Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: November 18

Bhagavad Gita Discussion

Friday 18 November, 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:

Themes for Discussion: 

  • Through Pleasure & Pain: •In our lives, we often feel the world is pressing on us. Extracting some pleasure and comfort from it requires much stress and pain. But ‘suffering is the sandpaper of evolution.’ Through pain, we learn, grow, and emerge stronger and wiser.
  • From Experience to Compassion: To live in a privileged bubble of comfort and opportunity can blunt our capacity to understand the struggles and pain afflicting so many. Compassion and sympathy come easier to those who have risen to prominence from challenging backgrounds.
  • The Golden Womb: The Vedic sages discerned, so long ago, that the Universe and creation is an endless cycle of projection and contraction emanating from the Hiranyagarbha, ‘The Golden Womb,’ the source of the manifested Universe.
  • The Call of Freedom: ‘We talk of freedom from hunger, freedom from starvation, as well as of freedom from illiteracy, ignorance, or political bondage; all these freedoms are wonderful, but the supreme freedom is spiritual. Are you spiritually free? That is what we have to seek and attain.’

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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