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Bhagavad Gita As It Is Class

This will be an ongoing work, because there is just so much in the Gita.  I'm still working out how to do it, but there will be discussions, sloka memorizations, and quizzes. I think I will start with the chapters, then add SPlectures, Particularly important slokas, and whatever else I find related.

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Levels of Service-Chapter 12

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Apr 7, 2015. 2 Replies

One tendency is to think of Krishna Consciousness as an all or nothing matter.  In this chapter, Srila Prabhupada lets us know that this really is not the case.For instance, in the purport to Verse 10"One who is not able even to practice the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga, under the guidance of a spiritual master, can still be drawn to this perfectional stage by working for the Supreme Lord. . .There are many devotees who are engaged in the propagation of Krishna consciousness, and they…Continue

Chapter 2 Automobile Civilization

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Bhakta Lou A.Bh.S. Dec 14, 2013. 20 Replies

Srila Prabhupada sometimes comments in his classes on the madness of our "automobile civilizaton."  In a lecture on Chapter 2, he describes how a dog or a cat goes back and forth, here and there, and how we do the same in our cars.  He points out that we spend the money to buy one, and like other things, we end up serving the automobile, which needs oil, gas, repairs, etc.    I remember hearing a class where he comments about vehicles tearing down the highway, one stream in one direction, the…Continue

Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Macmillan 1972 Edition

Started by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Jun 4, 2013. 0 Replies

10 likes, 0 dislikes"> 4:011Bhagavad-gita As It Is - Macmillan 1972 Edition - 00 - Narrator Forewordby davidlugan 1,059 views"> 8:232…Continue

Chapter 9:32 Thank You, BBT!

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Jun 2, 2013. 17 Replies

Three times in the purport of BG 9:32 the original text refers to taking "center."  The "new" version of BGAIIS corrects it to taking "shelter" which seems to be right.Continue

Chapter 18 The Gita In One Verse

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Jun 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Verse 66 gives us the whole thing in one verse:     Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me.  I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction.  Do not fear.This is the gist of it.  Reading it a couple of days ago, I felt like I had been reading a murder mystery and now "Oh, yeah, THE BUTLER DID IT!!"  The previous 800 pages was all leading to this...It was like climbing a mountain and then looking out from the peak.. We've been hiking through all the theory and philosophy to…Continue

Chapter 18:71 Did He Just Say That?

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Jun 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Verse 71 is another new favorite of mine.     And one who listens with faith and without envy becomes free from sinful reaction and attains to the planets where the pious dwell.     In the purport, Srila Prabhupada states: "Those who are righteous in performing devotional service BUT WHO ARE NOT PURE can attain the planetary system of Dhruvaloka, where Dhruva Maharaja is presiding."  That's not bad!     And previously, "Therefore simply by hearing Bhagavad-Gita, even a person who does not try…Continue

Chapter 7 Question

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Louis A.Bh.S. May 30, 2013. 12 Replies

At the beginning of Chapter 7, Srila Prabhupada discusses the 3 Vishnu expansions; one of them is for the Supersoul.  While the impersonalists attain the brahmajyoti, ocan realize the Paramatma.  Is one of the expansions responsible for the brahmajyoti?  I thought it was Krishna's effulgence, which suggests that the impersonalist has achieved a higher state than the yogi, while shouldn't the opposite be the case?  Can anyone help on this?Continue

Chapter 15 Take That-Mayavadis!

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Apr 13, 2013. 3 Replies

The Gita in 15:7 states       mamaivamso jiva-loke       jiva-bhutah sanatanaSo His PART, amsa, is SANATANA,  ETERNAL!  Continue

Bhagavad Gita Chapter Four

Started by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Mar 23, 2013. 1 Reply

Here we learn about true transcendental knowledge.  What are the ways of attaining it? Why can't a doubtful person find happiness?Continue

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Chapter 13 Family and Children

Started by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa. Last reply by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S Mar 21, 2013. 9 Replies

