Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A respectful homage & floral tribute to Vinoba Bhave as flashed on the f.b. on December 8,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh:

How many of us recollect & fondly remember as who was called the National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi who had launched Bhoodan Movement on April 18,1951 that had attracted the global attention?. He was none else than Vinoba Bhave whose original name was Vinayak Narahari Bhave. Let us have glimpse of his life in brief and pay our respectful homage to him!

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Bishwa Nath Singh;
 Vinoba Bhave whose original name was Vinayak Narahari Bhave is revered all over the universe for his great contribution towards constructive works. .He was born in Gagode, Maharashtra on September 11, 1895 into a pious family of the Brahmin clan. He was highly inspired after reading the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharat, Ramayan at a very early age. His father was An ardent follower of Hinduism and his mother Rukmini Devi who died while he was twenty three years old had a great influence on him who induced him for his devotion & spirtualityHis two brothers, Balkoba Bhave and Shivaji Bhave, were also bachelors devoted to social work. He is widely known for Bhoodan Movement that he had launched on April 18,1951 and considered as a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi.He had authored many books.He had studied writings of great Philosphers and saints. He was also deeply interested in Mathematics. In 1916, while on his way to Mumbai to appear for the intermediate examination, he took a detour and reached Varanasi. He was motivated by his desire to attain the imperishable and all pervading Brahma. In Varanasi he studied ancient Sanskrit texts. Inspired by Gandhiji’s speech at the Benaras Hindu University Vinoba Bhave wrote a letter to Gandhiji and after a few exchange of letters Gandhiji advised Vinoba Bhave to come for a personal meeting at Kochrab Ashram in Ahmedabad. Vinobha Bhave went and met Gandhiji on June 7, 1916 and this meeting changed the course of Vinoba Bhave’s life. He developed a deep bond with Gandhiji and participated with keen interest in the activities at Gandhi's ashram, like teaching, studying, spinning and improving the life of the community. Vinoba Bhave was asked by Gandhiji in 1921 to take charge of the ashram at Wardha. In 1923, he brought out `Maharashtra Dharma', a monthly in Marathi, which had his essays on the Upanishads. He increased his involvement with Gandhiji's constructive programmes related to Khadi, village industries, new education, sanitation and hygiene on December 23, 1932, he shifted to Nalwadi from where he experimented his idea of supporting himself by spinning alone. Later, when he was sick in 1938, he shifted to what he called Paramdham Ashram in Paunar, which remained his headquarters. In 1940 he was chosen by Gandhi to be the first Individual Satyagrahi. Vinoba Bhave also participated in the Quit India Movement. After independence he started social reform movements such as Bhoodan Movement and Sarvodaya Movement. He also made some notorious dacoits of Chambal to surrender to the State Govt.. In 1970, he announced his decision to stay at one place. He observed a year of silence from December 25, 1974 to December 25, 1975. In 1976, he undertook a fast to stop the slaughter of cows. His spiritual pursuits intensified as he withdrew from the activities. He died on November 15, 1982 after refusing food and medicine few days earlier. He was posthumously awarded with the highest national civilian award of Bharat Ratna in 1984.He was a great saint of our mother India and known for his passion, wisdom ,writings and constructive works. Let us pay our humble obeisances to his lotus feet and respectful homage to him!

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