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Panchadashi Chapter 10 – Nataka-dipa-prakarana (The Lamp of the Theatre)

This webinar will cover Panchadashi Chapter 10 – Nataka-dipa-prakarana (The Lamp of the Theatre). In this chapter, using an allegory of a lamp and its illumination of a theatre, the nature of the Self and its illumination of the world of objects is expounded.

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This webinar will cover Panchadashi Chapter 10 Nataka-dipa-prakarana (The Lamp of the Theatre). In this chapter, using an allegory of a lamp and its illumination of a theatre, the nature of the Self and its illumination of the world of objects is expounded.

Just as the lamp illuminates the entire theatre without participating in it, the Self similarly changelessly illuminates the entire drama of life.

The various aspects of the metaphor such as the audience, dancer and musicians are compared and contrasted with the entities illumined by the Self such as the body, mind and senses. 

Also, the lamp continues to illuminate even in the absence of the dancer and the rest of the people. Likewise, the Self continues to remain as all Illuminating Knowledge Principle even when the ahankara, buddhi and so on are absent.

Highlights

  • The nature of the Self as non-participatory witness and self-luminous contrasted with the lamp of the theatre

  • The elements of perception involved compared and contrasted with the lamp and it’s objects 

  • The nature of the Self exemplified with the lamp in the theatre 

  • The process of Realising the Self

Click the links below to read the articles by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda published in Tapovan Prasad on:

Click the links below under Svadhyaya Series Courses and Shravana Mangalam to study and listen to Chapter 1 – Chapter 8 of the Panchadashi that have been covered in the earlier webinars:


Chapter Name

Svadhyaya Series Course 

Shravana Mangalam 

1

Tattva-viveka-prakarana

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

2

Mahabhuta-viveka-prakarana

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

3

Panchakosha-viveka-prakarana

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

4

Dvaita-viveka-prakarana

Chapter 4

Chapter 4

5

Mahavakya-viveka-prakarana

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

6

Chitradipa-prakarana

Chapter 6 

Chapter 6 

7

Trupti-dipa-prakarana

Chapter 7 – Not yet released

Chapter 7


8

Kutastha-dipa-pakarana

Chapter 8  – Not yet released

Chapter 8

9

Dhyana-dipa-prakarana

Not Released

Not Released


Facilitator

Swami Advayananda is an accomplished teacher of Vedanta and presently serves as President of Chinmaya International Foundation and a Trustee of Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth. With many Gita and Upanishad discourse series to his credit, has also authored several books such as the Holy Gita Ready Reference, Advanced Vedanta Course, a series of research articles titled ‘Vedanta Unveiled’, to name a few.


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Venue

Online webinar


Schedule

The webinar commences on 1 December 2023, 7:00 PM IST.

Classes will be held every week on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat from 7:00 to 8:00 PM IST.


Class Attendance Guidelines

Panchadashi is an advanced text and involves serious study and attention.

Students are encouraged to attend the online live classes as it will also provide an opportunity to resolve queries during appropriate opportunities. Students are advised not to miss any class, and if they do miss for any inevitable reasons, they are required to catch up with recordings before attending the next class.


If one is unable to attend the Live Webinar sessions because of time difference and so on, one can watch the recorded sessions that will be made available on the dashboard.


All recordings will be available on the dashboard up to a period of one month post the completion of the webinar.


Language

English


Course Fee

Free to register; students will be given the opportunity to offer Gurudaksina at the end of the webinar programme.

Prerequisites

  1. Prior knowledge of Vedanta is necessary

Students are expected to have gone through a few Courses of CIF or equivalent or to have studied a few basic prakarana-granthas like Tattvabodha, Atmabodha, Sadhana-pancakam and so on.

  1. Since the webinar is an online programme, a good internet connection will be required.


Application Process

Participants are required to apply at the below-mentioned link through a Google form. Filling the application form does not mean confirmation of registration. The details will be processed by the CIF Home Study Course department and the applicants who have been accepted will be intimated and enrolled. The others would be intimated the reasons for non-selection and would be recommended to pursue other suitable Home Study Courses.


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Reference Text

  1. Panchadashi – English translation and notes by Swami Swahananda of Ramakrishna Mission

  1. Panchadashi commentary in Hindi by Swami Shankarananda of Chinmaya Mission

  1. Panchadashi – English translation and notes by Swami Swahananda of Ramakrishna Mission (Kindle)


Contact Details

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