Posts Tagged non-violence
India is a country which laid great emphasis on acquisition of knowledge (Gyan). It was a practicing knowledge society devoted to seek more and more knowledge in diverse fields such as health, longevity (Ayurvigyan), mathematics, botany, chemistry, physics, statistics, environment, climate, agriculture, animal husbandry, astronomy, philosophy, literature, language and several other fields. Consider this pithy vocation: “Gyanam paramam dhyeyam”. It translates into Attainment of knowledge is the highest goal.
India’s non-violence is but a manifestation of our soft power superpower role. Be it the peasant-farmer, artisan, labour, scholars, sublimity, Veda, Upnishad, Gautam Buddha, Mahavir, Mahatma Gandhi, film producers/directors/actors/writers/musicians or anything else, we have more than enough to dust, polish, modernize and share with the world.
Is the world not confronted with same dilemma of ISIS making today? It is neither the sole responsibility of America (derided for being the world’s policeman) nor Europe to intervene in the crisis before the human society caused by ISIS but of the entire global village that mankind boasts of today and desires to live in. ISIS is affecting Nigeria and others in Africa, Asia, Australia and might cover even China and Russia. The need of the hour is to subject ISIS to proper analysis to understand the nature of violence, the need to remedy it by non-violence, and draw up an order that satisfies all interests reducing conflict to the minimum and ushering in a new era of happiness in the human history. Fire the soft power first before even the first shot is fired from the sophisticated weapons. The world needs to overcome this mood of doom and gloom and exchange it for hope and happiness.
The poor man’s identity itself has been stolen. Look at our nouveau aam aadmi. Do they resemble the real aam aadmi (the nanga-bhooka-garib aam aadmi)? They are either rich or crorepatis or multi lakhpatis at least. Before the birth of the AAP there have been umpteen such claimants to the throne of the poor aam […]
The former UK Prime Minister is reported to have said that Mahatma Gandhi’s doctrine of non-violence is not universal in the present world scenario. He appears to be weighed down by the victories(?) scored by terrorists since 9/11. I don’t blame him, for he saw no terrorism before 9/11, though India was bleeding for decades. […]
Betraying complete insensitivity to civilized living, the uncouth terrorists struck once again in Bodh Gaya on the 7th of July 2013, killing one person and injuring 6 others in 10 blasts. The MahaBodhi temple is the most venerable seat of Buddhism. It paints the most effective contrasts between the two worlds: civilized and uncivilized. Buddhism […]
Yoga is once again in the news. The American president , Barack Obama, is reported to have organized a yoga session on the Presidential lawns. That was enough for the radicals to criticize it on religious grounds as well as legal grounds. It is possible that the “market forces” are simply exploiting the vulnerability of […]