Sadasivanathaswami reports from India:
Acharya Arumuganathaswami and I are off to the airport, heading back to our island after five days in New Delhi, five productive and exciting days.
As you may know, the India Foundation flew us here to attend their first-ever Soft Power Conference which focused on India's non-military, not-economic influence in the world. For three days, from morning to night, we were regaled with expert presentations on yoga, ayurveda, Bollywood, art, literature, fashion, Sanskrit, food and more.
In between events we were approached by dozens of well-wishers and (importantly) young journalists who we hope to engage in writing for the magazine. they are in their 20s and 30s, eager and competent...basically, our future writers in India.
I gave a 14-minute presentation that was well received. So, two 28-hour flights (to Delhi and back) for 14 minutes of sharing!
We also had a chance to meet with the team that is hoping to print an India edition of Hinduism Today. If that happens, the journey will be well worth it.
India is on the threshold of rediscovering her true identity. After 70 years of Independence, there is a sudden urge here to take possession of her spirituality, her history, her amazing culture, to throw off the Colonial definitions and write the narrative herself. It's such a joy to see that spirit rise.
Kauai, here we come!
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