krishna-arjuna

Thus far, the Bhagavad-gītā has been predominantly constituted of bhagavān Śrī Krishna’s discourses on yoga, prompted by the pertinent questions of his dear friend, Arjuna. And in these discourses, it becomes increasingly obvious that comprehending the identity of Krishna himself is crucial to the successful practice of yoga. Indeed, in the present chapter, he will be referred to explicitly as the master, or lord, of yoga (yogeśvara).
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krishna-arjuna

Generally, yoga is conceived as a discipline, or a constellation of disciplines, that a yogī undertakes to attain a state of consciousness. In the Bhagavad-gītā, such a discipline and state of consciousness come together as engagement in relation to the master of yoga, yogeśvara, who is bhagavān. However, in the Gītā in particular, and especially in this chapter as well as chapters 12 and 15, yoga is presented as the impetus of yogeśvara to make himself accessible to the yogī.
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Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.6.8

November 1st, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O unconquerable Lord, You engage Your illusory energy, composed of three modes, to unleash, maintain and devastate the inconceivable manifest cosmos, all within Your own self. As the supreme superintendent of māyā, You appear to be situated in the interaction of the modes of nature; however, You are never affected by material activities. In fact, You are directly engaged in Your own eternal, spiritual bliss, and thus You cannot be accused of any material infection.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 11.6.8


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Diwali lecture

October 30th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 25.119)

October 30th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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“‘What appears to be truth without Me is certainly My illusory energy, for nothing can exist without Me. It is like a reflection of a real light in the shadows, for in the light there are neither shadows nor reflections.Caitanya-caritamrita (Madhya 25.119)



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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.11.30

October 24th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Among the mixed classes known as saṅkara, those who are not thieves are known as antevasāyī or caṇḍālas [dog-eaters], and they also have their hereditary customs.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.11.30



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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.11.21

October 18th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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The symptoms of a brāhmaṇa are control of the mind, control of the senses, austerity and penance, cleanliness, satisfaction, forgiveness, simplicity, knowledge, mercy, truthfulness, and complete surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.11.21


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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 25.113)

October 16th, 2016 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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“ ‘Prior to the cosmic manifestation, only I exist, and no phenomena exist, either gross, subtle or primordial. After creation, only I exist in everything, and after annihilation, only I remain eternally.’
Caitanya-caritamrita (Madhya 25.113)



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