Articles by: A K Merchant

The science of mind in the Philosophies of the World and the future of humanity

The science of mind in the Philosophies of the World and the future of humanity

A two-day seminar cum webinar convened by the World Buddhist Culture Trust brought together a select group of academics and researchers as well as concerned citizens to discuss what is “human mind”, its descriptions as portrayed in various spiritual texts, its functions in tandem with other faculties and problems facing humanity. The elusive “mind”, it was noted, has been sought[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Parliament of the World’s Religions makes a passionate call to save the planet

Parliament of the World’s Religions makes a passionate call to save the planet

The 3-day virtual Parliament of the World’s religions concluded in a spirit of fervent bonding and camaraderie connecting thousands around the world. From 16th through 18th October thousands participated to partake of the hundreds of inspiring and riveting presentations, prayers, music and dance, exhibitions and displays, workshops and many other unique features all echoing again and again the call to[Read More…]

by 30/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
An India of our Dreams – Reflections on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti 2021 

An India of our Dreams – Reflections on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti 2021 

On the occasion of 152nd Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2021, in tandem with Azadi ka Amrut Maha Utsav launched on the 75th Independence Day what thoughts flood our hearts as we survey happenings and events in the country and the plight of humanity.   On the one hand is the “India of My Dreams” that Mahatma Gandhi had expressed and[Read More…]

by 01/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Economic and Financial Travails of our Planet caused by Covid-19

Economic and Financial Travails of our Planet caused by Covid-19

In a world when Covid-19 has brought humanity to its knees and exposed the haughty posturing of many nation-states the lesson of its interconnectedness are still not being learnt. Despite some positive developments that give hope, there is much that should weigh heavily on the conscience of the human race.  Impending systemic collapse, the crash of global economy and widespread[Read More…]

by 27/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The India We Want: India Poised For Civilizational Leap In A World Ready To Explode

The India We Want: India Poised For Civilizational Leap In A World Ready To Explode

As the world’s largest democracy but not the oldest India is a young nation where 60% of its population are below 35 years of age. With a solid mandate encapsulated in the slogan: Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab ka Vishwas, the central task before the new Government, then, will be to build capacity in more and more people[Read More…]

by 22/06/2019 Comments are Disabled India