Bhagavad Gita Online Class 100

The first and second sets of qualities of an ideal devotee: He who has no ill will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism and self-sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure, forgiving, ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, and with mind and understanding given up to the Supreme Soul (chapter 12 verses 13 to 14) 

 

 •Bhakti (devotion) is an intellectual marriage with God. If you wish to marry God then you should look at each other's families and look at each other's qualities.

 

•A study of the 36 qualities of an ideal devotee described by the Supreme Soul in the seven verses from 13th to the 19th verse of the 12th chapter of Gita.

 

•The first qualities of an ideal devotee: He who has no ill will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism and self-sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure and forgiving. How the root of all of these qualities is love.

 

•The differences between vāsnā (desire), prem (love) and bhakti (devotion). How love is the bridge between the other two.

 

•The four stages of love: attraction, feelings, surrender and then love.

 

•How not to have ill will towards any being. Why we should have ill will towards faults and not the person with faults. A story from the life of Socrates.

 

•A story from the life of Draupadi in the Shrimad Bhagavad.

 

•A study of the life of Prahlad from the seventh canto of the Shrimad Bhagavad.

 

•A story from the life of Ambareesh and why we observe the holy day of Ekādashi (the 11th day of the holy lunar fortnight).

 

•A study of the Uttar Kandh (comcluding book) of the ShreeRamCharitManas.

 

•A study of the Patanjali Yog Darshan about how to purify your thoughts.

 

•A study of the Ramayan about how to have the feeling of friendliness.

 

•The difference between pity and compassion. Pity is an act of the ego whereas compassion manifests only when egotism goes away completely in its totality.

 

•The second set of qualities of an ideal devotee: ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, with mind and intellect given up to God

 

Chapter 12 verse 13: http://youtu.be/GqngzaK8ILY

Chapter 12 verse 14: http://youtu.be/nUIcjLh5ung

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