Bhagavad Gita Online Class 78
A study of the Vayu Purana about the seven qualifications needed to attain the state of a Maharishi (Great Sage): a long life-span, vision of a mantra, being full of fortune, having a divine vision, being enhanced in qualities, truly seeing Dharma and being one from whom a lineage begins (chapter 10 verses 6 to 9)
• A study of the seven Māhārishi ("great sages") mentioned in the Shanti Parva (Book of Peace) of the Mahabharata.
•A study of the Vayu Purana about the seven qualifications needed to attain the state of a Maharishi (Great Sage): long life-span, vision of a mantra, being full of fortune, having a divine vision, being enhanced in qualities, truly seeing Dharma and being one from whom a lineage begins
•Why a Māhārishi ("great sage") is full of fortune. Why western scholars are surprised when they read in the Upanishads that the great sage Yagnyavalkya had 70,000 pupils at His hermitage yet never had to beg once in His life for money because his pupils gave Him Gurudakshinā (donations to the Guru) out of their feelings in their hearts.
•A study of the four Sanakādiks, their characteristics and why they were there right from the beginning of the world.
•A study of the 14 Manus.
•The two types of progeny that can be born. Why Gurus call their pupils vatsa ("son"). How pupils become dvija (twice-born).
•The meaning of the word vibhuti (glory or manifestation).
•How God is the origin of all. The two types of causes according to Vedanta: the nimitakāran (the creator) and the upādānkāran (the substance)
•A study of the Rig Veda and the Yajur Veda about the Hiranyagarbha (Golden Womb) of the Supreme Truth.
•A study of the Isho Upanishad about how the Supreme Soul is inside everything and outside everything.
•A study of Swami Ramtirth's quality of being nirvikārtā (being without faults) after becoming Bhāvansamavitāha (endowed with conviction).
•How to become free from worries.
•A study of the Gopi Geet from the Shrimad Bhagavad about complete surrender to the Supreme Soul.
Chapter 10 verse 6: http://youtu.be/0zF5Zktw69o
Chapter 10 verse 7: http://youtu.be/w_Mj292Zesk
Chapter 10 verse 8: http://youtu.be/o0SSmX22Ce8
Chapter 10 verse 9: http://youtu.be/-uOnzStNpZg
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