Mother Teresa: Streets Full of Love


By Antony Cony D'Souza, Karkala/Qatar


Mar 7: It was an unexpected call after almost two decades since Mother Teresa’s demise; a severe blow came to the noble hood from chief of RSS Mohan Bhagwat targeting Mother Teresa, Saint of the Gutters, that her motive behind social work was conversion. What options are at our disposal on such outbursts? Don’t you think that it is a blessing in disguise? Therefore, let him/them rattle it out but surely it helps the spirit of Mother Teresa and her immortal works to get better and better in this world, strengthening and carrying forward her legacy of unconditional love and service to the poorest of poor irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

If I analyse this case, on political ground, the Outer Mohan Bhagwat might have cast shadow on Mother Teresa’s selfless works but the Inner Mohan Bhagwat might have been sober at Mother Teresa’s good intentions of selfless service all these years, or else he and his party could have protested against her work while she was alive and not almost two decades after her death in 1997. What led to RSS chief’s sudden outburst? Was this in self-defense of Hindutva policies?

Everyone is aware of the fact that recently Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi after a prolonged silence, came out rather boldly on religious violence and categorically said that his government will ensure complete freedom of faith and that everyone has the undeniable right to retain or adopt the religion of his or her choice without coercion or undue influence. Perhaps this turnaround came after the Delhi election results where BJP could win only 3 out of 70 seats. It was a crushing defeat to BJP of its divisive policy and communal hatred and its partners. Sensing the mood of the people and its grave impact for the future elections, the Prime Minister had no other alternative than to come out openly and assure the minorities in India that the constitutional right to freedom of religion and its propagation will be secured and that the government will not allow anyone to act against the provisions of the Constitution.

Has this assurance of Narendra Modi to minorities not gone well with the RSS? Is it because of this conflict of interest of Hindutva policies, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat challenged the Prime Minister by uttering communal expressions and by targeting Mother Teresa?

Mother Teresa’s humanity and works have been appreciated by all Indians. She picked anybody who was sick from the streets and gutters and served him/her without knowing to which religion he or she belonged. Religion was never a criterion for her service to humanity. There are eye witnesses who have seen her helping a person in the last moment of his/her life to have a peaceful death. She would catch the sick person and said “You pray to your God and I shall pray to my God”. Thousands have breathed their last in her hands in peace and happiness due to the humanitarian approach of Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa’s service was so valuable that the whole world loved her in return. Recognizing her selfless service she was conferred with the highest universal award - Noble Peace Prize. India honored her with the highest recognition - Bharat Ratna. Not only this, the BJP stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani always commended her selfless services to the nation. In spite of all this revolting Mohan Bhagwat has the audacity to target this great soul of India.

Let us look at the fortifying statement by Mother Teresa, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus. God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor”.

By her above statement of faith, it is clear that Mother Teresa, Saint of the Gutters, small of stature, rocklike in faith was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love was a soul filled with the light of Christ, on fire with love for Him and burning with desire to quench to love and serve the poorest of the poor. Her main mission was to serve Him by helping the ‘unwanted, unloved, and uncared, reaching out to the poor and needy each day, fulfilling His desire to radiate love, kindness and compassion. From this point of view, she reached out first to the Indian part of the world and then gradually to other parts of the world. Mother Teresa, an icon of the Good Samaritan, went everywhere to serve Christ in the poorest of the poor. Not even conflict and war could stand in her way.

Mother Teresa was not an empty vessel. More than once Mother Teresa had declared that it’s the Lord's words that became the guiding spirit / lamp to her path (Psalm 119:105) for humanitarian services. Some of them I have quoted below:

1. “Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant" (Mk 10: 43) She had chosen to be not just the least but to be the servant of the least. As a real mother to the poor, she bent down to those suffering various forms of poverty. Her greatness lies in her ability to give without counting the cost, to give "until it hurts".

2. "As you did to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me" (Mt 25: 40). This Gospel passage, so crucial in understanding Mother Teresa's service to the poor, was the basis of her faith-filled conviction that in touching the broken bodies of the poor she was touching the body of Christ. It was to Jesus himself, hidden under the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, that her service was directed. Mother Teresa highlights the deepest meaning of service - an act of love done to the hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, sick, prisoners (cf. Mt 25: 34-36) is done to Jesus himself.

3. "Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you". How often, like the Psalmist, did Mother Teresa call on her Lord in times of inner desolation: "In you, in you I hope, my God!".

Being obedient to the words of the Lord “Light of my Light”, Mother Teresa first started an open air school and soon established a home for the dying and destitute in a dilapidated home.

In 1952, she inaugurated the first Home for the Dying, where people brought to this home received medical help and accorded the opportunity to die with dignity. Adhering to the different faith that people came in from, all who died were given their last ceremonies according to the religion they followed, thus dying a death of dignity.

The next step was initiating a home for those suffering from Hansen's disease, commonly known as leprosy. The home was called Shanti Nagar. Additionally, several clinics were formed in the city of Calcutta which provided medication, bandage and food to those suffering from leprosy.

In 1955, Mother Teresa opened a home for the orphans and homeless youths. She named it as Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, or the Children's Home of the Immaculate Heart.

Mother Teresa is not the only one, there are thousands in India and some of them might well have done more useful work than Mother Teresa’s religious order. Baba Amte, another saint we know, looked after lepers all his life. He was a Hindu. One must always respect them and their noble works. One should not question the motives of selfless service of Baba Amte or Mother Teresa or anybody else who were/are sensitive to the sufferings of the downtrodden, abandoned infants in the gutters, weak, sick and dying people and lepers. If we hurt such people and their followers it is not only showing disrespect to the departed souls but also showing disrespect to the people who received selfless service from them.

