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Bhagavad Gita Online Class 53

The divine maya (illusion) of God: its purpose, its origin, its features and why it is divine (chapter 7 verses 12 to 15)


•The difference between the Supreme Soul, the three modes of nature and the individual soul.

•How every activity we perform is as a result of the three modes of nature that are: sattva (goodness), rajas (passion) and tamas (dullness).

•The Divine māyā (illusion) of God and its features through the works of Shrimad Adi Shankracharya, Tukaram, Narsihn Mehta, Shridhar Swami, Nilkanth Swami, Vallabhacharya, Ramanunjacharya and the Vedanta of Raja Sarpanyay. Why māyā (illusion) is there, how māyā (illusion) was created and also the purpose of māyā (illusion). Why māyā (illusion) is Divine.

•Why great devotees ask for rebirth rather than liberation. A study of the works of Shrimad Adi Shakracharya, the Saints of Maharastra and Narsihn Mehta.

•Why the root of māyā (illusion) is kalā (art), kaushalya (prowess), karigari (workmanship) and hunar (skill).

•How the world was created by God. A study of the Chattushloki Bhāgavad in the second canto of the Shrimad Bhagavad spoken by the Supreme Soul to Brahma.

•The difference between the sat (Truth) and the asat (non-Truth), and how māyā (illusion) is the third thing between them. A study of Shrimad Adi Shankracharya's Vivekachudamani

•The six similarities between māyā (illusion) and dreams. 

•How do we become free from māyā (illusion). A study of the Sundarkandh of the ShreeRam Charit Manas.

•The differences between people who are medhāvi (understanding) and murh (foolish), and people who are murh (foolish) and being murkh (stupid). The example of Kalidas.

•A study of the Rudra Astha Adhyai and why our Rishis said that wealth is important.

•The biggest sin of all: forgetting the good deeds of and having enmity with the person who has done us service or the person who has done us good.


Chapter 7 verse 12:


Chapter 7 verse 13:


Chapter 7 verse 14:


Chapter 7 verse 15:



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