Bhagavad Gita classes

Chapter 10

CHAPTER 10: VIBHUTI YOG (THE YOGA OF THE LORD'S DIVINE MANIFESTATIONS)

The chapter 10 study classes will cover:  
       
  • Even after explaining the Royal Wisdom and the Royal Secret in the 9th chapter, God still felt like He had something left to say. Why the Supreme Soul describes His vibhuti (divine manifestations) in chapter 10 completely out of love.
  • A study of Shirdi Sai Baba’s ability to see God’s vibhuti (divine manifestations) in each and every creature and in each and every place.
  • The three things needed in order to qualify as a vibhuti (divine manifestation) of God: a special aishvarya (wealth), a special shobhā (glory) and a special prabhāv (effectivity).
  • Only when envy goes away from one's life can one love; while envy is there then there is no love. When there is comparison then there is no love. This is because the birth of envy is comparison.
  • The 20 types of feelings of human beings and why they proceed from the Supreme Soul alone.
  • Shukracharya’s advice to King Bali on how wealth should be distributed. The difference between Indian and western Economics.
  • A study of the seven Māhārishi (“great sages”) mentioned in the Shanti Parva (Book of Peace) of the Mahabharata. A study of the Vayu Purana about the definition of a Māhārishi (“great sage”).
  • Why a Māhārishi (“great sage”) is full of fortune. Why western scholars are surprised when they read in the Upanishads that the great sage Yagnyavalkya had 70,000 pupils at His hermitage yet never had to beg once in His life for money because his pupils gave Him Gurudakshinā (donations to the Guru) out of their feelings in their hearts.
  • A study of the Gopi Geet from the Shrimad Bhagavad about complete surrender to the Supreme Soul.
  • The beautiful story of Kevat from the ShreeRamCharitManas about how God’s heart is filled with compassion for the devotee when the devotee loves God without expectation.
  • The two types of shāstra (scriptures): asti pradhān shāstra (factual scriptures) and astu pradhān shāstra (scriptures about how it should be). Why the 10th chapter of the Gita is an asti pradhān shāstra (factual scripture).
  • The perfect love that is without any reasons, without any expectation and without satiation. A study of the model relationship in the Ramayan of Ram and Sita and why there was never any satiation in their love.
  • A study of the Maruts and Marici. Why no matter how much a person makes efforts to try to break our cause and to break our mission, it should not break; rather it should grow from one to many.
  • A study of the unique Truth of Shiva and His symbolism through the Mahimna Stotram. Why Lao Tzu always kept a skull with him wherever he went and why Shivji wears a while necklace of skulls. What the snake of Shivji symbolises. A study of the family of Shivji and how they show us how to live in peace and harmony.
  • A further study of the Aumkar and how chanting it leads one to have a direct experience of the Supreme Truth. A study of the life of Ramakrishna Parahams.
  • A look at the greatness of Naradji and His influence in blessing Prahlad, Valmiki and many other devotees.
  • A study of the Gandharvas and the Siddha (perfected ones). Why the sage Kapil was the most important of the perfected ones and a study of his school of Samkhya.
  • The great sacrifice by the sage Dadhichi Muni in giving His life to spread light throughout society and why we need role models like Him in today’s world.
  • Why marriage is called a samkskār (important accomplishment and right of passage in life) in Indian culture. The meanings of the mantras chanted during wedding ceremonies.
  • Why if kām (desire) leads to destruction then that kām (desire) becomes a vāsnā (mental impression) but if that kām (desire) becomes urdhvagāmi (ascending on high) then kām (desire) becomes kāmdev (a god).
  • A study of the Shiv Purana about the are seven families of pirtu (departed ancestors).
  • A study of the dialogue between Yamarāj and Nachiketa in the Katho Upanishad, which is filled with rich wisdom.
  • What we can learn from Prahlad, the ideal devotee for the Kali Yug, about Supreme Faith and that devotion is not a retirement activity but something that must be done from childhood, by looking at how time is divided in our lives.
  • The famous quote that "the moment when you feel that you are free or the moment when you feel that you can't think of what to do then consider that you are making the biggest and worst of all misuses of life”. A study of Aesop’s fables.
  • A study of the life of the Maharastra Saint Tukuram about the effect of satsang (holy discourses).
  • Why the Ramayan was written and a study of Ram, the embodiment of Dharma and the God who gave fearlessness to all creatures.
  • How one's life becomes purified by bathing in the River Gangā.
  • The seven great qualities of women: kirti (fame), Shree (prosperity), vāk (speech), smriti (memory), medhā (intelligence), druti (firmness) and kshama (patience).
  • A study of the Devi Bhagavat about the greatness of the Gayatri mantra and how it protects one who chants it. A study of the life of Vidhyāranya Swami.
  • Inspirational verses in Sanskrit that can make the most unhappy of all unhappy people arise.
  • When great people achieve success in their activities why it is because of their inner strength and not their instruments that they achieve success.
  • A study of the greatness of Mahashree Vyāsa: all the world of knowledge, in whatever branch of learning, art or science, is only that which has already been said by Vyāsa in some place or the other. How Ganesh wrote the Mahabharata on the narrations of Mahashree Vyāsa.
  • A study of the two great two niti (ethics): the Chanakya niti (the ethics of Chanakya) and the Sukra niti (the ethics of Sukra).
You can watch all of the chapter 10 videos by clicking on the below links next to the verse numbers.