It is famous that Srila Prabhupada advises against too much family attachment, although he also says it is a natural thing.   The important caveat is that family can be good if it helps one advance in Krishna Consciousness or bad if it is a hindrance.  I sometimes wonder how neglect or treating children badly became a thing in the Hare Krishna movement. . it seems that this teaching has been distorted fairly commonly by devotees even. . rather like misogyny which is also not a part of Krishna…Continue

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on October 6, 2014 at 1:50pm
"Although it is subservient, varnasrama dharma being a material system given by the Lord it is a perfect system, which we need to understand and which we need to implement as much as possible. Here are further quotes from Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, “But a devotee who desires to properly pass his life still accepts his duties according to varnasrama, as those duties are favorable to devotional service and counted as part of devotional service. All these activities are no longer called karma.” [SBL 2: Prayasa] All the activities within the framework of varnasrama when performed in that consciousness don’t incur karma."

HH Bhakti Raghava Swami

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 16, 2013 at 1:27pm

"The same thing, we are preaching. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. It is nothing new. It is coming down from the original speaker, Kṛṣṇa, by disciplic succession. So we are reading this Bhagavad-gītā. Not that I have manufactured some book and I am preaching. No. I am preaching Bhagavad-gītā. The same Bhagavad-gītā as it was first spoken forty millions of years ago to the sun-god and again it was repeated five thousand years ago to Arjuna. The same thing is coming down by disciplic succession, and the same thing is presented before you. There is no change."

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on July 25, 2013 at 3:10pm
ksipram bhavati dharmatma
sasvac-chantim nigacchati
kaunteya pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranasyati - BG 9.31

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He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.
ksipram bhavati dharmatma sasvac-chantim nigacchati<br / kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati - BG 9.31

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He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes." height="302" width="403" />
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 4, 2013 at 3:24pm
 
Hare Kṛṣṇa! Please study the "Bhagavad-gītā As It Is - Macmillan 1972 Edition" which is the most authoritative version available:

http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8520FFC93C140183
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 26, 2013 at 12:24pm

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always the most worshipable Deity of the demigods,

including Lord Siva and Lord Brahma, who came in the garb of ordinary men, bearing love

for Him. He instructs His own pure devotional service to His own devotees. Will He again

become visible before the path of my eyes?*

Comment:  Is it by rare and great good fortune that, while being tossed upon the waves of material energies and feelings, that we happen to come up head first upon that entire ocean, through a life preservor? Our great fortune in finding Srila Prabhupada is like this. This is the purposive all-knowing mercy of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His blessing is the needed flotation device to deliver us to the Divine Boat of the Soul Chanting the Holy Names.

As Nimai, he chose prema bhakti, so we should chose the path that pays the greatest wages in such prema...

The Mahajanas know what is truth, and they chose to reveal it to us by thier adoration of Shri Krishna Chaitanya.

As Maheswara, associate of Praudha Maya in the Mayapura dhama, he shouts Gauranga- nama in the ears of Vaisnavas passing away in that place, to deliver them. Lord Brahma is sometimes said to be in Srila Haridasa Thakura, what more can be said of pure devotional service?


Bhakti Sastri
Comment by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa on March 2, 2013 at 6:26pm

On the other hand, thank you Kirtanananda?

See Henry Doktorski's page on New Vrndaban, Black Sheep of ISKCON, where he reports that K was adamantly opposed to any changes to BGAIIS. . or they should have footnoted the old version.

Or they could have put their changes in ITALICS or something

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 22, 2012 at 7:27pm

Rasa Manjari devi dasi

brhat-sama tatha samnam
gayatri chandasam aham
masanam marga-sirso 'ham
rtunam kusumakarah

Of hymns I am the Brhat-sama sung to the Lord Indra, and of poetry I am the Gayatri verse, sung daily by Brahmanas. Of months I am November and December, and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring. 

The Opulence of the Absolute 
Chapter 10. text 35

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 21, 2012 at 11:25pm
 
Srila Prabhupada!
 

BG 5.24 Purport
 
A liberated person enjoys happiness by factual experience. He can, therefore, sit silently at any place and enjoy the activities of life from within.
Comment by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S on November 17, 2012 at 4:02pm

Ask your questions Lou Prabhu!

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 17, 2012 at 11:30am

 
 
 

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