Let’s read an analogy drawn by Julio Riberio (Ribeiro joined the Indian Police Service in 1953 and rose to be the Commissioner of Mumbai Police from 1982 to 1985. He was promoted to Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, then to Director General Police of Gujarat. Ribeiro served as Director General of Punjab Police during its worst years of terrorism in Punjab):

“Mother Teresa truly believed in the god of the Christians just as Mohan Bhagwat believes in the god of the Hindus. As we believe that the god they each believe in is the same. Only the name they each give to the one they worship is different. Both dedicated their entire lives to upholding the divinity of their god. Their approach to fulfillment was obviously different. Mother worked with her hands and her feet in the gutters of Kolkata. Mohan Bhagwat executives his works from his office in Nagpur. Each was carrying out his or her life’s mission as they are called for. It is only their missions and path they chose were different.” By these words of Julio Roberio one can conclude that for god, they are both just like any brother and sister.

Further, it is simple logic that had Mother Teresa any intention of carrying out conversion, why did she have to daily visit the stinking gutters, bandaging soaring leprosy wounds, carrying and nursing abounded children in the streets, taking care of dying people and encouraging them to pray at the death bed with their god and after demise performing their last rites as per religious practice ? If Mother Teresa wanted to convert those she touched and if that was her main motive, she would have continued as a teacher in a Catholic school and tried to influence impressionable minds. Why would she rather choose the way of selfless service for mankind that nobody else would want to do?

To shed more wisdom on Mother Teresa’s inner being, let’s understand from Mother Teresa’s own quote: "There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic. We believe our work should be our example to people."

Mother Teresa wanted to be a symbol of God's love, God's presence and God's compassion, and thereby remind all of the value and dignity of each of God's children, "created to love and be loved". Thus Mother Teresa brought the wounded, perishing, neglected and poorest of poor to God in Prayer and Service and God’s love to His people as an instrument of God.

Defending the good works of Mother Teresa, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said,
"By giving these kind of statements, they (the RSS) are trying to create a religious divide. Mother Teresa comes from which religion does not matter, what matters most is the service she provided to the poor."

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O'Brien condemned Bhagwat's reported remarks and said Mother Teresa was not about just Christianity but was a world figure loved by everyone. "Since I am from Kolkata, it makes it even more worse to hear what he said," he said.

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticised the statement in a tweet: "I had worked with Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Please spare her."

Had chief of RSS Mohan Bhagwat and his followers visited Nirmal Hriday Ashram unlike Arvind Kejriwal, this controversy might not have cropped up.

Mother Teresa converted none to religion by her words, but perhaps by the exemplary life she led, people must have been attracted to her and emulated her work, which is not called conversion. God Bless the Divine Soul.

 
 

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  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Sun, Mar 15 2015

    Dear Friends, I am so grateful to all of you who are the loyal readers of Daijiworld for sharing your views on my article about Mother Teresa. Since, past few decades world has spoken about Mother Teresa and since few days we too all did contribute our various views itself is mutually understanding, humbling and deeply gratifying. Thank you!

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  • Philip Xavier, Panji

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Destroying any holy places is just like destroying himself or his party.
    I hope by this time must have learnt some lesson from Delhi elections BJP and its party winning just 3 out of 70. Sure more lessons to be learnt for admonishing divine soul of Mother Teresa who contributed much to Hindu society and less to Christian community.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    When Mother Theresa was in Mangalore in the Nehru Maidan, I came to hear her public speech in Nehru Maidan from Puttur to Mangalore. When she spoke to us I felt like she was an aroma of Jesus Christ.


    Truth is divine and the truth has two vulnerable characteristics.

    1) Powerful 2) Everlasting.


    Lies will Vanish.
    Darkness shall Perish.
    The Truth always Triumph.
    Light shines in darkness its Lavish.


    John 8:12 “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

    The following is what Jesus taught us.

    Jesus was in heaven prior to giving birth to planet earth.


    John 8:58 BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.

    John 10:30 "I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE".


    John:14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.






    Matthew 28:19-20
    19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


    The Christian population has dwindled from 2.5 to 2.3 per cent.

    It is not the conversion these fundamental organizations fear for but it is Christian names Christian identity and it is out of zealous which they are against Christianity.

    Hence they are Anti-Christ.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Sam....If you truly believe all paths lead to god, then why do you exploit people to follow your path, you have answered your won question......Virtuousness & evil is not a property of any one belief & there are such people irrespective of beliefs, but baptism is not the solution for that problem. Do you mean there are no evil among Baptized people??..........Every society has its shortcomings & reforms is a continuous process. Exploiting the shortcomings by baptizing is not the solution. Untouchability is an social evil & there is continuous fight against it. Its our problem & we will overcome it. Missionaries do not have the right to exploit this for their evil designs......All baptized societies also have many problems & many sub-sects within sects. Shall i list out & start questioning you??.....We don't do that because we don't believe in exploiting your weakness......Changing beliefs is not a solution for any problem.....All societies have many problems & its our joint responsibility to fight against them by awareness & not baptism.....FYI...there is no missionary concept in Hindu because its a way of life.....I know you wont accept this, so please refer our Supreme court's judgement. Being an Indian i am sure you wont condemn India's top court......Grow up man, shut down all these conversion business & lets all live in peace side by side with mutual admiration for each others beliefs & not fish in troubled waters......

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  • Emilia V. Jose., Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Hail Mother of Love. Pray for us. Forgive us had anyone of us hurt you. You loved with forgiveness lest your kindness and love might not have flown worldwide. Pray for us.

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  • Veronica Preeth Salis , Mumbai/Madrid

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Mother Teresa’s service was so valuable that the whole world loved her in return. Recognizing her selfless service she was conferred with the highest universal award - Noble Peace Prize. India honored her with the highest recognition - Bharat Ratna.
    Thanks Dear Mother, your Bharat Ratna Continues. Pray for us. Keep up the good works Mr. Cony.

