Up to date: November 29, 2020 7:21:17 pm
Addressing the nation in his month-to-month radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the work and accomplishments of Jonas Masetti, a Brazilian man who has been giving classes on Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita close to Rio de Janeiro.
Talking in regards to the affect of Indian tradition and scripture on individuals internationally, PM Modi stated, “Some individuals got here to India searching for them and stayed right here for all times. Whereas some returned to their nations as cultural ambassadors of India.”
The tradition of India is gaining recognition everywhere in the world.
One such effort is by @JonasMasetti, who is predicated in Brazil and popularises Vedanta in addition to the Gita amongst individuals there.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 29, 2020
“I obtained to know in regards to the work of Jonas Masetti, who’s also called ‘Vishvanath’. Jonas offers classes on Vedanta and Gita in Brazil,” he went on to elucidate.
So, who’s Jonas Masetti?
Masetti, a mechanical engineer, is the founding father of an organisation known as ‘Vishva Vidya’, positioned within the hills of Petrópolis, about an hour away from Rio de Janeiro. It’s right here that he teaches tons of of his college students about historic Indian sacred texts, together with the Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta. He additionally teaches Sanskrit, mantras and Vedic tradition.
How was Masetti first launched to Indian scripture?
Within the newest episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi outlined Masetti’s life and what drew him to Indian tradition and the research of India’s sacred texts. “After finishing mechanical engineering, Jonas labored for a inventory market firm,” the Prime Minister defined. “Later he was attracted in direction of Indian tradition, particularly in direction of Vedanta. He studied Vedanta in India and spent 4 years at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Coimbatore.”
In line with his web site, Masetti started pursuing a religious path whereas he was nonetheless working within the monetary market. Within the years after he graduated from engineering school, he ran a consultancy agency and labored with a number of “high administration firms”. However he would at all times ask himself — “How might I’ve the whole lot in life: household, girlfriend, cash, skilled success and on the identical time not being full and glad?”
After seeing that different “profitable” individuals, too, appeared to lack readability and peace, he turned to spirituality to search for solutions. This was when he moved to India and studied Vedanta for 4 years below the steering of Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
What’s behind Masetti’s recognition?
Aside from instructing college students at his institute close to Rio, Masetti additionally reaches out to 1000’s of individuals on-line by way of his every day podcast, ‘Vedanta Forged’, in addition to on YouTube, the place he uploads movies about spirituality, the advantages of yoga and the vedas.
In a tweet shared after the episode, PM Modi praised Masetti for utilizing expertise to popularise India’s “tradition and ethos”.
On Twitter and Instagram, the place he has over 34,000 followers, he shares classes drawn from Indian religious texts.
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