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In the News (Mon 20 Oct 14)

  
  Northpinellas: Hindu movement cultivates peace from within
Athavale, born in 1920 in a village near Bombay, India, is known to devotees as Dadaji, which means elder brother.
Athavale teaches that those who believe God is in others are able to develop a loving relationship with everyone around them.
In 1997, Athavale was awarded the Templeton Prize for progress in religion, joining a distinguished group that includes Mother Teresa, the Rev. Billy Graham, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ International.
www.sptimes.com /2002/06/29/news_pf/NorthPinellas/Hindu_movement_cultiv.shtml   (1064 words)

  
 An article on the Indian social reformer, Pandurang Shastri Athavale
The bestowal of the 1996 Magsaysay award for community leadership on the 76-year-old Athavale ("it is an award given to me by God," he says gratefully) finally puts the spotlight on a man and a group that have been working selflessly and silently to transform Indian society at the grassroots level.
Athavale has also set up a range of educational institutions—the Bal Sanskar Kendras, where children are instilled with a love of Indian culture and values through mythological tales, and the Tatvajnana Vidyapeeth at Thane, where students are taught Indian and western philosophy, comparative religion, and Vedic rites and rituals.
Athavale was perhaps groomed for this mission by his father, Vaijnath Laxman Athavale Shastri, a Sanskrit scholar who ran the Srimad Bhagavad Gita Patshala at Madhav Bagh in Mumbai, India.
www.lifepositive.com /Spirit/new-age-catalysts/athavale/athavale-shastri.asp   (951 words)

  
 Selfless love crosses religious boundaries: 3/10/97
For half a century, Pandurang Shastri Athavale has traveled throughout India, a land with strong caste, class and religious differences, witnessing to his belief that God is present in everyone, and that all people are divine brothers and sisters in the family of God.
Athavale, 76, founded his self-knowledge movement based on the Bhagavad Gita, or "Song of the Lord." The Sanskrit poem in the form of a dialogue between God and a human prince is one of Hinduism's holiest texts.
Athavale or a co-worker enters a village, he is required to bring his own food and provide his own accommodations.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/03-97/03-10-97/c02li003.htm   (519 words)

  
 Pandurang Shastri Athavale Information
Athavale was born on October 19, 1920 in the village of Roha near Mumbai.
Athavale was influenced when he was invited in 1954 to the Second World Religious Conference in Japan.
Athavale politely declined and suggested that he would rather put the ideas to use in India before the West.
www.bookrags.com /Pandurang_Shastri_Athavale   (1119 words)

  
 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities
Pandurang Shastri Athavale, who founded a religious movement based on selfless love for the poor, died of a heart attack at his home in Bombay, India, on Saturday, October 25.
Athavale was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1997.
Athavale, who in recent years suffered from Parkinson's disease, preached a blend of community spirit and religious harmony and asked his followers to see God — in whatever form — in every person.
www.templetonprize.org /news_athavale.html   (191 words)

  
 1996 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership - Pandurang Shastri Athavale
Athavale sat and talked as his audience listened and asked questions, in the style of India’s traditional instruction and that of his own education.
As Athavale puts it, "a person who is teaching philosophy is [seen as erecting] differences between men." To refute the perception, he told Shin Nagami that he was coming.
Athavale hoped to bridge the apparent disconnection between real life and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita by focusing on the young.
www.rmaf.org.ph /Awardees/Biography/BiographyAthavalePan.htm   (7257 words)

  
 Hinduism Today | Jun 1997
Athavale's philosophy is logical and stunning in its simplicity.
Athavale was born in 1920 in the small village of Roha near Mumbai, the son of a Brahmin scholar, Vaijnath Laxman Athavale Shastri, who founded the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Pathashala, a seat of Vedic learning.
Athavale's family are worshipers of Siva, but in his temples he gives equal honor to all Deities, for he believes that devotional temple worship is vital for concentration on God.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1997/6/1997-6-14.shtml   (1186 words)

