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WHY WE LIVE ? TO BE HAPPY THROUGH MY LIFE OR FROM MY CARRIER
IS HUMAN IS A ANIMAL?
Sex, Shelter, Clothes is it a basic need ? Food.Water,Air,Earth, Sun Light, Fire Basic Needs for Living…, Basic Needs for Animals, Humans and Plant Without the basic needs, the living beings cannot exist. But Human need one more element. What is that? Hence Human is not an Animal. Human who thinks as animal behaves like animals!!!
The characteristic of Fire 1.Good Barbeque 2.Can kill a person.
T HE I TEM AVAILABLE IN OUR HUMAN BEINGS S IMILAR TO F IRE MIND Can be use For GOOD Can be use to destroy a human being.
Three Living Beings Therefore In this Blue earth, 3 living beings are living. – Animal – Trees – Human Further, we can categorized these as Moveable and Immoveable Humans and Animals are coming under Moveable Trees is coming under Immoveable Why we tend to relate the animal, because we are in the same moveable world. One might Thinks, to become animal, will lead to many birth of trees.
Human Beings Many Religions says to become a Human Beings, many births will take place. Also Human being is much superior to other living being in the world such as animal an trees. A human being can easily go towards animal mentally if he is not properly trained. But animal to become a Human, either it impossible or difficult through out their ‘Sasara’. Very Easily.., May be in same birth Very Difficult., ‘Kalpa’ years will take place By Developing Animal Qualities By Developing Human Qualities We should strive to keep the human qualities
Can Human become an animal during this birth? A human being can be Inactive, Re active, and Pro active Non ActiveRe activePro Active More Force needed to achieve from Re Active to Pro Active More ChallengesLess Challenges Which segment you select to live in this earth?
Why Gospel talks about Pig and Dogs "Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. 6 "Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you. (Mathew 7: 1-6 )
Pearl of Indian Ocean Trincomalie natural harbor
Sri Lanka is situated in a prominent place Portuguese Dutch British 1948 – we got independence Our GDP was better than sigapore & India 1960 – Our GDP was comparable to sigapore and better than India (SL GDP 1300 US$) 1977 – our GDP was very much lower than Singapore & Korea We haven’t synchronic technological events in to our country.
Before 1960 ship transportation After Paradigm change Aero plane
Is Sri Lanka location still valuable? Not So valuable Before Countries like Singapore where they don’t have natural resources, has developed much more than us Why? What is the Reason… Is there any weakness in our system May be without our knowledge we practice Cancerous Habits, which destroy the human quality. Because of this our loving capability is reduced and Happiness is flying out from us. What are these cancerous habits? Cheating Effect and Crackling Effect. Singapore Sri Lanka
Major Drawbacks Cheating Unnecessary judging Undue worship towards elders
CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHEATING SOCIETY WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE YOU TRY TO CHEAT OTHERS YOU GET THE FEELING YOU ARE ALWAYS BEING CHEATED YOU GENERATE FRUSTRATION AND ALWAYS YOU TEND TO BE UNHAPPY AND ANXIETY FEELING WILL DEVELOP IN YOUR MIND. YOU WILL NOT BE AWARE ABOUT YOURSELF YOUR ABILITIES ARE NOT IMPROVED. DISCUSSION POINT 2-PRACTICAL SITUATION
Catholic Principle What is the difference between Jew’s Religion and Catholic Adam and Eve John the Baptist Jesus and Mary We Direct Connection Through love Though Holy Ghost living Happily Identify the Difference Experience the Difference and live Happily BorderOld TestamentNew Testament
What is Catholism Our Beliefs Our Worship Connection with God Happy Seven Sacrament 3 to be a catholic 2 for the lasting of Catholic 2 for living happily Through Christ, Mary and Saints Our Behavior Happy
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE RECENTLY INFLUENCE OUR LIFE TO CHANGE KARL MARKS, JOHN STUART MILLER CHARLES DARWIN, RELEGION IS A OPIUM, ( INTRODUCTION TO THE CRITIQUE OF THE PHILOSOPY OF HEGAL) HUMAN IS A ANIMAL,( ORIGIN OF SPECIES) A HUMAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT EVER HE PLEASED TO DO ( ESSAY ON THE LIBERTY) Negative Aspect of Karl Marks Practicing Auspicious Time Not involve in Religion (lost the Spirituality)
Worshiping Methods HOW WE ARE BOWING DOWN TO PARENTS/TEACHERS/ELDERS AND HOW WE BOW DOWN TO LORD BUDDA OR GOD, SHOW THAT INDIRECT WAY OF FOLLOWING KARL MARKS Is it indirect way of following Karl Marks. These two weakness are in our society not in European Society
Computer Games Children Mind will be filled with images and store in their memory. The memory does not have much space to carry out analytical studies. What is the difference between reading a book and Watching a story in the TV?MINING YOUR MIND & EASY STORAGE INTO YOUR MIND. Teledrama Episode – Making you out of focus to improve your own abilities, converting you and animal doing tasks without purpose. Modern Weakness, commonly see in the World..,
Can we develop our abilities alone.., The Feeding Of The Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21) (Written in Four Gospels) 13 When Jesus heard what had happened, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Converting Your Ability to a Skill? If you were the person who was having breads and 2 fishs, will you give these five fish, if anybody ask? If you don’t give, your ability will not become a skill. In this miracle our religion clearly says, develop your ability without expecting a return. Then your ability become a skill You can enjoy the Happiness of the life even during this birth and after your death any births to come or you will be in Heaven. There are so many examples in the History. Let’s analyse the recent examples:
