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Get a preview chapter of our new Gita! To celebrate the publication of Dr Sutton’s Gita we’re offering a free download of chapter two. Click here to download!

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Get a preview chapter of our new Gita!

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How well do you know Advaita Vedanta?

Results Well done! A very brahminical effort! You can go even deeper with our course on Hindu Philosophy. A good try but not quite there. Don’t worry it’s a big topic. Fortunately, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies is here to help. For instance, our course on Hindu Philosophy. #1 What are the sad darshanas? [...]
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How well do you know the Yoga Sūtra? Tip: The pictures aren’t necessarily clues 🙂

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How well do you know the Gita?

Tip: The pictures aren’t necessarily clues 🙂

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Feb
16

2a. First Principles: The Qualities of Nature

The yogic view of the world is based upon three qualities: sattva, rajas, and tamas.  Einstein felt that the “principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple”. We ask if the three qualities are that “beautiful and simple” principle. Sattva is illuminating, free from contamination;Rajas binds tightly;Tamas is a bewildering absence of knowledge.Bhagavad Gita 14.6–8 (paraphrased)

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Feb
16

3. Saturday arvo

We begin the weekend by chanting and discussing the Dhyana Yoga chapter of the Gita. For one who is absorbed in yoga while eating and in recreation, and is absorbed in yoga while sleeping and while awake, for such a person yoga destroys suffering

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