Chapter 10 verses 4 to 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0kikzG5DtQ
Chapter 10 verse 6: http://youtu.be/0zF5Zktw69o

Chapter 10 verse 10: http://youtu.be/-EAYY8-n_Ko
Chapter 10 verse 11: http://youtu.be/tETOl9gvb_k

Chapter 10 verses 12 and 13:
http://youtu.be/_ZfcrYZ-_0M

Chapter 10 verse 14:
http://youtu.be/nxeDYXqte10

Chapter 10 verse 15:
http://youtu.be/XhBYmGHwYyc

Chapter 10 verse 16:
http://youtu.be/lCntyQeYwyU

Chapter 10 verse 17:
http://youtu.be/e86m4sE7TbY

Chapter 10 verse 18:
http://youtu.be/C0PnZgir8CI
Chapter 10 verse 19: http://youtu.be/3Wot2YZ-mXQ

Chapter 10 verse 23: http://youtu.be/WW9cBXHH6IA

Chapter 10 verse 24:  http://youtu.be/kKCqt6HufRw
Chapter 10 verse 25: http://youtu.be/JE7Gspicdhk

Chapter 10 verse 26: http://youtu.be/uXnWhpciw3c

Chapter 10 verse 27: http://youtu.be/BM_WBbhp5kc

Chapter 10 verse 28: http://youtu.be/yrACiKWPsAU

Chapter 10 verse 29: http://youtu.be/9sKgd627GMU

Chapter 10 verse 30: http://youtu.be/5i8jM_xeMfg

Chapter 10 verse 31: http://youtu.be/LUt_0Ybxbqc

Chapter 10 verse 32: http://youtu.be/khlAH87jCwA

Chapter 10 verse 33: http://youtu.be/m4d_hi_FDRA

Chapter 10 verse 34: http://youtu.be/PaEYqFDWgqY

Chapter 10 verse 35: http://youtu.be/nGG56GKhRlU

Chapter 10 verse 36: http://youtu.be/yVFANkEMvDY 

Chapter 10 verse 37: http://youtu.be/jejSPzJA95g

Chapter 10 verse 38: http://youtu.be/KWcgOd0Yz44

Chapter 10 verse 39: http://youtu.be/YGYq1NF7Rpc

Chapter 10 verse 40: http://youtu.be/YotRX4KbUXA

Chapter 10 verse 41: http://youtu.be/s7_Ofge-Bcg

Chapter 10 verse 42: http://youtu.be/fENWESmWN4M