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. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses  5, 6, & 7

Lecture discusses five negative tendencies born out of ignorance in human personality which bind them to the limited ego and cause sorrows and unhappiness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses 1, 2, 3, & 4

Lecture discusses twenty-six qualities one can cultivate to live a divine life to liberate oneself from the bondage of the ego and egocentric desires.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses  19,& 20

Lecture discusses the nature of Purushottama – the Supreme Consciousness which transcends both the perishable Prakriti – manifest matter and the imperishable but conditioned consciousness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses 13, through 18

Lecture discusses presence of the Supreme Purusha at the core of all beings and the truth that the Supreme Purusha transcends both the perishable world and its imperishable substratum - the conditioned consciousness.

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Episode 314: Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses 10,11,& 12

Lecture discusses the omnipresence of the supreme being in all aspects of our life and how the supreme being supports all our activities and perceptions.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses 7, 8,& 9

Lecture discusses How an eternal portion of the Supreme Self becomes a limited Jiva, an individual ego to experience the objects in the prakriti by borrowing the necessary equipment from the prakriti.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses 4,5,& 6

Lecture discusses the state of awareness which does not require any outside knowledge or light to know itself.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 15 “Purusottama Yoga - Yoga of the  Supreme Self” Verses 1, 2 & 3

Lecture discusses the tree of samsara – our world and its source as explained in Upanishad and in this chapter  using the allegory of an upside down tree which has branches below in this world and roots up above I the supreme self..

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 24, 25, 26 & 27

Lecture discusses how a person who transcends the three Gunas of the Prakriti becomes one with the Supreme all-pervading perfect self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 22, 23, & 24

Lecture discusses the characteristics and behavior of a person who has transcended the three Gunas as recommended by Lord Krishna to all the seekers of liberation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verse 21

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s question about how to recognize a person who has transcended  the three modes of the prakriti.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 18,19,& 20

Lecture discusses how the predominance of Stava, Rajas or Tamas in my mind result either in progress or regress in our spiritual evolution and how we can go beyond the effects of the Gunas.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 15,16,& 17

Lecture discusses how we can use the understandings of the “Three Gunas” to cleanse our Antahkarana the internal instrument - the mind and intellect for our spiritual evolution.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 13, & 14

Lecture discusses Expressions of Satva, Rajas and Tamas in our mind and how the mood of our mind at the time of death determines our next birth.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 10, 11 & 12

Lecture discusses How Satva, Rajas and Tamas bind the pure consciousness with the Prakriti and create identification with the limited self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 7,8 & 9

Lecture discusses the Qualities of Satva, Rajas and Tamas, and how they bind the infinite self to the limited body, mind and intellect as an individual self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 4,5 & 6

Lecture discusses three Gunas of Prakriti as the ropes binding the infinite self to the limitations of Body, Mind and Intellect.  Even Satva in spite of having purity and brightness binds the individual to the happiness and knowledge.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 14 “Yoga of the Three Modes of Material Nature” Verses 1,2 &3

Lecture discusses the concept of Purusha as the Universal Father and Prakriti as the Universal Mother.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 32, through 35

Lecture discusses the concluding verses of this Chapter indicating the nature of the self as unattached and untainted by the actions of the limited self but remains supportive to the world of all beings.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 29, 30 & 31

Lecture discusses the relationship of the Supreme Self with the lower conditioned self in all things and beings and how understanding of it can liberate oneself from all limitations.