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Jai ShreeKrushna!

 


Class 50: Wisdom after knowing which there remains nothing left to be known in the world (chapter 7 verses 2 to 3)
  • The reason why ShreeKrushna uses the word idam (this) and how this shows that the wisdom that He is speaking about is not far away but close like the fruit in one's hands. The difference between saying "that wisdom" and "this wisdom".
  • Vignan (science) is the adjective and gnyān (wisdom) is the noun. The rule in grammar is such that when an adjective is placed before a noun then the adjective gives us more information about the noun. Why science on its own is incomplete without gnyān (wisdom) and Dharma. The adjective is nothing without the noun.
  • How Ravan was scientific but he lost because he did not have Dharma.
  • Why if you tried to count all the Eastern and Western philosophers of all time that could reach the level of Srimad Adi Shankaracharya then there would be nobody. And yet Srimad Adi Shankracharyaji was not just a philosopher because what he talked about was science and with a secret.
  • Wisdom after knowing which there remains nothing left to be known in the world: the famous story of Shvetaketu's enlightenment in the Chandogya Upanishad.
  • The story of Buddha and His brother and disciple Anand.
  • The sorrow ShreeKrushna expresses in verse 3 of this chapter.
  • A study of what Yagnyavalkya says in the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad about how easy it is to attain God and why we put limitations around ourselves.
  • The definition of a human being according to our scriptures.
  • How God loves universally and how God loves without expectation.
  • The biggest wonder that philosophers have is that why does a human being not go towards the Supreme Soul from which the human being came? The three reasons philosophers give for this.
  • The intelligence and quick-thinking of Swami Vivekananda and how He out-witted a student when He was at a lecture room in America.
  • How the mind of human beings is a very negative mind. Human beings keep looking for that which they cannot find and forget that which they have found. The story of two fishes who followed the current of a stream into the river.

Chapter 7 verse 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4bnUvrTP34

Chapter 7 verse 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuEOO2MqjOQ

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