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Class 30: A study of the different types of Yagnas that enable us to achieve success in our lives (chapter 4 verses 24 to 33)

This class covers:

  • Every moment energy keeps coming in and out of us. How to make the right use of that energy to benefit both you and society. The example of how plants absorb minerals and how water travels up a plant.
  • What happens when we get an abundance of energy. Psychologists' explanations for the behaviour of teenagers.
  • An explanation of the prayer we say before we eat.
  • How to see God everywhere. The great examples that ShreeKrushna gives throughout the Gita.
  • A study of Narsihn Mehta's poems of how to see God everywhere.
  • The difference from dualism and non-dualism. How we are already complete and not incomplete.
  • A study of a famous mantra identically in the Rig Veda and Yajur Veda that is chanted by Brahmins during the Pushpanjali.
  • The difference between the words Brahman and aham. A comparison between chapter 4 verse 24 and chapter 9 verse 16 in the Gita, both of which have striking similarities
  • The two types of people who offer Yagnas to the gods: Karma Yogis and Hatha Yogis. However whatever one does can be turned into Yagnas for the gods.
  • A detailed explanation of the different types of Yagnas throughout history .
  • How to use one's wealth for the benefit of society.
  • A study of the Mahanarayan, Prashno, Maittreya and Mandukya Upanishads: the definition of tap (austerities).
  • Three steps for how to recognise the soul
  • A study of Hatha Yoga and its terminology. The definitions of praana and apaana and the three types of breathing
  • A study of Shrimad Adi Shankracharya's Shiv Manas Puja: how to become a Yogi while living a material life.
  • Three topics that people love discussing: religion, politics and wealth
  • There have never been any psychologists as a great as the Rishis of India. The spiritual, scientific and medical reasons for why we fast and why we bathe in the river Ganga.
  • Three things we can give to others: water, food and good thoughts. Which is the best and most effective out of the three
  • The differences between material Yagnas and Yagnas of wisdom.

Chapter 4 verse 24: http://youtu.be/PwSC5tyzBxw

Chapter 4 verse 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sei9fS2blSM

Chapter 4 verse 26: http://youtu.be/iqVXlVag3f8

Chapter 4 verse 27: http://youtu.be/UgZe-fEtq8M

Chapter 4 verse 28: http://youtu.be/Q9KdsQI0PZo

Chapter 4 verse 29: http://youtu.be/T1veDdWPOqU

Chapter 4 verse 30: http://youtu.be/_kQbp-BKeJw

Chapter 4 verse 31: http://youtu.be/vVBsut_72hQ

Chapter 4 verse 32: http://youtu.be/l1qbPDLZyZo

Chapter 4 verse 33: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeO0ZDeOpHA

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