(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
- Overview of Ramayana and Mahabharatha with emphasis on core values.
- Discussion of Importance of Value and the Values.
- Importance of Avatara.
- 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.
- Four Purusharthas.
- Purusharthas leading to moksha as the goal and introduction to the fundamental human problem.
- Fundamental Human Problem.
- Introduction to the need for a Pramana and why other available Pramanas do not help us here.
- Veda as a Pramana, Vedas as an oral tradition, 14X Vedic Knowledge.
- 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.