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Bhagavad-Gita Study Group

The Bhagavad-Gita is the essence of all Vedic knowledge. Through a careful and detailed study of the Bhagavad-Gita, members can move closer to self-realization. This group is open to all who wish to participate, and will begin on Saturday, 31 January 2015.

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Editor; Biography ; Dr. Arnold Smith (Ananta Sesa dasa) earned his B.A. in philosophy and history, and his M.A. in philosophy at Kent State University. In addition, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from ULC Seminary in 2010. Professor Smith is a faculty member in both the Department of Philosophy at Kent State, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio. In addition, Professor Smith has acted as advisor for the Philosophy and Religious Studies Forum and the Eastern Wisdom, Meditation and Chant group. He is a member of the Ohio and American Philosophical Associations. Professor Smith’s professional writing has been published in Philosophy Now, Brijabasi Spirit, and the Ogele. He has also received the Bhakti Sastri degree and is a fully initated brahmana, and conducts a seminar online at Srila Prabhupada's ISKCON ; SPIRITNET http://puredevoteeseva.ning.com

This is meant to be a long term study of the Bhagavad-Gita that will take us through the text in great detail. It is important that you read along in the text as we make comment and discussion on each sloka. So, please have your copy of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is ready to hand. Read the assigned passage along with Srila Prabhupada's purport, then move on to the commentary and discussion. In this way, you will get the maximum benefit from the group. Hare Krsna!

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Chapter Six--Text 16

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Please read text 16 of chapter six along with the purport, and then read the following commentary.  Afterwards, each participant should offer a thought or comment on this passage. As you do so,…Continue

Chapter Six: Texts 10-15

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Please read texts 10-15 of chapter six along with the purport, and then read the following commentary.  Afterwards, each participant should offer a thought or comment on this passage. yogi yunjita…Continue

Chapter Six: Texts 7-9

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Please read texts 7-9 of chapter six along with the purport, and then read the following commentary.  Afterwards, each participant should offer a thought or comment on this passage. jitatmanah…Continue

Chapter Six--Texts 7-9

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on April 16, 2017 at 0:56
1) a poison giver
2)one who sets fire to the house 3) one who attacks with deadly weapons 4) one who plunders riches, 5) one who occupies another's land, and 6) one who kidnaps a wife.
Such aggressors are at once to be killed, and no sin is incurred by killing such aggressors....... For example, Lord Rama was so saintly that people were anxious to live in his kingdom.(Rama-rajya) but Lord Rama never showed any cowardice. Ravana was an aggressor against Rama because he kidnapped Rama's wife, Sita,, but Lord Rama gave him sufficient lessons , unparalleled in the history of the world.
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on March 4, 2017 at 22:39


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Comment by Ananta Sesa dasa, Bh.S on February 3, 2017 at 11:09

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 26, 2016 at 16:13

"People who are averse to Hari are naturally inclined to oppose the devotees of the Supreme Lord and are always intoxicated by their unethical, barbarian activities. The scriptural recommendation for dealing with them is pasunam lagudo yatha, or "the stick is the best remedy for taming animals." When the atheists are not checked, their animalistic propensities increase more and more so that they behave with Vaishnavas just like animals. It is not advisable for a Vaishnava to show indifference to the atheists on the plea of being simple-minded. This indifferent attitude encourages atheism. If, at any time of an attack on a Vaishnava, one keeps quiet like a gentleman, he has to face maya's punishment."



Letter from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Jagad Guru Srila Prabhupada, July 19, 1930.…

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on July 15, 2016 at 14:44

Andrew Sanford said;

~Therefore I will be to them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the fat of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.~
~Hosea 13:7-8~

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on July 1, 2016 at 17:50

Radhagovindas Amit Raajput courtesy;
HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada said;

"We should never sit idly and ask Krishna to do everything. That is the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. It is clearly said in the Gita: "Yuddhasya ca mam anusmara [Bg. 8.7].'' So ordinarily, we have to try our best to our best capacity to achieve something, and by Krishna's Grace, all of a sudden we shall see everything is there. This sort of help from Krishna is transcendental happiness. "

- Letter to: Brahmananda, Los Angeles, February 20, 1968
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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 29, 2016 at 16:24

Sambhu Das quotes Srila Prabhupada;

"The first teaching of Bhagavad-gita should be taken by the persons who are going to be elected in the government service. The public should be aware of this. If somebody comes to canvass for votes, you should first inquire, “Have you have read Bhagavad-gita? Mahatma Gandhi read Bhagavad-gita. Why shouldn’t you? Do you know what is Bhagavad-gita? If so, then I will give you my vote. Otherwise, get out.”… It is a great necessity that government men must study Bhagavad-gita. Otherwise, don’t give them vote."

(Lecture in Bombay, 22 March 1974)

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 21, 2016 at 11:47

Your ambition for chanting Hare Krishna exclusively is very good. But sacrificing the results of action is as good. A concrete example is Arjuna. He fought very chivalrously under the instructions of the Lord, and the Lord certified him to be the best devotee and friend of the Lord. So there is no distinction between chanting and offering the results of one's activity. Sometimes under the garb of chanting people take to the habit of laziness.- Letter to: Dayananda, Allston, May 10, 1968

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on June 5, 2016 at 19:30

Prabhupada: Ah. So this is our one of the items, to vanquish all these rascals, so-called swamis. They say that "Why you criticize others also?" Because we have to vanquish them. Now these people cannot rise. When there is sunrise, there is no use of these glowworms. So this Krsna consciousness movement is Krsna Himself. Therefore they must be finished, all over the world. So-called religionists, so-called philosophers, so-called avataras, swamis, yogis--finished. Our program should be like that. (break) ...all these rascals, anymore to flourish. That is one of our program.
(S.P.Morning Walk Excerpts May 2, 1974, Bombay)

 
 
 

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