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Our goals are the results we seek – how can we set goals but be detached from results?
Gita 17.13 Yajna in ignorance expresses defiance externally and internally.mp3
Gita 17.12 Yajna is like modern technology – can fuel the illusion that we are controllers and enjoyers.mp3
Reflections on the last verse spoken by Krishna in the Gita – Hindi
Gita 17.11 Focus not on expectation from the world, focus on contribution from yourself.mp3
Gita 17.10 Food in ignorance isn’t nourishing, satisfying or appealing.mp3
Gita 17.09 Food in passion is is sensually stimulating but eventually distressing and disease-inducing.mp3
Gita 17.08 Food in goodness provides profusely both nutrition and satisfaction
Gita 17.07 Food, sacrifice, charity and austerity represent broad patterns of the soul’s interaction with its encasing circles
Gita 17.06 Defying scripture, be it for pandering the body or tormenting the body, is demonic
Gita 17.05 Our body is not ours to abuse by arbitrary austerity
Gita 17.04 Our level of consciousness determines who we feel is worshipable
Gita 17.03 The relationship between our existence and our faith is causal, constitutional and consequential
Gita 17.02 See not just people’s ideological faith – see also their functional faith
Gita 17.01 The Gita universalizes and contextualizes the analytical framework of the three modes
Gita 16.24 Knowing scripture is our responsibility and our opportunity
Gita 16.23 Those who reject scripture suffer both in this life and the next
Gita 16.22 To pursue our self-interest, we need to purge out self-defeating desires
Gita 16.21 The metaphorical usage stresses the reality and gravity of the demoniac forces of lust, anger and greed
Gita 16.20 Demoniac action and demoniac destination is perpetuated by demoniac disposition
Gita 16.19 Devilish delights doom the demonic to deadly destinations
Gita 16.18 When bad situations make us take shelter of our bad side, we become bad people
Gita 16.17 Self-complacence and impudence perpetuate ignorance
Gita 16.16 Desires and fears cover our consciousness completely with illusion
Gita 16.15 The ungodly want to look good, not become good
Gita 16.14 Greed makes the covetous murderous
Gita 16.13 Let the mind’s chariot take us where we want to go, not where it wants to go
Gita 16.12 Sensual desires are ropes of enslavement, not roads to enjoyment
Gita 16.11 We make our beliefs and our beliefs make us
If I want to come first in my class, am I being attached to results?
Gita 16.10 Taking shelter of lust amidst problems is like taking shelter of kidnappers when threatened by thieves
Gita 16.09 The ungodly are born for destructive action unless they do drastic course correction
Gita 16.08 From atheism to hedonism is a natural slide
Gita 16.07 Observe others actions not to condemn, but to help
Gita 16.06 Knowing the inclination of the road where our car is is education, not condemnation
Gita 16.05 Acknowledging where a car’s wheels are pointing is not accusing the car driver
Gita 16.03 Giving appropriate honor promotes harmony, demanding excessive honor disrupts harmony
Gita 16.02 Our godliness needs to be seen in our harmonious interactions with others
Gita 16.01 Godliness is both a decision and a disposition
Gita 15.20 Using the knowledge and devotion we presently have propels us symbiotically towards life’s perfection
Gita 15.19 Bhakti is not non-intellectual or anti-intellectual – it is trans-intellectual
Gita 15.18 Fragmentation is not the cause of illusion, disharmonization is
Gita 15.17 Liberation is not just elevation out of illusion but also connection with the supreme reality
Gita 15.16 Purification means to change our emotional center
Gita 15.15 The purpose of perceiving the spiritual through the material is to perceive the spiritual in its own right
The Bhagavad-gita as a leadership guide
How is the Gita relevant today – Marathi
Gita Jayanti class – The Gita brings a message of fearlessness to a fear-filled world
Gita Jayanti talk – Appreciating the Gita’s message by contemplating the starting and ending names of Arjuna and Krishna
When jnana and karma are different philosophies, how can they both give the same result, as the Gita’s sixth chapter states?
Gita 15.14 The world’s origin and operation points requires something beyond the world
The Gita as a book of love – The significance of the first and last words spoken by Krishna and Arjuna
Gita 15.13 The existence of multiple factors congenial to our existence points to transcendence
Gita 15.12 We need the eyes to see what our eyes need to see
Gita 15.11 What we see depends on what we want to see
Gita 15.10 We need knowledge to see our vulnerability in material existence
Gita 15.09 The mind makes chasing mirages the soul’s tragic habit
The Bhagavad-gita’s message of love comforts and enlightens
The art of work – Detachment directed by devotion maximizes contribution
Gita 15.08 The essence of growth is evolution in our conception of life
Gita 15.07 Even when the mind is directed by the senses, it still directs the senses
Gita 15.06 The spiritual world is self-luminous and its luminosity is malleable to Krishna’s will
Gita 15.05 Surrender means to give up everything for Krishna – even the feeling of hopelessness
Gita 15.04 The Personal Absolute is not a way to transcendence – he is the summit of transcendence
Gita 15.03 Detachment cuts not the world but our own attachment to the world
Gita 15.02 We are bound by action and knowledge can guide us to action that leads to liberation
Gita 15.01 The metaphor of the upside-down tree points to the reality beyond the reflection
Gita 14.27 Brahman refers not just to the impersonal spiritual but also the generically spiritual
Gita 14.26 Health is a product of medication but it is also a precondition for medication
Gita 14.25 As long as we are materially motivated, we will be materially agitated
Gita 14.24 To be equipoised, be situated in the self, not in the world
Understanding Gita Wisdom – Interview on People of Bhakti at Bhakti Radio Network
Gita 14.23 We are not our scars, be they physical or emotional
Gita 14.22 Be a non-judgemental non-committal observer of your emotions
Gita 02.20-30 Go beyond lamentation by understanding the eternality of the soul and the multiplicity of its reincarnations
Gita 14.21 When the disease is subtle, we need education to perceive the symptoms of sickness and health
When is violence justified – how is the Gita’s war different from modern World Wars?
Gita 14.20 Those who transcend the modes transcend miseries
Gita 14.19 Seeing that our actions are impelled by the modes inspires us to resist the desires induced by the modes
Gita 14.18 Goodness leads to elevation, passion to stagnation, ignorance to degradation
Gita 14.17 Different modes foster different emotions, dispositions and destinations
Gita 14.16 Piety purifies, craving torments and intoxication stupefies
Gita 14.15 The modes are not just psychological constructs, they are also post-mortem destination shapers
How our vision alters our perception – Gita study 01.24-36
Gita 14.14 A disposition of knowledge and purity elevates to the destination of the knowledgeable and the pure
Gita 14.13 The mode of ignorance block us in both contemplation and action
Gita 14.12 Desires that drive us with the lure of pleasure are insatiable
Gita 14.11 Illumination of knowledge regulates the input and output through the doorways of the senses
Gita 14.10 The modes are neither in segregation nor in integration but are in competition
How can we know our prescribed duty?
Gita 14.09 The longer a pleasure lasts, the greater its lure
Gita 14.08 The mode of ignorance begins with not knowing and leads to false knowing
Gita 14.07 Passion is composed of attachment, gives rise to craving and binds us to work
Gita 14.06 Anything that keeps us away from realizing our spirituality is binding, even if it is illuminating
Gita 14.05 Modes are a combination of matter that trigger emotion which matter in isolation doesnt
When we start studying Bhagavad-gita, what is the motivation for continuing to study material science?
Gita 14.04 The seed-giving father is also the soul-attracting liberator
Gita 14.03 We determine our bodies and our bodies determine us
Gita 14.02 Death can’t be avoided, but affliction due to death can be
Gita 14.01 The Gita uses diverse frames of analysis to reiterate its consistent conclusion
Learning to not go up and down with life’s ups and downs – Gita 02.54-57
Gita 13.35 Knowledge helps us perceive and achieve spiritual reality
Gita 13.34 Consciousness can be the channel to illumination – and to illusion too
Gita 13.33 The soul is not entangled, but the mind is
Gita 13.32 The soul is situated in the body, but its consciousness doesn’t have to imprisoned in the body
God is not present less in the hearts of the godless Gita 15.15
What role does our nature play in our taking shelter of Krishna?
Why is impersonalism condemned in Gita 9.12 and appreciated in Gita 9.15?
Krishna is the trans-personal shelter of all the things that shelter us
Gita 13.31 See variety not as illusion above the unity but as emanation from the unity
Gita 13.30 The soul is not the doer of the activities impelled by the body
Is intelligence not always a good thing?
Is intelligence covered by the mode of ignorance unintelligent?
How can determination be unintelligent, as mentioned in Gita 18.35?
Why does the Gita in chapter sixteen describe divine qualities in three full verses and demoniac qualities in just one verse?
How is simplicity as an austerity of the body in Gita 17.14 different from simplicity as an austerity of the mind in Gita 17.16?
Morality may be relativized, but the consequences of immoral indulgence can’t be relativized Gita 03.17
How is the Gita relevant amidst today’s stress-filled times?
Can all karma be offered to Krishna or does ugra-karma have to be given up?
Can you explain some section of scripture that we can’t easily understand?
What is the best way to understand the Bhagavad-gita?
Why do you speak more on bhakti than on karma which the Gita stresses?
We are never too far away from relapse Gita 02.60
Gita 13.29 See beyond people’s particular actions to Krishna’s universal positive intention
Gita 13.28 To see that which is critical to see is to really see
Our intelligence is our security system – don’t let temptation disable it Gita 02.63
Why crave for hours and years for pleasures that last for moments Gita 05.22
To say that philosophy is dead is to be dead to philosophy Gita 18.22
Gita 13.27 See beyond functional categorization to philosophical comprehension
Gita 13.26 Hearing directs us to destination immortality
Isn’t Prabhupada’s Gita just one among the many interpretations of the Gita?
Mental weight can’t be wished away, but it can be worked away Gita 06.35
Don’t let perfectionism come in the way of progress towards perfection Gita 02.14
The inner war is unavoidable Gita 03.43
How can we understand that the attractiveness of all attractive things comes from Krishna?
The possibility for self-improvement is reduced by materialism and expanded by spirituality Gita 18.60
Study the Gita for understanding it, not undermining it
Once we slip down a slope, we can’t control how far we slip down Gita 03.36
The mind can make a soldier into a deserter or even a betrayer Gita 05.22
Don’t waste your mental energy on people on whom you won’t waste your time Gita 11.55
Address misery first by recognizing its fundamental cause then its circumstantial cause Gita 09.33
Don’t give your enemies weapons to beat you with Gita 03.36
Ask not how could he have done that – ask what is to be done next Gita 03.39
Dumbness is not inability to understand gibberish – it is inability to see gibberish for what it is Gita 18.63
Gita 14.11 Don’t chase the objects in perception – clean the doors of perception
Gita 16.08 Materialism strips not only the other world of reality but also this world of meaning
Gita 08.20 Those who reject a world beyond this world sentence themselves to pointless business in this world
Gita 10.08 Blanking out questions about origins is like dealing in black money
Gita 18.58 Devotion brings the inner morale to combat outer problems
Gita 16.11 Technology is not just the provider of facility – it is also the shaper of mentality
Gita 14.04 Dialogue requires methodological humility
Gita 14.11 Our mind can be a transmitter, distorter or reflector of our consciousness
Gita 01.46 – When emotions block our consciousness, Gita wisdom removes the blockage
How can the Gita’s knowledge help poor people?
