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Bhagavad Gita Class/ Discussion & Silent Meditation

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Vedanta Hall

15 Liverpool Road

Croydon, NSW 2132

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Silent Meditation from 7 to 7.30pm followed by Class/ Discussion.

One of the religious classics of the world, the Bhagavad Gita deals with the nature of action, the meaning of life and the eternal struggle between our lower and higher tendencies. The discussion aims to tease out and relate the ancient wisdom of the Gita to our daily life.

Class and discussion led by PRAVRAJIKA GAYATRIPRANA and focussing on the commentary of SWAMI RANGANATHANANDA, a transcription of his classes on the Gita attended weekly by over a 1,000 people and published in the 3 volume set Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita. (Books provided for reference to every student).

SWAMI RANGANATHANANDA, the late President of the Ramakrishna Order, was a cultural ambassador for India, sponsored by the Government to travel to over 50 countries around the world giving lectures.

DISCUSSION THEMES FOR THIS FRIDAY:

Origins of Crime Chap.3 Verse 36

This verse raises the question: what impels us, even against our wishes, to do the wrong thing; what impels a human being to commit a crime? It’s the first of seven verses that make a study—at the deepest, psychological level—of the cause of crime.

Two Enemies Chap.3 Verse 37

What are the two greatest foes tempting us to an unsettled and unnecessarily complicated life? One is unbridled desire including—at great cost to our environment—unbridled consumerism. How to distinguish between need and greed?

The other is our old friend anger, for whom modern society provides ever more avenues for expression: traffic jams, queues, overwhelmed public transport, corporate and governmental corruption, authoritarianism etc.


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Croydon, NSW 2132

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