DescriptionThis course provides an overview of Vedic Studies with its unique philosophy of the ultimate goal of human birth. It includes an outline of: the ancient extant texts, the origin and development of Hindu society with its unique way of life, the caste system, the four stages of life, the four aims of life, the role of food, God in Its infinite forms, the Law of Karma, the theory of Predestination, the theory of reincarnation, Hindu ethics, guru and disciple relationship, the two ways of living (activistic or renunciant), the four major yogas, the sacred mantras and symbols, importance of temples, the concept of the three gunas, cyclic dissolution of the world, liberation from the cycles of rebirths, and individual growth in harmony with the universe. Lecture: 3 hours per week.
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(Assistance May be available) 1. Video Conferencing Platform (Remotely taught courses only) 2. Learning Management System (LMS) Requirements 3. Technology Requirements