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It takes only one person with courage to start –Dr. Ravindra Kumar

“It takes only one person with courage to start” –Dr. Ravindra Kumar

February 1, 2018

The Externado welcomed the visit by Indian author and Professor Ravindra Kumar, an authority on the teachings of pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi.

Dr. Ravindra Kumar is the author of…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on June 1, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

Education in Democracy

"It is true that democracy is a manmade institution –a grand establishment, in which abuses are also more likely. Even then, democracy is the best system of governance eventually dedicated to the wellbeing of all within its ambit; for, proper education of the makers of the system with…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on March 15, 2017 at 5:37 — No Comments

Letter from Professor Supattra

Professor Supattra from Phrayao University sends this morning the following text with above attachment to my surprise:

Dear Prof. Dr. Ravindra,

I send this picture to you. After your lecture more than 300+ interesting questions were asked in Thai language –written in Thai in…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on February 8, 2017 at 6:59 — No Comments

WHO WILL SPIRITUALISE EDUCATION?

Shri Ramachandran Nair recollects September 28, 2016

 

Heeding to his "Rajya Guru's" advise Gandhiji tried in vain to spiritualise Indian politics and won independence for India from colonial rule through peaceful means and for the first time introduced "constructive program" as a main weapon in any political activism. It is unfortunate that his life was taken away by an assassin's bullet and the abetters of this killing is now in power. Sans any spirituality in…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on September 29, 2016 at 14:55 — No Comments

EGOTISM

Egotism is a state of being excessively self-absorbed in oneself. It inflates a favourable opinion about oneself and compels one to violence and aggression. A man can be physically strong or capable enough. He may claim to be wealthy or a learned one, but it has to be understood that egotism is inversely proportion to knowledge, and what one deems knowledge is only a pseudo one. Real knowledge and reason lead one to persevere and live in harmony. Without…
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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on July 31, 2016 at 4:44 — No Comments

Education –A Sadhya not Just a Means for Short Time Gains

“Education is for life, not just for the livelihood” and “education is a disposition –Sadhya to achieve the goal of life, not just a means for short time gains”, keeping these two basic realities firmly in mind and heart, commitment to the fourfold…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on July 9, 2016 at 4:05 — No Comments

India's Status as a Vishwa-Guru

India is rapidly emerging as a leading nation of the world. Besides information technology and medical science, Hindustan is outstandingly waving a flag in the field of space science. No one can, now, stop India in getting its due status of a Viashwa-Guru, if Indians remain united, committed to the Indian Way and basics of unique Bharatiya Sanskriti.

Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on June 23, 2016 at 3:30 — No Comments

भारतीय-सियामी संस्कृति:एक साझी विरासत –डॉ0 रवीन्द्र कुमार (Indo-Thai Culture: A Common Heritage –Dr. Ravindra Kumar)

भारत और थाईलैंड के मध्य हज़ारों वर्ष पुराने सांस्कृतिक सम्बन्ध हैंI दोनों देश सांस्कृतिक, सामाजिक और धार्मिक परम्पराओं तथा मूल्यों के आधार पर एक-दूसरे के साथ घनिष्ठ रूप में जुड़े हुए हैंI भाषा-शैली सम्बन्धी कई समानताएँ एवं अनेक जीवन-व्यवहार दोनों देशों के लोगों को एकता के सूत्र में पिरोते हैंI यह एकता करोड़ों भारतीयों-सियामवासियों का अब वैश्वीकरण दिनों में और निकट आने तथा क्षेत्रीय सुरक्षा एवं समृधि के साथ ही, विश्व शांति के लिए एकचित होकर कार्य करने का आह्वान करती हैI

Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on June 22, 2016 at 15:16 — No Comments

The Redeeming Culture of India –Dr. Ravindra Kumar

Indian Culture is evolutionary by nature. It undergoes metamorphosis in terms of social beliefs, customs, attitudes and behaviour, but it never fails to facilitate and harmonize the discordant elements as and when they arise. It starts from the individual and extends to the whole society. The Sanatana…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on June 1, 2016 at 13:48 — No Comments

