Gita Amrtam course
Gita Amrtam course - The complete teaching of the Bhagavad Gita for a life of connection and oneness through Self mastery and Self discovery You can register feel the 'call of the Gita' tugging at your heart and can register right away. The Bhagavad Gita reveals the vision that you are amrtam (not subject to death) and the joyful way of living to see the vision. The Gita is Amrtam because it is complete teaching of the sweet essence of the Vedas. The Bhagavad Gita comprises 700 verses spread over 18 chapters and occurs in the middle of the Mahabharata. The complete teaching includes two important topics which are interwoven in a rich tapestry. a. Brahmavidya – An enquiry into your essential nature, your relation with Bhagavan and the world. Brahmavidya transforms your life into a blessing as you understand – Who am I? Who and what is God? Is he here and now? What is my connection to God? Is the world real or an appearance? and much more. b. Yogashastra – The values, attitudes and orientations to live a joyful life and assimilate the vision of the unchanging Atma. Yogashastra delves into topics of karma, how to deal with the mind, how to have happy relationships, the definition of yoga, who a yogi is and much more. The course is an ongoing course that began on 12th June 2021.
A life of connection and oneness through
Self mastery and Self discovery
The Bhagavad Gita reveals the vision that you are amrtam (not subject to death) and the joyful way of living to see the vision. The Gita is Amrtam because it is complete teaching of the sweet essence of the Vedas.
The Bhagavad Gita comprises 700 verses spread over 18 chapters and occurs in the middle of the Mahabharata. The complete teaching includes two important topics which are interwoven in a rich tapestry.
a. Brahmavidya – An enquiry into your essential nature, your relation with Bhagavan and the world.
Brahmavidya transforms your life into a blessing as you understand – Who am I? Who and what is God? Is he here and now? What is my connection to God? Is the world real or an appearance? and much more.
b. Yogashastra – The values, attitudes and orientations to live a joyful life and assimilate the vision of the unchanging Atma.
Yogashastra delves into topics of karma, how to deal with the mind, how to have happy relationships, the definition of yoga, who a yogi is and much more.
The course is an ongoing course that began on 12th June 2021.
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- Lectures 289
- Quizzes 1
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 117
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Opening and closing prayer-chants
Bhagavad Gita Dhyaanam
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1
Chanting only of Chapter 1 by Pujya Swami Dayananda ji
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 2 - Saankhya Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Ch 2 chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 5 a Arjuna’s topical problem 2.1-2.7
- 5 b Arjuna’s transformation from friend to shishya and request for shreyas (moksha)
- 5c Q & A
- Overview of the Shaastra
- 6 a Arjuna qualified with viveka and vairagya
- 6 Q and A
- 7 a The teaching begins 2.11-2.13
- 8 a Guided meditation (Attitude to sukha and dukha) 2.14
- 8 b Who is fit for liberation 2.14-15
- 8 c Satyam (and mithya) 2.16
- 9 a Guided meditation (Panchamahabhutas and connectedness)
- 9 b Sat – all pervasive and indestructible 2.17-18
- 9 c Q & A
- 10 a The one who knows the Atma to be neither the karta (doer) nor the bhokta (experiencer) 2.19-20
- 10 b Nature of the Atma 2.21-23
- 10 c Q & A (2.19-23)
- 11 a Neither Atma can be grieved for nor Anatma which is ever changing 2.25-29
- 11 b Q & A and a delightful enactment of the Atma and the two bodies (sthula and sukshma sharira)
- 12 a Atma is no cause for grief 2.30
- 12 b Arjuna ‘s svadharma as a kshatriya (and our svadharma) 2.31-39
- 12 c Q & A (Expecting moksha from being a perfect parent, Career choice, Dharma conflict etc)
- 13 a Introduction to Karma Yoga and clarity on self knowledge being the solution 2.39-43
- 13 b Q & A (Is samadhi experience enough? , If moksha is not my only goal 2.39-43 )
- 14 a Glimpse of being a master (Atmavaan) 2.45-46
- 14 b Choice in Karma but not in result (Famous verses) 2.47-48
- 15 a Karma Yoga – attitude to action and its results 2.48-50
- 15 b Group Discussion and insights – The classification of the day into the four pursuits – Dharma/Artha/Kaama/,Moksha
- 16 a Group discussion and insights – What happens when one is money/partner/work/children obsessed?
