Essence of Principal Upanishads & Bhagavad Gita


Course Objectives:

  • Students' will become familiar with the general tenor of the Upanishads  
  • Students' will become familiar with the general tenor of the Bhagavad Gita
  • To teach the essence of the Principal Upanishads 
  • To teach the essence of the Bhagavad Gita

 

Course Description:

This Course gives an introdution to Essence of Upanishads, General introduction to Upanishad: Aitreya Upanishad, Isha Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad, TaitriyaUpanishad Kathopanishad, Kenopanishad, Bruhataranyaka Upanishad, Chandugya & Prasnopanishad, Shwetashwatara Upanishad, General introduction to Bhagavat Gita, Yoga in Bhagavad Gita: Atmaswarupa, Stithaprajna, Samkhya Yoga, Karma Yoga, Sannyasa Yoga, Karmaswarupa. Samnyasa, Dyana nature of dhyana, Bhakti, Nature of bhakti, The trigunas, Modes of prakriti, Three kinds of faith, Food for Yoga Sadhaka.*Classification of food,*The glory of Bhagvat Gita.

Course Outcomes:

Students' will become familiar with the general tenor of the Upanishads specially basics of Ten (10) Principal Upanishads mentioned in the course description. At the same time Students' will become familiar with the general tenor and basic knowledge thought in Bhagavad Gita.

Course Structure:

Unit : I
Essence of Upanishads-1

1

General introduction to Upanishad

2

Aitreya Upanishad

3

Isha Upanishad,

4

Mundaka Upanishad

5

Mandukya Upanishad

6

Taittiriya Upanishad










Unit : II
Essence of Upanishads-2

1

Kathopanishad

2

Prasnopanishad,

3

Kenopanishad

4

Bruhataranyaka Upanishad

5

Chandugya Upanishad









Unit : IV
Yoga Bhagavad Gita-2

1. General introduction to Bhagavat Gita

2. Definition of Yoga in Bhagavad Gita

3. Yoga in Bhagavad Gita, their relevance & Scope

4. Essentials of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2-5

5. Essentials of Bhagavad Gita Chapter -6, 12, & 17

6. Concept of Atmaswarupa (Nature of Atma)











7. Concept of  Stithaprajna (Steady Wishdom)

Concept of  Samkhya Yoga

Concept of   Karma Yoga

Concept of  SannyasaYoga

Concept of  Karmaswarupa.











Unit : IV
Yoga Bhagavad Gita-2

1

Essentials of Bhagavad Gita Other chapters...

2

Concept of  Dyana ,Bhakti,

3

Nature of dhyana

4

Concept of  Bhakti,

5

Nature of Bhakti,

6

Means & Goal of Bhakti










7

Food & its Classification for Yoga Sadhaka as per Bhagavad Gita

8

The Trigunas  & The Modes of prakriti

9

Three kinds of faith

10

The glory of Bhagvat Gita










Assesment:

Internal 1-10%
Internal 2-10%
Midterm-30%

Comprehensive-50%