Raj Vijayakumar

Raj Vijayakumar is currently residing in Toronto and working as an assistant for L’Arche Canada.


27 posts

    "Billy Batson finds power by relying on those most closest to him, and allowing them to be with him in his time of suffering."...

    "  Indeed, there is something courageous and downright human about the individuals who can hold onto hope in spite of the fact that things seem to be falling apart around them. "...

    "I thought my dad was nuts and couldn’t bear the idea that all this pain would somehow lead to something good.  Of course, I ignored him, and it was only a few decades later that I began to see the wisdom in his counsel." ...

    "Whatever the reason for the fear, there is usually a chain to the whole thing.  Yoda’s maxim applies quite well here. “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”  What’s troubling is that I often miss the fear and immediately jump unconsciously to anger and hate. "...

    " Beyond the systems we’ve set up, beyond the need to be approved of and sought after, there is still the heart.  The heart which leads us to the things in life which are truly valuable and important."...

    "At one level we want help from God. We want to saved from our trials.   At another level, we want the sense that we have accomplished something and that we are growing."...

    "Our attempt to build more virtue, or fight against vice, may then meet with success or failure.  We can however be rest assured, that Christ will have the final say over our lives, and in the end, everything will work out for the good for those who continue to love him (Romans 8:28). "...

    "The idea is that humility lies in forgetting ourselves, our strengths, our weaknesses etc., and focusing outward on others and on God. The trap in always focusing on our weaknesses is that we are still focusing egoistically on ourselves. "...

    "When I look over my  brief little life, there are a few moments that stand out for me.  In my life, these moments were religious moments of encounter.  When I fell into a space, where the divine seemed to open up just a bit more." ...

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