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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.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch.5 “Yoga of True Renunciation” Verses 1, 2,3 and 4.

Lecture discusses why Karma Yoga is easier to practice than Sanyasa for most seekers.

 

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 41 & 42

Lecture discusses the call of Bhagavad Gita to each and every individual to destroy the doubt in one’s heart about true nature of the self by establishing in the Yoga of Knowledge.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 38, 39 & 40

Lecture discusses the qualities required as pre-requisites to achieve the knowledge that leads to the eternal peace by recognizing the true self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 35, 36 & 37

Lecture discusses how the knowledge about the self will release a seeker from the bondage of all actions. This knowledge is available to all seekers even most sinful person has the same chance and right to acquire this knowledge.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 32, 33 & 34

Lecture discusses the attitude with which a seeker should approach a teacher to get the knowledge about the supreme self.
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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 28, 29, 30 & 31

Lecture discusses Pranayam–restraining breath & Niyatahar – Controlling diet as other two methods of purifying mind & intellect, our inner equipment to recognize the true self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 25, 26 & 27

Lecture discusses various Yagnas prescribed in scriptures such as Deva Yagna, Brahma Yagna, Dravya Yagna, Tapas Yagna, Yoga Yagna and Swadhyay Gnan Yagna.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 “Yoga of Renunciation of Actions in Knowledge” Verses 22, 23 & 24


Lecture discusses the verse which is traditionally chanted before taking meal in most parts of India – “Brahma Arpanam, Brahma Havihi, Brahma Agnau, Brahmana Hutam. Brahmaev Ten Gantavyam, Brahma Karma Samadhina”. The instrument of offering is Brahman, The object of offering is Brahman, the offeror is Brahman and also to whom it is offered is also Brahman - the Absolute.