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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  43,44,45

Lecture discusses the appropriate fields of actions for the four different types of people found in any society.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  40,41,42

Lecture discusses four different types of people in any society and why they are different from each other.

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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  36, 37, 38 & 39

Lecture discusses three types of Sukha - Happiness.  Satvika – Sukha feels like poison in the beginning but in the end it feels like nectar.  Rajasika – Sukha feels like nectar in the beginning but in the end it feels like poison Tamasika – Sukha  feels like poison in the beginning and in the end also it feels like poison.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  33, 34,& 35

Lecture discusses three types of Dhruti - Fortitude.  Satvika – Dhruti will make the mind focus, optimize the physiological functions in my body and will give capacity to overcome obstacles.  Rajasika – Dhruti may give me success in life but not happiness & Tamasika – Dhrutii will not let me get out of fear, depression and arrogance.

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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  29, 30,31 & 32

Lecture discusses three types of intellect.  Satvika – Buddhi will let me see things as they are and will guide me to right things.  Rajasika – Buddhi will make me do things that will cause more sorrows and unhappiness and Tamasika – Buddhi will make me do things which are completely inappropriate.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  26, 27 & 28

Lecture discusses three types of doers.  Satvika – doers act without getting affected by success or failure, Rajasika – doers act because of desire to enjoy fruits of actions and Tamasika – doers act without any firm commitment or purity of purpose.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses  22, 23, 24 & 25

Lecture discusses three types of actions.  Satvika – actions create bliss and harmony, Rajasika – actions create agitations and Tamasika – actions create destruction and pain.

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Episode 340: Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 19, 20, & 21

Lecture discusses two of the three types of knowledge.  Satvika – Pure knowledge leads to the understanding of unity, and Rajasika – Passionate knowledge creates duality.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 16, 17 & 18

Lecture discusses three propellers of actions - Knowledge, the object to be known and the knower and three enablers of actions i.e. the instrument, the action and the doer. 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 13, 14 & 15

Lecture discusses five constituent causes required for any action. Understanding them can give us the path to liberate ourselves from the bondage of our actions.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 10, 11& 12

Lecture discusses how a Satvika Tyagi by giving up anxiety for the fruits of actions become a sanyasi and liberates himself from the bondage of actions.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 7, 8 & 9 

Lecture discusses three types of “Tyaga” i.e. Tamsika out of delusion, Rajsika out of fear  and Sattvika with right under understanding.  

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 4, 5 & 6

Lecture discusses Krishna’s Doctrine of “Karmaphal Tyaga” as the path to achieve supreme bliss.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 18 “Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation” Verses 1, 2 & 3

Lecture discusses difference between Tyaga – giving up and Sanyasa - renunciation.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 26, 27 & 28

Lecture discusses the conclusion of threefold faiths with a caution that any sacrifice, austerity or charity done without faith becomes worthless action and does not yield intended result here or hereafter.

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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 23, 24 & 25

Lecture discusses the great “niredsha vakya” – indicative statement “Om Tat Sat” OM is the ultimate truth.

 

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Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 20, 21 & 22

Lecture discusses three types of charities people make and who benefits from those charities and how. Not all charities are desirable some are out rightly forbidden.

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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 17,18 & 19

Lecture discusses everlasting benefits of austerities performed without any expectation for particular result which will lead to ever lasting peace whereas the austerities performed to achieve material gains and powers can lead to pain and agitation.

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 Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 14,15 & 16

Lecture discusses types of Tapas - disciplines we should practice at Physical, Mental and Speech level to achieve purity of mind which is a prerequisite in all spiritual practices.

Bhagavad Gita Ch. 17 “Yoga of Threefold Faith” Verses 11,12 & 13

Lecture discusses the influence of one’s faith on the actions he performs, sacrifices he makes and how that affects his chances of achieving the ever lasting peace.