Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion – 24 June 2022

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Friday 24 June, 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:

Themes: Study of Chapter 7 continues: Verse 15 – 18

  • Intelligent Fools: We’ve all heard of the absent-minded Professor. Brilliant in their fields but bumbling through the everyday world. While living in his college at Cambridge, there was every chance Isaac Newton would lose his way while heading for dinner. Finding himself in the street instead of the hall, he would retrace his steps and return to his room, forgetting to eat. A harmless type of foolishness.
    But Sri Krishna, in verse 15, describes another type of intelligent fool. Those who are deluded and devious, who believe they can outwit the very Gods, who cannot imagine that in the end, no one gets away with anything.
  • The Spiritually Wise: Four kinds of humanity seek wisdom: Those in trouble, those seeking knowledge, those who seek enrichment – material and spiritual – and those who seek wisdom for its own sake.
  • A Chance Experience: ‘Sometimes, in an unplanned way, you get spiritual inspiration. So many stories are there how lives were changed by some chance experiences.’ Noted Australian social researcher, Hugh Mackay, has interviewed many people who’ve had sudden deep insights and experiences.

Join the discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana.

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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