An Introduction to Bhagavad Gita

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course Title:

Introduction to Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 1) - ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

Course Description:

This course, offered by ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya, provides an in-depth exploration of the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. Participants will immerse themselves in the teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, uncovering profound insights into duty, righteousness, and spiritual realization. Through the lens of ISKCON's Bhakti tradition, students will deepen their understanding of the Gita's timeless wisdom and its application in contemporary life.

Course Contents:

  • Overview of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Historical Context and Significance
  • Introduction to Chapter 1: Arjuna's Dilemma
  • Analysis of Verses and Commentaries
  • Bhakti Yoga Perspective: Devotion and Surrender
  • Practical Applications in Daily Life

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Course Requirement:

Participants should have a basic understanding of Vaishnava philosophy and principles, as well as a sincere interest in studying the Bhagavad Gita. 

Important Guidelines for this Course:

  • Respectful engagement with the Guru-disciple relationship and the authority of scripture.
  • Commitment to personal reflection and application of spiritual principles in daily life.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • Deepen their understanding of the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Gain insights into the practical application of devotional principles in daily life.
  • Develop a stronger connection to Lord Krishna and His teachings through study and contemplation.
  • Cultivate a sense of spiritual community and support among fellow devotees.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

  • Strengthen their spiritual foundation and commitment to the path of Bhakti Yoga.
  • Receive guidance and inspiration from the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and other prominent ISKCON acharyas.
  • Enhance their ability to navigate life's challenges with grace and wisdom.
  • Deepen their relationship with Lord Krishna and develop a more profound understanding of His divine plan.

What Problems of the Participants are We Addressing Through this Course?

  • Desire for deeper spiritual understanding and connection with the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Struggles in applying spiritual principles in daily life and maintaining a consistent devotional practice.
  • Need for guidance and support in navigating the complexities of the material world while pursuing spiritual growth.
  • Search for a community of like-minded devotees for mutual encouragement and inspiration.

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