Bg 1.26-27

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Bg 1.26-27

Speaker: Maharani Devi

July 16, 2013

Bg 1.26 — There Arjuna could see, within the midst of the armies of both parties, his fathers, grandfathers, teachers, maternal uncles, brothers, sons, grandsons, friends, and also his fathers-in-law and well-wishers.
Bg 1.27 — When the son of Kuntī, Arjuna, saw all these different grades of friends and relatives, he became overwhelmed with compassion and spoke thus.

 

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Bg 17.28

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in BG 17, Vidagdha Madhava | 0 comments

Bg 17.28

Speaker : Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

January 08, 2013

Bg 17.28  — Anything done as sacrifice, charity or penance without faith in the Supreme, O son of Pṛthā, is impermanent. It is called asat and is useless both in this life and the next.

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Bg 17.26-27

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in BG 17, Bhakti Dhira Damodara | 0 comments

Bg 17.26-27

Speaker: HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Swami

January 07, 2013

Bg 17.26-27  — The Absolute Truth is the objective of devotional sacrifice, and it is indicated by the word sat. The performer of such sacrifice is also called sat, as are all works of sacrifice, penance and charity which, true to the absolute nature, are performed to please the Supreme Person, O son of Pṛthā.

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Bg 17.23-25

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Bg 17.23-25

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa

January 2, 2013

Bg 17.23 — From the beginning of creation, the three words oṁ tat sat were used to indicate the Supreme Absolute Truth. These three symbolic representations were used by brāhmaṇas while chanting the hymns of the Vedas and during sacrifices for the satisfaction of the Supreme.

Bg 17.24 — Therefore, transcendentalists undertaking performances of sacrifice, charity and penance in accordance with scriptural regulations begin always with oṁ, to attain the Supreme.
Bg 17.25 — Without desiring fruitive results, one should perform various kinds of sacrifice, penance and charity with the word tat. The purpose of such transcendental activities is to get free from material entanglement.

 

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Bg 17.20-22

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Bg 17.20-22

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa

January 1, 2013

Bg 17.20 — Charity given out of duty, without expectation of return, at the proper time and place, and to a worthy person is considered to be in the mode of goodness.

Bg 17.21 — But charity performed with the expectation of some return, or with a desire for fruitive results, or in a grudging mood is said to be charity in the mode of passion.
Bg 17.22 — And charity performed at an impure place, at an improper time, to unworthy persons, or without proper attention and respect is said to be in the mode of ignorance.

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Bg 17.14-17

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in BG 17 | 0 comments

Bg 17.14-17

Speaker: Maharani Devi

December 26, 2012

Bg 17.14 — Austerity of the body consists in worship of the Supreme Lord, the brāhmaṇas, the spiritual master, and superiors like the father and mother, and in cleanliness, simplicity, celibacy and nonviolence.

Bg 17.15 — Austerity of speech consists in speaking words that are truthful, pleasing, beneficial, and not agitating to others, and also in regularly reciting Vedic literature.

Bg 17.16 — And satisfaction, simplicity, gravity, self-control and purification of one’s existence are the austerities of the mind.
Bg 17.17 — This threefold austerity, performed with transcendental faith by men not expecting material benefits but engaged only for the sake of the Supreme, is called austerity in goodness.

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Bg 17.12-13

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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 priests, and without faith is considered to be in the mode of ignorance.

 

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Bg 17.11

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in BG 17, Vidagdha Madhava | 0 comments

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.

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Bg 17.8-10

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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 passion. Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.
Bg 17.10 — Food prepared more than three hours before being eaten, food that is tasteless, decomposed and putrid, and food consisting of remnants and untouchable things is dear to those in the mode of darkness.

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Bg 17.7

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in BG 17, Vidagdha Madhava | 0 comments

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.

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