Why is there a renewed western interest in ancient Indian knowledge and sciences? Indians had discovered the wisdom and understanding of the Universe and Man, which are crucial for the balanced & harmonious coexistence in modern times. Investigation of this from Historical, Archaeological and philosophical perspective is examined.
Indian Civilization (IC) is established as the only ancient civilization on earth which has been living continuously for thousands of years. This talk will bring out key features & Major highlights of this continuity till today. Also it looks into the reasons & benefits of this continuity for Humanity and life on planet.
The comparison of Indian philosophy with western Philosophy & logic clarifies the roots of nurturing of the IC. The technique for landmark achievements in the field of Sciences, Arts, Architecture & philosophies will be discussed. Reasons for decline of Indian science and knowledge systems and its impact on today's scenario will be examined.
This lecture will bring a new perspective & understanding about Indian Civilization's contribution, major achievements and its relevance in today's world scenario.
The visuals of PPT on India's cultural heritage, it's meaning and hidden knowledge will create interest & provide new ideas in the field of basic sciences, and Humanities. Engineering design, computational science can benefit from many slides of ancient knowledge and their interpretations.
Our generation is completely ignorant about the achievements of Indian civilization; the lecture will bring to center the core issues of great national importance and pride. It will be an audio-visual delight for all.
Yoga, Religion & Dharma
The Lecture focuses on the historical aspects, Philosophical importance and the usage of Yoga in modern times.
The International Day of Yoga, 21st June 2015, was when proposed in the UNGA in New York, it brought the technique at the very attention of all the nations whose people were practicing it for years already.
The Philosophy & technique of Yoga originated & evolved in India even before the times of Veda. It developed into a systematic doctrine & technique when Maharishi Patanjali composed the Yoga Sutras. The philosophy of Yoga inspired and its technique of practice was used in all the endeavors of human existence for creativity and originality, be it Science, Arts, Medicine, Architecture, Cosmology and more. The lecture covers these aspects with examples.
In the modern times, what has become popular among the masses in the name of Yoga is only the Asana & Pranayama. Few practice Meditation. However, there is a growing understanding that Yoga has nothing to do with the Indian Philosophies & Dharma (Hinduism). Lecture explains what is wrongly interpreted & misunderstood. The Sound 'OM' has also become an issue of debate whether to associate it with Yoga or not. The lecture lucidly clarifies the doubts & establishes the facts.
The problems of India can best be dealt with the practice of Yama & Niyama of Yoga. How, is explained with examples from History & common practices.
Much can be learnt from the journey of Yoga as depicted in the film 'History of yoga' - clips are shown.
Comparison of different religions of the world & how Yoga can be accepted and should be understood in its original context is discussed.