Learn Gita Live Gita's GITA THEMATIC is a course on Bhagavad Gita As It Is* which presents the science of life, as it is. This course covers all the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita in the form of 10 theme-based lessons that are systematically structured around the 5 main topics of Bhagavad Gita (namely The Supreme Lord, The Living Entities, The Material Nature, Time, and Activities), and is also scientifically presented with practical and real-life examples.
The thematic structure of this course is aimed at making Lord Sri Krishna's teachings simple to understand even for a beginner to Bhagavad Gita. At the same time it will equip him/her with a thorough knowledge of this invaluable literature, thus enabling them to practice the teachings in their daily lives and also pass it on to others. It will also inspire them to take up comprehensive study of the Bhagavad Gita and completely transform their lives.
*Translation & Commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON.
* The course book hard copy with colour printing will be couriered to your address.
* The course fee goes towards expanding our educational programs for the benefit of society, which includes launching of customised online courses based on Bhagavad Gita wisdom for different sections of the society, making our courses available in multiple languages, conducting spiritual retreats for course members and supporting further outreach programs. In case you are interested to do the course but are unable to afford the course fee due to your financial situation, please do write to us at email@example.com and we will be happy to work out alternatives.
Gita Personality Index – A Unique offering
A unique offering as part of this course is the GPI (Gita Personality Index) test which provides an assessment of the extent to which an individual is situated in the mode of goodness, passion and ignorance, based on answering a few simple objective type questions on your likes/dislikes and preferences.
By attempting this test once before starting the course and again after completing the course, the transformation brought about in the person's consciousness as a result of studying Bhagavad Gita is objectively assessed. There is bound to be an increase in the student's goodness index and a corresponding reduction in the passion and ignorance indexes, thereby transforming the personality of the student. The mentor also guides and supports the student in this transformation journey throughout the duration of the course and beyond.
Lesson 1 - Bhagavad Gita – The Timeless Science
Bhagavad Gita is not the science of a particular community. It is the universal science of the soul. It is a science that compels us to embrace divinity and divine qualities. All other bodies of knowledge are subject to change but this body of knowledge contained in Bhagavad Gita is timeless - eternal.
Lesson 2 - Krishna Concept of Infinity
One of the five topics discussed in Bhagavad Gita is God. This lesson is all about God – Does God exist? If He does, then how great is He? What is the measure of His infiniteness? In this lesson, we will provide some empirical evidences to establish the existence of God. Then the authority of holy scriptures and holy seers will be presented further substantiating the existence of God. In the process of understanding the concept of infinity, we will establish that 'Krishna concept of God' (Infiniteness) is Absolute.
Lesson 3 - Krishna As He Is
In this lesson, we will describe how this inconceivable infinity is also the transcendental person in His original state. We will also remove many misconceptions about God in the process, such as some people say that God is just a great power and some others say that nature is God. Some also say that there are many Gods and all are at the same level, with no one God being the Supreme. These are all incorrect understanding. We will discuss how Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures as well as great personalities establish Lord Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead who has all personal traits such as His Divine Name, Divine Form, Divine Qualities, Divine Activities, and Divine Abode.
Lesson 4 - Description of Atomic Soul
In this lesson, we will discuss in detail on the qualities of the individual spirit soul and how it can transcend from the state of ignorance to knowledge. A learned person must know to ascertain the difference between a dead body and a living body. Technically the knowledge starts when one introspects the difference between the spirit (soul) and matter. Also the intriguing age old subject of reincarnation is dealt with in detail in this lesson.
Lesson 5 - Matter & Consciousness
We are conscious of so many things around us such as our bank balance, our relationship with near and dear ones, our life and death situations, our ambitions and so forth. But why are we not conscious of our conscious-self? In this lesson, the distinction between matter and consciousness as taught by Lord Krishna will be further deliberated upon. Also, the difference between pure and impure consciousness is discussed to understand the true nature of the soul and its conditioned state in this material world.
Lesson 6 - Yoga Systems
Nowadays, yoga is popularly presented to the world as some form of physical and breathing exercises that can help to keep the body fit. However according to the Bhagavad Gita, the process is not yoga until and unless one connects themselves to the Absolute Truth. Lord Krishna has prescribed different yoga systems such as Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Dhyana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga by which if one acts, self-realization is guaranteed. Often people ask what one's duty is. So, in this lesson we will learn about different yoga systems by proper understanding of which a person’s duty can be ascertained.
Lesson 7 - Transcendental Knowledge
Topics regarding the soul and Supersoul (Krishna) are not within the purview of mundane senses. This knowledge has to be realized using transcendental or spiritual senses. It is spirit that is the basis of matter, and not vice versa. Hence, spiritual knowledge or transcendental knowledge is the basis of all knowledge. In this lesson, we will describe the different processes of acquiring knowledge. We will then explain how to acquire transcendental knowledge and prescribe the attitude in which a student should approach this process.
Lesson 8 - Bhakti Yoga – The Top Most Yoga System
In Kali yuga, very few are capable of performing Dhyana yoga as the person has to take shelter of a secluded place, mostly in Himalayas and completely control his senses. Jnana yoga - the process of separating spirit from matter by analysis can also be practiced by a few only as it is very difficult to perform. In essence, only Karma yoga and Bhakti yoga are easy to practice in this age. Among all yoga systems, Bhakti yoga is the topmost as declared by Lord Krishna Himself.
Lesson 9 - Three Modes of Material Nature
Why do we see so many types of people in this material world and their different activities, tastes, preferences, habits, languages, geographies and clothing? Such questions will be answered in this lesson. Within the material world, living entities are driven by the three modes of material nature, namely, goodness, passion and ignorance. Everybody is forced to act helplessly under these three modes. This lesson will discuss the nature of the three modes, and the process and benefit of getting freed from the influence of these modes.
Lesson 10 - Perfection of Renunciation
Unless we are connected to Krishna through a bonafide yoga system, i.e. Karma yoga, Dhyana yoga, Jnana yoga, or Bhakti yoga, every action performed by us binds us to the cycle of birth and death. The actual renunciation is to see everything in relation to the Lord. In this lesson, we will reflect upon the proper sense of renunciation and how to use that in the service of the Lord. Since this will be our concluding lesson in this series, we will also summarize all that we have discussed in this course.
Jayant Kumar Mohanta
While doing this Gita Course by Prof. Lilapurushottam Das I was amazed by the clarity of explaination and how to implement its teachings practicaly in life. Thanks to Prof. Lilapurushottam Das or else the knowlegde of Bhagavad Gita would have remained a mystery forever and I won't able to understand the utility of this precious human form of life.
Worth doing course in these days of Chaos in the world.
This is time the world is suffering from the fear of Corona. These days we can use our time properly to go deeper to know our true self so that we can be unaffected from such future disturbances and anxieties.
Wonderful presentation of Bhagavad Gita by a Scientist
I am am amazed by hearing such a nice lectures in every lesson of course. These lessons are so well connected to modern science and day to day life that it made me easily understood the course.