Wednesday, November 6, 2019

गुरु नानक देव जी का मानवतावादी दर्शन




गुरु नानक देवजी सिखों के पहले गुरु थे। अंधविश्वास और आडंबरों के कट्टर विरोधी गुरु नानक जी का जन्मदिन कार्तिक पूर्णिमा को मनाया जाता है हालांकि उनका जन्म 15 अप्रैल 1469 को हुआ था। गुरु नानक जी पंजाब के तलवंडी नामक स्थान पर एक किसान के घर जन्मे थे। तलवंडी जोकि पाकिस्तान के लाहौर से 30 मील पश्चिम में स्थित है, गुरु नानक का नाम साथ जुड़ने के बाद आगे चलकर ननकाना कहलाया। इतिहास के अनुसार वे सम्पूर्ण विश्व में भ्रमण करते रहे और लोगों को आडम्बरभ्रम एवं अज्ञान से दूर कर उनका मार्गदर्शन करते रहे ताकि उनका परिचय ‘आत्मा’ और परमात्मा से हो सके एवं सर्वत्र प्रेम और भाईचारा प्रसारित हो सके, मानव और उनका समाज स्वस्थ रह सकें । उनके जीवन से जुड़े असंख्य प्रेरक प्रसंग हैं जो इन तथ्यों की सम्पूर्ण पुष्टि करते हैं इस शोध-पत्र का मुख्य विषय गुरु नानक देव जी के मानवतावादी दर्शन का अध्ययन करना है ।
Note:
To be presented at National Seminar on Guru Nanak Devji: Life, Philosophy and Contribution to be held on 7th November, 2019 at PGGC-46, Chd

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lectures delivered in ICPR Workshop



ICPR Sponsored 7 Days Workshop  on "Enhancing Research Skills in Philosophy-II" organised at ICPR Academy Centre, Lucknow from 16-22 October, 2019. It was a great pleasure for me that I delivered  following lectures on 21-22 October, 2019 and got a good discussion by the participants of the workshop:
1. E-Learning and Philosophical Research-I & II
2. Positive Philosophy and Innovative Method
3. Discussing Philosophy and Philosophical Rsearch
4. Methods of Philosophical Inquiry in Upanishads

I think philosophy in India needs more programmes like this and there is need to rethink about philosophical research trends in India.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

श्रीमद्भगवदगीता : सृजनात्मक जीवन का आदर्श (Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Ideals of Creative Life)


श्रीमद्भगवदगीता : सृजनात्मक जीवन का आदर्श
(Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Ideals of Creative Life)
डॉ देशराज सिरसवाल
सारांश
वर्तमान समय में बढती हुए अस्थिरता , निराशा और अनिश्चितता में व्यक्ति अपने आपको थका हुआ महसूस कर अपनी सृजनात्मक शक्ति को खोता जा रहा है. कुछ तो परिस्थितियों की मार, चाहे वह भावनात्मक, शैक्षिक या आर्थिक क्षेत्र की हों और कुछ उचित मार्गदर्शन के अभाव में जिन्दगी के प्रति प्रतिक्रियावादी होकर अन्तर्मुखता का शिकार होता जा रहा है. अनिश्चितता ने उसके मन में इतनी गहरी पैठ की है,कि वे पूर्ण समर्पण भाव से किसी काम को नहीं कर रहे बल्कि “कैरियर” के लिए उन्हें जो भी सम्भावित लगता है, उसी की तरफ़ भाग खड़े होते हैं, चाहे वह उनकी योग्यता, रूचि के  अनुरूप भी न हो. ऐसे में तब हम कैसे उम्मीद लगा सकते हैं कि वे अपनी सृजनात्मकता और मौलिकता को बचा सकेंगें और समाज व राष्ट्र के लिए कुछ महत्वपूर्ण कर  सकेंगें ? आज आवश्यकता इस बात की है कि हम अपने आप को कैसे तैयार करें ? जिससे शिक्षा, व्यवसाय और समाज के विकास में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दे सकें. इसके लिए मुझे श्रीमदभगवदगीता के दर्शन से महत्वपूर्ण कुछ दिखाई नहीं देता. श्रीमदभगवदगीता मानवीय जीवन के मूल्यों का आदर्शग्रन्थ है. इस संसार के हर व्यक्ति में दिव्यता को प्राप्त करने की क्षमता है. हर मनुष्य का कर्तव्य है की वह इस दिव्यता जो पहचाने और अपने सामाजिक जीवन में निर्धारित उद्देश्यों को पूरा करे. जीवन का मुख्य उद्देश्य अपने कर्तव्यों और उत्तरदायित्वों को पूरा करने के साथ साथ सभी मानवों के सह-आस्तित्व को  स्वीकार करना भी है. अपने कर्म के प्रति समर्पित भाव रखते हुए, आत्मकेन्द्रित न होते हुए, उसे कर्तव्य के रूप में समाज के प्रति समर्पित करे तो वह पूर्णता को प्राप्त हो सकता है. प्रस्तुत शोध पत्र का मुख्य विषय श्रीमद्भगवदगीता के उन्हीं आदर्शों की ओर इंगित करना है, जो वर्तमान समय में मानव की सृजनात्मकता को बनाये रखने में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दे सकते हैं.

