An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 28 May, 2023
When Sri Adi Sankaracharya enquires from a boy: ‘Who are you, my child?’ The response of the boy came to be revered as ‘Hastamalaka-stotram’. Composed by Hastāmalaka Acharya, a disciple of Adi Sankaracharya, the Hastāmalaka Stotraṁ is a short Vedāntic text of twelve verses that succinctly reveal the Knowledge of the Self. The greatness of this composition can be gauged by the fact that Sri Adi Sankaracharya himself wrote a commentary on it. It is extraordinary that the master of masters would compose commentary upon the work of his young student. This indicates, not only the greatness of Hastamalaka’s verses, but also the magnanimity of the Guru, Adi Sankaracharya.
Since, to this young boy the knowledge of Atma-vidya was as clear as ‘a gooseberry’ (amalaka) kept on one’s palm (hasta), Acharya Sankara named him ‘Hastamalaka’, and he became famous as one of the four renowned disciples of the Acharya. Hastamalaka Stotram is a contemplative text, born of direct experience and is therefore profound in content and is truly a text for deep reflection and meditation.
In these special online study with Rabindra Sahu, we will contemplate upon this beautiful and rich text of Vedanta, and try to learn ways of applying this knowledge in our daily life.
As our Master Swami Veda Bharati would often remind us that it is not possible to put a price on the teachings received, there is no course fee for this course. Loving donations from the heart may be offered and will support the ashram during the pandemic.
Teacher: Rabindra Sahu Begins: 6 May 2023 (Saturday)
The 8 sessions will be organized over four weekends (Saturday and Sunday) at 6-7 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) from 6 – 28 May, 2023.
Kindly convert to your country’s time-zone accordingly. Medium: Online through Zoom Request: Kindly join only if you are able to commit to all the 8 sessions, as the topics are progressive and systematic. Last Date for Registration: 5 May, 2023 (Friday) For Registrations/Inquiries/Donations: firstname.lastname@example.org