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. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 35,36, 37 & 38

Lecture discusses examples which we consider negative such as death and gambling but are still as much a part of God’s manifestation as the other divine manifestations.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 32,33 & 34

Lecture discusses reiteration from Krishna that he is the cause for this creation. He is the beginning, middle and end of anything in this creation. All the finer qualities which are considered feminine are his expressions.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 29,30 & 31

Lecture discusses examples of Ananta Nag, Varuna, Aryama, Lord of death Yama, Great devotee Prahalad, Time, King of Jungle Lion and King of Birds Garuda as the manifestations of all pervading God. It also discusses why River Ganges represent the perennial knowledge flowing from teacher to students.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 26,27 & 28

Lecture discusses the concept of churning the milky ocean and the puranic examples of Devarshi Narada, Kapila Muni, Great Weapon Vajra, Desires fulfilling Kamdhenu Cow, Lord of desires Kandarpa, Vasuki Snake as well as Uchhaisrava the flying horse and Airavat the four-tusked elephant that came out of the milky ocean during the great churning.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 23,24 & 25

Lecture discusses Mount Meru in our Purana and one syllable sound symbol of God OM.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 20,21 & 22

Lecture starts discussion of Divine Glories in various examples given by Lord Krishna where the presence of the supreme self which is beginning, middle and end of everything and being in this world  can be experienced.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 17,18 & 19

Lecture discusses practical difficulty each seeker experience in conceptualizing the nature of God even after learning the nature of the supreme self. Arjuna articulates this difficulty to Krishna for the benefit of all the seekers of the truth.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 14,15 & 16

Lecture discusses the faith we have in the stated truth that the God is the source of all things and beings  but have practical difficulty in realizing it.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses 12,13

Lecture discusses nature of the supreme as described by the great rishis such as Narada, Asita, Davala and Vyasa as well as Krishna himself to Arjuna.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of the Opulence of the Lord” Verses7 through 11

Lecture discusses Buddhi Yoga – Understanding of oneness with the infinite self which can be experienced by worshipping him as the one who is the source of all beings with devotion and how “Satsanga” - company of other sincere seekers helps in such pursuit.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of The Opulence of the Lord” Verses 4,5 and 6

Lecture discusses the various moods of our minds which create our worlds and the concept of creation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 10 “Yoga of The Opulence of the Lord” Verses 1,2 and 3

Lecture discusses why even the wise and most evolved persons do not recognize God’s presence even though he is Omnipresent.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 31,32,33,34

Lecture discusses how to overcome any disadvantaged situation one encounters in life to achieve the highest goal of life of finding permanent happiness and peace.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 28, 29 and 30

Lecture discusses Krishna’s promise of equal opportunity to all human beings to become one with the Supreme Self even to those who are fallen in the life of sin or disadvantaged by circumstances. By simply offering all our actions to God we can free ourselves from all limitedness and sorrows as he is same to all.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 25, 26 and 27

Lecture discusses Lord Krishna’s promise that he accepts anything offered to him with true devotion by his devotee a leaf, a flower, a fruit or a spoonful of water.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 9 “Yoga of Royal Knowledge & Royal Secret” Verses 22, 23 and 24

Lecture discusses why just doing good is not good enough without the knowledge of our relationship with the Supreme Self.

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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.