Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 11 March 2022

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Friday 11 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm
or via Zoom from 7.30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900

Commencing Study of Chapter 7
The Yoga of Knowledge and Realization,  VERSES 1 – 3:

Themes:

  • Truth is One: One of the most significant statements in humanity’s history: ‘Truth is one, sages call it by various names.’ This discovery of the ancients, this large-hearted conviction, if ever comprehended by the masses, would usher peace into our world.
  • Respect for All: When it comes to philosophy, religion and spirituality, it’s sincerity that counts. Agnostics, atheists and theists – all should respect those seeking to understand the meaning of life.
  • All Are Capable of the Greatest: Just as in secular life, in spiritual life too, some reach greater heights than others; some reach their goals quicker. At any time, there are only a few among the countless millions of spiritual aspirants who reach enlightenment, but Sri Krishna assures us that everyone will attain the goal some time or the other.
Learn more in the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana.
Our Fortnightly Spiritual Evenings provide a reflective way to wind up the working week.
Bhagavad Gita:
Join our exploration of a spiritual classic that’s enriched cultures throughout Asia over the centuries and inspired leading figures in modern times from Mohandas Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, and Aldous Huxley to astronaut Sunita Williams who took a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the international space station.
We’re dipping into Swami Ranganathananda’s 3 volume commentary: Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita. The late President of the Ramakrishna Order, the Swami was a world thinker and cultural ambassador for India, sponsored by the Government to travel to over 50 countries around the world giving lectures.From the Commentary:

‘Because every personal experience will only deal with one aspect of the Divine, we are asked to practise respect and tolerance for other peoples’ experiences as well. That aspect of tolerance is expounded by our late *President, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, in his Oxford lectures… ‘Toleration is the homage that the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibility of the infinite.’
 
*First President of Independent India