"Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" Essays and Research Papers

  • Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

    of their country. The very word governance is wrong. Who is governing on whom? The whole purpose of the Government is welfare of the society and peace in the society. The whole objective of a Government is to work towards the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The moment there is a gap in the feeling of oneness in the society it may give rise to injustice and depletion of peace in the society and the same may have many other repercussions. The mind and body are the servants of the Soul or Atma....

    Buddhism, Consciousness, Quantum mechanics 1628  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

    Patel High School Topic Address: 2641 Highlands Vue Pkwy Lakeland, FL School: George W. Jenkins Senior High School Temple: Anoopam Mission USA Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam The phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” translated in English means “entire world is but one single family” has become popular in the past few years. My opinion about Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is that, I think that we are one big family whose roots can be traced to a single pair; mother and father. The color, race, and religion were later...

    High school, Hinduism, Islam 583  Words | 2  Pages

  • Jai Jagat

    asudhaiva Kutumbakam is a philosophy that inculcates an understanding that the whole world is one family. It is a philosophy that tries to foster an understanding that the whole of humanity is one family. It is a social philosophy emanating from a spiritual understanding that the whole of humanity is made of one life energy. If the Parmatma is one how then an Atma can be different? If Atma is different how then can it ultimately be dissolved in the Parmatma? If the whole ocean is one how then a drop...

    Buddhism, Earth, Philosophy of life 1871  Words | 5  Pages

  • Hospitality in the Global Village

    others who share the same interests and concerns. Therefore, this technology fosters the idea of a conglomerate yet unified global community. The concept ofVasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is a similar thought used in the theory presented by Marshall McLuhan as global village. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- "vasudha", the earth; "iva" = is as a; and "kutumbakam", (family;) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family. The increasing dependance on technology and Web has further shrunk the...

    Community, Culture, Ethnic group 1289  Words | 4  Pages

  • citizenship

    Proponents of this philosophy often point to Diogenes of Sinope (c. 412 B.C.) as an example, given his reported declaration that "I am a citizen of the world (kosmopolitês)" in response to a question about his place of origin.[13] A Sanskrit term, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, has the meaning of 'the world is one family'". [14] The earliest reference to this phrase is found in the Hitopadesha, a collection of parables. In the Mahopanishad VI.71-73, ślokas describe how one finds the Brahman (the one supreme, universal...

    BBC World Service, Citizenship, Community 718  Words | 2  Pages

  • Diana Eck

    or divides people. According to Eck, in every tradition there seems to be at least some attempts (some more than others) to steer toward a much wider understanding of “we”. For example, Hindus believe that the whole world is a single family-Vasudhaiva kutumbakam, Buddhists speak of the sangha and the four directions, Christians with the language of Oikos (derived from the word oikoumene, translates to the household of the whole inhabited Earth), and the Muslims attempt to find different ways to interpret...

    Buddhism, Christianity, Comparative religion 991  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vasudev Kutumbakam

    VASU D H A I VA K UT U M BA K A M - ‘ Th e w h o l e w o r l d i s b u t o n e f a m i l y’ World Peace 7.3 September 2009 International Day of Peace the General Assembly decided that 21 September would be observed annually as a “day of global ceasefire and non-violence” and invited all Member States, organizations and individuals to commemorate the day, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of a global ceasefire...

    2009, Diwali, Durga 31720  Words | 91  Pages

  • Democracy and Ancient Indian Notion

    provides its workers safe working environment as a right. Today, as the twenty-first century enters its second decade the world has shrunk in a space becoming a global village.The ancient Indian notion encapsulated in the sanskrit dictum ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’( the world is a family ) has never been truer.Today, its not realistic to think only in terms of one's own country .The exchange of ideas and goods are taking place everywhere in the world with ever greater frequency,speed and ease.The safety...

    Democracy, Environment, Evolution 421  Words | 2  Pages

  • Citizenship of organizations, nations and the planet- Rights and Responsibilities

    provides its workers safe working environment as a right. Today, as the twenty-first century enters its second decade the world has shrunk in a space becoming a global village.The ancient Indian notion encapsulated in the sanskrit dictum ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’( the world is a family ) has never been truer.Today, its not realistic to think only in terms of one's own country .The exchange of ideas and goods are taking place everywhere in the world with ever greater frequency,speed and ease.The safety...

