Bhagavad Gita Online Class 59
The power of the human mind and how we can remember God at the time of death to make death a beautiful experience (chapter 8 verses 6 to 8)
• Why one attains the state he thinks of when he gives up his body. The stories of Ajamil and Jadbharat in the Shrimad Bhagavad.
•The two scientific instruments that have the biggest effect on our lives: a watch and an instrument. How in life science gives us a watch whereas Dharma gives us a compass.
•The processes of rebirth and reincarnation scientifically explained.
•The power of vibrations and the power of signals from the human brain.
•Tukuram's explanation of the battle we constantly face in life: what we think should be and what is. The battles in life between: satya (Truth) and asatya (untruth), sārā (right) and narsārā (wrong), gun (good qualities) and dosh (faults).
•The meaning of the word nastik (atheist).
An explanation of the conscious mind and the subsconscious mind, and why we have mantras. Why it is important what we think about before going to sleep.
•The three types of death we have.
•Remembering God at all times: the meaning of the word anusmaran (remembering God and God remembering you).
•There are three types of remembering: boddhajanya smaran, sambandhajanya smaran and kriyajanya smaran.
•Remembering your true nature: the story in the Upanishads about a lion cub raised amongst sheep.
•Why the Mahabharata was a war of Dharma and why it was Arjuna's duty to fight.
•The three things required for the constant practice of Yoga as explained in verses 6. 7 and 8.
•A study of Meeraji's bhajan Rām rattan dhan pāyo about the difference between perishable worldly wealth and the imperishable wealth of Ram.
•Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's commentary about the importance of contemplating on the instructions of the scriptures and the great teachers.
•How our Rishis wrote our great scriptures out of selflessness.
•The difference between a teacher and a Guru. There are many teachers nowadays but very few Gurus.
•Why Buddha asked a person asking Him questions to stay with Him for a year.
•A study of Yagnyavalkya's teachings in the Brhadankyak Upanishad.
•Ramanunjacharyaji's commentary about how a devotee attains the form of the Supreme Soul.
•The role models of youngsters throughout history and how they have changed over time. Who are the role models for youngsters today and in what direction are youngsters heading.
Chapter 8 verse 6: http://youtu.be/a0G4AOtTR9k
Chapter 8 verse 7: http://youtu.be/S5fIrVn-niU
Chapter 8 verse 8: http://youtu.be/vc2cPqg3OTo
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