SHYAM
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Jai ShreeKrushna!

 

Class 96: The sutra (formula) for bhakti (devotion): He who does work for Me, he who looks upon Me as his goal, he who worships Me, free from attachment, who is free from enmity from all creatures, he comes to Me  (chapter 11 verses 47 to 55) 
  • How the vishvaroop (Universal Form) was shown with the grace of the Supreme Soul and ātmāyogāt (the divine power of God).
  • How a true devotee thinks at every step that "where my Lord be pleased with what I am doing? Will my Lord like this".
  • The Lord only becomes pleased at one thing and in one way: when we help in His work.
  • How the vishvaroop (Universal Form) was illuminous, universal, infinite and primal which none but Arjuna has seen before.
  • How the Supreme Soul went from the dvibhuj svaroop (two-armed form) to the chatterbhuj svaroop (four-armed form), and then from the chatterbhuj svaroop (four-armed form) to the vishvaroop (Universal Form).
  • Why whenever you get something in exchange for value then this means that the thing which you have purchased for value is cheaper than the value.
  • The meaning of the name Parantappa said by ShreeKrushna to address Arjuna.
  • Why the vishvaroop (Universal Form) of God can only be seen by ananya bhakti (unswerving devotion) and nothing else. Shree Krushna has not only said a vision of the Supreme Soul but three things: gnātum (knowing), drashtum (seeing) and praveshtum (entering into).
  • Whatever form of God we are bowing down to and whichever form of God we are adoring performing penances for, ultimately they are penances for the Supreme Soul.
  • We should have ananya bhakti (unswerving devotion) where we are serving the khand (part) but our vision is on the akhand (whole).
  • He who does work for God, he who looks upon God as his goal, he who worships God, free from attachment, who is free from enmity to all creatures, he goes to God.
  • Now the questions that Arjuna asks will not be about his duty. There is a reason for this, which is that Arjuna has attained the power to decide what he should do and what he should not do. This is the falashruti (fruit) of having a vision of the vishvaroop (Universal Form). Whichever person reaches the level of having a vision of the vishvaroop (Universal Form) then this person attains the qualification of knowing exactly what he should do and what he should not do in life, and knowing whether something is right and whether something is wrong.
  • The sutra (formula) for bhakti (devotion) in the 55th verse of the 11th chapter.
  • Conclusion of chapter 11.



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