Hindu perspective of Gomata For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

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Do Enlightened people find it difficult to relate to the world? Adi ji explains how pratically nothing changes but something fundamental is changed. he fundamental principle is always in front of us. It is all this. And anyhow you are trained in whatever you are trained and that helps you perform your regular work, your swadharma, as it is said in the Indic tradition. That is how Bhagavan Krishna, Rama, everyone worked. So Krishna was practically enlightened. But he operated in the world, for the benefit of everybody.

Adi ji explains how pratically nothing changes but something fundamental is changed. he fundamental principle is always in front of us. It is all this. And anyhow you are trained in whatever you are trained and that helps you perform your regular work, your swadharma, as it is said in the Indic tradition. That is how Bhagavan Krishna, Rama, everyone worked. So Krishna was practically enlightened. But he operated in the world, for the benefit of everybody.

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Kumbh: A mega confluence of different knowledge streams Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

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Rethinking History Education Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

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Followership Principles as discussed in Mahabharata The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let's see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let’s see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

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