Monday, November 06, 2006

ധ്യാനകേന്ദ്രം നിയത്തിനതീതമല്ല

ധ്യാന കേന്ദ്രം നിയത്തിന്‌ അതീതമല്ല എന്ന് സത്യദീപം ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്‌ മുഖപ്രസംഗം പറയുന്നു.
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ധ്യാനകേന്ദ്രം നിയത്തിനതീതമല്ല : സത്യദീപം

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കിരണ്‍ തോമസ് said...

ധ്യാന കേന്ദ്രം നിയത്തിന്‌ അതീതമല്ല എന്ന് സത്യദീപം ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്‌ മുഖപ്രസംഗം പറയുന്നു.
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Anonymous said...

തൊമസ്‌ divine retreat centre‍ എന്തെങ്കിലും ദ്രൊഹം ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ടൊ?

കിരണ്‍ തോമസ് said...

Anonymous
എന്റെ മറ്റു പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ വായിക്കൂ. divine retreat centre ഒരു തെറ്റും ചെയ്യുന്നില്ല എന്ന് വിശ്വസ്സിക്കുന്ന ഒരാളാണ്‌ ഞാന്‍. പക്ഷേ ഹൈക്കോടതി ഒരന്വേഷണം നടത്തിയപ്പോള്‍ അത്‌ സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ വിരുദ്ധ പ്രചരണത്തിനുപയോഗിച്ചു എന്നത്‌ മാത്രമാണ്‌ ഞാന്‍ ചൂണ്ടിക്കാണിക്കാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നത്‌. ക്രൈസ്തവ മാര്‍ഗ്ഗം പറയാന്‍ എളുപ്പമാണ്‌ അത്‌ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിച്ചു കാണിക്കാന്‍ ആശ്രമ നേതൃത്വം ശ്രമിക്കേണ്ടതായിരുന്നു. അതുണ്ടാകാതെ പ്രതിപക്ഷത്തേ ഉപയോഗിച്ച്‌ രാഷ്ട്രീയം കളിക്കുകയാരുന്നു ഇവര്‍

കിരണ്‍ തോമസ് said...

സത്യദീപം ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്‌ മുഖപ്രസംഗം
The Divine Retreat Centre situated in the archdiocese of ErnakulamAngamaly and run by the Vincentian Congregation is perhaps the biggest retreat centre of charismatic nature in the world. Millions of people, both Christians and nonChristians, go there for spiritual renewal and find hope in life. It conducts services in 7 languages. Recently the centre has come under scrutiny for allegations that some way undermine the credibility of the Centre. The allegations were about financial misdoings, sexual exploitations and unnatural deaths.
It all started with anonymous letters to the High Court of Kerala which were taken suo motto by a Judge and ordered an enquiry by a special investigating team for which the Judge himself named a head. Even at that time it was pointed out from different quarters that the order of the Court should be challenged in the apex court. But the suggestion was ignored for some reasons. The whole thing took place when the Congress led coalition was ruling Kerala. When the IPS officer, a Catholic, instituted his team, the Director of the Centre requested him in person to remove a particular officer from the team as he was persona no grata. The request went unheeded and the officer started the investigation. One should be extra cautious and prudent when approaching authorities with demands which cast aspersions on individuals. At one stage, the investigation took the form of what is called a raid involving medical officers, doctors, pharmacists, etc. That caused a hue and cry. It was echoed in the State Assembly with a walkout. The accusation was that in the name of investigation the Centre, its inmates were harassed. There appears to be an attempt on the part of political parties to politicize the issue and make capital out of it. The investigating team seems to indicate that the Centre is illegally conducting a hospital and keeping drugs without stipulated procedural requirements. The director of the Centre admits that there are more than 500 patients with mental disorders and other ailments like AIDS kept in the different houses attached to the Centre. There are claims made that the investigating team’s report submitted to the court contains shocking details about the Centre. There are some questions to which no clear answer is available. Is the investigating team trying to malign the Centre and the Church? I find no reasons to believe it could be so. It may have been that the Centre had alienated the investigating team. The question of the alleged raid and harassment is to be looked into, and there is a case in the High Court of Kerala filed by the Director of the Centre on the matter. A police investigation, even an income tax investigation, into any institution will cause some inconveniences for the inmates. Beyond that was there any harassment? If the investigating team has gone beyond the duty entrusted to it by the Court and become a tool in somebody’s hands, it should be punished for the same.
Divine has external enemies of communal and fundamentalist groups who work against the Church. The Centre has created its own internal enemies who were one time their own people. These groups may have joined hands. The Divine Retreat Centre has given hospitality to thousands of broken people who are thrown out to the streets, including the mentally sick and AIDS patients. Such institutions may face legal problems when laws are strictly applied. But laws are there for the people and its ruthless implementation will only send these distraught people to the streets. That such a thing should be allowed to happen just to save the prestige of some officers is mockery of the law. But that does not mean that an institution taking care of abandoned people is beyond the law. When the Centre gives hospitality to men and women who are sick in soul, mind and body and may also have a criminal background, we have to accept that there is every chance of the old man remaining even after they are reformed. This may give arise to deviant and scandalous behaviours. Though the Centre is a place of renewal, it is not a heaven on earth. The serpent of evil and sin could be lurking there and the authorities have to take appropriate preventive measures. If the investigating team brings out valid points of failures, it has to be humbly accepted that the Divine Centre is also in need of a renewal.