Where and when happened the MOST progress in material, physical and biological sciences?
In the West, in modern times! Yes, of course!
Where and when happened the MOST progress in human sciences, i.e., psychology, sociology, spirituality, philosophy, etc.?
In the West, in ancient times!? Wrong, though that is what the current university and college syllabuses and text books may make you believe.
In the West, in modern times!? Wrong, though that is what you might think if exposed only to the university and college syllabuses and text books, research papers, articles in the media and social media, psychological tests like Myers Briggs and management principles that come out of Harvard and the likes!
It is only with the recent spread of Yoga and Meditation and on seeing its immediate and practical benefits, that people in the West as well as East started doubting the wholesomeness of the modern material on human sciences, and started focusing on the Ancient Indian works.
As a result, there is a great surge in the demand for ancient wisdom of India, world over. But the supply is weak. The few that exist are either straightforward and most often taste and lifeless translations, or works meant only for singing the glories of the ancients often with heavy spiritual accent, throwing the depth and the very scientific nature of those works to the winds. The works and efforts that attempt at translating the ancient principles and interpreting them in the modern context, in a deep and scientific manner are just budding.
More foundational, robust and scientific work is needed to bring the principles, theories and frameworks of the ancients to the benefit of common man in the modern times and to the educational institutions and work places where we learn and live predominantly.
There is no need to waste breath praising the ancients and denouncing the moderns or vice versa. Both attempt arriving only at the same truth, which is about the fundamental nature of humans. Where they seem to be conflicting, they may actually be complementing.
Krishna Sharma, with full respect and regard to both ancient and modern works, and appreciative of their complementary nature and with focus on fishing the gems out from wherever they are available, charted on a few initiatives to contribute to the supply side.
In his upcoming book titled, “Foaum, including the theory of Colors of Humanity” he offers a theoretical framework that brings together psychological, sociological as well as spiritual aspects of humans providing deeper insights into human nature, drawing from the progresses made by the ancients and the moderns alike, and adding additional elements to connect the dots, in original, unconventional and fascinating ways.
In a second upcoming book titled, “Nature Oriented Nurture”, he seeks to offer a model to transform K-12 education, from the model of mass instruction to a new model that fosters, ‘nature oriented nurture’, i.e., catering to the uniqueness of each child, by harvesting innovation that is going waste everywhere.
In parallel, he is also translating the Ramayana of Vālmeeki into contemporary English providing his unique commentary on it from the psychological and sociological aspects, drawing the attention of the readers to the timeless observations of human nature made in this great epic of India.
He is interested in connecting with everyone who has similar interests.
More information about his works can be found on the following websites: