Dear Students at the University of Virginia:
With school starting, you are beginning a new chapter in your life. And here at the university Mr. Jefferson built, there are hundreds of courses and organizations to provide you with the information you’ll need to get a good job or start a career. But, incredibly, there are few courses, if any, which help you understand who/what you are. So one might ask, “Where’s the ‘higher’ in higher education?” Shouldn’t these years also be spent cultivating a deeper understanding of life and learning how to mold an existence of meaning and purpose—maximizing our full potential?
Many people go through life focusing only on working, accumulating possessions, taking care of their bodies and families, and generally advancing materially. In due time, they become riddled with anxiety because these things do not, ultimately, bring lasting happiness. Jobs change, work gets boring, and some might be laid off. Posessions lose their luster or become burdens, and don’t bring permanent satisfaction. The body ages, muscles weaken, and beauty fades. At some point, people wonder: “Is this all there is to life? What is the purpose of life? Why am I here on earth? Where is ‘peace’ and why don’t I feel it?”
By attending the Bhakti Yoga Club, you can create a balanced life by learning a philosophically sound process of self-realization—the science of Bhakti Yoga. You won’t be troubled by life’s existential questions because you will have already examined them—and found satisfying answers.
Throughout life, a good job is nice to have—but a peaceful mind (that begins with knowledge of the self) is even better. Why not strive to have both?
Check out our club, and see if perhaps you might enjoy the music, intellectually and spiritually stimulating topics of discussion, delicious vegetarian dinner, and camaraderie of students and others who come together for the programs. It’s a great way to start the week, it’s open to everyone, and it’s free of charge.