Dialogues with Christians

In this section I will post my dialogues with Christians.  As I am going to say a lot in my dialogue about my understanding and relationship with Christians, here I need not use many words.  As I said before, I am ready to receive correction and criticism and seek the forgiveness of those who feel offended by my words and attitude.

December 1, 2011

Thanks Giving

When I was staying with an American family for few days at Varanasi, it amused me a bit whenever they said thanks to each other in the family.  For…

Where to draw the line

Men are conservatives.  And they don’t want to be disturbed in their settled way of life.  So  any kind of new ideology, view, principle,…

Teaching versus Preaching

Christianity (along with Islam and Jews) is (rightly) criticized by many as the religion of ‘book’ than ‘intuition’.  However, like we…

Krishna and Christ

Dear Sir, I am quite astonished to see my brothers and sisters are able to accept Yesu Krist in this country. I would be happy if you could send…

Syncretic or Heretic

During my talk with one Hindu ‘covert’ to Christianity, he lamented the lack of understanding in contextualization and to the need of…

Our View On Other’s Faith

“Let the dead bury the dead” Raguram: Will the sins that one incurs be reduced by giving offerings to the temples, donations and doing several…

Honoring Parents

I often say that the Muktiveda doesn’t give patterns for us to imitate, but rather principles for us to interpret and apply to our…

Reconversion and Rice Christians

The reality of mass-movement conversions and the challenges it now faces in the form of re-conversion are used by opposite political parties to stall…

The Authority of Scripture

One student asked me personally, “How can I tell interested Hindus that the Bible as the Word of God holds the final authority?” In response I…

In My Humble Opinion

Sri A. Abraham Joshi asked a good question about my philosophy of mandali, so I chose this forum to articulate it, since this question about our…