Does the Gita give spiritual solutions to all material problems?
Gita 18.63 The call to the heart complements the call to the head
Gita 18.38 Don’t be so caught in choosing the right seat as to fail to choose the right train
Gita 17.01 Worldviews are meant to be vision-enhancers, not vision-diminishers
Gita 17.16 Purity has to be cultivated as an austerity before it can be savored as a state
Gita 04.02 When time brings things down, let Krishna take things up
Gita 14.11 Inner illumination helps us to separate observation from evaluation
Gita 16.11 Use developed human consciousness to decrease material fears, not increase them
Gita 18.22 – Rise from tunnel vision through funnel vision
Gita 13.13 Bhakti wisdom frames our knowledge and our need for knowledge within our aspiration for eternity
Gita 12.08 Living in Krishna is a matter of not just relocation, but also of realization
Gita 02.07 When surface identities lead to conflicting duties, seek the fundamental identity
Gita 10.6 See genealogy as an arena for manifesting Krishna,s actions in this world
Gita 18.38 Contact of senses and sense objects is not just physical but also visual
Gita 02.08 Don’t let comforts lure you away from life’s purpose
Gita Essence 3 – The transformational power of love – World-knowledge as the vehicle for love
Gita Essence 2 – The transformational power of love – God-knowledge as the fuel for love
Gita 18.78 Human excellence and divine omnipotence herald victory
Gita 01.42 Today’s war against family increases self-centeredness and obstructs spiritual growth
What does seeing but not acting with equal vision mean?
Gita 18.22 – A truncated representation of reality is not reality
Gita Essence 1- The transformational power of love – Self-knowledge as the basis of love
Gita 16.24 – The transition from description to prescription requires discretion
How free is our free will?
Gita 02.58 Inevitable exposure to sense objects is different from initiated or instigated exposure
Gita 16.09 All truth-claims are power-claims – This is also a truth-claim and a power-claim
Gita 14.26 – Bhakti is both a state and a process
Gita 18.63 – Don’t sway others – inspire them
Gita 14.05 – The modes comprise objective reality and color subjective perception
If we are detached from our goals, what will inspire us to work?
IDEA acronym – The Bhagavad-gita in essence
Why does the Gita consider karma-yoga better than jnana-yoga when jnana-yoga is higher in the yoga ladder?
Why does the Gita not have any Duryodhana uvaca, though he speaks several verses?
How can we know that the Gita hasn’t changed over the centuries?
Why does the Gita begin with Dhritarashtra, not Krishna?
When the Gita Mahatmaya talks about Gita recitation countering various sinful reactions, is that karma kanda or is it bhakti?
Significance of Chatur-Shloki Gita – Location, Content & Import
The eye to see the I
Does Gita 12.8-11 refer to progressive levels or alternative ways?
Gita 12.13 Devotion manifests as action, even aggression, without mundane passion
Gita 12.12 Serenity comes by rising from piety to spirituality
Gita 12.11 To be self-situated, begin with selflessness
Gita 12.10 Bhakti means dedicating our external to the eternal internal instead of the ephemeral internal
Gita 12.09 If absorption in Krishna is unattainable, seek attraction through connection
Gita 12.08 Bhakti changes not our outer location but the locus of our inner world
The Gita’s five subjects analyzed as a guide to action
What is the connection of vibhuti yoga with perceiving spiritual reality?
In Gita 6.5, can both atma be translated as the mind – elevate the mind with the mind?
When the Gita is spoken to one specific person, how can it be universal?
What I have learned from the Gita
Why does the Gita use a battlefield setting?
In Gita 17.1, do shraddha and nishtha refer to different things?
What is the essence of the Bhagavad-gita?
Demystifying Gita 18.66 – Does surrender mean giving up dharma?
Who all heard the Gita – why were Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra able to hear?
Are all commentaries on Bhagavad-gita of equal value?
For what purpose did Krishna speak the Bhagavad-gita?
For whom is the Bhagavad-gita spoken?
In the Bhagavad-gita, what is the significance of the word Bhagavan?
What is the Bhagavad-gita?
What is the spirit of Bhagavad-gita?
Who is fit to understand Bhagavad-gita?
Why did Krishna choose Arjuna as the recipient of Bhagavad-gita?
Why does Krishna descend to this world – to kill demons or to teach the Gita?
Did everyone on the Kurukshetra battlefield see Krishna’s universal form?
Does Krishna tell Arjuna that you are a kshatriya at the level of a brahmana?
Does the Gita recommend doing yajna-dana-tapa or giving it up?
Which aspect of the universal form did Duryodhana see?
What does the Gita’s call to control the mind by practice and renunciation mean practically?
In guna-karma mentioned in Gita 4.13, can karma be developed but not guna?
Why does the Gita give its essence of bhakti in its middle and not at its end?
Does Krishna’s call to Arjuna to rise beyond the three modes imply that we all can transcend our nature born from the modes?
Channeling our emotions on the path of yoga – Gita 06.20-23
What is the flow of the from Gita 6.20 to 6.23?
What does the Gita 4.11 – everyone is on my path – mean?
Who is a sthita–prajna?
Does the Gita tell us what kind of goals should we set for ourselves?
How can a leader be benefited by the Gita’s leadership sutras?
How can the Gita help us in change management?
Should we differentiate between pre-Gita leadership and post-Gita leadership?
Why did Arjuna need to hear the Gita – did he as a leader not have that spiritual knowledge earlier?
How is Krishna the enjoyer of the sacrifices done without knowing his supremacy?
What is the meaning of Gita 2.47 – don’t think of yourself as the cause of the result?
How are the attached the cause of the fruit and the detached not?
Understanding the practicality of karmany evadhikaraste (Gita 02.47)
Gita 11.30 The all-devouring feature of the universal form reveals how the war is a yajna
Gita 11.29 To be enriched with speed on the path of self-destruction is tragic
Gita 11.28 The life and the death of the dharmic is auspicious
Gita 11.27 The comprehensive vision of the universes includes its gruesome features
Gita 11.26 The event of death is virtue-neutral, but the destination after death isn’t
Gita 11.25 The sight of the unfamiliar in the familiar is disorienting
Gita 11.24 Repetition is not always rambling – it can be for stress or beauty
Gita 11.23 The universal form’s predatory features arouse fear even in Arjuna
Gita 11.22 The vibhutis are astounded by the virata rupa
Gita 11.21 The celestials are not just the universal form’s components but also its respondents
How to persevere when humility feels very difficult to achieve?
Gita Leadership Sutras 5-10
Gita Leadership Sutras 2-4
Gita Leadership Sutras Intro & Sutra 1
Gita 11.20 The universal form induces awe – both wonder and fear
Gita 11.19 – The universal form is not just blinding but also burning
Gita 11.18 – The universal form is the eternal personal protector of dharma
Gita 11.17 – The blinding brightness conveys the universal form’s glory
Gita 11.16 – Description of vision stimulates identification of the source of that vision
Gita 11.15 – Arjuna’s vision encompasses the whole universe from top to bottom
How can the Gita’s spiritual knowledge be compared to nuclear weapons knowledge?
Gita 11.14 – Arjuna’s mood changes from submissive discussion to prayerful veneration
Gita 11.13 – The universal form reconciles the one and the many
Gita 11.12 – Human perception and description are inadequate before divine self-revelation
Gita 11.11 – The visual demonstration reinforces the philosophical exposition
Gita 11.10 The first impression of the universal form is astonishing
Gita 11.09 The universal form is the ultimate mystical vision
Gita 11.08 Our vision is a function of our qualification
Does the Bhagavad-gita teach that everything that happens is good?
Gita 11.07 The universal form transcends limitations of space and time
How can one practice bhakti without going through other yogas?
How can knowledge of other yogas help in practicing bhakti?
Gita 11.06 – We see with the information that helps us makes sense of what we see
Gita 11.05 – The many forms within the one form – variety manifests within divinity
Gita 11.04 – Devotee desires to see Krishna but doesn’t demand
Gita 11.03 – Arjuna’s desire to know Krishna’s glory comes not from doubt but from devotion
Gita 11.02 – Freedom from delusion comes by understanding the ephemeral and the eternal beyond the ephemeral
Gita 11.01 – Those enlightened by divine mercy desire similar enlightenment for others
How can we cultivate gravity for controlling the mind, as told in the Gita 17.16?
Gita 10.42 – Appreciate Krishna’s opulence by appreciating the potency of his fragment
How are Krishna’s self-contradictory statements in Gita 9.4 and 9.5 to be understood?
Gita 10.41 See the attractiveness of the attractive not as Maya but as sparks of Krishna
Gita 10.40 – Krishna’s infinitude brings not confusion, but jubilation
Gita 10.39 – God is the one without whose existence no existence is possible
Gita 10.38 – Punishment may not stop wrong desiring, but it can stop wrong doing
Gita 10.37 – Krishna’s manifestations encompass all the three worlds
Gita 10.36 The thrill of victory and adventure is an experience of Krishna
Gita 10.35 – The beauty of music and nature manifest Krishna’s opulence
Gita 10.34 – The comprehensiveness of death’s stealing represents Krishna
Gita 10.33 – Re-envision attraction to language and words to become attracted to Krishna
Gita 10.32 – Krishna manifests as all phases of action in material existence
Gita 10.31 – The power of powerful weapons and warriors points to Krishna
Gita 10.30 – God manifests as the godly among the ungodly
Gita 10.29 See the prominent powers in the Vedic cosmos as manifestations of the supreme power
Gita 10.28 The life that emerges from love manifests the divine
Gita 10.27 – The ruler manifests God’s opulence, for good or for bad
Gita 10.26 – The transcendental manifests among the celestial
Gita 10.25 – Japa is an opportunity to offer our most treasured possession – consciousness
Gita 10.24 – Channel feelings of awe from giant things towards the source of all awe
Gita 10.23 – The heavenly treasurer’s treasure comes from the supreme
Gita 10.22 – God’s opulence pervades and sustains all life everywhere
Gita 10.21 – Celestial glory manifests transcendental glory
Gita 10.20 – The transcendent divinity is pervasively immanent in space and time
Gita 10.19 – Our eagerness to hear Krishna’s glories is auspicious for us and delightful for Krishna
How do reconcile the contradiction between Gita 14.20 – we can transcend the modes – and 18.40 – everyone is under the modes?
When the Gita talks about karma, jnana and bhakti equally, why emphasize bhakti unduly?
Self excellence principles from Bhagavad Gita
Three types of austerities – Gita 17.14-16 (Hindi)
Anant Gita ke do anta – Gita 18.63-78
Western philosophers and Bhagavad-gita 1 – Beyond Cartesian duality
Gita 10.18 – Bhakti is joyful and fruitful
Gita 10.17 – Recollection and participation are reconciled by understanding God’s immanence
Gita 10.16 – Desire for details of a subject demonstrates deep devotion to that subject
Gita 10.15 – Vedic theology is not polytheism, but multi-level monotheism
Gita 10.14 – Accept Krishna’s position and message the way Arjuna accept it
Gita 10.13 – The sages’ reiteration of Krishna’s words boosts our conviction and devotion
Gita 10.12 – Krishna is transcendence beyond transcendence
Does the Gita recommend different yogas for different people?
