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Indian Ethos

Category : India and The World

During the visit of our GRBS students to the Hebei University of Economics and Business, Hebei,  China in 2009, I was invited by the Director, Dr Ms.Wang  Qingyun to deliver a lecture on India’s Cultural Heritage. I spoke to a group of over 100 students of the International Exchange Centre. The theme was the distinctive characteristics of the  Indian Ethos and the inspiration that countless generations of Indians, regardless of language and religion, had had from the wisdom of the scriptures. These have shaped the Indian philosophy of  life and encouraged Indians to look inwards and find both the unique and the universal in one’ self and thus connect the self to the larger Self that is all pervading. I had also drawn attention to the cultural ties between India and China.

Helping me to find material for this lecture were Dr Radhakrishnan’s book, Eastern Religions and Western Though,  Amartya Sen’s  The Argumentative Indian and Swami Vivekananda’s lectures, apart from Swami Ranganathananda’s lectures on the Upanishads.

Here is  the slide presentation.

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