Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 17 February 2023

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Friday 17 February, 7.00 – 8.45 pm
Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall from 7 pm
or via Zoom from 7.30 pm:

Themes for Discussion: 

Chapter 8 – The Way to the Imperishable Brahman  – Verses 19 – 20: 

  • Thrown into the World: •Verse nineteen of Gita’s eighth chapter tells us we’re caught in a cosmic cycle of creation and dissolution. Seemingly, without our consent, we find ourselves thrown into a life we often struggle to manage. Who or what is responsible for that? How predetermined is our fate? How much freedom do we have? Lots to discuss.
  • Beyond Destruction: •Verse twenty takes things to another, more profound level, a place that eludes modern science – so far – the realm of pure consciousness, but not a place beyond the poet Shelley’s intuition: ‘The One remains, the many change and pass, Heaven’s light forever shines, Earth’s shadows fly….”

Learn more in the discussion.

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.

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