Note: To be presented at 4th International Seminar on Universal Welfare and the Eternal Philosophy of Bhagvad Gita to be held on 3-5 December, 2019 at Kurukshetra

Friday, February 22, 2019

हरियाणा में दर्शन एवम् लोकधर्म का विकास (Development of Philosophy & Folk Religion in Haryana)

  
  
 भारतवर्ष को दर्शन और धर्म की दृष्टि से विश्वपटल पर बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण स्थान प्राप्त है. भारतीय समाज में धार्मिक विविधता के साथ-साथ हमें लोकधर्म की क्षेत्रीय स्तर पर हमें बहुत सी धाराएँ देखने को मिलती है. हरियाणा प्रदेश की भूमि को वेद, उपनिषद, महाभारत, पुराण, गीता आदि की रचना-स्थली भी माना गया है. इसे महाराजा हर्ष, सूरदास और बाणभट्ट जैसे महान व्यक्तित्वों की भूमि के साथ-साथ लोकभाषा का साहित्य का सृजनस्थल भी रहा है. लेकिन वर्तमान में हम वैश्वीकरण, सांस्कृतिकरण, और ब्राह्मणीकरण के चलते हम उन वैचारिक, सामाजिक और राजनैतिक प्रभाव डालने वाली संस्थाओं के महत्व को भूलाकर देश के सांस्कृतिक और दार्शनिक मूल्यों से दूर होते जा रहे हैं. प्रस्तुत लेख में हरियाणा राज्य में दर्शन और लोकधर्म के विषय पर प्रकाश डालना मुख्य उद्देश्य है.

Note:
Presented  “Development of Philosophy & Folk Religion in Haryana” in XX Conference of North-west Indian Sociological Association on Contemporary Issues in North West India: Challenges and Strategies organized by  Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh held on 21-22 February, 2019.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

MY ACADEMIC REPORT- 2018


MY ACADEMIC REPORT- 2018
Dear Scholars/Friends,
I am submitting my academic report for the year 2018 as a part of my regular practice every year.  This helps me to evaluate my academic contribution per year and motivate me to do more…
New Job:
  • Assistant Professor (Philosophy), Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka (Panchkula) from 17th April, 2018.
Papers Published: 05
  • “Relevance of Substance Theory of Charvaka in Present Times ” in Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume VIII, No. 01 , March, 2018, pp.52-55. (ISSN: 2249-8389).
  • “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: A Modern Indian Philosopher” in Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation), Year 09, No.01, April, 2018, pp.19-31 (ISSN: 2278-2168).
  • “Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji” in  Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume VIII, No. 02 , September, 2018, pp.61-66. (ISSN: 2249-8389).
  • “Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers” by Ajay Kumar Sharma and Desh Raj Sirswal in Good Governance: Some Ethical Issues edited by Mrinal Kanti Basak & Riki Chakraborty, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata in 2018 ,pp.66-78.(ISBN: 978-81-8064-273-9).
  • पुस्तक-समीक्षा :आधुनिक युवा-मानसिकता एवम् उसके नैतिक पतन की कहानियाँ, 06 दिसम्बर 2018   |  डॉ. देशराज सिरसवाल Link: https://shabd.in/post/106316/pustak-samiksha-aadhunik-yuva-mansikta-avam-uske-naitik-patan-ki-kahaniyan
Book/E-book/Manual: 01
  • CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers, Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, , Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra), 31st October , 2018.
Papers  Presented: 05
  • “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : A Modern Indian Philosopher” in 92nd Session of Indian Philosophical Congress on “Holistic Ways of Life and Living” at at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC) ,VVCRF,  Surat on 5th-7th January, 2018.
  • “Principles of Good Governance Advocated by Ancient Greek Thinkers” in 92nd Session of Indian Philosophical Congress on “Holistic Ways of Life and Living” at at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC), VVCRF,  Surat on 5th-7th January, 2018.
  • “Epicureanism, Charvaka and Consumerism: A Search for Philosophy of Happiness” in National Seminar on Consumerism and Consumer Protection in the Era of Open Markets in India, sponsored by CDC, Panjab University, Chandigarh and organized by P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 30th January, 2018.
  • “Mahatma Gandhi on Modern Indian Civilization: An Overview” in ICSSR Sponsored Two-Days International Seminar on Sustainable Development, Gandhian Legacy & 21st Century Challenges organized by Department of Gandhian & Peace Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh held on March 9-10, 2018.
  • ”Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta: 18 Chapters for Human Excellence)” in National Seminar on Bhagvad Gita for Human Excellence organized by  Department of Psychology(USOL), Department of Philosophy (USOL) & Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 21st December, 2018.

