Don’t Discard the Old
Don’t judge the content by the title. We are closer to the last Christmas than the next – no, I am not talking old and new in “that” sense. I am talking about old buildings, old structures, old ideas and old institutions versus the new ones. Travelling through Europe or the Indian subcontinent, we can see so many of them carefully preserved. Indeed, in Europe many of them are still in liveable condition. Not so here, in Indonesia. You don’t get to see too many old buildings.
Peoples of a Different World
Not too long ago, I faced a situation, when for the first time, I realised that to some people love and loins are inseparable. To them, lovemaking is the only possible expression of love. They cannot think of love as anything else other than the meeting of human genitals. I have this habit of signing my books “with love” – always. Having done that for more than a decade, I faced a situation when even that line was being questioned. Why do I Sign my books “with love”?
Is Multi-Religious Cooperation a Myth or Possibility for Indonesia?
There is a beautiful Sufi saying that earlier “Sufi” did not exist as a term, but there were practicing Sufis everywhere. Now the term “Sufi” exists, but there is hardly any true practitioner. The same can be said about “multi-religious cooperation” and “interfaith dialogue.” Such terms were not popular earlier, but we had genuine cooperation among people of different faiths, and there was harmony in society.
Anand Krishna Raised the Spirit of Nationality on the National Resurrection’s Day
Anand Krishna Centre Denpasar located in Jalan Pura Mertasari, Sunset Road, Kuta, Bali, held some activities which aimed to raise the spirit of nationality in the commemoration of National Resurrection’s Day, on Thursday night, 20th of May.
The event, which involved dozens of youngster, became such media to fertilize togetherness as well as uplift the spirit of nationality for supporting the efforts of defending the national integrity....