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Bhagwat Geeta, Class 160 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga Verses 13 and 14

In the first 12 verses of the 12th chapter, Lord Krishna talked about the entire range of sadhanas that should be followed and these sadhanas are bhakti yoga.  Bhakti yoga includes the first two levels and the second two levels of upasana yoga and the last two levels of jñāna yoga.  Bhakti yoga should be […]

Bhagwat Geeta, Class 159 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga Verses 12 and 13

In this chapter, Lord Krishna discusses five stages of bhakti yoga: Sakama karma bhakta, using religion for worldly benefits, not necessarily for spiritual benefits.  But we should follow two rules:Do not use immoral or unrighteous methods; in other words, use only dharmic methods. Use the enjoyment and benefits as a gift from the lord.  Change […]

Bhagwat Geeta, Class 158 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga Verses 10 and 11

Bagawan Krishna presents the important teaching of bhakti yoga.  Bakti yoga is not a particular sadhana, but it is the name of the entire range of sadhana everyone should go through.  Bagawan Krishna starts with the highest level, he starts with the fifth and final step is jñāna yoga sadhana, which is closer to moksha. […]

Bhagwat Geeta, Class 157 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga Verses 6 to 9

Lord Krishna presents bhakti yoga in five levels.  The fifth level is jñāna yoga and that is the highest level of bhakti yoga.  The lord in jñāna is nirguna eeswara.  The worship of nirguna eeswara is unique, and it is not a physical worship because nirguna eeswara does not have a physical form.  So the […]

Bhagwat Geeta, Class 156 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yogaha, Verses 3 to 5

The 12th Chapter begins with a question from Arjuna.  Arjuna asks whether saguna dhyānam or nirguna dhyānam is superior.  Saguna dhyānam means meditation up on the Lord with various features.  Nirguna dhyānam means meditation up on the lord with no features.  This question is wrong because the idea of superior comes only when you can […]

Bhagwat Geeta, Class 154 – Chapter 12 Bhakti Yogaha, Verses 1 to 2

The 12th Chapter gives a comprehensive essence of Vedas.  The first part (the first 12 verses) of this chapter deals with Bhakti Yoga as a means of moksha.  This chapter removes many confusions regarding bhakti yoga.  Second part (13 to 20th)  Bhakti Yoga palam or moksha is discussed in the second part – 13th to […]

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 […]

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