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. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 18_ 19_20­_and 21

Lecture discusses futility of expecting permanent happiness by fulfilling desires no matter how noble the desires are. Once the existing desires are fulfilled you have to start working to fulfill new desires which are created in the process.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 15_ 16­_and 17

Lecture discusses various paths to realize God who is the father, the mother and the grandfather of every being in this world.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 11_ 12­_13 and 14

Lecture discusses why we fail to recognize presence of God in our life. Seeking infinite Happiness in the material world through accomplishments and achievements amounts to futile efforts for vain hopes.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 7, 8, 9 and 10

Lecture discusses why God is not responsible for any action performed by any being even though no action can take place without his presence.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 4, 5, & 6

Lecture discusses our relationship-less relation with our creator and the profound declaration by Lord Krishna that all being are in the Supreme Self and but the Supreme Self is not in them.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 1, 2, & 3

Lecture discusses Lord Krishna’s statement that the knowledge of the self is the Royal Knowledge and it is also a Royal Secret knowing which one gets liberated from all inauspiciousness in life.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 22 through 28

Lecture discusses two eternal paths of spiritual evolution – one is the path of return to this world of limited existence and the other is the path of liberation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 19,20, and 21

Lecture discusses the highest goal of human life to achieve the state of being one with the unmanifest and the imperishable. Those who reach it never again return to this state of imperfection and limitedness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 15,16, 17 and 18

Lecture discusses the permanency of our existence and its relationship to the creator’s night and day.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 12,13 and 14

Lecture discusses the cause of our unhappiness and the path prescribed by Lord Krishna to achieve permanent happiness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 9,10 and 11

Lecture discusses the milestone verses in Gita which describe the nature of the supreme and also gives us path how to identify with him.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 8 “Yoga of Imperishable Brahman” Verses 5,6,7 and 8

Lecture discusses how the remembrance of the Supreme Self at the time of death liberates the embodied Jiva. Constant remembrance is the only way to ensure that one will remember the supreme self at the last moment.

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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.