Bhagavad Gita Online Class 55
Why Idol worship is human nature and five qualities that come to a person who meditates on an Idol of God (chapter 7 verses 18 to 23)
•Mahavirswami's description of the mind as having the characteristic of being bohuchitvaan (multi-psychic).
•How disguises people wear lead to pride or fear.
•The three propositions in the Sanskrit language: the singular, the dual and the plural (aham, āvām, vayam).
•Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's explanation of why it takes many births to reach God.
•The experience that Vāsudeva (the Supreme) is all that is. A study of the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Chandogya Upanishad, Yajuranyak Upanishad, Taitrreya Upanishad, Mandatopya Upanishad and Narayan Upanishad.
•Why Vāsudeva (in the masculine gender) and sarvam (in the neutral gender) are placed together. ShreeKrushna of the Gita is not a person and the son of Vasudev but the all-pervading Supreme Soul who resides in everyone.
•Ramanunjacharyaji's explanation of what Vāsudeva (the Supreme) is.
•The two ways to have the thought, understanding and experience that Vāsudeva (the Supreme) is all that there is.
•Steadiness is a very important thing in today's age. But such a person is distorted by desires and therefore he cannot have steadiness in his life.
•The two types of desires that one has: pāramārthik kāmnā (higher desires) and the second is lokik kāmnā (worldly desires). The two types of pāramārthik kāmnā (higher desires) and lokik kāmnā (worldly desires). The definition of God in the Patanjali Yog Darshan.
•The reasons why have worship Idols and the mistakes of Buddha, Mahavir and other teachers in rejecting Idol worship, resulting in the consequence that they themselves were worshipped in Idols. This is because Idol worship is human nature.
•Why Idol worship is essential and five qualities that come to a person who meditates on an Idol of God: namrata (humility), anurāg (love), sardaitā (conversation), titikshā (tolerance) and uthghata (oneness with God)
•The importance of conversations with the form of God. A study of the Silva method about how a person receives the answers to all questions through a vision of the form of God.
•Why when you ask for something from God then you will definitely get it.
•Shridhar Swami's commentary about how the worship of different forms of God is the worship of One.
•Why God is the One residing in many forms. A story from Rabindranath Tagore's life and his great realisation.
•Why fruits are temporary and have an end.
•Why people who do not learn from their experiences and chase after fruits are of small minds.
•Who is an intelligent person and a person of great mind? The story of the life-changing event in Kind Ashoka's life.
•A person who turns towards God does not have to observe so many rites. When a person comes into contact with the Supreme Truth then these various rites do not matter to him. The story of a poet Saint in North India.
Chapter 7 verse 18: http://youtu.be/AhI2VdAECJw
Chapter 7 verse 19: http://youtu.be/ZGVMLTROEsk
Chapter 7 verse 20: http://youtu.be/LLhDLlpP_I0
Chapter 7 verse 21: http://youtu.be/FdjKeNQcPIM
Chapter 7 verse 22: http://youtu.be/-Ph80Ojqaxg
Chapter 7 verse 23: http://youtu.be/e9cFtJ_U_pI
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