God’s Contemplation in Rational & Practical Environments

The personified God is worshipped as the centralized controlling authority influencing every moment of our lives. Moreover, the symbolic undertaking of God creates the fear factor that He is a punishing Being if not believed in His existence. This fear is one reason for His adoration and ceremonial development. One can experience His eternal spirit through principled and righteous living, but not in His ritualistic perseverance. Morality does not descend just by believing in His existential image, but it does by knowing Him.  By Promod Puri Merely believing that God exists is a ritual. It is a practice based on … Continue reading God’s Contemplation in Rational & Practical Environments

INDIAN MAID: But She Was Not “Supposed” To Enter Kitchen

By Promod Puri I don’t know if she belongs to the class of housemaid, aka “bai”. If so, then her status could be upgraded in India’s class and caste society. She had a regular assignment at our home around 11 every morning and finishing her limited but reserved task in 15 to 20 minutes. It was the most needed part of daily cleaning. She was a Christian Punjabi-speaking girl in her teen years. Most kids in her age group were in schools at that time studying and playing. But here she was punctual in her daily routine seven days a … Continue reading INDIAN MAID: But She Was Not “Supposed” To Enter Kitchen

Under Canada’s Immigration Detention System Deaths & Human Rights Violations

Two refugee children from Eritrea sit in the back of a police cruiser after crossing the border from New York into Canada in March 2017 near Hemmingford, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) Petra Molnar, University of Toronto and Stephanie J Silverman, University of Toronto Lucia Vega Jimenez, 42, Mexico. Jan Szamko, 31, Czech Republic. Melkioro Gahungu, 64, Burundi. Abdurahman Hassan, 39, Somalia And at least 11 more. Earlier this month, an unnamed 50-year-old woman died while being detained in a maximum-security provincial jail in Ontario. She did not commit any crimes, but was imprisoned because of her immigration status. Since … Continue reading Under Canada’s Immigration Detention System Deaths & Human Rights Violations

Trudeau Seriously Working To End Myanmar Refugee Crisis

  Hats off to Justin Trudeau to have a face-to-face meeting in Vietnam with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi who is also an honorary Canadian citizen regarding the huge refugee crisis resulting in over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims forced out of their country into B’desh. Trudeau is perhaps the only world leader who is taking up a leading and serious role to address the issue. He has appointed Bob Rae, a former MP, as a special envoy, to help Canada in resolving this humanitarian crisis. Continue reading Trudeau Seriously Working To End Myanmar Refugee Crisis

From meditation to militancy is the new version of Buddhism in Myanmar

  “She was the same age as my daughter, 11 years old, We did not notice her there. She was sitting in the dark, sitting quietly, crying. My heart stopped for a moment. The girl listened as her mother described how her husband was murdered by Myanmar military forces, how their home was set on fire, and how she was later raped by several men multiple times. It was likely the girl was sexually abused as well. I could not just forget that girl, because her tears were telling me lots of things.” -Fozia Alvi, Calgary doctor at Rohingya refugee … Continue reading From meditation to militancy is the new version of Buddhism in Myanmar

Seeking Evolution In Religions

Rituals, customs, and traditions provide bulk and mostly false identity to a religion. If these are detached from all the religions, then we can see fundamentals of moral and righteous teachings are the same in each of them. Pathways to divinity are infused with words of morality and ethics, principles, and noble deeds. Many meaningless and vague rituals and customs, while being overly dominating in the institution of religion, create potholes in these pathways. And followers of religions are often get holed up in the potholes. From the mass availability of knowledge and independent learning thru Internet, Google, and other … Continue reading Seeking Evolution In Religions

In “Paradise” Their Greed And Ethics Exposed

  What Queen Elizabeth, former Canadian prime ministers Mulroney, Chretien and Martin, U2 frontman Bono, singer Madonna and India’s most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan, and many other world’s known personalities have in common? The “Paradise” to “legally” hide their incomes and save taxes, but exposing their greed and throwing away their ethics. Continue reading In “Paradise” Their Greed And Ethics Exposed