Bhagavad Gita As It Is: The Divine and Demoniac Natures

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O son of Pṛthā, in this world there are two kinds of created beings. One is called the divine and the other demoniac. I have already explained to you at length the divine qualities. Now hear from Me of the demoniac.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is 16.6


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Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 11: Lord Krishna Instructs Uddhava

February 20th, 2011 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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The brāhmaṇa said: My dear King, with my intelligence I have taken shelter of many spiritual masters. Having gained transcendental understanding from them, I now wander about the earth in a liberated condition. Please listen as I describe them to you.
Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 11 41.32


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Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4: Sacrifice Performed by Daksha

February 18th, 2011 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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With all respect, Dakṣa worshiped Lord Śiva with his share of the remnants of the yajña. After finishing the ritualistic sacrificial activities, he satisfied all the other demigods and the other people assembled there. Then, after finishing all these duties with the priests, he took a bath and was fully satisfied.
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 7.56


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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is: The Material Modes of Nature

February 14th, 2011 | Posted by ww-seva in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possible the births of all living beings, O son of Bharata.
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is 14.3


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You have fully delineated the subject of impersonal Brahman as well as the knowledge derived therefrom. Why should you be despondent in spite of all this, thinking that you are undone, my dear prabhu?
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 5.4


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Addressing Vyāsadeva, the son of Parāśara, Nārada inquired: Are you satisfied by identifying with the body or the mind as objects of self-realization?
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 5.2


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