The Light Shines in Darkness (Christmas Message)

  The light shines in darkness Isaiah 9:1-2 & John 1: 4, 5 &9 Introduction             The theme for our Christmas meditation 2022 is Jesus is the light and the light shines in darkness. The two above mentioned scriptural passages are used here to explain the theme further. The first reading from Isaiah illustrates the light with salvation or deliverance of the people of Israel from their enemies. According to it, Zebulun and Naphtali are in the far north Galilean region of Judea. As the region of Galilee had access to seas, trade could have been very common there. The people of the region had had opportunities to mix with other people, cultures, religions and worldviews. In spite of this situation, the inhabitants of ‘Zebulun and Naphtali, and all Galilee, were lightly esteemed of, being mean and illiterate, not famous for any arts or sciences, and having no prophet among them’. [1] Further, this region, particularly Zebulun and Naphtali, had come under the continuo

Mata Amritanandamayi

  Mata Amritanandamayi  Early Life Amma was born in a poor fishing village in Kerala, Southern India, in 1953. Her father sold fish to make a living. Her mother relates that the child wasn’t born crying as babies usually are, but with a beaming smile on Her face. She was given the name Sudhamani (Ambrosial Jewel). Even as a small child, it was clear that She was unique. At six months She could walk and talk, and by the age of three, She was constantly singing. By the age of five, She was composing beautiful, extraordinarily profound hymns to Her beloved Krishna. Sudhamani charmed and delighted everyone around Her. But as She grew, Her divine moods, including frequent meditative states, singing, and ecstatic dancing beside the seashore, began to annoy Her family. At the early age of five Sudhamani was already subjected to severe scoldings. When Sudhamani was nine, Her mother became ill. Although Sudhamani was the brightest girl in Her class, She had to leave school and take care


  Brahama   Kumaries Introduction: Brahma Kumaris, officially known as ‘Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya’ is a worldwide spiritual movement. It is dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in 1936 in Hyderabad, Sindh (then a part of undivided India) by Prajapita Brahma, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 137 countries in 5 continents of the world and has had an extensive impact on all sections of the society. It is working as an international NGO, associated with the United Nations Department of Public Relations. The organization is committed to help individuals transform themselves, based on the understanding of their true, spiritual identity, which transcends their mere material existence. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul. Being a women – led organization it is widely known as Brahma Kumaris. Even though the founding father of the organization was