There is so much to write about from the time here in Nepal; investigating local ICT4D projects, visiting various microfranchises, and co-coordinating the workshop on Technology, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
Perhaps the most valuable thing for me personally, however, was meeting this great teacher who reminded me of a cross between the wisdom of Yoda, the persevering integrity of Gandhi, and the playfulness of Rafiki (from the Lion King).
Prof. Dr. Radha Krishna Kherwar is 72, but says he feels like he has the energy of a 16 year old. He could have had government positions, but instead dedicated his life to teaching — feeling that was the best thing he could do for his community and country. So he has produced for over 40 years engineers and doctors, government and civic leaders, students who go against the grain of corruption here in Nepal.
It was so refreshing to see his work, as so many of the countries I visit are stiffled in growth (regardless of amount of aid or natural resources) because of corruption.
Dr. Kherwar and I quickly bonded, and I wanted to share a little of this wonderful man’s words and philosophy with you here in this video. (please forgive the video work, I was multitasking as I was recording:)
As I was at the airport and getting ready to leave, he told me that although it was hard for us to separate, with love we are always connected.
– What are your thoughts about Dr. Radha Krishna’s philosophy on teaching and life?
– Of all your teachers, which one(s) was your favorite, and why?
PEACE, not as the world giveth… is the essence of joy and LIFE. AND to understand this one needs LIGHT.
Back to the BASICS. Life is an exciting journey to discover principles. Principles that cannot be created because TRUTH is neverchanging and everlasting. Lasting creation (JOY) happens in the roam and accordance to these principles. 130:20-21
Thanks for sharing your friend with us!!!
LIGHT shines to ALL His children.
As to the dishonesty you mentioned, which is so rampant – It is there because we let it be and nourish it.
If the international community would stop it… it would eliminate it from the top down.
BUT the only way to help is through EDUCATION. Help them to help themselves.
Clint, thanks once more on introducing this wonderful man to us! great job!!!
Dr. Khewar presented the philosophy about the truth and fear about the life emphasizing current situation in the Nepalese society. As far as my personal experience with him, one thing he always follow is the truth(which is one problem not found among many people nowadays: it is the situation and way of thinking that things will go right this way!!) and that is the reason he was always excluded from public affirmations as he never stepped back from anything that is not right, for himself or with others. He is my “fearless-truth-hero”
Wow, what a neat guy. From the video, it sounds like he could probably talk for hours on tremendously interesting and important topics, and never repeat himself!
I think it would be wonderful if everyone was able to experience the energy from being around a person like Dr. Khewar. It probably doesn’t matter what he talked about – I bet you were inspired no matter the subject. I don’t get that from most pundits and gurus.
His philosophy of life is wonderful. Perhaps a bigger question than how come we see it so rarely is how come we don’t live it ourselves?
Wow, what an inspiration! To see someone with so much influence and knowledge while keeping themselves so humble. All he wants is to do is give to others and make the world a better place. Definitely a super roll model!
Thanks for your comments guys. It is fun that you know him too Barun. I told him that I wished everyone I knew could meet him. Someday perhaps I will be able to get him to come visit Europe or the U.S.
what an awesome talk on matters, he is my role model of my life, he influenced my life always and all i do is miss him here in australia. i miss u granpa
wow granpa you are the best guy in the world. i like your talk too much and its awesome.