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Simple Living, High Thinking

Aug 31, 2020

[Bhagavad Gita, Ch 5, Texts 1-6]

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5:41: There's certain terminology in the Gita that can best be understood if left in the original language. Renouncing work (sannyas) and work with devotion (karma-yoga). Arjuna is asking Krishna which is better, sannyas or yoga.

9:15: Krishna answers Arjuna's...

Aug 24, 2020

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[Bhagavad Gita, Ch 4, Texts 39-42]

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13:03 Is it a blessing or a curse that we come into each life with amnesia of past lives?

25:50 The mercy of God played out in Christian teachings.

31:20 Faith is required as part of the spiritual journey. The distinctions...

Aug 17, 2020

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[Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Ch 4, Text 33]

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06:50 Krishna highlights the power of doing the right thing for the right reasons.

11:15 The evolution of yajna - Krishna describes yajna in Chapter 3 as doing the right action but being attached to the results. Now...

Aug 10, 2020

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[Bhagavad Gita, Ch 4, Texts 19-23]

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4:30 Krishna starts to explain what a spiritually advanced person looks like. How this person is engaged in the world.

9:10 Krishna calls us to be independent, but what does this independence mean?

17:25 How dependence can...

Aug 3, 2020

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47 sec: What action is (karma), what inaction is (akarma), and what detrimental action is (vikarma). A formula for how to live in this world without getting enmeshed in it.

5 min, 41 sec: What is inaction (akarma)?

14 min, 30 sec: How inaction, or neglecting to act, can also result in karmic...