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Simple Living, High Thinking

Jul 6, 2020

Time stamps & topics:

4 min: How sin is defined in the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. What the sanskrit word for sin is. How other religions use the word 'sin' versus the meaning in the Bhagavad Gita.

10 min: How these texts in Ch 3 are the most powerful texts in the Bhagavad Gita with regards to our relationship with the material world.

11 min, 25 sec: How lust is defined in the Bhagavad Gita As It Is.

15 min, 30 sec: Why anger is a covering for sadness. The process in which desires turn to anger, and how all desires eventually turn into wrath.

25 min: How desire is tied to resentment, and how resentment is actually a healthy coping mechanism. The two types of resentment and how to heal from them.

41 min: What it means to have a higher taste. There's a false dichotomy that you'll be sad if you give in to desires or sad if you fully suppress them. But there's a third option, which is a higher taste and a higher enjoyment.

46 min, 10 sec: The distinction between the mind and the intelligence and how to control the mind with your intelligence and actions.
We conclude our discussion of Ch 3 with Krishna's perspective on sin and lust. Traditionally, in the West, these terms have a specific connotation to them. However, in vedic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, sin and lust carry a slightly different definition.

Hear why resentment is actually a healthy reaction, and how you can use resentment to approach relationships in a healing way. There is a link below to a Satsang lecture that Tukaram Prabhu gave earlier this year. He goes into great detail as to how you can process resentment and use it to heal relationships.

[Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Ch 3, Texts 36 - 43]

Tukaram Prabhu's 7/3/2020 Bhagavad Gita class:

Tukaram Prabhu's 1/18/2020 lecture on why resentment is healthy:


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