Community Religion Education
Kim' and 'Katham' are two Samskrutham words covering all shades of meaning covered by the words : What-How-Why -How to -How do I ? related to any study and exploration of any subject.
These two words also stand as acronyms for : Know It Methodically ( K I M) and Know -Ask/Analyze - Test - Haul upside down thinking out of the box -Apply - Manage/Master (K A T H A M).
This model of analysis and presentation of traditional discipline is known as ' anubandha chatushtaya' - firming up the context and contract of learning the subject at a master.
This is the pedagogy of tradition ; it brings out the worth of subject and current relevance of study.Learning a subject for historical scholarship is one model of scholarship. It is helpful to validate, provide a guidance on how previous generations explored this discipline , without making us to reinvent the wheel !
The study of subject for current relevance is Applied Tradition ,called: Upa-Veda (Application of Veda = Prayoga, Viniyoga ). This is resonated in the statement < Vidyaa Arthakaree > The applied education which is purposeful and wealth generating! The Samskrutham word : vidhyaarthee for student brings out the same concept. If the learning does not help in earning a respectable livelihood in world and self-realization for other worldly benefit, that kind of education is a 'wasteful debt' (Vidyaa -Rina =Clearing Education as a saced debt is not same as Rina-Vidyaa = Learning acquired with a finacial burden of debt. !
This initial deliberation also also helps the student to firm up the goals of studying a given topic answering the questions : Is this subject for me ? If so how much to study for what benefit ? Would I really benefit from this study ? Would the discipline stand up to its clams beyond faith ?
This modification in delivering the traditional themes and texts for the current audience is an important area that is being addressed by Yoga-Samskrutham University to 'Foster Excellence' and pass it on as a pride of tradition to next generations.