In a thought-provoking interview with Ramnath Jha, we explore the ancient Guru-Shishya Parampara, exploring the reciprocal relationship between teachers and students, and the invaluable contributions this sacred tradition made to society. Prof. Jha delves into the depths of Bharatiya philosophy and provides insights into the multifaceted concept of Hindutva, offering a holistic perspective. Additionally, he paints a vivid picture of a bygone era where villages eagerly awaited the arrival of gurukul students, not just for knowledge but to partake in the tradition of bhiksha, symbolising the enduring connection between society and its spiritual guides. This interview provides a profound glimpse into the cultural heritage and wisdom that continue to shape Bharat's identity.
Alongside discussing its historical roots, he shed light on the challenges this revered tradition faces in the modern age. He explored how shifting educational dynamics and technological advancements have influenced the way knowledge is imparted, making it essential to adapt traditional wisdom to contemporary contexts. Moreover, Prof. Jha emphasised that the influence of Bharatiya philosophy and the Guru-Shishya Parampara transcends borders, impacting spiritual seekers and scholars globally. He also touched upon ongoing efforts to preserve and revive this sacred tradition, recognizing the importance of passing down ancient knowledge to future generations.