  
 HERE-NOW4U :Introduction to Athavales "The What and Why of Philosophy"
Athavale explains in his article the nature and the functions of Indian philosophy.
His main interest is not the mention and distinction of the different philosophical systems, much more he tries to give to the reader a sense of Indian Philosophy.
In his article Athavale gives on one side an inside in the very complex subject of Indian philosophy, on the other side he provides the reader with a deep inside in the phenomenon `Indian world of thougtandacute;.
www.here-now4u.de /eng/introduction__the_what_and_why.htm   (445 words)

  
 NEWS : Pandurang Shastri Athavale wins Magsaysay award
Athavale, 76, was cited for ``tapping the ancient well-springs of Hindu civilization to inspire spiritual renewal and social transformation in modern India.'' Athavale was born in Maharashtra into a Brahmin family.
Athavale, whose spiritual base is the `Bhagwad Gita', calls his movement Apourusheya Lakshmi (impersonal wealth), which differs from the Marxist concept envisaging compensated labour, based on protection of self-interest.
Athavale, who has just returned from the United States, looked cheerful as he accepted greetings from the Swadyaya parivar and hordes of press photographers who came to capture the peak moment of his glory.
www.hindunet.org /srh_home/1996_7/msg00133.html   (471 words)

  
 Religion
For half a century, Pandurang Shastri Athavale has traveled throughout India, a land with strong caste, class and religious differences, witnessing to his belief that God is present in everyone, and that all people are divine brothers and sisters in the family of God.
Athavale, 76, founded his self-knowledge movement based on the Bhagavad Gita, or "Song of the Lord." The Sanskrit poem in the form of a dialogue between God and a human prince is one of Hinduism's holiest texts.
Athavale said the money will be put back into the work of the Swadhyaya movement, which supports housing and agricultural projects throughout the country.
www.texnews.com /religion97/self071297.html   (573 words)

  
 Social reformer Pandurang Shastri Athavale dead
Athavale's vision for the movement: "We shall create a society which is self-disciplined, has faith in God, is adventurous and brave, loves culture and the holy scriptures, is truly democratic and is filled with devotion."
Athavale also established several educational institutions and initiated steps to ensure social welfare and distribution of wealth.
It was perhaps the first time that the spotlight was turned on Athavale who had till then been working silently among the masses.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/oct/25maha.htm   (286 words)

  
 Indian Spiritual Leader Dies -- Beliefnet.com
Athavale died of a heart attack at his home on Saturday, as India's Hindu majority celebrated Diwali, the festival of light.
Athavale persuaded farmers to give away crops to the needy and fishermen to donate one catch every year to their community.
Athavale's movement, named after the Sanskrit word for introspection, accepted followers of all religions and had no formal organizational structure.
www.beliefnet.com /story/134/story_13491_1.html   (361 words)

  
 The Hindu : Shastri Athavale dead
Athavale, 84, who received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1996 and the $ 1.2 million Templeton Award in 1997, is survived by his wife and daughter.
Athavale is revered in Maharashtra and Gujarat as a modern day thinker and social reformer.
Athavale, a recipient of Padma Vibhushan, strived throughout his life to fight inequality, casteism and vices among the cultivating and fishermen communities in the two States.
www.hindu.com /2003/10/26/stories/2003102604421000.htm   (161 words)

  
 Welcome to Dadaji.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pandurang Shastri's grandfather Laxman Rao use to go to the colony of harijans, who were treated as untouchables, to teach 'Manache Shlok'(a sacred text in Marathi).
After Pandurang completed his school education in Mumbai, his father, who was farsighted introduced Pandurang to system of education according to Tapovan as was practiced in ancient India, at Roha.
All this was due to the foresight and vision of Rev. Vaijnathji the father of Rev. Pandurang Shastri.
www.dadaji.net /lifeSketch.htm   (1732 words)

