Lesson 1 of our Advaita Vedanta Nondualism Course starts with the Bhagavad Gītā 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 – then Kṛṣṇa begins teaching him (you, the student) brahmavidyā (Self-Knowledge).
Program is taught in context of traditional non-dual Advaita Vedānta vision of Oneness.We also use various Upaniṣad verses for complimentary explanations.
Program quickly accelerates by week 30+ from simple English to frequent Sanskrit usage. Thus judge not the initial intentional simplicity. Program stretches the pinnacle of human's intellect/mind.
ABOUT Bhagavad Gītā:
The Bhagavad Gītā is perhaps the most important text in Vedānta. It’s one of the three main source texts. Upaniṣads and Brahma Sūtras being the other two.
It draws its main ideas from the Upaniṣads. It encompasses; Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jñāna Yoga. It is a dharma-śāstra (how to live in harmony) and mokṣa-śāstra (how to ‘attain' liberation and free oneself from saṃsāra).
Bhagavad Gītā deals with the relationship between ACTION and KNOWLEDGE, so it’s got everything a human being could ask for his/her spiritual journey and accelerated growth. For this reason, the Gītā remains an eternal-evergreen text.
(These are ongoing classes in Melbourne, Australia. Attendance details here. )
Download “Essence of Vedanta” manual we'll be using in class.
30 April 2018