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Bhagavad Gita – A Class all by Itself

The Bhagavad Gita is a piece of art of strange beauty and it stands apart from everything else, in a class all by itself. It is liquid poetry expounding solid philosophy. In the lucidity of its metre it crystallises some of the rarest gems of moral and spiritual values. Its breezy discourses have a firm style. The fluidity of its eloquence falls like merciful rain upon every broken personality, making it whole by its magic touch. It is not a book of science, and yet, it is very scientific in its approach to the theme. It has not the airy nothingness of familiar philosophical discourses, and yet, all philosophies seem to meet within its ample stretch.

Swami Chinmayananda

The versatile genius of Vyāsa has never left anything that he has touched without raising it to the most sublime heights of perfection. With an unimaginable capacity for composing incomparable poetry; unique prose-diction; chaste descriptions; artistic, literary designs; original innovations both in thought and form—a brilliant philosopher, a man of consummate wisdom, a genius in worldly knowledge, at one time in the palace, at another time in the battle- field, at still another time among the silent snow peaks—strode the colossus, Śri Vyāsa, as an embodiment of what is best in the Hindu tradition. Such an all-round genius has not yet been reported ever to have been born, lived or achieved so much in the history of this globe, at any other time!

Swami Chinmayananda

Gita Jayanti, is celebrated on the Margashirsha Shukla Ekadasi (11th day of Margashirsha month based on lunar calendar). The timeless appeared in time to give the timeless message of the Timelessness of man to a confused and broken Arjuna. It was on this day that Sanjaya narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and thus made the glorious teachings of the Lord available to us, and to people of the world, for all time. In today’s changing times the message of this great spiritual manual is as relevant as it was when it was revealed.

Explore CIF’s offerings in various formats to adapt as your learning tools to embark on the Gita way of life. Come study, reflect and live the timeless wisdom of the Lord’s Song!

Go through Gita…Grow through Gita!

Holy Gita Ready Reference

Holy Gītā Ready Reference: A Complete Reference Resource on Bhagavad Gita

A companion to the Holy Geeta, the renowned commentary on Bhagavad Gita by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, the Holy Gītā Ready Reference is an extremely useful book for serious seekers and research students who are undertaking a detailed study of the Bhagavad Gita. The questions highlight the points to be noted in each chapter and answers to clarify the doubts and ambiguities that a student is likely to face in the process of study. The alphabetical index of the four padas of each verse in the Gita is invaluable for any reference work. The Bhagavad-gita Ashtottarashata-namavali, composed by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, is an additional treat offered in the book. A must-have for all Bhagavad-gita lovers.

Bhagavad Gita Online Certificate Course

The Bhagavad Gita is a ‘manual’ for life. Just as when we buy an electronic equipment it comes with a user manual, the Bhagavad Gita is the manual of how one must live life and make it successful here and hereafter. Thereby it becomes a practical ‘manual’ to live a transformed life of goodness and greatness.

This Course aims to harmoniously blend the subject matter of the Bhagavad Gita, with the subjective disciplines of spirituality. Thus, besides the thematic and textual study, it encourages contemplation. The two go hand in hand. Together, both will enable you to understand, internalise, and actually live by abiding by the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. It effectively enables you, in the most endearing way, to actualise your immense potential and to tap into your innate strengths.

The Bhagavad Gita Course is authored by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued jointly by Chinmaya International Foundation and Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth.

Master Gita Master Life Online Certificate Course

The Master Gita Master Life Course (MGML) is a comprehensive course that will cover all the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse. All the verses are detailed through discourses, supplemented with doubt clarification, and meditation sessions. Students will also learn to chant the Bhagavad Gita. An online forum for group discussion is provided to share doubts and learnings among co-students. What greater fortune can there be than such an in-depth study of the Bhagavad Gita!

The MGML Course is available in English and Malayalam.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued jointly by Chinmaya International Foundation and Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth.

Shravana Mangalam

Shravana Mangalam is a Sanskrit phrase that loosely translates to ‘listen to the auspicious’. CIF Shravana Mangalam is an online audio-video-on-demand streaming gallery that contains the entire CIF corpus of timeless knowledge pertaining to various branches of Indian Knowledge Traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Darshana (Philosophy), Bhakti Literature, Sanskrit Language, Vedic Mathematics, Indian Culture and many more.

Bhagavad Gita, the Lord’s song, is a dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and the Pandava Prince Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. 

The Divine Song of the Lord is a complete repository of distilled Upanishadic wisdom composed by the poet-Seer Bhagavan Veda Vyasa, occuring in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata. Divided into 18 chapters, with 700 verses, it essentially contains teachings on Brahma-vidya – the Knowledge of the highest Reality, and Yoga shastra – the application of this Knowledge in life. It is truly a hand-book of instructions as to how every human being can come to live the subtle philosophical principles of Vedanta in the actual work-a-day world. 

These albums contain discourses by Swami Advayananda that were recorded during the one-year residential Vedanta Sadhaka Course held at Adi Sankara Nilayam from October 2021 to September 2022.

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