Padma Shri Dr Anil K Rajvanshi published his book ‘Exploring God’s Mind – How Spiritually Guided Technology Can Lead to Happiness’ with Universal Book Publishers here on Friday. The event was followed by an interactive author session with Chander Prakash, the city’s famous bookseller.
Dr. Rajvanshi is the Director of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, an NGO and non-profit research and development institute in Phaltan, Maharashtra. He has been writing on the subjects of spirituality and technology for 22 years.
He has also published over 200 articles in various journals. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2022 for science and engineering.
“This book basically has three sections,” he said, “The first is how to make your brain very powerful, when you get wisdom you start looking at things from a very different perspective; the second section of the book tells you how to improve your environment so that it becomes sustainable and better, and the last section tells you how to broaden your horizons when you have the technology and your powerful brain.
This book was inspired by the Yoga sutras of Patanjali where it is shown that a Yogi after attaining supernatural powers can accelerate his path to liberation and eternal happiness.
Dr. Rajvanshi is also responsible for initiating the development of e-rikshaws and the national biomass energy program for power generation. He is a decorated academician with several national and international laurels, such as – induction into the US-based Solar Hall of Fame; Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida (he is the only Indian to receive it) and recently the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur.