Here are some suggested topics for teachers of Hindu theology, history, and meta-physics from the 'Vedas' of India: 1) Vedas=Knowledge. Knowledge is defined in the Vedas as the ability to discriminate the difference between matter and spirit. The famous first verse of the Rig-Veda: "om atha-atho brahma-jigyansah" Now, therefore, in the human form of life we should inquire as to nature of Brahman (the Supreme Personality of Godhead). 2) God=The original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Shree Krishna who is infinitely full in all opulences ("Bhagavan"), specifically: God is the original person who possesses all Beauty, Fame, Intelligence, Power, Wealth, and Renunciation; also, God is the first person, with his own eternal and transcendental name, fame, form, personality, paraphernalia, entourage and pastime. God's body is the absolute form of 'Sat-Chit-Ananda'—Eternity. Cognizance, and Bliss 2A) The 5 topics of discussion addressed in the Bhagavad-gita: Three are eternal: 1 Isvara - (Controller) - God 2 Jiva-atma – (Indiviual Soul) - Living Entity 3 Prakriti – Energy (Material & Spiritual) 4 Kala – “Time” One is transient: 5 Karma – Action = a) artha—wealth, abundance b) kama—enjoyment, pleasure c) dharma—work, duty 3) Definition of 'Yoga' = to link up to, to re-unite (also see entomology of the word 'religion'.) 4) Ayur-Vedic medicine and Hatha Yoga=holistic use of Herbs and physical therapy. 5) Mantra Meditation=classical sitting silent prayer. 6) The three stages of yoga practice= A) Karma-yoga, yoga of action. B) Sankya-yoga, yoga of analytical study of scripture. C) Bhakti-yoga, yoga of Devotion to Krishna 7) The three progressive stages of yogic enlightenment I) Brahman-Realization, ---the impersonal manifestation of God, nothingness, the field, the void; Brahman is also used as a general reference for God, et al. II) Paramatma Realization, the presence of god as the nucleus of every inanimate spark and particle of matter and energy in the universe, and also god as present in every animate individual soul as the witnessing 'Supersoul'—hence the word, 'Param (super) atma' (soul) [ Note: Conscience living beings are capable, by birth-right, of progressing through the following 5 stages of spiritual maturity: A) anna-maya = recognize the manifest mercy of god as 'food'. B) prana-maya = recognize god as 'living force in all life forms'. C) Sankya-maya=recognize god as 'thinking, willing, and feeling'. D) vigyana-maya= 'mind and ego seen different from the soul'. E) ananda-maya= 'all-blissful nature' Via prema-bhakti-seva. (loving devotional service to Krishna III) Bhagavan Realization, God as he is reveal in the Vedas of India—(krsnas tu bhagavan svayam . . . ) 8) The "3 Gunas" = 'sattva, raja, & tamas' = respectively, the “Qualities of Creation, Maintenance, & Desolution”---the “3 material principle forces” that propel the aggregate material elements into flux—[this may be paralleled to the "ying and yang principles of Duality as expounded in Taoist and Buddhist metaphysics"; the difference being that there is the third/middle principle of Duality per Vedic metaphysics. This third principle parallels the small black and white dots found in the classic Chinese symbol of ‘ying & yang’.] The Vedas say that all ‘Actions’ are always affected by one of the “three modes” vying for, and achieving dominance over the other two ‘modes’ during their innate interplay with all material elements and in all stratums of material affairs. Ed.note: Thus, the source of Murphy’s Law, Chaos theory, Bad luck, Irony. 8A) The Modes (‘3 Gunas’) and their attributes (from Bhagavad-gita) 8B) 4 defects “flaws of conditioned soul= mistakes; illusioned; cheating; imperfect senses” 9) 'Sanskrit' alphabet's arrangement=same as established by professional theatre school text books to teach 'International Phonetics' (I.P.A.) so as to teach "Dialects and Accent-Elimination". [note: Professor Higgins in the G.W. Shaw's play, 'My Fair Lady' introduces himself as a professor of Linguistics and a scholar of Sanskrit.] 10) "Indo-European" languages =Sanskrit's position in this family tree is indicated by the word 'Indo'. [Ed. Surmises that the word ‘Europa’ can equate to the following Sanskrit compound word: ‘Uru-purusa, Uru (vast) + purusa (person) 11) 'Maha-Bharata' =5000 year old Epic of ancient India describing the court intrigue and culture of Brahminical India during the end of the last [dwarpa yuga] epoch.