Different religions viewed God differently
and the differences had led to wars and
massacres in the past, though all the religions
were the result of the man’s quest for
understanding the riddles of life.
-Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is
to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To believe is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard
in life is to risk nothing. They may avoid suffering
and sorrow but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow,
love, live. Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves;
they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who
risks is free.
-Ward, William A.
Do you know?
a.Linguists have suggested that the word ”Tulu” means
”that which is connected with water”.
b.Betelnut is brown and symbolises toughness and endurance.
Betel leaf is soft and resembles heart in shape.
The combination of areca/betel nut and betel leaf is
synonymous with marriage. The areca nut represents the
male principle and the betel leaf, the female.
The message is that like an idealised couple they are
c.Sooda is a village in Karkala Taluk, Udupi District,
Karnataka State. It is also a surname in Bunts (Tulu
Community).Kolkere is a village located in the area of
Basrur in Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District.It is also a
surname in Bunts. There is another village named Kolkere
in Channagiri Taluk, Davangere District.(Karnataka State)
1)a.When all knots that strangle the heart are loosened,
when all the desires that surge in the heart are renounced,
the mortal becomes immortal.
b.Fools dwelling in darkness but thinking themselves as wise
and erudite, go round and round by various torturous paths,
like the blind led by the blind.
Light is of two kinds. The created light such as light of the
sun, moon, stars, fire and electricity. All these are created
and they are a creation of Allah. The second light is the
uncreated one and is an attribute of Allah.Allah is far exalted
and praised with all His attributes. He is the creator unlike
His creation. The light of His face and His Self are both
uncreated, rather they are one of His lofty attributes.