Manah Shiksha


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Course Duration

18 Hours


90 Minutes (Approx.)

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Sessions per week

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About the Teacher



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 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 Overview:

This self-study guide is based on the sacred text "Manah Shiksha," written by Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. It is designed for individuals seeking to independently learn how to train their minds and establish a stronger foundation for devotional service. The guide covers 10 key sessions, each focusing on 11 verses from the Manah Shiksha, providing practical instructions and techniques for mastering the art of mind control. While Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's wisdom transcends the material mind, these verses are graciously offered to assist conditioned souls on their journey of mind control and spiritual devotion.

What You Will Gain:

  • Acquire practical techniques to train and control your mind effectively.
  • Deepen your devotional service and strengthen your connection with the Divine.
  • Develop self-analysis and introspection skills for personal growth.
  • Enhance your focus and dedication in your spiritual practices.
  • Understand the standards required to progress towards becoming a pure devotee.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Mind Training and Devotional Service
  • Understanding the Nature of the Mind
  • Techniques for Mind Control
  • Developing Deep-rooted Devotional Service
  • Self-Analysis and Reflection
  • Strengthening Focus in Bhakti
  • The Qualities of a Pure Devotee
  • Applying the Teachings of Manah Shiksha in Daily Life
  • Overcoming Disturbances of the Mind
  • Integrating Mind Training into Your Spiritual Practice

Target Audience:

This self-study guide is open to individuals of any age group who are interested in deepening their devotional service and learning how to train their minds effectively. It's ideal for those who prefer independent learning and flexibility in their study schedule.

Important Guidelines for Self-Study:

You are encouraged to read the assigned verses and work through all 10 sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of mind training and its application in devotional service.

Why Should You Choose This Self-Study Guide?

This self-study guide empowers individuals to take control of their own spiritual and personal growth journey. By learning to master the mind, you can overcome the common obstacles and distractions that hinder your progress on the spiritual path.

Problems You Can Solve through Self-Study:

  • Learn to control your mind effectively, a common challenge on the spiritual journey.
  • Develop a stronger connection with the divine and experience spiritual growth.
  • Gain insight into self-analysis and introspection for personal development.
  • Improve your focus and dedication in your spiritual practices.
  • Understand the standards required to progress towards becoming a pure devotee.

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