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Amrutha is ambrosia of Gods that bestows immortality. One can trace its legend being narrated in Bhagavata Purana, Mahabarata, and Vishnu Purana where both Devas and the Asuras join together to churn the ocean to hunt for it. My effort has been to churn thought from the ocean of Jnana (Knowledge and Wisdom) and give it an edge/ power of amrita (eternity) so that it brings emancipation for all. This is why this website is called jnanamrit.com.

I am attempting to stir the thought world/ocean in every reader so that he/she can rise to the ambrosia of wisdom/ jnana. It is through such stirrings that our intellect can assist us to filter knowledge for information and go on to separate wisdom from knowledge. Jnanamrit stands for wisdom that leads us all to satchitananda. This is why the thought that is churned out form the common heritage of humanity always stays open and strives to move away from monologic hermeneutics by entering diaptopical hermeneutics (sangam) to reach a pluritopical hermeneutics (pluri-sangam), so that it can move from dialectical thinking and come to the dialogical mode of thinking, so that it can assist us to open ourselves to the heterological. This means the hetero/the other is taken seriously and instead of imprisoning ourselves in the dialectical thinking that needs to hierarchize plurality on a linear scale, we strive to stay in a dialogical heterology. I think dialogical openness to the hetero/ the other is Caritas/love. The dialogic stance of our thinking follows the logic of love.

Love is dynamic and is excessive and is even transgressive of human precepts, laws and customs. It is self-giving and self-dying and we can see its highest expression in our Lord Jesus. The measure of love is to love without measure. Love therefore, is embracing everyone. It has a divine dimension. There is infinity/divine inscribed in face of the other/hetero. Hence, we also consider, the horizontal, the rhizomatic, the territorial/the spatial modes of thinking as important ways of stirring thought. We can think, (un)think, and rethink so that nothing remains (un)thought. In other words, nothing stays out of the embrace of love. This approach increases possibilities for our thought to stay creative and opens 360 degree zone for thinking that is often closed by exclusively dualist thinking that stays within the dialectical poles of the ‘either/or’ structure of our thinking. Our thinking of the (un) thought enables us to say the (un)said and even say the (un) sayable with care, respect and utmost love. All this is an effort to usher in a civilization of love.

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Dreams, Determination and Deeds lead us to beautiful Destinations.

- Fr Victor Ferrao