Pothencode(22/08/2017): We have to realize humanity and must seek spirituality and love others in this global spiritual era, said Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer, Head of the Depart, Global Studies and Sociology, University of California inaugurating the Global Spiritual Conclave and a National Seminar on ‘Sanatana Dharma – The Philosophy of Navajyothisri Karunakara Guru’ in Santhigiri Ashram, as part of the Navati celebrations of Navajyothisri Karunakara Guru.
Prof. Mark mentioned that Santhigiri Ashram has given a kind of message that we need to be convinced by our experiences, not by our knowledge or technology and said that the news based on religious terror is always disturbing. In the global age, we have become technocracy and that everyone including the Media needs a breaking news. Today, we can master the world with the power of technology. The positive side of the global age is that it brings some evolution in our life, the evolution of connectivity, evolution of wisdom and evolution of power, he added in his speech.
The function was presided over by Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Honorary Fellow, New Delhi Institute of Chinese Studies. Swami Navananma Jnana Tapaswi, Director, Santhigiri Ashram delivered the keynote address and Dr. K. Gopinathan Pillai, Chief Fellow, Santhigiri Research Foundation introduced the theme of the Seminar.Prof. S. Panneer Selvam, (Department of Philosophy, University of Madras) ; Prof. Sebastian Velassery, (Department of Philosophy, Punjab University) ; Prof. N N Kurup ( Former Vice Chancellor, Kannur University) ; Swami Gurumithran Jnana Thapaswi; Swami Dharmananda Jnana Thapaswi; T. K. Unnikrishnan Prasad also attended the function.