Introduction to Spiritual Wisdom from India

Next Semester: TBA

The following 4 topics are covered in this eCourse:

#1 - Matter & Spirit - The material body is made of matter and is temporary. All matter is temporary. It is created, manifests for some time, dwindles, and then dissipates.

Spirit, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. It never grows old, decays, or dies. Spirit animates the material body — making it appear alive — but when the spirit soul leaves the body, that is called death. Without a soul, the material body is just a lump of matter.

#2 - Reincarnation - Each individual spirit soul is an eternal being. The science of how the soul transmigrates from one body to another is a great mystery to common men, but Vedic texts explain very clearly how this natural process works.

#3 - Yoga - When one realizes he or she is actually an eternal spiritual being and not the material body, then one must engage in some process to awaken the spiritual self. Practices to reawaken one's spiritual awareness are called yoga. There are many kinds of yoga meant to enhance spiritual progress, and several are outlined in this eCourse.

#4 - Spiritual Vegetarian -  Every living being in this world is a spirit soul in a material body. As explained in #1 a material body without a spirit soul is a dead body. Thus, even cats, dogs, trees, plants, insects, birds, fish, etc.— in fact everything that lives — is a spirit soul inhabiting a particular body. Humans are not required to kill animals to live, and when they do, they create "bad karma" for they must suffer the reactions to such killing in the future. How to live without killing animals, and how to eat without creating karma is also explained scientifically in our eCourse.

Teachers for the course are Dhruva Maharaja dasa and Samapriya dasi, both initiated disciples of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who have been practicing bhakti-yoga for the last 40 years.

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From the Course

Themes Discussed in the Spiritual Wisdom from India

  • Matter & Spirit
  • Reincarnation
  • Yoga
  • Spiritual Vegetarian
  • Bhagavad-gita

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