Bhagavad Gita classes


Jai ShreeKrushna!


Class 39: The seven qualities needed to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death (chapter 5 verses 25 to 29)
  • A study of the ten qualities one needs to attain the state of Brahmanirvāna (the beautitude of God).
  • A study of the word nirvana literally meaning "when the last flame goes out" and why Buddha used this word repeatedly.
  • Why we keep running away from a problem to solve the problem; instead we should cut away the support of the problem.
  • Why Freud said that psychology can prevent mental sorrows from becoming chronic but it can never make human beings happy.
  • Western psychologists are not ready to believe that one can become free from desire and anger whereas Eastern psychologists say that this is possible.
  • A study of the word chin (to cut) and Shankracharyaji's wisdom of how to cut doubts away.
  • A study of the word Rishi, a revolutionary. Why Rishis live a worldly life. Examples of Rishis who had wives such as Atri, Vaishista and Vyasji.
  • The seven qualities needed to become a sadāmukta (ever freed) and a Yogi.
  • The power of silence. How maintaining silence builds great power within you and why we should never waste words.
  • How one's power increases by making the vision still between the eyebrows.
  • Conclusion of chapter 5.
  • Introduction to performing dhyan (meditation) and naam jap (chanting the name of God).

Chapter 5 verse 25:

Chapter 5 verse 26:

Chapter 5 verses 27 and 28:

Chapter 5 verses 29:

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