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The Battlefield of the Mind by Stephen Silver

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The Battlefield of the Mind

The Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gītā


A talk led by Stephen Silver


The Bhagavad Gītā is a conversation between the Lord Krishna and the Prince Arjuna. It takes place just before the great battle of Kurukshetra, as described in the Mahabharata. The Gītā is revered as scripture by millions of people. It is also one of the greatest expositions of the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy of unity.


What is the significance of the Gītā, this conversation, taking place just before the battle? It can be seen as an allegory for the battle that each of us faces, every day. The battle between the forces or right and wrong, of good and bad, of those impulses that lead us towards truth and liberation and those forces that keep us trapped in habit and ego. That battle takes place in the mind.


In the talk, Stephen Silver, a student in the school for over 40 years, a lover of the Gītā, and currently Principal of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science, will look at some of the strategies and tactics that Krishna gives for winning the battle.


(There will be a short break during the talk for questions to be sent to Stephen.)


This will be an on-line event using Zoom software


Sunday 21st June 2020      10.30 am until 12.00 noon.


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