Bhagavad Gita Online Class 32
How to acquire the quality of being decisive in life (chapter 5 verses 1 to 3)
This class covers:
•Introduction to chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita.
•Practicing what one preaches. The meaning of the word Acharya.
•Why Arjuna still has confusion between the path of works and the path of wisdom. A study of Ramsukhdasji's commentary of the Gita entitled 'Sandhak Sanjivani', regarded by great Saints of India as the greatest authority of the Gita in the world.
•Why it is important in life to run after one thing rather than being a jack of all trades. How this affects your level of success.
•How to acquire the ability of being decisive in life. The characteristics of a confused mind and why Arjuna kept coming up with more and more reasons to leave the battlefield.
•Why a Guru never gives a pupil a ready-pack of knowledge and the example of growing a plant.
•Why the thinker Kafka said that every book should be like a hammer that is used to break ice. Whatever knowledge is given away ready-made without efforts, inquisitiveness and penances becomes very ordinary.
•The definition of Dharma.
•Why the path of unlselfish action is greater than the path of renunciation. The story of how a Zen monk in Japan showed his pupil the Truth.
•A study of the great Sukhdevji's non-attachment in the Shrimad Bhagavad.
•Why all the sorrows in life arise as a result of attractions. A study of Mahavir Swami's ability to look into the past lives of people to free them from attractions.
•The difference between Western psychology (which carries out experiments on people that are mentally ill to discover the problem) and Eastern psychology (which looks at people who have achieved peace of mind and studies this).
•How a person can be free from loathing towards anything or anyone. A story from the life of Swami Vivekananda.
Chapter 5 introduction: http://youtu.be/HPSBPRVwL3k
Chapter 5 verse 1: http://youtu.be/0xSqvEBje3o
Chapter 5 verse 2: http://youtu.be/3jJsNNLiqqc
Chapter 5 verse 3: http://youtu.be/364qg6oVbNA
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