his mission for Pure Reason
At a time when religions have
become battlefields, Prof. Satheesan Kochicheril is on a mission to
emancipate mankind by showing it its pure reason that will bring
happiness and harmony in this world. In the introduction to his
website www.purereason.org he writes:
Twenty-first century has
arrived. People all over the world celebrated the arrival of the new
millennium. We have improved all our inventions. But, religions still
spread violence and destruction. In Indonesia, India, Pakistan,
Ireland, Africa .... everywhere. Religions are controlled by
mediocrity. The prophets were enlightened, but not the religions.
God is not a product of any
religion, neither is spirituality. Even now, ignorance is supported
by the educated. Ignorance is armed with weapons and money. Ignorance
is supported by governments. This is quite tragic. The main reason
for this is the conditioning of the human mind by the vested
interests that stand for power and authority. They behave as if they
have the right to tell lies because they believe that stories are
very much part of spirituality. The time has come to liberate the
world from ignorance, and hatred. All these stories of births and
deaths were made to conquer the world, and not to upgrade
The concept of Pure Reason
developed as a result of the meditation he began practicing from 1982
onwards. "My interest in meditation was prompted by the
observation of Arnold Toynbee, the British historian, that the
greatest contribution of India to the world was
The ideas that came to the
mind ever since were written down. In due course it developed as Pure
Reason. I knew that the prophets were prompted by the same holistic
rationalism of the soul, the part of the mind that is free of the
reductionistic rationalism of the society. The prophets called it the
Truth, and anything that is not Truth is untruth. Even our man-made
laws." he says.
Prof. Satheesan, 58, hails from
Kerala, India. Kochicheril is his father's family name. He did his
B.Sc. in Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla, in 1964, and his M.A. in B.R.
College, Agra, in 1967.
He started teaching at
S.N.College, Cherthala, in 1967. He entered Govt. service in 1971 and
for 12 years he was at Govt. Women's College, and then at University
College, Thiruvananthapuram. He retired from Govt. Arts College,
Thiruvananthapuram, in 1998.
He was a member of the Board of
Examiners, and also a member of the Board of Studies (M.A. English
Literature), University of Kerala.
After retirement, he moved
temporarily to Charlottesville, U.S.A. Having lived there for more
than two years he is going back to Kerala for starting a Center for
Pure Reason, and also for getting leisure to write more on the topic.
The 'Introduction' page of his site was translated into German by Dr.
Rainer Taeni, somewhat of a celebrity in Germany in the '70s. Dr.
Rainer lives in Australia, and has developed 'Creative Refocussing',
a technique designed to uncover the Truth for bringing back LOVE into
life. The technique is based on Pure Reason, man's inherent
sensibility. Since 1983, he has been conducting workshops in Germany,
Russia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and New South Wales,
The concept of Pure Reason is
being expressed at present as a reaction to the violence against life
that is spreading everywhere in the name of religion, religious
factions, races, and also many modern systems that tamper with the
essential sensibility of the human mind that is inherently attuned to
the Truth. He writes in purereason.org. "The Truth is the
perennial source of knowledge existing in the Universe. It has a very
strong moral system, and that moral system is being neglected in the
march of our civilizations. The Truth is essential to the culture of
the mind, for its happiness, and observance of it is very essential
for the sanity and sanctity of the human mind.
All over the world we see at
present the expression of civilized brutality, and the support for
reductionistic rationalism. Negative forces are armed with money and
weapons. The links to consciousness, even the so called expressions
of culture, are controlled by these negative forces. Neighbors who
have been living peacefully become enemies all on a sudden due to the
preaching of war maniacs. This is true of many countries in Europe,
Africa, and Asia. Elsewhere, to some, the neighbor is the child in
the womb. The conquest is that of the culture by the marching
The aim of http://www.purereason.org/
is to highlight the evils
that destroy the sanctity and sanity of life on this planet.
Visit his site, and support his noble venture.
This article is an
adaptation from a report published in emalayali.com in Oct'
Humane.... Peaceful Cooperation - Beyond Violence and