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आचार्य वाचस्पतिमिश्र: व्यक्तित्व एवं कृतित्व

आज भारत में ही नहीं अपितु समूचे विश्व में प्रायः जो किंकर्तव्यविमूढ़ता की स्थिति उत्पन्न हुई है वह आचार्य वाचस्पति मिश्र जैसे पूर्वजों द्वारा स्थापित आदर्शों की अवहेलना का ही दुःखद परिणाम हैI आज की पीढ़ी अपनी परम्परा, अपनी संस्कृति एवं अपने परिवार से भी इतनी दूर होती जा रही है कि उसे अपना हित, इष्ट या मुख्य प्रयोजन भी यथार्थ रूप में न कोई समझ पा रहा है न ही कोई कोई समझा पाने की शसक्त भूमिका में स्वयं को समर्थ पा रहा हैI

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History Of Asana And Exercise In India

Asana has an important place in exercise traditions as well as in spiritual traditions like classical Yoga, and there is a good deal of overlap between the two. Yet we should discriminate between these two levels of its usage. Hatha Yoga crosses over both these practices, having a connection to martial arts as well, but primarily uses asana mainly to prepare the body for meditation.

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The Meaning of History

Identity is a concrete guide in life and a help at times of crisis, for it gives you the strength to stand on your two legs and to believe in yourself. It also builds up a national feeling; not the arrogant sense of superiority of the conqueror, but a legitimate pride in a long string of creditable achievements and generous contributions.

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‘Vanamuthassi’: The Grandmother of Forest

Lakshmikutty, a member of the Kani tribe, lives in a small, thatched hut in the forests of Kallar near Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram. Even at the age of 75, she ventures into the woods to collect herbs needed for treatment. Lakshmikutty Amma is an inspiration for the coming generation devoting her life to preserving traditional knowledge of medicine and natural healers.

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The Illam as an Educational Institution

Illams of individual teachers, whose fame attracted students from far and near to stay for extended periods of time, was important in a society where knowledge was passed on from person to person

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A Universe of Meaning

One lives not in a meaningless universe but in a world with sense and purpose. However, globalized markets have eroded many traditional forms of life; international chain stores have conquered the centers of communities; advertising now fills all corners of public space. Where local beauty is preserved, it is only as a quaint museum piece for globe-trotting tourists.

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Knowledge, Culture and Tradition in India

Should we not also look forward, in a more appropriate modern way, and broaden our minds to make room for the knowledge that Indian and oriental traditions have just begun to contribute to our world?

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Gandhi on Education

It is my conviction that our children get nothing more in the high schools than a half-baked knowledge of English, besides a superficial knowledge of mathematics and history and geography some of which they had learnt in their own language in the primary classes.

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An AntiFragile Education

This is an excerpt from Taleb's best selling book - Antifragile - where he describes the meaning of true education through the example of his journey.

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Revisiting “The Beautiful Tree” – 9

In this concluding part of the series, read about how the indigenous system of education was fiscally kept afloat and what were the other social mechanism which kept it alive.

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