Adult Study Group
Attendees: Open only to registered Balavihar families or Parivaar/Sevak members
Time: 12:45 - 2:30 PM Sundays on Balavihar weekends
The Vedanta 101 study group is targeted towards beginners in Vedanta and introduces the foundations and glossary of our scriptures in a structured and systematic way.
Vedanta is the science of life and when properly understood and applied, is the answer to the problem of human suffering. Tattva Bodha is a prakarana grantha, written in simple samskritham, provides clear definitions of Vedantic terms like nitya, anitya, viveka, vairagya, maya etc. It also clearly defines the necessary preparation a student of Vedanta must undertake to truly benefit from this knowledge. The sum total of all Vedantic analysis is presented vividly in this book to gain the above objectives.
The book Self Unfoldment written by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda is an extensive manual that elucidates the whole topic of Vedanta in simple layman’s language. The book is filled with simple examples which illustrate complex Vedantic concepts like BMI chart, Karma, Gunas, Pancha Kosha, meditation and many other topics. Every chapter ends with with a set of questions and references for further reading from the Holy Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and other Vedantic texts. The greatness of this book lies in the fact that it does not only discuss Vedantic philosophies academically but also provides real life examples of how this philosophy can be applied in real life by the aspirant to gain the ultimate happiness which is within us. Anyone who reads and absorbs the contents of this book gets a very firm footing on the spiritual path and his/her doubts vanish due to the simple handling of topics.