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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.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 45, & 46

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s mixed feelings of rejoicing and fear while witnessing the cosmic form of the Supreme Being and his admission that he would like to see him in the gentler form of Vishnu with a crown on head and mace and discus in his hands.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 41, 42, 43 & 44

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s remorse for not recognizing Krishna as the Supreme Being and his regrets that he may have mistreated him by addressing him as a friend or as a Yadav not recognizing his greatness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 38, 39, & 40

Lecture discusses the verses which can be described as the most beautiful Universal Prayer to the Lord of all beings and things.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 35, 36, & 37

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s reckoning that the supreme-self he is witnessing in the cosmic form is the Lord of Lords, evil runs away in fear when his presence is felt, and the sages praise his glory.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 32, 33 & 34

Lecture discusses Lord Krishna’s advice to Arjuna to become the instrument of the supreme and enjoy the credit as everything is already done by him whether we take part in it or not.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 28, 29,30 & 31

Lecture discusses relationship of death and destruction with birth and creation from a cosmic perspective.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 25,26 & 27

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s vision of death and destruction of all sons of Dhritarastra along with Bhisma, Drona, Karna and the warrior chieftains on his own side.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 21,22,23 & 24

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s vision of all beings entering in the mouth of the supreme being. Some are fearful, but the other great souls are blissfully praising the Lord with sublime hymns.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 11 “Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form” Verses 18 through 20

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s vision of terrifying and fearsome aspect of the supreme-being. He sees that not only he is terrified, but all three worlds are trembling with fear.