Vedanta is a manual of life and living. The origins of Vedanta is the ancient texts knowns as the Upanishads contained in the Vedas. These texts have been simplified by Swami Parthasarathy and provided to humanity through various publications as covered in the weekly classes.
The Fall of the Human Intellect is the first book in the syllabus.
It is meant to introduce one to the human intellect. 10 Chapters detailing the inner personality and how one can begin the journey of self-development.
Chapter 1: The Fall
Chapter 2: History of Human Development
Chapter 3: Plant, Animal and Human
Chapter 4: The Mind Wreaks Havoc
Chapter 5: The Vital Role of the Intellect
Chapter 6: Intellect v Intelligence
Chapter 7: The Bane of the Educational System
Chapter 8: Consequences of Neglecting the Intellect
Chapter 9: What Paucity of the Intellect Creates
Chapter 10: Wake up, Save the World
The book and the classes are designed to strengthen the thinking process.
Concepts are open to questions and discussions.
Students are encouraged to share their explanation on concepts discussed.
No right or wrong viewpoints or answers.
Texts are read out by students or audio book recording played.
Each paragraph is summarised by Teacher.
Main point(s) highlighted and discussed.
Students will be guided on how to read and prepare for class.
Students will be guided on how to identify and generate questions.
Classes are once a week.
Each class is one hour 15 minutes
*subject to change
Classes are conducted by Shivji, alumnus of the three year residential course at the Vedanta Academy, India.
The guidelines are provided to help students gain a better understanding of the subject.
Weekly attendance is essential.
Puncutality is essential.
Particpation in classes are encouraged.
Textbook is required.
*please visit any online platforms such as Amazon to acquire the book.
*digital copies are available on Googlebooks, ITunes and Kindle.
Videos must be turned on for duration of class
Students are recommended to be at their desks during class
Avoid eating / drinking and other activities during class
Dress code – semi formal
Students are encouraged to have commitment towards the classes.
Preparation before and after class is encouraged.
Students are recommended to spend time during the week to prepare for class.
Classes are free of charge.
We follow a tradition called Guru Dakshina. Guru means ‘teacher’ and Dakshina means ‘offering’. Guru Dakshina is a contribution made by the student as a way of showing their support towards the classes and knowledge imparted.