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The Nyaya Theory of Absolute Cessation of Human Sufferings

Friday, April 19, 2013
05:30 pm
Venue : 
Conference Hall, Tibet House
Prof. V. N. Jha


1.    Indian Philosophical Systems
2.    Orthodox and Heterodox Systems of Indian Philosophy
3.    Indian Idealism, Realism and Materialism
4.    Goal-driven Human Actions
5.    Immediate Goals and Ultimate Goal
6.    Immediate Goals : Achievements
7.    Ultimate Goal : Fulfillment
8.    Causal Analysis of Human Conditions : Sufferings
9.    Root Cause of Sufferings : Misunderstanding or Wrong Understanding
10.  Attitude-Formation( good and bad) : the Effect of Wrong Knowledge
11.  Human Actions : the Effect of Attitude Formation
12.  Impressions( good and bad ) : the Result of Human Actions
13.  Cycle of Birth and Death : the Result of Impressions
14.  Sufferings : the Result of Birth as Human Beings
15.  Remedy : Psychological Transformation
16.  Cultivating Right Knowledge
17.  Right Knowledge will remove Wrong Knowledge
18.  The removal of the Root Cause will result in removal of the chain of  Effects
19.  The Human Beings will come out of the Cycle of Birth and Death
20.  Total Cessation of Sufferings is indeed the State of Fulfillment
21.  The Journey of Conditioned State to De-conditioned State.

The Speaker:  

Prof. V. N. Jha is an eminent scholar and a specialist of various branches of Sanskrit learning. All along his life he has been trying to promote Sanskrit studies through multi-disciplinary approaches in order to make such studies relevant to contemporary world and knowledge domains. He has visited several countries as visiting Professor and has delivered lectures. He created new disciplines of study in Sanskrit. He has contributed over 45 books and over 100 articles. He is member of a number of national and international academic bodies and institutions. He has been honoured by several academic institutions. Last year in 2012 he has been conferred the degree of D.Litt. by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi in the International Conference. He has a long administrative experience of 20 years as the Director, Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune. He was also the founding Chairman of the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He retired on 31st of July, 2006. 

Topic: The Nyaya Theory of Absolute Cessation of Human Sufferings

Speaker: Prof. V. N. Jha

Chairperson: Prof. Ashok Vora

Venue: Conference Hall, Tibet House

Date: April 19, 2013

Time: 05:30 pm



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