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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 18-1. SWAMI kRISHNANANDA

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16/03/2019
18.  The Purpose of Philosophy-1.

A talk given on the 1st of February, 1979, while inaugurating the 24th Conference of the All-India Philosophical Congress, at the Sivananda Ashram.

On this auspicious occasion of holy Vasanta Panchami, I have the honour to welcome to this holy Ashram all the learned delegates of the Akhila Bharatiya Darsana Parishad. At this august moment, I invoke the grace of the Almighty upon you all for your health and long life, so that you may be blessed by the Divine Being for a more energetic endeavour in the direction of true pursuit of the Goal of all existence, which is the central theme of philosophical endeavour.

By way of a few inaugural words I have the privilege to present in a short outline what I feel from the bottom of my heart at the present moment.

This is a session, an Adhivesana, of the Akhila Bharatiya Darsana Parishad – An All-India Philosophical Congress – constituted by highly elevated spirits whose total being may be expected to…