Thinking and Questioning are innate to man every day. Intellect develops through the process of thinking, questioning & seeking answers.
Thinking is known as “Chintan” in Samskrt. Thinking thoughts and expressing them through discussions in collective sittings or camps, called Chintan Shivir or Chintan Baithak, has been a part of our culture and tradition.
How did this day come to be called the World Thinking Day?
The Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden Powell and his wife Olave Baden Powell are commemorated as World Thinking Day by the scouts and guides family worldwide.
Baden Powell and his wife Olave Baden Powell
It is interesting to note that the Swastika symbol was used by Baden Powell.
Swastika Symbol in the early Scouts Handy Book
Thanks badge issued by the Scouts and Guides under Robert Baden Powell
The card sent by the Baden Powells
Robert Baden Powell on the Swastika Symbol
The Image Swastika finds use in all ancient societies and is still used in India.
Similarity between Swatika and the spiral galaxy
The word Swastika comes from Su, meaning ‘good’, Asti meaning ‘well-being’ and Ka meaning ‘of’.
Swastika is not just the well-being of health, Swasth, but the well-being of everyone in society, in knowledge, in character, and overall in Nature. Unfortunately, during World War II , Hitler, his people and his armies grossly misused the symbol due to which profound the symbolism of Swastika has been viewed negatively in the last 6 decades.
Hitler abused the Swastika symbol. A taboo now
We need to look for its original meaning, its knowledge, for the well-being of society and the world.
Like this, on this World Thinking Day, many other thoughts should be looked at from the right perspective.