The Bhagavad Gita: Principles & Practice
with Anurag (see suggested books below)
In keeping with social distancing rules currently in place, we are meeting online using Zoom conferencing. Those who have been in attendance will receive the link and instructions; if you haven’t and would like to join us please write to firstname.lastname@example.org You will need a smart phone or computer and a wifi connection.
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Sri Krishna to Arjuna:
"The ideal of Self-knowledge has been presented to you. Listen now to the practice
thereof. Endowed with it, O Arjuna, you will break through the bonds of karma!
This is the central idea of the Gita - to be calm and steadfast in all circumstances,
with one's body, mind, and soul centered at His hallowed Feet." - Swami Vivekananda"
Recommended Resources for this study:
When attending Zoom classes and seminars, it is part of our dharmic practice to set an atmosphere that is respectful and reverent. Afterall, we are sitting with a teacher who is sharing the “noblest philosophy known to humankind” as Swami Vivekananda put it – the Knowledge and methods that lead to Liberation. Here’s how you can uphold this sacred atmosphere:
Assume the mental posture (manasana) that you are seated in front of Babaji (or assistant teachers) in the same room. With this in mind, you naturally will not:
It is also good to remember that everyone in the meeting can see us, so we should refrain from doing things we would normally do privately. Every motion is going to be distracting to someone, including oneself. Hosts may turn off your video in these situations.
We have the great boon of receiving from Babaji (or assistant teachers) that Knowledge which is of ultimate value. Let us give our most concentrated and receptive energy in return.
* The teacher/assistant teachers will naturally have some water at hand.
** Chatting a question to the host or teacher is acceptable. Zoom hosts/co-hosts have to manage the meeting, so may sometimes appear busy with something.