"Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Prophet Mohammed, Guru Nanak and Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu all promoted the values of world-brotherhood in testing times whenever humanity needed them most," Mukherjee said while addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum at Gaudiya Math in Kolkata.
He called upon society to continuously draw lessons from Chaitanya's philosophy and pave the path of welfare and well being of all.
"Chaitanya was not just a religious preacher or a reformer but a revolutionary," Mukherjee said.
He realised that in order to bring change in social life no traditional path would suffice.
He said the promotion of human values above all.
"His influence was profound and it did not just remain confined to social life but also made a deep impact on art, literature, philosophy, music, dance, etc," he said.
Mukherjee laid the foundation of the museum terming the project an appropriate element in the ongoing celebrations of the 525th anniversary of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
He expressed the hope that the museum would not only preserve priceless artifacts, manuscripts, etc. which would attract people in general but also open a new vista of research for scholars, researchers and students.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-09-2013)