By Ácárya Shambhúshivánanda Avadhúta
We are pleased to offer the 50th issue of Gurukula Network to our active readers and the world at large.
We started with a “Gurukula Bulletin” in 1991 immediately after the founding of Ánanda Márga Gurukula at Anandanagar, India. The small initiative flowered and blossomed into Gurukula Network in January 1996, five years later. It got a boost when the Global Liaison Office was established in Ithaca, NY (USA), under the care of Arete Brim. We are grateful to her for consistently coordinating this publication with the assistance of neohumanist volunteers from all around the world.
All past issues since May 2000 are available digitally through the www.gurukul.edu website for record and reference.
The world will never be the same after the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has affected millions of people and has hit the global economy in a big way. It is time to reflect and initiate the new paradigm of living and social organization that the Neohumanist Movement has been advancing all these years. Now is the time to take it most seriously. Let us build a new world with a global neohumanist vision that will provide greater safety, resilience, prosperity and harmony among all species. Let us see the coronavirus as another signal from the Divine to reflect on our excesses and as an opportunity to change a system that neglects nature, rather than a mere challenge to develop a vaccine to kill this virus only to have another rise after a few years. Let it goad us to explore fresh perspectives for renaissance in all walks of life.
Shrii P.R. Sarkar, the founder of Ananda Marga Gurukula and the inspiration of “Gurukula Network,” gave a clarion call over fifty years ago:
May Gurukula Network continue to serve and inspire you all to think for collective welfare and protect the interests of all created beings!