Spiritual Evening Discussion – 17 December 2021

Friday 17 December

From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, for Meditation
OR From 7.30 pm join via  ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900

Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order.

In this final Friday night discussion for 2021, we’ll complete discussing themes of last week’s Bhagavad Gita discussion – delving into the intriguing themes of reincarnation and karma – and conclude the year reflecting on the teachings and experiences of several Christian Mystics.

Gregory of Nyassa, Isaac the Syrian and Hadewijch of Brabant share their thoughts on The Soul’s Exertion, Pure Meditation and Self Knowledge.

Bhagavad Gita Discussion, Chap 6 – Yoga of Meditation – Verses 40-42
Themes:

  • Impulses from the Past: Can genetics explain away the differing tendencies and abilities found in one family? Vedanta says we’re born with latent interests and skills garnered from many lives. But if we’ve been here before, how is it we can’t remember our previous lives? What’s to wonder at that, the sages say. How much do we remember from this life?
  • Atmosphere of Yoga: What if we stray from the path of Yoga through lack of zeal or distraction? Nothing is lost, we’re assured. We’ll get a ‘reset’ born into circumstances helpful for our spiritual path.

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