This course explores five traditional themes in Bhagavad-gita: the self, matter, action (karma), time, and divinity. When we think about or explain anything in life, we do so with a specific issue, question, or concern in mind – in other words, we naturally thematize. Therefore, the thematic approach of this course is a more natural way for us to examine and to eventually explain the complexities of the Gita. The themes bring a focus to our studies and also act as a catalyst and method for further explorations of the text.

This course explores five traditional themes in Bhagavad-gita: the self, matter, action (karma), time, and divinity. When we think about or explain anything in life, we do so with a specific issue, question, or concern in mind – in other words, we naturally thematize. Therefore, the thematic approach of this course is a more natural way for us to examine and to eventually explain the complexities of the Gita. The themes bring a focus to our studies and also act as a catalyst and method for further explorations of the text.