- 16 b How can one have it all – money/partner/work/children? By Being Dharma centred
- 16 c Freedom from bondage of karma 2.51 and Q & A
- 17 a Karma Yoga in relationships
- 17 b How Karma Yoga helps in self knowledge, Vairagya towards alternatives and Arjuna’s question about a wise person
- 17 c Q & A (Managing employees, Distractedness, Clash of roles, Dealing with a dominating person
- 18 a Signs of a wise person and Mastery 2.56
- 18 b Mastery of the mind and senses 2.57-58 (incl Q and A)
- 18 c How do you feel loved? (Podcast episode link) – Supplementary listening
- 19 a Mastery of the mind and senses 2.59-61
- 19 b Understanding the framework of anger(Dwelling on sense object-Attachment-Anger-Loss of memory of learning-Destruction of person)
- 19 c Discussion on Kaushalam and Samatvam (Duty, Road rage, Resolving misunderstanding)
- 20 a Self mastery and tranquility 2.64-66
- 20 b The vision of a wise person and the sadhana of self mastery (audio has some disturbances)
- 20 c Q & A (Roles etc) (audio has some disturbances)
- Questions for reflection and making notes on Chapter 2
- 21 a The connection of self mastery and inner dialogue with the younger you (incl. guided meditation)
- Wrap up on Chapter 2 – Kaushalam, Clear understanding of why Vedanta is a solution, Managing a strong desire for marriage, Expectations from our children
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 22 Arjuna ‘s doubt, ‘If knowledge is better than action why prompt me to do karma?’ 2 Lifestyles 3.1-5
- 23 a Quiet appearance but false front & Why karma yoga is better than karma 3.6-7
- 23 b Why karma is superior to inaction & Karma transformed into yajna 3.8-9
- 23 c Q & A (How much work is too much, Objectivity wrt pursuits )
- 24 a Karma as Yajna and recognition of Devatas 3.10-11
- 24 b Karma as pervaded by Veda 3.12-15
- 25 a Contribution to the cosmic wheel and the contentment of a wise person 3.16-18
- 25 b Why perform karma, Janaka, the wise king and role models 3.19-21
- 25 c Gita Q & A (Japa, Time for Vedanta, Delegation etc)
- 26 a Gita 3.22-25 No karma to be done by Bhagavan but still karma is done
- 26 b Gita 3.26-28 Karma impelled by Prakrti’s gunas
- 26 c Q and A (Dharma, Rebirth)
- 27 a How can the wise person engage with those who are deluded by prakriti and its gunas and How to fight ?
- 27 b The role of shraddha in learning and how prakriti affects a wise person
- 27 c Don’t some under the spell of ragas and dveshas
- 27 d Discussion – Handling Differences, Managing ragas and dveshas
- 28 a Svadharma is better than paradharma and the problem of (binding) desire
- 28 b Knowledge (as though) clouded by binding desire and Atma untouched by it all
- 28 c Guided meditation (Saakshi)
- 28 d Discussion (Processing a situation, The 4 aspects of a mind etc )
- 29 Ch 3 Discussion after small groups discussion
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Jnana-Karmasannyasa Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 30 a Greatness of the parampara 4.1-3
- 30 b The Why and What of an Avataara 4.4-8
- 30 c Gita 4.1-8 (Can a non sannyasi get jnanam and Can giving up desires lead to jnanam)
- 31 Discussion on the value of Dharma by looking at Adharma
- 32 a Reality of an Avataara and Levels of reality 4.9
- 32 b Taking refuge in Bhagavan and his blessings 4.10-12
- 32 c Gita 4.9-12 (Q and A) (Bindi, Dharma and religiosity etc)
- 33 a The Four fold Varna system 4.13
- 33 b Bhagavan Krishna as Karta and Akarta
- 33 c Gita 4.13-15 (Q & A Vrata etc )
- 34 a Gita 4.16-17 What is karma and akarma?