  
 Pandurang Shastri Athavale cremated
The mortal remains of renowned social reformer and Magsaysay award winner, Pandurang Shastri Athavale were consigned to flames at Tatwajnana Vidyapeeth, Ghodbunder in Thane district on Sunday evening.
Nearly 150,000 followers of Athavale paid their last respects to the departed spiritual leader since Saturday at his residence and later at the Vidyapeeth premises.
Athavale was founder of the Swadhyaya movement and had strived for reformation of the fishermen community in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/oct/26maha.htm   (354 words)

  
 Utenberger Nominates Athavale For The Templeton Prize
Athavale is founder and leader of Swadhyaya, a spiritual self-knowledge movement in India that, according to Unterberger, "has liberated millions from poverty and moral dissipation."
Unterberger nominated Athavale, often referred to as the Dada, which means elder brother, because of the innovative nature of the movement.
Unterberger, who is writing a biography of Athavale and his Swadhyaya, was the first western scholar to recognize the international significance of Athavale and his religious movement.
www.tamu.edu /aggiedaily/news/stories/archive/030697-1.html   (249 words)

  
 Social reformer Pandurang Shastri Athavale is dead- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MUMBAI: Social reformer Pandurang S h a s t r i A t h a v a l e, founder of the Swadhyaya movement, died in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon.
As news of his death spread, thousands of his devotees converged on Shrimad Bhagwad Paathshala in Madhav Baug at CP Tank where his body was placed.
Popularly known as ‘dada’, Mr Athavale devoted his life to creating social awareness through the medium of religion.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=251764   (190 words)

  
 1996 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership - Rev. Pandurang Shastri Athavale
From deep within it, PANDURANG SHASTRI ATHAVALE is drawing strength for his country's spiritual renewal and material uplift.
Taking up the call in 1958, ATHAVALE's middle-class disciples ventured into rural villages to propagate swadhyaya and to advance their teacher's belief that barriers of caste, gender, and religion must be transcended in order to recognize the true equality of all people.
Even so, ATHAVALE often reminds people that swadhyaya has nothing to do with politics and is not undertaken to solve the problems of the world.
www.rmaf.org.ph /Awardees/Citation/CitationAthavalePan.htm   (612 words)

  
 Zee News - Pandurang Shastri Athavale cremated
Mumbai, Oct 26: The mortal remains of renowned social reformer and Magsaysay Award winner, Pandurang Shastri Athavale were consigned to flames at Tatwajnana Vidyapeeth, Ghodbunder, in neighbouring Thane district this evening.
Nearly 1.5 lakh followers of Athavale paid their last respects to the departed spiritual leader since yesterday at his residence and later at the Vidyapeeth premises.
Athavale was founder of the Swadhyaya movement and had strove for reformation of the fishermen community in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
www.zeenews.com /znnew/articles.asp?aid=127994&archisec=NAT&archisubsec=   (283 words)

  
 Padma Vibhushan Pandurang Shastri Athavale dead
Mumbai: Founder of Swadhyaya Parivar, social thinker and philosopher, Pandurang Shastri Athavale, passed away at his residence on October 25 afternoon following a cardiac attack.
Founder of the 'Swadhyaya Movement', the movement to discover inner-self, Athavale is revered in Maharashtra and Gujarat as a modern day thinker and a social reformer.
Athavale, also a recipient of Padma Vibhushan, strived throughout his life to fight inequality, casteism in the society and vices among the cultivating and fishermen communities in the two states.
news.indiainfo.com /2003/10/25/25athavale.html   (206 words)

  
 Glossary - S
This is the organization founded by H. Dr. Jayant Athavale in 1990 with the blessings of His Sadguru H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj.
H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale under the Guidance and Blessings of His Sadguru Saint Bhaktaraj Maharaj established the Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskriti Sanstha in 1990.
For the smooth running of the organization after its tremendous growth, it was renamed as Sanatan Sanstha by Dr. Athavale on 24th March 1999.
www.sanatan.org /en/glossary/s.htm   (3591 words)

  
 Pandurang Shastri Athavale Biography (1920– ) Online Encyclopedia Article About Pandurang Shastri Athavale Biography ...
Pandurang Shastri Athavale Biography (1920–) Online Encyclopedia Article About Pandurang Shastri Athavale Biography (1920–)
His awards include the Mahatma Gandhi Prize (1988) and the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (1997).
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /Cambridge/entries/025/Pandurang-Shastri-Athavale.html   (185 words)

