I was born on a misty morning in the temple town of Aluva on the fifth day of the month of March in 1930. As of this writing, I am nearer the end of my journey than I ever was (a truism) and I remain a vagabond, a doubting Thomas, on the road of time. To me, the most fascinating attribute of life is its mystery. This sense has shaped my thinking and helped me steer clear of fundamentalist beliefs that wreak havoc on society. It has also fostered in me the spirit of tolerance of ideas and beliefs, that I hold neither true nor valid. This sense has nurtured in me an ability to empathise with all my sisters and brothers living in great diversity on our planet. My father taught me to respect all religions and my mother taught me to shun violence. The people I grew up with in Udayamperoor taught me to treat all things living with compassion.
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Mr K P Joseph Kalarickal with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, late former President of India