LAW OF THREE
LAW OF THREE
This course considers in detail the law of three, which describes the operation of the three guṇāh, the three fundamental substances or primary forces or energies in creation.
This course takes a more systematic and practical look at the three guṇāh. The knowledge of the guṇāh is the key to self-mastery. Knowledge of their play brings greater understanding to all aspects of life, providing perspective, understanding and the opportunity to respond freely to every situation we meet.
A prerequisite for enrolment:
Completion of the first 9 courses.
Law of Three is not available this term.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?
The first course in the 4th year, The Law of Three, explores the ancient sāṃkhya teaching of the three fundamental substances running through everything and reveals how this teaching can help to bring harmony and balance into life.
“Everything is governed by the law of three
and this law of three works from the top
to right down to the bottom of our creation.”
- Śrī Śāntānanda Sarasvatī, 1967
TOPICS EACH WEEK
Independence from the Guṇāh
Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas
Echoes of the three in Plato
Balance and imbalance
Negative forms of Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas
Seeing what’s not here, now; not seeing what is here, now
Detachment and discernment
The roles of manas, buddhi, chitta and ahamkara
Agents of the Guṇāh
Three types of pleasure
The movement from fine to coarse and coarse to fine
OUR COURSE IN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY MAKES WISDOM PRACTICAL.
Somewhere along the way, practical philosophy got hijacked by theoretical philosophy. It’s time to take it back. Our courses are for people seeking to understand the nature of existence and the world in which we live.