Gita 10.11 – The way to drive out darkness is to turn on the light
Gita 10.10 – Krishna gives us the intelligence to attain him
Gita 10.09 – Devotion means to center our emotion, action and discussion on Krishna
Gita 10.08 – Knowledge of Krishna’s position transforms our disposition
When Krishna talks about various yogas progressively, why does Prabhupada focus on bhakti alone?
Should we see adversities in material life as impetuses for practicing karmany va dhikaraste?
The Gita is elevating and accommodating – Overview of chapters 1-12
Gita 10.07 – Appreciation of Krishna’s greatness guarantees absorption in him
Is Gandhiji’s commentary on the Gita ok?
Gita 10.06 – Realize the greatness of our universal genealogy
Gita 10.05 – Krishna asks Arjuna to fight, yet is the source of the qualities that engender peace
Gita 10.04 – Krishna offers the good beyond the bad and the good
Gita 10.03 – Understanding Krishna’s position frees us from sins
Gita 10.02 – Appreciating the glory of the object of devotion enhances devotion
Why does the Gita refer to people following scripture (17.11) while describing people without scriptural faith?
Gita 10.01 – The Gita is an endearing combination of lofty exposition and intimate affection
Gita 09.34 – Direct your cognition, emotion and action towards Krishna
Gita 09.33 – Go beyond incompatible material existence to compatible spiritual existence
Gita 09.32 – Bhakti brings universality to spirituality
How do impersonalists interpret the Gita’s clearly personalist verses?
9.31 – For devotees connected with Krishna, the happily ever after is guaranteed
Gita 09.30 – Krishna never abandons devotees even when they fall
Gita 09.29 – Krishna is neither impartial nor partial – he is reciprocal
Gita 09.28 – Bhakti accommodates even those for whom bhakti is an afterthought
Gita 09.27 – Bhakti accommodates seekers at multiple levels
Gita 09.26 – Krishna is hungry for the reciprocation of affection
Gita 09.25 – Different paths lead to different goals
Gita 09.24 – Education about reality is not discrimination against certain features of reality
What is the difference between knowledge in the three modes and intelligence in the three modes?
Gita 09.23 – The Gita’s multi-level monotheism is the balance between Abrahamic monotheism and Greco-Roman polytheism
Gita 09.22 – Seek spiritual security not just in the soul but in Krishna
Gita 09.21 – Blindness to mortality, even if it be in heaven, is still blindness
Gita 09.20 – Karma-kanda leads to elevation, but not liberation
Gita 09.19 – In Krishna contradictions are transcended and reconciled
Gita 09.18 – God is not a remote controller – he is the pervasive sustainer
Gita 09.17 – Krishna is the sustainer of our sustainers
Gita 09.16 – See beyond the technical to the transcendental
Gita 09.15 – Jnana yajna is not the same as jnana-yoga
Gita 09.14 – See devotion not in ecstasy but in dedication
Gita 09.13 – Krishna’s attractiveness is original and inexhaustible
Gita 9.12 – Rejecting real currency as fake leaves one impoverished
Gita 09.11 – To claim the impersonal to be Krishna’s param bhava is contextually and grammatically indefensible
Gita 09.10 – Nature is not causally complete without an ultimate cause
Gita 09.09 – Krishna is concerned but not sentimental
Gita 09.08 – We are helpless before material natures inexorable cyclicity
Gita 09.07 – Repetition of discussion is meant for elevation of vision
Gita 09.06 – Krishna limits not our freedom but the scope of our freedom
Gita 09.05 – God’s self-contradiction points to his inconceivable multi-level manifestations
Gita 09.04 – God relates with the world through the impersonal, the immanent and the transcendent
Gita 09.03 – Bhakti harmonizes the temporary with the eternal
Gita 09.02 – Knowledge that gives the greatest power is the greatest knowledge
Gita 09.01 – Krishna’s glory can be appreciated by the devoted, not the envious
Gita 08.28 – Yogi gets what other paths offer and gets more too
Gita 08.27 – Devotional consistency is more important than chronological accuracy
Gita 08.26 – Disinvest emotion from matter before it crashes
Gita 08.25 – Yogi’s spiritual exit velocity needs to be greater than the world’s gravity pull
Gita 08.24 – Astrological positions and psychological dispositions contribute to the soul’s liberation
Gita 08.23 – The Gita unifies diverse Vedic concepts in a devotional framework
Gita 08.22 – Everything is in Krishna and Krishna is in everything
Gita 08.21 – Our longing for home is our longing for the spiritual world
Gita 08.20 – The spiritual is not just non-manifest but also nonmaterial
Gita 08.19 – Recognizing our lack of control over the destructible material imples us to direct our consciousness to the eternal spiritual
Gita 08.18 – Matter becomes unmanifest, but material form is destroyed
How could Arjuna ask Krishna to become his charioteer?
If Arjuna being a kshatriya was anyway going to fight, why did Krishna speak the Gita?
Gita 08.17 – The immortal is not eternal
Gita 08.16 – The world is like a jail or hospital – returning to it is undesirable
Gita 08.15 – Attaining Krishna is the eternally inalienable attainment
Gita 08.14 – What is difficult in one perspective is easy in another perspective
Gita 08.13 – External recitation and internal recollection propel us to spiritual liberation
Gita 08.12 – In yoga, the technical is a necessary preliminary to the transcendental
Gita 08.11 – Liberation in yoga requires renunciation
Why do jnanis need many lives to become jnanavan?
Why are the eka-bhakti jnanis of Gita 7.17 considered jnana-mishra?
Gita 08.10 – Yoga restrains the negative, bhakti energizes the positive
Gita 08.09 – Systematic contemplation begins with tangible information
Gita 08.08 – Practice to take consciousness beyond endlessly deceptive material reality to Krishna
When the Vedas also talk about transcendence, why does Gita 2.45 ask us to go beyond the Vedas?
Does the Gita flow from 2.58 to 2.61 reflect rise from karma-yoga through jnana-yoga and dhyana-yoga to bhakti yoga?
Can buddhi-yoga refer to all three yogas – karma, jnana and bhakti?
Does Gita 2.12 actually counter impersonalism?
Does Gita 2.11 refer to the life-air or to the soul?
What is the difference between kula dharma and jati dharma?
Does the well-river example of Gita 2.46 illustrate transcending the Vedas recommended in Gita 2.45?
Gita 08.07 – Devotion is not about rejecting the outer world but about offering the inner world
Gita 08.06 – Our emotional disposition becomes our physical position
Gita 08.05 – Our choice at the junction determines our destination
Gita 08.04 – Everything is ultimately a manifesatation of Krishna
What are the various levels of bhakti Sri Vishvanatha analyzes in the Gita?
Gita 08.03 – Spirituality is our nature
Gita 08.02 – Death is not the termination of life but its testing ground
Gita 08.01 – Terms have specific and generic meanings
Gita 07.30 – Teacher’s incomprehensible statements test student’s interest and attentiveness
Gita 07.29 – Detect misery to correct it
Gita 07.28 – Dont expect immediate steady determination – use present determination, even if unsteady
Gita chp 13-18 overview – How jnana culminates in bhakti
Gita 07.27 – Go beyond duality by spirituality
Gita chp 13-18 overview – How jnana culminates in bhakti
Gita 07.26 – Krishnas omniscience harmonizes with his omnibenevolence
Gita 07.25 – Yoga Maya is a profound oxymoron
Gita 07.24 – To deflect a clear critique of impersonalism is to violate both the meaning and the context
Gita 07.23 – Accommodation is not recommendation
The ego is higher than the intelligence – can it be controlled using the intelligence?
Gita 07.22 – Krishna accomodates within the house of the Vedas even those who cant worship him
Why does Prabhupada differentiate between knowledge and devotion in Gita 2.14 purport?
Gita 07.21 – Krishna is much more merciful than the God in the Prodigal Son metaphor
Gita 07.20 – Don’t let desire steal your knowledge
Was Arjuna’s faith enhanced by seeing the Universal Form?
What is the significance of the different names used for Arjuna in the Gita as in 14.11 & 12?
Is there any difference between attaining Krishna’s dharma mentioned in Gita 14.2 and attaining his bhava mentioned in Gita 14.19?
Why did Krishna not inform Karna initially that he was Kunti’s son?
What does worshiping the Lord through our work mean?
Understanding the scopes of science and spirituality
God and Science – The Gita perspective
How is the Gita’s detachment different from Mayavadi detachment?
Does improperly performed work in the Gita shreyan sva-dharmo vigunah refer to incompetence in work?
What does the Gita verse karmany evadhikaraste mean?
God Proposes, Man Accepts
Overcome discouragement through spiritual wisdom
How do impersonalists derive impersonal conclusions from the Gita?
How can we do akarma practically?
How is the worship of devatas inclusive within worship of Krishna?
Why does Krishna say the devatas are different from him in chp 7 and same with him in chp 10?
Does karshati in Gita 15.07 refer to attraction or struggle?
Why does the Gita 15.1 compare the Vedas to leaves?
How do we develop the qualities the Gita recommends?
How can I overcome sleepiness when studying the Gita?
Parenting Principles from Bhagavad-gita
Death and the search for meaning
Does the Gita contain verses against meat-eating?
What does the Gita say about attachment, detachment and rupture in relationships?
How exactly is work worship – is bad work also worship?
Temptations may come, we don’t have to welcome
Essence of Gita 5 – Choose God over the world
Essence of Gita 4 – God helps those who let him help them
Essence of Gita 3 – Devotion connects us vertically and horizontally
Essence of Gita 2 – Direct love towards the ultimate object
Essence of Gita 1 – Love is eternal
How can knowledge alone free us from karmic bondage, as Gita 4.14 says?
Is a person in Krishna consciousness transcendental to varnashrama?
When Arjuna had enough mind control to perform great austerities, why does he say that he can’t control the mind?
How has surrender in Gita 2.7 changed Arjuna’s consciousness when he expresses the same sentiment in 1.35 and 2.8?
When Krishna calls as divine the vision for seeing the Universal Form, why does Vishvanatha Chakravarti call it a downgrade of vision?
When Arjuna was already able to see Krishna’s intimate form why did Krishna have to give him divine vision to see the Universal Form?
How was Sanjay able to see the Universal Form without being given special eyes by Krishna?
Should the Bhagavad-gita be made India’s national book?
When an eye for an eye will make everyone blind, why does the Gita teach that?
In Gita 13.24 why does Krishna say that he has spoken about the modes when he hasn’t spoken about them?
