Geeta for Young Minds
The set of lectures by Aparnaji, under this section, is not just limited to logical, practical or spiritual explanations about Geeta shlokas, but extends to what, how and why of such spiritual texts. Did Mahabharata really happen? Why is it metaphorical, if at all it is? Who wrote it and why should we trust them? Why is it beneficial, rather important to understand such texts? What is Karma, and is it practical? It allures the youth to pick up the Book and read it. Apart from this, two major points covered are:
Philosophy of Sanatana Dharma
What was that ancient knowledge all about? And can it actually be limited to a single sect? And is it so loose as to provoke masses to fight among each other? In these workshops, Aparnaji educates the youth about the true nature of the eternal, omnipotent, infinite Vedanta philosophy, that which contains the roots of being, and so is called Santana dharma, a timeless philosophy which is the only truth, and where all kinds of boundaries lose their meaning, and like any scientific law, we are all a part of it, whether we like it or not. It drives home the fact that although it is good to be not bound by superstitions, it is also not wise to be unaware of where you come from. And before we prove ourselves true to our religion by birth we must prove that we are Manav, followers of Manav Dharam.
The Law of Karma
Much misunderstood and yet celebrated, the Law of Karma is usually seen as pertaining to “What one does”, but as Aparnaji explains, this definition is not just superficial, it is wrong. It is described as the law of universe in Geeta, that which explains everything within the cycle of birth and death. Although this does not refute the fact that “what you sow, so shall you reap”, “karma” in the Sanatana Dharma or as described in Geeta, is not just related to your actions, words, thoughts or even the involuntary functions. Those are just manifestations of the causes and effects, the concept of which takes up most of the time in these classes.