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Actor from original Ramayana TV series speaks on New Paradigm tour: 'Ramayana is a mirror'
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21 April 2012
Michael Sternfeld, an experienced professional event producer and promoter, related anecdotes from the recent 'New Paradigm' tour, which highlighted the Ramayana, one of the great epics of the Vedic literature.
Mr Sternfeld, who has a lifelong deep interest in the Ramayana, helped organize the New Paradigm tour of North America this spring, which was designed to bring the knowledge of Veda and the Ramayana as 'blueprints of the physiology and the entire universe' to a new audience, especially the large Indo-American and Indo-Canadian communities.
One of the first major events on the tour was held at the largest Indian community centre in the United States, in San Francisco.
At this event, Shiv Sagar spoke. Mr Sagar is the grandson of Ramanand Sagar, the creator of the immensely popular television series based on the Ramayana, which was watched by 600 million people around the world.
Mr Sternfeld commented, 'The Sagars have such great respect for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ramanand felt that Maharishi was truly one of the great saints of India.'
After Mr Sagar spoke about the Ramayana series and his experience while it was being filmed, the audience had a chance to ask questions and respond.
It came to the organizers' attention that one of the actors from the original Ramayana series was in the audience. He stood up and spoke for a few minutes about what it was like on the set and working with the other actors.
Then he said, 'The Ramayana is truly a mirror for us. Anyone who sees themselves in the Ramayana is purified to live their life to that fullest level.'
'That's exactly what we were doing that day,' Mr Sternfeld commented, referring to the keynote address given at the event by Tony Nader, MD, PhD, an MIT and Harvard trained mind/matter scientist who spoke on 'Embodying Totality': how the whole physiology is a replica of Veda and the Vedic literature. Dr Nader illustrated this theme using examples from his new book, Ramayan in Human Physiology: Discovery of the Eternal Reality of the Ramayan in the Structure and Function of Human Physiology.
'Dr Nader really was holding up the Ramayana in human physiology as a mirror for us to see the deepest level of ourselves, the deepest level of our own consciousness,' Mr Sternfeld said.
He added that Dr Nader was showing the audience 'the deepest, most intimate level of our own physiology and its relationship to consciousness', and its relationship to the whole story and journey of the Ramayana.
Please see related articles:
∙ ''A New Paradigm: Veda, Consciousness, the Ramayana, and the Self'' - Tour visits 10 North American cities (purpose of the tour, speakers, venues)
∙ New Paradigm tour creates 'a wave of knowledge' across North America
∙ Indian community in US and Canada inspired by New Paradigm tour
∙ Creator of popular Ramayana television series honoured Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
∙ 'New Paradigm tour' page on Facebook®: Veda, Consciousness, and the Ramayana
∙ Videos of Dr Nader at: www.youtube.com/drtonynader.
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