India can be teacher of world: Modi

Kollam, Sept 26 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has the power to become the teacher of the world.

Speaking on the occasion of the 60th birthday celebrations of 'The hugging saint' Mata Amritanandmayi Devi, fondly called Amma, BJP's prime ministerial candidate said: "The present state of ourcountry saddens us. But I am confident the same people and skills can make us VIshwa Guru (world teacher) once again."

"Our forefathers gave us Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (a philosophy that says the whole world is one single family). There are not mere words but we have lived it," he said.

Praising Amma, Modi said: "Amma's birthday is being celebrated for society not for self. Our Rishis (sages) spoke about everyone's happiness. Amma is showing the path to achieve that."

"She says that love is the centre of every relation. Real happiness lies in sharing unconditional love, compassion."

Speaking on what drew him to Amma, Modi said: "What has attracted me is Amma's simple teaching through simple language."

"If you look at the work Amma has done closely, she is addressing things that are relevant for the society. She is doing what governments should do," said Modi.

--IBNS (Posted on 27-09-2013)

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