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Simple Living, High Thinking

Jun 29, 2020

Time stamps & topics:

1 min 48 sec: The setting for the Bhagavad Gita and who Arjuna is. A summary of Ch 3 and where we are at.

7 min 24 sec: The complex question - If God is omniscient, He already knows everything. So how can I have free will? Why Text 35 can be troubling, as it appears to leave a lot to interpretation. Should I continue to do my duty, even if I'm doing a bad job of it?

12 min 40 sec: The majority of Americans do not work in the field that they studied. There is a lot of confusion for people as to what their duty should be. How we can traverse this.

14 min: How commitment plays a part in determining your duty. How honoring your commitments and sticking to it allows you to thrive in your chosen path.

18 min 48 sec: The problem is, we're trying to find a material solution to a spiritual problem. Going from job to job looking for the perfect one. How to ground ourselves to something higher than ourselves.

27 min: How do I know what my duty is? Discussion of the 4 different categories of social order, and determining what your nature is.

39 min: How do I know which of the 4 categories I fall under? Finding your class, and within your class is your specific instance.

48 min 45 sec: Our highest eternal duty. At what point does my duty stop being something exterior or something that has to do with the material world, and become internal and related to Krishna?

55 min: Our material world duty vs our eternal duty - Let's not focus on what we should do, but who we should be. Building a lifestyle and character with integrity, honor, respect, transparency, and being an honorable part of your community. Living for something far greater than yourself. At the end of your life, you have something to give to the younger generation - what's your legacy?

[Bhagavad Gita, Ch 3, Text 35]


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