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Study the Bhagavad Gita – God’s Script for Life

Krishna displays his Vishvarupa (Universal Form) to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, described in Visvarupa–Darsana yoga, chapter 11 (wikipedia)

Krishna displays his Vishvarupa (Universal Form) to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, described in Visvarupa–Darsana yoga, chapter 11 (wikipedia)

The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: भगवद्गीता, bhagavadgītā, pronounced [ˈbʱəɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː] ( listen); lit. “Song of the Lord”), often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna.The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Ved Vyasa; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata’s Bhisma Parva, is also ascribed to him.

Why study the Gita?

Where like-minded people collectively join the Bhagavad Gita study group and meet with spiritually inclined people.

A place within traditional Indie religious philosophy, an inspirational and culture-defining book and harmonizes the diverse views of life.

It is knows to have a powerful influence in the West. It is indeed part of a remarkable chain of links connecting East and West. Many nineteenth-century people who are important thinkers and writers in a number of respects find its philosophy inspiring.

The Gita is a poem (the word Gita means “song”). It is a very small part of the greatest and longest epic ever written—the Mahabharata, which is far longer than the Greek Odyssey and Iliad combined. It recounts the story of a great civil war. Epics typically show the values and defining characteristics of a people. The Mahabharata is in that way the quintessential story of India. But it is also the story of all human beings, a universal epic, for it deals with fundamental human motives, frustrations, quandaries, and joys.

Course Content
• Understand the philosophical
• Understand the spiritual
• Develop the mind
• Understand the symbolism

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No prior knowledge or experience required.

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