Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Paper – II: Bhagavadgita & Art of Meditation




Certificate Course in Bhagavadgita

Paper – II: Bhagavadgita & Art of Meditation


                                                                                        Part - A:  Practical - 50 Marks

            Part - B: Viva-Voce - 50 Marks

Total - 100 Marks


Objectives: The Paper No. II is designed in order to enhance the inwardly development of Human Beings by attaining the mental peace and spiritual enlightenment through Bhagavadgita. 


Instructions: There will be no written test in the Paper No.II .This paper is divided in Two Parts i.e.Part-A & Part-B .Part – A :Practical - 50 Marks & Part – B : Viva-Voce- 50 Marks.


Unit – I. Meditation and its necessity in the age of Globalization. Art of meditation. Meditation and its kinds. Background of Bhagavadgita. Setting of the scene. Arjuna’s dilemma. Way to gain knowledge. Role and relevance of Sankirtana in our life as a form of meditation.


Unit – II. Different methods of Yoga: (i).Through control on mental modifications; (ii).Through awareness of mental modifications; (iii). Through perfection in actions; (iv). Through equanimity of mind; (v). Through meditating on God and depending on God only; (vi). Concentration  method.


Unit – III. Importance  of action(Karma) in life. One has to change himself / herself not Worldly circumstance. Importance  of social service. Importance of doing one’s actions according to one’s capabilities. My station and its duties. Duty for the sake of World solidarity and its importance in contemporary times.


Unit – IV. Benefits of Meditation ( Samadhi / Yoga ): The practice of meditation is beneficial in the following problems: Mental Disorder, Memory-Loss, Psycho-Somatic diseases, Mental-Stress, Anger and other Psychic problems.


Suggested Books:-

I.              Srimad-Bhagavadgita: Original Text.

II.            Srimadbhagavatam 10 Vols.: A.C. Prabhupada, BBT, Bombay, NewYork.

III.           Bhagavadgita as it is – His Divine Grace: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Bhaktivedanta Book, Mumbai, 2009.

IV.          Srimadbhagavadgita Sankara Bhasya (Hindi), Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

V.           Srimadbhagavadgita Rahasaya: B.G. Tilak, Tilak Brothers Publication, Poona.

VI.          Essays in the Gita: Sri Aurobindo,Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pandichery.

VII.         Kant and Gita: K.M.P. Verma, Classical Publication, New Delhi.

VIII.       Bhagavadgita for Executives: V. Ramanathan, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan,  Bombay.