- 34 b 4.18 The vision of a wise person about karma and akarma
- 34 c Gita 4.16-18 (Q & A – Work role, Healing karma etc)
- 35 a Atma as akarta and abhogta (non-doer and non experiencer) 4.18-19
- 35 b Aspects of Jnanam and lifestyle of grahastha and sannyasi 4.20-21
- 35 c Gita 4.18-21 Q & A (Clarifications of Akarta, Vedanta as a perspective, Being assertive)
- 36 Gita 4.22-25 Attitude of a wise person wrt gain/loss and life as yajna
- 37 a Gita 4.26-27 Self mastery of senses as yajna and Chariot imagery
- 37 b Gita 4.28 Yajnas – Dravya, Yoga, Svadhyaaya etc
- 37 c Gita 4.26-28 (Q & A – Social media response, You are bigger than your pain etc)
- 38 a Gita 4.29-30
- 38 b Gita 4.31-33
- 38 c Gita 4.29 – 33 (Q & A Soham, Misinterpreting the verse)
- 39 a Gita 4.34 How to relate to a teacher for knowledge
- 39 b Gita 4.35-38 The result of knowledge and What if one is a paapi?
- 39 c Gita 4.34-38 (Q and A – Making amends etc )
- 40 a Gita 4.39
- 40 b Gita 4.39 contd.
- 40 c Gita 4.40-4.42 (plus Q and A)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Sannyasa Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 chanting
- 41 a Gita 5.1-3 Sannyasa or Karma Yoga – Which is better? a
- 41 b Gita 5.4 Are Sannyasa and Karma Yoga same?
- 41 c Assignment on Identifying Life priorities
- 42 Discussion on Life priorities
- 43 a The goal of Sannyasa and Karma Yoga as a lifestyle is one
- 43 b Vision of a wise person despite performing actions
- 43 c Gita 5.5-9 Reflections and discussion
- 44 a Gita 5.10 The wise one who is not affected
- 44 b Gita 5.11-12 How do karma yogis perform karma
- 44 c Gita 5.13-14 Where does the wise being live and how?
- 45 a Gita 5.15-16 Atma is not affected by punya/paapa
- 45 b Gita 5.17 Levels of commitment
- 45 c Gita 5.18 How does the wise person look upon a Brahmana, a cow etc Q & A
- 46 a Gita 5.19-20 Freedom from the cycle of birth and death and extremes of emotion
- 46 b Gita 5.21-23 The gain of happiness that does not change and the transitory nature of experiential happiness
- 46 c Gita 5.19-23 Q & A
- 47 a Gita 5.24-25 Videha mukti and the sukha of a wise person
- 47 b Gita 5.27-29 Introduction to Dhyaanam and Aikyam
- 47 c Gita 5.24-29 Q & A (Imp of Asana, Desire fulfilment,
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Dhyaana Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 chanting
- 48 Gita 6.1-3 Who is a Sannyasi and a yogi?
- 49 Gita 6.4 Yogi has freedom from dependence
- 49 b Gita 6.5-6 Being a friend to oneself
- 50 a Gita 6.7 Being a jitatma and free from opposites
- 50 b Gita 6.8-9 A yogi ‘s attitude towards objects and people
- 51 a Gita 6.10 The preparation of Karma Yoga for a meditator
- 51 b Gita 6.11-14 Initial preparatory steps (place, asana etc)
- 52 Gita 6.15 Who is an accomplished person
- 53 Gita 6.19-20 The mind of a yogi
- 54 Gita 6.21-23 Reveling in oneself and Dissociation from the association with sorrow (3rd definition of Karma Yoga)
- 55 Gita 6.24 – 28 Dissociation from the association with sorrow and benefits of Dhyaanam
- 56 Gita 6.29 – 30 The vision of oneness/sameness
- 57 Gita 6.31-34 The wise person and Arjuna’s question about not seeing the vision
- 58 Gita 6.36 – 47 What happens to one who did not complete his Vedanta journey and praise of a yogi?
