January 18, 2012
Is there any such thing as absolute truth? Is there a universal definition of justice that everyone agrees with? Why is it that God means different things to different people? When Yaksha said “Hey man, sup?” to Yuddhistira, what did he reply? Why does a wet towel on the bed annoy women? Why do men instinctively throw wet towels on the bed? Why do class toppers end up working in companies founded by the back benchers?
Why are rituals such an important part of our culture? Why do siblings who grow up in the same environment as kids often turn out to be vastly different people? Why do some people follow sports while others follow politics? Why is it that a professor who can explain the intricacies of the Theory of Relativity in the middle of his sleep has trouble remembering where he left his glasses before he slept?
These are some of the questions that came up in our five day workshop and we have answers to. It is amazing to look back and wonder that one single framework is broad enough to answer questions as diverse as these. Medha Jananam has been a wonderful journey of self-discovery and understanding the world around us and the nature of universe in that process.
It helped me get insights into my own personality and that of those around me. It helped me in making my career decisions, how I understand and interact with people every day at work and at home. I have even learned to appreciate and enjoy the small things that previously used to annoy.
The complex ideas that form the basis of Indic philosophy have been weaved together in a wonderfully simple and intuitive framework of AUM by Krishna-garu. The ideas of prakruti-purusha and balancing Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha definitely left me fascinated about our cultural heritage and the richness of Indic philosophy.
Krishna-garu is a wonderful teacher whose teaching style focuses on intuitively laying out the fundamental ideas through genuine engagement, fun activities that introduce us to an intellectual culture without ever resorting to jargon. The atmosphere of the workshop is just amazing.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have been exposed to this remarkable body of knowledge at an early age and I strongly suggest that everyone in their twenties must attend this workshop.