Introduction to Vedānta
The term Vedānta literally means the end, conclusion of the Vedas or the complete knowledge of Vedas. Vedas are considered as earliest Hindu texts and the most ancient literature of Hindu civilization. Vedic Literature includes the Saṃhitās, Brāhmaṇa-texts, Āraṇyaka-texts and Upaniṣads. Vedānta indicates the final portion of Vedic literature, i.e., Upaniṣads. Vedānta is known as jñāna-kāṇḍa of Veda, the chapters of knowledge. Yajña or Sacrifice is indeed the main theme of Vedas but we find the philosophical thoughts in Vedic hymns which are in the scattered form. These scattered principles and doctrines of the truth are discussed in the Vedānta. Therefore Vedānta is considered as the base of Hindu Philosophy which deals with the subjects like Soul, Super-soul and the Universe. The texts of Vedānta or Upaniṣad reveal the truth of unanswered mysteries and enlighten a being who seeks the unanswered quest of life. The philosophy of Vedanta amazes the readers with its epistles of true knowledge. The course aims at providing a detailed introduction to ten principle Upaniṣads with the main themes, stories, and explanation of the doctrines of the texts.
Starting in: February 2019
A Series of 11 Classes
Sunday, 8 pm IST
Registration Cost: USD $99
Students Get a Certificate of Participation on Successfully Completing the Course!
Recorded sessions available for the duration of 6 months.
16th February: last date to register. Late fee applicable thereafter.
Session 11: Bṛhadāraṇyaka- UpaniṣadThis Upaniṣad which is huge in size is divided into six chapters. The cosmic Aśvamedha sacrifice, dialogue between Gārgya and Ajātaśatru, Yājñavalkya and Maitreyī, Janaka and Yājñavalkya will be discussed in this session.
There are no prerequisites - The course will be delivered in the English language. Anyone who has a zeal to understand the Vedanta can join this course!
Is knowledge of Sanskrit language necessary for this course?
When will the classes happen?
The classes will happen on Sunday at 8 pm IST. The first session will be on Sunday, 17th February. If you stay in a different time zone, you can check your local time here - Sunday, 8 pm IST to my local time.
Where are these classes conducted?
What is the procedure for joining these classes?
Once you enroll in the classes by filling up the form below, we will reach out to you for further details on how to join the class and the online payment.
What happens if I miss a class?
The classes will be recorded and made available for a duration of 6 months.
Can I get a refund?
The course is non-refundable.
Does everyone get a Certificate of Participation?
Attending 70% of the classes is necessary to get a certificate.
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