COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
The Message of Bhagwad Gita
Course Code: 
15HUM242
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'The Message of Bhagwad Gita' is a course offered in the B. Tech.  programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Relevance of Bhagavad Gita today – Background of Mahabharatha.

Arjuna Vishada Yoga: Arjuna’s Anguish and Confusion – Symbolism of Arjuna’s Chariot.

Sankhya Yoga: Importance of Self-knowledge – Deathlessness: Indestructibility of Consciousness – Being Established in Wisdom – Qualities of a Sthita-prajna.

Unit 2

Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action – Living in the Present – Dedicated Action without Anxiety over Results - Concept of Swadharma.

Dhyana Yoga: Tuning the Mind – Quantity, Quality and Direction of Thoughts – Reaching Inner Silence.

Unit 3

Bhakti Yoga: Yoga of Devotion – Form and Formless Aspects of the Divine – Inner Qualities of a True Devotee.

Gunatraya Vibhaga Yoga: Dynamics of the Three Gunas: Tamas, Rajas, Sattva – Going Beyond the Three Gunas – Description of a Gunatheetha.

  • Swami Chinmayananda, “The Holy Geeta”, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, 2002.
  • Swami Chinmayananda, “A Manual of Self Unfoldment”, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, 2001.