Bhagavad Gita Online Class 119
How to cut off the firm-rooted peepal tree of the material world using the strong sword of non-attachment. The step-by-step explanation of Vedanta of how all bondages are created out of ignorance. All bondages come as a result of karmas, all karmas come from wishes, wishes come from a sense of incompleteness, incompleteness comes from envy, envy comes from attraction and repulsion, attraction and repulsion come from ignorance of forgetting that you are Brahman (the Supreme Being)(chapter 15 verses 2 to 3)
•Why the branches of the tree of the material world extend as a result of the three modes of nature.
•The twigs (small leaves) of the tree of the material world in the form of experiencing the sense objects.
•Because of these three modes of sattva (goodness), rajas (passion) and tamas (dullness) these branches become stronger and stronger and new leaves keep growing.
•The pyramid theory in management: the more twigs that grow then the more that this tree of the material world keeps growing.
•The step-by-step explanation of Vedanta of how all bondages are created out of ignorance. All bondages come as a result of actions, all actions come from wishes, wishes come from a sense of incompleteness, incompleteness comes from envy, envy comes from rāg (attraction) and dvesh (repulsion), rāg (attraction) and dvesh (repulsion) come from ignorance of forgetting that you are Brahman.
•A study of the Nirvana Shatakam about remembering that you are Brahman.
•Bartruhari's beautiful observation that this word of human beings is a great world for performing karmas and one who does not perform karmas upon coming into this world is like a person who heats pieces of sandalwood in a grill and places a golden pot in that grill that is covered with diamonds.
•The two meanings of the word (lok). First the place in which one can see the fruits of the karmas of the individual and second what you can see around you.
•Why change can only take place inside oneself and no change can take place in the material world.
•Why the tree of the material world cannot be seen and is like a mirage.
•A study of the RamCharitManas of Tulasidas about how to see God in everyone in this world.
•A study of Srimad Adi Shankracharya's commentary that freedom from three things can be called nonattachment: putreshana (attachment to progeny), viteshana (attachment to wealth) and lokeshana (attachment to getting praise from people)".
•Why all these three things are represented in the character Trijatā (literally meaning "three knots") in the Ramayan.
•The sword of nonattachment is of two types. The first is ordinary nonattachment and the second is firm nonattachment.
•Swami Ramsukhdas' method of how to be effective in the material world without having any expectations.
•A study of the Shree Suktam: if one worships this then they will attain Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth).
•A study of the Astravakya Gita about how to release the effect of material objects on you.
•A study of the book "growing up absurd" by Paul Goodman of America and how he has proved that everything people dreamed about throughout history is there in America today and yet despite this the average American is not happy.
Chapter 15 verse 2: coming soon
Chapter 15 verse 3: coming soon
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