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Indian religious scholar talks to students and staff
Religion is a pervasive and significant cultural phenomenon among human beings. Over the years, many people have sought to explain the nature of religion, the nature of religious beliefs and the reasons why religions exist in the first place says Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan in a lecture to students and staff at the University of Nairobi.
Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan gave a lecture on ‘Hindu Christian morality.’ He is an Indian scholar and a disciple of H.H. Yogi Ramsuratkumar of Tiruvannamalai and Founder Trustee of Sister Nivedita Academy through which he shares deep insights on spiritual and human values globally.
He argued that Hindu faith is the mother of faiths. “As Homo sapiens, we seem to have great desire to know ourselves. All humans have a godly instinct that seeks to establish our identity, our life purpose and the outright destiny. In addition, people appear to seek liberation. We need to understand God to get liberated as individuals, within the family and the society at large. Through this we are not only at peace with ourselves, families and society but also plants and animals.”
He called on people to be truthful, avoid stealing, meditate through yoga and withdraw from worldly pleasures. He pointed out that it is important to be patriotic to our land and elevate all humanity and not diminish lives.
The lecture was hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious studies.