Hinduism Servant Leadership

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Hinduism and Servant Leadership in Diverse Contexts Exploring other cultures, philosophies, and religions opens the opportunity to think critically about how servant leadership practices are apparent in other religions and cultures. Hinduism is considered to be a lifestyle that is organized socially and religiously (Lipner, 1994 pg. 3). Many great leaders ascend from the Hinduism, culture and one of them was Mahatma Gandhi, who is best known for leading a strategic plan of nonviolent resistance to British rule (clash within bookpg.80). From a Hinduism perspective the principles of servant leadership are evident in the culture and religion. Nonetheless, there are differences as well as similarities between servant leadership’s culture, philosophies and values. Hinduism Culture Culture has a vast majority of traditions, practices and beliefs where thousands of people gather around and celebrate as one. The Hindu culture is distinguished as a loving and much respected culture because they are humble and are naturally known to be pure and modest (Sullivan, 1997, p.1). Like any other culture they follow their own customs from generations. Their culture exceeds within their families’ rituals and ceremonies. Hinduism, being the oldest religion in…show more content…
Many influential leaders have given their life to end violence in their country and they leave a legacy to follow. Violence and sacrifices are two actions that are still seen in this present era and in the Hinduism culture. Although, human sacrifices are not as common today it is still a powerful practice that involved bloody rituals that in the eyes of a servant leader it is unacceptable. Additionally, in India men are distinguished to have a superior leader role than women. Indian masculinity was known to be aggressive and violent-like and this ideology of domination was supported by the image of gods (Nussabaum, 2007, p.

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