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Bagawad Gita, Class 164: Chapter 12 Summary

Continuing his teaching Swamiji said, today I will give you a summary of the chapter 12. It is culmination of mid-section of the Gita, the madhyama shatakam. First six chapters were called prathama shatakam, 7-12 as Madhyama shatakam and 13-18 as charama shatakam. In Chapters 7-11, Sri Krishna talked about Ishwara swarupam. Chapters 1-6, he […]

Baghavad Geeta, Class 163: Chapter 12, Verses 16 to 20

Shloka # 16: 12.16 He who has no desires, who is pure, who is dextrous, who is impartial, who is free from fear, who has renounced every undertaking-he who is (such) a devotee of Mine is dear to Me. In the second part of the 12th chapter of the Gita, beginning from the 13th shloka, […]

Baghawad Geeta, Class 162: Chapter 12, Verses 15 & 16

Shloka # 15: 12.14 He who is ever content, who is a yogi, who has self-control, who has firm conviction, who has dedicated his mind and intellect to Me-he who is such a devotee of Mine is dear to Me. Continuing his teachings, Swamiji said, after talking about five stages of Bhakti yoga, now Sri […]

Bhagawad Geeta Class 161: Chapter 12, Verses 14 and 15

Shloka # 14: 12.14 He who is ever content, who is a yogi, who has self-control, who has firm conviction, who has dedicated his mind and intellect to Me-he who is such a devotee of Mine is dear to Me. Continuing his teachings, Swamiji said, in second part of Chapter # 12, beginning with shloka […]

Bagawad Geeta, Class 160: Verses

Shloka # 13: अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च। निर्ममो निरहङ्कारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी।।12.13।। He who is not hateful towards any creature, who is friendly and compassionate, who has no idea of ‘mine’ and the idea of egoism, who is the same under sorrow and happiness, who is forgiving; Continuing his teachings Swamiji said in first […]

Bagawad Geeta, Class 159: Chapter 12, Verses 12 & 13

Shloka # 11: अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः। सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान्।।12.11।। If you are unable to do even this, in that case, having resorted to the Yoga for Me, thereafter renounce the results of all works by becoming controlled in mind. Continuing his teachings Swamiji said, in chapter 12, from shloka # 3 to # 11, […]

Baghawad Geeta, Class 158: Chapter12, Verses 9 – 11

Shloka # 9: If, however, you are unable to establish the mind steadily on Me, then, O Dhananjaya, seek to attain Me through the Yoga of Practice. Continuing his teachings Swamiji said, by the way of answering Arjuna’s question Sri Krishna is teaching us Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Yoga is not a particular Sadhana; rather it […]

Bhawad Gita, Class 157: Chapter 12, Verses 5 to 9

Shloka # 5: For them who have their minds attached to the Unmanifested the struggle is greater; for, the Goal, which is the Unmanifest, is attained with difficulty by the embodied ones. Continuing his teachings Swamiji said, I had pointed out that in Ch. 12 Sri Krishna is presenting Bhakti Yoga in five levels. The […]

Baghawad Geeta, Class 156: Chapter 12, Verses 2 – 4

Shloka # 2: The Blessed Lord said Those who meditate on Me by fixing their minds on Me with steadfast devotion (and) being endowed with supreme faith-they are considered to be the most perfect yogis according to Me. Continuing his teachings Swamiji said, the chapter # 12 begins with a question from Arjuna. He asks, […]

Baghawad Geeta, Class 155: Chapter 12, Verses 1 & 2

Swamiji introduced the chapter today. It is a small chapter consisting of 20 shlokas but a very significant chapter giving a comprehensive picture of the entire Vedic teaching or the Veda Sara. In this chapter the first part, Shlokas # 1-12, deal with Bhakti Yoga as a means of attaining moksha. By way of discussing […]

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