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  • Bro. Charles R. , Kinnigoli

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    “Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant" (Mk 10: 43). Beautifully summed up by Mr. D' Souza. Thanks Dajiji for providing your space for such enlightenments.

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  • Cynthia , Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    This article exposed good deeds of Mother Teresa as a reminder. Let's keep doing good work.

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  • Olivetti Marian, Mangalore/Torrantto

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    As this article said in the beginning, this article becames a blessings in disguise to depart darkness on Mother Teresa and to her Worshipers as Saint. We liked this article to the core of it.

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  • Rupesh , Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Osho, yoga center in USA, was the center of Bhagwan Rangeesh for mass Religious Conversion.

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  • sam, world

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    @Shetty, Mangalore
    "we say follow any path all leads to god....."
    - If your belief says all paths lead to God, then you should have no worries if a person leaves your belief and goes to another belief.

    "but don't go & preach someone to change the path by saying this is better than that"
    - Do you believe the path taken by a virtuous person is the same as that of a wicked and evil person? Are both paths leading to God? Are both wicked and virtuous people going to Heaven? Then why should a person be virtuous? Why not be wicked?

    "Missionaries have exploited poverty wherever they have gone."
    - Hindu Missionaries have also exploited the people within India and outside India by imposing an oppressive caste system
    - This exploitation is worse than poverty as it dehumanizes the person where the believer has no hope in this life or the next as what will become of their soul.

    "missionaries do all the harm"
    - Do you believe that Hindu missionaries have not done any harm in the entire history of India?

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  • Elias Adam, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    @ shetty, let your answer be specific to Sam, World and not cut and paste. For we want to know your real wisdom, hope soon you will turn from darkness to light soon. Well done Sam, World.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    I am also worried about the Ramkrishna Missionaries, ISKON Missionaries, Yoga centers as conversion centers and the yoga Gurus raping its students. The RSS political wing and associate of BJP is brainwashing by distributing leaflets to every nooks and corners of India. The RSS hates christian names and christian identity.

    Swadheishi has become now vidheishi and RSS chief also perhaps has CHINA made computer and cell phone.

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  • PEDDU, MANGALURU

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    MR.BHANDARY SHOULD NOT BOTHER OTHERS AS JUDAS IN EVERY RELIGION I MEANT TO SAY PLUS MINUS IN EVERY RELIGION !! NO RELIGION IS PERFECT IN THIS WORLD AS ITS MADE BY THE HUMAN BEING !!

    SO GOD BLESS ALL !! END OF THE DAY WE ARE ALL SURRENDER TO HIM !!

    MR SHETTY DONT BE SO HYPOCRITICAL OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT LIVE IN TO THIS WORLD AS THE WORLD IS BECOME GLOBALIZATION AND NO SPACE FOR RELIGION NOR MISSIONARIES

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Pedddu Bhai.....Do you consider standing up against the aggression on our country by missionaries as hypocrisy??......I think we all Indians irrespective of beliefs should stand up against these foreign funded agents??....Don't you think doing nothing against it & watching the fun is actual hypocrisy.......

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  • Abraham John, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Shetty ! It is tragedy !! you should have witnessed or should have been co-worker with Mother Teresa to know her work as first hand information. Then at least the term hypocrisy would have left you long back.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Ya Abraham.....Really its a tragedy.......A noble & divine term like service is a camouflage for motivated designs........Exploiting & fooling people by providing freebies is real hypocrisy my friend.......

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  • kp, mlore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Modi was funded by APCO, a foreign funded agency. Will you stand up against him?

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Ya KP & you were Modi's personal secretary who knew all the info.........Such lies have been propagated against Modi for the last 15 years headed by your own favorite Teesta, who gobbled up funds collected in riot victims names........

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  • Dilip K. R. Bhandary , Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Dear Mr Shetty, your views are highly subjective. In each religion there are Missionaries. But on Mother Teresa, you be objective, she won over all religions.

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  • John Philip , Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Let Mother Teresa Bless us all through this article for reflecting her great humanitarian works of Gods Kingdom. Praise God.

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  • A hurt Indian Subject , Delhi

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Mother Teresa had said "If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one.” These are not the empty slogans like politicians. She was practically involved what it meant.

    Instead of accusing her, we still can change some things today,in our small way and let's start today.

    A government which makes its citizen to cry ethically, morally it will dissolve itself in their tears. This can come soon unlike previous absolute majority Govt. Moraji Desasi. Absolute Majority fell absolutely. If any Govt. continue to discriminate its own subjects, it will not last to see more tears for Tears are the sign of 'Shaapa' result of 'Karma'

    Therefore, do good do and reap good. This is what we wish from Modiji Govt. Honestly, this Govt is far better but if they do not make subject to fight another subject, fall is imminent.

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  • Mannu Roy, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    @ A hurt Indian subject, this is life. Every hurt comes before the eyes of the Lord and if it is true, those hurts will be removed. Within 2 and half years a new Govt will appear in the center.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 14 2015

    Ya Mannu.....Sweet dreams...Keep dreaming......When questions get tough & we don't have an answer we tend to curse the questioner rather than find answers for the question??.......Cursing anyone is easy, but try to go in to the root cause of this problem......

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  • Felix Brandon, Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Mother Teresa is known by all and felt by all by her good works. Accusing her falsely or any dead soul, what it will bring ? Dharma or Karma ?. Frankly, let them continue her good work as a penance to avoid karma.

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  • Mannu Roy, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Well said Mr. Felix.

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    shetty, frankly speaking these days youth are rarely bothered about religion they are more concerned abt development for which they voted modi and now by diverting their attention by blaming the dogooders your Govt will fall badly and people already have a bad opinion about bhagwat who they say speaks anything tell me which parent will send their child to bhagwat who only preaches hatred unless the parent is also of the same category most of the middle class people want to inculcute better moral values for their children and hence send them to Christian schools for which there are always fights during admission time.