Gita Metaphors 2 – Wind 1 – A Boat Amidst a Storm
Gita 13.26 – Hearing is foundational to the topmost yoga
Lust brings out our lower side – love, our higher side
Gita 18.61 – Krishna doesn’t cause our worldly wandering – he frees us from the cause of that wandering
Gita 09.02 – The most powerful knowledge brings about the most auspicious destruction
Bhagavad Gita Metaphors 1 – Introduction
Gita 02.52 – Take the intelligence beyond the illusion of knowledge
Gita 03.41 – Alluring sense objects are the trigger, not the cause, of lust
Gita 13.27 – Let sensory perception stimulate spiritual contemplation
Gita 16.10 – Differentiate between kama as an enemy and kama as a purusha-artha
Gita 18.73 – Harmony with the Supreme is the sure sign of enlightenment
Gita 02.72 – Spiritual connectedness can provide peace even amidst violence
Gita 16.17 – Devotion is a matter of inner intention, not outer ostentation
Gita 14.01 – The Gita’s jnana section higlights its bhakti essence
Gita 18.35 – Expecting the worst of everything is ignorant, not transcendent
Gita 17.03 – Gita’s categorization goes deeper than just believers and nonbelievers
Gita 14.18 – The modes present choices and propel us to choose
Gita 14.02 – Take shelter of the knowledge that inspires us to take shelter of Krishna
Gita 14.13 – Illumination and action make our life all-round productive
Gita 02.66 – We need Krishna-connection to keep our intelligence and mind on track
Gita 18.35 – We don’t lack determination – we lack direction for our determination
Gita 14.11 – Is our acquistion of knowledge done with knowledge?
Gita 14.16 – Goodness detoxifies our consciousness
Gita 16.16 – The more we are spiritually deprived, the more become materialy depraved
Gita 18.57 – Don’t renounce work – offer work to Krishna
Gita 14.12 – Passion produces workoholism – protect yourself by devotion
Focus on the universality of suffering, not its variety
Focus on the universality of suffering, not its variety
Are there some Deities that are jagruta?
Do the modes come from Krishna or from prakriti?
In Gita 6.35 what does abhyasa and vairagya mean?
Is work worship?
If even sinful devotees are considered saintly should we not look for trustworthiness in relating with devotees?
Should we work without worrying about result or work for Krishna?
In Gita 3.1 what does intelligence and fruitive work refer to?
Are jnana and karma complementary instead of hierarchical?
Gita 07.18 – Krishna is so hungry for love that he deems those who become his devotees charitable
Gita 07.17 – Jnana favorable to bhakti intensifies our connection with Krishna
Gita 07.16 – Approaching Krishna for any reason is auspicious
Gita 07.15 – Scriptural categorization of non-devotees is living, not frozen
Gita 07.14 – Knowledge of Krishna’s position brings intellectual force to our call of devotion
Gita 07.13 – The modes sabotage our prospects of coming out of material existence
Gita 07.12 – The Gita’s vision of God is not pantheistic but panentheistic
Gita 07.11 – Kama manifests the divine when harmonized with dharma
Gita 07.10 – All seeds are exhaustible, but Krishna is the inexhaustible seed
Gita 07.09 – Krishna underlies diverse manifestations as earth, fire, life and ascetic
Gita 07.08 – Krishna is the essence that makes all taste accessible through water
Gita 07.07 – Krishna is the substance underlying all appearance
Gita 07.06 – Nothing exists outside the purview of Krishna’s energies
Gita 07.05 – The Absolute Truth is immutable, but its energies are mutable
Gita 07.04 – Sankhya when seen devotionally reveals Krishna’s glory
Does Krishna’s not being able to remember the Gita later in the Mahabharata prove that some higher being spoke the Gita through him?
Gita 07.03 – The rarity of knowing Krishna reveals the mercy we have the opportunity to relish
Gita 07.02 – Understand the appearance and the substance of everything
Gita 07.01 – Hearing paves our way to the summit of yoga
Gita 06.47 – The perfection of yoga is not disconnection from matter but connection with Krishna
What does “avyakta” mean in the Gita’s eighth chapter?
How can we work for Krishna and avoid contaminating association in our workplaces?
Gita 06.46 – Focus on transcendence is superior to any material attainment – gross or subtle
How is Krishna attained by doing duty – doesn’t one need to rise to love for him?
How does mastery in yajna lead to Krishna consciousness?
As Krishna is the ultimate beneficiary, is devata prasad also Krishna-prasad?
If yajnas are not done will there be no rains?
What is the destination of those who take devatas’ prasad?
Gita 06.45 – Past-life attraction and present determination leads yogi to perfection
Gita 06.44 – Past-life’s spiritual practice manifests as inexplicable irresistible attraction to transcendence
Gita 06.43 – Spiritual inclination is the credit that carries over beyond the corpse
Gita 06.42 – Having past spiritual impressions reinforced in a present life is extremely fortunate
Why are the Gita’s first and last chapters of Krishna’s instructions its longest chapters?
Why does Prabhupada say in Gita 2.38p that sankhya doesn’t refer to and does refer to the Bhagavatam’s sankhya?
How is internal cleanliness a bodily austerity?
What is the difference between austerity and penance?
Gita 06.41 – The deviated yogi loses neither materially nor spiritually
Which are the important commentaries on the Gita?
Why are there so many commentaries on the Gita?
Gita 06.40 – Krishna reveals how an apparently lose-lose situation is actually win-win
Gita 06.39 – Doubts are natural due to our limitedness – seek the unlimited
Gita 06.38 – The problems we perceive reflect our level of consciousness
Gita 06.37 – Considering future problems is a sign of intelligence
What is the difference between energies in Gita chp 7 and potencies in chp 9?
Gita 06.36 – Mind control is essential – and possible by proper process
Gita 06.35 – The supreme teacher offers guidance – and confidence
Gita 06.34 – The mind is dangerous like an unstoppable storm
What is the difference between giving up action and renunciation in Gita 3.4?
Did others apart from Arjuna see Krishna’s universal form?
Gita 06.33 – Seeing equally is tough, but seeing devotionally is easier
Gita 06.32 – The topmost yogi sees everyone with benevolence, not indifference
Gita 06.31 – See oneness in Krishna’s various manifestations – not Krishna and the soul
Gita 06.30 – The perception of Krishna everywhere takes one beyond the reach of illusion
Gita 06.29 – By seeing sameness in the material, yogi penetrates to the supreme spiritual substance
Gita 06.28 – To get the best happiness, connect with God, not sense objects
Gita 06.27 – Joy is the natural fruity of purity
Gita 06.26 – Overcome discouragement with the inner light and the inner map
Gita 06.26 – Expect and correct the mind’s restlessness
Gita 06.25 – Don’t expect overnight change – determinedly make gradual changes
Gita 06.24 – Determination means rejection of dejection
Gita 06.23 – Yoga brings disconnection from our infatuation with misery
The Gita’s progression from third person references to first person references
Gita 06.22 – Seek the achievement beyond hankering and lamentation
Gita 06.21 – The intelligence opens the door to trans-sensory happiness
Gita 06.20 – Stop outer obsession to begin inner perception
Gita 06.19 – Minimize the wind of disturbing desires to maximize the flame of meditation
Gita 06.18 – Self-control leads to real self-awareness
Gita 06.17 – Material regulation cataylzes yogic liberation
Gita 06.16 – Take responsibility for determining bodily balance
Gita 06.15 – Yoga brings mental regulation and spiritual liberation
Gita 06.14 – Use material dispassion to establish spiritual connection
Gita 06.13 – Physical position is meant to facilitate mental absorption
On seeing the Pandavas forces why does Duryodhana approach Drona not Bhishma?
Gita 06.12 – Concentration is the foundation for purification
Gita 06.11 – Seek a balance between externals and internals
Gita 06.10 – Popular yoga is not spiritual yoga
Gita 06.09 – Equal vision towards those who relate unequally is challenging
Gita 06.08 – Realization brings satisfaction and equal vision
Gita 06.07 – The controlled mind disregards dualities and discovers the Supersoul
Gita 06.06 – Train the mind as a horse is trained
Gita 06.05 – The responsibility for controlling the mind rests on us
Gita 06.04 – Rigorous renunciation characterizes the yogarudha stage
Gita 06.03 – Different levels require different methods for progress
Gita 06.02 – Renunciation of matter and connection with spirit share the same purpose
Gita 06.01 – Renunciation means to give up the shelter of work’s fruits
Did Arjuna know Krishna’s supreme position in the Gita’s first chapter?
Could Krishna not convince Arjuna with philosophy alone and so he displayed the Universal Form?
Do sadhaka-devotees also become free all worldly obligations?
How does the Vedic rule of “no reactions in killing aggressors” apply today?
Gita 05.29 – Peace comes by devotion to the all-powerful, all-loving Lord
Gita.05.28 – Controlling the external and the internal brings liberation
Gita 05.27 – Shut out the sense objects to seek inwards
Gita 05.26 – Success on the spiritual path will come surely and soon
Gita 05.25 – Removing impurities empowers us to rip apart the facade of dualities
Gita 05.24 – The inner is the way to the spiritual
Gita 05.23 – The war against lust is a war of attrition
Gita 05.22 – The so-called pleasure is the source of trouble
Gita 05.21 – Give up outer pleasure and seek inexhaustible inner happiness
Gita 05.20 – Equanimity is meant to make us not emotionless, but purposeful
How can we best present the Gita to intellectuals who feel Prabhupada’s Gita is too devotional?
Why does Prabhupada say that Haridasa Thakura is superior to Lord Shiva?
Gita 05.19 – Sameness of perception is the situation of liberation
Is simplicity and non-duplicity the same as humility or truthfulness?
Did the Gita originally have 745 verses?
Gita 05.18 – Spiritual realization grants equal vision towards all
Is the Gita relevant today?
Gita 05.17 – Spiritualize all the channels of consciousness to gain liberating knowledge
Gita 05.16 – Knowledge illumines our inner territory and reveals the indwelling Lord
Gita 05.15 – The judge is not responsible for the criminal’s conviction
Gita 05.14 – The more we become detached, the more we master the body
Gita 05.13 – The bodily city metaphor conveys our difference from our sensory gates
Gita 05.12 – Action per se is not binding – attached action is
Gita 05.11 – Change the motivation for action from gratification to purification
Gita 05.10 – Live in the world but be not of the world
Does Krishna consider Arjuna’s concerns about destruction of family meaningless?
Does the Gita offer spiritual solution to spiritual problem or to material problem?
Let intelligence take from the poison phase to the nectar phase
Gita 05.09 – Contact of senses & sense objects is not the problem – infatuation with the contact is
Gita 05.08 – Don’t take credit for actions done by bodily mechanisms
Gita 05.07 – Inner purity ensures outer action without reaction
Gita 05.06 – Renunciation without yogic connection is distressing
Gita 05.05 – Sankhya and yoga aim for the same destination, yet they aren’t same
Gita 05.04 – See beyond the diversity of process to the commonality of purpose
Gita 05.03 – Renunciation in action is lasting renunciation
Gita 05.02 – The path that takes us away from bondage fastest is the best
Gita 05.01 – Understand meanings of terms from context, not from preconception
Gita 04.42 – Win the inner war with spiritual knowledge and fight the outer war
Gita 04.41 – Knowledge and faith can be symbiotic
Gita 04.40 – Don’t let doubts deprive you of happiness
Gita 04.39 – Faith is the pre-condition for knowledge
Gita 04.38 – Don’t reduce jnana to jnana-yoga
Gita 04.37 – The fire of knowledge reduces karma to ashes
Gita 04.36 – The subjunctive case underscores the redemptive power of spiritual knowledge
Gita 04.35 – Knowledge takes us beyond illusion and reveals connection of everything with Krishna
Gita 04.34 – Learn from guru how to do karma as yajna and attain jnana
Gita 04.33 – Let action be permeated by knowledge and culminate in knowledge
Gita 04.32 – Knowing the unity among various yajnas grants liberation
Gita 04.31 – Happiness in this world and the next don’t have to be mutually exclusive
Gita 04.30 – The knowers of yajna attain purification, satisfaction and liberation
Gita 04.28 – Apply the yajna priniciple to a broad spectrum of religious activities
Gita 04.27 – Ceassation of all sensory and respiratory activity is a yajna
Gita 04.26 – The mood of sacrifice spiritualizes both the householder and the renounced orders
Gita 04.25 – Re-envision both karma-kanda and jnana-kanda as yajna
Gita 04.24 – When our vision becomes spiritual, our action and destination also become spiritual
Gita 04.23 – Sacrifice is not just an activity, but a mood that pervades all activity
Is Krishna’s reference to Arjuna as Bharata spiritual because the Bharata dynasty is filled with liberated souls?
