Bg 17.12-13

Bg 17.12-13

Speaker: Rsabhadeva Prabhu December 25, 2012 Bg 17.12 — But the sacrifice performed for some material benefit, or for the sake of pride, O chief of the Bhāratas, you should know to be in the mode of passion. Bg 17.13 — Any sacrifice performed without regard for the directions of scripture, without distribution of prasādam [spiritual food], without chanting of Vedic hymns and remunerations to the...

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Bg 17.11

Bg 17.11

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu December 24, 2012 Bg 17.11 — Of sacrifices, the sacrifice performed according to the directions of scripture, as a matter of duty, by those who desire no reward, is of the nature of goodness.  Listen to...

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Bg 17.8-10

Bg 17.8-10

Speaker: Rsabhadeva Prabhu December 19, 2012 Bg 17.8 — Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart. Bg 17.9 — Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of...

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Bg 17.7

Bg 17.7

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu December 18, 2012 Bg 17.7 — Even the food each person prefers is of three kinds, according to the three modes of material nature. The same is true of sacrifices, austerities and charity. Now hear of the distinctions between them.  Listen to...

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Bg 17.5-6

Bg 17.5-6

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa December 17, 2012 Bg 17.5-6 — Those who undergo severe austerities and penances not recommended in the scriptures, performing them out of pride and egoism, who are impelled by lust and attachment, who are foolish and who torture the material elements of the body as well as the Supersoul dwelling within, are to be known as demons. Listen to...

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Bg 17.4

Bg 17.4

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa December 12, 2012 Bg 17.4 — Men in the mode of goodness worship the demigods; those in the mode of passion worship the demons; and those in the mode of ignorance worship ghosts and spirits. Listen to...

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