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. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 32, through 35

Lecture discusses the concluding verses of this Chapter indicating the nature of the self as unattached and untainted by the actions of the limited self but remains supportive to the world of all beings.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 29, 30 & 31

Lecture discusses the relationship of the Supreme Self with the lower conditioned self in all things and beings and how understanding of it can liberate oneself from all limitations.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 25, 26, 27 & 28

Lecture discusses the unity in the diversity of this world of plurality. The PARMESHVAR – the great Lord is present in all things and beings as the eternal self of all things and beings.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 23, & 24

Lecture discusses the relationship of our higher self – PARAMATMA with our lower “conditioned” self JIVA and examines what makes the JIVA take birth again and again.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 20, 21, & 22

Lecture discusses the cause and effect relationship as the nature of the manifest world and how our tendencies in this life will lead us to good or evil womb in next life.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 17, 18, & 19

Lecture discusses how the one undivided self appears to be divided among all beings; it is not only within us but also outside of us.

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Episode 294: Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 14, 15, & 16

Lecture discusses how to contemplate on our self as the knower of the field of our experiences.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 11, 12, & 13

Lecture discusses “Ananya Yoga” – Yoga of unflinching identification with the one supreme reality that is our own self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 8, 9, & 10

Lecture discusses the qualities necessary for the purification of the internal instrument - Mind and Intellect, so one can recognize the knower of the field.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 4, 5, 6 & 7

Lecture discusses the nature of the Field which not only includes the world of five great elements and objects outside but also my inner senses, tendencies, desires and emotions.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 13 “The Field and the Knower of the Field” Verses 1, 2 & 3

Lecture discusses what the Field of our experiences is and who really is the knower of this field.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 18, 19 & 20

Lecture discusses concluding verses of this Chapter describing the nature of a perfect devotee and Bhagavan’s assurance that such a devotee is supremely dear to him and close to him.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 15, 16 & 17

Lecture discusses how one can achieve permanent happiness by identifying one’s limited self with the supreme all-pervading self.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 12, 13 & 14

Lecture discusses why “Karma Phala Tyaga” - Renunciation of Fruits of Actions is superior to any other method of devotion.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 8, 9, 10 & 11

Lecture discusses Abhaysa Yoga, offering all actions to the Lord and Karmaphala Tyaga as alternate methods to practice Bhakti Yoga if we do not have enough control over our mind and intellect to focus single pointedly on God.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 5, 6, & 7

Lecture discusses Krishna’s instructions on how to practice Bhakti Yoga with mind and intellect offered to him and his assurance that those who follows these instructions he will become the savior to liberate them from this ocean of death and destruction.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 12 “Yoga of Devotion” Verses 1, 2, 3 & 4

Lecture discusses two types of devotees, one who is devoted to a manifest form of the Lord such as Krishna and the other is the one who is devoted to the imperishable, un-manifest, all pervading Brahman.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 53, 54, & 55

Lecture discusses Krishna’s statement that the cosmic form witnessed by Arjuna is not available to even Devas and also not possible to experience through knowledge, charity or austerities. The identification with the Supreme Self can only be achieved through single pointed devotion to the Supreme.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 50, 51, & 52

Lecture discusses  Arjuna’s request to see Krishna in the form of the Vishnu. Instead Krishna showed him his gentle human form and why.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 47, 48, & 49

Lecture discusses Krishna’s statement that no one has ever seen the Cosmic Form before Arjuna and that this Cosmic Form is not available to the seekers pursuing traditional religious practices.