If Krishna addresses Arjuna as per the bodily conception, does it mean that Krishna is in the bodily conception?
Gita 04.22 – See scriptural principle in the light of its social context to find its practicability
Gita 04.21 – Nirasha is not disappointment in fulfilling desire, but detachment from the fever to fulfill desire
Gita 04.20 – The more we give up material shelters, the more we seek spiritual shelter
Gita 04.19 – Discern the path of liberation with the vision of the enlightened, not the ignorant
Gita 04.18 – Comprehend inaction in action and action in inaction through contextualization
Gita 04.17 – Action-reaction correlation is incomprehensible, but right action is discernible
Gita 04.16 – Don’t simplistically equate dictionary meaning with scriptural meaning
Gita 04.15 – Follow the successful to be successful
Gita 04.14 – Knowledge of Krishna’s position protects us from karmic subjugation
Gita 04.13 – Krishna is the non-doer because he is non-discriminating
Gita 04.12 – Demigod worship is quick fix in the world of religion
Gita 04.11 – Appreciate the profundity of Krishna’s reciprocity and universality
Gita 04.10 – Overcome 3 obstructive attitudes for taking shelter of Krishna
Gita 04.09 – Attainment of Krishna is not rebirth, but release from rebirth
Gita 04.08 – Let Krishna establish dharma within
Gita 04.07 – Universality of opportunity defines and distinguishes dharma
Gita 04.06 – Don’t presume familiarity with concepts due to familiarity with terms
Gita 04.05 – Krishna spiritual position is not affected by his material location
Gita 04.04 – Accept responsibility for clear communication – don’t affix blame for unclear communication
Gita 04.03 – Krishna reveals his glory to those who delight in that glory
Gita 04.02 – The Gita lives through those who live the Gita
Gita 04.01 – Yogic knowledge comes from transcendental source through extra-terrestrial route to terrestrial recipient
Gita 03.43 – Use intelligence to pursue transcendence and subdue lust
Gita 03.42 – In the line of fire from lust the soul is the last
Gita 03.41 – Regulation is the foundation for purification
Gita 03.40 – Lust has taken over our knowledge-acquiring mechanism
Gita 03.39 – The eternal enemy blinds, binds and burns
Gita 03.38 – No one is exempt from lust’s delusion
Gita 03.37 – Inner enemies are more dangerous than outer enemies
Gita 03.36 – Alien desires become our own and impel us to sin
Gita 03.35 – Credit lies in sticking to duty under duress, not in changing duty
Gita 03.34 – Don’t let sensory urges steal dharmic credits
Gita 03.33 – Our varna nature needs to be channelized, not repressed
Gita 03.32 – Turning away from Krishna defeats the purpose of knowledge
Gita 03.31 – Krishna’s words are eternal and faith-worthy
Gita 03.30 – Focus not on detaching from the entangling but on attaching to the liberating
Gita 03.29 – The wise should elevate, not agitate, the ignorant
Gita 03.28 – To know the truth means to see how spirit can stay disentangled from matter during action
Gita 03.27 – Mistaking initiation of action with its execution is illusion
Gita 03.26 – Don’t exhibit your high level – attract people to one level higher
Gita 03.25 – The detached and the attached differ not in action but in intention
Gita 03.24 – Krishna turns on its head Arjuna’s argument about varna-sankara
Gita 03.23 – Walk your talk
Gita 03.22 – Krishna’s supreme position redefines duty as lila
Gita 03.21 – We learn from others’ examples and set examples for others
Gita 03.20 – Examples make the conceptual tangible
Gita 03.19 – Detached dutifulness opens the door to perfection
Gita 03.18 – The independent are bound to neither action nor renunciation
Gita 03.17 – Only those who rejoice internally are released from external duty
Gita 03.16 – Those who don’t sacrifice waste their life
Gita 03.15 – Yajna makes the transcendental accessible
Gita 03.14 – The principle of cosmic exchange is not pre-scientific but universal
Gita 03.13 – See God not just as the provider of food but also as its enjoyer.mp3 Gita 11.37 kasmac ca te nameran mahatman .mp3
Gita 03.12 – Secular humanism makes humans honest thieves
Gita 03.11 – We live not just in a universe but in a universal government
Gita 03.10 – Don’t let familiarity take the mystery out of nature
Gita 03.09 – Nature of action is determined by its intent, not its form
Gita 03.08 – Material duty maintains material stability and facilitates spiritual focus
Gita 03.07 – Regulation is more conducive for advancement than renunciation
Gita 03.06 – Outer renunciation with inner sensual contemplation is self-delusion
Gita 03.05 – Inaction is unnatural, materially and spiritually
Gita 03.04 – Don’t equate the external with the essential
Gita 03.03 – Krishna’s instructions are not contradictory, but multi-level
Gita 03.02 – When scripture doesn’t fit into our mental framework, the framework needs change
Gita 03.01 – The Gita’s complex multi-level message is intellectually challenging and fulfilling
Gita 02.72 – Nirvana may be extinction, but brahma-nirvana is not
Gita 02.71 – Peace comes not by relocation, but by renunciation
Gita 02.70 – Be filled with higher purpose to transcend lower desires
Gita 02.69 – Be special above the ordinary, not among the ordinary
Gita 02.68 – Be a soul-deliverer, not a soul-killer
Gita 02.67 – Be swept by the wind of spiritual desire, not material desire
Gita 02.66 – Without inner connection, we end with agitation and frustration
Gita 02.65 – Purification makes external intelligence internal
Was Arjuna aware of the soul’s existence before hearing the Gita?
Gita 02.64 – Material regulation is the launching pad for spiritual liberation
Gita 02.63 – Irritation, delusion, oblivion, stupefaction, destruction – Last 5 of 8 stages to falldown
Gita 02.62 – Whatever catches our attention catches us
Gita 02.61 – Control, concentration, conquest – three stages in dealing with the senses
Gita 02.60 – Endeavoring and discerning are not enough for sense control
Gita 02.59 – Complement renunciation of the material with contemplation on the spiritual
Gita 02.58 – Withdraw consciousness inwards as a basic defense mechanism
Gita 02.57 – Stay unaffected by the material by being focussed on the spiritual
Gita 02.56 – Emotional non-entanglement with the material characterizes the seer
Gita 02.55 – Rejection of mental desires and satisfaction in the self define the self-realized
Gita 02.54 – Non-literal meaning illumines when literal meaning stumps
Gita 02.53 – Persistent absorption comes by consistent rejection of distraction
Gita 02.52 – Shastra without guru can be a deluding forest for the intelligence
Gita 02.51 – Same action with higher motivation bestows higher destination
Gita 02.50 – Yoga facilitates individualized artistic infusion of work with devotion
Gita 02.49 – The good becomes bad when it becomes the enemy of the best
Gita 02.48 – Yoga requires material indifference to provide spiritual transcendence
Gita 02.47 – Make sense of four counterintuitive assertions by seeing the full picture
Gita 02.46 – Understand multivalence of Veda to grasp how transcending the Vedas fulfills their purpose
Gita 02.44 – Prevent attachment from abducting consciousness by intelligence and taste
Gita 02.43 – The Vedic masterplan uses dharma to raise people from kama to prema
Gita 02.42 – Flowery words of Vedas distract from their ultimate wisdom
Gita 02.41 – Intent shapes intelligence
Gita 02.40 – The spiritual path comes with a no-loss and a fear-relieving guarantee
Gita 02.39 – Use buddhi to transform theoretical sankhya into practical yoga
Gita 02.38 – To reconcile the Gita’s contradictions, recognize the multi-level nature of its discussions
Gita 02.37 – Knowledge of atma and dharma redefines lose-lose situation as win-win
Gita 02.36 – Behave respectably to bring respectability to Krishna’s message
Gita 02.35 – The variance between our intention and people’s perception causes mortifying misconception
Gita 02.34 – Engage the power of honor to encourage honorable action
Gita 02.33 – Honorable position brings obligation of tangible contribution
Gita 02.32 – Dharma rewards success according to each varna’s definition of success
Gita 02.31 – Dharma is not a blanket injunction but an individualized customization
Gita 02.30 – Knowlege of the soul is not a call for resignation but for action
Gita 02.29 – Perception, verbalization, reception and incomprehension wrt soul are all amazing
Gita 02.28 – The mutability of everything materially magnifies the futility of grief
Gita 02.27 – See death not as a future event, but as an ongoing process
Gita 02.26 – Materialism makes meaning meaningless and lamentation pointless
Gita 02.25 – Contemplate the inconceivable to relish the spiritual
Gita 02.24 – The soul can’t be stopped from going anywhere nor forced to go anywhere
Gita 02.23 – The utter indestrutibility of the soul underlies the path of difficult duty
Gita 02.22 – The dress metaphor redefines death not as a miserable termination but as a welcome transition
Gita 02.21 – Integrate knowledge of the soul with the purpose of that knowledge
Gita 02.20 – The soul doesn’t undergo the six changes that matter does
Gita 02.19 – The soul’s non-doership points to the complexity of matter-spirit interaction
Gita 02.18 – The immeasurability of soul points to its non-literal non-metaphorical measure
Gita 02.17 – Nothing can destroy the soul because it pervades everything
Gita 02.16 – Matter has no existence in the sense of having no lasting consequence
Gita 02.15 – Those unaffected by the temporary attain the eternal
Gita 02.14 – The material is peripheral, unavoidable and ephemeral – so tolerate it
Gita 02.13 – The body is changing, not just growing – so focus on the unchanging
Gita 02.12 – Spirit is not just eternal but also plural
Gita 02.11 – The ability to harmonize the walk with the talk characterizes the wise
Gita 02.10 – Change in the seeker’s mood evokes change in the teacher’s mood
Gita 02.09 – The decision of inaction reflects desperation to learn
Gita 02.08 – Outer success can’t remove inner distress
Gita 02.07 – Arjuna exhibits 3 characteristics of an ideal disciple
Gita 02.06 – Find way through lose-lose problems by seeking emotional distance
Gita 02.05 – Hard choices have to be made to avoid harder consequences
Gita 02.04 – Resolve conflicts among different roles by raising consciousness
Gita 02.03 – Fight degrading temptation by remembering honoroble position
Gita 02.02 – Arya – Spiritual denotation, historical concoction and modern connotation
Gita 02.01 – Arjuna’s analysis only aggravates his agony
Gita 01.46 – When the eye disheartens, let the ear hearten
Gita 01.45 – Sound arguments from a fragmented perception are actually unsound
Gita 01.44 – Arjuna’s reasoning is wrong, but his capacity for reasoning is laudable
Gita 01.43 – Hell forever is a subjective feeling, not an objective fact
Gita 01.42 – Three meanings of dharma
Gita 01.41 – Unwanted progeny – what does unwanted mean?
