Francis’ second book, The Ocean in the Dewdrop, was released in Bombay at Granth Bookshop on July 9 by Dr. Francis X. D’Sa, S.J. , the preeminent Indologist and scholar of cross-cultural studies, and the founder/director of the Institute for the Study of Religions, Pune. The author was delighted to have his friend and former…

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Francis’ second book is being launched in Mumbai, India in early July. Published by de Mello Publications, the book is a companion volume to his first one, A Dewdrop in the Ocean – Wisdom Stories for Turbulent Times, which was published last year. While the first book dealt with the themes of Awareness in daily…

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A tourist visiting a place of breath-taking beauty makes frantic efforts to capture every moment and every scene on his camera. He spends all his time shooting everything he sees, and from various angles, knowing that it is a rare opportunity that may never come again. And he hopes to review, edit and enjoy the…

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A seventy-five year old man was as unconscious of his age as an eighteen year old. He came home one cold day muddy up to his knees. His grand daughter was concerned. He explained, “I was crossing the creek to see about the cow. Earlier I could jump it clear and easy but now every…

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Changes are exciting when they are along expected or desirable lines. But they don’t always do. Life doesn’t follow our own well written script where everything happens at the “right” time, where nothing goes wrong and we live happily ever after. Changes always call for some readjustments. What is most difficult is that they come…

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On Boxing Day, 1971 a group of Australian Kangaroo hunters claimed to have seen a beautiful young half-naked blonde woman among kangaroos on the semi-arid plains of Nullarbor, South Australia. The claim was supported by a film footage of a woman holding a kangaroo by the tail. A huge round of publicity saw many visitors…

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We are facing an unprecedented crisis that is affecting all areas of life – business, politics, religion, work, finances, society, family and relationships. The depression, loss of confidence, fear and confusion that have set in are affecting people all over the world. While there is an insistent clamour for change, there is also a growing…

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“In ancient times, if you put your hand up and asked ‘how many?’ they would say ‘Nine’. Five for the fingers on your hand and four for the spaces between them — the space around us is as important as the space inside us,” says Chungliang Al Huang, the highly regarded authority of Tai Ji,…

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The Master must have known that his words were frequently beyond his disciples’ comprehension. He spoke them nonetheless in the knowledge that a day would surely come when they would take root and blossom in the hearts that heard him. One day he said: “Time always seems too long when you wait – for a…

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The Irish launch of THE DEWDROP IN THE OCEAN – Wisdom Stories for Turbulent Times was held at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin on August 27. The function was attended by over 120 friends, family and well wishers from all parts of Ireland and a few even from outside the country. Dr. Ronnie…

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