    Citizenship, Democracy, Human rights 1304  Words | 4  Pages

  • Travelling Has Great Educational Value

    conflicts among various countries of the world. Travelling is, therefore, a unique experience. It affords us an opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge about our own country as well as about foreign countries. It develops the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” i.e., the whole world is one family. It increases our power of observation. It makes us social. It trains our mind and spirit. The hobby of travelling is thus a boon for the young....

    Caste 579  Words | 2  Pages

  • Relationship Status

    represents a welfare state and wholly encourages global participation for world peace and prosperity. Higher up comes the societal level of commitment. My heritage and culture teaches me the values beautifully composed in the following phrases- ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘He vishwachi maze ghar’ meaning the entire world is my home, and implies a sense of fraternity amongst all human beings. So be it rallying for a cause or donating blood, my commitment towards society has to be physical as well as intellectual...

    21st century, Commitment, Existence 609  Words | 2  Pages

  • India Has the Potential to Lead the World

    competing forces of our mundane world? Is this a viewpoint that fails to take note of the threat of diversity that reigns at every level of human interrelationship, ignoring the practical needs of a nation, of which others speak so eloquently? Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam It is necessary to understand Tagore's insight (see essays by Rabindranath Tagore, specially Bharatvarsher Itihas, Prachyao Paschatva in Bengali) concerning the primal spirit that propels the Indian civilisation. He emphasised that the civilisational...

    Culture of India, History of India, India 4002  Words | 11  Pages

  • History of India's Tourism

    devo bhav regards a procedure of the Host-Guest relationship. Recently it has also become the tag line of India's Ministry of Tourism's campaign to improve the treatment of tourists in India;[1] Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम. from "vasudha", the earth; "iva" = is as a; and "kutumbakam", family;) is a Sanskrit phrase [1] that means that the whole world is one single family. The original verse is contained in the Maha Upanishad 6.71-73. Subsequent shlokas go on to say that those...

    Agra, India, Jahangir 3080  Words | 9  Pages

  • Relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s Thoughts in Management Education

    not on the wealth they possess, or the power they wield, or the scholarship they have acquired, but by living a life of renunciation and having the awareness that they are part of the entire universe and that all constitute one family, V asudhaiva Kutumbakam. Accessibility of Knowledge Swami Ji emphasized on accessibility of education .He said: "If the mountain does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain. If the poor cannot come to education, education must reach them at the...

    Advaita Ashrama, Cognitive science, Education 997  Words | 4  Pages

  • The in Between World of M G Vassanji -Abhimji

    resolution. Cosmopolitanism, Anderson notes, "endorses reflective distance from one´s own cultural affiliations, a broad understanding of other cultures and customs, and a belief in universal humanity." This concept is very close to the Indian concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam and, as Anthony Appiah suggests, has become virtually inevitable. The ideas of openness to cultural otherness, broad fellow-felling, the appearance and acceptance of a notion of individual responsibilities may reduce the trauma of exile...

    Colonialism, Harold Bloom, Human migration 1021  Words | 4  Pages

  • Education and Children

    lived much after him. The one who thinks this is mine and that is yours is a small minded person. To the large hearted, the whole world is one family, he said insisting that they take their friend along. It is in this verse that the phrase Vasudaiva kutumbakam occurs, a phrase which finds inscription in the Parliament House. The story goes on to say that the fourth friend finally did go along and on their way they saw the carcass of a lion. The three educated ones decided to give the lion life. The...

    A Story, Lion, Sanskrit 698  Words | 2  Pages

  • Can youth make india a superpower?

    our best competetor, china. in china, they train the youth from the childhood like workhorses in a factory. and in america, where the youth is on the path of depression at early ages. But we are grown with the divine mentality of "Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam". means, the whole world is like a family for us. Our culture and our morales has made a strong impression all over the globe and therefore, no multinational company will ever hesitate to sign a deal with any indian company. with having more...

    Great power, India, International relations 525  Words | 2  Pages

  • Modern Education Before Independence

    knowledge. With it have faded Indian values, philosophies and traditions, which had taught Indians the spirit of tolerance and firm belief in the principle, ‘Live and let live’ has always been the part of Indian ethos. Indians believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the whole world is one family. C. Rajgopalachari had said, “If there is honesty in India today, any hospitality, any charity— any aversion to evil, any love to be good, it is due to whatever remains of the old faith and the old culture”...

