Explorations In Vedic Learning

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In this video lecture series, Acharya Das examines the Vedic system of learning, especially the important relationship between the guru and disciple.

Part 1: The Vedic System Of Learning

Although in the modern world, with its strong drive for independence, many may find the concept of having a guru undesirable, in the ancient Vedic culture, this tradition of guru-disciple relationship was considered not only very natural, but also very necessary for an individual to be able to traverse life in a way in which they will find true meaning and a great deal of personal benefit. Indeed, a person without a guru was considered as being like a boat without a rudder at the mercy of the wind and currents.

Part 2: Considering & Evaluating Knowledge

Acharya Das examines the characteristics of a qualified teacher or guru. In the Vedic system of learning, accepting a guru is considered to be a very serious undertaking and the relationship between guru and disciple is not to be entered into lightly. A guru should never be accepted blindly. Hear about the analysis and careful thoughtfulness required to be able to find a genuine yoga guru.

Part 3: Qualities Of A Genuine Yoga Guru

Acharya Das explores the characteristics of a genuine yoga guru as well as the motivation behind their teachings.

Part 4: Embracing Personal Responsibility

When considering accepting a guru or spiritual teacher, one common concern that people have is the issue of exploitation. This talk discusses the issue of exploitation in the teacher/disciple relationship and also raises the extremely important topic of personal responsibility in spiritual life.

About me
Acharya Das is a respected teacher of Vedic and yogic philosophy, meditation and kirtan, and a practitioner of the transcendental science of Bhakti Yoga, the process by which a person can come to know and love the Supreme Person. Acharya Das has taught yoga wisdom to appreciative audiences for over 40 years. He has an uncommonly deep understanding of yoga philosophy and practice and conveys that message in..
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