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Sat 03 Dec 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+5.5)

Event Type: Date

Understanding Vedanta Through the Kathopanishad by Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan

The Kathopanishad from the Yajurveda is unique in many respects. It begins with an inspiring story, presents a pre-teenage boy Naciketas as extremely mature to the point of even advising his father, he gets as his teacher Lord of Death – Yama – Himself, he rejects all the temptations offered by Yama, and is crystal clear about what he wants Yama to teach – “Teach me that which is beyond Dharma and Adharma”.

This leads to the teaching of Brahmavidyaa, through some famous mantras like “Shreyascha Preyascha”, Ratha Kalpana, and “UttiShTata jAgrata”. In the process, even the qualifications of the shishya, such as discernment (viveka) and dispassion (vairAgyam) are beautifully covered.

Morning Session: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM |03.12.2022 & 04.12.2022

Evening Session: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM |03.12.2022 & 04.12.2022



Dr. Jayakumar S. Ammangudi

Founder of Arsha Seva Kendram, Coimbatore; Founder of Arsha Vidya Satsanga, Houston, and Co-Founder of Indian History Awareness and Research (IHAR), Houston

Dr. Jayakumar S. Ammangudi is Founder of Arsha Seva Kendram, Coimbatore, an institution for Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit; founder of Arsha Vidya Satsanga, Houston, and co-founder of the Indian History Awareness and Research (IHAR) initiative, a forum to research, understand, and disseminate awareness of Indian History as experienced by Indians. He also has over 25 years of experience in the Chemical Industry.