Date: 8th to 15th June Location: Online
Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry Organised an online course titled SAMVID – Introduction to Sacred Texts of India (In the light of Sri Aurobindo). The course content designed by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra was offered through SAFIC from 8 to 15 June 2020. The entire course was facilitated by Dr. Mishra for which around hundred and five participants had registered. The course was conducted every day from 7-8 PM through Google Meet. Around 87 participants were present online and others learnt offline from the recorded sessions which were sent to them with limited access. After every session there was q & n session and every day after the session the session notes were sent to the participants for their recap and wider understanding.
The following topics were covered in the course:
Day 1 Introduction (what is Shastra and how to approach it)
Day 2 Introduction to Indian Culture & Sanskrit
Day 3 Introduction to the Veda
Day 4 Introduction to the Upanishads
Day 5 Introduction to the Ramayana
Day 6 Introduction to the Mahabharata
Day 7 Introduction to the Gita
Day 8 Introduction to Tantra
Here is the feedback from few participants:
Thank you Sampad bhai for the sessions. They have opened a door towards a lot of clarity and understanding regarding the sacred texts. But more is needed. I sincerely wish you take up more sessions focused on different shastras at a time.
Sir, Again words fail to express my gratitude. I know She is guiding all my steps..Participation in this course must have been Her Grace & meeting you too. I will have to find time to go through such wonderful ocean of Knowledge for which you have been Her channel to bring to the masses through social & electronic media. Your noble gesture of sharing this treasure of our Guru is a clear indication to me that I will aspire more & be sincere in my seeking to become an Adhikarin. SHE knows. Words again fail, my sincere gratitude & Pranam.
The course was excellent and it had been a great privilege for me to be part of the group attending your lecture.
-Himansu Bnerji, Australia
This Samvid was the first ever overview of vedic sanskruti’s ‘almost as infinite as the cosmos’ foundation of वेद-उपनिषद-पुराण-गीता-महाकाव्यरामायण-महाभारत-तंत्र, the infinite paths to realize higher reality by स्वधर्म and स्वभाव navigating through ever-present देव-आसुर battle inside and outside to live in the highest truth/reality and transcend नश्वर जीवनचक्रत्व to ईश्वरत्व. Incredible breadth, eloquent spirit and उच्य सेवाभाव.
-Rajendra Paul, USA