continued from previous issue
Charitable Initiatives – Misdirected
The number of charitable institutions in the nation has increased and are increasing from day to day in our fair nation. Why? Is it because the people are altruistic? We have homes for the orphans and the “homeless” because of irresponsible parenthood; the aged for whom their children have no time. There is an increasing number among the handicapped of various types,
some of which can be prevented, if parents are more careful during pregnancies and more stabilized in their emotions.
DHARMA 54.3 Read the full issue here
Would you agree that women are gradually get-ting to rule the world of today?
You see them steadily coming up as heads of governments, corporations, politics, ministries, departments and so on. But, she has always been the uncrowned queen of the home since days of yore. But there is one thing that woman has to guard herself from, when she is at the top; one, the ego should never be allowed to rear its ugly head and two, she has to preserve her self-respect at all times.
DHARMA 54.1 Read the full issue here
It is your right to speak your mind,but speak the truth.
It is your right to live the life you want,but be responsible
You are born free,use your freedom wisely
It is your right to give away your possessions,but only to those who deserve
It is your right to sleep if you want,but only to recharge your worn-out batteries
It is your right to be as you want,but remember, you’re not alone.
It is your right to eat what you want,but take care of your health.
BULLETIN Jan-Jun 21 Read the full issue here
Any ordinary man in the street will realize that we have lagged behind in what we term as progress in spite of the many magnificent structures that we see.
Let’s analyze the word materialism. What is material-ism? Is it wealth? Is it riches? Is it abundance? If a nation is blessed with oil reserves can it be called materialism? If one strikes a windfall, can that sudden stroke of luck bring about materialism? Can the abundance that we see around us be called materialism? When a businessman becomes rich through hard work and diligence, is that materialism?
DHARMA 53.4 Read the full issue here
Management of the mind is related to the brain and the spinal cord. The brain and the spinal cord and all other nerves stimulated by various glands, though not visible to our naked eye, has a lot to do in moulding our lives. Mental management involves the manage-ment of the head and the heart. The head is the seat of intelligence or reasoning power and the heart is the seat of emotions or feeling...DHARMA VOL 53.3 HERE
Love, Peace & Unity - these mentally and spirit-ually elevating words, are the best in the human dictionary. Yet we have not been able to sustain them. They have been very much in the air since the 60’s of the last century, among the kids raised during the 2nd World War who had become teenagers during the 60’s. You may remember the well-known Beatles and the Flower-Girls at that time in history, who have been revolting against norms, ever emphasizing the need for love and peace..DHARMA VOL 53.2 HERE
We cannot avoid talking about the psychic being when it comes to wholesome development. In the words of Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati (the Society’s first pa-tron), “health is not measured by weight. Health is an in-ner condition. A psychic well-being of the entire system”.
DHARMA VOL 52.3 HERE
The word religion has its root in Latin which reads as re ligare meaning to bind back. ‘To bind back’ to what? - to the Source from which one comes and that is the Divine principle. And the human body is a sacred instrument with all its intricate machinery, that will have to be kept undefiled in order to facilitate this ‘binding back’.
Dharma Vol 52.1...
Despite the current trends of scientific and tech-nological progress and rising standards of materialistic living that we see developing around us, man has not yet learnt to live together in real understanding and genuine friendship..
Dharma Vol 51.2...
The Pure Life Society was awarded the medal pictured below in recognition of the efforts taken in distrib-uting food for over 12,000 people during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, over a period of 9 days. Thereafter, essential provisions were distributed to deserving families and individuals numbering 100,000 people in Peninsula Malaysia. During the course of distribution, we found many street people lying on the roads, starving for almost three days.
The World Humanitarian Award (WHD) was received on the 28th of June, 2020.
BULLETIN JUL-DEC 20 HERE
The world has suddenly been struck with a phenomenon unknown. There’s pain and sorrow that is putting everybody, big or small, rich or poor, into a state of an *EQUALIZER*. Every person is affected and is vulnerable to this wrath which is in the form of a virus.
The Order from the Government of Malaysia for a lockdown or Movement Control Order has put Malaysians in a dilemma, but the importance of restricted movement is necessary.
BULLETIN JAN- JUN 2020 HERE
One may be forgiven for thinking this year’s Deepavali celebration is dampened by the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn.
However, Mother A. Mangalam, who has devoted the better part of her life to humanitarian causes, including raising orphans and homeless children, does not see it this way.
DPM: No place for religious hatred here
Dr Wan Azizah greets Datin Paduka Mother Mangalam Iyaswary Iyer at The Christmas Day Hi-Tea Reception.
There is no place for religious hatred in the country and Malaysians must look after this land to the best of their ability, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the government would not hesitate to take action against those who threatened the country’s peace.
“Fake news, inflammatory messages and messages that stoke religious hatred have no place in Malaysia Baru (New Malaysia),” she said when addressing a Christmas hi-tea reception at the Luther Centre here on Christmas Day.. The Star 27 Dec 2018
Pure Life Society co-founder optimistic the ‘goodness of Malaysians will prevail’
Malaysians have become less united over the years but prominent social activist Datin Paduka A. Mangalam (pic) is optimistic that “the goodness of my fellow countrymen will prevail at the end of the day”.
The Star 6 September 2014
Love for the underprivileged keeps Mother Mangalam young at heart
With the aid of a walking stick and a helper, Datin Paduka Mother A. Mangalam slowly descends from the staircase of her abode. At 88, her gait is much slower than when we met a few years ago. She looks frail, but her mind is still sharp.
The Star 3 October 2014