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Class 35: The art of vashi (self-control) and the secret to self-confidence (chapter 5 verses 13 to 14)

  • The meaning of the word vashi and how to be in control of one's self.
  • How a person's ego is linked to the amount of possessions they have and how to be free from the ego. How to stop giving the remote control for your self-confidence to other people and how to hold this yourself.
  • How lust leads to the downfall of a person. The story of Yayati in the Shrimad Bhagavad.
  • Why even the most wise people get swayed by their senses. The story of Jeminiji and the story of Parashmuni in the Mahabharata.
  • Why you cannot control your senses through suppression and why they can only be controlled through maturity and understanding.
  • The test for determining whether you are in control of your senses: a test for each and every sense organ.
  • How to renounce the attitude that you are the doer. Why all processes start happening when the Sun rises and why the Sun rises even though it has no reason to rise.
  • Who is responsible for which action? Is a shopkeeper responsible for what someone does with a knife bought at his store?
  • Why the body is referred to as the city of nine gates and what are these nine gates.
  • A study of the word atithi (guests) and why we are guests in this world. Why if you want to enjoy life then you should live in the world as a guest.
  • The mistaken belief that everything that is happening in this world is being done by God. Why God is not responsible for anything that happens in this world. How this world is a big echo-point and God is the catalytic agent.
  • Why one can only come out of the pool of sin by admitting his mistake.
  • Bentham's views on how the world works.
  • The relationship between God and the world: the nimitakāran (the creator) and the upādānkāran (the substance). The example of a potter making a pot out of clay.
  • The scene displayed at the Ajanta caves in India. What happened with Buddha was reunited with His father, wife and son.
  • Shankaranandji's definition of nature.
  • The evidence to prove that God is there. The logic of the terms anvay and vyatirek in Vedanta.

Chapter 5 verse 13: http://youtu.be/-u_Bw4y1zF4

Chapter 5 verse 14: http://youtu.be/8qBJsSABFmE

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