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NEIGHBOUR! Things have changed so much these days; it is difficult to know who our neighbours are. To whom should we call our neighbours? To most people on this earth in these times, life has been on the run. From the work place to back home is a tiring job and one gets retired by the day’s end to shoot back into the favourite bed. Where is the time for people around? We live in Apartments, Flats, Bungalows, Chawls, Farm Houses, Hutments, Etc; the more sophisticated ones in urban areas live in Rove-Houses, Villas and Bungalows. We do not know most of the times or we do not attempt to know who our neighbour is.Villas_in_Bangalore_Silvanakalkan-luxury-villa-for-sale-252502889047 In India and most countries, it is common to find people living in villages and townships where houses are attached one to the other with only a distinction of a wall. ChawlJhopadapatti 1 Those human beings living beside our dwelling place, whom we consider as just human beings only; I think if they were of a different species we would attempt to drive them away. download (3) In the dwellings that we live, most times we are bound to meet and interact with those people and we tend to derive problems, troubles, fights, ill behaviour, abuse of language and filthy talks rather than having friendly relationship, good ties, inviting each other on special occasions, sharing happiness and sorrows, helping each other at times of crisis and so on and so forth….. At times it may come to police intervention or filing of law suits against each other which would prolong for years and years. Ultimately to decide upon and say –“what horrible and toxic neighbour I have or am living amongst”. Almost two thousand years back, Jesus preached and he thus spake – “Love Thy Neighbour”, what he actually meant and to whom he was referring to as neighbour is now to be pondered. Did people live in the same manner as of now and behaved in the same fashion that made him speak so. Volumes might have been written on this. I am not writing anything new, I think I am only giving it a new twist. Living in the dwellings in these modern times like as I have said above. We instead made arrangements to live, separately from our neighbours. This made us live away from those people who live beside us, whom the world calls ‘neighbours’. We call it our civilised society and a developed world. Resulting in, to make a generalised statement as to –‘who is our neighbour and what love is’. That’s why Jesus’ message is as fresh, as important, as contemplating and as thought-provoking. As for now who all are doing the “Blogging 101 June 2015”, to them, Word-Press team has extended the preaching of Jesus. It is as to our approach towards our neighbours, they mean and I mean our fellow Bloggers of this world. We have lessons like this  ………..which I would not want to disclose as it is a private class only for those bloggers who are registered, but my classmates do know about them. So we ought to know and are to learn and act as to what Jesus said-“Love Thy Neighbour”. That means to say we have to be always in good connection with each other, have cordial relationship through your likes, comments and follow, spreading your horizon, meeting different people from all over the world from all walks of life, young and old. Spread LOVE throughout the ‘Blogging World’, who is your neighbour now. LONG LIVE WORDPRESS!!! Blogging 101 Emblem


    DeniseBalog said:
    June 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you! Yes, I’ve often thought (and I am new to blogging) this “blogging neighborhood” has been one Jesus spoke of. It’s an escape from the outside world, to an often refreshing place to meet new “neighbors” and enjoy seeing their “homes” grow, and hear what interests their hearts and minds. Thank you for sharing, I would love to be “neighbors” with you! blessings, denise

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    Holistic Wayfarer said:
    June 30, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Long live WordPress. =)

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    Jahnavi Chintakunta said:
    July 8, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Nice to meet you, neighbor. 🙂 Shiva, Did you also enroll for Blogging 201?

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Jahnavi !
      Yes I have enrolled for Blogging 201 July.
      I wanted to go to your site and comment there , but when I pressed on your name and the link ‘’, it is showing this site is no more available and it also says the authors have deleted this site.
      Please check immediately whats the problem.
      I shall come on your blog and Follow you. O.K. !!!
      Shall meet you soon at Blogging 210 Classes.


        Jahnavi Chintakunta said:
        July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        Thanks so much, Shiva, for bringing the issue to my notice.Yesterday I wrote that comment without logging into word press site (just using my google account). I think that might be the issue. Thanks again for telling me about that issue. Will meet you at Blogging 201 course.

