Bhishma Stuti

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:

Understanding Bhishma Stuti from Canto 1 of Srimad Bhagavatam

Course Description:

Bhishma Stuti, also known as Bhishma's Prayers, is a profound hymn from the ancient Indian epic, Srimad Bhagavatam. In this course, participants will delve deep into the significance, themes, and philosophical insights embedded within Bhishma's prayers to Lord Krishna. Through close analysis and discussion, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of this timeless text and its relevance to modern life.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Srimad Bhagavatam and its context
  • Overview of Bhishma Stuti: Structure and Themes
  • Analysis of key verses and their interpretations
  • Philosophical insights and spiritual lessons
  • Relevance of Bhishma Stuti in contemporary context
  • Practical application of the teachings in daily life

Target Audience:

This course is open to anyone interested in delving into the spiritual wisdom of ancient texts and seeking profound insights into life's ultimate questions.

Course Requirement:

No prerequisites are required. Participants are encouraged to bring an open mind and a willingness to engage in thoughtful discussion and reflection.

Important Guidelines for this Course:

  • Respectful engagement: Participants are encouraged to listen to diverse perspectives and engage in constructive dialogue.
  • Active participation: Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in discussions and activities to deepen their understanding.
  • Open-mindedness: Embrace new ideas and perspectives with an open heart and mind.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • Have a thorough understanding of Bhishma Stuti and its significance within the context of Srimad Bhagavatam.
  • Gain insights into the philosophical and spiritual themes explored in Bhishma's prayers.
  • Learn practical applications of the teachings in their daily lives.
  • Develop a deeper connection to the spiritual wisdom of ancient texts.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

This course offers a unique opportunity to explore the profound wisdom of Bhishma Stuti, that encapsulates profound philosophical truths. By undertaking this course, participants can enrich their spiritual journey, gain a deeper understanding of ancient texts, and cultivate a greater sense of purpose and fulfilment in life.

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

  • Lack of understanding of ancient spiritual texts and their relevance to modern life.
  • Seeking deeper meaning and purpose in life.
  • Desire to explore philosophical and spiritual insights from diverse cultural traditions.
  • Striving to apply spiritual teachings in practical, everyday situations.

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