Acharya Brajendra Nath Seal’s Insights on Spiritualism and Humanity: Exposition and Reality

Ichhimuddin Sarkar

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ABSTRACT: The proposed paper is intended to highlight A.B.N. (Acharya Brajendra Nath) Seal and his philosophy of life in particular. Fact remains that he was a man of great mind and not only got in touch with different branches of knowledge, but also analyzed human mind as well as the universe as a whole. He wrote a good number of articles and a few books; and whatever may be the number of his works, it remains to say that he was really a typically representative Indian. At a moment whenever we are concerned very much about the intellectual anarchy, the thoughts of A.B.N. Seal may open a new dimension as to the relief we may seek for at this moment. He developed his Jivan Darshan, stood for Manav Samghati(Unity of Mankind), and above all professed humanism and spirituality from his scientific insight. A.B.N. Seal was attracted to the personalities like Raja Rammohan Roy, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Keshav Chandra Sen, and so on; and at the long last, he talked about Universal Religion and Universal Man. He has rightly been called a child of Bengal Renaissance and this is justified when he not only stood for human solidarity, but also could declare “I am a man (hence) nothing human is alien to me. I lived in the spirit of these sayings. The entire paper is based on some of the original documents and contemporary writings and observations about this man and very likely, it may strike the mind of some people who are not alien to the ideas of spiritualism and humanity.

KEY WORDS: Philosophical Mind; Intuitive Power; Universal Humanism; Man in the Universe and Universe in Man; Religio-Spirituality.

About the Author: Prof. Ichhimuddin Sarkar is a Lecturer at the Department of History NBU (North Bengal University), Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. He is a Senior Professor of Modern History, specially of South Asia, but deal with many areas of history and ideas, including Islamic thought. Corresponding author is: isarkar_nbu@yahoo.com 

How to cite this article? Sarkar, Ichhimuddin. (2016). “Acharya Brajendra Nath Seal’s Insights on Spiritualism and Humanity: Exposition and Reality” in TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies, Vol.8(1) October, pp.1-12. Bandung, Indonesia: Minda Masagi Press and UIN SGD Bandung, ISSN 2085-0980.

Chronicle of the article: Accepted (August 31, 2016); Revised (September 14, 2016); and Published (October 28, 2016).


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Philosophical Mind; Intuitive Power; Universal Humanism; Man in the Universe and Universe in Man; Religio-Spirituality

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