Method of Study


  The student must first learn the general axioms. For the time being, he will of course have to take them as assumptions, if he prefers to call them so.... What the student has first to do is to comprehend these axioms and, by employing the deductive method, to proceed from universals to particulars. He has then to reason from the "known to the unknown," and see if the inductive method of proceeding from particulars to universals supports those axioms. This process forms the primary stage of true contemplation.

Damodar K. Mavalankar