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Class 114: A study of the Srimad Bhagavad about the 10 agents, means and causes that can increase the amounts of each of the gunas (modes of nature) (chapter 14 verses 9 to 10) 
  • Why ShreeKrushna keeps addressing Arjuna here as Bhārata.
  • How it is a principle of geometry that to have any closed figure you need a minimum of three straight lines.
  • If one mode increases then this means that it has overpowered the other two modes; only then does the third mode increase. All three of the modes are going to stay and nobody can go outside the three modes. The example that Vedantis give for this, which is the example of a cat. It is said about the cat that when it gives birth to its kitten then it takes the kitten to 7 different places.
  • How to regulate the three modes of nature.
  • How influential the three modes of nature are during different time periods of the day.
  • The secret to effective time management. Dharma is an activity of the mode of sattva (goodness), artha (earning wealth) is of the mode of rajas (passion) and kām (worldly enjoyments) is of the mode of tamas (dullness). The Rishis say that you should give all three of them the same amount of importance.
  • The 10 agents, means and causes in order to increase the amounts of each of the modes of nature according to the fourth verse of the 13th chapter of the 11th Canto of the Srimad Bhagavad.
  • How each and every land has its own vibrations.
  • The three sandhyās (twilights) in a day: prāta sandhyā (the end of the night and the beginning of the day), maddhyāna sandhyā (noon) and sāyam sandhyā (the end of the day and the beginning of the night).
  • A study of Keet-Bramar-Nyaya (how the cockroach keeps biting the worm) and its importance as an example of attitude towards meditation.
  • How the ideals in society have changed over time.
  • A study of the 16 samskār (holy moments during one's life) in Indian culture.
  • How goodness attaches one to happiness, passion in action, but dullness, veiling wisdom, attaches to negligence.
Chapter 14 verse 9: http://youtu.be/8Yx3kO5Qg7g 

Chapter 14 verse 10: http://youtu.be/gxXLM8aAn5U 


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