This hyper dimensional being who stepped into our world

People have varied languages, beliefs and physical features. So much diversity even in the same country or even state. Yet there is one belief that seems to be common to people all over the world. Guess what it is? Yes, a belief in the existence of a being outside their dimension, who has supernatural powers, whom I refer to as God.

I went to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supernatural to see the full Definition of SUPERNATURAL: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially:  of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil.

I also went through the traditions and beliefs of most cultures and religions of the world. Most of their ideas of God are something which the human mind can easily comprehend.

But I found something in the scriptures given to a people located in the very centre of the world, which was totally unbelievable. They talk about this hyper dimensional being, who is not confined to or made in the likeness of something we humans can comprehend with our finite minds.

This is what I read:

“In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word. Everything that was created received its life from him, and his life gave light to everyone. The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out.

God sent a man named John, who came to tell about the light and to lead all people to have faith. John wasn’t that light. He came only to tell about the light. The true light that shines on everyone was coming into the world. The Word was in the world, but no one knew him [Jesus Christ], though God had made the world with his Word. He came into his own world, but his own nation did not welcome him.

Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God. They were not God’s children by nature or because of any human desires. God himself was the one who made them his children. The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us. “ (John 1:1-14 CEV)

There are some powerful words which come from the scriptures of a people who lived at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, in the region called Israel. It is from a book called the Bible, and come from the second part of this book, called the New Testament, written 2000 years ago, todays date being 5th April 2015, celebrated as the ‘resurrection day’, when Jesus Christ rose from the grave after being crucified and buried three days prior.

Science is only now recognizing that dimensions beyond the three can exist. Space and time are mysteries that we humans cannot fully comprehend. That is why the triune God, the one who made all of us and the universe, is a being that human minds cannot comprehend. If you have a concept of God which you can logically understand, then it is very much possible that this god is a product of human imagination. The Christian concept of Trinity, three Gods in one, each unique and yet at the same time one God, is unparalleled in the beliefs of people anywhere in the world.

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Yes, this Hyperdimensional Jesus. One who was said to still the wind and waves on command, to walk upon the water, to pass through walls and visibly ascend, is this not a hyper dimensional Master of Matter? One who is said to have reversed the power of entropic force, releasing Death’s static grip and descending to Abraham’s Bosom to release the bound.

No one has ever seen God. The only Son Jesus, who is truly God and is closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like. (John 1:18 CEV) [By Son, he is not referring to a biological relationship, but a hyperdimensional spiritual relationship that we humans cannot fully understand]

Dear reader, there is a hyperdimensional being out there, who stepped into our world at a definite point in time and space. God entered our world as Jesus Christ, the sinless man, he lived and gave up His life on the cross, to pay the price for your sins and mine.

This is love, my friend. Love always gives.

Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. Love never fails! Everyone who prophesies will stop, and unknown languages will no longer be spoken. All that we know will be forgotten.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8 CEV)

We know deep in our hearts that there is a problem with our hearts. We have this tendency to sin. Why deny it with some high sounding philosophy? Covering up the real root cause of our problem has led to untold misery in the lives of billions of people.

Admit that you are who you really are, and that your heart needs to change. God loves you and will continue to love you, but you know what? He hates lies, dishonesty and pride.

He has given you a time like this to come before Him, and accept that He has [by stepping into this world as Jesus Christ and laying down His life on the cross] paid the full price for your sins, mistakes, and is willing to accept you if only you have faith in what He has done, giving up His life as the full sacrifice for your sins. He is not asking for any sacrifice or pilgrimage or donation!

Dear reader, there is not a second to lose, and only eternity to gain, if you make that choice willingly and with your whole heart. Let the God of love be with you as you take this step.

I am praying for you.

Marching to save Mumbai’s rivers

On 1st March 2015, More than 800 Mumbaiites dedicated their Sunday morning to walk the extra mile for the city’s rivers, literally.

As part of the March Walkatahon, people of all age groups, including 300 school students from Rustomjee school, marched along the 5-km stretch of the Dahisar riverfront to raise awareness about the poor state of the city’s polluted rivers and the need to conserve them.

