Bhagavad Gita classes

Chapter 17

CHAPTER 17: SHRADHAATRAYAVIBHAAGAYOG (THE YOGA OF THE THREEFOLD DIVISION OF FAITH)

The chapter 17 study classes will cover: 

  • Why in our scriptures motherhood is called Dharma, fatherhood is called Dharma, childhood is called the Dharma, being a husband is called Dharma and being a wife is called Dharma. The Rishis of the Taittiriya Upanishad gave the instruction in the Shikshāvalli that one should not cut the thread of offspring.
  • Not just human beings but also in animals, birds, insects, trees, plants and leaves you can see one thing in common, which is that each and every person considers someone or the other to be bigger than them.
  • A guide to the types of food we can eat and how the foods we can eat are of three types: sattva (goodness), rajas (passion) and tamas (dullness).
  • The foods which promote life, vitality, strength, health, joy and cheerfulness, which are sweet, soft, nourishing and agreeable are dear to the "good."
  • The foods that are bitter, sour, saltish, very hot, pungent, harsh and burning, producing pain, grief and disease are liked by the "passionate."
  • That which is spoiled, tasteless, putrid, stale, refuse and unclean is the food dear to the "dull."
  • In Ayurveda it is said that the stomach is split into four parts. Two of these four parts are for food, one of these four parts is for water and one of these four parts should be kept empty
  • How our Rishis and Munis were able to live for thousands of years.
  • The physicial, mental, spiritual, societal and environmental benefits of a pure vegetarian diet.
  • How Yagna, tap (austeries) and daan (donations) can be of three types: sattva (goodness), rajas (passion) and tamas (dullness).
  • A study of the Apurna stotram about how food is the grace of the Mother Goddess Apurna. A great story from the life of Swami Satyamitrananda Giriji Māharāj.
  • A complete guide to tap (austerities) of the body, the speech and the mind.
  • A study of the Gopath Brāman of the Athar Ved about the importance of Brahmachariyam (continence) as a great means to revolution of the body, peace of the mind, remembering, brilliance, the power of wisdom and ātmābal (the power of the Self).
  • Why we should utter words which gives no offence. Not only that but we should say that which is both pleasant and beneficial to others.
  • The powerful effects of maunam (silence) and its effects in enabling you to control the mind.
  • The formulaic definition of dān (donations) in the Shāndilya Upanishad and the Jābāli Upanishad.
  • How much of our wealth we should give away as dān (donations) and to whom we should give them.
  • A Sanskrit verse showing how you can never keep wealth and the three ways in which wealth comes.
  • The story of Lord Vāmana and King Bali in the Shrimad Bhagavad about the satkār (respect) the giver of dān (donations) should give to the recipient.
  • Aum Tat Sat- the threefold symbol of Brahman by which were ordained of old the Brāhmins, the Vedas and the sacrifices.
  • When all the Dharmic literature of the world was being churned, then three Vedas became manifest: Rg, Yajur and Sām. Therefore the essence of all the gnyān (wisdom) of the world is of three Vedas. When these three Vedas were churned then the Gayatri mantra became manifest. The Gayatri mantra is the essence of the Vedas and it is the cream of the Vedas. And when the Gayatri mantra was churned then the one Pranav mantra became manifest: Aum. Aum is the ultimate peak of Indian spiritual scriptures and thinking.
  • How Aum is the vision of the result of thousands of years of tap (austerities) of the Rishis.
  • A study of the Taittreya Aranyak where it is written that Tat is the name of Brahman in the form of the five gross elements.
  • A study of the Chandogya Upanishad where it is written that when there was nothing in this world then there was Sat.

You can watch all of the chapter 17 videos by clicking on the below links next to the verse numbers:


Chapter 17 verse 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Gi5QmfwtM&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fmuhTcHUlQ&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnFlM-o-d-4&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjbmRt1egO4&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONFXP04L9mo&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9CtxhFt3U&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUMeFrCh5U0&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 15: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSr5QfQhFiU&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imIdjYKFyeY&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAx93mGXGL8&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1GGnRtzRPY&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_WC-y8-Bjw&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnWu_s4zDlU&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJmK57KA0sQ&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-u-QM1bIw&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkH4QV-s2G8&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm9NDBCiZic&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2I8LCX5WCo&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9JbgJWgv0w&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

 

Chapter 17 verse 27: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy3yyk4TCto&list=UUiM42oaOoXrauK7z7fGJKEg

Chapter 17 verse 28: coming soon