Two streams of thought converge in my personal approach to philosophy and ethics:
- Bhedābheda Vedānta, which I have been studying and practicing since 2002. For five years I lived as a Hindu monastic—an experience that continues to shape my thinking.
- Gandhian social ethics, which was the interdisciplinary focus of my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (2014-2019). My studies included a critical review of the philosophical underpinnings of the European Enlightenment utilizing the framework of Jīva Gosvāmī’s Bhedābheda Vedānta philosophy. I concluded with a Gandhian perspective on nonviolent, collaborative social arrangements.
From these two streams, I derive my primary ethical principle: selfless sacrifice.