Bhagavad Gita classes


Jai ShreeKrushna!


Class 28: Fluency in action: the relationship between actions and their consequences (chapter 4 verses 14 to 18)

This class covers:

  • A study of the Garuda Purana: how each of the five senses lead to our downfall through the example of five animals that get swayed by each of them to their deaths.
  • The story of King Harishchandra who never departed from telling the Truth.
  • A study of ShreeKrushna's tactics and methods during the Mahabharata war and why they were Truth. How ShreeKrushna stopped Drona in the Mahabharata war.
  • How never to get angry, irritated and frustrated. The example of Saint Eknath from Maharastra.
  • What is the right way to behave with others? Respecting one's parents. A study of how ShreeRam fulfilled His duties towards His parents.
  • Vinoba Bhave's formula to tell the difference between action, inaction and wrong actions. Why you cannot give a prima facie judgement on whether an action is good or bad.
  • The two things that ruin the fluency of actions? The ego and artificiality.
  • How one does not become a Samnyaasin because of their outer qualities but because of their inner qualities. How the Saint Kalidas outwitted the other priests of a king.
  • How we operate by default and not by design. How not to give other people the remote control for how you feel. Do not give power to others; give power to yourselves.
  • What action is right and what action is wrong? Why you cannot make a prima facie judgement on whether any act is right or wrong? Human beings cannot decide prima facie if an action is right or wrong.
  • The relationship between actions and their consequences and why we have no control over their consequences.
  • How to be a witness. How Buddha reacted to an attempt on His life.
  • How all of our lives are like a dream and how to wake up from this dream.

Chapter 4 verse 14:

Chapter 4 verse 15:

Chapter 4 verse 16:

Chapter 4 verse 17:

Chapter 4 verse 18:

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