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Turning the cheek! By Oscar E V Fernando

 

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To forgive is to stop being angry with someone who has done something wrong-says the dictionary.
Does forgiveness imply forgetting-as in forgive and forget?
Confusing views are given by experts on the subject of forgiveness, to the extent that some have concluded that it is useless to forgive, as an injustice done can never be forgotten.
This writer proffers an opinion with the proviso that an opinion is only a view held as probable.

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Catastrophes may close some doors-open others! – By Oscar E V Fernando

 

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A quote from Noam Chomsky says-there are two problems for the human species’ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe-and we’re hurtling towards them knowingly.

Scientists had warned of disasters that would follow global warming, if industries go on uninhibited, using fossil fuel that causes an effusion of carbon dioxide over and above accepted natural norms-just to satisfy greed of consumers: this has resulted with disasters in quick succession in recent years.

We may not be too late to stop on track and look out for other open doors!

Take the case of our youth, wallowing away their lives in the city to which they were lured by its glamor-youth with genes inherited from their forefathers who tilled the land on the rajakariya agricultural system and earned the Epithet-Granary of the East!

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Forgiveness-Kindness in Action! – BY Oscar E V Fernando

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To forgive is to stop being angry with someone who has done something wrong-says the dictionary.

Does forgiveness imply forgetting-as in forgive and forget?

Confusing views are given by experts on the subject of forgiveness, to the extent that some have concluded that it is useless to forgive, as an injustice done can never be forgotten.

This writer proffers an opinion with the proviso that an opinion is only a view held as probable.

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A missive from Oscar E V Fernando- Kindness in Action!

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Beautiful message from Holy Father Pope Francis:

Rivers do not drink their own water; 

Trees do not eat their own fruit; 

Sun does not shine on itself; 

Flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves; 

Living for others is a rule of nature;

We are all born to help each other-no matter how difficult it is;

Life is good when you are happy-much better when others are happy because of you. 

Let us all remember then that every changing color of a leaf is beautiful and every changing situation of life is meaningful, both need very clear vision;

So do not grumble or complain; 

Let us instead remember that pain is a sign that we are alive; 

Problems are a sign that we are strong;

Prayer is a sign we are not alone;

If we can acknowledge these truths and condition our hearts and minds-

Our lives will be more meaningful, different and worthwhile.

 

 




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Youth and Media to the fore for fast tracked development with sustainability! – By Oscar E V Fernando

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World is grappling with the big as they have Ignored the small.

What about kind, merciful, compassionate and altruistic thoughts to douse flames of bitterness, hatred, greed, pride and vengeance, in this wild cat race that has resulted in inequalities of wealth, power and gender?

Take the case of inequality in gender-an issue that will soon erupt in alarming proportions in a world that, to a certain extent, has addressed inequality issues relating to wealth and power.

A recent international report reveals that;

-the hidden engine of the world economy is driven by the unpaid care work of women and girls.

– just over 2000 individual billionaires control more money than 60 percent of the world’s poor population combined, and that it is the underpaid or even unpaid work done by the world’s poorest women that generates enormous wealth for the global economy-sustaining this rich.

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Desiderata – A missive by Oscar E V Fernando

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GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

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Extremes of two World Economies-Communistic and Capitalistic – By Oscar E V Fernando

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Oscar FernandoUp until now two major economies dominated the world-the Communist Economy with only State Enterprises militarily controlled-or so it was believed outside of their military borders and the so called Capitalist Economies commencing with the Industrial Revolution in the West.

The current fading away of communist economies, with its accompanying extremes may be inferred with the fate of economies in Russia, China and Cuba-with China introducing State Controlled Private Enterprise which in the writer’s opinion is best for a country-though with no military regimentation!

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Kindness in Action – By Oscar E V Fernando

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The recent Easter Sunday Carnage in our country Sri Lanka can be taken as a test tube case of hatred and forgiveness-hatred by some and an instant feat of forgiveness by the victimized, both dead and alive-dead from on high and from the live-on admonishment of Christian forgiveness from the cross. But;

Forgiveness by no means is a mere act of passivity only; it is a deep penetration with positivity to bring about justice in a surrendered position-with righteous indignation and an aura of kindness!

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Kindness in Action – By Oscar E V Fernando

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Kindness is essentially a quality of being friendly, generous and considerate; it may also be shown as affection, gentleness, warmth, concern and care. All these are characteristics that one individual can demonstrate to another, and are significantly derivatives of LOVE.

What really is the meaning of love, very much in use and abuse in society?

We say that a couple is in love-but with a little pause we know that most of these couples do hypnotize each other and live in a world of make believe before marriage and when they have to tackle problems that need sacrifice, this love flies through the window and the world of make believe they had earlier crash and tumble!

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