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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.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses  13,14, & 15

Lecture discusses basic technics of meditation including place of meditation, seat for meditation and right posture for meditation prescribed in Bhagavad Gita.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 10, 11, 12

Lecture discusses basic preparations for meditation and the goal of meditation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 7, 8 & 9

Lecture discusses yogi’s vision of equanimity borne out of his knowledge of the all- pervading self. He sees lump of clay, stone & gold as expressions of the same reality. He is of the same mind to all people irrespective of their qualities and behavior.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 4, 5 & 6

Lecture discusses relationship of the higher self to the lower self. Higher self may become a friend of the lower self or it may become an enemy depending on one’s control owner one’s inner equipment – Mind & Intellect.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6 “Yoga of Meditation” Verses 1, 2 & 3

Lecture discusses what course of action is appropriate for an aspiring seeker and once the seeker gets established in his goal how to maintain that freedom.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 26, 27, 28, & 29

Lecture discusses the concluding verses of Ch. 5 which introduce the theme of the next chapter – How to Meditate.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 23, 24 & 25

Lecture discusses qualities of a person who obtains absolute freedom – Moksha and how he engages in the welfare of all beings.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 20, 21 & 22

Lecture discusses how to find permanent happiness by developing detachment to the pleasures experienced by contacts with the world of objects recognizing that they are the wombs of unhappiness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 17,18, & 19.

Lecture discusses the vision of oneness experienced by the yogi who is established in the knowledge of his true self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 14,15,& 16.

Lecture discusses how the Lord of all beings is not involved in day to day good actions and bad actions of the beings but empower them to function in this world and how the knowledge of that Lord will liberate any being from all its limitations.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 11,12,& 13.

Lecture discusses how an yogi works in this world without getting attached to his actions by clear understanding that all actions are performed by Body, Mind and Intellect but the self remains just a witness to the actions.

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Episode 206; Bhagavad Gita Ch. 5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 5 through 10.

Lecture discusses Karma Yoga and Sanyasa as two paths leading to the same goal of self realization.