The book The Indian Great Awakening by Linford Fisher is part of the scholarly work on involvement to Christianity of the Native American. A lot of this work, for now, has addressed individuals as well as groups of people. The writer takes a broad scope of the engagement of conversion to Christianity especially in the New England which involved Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island as well as west of Massachusetts. This took place between the year 1700 and 1820. This great awakening focuses on the change, growth, and patterns of Indian involvement in Christian matters with less emphasis on the roughness or smoothness of Native religion encounters.
It was these men of the British Enlightenment who first came to rule India. They were smug in the notion of their superiority, proud of their achievements and patronising towards others but they were imbued with the spirit of discovery and intellectual achievements. The initial impetus to scholarship, the study of antiquities and intellectual respect for ancient cultures would colour, though not define, the remainder period of British rule in India. The spirit of the English Enlightenment would rub off on Indians with profound consequences. One impact of early British discoveries of the Indian people was the decision to promote traditional learning and ideas, refrain from interfering in religious and social issues and apply local laws in the administration of justice.
The Meiji Era of Japanese history was a significant period of time that saw the shifting of Japan into a Western-oriented nation. In order to maintain pace with surrounding countries and their development, the Japanese consolidated their approach in order to compete and benefit from other nations. Beginning in 1868, this long-term event initially intended to shift Imperial rule to Japan. Beginning in 1868 and although there had been an emperor prior to the Meiji restoration period, this era strengthened the political system under the Emperor of Japan. The Japanese mainly relied on imported ideals during restoration in order emulate Western nations who, in the Japanese eyes were advanced and powerful.
With introduction of a more direct system of administration in 1834 by the Britishers, the adivasis of Chotanagpur came in contact with the British administration. The first Christian missionaries; the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran mission, the Anglican mission, the Roman Catholic mission, and other Christian missionaries arrived after 1844 in Chotanagpur region. Joseph Bara observes, ‘there was no ready-to-grab attitude among the mundas and the Oraons towards western education and the Christian missionaries till about
In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, mankind is a philanthropic machine. To achieve a common goal, the brotherhood disregards their own personal ends and nobly collaborates. For every decision comes from collective thought and every advancement, from joint action. However, one man in this machine malfunctions: Equality-72521. With an inquisitive nature, an innovative mind, and latent desire, Equality possesses the traits of a visionary.
The term consciousness is plagued by confused ideas and philosophies and self-awareness is just one of the very many goals. None the less, it can be helpful for a yogi student to compare the secular standpoint with the spiritual as found in the Indian philosophies. The yoga scholar is encouraged to strive and live the experience rather than get involved in endless debates on what is happening in the brain. Secular Explanations There are many different descriptions of consciousness, all trying to express and understand what is meant by the concept; medical experts, philosophers, scientists
He criticized the educational system and said that, “You regard that man to be educated who obtains some degree, has passed out some examinations, and is able to deliver fluent lecturers. But this is not real education. It prepares a man for social service, develop his character and finally imbues him with the spirit and courage of a lion. Any other education is worse than useless.” Further he explained that people need to be practical in all spheres of work. The whole country has been reined by mass of theories.
For thousands of years it is known that humans have had the ability to desire knowledge. We have been in search of answers to solve the unknown, as knowing has provided us with comfort throughout our lives. However, whilst searching for knowledge and finding it, one must ask whether knowledge is able to lead us to doubt. We encounter with a paradox when we are able to contradict ourselves, yet if more knowledge is able to lead us to doubt it is also possible that it may lead us to the growth of our conceptual schemes. Religion is an area of knowledge based on belief systems offering answers to the purpose and meaning of life through faith.
Faith is an interesting form of knowing as it relies on one’s highly personal connection and hope that something is as it is supposed to be. It is opposite to reasoning in a lot of ways as it relies limitedly on physical evidence but rather on a mental confidence in something. Religion is a knowledge system that is aimed in answering complex life questions such as existence. During my elementary and part of my middle school years, I moved to a state where I attended a Lutheran school. Through the religion classes, the church, and the bible I developed a sense of faith in God’s existence and power.