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Michael Douglas Neely, a Sanskrit and Eastern religion/philosophy enthusiast, walks you through the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most profound religious/philosophical texts ever written and very important in understanding the ancient and present culture of India. He highlights the basic story and concepts of the text with sidebars on its original language and philosophical implications. The podcast was produced for everyone, even someone with no previous knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit ...
 
॥ भगवद्गीतायाः व्याख्यानं भगवद्भाषया श्रोतुं सुवर्णावसरः ॥ अध्यापकः - Dr. पद्मकुमारमहोदयः श्लोकपठनम्, पदच्छेदः, पदसंस्कारः, प्रतिपदार्थः, आकाङ्क्षापद्धत्या अन्वयक्रमः, तात्पर्यं च । सरलसंस्कृतेन संस्कृतपठनं गीतापठनं च । http://www.samskritabharatiusa.org/index.php/bhagavad-gita-online-classes
 
॥ भगवद्गीतायाः व्याख्यानं भगवद्भाषया श्रोतुं सुवर्णावसरः ॥ अध्यापकः - Dr. पद्मकुमारमहोदयः श्लोकपठनम्, पदच्छेदः, पदसंस्कारः, प्रतिपदार्थः, आकाङ्क्षापद्धत्या अन्वयक्रमः, तात्पर्यं च । सरलसंस्कृतेन संस्कृतपठनं गीतापठनं च । http://www.samskritabharatiusa.org/index.php/bhagavad-gita-online-classes
 
॥ भगवद्गीतायाः व्याख्यानं भगवद्भाषया श्रोतुं सुवर्णावसरः ॥ अध्यापकः - Dr. पद्मकुमारमहोदयः श्लोकपठनम्, पदच्छेदः, पदसंस्कारः, प्रतिपदार्थः, आकाङ्क्षापद्धत्या अन्वयक्रमः, तात्पर्यं च । सरलसंस्कृतेन संस्कृतपठनं गीतापठनं च । This podcast covers chapter 3. Please search for additional chapters. http://www.samskritabharatiusa.org/index.php/bhagavad-gita-online-classes
 
Those podcasts are computerize audio from a few books of Michael Beloved. I am starting off with chapters 1 through 18 of the book entitled "Bhagavad Gita English". This text was translated and written by Michael Beloved. He is a teacher of the Yoga discipline, with over 30 years of experience, and my Kundalini guru. The spoken audio to those chapters and books was done using the Speech Recognition technology found in the Mac OS X operating system. Listeners must know that those books contai ...
 
Swami Tattwamayananda’s class on Srimad Bhagavad Gita is held at the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) on Friday evenings in the First Universal Hindu Temple in the West (founded by Swami Trigunatitananda in 1905). Classes are held on Friday night at 7:30 pm. All are most welcome. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the most important spiritual classic of Hinduism. Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of North ...
 
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-9th chapter: verses 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June 25, 2021. -8th verse: “Animating My own prakriti, I project this whole multitude of different beings. Then they exist, but they are helpless and not free.” -So long as we are attached to prakriti, under the influence of the three gunas, we are in a sta…
 
-9th chapter: verses 6, 7, 8 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June 18, 2021. -6th verse: “Just as the mighty, strong wind, that is always moving everywhere, rests in the sky, but does not have the ability to make any modifications to the sky – similarly, all beings rest in Me.” -According to the Upanishadic concept of evolution - …
 
-9th chapter: verses 4, 5 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June 11, 2021. -4th verse: “All this is pervaded by Me in unmanifest form. All beings exist in Me, but I don’t exist in them.” -The infinite pervades the finite. The finite is not a creation or a product of the infinite. For example, the clay pot is pervaded by clay. Under…
 
-8th chapter: verse 28 9th chapter: verses 1, 2, 3 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June 4, 2021. -8th chapter, 28th verse: “The Yogi who understands the full meaning of this supreme truth, he becomes a Jivan mukta. He gets liberated while living in this world, realizes the supreme truth, and gets results that transcend the collec…
 
-8th chapter: verses 26, 27, 28 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on May 28, 2021. -To properly understand the 28th verse, we need to understand the context of the 8th chapter, which starts with seven questions from Arjuna. He asks: “What is Brahman? What is Adhyatma? What is Karma? What is Adhibhuta? What is Adhidaiva? Who and in wha…
 
-8th chapter: verses 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on May 21, 2021. -20th and 21st verse: “Beyond this Avyakta (unmanifested) and Vyakta (manifested), which belong to the realm of the relative, there is the one Absolute Reality which is different from the unmanifested state of the relative – it is Ak…
 
