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Class 132: The mistake in considering "renunciation" to mean giving up life because this will lead to good people being more and more inactive and wrong people becoming more and more active in society. The true nature of "renunciation" as the giving up of works prompted by desire and the true nature of "relinquishment" as the abandonment of the fruits of all works (chapter 18 verses 1 to 11) 
  • With the grace of the Supreme Soul this journey of contemplation of the Gita is reaching its last stage.
  • How moksha (liberation) involves even going beyond the mode of sattva (goodness).
  • Arjuna addresses ShreeKrushna by three names in the first verse all of which have deep meanings: Māhābāho, Hrsikesa and Kesinisudana.
  • The mistake in considering renunciation to mean giving up life because this will lead to good people being more and more inactive and wrong people becoming more and more active in society.
  • The true nature of "renunciation" as the giving up of works prompted by desire and the true nature of "relinquishment" as the abandonment of the fruits of all works.
  • Kāmnā (desires) take the individual soul from the level of Completeness to feeling incomplete because of missing objects, people and circumstances.
  • A study from the life of Kalidas about how samnyās (renunciation) is not running away from life but living in the middle of life.
  • The two motivating forces behind works: desire and necessity.
  • Samarth Swami Ramdas' teaching about the importance of maintaining the bliss of a child.
  • The difference between the words nischay (truth) and nishkarsh (conclusion) in Sanskrit.
  • Acts of sacrifice, gift and penance are not to be relinquished but should be performed. For sacrifice, gift and penance are purifiers of the wise.
  • He who gives up a duty because it is painful or from fear of physical suffering, performs only the relinquishment of the "passionate" kind and does not gain the reward of relinquishment.
  • The wise man, who renounces, whose doubts are dispelled, whose nature is of goodness, has no aversion to disagreeable action and no attachment to agreeable action.

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