“Every religion on this earth calls upon people to live in harmony”, opined St. Philomena’s college Principal Fr. Leslie Moras.

He was speaking after releasing writer (late) Shikaripura Harihareshwara’s Kannada work “Biblenalli John na Suvarthe: Ondu Adhyayana” and its English translation “A study of St. John’s Gospel in the Bible” (translated by Prof. H.G. Subbarao) at a function jointly organised by St. Philomena’s College and Bharathi Prakashana at the college auditorium here on Sunday.

“Late S.K. Harihareshwara, a renowned research scholar and reputed writer, had believed that love is god and god is love. He was involved in deep research work throughout his life and showed the world that all religions advocated for leading a life of truth”, he said.

Noted folklore scholar and litterateur Dr. B.S. Talawadi, in his address, said Harihareshwara had deeply understood the messages of all religions. Pointing out that four people had written about Jesus Christ’s history in the Bible’s New Testament, with St. John being the fourth person, Dr. Talawadi said Saint John did not give importance to the miracles in Christ’s history. Instead he chose to highlight how truth, love and compassion can win over others. This aspect attracted Harihareshwara very much and he has scripted Saint John’s preachings in a very absorbing manner in his work, he remarked.

Continuing, he said Harihareshwara has sought to bond religions in his work by advocating that St. John’s gospel and Indian philosophy headed together in one direction and lauded Harihareshwara for treating all religions as his own.

Fr. George Olivera spoke on the English version of the book translated by Prof. H.G. Subbarao. Nagalakshmi Harihareshwara, Prof. M. Krishnegowda and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore