2013 Sri Isopanisad eCourse
Posted December 31, 2012
Srila Prabhupada's books are the basis of the Hare Krsna Movement. They contain philosophy, stories, and topics that inspire hundreds and thousands of people around the world to progress in their lives of devotion to Lord Krsna.
As the root of the Ramanjua sampradaya is Ramanuja acarya's commentaries on the Vedas, and as the Madhvacarya sampradaya follows Madhva's commentaries, all members of ISKCON follow Srila Prabhupada's commentaries. He is the Founder Acarya; thus it doesn't matter what language one speaks or what country one is from, whether male or female, or who one's initiating guru is -- the teachings in Srila Prabhupada's books are foundation of our society.
The shakti (power) displayed by Srila Prabhupada in awakening conditioned souls from maya has not been displayed by any previous acarya, any saktyvesa-avatara, or even any incarnation of God Himself in the known history of mankind! He fulfilled Lord Caitanya's desire that the Hare Krsna mantra be chanted in every town and village on earth and his books are the basis of this phenomena. "The influence of the pure devotees in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is such that it can awaken others to become immediately Kṛṣṇa conscious and engage themselves in the transcendental loving service of Kṛṣṇa." (CC Madhya 11.102 purport)
With these concepts as the basis for education we've designed our eCoruses so students learn directly from Srila Prabhupada. Courses include:
*all texts and purports
*audio readings of texts and purports
*customized audio and video clips of Srila Prabhupada explaining pertinent points from his purports with subtitles so everyone can easily understand his language
*forums to discuss important points among participants
*open questions to teachers in case anything remains unclear
*written essays to insure everyone understands the main points
*weekly review of the all the concepts covered each week
Following this method, participants are taught to accept Srila Prabhupada as their siksa-guru or instructing spiritual master, how to study his books, how to develop a taste for hearing his lectures, and thereby learn the philosophy of Krsna consciousness as Srila Prabhupada teaches it.
We invite everyone to begin 2013 in an auspicious way by studying Srila Prabhupada's Sri Isopanisad with us from January 7 - February 12. Internet education allows everyone to work from their own computer, on their own schedule, and at their own pace.
Teachers for this eCourse are Srila Prabhupada's personally initiated disciples Dhruva Maharaja dasa and Samapriya dasi who have been studying his teachings and following them for more than 40 years.
To register or learn more: http://www.bhaktilife.org/content/sri-isopanisad
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