Other Presentations:02
  • Ethics and Values in Public Governance” in lecture organised by IQAC, Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka on 15th September, 2018.
  • “Development of Philosophy and Folk Religion in Haryana” presented as participant in 82nd 82nd Orientation Programme, HRDC-KUK from 21st November, 2018 to 18 December, 2018.
Citation Received: 09
  1. 1. S. Chandra - 2017 [BOOK] SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION IN INDIA -books.google.com (Religious Practices and Democratic Values in India: A Search for Interreligious Dialogue) “ -Sirswal, Desh Raj (2010). DR. AMBEDKAR’S VIEWS ON HUMANISM  AND BUDDHISM. In B.R. Langayan (ed.),_Relevance of Thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar in the Present Times_. Sahitya Sansthan, Gajiabad.  – Sirswal, Desh Raj (2011). Philosophy of Social Change: Need of an Indian Model. In_The Positive Philsophy_ .Link: https://books.google.co.in/books?hl=en&lr=&id=LnRlDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR1&ots=X1Ar1Yh8h7&sig=bVsSasfwP0Bw96khdtsvPwtaScA#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. 2. K Paul - Anish Kumar Verma, 2018 (PDF) Philosophical Inquiry: A Method to Investigate a Problem in Interpretive, Critical and Analytical Manner- researchdiscourse.org 2. Sirswal, Dr Desh Raj (2012). Methods of Philosophical Inquiry in Upanishads. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research,1,57-62) Link: http://researchdiscourse.org/images/books/January-March_2018.pdf#page=37
  3. 3. TS Reddy [PDF] (2018) Ambedkar’s Views on Social Philosophy and Education - joell.in (Sirswal,R. D. (2011). Dr.Ambedkar’s Ideas on Education and social change. Weslyan Journal of Research. 4 (1), 180­183.) Link: http://joell.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/22-25-Dr.-T.-Sasikanth-Reddy.pdf
  4. 4. BN Ghosh, D Ghosh (2018) ATINER's Conference Paper Proceedings Series (PDF) - atiner.gr (Sirswal, Desh Raj (2011) Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System, IDEAINDIA.COM, pp.22-24. Anupamananda, Swami (2013) Swami Vivekananda and Value Education, Milestone Education Review, Year 04, No.1, April 2013, pp.14-15.  Merina Islam & Desh Raj Sirswal (2013) Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, CPPIS, Pehowa.)Link: https://www.atiner.gr/presentations/ECO2018-0066.pdf
  5. 5. References  Ph.D. Thesis– Shodhganga: Sirswal, Desh Raj. 2011. ―Dr. Ambedkar's Ideas on Education and Social Change, Wesleyan Journal of Research 4 (1): 180-183.Link: shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/jspui/bitstream/10603/125002/12/12_references.pdf
  6. 6. Ramandeep Kaur and Vibha Jain (2018) “ The Pioneers of Women Empowerment During British India: Their Views and Its Relevance in the Contemporary Scenario, KAAV International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Business Management (Special Issue of National Seminar Khalsa College for Women, January 25,2018, Ludhiana, KIJECBM/JAN-25,(2018)/VOL-5/ISS-1/SINSKCW30 P.NO.129-132 (Desh Raj Sirswal ― Mahatma Jotiba Phule: A Modern Indian Philosopher (article Dec 2013)) Link: http://www.kaavpublications.org/special-issues/data/special-issue-10-0.pdf
  7. 7. R. B. More, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (20 April 2018): "WOMEN LIBERATION IN THE VISION OF DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR in Proceedings of the One-Day Faculty Development Programme on "Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society"; Compiler: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal". philarchive.org. 20 January 2016. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._B._More
  8. 8. Course Recommendation (2017): Desh Raj Sirswal; Value Education and Philosophy (A tribute issue to Swami Vivekananda); Milestone Education Review, 2014  for “HIST - Swami Vivekananda: Life and Teachings”  at B.TECH-PETROLEUM ENGG (UPSTREAM) COURSE STRUCTURE (In line with Oklahoma University) First Year, I Semester. ) Link: http://spt.pdpu.ac.in/downloads/Semester%20I-2017.pdf
  9. 9. COURSEWORK FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE, HISTORY 2018, MANONMANIAM, TIRUNELVELI, TAMILNADU – 627 012., PART – B (4) GREAT THINKERS OF MODERN INDIA, P.16  (Desh Raj Sirswal, Dr B.R.Ambedkar – The Maker of Modern India, CPPIS Publication , 2016, Desh Raj Sirswal, Jyotiba Phule, A Modern Indian Philosopher, Darshan Journal, 2013) Link: https://www.msuniv.ac.in/images/academic/PhD/History.pdf
Programme Organised:03
  • RUSA sponsored Capacity Building Workshop on “Ethics in Public Life” organized by the Department of Philosophy and P.G. Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh under the aegis of State Higher Education Council Chandigarh, held on 19th March, 2018.
  • “Declamation Contest” on “Living Issues in Indian Society” (Celebrating Birth Anniversaries of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Dr.B.R. Ambedkar) sponsored by Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) organized by The Positive Philosophy Society, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh held on 11th April, 2018.
  • NSS Activities in Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka (Panchkula).
Membership/Board Member: 02
  • Life-Member, Indian Philosophical Congress (IPC) : T2018/L/0010 (T2018/ L/A/S/): 07-01-2018 
  • Special Invitee of the Under Graduate Board of Studies in the subject of Philosophy at Panjab University, Chandigarh (2018-2019).
Professional Training:02
  • Short Term Three Days Training Course on “Ethics and Values in Public Governance” Sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India and organised by  Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurugram from September 5-7, 2018.
  • 82nd Orientation Course, HRDC-KUK from 21st November, 2018 to 18 December, 2018.
Participation:02
  • Participated in Asian Philosophy Conference on “Asian Perspectives on Holistic Modes of Thinking and Ways of Living” at Holistic Science Research Centre (HSRC) ,VVCRF,  Surat on 3rd-4th January, 2018.
  • Participated in “Swasth Bharat Yatra”, a Pan-India cyclothon at Kalka (Panchkula) on 30th December, 2018 led by FSSAI under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 
Journal Issues:04
  • Lokayata Vol. VIII , No.1 (March 2018): Special Issue on “Materialism in Indian Philosophy”
  • Lokayata Vol. VIII , No.2 ( September 2018)
  • Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.01
  • Milestone Education Review, Year 9, No.02: Special Issue on Consumerism
New Courses enrolled:
  • Certificate Course in Human Rights, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Urdu Course from Haryana Urdu Academy, Panchkula.
  • Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences, Coursera.
  • Buddhism and Modern Psychology, Coursera.
Additional Work:
In addition to the above said, I submitted several reports of the programs,  regularly updated all our philosophy pages including Philosophy News in India, The Positive Philosophy, Indian Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Scribd.com, Research Gate, Academia.edu, Issuu.com etc.  Some assignments are pending for the next year:
  • Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389), Vol.XI (01-02), September, 2019 : Theme- The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) (ISSN: 2278-2168), Year 10 (01-02), October 2019 :  Theme- Socio-Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 
Hope your blessings, motivation and good wishes guide me in my academic career and social life in future also.
Thanks for being with me.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