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    Jahnavi Chintakunta said:
    July 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm



    Jahnavi Chintakunta said:
    July 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Nope. that was not the issue. I fixed it by changing something in the settings. Sorry for spamming your blog with these messages. You are free to delete these irrelevant messages from this page 🙂

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    itihas said:
    July 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    such a thoughtful article! its a reality of life that we get some toxic Neighbor but we should learn to love them. thank u uncle for a beautiful message, please keep writing and enlighten us.

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    JoHanna Massey said:
    July 16, 2015 at 2:12 am

    So glad you are part of my WordPress neighborhood.

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    swamiyesudas said:
    July 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    A good attempt at trying to decipher Christ’s words, my Dear Shiva.

    But, when you write ‘what he actually meant and to whom he was referring to as neighbour is now to be pondered,’ you err.

    For Us Christians, it is Crystal Clear. Have just prepared a post on this, Please peruse:


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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

      In accordance ……..
      I consider myself Fortunate.
      That you created a post much in detail of the things relating to Jesus and Neighbourhood.
      Amen !!!

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        swamiyesudas said:
        July 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

        Thank You, my Dear Shiva! Very kind of You. Peace and Regards. 🙂


    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
    July 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I beg your Pardon ! Father.
    Please do not consider it as an argument.
    But I really meant was, Jesus meant that neighbourhood as the whole of humanity and not only for Christians.
    It is now for us to Ponder, that is what I mean to say.
    I went through your post “so who IS my neighbour” and that is what you also mean to say.
    Your Post has added knowledge to me, Thanks.


    Alok Singhal said:
    July 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    What a wonderful post. I would say Love everybody around, who knows tomorrow they might become your neighbors also 🙂

    Thank you for these beautiful thoughts.

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    chiruhr said:
    July 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I have nominated you for an award.
    Do check it out.
    I will look forward to your response.

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks so much Chiru!!!
      I shall check it and shall be back.
      As I am a bit busy shall respond to you in a couple of days.
      Love to YOU.

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        chiruhr said:
        July 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm

        Take as much as time you need Sir. I am sure they will be gem of answers. 🙂

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    BroadBlogs said:
    July 25, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Love, the greatest commandment!

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    gretahartmann said:
    July 27, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Shiva, You bring a very important commandment to light! What I have learned so far, we need to dissect the question in order to find our true question- 1. Love thy neighbor, 2. As thyself. For me, I ask WHO “thyself” is and my answer is This: because I am blessed with the Holy Spirit to live in and through me, I must learn and pray to view the world through the eyes of God (through The Holy Spirit.) The definition of who my neighbors are becomes clear: I must view people as God views people (by the examples and instruction set by Jesus.)

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    mariegriffith said:
    July 29, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Very insightful post. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    Pam Witzemann said:
    September 9, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Hi Shiva, It took me awhile to get here but I didn’t forget your invitation. I believe that all people with whom I come in contact are my neighbors and fellow bloggers are my virtual neighbors. I love each and everyone because love is a choice in how to treat others as I want to be treated. God is love and if I neglect to love those around me, I am not in adherence with the Living Way. Love is patient, kind, longsuffering, keeps no records of wrongs, rejoices with the truth, shuns evil, and never fails. So even though I don’t yet know you, Shiva and have formed no emotional bond, I can say that I love you in the same way that Jesus loves you. In the Book of Proverbs the Bible also, teaches that we “shouldn’t let our foot fall upon our neighbors doorstep to often or he may come to know us too well and learn to hate us” so, I will strive to keep neighborly boundaries, tolerate our differing views, and look to serve that which serves our mutual interests. I look forward to learning something new from you. India is a country that fascinates me. I think India has much to teach the world about tolerating differing beliefs, while allowing people to practice their beliefs, and doing so peacefully. I’m also, a big admirer of Gandhi and am impressed by all he accomplished by putting into action only one of Jesus’ teachings that of turning the other check. If all of Jesus’ teachings were actualized in the same way the world would be transformed. I believe that someday, that transformation will take place.

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    Krista Kemp said:
    February 2, 2016 at 1:43 am



You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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