Every year Pujya Swamiji conducts Jñāna Yajñas on texts on Vedānta in different cities, to expose people to the teachings of Vedānta, and thus making common people aware of, and progress towards the principle quest of life. The Jñāna Yajñas are series of lectures stretching from 7 to 10 days, with morning lectures focusing on one of the 10 major Upaniṣads or Prakaraṇagranthas, and the evenings on one of the chapters from the Bhagavad Gītā or on the vision of Bhagavad Gītā (Gītā darśana). Each verse is recited, and Pujya Swamiji then unfolds a clear explanation of its meaning.
Since many years, Jñāna Yajñas have been conducted at Kashiram Hall in Ahmedabad, Maninagar, Vadodara, Mumbai and Rajkot. These Jñāna Yajñas give the seekers an opportunity to serve Pujya Swamiji in various ways, and is yet another opportunity for the seeker to establish or strengthen the bond with the Guru. Seekers take opportunity to meet Pujya Swamiji in person to express their gratitude and reverence, and further get blessed by Pujya Swamiji’s wisdom through Satsanga, answering any questions and clearing doubts.
Interest based management related sessions are also held occasionally during the Jñāna Yajñas upon invitation from the private and/or public interest groups. In the past Pujya Swamiji has held sessions on topics such as Value of Values, Stress management, Satsanga: question-answer sessions resolving management related problems from a spiritual perspective. The management related sessions are a great way to integrate Vedānta or spirituality in a common person’s work and personal life. By resolving the person’s fundamental problems, Pujya Swamiji’s management talks not only give an inner satisfaction to the employees, but also bring productivity and positivity in employment sector. Besides giving insight to the management and practical life issues, these sessions provide a deeper understanding on the interpretation of values in different scenarios.
Following are the list of the Jñāna Yajñas for the next session:
Rajkot Jñāna Yajña: 13th to 21st, October 2019
- Topic: Morning Session: Updeshasaram, Evening Session: Bhagavad Gītā Ch. 13
- Location: Rashtriya Shala Rajkot
Vadodara Jñāna Yajña: 4th to 12th February 2020
- Topic: Morning Session: Bṛhadārayaṇyaka Upaniṣad, Evening Session: Bhagavad Gītā Ch. 18
- Location: Baroda High School, Alkapuri, Vadodara
Maninagar Jñāna Yajña: 2nd to 9th March 2020
- Topic: Evening Session: Gita Darshan 3
- Location: Ramkrushna Seva Samiti, Jagabhai Park, Maninagar
Mumbai Jñāna Yajña: 11th to 17th March 2020
- Topic: Morning Session: Bṛhadārayaṇyaka Upaniṣad, Evening Session: Bhagavad Gītā
- Location: Mumbai