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Jnana-Vijnana Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 59 Gita 7.1-7.6 Introduction to Indirect and Immediate knowledge
- 59b Gita 7.4 – 7.6 Nature of Ishvara
- 60a Gita 7.7 – 7.9 Manifestations of Ishvara
- 60b Gita 7.10-11 Manifestations of Ishvara contd.
- 60c Gita 7.7-11 Q and A
- 61a Gita 7.12-14 Mayashakti and crossing over Maya
- 61b Gita 7.15-17 Four Types of devotees
- 61c Gita 7.12-17 Q and A
- 62 Gita 7.16 Four kinds of devotees and their world view
- 62b Gita 7.18-20 Which among the devotees is one with Ishvara
- 62c Gita 7.18-20 Q and A (Why more don’t take to Vedanta, Readiness, Journey of a Jijnasu etc)
- 63a Gita 7.21-22 How Bhagavan makes the shraddha stronger
- 63b Gita 7.23-25 Why and what do people not know about Bhagavan?
- 63c Gita 7.21-25 Q and A (How shraddha for rituals grows)
- 64 Gita 7.26-30 How do devotees seek Bhagavan?
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Akshara Brahman Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 65 a Summary of first seven chapters
- 65 b Gita 8.1-5 Arjuna’s question about Brahman and what happens when a person dies
- 65 c Gita 8.1-5 Q and A
- 66 a Gita 8.5-8.6 Whom to remember before dying ?
- 66b Gita 8.7-9 How to remember Bhagavan?
- 66c Gita 8.5-9 Q and A Grieving and Healing
- 67 a Gita 8.10-13 How to give up the body (for a yogi and jnani)?
- 67b Gita 8.14-15 How to reach Bhagavan and what happens after that?
- 67c Gita 8.10 – 15 Q and A
- 68 a Gita 8.16-18 The lifespan of Brahmaji and the nature of the lokas
- 68 b Gita 8.19-21 The play of manifest and unmanifest
- 68 c Gita 8.16-21 Q and A
- 69 a Gita 8.22-24 Who is the limitless purusha and where do meditators of Brahmaloka go?
- 69 b Gita 8.25-28 Where do karmis, mere ritualists go after death and who finally reaches Brahman?
- 69 c Gita 8.22-27 Q and A
- 70 a Gita Ch 8 Q and A (post death rituals)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Rajavidya Rajaguhya Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda
- 70 b Gita 9.1-2 What is the King of Knowledge and the King of Secrets and why?
- 71 a Gita 9.3 What is required for the knowledge and what happens to those who don’t seek it?
- 71 b Gita 9.4-5 Satyam (and Mithya)
- 71 c Gita 9.3-5 Gita (Q and A)
- 72 a Gita 9.6-8 Nature of Ishvara (and Maya shakti)
- 72 b Gita Despite manifesting Ishvara is unchanging
- 72 c Gita 9.6-10 (Q and A)
- 73 a Gita 9.11-12 What happens to the ones who do not recognise Bhagavan as the lord of all beings?
- 73 b Gita 9.13-14 Qualities of the ones who seek Bhagavan ?
- 73 c Gita 9.11-14 Q and A
- 74 a Gita 9.15-17 How to worship Bhagavan with jnana-yajna?
- 74 b Gita 9.18-21 How Bhagavan is one and distinct & What happens to people who go to svarga ?
- 74 c Gita 9.15 – 21 (Q and A – People who don’t have viveka, what to do when a person is bitter etc)
- 75 a Gita 9.22 How does Bhagavan support the jnani/mumukshu?