    Education, Higher education, Higher education in Canada 3665  Words | 10  Pages

  • Indian Secularism: a Theological Response

    constitution articulate the basic assumption of India’s people, namely, that religions are not contradictorily opposed but complementarily related, not withstanding their serious differences. This assumption is in keeping with the ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The wisdom of secularism India is that it promotes true religiosity, as envisaged in Indian constitution, and as enunciated in the preamble to the constitution: justice, liberty, equality and fraternity . Therefore what we need is that practice...

    Freedom of religion, India, Indian National Congress 4883  Words | 13  Pages

  • Inculcate Ethical Values in Children to Protect the Nation from the Depleting Morals and Ethical Values Under the Shade of Globalization

    This is the call of our inner self which we have to follow in each moment. Similarly there is a law of the society and of the age. This can be termed as Yugadharma. Our ancient seers have uttered the great mantra of unity in diversity- Bassudhyeiba Kutumbakam means treating the whole world as a family. This process of globalization, liberalization, revolution in information technology and Internet is the clear steps towards achieving that goal as envisaged by our great seers. But the western culture...

    Culture, Culture of India, Ethics 2385  Words | 7  Pages

  • Swami Vivekananda: an Orator Par Excellence

    Religions held in Chicago more than a century ago. The address did indeed strike a chord among those who got used to the familiar, hackneyed, "Ladies and Gentlemen!" At one stroke the speaker embraced the entire assembly in what is called Vasudeva Kutumbakam. For Swami Vivekananda, all human beings, be they Hindus, Christians, Muslims' or Buddhists, were part of one family. Vivekananda's oration set every member of the august audience thinking about the incomprehensible sweep of religion. Of all the...

    Hinduism, India, Indian independence movement 2015  Words | 6  Pages

  • Leadership Project

    them. Through his public talks and symposiums, Sri Sri addresses issues of inter-faith harmony, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and grassroots development. He inspires thousands across the globe to live the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or a One World Family. University Doctorates  Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Bangalore University, India, 2009  Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, Nagarjuna University, India, 2008  Doctor of Letters Honoris...

    Art of Living Foundation, Government of India, India 4264  Words | 14  Pages

  • Modern Education System

    knowledge. With it have faded Indian values, philosophies and traditions, which had taught Indians the spirit of tolerance and firm belief in the principle, ‘Live and let live’ has always been the part of Indian ethos. Indians believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the whole world is one family. C. Rajgopalachari had said, “If there is honesty in India today, any hospitality, any charity— any aversion to evil, any love to be good, it is due to whatever remains of the old faith and the old culture”...

    Education, Higher education, Higher education in Canada 4819  Words | 17  Pages

  • Bhagat Sing

    revolutionaries have been called anarchist to make them unpopular." As anarchism means absence of ruler and abolition of state, not absence of order, Singh explained, "I think in India the idea of universal brotherhood, the Sanskrit sentence vasudhaiva kutumbakam etc., has the same meaning." He wrote about the growth of anarchism,"the first man to explicitly propagate the theory of Anarchism was Proudhon and that is why he is called the founder of Anarchism. After him a Russian, Bakunin, worked hard...

    Bhagat Singh, Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, Indian independence movement 3996  Words | 11  Pages

  • Science: Indian National Congress and C. Dayan Question

    Jaswant Singh C. Suresh Kalmandi D. Capt. Satish Sharma Answer: Suresh Kalmadi Question 9: What is the color of octopus blood? A. Blue B. White C. Red D. Yellow Answer: Blue Question 10: Which premier even in India has the official motto ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’? A. Internatiional Film Festival Of India B. India Internnational Trade Fair C. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas D. Commonwealth Games Answer: A. Internatiional Film Festival Of India Question FFF: Starting from the top, arrange these songs by the...

    Allahabad, Benazir Bhutto, Indian National Congress 3764  Words | 13  Pages

  • Imtp Notes Bms Semester 5

    religion • Concept of Maya (Illusion) – Advaita Vedanta • Meaning, scope and implications at work • Concept of Dharma: varna ashram dharma, svadharma • Concept of karma – meaning and importance to managers, corporate karma. • Concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ____________________________________________________________ ______ Tolerance This is a greater virtue than love. As it needs lot of patience to listen and understand other’s point of view, belief about an issue. However, to a true...

