Ramji Raghavan on living a “higher ideal”
"Look at a very important crunch time. None of all that you otherwise keep thinking is so important. A crunch time is clarifying and telling you why you need to do all this. It's not that important."0 Ramji Raghavan
It was a huge privilege to talk to Ramji Raghavan, Founder & Chairman of Agastya Foundation which operates close to 300 mobile labs, 75 science centres and 600 Operation Vasantha (working to bring school dropouts back into mainstream academic programs) centres in India to to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and instill confidence in economically disadvantaged children and government school teachers. Their crown jewel is the 172 acre lush green creativity campus in Kuppam near Bangalore.
In this convo, Ramji talks about cauldron of competition in which he was caught up as an investment banker and the crunch time he witnessed to pick up a higher cause in life, his dual existence which swayed him between the mind and the intellect, how easily and deceptively we get caught up in words and how consciousness is not about cause & effect and how J. Krishnamurti and the Rishi Valley School helped him shape his thinking.
This is a convo to enrich your thoughts and convey yet once more that when you take the leap towards good, good does follow you.