- 75 b Gita 9.23-26 Devotees who are committed to different ends and not Bhagavan; Bhagavan ‘s acceptance of the smallest offering
- 75 c Gita 9.22-26 Q and A (Bhagavan-Sakshi/experiencer)
- 76 a Gita 9.27-28 Which actions to offer to Bhagavan and the resulting maturity from this attitude
- 76 b Gita 9.29-32 ‘I am the same in all’ and different groups of people can still gain Bhagavan
- 76 c Gita 9.33-34 and Q and A The level of commitment in seeking Bhagavan
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Vibhuti Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Vibhutih Yoga (Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda)
- 77a Gita 10.1-3 Introduction to the glories of Bhagavan
- 77b Gita 10.4-5 All dispositions and emotions are from Bhagavan
- 77c Gita 10.1-5 Q and A (Sadhana in Vedanta, Doing the right thing as jury, When people think you should not forgive etc )
- 78a Gita 10.6-7 Knowing the vibhuti of Bhagavan
- 78b Gita 10.8-9 What do wise people know about me and how does it show in their life?
- 78c Gita 10.6-9 Q and A (Vegetarianism, Socialising/Social pressure etc)
- 79a Gita 10.10-11 Whom does Bhagavan give knowledge to and what does he destroy?
- 79b Gita 10.12-19 Arjuna summarising his understanding of Bhagavan and making a request
- 79c Gita 10.10-19 Q and A (sharing of one’s life vibhutis and the question of creation)
- 80a Gita 10.20 Aham Atma
- 80b Gita The conscious being is free from roles (Guided meditation)
- 80c Gita 10.20 Q and A (Responses to meditation etc)
- 81a Gita 10.21-23 Bhagavan’s vibhutis begin
- 81b Gita 10.24-26 Bhagavan’s vibhutis continue
- 81c Gita 10.21-26 Q and A (Balance, Japa, Samskaaras, Where do thoughts come from?)
- 82a Gita 10.27-29 Bhagavan’s vibhutis – Uchhaishravasa till Yama who disciplines
- 82b Gita 10.30-32 Bhagavan’s vibhutis – Prahlada till Vada-discussion
- 82c Gita 10.27-32 Q and A (the how of creation, the why of Bhagavan Krishna’s list)
- 83a Gita 10.33-35 Vibhutis – A among the letters till the Spring season
- 83b Gita 10.36-42 Vibhutis – Game of dice etc All vibhutis are me
- 83c Gita Vibhuti garland of blessing
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Vishvarupa Darshana Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Vishvarupa Darshana Yoga (Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda)
- 84a Gita 11.1-16 Arjuna’s request to see the cosmic form and Bhagavan’s response
- 84b Gita Garland of Vibhutis and Q and A
- 85a Gita 11.16-24 Arjuna awestruck by the cosmic form
- 85b Gita 11.25-33 Arjuna getting afraid, Krishna tells him to be a ‘nimitta’
- 85c Gita 11.16-33 Q and A What is the point of this chapter?
- 86a Gita 11.34-40 Arjuna doing namaskaar to the cosmic form and sharing his wonder
- 86b Gita 11.41-54 Arjuna apologises for being casual, the return of Bhagavan to the Krishna form and the importance of bhakti
- 87a Gita 11.55 Clarification about offering karma to Bhagavan
- 87b Gita Ch 11 Discussion – Being an instrument
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga (Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda)
- 87c Gita 12.1-2 Arjuna’s question – Is meditating on Bhagavan or Brahman better?
- 88a Gita 12.3 The one who meditates on Brahman gains me
- 88b Gita 12.4-5 and QnA The maturity and mastery of a person who meditates on Brahman
- 89 Guru stotram on the eve of Guru Purnima
- 89a Gita 12.6-7 What does karma yoga with upaasana do?
- 89b Gita 12.8-9 If karma yoga with upaasana is difficult what to do?
- 90a Gita 12.9-10 Why Abhyaasa yoga (Ashtanga Yoga) is helpful for mastering the mind
- 90b 12.11-12 The ways of relating to Bhagavaan (Sequence of maturity)
- 91a Gita 12.13 Signs of a jnani bhakta
- 91b 12.14-15 Signs of a jnani bhakta (contd.)
