YOGA PSYCHOLOGY: The Bhagavad Gita’s Mind/Body Connection & Perennial Wisdom
Presented by Leonard (Ram Lev) & Jenness Perlmutter
LEVEL II: According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, 53 percent of all illness is attributable to lifestyle choice. This in-depth Bhagavad Gita study will deepen your understanding of how skillful actions and wise choices can affect your entire well-being. The Bhagavad Gita is a practical spiritual handbook for Self-Realization and daily life that teaches you how to be creative and confident in every circumstance. It describes two paths in life—an upward path that leads to fulfillment and a downward path that leads to sorrow. These classes provide you the unique opportunity to deepen your meditation practice. This course is especially recommended for earnest students and therapists. No previous Bhagavad Gita preparation is necessary. Required text: Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Rama
Four fundamental doctrines form the core of the Perennial Philosophy contained in the Bhaghavad Gita.
- The phenomenal world of matter and individual consciousness—human, animal, plant and mineral—are all manifestations of one Supreme Reality, within which all partial realities exist, and apart from which they do not exist.
- Human beings are capable of experiencing the eternal wisdom and bliss of the Supreme Reality by direct intuition. Experiencing this undistorted truth, the individual knower unites with the one transcendent Divinity.
- Human beings possess a dual nature: a limited ego/personality (or lower self) and an eternal Higher Self or soul—an aspect of the Supreme Reality. If there is a sufficient desire, it is possible for a human being to unite with the Higher Self.
- The purpose of life (and the secret of happiness, health and security) is to identify with and become an instrument of the Higher Self. This union is experienced through spiritual practice—the process of sacrificing the ignorance of the ego/personality and serving the perfect, intuitive wisdom of the Higher Self as reflected by the conscience of the mind known in Sanskrit as buddhi.
This course is also available online. AMI offers you the opportunity to participate from the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the world. Participation takes place in real time.
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