with Ravi Ravindra
Saturdays, 10:00 –11:30 a.m. CDT
May 22 – June 12 (4 classes)
According to a great sage in the Rig Veda, sacrifice, or yajña in Sanskrit, is the navel of the cosmos. Every sacred undertaking is a yajña. The whole of creation is a yajña and is sustained by yajña. Only action undertaken as a sacrifice, yajña karma, is free of the bondage of action. Krishna, who is invoked as the Lord of yajña, asserted that in order to fulfill dharma (responsibility, duty) a searcher has to practice yoga, but yoga cannot be accomplished without yajña.
In English, the word sacrifice is derived from the two Latin words: sacer and facere, 'to make sacred.' Throughout the teaching of the gospels, Jesus Christ issues a call and an invitation to sacrifice ourselves in order to relate to the sacred. Christ himself and all his disciples undergo suffering undertaken intentionally as a sacrifice.
Continual sacrifice is needed for the sake of maintaining cosmic order which is sustained through yajña. Christ performs yajña on a cosmological scale as he sacrifices himself in order to save the world.
Love is a constituent of the highest reality and it is the greatest force of mutual nourishment. The world is sustained by love, which is sustained by sacrifice. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.”
TS Members: $65 • Nonmembers: $80
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