Bhagavad Gita is a manual of life. It enunciates the ancient philosophy of Vedanta. Vedanta presents the eternal and universal principles of life and living which transcend the barriers of race and religion, caste and creed. These principles equip one with a strong intellect to meet the challenges of the world at all levels – official, social, and domestic. Thus one enjoys the rare combination of outer success and inner peace. Above all Vedanta ushers one towards the ultimate goal of human perfection within, that is , the state of spiritual Enlightenment.
Chapter XVIII of the Gita explains that the three gunas, qualities of sattva, rajas, tamas, combined in different proportions account for the four castes known as brahmana, kshatriya, vaishya and shudra. The castes are presented along with their respective duties. Krsna appeals to Arjuna to perform his duty as a kshatriya, warrior and the spiritual paths of karma action, bhakti devotion and jnana knowledge to reach the ultimate perfection.
The Vedanta Academy in Pune, India offers a three year residential course on Vedanta. The Academy was founded by Swami Parthasarathy, a world renowned Vedanta philosopher and management resource. Youth from all over the world with diverse cultural backgrounds study at the Vedanta Academy and learn the technique of life and living. The same three year course is also available through E-learning. The graduates of the Vedanta Academy conduct Vedanta lectures, study classes and Self-management programmes in different parts of the world.
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 discourses on the chapter XVIII of the Bhagavad Gita from Friday 2nd to Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 6.30 pm to 8 pm at the Buddhist Cultural Centre, Havelock Road – Thummulla Junction, Colombo 05. The devotional songs start at 6 pm. Kanapathy Chetty Selvanathan Charitable Trust is the primary sponsor of the event.
- Vedanta Sessions by Umayal Venugopal, disciple of Swami Parthasarathy:
Vedanta weekly study class
Vedanta study classes provide an opportunity for a methodical and in-depth study, scientific and analytical enquiry and a forum for discussion.
- Bhagavad Gita’ Chapter 1, every Saturday, 5 pm to 6.15 pm from 13th January to 31st March at No.3, Ridgway Place, Colombo 04.
- ‘The Holocaust of Attachment’, every Tuesday, 7 pm to 8 pm, Alfred House gardens, Colombo 03.
Vedanta for Youth
‘The Fall of the Human Intellect’ every Thursday from 8th to 29 th March, 6 – 7.15 pm at Arnolda Place, Kirulopone, Colombo 05.
All these sessions are open for all and free of charge. All are welcome.