April 4 – May 23, 2022
The Yoga Of Distinction Between the Field and The Knower of the Field
8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm ET
“ In the whole world literature there is no book so elevating and inspiring as the Gita. It is an inexhaustible spiritual treasure. It is an ocean of knowledge. It is a universal scripture for people of all temperaments and for all times.”
The Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, which took place about 5,300 years ago on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This dialog in the form of eighteen chapters and 700 verses, is a universal gospel that appeals to all irrespective of age, race, or religion. It has a universality that embraces every aspect of human action and which suits and elevates every stage of human development.
In the middle of a battlefield, Arjuna, the great warrior, finds himself confused and heartbroken. He expresses to Lord Krishna his wish to refrain from fighting. With his heart filled with sorrow he surrenders himself completely to the Lord, seeking His guidance.
Lord Krishna begins to teach Arjuna and reveals to him during the course of His teaching the most profound, sublime, and soul-stirring spiritual truths.
This teaching was in fact given, through Arjuna, to all of us who, like Arjuna, are struggling to be happy and to fully understand the purpose of our life and what our duty is.
The battlefield of the Bhagavad Gita symbolizes the ongoing inner battle which every spiritual aspirant faces when trying to become a better person and to evolve on the spiritual path.
With patience and clarity, Lord Krishna guides us into understanding what life is all about and who we truly are.
This course presents chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita which is one of the most significant, most illuminating, most inspiring and most mystical portions of the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna gives here a revealing insight into the human individual.
In this chapter, the body is called the field because the fruits of actions in the form of pleasure and pain are reaped in it as in a fied. The Immortal Soul (our own Self), dwelling in the body, is the knower of the field. Lord Krishna explains the mystery of the Individual Soul dwelling within this mortal body. The immortal Soul, with its physical embodiment, is the main topic of this chapter.
What you'll learn:
Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Mondays, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:00-8:30pm ET
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.
Requirements and Recommendations:
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is a senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. She joined the Sivananda organization in 2001 and was initiated into Brahmacharya in 2016.
An experienced and devoted practitioner of Yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, she regularly teaches Yoga and Vedanta in the ashram programs and the Bhagavad Gita in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is known for her clear and pure way of communicating yogic knowledge and its application in daily life.