Our Eastern Philosophy talks / discussions are based on the Vedic texts of ancient India, the oldest, and perhaps the largest literary work known to man. Veda is divided into many sections, the Four Vedas, the Puranas, the Sutras, etc. These texts reveal knowledge related to astronomy, art, holistic health care, martial arts, yoga, mathematics and many other departments of knowledge.
Our talks and presentations on Vedic philosophy leave plenty of room for debate and discussion. Even if somebody doesn't agree with certain ideas or concepts, we enjoy a good debate in the group setting!
The most important subject of wisdom is the spiritual knowledge relating the jivas (living beings) to the Supreme and to the material world they find themselves in. The essential question for all beings is: 'what is the purpose of life?'
above: Sukadeva Goswami approached by a great king just before the speaking of the 18,000 verse Bhagavata Purana
The Vedas describe that there is an intelligent force that animates the world, and this force is the energy of a powerful and intelligent being. We see the products of human intelligence everyday. But that very thing that we are using to make these observations (our own physical body) is itself a fantastic and complex facility that came from somewhere.
The purpose of life for all living entities in this world is to re-establish their forgotten relationship with the Divine. According to Vedic thought, there is samsara, the cycle of repeated birth and death. According to ones karma based on actions from the past, especially from previous lives, one finds himself in his present situation. The living being in the human form of life has his free choice: to advance spiritually, or not to do so. According to how one decides to live his life, he (or she) determines his future situation. And the end goal of Vedic thought is what? Actually, it's to develop love. As it is said 'Love God and love your neighbour'.