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  1. Topic :
  2. Bhagawad Gita
  3. What is Bhagavad Gita • The GITA is one of the Most Authoriative sources of Hindu Doctrine and Ethics , and is accepted by all sets of Hindus. • Even though the Gita is the record of a dialogue centuries ago, it is relevant to any age since it addresses fundamental questions that arise in the human heart
  4. A synopsis of the last lecture • If the depression is mild, such words of encouragement have the desired effect. In this case, the problem is deeper since it is existential in nature. • “Life and death are part of the cosmic process, But the Self is indestructible and immortal. It is not slain when the body is slain.”
  5. What is the effect of this teaching? • So Krishna makes a plea from a worldly perspective. “If you abandon your work, people willforever recount your abandonment. And livingsuch a life is worse than death. Therefore, stand up and fight!” • About Living • To Love and not Hate. • Existenceof Atman in Every Person • And all Should Aspireto reach Paramatma. • Thisstilldoes not energize Arjunato go into battle. So now begins Krishna’s brilliantdiscourse and a synthesisof the four yogas.
  6. The Secret of Gita “ One sees it asa mystery or one speaksof it Or heartsof it as mystery but none knowsit “
  7. How does attachment arise? “By thinkingabout sense objects, attachmentto them is formed. Fromattachment,arisesa desireto possess them. When this isnot gratified,angercomes. From angercomes confusion. From confusion, loss of memory. Fromloss of memory, the destructionof intelligence. Fromthe destructionof intelligence, one perishes.”
  8. The psychology of anger • Modern psychoanalysis has revealed that anger is a manifestation of repressed and suppresseddesires. • Modern medicine has also establishedthe damage to internal physiology causedby excessiveanger. • In the fitof anger, we are confused and issuesthat have no bearing on the circumstanceare brought in only to add further confusion. • In such a confusion, we forget many things: the purpose of life,our responsibilities,our goals, and most importantly, peacefulco- existencewith fellow human beings.
  9. The yoga of devotion • Thiscan be saidto be the 2nd maincontributionof the Gita to the world’s philosophical thought. In these verses, Krishnaassimilatesina masterly way all dualisticviewsinto the non-dualisticframework. • As long asone thinksof oneself asanembodiedbeing, a dualisticviewwill intervene no matter howhardwe try to avoidit. One need not lament about that. Theessentialthing is“to have no ill-will towardsanyone, to be freefrom egotism,to be even-minded inpainandpleasure.” This is the essence of devotion.
  10. Best way to Reach Me • Fix your mind on me Devote yourself to me Worship me • Do homageto me andDiscipline Yourself…..You shallcome to me
  11. Who is Dear Devotee to Me. • Who is Freefrom elation , Anger, Sorrow andCraving • Who seeks neitherunpleasant and shows unpleasantness
  12. Thoughts of Swami Vivekanada on Gita. • If you want to be, Religious keep out of Religious Arguments. The sign of Death is Weakness andsign of life is Strength • Vivekananda writes in his inimitable humorous way, “The cow never tellsa lie and the stone never steals,but nevertheless, the cow remains a cow and the stone a stone. Man steals andman tellslies, and again,it is man that becomes god.”
  13. The main message of the Gita  Often, we aretempted to run awayfromour difficultiesandtakeup a life of the recluse, of exclusive meditation. Thisisnot an option recommendedby Krishna.  Few people have the capacityfor sustainedconcentrationandso, most of the people who choose the meditativelife wastea lot of timein idleness.  Theclassicaladage,“anidle mindisthe devil’sworkshop”moreor less summarizes the dangersof such anoption.  Theidealisto join the mindto a widervision,a worthy causethatenjoins the welfare of all, andthento engagethe mindandbody in worktowardsthat ideal.
  14. • Vedanta ( derived from veda , knowledge ,anta,end) literally means end or completion of knowledge Veda is also the term that designates the ancient scriptures (Shashtras ) of India, the earliest of which date to circa 1500-1200 BCE Vedanta , then , also means “ end of the veda,” and in this sense can refer technically to the final sections of the four- foldVedas , the so called Upanishads ( 600- 300 BCE )
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