(Level 4) - Age 14-17


  • Prayers: Beginning of Class.
  • Purana Vidya.
  • Discussions and Debates.
  • Prayers: End of Class.

Activities in the Class:

Important topics for discussion and debate: Identity, Peer Pressure, Conflicting Values, Diet-  Veg vs Non Veg, Vegan, Expectations vs Reality, How to talk to parents so they understand, Dating, Karma and Dharma, Power of choices, Religion vs Spirituality, Salvation vs Moksha


  1. Overview of Ramayana and Mahabharatha with emphasis on core values.
  2. Discussion of Importance of Value and the Values.
  3. Importance of Avatara.
  4. Who is Isvara? (Discussions)
    • How to look at the Jagat and appreciate an Isvara.
    • How to see the intelligently put-together “creation” and infer a creator and then go into the nature of that Isvara.
    • How to “understand” (not “believe”) Isvara as material and the maker and then, appreciate that Isvara without a feeling of alienation as the Order.
  5. Four Purusharthas.
    • Purusharthas leading to moksha as the goal and introduction to the fundamental human problem.
  6. Fundamental Human Problem.
    • Introduction to the need for a Pramana and why other available Pramanas do not help us here.
  7. Veda as a Pramana, Vedas as an oral tradition, 14X Vedic Knowledge.
  8. Follow the Purana Vidya Books (9-12) on Sanatana Dharma, Religious culture, Vedic Knowledge and Introduction to Gita.
    • Vedangas and Upangas first from Book 11 or Unique Aspects of Vedic Dharma from Book 9. Topics from Book 11.
    • Start Gita Dhyanam and it’s Meaning.
    • Introduce the Context of the Gita/Review of pertinent Mahabharata.
    • Discussion on the important topics of Gita.


Core Reference Books:

  • Purna Vidya (Part 9-12).
  • Hinduism by Anantanand Rambachan.