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Youth in Discourse: Eastern Philosophy

Youth Advocacy Nepal organized a youth discourse on the topic Eastern Philosophy on 14 July 2017 at Anamnagar, Kathmandu. The resource person of the program was Mr. Tika Uchhai Thakuri. The program was facilitated by Ms. Sunita Bisunkhi. The program started with informal introduction of the participants.

Mr. Tika Uchhai Thakuri at first defined what eastern philosophy is. He said Eastern philosophy is a diverse body approaches of life and philosophizing, particularly centered on understanding the process of the universe and the endless “becoming”. He said that Western culture, the term Eastern Philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of the east.  He again said that eastern thought developed independently of Western and Islamic thought, but has greatly influenced both in Modern times.   

Next he described Philosophical and Religious traditions among which he described Hinduism and sanatan dharma. Sanatan dharma is generally considered to be the oldest major world religion. Hinduism is characterized by a diverse array of belief systems, practices. The most common to all Hindus is belief in Dharma, Reincarnation, Karma and Moksha of every soul through a variety of moral, action-based and meditative yogas.

Resource person Mr. Thakuri further explained different other philosophy related to eastern philosophy. He also explained about the perception of God and God’s relationship to the universe and also the role and Nature of Individual. After the completion of the presentation on the topic by resource person Mr. Tika Uchhai Thakuri the floor was opened for the participants for their comments, queries and suggestions on the topic. At the end of the program Mr. Sanjay Khadka; General Secretary of Youth Advocacy Nepal concluded the program thanking resource person, host of the program Ms. Sunita Bisunkhi and all the participants for their valuable and interactive presence.