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Class 100: The first and second sets of qualities of an ideal devotee: He who has no ill will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism and self-sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure, forgiving, ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, and with mind and understanding given up to the Supreme Soul (chapter 12 verses 13 to 14) 
  • Bhakti (devotion) is an intellectual marriage with God. If you wish to marry God then you should look at each other's families and look at each other's qualities.
  • A study of the 36 qualities of an ideal devotee described by the Supreme Soul in the seven verses from 13th to the 19th verse of the 12th chapter of Gita.
  • The first qualities of an ideal devotee: He who has no ill will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism and self-sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure and forgiving. How the root of all of these qualities is love.
  • The differences between vāsnā (desire), prem (love) and bhakti (devotion). How love is the bridge between the other two.
  • The four stages of love: attraction, feelings, surrender and then love.
  • How not to have ill will towards any being. Why we should have ill will towards faults and not the person with faults. A story from the life of Socrates.
  • A story from the life of Draupadi in the Shrimad Bhagavad.
  • A study of the life of Prahlad from the seventh canto of the Shrimad Bhagavad.
  • A story from the life of Ambareesh and why we observe the holy day of Ekādashi (the 11th day of the holy lunar fortnight).
  • A study of the Uttar Kandh (comcluding book) of the ShreeRamCharitManas.
  • A study of the Patanjali Yog Darshan about how to purify your thoughts.
  • A study of the Ramayan about how to have the feeling of friendliness.
  • The difference between pity and compassion. Pity is an act of the ego whereas compassion manifests only when egotism goes away completely in its totality.
  • The second set of qualities of an ideal devotee: ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, with mind and intellect given up to God
Chapter 12 verse 13: http://youtu.be/GqngzaK8ILY

Chapter 12 verse 14: http://youtu.be/nUIcjLh5ung

Speaches by Bhagavad Gita class teachers to mark the 100th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City of London: http://youtu.be/CMBJt3oAvBE




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