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  • A hurt Indian Subject , Delhi

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Hello Indian, Mumbai. Very productive comment, sarcastically eye opener. Congrats.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Again you are painting schools also by communal color....This really shows who is rank communal & who is secular by practice.....Do you mean other schools do not have morals??....Stop differentiating our schools on religious lines.....

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  • Mannu Roy, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Dear Shetty, No offence please.
    have you read the news
    Karwar: Foreigner's post-funeral rites performed as per Hindu customs. Who and how he got converted to Hinduism...This is not an isolated case...There are plenty black sheep in India and foreign countries. How dare you and others accuse Mother Teresa..First remove speck in your eyes than pointing out others....

    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=303195

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Mannu Bhai....do you think this foreigner whoever he or she was given loans & told don't repay but get converted......or he was provided free medical treatment & said don't pay bills but get converted......or was given free clothes & told get converted....Grow up man....Free spirituality is different & mis-using someone's poverty to exploit them is different.......

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  • Mannu Roy, Dubai

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    @ Shetty, you got me wrong, do not get lost before you read.. First of all, open the link that I provided to you and and read properly to open your prejudice mind...I only said who converted this foreigner late William in India ?? As a result he wished his last rites to be performed on Hindu culture. Therefore, I had said first remove log (see the meaning in dictionary) from your eyes than speck (see the meaning) from others eyes. I never spoke about loan or money. Without reading properly you cut and paste your comments..yeh ?

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  • Janelin Sophia, Mangalure,Doha

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    what is required from any religion is enlightened people who love and serve one another crossing the religion line with the example Mother Theresa

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru, Qatar

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Saint Mother Teresa has run her crucial race, by carrying her bitter cross and has already been awarded with the crown as reward for her valuable services to the sick and needy.
    Her services to humanity neither needs appreciation nor can be depreciated them.
    Unwanted arguments and useless judgments is a mere waste of priceless time.
    The need is to create a new and big Mother Teresa to serve and help the huge crowd of sick, poor and needy who are desperately longing for help and rescue.

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    Shetty, why is it you leave your people to die on the streets and only when somebody comes and helps you'll say they are being converted. why did RSS not help when people were dying on streets and mother Teresa had to do the needful had stopped you? Isn't this hypocricy? what is karma? can you publish contact details of your udupi and all centres in mangalore so that people requiring food,clothing shelter,medical aid can go and take help.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Steve Cambridge....Again you are attaching yoga with beliefs......do you mean UN has d Yoga day to promote conversion??....Many multinational companies have yoga sessions to promote conversion??.....We have a problem only with covert activities of missionaries...nothing less nothing more.....Please understand this & here we are very much bothered about this because we don't want to become another country swept by crusades like africa, europe...etc....

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    shetty pls tell ISCON to leave the foreigners along with their dollars and euros and foreign currency and stop converting them

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  • sam, world

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    @Shetty, Mangalore
    "We have a problem only with covert activities of missionaries...nothing less nothing more....."
    - When Hindus go within India and outside India converting people to Hinduism, do you call these as 'covert activities of missionaries'? Why purposely malign Christians?
    - Christians worship the God of Truth. Truth does not rely on covert activities and all efforts to malign it always fail because Truth stands the test of time and sets the person free. Those who are afraid, exchange the truth of God for a lie.

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  • Dilip K. R. Bhandary , Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    @ Shetty, don't you know that every person is advocating his own religion in his life time which means that he is becoming missionary for his own religion. This is quite natural that means you and me doing the same.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Dilipanna....who is advocating any religion?......we say follow any path all leads to god.....but don't go & preach someone to change the path by saying this is better than that......Missionaries have exploited poverty wherever they have gone.....Hope you are aware about this....unless you want to act blind.......Yes these are sensitive issues which nobody would like to discuss.....but is it possible that we say quiet & missionaries do all the harm & wake up when its too late.......

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Sam.....again you got wrong....nobody is maligning any beliefs as we respect all beliefs in the world.....our problem is only with missionaries who have an agenda of exploiting peoples weakness & disturbing India's demography........

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Indian Bhai....I have already replied in detail....but some moderator has filtered it....Briefly i can tell you go to wikipedia,put Seva Bharti & you will have a short glimpse of one of the activities....There are thousands like this....Surely you would not have heard, because its not advertised anywhere....RSS is the biggest social organization in the world....i hope you understand what that means before raising unnecessary questions......As far as anyone really in need of help at any location they can approach the nearest swayamsevaks & the link will be forwarded......Of course no pre-conditions or trading involved......yes, RSS is fanatic of service & not misuse of service as done by missionaries.....No need to think out of the box...continue all the good work, but stop at work & don't trade beliefs with service....

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    dear shettre, Mangalore
    Here you have spoken much about her and directly invited many people to further understand & know about mother Theresa.
    Thank you and specially Bhagwat/ Togadiya, etc. You too are not far from them.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2015

    Daniel....Ya Thanks to you also.....The misdeeds of the missionaries have been exposed.......Of course you all would wish that all nationalist keep quiet & missionaries succeed in their agenda......But misdeeds cannot be hidden for long time & truth will prevail....

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    at the outset we want to see all the children begging on streets and in child labour rehabilitated can you pls. pass this message to your shaka I had requested this 1 year back but still see children begging on streets.

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Shetty, True as you said RSS is fanatic we have seen them only marching and giving hate speeches.

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  • Francis M. Dantis, Lyon,France

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    RSS chief is a national leader.
    He accused a world known figure and brought shame on himself and shown his ignorance and arrogance to the world.
    This is a beautiful article with all debating properties, must appear in all national forums which has answers for all sort of accusations and can claim victory over all not ignorant but arrogant people. I liked author's appliance of logic and analytical look at the topic. Good work. God Bless your efficient work Mr. Antony Cony.

