The Bhagavad Gita literally means “Song of the Lord”. It is the philosophical kernel of the great epic Mahabharata. The 18 chapters and 701 verses of the Bhagavad Gita is sandwiched between two words, ‘Dharma’ and ‘Mama’. Mama means My, Dharma broadly means Nature. Thus, the text presents one’s essential nature – the Atman, Self

Vinayji explains the entire Gita methodically verse by verse, drawing out the deeper philosophical import and its practical application to life.

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Upanishad – Upa / Ni / Shad

Upa – Near indicating receptivity to the Guru.

Ni – Below – Seated at the feet of the Guru, one develops an attitude of devotion and reverence towards the Guru and the text.

Shad – Sit – symbolises introvertedness.

All Upanishads enunciate one goal – Liberation. They also prescribe vivid techniques to achieve the goal. The Upanishads capture the dialogue between an enlightened preceptor and a highly qualified student. Vinayji draws out the subtle message contained in those cryptic mantras through a dialogue with his students. He teaches 5 Upanishads: Isavasya, Kena, Kaivalya, Mundaka and Katho.

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Bhaja Govindam is a classic masterpiece by the great saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya. This text is also known as ‘Moha Mudgara – Delusion uplifter’. This bouquet of 31 verses removes illusions, highlights the futility of external pursuits and enlightens us on the path to self-unfoldment.

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Atmabodha, composed by the great saint Adi Shankaracharya, literally means ‘Knowledge of Self’. This classic text of 68 verses, uses a unique methodology of communication – ‘Upamana – Comparison’ through similes and metaphors from nature and life, which instills the knowledge of the Supreme Reality.

Vinayji powerfully enunciates that the path to liberation is the only through WISDOM.

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