Material Modes and their Influence

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:

Material Modes and Their Influence (Chapter 14) 

Course Description:

This course, offered by ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya, delves into the understanding of material modes as described in Chapter 14 of ancient Vedic scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. Participants will explore the influence of these modes on various aspects of life, providing insights into how to transcend them for spiritual growth and well-being.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Material Modes
  • Analysis of Chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Understanding Rajas, Tamas, and Sattva
  • Practical Applications of Transcending Material Modes
  • Discussion on Spiritual Practices for Overcoming Material Influence

Target Audience:

This course is open to anyone interested in exploring the philosophical and practical aspects of the material modes described in the Bhagavad Gita.

Course Requirement:

No specific prerequisites are required for enrollment in this course.

Important Guidelines for this Course:

Respectful interaction with instructors and fellow participants is essential.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • Deep insights into the nature of material modes and their influence on human behavior and consciousness.
  • Practical techniques for transcending the influence of material modes in daily life.
  • Enhanced spiritual understanding and personal growth through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

This course offers a unique opportunity to explore timeless wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita and apply it to modern life. By understanding and transcending the material modes, participants can experience greater peace, clarity, and fulfillment in their personal and spiritual journey.

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

  • Lack of awareness about the influence of material modes on one's life and spiritual progress.
  • Difficulty in overcoming negative habits and patterns associated with material modes.
  • Seeking guidance on integrating spiritual principles into daily life for holistic well-being.

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