Chennai

“Concept of ‘Dharma’ differentiate humans from animals”

(from left to right) T.S.Krishnamurthy, Former Election Commissioner, B.N.Krishna, retired judge Madras High Court and K.Parasaran, former Attorney General at the inaugural session of the National Sanskrit Seminar held in Chennai on Friday. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

(from left to right) T.S.Krishnamurthy, Former Election Commissioner, B.N.Krishna, retired judge Madras High Court and K.Parasaran, former Attorney General at the inaugural session of the National Sanskrit Seminar held in Chennai on Friday. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan  

The value of Sanskrit, which once helped the people to live in unity and peace, was recalled by speakers at a seminar here on Friday Inaugurating a three-day national Sanskrit seminar on ‘Vedas and Sastras,’ Justice B.N. Srikrishna, former Judge, Supreme Court and vice-president, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan said the concept of ‘Dharma’ differentiated the humans from animals. All the four Vedas speak about this concept and it taught the humans on how to live; how to live as good humans and die gracefully. Many disciplines have been taught by our forefathers, which included yoga, communication skills, Ayurveda, Dhanurveda and Arthasastra.

These disciplines were intended for the welfare of human beings in their daily normal day-to-day life. Apart from this the answer for those seeking a ‘self enquiry’ was also made available in the Vedas. One should approach a 'Guru' for seeking the answers, he said. R. Krishnamoorthy Shastri, former Principal, Sanskrit College, said there was mention of seminars and workshops in Vedas. There were several by products from Vedas and Sastras, which were useful to the human beings, he said. T.S. Krishna Moorthy, former Chief Election Commissioner and Chairman, BVB Chennai Kendra, said the organisation was started with a view to promote the Sanskrit language, the Indian heritage and culture. One could learn several things from this language, he said.

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jul 6, 2020 5:36:40 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/ldquoConcept-of-lsquoDharmarsquo-differentiate-humans-from-animalsrdquo/article16816566.ece

Next Story