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Patrons’ Complimentary Course II

August 30 @ 8:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm

Swami Pratyagbodhananda

Maṅgalācaraṇam from Bhāgavatam

The first three verses of Bhāgavatam serve as a prayer, invoking the grace of the Lord, the source of all, and of Sage Vyāsa.  They are also a profound, concise revelation of Vedānta. The opening words are the Brahma-sūtra (1.2.1) of Vyāsa which defines Brahman—janmādyasya yataḥ, the one from whom is the birth, etc., of this world. In the unfolding of the meaning of these verses lies the complete non-dual vision that releases a person from the struggle for fulfillment.

Swamini Svatmavidyananda

Topic: A Mantra from the Mundakopanishad
bhidyate hṛdayagranthiḥ, chidyante sarvasamsayāḥ, kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi tasmin dṛṣṭe parāvare || 2.2.9 ||
The heart-knot of ignorance is torn asunder, all doubts are destroyed, and all the karmas are exhausted for the jīva who sees the effect as non-separate from the cause, who sees him or herself as Īśvara (2.2.9). In this retreat, we will be studying this important mantra, which sums up the vision of the Upaniṣad by expounding the results of gaining self-knowledge in one’s life.

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Start:
August 30 @ 8:00 pm
End:
September 2 @ 1:00 pm
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Venue

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam
651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States