A person’s life is cast amidst pairs of opposites, as is the nature of this dualistic world. In Chapter 16 of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna finds himself at a point where he must choose between the two competing qualities of good and evil, and so he makes two lists, one with divine qualities, the other with negative qualities. The seeker of liberation must make wise choices at every juncture in their journey, only then will they evolve into enlightenment. Chapter 16 is seen as a guide for us to reflect on the degree to which we harbor the negative attributes, and by viewing them, we are taking the first step towards eradicating them.
Offered as 2 satsangs and 4 workshops (subject to change)
Swami Prakashananda is founder and acharya of the Chinmaya Mission of Trinidad and Tobago and travels extensively giving spiritual discourse. He met Swami Chinmayananda while studying for a bachelor’s degree in Toronto and soon joined the Chinmaya Mission. He studied scripture in Mumbai and taught for several years in India and Nepal before returning to his native Trinidad.