The walk began from the Rustomjee International School and passed through Dahisar village. “The march was an effort to create awareness among people not to pollute the Dahisar river” said Mahesh Thawani, one of the organisers and member of the River Rejuvenate Regiment.

With most of its stretches now resembling a large, dry drain, the 12-km river originates from the Tulsi Lake near Kanheri caves and empties into the Mira Bhayander creek.

Such has been its degradation over the years that locals seem to have forgotten it was once a river and call it a ‘nullah.’ The waters are dark and stink with sewage, the course is choked with plastic and construction work is going on in various parts of the dried-up river.

Dr Shubha Raul, former mayor of Mumbai, who has been associated with the issue of degradation of rivers for the past 13 years, said: “I had taken samples of all four rivers and submitted it to NEERI [National Environmental Engineering Research Institute]. Their study stated there was very little oxygen and the acid level was too high for any marine life to survive in these rivers.”

Indira Bhende, a 75-year-old pioneer who has been fighting for the river since 1997, said, “I was part of a project that had gone to the MMRDA in 2002 with regard to cleaning up the river, but nothing came of it. Today, I am glad people are taking initiative.”

Dahisar resident Manish Sharma said, “We have only heard stories about how beautiful this river used to be. I am here today because I want to the see the same through my own eyes someday.”

The citizens have decided to continue the river march on an annual basis and the project is aimed at rejuvenating the rivers by 2020.

  • 2 Mar 2015
  • Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
  • HT Correspondent htmetro@hindustantimes.com

My blog in 2014 in review

This may be the first post that I am writing without myself as the author! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Hmmmm!

Click here to see the complete report.

Living treasure Hunt

This summer, children in our building did something different. We organized a Living Treasure Hunt in and around the place where we stay, and wow! Did you know what they discovered?


These are just some of the living treasures discovered by our children.


We were really amazed at the amazing creatures they captured on camera, and the way they researched and presented their findings. It made us realize just how many living treasures are there around us, each made so wonderfully by God.



But first, a brief background on what this is all about.

It is summer vacations, and children are out playing almost the whole day. If it is too hot they end up consuming cool drinks, and digital audio video content, yes that means movies, games and what not.

This time we decided to do a totally immersive activity to make them engage with the world around them.

We called it the Living Treasure Hunt!

This is how I designed it:

Objective: Identify and document living creatures in and around Raj Sarovar

Skills

•    Observation

•    Photography

•    Research

•    Documentation


Conditions

•    Open to members of Raj Sarovar and their friends

•    Age limit: 4 to 19 years

•    Teams should have two or more members, atleast one of the team should be a resident of Raj Sarovar

•    Identify living creatures [Insects, animals and birds] upto gate at Link Road entrance You have to identify any living creature right from ants to birds yourselves

•    You shall not harm or kill any living creature for this competition

•    Document by Photographs taken by you, one close up and one with surroundings

•    You can use any camera or mobile phone, and use the Internet or any other resource to identify what you have captured.

•    Points will be awarded for the total number of creatures, correct identification with biological name and photograph quality

•    Winning Photographs will be put up on Facebook page and Notice board

We kept cash prizes for the top three winning teams.

The children immediately formed teams with their friends, and were up early with their cameras and notebooks. They excitedly discovered many insects, birds and small animals! After capturing the photos, the children discovered a way to identify these living creatures using Google Image search!

There were some insects which the kids could not identify even with Google, making them realize the limits of technology!




We used the help of BNHS experts and they willingly identified the pictures which I emailed to them. A big thank you to Rahul Khot and Divya from BNHS for giving your expert comments. BNHS has a very useful set of field guides which can be of use to find out more about what you discover. Kindly visit the following link to know more on field guides and other products by BNHS

http://www.bnhs.org/catalogue.html

You can buy set of six books herehttp://www.bnhs.org/shop/special-offers/set-of-6-books-detail.html

There are more offers if you check through the site.

The kids got the correct Biological name and details of most of the various creatures from the Internet, and made excellent Powerpoint presentations.


Team Photogenia and their presentation


The children who took part, with a senior lady from our Building who distributed the prizes.

You are free to use this Living Treasure Hunt in your locality or building! Let me know how it goes!

Thanks for reading J