Gita for Daily Living is a weekly podcast that distils the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and presents it in a way that is action-able and relevant to daily life

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 1, 2 ,3 and 4

Lecture discusses the seven terms Arjuna wanted to learn from Krishna - Brahman, Adhyatma, Karma, Adhibhtam, Adhidaivam, Purushah, & AdhiYajna.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 28, 29, & 30

Lecture discusses the concluding verses of this chapter describing the qualities of a seeker who will reach the supreme by crossing over the pairs of opposites- likes and dislikes.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 25, 26, & 27

Lecture discusses why we do not recognize God’s presence. Delusion created by desire and aversion veils the identity of the true self in all beings right from their births.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 22, 23, & 24

Lecture discusses nature of faith and how un-manifest God remains un-manifest in spite of his of manifestations in the eightfold Prakriti (Nature).The one who does not know his supreme nature mistakenly takes him to become finite in various manifestations.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 19, 20, & 21

Lecture discusses why a wise person is much closer to God than other devotees. It also discusses what distracts us from achieving lasting peace and happiness which is our true nature.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 16, 17, & 18

Lecture discusses four types of devotees who are all good intentioned and seeking the same result of achieving unbroken happiness but only the wise come to achieve it by identifying with the supreme completely.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 13, 14, & 15

Lecture discusses how divine Maya with its three qualities deludes all beings so that the world appears as if it is made up of collection of independent entities which are unrelated to each other. One who recognizes the unity in the diversity crosses over this delusion.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 10, 11, & 12

Lecture discusses the relationship of the Supreme Lord with his created beings in this world. Contrary to our popular belief that Bhagavan is in us he says the beings are in me, I am not in them.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 7, 8, & 9

Lecture discusses the relationship of I the individual, World as I know and the creator who created both I and the world.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 4, 5, & 6

Lecture discusses manifest and un-manifest aspects of our reality both at a microcosm as an individual and at the cosmic level as the all-pervading self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 7 “Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom” Verses 1, 2, &3

Lecture discusses four great statements in Upanishads “Mahavakyas” and how Gita relates to one of the statements “Tat Twam Asi – That though Art”. Gita teaches the complete path to achieve the realization that my self is the Supreme Self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 43 through 47

Lecture discusses Concluding verses of Dhyan Yoga and introduces the tem “Sabda Brahma”- OM the sound symbol the eternal self. It also explains why we are the Architects of our own destinies.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 41 & 42

Lecture discusses continuity of actions, process of future building and the concept of re-incarnation. The promise of Bhagavad Gita is that one gets what one desires either now or in future as long one continue to pursue the goal.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 37 through 41

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s fear about the seeker’s efforts going in vain if the mind cannot be controlled in one’s lifetime & Krishna’s reassurance that efforts in this life for liberation will result in a conducive environment in next life to continue the efforts till the goal is reached.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 33, through 36

Lecture discusses how restless mind can be tamed by constant practice and detachment to the limited self to achieve the oneness with the true self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 30, 31 & 32

Lecture discusses Lord Krishna assurance that once the self is realized by the seeker he/ she will never be separated from the almighty Lord.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 26 through 29

Lecture discusses Vision Of Oneness achieved through Yoga of meditation culminating in Supreme Bliss.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 24, & 25

Lecture discusses how abandoning all fancies of mind by holding the intellect firm one can gradually achieve long lasting peace.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 20, 21, 22, & 23

Lecture discusses yet another definition of Yoga – Detachment from the attachment with sorrows is yoga.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 16, 17, 18 & 19

Lecture discusses life of moderation prescribed as one of the prerequisites for practicing meditation.