Bhagavad Gita classes


Jai ShreeKrushna!


Class 34: Spirituality applied to materiality: how to attain Yoga while enjoying material objects (chapter 5 verses 8 to 12)
  • Why when a person is able to pronounce words in Sanskrit then he will be able to pronounce the words of any language clearly.
  • How to become a Yogi while living a material life. A study of Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's Shiv Manas Puja.
  • Why your body is a temple and how to use your body for good purposes.
  • Swami Vivekanda's great reply to the question by a foreigner that if India has such a rich culture and Indian thoughts are so great, then why are there so many problems in India: because the religion of India has become stuck in the kitchen and the bathroom.
  • How a person attains Samadhi (a vision of God) while she is both awake and asleep.
  • Why the places where a holy person goes becomes a place of pilgrimage. A study of how Shrimad Adi Shankracharya and Shrimad Vallabacharya purified places throughout India.
  • Why Muni Rupchandji said that there is no meaning in stopping the performance of the works of the body nor is there any meaning in giving difficulties to the body.
  • ShreeKrushna's third way that you are not the body but you are not powerless either.
  • A study of Dr Suresh Dalal's beautiful poem about the touch of God.
  • How adharma begins when "me" is aligned with actions.
  • A study of the samskar in Indian culture where we remember God at 16 major moments in our lives so that attachment is not created.
  • How the desire to have progeny is not wrong and can become a mission so that one's good works can continue.
  • Why we should never complain about the world. A study of the pure lotus that rests in mud.
  • Why ShreeKrushna repetitively says that we should abandon attachment. What is actually yours in this world?
  • A study of great devotees who left the world a beautiful place and that is why the world still remembers them.
  • How to perform works for the purification of the soul.
  • How to be satisfied with what you have now. A study of the Panchatantra on human psychology and the fox's shadow. How we have such big expectations of ourselves at the beginning but then these keep reducing.
  • A study of four different types of fruits of karmas: drashta, adrastha, praapta and apraapta and their link with time.
  • How to live in today and in the present moment: a study of Ruskin
  • How to let go of all the running around at the end of your day so that you can attain peace of mind. How possessions affect our sleep. A story from Guruji's life of how he could sleep easily in a packed and moving train.
  • A study of what Western philosophers call "alientation". Where does unhappiness come from? A study of Punit Maharaj's teachings about how people become unhappy in order to be happy.
  • The four ways of letting go of attachments in the material world. A study of the Marathi word prapanch (the material world)

Chapter 5 verses 8 and 9:

Chapter 5 verse 10:

Chapter 5 verse 11:

Chapter 5 verse 12:

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