Bhagavad-gītā 18.54

September 20th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman and becomes fully joyful. He never laments or desires to have anything. He is equally disposed toward every living entity. In that state he attains pure devotional service unto Me.Bhagavad-gītā 18.54


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Bhagavad-gītā 3.43

June 28th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to the material senses, mind and intelligence, O mighty-armed Arjuna, one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence [Kṛṣṇa consciousness] and thus – by spiritual strength – conquer this insatiable enemy known as lust.Bhagavad-gītā 3.43


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Bhagavad-gītā 17.3

August 2nd, 2018 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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O son of Bharata, according to one’s existence under the various modes of nature, one evolves a particular kind of faith. The living being is said to be of a particular faith according to the modes he has acquired.Bhagavad-gītā 17.3


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Freedom of Speech

June 1st, 2018 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Bhagavad-gītā 12.12

May 21st, 2018 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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If you cannot take to this practice, then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge. Better than knowledge, however, is meditation, and better than meditation is renunciation of the fruits of action, for by such renunciation one can attain peace of mind.Bhagavad-gītā 12.12



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Bhagavad-gītā 13.1-2

May 21st, 2018 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Arjuna said: O my dear Kṛṣṇa, I wish to know about prakṛti [nature], puruṣa [the enjoyer], and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the object of knowledge. The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: This body, O son of Kuntī, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.Bhagavad-gītā 13.1-2


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We arrive at the concluding chapter of the Bhagavad-gītā, of Krishna’s eighteen yoga teachings. This chapter is the longest in the Gītā (slightly longer than chapter 2). It serves partly as a reiteration and re-emphasis of previously expressed ideas, but also as an elaboration on important principles in terms of the three modalities of nature. It is also here that we find a dramatic crescendo near the chapter’s end, in Krishna’s final exhortation to Arjuna (and to all would-be yogīs) to find refuge and ultimate yoga success in him, yogeśvara, the master of yoga.
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Krishna mentions sacred texts at the end of the previous chapter, and this prompts Arjuna to ask for more details. What is the situation of persons who practice sacrificial rites but do not follow the prescriptions for such rites provided in the sacred texts? Arjuna frames his question in terms of the three modalities—illumination, passion, and darkness—so Krishna’s response, comprising most of this chapter, is also in these terms, constituting a further elaboration on the modalities from Chapter 14.
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