A lesson from Mother Teresa Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was an Indian Catholic nun of Albanian origin who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India in For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries In 1952 Mother Teresa opened the first Home for the Dying in Calcutta. With the help of Indian officials she converted an abandoned Hindu temple into the Kalighat Home for the Dying, a free hospice for the poor. She renamed it Kalighat, the Home of the Pure Heart (Nirmal Hriday). Those brought to the home received medical attention and were afforded the opportunity to die with dignity, according to the rituals of their faith; Muslims were read the Quran, Hindus received water from the Ganges, and Catholics received the Last Rites. "A beautiful death," she said, "is for people who lived like animals to die like angels— loved and wanted.“ As usual, she also had to face People’s oppose, because her Nirmal Hriday was situated near the Kalighat Temple of Hindhus. Therefore Politician went to see her Nirmal Hriday and he saw how she treated to poor innocent people. When he came out he told to the people “ I promise I will ban this service on an one conditions. Condition is Your parents and brothers should treat these people”. Afterthat nobody went against her service. – One person multiplied the services.
MADD Organization (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers ) Candy Lightner founded MADD in 1980 after her daughter, Cari, was killed by a repeat drunk driving offender. She went for every organization, government Institution, but no any justice took place Therefore she determined to establish an organization to take actions against drunken drivers. Today it is a large organization spread over lot of countries. --www.madd.org-- Candy Lightner
WATER INTO WINE (John 2 : 1 – 11) Through Mary towards Jesus, through Jesus towards God …. Isn’t our Religion? WHY? 1. And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10. And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. Why Holy Mary saw, Wine is out of stock, despite the God’s Presence? Is it the Father’s Choice? Through Intercessionary Prayers, Christianity is leading to one spiritual family.
MARY IN FRONT OF THE CROSS John 19: Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. 28. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Did Mary have many Children? Yes.... Millions... Not by Flesh..., but by Spiritual
MARYS MESSAGES THROUGH LAST 200 YEARS 1. Miraculous Medal (1830 – 11 – 07) 2. Lourdes (1858 – 2 – 11) 3. Fatima (1917 – 5 – 13)
What is the Miracle Medal? In 1830 November 17, Mary was standing on a half globe with her feet crushing the head of a serpent. Around her a message was appeared saying “ O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee” On the reverse side of the medal, there was a letter “M” is surrounded by a cross. The ‘M’ is Mary’s initial, the cross is the Cross of Christ Below, there were two hearts, one Heart pierced with a sword, and other Heart crowned with thorns. St. Catherine identified these Hearts are Mother Mary and Jesus Christ. 12 Stars depict the twelve apostles and represent the Church, a beacon to the World. Mother Mary said —”Have a medal struck on this model. All those who wear It round the neck will receive many graces. The graces will be abundant for those who wear it confidance. “ Sister Catherine died on December 31, In 1895 her cause for Beatification was introduced in Rome. She was beatified on May 28, When her body was exhumed, after fifty-seven years of burial,, it was found to be completely incorrupt and supple. Catherine was canonized a Saint on July 27, 1947
In our Society, When you get a problem you tends to go to a Palm reader or Astrologer. We like to go for a auspicious time Shall we go to ‘Kattandiya’ We don’t want anything like that, only thing is Miracle Medal given by Mary Who is the Person, who told to wear Miracles Medal And the maximum worship in our life to be given to the Holy Eucharist The Medal received from Holy Mary Cathorine Laboure born in 1806 and she lost her mother when she was 9 years old. At 1830 she went to Vincent the Paul Communion to become a nun' When she was in Convent, she saw Jesus in Holy Eucharistic, daily At 1833 Mary appeared to her and told about Miracoulus Medal and she confirm the security of people who wear the medal. Sister Catherine died on December 31, A disabled child who came to her funeral went off with full cure when he saw the Cathorine Laboure’s body. When her body was exhumed, after fifty-seven years of burial,, it was found to be completely incorrupt and supple Still her body is in safe 140 Ruedu Bac Church When we see her incorrupt beautiful body, we are reminded to wear the Miracle Medal
TO GET THE SPIRITUAL SUPPORT TODAY OUR CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER DUE TO EASY ACCESS TO PHONOGRAPY,TOO MUCH TIME IN FRONT OF TV SCREENS- LEAD TO WEAKEN THE SELF ANALYSIS TOWARDS RESOLVING PROBLEMS. THIS HAS BECOME MORE COMMON IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, AND FASTLY CATCHING IN OUR CHILDRENS SOCIETY. DEFINEATLY WE NEED THE SPIRITUAL SUPPORT TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM? DISCUSSION POINT2
Easiest Path for Happiness (Mind Concentration) Develop a Habit. (Every day analyzing on one subject) Allocate a Time (Statistical Equilibrium) Everyday Practice Do one thing at a time Without Anxiety. When You are Practicing Jesus and Holy Mary will help you, to remove the Anxiety.
