Bhagavad Gita Question And Answer Session 3

Bhagavad Gita Question And Answer Session 3 – This blog features the live Q/A session with Dr. Lila Purushottam Das held for our Gita Course Learners worldwide dated 26 July 2020

Introduction

Why are there so many demigods?

Just like to administer a small country, we have so many ministers, secretaries and joint secretaries, similarly to administer the whole universe we have 33 demigods and each demigod is assisted by other 1 crore demigods.

I saw a man committed suicide in front of my eyes. How to apply teachings of Gita in such scary situations?

You should be assured that what you saw was just the destruction of a physical body because soul never dies. The best thing to do in these scary situations is to recite verses from Bhagavad Gita and chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Physical mind is different from the mind of the soul. How to connect with the mind of the soul?

Our spiritual body is covered by the subtle body. We have to be in mode of goodness to access our spiritual body like we should wake up early in morning, take bath, chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra and eat only vegetarian food offered to Krishna. The mind of soul is always Krishna conscious but it is covered by the subtle body.

In some picture, we see Lord Vishnu in sleeping posture. Does it mean that Lord Vishnu meditates on Lord Shiva?

No, Lord Vishnu is lying means that He is in yoga-Nidra. He is fully active in yoga-Nidra because as He exhales, innumerable universe comes out from His pores but we can’t conceive this.

No gambling is one of four regulative principles. What is real gambling?

Real gambling means to lead a dishonest life. Like to earn more through corruption, bribe etc.

Does tea count in intoxication?

Yes, but you can take herbal tea which is also good for developing immunity against COVID19

Watch the Q/A session here

Why Lord Vishnu troubled Brahmana to meet Krishna?

Lord Vishnu didn’t trouble Brahmana, rather Brahmana got to know about Krishna, which is the best thing happen to anyone. Through this pastime, many people get attracted to Krishna and perfected their lives.

What will be my experience when I will become self realized?

You will chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra all the time. You will get so much taste in chanting the holy names that you can’t stop chanting Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

After joining this course and reading Srila Prabhupad’s books, I began to follow four regulative principles. But I have fear of again indulging in bar habits. What should I do?

You should always be in association of devotees or those people who follow these four regulative principles.

Should I remember verses of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit?

Yes, definitely.

I have passed in 10th examination. Which subject should I choose in 11th?

You should choose subject according to your nature and you feel happy studying that subject.

How ultimate form of false consciousness and pure consciousness appear to be same at the level of mode of goodness?

The subtlety of soul and subtlety of this false consciousness is almost in the same level. This is the confusion. But their qualities are different, one is mundane while soul is divine.

How to encourage a lazy person towards spiritual life?

Feed him nice prasadam and make him hear Hare Krishna maha-mantra.

Science is causing so much harm, so why should we study science?

Science is not bad but the people who are studying try to deny the existence of God. That is the problem.

When I do some good service to Krishna and devotees praise me, I become little proud. How to deal with it?

That’s fine. You should feel happy when you do good service for Krishna but you shouldn’t feel that you are better than others.

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