HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIVE PROGRAM:
Sunday, October 9, 2022 Program
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Glad to announce that we will be able to participate in Radha Krishna abhishek at GS in October. It will be performed by our priests. Please take this opportunity to sponsor abhishek and get the blessings.
Please check the list of ingredients needed for abhishek on mandir website. You are welcome to bring anything from the list.
Sponsors for GS or abhishek will be able to do sankalp/archana- please pick up your bag from front office
Abhishek will start at 9.30 am.
• Selected shlokas from Chapter 3 of Bhagwat Geeta will be recited by Dr. Ram Belagaje
The topic and speaker for GS:
Bhagwat Geeta on Human Behavior Psychology
Bhagvad Gita is unique in the Hindu canon because in it Bhagvan Shri Krishna teaches Arjuna: (i) Yoga to help prepare the mind for Gyan (knowledge), and (ii) Gyan of the true nature and reality of Jeeva-Jagat-Isvara (living beings-universe-God). In Chapter 2 of the Gita, Bhagvan first teaches Gyan, and then Yoga because the student will not understand Gyan without adequate mental preparation. While teaching Yoga, Bhagavan explains the psychology of human behavior in verses 2.62 (Dhyayate vishayan pumsah…) to 2.64 (Raga-dvesh-vimuktaih…). We will chant and discuss these verses to understand how human behavior psychology can overpower the spiritual growth of the student.
Speaker: Prof. Amit Varma
Prof. Amit Varma is a Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University. He studied vedanta from Swami Tadatmananda of Arsha Bodha Center and Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. He has been teaching Bhagvad Gita at the Lafayette temple for the past eight years. He has also taught vedanta to hindu students at Purdue Univ for several years. He has delivered the invocation and benediction at Purdue’s graduation ceremony several times. He lives in West Lafayette with his mother, wife, and two daughters