The Bhagavad Gita (‘Song of the Lord’) is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. It guides and teaches us how to live a joyful life, in the midst of difficulties, sorrows and the unsolvable conundrums that life brings us.
When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies — and my life has been full of external tragedies — and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of the Bhagavad-Gita.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
We will explore this text in depth, going chapter by chapter, over a period of several months, with breaks in between. It will be a small group, giving enough space and time for questions and interaction. We will mostly use Eknath Easwaran’s translation, called The Bhagavad Gita: Classics of Indian Spirituality. Please note that he has also written another commentary called the Essence of the Bhagavad Gita. We will use the former. It is highly recommended that you buy a copy for yourself. You will need it from the second class onwards.
This first set of 5 classes will cover the background and context of the text, and Chapters 1 & 2.
Saturdays Sept 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2.30 – 4.30 pm
31 Jalan Keli #01-01, Singapore 577931
S$100 for all 5 classes
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