Gita 01.40 – Protecting women and ensuring good progeny are important social responsibilities
Gita 01.39 – As soon as dharma weakens adharma attacks
Gita 01.38 – Don’t let the anartha-maddened make us similarly mad
Gita 01.37 – Greed gives us a tunnel vision of reality
Gita 01.36 – Contemplate contextual karmic considerations before acting
Gita 01.35 – Arjuna’s profit-loss calculations miss the most important factor
Gita 01.34 – Arjuna’s evolved emotion and reason ready to be raised to the summit by Gita wisdom
Gita 01.33 – The contrasting words of Arjuna and Duryodhana reveal their consciousness’ levels
Gita 01.32 – Whom we live for determines the quality of our life
Gita 01.31 – Material long-term is not long-term enough
Gita 01.30 – Where materialism shows a dead end spirituality shows the way ahead
Gita 01.29 – The inner attack of emotions does what no outer attack of enemies could have done
Gita 01.28 – To avoid being consumed by material emotions, cultivate spiritual emotions
Gita 01.27 – Undiscerning visual perception erodes spiritual conviction
Gita 01.26 – The brutality of the imminent fratricide sinks in
Gita 01.25 – Over-reliance on visual perception ends in illusion
Gita 01.24 – Conquer lethargy to attain excellence in service
Gita 01.23 – How the evil got so many allies
Gita 01.22 – A last sight of the battling brethren
Gita 01.21 – The surprising request to see what is already known
Gita 01.20 – The monkey standard is permeated with the divine monkey’s presence
Gita 01.19 – Kauravas’ bravado battered and shattered by Pandavas’ bravery
Gita 01.18 – The Pandavas’ illustrious sons gallantly serve their parents
Gita 01.17 – Weapons are warrior’s ornaments
Krishna’s moods in the Gita – Gita Jayanti class
If we dont understand something in the Gita should we re-read it till we understand before going ahead?
What is the joking referred to in Gita 1.25 purport?
If the Gita is contextual, why is it considered such an important scripture?
Is Modi anti-secular in giving the Gita to other heads of state?
Is the Gita a religious book or a secular book?
Why does Gita 7.25 use yoga-maya instead of maha-maya?
Does the Gita ask Arjuna to choose job over family?
What is the difference between spiritual, transcendental and devotional?
Retreat within to treat without
Does papa-yonayah in Gita 9.32 refer to a fourth category?
Does Gita 18.56 refer to karma-yoga or bhakti-yoga?
How can a material process karma-yoga grow into the transcendental process bhakti-yoga?
Is karma-yoga superior to jnana-yoga according to the Gita chp 3?
Why does the Bhagavad-gita immediately after rejecting bodily identity address Arjuna with names which reinforce that very identity?
Which dictionary meaning of the word ‘mind’ does the Gita refer to?
Mind the mind
Do vaishyas have to do brahminical occupation to come to goodness for practicing bhakti?
Why do we counter-push against lower modes and not against goodness?
Are those who come to Krishna even for material benefit mahatmas?
Is the jnani of Gita 7.17 one of the four categories of 7.16?
When Prabhupada’s Gita is so obviously not as it is, how can he call it as it is?
What are the ten principles of godly life mentioned in Gita 16.1-3 purport?
Never lose heart
We can’t wish away our bodily identity – we have to work our way through it
Gita 01.16 – The individual conches manifest individual warrior’s virility
Gita 01.15 – The top trio in the Pandava army start the action
Gita 01.14 – The dramatically humble entry of the hero
Be concerned not disturbed
Gita 01.13 – Rituals of war express and stimulate the martial spirit
Opportunity in Adversity
Gita 01.12 – The valorous grandsire stops the politicking
Gita 01.11 – The manipulator misses the one who matters most
Is the doer the ego as Gita 18.58 states or the modes as Gita 3.27 states?
Spiritualizing our work
Gita 01.10 – Mulitiple meanings of same word reveal the possibilities of multiple interpretations
Gita 01.09 – Listing the warriors’ qualities for enlisting their commitment
Words shape worlds – watch your words
Just as a bigger Mahabharata exists in the heavens does a bigger Gita also exist?
What is the meaning of the Gita statement about the moon being the most prominent nakshatra?
Does the Gita recommend Deity worship?
Different approaches to Gita study: historical, literary, philosophical, revelational, descriptive, prescriptive
As yogis become bhaktas at their topmost stage does that mean we should practice yoga before bhakti?
Gita 01.08 – Attachment makes the absent present
What is the difference between phenomenal and numinous in Gita 7.2
Gita 01.07 – Repetition of known information conveys prioritization
Gita 01.06 – Their great warriors counterbalance our greater strength
Gita 01.05 – Affiliations were shaped by long-term affinity not short-term antipathy
Gita 01.04 – Our inner frame of reference shapes our outer focus of reference
Gita 01.03 – The politician seeks martial dedication by emotional manipulation
What does being free from all dualities mean wrt devotional service?
What is the difference between a jnani and jnani-yogi?
When Krishna says that the knowledge in disciplic succession was lost, weren’t the four sampradayas available at that time?
A devotee is already righteous, so why does Krsna say that he becomes righteous in Gita 9.31?
What is the difference between nitya and shashvata in Gita 2.20?
How can we convert our work in office into yajna?
What is the difference between karma yoga, buddhi yoga and bhakti yoga?
Gita 01.02 – Duryodhana’s choice of conversant reveals his political intent
Gita 01.01 – The transcendental manifests as the geographical
Why does Krishna refer to someone else as the object of surrender in the Gita 18.62?
Gita 04.39 – Faith is the necessary but not sufficient condition for knowledge
What does the Gita’s chp 13 title ‘Nature, enjoyer and consciousness’ refer to?
Is the universal form in the Gita’s ninth chapter a conceptualization and the eleventh chapter, a revelation?
What does the Gita’s inverted tree metaphor signify?
Why does the Gita use a setting of war to convey its transcendental message when such a setting can be abused to provoke communal violence?
What is the theory of reflection Prabhupada refers to in the Gita 2.13 purport?
Why does Krishna emphasise consciousness at death which is much more uncontrollable than consciousness while living?
When Krishna had said he wouldn’t lift weapons in the Kurukshetra war, why does he say in Gita 11.33 that the Kauravas are already killed by him?
What is the significance of the two metaphors of rivers and moths used in the Gita’s description of warriors entering into the Universal Form
Srimad Bhagavad-gita-mahatmyam THE GLORY OF SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA from Sri Vaisnaviya-tantra-sara
Is the Gita’s teaching that women are sinful resposible for female infanticide?
If Krishna’s ultimate instruction is to give up all duties for surrendering to him why shouldn’t everyone join the temple?
Is Krishna omninpresent as his energy or personally as the Supersoul?
If the Supersoul is present in all atoms and the space between them, what is special about the Superoul in our heart?
What happens to the Supersoul after death and after liberation?
Is the Supersoul actually expanded in every heart or is it an appearance of expansion?
How the Gita’s ninth chapter reveals its bhakti essence
Why does the Gita 12.11 include material charity in the bhakti hierarchy?
Where do religious social workers like Mother Terersa fall in the Gita’s yoga ladder?
How does karma yoga mature into ashtanga yoga?
How does the nishkama karma yogi attain knowledge and liberation? Through the same path or by adopting another yoga?
Does ashtanga yoga always start from jnana yoga?
Are the jnanis mentioned in Gita 7.16-18 impersonalists as the example of Kumaras suggests or devotees as Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakura’s commentary states?
What does the identification of Krishna with time mean practically?
What is the significance of the word avyaya in Gita 9.2?
What is the meaning of Gita 14.11: “The manifestations of the mode of goodness can be experienced when all the gates of the body are illuminated by knowledge”?
When this world is duhkhalayam why are the distressed only one of the four categories of people coming to Krishna
Demonizing the other doesn’t remove the demons hither
Why do dharma-shastras say that aggressors should be forgiven?
Do the dharma-shastras say aggressors shouldn’t be killed and artha-shastras that they should be killed?
What are dharma-shastra and artha-shastra? How are they different?
How can we make our work into worship when it is not according to our nature and is not connected with Krishna?
How to make our work into worship (Gita 18.44-45) (Hindi)
Should a devotee avoid initiation due to not being able to follow the fourth regulative principle fully?
Does Krishna compassionately pull impersonalists from Brahman to Bhagavan?
How does attachment to result make us the cause of action, as the Gita 2.47 purport states?
Is conscience always the voice of the Supersoul? Does everyone’s conscience tell them that meat-eating is wrong?
Why does the Gita 18.68 restrict its message of devotion to devotees?
How are the feelings of victory and adventure Krishna’s opulences, especially when people get those feelings in illicit activities such as gambling?
Are the demigod worshipers in Gita 9.15 different from normal karma kandis because the Gita refers to them as jnanis?
Do the ekatvena worshipers of Gita 9.15 refer to 9.11-12 or 12.3-6?
What kind of rules and regulations do the prestige-seekers referred to in the Gita 16.17 follow?
Are the Gita’s instructions applicable in the spiritual world too or only in the material world?
If the Gita is a transcendental literature, then why does the Gita Mahatmya glorify the attainment of heavenly planets?
Why do we have a right to do prescribed duties as the Gita 2.47 states?
Did Prabhupada want to re-write Bhagavad Gita As It Is because he worked very fast to publish it quickly?
Why doesn’t Srila Prabhupada mention even once in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is that we should chant 16 rounds of Hare Krsna Mahamantra?
Can chanting Hare Krsna help one to assimilate the knowledge of the scriptures more efficiently? How?
How can I turn my occupational duty into devotional service to Krishna?
How does contemplating on Krishna differ from mental speculation about Krishna?
Does Gita 2.47 ma phasehu kadachana mean that we don’t have a right to obtain the result or a right to enjoy the result?
How exactly are “those in Krishna consciousness not responsible for their actions”, as Prabhupada states?
Can Gita 18.14 adhisthanam refer to some place of action other than the body?
Who is the actual doer according to the Gita?
How can we reconcile the Gita (3.4) – don’t give up work – and the Bhagavatam (1.5.17) – give up work?
What is the difference between charity in goodness and transcendence?
Why is the edited BBT Gita different from Prabhupada’s unedited original Gita?
Why is the Bhagavad-gita so pessimistic? (expanded with four-point analysis)
What is the connecting link between the Gita’s ninth and tenth chapters?
In which verses of the Gita’s eight chapter are the Lord’s glories stated?
Do the daivi maya in Gita 7.14 and daivi prakriti in 9.13 to the same thing or different things?
I am a Physics student. How can I study the Bhagavad-gita scientifically when it seems like a discussion in a story?
Is the jnani in Gita 7.16 and jnanavan in 7.19 the same or different?
In the Gita chp 8, what is the yogis’ conception of Krishna?
In Gita chp 13, what exactly does jneya refer to?