December 31, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ethics and Values in Public Governance


This presentation is based on Short Term Three Days Training Course on “Ethics and Values in Public Governance” Sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India and organised by Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurugram from September 5-7, 2018. We used both course-content as well as our other open reading for this ppt. It was presented in the lecture organised by IQAC, Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. P.G.College, Kalka on 15th September, 2018.


Link:
https://www.scribd.com/document/390311423/Ethics-and-Values-in-Public-Governance

Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Philosophy of Life of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal


Abstract


Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region, by Guru Nanak Dev and continued to progress with ten successive Sikh gurus (the last teaching being the holy scripture Gurū Granth Sāhib Ji). It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world, with over 30 million Sikhs and one of the most steadily growing. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally 'of the gurus').  The Sikh Scriptures outline the ways in which one can bring their own thinking in line with the Hukam. If one engages in the service of God's creation, this is the best way of working in harmony with the Divine Will. Further, by remembering Waheguru one becomes aware of "God desires" and "Divine essence" within the person is realised. By following these "Divine Values" that benefit His Creation, one ends the cycle of Karma and Transmigration.  The objective of this paper is to study the basic life values taught by Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Note: Submitted for International Seminar on Life and Philosophy of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 24th  of November, 2017 at Desh Bhagat University Campus Mandi Gobindgarh, Village Sounti Amloh District Fatehgarh Sahib..