Bhagavad Gita is a manual for your life

Living is an art, skill, technique that needs to be learnt and practised. The Bhagavad Gita enunciates the ancient philosophy of Vedanta. Presents the eternal principles of life and living which transcend race or religion. The principles equip one with a strong intellect to meet the challenges of the world and achieve success and peace in all aspects of one’s life – official, social and domestic. Above all it ushers one towards ultimate perfection, the goal of spiritual enlightenment.

Chapter XVII of the Gita explains shraddha faith. Provides an analysis of the three types of shraddha: sattvika purest, rajasika mediocre and tamasika lowest. And how it relates to the type of food, sacrifice, austerity and gift one chooses. The nature of these practices helps determine the quality of shraddha, faith.

The study of Bhagavad Gita helps to develop sattvik shraddha and attain the ultimate goal of Enlightenment, a state of total fulfilment. Bhagavad Gita is systematically taught at the Vedanta Academy, Pune, India. The Academy was founded by Swami Parthasarathy, a world renowned Vedanta philosopher and management resource. The Academy offers three years full time residential course on Vedanta philosophy. The youth from all over the world with diverse cultural backgrounds study at the Vedanta Academy and learn the technique of life and living. The alumnus of the Vedanta Academy conduct Vedanta study classes, workshops and organise public lectures in different parts of the world. The same three year course is also available through e-learning.

Sunandaji the daughter – disciple of Swami Parthasarathy has been studying and researching on Vedanta, for over three decades. Her clear and powerful presentation of the Bhagavad Gita in contemporary thought has been acclaimed in India and abroad. Sunandaji has also addressed prestigious corporate organisations and universities worldwide on the practical application of Vedanta in daily life.


Sunandaji will be delivering a lecture series on the chapter XVII of the Bhagavad Gita from Sunday 28th February 2016 to Wednesday 2nd March 2016 from 6.30 pm to 8 pm at the Buddhist Cultural Centre, Havelock Road – Thummulla junction, Colombo 05. The lecture is sponsored by Kanapathy Chetty Selvanathan charitable trust. It is open for all and free of charge. For further details contact:


Sunandaji will be delivering a lecture

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