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Jai ShreeKrushna!

 


Class 82: What we can learn from the lives of the sage Dadhichi, king Prahlad and the saint Meera about staying true to one's principles and values in the face of adversity and pressure  (chapter 10 verses 27 to 30) 
     
  • The story of the churning of the ocean by the gods and the demons and the items that came out of the ocean.
  • The symbolism of elephants and what we can learn from them.
  • Why out of human beings, the monarch is God’s vibhuti (divine manifestation).
  • How the feeling of motherhood is strongly associated with cows.
  • The divine desire to have children. Why ShreeKrushna is unique in saying that of the progenitors, He is kāmdev (the god of love).
  • The two reasons why kāmnā (desire) can arise: the first is for the creation of progeny and the second is for pleasure.
  • The definition of ana (food) according to the Taittriya Upanishad.
  • Why marriage is called a samkskār (important accomplishment and right of passage in life) in Indian culture.
  • The meanings of the mantras chanted during wedding ceremonies.
  • Why if kām (desire) leads to destruction then that kām (desire) becomes a vāsnā (mental impression) but if that kām (desire) becomes urdhvagāmi (ascending on high) then kām (desire) becomes a god.
  • The difference between a nāg (snake) and a sarp (serpent).
  • A study of the Shiv Purana about the are seven families of pirtu (departed ancestors).
  • Why ShreeKrushna says that of the disciplinarians and administrators who maintain law and order, Yamarāj (the god of death) is His vibhuti (divine manifestation).
  • A study of the dialogue between Yamarāj and Nachiketa in the Katho Upanishad, which is filled with rich wisdom.
  • How we can learn from Prahlad about Supreme Faith that devotion is not a retirement activity but something that must be done from childhood, through looking at how time is divided in our lives. The famous quote that "the moment when you feel that you are free or the moment when you feel that you can't think of what to do then consider that you are making the biggest and worst of all misuses of life”. A study of Aesop’s fables.
  • A study of the life of the Maharastra Saint Tukuram about the effect of satsang (holy discourses).
  • Why the Supreme Soul incarnated himself as Narsihn.
  • A study of the life of the Saint Meera and the obstacles she went through to become one with God.
  • What we can learn from lions about faithfulness and loyalty.
  • A study of Garuda, the vehicle of the Supreme Soul.

Chapter 10 verse 27: http://youtu.be/BM_WBbhp5kc

Chapter 10 verse 28:
http://youtu.be/yrACiKWPsAU

Chapter 10 verse 29:
http://youtu.be/9sKgd627GMU

Chapter 10 verse 30:
http://youtu.be/5i8jM_xeMfg



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