Bhagavad Gita Online Class 34
Spirituality applied to materiality: how to attain Yoga while enjoying material objects (chapter 5 verses 8 to 12)
•Why when a person is able to pronounce words in Sanskrit then he will be able to pronounce the words of any language clearly.
•How to become a Yogi while living a material life. A study of Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's Shiv Manas Puja.
•Why your body is a temple and how to use your body for good purposes.
•Swami Vivekanda's great reply to the question by a foreigner that if India has such a rich culture and Indian thoughts are so great, then why are there so many problems in India: because the religion of India has become stuck in the kitchen and the bathroom.
•How a person attains Samadhi (a vision of God) while she is both awake and asleep.
•Why the places where a holy person goes becomes a place of pilgrimage. A study of how Shrimad Adi Shankracharya and Shrimad Vallabacharya purified places throughout India.
•Why Muni Rupchandji said that there is no meaning in stopping the performance of the works of the body nor is there any meaning in giving difficulties to the body.
•ShreeKrushna's third way that you are not the body but you are not powerless either.
•A study of Dr Suresh Dalal's beautiful poem about the touch of God.
•How adharma begins when "me" is aligned with actions.
•A study of the samskar in Indian culture where we remember God at 16 major moments in our lives so that attachment is not created.
•How the desire to have progeny is not wrong and can become a mission so that one's good works can continue.
•Why we should never complain about the world. A study of the pure lotus that rests in mud.
•Why ShreeKrushna repetitively says that we should abandon attachment. What is actually yours in this world?
•A study of great devotees who left the world a beautiful place and that is why the world still remembers them.
•How to perform works for the purification of the soul.
•How to be satisfied with what you have now. A study of the Panchatantra on human psychology and the fox's shadow. How we have such big expectations of ourselves at the beginning but then these keep reducing.
•A study of four different types of fruits of karmas: drashta, adrastha, praapta and apraapta and their link with time.
•How to live in today and in the present moment: a study of Ruskin
•How to let go of all the running around at the end of your day so that you can attain peace of mind. How possessions affect our sleep. A story from Guruji's life of how he could sleep easily in a packed and moving train.
•A study of what Western philosophers call "alientation". Where does unhappiness come from? A study of Punit Maharaj's teachings about how people become unhappy in order to be happy.
•The four ways of letting go of attachments in the material world. A study of the Marathi word prapanch (the material world)
Chapter 5 verses 8 and 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVlz492L7q8
Chapter 5 verse 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WgE5DW7j0k
Chapter 5 verse 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8mCYtixYH8
Chapter 5 verse 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg776bVUO14
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