Hinduism specialists discuss relevance of Bhagavad-Gita

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Nevada (US), Aug 5 (ANI): Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita in contemporary world was discussed when Radhanath Swami, an International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) guru; and Rajan Zed, noted Hindu statesman; met at Reno (USA) on August three.

Other topics discussed were spirituality, harmonious co-existence, salvation, bhakti-yoga, vegetarianism, Hinduism in Europe, charity, world peace and unity, Vedanta, service, rituals and their meaning, etc.

Zed stressed that Hinduism, oldest revelation available to humans, offered a rich philosophical thought very relevant to the current issues facing the world, and world had come to appreciate its interpretation of the nature of reality.

Radhanath Swami, 59, a senior monk who has recently published a memoir "The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami", is headquartered in Mumbai (India) where he has reportedly initiated various social action and community development programs, missionary hospitals, eco-friendly farms-schools-ashrams, etc.

He is spiritual advisor to actor-comedian Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and travels around the globe.

Rajan Zed is president of Universal Society of Hinduism and one of the panelists for "On Faith", a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced jointly by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com. He has been awarded "World Interfaith Leader Award" by National Association of Interchurch and Interfaith Families. (ANI)

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