BEING A PRIEST IN INDIA MANIFESTO by George Thadathil
BEING A PRIEST IN INDIA MANIFESTO
By George Thadathil
ISBN – 978-93-82216-21-6
SALESIAN COLLEGE PUBLICATION
Sonada & Siliguri
Author Bio– George Thadathil is Principal of Salesian College Sonada and Siliguri Campus, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. His area of specialization is Cross Cultural Social Philosophy. He has organized various research seminars engaging local scholarship with contemporary concerns of identity, language and ethnicity.
He is the author of Vision from the Margin: Study of the Sri Narayana Guru Movement in the Literature of Nitya Chaitanya Yati (SNGM) (2007) and Darjeeling and Democracy (2023).
It is my firm belief that the one who has a why can cope with any how in this unique once for all existence we call life. Meaning is at the root of all happiness. Life is a search for meaning. It is an exhilarating experience to discover that one’s own life has a meaning. The perception of meaning adds colour and vigour, completeness and fulfillment. For me personally, this work though begun on account of the demands and requirements of attaining a Degree, has been even more, an arrival at and re-possession of the meaningfulness of a way of life I had chosen since some years. The central question, therefore, around which this whole work is situated is why should I be a Priest? My finite existence being the starting point of this Thesis, the purpose of this preface is to situate the immediate context, which is in other words, my own context.