Greens for Thought

Did You Know??? 1. Life could not exist on Earth without trees because they produce most of the oxygen that humans and wildlife breathe. 2. Trees receive an estimated 90% of their nutrition from the atmosphere and only 10% from the soil. 3.Trees grow from the top, not from the …

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Reaching Out

CONER Catholics of North- Eastern region (CONER) is a ministry of DNC Scholastics for the Catholics coming from the North Eastern part of India residing in Pune. The group consists of students and working people. This ministry aims at bringing them together to keep their faith alive through monthly Eucharists …

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Editorial

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Anthony Robbins All finer religious and philosophical thoughts emphasize on the cosmic interrelatedness. Even in the world of science, the quantum facts like, ‘phase entanglement,’ ‘Bootstrap hypothesis’ etc point out to the reality as an undivided unity. Reality …

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Indo – Pak Peace Initiative

Today when the whole world is looking for ‘Peace,’ promoting peace is one of the most important aspects of our mission as Christians. To be in peace we must be at peace with ourselves and with others. Living harmoniously with our neighbours is sometimes a task. India is constantly at …

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A Bond That Unites Hearts

Birds that live around a lake will fly away when the lake dries up. But the lotus that grows in the lake dies there in. True relationships are everlasting. They are built on the foundation of love and trust which is always nurtured by mutual understanding. A relationship gets better …

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Inevitable Intricate Interrelationship

In this universe, shaped by open and intercommunicating systems, we can discern countless forms of relationship and participation. This leads us to think of the whole as open to God’s transcendence, within which it develops. Faith allows us to interpret the meaning and the mysterious beauty of what is unfolding.” …

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Cloud Relationship

The modern world has been witnessing a tremendous escalation in the technological and communication field since the beginning of the 21st century. In a way it has helped humans to be more proficient and prolific. However, with the explosion of the information and communication technologies available at our fingertips there …

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Freedom and Relationship

Every creature right from the beginning is instilled with some kind of anxiety, fear etc. which restrict its growth to freedom. Absolute freedom may not be a possibility! Still, deep down, every human being longs to be free and to live his/her life independently. Being free is an important element …

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Mary: A Model of Relationships

In the Christian tradition, the first century Jewish woman, Mary, the mother of Jesus, could be said to have become all things to all people. We see a variety of attitudes and approaches, both popular and scholarly, toward her. She seems too idealized, too high, too holy, and too innocent …

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Frienships Today

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life,” says an anonymous author. On the contrary, in today’s postmodern world of relativism, people are fully into their own self-centred world and this indeed has distorted our understanding of friendship from the past. We are all living in a …

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Where Do We Go?

Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. A record high of 65 million refugees were displaced last year i.e. in 2015 at an average of 24 people per minute, amounting to 34,000 people per day. Every day, I listen to harrowing stories of people fleeing for …

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Humanity vs Humanity = Vanity

It is human nature to be motivated by self-interest in all that we do. I would like to call it ‘selfish-interest.’ It generally refers to the needs and desires of the self. Many philosophers, psychologists and economists agree that these are connected to motivating human action. Selfish-interests can make us …

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Authenticity & Commitment in Relationships

Understanding relationships is of increasing interest in the world today where ‘friendships,’ cohabitation, blended families; same sex families etc. are common. Whatever be the type of relationship, there are some that work and those that do not. The question that arises is, “why do some work out while some others …

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