Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 17 March 2023

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

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

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm
or via Zoom from 7.30 pm:

We’re commencing the study of Chapter Nine of the Bhagavad Gita – Verses 1 to 3:

The Way of Kingly Knowledge & Kingly Secret

Discussion Themes: 

From Spiritual Knowledge to Spiritual Experience: As anyone looking back on their student days knows, it’s one thing to study about your chosen profession; real knowledge of it only comes when you start working. Just so it’s one thing to read the Gita and another to apply its teachings in your daily life, reflect on its deeper meanings, and experience its sublime spiritual depths.

  • Spirituality in Everyday Life: Retreats, Ashramas, meditation and yoga classes, the company of the Holy, all these and more hasten our progress on the spiritual path, but even our everyday life, our everyday activities, can be spiritual aids, can be spiritualized.
  • Humanity – Our own worst Enemy?: What are the implications of not pursuing the true purpose of our life, personally, globally, and environmentally?
  • In his commentary on verse 3, Swami Ranganathananda observes: ‘Though endowed with this profound brain, we find plenty of men and women today who remain a beast, often a beast of prey; cheat other people, kill animals and destroy nature. If they had only directed a little energy to investigate this higher spiritual dimension within, they would have been constructive and creative.’
  • It’s up to us, especially those with some spiritual awareness, to set a higher standard, to be good examples for the sake of all, for the sake of the planet.

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.

For more details about us and our activities visit: Vedanta Society of NSW Website: Website

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