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24th International Congress of Vedanta at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi January 10-12, 2020

Vedanta Congress welcomes for presentation in the conferences research papers in all areas of Indian philosophies and religions.Though the first Vedanta Conference began with a narrowly focused group for the study of Vedantic texts and their interpretation, the scope of the Vedanta Congress was expanded during the years to include (a) all major schools of Vedanta (Advaita, Visistadvaita, Dvaita, Suddhadvaita, etc.), Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Darsanas, Epics, Puranas and Dharma Sastras, (b) applied Indian philosophy, dealing with contemporary issues like abortion and euthanasia, war and peace, caste and race, karma and cloning and (c) Indian philosophical implications of recent developments in mathematics, life sciences, cognitive science, etc.

In the past conferences, in addition to the mainstream papers in Vedanta, physicists have presented papers on the "Brahman of Physics," medical researchers have presented papers on advances in medical research and their implications to Vedantic problems (e.g. Cloning, transgenesis, Karma and Rebirth), environmental scientists have presented papers on the Vedantic concept of human-nature relationship and its implications for our environment, etc. It is in this perspective that your plenary lecture on Practical Vedanta will be beneficial to conference attendees who would like to get some guidance in dealing with today's fast-paced and stressful life. Various schools of Vedantic philosophy (metaphysics, knowledge and hermeneutics) and lifeworld.