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Baghawat Geeta, Class 99: Chapter 6 Summary

Greetings All, Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda summarized chapter six. It deals with one of the most important topics of spirituality, namely meditation. This chapter is also very important as in the entire body of scriptures it is the only one that has dealt with meditation so extensively. Meditation has two roles […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 98: Chapter 6, Verses 43 to 47

Shloka # 43: तत्र तं बुद्धिसंयोगं लभते पौर्वदेहिकम्। यतते च ततो भूयः संसिद्धौ कुरुनन्दन।।6.43।। There he acquires memory of the ideas relating to his previous body, and he labors harder, O Bharata prince! to achieve perfection. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, in spite of Sri Krishna’s encouragement Arjuna became pessimistic with […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 97: Chapter 6, Verses 37 to 43

Greetings All, Shloka # 37: अर्जुन उवाच अयतिः श्रद्धयोपेतो योगाच्चलितमानसः। अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां गतिं कृष्ण गच्छति।।6.37।। Arjuna said: What fate, Krishna! is in store for the lax practitioner of Yoga whose mind is rich in faith but who fails to reach perfection in Yoga? Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, Sri Krishna […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 96: Chapter 6, Verses 35 to 37

Greetings All, Shloka # 34: चञ्चलं हि मनः कृष्ण प्रमाथि बलवद्दृढम्। तस्याहं निग्रहं मन्ये वायोरिव सुदुष्करम्।।6.34।। The mind is indeed fickle, O Krishna! a tormentor, powerful and hard. I deem its control as extremely difficult as that of the wind. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, in the first part of Chapter […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 95: Chapter 6, Verses 32 to 34

Greetings All, Shloka # 32: आत्मौपम्येन सर्वत्र समं पश्यति योऽर्जुन। सुखं वा यदि वा दुःखं सः योगी परमो मतः।।6.32।। Arjuna! He, who sees alike pleasure or pain in all beings, on the analogy of his own self, is deemed the supreme Yogin. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, with this shloka Dhyana […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 94: Chapter 6, Verses 28 to 32

Greetings All, Shloka # 28: युञ्जन्नेवं सदाऽऽत्मानं योगी विगतकल्मषः। सुखेन ब्रह्मसंस्पर्शमत्यन्तं सुखमश्नुते।।6.28।। Thus integrating himself always, the sinless Yogin easily achieves contact with Brahaman or infinite bliss. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, in this chapter of the Gita, Sri Krishna is talking about benefits of Vedantic meditation. Vedantic meditation is dwelling […]

Bhagawat Geeta, Class 93: Chapter 6, Verses 27 and 28

Greetings All, Shloka # 27: प्रशान्तमनसं ह्येनं योगिनं सुखमुत्तमम्। उपैति शान्तरजसं ब्रह्मभूतमकल्मषम्।।6.27।। Indeed the bliss supreme accrues to this sinless Yogin whose mind has been stilled, Rajas suppressed, and who has become Brahman. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, in this chapter of the Gita, Sri Krishna is elaborately discussing the topic […]

Baghawat Geeta, Chapter 6: Verses 25 to 27

Greetings All,  Shloka # 25:  शनैः शनैरुपरमेद् बुद्ध्या धृतिगृहीतया। आत्मसंस्थं मनः कृत्वा न किञ्चिदपि चिन्तयेत्।।6.25।।  Withdraw gradually, with the help of the resolute intellect; anchoring the mind in the Self, think of nothing whatsoever. Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, Uparamed meaning one should gradually withdraw the mind, from anatma, and all […]

Bhagawat Geeta, Class 91: Chapter 6, Verses 23 to 25

Greetings All, Continuing his teaching of the Gita, Swami Paramarthananda said, Sri Krishna has been talking about vedantic meditation as a means of assimilating self-knowledge. He does not prescribe meditation for gaining self-knowledge. Shankaracharya says self -knowledge can take place only from the teachings of a Guru. If one does not gain the knowledge by […]

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 […]

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