Pandurang Shastri Athavale

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It is my experience that awareness of the nearness of God and reverence for that power create reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for all of creation

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale (19 October 192025 October 2003), known as Dada (Gujarati: દાદા, Marathi: दादा), meaning elder brother in Marathi) was an Indian philosopher and social reformer who gave discourses upon the Hindu religious texts Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads.

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  • It is my experience that awareness of the nearness of God and reverence for that power create reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for all of creation.
  • Devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force and bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society. - Acceptance speech while receiving the 1997 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, from HRH Prince Philip at a public ceremony held in Westminster Abbey, May 6, 1997[1].

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