NFSI2019 – Pre-Conference Workshop on ‘Research Methodologies for Indian Knowledge Traditions in the Contemporary Context’ – Day 1

14-12-2019 तमे दिनाङ्के चिन्मयविश्वविद्यापीठे प्रवृत्तायां Research methodologies for Indian Knowledge Traditions इत्याख्यायां कार्यशालायां प्रो.धर्मभावुकमहाभागेन उपन्यस्तम्।

तेन च तर्कसिद्धः प्रत्यक्षवादः, वैज्ञानिकमीमांसायाः स्वरूपम्, तत्त्वज्ञानम्, ज्ञानं , जातिव्यवस्था, शान्ति-कर्म-अध्यात्म-प्रेम-लज्जाद्यैः प्रतीकैः कार्यपद्धतेः अन्वेषणम्,श्रीमद्भगवद्गीतायां प्रतिपादितः नेतृत्त्वसिद्धान्तः इत्यादिविषयानादाय सयुक्तिकं मनोज्ञं च निरूपणं विहितम्  ।

In the afternoon session, Prof. Dharm Bhawuk facilitated discussions on topics such as logical positivism, nature of scientific investigation, and Indian Knowledge Traditions specifically concerning Ayurveda and architecture. The need for integrated indigenous research in this area was highlighted. Concepts such as truth, knowledge, the caste system, proverbs and other aspects underlying Indian culture were discussed. The methodology of research to be followed through the use of different key words such as peace, karma, adhyaatma, prema, and lajja, was also debated. In response to queries from the participants, the Western approach in this regard, leadership concepts from the Bhagavad Gita and the usefulness of the Bhagavad Gita for practitioners were also discussed.