December 7, 2006

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P.I.Sherif Mohammed, Thrissur

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He is a Muslim who lectures about Hindu scriptures.  P.I.Sherif Mohammed, Assistant Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, is regularly invited by organizations across the country to lecture on spirituality.

He spoke on Advaita in daily life at the Kanchi Paramacharya commemoration programme organized by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai recently.  And his lectures on ‘The relevance of Sanskrit’ and ‘Yoga for stress management ‘ in Thrissur recently were well appreciated.

“I don’t believe in a particular religion.  I believe in the doctrine of non-dualistic reality, which most religions speak of,” he says.  Mr.Mohammed recommends Bhagavad Gita for anyone who faces crises in life.  “The entire West has realized the importance of the Bhagavad Gita.  Foreign universities have included the Gita in their curricula.  Management gurus borrow ideas from Gita.  The Gita tells you how to manage your life,” he says.

A post-graduate in History from University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Mr.Mohammed says his interest in other religions was kindled by his study of Islam and the Quran.  “Islam respects other religions and tolerates other modes of worship.  Study of Quran has widened my horizon,” he says.

After hearing his lecture at Chennai recently, a student wrote to him: “Your talk was inspiring.  If we, citizens of tomorrow, realize the practical use of Advaita Vedanta, India will grow to be a superpower.”


Courtesy: K.Santhosh (text), K.K.Najeeb (photo), The Hindu, November 16, 2006
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