Bhagavad Gita Question and Answer Session 1

Bhagavad Gita Question and Answer Session 1 – This blog features the live Q/A session with Dr. Lila Purushottam Das held for our Gita Course Learners worldwide dated 22 June 2020.

Q1. When the soul leaves the body, then mind, intelligence, and false ego also go with the soul. Is there an order in which these leave the body?

No, the subtle body consists of mind, intelligence, and false ego. During death, subtle body leaves as a whole. One may also refer to this blog

Q2. Some lessons are very difficult to understand. What should I do?

Initially, everyone finds it difficult. But gradually by practice, we can churn the nectar from every verse of Bhagavad Gita.

Q3. How to practice the teachings of Bhagavad Gita in daily life?

As stated in Bhagavad Gita 9.27,

yat karoṣi yad aśnāsi
yaj juhoṣi dadāsi yat
yat tapasyasi kaunteya
tat kuruṣva mad-arpaṇam

Translation: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.

We should eat things only after offered it to Krishna, we should give some amount of our earnings in service to Krishna. We should adjust our daily life activities in such a way that we get time for chanting Krishna’s name, remembering Him and giving the message of Bhagavad Gita to others.

Q4. After knowing about Krishna and my original identity, I become very attached to spiritual life. So, how to balance professional and spiritual life?

Suppose, you don’t perform your professional duties well because of spiritual activities, then people will criticize Krishna on behalf of you and you will never like this. So, we should be very efficient in our professional duties so that we get enough time for spiritual practice.

Q5. Is full Bhagavad Gita covered in this course?

Yes, but instead of Bhagavad Gita chapter wise, I presented you in such a way that is easy to grasp for everyone.

Q6. Please explain reverses of life.

Suppose, you have some expectations for yourself, and your life is not fulfilling what you expecting rather your life is going opposite to what you expected. One also refer to this blog on reverses of life.

Q7. How to maintain inspiration?

By making Krishna our best friend. By always remain connected to Krishna through His instruction given in Bhagavad Gita.

Watch the Q/A session video here

Q8. Maharaj Yudhishthira left after Krishna departed to His eternal Abode. Did he neglect his duties by doing so?

No, Maharaj Yudhishthira has no interest in this material world, he is an eternal associate of Lord Krishna. So he will go where Krishna will go.

Q9. How can we approach a bonafide spiritual master?

We have already done it for you. We have brought the message of Srila Prabhupada, the greatest acharya, at your doorstep through this Bhagavad Gita course.

Q10. Does Bhakti effect our karma?

Yes, it burnt our karma to ashes.

Q11. Why do devotees also suffer from diseases?

Because we all have material bodies which are subjected to material laws and hence getting diseased is natural. But even in a diseased condition, a devotee is able to remember Krishna and doesn’t get disturbed by disease.

Q12. Why Krishna give knowledge of Gita to Arjuna and not anyone else?

Just as prime minister chooses his minister, similarly Krishna choose to whom He give knowledge of Bhagavad Gita.

Q13. Why did Queen Gandhari curse Lord Krishna?

Just as something goes wrong with us then we blame God for that, similarly, Gandhari lost her hundred sons and she cursed Krishna. But Krishna is not affected by anyone’s curse. He just uses that curse as a tool to wind up His pastimes in this world.

Q14. I am not able to understand Maths, what should I do?

You don’t need to understand Maths to be a better person, rather you should figure out your ability and then act according to your nature. And if you practice sincerely, then you will find someone is guiding you from inside because Krishna is in everyone’s heart.

Q15. Is correct pronunciation Arjun or Arjuna?

Both are correct. Arjun is in Hindi language while Arjuna is in Sanskrit language.

Q16. Is this course available in Hindi?

This course will be available in Hindi soon

Q17. How Bhagavad Gita makes us peaceful?

When we see things from our perspective, we cannot know what is good for us in long run. But when we know what Krishna wants then we will be peaceful because Krishna cares for our ultimate benefit in a bigger perspective.

Q18. What is relation between mind and intellect?

There are two types of intellect: material intellect and spiritual intellect.
Material intellect is subordinate to the mind. Whatever mind says, it gives a solution to act according to the mind. But the mind is subordinate to the spiritual intellect and we get spiritual intellect by reading Bhagavad Gita

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