An introductory course for students to help them easily grasp fundamental concepts and principles of social organization as understood from the Vedic perspective.
The course will be presented in five modules each lasting one and a half hours. The first hour will be a presentation using Power Point format followed by a thirty minutes interactive Q & A session with the students.
The core presentation focuses on the Vedic concept of ‘Catur Vidya’ or four Sciences that give the framework for a complete social system known in the sastras as Varnasrama Dharma.
The presentation is based on the following Vedic literatures: Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam and Kautilya’s Arthashastra, all being standard Vedic texts.
We will compare the modern day definition of sociology with the Vedic definition of sociology to understand the major differences in approach.
Those who take the course will gain a clear understanding as to why our modern day educational, social, political and economic systems are flawed and how these can be reformed.