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Great RIG VEDA talks about VASUDEYVA KUTMBAKM- the world family!

Sanskrit phrase found in Hindu texts such as the Maha Upanishad,

Which means ‘the world is one family’.

The phrase Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्) consists Of words: vasudhā (‘the earth’); ēva (transl. ’is thus’); and kuṭumbakam (transl. ’family’).

The original verse appears in Chapter 6 of Maha Upanishad 

Also found in the Rig Veda , it is considered the

Most important moral value in the Indian society. This verse of Maha Upanishad is engraved in the entrance hall of the parliament of India. The world is a family

One is a relative, the other stranger,
say the small minded.
The entire world is a family,
live the magnanimous.

Be detached,
be magnanimous,
lift up your mind, enjoy
the fruit of Brahmanic freedom.

Maha Upanishad ]


The text has been influential in the major Hindu literature that followed it. The popular Bhagavata Purana, the most translated of the Purana genre of literature in Hinduism, for example, calls the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam adage of the Maha Upanishad, as the “loftiest Vedantic thought”.

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.

Let us take a resolve on this holy day to take care of our family first sans any deficiency-

Then the society, our Homeland India that is Bharath and the world!

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