Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: June 3

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Friday 3 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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900

Themes: Study of Chapter 7 continues: Verse 14

  • The Cosmic Illusion: We’re all entangled in the web of Māyā, an illusion of Cosmic proportions, an entrancing and veiling power that leads us on a merry dance through many lives. Gradually we’re released from its spell: duality diminishes; a solid, separate world fades into a luminous unity.
  • Māyā & the Sage: A classic tale of Sage Narada, the wandering musician and storyteller. One day Narada told Sri Krishna he wished to experience the power of Māyā. Sri Krishna reluctantly agreed, plunging Narada into a fantasy world of love and loss.
  • The Three Robbers: A favourite and instructive parable that Sri Ramakrishna loved to tell featuring the three Gunas – personified as robbers – and the varying ways they impact our lives.
  • These three Gunas are sattva (goodness, calmness, harmony), rajas (passion, activity, movement), and tamas (ignorance, inertia, laziness).

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.