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Oxford Union Debate 25 Nov 2010

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Oxford Union DebateA World without Religion is a world without Meaning – A Hindu Perspective by Anil Bhanot OBE

Namaste, which means I bow to the divinity in you all and as I join my hands I hope our minds, may meet in unison. The divinity in us all is our Atma, an atomic particle of God.

I would like to explain these Hindu concepts of God, our Atma, our soul and then the Laws of God, particularly Karma, to then conclude why they are important for us to live a meaningful life.

A Speech to The Worshipful Company of I T

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Hinduism and its relevance to modern globalisation

A talk by Anil  Bhanot on Hinduism and its relevant to modern globalisation, to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

First of all, I want to thank you for your work in Information Technology, as I believe your field has enormous potential to provoke a new understanding of spirituality and religion. If that sounds like a rather strange role for an IT professional, let me explain.

Gayatri Mantra at Westminster Abbey

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The Commonwealth Day 2010 Service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of the Queen, the Head of the Commonwealth, was led by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster. Leaders from major faiths were invited to say prayers, and Anil Bhanot, representing the Hindu community, recited the Gayatri Mantra in its 24 syllable Vedic metre:

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah; Tat Svitur Vareniyam.

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo, Yonaha Parchodayat.