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Are you already familiar with some of the foundational texts and practices of
bhakti and want to systematically study Sril...
Bhakti-sastri is a wonderful journey
deep into Srila Prabhupada's books to
enhance our spiritual practice, purify
our devo...
Bhakti-sastri is actually recognition,
accepting a person that he knows
the principles of devotional service.
– Srila Prab...
Bhakti Sastri is a rigorous study of Bhagavad Gita As-it-is, Nectar of Instruction,
Nectar of Devotion and Sri Isopanishad.
BG
Unit - 2
BG
Unit - 1
BG
Unit - 3
NOD
Unit - 4
NOI &
Isopanisad
Unit - 5
Unit 1:
Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1-6
Karma Yoga
U...
Course Objectives
• Memorize and recall the essential knowledge of the bhakti-sastras - important verses, facts,
concepts,...
Personal
application • Personally apply the teachings of the bhakti-sastras in their lives.
• Explain how the content of s...
Mood and Mission
• Explain the mood and mission of Srila Prabhupada, as revealed in writings on the bhakti-
sastras, and t...
Course Objectives
• Appreciate and appropriately apply, Gaudiya Vaisnava culture, etiquette and principles of
Vaisnava san...
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Bhakti Sastri

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Bhakti Sastri is a wonderful journey diving deep into four essential Vedic Texts as translated by Srila Prabhupada. The Course help students to enhance their scriptural understanding, purify consciousness and equip them with the tools to more competently deal with challenges of the life.

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Bhakti Sastri

  1. 1. Are you already familiar with some of the foundational texts and practices of bhakti and want to systematically study Srila Prabhupada's books? Are you seeking quality association with devotees from various backgrounds and experience levels? Do you feel the need to deepen your connection with Krishna, and to broaden your understanding of His instructions? Want to grow deeper in your Krishna Consciousness to be to handle the winds of change that are bound to blow in this temporary material world? Are you looking for a real spiritual immersion and transformation? To find answer to all these and experience much more, Enrol for Bhakti Sastri Course at Mayapur Institute now!
  2. 2. Bhakti-sastri is a wonderful journey deep into Srila Prabhupada's books to enhance our spiritual practice, purify our devotional service and make our preaching and teaching more effective.
  3. 3. Bhakti-sastri is actually recognition, accepting a person that he knows the principles of devotional service. – Srila Prabhupada in a Letter to Rupanuga - Los Angeles 24 July, 1969 “ ”
  4. 4. Bhakti Sastri is a rigorous study of Bhagavad Gita As-it-is, Nectar of Instruction, Nectar of Devotion and Sri Isopanishad.
  5. 5. BG Unit - 2 BG Unit - 1 BG Unit - 3 NOD Unit - 4 NOI & Isopanisad Unit - 5 Unit 1: Bhagavad Gita Chapters 1-6 Karma Yoga Unit 2: Bhagavad Gita Chapters 7-12 Bhakti-yoga Unit 3: Bhagavad Gita Chapters 13-18 Transcendental Knowledge Unit 4: The Nectar of Devotion Unit 5: The Nectar of Instruction & Sri Isopanisad Bhakti Sastri Course is divided into 5 core modules as above. Bhakti Sastri degree will be issued to students who complete all five modules of the Bhakti Sastri program. You can take up the course unit wise as per your convenience.
  6. 6. Course Objectives • Memorize and recall the essential knowledge of the bhakti-sastras - important verses, facts, concepts, analogies, philosophical points etc. according to: i) their location within scripture ii) their relevance to specific subjects or themes At the end of the course the students should be able to… Knowledge • Deepen their understanding of the theology of the bhakti-sastras, • Explain the content of scripture in their own words, relate contents of scripture to their own experience, • Relate and compare between the various books, chapters, etc., key concepts, philosophical points, slokas, stories, analogies, etc. • Analyze/explain/resolve apparent contradictions • Present answers logically and systematically Understanding Knowledge
  7. 7. Personal application • Personally apply the teachings of the bhakti-sastras in their lives. • Explain how the content of scripture applies to their own lives. • Identify room for personal improvement based on scripture. • Demonstrate a willingness to change his/her opinion/outlook/ behavior on the basis of scripture • Express appropriate Vaishnava values. Preaching Application • To demonstrate increased desire and ability to effectively preach Krishna consciousness based on the teachings of the bhakti-sastras • Select scriptural references appropriate to the topic. • Express sastric understanding in their own words. • Present points suitable to the audience/situation, making the topic accessible and preempting the audience’s doubts. • Remain faithful to sastric conclusions. • Present sound logical arguments. Course Objectives Skills
  8. 8. Mood and Mission • Explain the mood and mission of Srila Prabhupada, as revealed in writings on the bhakti- sastras, and to perpetuate that understanding within ISKCON. • Identify how Srila Prabhupada’s personal qualities (as exhibited through his mood and mission) relate to scripture. Course Objectives Vaishnava Integrity • To help students apply the principles of the bhakti-sastras with Vaishnava integrity and appropriate consideration of time, candidate and country. Values
  9. 9. Course Objectives • Appreciate and appropriately apply, Gaudiya Vaisnava culture, etiquette and principles of Vaisnava sanga, as imparted in the bhakti-sastras Vaishnava Qualities • Imbibe Vaishnava qualities enunciated in the bhakti-sastras. Culture and Etiquette Values

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