Are there any examples of yoga-mishra bhaktas becoming kevala bhaktas?
Can Gita verses be translated differently from Prabhupada’s translations?
How can we understand Prabhupada’s equating buddhi-yoga in 2.39 purport with bhakti-yoga?
Gita 18.64-78 – The Gita culminates in a call for pure love (Hindi)
Gita 18.40-63 – Bhakti is the spiritual summit that also extends down to wherever we may be (Hindi)
As tapa is not a distinct spiritual path, what does Gita 6.46 tapsvibhyo adhiko yogi refer to?
Why is the flow the Gita verses not given in Prabhupada’s Gita?
What is the connection between Gita 6.4 yogarudha stage and 6.5-6 mind’s inimical nature?
Gita 18.29-39 Choose the intelligence, determination and happiness for attaining auspiciousness (Hindi)
How can we practically understand the modes influencing us wrt the jnana karma and karta analysis in Gita 18.20-28?
How are the 6 components of action in Gita 18.18 reduced to 3 in Gita 18.19?
Gita 18.13-18.28 – The five factors and the three components of action (Hindi)
Gita 18.01-12 – Don’t garb irresponsibility as renunciation (Hindi)
Gita 17.17-17.28 – Various religions are pathways towards the same sat moutain-peak (Hindi)
Gita 3.9 enjoins yajna for the satisfaction of Vishnu. Then why does the next section talk about the lower level of karma kanda?
Gita 2.38 and 2.48 seem very similar. What is the difference between them?
What is the difference between karma-kanda and sakama karma-yoga? Which does Gita 2.31-37 refer to?
Gita 2.39 is a linking verse. Which sections in the Gita and which levels in the yoga ladder does it link?
Is there any difference between nishkama bhakti and shuddha bhakti?
Do karma-mishra, yoga-mishra, jnana-mishra bhakti come under sakama bhakti?
Gita 17.07-16 – Understanding food, sacrifice and austerity from material and transcendental perspectives (Hindi)
Gita 16.13-17.06 – Demoniac mentality in today’s society (Hindi)
Gita 15.15-16.12 – Purushottama – the highest reality and the qualities that define our natures (Hindi)
Gita 15.01-14 – Understanding material existence metaphorically and philosophically (Hindi)
Gita 14.06-27 – Understanding and transcending the modes (Hindi)
Gita 13.30-14.05 – Jnana Chakshu and the reality of dreams (Hindi)
Gita 13.18-29 – How the purusha gets bound by prakriti (Hindi)
Gita 13.08-17 – Understanding jnana and jneya (Hindi)
How are the living symptoms of consciousness manifestations of the subtle body as the Gita 13.6-7 purport says?
Gita 13.01-07 – Overview of chps 1-12 and understanding Kshetrajna & Kshetra – Hindi
According to Krishna, which is more important – karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga or both?
Do our impulses come from outside us or inside us?
Is karma yoga practical when even the people for whom we sacrifice consider it insane?
How is the Gita 4.9 the essence of the Bhagavad-gita?
What is the difference between ‘nishkarma’ & ‘karma’ as explained in Gita & its significance?
When Krishna is complete, how can he be the beneficiary of our sacrifices, as Gita 5.29 says?
Why are we bound to certain patterns of thinking? Doesn’t that make us like pre-programmed robots?
Though Yudhishthira is the oldest Pandavas, why does Gita chp 1 mention him after Arjuna & Bhima?
As all the bodily forms we take are temporary, does that mean the eternal and real is formlessness?
When sex is an experience of Krishna, as the Gita states, why does Yamunacharya spit at sex desire?
Isn’t Prabhupada’s Gita 18.65 call to worship Krishna alone and no other Vishnu form fanatical?
Is Gita 18.55’s impersonal message (vishate tad anantaram) overridden by Prabhupada’s translation?
If the Gita is a manual why is it so confusing? Why couldn’t it have been clearer?
Is the Gita an attempted reconciliation of different Upanishadic thoughts and not a revelation?
Does “knowing in truth” (Gita 4.9) happen by “experiences of Truth” or by “understanding”?
When Prabhupada’s perfect purports to the Gita are there, why are Gita daily articles needed?
Six steps to spiritual perfection – Bhagavad Gita 07.01
How is the material world non-existent as Prabhupada states in the Gita introduction?
In Gita 13.12 is there any difference between atma-vinigrahah and indriyartheshu vairagya?
What is the Gita’s position on deontology?
What is the Gita’s etiology?
What is the Gita’s ontology?
What is the Gita’s soteriology?
What is the Gita’s eschatology?
Does Gita 9.32 which says that anyone can begin bhakti apply to those who fall while practicing bhakti?
Is the Gita 18.66 exclusivist or inclusivist in spirit?
If we need to see intellectually before we can see visually, what about non-intellectual practitioners?
Isn’t unconsciousness of Krishna more harmful than unconsciousness of our faults?
Is there any difference between dambha, darpa and abhimana in Gita 16.04?
When the Supersoul is a judge, how is he neutral? And how is his role reconcilable with deism?
Can Kuruskshtera be compared to the body, the senses to the Pandavas, the Kauravas to the vices and the war to the inner battle?
Knotty Verse Series 6 – 11.33 – Is the Gita’s call for violence literal or metaphorical?
Knotty Gita Verses Series 5 – 03.35 – Does the Gita endorse the caste system?
What exactly does the Gita say about ‘work is worship’?
The nonviolent violence of the Gita
Why do jnanis say that bhakti is for the less intelligent and Prabhupada say that only the intelligent can take to bhakti?
If my sva-dharma is not favourable for my bhakti, then can I accept another dharma favourable for my bhakti?
Can our prescribed duties be changed according to our likes or dislikes?
How can we become equally disposed toward every living entity?
The Glory of Gita wisdom (Reflections on the second anniversary of Gita-daily)
The Multiples Conflicts within the Gita
Is buddhi-yoga a separate type of yoga apart from the four main yogas?
What is the meaning of the Gita 6.44 statement that the advanced yogi goes beyond the range of Vedic sound?
How can we offer all the results of our work to Krishna?
Comparison of Bhagavata worldview with scientific materialism, Christianity and impersonalism
Is the world a playground or a battleground?
Does the Vishva-rupa’s devouring the Kauravas prove that the Hindu God is a cannibal, as preachers of some other religion claim?
When the Gita says the world is duhkhalayam, does that mean we should face all duhkha passively?
What is the ideal path to live according to the Bhagavad Gita As It Is?
How can we excel in our work if we are detached and don’t set goals?
How do we discover our sva-dharma? Should we wait for the spiritual master to tell us our lifelong service?.mp3
Why does the Gita emphasize sva-dharma repeatedly from the second chapter (2.31) to the eighteenth chapter (18.47)?
Does one need to be intellectual to understand Krishna tattvatah, in truth?
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 10.8-18 How the Chatur Shloki is the essence of the Gita
18.56-78 – Krishna reveals his heart of love Gita Study Pune 2013
18.36-55 Bhakti in karma yoga and jnana yoga Gita Study Pune 2013
18.29-35 The link between Knowledge, Intelligence & Determination Gita Study Pune 2013
18.20-28 Cultivating repentence and avoiding lamentation in Sadhana Bhakti Gita Study Pune 2013
18.13-19 Understanding Sankhya in Bhagavad-Gita Gita Study Pune 2013
18.1-12 Frustration is not the qualification for renunciation Gita Study Pune 2013
17.20-28 How Om Tat Sat spiritualizes Yajna, Dana and Tapa Gita Study Mumbai 2013
17.11-19 Applying the principles of austerity in our life Gita Study Pune 2013
17.1-10 Understanding faith in the three modes Gita Study Pune 2013
16.9-24 Demoniac direction of modern society Gita Study Pune 2013
Won’t inter-caste marriages lead to varna sankara (unwanted progeny)?
When Krishna tells Arjuna in the Gita to do his duty, why do brahmacharis give up their duty in the name of the Gita?
If the soul is inconceivable, why should we bother to conceive it?
Why does the “yena sarvam idam tatam” in Gita 2.17 refer to the body and not all of existence
Why is the Gita’s first chapter called a chapter on yoga when it contains no yogic teachings?
Why is the Gita called yoga-shastra?
What does the Gita say about love and inter-caste marriages?
How can I understand and apply the Gita?
Leadership Sutras based on the Bhagavad-gita
What does the sentence “From your place at your pace join the race” mean?
During their spiritual advancement, do devotees see the Supersoul in their heart? How?
What does the term Gita wisdom refer to in your Gita-daily articles, when it refers to points not present in the Gita?
How can we always be conscious that the Paramatma is present within our heart and hear his inner voice?
How can we apply sarva dharman parityajya in our life as, for example, students?
As per Gita 10.10 does Krishna help only those who serve him constantly and with love or does he help all his devotees?
Why do we need to get rid of good reactions in addition to bad reactions?
What does the word ’cause’ mean in Gita 2.47 “Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities…”?
Gita Study Pune 2013 – The Yoga Ladder Explained
Gita Study Pune 2013 15.16-16.8 Importance of Tri Shloki Bhagavad-Gita
Gita Study Pune 2013 15.6-15 Two ways to attain Jnana Cakshu
Gita Study Pune 2013 15.1-5 How the material world is comprehensible as well as incomprehensible
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 14.16-24 How the analysis of the modes leads to Bhakti
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 14.10-15 Examining the modes in today’s society
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 14.1-9 The background for the Gita’s discussion of the modes
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 13.20-35 The Bija Vakya of the Gitas last six chapters
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 13.8-19 Achintyabhedabheda in the Gita
08.08 – Leave no space to space out
Why does Krishna talk about controlling the senses to Arjuna when the purpose of the conversation seems to be to incite Arjuna to fight?
Why is Arjuna’s name not mentioned in the guru-shisya parampara at the start of the Gita when Krishna gave him knowledge in parampara?
Prabhupada says one who is not able to control mind is animal but in Gita Arjuna says that he cannot control mind. Please explain
Why does Prabhupada put in his translations references to Krishna that are not actually there in the Sanskrit verses of the Gita?
Directing the four lanes of our consciousness – intellectual emotional devotional and motivational – towards Krishna Gita 5.17
Self-Control – The Key to Happiness Gita 5.21-24
Why does Krishna refer to two different seasons as his opulences in Gita 10.35?
Is the Bhagavad-gita shruti or smriti? Did it become important only recently in the Indian tradition?
What does the Gita 4.24 verse brahmarpanam brahma havir mean? How do we respond to its impersonalist interpretation?
Understanding Krishnas first-person and third-person referencs in the Gita – part 2
What is the significance of the Gita’s definition of yoga as equanimity?
Why does the Gita 8.13 recommend the chanting of om and not Hare Krishna?
As the soul is higher than the intelligence then how can the intelligence understand the soul as the Gita 3.43 says?
As the Brahman Paramatma Bhagavan are referred to in the Gita 6.28-30 then how are these terms not referred to in the Vedic texts?
