Bhagavad Gita Online Class 61
A comprehensive guide to the mathematics, science and history of Aum and the 23 main effects of meditating on this sacred syllable (chapter 8 verse 13)
•A complete mathematical guide of Aum in the Upanishads and in particular the Katho Upanishad, Chandogya Upanishad and Isho Upanishad.
•A study of infinity, emptying the ego and Brahman.
•Why Aum is the single syllable of Brahman.
•Why the form of Aum never changes whether it is the past, present or the future.
•A study of the correct pronounciation of the Aumkar and also 'Harihi Aum'.
•A study of the history of the Aumkar. Why mantras began and ended with Aum. How chanting the Aum taps into the apparatus of consciousness and reveals the secrets to life and to existence.
•The four bodies of shruti (scriptures to be heard) in Indian culture: the Vedas, the Brahmin scriptures, the Aranyakas and the Upanishads.
•A study of the Vedas. A study of the mantras chanted in the Vedas for various gods: as Usha (dedicated to the Sun), the Nadhi sukta (dedicated to the Sindhu river), the Indra sukta (dedicated to Indra, the king of the gods), Varun sukta (dedicated to the god of wind), Prajāpati sukta (dedicated to the lord of creatures) etc.
•A study of Yagnas in the Brahmin scriptures.
•A study of the Aranyakas (scriptures written in the jungles).
•A study of the Upanishads and Vedanta.
•How other religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity adopted the Aum
•A detailed study of the Gayatri mantra.
•How if you go and stand near a wise person then he is able to understand who you are and what you are; you do not even have to say anything.
•The meaning of the Aumkar and its syllables according to the Mandukya Upanishad and an explanation of turi avastha (the fourth state).
•23 effects amongst many of chanting the Aumkar as stated in our scriptures.
•A study of the life of King Shivaji's Guru, Samarth Swami Ramdas, and why He put the word Samarth (mighty) before His name.
•Why it is better if we do not get the kalpavruksh (wish fulfilling tree) until we attain the qualifications for it. The story of what happened to a person who did not attain it.
•The three forms of protection one gets on chanting the Aumkar. A study of the Katho Upanishad.
•How can we remember Aum during our last moments? The chanting of so hum or aham saha.
•A study of the Yog Sutras on the importance of the grace of God along with efforts.
•Why you should give a goal to your heart and the intellect will work out the methodology and means.
Chapter 8 verse 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6a2TAZJwkc
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