  
 INDOlink NRI News - Pandurang Athavale Wins 1997 Templeton Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW YORK, May 7, 1997 - Pandurang Shastri Athavale, founder and leader of a spiritual self-knowledge movement in India that has liberated millions from the shackles of poverty and moral dissipation, has won the 1997 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
With less than 20 co-workers in 1954, Athavale (pronounced Ah-TAH-vah-lee), 76, began bhaktiferi (devotional visits) to the villages around Bombay to spread a message of love for God and love for all people, considered by the workers to be God's children.
Based on the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), the holiest text in the Hindu religion, Athavale's philosophy asks people to recognize the inner presence of God which, he says, leads to a sense of self-esteem as well as an awareness of the divine presence within all persons.
www.indolink.com /NRINews/templton.html   (348 words)

  
 Welcome to Dadaji.net
It is said that there is no point in tracking the source of river and the ancestry of a 'Rishi' the visionary; as these may be insignificant.
God's realm has it's own laws, the coming up of Pandurang among the Athavales' can be explained in the light of sacred linage of God centered ancestors.
Due to throat trouble his voice got chocked up, therefore the responsibility of conducting Swadhyaya and delivering discourses fell on shoulders of his son Pandurang, who was only twenty two year old.
dadaji.net /lifeSketch.htm   (1732 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: The Templeton Prize -- May 28, 1999
The 1997 recipient, Pandurang Shastri Athavale, founder and leader of the Bhagavad Gita- based self-study known as swadhyaya.
Swadhyaya encourages the recognition of God within all humans which, in turn, leads to a sense of self-esteem and respect for others and is credited with helping an estimated 20 million people in 100,000 villages in India.
Athavale, consequently, distributed his Templeton Prize money directly into the communities in which he and the swadhyaya movement work.
www.pbs.org /search/redir/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/june99/templeton_history.html   (1029 words)

  
 IN HONOR OF REVEREND PANDURANG SHASTRI ATHAVALE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
XAVIER BECERRA of california in the house of representatives Tuesday, March 16, 2004 Mr.
On Saturday, March 13, 2004, the Devotional Associates of Yogeshwar paid homage to a spiritual leader, and friend to all, Reverend Pandurang Shastri Athavale, better known as Dadaji.
Speaker, in light of the Devotional Associates of Yogeshwar's recent gathering to pay tribute to Reverend Pandurang Shastri Athavale and his many accomplishments, it is with great admiration and pride that we ask our colleagues to join us today in saluting this exceptional leader.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /environmental_justice/documents/cr/04/mr/16/cr16mr04-37.html   (523 words)

  
 Religion
This week, Sir John Templeton, 84, gave his $1.2 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion to Pandurang Shastri Athavale, founder of an Indian spiritual self-knowledge movement.
It was the 25th year that the world's largest annual award was granted to a religious leader for extraordinary originality in advancing the understanding of God.
Athavale, 76, went into thousands of Indian villages to spread a message of love for God and love for all people that has directly improved the lives of 20 million people.
texnews.com /religion97/manus030897.html   (749 words)

  
 Athavale, Dandekar, Devadas honoured
PUNE, Feb 19: Vice President Krishna Kant today gave away the G D Birla International Awards for 1998 to progenitor of Swadhyay movement Pandurang Shastri Athavale, the grand figure of Indology and Sanskrit Prof R N Dandekar and world renowned nutritionist Dr Rajammal Devadas at a solemn ceremony held at the University of Pune.
The awards instituted by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture in 1986, were conferred on the three towering personalities for humanism, for outstanding contribution to India's cultural and spiritual heritage and to rural upliftment, respectively.
The 79-year-old Athavale, who has been conferred with prestigious Magasasay Award and Templeton Prize, lamented that the society was losing the virtues such as politeness and gratitude.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19990220/ige20184.html   (517 words)

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