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  • L D'Cunha, Canada

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Once one MLA of CPI (M) government of West Bengal criticized and condemned Mother Thersea. He also said she is converting hindus. When Mother Theresa heard this she invited that MLA to her Ashram and asked him to see personally what is exactly going on there. This MLA made a surprise visit and saw how Mother Theresa and the other nuns and volunteers nursing and looking after the lepers, destitutes and sick people. He cried and fell on Mother Theresa's knees and apologized for all his baseless remarks and abuse. He went back to the assembly and narrated what he personally saw in the Ashram.

    Mr. Bhagwat take your supporters and give a surprise visit to the Ashram then you talk. Simply making comments without proof proves that you want to blame somebody for doing good work. From the time you made such comments I am reading lots of things thru media still some ignorant people supporting you because you are a hindu and criticizing a Christian. There is a say "If the dog barks the moon does not loose it's shining" this very well applies to you.

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  • Vinet (Vinny) Pinto, Karkala/Dubai

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Thank you Cony Dattu for your wonderful and inspiring article which is an eye opener to those who did not understand the meaning of selfless love, service of sick & poor and charity. All the best for more such articles in the future..

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  • Gunna Shekar, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    It makes a difference

    Don't judge her for you never walked a mile in her shoes nor a day you spent in her life...

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Wonderful article Cony bab, hats off!!

    @ shetty
    Mother Theresa lived a life that was taught by Christ "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” The sacrifice that she made for others brought a transformation in many to follow a life What Christ had taught! There are many friends of mine who practice their own religion and follow principles taught by Christ, Will it be called conversion or transformation in one's life to love one another! There are more radical groups talking about killing and seeking vengeance in the name of religion which are left alone and remarking on a personality who lived a life to serve does not take our society or our country any forward.

    Henry M/Bahrain

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Well said Henry....Love all is a good message & there cannot be any dispute.....However the problem starts when missionaries start preaching " Love all, but worship only our god & leave your earlier beliefs "......We can love all without being baptized.......

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Shetty again you are forgetting ISCON and you have not given the address and contact details for helping poor and downtrodden you are only running the same tape again and again w/o any justification. It is high time christians think out of box and make the fanatics help poor and downtrodden of course w/o excuse

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Dear shetty, Mangalore,

    You accuse an Indian to show his name Where as you are also hiding your own name.

    Why can't you reveal your own name.

    Ramakrishna Missionaries are going to tribal areas in the name of seva and they convert them to Hinduism. Haven’t you heard of or haven’t you seen???!!!

    Hinduism is a way of life and it is your karma whatever it happens to you why then you have to go to a doctor for treatment.

    Is it not your karma.

    Hindus have carried out conversions.
    Muslims have carried out conversions.
    Buddhists have carried out conversions.
    Christians have carried out conversions.
    History is the evident to this effect and now
    Don’t say we the Hindus have carried out fewer conversions.

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    JFG....Indian had mixed up Iskcon & RKM, thats why i told to get the names right, not his name......When you cannot understand this how will you understand the bigger point......You are openly defaming Hindus by insulting the concept of Karma...That's what missionaries do exactly....Anyways its evident now who stands for conversion & who is against conversion....who hates other beliefs & who professes respect all beliefs......

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Mr Indian....First get the names right....Ramakrishna mission is different & "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" is different......its Iskcon....coming to your point....We call "Hindu" a way of life not bound by any set of rules & regulations...Everybody is free to puruse their own path to god......you can worship any god as you wish....even you can create you own god & worship or dont worship at all....Hindu means the freedom to live as per your choice & follow one's dharma with utmost sincerity.....conversion is a concept alien to Hindu, because there is nothing to convert in-to or out-of......you live who you are....worship as you wish....live a free spirited life without following any strict diktats.....All humans need freedom, that's what it is.....

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  • Michel Sephen, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Mokedha Shettre, eer pannina pura sama andalla i beg difference with one point - "conversion is a concept alien to Hindu, because there is nothing to convert in-to or out-of......"
    This was once upon a time but no more i.e., HRHK movement, yoga exploited as a tool to convert in the foreign countries, ghar wapsi movement that seed of conversion or seed of obsession or tendency still remains irrespective what so ever some excuses could be but no one has any hurts, it is okay

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    shetty u r a totally confused man u say you can convert foreigners at their own free will they are free to follow any religion. i definitely meant the hare rama krishna ISCON. SO THE POINT IS U R CONVERTING FOREIGNERS AND DIVERTING ATTENTION BY BLAMING CHRISTIANS. you have replied well Micheal to shetty

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Michel Anna...Namaskaara...It would be very narrow minded to view yoga from the prism of beliefs.....Recently UN has d World Yoga day.....does that mean its a conversion day.....Yoga is India's gift to the world for better health & living & we all (both you & me) must be proud of this gift that our common ancestors have passed on from generations......See you have started questioning your own heritage which you should be proud of!!.....That's what missionaries do....they make you point fingers at your own heritage....

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  • Steve Augustine , Cambridge

    Wed, Mar 11 2015

    Hai Shetty
    Yoga an Indian product, one has to be proud about it. It gives good breathing exercises to the body. But many foreigners (Christians) here have breathed new life into Hinduism. My point is Yoga is a Hindu Philosophy overall changed foreigners Philosophy in to Hindu Philosophy - bottom line is numerous people were converted into Hinduism. But here nobody bother/cares about conversion who is who....India is much lagging much behind worst scenarios is even accused a innocent divine soul like Mother Theresa.

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  • Antonio D'Silva, Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    There is one very important aspect in the life of Mother Teresa that is often ignored:
    She suffered, she carried the crosses not just her's but those of the dying, the lepers, the destitutes, the homeless.

