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Fri 09 Sep 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Ashtavakra Gita

Ashtavakra Gita, also known as the Song of Ashtavakra, is a Sanskrit scripture which has two hundred and ninety-eight verses spread across twenty chapters. These verses present a dialogue that took place between Sage Ashtavakra and King Janaka in ancient times. In this modern day classic, Harsha has translated the verses of Ashtavakra Gita into English. Along with it, he has written an enlightening commentary on these verses. This highly acclaimed work deals with the core ideas of spirituality, such as: Goal of Spirituality Choice Vs. Destiny Nature of Existence Nature of Our Soul Ignorance – the real cause of suffering Liberation and Self-Realization Attainment of Self-Realization through Verbal means Karma and its types This book paves the way for attainment of self-realization in an uncompromising way. It makes us aware of the fundamental unity that we have with the all-pervasive existence and Harsha will be talking about the book during the session.



Philosophy Teacher and Author

Harsha left behind his flourishing career as a software engineer in his mid-twenties, and became a dedicated spiritual seeker. He spent a decade of intense struggle doing spiritual practices and austerities in the raw conditions of Himalayas. Along with it, he learned the original Sanskrit scriptures of Indian Philosophy in a traditional monastery. He currently teaches various systems of Indian philosophy, and guides spiritual seekers. His interactive lectures on spirituality and self-realization are well received among his students across various countries. He has traveled to countries like Russia, Nepal and India to deliver interactive discourses on spirituality and self-realization.


Sophia French

Host, Journalist

Sophia has been a journalist for over 15 years, and she has been practising hatha yoga for 20 years. She completed a yoga and Vedanta course at the Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Ashram in Netala, and she's been practising hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Krishnamacharya systems. She is currently studying Indian philosophy and is a regular journalist