Buddhist Impacts on Culture and Civilization of Mongolia
The other day I happened to be invited to the second Edition of the Bodh Gaya Global ...
The other day I happened to be invited to the second Edition of the Bodh Gaya Global Dialogues at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi followed by the international Seminar on Influences of Swami Vivekananda and Gautam Buddha on Culture and Civilization of South East Asia, organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAKAIS) in Kolkata.
Though not scholar on culture but a practical diplomat and country which myself represent does not belong North East Asia I thought these kind of academic gatherings are informative and conducive to exchange views. Indeed they far exceeded my expectations in terms of content and stature. So, after a brief hiccup I wanted to share my reflection with TEI family on aforesaid theme as a case of Mongolia.
Mongolia and India have been enjoying age old spiritual and cultural bonds and sharing a great deal of similar and common civilization. These bind us to be closer in hearts and minds despite geographic distance. There is Mongolian saying proximate friends are way helpful than relative in far.