    Dont forget she had nothing, she herself was poor yet she provided for all those whom she cared for, she gave love, kindness, comfort and many a times she was harassed for doing so, and in doing so she carried their crosses and followed Christ.

    It is not easy to be a Catholic, a Christian. Christ only promised us a Heaven he did not offer to take away our crosses.

    So for those who think that Christianity is a fun and frolic religion which pours money on its followers you have a total misunderstanding.

    Christ's words are being fulfilled even today in various parts of the world as I write this article:
    'You will be persecuted because of me'.

    Christ only offered us eternal life he did not promise glamor or comfort, or luxury or riches. All these are manmade. Christ himself was crucified.

    If those converting to Christianity are not ready to carry their crosses then their conversion never took place.

    Mother Teresa lived and examplified Christ thus leaving for us a reflection of Christ's legacy for mankind.

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  • Ajith Peter Dsouza, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Well written article Mr. Antony. All the lines in your article sum up the truth and motive behind the charitable deeds of Mother Teresa and that is service to humanity for the love of God. You have provided beautiful insights from gospel and other sources and have presented real image of a great persona, woman bent in the service of the less fortunate and the needy. Whatever stature might be hers, she stands tall above any comments of any individual for her charity which truly comes from the heart without any motive of gain.Perhaps Nishkama karma mentioned in Bhagavad Gita stands true in her- selfless service without desire of fruits.

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Shetty, we need to bring the poor downtrodden sick terminally ill people to you and your shakas pls. can you give the address of these shakas so that people can get medical help, shelter, food,clothing, etc...This is genuine request you may check with your leader bhagwat and others who want to help and display these addresses and contact details all over India.

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  • Stanlious C .Gomes , Doha/Moodabedri

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Beautiful narrations about Mother Teresa. God Bless her sacrifice for our Nation.

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  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    What a wonderful article on Mother Teresa Antony Sir. With her love and compassion she touched the sick and the poor and healed them and didn't see any religion.. If you Judge people, you have no time to love them..says Mother Teresa.Mohan Bhagvat has no right to judge people .. Mother Teresa pray for us..

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  • Mohan S. Alva, Pune

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Dear Antony, as human, I too had some concern about Mother Theres and on conversion. BUT after reading the passage you wrote, all darkness within me departed. Thank you Sir for enlightening people like me many. The passage you wrote was..

    " it is simple logic that had Mother Teresa any intention of carrying out conversion, why did she have to daily visit the stinking gutters, bandaging soaring leprosy wounds, carrying and nursing abounded children in the streets, taking care of dying people and encouraging them to pray at the death bed with their god and after demise performing their last rites as per religious practice ? If Mother Teresa wanted to convert those she touched and if that was her main motive, she would have continued as a teacher in a Catholic school and tried to influence impressionable minds. Why would she rather choose the way of selfless service for mankind that nobody else would want to do?"

    This simple logic would put any ambitious politician into shame...

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  • Helen Nazareth, Mumbai/Mangaluru.

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Congrats,Excellent article. Now people will know/understand the meaning of conversion spoken against Mother Teresa
    what is conversion which is mentioned in the last para of your article. Keep writing.

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  • jacintha, kadri

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Thank you sir for this beautiful article.I loved it.She is divine indeed!Mother Theresa pray for us.

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  • Ronald Lasrado, Kundapura/Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Very interesting people who were in deep slumber for nearly 18 years started accusing the Saint of Gutters only on political motives. We have to thank them for they brought back once again Mothers Teresa's good work as a reminder her legacy to continue.

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  • Vivian Tauro, Puttur/Qatar

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    As usual, a great article.

    You let no chance to take away the glory of Mother Teresa who served whole of mankind by her selfless love and not Christianity alone.

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  • John DSouza, Mangaluru, Qatar

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Thank you Tony Sir, for your well written article with clear facts
    The brightness of the priceless services of Mother Teresa to the sick, poor and needy cannot be faded by the irresponsible observation of the innocent people.
    In the meantime, the people well informed and inspired by the life style of Saint Mother Teresa are obligated to follow her path to help the countless sick and needy people who have been suffering helplessly today and this act to humanity can be a big respect and gift to the great soul of late Mother Teresa.
    Almighty God needs no protection and love, tolerance and respect to humans is a great religion.
    All generations are the children of God, who has created no religion but commanded to love, live and join him at the end for the eternity, being he is the supreme judge.

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  • Af, mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    A good article by Antony Cony D'Souza.
    Bandar kya jaane adrak ka swad

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Wonderful and mother shines more even few are negative and are required to know the worthiness.

    dear Shetty, Mangalore, there are many commands from the Lord Jesus and the mother chose the ones written in the article more seriously.
    If the missionaries & especially the mother would have taken other command (in Mt. 28:19-20 'Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age') more seriously imagine what now the state would be....but truth is truth.
    Anyway all are proud of the outcome as downtrodden been uplifted.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Mar 09 2015

    Even though we knew about Mother Teresa ,your article has brought more light about her and our Darling Bhagwat.No Need to go deep about his saying.He must have said it to defend himself.but it has brought a complete voilence between People who knew M:T:whether hindu,muslim,or foreigner or Indians.Her Name itself is a phenoman.We Indians are lucky to had this schwester with us,thank you Polen to give and sending this holy Soul to us.you must be very proud of this daughter .and Lord Jesus of his angel.we Need not mind of Bhagwats words.we are all children of God ,whether as a muslim,or hindu,or catholic.we should not fight to say whoose Religion is better,how many are we in our Religion,or God will be pleased only when we kill one as martyr to go to heaven.gold or Money we dont take when we die but only our good deeds.thats why we dont Need any weapons,diplom,doctorate.but our good will.
    we are pleased with your article and wait for your next.hope it Comes soon before one calls to ask about somebodys hatespeach.

