Love and Death in the Great Spiritual Tradition

Ravi Ravindra

March 5 – 21 10 am – noon    On-site and Zoom

Tuesday – Friday, March 5 – 8 PST, 12 – 15 PDT

Tuesday – Thursday, March 19 – 21 PDT

According to the great sages – especially as enunciated in the Gospels and Bhagavad Gita – it is much more important that I am loved by the Christ or by Krishna or by God than that I love them. When I am loved by them, they reveal themselves to me in their true nature, not as I conditioned by my cultural background, imagine them to be. Then the subtle conscious energy can dwell in me and assist me to live with compassion and truth in the service of the whole life on the planet Earth. What is required from the human side is for each one of us to become more and more loveable by God.

Every human being is interested in the meaning of one’s existence and wonders what happens to me when my body dies. Does anything survive and how? In the Indian spiritual teachings, unlike in the Abrahamic ones, there is a great deal of emphasis on reincarnation. In the Abrahamic traditions each individual has a unique birth and unique death eternally. We will explore the consequences of these cultural differences.

Single Session $15 Series $150

 

Ravi Ravindra, PhD is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of physics, philosophy and comparative religion. He has authored many papers in these fields and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; the Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; Science and the Sacred; the Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life. Ravi travels and teaches internationally as well as online.

Recommended Study:

Ravindra: The Yoga of the Christ (also published as The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism) (The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar)

Ravindra: The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life (Shambhala Publications)

Annie Besant: Death and After (TPH)