FAITH IN THE MODERN WORLD
A talk by TKV Desikachar in Nantes, France April 1995
In today’s world, the authority of tradition, religious institutions or elders is questioned and not accepted unless proven to the satisfaction of the individual.
However, when a person turns to someone or something with an attitude of respect and with the conviction that through this some thing good will happen, extraordinary results are achieved. This is especially so in moments of crisis.
TKV Desikachar, here presents an understanding of faith that the modern mind can accept and more important, that the modern mind needs.
This talk was given at Nantes, France in April 1995 when he visited Europe for a series of lectures and workshops there.
“I am very pleased that the subject of faith in the modern world has attracted so much interest. I would like to develop this idea in the following way. In the Indian tradition, even today, near the beginning of the 21st century, faith is very alive and is even taken for granted. In India, anywhere in India, people still believe in temples and teachers.