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Class 125: The second set of qualities of persons with divine endowments: non-violence, truth, freedom from anger, renunciation, tranquillity, aversion to fault finding, compassion to living beings, freedom from covetousness, gentleness, modesty, steadiness (absence of fickleness), vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, and freedom from malice and excessive pride (chapter 16 verses 2 and 3) 
  • The next set of qualities of persons with divine endowments: non-violence, truth, freedom from anger, renunciation, tranquillity, aversion to fault finding, compassion to living beings, freedom from covetousness, gentleness, modesty, steadiness (absence of fickleness), vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, and freedom from malice and excessive pride.
  • A study of ahimsā (non-violence) and why it is one of the five Māhāvrat (noble truths) of Jainism. Ahimsā (non-violence) is when one's mind, speech or body does not give anybody any type of hurt.
  • A study of P.D Ouspensky's "Tertium Organum: The Third Canon of Thought" about how Gurdjeff removed anger from his life.
  • Why peace immediately follows on tyāga (renunciation).
  • The definition of bhuteshu dayaa (compassion to all living beings) in the Jābāldarshan Upanishad.
  • The six types of dayaa (compassion).
  • How our Saints are stronger than even the thunderbolt, but their work, their behaviour and their feelings are even softer and more delicate than a flower.
  • A study of Narishn Mehta's bhajan (divine hymns) about the qualities of a true Vaishnav.
  • Lessons from the life of Bhishma about how our vows should never break.
  • A study of the famous teachings of the Rishis in the Shikshavali of the Taittreya Upanishad.
  • A study of the Navakar mantra of Jainism.
  • Why only the powerful can forgive; a weak person can never forgive.
  • Why did Gandhiji get the name Mahatma (great soul)? Because he had the feeling of kshamā (forgiveness).
  • In the Vanaparva (book of the forest) of the Mahabharata it is said that "forgiveness is the splendour of the splendid, austerity of the austere and the Truth of the people walking on the path of Truth".
  • A study of the Shandilya Upanishad about the importance of dhrtih (fortitude).
  • A study of the Mahabharata about how to attain strength after the death of a loved one.
  • A study of the Brihidanyak Upanishad about how a person acts, so he becomes.

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