Bhagavad Gita Online Class 77
Shirdi Sai Baba's ability to see God's vibhuti (divine manifestations) in each and every creature and the 20 different types of feelings of human beings (chapter 10 verses 1 to 5)
• Even after explaining the Royal Wisdom and the Royal Secret in the 9th chapter, God still felt like He had something left to say. Why the Supreme Soul describes His vibhuti (divine manifestations) in chapter 10 completely out of love.
•The Supreme Soul was still not yet saturated talking about and describing the greatness of this subject of chapter 9. Great Saints explain to us by comparing this to the situation where one is listening to something from their loved one and the listener is not yet saturated from listening to their loved one.
•Only when envy goes away from one's life can one love; while envy is there then there is no love. When there is comparison then there is no love. This is because the birth of envy is comparison.
•Why after knowing about God's vibhuti (divine manifestations), devotion for God becomes straightforward
•How the Supreme Soul showed 17 of His vibhuti (divine manifestations) in the 8th to the 12th verses of the 7th chapter, 37 of His vibhuti (divine manifestations) in the 16th to 19th verses of the 9th chapter and now He will show 45 of His vibhuti (divine manifestations) in the 4th to 6th verses of this chapter.
•The meaning of the word paramamvacha (Supreme word).
•Why mothers know their children in every way even before the birth of the child.
•A study of Shirdi Sai Baba's ability to see God's vibhuti (divine manifestations) in each and every creature and in each and every place
•The meaning of the word Lokmaheshvaram ("the mighty lord of the worlds")
•The 20 types of feelings of human beings and why they proceed from the Supreme Soul alone.
•Shrimad Adi Shankracharyaji's definition on the intelligence and why the intelligence is a feeling. The difference between the intelligence of human beings and that of animals and plants.
•Ramanunjacharyaji's definition of the intelligence as the power of the mind to determine. Why the mind is like a USB stick.
•Wisdom after knowing which there remains nothing left to be learned: the famous story of Shwetaketu's enlightenment in the Chandogya Upanishad.
•Why the egotism of human beings goes away when they go close to nature.
•Why there can only be forgiveness if one has the power to retribute someone but does not do it.
•How Buddha taught foregiveness to an angry person who insulted Him at a discourse.
•The famous story from Mahavir Swami's life about his advice to a snake that "do not bite it but do blow on it".
•Why when great Saints take a person closer to sattya (the Truth), it is immaterial whether it is factual or not.
•Shankracharyaji's saying that speech which takes one closer to the Supreme Soul is sattya (the Truth).
•A study of pleasure, pain, existence, non-existence, fearlessness, fear, non-violence, violence, equal-mindedness, contentment, austerity and charity.
•Shankracharyaji's commentary on how one should distribute wealth.
•Shukracharya's advice to King Bali on how wealth should be distributed. The difference between Indian and western Economics.
•A step-by-step guide on how to chant a mantra.
•A study of the Manu Smriti about whether a mantra should be chanted aloud or silently in one's mind.
•Why the Himalayas are an important symbol for steadiness not just in India but all over the world.
•A study of the Skanda Purana about why the Asvattha (peepal tree) is God's vibhuti (divine manifestation) and the medicinal, scientific and spiritual effects that it gives to us. Why Buddha attained Mahanirvana (liberation) after meditating underneath a Banyan tree.
•A study of the Vayu Purana about the qualities of a Devarshi (divine seers).
•A look at the greatness of Naradji and His influence in blessing Prahlad, Valmiki and many other devotees.
Chapter 10 introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qJ4zYTxy78
Chapter 10 verse 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnhS6xDcxQ4
Chapter 10 verse 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP04vKjFLYs
Chapter 10 verse 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVPMiLd1YWA
Chapter 10 verses 4 to 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0kikzG5DtQ
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