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Bhagavad Gita Online Class 131

Aum Tat Sat- the threefold symbol of Brahman by which were ordained of old the Brāhmins, the Vedas and the Yagnas. (chapter 17 verses 15 to 28) 

•How much of our wealth we should give away as dān (donations) and to whom we should give them.

•The Rishis of the Upanishads say that one should give according to the amount of wealth that they have.

•In the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata it is said that in the Sattya Yug (the first age) tap (austerities) are considered great, in the Treta Yug (the second age) gnyān (wisdom) is considered great, in the Dvāpar Yug (the third age) Yagna is considered great and in the Kali Yug (the fourth age and the age of vice) only dān (donations) are considered great.

•A Sanskrit verse showing how you can never keep wealth and the three ways in which wealth comes.

•Where does our wealth come from? A story of a donation given to a blind beggar at a train station.

•The story of Lord Vāmana and King Bali in the Shrimad Bhagavad about the satkār (respect) the giver of dān (donations) should give to the recipient.

•When all the Dharmic literature of the world was being churned, then three Vedas became manifest: Rg, Yajur and Sām. Therefore the essence of all the gnyān (wisdom) of the world is of three Vedas. When these three Vedas were churned then the Gayatri mantra became manifest. The Gayatri mantra is the essence of the Vedas and it is the cream of the Vedas. And when the Gayatri mantra was churned then the one Pranav mantra became manifest: Aum. Aum is the ultimate peak of Indian spiritual scriptures and thinking.

•How time melts away when you listen to the sound of Aum.

•How peace in all three worlds of bhur (earth), bhuva (space) and svaha (heaven) is attained through the Aumkar.

•How Aum is the vision of the result of thousands of years of tap (austerities) of the Rishis.

•A study of the Taittreya Aranyak where it is written that Tat is the name of Brahman in the form of the five gross elements.

•A study of the Chandogya Upanishad where it is written that when there was nothing in this world then there was Sat.



Chapter 17 verse 15:

Chapter 17 verse 16:


Chapter 17 verse 17:

Chapter 17 verse 18:

Chapter 17 verse 19:

Chapter 17 verse 20:

Chapter 17 verse 21:

Chapter 17 verse 22:

Chapter 17 verse 23:

Chapter 17 verse 24:

Chapter 17 verse 25:

Chapter 17 verse 26:

Chapter 17 verse 27:


Chapter 17 verse 28: coming soon



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