    Integrity, Personality, Personality psychology 21534  Words | 78  Pages

  • World Peace

    reign of Christ. They also tend to believe that movements towards full and united world peace before the coming of Christ are a means for the ushering in of the Antichrist. Hinduism Traditionally Hinduism has adopted a saying called Vasuda eva kutumbakam, which translates to "The world is one family." The essence of this saying is the observation that only base minds see dichotomies and divisions. The more we seek wisdom, the more we become inclusive and free our internal spirit from worldly illusions...

    Democratic peace theory, Jesus, Napoleonic Wars 2497  Words | 8  Pages

  • Value Based Education: a Need of Today

    Viprah Bahudha Vadanti'. India possesses this treasure of knowledge for the entire humanity and this is needed by the whole world even today. The virtues of patience, tolerance and belongingness to one Great Master bring in the concept of 'Vasudhaika Kutumbakam', Universal family. The highest goal of the people of Bharat has been 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu', 'Let all the worlds be Happy'. Indian culture never believes in narrow self centered thinking. It promotesViswasreyas, the universal welfare...

    Education, Life, Mind 2350  Words | 8  Pages

  • The Different Facets of Women

    to evil, any love to be good, it is due to whatever remains of the old faith and the old culture”. The spirit of tolerance and firm belief in the principle, ‘Live and let live’ has always been the part of Indian ethos. Indians believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – the whole world is one family. Tolerance, truth, Ahimsa, peace and non-aggression are the hallmark of Indian culture. The people endure injustice and unfairness until they are pushed right to the wall. Many times in the past, Indians had...

    Education, Education in India, English medium education 11809  Words | 31  Pages

  • A Savior for Environment with Emphasis on Hinduism

    religion centered education may be the answer for bringing about environmental behavioural change and for CEOs, a proactive stance to integrate environmental concerns into the framework of their business strategies. Religion blended with ‘vasudev kutumbakam’(the world is one family) can be a powerful tool for this planet. Part of the challenge of modern religions and the modern strategist is to reclaim their connection with the earth. ____________________________________________________________ ...

    Conservation movement, Ecology, Environment 7204  Words | 21  Pages

  • Diversity & Globalization

    society – it is also about building a common commitment to core, non-negotiable values such as human rights, rule of law, gender equality, and diversity and tolerance (IOM, 2003). Australia and India describe this as “Unity in Diversity” or Vasudevaya Kutumbakam - the world is a global family. Such a policy emphasizes not only the freedom of individuals to express and share their cultural values but also abide by mutual civic obligations. Conclusion Throughout this paper, the topic of globalization has...

    Archaeology, Colonialism, Culture 2909  Words | 8  Pages

  • Suryayan DEY

    eventually, Ramchandra. Ramananda defined his own studies with his dedication and self-surrender to the Supreme Soul, 'Paramatma'. According to Saint Ramananda, Lord Rama was the Supreme Spirit and the human race was simply one large family, 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam'. He was a skilled and impressive preacher, who drew large crowds wherever he traveled, yet most of Ramananda’s poems and sayings were not preserved. The result is the lack of texts that modern scholars and historians can use to unearth the life...

    Bhagavad Gita, Bhakti, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 4415  Words | 13  Pages

  • Languages of India

    heavens’.  Francis Hsu and Alan Roland describe the psychological and structural centrality of the mother in our tradition. It is the mother who gives us birth, nurtures us, teaches us, and grows us up. If our world is indeed to be a family – vasudhaiva kutumbakam – then it is the mother who can hold us together. She is, as Alan Roland shows, the pivot of the generations and, as woman, “keeper of the culture”. It is her archetypical attributes, her archetypical strengths that are third wave attributes...

    English language, French language, Hindi 27301  Words | 64  Pages

  • World Peace

    promotes peace through goodwill and by sharing the faith with others, as well as being proactive and doing good works and forgiving those who do try to break the peace. Hinduism Traditionally Hinduism has adopted an ancient Sanskrit phrase Vasudha eva kutumbakam,[25] which translates as "The world is one family." The essence of this concept is the observation that only base minds see dichotomies and divisions. The more we seek wisdom, the more we become inclusive and free our internal spirit from worldly...