-8th chapter: verses 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on May 14, 2021. -17th verse deals with the Hindu concept of Cosmogony, according to which cosmic movement is in rhythmic cycles. -According to Yuga theory, there are four Yugas - Satya, Dvapara, Treta and Kali Yuga. Satya Yuga is 1 million and 28,000 years. Tre…
 
-8th chapter: verses 14, 15, 16 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on May 7, 2021. -14th verse: “I am easily attainable by that Yogi, who remembers me constantly with an undistracted mind.” -When our mind is focused on a spiritual ideal without any wavering, then that spiritual ideal becomes a physical reality to us. Sri Ramakrishna sa…
 
-8th chapter: verses 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on April 30, 2021. -Verses 10-14 provide a detailed description of meditative practices and the importance of Omkara upasana. -Mandukya Upanishad elaborately discusses Omkara as a spiritual symbol. It says that if one is spiritually fit, and his mind is fully re…
 
-8th chapter: verses 7, 8, 9 -This lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on April 23, 2021. -7th verse: “Constantly remember Me and fight. Then you shall attain Me.” -Fight here refers to the battle with our own lower self. Lord Krishna says that we should combine contemplation and action, and do our everyday secular duties with a higher ideal…
 
-8th chapter: verses 5, 6 -This lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on April 16, 2021. -5th, 6th and 7th verses deal with the importance of living life in such a way that enables one to leave the body with the thought of the transcendental. Death is not undesirable – it is a creative, constructive transition. -5th verse: “Those who at the ti…
 
-Conclusion of 7th chapter; 8th chapter: verses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 3rd chapter, verse 35 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on April 9, 2021. -30th verse: “Those who know Me as the totality of all that exists – Adhibhutam, Adhidaivam and Adhiyajnam – they continue to know Me even at the time of death.” -8th chapter starts with questions…
 
7th chapter: verses 29, 30 Introduction to chapter 8 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on April 2, 2021. -29th verse: “Those who strive to attain freedom from old age and death by taking refuge in Me, they know Brahman. That Brahman is all of adhyatma and karma in its entirety.” -Old age/death is a metaphor that represents the imperma…
 
-7th chapter: verses 25, 26, 27, 28 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on March 26, 2021. -25th verse: “The Absolute Reality is unmanifest, eternal, changeless, birthless, deathless and non-dual. For people who have not reached the highest state of spiritual evolution, the true nature of this Absolute Reality remains concealed due to t…
 
-7th chapter: verses 21, 22, 23, 24 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on March 12, 2021. -21st verse: “In whatsoever form a devotee seeks to worship God with unwavering shraddha, that shraddha is enough for him to reach his goal.” -Shraddha is the highest qualification needed to reach our spiritual goal. Shraddha refers to a sense of …
 
-7th chapter: verses 19, 20, 21 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on March 5, 2020. -19th verse: “The highest stage in spiritual evolution is to realize that there is one supreme reality that pervades the entire universe and that the same reality is present in all of us. Such exalted spiritual seekers, who see everything as an express…
 
This episode discusses chapter 17 of the Bhagavad Gītā. This chapter starts out with Arjuna questioning Kṛṣṇa on the state of those have cast aside scriptural injunction, but are full of faith sacrificing. Arjuna particularly wants to know if they are possessed of the sattva, rajas, or tamas guṇa. Kṛṣṇa replies with details about the sattvic, rajas…
 
-7th chapter: verses 16, 17, 18, 19 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on February 26, 2020. -16th verse: “People endowed with sattva-guna are of four types. (1) Those who take to spiritual life due to distress (2) those who are aspirants of knowledge (3) Those who want wealth (4) Those who are Jnani (wise). “ -17th verse: “Of all thes…
 
-7th chapter: verses 14, 15, 16. 16th chapter: verses 1, 2, 3, 4 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on February 19, 2020. -14th verse: “Those who take the help of Vidya-maya, they eventually transcend Maya.” -Brahman is the only Absolute Reality. Vedanta defines something as real if (1) it remains without change in the past, present an…
 
-7th chapter: verses 14, 15, 16 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on February 12, 2020. -Absolute Reality is the only sat. Vedanta defines something as sat (real) if (1) it remains without change in the past, present and future (2) It is beyond time, space and causation and (3) it remains without change in waking, dream and deep sleep…
 
This episode discusses chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gītā. In this episode, Kṛṣṇa explains the highest knowledge of knowledge and a bit about his cosmological role. The bulk of this chapter is dedicated to the three guṇas of sattva, rajas, and tamas within prakṛti and how one attains immortality by transcending the guṇas.…
 
