The Baghavad Gita - Book Study Group
The Gita is a love song to reality, a hymn in praise of everything excellent and beautiful and brave. It is a love song to both the darkness and the light, to our own true Self in the depths of being, the core from which all the glories and horrors of the universe unfold. —Stephen Mitchell
Over a period of ten Saturday afternoons we will study the great classic of Indian/Hindu spirituality, The Bhagavad Gita. In it we learn of four primary paths to realising our Divine Nature:
- Karma Yoga – The Way of Selfless Service
- Jnana Yoga – The Way of Knowledge/Wisdom
- Raja Yoga – The Way of Meditation
- Bhakti Yoga – The Way of Love/Devotion
All paths to the Divine are valid. You must choose which suits you best. Ralph Waldo Emerson—whose philosophy is one of the foundations upon which Unity and New Thought teachings are based—wrote:
I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
Saturday afternoons 1 July - 2 Sept 2017 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Laurie L. Patton (translator) The Bhagavad Gita, Penguin Classics (2008)
$180 paid in advance of the first class, otherwise $200 (or $20 per week)
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Radth Youngman first encountered The Bhagavad Gita in 1976 when he was introduced to Raja Yoga (The Way of Meditation) by Transcendental Meditation Guru, Bhaskar. Radth has had a lifelong interest in the faith traditions of the world. Until he had to resign for health reasons, he was a committee member of the Whitehorse Interfaith Network for several years. He continues his passion through teaching World Scriptures at the Nunawading University of the Third Age and delivering monthly interfaith addresses at Unity of Melbourne.
Classes start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 1 July 2017. Enrolments are through our Eventbrite page here or you may contact the office for further information.