H3 Education by SHAPE is based on
Madhyasth Darshan (Coexistential Worldview) propounded by A. Nagraj (1920-2016)
The outcomes of ‘global crisis’ or ‘global wellbeing’ depend on two different worldviews. The vision that sees individuals, humanity and nature as separate results in problems, and the vision that sees individuals, humanity and nature as inseparable and interdependent nurtures and preserves the wellbeing of all.
of COEXISTENTIAL WORLDVIEW
The entire existence is innately in a state of harmonious coexistence
Matter, plant, animal and human are inseparable
The Earth is one (undivided)
The human race is one
The human purpose is one: harmony within oneself, harmony within humankind, harmony with the environment
A harmonious society is undivided
Human beings have the potential to actualize the inherent harmony in the existence through holistic understanding and harmonious living
Holistic understanding and harmonious living can be ensured through systematic study, education and practices
" The wellbeing of all includes the wellbeing of oneself "
January 14, 1920
Tucked away in a small village called Agrahar in Karnataka, India, A. Nagraj was born.
Hard Work and Service
As a child, he had a deep appreciation and respect for his family's hard work and service they dedicated to the society.
A Search for Answers
His family members were renowned Vedic Scholars. Yet, A. Nagraj had many unanswered questions about his family's belief system and saw many logical inconsistencies in it. He had an intense desire to find answers.
A Family’s Effort
In 1950, at the age of 30 he and his family went to Amarkantak (in Madhya Pradesh, India) to pursue this. After twenty years of dedication, In 1970, he attained the state of Samadhi. There were still no answers to his questions.
He asked his teachers, elders and well known scholars many questions. Yet, he didn’t receive any satisfying answers. Instead, they suggested that he would find answers in the state of Samadhi (a meditative state that culminates in the practice of absolute concentration). He decided to pursue this.
A Deep Study
In another attempt to persevere and find answers, he began a deep long-term study and research of nature. It was here that he discovered answers to his questions.
He realized that everything in existence co-exists together in a harmonious system and nothing exists in isolation. There is an inherent harmony and balance from the atomic to cosmic level. Human beings have the potential to understand this Coexistence through education and become complementary to each other and the environment.
This education enables an ability to live with human conduct which results in a healthy state of mind (humane mentality), healthy relationships (undivided society) and a system of global cooperation (universal orderliness).
From this, Madhyasth Darshan - Sah-astitvavaad (the Worldview of Harmonious Coexistence) emerged. This worldview addresses all aspects related to human wellbeing and the wellbeing of everything on the planet. He wrote thirteen books that document the entire worldview and devoted his life to sharing and living it.
Evidence with Family
He continued to live with his wife, children and grandchildren in Amarkantak, India from 1950-2016. He and his family were a great inspiration to many. Their home was always open to those who sought to understand.
Living with Resolution and Prosperity
A.Nagraj was an accomplished Ayurvedic (traditional Indian medicine) practitioner. He supported his family and many other families through agriculture and making medicine (and didn’t take any financial compensation for his knowledge). All the programs and courses that were initiated under his guidance are offered free of charge as a gift to society.
March 5, 2016
A.Nagraj passed away at his home in Amarkantak surrounded by family and dear friends
Many educational centres and schools based on the Worldview of Harmonious Coexistence have been established. Numerous colleges, universities and educational institutions, including Delhi's Happiness Curriculum have implemented courses based on it. A. Nagraj’s deep understanding and exemplary living impacted people from all over the world who strive to live by his example.