Bhagavad Gita Online Class 116
From the fact that we have been born as human beings, how we can tell what our previous births and lives were like? (chapter 14 verses 14 to 19)
•A study of the last moments in the life of the atheist philosopher Burtrand Russell.
•Why gods, human beings and animals can experience the consequences of karmas but only human beings can perform karmas.
•A study of the types of godly, human or animal bodies souls can be reborn into and the process as to how this takes place.
•From the fact that we have been born as human beings, how we can tell what our previous lives have been like?
•A study of the words madartham (for me) and tadartham (for God).
•The fruit of good action is said to be of the nature of "goodness" and pure; while the fruit of passion is pain, the fruit of dullness is ignorance.
•A study of Khrushchev's memoirs of how Stalin was one of the biggest cowards who ever lived. How wrong actions bring fear to our consciousness.
•From goodness arises knowledge and from passion greed, negligence and error arise from dullness, as also ignorance.
•The moment when the purified antakaran (inner being) becomes one with the Supreme Soul then gnyān (wisdom) comes by itself, bhakti (devotion) begins to increase, vairāgya (non-attachment) begins to increase and aishvarya (wealth) even comes.
•How those who are established in goodness rise upwards; the passionate remain in the middle (regions); the dull steeped in the lower occurrences of the modes sink downwards.
•A study of the seven worlds of the devlok (world of the gods).
Chapter 14 verse 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIS1GlTTMBs
Chapter 14 verse 15: http://youtu.be/oX_aSBi3B2A
Chapter 14 verse 16: http://youtu.be/-PfUSp5yDHE
Chapter 14 verse 17: http://youtu.be/h7VFbj6Rczc
Chapter 14 verse 18: http://youtu.be/RGqSlfbeEQ8
Chapter 14 verse 19: http://youtu.be/gtlx1HcYv_Y
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