- We should read more (and write less). Most of what we want to say has already been said and there is no point in making the word even more crowded with useless books.
- We should have our works edited (or edit them ourselves). We should not expect to be able to write an in-depth study about a subject and at the same time judge whether it is clear enough for an outsider. One cannot be a master of everything and labor limae is the key of a good work. This leads to the next point:
- We should be clear about our purposes. Who is our target-reader? Why do we think that a further critical edition is really needed? What is the larger purpose we aim at?
- We should work in team(s). I might be an exception, but I feel that all important enterprises in Indian philosophy cannot be fulfilled by a single person. Working together is anti-main stream and it might be at first time-consuming, but it is more efficient and funnier.
- We should build networks. Be they multi-authored blogs, workshops, forums… All chances to work together have to be encouraged.
- If we study philosophical texts, we should focus on a philosophical understanding of them.
What do you think? Further points? Objections against these ones?