To Gain Self-control

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Self-control is the art of maintaining the right equation with the world.  A middle path between indulgence and abstinence.  Thereafter one enjoys the world and gains spiritual wisdom.

Event Schedule

  • 10:45 Arrival
  • 11:00 Talk Starts
  • 12:00 Depart

Grandeur of self-discipline

Moderation and regulation of  sensual enjoyments ensures a life of continued happiness and enjoyment of the world. Self-control is not self-denial. What then is control?

Are you intelligent or intellectual?

Intelligent and knowledgeable personalities have succumbed to the incessant demands of the mind. They lose control. The intellect alone can control the mind.  Develop your intellect.

Raise Yourself

When you know what’s right why do you do what’s wrong?! The choices you make can be beneficial or destructive to your well-being. Make use of the knowledge in this lecture to raise yourself.

Quest for Happiness

If peace and happiness is within you why do you look without? Understand your inner personality. Find the peace and happiness you seek within.

Gain mastery over the world. Take control.

About the Speaker

A. Parthasarathy, Vedanta Institute South Africa

Swami Parthasarathy is author of eleven books including three best sellers in six decades of study and research on Vedanta, the ancient Indian philosophy. Has addressed the World Bank, Young Presidents’ Organisation, World Economic Forum, NASA, Google, Microsoft Corporation, Harvard University, Wharton Business School, Oxford University, Kellogg School of Management, Gordon Institute of Business Science et al. Acclaimed in leading media worldwide including TIME, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes and The New Yorker. At age 91 continues to play cricket and win man-of-the-match awards competing alongside players less than a third his age.

I attribute my studies (of Vedanta) to improving the skills I need as a leader. My clarity of purpose is sharper than it has ever been in my life.

Larry Moon

Chairman & CEO Sandstone Group

"Nothing in the world can disturb you except yourself. You make yourself, you mar yourself. You are the architect of your fortune, you are the architect of your misfortune."

A. Parthasarathy
Author & Philosopher


Linder Auditorium, Wits School of Education
The Linder Auditorium, a prominent concert and cultural venue widely recognised for its acoustic merits, is situated at the Education Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.
The Linder Auditorium is a landmark and the recitals attract Johannesburg’s musical cognoscenti who flock here to enjoy concerts in a high quality acoustic environment. Popular for choir and dance festivals, ballets, ceremonies and a range of productions, the Linder is also the home of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO). Comprehensive catering, refreshment and bar facilities are provided by Ngamlas Cafe adjacent to the auditorium.

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Linder Auditorium, Wits School of Education

"Swami Parthasarathy and Vedanta provide you with the tools that allow you to bring about a transformation of your personality.  To understand the existence and importance of developing your intellect; to live a better life and serve as a role model to those around you."

- Ajen Sita, CEO Ernst & Young


Join us. Educate yourself. Gain control.

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