Bhagavad Gita Online Class 81
A further study of the Aumkar by looking at the life of Shree Ramakrishna Parahams, a step-by-step guide on how to chant a mantra and lessons we can learn from the greatness of Naradji (chapter 10 verses 24 to 26)
•The meaning of the words Purohit and why it is important to have a kulguru (family Guru).
•What we can learn from the ocean. A study of the geography of the Earth.
•A study of a poem by Vipin Parekh about who is a mahan (great) person.
•The unique thing about the great sage Bhrgu where everyone in his lineage has been great.
•The story of the marriage of Lakshmi and Narayan.
•A further study of the Aumkar and how chanting it leads one to have a direct experience of the Supreme Truth. A study of the life of Shree Ramakrishna Parahams.
•There are many different types of yagna (offerings), but out of these, japa yagynaha (the offering of silent meditation) is the Lord's vibhuti (divine manifestation).
•The two things needed in japa yagynaha (the offering of silent meditation): the first is concentration and the second is a consistency.
•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.
•The meaning of the word Rishi (revolutionary).
•A study of the Gandharvas and the Siddha (perfected ones). Why the sage Kapil was the most important of the perfected ones and a study of his school of Samkhya.
Chapter 10 verse 24: http://youtu.be/kKCqt6HufRw
Chapter 10 verse 25: http://youtu.be/JE7Gspicdhk
Chapter 10 verse 26: http://youtu.be/uXnWhpciw3c
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