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Vedic Philosophy in 21st Century

An interactive seminar on “Vedic Philosophy in 21st Century” with Dr. David Frawley was organized jointly by Intellectual forum of North East (IFNE) on 31st October 2019 at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture. The session was hosted by Prof. Nani Gopal Mahanta of Guahati University. 
In 2015, Dr. Frawley was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India. He has written several books on Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology.
Excerpts from the speech of Dr. David Frawley: 
Bharat is not just a nation but the greatest culture of the world and a great civilisation. The foundation of this culture or the civilisation is the Sanatan          Dharma.
Vedic Philosophy is the highest form of philosophy that encompasses the entire universe.
World is at cross roads and is witnessing various conflicts. Vedic learning is the need of the hour to help overcome differences within the society.
Vedic heritage must be revived and imparted through today’s education. For revival of Vedic culture, education must be oriented towards Vedanta,              Ayurveda and Yoga. At the same time, children of  21st century must have an organic connection with natural life.
Hindu Dharma is the science of consciousness and not just religion. To understand the consciousness, we must to understand the mechanism of                mind to achieve essential oneness with the supreme.
Sanatan or Hindu Dharma achieved much greater understanding of the universe and self-realisation than any other religion of the world. 
Deeper spiritual orientation is the need of the hour in India.
Preservation of the rich cultural diversity of India is essential to create a harmony between our life, culture and nature.
Yoga, Vedanta and Ayurveda must be understood deeply. 
Do not be apologetic or defensive for being a Hindu. Being Hindu is a way of life that encompasses cosmic connections and self realisation
“Think universally, act locally” is the way the Santan dharma had spread from Afghanistan to Indonesia.