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Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Attend World Parliament

Oct 02 2019

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Attend World Parliament

World Parliament of Science, Religion & Philosophy gathering held in Pune

As part of the glorious 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations for #MahatmaGandhi ji this week, the World Peace Center (Alandi) of Maeer’s MIT, Pune, the MIT World Peace University, Pune, and MIT ADT University Vishwarajbaug joined together to organize and present the World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy at Rajbaugh today, and both Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were warmly invited to speak and share their blessings.


Distinguished guests for the Fifth Annual conclave included UNESCO’s Chair of Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance, Professor Dr Vishwanath D Karad; Governor of Kerala and former MP, Government of India, His Excellency the Hon’ble Shri Arif Mohammed Khan; Executive President of MIT-WPU, Pune, Mr. Rahul V Karad ji; Executive President of MIT-ADTU, Loni, Pune, Dr. Mangesh T. Karad ji; and, Author, Statesman, Educationalist and Environmentalist and the recipient of the Philosopher Saint Shri Dynashewara World Peace Prize, Padma Vibhushan Honourable Dr Karan Singh.


Addressing the theme of “Science, Philosophy and Spirituality, Which is Best?” Pujya Swamiji brilliantly shared His inspirational message that we should “Whilst we may pursue management courses in a number of fields within our universities and colleges to me there are three things that we must truly learn to manage which I term as the Three Ts: Tongue Management, Time Management and Thought Management. When we learn to manage these three Ts everything else becomes much easier to manage. To me this is the essence of spirituality, and the essence of our culture. When we really learn and implement these three things, our lives become successful and we become assets to the world.”

He also spoke of the “culture of oneness and togetherness and trusting each other, and that culture, nature and future are three very important things that we must dedicate ourselves to. We must protect our culture, be grounded in our culture and connected to our culture. We must also take care of our nature, our environment, and when we do both of those things then – and only then – will our future be secured.”

Listen to His speech:

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji concurred, sharing that “the science and philosophy that we learned in school are magnificent tools that help us achieve so many wonderful things in the world but, ultimately, it is spirituality that actually gives our lives direction. I come from America – from the world of the other MIT, the MIT in which the Technology is technology of math and science and engineering. But here, at this MIT, it is a technology of life because it’s bringing spirituality in, and all of the academic subjects, all of the knowledge, all of the facts are wonderful but, when we wake-up in the night wondering “Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? What’s my dharma?” we don’t turn to those academic subjects for the answers. Only our spirituality gives us those answers, and that’s why it’s so essential to be anchored and grounded in spirituality. Gyan, what we call knowledge or wisdom, is not just the accumulation of facts, but Gyan is actually deep wisdom that assimilates all of that and grounds us and anchors us in the truth.”


The day prior, both Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji were presented with the India Today Aaj Tak Safai Giri Best Sanitation Institute Award for the work that the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, of which Pujya Swamiji is President and Sadhviji is Secretary-General, has done to bring faith into action for water, sanitation and hygiene, and for inspiring changes in behaviour and for capacity building.

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