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Simple Living, High Thinking

Sep 28, 2020

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[Bhagavad Gita, Ch 5, Texts 14-16]

Time stamps and topics:

6:30 - The idea of a pure soul theology, where everyone at the soul level is pure. Comparisons of Original Sin versus a pure soul theology. The implications of religions driven by fear.

10:50 - If we embrace a pure soul theology, are rapists and murderers pure souls as well?

14:45 - The problem of evil: Where does evil come from?

19:08 - The best version of love. Why does God give us so much free will, as opposed to limiting our choices so that we don't make harmful choices?

23:40 - What is meant by ignorance in the Gita? The varying degrees of ignorance and how it takes us down a dark path.

26:35 - The cycle of karma as it relates to suffering and evil

31:00 - Forgetfulness as it relates to ignorance. We are given free will, and we have the freedom to make 'good' or 'bad' choices. When we make choices that take us away from God, we have forgetfulness of who we are as spirit souls.

43:10 - An analogy for how the soul is covered by ignorance. How the pure soul gets contaminated over time.

56:29 - Where do I come from, and where do I go when I die? When we die, is that the end of me, or does my consciousness continue to exist? Further conversations on consciousness.

60:18 - The cycle of incarnations, types of bodies, heavenly planets, hellish planets, and the journey of consciousness.

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