    Human rights, Peacekeeping, United Nations 8312  Words | 24  Pages

  • Introduction to Socio Economic Polity

    encompasses all possibilities of global welfare and righteous progress of the entire world and of all beings and everything existing on this earth. The central theme behind the development of Indian culture as shaped by the revered rishis was “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, treating the entire world as our own family reflecting universality of serene love, altruism, sharing of responsibilities and caring for all beings. 3.3 Various Social systems: 1. Yajman and Purohit system: Traditions and behaviour patterns...

    Constitution of India, Government of India, India 37020  Words | 107  Pages

  • Cough Syrup

    medicine has continued to evolve its holistic approach to health in order to cope with modern needs and scientific approaches of the day. Modern Ayurveda includes: • Principles of preventive healthcare for the entire family (kulam svastyam kutumbakam). • Treatment of addictions (sangakara Cherikoffitsa). • Purification and rejuvenation treatments (panchakarma Cherikoffitsa). • The Ayurvedic approach to diet and weight loss (sthaulya Cherikoffitsa) • Musculoskeletal system...

    Ayurveda, Business plan, Charaka Samhita 9002  Words | 38  Pages

  • Style and Techniques in the Novel Namesake

    Industrial Meet with the NRIs, Gujrat government attracts them to invest in the industry in the nation; at the same time tries to spread Indian cultural heritage into the second and successive generations of the diaspora. The thought of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam is ingrained in Indian Philosophy, so multiculturalism should not be regarded as threat but a part and parcel of the life of all human beings living on the earth, reaching the great ideals of world peace, harmony, and universal fraternity. Gandhi-ji...

    Culture, Diaspora, India 11233  Words | 29  Pages

  • Exports

    months. Contents of discussion An overview of OFBJP’s activities was presented by Shri Chandrakant Patel. He is the organising secretary of OFBJP, USA. Shri Rajendra Prasad Singh is the Vice President of OFBJP, USA. He presented the concept of Vasudhaiva-kutumbakam and the greatness of the Vedic civilisation. He narrated the unique cultural values of Bharat and how it can benefit the day-to-day life of every individual. Role of information technology and media in contemporary politics was also discussed...

    Bhagavad Gita, Chidambaram Temple, India 44873  Words | 123  Pages

  • Introduction of Tourism

    to pilgrimage only. The person goes to travel holy places situated in all over the country, people also travel to participate in fairs, exhibitions and festivals. Because of this in India the concept of “Atithi Devo Bhavah” (Guest is God) and ‘vasudhaiva kutumbkam’ (All world is a family) started. After getting freedom, India’s tourism policy was based on the statement of pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’ “Welcome the tourist and Return him as a Friend” Government is also paying attention after considering...

    Cultural tourism, Heritage tourism, Maldives 23015  Words | 80  Pages

  • Slokas

    the dusk 14. The deity dharma. ********* saidevo 20 September 2008, 07:40 PM अयं निजः परः वा इति गणना लघुचेतसाम् । उदारचरितानां तु वसुधा एव कुटुंबकम् ॥ ayaM nijaH paraH vA iti gaNanA laghuchetasAm | udAracharitAnAM tu vasudhA eva kuTuMbakam || This one is of my group, the other is an outsider: such is the thought of people with petty mind. For people who are magnanimous and broadminded, the whole world is a family. ********* आलस्यं हि मनुष्याणां शरीरस्थो महान् रिपुः । ...

    Brahma, Lotus, Meaning of life 43112  Words | 232  Pages

  • Preparation for Ias

    the need of an organisation of their own, representing their perceptions and having a constitution of their liking. The traditional value system, beliefs and idealism are the backbone of village community. Such phrases and ideas as - Basuchaiv Kutumbakam, Yatra Naryah Punjayante remnant tatra devath. Vidya Dadati vinayam, Panch Parmeshwara, plain living and high thinking, love of nature and respect of elders, etc. - are still very much part of the village methods. It is this that makes villages...

    Development plan, Facilitator, Local government 74897  Words | 337  Pages

  • Aet and Culture of India

    there was a paucity of writing material is unprecedented in world history. The word ‘Veda’ literally means knowledge. In Hindu culture, Vedas are considered as eternal and divine revelations. They treat the whole world as one human family Vasudev Kutumbakam. There are four Vedas, namely, the- Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Each Veda consists of the Brahmanas, the Upanishads and the Aranyakas. The Rig Veda, Sama Veda and the Yajur Veda are collectively known an Traji. In later ...

    Culture, Culture of India, Hindu 109687  Words | 480  Pages

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