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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #50

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Devotees quickly become righteous, pious.
  • We tend to mix mundane piety with devotion.
  • 06:00 The principle of forest life or farm life is to worship the Lord with what’s available in the forest or on the farm. Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #50

IS IT WRONG TO BOTHER KRISHNA WITH MATERIAL DESIRES?

Reading from Bhagavad-gita Study Guide: “Taking care of the devotees is not a burden for the Lord.  Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura explains in his commentary:

“One should not say that in giving the burden of their maintenance to their worshipable Lord the devotees show lack of prema.  In fact they do not give Me that burden.  I, by My own will accept it.  It should also be understood that I am not bearing it as a duty, as I create and maintain the universe by My will alone.  Rather, being attached to My devotees, I take the greatest pleasure in taking care of their needs, like carrying the weight of one’s lover.”

HH BVPS Maharaja: So always in his commentary it’s like Krishna is speaking and making, bringing out these finer points. So it’s not that, “Oh, I don’t want to go to Krishna for this.” Then who you are going to go to? “Oh, I don’t want to bother Krishna with this.” Then who you are going to bother? It’s not good to bother, means, there is higher levels of dealing with Krishna than bothering with material facility, or anxieties or other thing, but if you don’t go to Him, where are you going to go? Then where is the Krishna consciousness? So it seems, “Oh, yeah, no, it’s Maya, so I won’t go to Krishna for this.” Great. But then where are you going to go? Depend upon yourself? Then you are the lord? You are the doer? You are the cause? Does that make sense? So that’s the point. Better you go to Him, but at the same time is then He is showing that more is, that the devotee is just dependent upon Krishna, always absorbed in serving Krishna, so he is not worried about his own maintenance, so Krishna takes care of them. So in any case, it’s not a problem. So one, He directly takes care, the other one, He takes care through His agencies. He gets it done. You know, just like, let’s say, someone comes and they want something done, so he calls his secretary, he says, “Okay, take care of this.” So through his machinations it gets done, right? But in the other is that the person comes because of his closeness, then he’ll personally do himself, he’ll personally call that person and get him… Get this, like this, bring it, see that it’s all nice and… So that’s the thing. Does that make sense?

(From Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 9.13-25, Sastra Caksus course, 30th Dec 2010, Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sri Mayapur)

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Lecture notes HERE

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #49

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #48

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • 6:20 Everything is within Krishna, but He as a person is not interested in the materialistic living entities. Krishna is always interested in the living entities, but they don’t exchange it.
  • Krishna is simultaneously there and not there as a person, depending on our desire to see Him. Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #48

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #47

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Things happen through opulence. Through appreciating Lord’s opulence, one can see Him in everything. But one who is envious, cannot have such vision.
  • Only if we accept the Lord as He is, can we have a personal relationship with Him
  • Having issues impedes our understanding of the Lord as He is. Continue reading Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #47

Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #46

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • One should usually understand both material and spiritual world to be inspired.
  • During annihilation, jiva’s conception of who he is is destroyed, adhibhuta is destroyed, but adhyatma and adhidaiva remain.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #45

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Karma, jnana and yoga are dependent on favorable situations, but pure devotional service is not dependent on favorable situation. In any situation one can remember the Lord by chanting His holy name.
  • We get distracted because we have faith that material things can make us happy. Material world is always a distraction, trouble from beginning to end, but if we focus on Krishna we will not be distracted.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #44

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • We study different aspects of karma-yoga, jnana-yoga etc, to easier understand bhakti in the conditioned state.
  • If emphasis is on Krishna, mixed devotional service is not problem, because it will be progressive.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #43

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • The concept of giving up all work come from Mayavada philosophy. Devotee gives up specific rituals meant for elevation to heavenly planets, but he uses proper activities within his duties as a medium to serve Krishna. Devotee is focused on Krishna, the activity is a medium.

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Bhagavad-Gita Seriatim #42

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 1 and consists of 91 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/bhagavad-gita-seriatim/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur, September 2010-April 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents.

  • Krishna is free from the contamination of the material modes, therefore He can know things as they are, and know past. present and future.
  • Dead matter is not actually generating the experience, it cannot reciprocate in any way. Every effect of reciprocating is generated by the Lord. But we are attracted and repulsed by dead matter.

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