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Bhagavad Gita Online Class 72

Twelve ways in which we can see the Supreme Soul and how they give us support and guidance in any situation in life (chapter 9 verses 16 to 18)  


• Why the word aham (I) is used eight times in the 16th verse with 32 syllables and therefore consists of half the verse. 

•Only one whose ego has gone away can naturally say aham ("I") many times over; nobody else can say it. If a person egotistic then he will not be able to say "I" naturally.  A study of the "you attitude" in management.  How people use the word "your" rather than "I" to cover and hide their ego.

•A study of the many meanings of the word krtu that is regularly used in the Vedas and the Upanishads. 

•A study of the Chandogya Upanishad about a person's resolve before performing actions.

•Why whenever a priest is performing a yangna ceremony for the gods then while performing the yanga the priest says svāhā.  A study of the Srimad Bhagavadji where it is said that both Svāhā and Svadhā were daughters of Dakshā and Rasuti.

•The power of svadhaa. Why we should make oblations to our ancestors. Why if you have a donation to a priest in the name of your ancestors or during the funeral ceremony of your ancestors then this certainly reaches your ancestors.

•A study of the Paraskar Guhyasutra about the meaning of the word Avshadham (medicinal herb).

•A study of Srimad Adi Shankracharyaji's commentary about the difference between Svadhā (ancestral oblations) and Avshadhi (medicinal herbs)

•A study of mantras and how they protect human beings.  Swami Akhandandji's definition of the word mantra.  The three things that are necessary in order to chant a mantra.

•Why wherever there is a goal in the world then you should worship God there.

•How there is continuous movement in the universe.  A study of the sun, the moon and the earth.

•How the entire world has the goal of the Supreme Soul.

•The four meanings of the word gati: movement towards the goal, knowledge of the goal, attainment of the goal and the goal of liberation (or the Ultimate Goal).

•Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's and Shrimad Ramanunjacharyaji's definitions of the words Prabhu (Lord), Sakshi (witness), nivasaha (abode), sharanam (refuge) and surad (friend).

•The three places where the word sharanam (refuge) has come in the Gita.

•A study of the Katho Upanishad about the features of the intellect.

•A study of the Badra Sukta of the Vedas.



Chapter 9 verse 16:


Chapter 9 verse 17: coming soon

Chapter 9 verse 18:


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