Learn Gita Live Gita's GITA COMPREHENSIVE is a course on Bhagavad Gita As It Is* which presents the science of life, as it is. The course contains verse by verse explanation of each chapter of Bhagavad Gita with their purports. Essence of every chapter is given by a verse along with section-wise division of chapter which helps in clear understanding of the chapter. Take away points is given in every chapter which one can take home. Verses quoted by Prabhupada in different purports helps to easily relate the verses with different other scriptures.
*Translation & Commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON.
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Bg 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra
This chapter introduces us to 5 Principal Characters that we see in this world.
Finally the mighty warrior, Arjuna sees his intimate relatives, teachers and friends in both armies ready to sacrifice their lives. Overcome by grief, Arjuna, his mind bewildered, gives up his determination to fight.
Bg 2: Contents of the Gītā Summarized
After Arjuna finally surrenders to Lord Krishna, Krishna explains the concept of Soul through Sankhya(Analysis). Then he explains one’s duty through Sankhya, the Scientific Process of Buddhi Yoga, Krishna Consciousness and then finally explains the characteristics of a self realized person. Main takeaways from this chapter include What is Consciousness and different types and levels of Consciousness.
Bg 3: Karma-yoga
Can fighting be synonymous with KC? What is prescribed duty? What is Varnashrama system? Who is the actor? How to conquer lust – the all devouring enemy of everyone? This chapter answers all these prominent questions. It explains how actions performed for the satisfaction of Krishna have no reaction. Varnashrama system – the most scientific constructive Engagements for people in general. And Finally how by Spiritual Intelligence, one can conquer this deadliest enemy named Lust.
Bg 4: Transcendental Knowledge
In this chapter Krishna explains Transcendental Knowledge and Krishna Consciousness are one and the same, Three categories of Actions, Action in Inaction and Inaction in Actions. Krishna consciousness (transcendental knowledge) is the ultimate form of Inaction in Actions. Different types of sacrifices culminating in Transcendental knowledge. Finally how all our doubts can be vanquished if situated in KC under the direct guidance of a spiritual master
Bg 5: Karma-yoga-Action in Krishna Consciousness
Lord Krishna prescribes Karma Sannyasa Yoga – Actions in Krishna consciousness, acting according to one's nature and offering everything to Lord Krishna to be unaffected by sinful action. He then explains the 3 actors and process of perfection and finally Secret of attaining perfection is in knowing Lord Krishna as He is which is the universal peace formula.
Bg 6: Dhyāna-yoga
Astanga-yoga, a mechanical meditative practice, controls the mind and the senses and focuses concentration on Paramatma (the Supersoul, the form of the Lord situated in the heart). This practice culminates in samadhi, full consciousness of the Supreme.
Bg 7: Knowledge of the Absolute
Lord Krishna is the Supreme Truth, the supreme cause and sustaining force of everything, both material and spiritual. Advanced souls surrender unto Him in devotion, whereas impious souls divert their minds to other objects of worship.
Bg 8: Attaining the Supreme
By remembering Lord Krishna in devotion throughout one's life, and especially at the time of death, one can attain to His supreme abode, beyond the material world.
Bg 9: The Most Confidential Knowledge
Lord Krishna is the Supreme Godhead and the supreme object of worship. The soul is eternally related to Him through transcendental devotional service (bhakti). By reviving one's pure devotion one returns to Krishna in the spiritual realm.
Bg 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
All wondrous phenomena showing power, beauty, grandeur or sublimity, either in the material world or in the spiritual, are but partial manifestations of Krishna's divine energies and opulence. As the supreme cause of all causes and the support and essence of everything, Krishna is the supreme object of worship for all beings.
Bg 11: The Universal Form
Lord Krishna grants Arjuna divine vision and reveals His spectacular unlimited form as the cosmic universe. Thus He conclusively establishes His divinity. Krishna explains that His own all-beautiful humanlike form is the original form of Godhead. One can perceive this form only by pure devotional service.
Bg 12: Devotional Service
Bhakti-yoga, pure devotional service to Lord Krishna, is the highest and most expedient means for attaining pure love for Krishna, which is the highest end of spiritual existence. Those who follow this supreme path develop divine qualities.
Bg 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
One who understands the difference between the body, the soul and the Supersoul beyond them both attains liberation from this material world.
Bg 14: The Three Modes Of Material Nature
All embodied souls are under the control of the three modes, or qualities, of material nature: goodness, passion, and ignorance. Lord Krishna explains what these modes are, how they act upon us, how one transcends them, and the symptoms of one who has attained the transcendental state.
Bg 15: The Yoga of the Supreme Person
The ultimate purpose of Vedic knowledge is to detach one self from the entanglement of the material world and to understand Lord Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One who understands Krishna 's supreme identity surrenders unto Him and engages in His devotional service.
Bg 16: The Divine and Demoniac Natures
Those who possess demoniac qualities and who live whimsically, without following the regulations of scripture, attain lower births and further material bondage. But those who possess divine qualities and regulated lives, abiding by scriptural authority, gradually attain spiritual perfection.
Bg 17: The Divisions of Faith
There are three types of faith, corresponding to and evolving from the three modes of material nature. Acts performed by those whose faith is in passion and ignorance yield only impermanent, material results, whereas acts performed in goodness, in accord with scriptural injunctions, purify the heart and lead to pure faith in Lord Krishna and devotion to Him.
Bg 18: Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Krishna explains the meaning of renunciation and the effects of the modes of nature on human consciousness and activity. He explains Brahman realization, the glories of the Bhagavad-gita, and the ultimate conclusion of the Gita: the highest path of religion is absolute, unconditional loving surrender unto Lord Krishna, which frees one from all sins, brings one to complete enlightenment, and enables one to return to Krishna's eternal spiritual abode.
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