राष्ट्रीय एकता और अखण्डता –रवीन्द्र कुमार

          भारत को अपने इतिहास के पृष्ठों से सीखने और समझने की नितान्त अवश्यकता है I अपनी राष्ट्रीय एकता को प्रत्येक स्थिति में बनाए रखना है I राष्ट्रीय हितों से छोटासा समझौता भी हमारी एकता और अखण्डता पर बहुत भारी पड़ेगा I विशुद्ध राजनीतिक उद्देश्यों के लिए किसी राष्ट्रविरोधी तत्व को छोटी सी ढील भी बहुत घातक सिद्ध होगी I

          अखण्ड, एकताबद्ध, सम्पन्न और सुदृढ़ हिन्दुस्तान ही हर प्रकार से, एवं भली-भाँति अपनी स्वयं की रक्षा कर सकता है I अपने राष्ट्रवाद की सच्ची मूलभावना –‘वसुधैव…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on February 23, 2016 at 3:49 — No Comments

Society and Culture

 

Society and culture are the two spheres connected with human life, which decide the present and the future of man.  All possibilities of man’s development, his standard of living and future prospects, depend upon organization of society he lives in, and culture that he follows. Along with this, society and culture also contribute significantly towards safety of human existence.

Scope of the both, society and culture is sanguine. Most of the subjects related to man’s life are…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on October 29, 2015 at 5:34 — No Comments

Message on the occasion of International Non-Violence Day

Message

I consider myself fortunate to be a part of Peace March on the occasion of the International Non-Violence Day in Penang [Malaysia], history of which goes back to 4000 years, symbolizing acceptability, adaptability, harmony and unity for development, prosperity and wellbeing of one and all. As the United Nations has declared Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, the 2nd October, as the International Non-Violence Day; a Public March…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on September 30, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Nonviolent Non-Cooperation: An Effective, Noble and Valuable Means for Peaceful Change by Ravindra Kumar in Social Alternative, Australia

ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLE

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Social Alternatives (Australia) ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Nonviolent Non-Cooperation: An Effective, Noble and Valuable Means for Peaceful Change By Kumar, Ravindra Read preview Article excerpt This article reviews the central principles of the social and political tactic of nonviolent non-cooperation, particularly in the tradition of Mahatma…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on June 24, 2015 at 7:27 — 1 Comment

Morality in Education

Morality is not merely a subject of preaching. Rather, it is a subject of practice. Morality leads one towards righteous acts. It accords protection and dynamism to human values. Performing duties or discharging responsibilities is the acid test of morality. If one performs his duties well, he discharges his responsibilities towards the society, the nation and humanity as a whole, he, in fact, follows the path of ethics; therefore, he practices morality in true sense of the word. The role of…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on March 5, 2015 at 12:03 — No Comments

Education

Each and every human being is bestowed with certain virtues, and niche capabilities. Man is able to identify his own virtues on the strength of soul-force. Mind and body co-ordinate in developing one’s personality through the manifestation of these capabilities. Hence, identification of own virtues through the soul-force, familiarity with capabilities and their manifestation pave way to the all-round development of personality, which is, in fact, the goal of life, and process of true…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on March 1, 2015 at 3:31 — No Comments

The Vedic-Hindu View of Morality

                                            कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥

“You have the right to perform your…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on February 11, 2015 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Spirituality: A Panacea for the Growth of the Nation

Spirituality, a term for the journey from being to becoming has been derived from the word spiritual, which in turn, is derived from the word spirit. In Indian terms it is the Adhyatmikta from Adhyatmic and basically from the Atmik. It signifies in general to remain active as per the call of the soul [Atman]. The soul represents the existence of the Supreme in each and every living being. Therefore, it is a clarion call for righteous acts, which is…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on December 25, 2014 at 13:41 — No Comments

Common Features of the Cultures of India and Myanmar: Binding the Two Bilaterally

Culture is the mirror of a society. It presents before the world those iconic characteristics of people within its ambit, which are the signs of their own identity. Along with this, they become ideals to be followed by others. A culture envelops ideas, works, planning, values and achievements of people of its domain. Especially, values and virtues occupy the foremost place in a culture. They are the result of a long-term process of thoughts and actions. That is why;…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on October 24, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

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