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My Dear Pranav

(An Introduction to the Thoughts of Vinoba)

Written by: L.N. Godbole

Foreword by: Usha Chandrasekhar

First Edition: 1994

Published by:

N. H. Atthreya Hon. Director of Indian Centre for Encouraging Excellence

Court Chambers, III Floor, Bombay 400 020

Vinoba Bhave

In the form of 52 letters - one a week, written over a year - the author introduces some of the insightful thoughts of Vinoba to Pranav, a young man of twelve. Vinoba was a willing soldier, a keen student, a versatile scholar, a scintillating synthesizer, a social activist, a spiritual seeker and a great satyagrahi - all rolled into one. Every Indian, young and old, should have a feel of this great son of India.

Reading him is best and reading about him is the second best. The author hopes the reader will get sufficiently provoked to read Vinoba's writings.

» Foreword
» Preface
» Birth Definition of 'Brahma'
» In search of Meaning
» Learning : The change in ourselves
» Education : Ever eternal, ever changing
» Talks of Vinoba
» Add emotions into your thoughts
» Education & Spirituality : Development with direction
» People's Power
» Change in 'I' is the change in 'We'
» The greatest Democracy : Unity in Diversity
» The person of Ideas
» 'And Also' - Duties and Philosophy
» The modern side of 'Bhakti'
» Bhakti, Gyan and Seva
» The Experimenter
» A True son of the soil
» Vinoba & Jayaprakash
» Bhoodan-1
» Bhoodan-2
» Swarajya-Sarvodaya
» On Institutions
» Sarvodaya Samaj-1
» Sarvodaya Samaj-2
» Science + Spiritual Wisdom=Self-Knowledge
» Power of the Word
» Religious Institutions
» Ahimsa - the way of living
» Teachers : the source of light
» Dignity of labour
» Essence of learning
» 'Gungrahan' - Enlarge the good qualities of others
» Nai Talim - Lok Shikshan
» Think globally, act locally
» Women's Power
» Gramdan
» Bhoodan-3
» Enjoy in renouncing wealth
» Gandhi and Vinoba : A unique pair
» Thought is greater than man
» Cow Protection (Goraksha)
» Satyagraha
» Emergency in India
» Chapter on Discipline
» Vinoba's holistic approach
» Spiritualizing Politics
» Devanagari Script-1
» Devanagari Script-2
» Bhagvadgita-1
» Bhagvadgita-2
» Panch-Jana Shakti
» Sarvodaya
» Vinoba : The man of ideas
» References
» Appendix 1
» Appendix 2
» Appendix 3