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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam” ?

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (from "vasudha", the earth; "eva" = emphasizer and "kutumbakam", "family") is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family.
The theory originates in ancient Indian texts of India called the Upanishads and is considered an integral part of the Hindu Philosophy.

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam” which translates though we are living apart we are inter-connected with each other. "Vasudhaiva" means "the entire earth' and 'Kutumbkam' means the "family.'Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam' literally means “The World is one family”. Recently, genetic studies have proved that we humans are all members of one closely related family with a common genetic ancestor.

The cosmos is one family (vasudhaiva kutumbakam) Vedic concept or Mantra of Hindu humanism.

Similar concepts

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam could be considered as an equivalent to the concept of global village, a theory presented by Marshall McLuhan. It has also seen to be similar to the ancient African concepts like Ubuntu.


Dr N Radhakrishnan, former director of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, believes that the Gandhian vision of holistic development and respect for all forms of life; nonviolent conflict resolution embedded in the acceptance of nonviolence both as a creed and strategy; were an extension of the ancient Indian concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

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