*PHILOSOPHY OF VARNASRAMA DHARMA*
Every day we had philosophical discussions on the subjects: Understanding Varnashrama, Bhagavad-gita overview and Upadesamrutha overview. Around two and half hours every day was allocated for discussions. The serene setup in SSKBK helped us to effectively conduct the discussions.
Varnashrama was shastrically understood as explained in Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya caritamrtam. Different types of Varnashrama like Asuric, samanya, and Daiva were analysed. Duties of different Varnas and ashramas were discussed. The keys elements of developing Varnashrama namely Education and training, food production- farms and cow care for effectively developing communities was studied. Various other components of developing Varnashrama communities were also discussed. History of degrading Varnashrama culture was studied in detail.A lot of interest was drawn in discussing economics in Varnashrama. Finally Srila Prabhupada blue print to establish Varnashrasma dharma was discussed. And the action plans and stratergies developed by IDVM (India) to establish Daiva Varnashrama were introduced.
The overview study of Bhagavad-gita and Upadeshamrita was discussed form the angle of two aspects of Sanatana dharma, namely Varnashrama and Bhagavata dharmas.
There was a proposal made by the students to bring up the whole subject discussed into book form for future reference.
Prepared by HG Hari Kirtan das
Coordinator/SSKBK Varnasrama College – 2018
The following photos were taken during the philosophy classes.