Best Method is Rosary for the Catholics? Allocate a fix time for every day (preferably early morning) to recite individual Rosary. Allocate one or two decades to remember whom you associate yesterday. Remove any Prejudice and Destructive thoughts. Read the Gospel, at least one passage and contemplate the relevance to your life. (Cyclic Gospel Reading is recommended.) Use anywhere in the World.www.sinhalagospel.com When You practice this method you will observe internal happiness with less anxiety. WHY? You allow Heavenly Doctor to operate your Weakness, through your Prayers...Is it similar the function of Physical surgeon having operation in your body, and make you to recover your Illness. In Surgery you give consent to the doctor to operate your body. He will anaesthesia you So that you do not feel. He removed all the bad parts, then he will recover you to the normal life
Why Holy Mary Imagine that you cannot forget a bad experience according to your judgment leading prejudice and destructive thoughts. Then you should leave that problem in the hand of Holy Mary and allow her to resolve accepting any outcomes. Then you will see the matter will be resolved without any humiliation to you. Why Holy Mary? Imagine the first miracle water into wine. The role of Holy Mary. Mysterious words in the gospel we hold thy Son. (further reading )www.whymary.net We worship only God. We don’t worship Holy Mary. But we respect her, like our earthly mother.
Allow God and Holy Mary to lead our Life.., What is the difference between these three pictures? Alone, No Service to anybody Service to People, but NO Rider. Horse Will decide where to go? Service to People, Rider will decide where to go? We are like this most of our life. Difficult to obey the rider, horse like to have his own path. Major Concept behind our religion to resolve our Problems When you follow the rider you will see that the qualities of surrender – Trust with the Rider along with your cheerfulness.
Willingness to Surrender Suppose a man is in love with a beautiful woman, and the woman puts a condition that if he wants her in marriage he should give up drinking and smoking. The man would certainly comply with these conditions at least he gets her in marriage. The Willingness to surrender to these conditions is prompted by the Love he has experienced through her.
God’s Will and my will In our day to day life, we can train our Will actively keeping in Mind the love of God and his mighty plan for us. The word ‘God’ becomes concrete reality when I break my Will and do God’s WILL
When I break my own Will and do God’s Will what I can see If it is a question of speaking to a person who has hurt me (according to my thinking), I can do so if God becomes my priority. If I am ask to do a simple work, I can do it solely for God alone, in secret and in a hidden way. When I do it only for God and God alone, actively my Will is strengthen and God becomes a very concrete reality to me and I began to love him in that situation.
Now your Mind will identify what is the truth in your life. Then your freewill act according to the good outcomes you feel. Now you can develop your abilities with a clear mind and freewill. How to develop your abilities? Will the God change the ability of people from generation to generation. What you have experienced? How to become Happy?
What is Today? What we observe in ‘PAST’? – Agricultural Revolution – Industrial revolution Then, What is ‘PRESENT’? – Communication Revolution (All people will have telephones, will use Internet , will use storage devices like pen drive) What we can observe in ‘FUTURE’? You Like to go to Astrologer ! NO! – Transport and Energy Revolution
Effects Of Revolution The paradigm changes The way of living of people changes with the revolutions The revolutions will take may be 100 years. Human will have the following 3 major parameters to change his way of living. That is efficiency, productivity & effectiveness The revolutions will make human more efficient than previous.