This episode discusses chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gītā. In this episode, Kṛṣṇa explains the important concept of the kṣetra to Arjuna, as well as defining knowledge and ignorance, and prakṛti and puruṣa. The guṇas and the ātman are also again discussed along with the states of being that bring about liberation…
 
This episode discusses chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gītā. In this episode, Arjuna requests Kṛṣṇa to tell him which is better worship of him, the manifest or non-manifest. Kṛṣṇa also discusses various alternative paths towards liberation when another path is more difficult. Lastly, Kṛṣṇa discusses the qualities of those beloved of him.…
 
-The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on January 29, 2021. -7th chapter: verses 11, 12, 13, 14 -Lord Krishna first teaches Arjuna to evolve a sense of duty consciousness. Later he teaches him karma yoga – learning to do duty without selfish purpose. This is a matter of one’s evolution. One should first do duty with desires. As he evolves,…
 
-The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on January 22, 2021. -7th chapter: verse 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 -3rd verse: “Among thousands of people, very few strive for a spiritual life. Among those who sincerely strive for spiritual life, very few realize the truth.” -Not many people can think beyond the immediate and empirical. Even when …
 
This episode discusses chapter ten of the Bhagavad Gītā. Kṛṣṇa begins to discuss his origin and the origin of beings, and his being and the manifold conditions of beings originating from him. Then Kṛṣṇa describes the state and actions of those who know and are yoked by that understanding, and the results of that state and those actions. Lastly, Arj…
 
-7th chapter: verse 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda January 15, 2021. -Gita’s eighteen chapters are divided into three sections, each with six chapters. The first section deals with the knowledge of spiritual practice. The second section deals with the knowledge of Bhagavan. The third section deals with knowledge of…
 
-6th chapter: verses 46, 47; 7th chapter: verse 1 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda January 8, 2021. -6th chapter, 46th verse: “This Yogi is superior to the Tapasvi (one who practices extreme asceticism), superior to the Jnani (one who is a mere scholar), and superior to the Karmi (one who follows rituals).” -Scriptures, asceticism an…
 
This episode discusses chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gītā. Arjuna questions Kṛṣṇa on the definition of a number of important terms and concepts in the Bhagavad Gītā to include Brahman, the supreme ātman, karma, the declared supreme being, the supreme related to the divine, and the supreme yajña here in this body. The last question, "How is the supreme …
 
-The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on December 18, 2020. -6th chapter: verses 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 -In the 37th, 38th and 39th verse, Arjuna asks: “Suppose a person is endowed with shraddha and is making an earnest effort to control his mind. Yet, he fails to attain perfection. What happens to such a person? Has he to…
 
This episode discusses chapter 6 of the Bhagavad Gītā and readdresses many of the concepts that have been already discussed in the previous chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā and adds further clarifications to the concepts. In particular, there is heavy emphasis on seeing the practices of renunciation and yoga as necessary supports to each other. The co…
 
The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on December 11, 2020. -6th chapter: verses 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 -In the 37th, 38th and 39th verse, Arjuna asks: “Suppose a person is endowed with shraddha and is making an earnest effort to control his mind. Yet, he fails to attain perfection. What happens to such a person? Has he totally fai…
 
The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on December 4, 2020. -6th chapter: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 -Spiritual life is our ideal. We have to restrain the thought currents in the mind by feeding it with positive ideas. However, the mind is called Vikshipta-manah, always wavering like a pendulum. -Vyasa classifies the human mind into five ca…
 
This episode discusses chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gītā focusing Arjuna's question to Kṛṣṇa about which is the better between Sāṃkhya and Yoga. From the answering of this question, the practice of yoga is also discussed as well as the power of the knowledge of the ātman. The nirvāṇa in Brahman is discussed at the end of this podcast.…
 
-6th chapter: verses 32, 33, 34, 35 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on November 27, 2020. -32nd, 33rd, 34th and 35th verses are interrelated. 32nd verse concludes the important idea of the spiritual unity of the entire creation. 33rd and 34th verses present Arjuna’s question on whether the equanimity of mind can be achieved. The 35t…
 
-6th chapter: verses 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on November 20, 2020. -28th verse: “Such a Yogi, free from all obstacles, experiences Atyantam Sukham – ultimate, infinite, spiritual bliss.” -Atyantam Sukham is not the temporary absence of unhappiness. It is happiness itself. It is the feeling of permanently b…
 
-6th chapter: verses 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 -The lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on November 13, 2020. -23rd verse: “The Yogi then reaches a state of severance from any feeling of incompleteness such as agony, pain and unhappiness. This is called duḥkha-sanyoga-viyogam” -Every experience of happiness at the empirical level is only the tempor…
 
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