Bhagavad Gita Online Class 19
Yagna: the science behind how the world works (chapter 3 verses 9 to 10)
This class covers:
•What is Yagna? An explanation of the word that cannot be defined in English. The definition of Yagna by Shrimad Adi Shakracharya. The psychology behind Yagna: why Yagna is key to achieving piece of mind.
•A study of the five types of Yagna that are necessary in order to avoid faults in actions: Yagna for Brahmins, Yagna for gods, Yagna for ancestors, Yagna for animals and Yagna for humans.
•The three parts of a Yagna: dev puja, sangati karnam and daan. The two things that are needed in worship: love and work. When is true love shown? The qualities of a person who is god-like, including fearlessness.
•"Worship of women is worship of the gods". The importance of worship of women.
•The three reasons why ShreeKrushna addresses Arjuna as Kunteya. A detailed look at the negotiation process between ShreeKrushna and Duryodhana before the Mahabharata took place, and the conversation between ShreeKrushna and Kunti.
•Why does everything belong to God? A beautiful story from Guru Nanak's life.
•How can we perform actions in such an excellent way that God is seen in our actions, and how much bliss does this give to us? A story demonstrating the greatness of Swami Haridas, Guru of the jewel of India, Tansen.
•The feeling of Yagna with which the world was created. The process of creation as explained in the Mahabhrata. The way the world, nature and the human body work, and what we can learn from these about Yagna.
•How can human beings develop themselves through Yagna. A look at the effects of Yagna according to the Yajur Ved, Shatpath Brahman, Mahanarayan Upanishad, Taitriya Brahman, Chatpatta Brahman and the Mahabharat.
•How food always comes some way or the other to those who perform Yagna. The true story of what Saints experienced near Ayodhya in India.
Chapter 3 verse 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcoQqgsvQu4
Chapter 3 verse 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGRlTrQANAM
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