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Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Seven of the Bhagavad-Gītā Part One


Very inspiring and answered many questions I have had. It moved our minds as well as our hearts. —CM

Part One consists of Lessons 1–8 of a 14-lesson videotaped course by Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD and led by Professor William Sands, PhD. It was held in March 2018 and is now available to view online at your convenience. (Part Two began May 29 and Chapter Eight began September 4.)

Free Class:
View Lesson One at https://vimeopro.com/user9598450/chapter-seven-of-the-bhagavad-gita-free-talk Password: Gita

Course Fee: $95 (or $65 for full-time MUM or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time TM teachers, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and on a fixed income and cannot otherwise afford the course).

Also, any MUM alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.

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Course Description

Discovering the Eternal Knowledge of Integrated Life in Lord Kṛishṇa’s Timeless Message to Arjuna on the Battlefield

The Bhagavad-Gītā is “the glorious dialogue between Lord Kṛishṇa — the Nitya Apaurusheya, unmanifest reality; the expression of Total Knowledge; Gyān Shakti; the power of the silence of Ātmā; and Arjuna — Kriyā Shakti, the power of the dynamism of Ātmā.” —Maharishi

For many years we have enjoyed the first six chapters of Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, while the commentaries on the later chapters have been quietly waiting. Now Professor Nader is bringing out Chapter Seven in this beautiful videotaped course which consists of:

  • Professor Nader’s overview of Maharishi’s commentary on the first six chapters of the Bhagavad-Gītā
  • A verse-by-verse examination of Maharishi’s commentary on Chapter Seven

The study of each verse consists of:

  • A recitation by Maharishi Vedic Pandits
  • A reading of the verse and commentary
  • Professor Nader’s comments and clarifications
  • Questions from the audience

The first six chapters of Maharishi’s commentary reveal the theoretical and practical wisdom of Anoranīyān: the transcendent Reality lies beyond the subtlest level of creation, and is the inner Self of every individual.

Chapter Seven describes how this transcendent Reality also lies beyond Mahato-Mahīyān, the largest in creation. It analyzes Truth from the point of view of manifest life.

The prerequisite for this course is the TM-Sidhis course; or instruction in Transcendental Meditation® plus completion of the Science of Creative Intelligence course or equivalent. Also, all course participants are expected to have already read this book, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6.

The Bhagavad-Gītā presents the eternal knowledge of integrated life. It presents the wisdom of living life in fulfillment. It brings to light the wisdom of the Absolute for the evolution of man at any time and in any place. It provides a technique whereby the life of the individual is naturally aligned with Cosmic Life — Natural Law — the Will of God; whereby the individual enjoys the support of all the Laws of Nature and lives life in harmony and peace. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Reviews

Loved the course! It offered so much more of Maharishi’s profound knowledge and was very easy to follow. It was great after so many years to continue on with the Gītā and go even deeper into it. —RM

The only way I can describe this course on Maharishi’s translation and commentary of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7, is “sheer omni-delight.” —AW

Wonderful to dive so deeply into the knowledge! —PF

Dr. Nader’s and Bill Sands’ explanations were brilliant and expanded our understanding of the verses. —RH

Every moment of the class was like a great technique for expansion of the intellect, heart, mind, and consciousness! —PF

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dr. Nader who was so clear and precise with such depth and profundity of knowledge. —Anon

I would leave after every class feeling uplifted, restructured and refreshed. —Anon

Really enjoyed this course. I felt like it introduced a new flavor of understanding in the growth to higher states of consciousness. —JC

It’s great that this chapter is coming out and being discussed. —HR

I particularly value Dr. Nader’s ability to say startling things simply—and not just use the usual language for these concepts. —Anon

I get such a wave of joy thinking of Krishna as the flow in water, the life in all beings, etc. —Anon

Lesson Titles

Theme One: The First Six Chapters of the Bhagavad-Gītā in Review
Lesson 1: The Gītā in the Context of Veda and the Vedic Literature, Part I
Lesson 2: The Gītā in the Context of Veda and the Vedic Literature, Part II
Lesson 3: The Nature of Prakṛiti
Lesson 4: The Sway of the Three Guṇas

Theme Two: Two Aspects of Lord Kṛishṇa’s Nature: Aṇoranīyān Mahato-Mahīyān
Lesson 5: The Divine Nature of Lord Kṛishṇa
Lesson 6: GodConsciousness and Unity Consciousness
Lesson 7: Lord Kṛishṇa ExpressesHimself as the Forms and Phenomena of Creation

Theme Three: The Veil of Ignorance, Māyā, is Divine
Lesson 8: ‘I Am Not in Them, They Are in Me’

Lessons in Part Two
Theme Three: The Veil of Ignorance, Māyā, is Divine (continued)
Lesson 9: The Omnipresence of the Lord
Lesson 10: The Need to Avoid Wrong Action

Theme Four: The Path of Complete Knowledge
Lesson 11: Desire Leads to Other Gods, Part 1
Lesson 12: Desire Leads to Other Gods, Part 2
Lesson 13: Devotion Draws the Lord to Fulfill Desires
Lesson 14: The Pure Are Devoted to Him and Thus Gain Enlightenment

Book Is Available for Course Participants

The 65-page book of Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Seven of the Bhagavad-Gītā is available for course participants. It is 5″x8″ full-color, glossy and costs $38 plus shipping. You can order the book after you sign up. We will send you the link. Books will be shipped in 3–4 days.

Course Leaders

Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Professor Nader is an MIT- and Harvard-trained neuroscientist and one of the world’s great Vedic scholars. He serves as International Director of the worldwide Transcendental Meditation® organization and oversees the global administration of the nonprofit TM organization in over one hundred countries. From the Americas to Europe, from the Far East to Australasia, he guides the TM program and its educational, health, and research programs. For more information about Professor Nader, please visit https://enjoytmnews.org/exploring-science-consciousness-human-potential/#.WiW-k0tryhc

Professor William Sands, PhD

Professor Sands leads the Q & A sessions for this course. He is the Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi University of Management, where he is also professor of Sanskrit and Maharishi Vedic Science. He is the author of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and His Gift to the World and Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Path to Enlightenment.

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FAQs

Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

The prerequisite for this course is the TM-Sidhis course; or instruction in Transcendental Meditation plus completion of the Science of Creative Intelligence course or equivalent. Also, all course participants are expected to have already read this book before starting this class: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6 For more information about TM, please visit http://tm.org

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least six months after signing up (and usually longer).

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at continuing-ed@mum.edu. Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the second class.

 

 

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