Course Description DEHA

DEHA course highlights "principals of sound body" for attaining holistic wellness. It presents the Material and Psychic aspects of the human body in 6 lessons based on Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. First three lessons describe the elements of nature followed by the characteristics of the human body and mind. Next three lessons describe the sensory objects followed by the ways of controlling the senses and the consequences of sense gratification. In this course the participants shall learn the following. The basis of human existence on earth. The three kinds of food and their influence on the human body. The three main characteristics of the human mind. The two broad ways of conducting life in the material world. The characteristics of a balanced consciousness. The cause and effect of mental stress.


Course Structure DEHA

The Gita Vidya Program is structured using the G-Education principle of “Trividya” (three components of learning). The three components of learning are SADHANA, SODHANA and VAADANA which respectively help to understand, explore and apply the eternal wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita in one’s own life.


SADHANA component provides an overview of Bhagavad-Gita in 17 thematic topics. Through SADHANA learners can visualise the meaning of shlokas through graphic illustrations. Participants can memorise the shlokas by colouring graphics, copywriting shlokas and practicing their recitation.


SODHANA component offers a deeper understanding of Bhagavad-Gita in reference to present day life. Through SODHANA learners can understand the meaning and summarise the essence of shlokas using workbooks. The QR codes in the workbook connects the learners to free E-Classes.


VAADANA component enables the application of the Bhagavad-Gita wisdom in one’s own life. In VAADANA participants engage in project and discuss their findings with fellow participants. They debate and discuss the application of the Bhagavad-Gita wisdom on the real life situations.


Course Material DEHA

The transliteration textbooks and workbooks have unique QR codes on every page. One can scan the QR code using a smart phone or a tablet to access the respective E-Classes anytime and any number of times. Subtitles can be viewed in multiple languages by adjusting the YouTube settings. The transliteration textbooks and E-Classes are given free with the workbooks. The workbooks can be purchased online from the “Publications” page. Workbooks are designed to enhance the learning experience through following activities.
Activity 1: Scan QR codes inside the textbook to know the pronunciation and graphic illustration of verses.
Activity 2: Copywrite verses from the transliteration textbook into the workbooks and fill colours to graphics.
Activity 3: Scan QR codes inside the workbook to understand the word meaning and interpretation of verses.


Course Calendar DEHA

The course calendar is customisable to suit the convenience and fit the time zone of every individual or institution. Students/Teachers can download this editable course calendar and set the date and time of each E-Class to customise it. The customised course calendar can be implemented to pursue the course.



E-Classes DEHA

Students/Teachers can schedule their calendar and follow the same to attend the E-Classes. Each lesson is split into three parts. It is ideal to complete at least one part of the lesson per week. Each part of the lesson would require 30 minutes of E-Learning and 60 minutes of self-learning per week. E-Learning could be pursued in groups or individually. The GitaVidya workbooks are equipped with QR codes on each page, which connect to the E-Classes of that part. The E-Classes can be accessed anytime and any number of times just by scanning the QR codes in the workbook or by clicking the videos given below.

Please watch the following demo video to know how to attend the E-Classes.

Lesson 1- The Nature

Planet earth is a wonderful creation with countless varieties of living creatures and non-living objects. In this lesson we learn about the creation and the creator. We will understand the material nature and three modes of material energy. We will distinguish the characteristics of human beings under the influence of different material energies.

Lesson 2: The Body

Human body is driven by energy and the energy is generated by food. Different kinds of foods produce different types of material energy namely Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. In this lesson we understand the influence of material energies on human body. We learn the ways to deal with the body for gaining balance in life.

Lesson 3: The Mind

The mind has no physical shape yet it controls most of our actions. In this lesson we discuss the characteristics of a human mind and its functioning. The mind when put under self-control behaves like a friend otherwise like an enemy. We explore the factors influencing mind and ways of controlling them.

Lesson 4: Sense Objects

Objects that attract senses are called the sense objects. Brain identifies such objects and Mind experiences joy or pain from them. In this lesson we discuss the composition of the material nature and categories of people engaging with it. We understand the influence of material nature and material energy on human actions.


Lesson 5: Sense Control

One of the ways to deal with senses is to control them and reasonably enjoy the material nature. One who controls senses can gain stability in life. In this lesson we discuss the ways of sense control and its effect on human life. We explore the characteristics of “SthitaPragna” in other words the stable conscious.


Lesson 6: Sense Gratification

The irrational way of dealing with senses and enjoying material nature with no limits and conditions is called sense gratification. One who fails to control senses will lose stability in life. In this lesson we discuss the consequences of sense gratification and its effect on human life. We explore ways to overcome the influence of material nature and gain eternal peace.




Project Work

Project work is designed to stimulate discussion and debate among peers in a creative and fun filled manner. It involves colouring the graphic illustrations and copywriting the shlokas followed by oral presentation of shlokas and a summary of their meaning. Project work is done either individually or in small groups. It is advisable to do the respective project work at the end of each lesson. Each lesson consists of three E-Classes and one Project Work. Students can attend the three E-Classes for three consecutive weeks followed by the respective project work on the fourth week.

Tips: Please download and print the PDF given below. Read the instructions carefully. Use the empty side of the printed page to do the 'project work'.
The respective E-Classes can be instantly accessed by scanning the QR code given on the 'project work' page.


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About the Author

Mr. Gopi V. Prasad

Gita Vidya Program is designed and developed by Mr. Gopi V. Prasad in three parts namely the DEHA, GNANA and YOGA to highlight the principles of sound body, sound mind and pure soul respectively. After going through various translations of Bhagavad-Gita, he did the graphic interpretation of 140 shlokas under 17 thematic topics. Gopi has an MBA in Global Management from the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He serves as faculty to academic and spiritual institutions in India, Europe and America. His experience in the field of Education has led to the creation of the G-Education model, which he applies in the development and dissemination of structured learning programs such as this one. His interests include writing, singing and drawing. Gopi is involved in community service and voluntarily supports the social and spiritual organizations in India and Europe. He is the recipient of the Sri Sardar Patel Award in the year 2010.