Lesson 1 – Bhagavad Gītā In Light of Non-Duality & Basic Self-Inquiry into Your Existence

April 30, 2018

Summary: Lesson 1 of our Advaita Vedanta Nondualism Course starts with the Bhagavad Gita story between inner-war of good/evil or spirit/matter within every human being (Pāṇḍavas/Kauravas). When Arjuna loses his resolve – unable to stand…

Lesson 2 – Fundamentals: Mind, Intellect, Vasana, Karma

May 8, 2018

Summary: Prerequisite to jumping into Advaita Vedānta course, in this session we learn about fundamentals of Mind, Intellect, Vāsanā (also called saṃskāra), and Karma. Terms often referred to during the classes. Mind (manas): Feeler of…

Lesson 3 – Apyayantu Mamangani Explained & B.Gita Krishna advice to Arjuna

May 15, 2018

Summary: Session stars with Chandogya Upanisad “āpyāyantu mamāngāni” invocation – with first line explained in detail – including: How to use our speech (vāk), Life force (prānaḥ), eyes (cakṣuḥ), ears (śrotram) to help us with…

Lesson 4 – Upanisads Authenticity & Why Everything is Brahman (sarvam brahma)

May 22, 2018

Summary: Session 4 discusses what Upaniṣads reveals to be the highest and greatest use or purpose of one’s life on Earth. In one line – it is: sarvam brahmaḥ Meaning: Everything is Brahman (Consciousness, Self,…

Lesson 5 – 4 Vedanta Qualifications (samanya Dharma, svadharma, loka-sangraha, Emotions)

May 29, 2018

Summary: Session 5 completes the meaning of “apyāyāntu mamāngāni” prayer from Chāndogya Upaniṣad. It discusses 4 distortions all humans are subject to. All serious spiritual aspirants are advised to consistently nurture them before and during…

Lesson 6 – How To Know You’re Caught In Samsara, Real VS. Unreal (Satya/Mithya)

June 5, 2018

Summary: In Session 6, along with revision of preceding session, Krishna begins teaching Arjuna about the Self (Brahman) from Bhagavad Gita, CH 2. TOPICS COVERED: Īśvara or Bhagavān (Lord) is: All-pervasive (sarvagatham) and Timeless (nithyam).…

Lesson 7 – How Maya Fools Everyone Believing Joy is in the World & About Desire

June 12, 2018

Summary: Sessions 7 focuses on mechanics how Jīva (ignorant person under spell of Māyā) believes joy is in worldly Objects – disregarding Self as source of the joy. As long as person believes joy is…

Lesson 8 – Collapsing Duality Using Vedanta Metaphors, Incarnation, Svadharma

June 20, 2018

Summary: Sessions 8 starts with providing reason and logic for Incarnation (invalidated from Vedantic point of view). Then we describe non-dual Consciousness using various metaphors to collapse idea/belief in duality (separation). Also, what does Jīva…

Lesson 9 – What is Yoga? Why Different Paths? Maya is Two Powers (Veiling/Projecting)

June 26, 2018

Summary: Session 9 elaborates metaphors to help Vedānta student “see” with added clarity, definitions of: Self, Dharma, Yoga, Ignorance and Māyā. It’s purpose is to reconcile Jñāna Yoga (Self-Knowledge; for contemplative personalities) and Karma Yoga…

Lesson 10 – Ignorance of Brahman is NOT an Action Problem – but Knowledge Problem

July 3, 2018

Summary: Session 10 starts with giving practical example applying Spiritual sādhana to purify Mind, by driving to work (through Karma Yoga spirit of Compassion). Followed by 2 paths all humans are confronted with each day.…

Lesson 11 – Formula to Negate False Illusion of Separation, Atman & Brahman Difference

July 10, 2018

Summary: Session 11 shares heart of Advaita Vedānta in TWO major teachings. FIRST is using formula (A = B = C = A) to negate false sense of separation or space between You (Conscious Subject;…

Lesson 12 – Is there Freewill? 3 Karma’s Molding You. What is Compassion?

July 17, 2018

Summary: Session 12 teaches us how 3 types of Karma (Sanchita, Prārabdha, Agami) cause you (Jīva) to be WHAT YOU ARE TODAY. Provoking question “Do we have free will?“. Then we use Vedānta “Dreamer &…

Lesson 13 – Success According to Vedanta & Signs of Enlightened Person (Jivanmukta, B.Gita 2.58)

July 31, 2018

Summary: Session 13 re-defines “success” from traditional worldly view, to Vedāntic point of view of Objectivity and Dispassion. We then debunk common myths what is an Enlightened person (jīvan-mukta), as answered by Krisna to Arjuna…

Lesson 14 – Bhagavad Gītā 2.54: Description of Person (jīvan-mukta) of Firm Wisdom

August 8, 2018

Summary: Session 14 addresses Bhagavad Gita CH 2, verse 54, when Arjuna asks Lord Krisna “What is the description of a person of firm wisdom, one whose mind abides in the Self? How does such…

Lesson 15 – B.Gītā CH2 Revision (Dharma, Māyā, Ego, Rituals, Yoga) & 5 Sheaths Covering Ātman

August 15, 2018

Summary: Session 15 is revision of Bhagavad Gītā Chapter 2 keypoints in Q & A format – on Dharma, Māyā, Ego, purpose of Rituals, How to remain Pure, attainment of Yoga. Then we begin teaching…