LOVE and DEATH in Great Spiritual Traditions
DATES: January 16-26, 2024
Meditation: 8.00 to 8.30 am
Classes: 8.30 to 11.00 am and 3.30 to 5.00 pm
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In this session of the School of the Wisdom we shall explore the themes of love and death in the great spiritual traditions.
According to the great sages—especially as enunciated in the Gospels and the 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.
Prof.Emeritus Ravi Ravindra is a life member of the Theosophical Society. He has taught many courses in the School of the Wisdom in Adyar and in the Krotona School of Theosophy in Ojai, California. He is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he had taught in three departments-- Physics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. He is the author of many books; among them are Science and the Sacred; Krishnamurti: Two Birds on One Tree; The Wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras; The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life. And he is the co-author of Theory of Seismic Head Waves.