey drive

Today, donkeys are regarded as stupid and stubborn.

08 Apr 2017 3:58 AM

Mystic Mantra: Announcing good news

Similarly, Maryam’s virginal conception and Isa’s (Jesus’) birth will be a sign of God’s special intervention for humankind.

25 Mar 2017 2:03 AM

Mystic Mantra: Godly giving

Many elements vivify the process of giving: giver, receiver, gift, attitude and outcome.

09 Mar 2017 12:27 AM


Mystic Mantra: Seated on high

Kings in the Bible are also pictured as enthroned with honour and majesty.

22 Feb 2017 12:53 AM

Mystic Mantra: Aam aadmi in God’s election

The story of young David and gigantic Goliath is well known.

09 Feb 2017 4:56 AM

Mystic Mantra: Angelic brilliance

Thomas Aquinas magnum opus the Summa Theologica is still a standard textbook at every Christian faculty, worldwide.

28 Jan 2017 1:26 AM

Mystic Mantra: Dyeing for a new life

Water rituals like baptism remind us of our constant need of cleansing and conversion.

13 Jan 2017 6:20 AM

Mystic Mantra: Break with the past

Glancing back over a span of time can engender feelings of regret and remorse.

29 Dec 2016 4:10 AM