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Bhagavad Gita Online Class 36

The difference between rituals, religion, God, philosophy, morality and spirituality (chapter 5 verses 15 to 17)


•The meaning of the word kasyachit: does God take on the sin or the merit of people?  


•Why sins and merits are not objects but thoughts.  


•The difference between rituals, religion, God, philosophy, morality and spirituality. 


•A person should remain moral but when he has the attitude that he is the doer then all sins and merits begin. A story from the life of Ishvar Chandra Vidyāsāgar who had done a lot for womens' rights in Bengal and made many efforts to improve the situation of women. 


•When a karma is performed then the fruit does come and the fruit can never be destroyed because the karma can never be destroyed. The example of Indian parents looking after money their children have earned without spending it. 


•The story of how ShreeKrushna came and filled a bag of gifts for Kunwarbai to help Narsihn Mehta's daughter. 


•Nobody causes problems for a person to whom they owe money as they know that they need the money. Who then can look at a person who had God as his debtor in the wrong way? Why Swami Ramdas put the word Samarth (powerful) before His name and His famous quote. 


•The two types of ignorance. A study of Vedanta Chindavali's explanation of what ignorance is. 


•All dissatisfactions are of the body and not the soul. Why Buddha said that the cause of death is not disease but birth. 


•When your attention runs towards the material world then the pleasures and pains of the material world belong to a human being. But when a person jumps within himself then he becomes beyond pleasures and pains. 


•Removing the covering of ignorance. The examples of a blanket in a dark room and the Himalayas being covered by small fingers. 


•An explanation of the word jantava (creature). 


•A study of the Jānakyaniti about the difference between human beings and animals. 


•What is wisdom? Wisdom is not just a body of information. Wisdom is that which takes us towards liberation. 


•What is ignorance like? How do we spend our lives? The story of a beggar. 


•The difference between light and darkness and the three things one needs to attain light: resolve, courage and control. 


•How to build your willpower and determination.  


•How to build your courage. The two types of courage. The meaning of the word nijanand where all one's pleasures come from the Self. The courage of being alone and the example of a pupil in a classroom.  


•A study of the Katho Upanishad about how to make the soul favourable to you. 


Chapter 5 verse 15:


Chapter 5 verse 16:


Chapter 5 verse 17:



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