6 Principles for Spiritual Success

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:

Pathways to Devotion: 6 Principles for Spiritual Success (Updeshamrita Śloka 3)

Course Description:

This transformative course explores the six essential principles that promote pure devotional service as outlined in Śloka 3 of the "Nectar of Instruction." Designed for spiritual seekers and practitioners, this course offers deep insights into cultivating enthusiasm, confidence, patience, disciplined practices, selective association, and alignment with revered spiritual precedents. Through lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, participants will learn to integrate these principles into their daily lives, enhancing their spiritual journey towards complete devotion and realization.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Pure Devotional Service
  • Cultivating Enthusiasm in Practice
  • Endeavouring with Confidence
  • The Virtue of Patience
  • Discipline and Regulative Principles
  • Selective Association
  • Following the Footsteps of Ācāryas
  • Practical Application and Real-Life Scenarios
  • Group Discussions and Interactive Sessions
  • Reflections and Commitments for Future Practice

Target Audience:

  • Individuals seeking deeper spiritual engagement and understanding.
  • Practitioners of bhakti yoga or those new to the concept of devotional service.
  • Spiritual leaders and educators wanting to enrich their teachings and practices.

Course Requirement:

  • Interest in spiritual growth and personal development.
  • Willingness to engage with both theoretical concepts and practical exercises.
  • Basic familiarity with spiritual or religious practices could be beneficial but is not mandatory.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • A thorough understanding of the six key principles that facilitate pure devotional service.
  • Practical skills and techniques to apply these principles in everyday life.
  • Enhanced ability to navigate spiritual challenges with patience and confidence.
  • A supportive community of like-minded individuals focused on spiritual growth.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

  • To deepen one’s spiritual practice and understanding of devotional service.
  • To gain practical tools for applying spiritual principles in daily activities.
  • To experience personal transformation through guided spiritual education.

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

  • Challenges in maintaining enthusiasm and momentum in spiritual practices.
  • Difficulties in applying spiritual teachings amidst daily pressures and distractions.
  • Lack of a supportive community that encourages spiritual growth.
  • Uncertainty about how to practically follow the teachings of past ācāryas in modern life.

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