SHYAM
Bhagavad Gita classes

 

Jai ShreeKrushna!

 

Class 98: Why we worship forms of God and why it is natural and straightforward for the mind to become concentrated on a form of God
(chapter 12 verses 3 to 7)
 

  • The difference between spirituality and laws. Laws believe that that which is written is final and not that which is spoken. But spiritually, that which is written is dead and that which is spoken is imperishable.
  • A study of the Bradhananyak Upanishad about the two forms of Brahman. The difference between the sagun sākār (God with form and qualities) and also the nirgun nirākār (God without qualities and without a form).
  • The purpose of bhakti (devotion) is to make the mind concentrated. And what does the mind concentrate on? Where there is a form, the mind naturally and straightforwardly becomes concentrated on that form. 
  • The true meaning of samyās (renunciation) and how Kalidas outwitted the priests in King Bhoj's royal court.
  • Why bhakti (devotion) means to renounce all works to the Supreme Soul.
  • The two tests to determine whether the bhakti (devotion) you are performing is right or wrong: do you get bliss from it and do you fear death?
  • How to make the fear of death go away.
  • The importance of being alone and in solitude and how when one does this then they get Divine Experiences.
  • Why the Upanishads say that one should control the intake of their senses. Why you should only give your senses what is necessary.
  • Why one should be pulled endlessly towards one's life purpose.
  • The three solutions to become free from the difficulties of the material world. The first difficulty of the material world is that what one expects never happens. The second difficulty of the material world is that that one does not get what one asks for. The third difficulty of the material world is that one cannot become complete.



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