Understanding Krishna first-person and third-person references in the Gita – part 1
Gita 13.21-22 Material existence as a virtual reality
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 12.12-20 – The last rung in the Gita’s downward ladder of love
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 12.1-11 Arjuna’s question refers to Brahmavada not Mayavada
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 11.47-55 – How Virat Rupa revelation ends in glorification of bhakti
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 11.28-46 The Frightening Virat Rupa – Kala Rupa
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 11.1-27 The Magnificent Virat Rupa
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 10.19-42 How the Vibhutis manifest Krishna’s glory
Gita Study Pune 2013 – 10.1-7 – Review of the first nine chapters of the Gita
What does the statement that Prabhupadas purports are more important than even the translations really mean? And are scriptures written such that they cannot be misinterpreted?
What is the real translation of Gita 7.21?
Why does the Gita say that “for a respectable person, dishonor is worse than death” and also say “consider honor and dishonor to be the same”?
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.73-78 Concluding messages from the Gita
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.65-72 – Comprehending dharman parityajya and vraja in 18.66
What is the basis for saying that the mode of goodness is right?
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.62-64 Why bhakti is the conclusive message of the Gita
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.54-62 Bhakti is the summit of spirituality but also reaches down to wherever we are
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.40-53 Rising to the brahman platform through devotionalized karma yoga within varnashrama
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.36-39 Choose happiness based on intelligence
18.35 Sustaining our determination is our responsibility
18.29-34 Intelligence in the three modes and its difference from knowledge in the three modes
Gita Overview Mumbai18.22-28 How the modes shape the doer and the deed
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.18-21 The motivations and components of action
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.12-17 Five factors of action
Gita Overview Mumbai 18.1-9 When renunciation does and doesn’t bear fruit
Gita Overview Mumbai 17.23-28 How om tat sat sanctifies and spiritualizes
17.15-22 Being soft-spoken and satisfied are matters of choice not just of nature
Gita Overview Mumbai 17.11-14 Understanding svabhava svakarma and svadharma
Gita Overview Mumbai 17.5-10 When austerities become demoniac
Gita Overview Mumbai 17.3-4 Panchopasana and religions in various modes
Gita Overview Mumbai 16.21-17.2 – Scripture takes us beyond nature nurture and culture
16.13-20 The demoniac treat religion as a social cosmetic
Gita Overview Mumbai 16.8-12 Atheists abuse science for demoniac purposes
Gita Overview Mumbai 16.1-7 Understanding pravrtti and nivrtti
Gita Overview Mumbai 15.15-20 Trishloki Gita refutes Mayavada unambiguously
Gita Overview Mumbai 15.9-14 Krishna arranges for even our material enjoyment
Gita Overview Mumbai 15.1-8 Analysis of the upside-down tree metaphor
Gita Overview Mumbai 14.22-27 Become an observer of the consciousness
Why does Prabhupada’s Gita 6.46 translation of karmi not include nishkama karmis?
Gita Overview Mumbai 14.17-21 Knowledge arises from sattva not abhyasa
Gita Overview Mumbai 14.11-16 How knowledge became redefined as the quest for power not truth
Gita Overview Mumbai 14.1-10 Characteristics of the three modes
Gita Overview Mumbai 13.20-35 A coherent understanding of the 6 items taught in Chp 13-
Gita Overview Mumbai 13.13-19 Understanding five koshas and achintyabhedabheda in the Gita
Gita Overview Mumbai 13.8-12 Role of bhakti in jnana and of jnana in bhakti
Gita Overview Mumbai 13.1-7 Vyashti and Samashti approaches to understanding reality
Gita Overview 12.12-20 Unraveling the mysterious hierarchy of 12.12
Gita Overview Mumbai 12.1-11 Progression from Virata Rupa to Impersonal Brahman
Gita Overview Mumbai 11.41-55 Pure devotion reveals all visions
Gita Overview Mumbai 11.24-40 Material destruction paves the way for spiritual ressurection
Gita Overview Mumbai 11.1-23 The background to understand Vishva-rupa – Yoga aishvarya to rupa aishvarya
Gita Overview 10.34-42 – Krishna as victory adventure and other opulent manifestations
Gita Overview Mumbai10.25-33 – Metaphors for understanding Krishna’s glories
Is ISKCON’s claim for a paramapara connection to understand the Gita not an attempt to monopolize the Gita?
Does the Gita’s instruction that we work without expecting results mean that we work without salaries?
Why did Krishna say to Arjuna that he had not shown the Universal Form to anyone else when he had shown it to Yashoda and Duryodhana?
When Krishna doesn’t recommend roots as items to be offered to him why do we offer him potatoes?
“Brahman spoke through Krishna by entering into him like a ghost.” How do we respond to this idea?
As devotees are sincerely trying to live according to principles can the mithyachari Gita verse 3.6 be applied to them?
Please explain how we become co-creators with God through sex, as you mention in your Gita-dailies
If dharma is our essential nature, then why does the Gita (18.66) ask us to abandon dharma?
Is the classification of the four kinds of miscreants in Gita 7.15 strict?
Is the tree at Jyotisar in Kuruskhetra the spot where the Gita was spoken?
Why does Krishna describe Maya as daivi in the Gita 7.14?
Chatur Shloki Gita 10.8-11 – Gita Jayanti (2012) – Hindi
Number Magic in the Bhagavad-gita
What is the difference between renunciation in passion and ignorance?
Are there clear references to “love” in the Gita? Are the words “devotional service” and “love” synonymous?
Can we experience spiritual happiness with material senses and mind?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 10.12-10.25 Understanding the concept of Vibhuti
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 10.1-10.11 Knowledge about Krishna – the rarity the speciality and the methodology
Gita Study 2012 9.26-9.34 Why is a sinful devotee considered saintly?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 Gita 9.16-9.25 The Krishna factor in worship of the Universal Form and demigods
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 9.10-9.15 The four kinds of causes and the three kinds of jnana-yajna
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 9.1-9.9 The glory of knowledge about Krishna
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 8.23-8.28 Bhakti is superior to the paths of devayana and pitrayana
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 8.14-8.22 How the Gita identifies the supreme abode with Krishna’s abode
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 8.10-8.13 Understanding yoga-mishra bhakti
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 8.5-8.9 How to think of Krishna constantly
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 8.1-8.5 Understanding the link between objects words and concepts
How does the word bhavana in Gita 2.66 refer to fixed mind?
What is the higher taste for jnanis?
Is God everything? What exactly does the verse “vasudevah sarvam iti” mean?
The encouraging, more encouraging and most encouraging messages of the Gita
Why did the Lord give spiritual knowledge to the sun-god when he had already given it to Brahma?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 07.24-30: Are Mayavadi interpretations of Gita justified?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 07.15-23: Those who don’t surrender, surrender, and surrender to Krishnetara
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 07.04-14: How Krishna pervades the material world as its essence
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 07.01-03 – Understanding phenomenon and noumenon
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 – 06.42-47: The Glory of Bhakti
What is the difference between householder devotees and karma-yogis?
Why Srila Prabhupad is using “the Lord’s not forgetting” as proof for his having transcendental body?
What is importance of Sandwich analogy to explain Bhagavad Gita from philosophical perspective?
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Gita Study Mumbai 2012 6.35-41: Understanding the Gita flow from dhyana-yoga to bhakti-yoga.mp3
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 6.29-34 Krishna’s position in the path of dhyana-yoga
If Krishna says “Go beyond the Vedas” in Bhagavad Gita, then why do we take the Hare Krishna Mantra from the same Vedas?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 06.22-28 Transforming emotions from obstacles to pathways towards samadhi
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 06.15-21 Taking the mind through the five stages of mind control
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 – 06.08-14 Going from knowledge to realization
What is the basis for saying that Arjuna engaged in contemplation according to Gita 2.62-63 when he did not fall down as the verse predicts?
What is the basis for equating Arjuna’s Gandiva bow with our determination?
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 06.01-07 Understanding how the mind deludes
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 05.24-29: How knowing Krishna brings peace
Gita Study Mumbai 2012: 05.17-23 The four investments for gaining knowledge of Krishna.mp3
Gita Study Mumbai 2012: 05.09-16 Understanding who is the actual doer
Gita Study Mumbai 2012 05.01-08: How Krishna subtly but surely changes Arjuna’s conceptions about the hierarchy of karma yoga and jnana yoga
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 04.34-42 Glories of transcendental knowledge
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 04.26-33 Different kinds of yajnas and their underlying principles
Gita study Mumbai – 2012 04.18-25 How the internal consciousness prevents bondage
Does the Supersoul control the the soul’s desires?
Gita study Mumbai 2012 – Different approaches for scriptural study
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 04.10-17 Understanding Krishna’s nature
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 04.07-09 The three obstacles to knowing Krishna
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 04.01-06 How the parampara is continued or lost
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 03.37-43 Lust is not just dangerous but also treacherous
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 03.31-36 The middle way between total supression and unrestricated expression
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 03.25-30 Four differences between karma kandi and karma yogi
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 3.21-24 Are Krishna’s action are immoral
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 3.14-20 Playing our part in the cycle of sacrifice
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 3.9-13 Understanding the principles and mechanism of yajna
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 3.1-8 The principles and purposes underlying renunciation
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.67-72 Going beyond sense control to mind control
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.62-66 Avoiding undesirable contemplation
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.55-61 Becoming a sthita prajna
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.48-54 Understanding and living the three definitions of yoga
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.46-47 Understanding 4 parts of karmanya va dhikaraste
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.26-38 Refuting materialism
Gita study mumbai 2012 – 2.39-45 How karma yoga is superior to karma kanda
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 2.17-25 Characteristics of the soul
Gita study mumbai 2012- 2.1-16 Gita begins by refuting mayavada
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 1.27-46 Giving up horizontal relationship for vertical relationship
Gita study Mumbai 2012- 1.1-1.25 Introducing Mahabharat character
In the Bhagavad gita verse 14.6, what does ‘being conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge mean’?
Do BG 18.20 and 18.21 support a Brahmavad conception of God?
How hearing does wonders BG 7.1
Why are the chapters of the Bhagavad-gita named differently by different acharyas?
Understanding “action in inaction and inaction in action” as mentioned in Bhagavad-Gita 5.17.
When Krishna spoke the Gita to the sun-god, was that Gita exactly the same as was spoken to Arjuna?
Why does Prabhupada say in Bhagavad Gita 2.62 purport that Lord Shiva is not able to control his senses?
Why does Srila Prabhupada translate karma-yoga as “devotional service”?
When the soul obviously moves, how do we to explain the Gita 2.24 statement that the soul is immovable?
Is Vyasadeva not doing self-glorification when he writes “by the mercy of Vyasa” in the Gita ?
Why does Krishna refer to himself in the third person in the Gita?
Krishna has himself given the Vedas; then why does he tell us to go beyond the Vedas in the Gita 2.46?
My heart tells me that jnana-yoga is the best path for me. What should I do?
What happens to demigods when yajna is stopped?
How do we understand the scriptural statement that we are not the doers?
Does the Bhagavad-gita teach that all paths lead to the same goal?
If consciousness is spiritual, then why is it said to a part of the material field in Chp 13 of the Gita?
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Why does the Gita say that “I am intelligence among women?”
Why is “Sri Bhagavan uvaca” in the Bhagavad Gita translated as “The Blessed Lord”? said”
Are there any references in the Gita to the chanting of the holy names?
Is the Bhagavad-gita an extremist book?
Is the metaphorical interpretation of the Gita’s battlefield setting authorized?
Why does the Bhagavad-gita call for violence?
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