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Presidents’ Day Weekend Family Vedanta Course
February 14 @ 8:00 pm - February 17 @ 1:00 pm
One event on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
February 14-17 (Fri-Mon)
Bhūma-Vidyā: Narada-Sanatkumara Dialogue
with Swamini Svatmavidyananda
The 7th chapter of the Chandogya Upanishad is famous for a dialogue between the sages Narada and Sanatkumara. Although a highly revered scholar, Narada, by his own admission, is subject to grief. He therefore approaches the sage Sanatkumara for instruction about how to cross sorrow. Sanatkumara expounds the nature of the self as bhūmā, the infinite one. Knowing this truth of oneself as limitless and free, one abides one’s own glory and transcends all sorrow. In this retreat, we will study selected excerpts of the 7th chapter with a view to assimilating the knowledge of the self as free of all afflictions.
with Swami Muktatmananda
Aitareyopaniṣad opens with the mantra, om ātmā vā idameka evāgra āsīt, the (world) was indeed oneself alone, in the beginning (1.1), and ends answering the question, “Who is this self?” (3.1). That answer is the well-known statement revealing the identity of oneself and the truth of all that is, prajñānaṁ brahma (3.3). Swami Muktamananda will unfold how the self is Brahman, the source and content of the world, and how knowing that frees us from the human struggle to be complete.
Presidents' Day Weekend Text