What's our ultimate purpose in life? Many yogic texts promote renunciation, but the Bhagavad Gītā has other priorities. It makes yoga compatible with daily activities, and it describes how to find peace of mind by serving others.
Join Daniel Simpson for a comprehensive guide to the Gītā's teachings. What does it mean when it redefines yoga as "skill in action"? How do we know what's the right thing to do? Can we open our hearts to embrace the whole world?
The Gītā takes the form of a dialogue, and the audience is included. Anyone who studies it can reach liberation, it explains. Although it teaches a variety of methods, devotion is emphasised. What form might this take, and how does it relate to other approaches?
If you're curious about the connections between spiritual insight and ethical conduct, the Gītā offers timeless advice on resisting injustice. We'll also consider the historical context in which it arose, and why some of its ideas might sound challenging today.
The aim of the course is to explore what it says in accessible ways. The format is clear and engaging, combining scholarly and practical knowledge. By the end, you'll have a deeper understanding of the Gītā's yogas, as well as which path might be your calling.