PRACTICE, DEVOTION & SERVICE
YEAR 5

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PRACTICE, DEVOTION & SERVICE

The three elements are essential. Without one or more of the elements of knowledge, meditation and practice, what we hear in these groups would remain a completely abstract theoretical matter; nice ideas but of no practical benefit.

 

A prerequisite for enrolment:
Completion of the first 13 courses.

 

The Absolute is not available this term.

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WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

In this course, ‘practice’ is taken to mean the persistent effort to establish that state of stable tranquillity which reflects the natural state of your highest self. Such persistence is supported by discipline and knowledge, but mostly by the power of love. We can love all sorts of things, but when love is focussed on the very best of things, it turns into devotion and lends our practice a singular energy for transformation.

Practical philosophy broadens the horizons of life. As those horizons open, we start to live in a much bigger world. We begin to see how we can be of greater use and how to respond to the need in the present moment. Acting to meet the need right now is the very definition of service and is the natural outcome of practice and devotion. We become truly useful people.

TOPICS EACH WEEK

The triad of knowledge, meditation and practice

Strengthening memory

Tapping into fine energy and using it

The power of resolution

Devotion and single-pointed attention

Devotion and memory

Devotion and unity

The intention behind action

Conscious study of what the wise have said

Three forms of spiritual discussion

Emotional energy

Mantra and meditation

 

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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.