Bhagavad Gita Online Class 28

Fluency in action: the relationship between actions and their consequences (chapter 4 verses 14 to 18)

This class covers:

 

•A study of the Garuda Purana: how each of the five senses lead to our downfall through the example of five animals that get swayed by each of them to their deaths. 

 

•The story of King Harishchandra who never departed from telling the Truth. 

 

•A study of ShreeKrushna's tactics and methods during the Mahabharata war and why they were Truth. How ShreeKrushna stopped Drona in the Mahabharata war. 

 

•How never to get angry, irritated and frustrated. The example of Saint Eknath from Maharastra. 

 

•What is the right way to behave with others? Respecting one's parents. A study of how ShreeRam fulfilled His duties towards His parents. 

 

•Vinoba Bhave's formula to tell the difference between action, inaction and wrong actions. Why you cannot give a prima facie judgement on whether an action is good or bad. 

 

•The two things that ruin the fluency of actions? The ego and artificiality. 

 

•How one does not become a Samnyaasin because of their outer qualities but because of their inner qualities. How the Saint Kalidas outwitted the other priests of a king. 

 

•How we operate by default and not by design. How not to give other people the remote control for how you feel. Do not give power to others; give power to yourselves. 

 

•What action is right and what action is wrong? Why you cannot make a prima facie judgement on whether any act is right or wrong? Human beings cannot decide prima facie if an action is right or wrong. 

 

•The relationship between actions and their consequences and why we have no control over their consequences. 

 

•How to be a witness. How Buddha reacted to an attempt on His life. 

 

•How all of our lives are like a dream and how to wake up from this dream. 

 

Chapter 4 verse 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLeqfN78Q2U

 

Chapter 4 verse 15: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynmuMoaLHmE

 

Chapter 4 verse 16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdcJ1YFUzxE

 

Chapter 4 verse 17: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aLPyKwSm6M

 

Chapter 4 verse 18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KauzU6Tb4U8

 

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