This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:
Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011
The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.
- Krishna is not angry or upset, He is simply explaining what will happen if Arjuna does not do his duty.
- Free from all sense enjoyment does not mean that the senses are not engaged – but they are only engaged as they are supposed to be engaged in the service of the Lord.
- Knowledge and intelligence is the main aspect of becoming purified. We have to clearly understand distinction between ourselves and the material energy.
- If knowledge is not solid, karma-yoga may get sentimental.
- If there is no attachment, there is no hatred.
- Being in a secluded place means that we are in an environment to engage in Krishna consciousness and not distracted by sense gratification.
- We can remember Krishna from any platform, but we constantly get distracted. But on the brahma-bhuta stage we can constantly remember the Lord
- Impersonalists have cleared only the secondary aspect of false ego
- Brahma-bhuta means cleaning the primary aspect, understanding oneself to be a servant
- Once on achieves the stage of Brahman, one can proceed to have a relationship with the Supreme Brahman.
- On brahma-bhuta stage one realizes one’s svarupa.
- Ilusory perceptions and illusory identities must be abandoned, then one comes to the stage of Brahma-bhuta
- 65:00 We do not create or produce devotional service; we attain it.
- All the good qualities of this world, all the freedom from material entanglement – that’s just to get you into place, so you can do bhakti.