NFSI 2019 – Technical Session 5 – Day 2

17-12-2019 चिन्मयविश्वविद्यापीठे NFSI अन्ताराष्ट्रीयसङ्गोष्ठ्याः पञ्चमे शोधपत्रप्रस्तुतिसत्रे श्रीमती अनुराधाचौधरीमहोदया आध्यक्ष्यं निरवहत् । तत्रादौ पियूषकान्तिपालमहोदयेन अन्तर्जालमाध्यमेन (online) स्वकीया प्रस्तुतिः सम्पादिता । छात्राणां भावनात्मक-धार्मिक-अभिवृद्ध्यर्थं स्मृत्यादिग्रन्थेषु उक्तनियमाः पालनीयाः अद्यतनच्छात्रैः इति महोदयेन प्रतिपादितम् । अनन्तरं डा. एल्. एलुमलाइमहोदयेन द्वितीया प्रस्तुतिः सम्पादिता।

महोदयः ‘Counselling Through Jyotisha’ इति विषयमधिकृत्य भृग्वादिसंहिताधारेण दैनन्दिनजीवने प्रारब्धकर्मणः स्थानं व्यवृणोत्। तृतीया प्रस्तुतिः श्रीमत्या सिम्रनदेसाईमहोदयया सम्पादिता। अनया बौद्धादिदर्शनाधारेण सत्यस्य स्वरूपविवरणं विहितम् । सत्यं न पुरातनं नूतनं वा भवितुमर्हति इत्यपि प्रतिपादितम् । अनन्तरं श्रीमान् आदित्यराजमहोदयः स्वकीयं शोधपत्रं प्रस्तुतवान्। भारतीयशिक्षणपद्धत्याः सम्यग्जीवननिर्मितिः मुख्यं लक्ष्यं वर्तते न तथा पाश्चिमात्यायाः, भारतीयशिक्षणस्य मूलानि अध्यात्मे वर्तन्ते,अद्यतनस्य शिक्षणव्यवस्थायां मूल्यशिक्षणस्य न्यूनता वर्तते, भारतीयपारम्पारिकशिक्षणव्यवस्थायाः अपेक्षया इत्यादिविषयाः तेन निरूपिताः ।

प्रतिप्रस्तुत्यनन्तरं प्रश्नोत्तरं प्रवृत्तम् । सत्राध्यक्षवचोभिः सत्रमिदं सुसम्पन्नम् ।

The last Technical Session of the conference had several intriguing ideas presented.

In the first paper titled, ‘Brahmacharyasrama Dharma: Mechanism for Human Development in Ancient Gurukula system of India’, Mr. Pijus Kanti Pal talked about different ashramas or chaturashramas and distinguished between the purusharthas and their relationship to the chaturashramas. He described the nine rituals to be followed by Brahmacharis at different stages of their development. The kartavyas of brahmacharyasrama, as well as the pancha mahayajnas and their importance towards the brahmacharyasrama were discussed. The researcher concluded saying brahmacharyasrama and the duties of that school are important for the development of a student.

The applications of jyotisha in different contexts were described by Dr. L. Elumalai in the second paper titled, ‘Counselling through Jyotisha’. He said jyotisha reveals prarabdha karma. The different techniques of prediction described by Maharishi Parasara, Jaimini, Bhrigu, Agastya and Garga Maharishi were discussed, as also the different branches of jyotisha such as medical, meteorological, mundane, kapala, environment and horary jyotisha. Examples of the medical aspect of jyotisha were also given.


Ms. Simran Desai presented the nature of truth and value rigidity in the third paper titled, ‘Truth – That Which Is and That Which You Are’. Different analogies such as the Buddha pointing at the moon, the paths to a mountain and examples from the Upanishads were used to discuss the topic. A story of Mulla Nasrudin was narrated to illustrate the researcher’s statement that ‘one has to discover it for oneself’. The South Indian monkey trap was presented as an example of value rigidity. The presenter concluded with a poem by Sant Kabir which exhorts the listener to come to the truth which exists here and now.


The fourth paper of the session titled, ‘Using Spirituality as a Framework by the Youth to Construct a Meaningful Life Full of Eternal Values, Purposefulness, Meaning and Virtuousness in the Contemporary Indian Setup’ was presented by Mr. Aditya Raja, a student of CVV. He provided an overview of the concept of values as per Indian Knowledge Systems and compared and contrasted them with the Western view. He further spoke about the Rta theory and the 36 values in life referring to a video by Swami Chinmayananda. The values listed by the presenter were compassion, advesta, being satisfied, tyaga, dana, and honesty. He concluded saying Indian values urge us to move from hedonism towards adhyatma.


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