- 91c Gita 12.13-15 Q and A Do Vedantins have extra misery
- 92a Gita 12.16 Qualities of the bhakta
- 92b Gita 12.17-18 Qualities of the bhakta (contd.)
- 92c Gita 12.18-20 Glory of bhakta and shraddha incl Q and A
- 93 Gita Ch 12 Group discussion – some observations
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 Kshetra-Kshetrajna vibhagah yoga
- Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 (Chanting by Pujya Swami Dayananda)
- 94a Gita Quick recap Ch 1 – 12
- 94b Gita 13.1-2 The kshetram (field) and kshetrajna (knower of the field)
- 94c Gita 13.1-2 Q and A Am I the thoughts of the mind
- 95a Gita 13.3-6 More about the Kshetram, field
- 95b Gita 13.3-6 Guided Meditation on the Kshetra and kshetrajna
- 95c Gita 13.3-6 Q and A Sequence of manifestation, Knowing = Being
- 96a Gita 13.7 Intro to Value of Values
- 96b Gita 13.7 Values contd. and Amanitvam
- 97a Gita 13.7 Values are universal but not absolute Adambhitvam – absence of non pretension
- 97b Gita 13.7b Values contd. Ahimsa-non harming, Kshanti – Accommodation
- 97c Gita 13.7c Values QnA Fear of hurting the other, What if the other does not give the same importance to the value like me?
- 98a Gita 13.7 a Values – Aarjvam, Acharyopaasanam
- 98b Gita 13.7b Shaucham
- 98c Gita 13.7c Values Q n A Applying the values etc
- 99a Gita 13.7 Values – Sthairyam – Steadiness
- 99b Gita 13.7b Atmavinigraha – Mastery of the mind
- 99c Gita 13.8 Indriyaartheshu Vairagyamssion towards the sense objects
- 99d Gita 13.8 Anahankaara – Absence of pride
- 99e Gita 13.8 Q n A
- 100 a Gita 13.8 Janma-mrtyu-jara-vyaadhi-dukha-dosha-anudarshanam Seeing clearly the defects of pain in birth, death, old age and disease
- 100b Gita 13.9 Asaktih-Absence of sense of ownership and Anabhishvangah – Absence of obsession towards the child, partner house and the like
- 100c Gita 13.8-9 Q and A Give and take in relationships, Parenting, Friendships drifting apart etc
- 101a Gita 13.9 Nityam cha samachitatvam ishtanishtoppapatishu – Evenness of mind re-desirable and undesirable
- 101b Gita 13.10 Mayi cha ananya-yogena-bhakti-avyabhicharini, viviktadesha-sevitam, aratih-janasamsadi (unswerving devotion, resorting to quiet place, no longing for company
- 101c Gita 13.9-10 Q and A (Is Gita primarily psychological, Subjectivity of truth
- 102a Gita 13.11 Overview of values and Tattva-jnanartha-darsanam – Purpose of knowledge, Adhyatma-jnana-nityatvam – constancy and commitment
- 102b Gita 13.12 Intro to jneyam and Role play of encouragement to have a variety of supportive responses in one’s toolkit
- 103a Gita 13.13 Brahman is everything and Question about application of Values
- 103b Gita 13.14 Brahman is nirguna (without attributes)
- 103c Gita 13.13-14 Q and A (Values, Brahman – Atma etc)
- 104a Gita 13.13-14 I am Brahman (Guided Meditation)
- 104b Gita 13.15 Brahman is inside and outside
- 104c Gita 13.16-18 Brahman remains undivided, Light of all lights, My devotee
- 104d Gita 13.15-18 Q and A (Is Awareness a part of the brain etc)
- 105a Gita 13.19-20 Introduction to Purusha and Prakrti
- 105b Gita 13.21-23 What happens to the one who knows Purusha and Prakrti clearly?