Human Values Programs sourcing from/ on the basis of Madhyasth Darshan, Jeevan Vidya:
A book by name ‘A Foundation course in Human Values and Professional Ethics – presenting a universal approach to value education through self-exploration‘ has been published by Excel Books.
Responsibilities in this book:
- is based entirely on the teachings in Madhyasth Darshan by Shri A Nagraj
- Conversion of these core-concepts into 7 day workshop format in English: GP Bagaria (based on earlier efforts by Shri Yashpal Satya)
- Rendition and expansion in book form [Section I]: Shriram Narasimhan, with contributions by Kumar Sambhav, Anurag Sahay & Gowri Srihari
- Writing of Section II – Kumar Sambhav and RR Gaur
- Reviewed by: Rajeev Sangal
This book provides very preliminary introduction to Madhyasth Darshan , draws fully from the proposals in Madhyasth Darshan (Jeevan Vidya) for its basic content and provides the same in a framework suiting the modern academic system.
This book can thus serve as a primer for students, so they may appreciate the need to Study Madhyasth Darshan in greater detail, based on the clarity and success in living achieved from the initial course.
A course based on this book and teachings is currently being implemented in about 28 Universities in India and Bhutan and plans are underway to start the same in a number of SAARC nations:
Syllabus Links at University sites: (syllabus based on Jeevan Vidya, Madhyasth Darshan philosophy by Shri A Nagraj)
The above book on Universal Human Values cites the following references to Madhyasth Darshan literature:
A Nagraj, 1998, Jivana Vidya ek Parichaya, Jivana Vidya Prakasana, Amarkantak
A Nagraj, 1998, Vyawharvadi Samajshastra Jivana Vidya Prakasana, Amarkantak
A Nagraj, 1998, Avartansila Arthashastra Jivana Vidya Prakasana, Amarkantak
A Nagraj, 1998, Manava Vyawhara Darsana Jivana Vidya Prakasana, Amarkantak
A Nagraj, 1998, Manviya Samvidhana Sutra Vyakhya Jivana Vidya Prakasana, Amarkantak
National, International Conventions:
- At IIT Delhi: A National Convention on ‘Human Values through Jeevan Vidya’ was conducted at IIT Delhi in association with IIT Kanpur and IIIT Hyderabad. This was attended by 70 vice-chancellors and directors including directors of these 3 institutes and inaugurated by the then President, APJ Abdul Kalam. Mr Kalam mentioned Jeevan Vidya as a ‘crucial input in education’ in his address to the nation on 15th August, 2006. See www.iitk.ac.in/infocell/announce/ncvejv/content.htm for details and http://nrcvee.iitd.ac.in/activities/specials.html