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

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 up to his duty – Kṛṣṇa begins teaching him (YOU) brahmavidyā (Self-Knowledge).

Program is taught in context of non-dual Advaita Vedānta (Self-Knowledge or brahmavidyā) teachings. It uses various Upaniṣad, Bhagavad Gītā and Brahma Sutra texts. Currently running 1 year course. Anyone sincere is welcome to attend.

Teacher strictly adheres to lineage: Chinmaya Mission, James Swartz and Swami Dayananda (Arsha Vidya). Supported by sages like Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta.

ABOUT Bhagavad Gītā:

The Bhagavad Gītā is perhaps the most important text in Vedānta.  It’s one of the three main source texts: the Upaniṣads and Brahma Sūtras being the other two.

It draws its main ideas from the Upaniṣads. It encompasses; Karma Yoga, Dharma Yoga and Jñāna Yoga. It is a dharma-śāstra and mokṣa-śāstra.

Śāstra means a weapon, and it means ‘scripture.’  Why is the scripture a weapon?  Because it protects you (Jīva) from great suffering.

The Gītā covers TWO topics that are the subject matter of the Vedic texts; Karma Yoga and Knowledge (Jñāna) Yoga – in other words; Experience (dharma-śāstra) and Knowledge (mokṣa-śāstra).

Bhagavad Gītā, deals with the relationship between ACTION and KNOWLEDGE, so it’s got everything.  Thus remains an eternal text.

(These are ongoing classes in Melbourne, Australia you can attend here. )

Download “Essence of Vedanta” manual we’ll be using in class.

30 April 2018

2 Comments

  1. Mariana van Beek on November 1, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Thank you Thank you for this clear lessons!

    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Mariana van Beek
    Netherlands

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