And Happy New Year to the Trees

Yes that is correct, today is the 15th of Shevat and our Jewish friends celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the trees’ new year, that is when the first trees start to blossom waking up after winter’s sleep and fruit returns to the branches. How it is celebrated? Of course by feasting on all kids of fruits, asContinue reading “And Happy New Year to the Trees”

Collective Psychosis

The Holocaust seems something that is gradually being handed over to history books, as the living memory of those horrors and gradually passing away with their testimonial and story of how could humans do this onto fellow humans.  Recalling many years ago, when used to bring students to the remains of the concentration camps ofContinue reading “Collective Psychosis”

Want Nirvana? Care for Samsara

“When this exists, that comes to be; with the arising of this, that arises. When this does not exist that does not come to be; with the cessation of this, that ceases.” Buddha There is indeed a very strong relation between Buddhism and ecology, as the Buddhist belief is among the fiercest in humanity toContinue reading “Want Nirvana? Care for Samsara”

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures

On this day Catholics celebrate the Blessing of the Animals which falls on the remembrance of the death of Abbot Saint Anthony, and churches are packed with animal, be they livestock or company animals like cats, dogs, hamsters etc. On this day it is not unusual to see horses and pigs freely roaming through theContinue reading “Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures”

World Logic Day

Logic is reasoning carried out and evaluated following a set system of validation. The word comes Greek Logos and means Reason, Rule and Rationality, studying the principles of correct reasoning.  Reason and rationality are believed to be a most distinguishing feature of humankind that implies knowledge and consciousness, which makes us the logical animals onContinue reading “World Logic Day”

A Happy Midwinter to all Hindus and Sikh

“The Sun Lord is auspicious and bestows auspiciousness. He subdues grief and worries, and nourishes life” Poem to Surya The agricultural season is just about to start, as midwinter is being celebrated and Surya the Sun God is honoured for His return and the people honour him by praying and taking a ritual cleansing bathContinue reading “A Happy Midwinter to all Hindus and Sikh”

Star With Royal Beauty Bright

“We Three Kings of Orient are, bearing gifts we traverse afar, field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star.” This is the last night of the Western Christian celebrations, and in many traditions children will get a last treat tonight, just as the Three Kings bring their gifts to the Saviour Jesus Christ afterContinue reading “Star With Royal Beauty Bright”

Happy New Year ! 明けましておめでとうございます

Akemashiteomedetōgozaimasu, which in Japanese means Happy New Year. Aren’t we all glad that 2020 is over? We definitely all are, and of course we do not expect 2021 to be free of challenges, the pandemic will not end because of a mere change in the calendar, nonetheless it is our nature to be optimists thatContinue reading “Happy New Year ! 明けましておめでとうございます”