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Kamandalam (water pot) made from a dry pumpkin contains nectar and is used by the sages on meditation. The process of making Kamandalam has deep spiritual significance. A ripe pumpkin is plucked from a plant, its fruit is removed and the shell is cleaned for containing the nectar. In the same way, an individual must break away from attachment to the physical world and clean his inner self of egoistic desires in order to experience the bliss of the Self, symbolized by the nectar in the Kamandalam.


Like the Kamandalam, we are poised to get detached from the "Prosperity Theology", remove our 'Self', clean the Budhi, and transform into a pot keeping the amrit (nectar) of God's love to share with others by accepting the basic meaning of ashram as a great-faith-effort (in this case) of ordinary believers in our journey in all walks of life:
  •  To appreciate the Chit as our foremost cultural vehicle to pray, meditate, worship, adore, confess, choose voluntary simplicity or celibacy, celebrate life and serve Christ, the Lord of our calling, in every day life;
  •  To realise that everyone’s so attempting to live one’s faith is indeed an ashramite, free to explore the implications of our faith and culture as they inform each other;
  •  To make known that the celebration of the incarnate Word of God in our culture is more than merely using the rituals or mystical linguistic expressions of our culture in worship forms, as it is inherently a self-examination with regard to our message, our methods and our cultural sensibilities as we relate to our neighbours;
  •  To generate a grassroots movement that would be embracive of all cultural efforts of individuals, churches and unorganized groups, which expresses our hope in Christ; and, 
  • To remind that everyone so moved by the Movement would remember St. Peter's address to "God's select" in Asia Minor as it is to us in India: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15).

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