Bhagavad Gita | 4-session Foundation Course (17&24 September, 1&8 October)

Date

Oct 01 2020

Time

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost

Free

Organizer

Vedanta Centre Kuala Lumpur
Email
info@vedantamalaysia.org

Location

Online talk (Zoom)
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What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient scriptural text explaining fundamental truths of life. The Gita is a conversation between Lord Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna. The conversation takes place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra where the mighty Pandava and Kaurava forces are preparing to go to war. Chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita is entitled The Yoga of Arjuna’s Despondency. A psychological masterpiece highlighting the plight of the human mind in the world.
This 4-session foundation course will provide a preview of the Bhagavad Gita. A simple narrative for those who would like to be acquainted with this invaluable knowledge of life and living.

Course Content​​​
Based on Chapter 1 of Bhagavad Gita

Week 1: The Yoga of Arjuna’s Despondency
Week 2: Exposing Human Fear and Vanity
Week 3: The Problem of Escapism
Week 4: Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Conclusions

*Registration essential to receive Zoom link and password.
*Not for Muslims

Hourly Schedule

17 September 2020 | Chapter 1: The Yoga of Arjuna's Despondency

7.55pm - 8.00pm
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8.00pm - 9.00pm
Lecture
The Bhagavad Gita is the central portion of the epic Mahabharata. It is a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It begins with Chapter 1 entitled theThe Yoga of Arjuna's Despondency in 47 verses. Chapter 1 describes how human beings, when unprepared, collapses under the pressure of life's challenges. It sets the tone for Lord Krishna's divine exposition to lift human beings to their pristine glory and to fulfil one's mission in life, to find your true Self.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

24 September 2020 | Exposing Human Fear and Vanity

7.55pm - 8.00pm
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8.00pm - 9.00pm
Lecture
Duryodhana is the main antagonist in the Mahabharata war. A picture of unrighteousness and selfishness. Verses 2-11 depict how the human mind reveals its true nature. When one functions with ego and egocentric desires, negative emotions plague the personality. Resulting in adverse consequences for oneself and those around him.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

1 October 2020 | The Problem of Escapism

7.55 - 8.00
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8.00 - 9.00
Arjuna was the great warrior prince. When it was time to fight the battle, his emotions overwhelmed him and was then incapacitated to act. Such is life. When the mind is uncontrolled by the intellect, one either succumbs to the pressure of the obstacle or finds comfort in the form of escapism.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

8 October 2020 | Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Conclusions

7.55pm - 8.00pm
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8.00pm - 9.00pm
Arjuna begins to justify his inability to overcome the challenge confronting him. A common weakness amongst human beings. When the intellect is undeveloped, one arrives at faulty conclusions. Such wrong conclusions leads one to stress and strain in life. Verses 31-39 provides an analysis of wrong thinking.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End
Shiv Anand
Speaker/Teacher at Vedanta Centre Kuala Lumpur

What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient scriptural text explaining fundamental truths of life. The Gita is a conversation between Lord Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna. The conversation takes place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra where the mighty Pandava and Kaurava forces are preparing to go to war. Chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita is entitled The Yoga of Arjuna’s Despondency. A psychological masterpiece highlighting the plight of the human mind in the world.
This 4-session foundation course will provide a preview of the Bhagavad Gita. A simple narrative for those who would like to be acquainted with this invaluable knowledge of life and living.

Course Content​​​
Based on Chapter 1 of Bhagavad Gita

Week 1: The Yoga of Arjuna’s Despondency
Week 2: Exposing Human Fear and Vanity
Week 3: The Problem of Escapism
Week 4: Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Conclusions

*Registration essential to receive Zoom link and password.
*Not for Muslims

Hourly Schedule

17 September 2020 | Chapter 1: The Yoga of Arjuna's Despondency

7.55pm - 8.00pm
Login
Please login 5 minutes in advance
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Lecture
The Bhagavad Gita is the central portion of the epic Mahabharata. It is a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It begins with Chapter 1 entitled theThe Yoga of Arjuna's Despondency in 47 verses. Chapter 1 describes how human beings, when unprepared, collapses under the pressure of life's challenges. It sets the tone for Lord Krishna's divine exposition to lift human beings to their pristine glory and to fulfil one's mission in life, to find your true Self.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

24 September 2020 | Exposing Human Fear and Vanity

7.55pm - 8.00pm
Login
Please login 5 minutes in advance
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Lecture
Duryodhana is the main antagonist in the Mahabharata war. A picture of unrighteousness and selfishness. Verses 2-11 depict how the human mind reveals its true nature. When one functions with ego and egocentric desires, negative emotions plague the personality. Resulting in adverse consequences for oneself and those around him.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

1 October 2020 | The Problem of Escapism

7.55 - 8.00
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8.00 - 9.00
Arjuna was the great warrior prince. When it was time to fight the battle, his emotions overwhelmed him and was then incapacitated to act. Such is life. When the mind is uncontrolled by the intellect, one either succumbs to the pressure of the obstacle or finds comfort in the form of escapism.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End

8 October 2020 | Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Conclusions

7.55pm - 8.00pm
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8.00pm - 9.00pm
Arjuna begins to justify his inability to overcome the challenge confronting him. A common weakness amongst human beings. When the intellect is undeveloped, one arrives at faulty conclusions. Such wrong conclusions leads one to stress and strain in life. Verses 31-39 provides an analysis of wrong thinking.
Speakers:
Shiv Anand
9.00pm -
End
Shiv Anand
Speaker/Teacher at Vedanta Centre Kuala Lumpur

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