Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Eight of the Bhagavad-Gītā


The very best of many great courses I have taken in over 40 years. —JS

This 10-lesson course is now available online. It was held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:45 – 9:15, September 4 – October 4, 2018 in Dalby Hall. It is a video course by Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD and includes videos of discussions from MUM which were led by Professor William Sands and Professor Tom Egenes.

The Bhagavad-Gita presents the science of life and the art of living. It teaches how to be, how to think, and how to do. Its technique of glorifying every aspect of life through contact with inner Being is like watering the root and making the whole tree green. It surpasses any practical wisdom of life ever cherished by human society.
—Maharishi, 1967

Course Description

For many years we have enjoyed the first six chapters of Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, while the commentaries on the later chapters have been quietly waiting. Now Professor Nader has recently brought out Chapter Seven and is currently bringing out Chapter Eight in this beautiful videotaped course.

The study of each verse consists of:

  • A recitation by Maharishi Vedic Pandits
  • A reading of the verse and commentary
  • Professor Nader’s comments and clarifications
  • Questions from the audience

The Bhagavad-Gītā is the Light of Life, lit by God at the altar of man, to save humanity from the darkness of ignorance and suffering. It is a scripture which outlives time, and can be acknowledged as indispensable to the life of any man in any age.
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1963

The prerequisite for this course is completion of the TM-Sidhis course. (If you have not yet taken the TM-Sidhis course and would like to request special permission to take this course, please email

First Class Is Free!

Lesson One is free. It was held on Tuesday, September 4 at 7:45 in Dalby Hall. The online link is Password: gita8

Course Fee

The course fee is $108 (or $70 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.




The greatest gift since listening to Maharishi directly. A “must” for all sincere seekers. —MS

This course has made me appreciate my program even more, if that’s possible! Can’t wait to transcend every day. Loved the course! —Anon

By far the best TM course I have ever taken. Very very profound. Very evolutionary. —SG

Great course! Never bored! —HW

Excellent! Wonderful course! —SH

Course was well conceived and well presented. —Anon

The knowledge in this course has opened my consciousness to a new level of self-remembrance. —CB

I really enjoyed the course and appreciate the wisdom of the Gita. —KR

This was a great course. Full of deep knowledge and well presented. —RB

We are so fortunate to have such a brilliantly insightful and maha-hearted Maharaja to unfold Maharishi’s ‘new’ commentaries now. —AW


Book Is Available for Course Participants

The 87-page book of Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Eight of the Bhagavad-Gītā is available for course participants. It is 5″x8″ full-color, glossy and costs $38 plus shipping. We will send you the link where you can order the book in your registration confirmation email. The books are also available to be purchased at the MUM Bookstore.

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.


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
The prerequisite for this course is completion of the TM-Sidhis course. (If you have not yet taken the TM-Sidhis course and would like to request special permission to take this course, please email

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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