This module takes the Bhagavata Purana, sacred literature foundational to the Vaishnava tradition and approaches it from several different angles, including the contemporary scholarship. Such an approach fosters our attempts to understand the Bhagavatam as something to be presented to others in the wider world, in the contemporary world.
The Bhagavata Purana module aims to provide an overview of the text as a whole and to call attention to the structural features, key themes, theology and central narratives. We will be looking at the Bhagavata Purana’s teaching on avatars, stories of avatars, the status of Krishna and Vishnu, devotional role models, sages, kings, etc., and we will learn how these narratives treasure wonderful lessons on how to become a person bhagavatam.
This module was part of Bhaktivedanta College’s former undergraduate Theology and Religious Studies degree.
There are ten recorded lectures (approx. 6h in total).
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Self-study course: In the self-study mode, students can start and finish whenever they want as they immediately get access to all course materials.
Bhagavat Purana self-study course can be attended without any special prerequisites. Students do need to have basic knowledge of the bhakti-yoga philosophy in order to understand the topics presented in the course.
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