Dharma and Identity are related. In the Indian view, identity is about self-expression to reach the highest a person is capable of.
Nindāstuti is a Dharmic paradigm of devotion through apparent censure! If binaries of any kind, be it of praise and censure or even of language and silence, all constitute the Ultimate Reality and yet the Ultimate Reality is not restricted to any of these, one can express one’s alignment with Brahman using censure and silence too, and not just praise and language!
India has seen a number of waves of invasions over the millennia. Be it the Greeks, the Scythians or the Yuezhi, invaders struck the Indian subcontinent and often got assimilated into the civilizations preceding their advent. What lived on and thrived was Dharma, which has withstood one of the most gruesome holocaust in all of history, over the millenia, to remain as one of the oldest extant spiritual and civilisation paradigms today.
In this essay, I posit a principle of Qualified Diversification, which looks at the multiplicity manifested in the world around us as relevant and yet subsumed within a greater unity. I feel this operative spiritual and social principle can be a long-lasting basis for unity, harmony, secularism, tolerance and acceptance in the world.
Author: Divya Nagaraj. Author Note: Rajiv Malhotra’s book AI and the Future of Power ,discusses many thought provoking issues posed by AI under the overarching guiding framework of Dharma. Ethics in AI is an extremely important area of research,study,policy which will not only affect the deployment of AI in myriad …
Author: – Divya Nagaraj. The Goal of Education This can be answered in two ways, through the western (adharmic) lens and the dharmic lens. Let us first examine this question through the western lens. In the Western sense, put in most simplistic terms, the goal of education is to attain …