Bhagavad Gita Online Class 115
A study of the ShreeKrushna Ashtakam by Shrimad Adi Shankracharya and an explanation of what happens in our lives when there is an increase in each of the three gunas (modes of nature) (chapter 14 verses 11 to 13)
•A study of the prayer "Yadā tadā yathā tathā" by Shrimad Adi Shankracharya that one should chant every morning.
•Just like the three modes of nature reside in everyone, in the same way the intellect resides in everyone. But everyone's intellect performs different work.
•When the light of wisdom streams forth in all the gates of the body, then it may be known that goodness has increased.
•Pujya Dongre Māhārāj's teaching that one can recognise a wise person and one can recognise a Saint by looking into their eyes. You will be able to tell from the radiance, compassion, selflessness and straightforwardness in their eyes.
•King Dasharat got the mode of sattva (goodness) to coronate ShreeRām as king but he took up time for two weeks and as a consequence RāmRājya (the Kingdom of ShreeRām) was held back for 14 years. This teaches us all that if we wish to bring RāmRājya (the Kingdom of ShreeRām) into our own lives then when the mode of sattva (goodness) has increased then we should make good use of it at that time.
•The American industrialist Morgan's explanation for why we should take opportunities when they come into our hands.
•When the mode of rajas (passion) increases then greed, activity, the undertaking of actions, unrest and craving spring up.
•Shankracharyaji's definition of greed.
•An example from Swami Vivekananda's life of how human beings always compare themselves to others.
•The difference between activity and the undertaking of actions.
•Buddha's experiment of vipashinā where one is seated awake with their eyes closed.
•A study of the 11th Canto of the Srimad Bhagavad about what happens when the mode of rajas (passion) comes.
•The four characteristics that come when the mode of tamas (dullness) increases: unillumination, inactivity, negligence and delusion.
•The King of Japan's search to find the laziest of all lazy people in his kingdom.
Chapter 14 verse 11: http://youtu.be/SJQh_5eWi6s
Chapter 14 verse 12: http://youtu.be/AoDvdFUJoSg
Chapter 14 verse 13: http://youtu.be/3HKNVTdLEFI
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