Efficiency Efficiency = The resources needed to do a job according to your mind set Actual resources we used according to Present Day Technology If you’re mind is set for the old revolution definitely your efficiency will not match for the present era( you will be inefficient without your knowledge),then your productivity and effectiveness will be lower. Ex: If you’re mind is set before the industrial revolution you might think you need 5 days to go from Negombo to Colombo by a bullock cart. But if you use a car,you can go with in 1 hour. Hence the efficiency in this case will be: Efficiency = 5*24/1=168
Why Church encourage to use Latest Technology.., In the Gospel with regard to fasting Jesus Questioned About Fasting Luke 5: 6, Mathew 9: 14, Mark 2: 18 – How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? – No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. – Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. – 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.‘ Analyse the Above Carefully. We does not want new wine. Tendency is to stay with old wine, hence we are fasting while the God says no need to fast, when He is there.
Comparison of Human with Animal & Computer HUMAN COMPUTER HEARTBRAINMIND FREE WILL POWER SUPPLY CPU SOFTWARE TRUTH ANIMAL HEART BRAIN PROGRAMMING INSTINC
HeartBrainMindFreewill Human Computer Animals Characteristic comparison Only humans can be proactive. But most of the people are reactive and they don’t go beyond that level. An apple tree will only give apples, there is a purpose for the apple tree. Animal can do a task. But the Human will do task for a purpose. If your purpose become crooked, your characteristic become animal What is the ultimate goal of a human? Happiness Characteristic Instinct bahaviour Programmed Inactive, reactive, proactive
EFFECTS OF REVOLUTION.., ANIMAL NOTHING CHANGED (Stagnate) HUMAN COMPUTER Change for every 4 years Size will be 1/2 Speed will be double Nature/ God is always good for Humans Dynamically CHANGED Babarakanda Fall Mahaweli river in Peradeniya Stagnate Water in Manila
Mosquito Effects With Stagnate water, mosquitoes are developed. Mosquitoes will gone biting the people. Now a days the dengu mosquitoes bite can lead to dead. If your life is not changing, stagnated with unnecessary judging, cheating, lack of pardoning and out of focus may lead to stagnate your developing ability. Without your knowledge you become a mosquito Are you a dengu Mosquito? Please check whether your abilities are improving...
AS BROTHERS WHAT WE CAN DO TO BE HAPPY? Develop your abilities Living Happily You keep happy others also As a butterfly Results Daily Practicing atleast 20 minutes on Rosary Step 5 Avoid criticizing other unnecessary Identify my weaknesses and take actions to overcome Cheating Train on Computer Using / Driving Vehicles / Using Phones Identify my skills Action 2 Develop abilities on Computer and Every morning meditate the Rosary / Removing Anxiety and destructive thoughts $ Meditate the Holy Gospel (Each Scripture for each day) Do not use more than 20 minutes Intermediary Result Losing the worries / Thinking about Good Thinks Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Action 1 Action 3 Develop Pardoning Qualities Connection with God through Mary Step 4
Drawbacks to develop your abilities 1.No clear Mind and Freewill. (discussed) 2. Lack of Knowledge of the Present day technology. (discussed) 3. Feeling that your ability will not support many people and you do not have money to do that.. (subject to discuss) 1. Think about multiplication of loaves in the Gospel 2. Think about Parable of Talents/ How Jesus Christ pay Tax. Don’t Practice Money first. But Money has to be properly manage
Factors that will be hinder to develop your abilities 1.Having a confused MIND. 2.Many thoughts (Anxiety) is filled in your MIND. 3.Cannot do an action consistently (difficult in developing a habit) For Ex: Practice of going to Sunday Mass is a habit. (good) Feeling that you can not do any work, you have to retire (bad)
The best time to analyze your abilities Everyday morning just you get up. Why? Your MIND is free after a good sleep. Without listening to any other things recite rosary. 1. Remove prejudice thoughts 2. Remove destructive thoughts 3. Handover the anxietical thoughts to God through Holy Mary You will be Happy!!!
Conclusive Remarks – Don’t ask world to Change, you change first. Then you will get a enough look at the world, so that you will be able to change whatever you think ought to be change. Change obstruction out of your eye. If you don’t you have lost right to change anyone or anything Still, you are aware about your self. You have no right to interfere with anyone else or with the World. Conclusion THANK YOU!
Workshop Out Comes.., Today, we discussed practical problem. We analyse, how to make our life Happy. No is time to identify, what actions that we should make in carrying this workshop outcomes. There are about 10 brothers here. Can we all decide upon outcome. Please write one idea, what you are going to do as a Marist Brother in managing Finances and / or more vocations to lead your life Happy.
A PERSON TO BE HAPPY HE SHOULD MAINTAIN 2 RELATIONSHIPS ONE VERTICAL WITH GOD THE OTHER HORIZONTAL HOW YOU MOVE WITH THE FELLOWMEN IN THIS WORKSHOP WE TRIED TO COPNTEMPLATE OF BOTH ASPECTS.
FINALLY WISH YOU A HAPPY LIFE THROUGH HOLY MARY CHRISTIE ALWIS