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How do you react when you face a masked terrorist pointing a gun at you? How do you feel when you read the daily paper reporting the bombing or blasting of places by desperate terrorists leading to deaths of children, women, and innocent persons? What do you feel when you hear about senseless shooting sprees in many schools by a terrorist? You really don’t want that to happen even to your worst enemy! But you simply cannot be a mute spectator! The best way of creating a better world of peace and goodwill is to quench the fire at the source of all this trouble. This book is an attempt to understand the bottom before reaching out to the top. It is an attempt to work out a hopeful method to allow peace to prevail among nations.
Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate, asked, “What is truth,” about 2000 years ago to Jesus, who had declared, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” However, even now the question haunts all honest seekers when it comes to knowing the absolute truth! With the physical disappearance of Jesus Christ—as it happens in all religious movements—deviations from the Founder’s preaching have occurred right from the very beginning with the infiltrations of false prophets to divert our focus on the Lord. The believers in Jesus have split into many groups, sects and denominations, each claiming monopoly of the truth!
The author who became a believer in 1977, hailing from a Hindu Devanga Brahmin community, has continued with a great zeal of knowing the truth that is universal. He has had a strong fellowship with Baptists in USA as well as in India. He has experienced fellowship with Brethren Assembly, and now in Church of South India of which he is a member.
He has attended worship services in Methodist, Roman Catholic and Pentecostal-based group of churches. He has observed closely the attitude and behaviour of people belonging to Pentecostal groups that includes his relatives. He has read books related to the study of different denominations. With about four decades of studies and fellowships, he is of the firm view now that one has to revert to the four books of the Gospel to understand how much of Paul’s writings conform to the teaching of Jesus that offers salvation.
The author is a retired principal and professor of mechanical engineering having had higher education both in India as well as in the U.S.A. He is a life-fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He has been listed in ‘Who is Who in the World’ published by Marquis, USA; ‘Dictionary of International Biography, UK; and Asia’s ‘Who is Who’.
He is also a freelancer. His letters and opinions have been published in many English print-media, besides Kannada dailies. He is the chairman and managing trustee of ‘Deshana Charitable Trust’ with an object of helping the poor, especially in education.
As a part of his travelling hobby, he has toured all the seven continents of the world with his wife, Shalini. He has also covered the length and breadth of India, besides touring extensively the state of Karnataka. His first book on travel, ‘Wisdom, Human Spirit and Travel’, has already been published that covers the first
fi ve continents visited in addition to travels in India.
This book has been written with an intention of making an honest attempt to know the unbiased, universal and Absolute Truth that holds good for all peoples of the world. In doing so, some statements may appear either appealing or repulsive depending on the religious and cultural background of readers! Nevertheless, truth will be known only when other distractions from it are made known without any prejudices even when they sound harsh and offensive! Such statements are meant for introspection by the people concerned for the truth; they are not meant to deride or condemn the beliefs that are held commonly by various communities.