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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 52 & 53

The lecture discusses the importance of a firm intellect that has control over the mind and all impressions received from the world. Self-Realization is achieved when the intellect becomes unwavering.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 50 & 51

Lecture discusses how a wise person by giving up the agency of all actions good and bad along with their fruits reaches a state that is free from all sufferings and evils.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 48 and 49

Lecture discusses  Krishna’s definition  of Yoga for the common man - “Equanimity of mind is Yoga”

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 45 through 47

Lecture discusses one of the milestone verses in Bhagavad Gita “Karmanyevadhikaraste Ma phalesu kadachan……….” Your right is to act but never to the fruits of your actions.  Never keep fruits as the motivator of your actions, and also never get attached to inaction.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 42,43,& 44

Lecture discusses how misinterpretation of  Vedic literature promoted by some people created confusion in the society about the goal of life and the means to achieve it. They prescribe actions that result in rebirth after rebirth.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 39, 40, & 41

Lecture discusses how even a little practice of Karma-Yoga relieves one from the great fear of death. There is no danger of wasted efforts and reverse effects. The lures of heavenly pleasures delude people and make them lose the focus of achieving everlasting happiness.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 35,36,37 & 38

Lecture discusses the downside of not performing one’s duties and win-win situations irrespective of the outcome in performing one’s duties diligently with equanimity of the mind.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 32,33 & 34

Lecture discusses the importance of performing one’s duties. Duties are ordained by one’s nature and not performing them would create negative impressions on the mind.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 29,30 & 31

Lecture discusses the expressions of seekers on learning about the nature of the self. Some see it in wonderment, some talk about it in amazement; some hear about its wonderful nature and some become speechless on experiencing it. However, no one understands its real nature.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 26,27, & 28

Lecture discusses the nature of the self from a perspective of a continuous cycle of birth and death. Bhagavan argues that even from that perspective, one must not worry about the consequences of performing duties in an adverse situation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 23,24, & 25

Lecture discusses the nature of the self as the imperishable, immutable reality, which is beyond perception and comprehension.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 19, 20, 21 & 22

Lecture discusses the relationship of our body with our self. Just as we acquire new clothes when our old clothes get worn out the imperishable - self leaves the body that has become unsuitable and acquires a new body.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 17, &18

Lecture discusses the imperishable nature of all-pervading supreme self and perishable nature of names and forms perceived by the senses.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 14,15 &16

Lecture discusses the nature of our experiences in the life of pleasure and pain, heat and cold, etc. and the guidance from Lord Krishna about how to deal with them.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 11,12 &13

Lecture discusses the concept of imperishable nature of the self and introduction of reincarnation in Bhagavad Gita.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses  6 through 10

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s surrender to Krishna seeking his guidance as his disciple in dealing with the confusing situation he was facing on the battlefield.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 2 “Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya)” Verses 1 through 5

Lecture discusses the six schools of Philosophy and Lord Krishna’s initial response to Arjuna’s arguments for not fighting the war in the previous chapter.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 1 “Yoga of Arjuna’s Grief” Verses 44 through 47

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s final argument for not fighting the war and his declaration to Krishna that it will be better for him to die at the hands of Kauravas without resisting as he realized that the war would have disastrous consequences for the society and the culture.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 1 “Yoga of Arjuna’s Grief” Verses 40 through 43

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s argument how this act of war will destroy families and family values which in turn will destroy the society as the women without protection of men will get corrupt and will give rise to impure generation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 1 “Yoga of Arjuna’s Grief” Verses 36 through 39

Lecture discusses Arjuna’s willingness to give up his life to avoid committing the sin of waging war which destroys families.

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