Odour of Success

Fr. Varghese in his introductory article has referred to human values like generosity, love truth, forgiveness, truthfulness, friendship, faith, service, Mercy and Joy. He calls these human values “life-giving creeper” or “life-supporting plant”. If we cherish these values then they will make our lives more and more joyful, prosperous and successful.

In this book of “Odour of Success” Fr. Varghese speaks about love in its many and varied forms. That love can be seen in Jesus as well as in one’s mother. That love can also be in many forms like in merciful dealing, in friendship, in social service, in the service of the poor, in the welfare of the downtrodden. Love is also seen in seeking solution to sickness, ignorance, exploitation, fear, doubts and the like. Fr. Varghese has sung the glories of mother as well as of teacher. In his own way Fr. Varghese make us understand the glories of a teacher as creator God, Brahma, Sustainer god Vishnu and the destroyer god Maheshwar Siva (p.118).

There is music in the writing of Fr. Varghese composed of religiosity, morality and spirituality all in one tread musical instrument.

His writing is both releasable and inspiring. The creator has given us an opportunity to live on this earth. Let us take it as a very precious thing and the best of it through sustained effort. “Odour of Success” shows us the way.

Extract from the PREFACE of Dr. Drashti Patel


  • 1. Understand Value of Time (સમયની કિંમત સમજીએ)
    2. One Day With Mother (મા સાથે એક દિવસ)
    3. “Your Life is Very Smart!” (“તમારી પત્ની ખૂબ સ્માર્ટ છે!”)
    4. A Real Friend in the Time of Calamity (સંકટ સમયનો ખરો મિત્ર)
    5. Sins Against Environment (પર્યાવરણ સામેનાં પાપો)
    6. Conflict of Self Knowledge & Selfishness (અહં અને આત્મજ્ઞાન આમનેસામને)
    7. Clash of Faith and Agnosticism (શ્રદ્ધા અને નિરીશ્વરવાદની અથડામણ)
    8. Eternal Soul, Perishable Mind and Body Prone to Death (શાશ્વત આત્મા અને નશ્વર મન તથા મૃત્યુપાત્ર દેહ)
    9. Literacy the Foundation of Development (વિકાસના પાયાનું પગલું સાક્ષરતા)
    10. An Unforgettable Visit (એક અવિસ્મરણીય મુલાકાત)
    11. Lamb of Faith in Secularism (બિનસાંપ્રદાયિકતામાં શ્રદ્ધાનો દીપ)
    12. Interreligious Dialogue Between Jains & Christians (જૈનો અને ખ્રિસ્તીઓ વચ્ચે આંતરધર્મીય સંવાદ)
    13. Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian? (શાકાહાર કે માંસાહાર?)

  • 14. Self Enlightenment through Diwali (દિવાળી દ્વારા આત્મપ્રકાશ)
    15. Knowledge of God (ઈશ્વરની ઓળખ)
    16. Darshan of Jesus at Christmas (નાતાલે ઈસુનું દર્શન)
    17. Christmas-Realization of Love (ઈસુજયંતી – પ્રેમનો સાક્ષાત્કાર)
    18. Joy of Giving & Receiving (આપ-લે કરવાનો આનંદ)
    19. Gujarati going away from Literature (સાહિત્યિક ભાષાથી દૂર જતી ગુજરાતી)
    20. My Gujarati Language (મારી ગુજરાતી ભાષા)
    21. Respect to Teacher Equal to God (ગુરુદેવો ભવ)
    22. Christian Spirituality and Ravindranath (રવીન્દ્રનાથ અને ઈસાઈ આધ્યાત્મિકતા)
    23. Garibnavaz – Refuge of the Poor (ગરીબોના બેલી સમા ગરીબનવાઝ)
    24. Father Valles – My Friend (ફાધર વાલેસ – મારા મિત્ર)
    25. My Friend Jayanti M. Dalal (મારા મિત્ર જયંતી એમ. દલાલ)

Author :

Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J.


Rannade Prakashan, 58/2, Second Floor, Opp. Jain Derasar, Gandhi Road, Ahmedabad 380 001



Language: Gujarati

Price :

T 150/-