HUA introduces course on Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo

NEW YORK: The New York Hindu University of America has announced a course on Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy for its semester starting April 4 2016 academic year.

Sri Aurobindo, the great Indian sage, philosopher, poet and revolutionary, virtually defies description in light of the immense range of his achievements and impact. This course presents an introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy as the foundation of his Integral Yoga. Sri Aurobindo described his philosophical perspective in his masterwork,

The Life Divine. Portions of this profound work will be studied as the basis of the course, addressing primarily Sri Aurobindo’s conceptualization of the nature of reality and the implications that extend from this, including his world view of integral Advaitism. Sri Aurobindo ‘s writing includes an evolutionary perspective, addressing evolution at both the individual and cosmic levels.

Within this is his vision of a higher destiny for humanity, as the evolutionary trajectory extends into the future. Related texts providing commentary and interpretation will be used as supplements. Participants will engage in online discussion and complete two tests and an essay as part of the course.

HUA is also offering 3 credits course on Philosophy of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita (By Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa) Philosophical teachings of Gita; Gita as a popular religious manual;

The philosophical teachings of some major commentators of Gita including Shankara, Ramanuja, Aurobindo, Tilak, Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Prabhupada, Gnaneshwar, Vivekananda, S. Radhakrishnan, Roy Emerson and others; significance of karma and incarnation, duty, selfless deeds, emphasis on Yoga, Sannyasa, Yajña, concept of Divine Incarnation; eclectic nature of Gita and ideal of Bhakti or loving devotion will v=be covered during the course.

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