Indian Philosophy: In this lecture, we will discuss about distinctiveness of Indian Philosophy as compared to other modern philosophies. Philosophy in India was never meant to be just intellectual gymnastics. It was deeply rooted in Yogic practices and science of consciousness. It aimed for experiential transformation. This lecture will explore the ways the Human is defined in Indic tradition; leading up to the most important quest: “Who am I?”
Schools of Thought Systems: An amazing beauty of Indian Philosophy is that it allows the exploration of absolute reality through multiple paths; suited to the temperament and maturity of the seeker. In this lecture, we will discuss various philosophical systems propounded in Indic tradition including six major schools namely Nyaya, Vaishesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Vedanta and Mimamsa. In this lecture, we will also cover the Muni (Shraman) traditions including Bauddha and Jaina dharma.
Ethics and Values: India developed its own distinct systems of ethics and values. In this lecture, we will study their basic principles and case studies showing how these values survive to this day in diverse sections of Indian society.
Indian Logic: In this lecture, we will discuss the exercise of reasoning and the practice of argument as recorded in the early texts of India. It became the basis of very honorable and well known tradition of Shastrartha; an open enquiry and debate to reach the truth. This tradition is also connected with the question of ontology, epistemology and dialectics.