Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Seven of the Bhagavad-Gītā Part Two


MAHARISHI’S COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER SEVEN OF THE BHAGAVAD-GITA: Discovering the Eternal Knowledge of Integrated Life in Lord Kṛishṇa’s Timeless Message to Arjuna on the Battlefield

Part Two consists of Lessons 9-14 of the 14-lesson video course by Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD which was led in-person by Professor William Sands, PhD. It was held two evenings per week from 5/29 – 6/14. Videos are now available online.

Part One is the prerequisite for this course. To sign up for Part One, please visit

Chapter Eight began on September 4.

The Bhagavad-Gītā is, in Maharishi’s words, “the glorious dialogue between Lord Kṛishṇa — the Nitya Apaurusheya, unmanifest reality; the expression of Total Knowledge; Gyān Shakti; the power of the silence of Ātmā; and Arjuna — Kriyā Shakti, the power of the dynamism of Ātmā.”

Course Description

For many years we have enjoyed the first six chapters of Maharishi’s commentary on this glorious interaction between Lord Kṛishṇa and Arjuna, while the commentaries on the later chapters have been quietly waiting. Now Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD is bringing out each of the later chapters in beautiful videotaped courses. These courses are designed to take us carefully through each verse and each of Maharishi’s comments, so that we can understand and enjoy this advanced, powerful knowledge that has been waiting for us for so many years.

The first six chapters of Maharishi’s commentary reveal the theoretical and practical wisdom of Anoranīyān: the transcendent Reality lies beyond the subtlest level of creation, and is the inner Self of every individual.

Chapter Seven describes how this transcendent Reality also lies beyond Mahato-Mahīyān, the largest in creation. It analyzes Truth from the point of view of manifest life.

The Bhagavad-Gītā presents the eternal knowledge of integrated life. It presents the wisdom of living life in fulfillment. It brings to light the wisdom of the Absolute for the evolution of man at any time and in any place. It provides a technique whereby the life of the individual is naturally aligned with Cosmic Life — Natural Law — the Will of God; whereby the individual enjoys the support of all the Laws of Nature and lives life in harmony and peace.
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Loved the course! It offered so much more of Maharishi’s profound knowledge and was very easy to follow. It was great after so many years to continue on with the Gītā and go even deeper into it. —RM

Very inspiring and answered many questions I have had. It moved our minds as well as our hearts. —CM

The only way I can describe this course on Maharishi’s translation and commentary of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7, is “sheer omni-delight.” —AW

Wonderful to dive so deeply into the knowledge! —PF

Dr. Nader’s and Bill Sands’ explanations were brilliant and expanded our understanding of the verses. —RH

Every moment of the class was like a great technique for expansion of the intellect, heart, mind, and consciousness! —PF

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dr. Nader who was so clear and precise with such depth and profundity of knowledge. —Anon

I would leave after every class feeling uplifted, restructured and refreshed. —Anon

Really enjoyed this course. I felt like it introduced a new flavor of understanding in the growth to higher states of consciousness. —JC

It’s great that this chapter is coming out and being discussed. —HR

I particularly value Dr. Nader’s ability to say startling things simply—and not just use the usual language for these concepts. —Anon

I get such a wave of joy thinking of Krishna as the flow in water, the life in all beings, etc. —Anon

Course Leaders

Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Professor Nader is an MIT- and Harvard-trained neuroscientist and one of the world’s great Vedic scholars. He serves as International Director of the worldwide Transcendental Meditation® organization and oversees the global administration of the nonprofit TM organization in over one hundred countries. From the Americas to Europe, from the Far East to Australasia, he guides the TM program and its educational, health, and research programs. For more information about Professor Nader, please visit

Professor William Sands, PhD

Professor Sands leads the Q & A sessions for this course. He is the Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science at Maharishi University of Management, where he is also professor of Sanskrit and Maharishi Vedic Science. He is the author of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and His Gift to the World and Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Path to Enlightenment.

Course Fee

The course fee for Part Two is $65 (or $45 for full-time MUM or Maharishi School staff, faculty, and students, or full-time TM teachers, IAA grant recipients, and anyone who is retired and on a fixed income and cannot otherwise afford the course).

Also, any MUM alumni can get 10% off the full course fee.



Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
Yes. Part One is the prerequisite for this course. To sign up for Part One, please visit

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least three months after signing up (and usually longer).

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting the second class.

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