Bhagavad Gita Online Class 41
Attaining a state of mind where nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace (chapter 6 verses 6 to 12)
•The definition of a Yogi and how to attain a state of mind where nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace.
•How to be at peace in the face of disturbances, dualities, honour or dishonour.
•The two emotions that disturb one's inner peace: happiness and sadness. How to remain calm when these two emotions come.
•Why Kunti asked God for sorrows in the Shrimad Bhagavad. How sorrows are a sign that God loves you
•A study of the bhajan called Adharam Madhuram about sweet words to God
•The definition of the word kutastha about how to connect with that which is unchainging. The example of how a goldsmith makes gold on an anvil.
•How to regard a clod, a stone and a piece of gold as the name. The story of a Guru travelling with two pupils.
•The nine types of people there are in the world: friends, companions and foes, those who are neutral and impartial, those who are hateful and related, saints and sinners.
•How you can recognise a true friend and how you can recognise a true enemy.
•The difference between people who are neutral and the people who are impartial
•An example in Christ's life about how to see your friends and enemies as equal.
•How to concentrate the mind- an introduction to meditation: the clothes you should wear, what you should avoid having in the room, what you should eat during the day, how addictions affect meditation, how to sit, the importance of being at rest, the importance of constancy, the importance of being alone and in solitude, the importance of the place being pure, the height of the seat, what the seat should be covered with, the direction you should face,
•A study of Abri Menon's book entitled 'the inner space of the heart' about his experiences of the meditation methods in the Upanishads.
•An explanation of kamnas (desires) and vasnas (mental impressions) and how to be free from them
•How to be free from possessiveness.
•How purity in the atmosphere arises from the vibrations in the air around you. Why a temple is pure.
•The three things needed to make the mind steady and concentrated.
Chapter 6 verse 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTTmj8Qft8
Chapter 6 verses 7 and 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tFRrsybeHc
Chapter 6 verse 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giVve4xnjnU
Chapter 6 verse 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmx9p47UOz0
Chapter 6 verse 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3VjPCBczRo
Chapter 6 verse 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ufzkyw3-QM
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