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  • George D Souza, Karkala/Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    We salute you MAA on this International Women's Day. You were Manaviyatheya Pratirupa', an Icon of Humanity. Let many many born like you in each religions, to care of this selfish world.

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  • Suresh G. Naik, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Excellent article based on which Mr. Bracian Mourice spoke in length. Congrats Mr. Antony.

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  • Bracian Mourice P., Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    @ Shetty, hum....4th paragraph is most important than paragraph 2 and 3..it has convinced or gone well with all political pundits of all political parties...

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  • Bracian Mourice P., Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    @ Shetty..yah ya..no one can understand once motive until and unless someone had witnessed such works like Arvind K., cricketer Navajot Singh Sidhu and thousands whose witness led to qualify her for Bharath Ratna. Therefore, then BJP (RSS Wing) had only awarded Bharat Ratna to her. It is easy to question her motive now sitting in the arm chair and at arm length - illusions…

    Perhaps then you were in Mangalore. Let’s leave it behind but RSS at Delhi were behind her day and night to understand her motives for the past 40 years yet were silent for they failed miserably to get any clues as per their assumptions on inducing while she was living. Therefore, why they attack her now almost after 20 years after her death at the time where RSS designated PM is ruling. What would be the motive of RSS to attack her now ?? Please read second and third paragraph of this article….Let better sense prevail....

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  • Jeorge Ted , Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    God does not come down to serve us but through us. Let us respect each others contribution of Love in Service. Thanks Mother Teresa you have set an example of selfless love, as God is One.

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  • CGS, Mangllur

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    It's an eye opener to those who did not understand the meaning of love, service and charity. Blessed Mother Teresa's immortal image can not be tarnished by Mohan Bhagvat's or anybody's remarks.Thank you Antony Cony D'Souza for your enlightening and inspiring article.Keep writing.All the best!

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  • Norbert Corda, Shirva/Qatar

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Mohan Bhagwats remarks were politically motivated. as Antony said is this article Mohan Bhagwats inner vision may be different.once again wonderful article Mr.Antony cony, keep it up.

    Norbert Corda
    Shirva/Qatar

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  • samadkolnad, vitla

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Antony..very good article.. rightly said now days for hate mongers only intention is to disturb the peace of society. while us president leaving the country this gave big slap on the government..initially current government at any cost they wanted to come to power so they played all religion card now they know that what they have done they can not stick to it if they want to run the government. RSS and its others groups become a stuck in the throat of this government either they can spit nor they can swallow..if things are like this continuing what happened with the BJP in Karnataka the same will happen in center too..i don't think so it will even complete the term..

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  • Bracian Mourice P., Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    @ Mr. Shetty, Mangalore..as one understands, no doubt, Sincere and Selfless work of Mother Teresa's work was seen appreciated by all Indians, then BJP President L K Advani and then by BJP Prime Minister and Rewarded her with Bharat Ratna. Do you think that Bharat Ratna was awarded to her as an encouragement if her good work was considered as an inducing tool for Conversion ?. Forget her, let us come back to you....Surely, yourself or your forefathers must have studied in the Christian schools in Mangalore or Bangalore, were you all induced to leave your faith and to join Christianity by any ?. Same was the motive of Mother Teresa..We only do our good work my friend. Then it is left to the party to emulate us or to leave us. Our only intention is to do good work for God's Sake as we are all children of one God.

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Bracian...Appreciate your view that we are children of one god, then the question arises why the switch over is required if all gods are same.Let people believe in their respective gods & service go on parallel.....Please don't get me wrong. Nobody has a problem with Christians or institutions & we all highly appreciate the good work done by them....Bhagwat also said the same thing....But there are few missionaries who try to disturb the social fabric of our society by using service as a tool....This unnecessarily spoils all the good deeds.....See all the countries where missionaries went....they changed the social fabric of the country itself....be it Africa, Europe or America......Lets all live in peace side by side serving the society to the best of our ability, but desist from one dangerous thing i.e question each others beliefs & play up one better than the other......

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  • Bracian Mourice P.,, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    @ Shetty, Yes, then it was a norm of the society (upper caste, poverty, social and religious discrimination and injustice on race, caste and creed etc.,) people in question, locals embarrassed that foreign religions unconsciously. Now it is a thing/matter of the past. You can not help it nor ghar wapsi is the solution to it because no more missionaries are found in India.
    Having said this, I remind you a wordings from the Cheief Minister Delhi of Arvind Kejriwal "I had worked with Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Please spare her." Therefore, you or RSS Chief must not mix up old criteria with Mother Teresa without proof.

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  • shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Ya Bracian....Ghar wapsi is not a solution, its only a reaction to an action....why don't we focus on the action so that there is no scope for reaction....Every belief has its strengths & weakness & all should work towards eliminating the weaknesses.....But no one should exploit one's weakness to further their self interest.This exploitation of each other is the root cause for all the problems......Whatever AK has said...good luck to him.....u never know when he will take the next u turn....what he said is right....she was a noble soul with noble deeds....nobody has questioned the deeds its only the motive of the deeds......

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  • Indian, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Shetty, we should not forget the hare rama krishna mission which has converted so many foreigners whr you find more foreigners than Indians. foreigners who join with dollars, euros leave their country family everything and join HRKM

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  • James, Mangalure

    Tue, Mar 10 2015

    Indian Mumbai , you hit the nail right on top. a bit of reminder will to serve as conviction.

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  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Timely needed article. My one sentence comment for this article is....
    "If he can do what she did, then he has right to say what he said and I will be proud to change my religion to his because the religion she showed will be the religion of his whether it believes in Allah, Jesus or Ram"

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    mother theresa gave life to the would be lifeless
    mother theresa gave love to the unloved
    mother theresa gave shelter to the homeless
    mother theresa gave health to the sick
    mother theresa clothed the the naked
    mother theresa gave everything she has to the downtrodden
    mother theresa gave India her life

    what has mohan baghvat given ?

