Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji meet with Hon’ble Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture
Fresh from their return from an extended trip abroad, HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, met with Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture, Government of India, for an important discussion about the preservation and promotion of Indian culture. During the productive meeting, Pujya Swamiji invited the Honorable Shri Meghwalji to participate in next month’s International Yoga Festival and presented a Rudraksha plant, the symbol of Himalayan culture, to him.
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji said that ‘Satyen Utbhitta Bhoomi’ The basis of morality in human life is to establish truth. Indian culture is based on truth and non-violence as well as many moral values like purity, chastity, and charity.
Pujya Swami ji said that Lord Shankaracharyaji said “‘Kastvam ko’ham kutah aayatah ka me jani ko me tatah’. Ih sansare khaludustare kripyapare pahi murare.’ Many times we invent the distance of the stars, the depth of the ocean and the height of the Himalayas, but we never try to know who we are and why we have come to this world. That’s why Jagatguru Shankaracharya ji has given these mantras.
“Our divine mantras and scriptures connect us with our culture, values and life values. Our culture and values are a boon for us, and it is the ultimate duty of all of us to keep them alive by protecting them. To be true, the essence of life is contained in the origin of these divine traditions. It is necessary to connect with our culture, origin and values, and to help others connect, as well.