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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 5, & 6

Lecture discusses three types of faith in accordance with the predominance of Satva, Rajas or Tamas in a person’s mental makeup.

 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 1,2,3 & 4

Lecture discusses the nature of faith in a person who does not depend on the traditional books of wisdom to determine what to do and what not to do.

 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses  23, & 24

Lecture discusses Lord Krishna’s advice to follow the scriptures to decide what to do and what not to do in life here and now to achieve happiness and the supreme goal of liberation from limitations.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses  20, 21 & 22

Lecture discusses three negative tendencies – lust, anger and greed which make people go through hellish experiences in life and therefore in order to achieve happiness one must avoid them.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses 17,18, & 19

Lecture discusses how our egos boosted by the negative tendencies make us believe that our identification with our accomplishments and achievements will make us happy but in fact we end up in immeasurable worries.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses 14, 15, & 16

Lecture discusses how negative tendencies make us believe that we are in control of our lives and our actions are helping us achieving security but in fact these tendencies are binding us to more unhappiness and insecurities.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses 11,  12, & 13

Lecture discusses how negative – Asuric tendencies make people behave in a manner that binds them to immeasurable worries till their deaths and destructions.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 16 “Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates” Verses 8,9,& 10

Lecture discusses how to detect negative – Asuric tendencies in our personality which cause sorrows and unhappiness.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.