Course on the Vedas by SCIY Editor Vladimir Yatsenko
by Debashish on Sat 09 Aug 2008 11:41 AM PDT Permanent Link
An Online Graduate Level Course on VEDIC STUDIES IN THE LIGHT OF SRI AUROBINDO Created and facilitated by Vladimir Yatsenko Beginning 3rd October, 2008 (duration: 14 weeks) is being offered through the International Centre of Integral Studies (ICIS), New Delhi
A sample lecture transcript was posted earlier to SCIY: The Vedic Vision and the Triple Transformation
Brief Overview This course is an introduction to the Vedic Mythology, Metaphysics and Psychology in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It maps all major concepts of the Vedic paradigm and their interpretation in the Aurobindonian perspective. Besides the commentaries of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother the traditional commentaries of Yaska, Panini, Patanjanli, Bhartrihari, Shankara, Sayana and other modern scholars such as B.G.Tilak, Kapali Sastri and others are widely used.
Course Modules 1. The Structure and the general content of the Veda. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on the Vedas and Vedic Rishis 2. The Vedic Vision in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother 3. The Myth of Dawn 4. The Myth of Angirasa Rishis 5. The Myths of Creation. Nasadiya sukta. Purusha sukta 6. Hiranya Garbha. Heaven and Earth. Vishvakarman 7. Agni and the concept of the Sacrifice 8. Hymns to the Mystic Fire in the Book 5 of Rig Veda 9. The conception of Speech in the Vedas. The Hymn to Speech. The Svadhyaya, Jnana-yajna, Brahma-yajna. The four levels of the Word. The Sphota theory in the post-vedic literature: Patanjali and Bhartrihari. The etymological transparency of Sanskrit, its semantic clarity and precision (with many examples) 10. The five Myths of Immortality. The profound symbolism of the story of Savitri in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
About the Facilitator Vladimir Yatsenko has a background in Sanskrit and Indo-Aryan Languages, Linguistics, the Vedas, the Upanishad, and the Gita. Vladimir lives and works in Auroville (international township for human unity), Tamil Nadu, India.
Course prerequisites: Undergraduate degree and coursework in Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy or Sri Aurobindo Studies or permission of the instructor
Course Fees: The fees for the course is US$ 390.
How to Enroll Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call up (91) 9810052545 (Anuradha) or (91) 9810515693 (Monica Gupta) for more information and details on applying