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 08 2015

    Work can be emulated even by believing in your respective gods....you need not stop worshiping one god & start worshiping other if service is your only motto.......You didnot answer Bhagwat's question....Nobody questioned the good work, but only the motive of the good work....At the end you say few people only emulated her good work only, if that was so why they stopped practicing their earlier beliefs....Why they felt this god is better than that??, when we say all gods are same....why this switch over is required at all??......

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  • sam, world

    Thu, Mar 12 2015

    @Shetty, Mangalore
    "you need not stop worshiping one god & start worshiping other if service is your only motto"
    - Service as understood in Christianity is not Service as understood in Hinduism
    - Christians follow Jesus Christ and do our best to follow his example of loving our neighbour as we love God.
    - People come to Jesus Christ because of his message of love, forgiveness, redemption and eternal salvation

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  • Praveen A. Fernandes, kundapur/india

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    we won't find a lady like mother teresa in this whole world.. she is something.. very nice and awesome article by our friend Antony Cony D'souza.. may god bless you dear friend.. :)

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  • Abraham John, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Mt.5:13

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Great article touching the totally dedicated life of Mother Teresa to serve the poorest of the society.

    Starting with Pundit Nehru, she was greatly honored. When she met Pundit Nehru in 1956, she was not known, he gave her a free railway pass to travel in India. Later on Mrs. Indira Gandhi gave her a free pass at the Indian Airlines.

    The leaders of the BJP greatly admired her humanitarian service but the RSS big mouthpiece is trying to defame her, what a terrible tragedy?

    The truth will prevail finally.
    Keep up the good work of writing such highly informative articles.

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  • lolita crasta, mangalore/dubai

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Heart touching article on Mother Theresa.Good things are always ignored or taken for granted, Mother Theresa did everything for the love of God and everyone knows it. Hats off to you cony uncle for bringing out such a beautiful article. Hope ignorant people also read and change their mindset.

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  • Nelson D'sa Neelavar, Neelavara/Israel

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Thank you Anthony cony D'souza for writing a wonderful article.
    Nowadays few politicians,leader and some Sadhus are trying to destroy the peace among society by giving incendiary speech.Why not they teach good things to the youth.
    Serving the poor is a bad? Mother Teresa spent her life to serve the poor, she never tried to destroy the PEACE. But she teached us to How to love the poor.

    ನಾಯಕರೆ , ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಾಪಾಡಿ. ಯುವಕರಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರಜೆಗಳಾಗಿ ಬದುಕಲು ಸಹಕರಿಸಿ.

    ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಧರ್ಮವನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸೋಣಾ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಬಾಳೋಣ .

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  • Basheer, Moodbidri

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Maa Thujhe Salaam.

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  • Glany Fernandes, Manglaore / Dubai

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Years back I wrote in Konkani few lines about Mother Teresa. The translation is as below,
    You can’t fill sweetness to the fruit which is on the tree,
    You can’t mix aroma to the flower which is blossoming,
    same way you can’t value her service which was self-less and dedicated.

    ಝಡರಾಸ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಫುಲಾಕ್ ಪರ್ಮೊಳ್ ಘಾಲುಂಕ್ ಜಾಯ್ನಾ
    ರುಕಾರಾಸ್ಚ್ಯಾ ಫಳಾಕ್ ರೂಚ್ ಬೊರ್ಸುಂಕ್ ಜಾಯ್ನಾ
    ತಿಣೆಂ ಕೆಲ್ಲ್ಯಾ ಚಾಕ್ರೆಕ್ ಮೋಲ್ ಬಾಂದುಕ್ ಜಾಯ್ನಾ
    ಸಂಸರಾಚಾ ಆಖೇರ್ ಪರ್ಯಾಂತ್ ತಿಕಾ ವಿಸ್ರೊಂಕ್ ಜಾಯ್ನಾ

    It is unfortunate that, the head of the RSS had to drag Mother Teresa’s personality to appease his Hindu brethren. When a person fails to make people happy through his good work, he has to use his dirty mind to be in the focus. This is what happened with Mohan Bhagwat. There is a saying in Kannada “ನಾಯಿ ಬೊಗಳಿದರೆ ದೇವಲೋಕ ಹಾಳಾಗುತ್ತದೆಯೇ?” same thing applies here. Let the great soul pray for us and specially those who talk against her, so that let their minds be enlightened & understand the true meaning of charity and selfless service to mankind. Applause to Antony Cony for timely article and giving change to pen our opinion.

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  • Wilbur Bhaskar Porter, Cleveland USA

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Excellent article. But what can one expect from politicians? Didn't Jesus say "Give Unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar. Give unto God what belongs to God. We cannot look to politicians for guidance in these matters as their allegiance is to the rupee. The saint belongs to God. The author clearly points out her utter humility to Christ.
    Mother Theresa was reluctant, at first, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize - a presentation often used for political purposes and manipulations. She only accepted it after noting that it might bring more attention to the plight of the poor and homeless. She accepted it only on behalf of the poor and homeless. The fact is that true religion has nothing to do with politics or politicians.

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  • John Vincent , Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Mother Teresa's selfless works among the unwanted was directed for God's all people but not with any particular religion. Since, you have highlighted on all these aspects in your article, I have nothing to add more but to remain in prayers until this calamity is over.

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  • Meena S Barboza, Tanzania/Shirva

    Sat, Mar 07 2015

    Good article Antony Cony Bab,It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel Prize laureate and Bharat Ratna awardee like Mother Teresa being dragged into unwarranted controversies, I Condemn Mohan Bhagwat's uncharitable remarks against Mother Teresa. Please respect her dedicated service to the poor and under privilege.
    Jesus is the Love - to be loved,” wrote Mother Teresa of Calcutta. .... Let us pray for Mother Teresa to intercede for us.

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