Releasing the Gujarati version of Radhanath Swamiji’s autobiography ‘Pele Par No Pravas’ Chief Minister today said that spiritualism is the real identity of India.
Radhanath Swamiji’s original English autobiography ‘The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami’ and its translations in different languages has become very popular among people.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister said If someone takes pride in India’s spiritual heritage it is being ascribed as non-secularity which is truly unfortunate for us.
Chief Minister said if one wants to understand spirituality in its true sense one should go for spiritual expedition of various parts of India. He also gave examples of spiritual figures like Swami Vivekananda, Ramkrishna Parmhansa and Mirabai who moved across India in the want of spiritual experience.
In the West they have a philosophy of ‘eat, drink and be merry’ while India preaches sacrifice and lives with the philosophy of ‘tolerance, acceptance and respect’, he said.
India’s spiritual heritage is the only way out from the problems like terrorism and global warming. We’ll need to accept and learn to take pride in our spiritual heritage, he said.
Radhanath Swamiji narrated his experiences during his journeys for the spiritual search. Leading personalities of different fields of the society were also present on the occasion.
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