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Bhagawat Geeta, Class 85: Chapter 6; Verses: 9 and 10

Swamiji summarizes Lord Krishna’s discussion thus far: The topic of Bahiranga saadhana. These are the general disciplines to be observed by a person who wants his meditation to be successful. Samatvam (equanimity) as one discipline, the importance of self-confidence, self-effort and self-integration of various personalities (the physical, the psychological, the intellectual). If a person takes […]

Bagawat Geeta, Class 57

श्रीमदभगवद्गीता Chapter 4 Sloka 10 वीतरागभयक्रोधा मन्मया मामुपाश्रिताः । बहवो ज्ञानतपसा पूता मद्भावमागताः ।।4.10।। वीतरागभयक्रोधाः freed from attachment, fear and anger  मन्मयाः absorbed in Me  माम् Me  उपाश्रिताः taking refuge in  बहवः many  ज्ञानतपसा by the fire of knowledge  पूताः purified  मद्भावम् My Being  आगताः have attained. Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in […]

Bagawat Geeta, Class 56

In the beginning of Chapter 4, Lord Krishna talked about the glory of the Gita as vedasaarah and that He alone taught the Vedic wisdom in the beginning of creation and is teaching the same Vedic wisdom now, in the name of Gita. Upon hearing this, Arjuna has a doubt due to the teacher being […]

Bagahwat Geeta, Class 55

In Chapter 2, Krishna gave a gist of Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga. In Chapter 3, Karma Yoga was elaborated. In Chapters 4 and 5, Jnana Yoga is elaborated. The 4th Chapter is the “jnana yoga pradhana”. There is a small diversion in the first 8 verses before diving into jnaana yoga. In the first […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 11

Lecture 11 Notes : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 Summary 1/09/16 Swamiji gives a Summary of Chapter 1 and an Introduction to Chapter 2. Summary of Chapter 1 To live a healthy life – consider these 2 factors: 1. The surroundings should be hygienic so that it doesn’t cause diseases. This is an external factor;  objective […]

Bagawat Geeta, Class 10

Arjuna shows the close connection between the institution of family and a dharmic way of life. These are intertwined so closely that when one is affected, the other has an impact and then it spirals into a vicious cycle. If family is destroyed, then dharma is destroyed, and with dharma destroyed, the next generation of […]

Bagawat Geeta, Class 9

Chapter 1 Sloka 38 यद्यप्येते न पश्यन्ति लोभोपहतचेतसः। कुलक्षयकृतं दोषं मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम्।।1.38।।   यद्यपि though एते these न not पश्यन्ति see लोभोपहतचेतसः with intelligence overpowered by greed कुलक्षयकृतम् in the destruction of families दोषम् evil मित्रद्रोहे in hostility to friends च and पातकम् sin Swamiji explains that Vyasarcharya shows the intensity of Arjuna’s samsaara […]