Live and Let Live Under One G-O-D
by Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani
Why have so many wars been fought in the name of Religion?
How can we eradicate the extremists of all religions?
The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality (Universal Religion). The author has written this book to be adopted as a textbook in high schools all over the world.
Our world today is dominated by religions that require blind faith and obedience. Humans will continue to abuse each other until we understand that we share a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. The power of our inner spirituality is called humanism.
We can each follow our own path and share our faith with others without hatred, scorn, or violence, and accept other paths as equally valid to our own. It is good to have some kind of faith, but we must follow it with reason.
Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani was born and raised in India. He did his masters in civil and structural engineering from Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey, in 1974. He retired as senior project manager from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2012 and moved to Boston area close to his five grandchildren.Dev wrote this book to educate young people in Universal Religion (Humanity and Spirituality). He hopes this book will appeal to the young minds and help them realize what really the God, the Religion, and the Faith is. It is Dev’s hope that they will not follow it blindly but try to understand its deep meaning and act accordingly.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.
With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.”
Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed—a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.